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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.

Stylish Winter Coats


The weather outside may be frightful, but at least you don’t have to look it. For those of us living in the colder parts of the world, we may complain (a lot), but as far as style goes, layer on the fabulousness!

Never underestimate the power of a phenomenal winter coat. Just like an amazing bag, it is an investment piece. You will wear it repeatedly so the breakdown cost is really not that bad. Seriously people, this piece goes on OVER your entire outfit so it IS the outfit… at least while you are outside. Make it stupendous. Yes, I said stupendous.

Last year I bought the most expensive coat I have ever purchased. It was $600 and I think I threw up a little in my mouth when I bought it, but damn, was that thing worth it! I wore it all of the time as it was most warm coat and everyone from homeless people to my higher end clients raved about its obvious beauty. There is no way you are going to see me swipe my card for $600 if I don’t think the world is going to fall over backwards to tell me how awesome I look:)

This winter coat is by my favorite coat designer, Mackage. He is brilliant. He manages to combine functionality and design to perfection. Most of his coats have this higher collar which allows you to ditch the scarf. Ah, one less thing to carry. All of the designs always skim your body often having some sort of exquisite belt. His work is all in the details and definitely never has you saying, “boring!”. An investment piece? Yes. Might you regurgitate your lunch a bit when you purchase it? Probably. Is it worth it? Hell yah!!!!!!!!

P.S. A lot of times Mackage coats are also available at Loehmann’s for half the price! Search my fair shopping friends!

Mackage Silver Coat JUJU-V

$781.00

The Pencil Skirt


If you venture back in fashion time (think Marty McFly, only you’re driving a prius), you will find that the pencil skirt is a tried and true staple of the woman’s wardrobe. Anything that has stuck around since the fifties must have some merit! The simple explanation for this phenomenon is that this style skirt truly does work on most body types and creates a flattering silhouette.

As I have repeatedly said, accentuating the smaller parts of your body is a great concept… Obviously! Moderately high waisted garments are very complimentary to the “real woman’s” body. This means, don’t have the waist line just below your chest, think more like your belly button. The straight skirt hugs your curves in all of the right places accentuating your femininity. Women should have a heiny so show it off:)

There are two important factors to make this style work. First is to have it hemmed to the appropriate length. As this skirt shows, the hem should be just above your knee otherwise you are actually shortening and fattening your bottom half. Uh, not the look you are going for ladies! Second, the fabric should be a denser material, it might even have some elasticity to it. This allows the skirt to hug your curves accentuating the positive rather than showing off any possible, um, let’s be real here… cellulite. Ug, the unforgivable word!

As this particular look shows, the pencil skirt is great for day into evening and can be perfect for your next big meeting or dinner party. Throw on a bold statement necklace and look like the MILF (or MILF in training) you have always wanted to be.

Banana Republic Silvered Tweed Pencil Skirt

$175.00

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