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Sassy Style for New Years


As holiday parties come to a close, that means New Years is up next… The mother of all parties!!! Any night that requires that much planning deserves a hot and sexy number. I am usually a more is more type of girl, but why not make it super hot at least one night a year!

Basic “sexy” rules are simple: Pick one body part and let it fly! That means legs or boobs, not both! This dress is fabulous because there is an easy sexiness to it. It really does access a comfortable place while still showing what you got. It also will work on most body types because it is loose with a cinched waist which allows for lots of New Years drinking!

Styling this dress also changes the look and feel of it. If you got the legs, show ’em off and throw on a block stocking with higher than high pointed toe black pumps. Another option for flaunting your gams in a colder climate is to put on an opaque black tight with sleek high black boots. If legs are not your strongest point, add a level of comfort with an extremely skinny pair of jeans underneath with that higher than high black pump.

The chest area on this dress can also be very tricky. You really can’t go bra-less unless you have well-placed, still perky A to small C cup boobies. That is a lot of stipulations and goes for any bra-less situation! If you fit into this spectrum, go buy your little ladies some double sided tape to make sure they don’t accidentally say hello after the fifth cocktail. If they are larger and less perky, add a simple lace camisole underneath and then you can wear your black bra for support.

Load up on the accessories on the right wrist (all of the detail is on the left side so this helps to balance it out) with this HOT little number. Mix it up with silver metal and rhinestone bangles. Add the final touch with a pair of rhinestone hoops and a black stone cocktail ring. Ring in 2009 the stylish way and wear this frock to guarantee a midnight make-out… And maybe more:)

Marc By Marc Jacobs “Karly Special” Dress

$528.00

Classic White Button-Down


Foundation pieces make or break your wardrobe. I don’t care who you are, where you live, how old you are or what size you wear, a classic white button down should reside in your closet. As we have already established, I do not have your run or the mill style, yet I own about 7 different styles of white button-downs. Long ones, short ones, wrapped ones, fitted ones, these babies are like men, you can never have too many:)

I know that a common crisis for women is around the chest area and there never being enough room for “the girls”. That is what they invented small brass pins or double sided tape for. Unfortunately, many designers have yet to realize their error (I am writing letters everyday to no avail:), so we must correct it on our own. Simple place a pin from the inside and catch as little fabric as possible while still making sure there is closure around the third button down. DO NOT let the pin show through the front. Tacky much? Double-sided tape is a bit easier to maneuver, but does not have the same longevity.

This style is from Ann Taylor Loft which is my go-to spot for a classic white button-down that darts properly for a fantastic fit. It actually is tailored to most real body types which is a rarity in this department. It also is completely reasonably priced, around $40, because most of these bad boys run you upwards of $85- $125 a pop. Seriously? I ruin the armpits within six months to a year so I look at this purchase as something that does not have a lifetime guarantee. I know, I am gross. Aw, fess up, you are too!

Ann Taylor Loft Button Front Shirt
$39.50

BOW-tastic Holiday Dresses

Always wanted to be unwrapped? Well here is your big holiday chance. Step one, look incredibly hot wearing a dress that makes you the present. I am no girlie girl, but I love bows…. when done correctly. Looking like a thirty year old in a ten year old’s dress is never sexy. Of course, I can only offer my personal opinion on the subject, this is not that kind of website.

There have been several great “bow” dresses over the years to hit the red carpet and most were reamed out on the style review television shows and magazines. All this says is that taking a leap often means that not everyone will understand what you are trying to accomplish. Charlize Theron once wore a deep green one-shoulder gown with bow accent that was stunning, but could only work on her.

This red dress is a much better option for the rest of us who are not necessarily amazonian beauties. It gives definition and shape to the body so there is definitely sex appeal, yet offers a certain level of playfulness with the bow detail and puff skirt. Keeping the rest of this look fairly simple and sophisticated is the only way to not look like you are heading off to a bat-mitzvah. The over-sized bow can be a very slippery (and child-like) slope.

Red Taffeta Cocktail Dress by eDressMe New York
$275.00

Bold Bangles

There are several staples that I believe all fashionable women must own. Longer tank tops, a crisp white button down, wide leg black pants…. I could seriously keep going if someone didn’t stop me so I will stop myself. Let me re-direct my focus to a specific area of fashion, say jewelry? Sure, why not.

Gold bangles are a dream accessory because they literally go with everything. They add style to any basic ensemble, they add a pop to your simple summer dress and they even work with your over the top, overly embellished “everybody look at me” dress. Basically, they work with simple, they work with crazy, they work with classic, they work with funk, they work with, well, YOU!

The other fantastic thing about these little gems is that you can find them anywhere. I don’t care where you live in the world, these things are just around the corner. From Forever 21, to that expensive boutique to hand crafted markets… I bet you can even find these things in some off the beaten path African extravaganza. The point is that you can get them for 3 bucks or 300 bucks depending on what quality you are looking for.

I love these bangles shown here from Flutter by Jill Golden. They are simple with a touch of individuality which still allows them to be worn with anything, as previously mentioned. I love basic things to still be stand alone pieces. That, of course, does not mean that they need to stand alone! Mix these bad boys up with other random bracelets for a great eclectic look.

So ladies, if you have been reading my brilliant styling blog religiously you just might be the hottest chick on the block… And definitely the most stylish!

Flutter by Jill Golden$145- $185

Awesome Architechtural Heels

A few things really upset me; ice cream cones that melt too fast, men with skinny legs and people that complain about their fabulous curly hair to name a few… But nothing upsets me more than people that only have black and brown shoes because they don’t know what to do with “crazy” shoes. Well I am here to help you break that pattern! Love thy “crazy” shoes!

These pink booty high heels are bananas, as in, fabulously phenomenal. They are seriously ridiculous and might be a tad scary to most people. My roommate, who is sitting right next to me, told me she thought they were ugly, but then again she said, “You’re the expert”.

So here is my “expert” advice for how to truly rock this outstanding piece of architectural fashion. Don’t try and make them blend, they won’t. This is the stand-out piece of your look. There are several ways to make these look fantastic so that people will stop you on the street as opposed to whispering, “Who is the crazy person with the crazy fashion sense” to their friends.

Some possible options for stand-out shoes is to tone down the rest of your outfit. These shoes would be fabulous with all black, including black tights. What a sexy look for a holiday party! Because these are satin, they work for a dressy, funky evening outfit. Another option is to wear them with a simple solid pencil skirt and a printed silk blouse. Keep the craziness separate with the solid skirt in the middle and mix the hard edge of the architectural heel with the softness of silk. The third option is for a night of dinner and dancing. Throw on a skinny jeans, a slinky blouse and a single button blazer. Again, keep it solid aside from the blouse. The bottom half of your outfit should always be simple so the focus is on your “crazy” shoes.

So stop loving shoes and not buying them because you aren’t sure what to do with them. Everything has its fashion place and having an amazing online stylist to help you through your fashion journey certainly doesn’t hurt!

Alexia High Sandal Boot
$105.00