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Headband Hotties

Bad hair days are a bitch. I hate them, you hate them, even Shinead O’Connor hates them. But lucky for you there is a solution for every problem (well, almost), and all this little issue requires is a hat or a headband, so quit your crying.

What a great way to style up an outfit by adding that extra punch to really hit your look home. So much for covering up a Medusa moment, embrace this accessory and use it on a GOOD hair day! What better way to say you are a “good girl” while acting completely inappropriately. It is the best throw back to your younger years while downing a vodka tonic. Oooohhhh, good times.

This particular band is great for the messier look. Literally throw your hair in a loose ponytail or a chignon and look fabulous. The only hair this doesn’t work with is short hair. It tends to poof out the bottom. Choose a regular headband either thick or thin. Patent leather, tortoise shell, gold, black, colored, love them all! I love to rock a bold pair of earring with a headband because then the world can check out not one, but two awesome accessories.

J Crew Double Strand Yoga Headband

$12.50

The Right Way to Tuck Jeans into Boots

First things first, I am SO sorry that I have been MIA for a bit! The traveling for my media tour got to be crazy and truthfully, I was on a mini-holiday the past two days in New Orleans after my last TV hit there. I was busy re-invigorating the town by spending my hard-earned cash on amazing vintage jewelry. I think I am in love with the french quarter:)

Now back to the business at hand, how the hell do you tuck your jeans into boots….properly? One of my least favorite things that I am forced to see everyday is jeans IMproperly tucked into boots. This occurs because people cannot seem to find a simple and logical way to get this task done. This trend is not going away because it is warmer and functional during the winter months so let me now tell you the RIGHT way to get this look!

Step one, buy a pair of jeans that are stupidly skinny and look borderline ridiculous on their own. You know the ones, they are totally annoying to get on because they have the skinniest ankles in the world and you have trouble getting your normal sized feet through them. Also, make sure that they are tight through the knees, that is truly the trouble area once they are tucked (just like this lovely model is clearly showing on her right leg). Step two, buy tube socks. Ok, maybe not tube socks, but they should be sufficiently high without showing above the top of your boots. Step three, tight roll the bottom of the jean to smooth out any possible loose material. You don’t have to do the full out tight roll, just fold it over left to right (or vice versa) at the back. Now for the final step, pull your sock (which should already be on your foot so it is ready to go!) over the tight rolled jean to keep it in place. Now pull on your boot and you should be good to roll!!!!

The only other important part that will make this whole system run smoothly is to do this entire process with your leg as straight as possible, just as you would be standing up. It may not look pretty while you are going through this ridiculous amount of work (it really isn’t that hard:), but damn girl, at least I won’t be shaking my head as I walk by upset by your “loose knees” jeans.

Picture courtesy of BCBG runway show

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