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I am Featured in Shefinds.com!

  • by Amy Salinger
  • November 14th, 2008
  • My Style

Check out this great posting on Shefinds.com! I got the chance to work with one of their writers, Adam Bloom, about finding his casual style. I love working with guys because simplicity rules in their lives, but looking good trumps all.

See my master styling capabilities at Shefinds.com!!!

Look Like a First Lady

With a new presidency comes a new look and I’m not just talking politics here… Now I love myself a good pantsuit, but if I have to see one more badly dressed woman walk through the doors of the White House I am going to add a proposition to the next election ballot: First ladies much have stylists.

Truthfully, it is well-known that Michelle Obama does not have a stylist (although I am certainly up for the task!) It is true, she does falter here and there, but overall her taste is that of a future first lady. She exemplifies chic sophistication with an overall ore of accessibility that we haven’t seen, well, ever. There will be no $150,000 shopping sprees at Neimans on this side of political town.

To acheive this look is quite simple. Political chic always starts with the right jewelry. A short strand necklace portrays class, elegance and appropriate aristocracy. You are of the people, but just happen to look better than them:) By Michelle using this turquoise color for her accent piece she acheives an extra stylish look instead of stuffy.

The blazer is a flattering style that cinches at her waist accentuating one of the smallest parts of her body. Can we say “boxy blazer” bad, cinched and fitted blazer good. It also has a trendy safari-like feel yet stays under the “blazer” heading which constitutes a more professional feel. Thank you to our new first lady for not only bringing class and elegance to the White House, but a kick ass new style that I am sure will only get better (just like her husband’s presidency) over these next four years…. YES WE CAN (bring style back).

Photo courtesy of Reuters

The "Eat Your Heart Out" Dress


Honestly you say, what is Amy talking about? I am talking about your fashion dream! A dress that you can literally eat your heart out and look just as hot at the end of the meal as you looked at the beginning. A look for the bloated fabulous, think Thanksgiving here people! The “You want to ask me about my career, love life and general direction in life, but you are so mesmerized by my dress” dress.

The empire waist is your friend. You new best friend. It accentuates one of the smaller parts on your body, just under the bust. This also leaves room for you to enjoy all of the delicious food in life because the loose flow of the bottom half gives you a body conscious silhouette without hugging your “curves” unnecessarily.

This particular dress is fabulous because not only is it empire, but it also has a bold knot drawing the eye to the center. This style is what I like to refer to as “skinifying”. Basically, you become a skinny bitch pretty quick once you throw on this comfy jersey material dress!

The finale of this great piece is that you can dress it up or dress it down with the quick change of a shoe (boot or heel) and the addition of an opaque tight or fishnet. Turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, apple pie and pumpkin pie never tasted (or looked) so good.

Jones New York Dress Twist Front
$134.00

Newsboy Caps


Here’s a unisex look that doesn’t just hide a bad hair day, but ADDS to your overall look. This stylish cap is one of my favorites for hats because of its ability to cross all barriers. Any age, any race, any sex can wear this cute and functional piece. It easily squeezes into a bag if you are seriously just wearing it for warmth, but why waste such a great looking hat! It works indoors and outdoors. Women, add a bold hoop to make this possibly male accessory more feminine.

For those days that fabulous style seems impossible (hungover much?), here is the answer to your (lack of sleep) dreams. Now go and have a bloody mary and look good doing it.

Christy’s Ivy Cap
$45.00

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