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Your Best Accessory: Nail Polish


All great stylists will tell you that any amazing outfit is all in the details. One wrong shoe, one wrong belt, and you will have fallen from fashion royalty to fashion victim.

Obviously this picture is beautifully styled and has layers upon layers that I could talk about. Her sculptured hat, her velvet rose choker… Look closer. It’s like the “Where’s Waldo” of style….

Nail Polish! Every week when I get my nails done it is like I am choosing who to transform into. The vampy seductress with ruby red, the rocker chic with florescent pink or the classic goth girl with dark blackish red? Lately deep purple is my winter choice.

Remember that everything you choose from your clothes to your hair to your nails helps to define your look, your style. This week I am going to try out my flirty, innocent side with Essie’s ballet slipper…. I don’t think flirty and innocent will last much into the weekend, but at least my nails will look good:)

OPI: La Collection de France

Cocktail Rings

I own 20. Okay, 25. Alright, if I am being honest with myself it may be more like 30…. I just can’t help myself, who doesn’t want a piece of jewelry that says don’t mess with my bling! Gone are the days of subdued jewelry and here are the days of over-sized fantastic fabulousness.

Cocktail rings, just like these by Kenneth Jay Lane, are an easy way to put that stamp of style on any outfit. They are a stand alone piece, meaning that it only takes one to complete an entire look. Stop fidgeting with other jewelry and and take the easy way out this time. Just like the LBD, it is a sure fire item. If the size is overwhelming and you need a little hand holding to get into this trend, try the clear stone or something a little less flashy. You can do it, I promise:) Plus, if you end up in a street alley in a west side story type of scenario, it doubles as weaponry. Leave the mace at home, this stylish item serves double duty.

Kenneth Jay Lane Square Cocktail Rings
$80.00

Pretty Political Pearls

In light of the election, I think it is time that we all step up to the plate and rock a little Jackie O style. Because ladies, classic never fades. Whether you are Republican or Democrat, this style is an instant pick me up for anyone. Like everything I discuss, it is all about making it your own!

Personally, I was never the individual pearl strand type of gal. And if you are no Charlotte from Sex and the City either, why not choose a strand that is either long or layer them up. Classicly funky never looked so good. Pin a small broach on your pearls for a personal touch or just buy a set, like these fabulous ones, that already have your flair built right in. Jackie O, 2008.

Carollee Faux Pearl Necklace with Crystal Flower Accent
$75.00 each

Longer Tank Tops are your Friend


Every one of my clients owns many tank tops in neutral colors. If they didn’t own them when I got there, they certainly owned them once I left. They are one of the greatest foundation pieces any girl will ever own. You will hardly ever wear one alone, but you will layer one into your outfit almost every time!

For shorter shirts, they add length on the bottom to elongate your torso or cover up that pesky pant button. They eliminate the need for a belt to be through the loops which only adds to the probability of muffin top. Bad look. With a lace embellished tank, such as this one, you add a certain femininity to your look by having it slightly peep through. Not to mention it covers up any unnecessary cleavage!

Tank tops are the most simple way to add depth to your outfit by layering without really trying. So don’t try now ladies and go out and buy yourself a few:)

Banana Republic Lace Seamless Camisole

$34.00

The Ultimate Raincoat


I am sitting here on this crappy day in New York City and what better to talk about then raincoats. There is no need to look unhappy just because you feel unhappy! Stylish and rain are two words that can go together!

The first order of business is functionality. Looking cute and being soaking wet are not part of the stylish plan. You need to first make sure that the jacket is either water resistant or waterproof. Just because it looks like a raincoat doesn’t always mean that it is. Next up, style. Black is the most likely choice, but think outside of the box. Have I taught you nothing?!? Choose a neutral color such as brown, eggplant or even ruby red. The raincoat should also have some shape as you should not get lost behind your rain gear ever! Add a cute umbrella and sleek rainboots and you will be the cutest dry person on the block!

Ellen Tracey Women’s Iridescent Patent Raincoat
$165.00