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LBD for BHP (Big Holiday Party)

Round two for holiday greatness! I always love the idea of making the most of every purchase… Why buy a cute cocktail dress that you will only wear a few times a year? This style is perfection for all year round. Layer up, layer down, either way this look is super complimentary to most curvy body types. I love the simplicity of it because you can literally create a look based on your choice of accessories. Keep it simple with your diamond studs, pointed patent leather pumps and a big cocktail ring or layer on the bobbles! I would, of course, do it up big. Tons and tons of gold bracelets that don’t necessarily go together. A big pair of drop earrings, large clutch and sexy booties would be my finishing touches.

This dress can be whatever you want it to be. Once you have seen Santa off, wear it to your friends nighttime wedding or throw on a cropped blazer with black high boots and rock it on a Friday night. Worth your pennies so break open that piggy bank, throw on your Spanx and show off your individual style.

Diane Von Furstenberg “Olsen” Dress
$365.00

Proper Peep Toe Pump Style


Here is the truth folks: Peep toe pumps are the ONLY open-toed shoe that this stylist feels is appropriate to wear all year long. That’s right, put away your toes. I don’t care how perfectly polished and buffed they may be, I don’t want to see them once the thermometer drops below 65 degrees. When is the last time you walked outside barefoot through the snow? Well that is exactly the concept when you walk out in your strappy summer heels for a December holiday party!!!! Honestly, I am trying to save you from frostbite.

The key to making the peep toe pump work all year is to buy a pair that has a smaller opening. I am talking one, maybe two toes saying hello here. Pair them with an opaque or textured tight as long as the seem around your toes is tucked under your foot. Viewable seem equals old lady status. Seeing a stocking/open-toe shoe combo always makes me a little queasy. I am currently taking a deep breath right now to ease the pain.

Stuart Weitzman “Rolling” Pump

$280.00

Go Grecian This Holiday Season


Here we go again. Overwhelming crowds of people, “Jingle Bell Rock” for the 50th time and just one more cookie, make this season oh so merry. Oh stop your complaining, put on a cocktail dress and have another eggnog, it’s holiday time!

Just because dressing up is so much fun, holiday party season is quite possibly my favorite time of year. And to celebrate this fabulous ritual of overeating while trying to look amazing, I am going to feature multiple styles of dresses for multiple ages and body types this chilly December. Get ready to look good stuffing your face.

Obviously this dress is not going to fit a whole lotta Christmas cookies, but it is definitely a great look that will set you apart from your fellow cocktail cohorts. Best for those who are slender or curvy in all the right places with a smaller mid-section, this dress is sexy yet appropriate. The color is not blaring, the ruching will slightly mask any lower stomach issues and the empire silhouette will provide a proper space and hold for your “ladies”. Adding bold, extra large earrings (don’t mess with this neckline) and a cuff or cocktail ring will knock this look out of the park. An up-do with a braid here or there will solidify you as a greek goddess. Feel comfortable and confident singing “Fa la la la la, la la la la….” all the way to your eighth glass of eggnog.

Nicole Miller Matte Jersey One Shoulder Dress
$235.00

Suit Up Ladies! Covered Up Sex Appeal.

I am so happy the world is over Britney Spears. Yea, we all wish for a comeback, just to save us all from the train wreck, but her “naked” style should stay out of the spotlight. O. V. E. R.

Sexiness is about how you “wear” your look, not how much cleavage you put on the table…. Or crack for that matter. Menswear on women can be the most seductive style that is also wearable. Whether you are Charlize Theron at 5’11” or me at 5’4″, the pant/vest/jacket combo will put you on the best dressed list every time.

Quite simply, this look should be fitted or you WILL look like you are wearing your boyfriend’s clothing. That is not sexy unless you are going to grab him a beer and you are tucked safely away at home. Make sure to leave the shirt un-buttoned just one too many so the sex appeal is just an accidental slip away. You understand ladies, it is all about the possibility of what lies beneath and not actually showing it all!!! Classy sexy will get you what you want. Relationship advice from a very single stylist. Ok, maybe not your best source, but at least I will have you looking hot!

I Hate Pleather Leggings

Seriously people. What pissed off stylist told their clients that it would be awesome to wear pleather leggings to their next luncheon meeting at the Ivy? Please save us all. I know I always talk about things that I love, but dear God, put down the fat emphasizing, ass hugging, stupidly shiny pleather legging. Barf.

And to make matters worse, this pair has decided to go stirrup style and add an open toe summer heel. This stylist should be fired and sent to a small island off the coast of some god-forbidden country I have never heard of. Have I made my point?

No matter how fabulous your thighs may be, adding a layer of pleather will not reap any compliments you may have been hoping for from your supposedly fashionable friends. If they were true friends, if they were fashionable friends, they would tell you to back away from the pleather… Don’t walk, RUN.

Where not to buy these Kova and T Oxy Leggings
$115.00…. Yea, seriously.