15. Sheer Seduction

It’s Thursday night and the guy you met last week wants to hang. You had a great first date in the beginning of the week but now want to test his limitations for fun. Great, you invite him to your apartment for your annual champagne Thursday celebrations with your roommates and friends.  Champagne, red solo cups and vodka. You used to give your friends the benefit of the doubt by serving the champagne in actual champagne glasses, but after a couple were broken, it’s back to plastic. Growing up doesn’t exist to everyone turns 30 for your crew.

The champagne is bought, your bank account is depleted, and now attention is moved to your outfit. If you ever look in a Nooners closet, its array of nior in the best textures. The sheer seduction shirts are no different because they add another element to the mix. They’re the button down, shirt, or tee when you want to tease your main squeeze with your fashion forward undertones.  It shows enough but covers just the right amount.  It’s an essential that says you want this? That’s what I thought.


STYLE ADVICE: Spring Cleaning

There are two things we love about the arrival of spring; color, and outdoor seating for happy hour.  I don’t know what it is about a nice day that makes us want to drink. I blame it on my college education and many plentiful spring days in Bloomington, Indiana in my undergrad youth. Anyhow, lets move on before I get sad because I now have to work instead of going to class hung over and sitting in the back of lecture not participating.

We here at Fashion After Noon are strong believers of fashion’s favorite color, black but when the sun shines and the temps increase, we just want to add a POC, pop of color.  This spring add some leg wear. Color denim is not a new trend but it is differently exploding this upcoming season.  Another pant to add to your dresser drawer is a floral trouser. Add a sandal heel and neutral color basics such as a white rolled sleeve T, denim button down or whatever your little fashion forward heart desires.  As always, both these selections can be edged up by cool jackets, Alexander Wang heels and a badass attitude.

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STYLE ADVICE: How to Rock a Bad Romance

After Lady Gaga’s triumphant hit, every Nooner wanted a bad romance. Why wouldn’t we? The scenario demands great sex and great drama, as well as a promise of great love. I remember when my friends and I surrounded our apartment’s kitchen island and started talking about it. Next thing you know, I’m hit with a bad romance and let me tell ya its not what its cracked up to be.  My phone was ringing and ringing like it was Grand Central Station, wait wait that’s another song.  Thankfully I was surrounded by shots and tables to dance on to get out my bad romance excess anger. Need less to say even having a tragic love affair demands sartorial choices.

Let’s take a page from our girl, Carrie Bradshaw. Throughout her thirties she was slammed with an on and off again relationship with Mr. Big.  It was never easy to deal with but thank god Carrie had a long luxe fur coat to put over every outfit. Oh you thought I was going to say thank god she had her three best friends? Well that’s always good too but that coat is what demands attention and lets face it you can feel better about yourself crying in fur rather than your friends poly blend. Now back to Carrie, even if she looked like shit, with that jacket on she held resemblance to Kate Moss every time she lit a cigarette. Lesson, get a fur jacket.  If we had our pick of all the furs in the land, a Nooner prefers a cropped black fur coat in pre and post bad romance times.  With that said, we are still fine with the one our grandma passed down to us.

Once you’re in a bad romance, your lover never goes away.  There like that drink that you swore never to have again because it got you really drunk and left you with a hangover the whole next day. But they’re you ago again, ordering it the following week. Don’t you ever learn?! Damn the day you spotted him in the crowd with his perfectly product enhanced hair.

14. The SLG – Sexy Librarian Glasses

For some, it may be a fashion choice to rock eyeglasses even without a prescription (poser) but for us it’s a necessity for the days when we have blood shot eyes. Or like yesterday, when you forgot to take out your contacts from last night, it wasn’t really your fault due to Josh coming over and it’s too young in the relationship to show him your Sunday lazy style.

The SLG is great for Sunday brunch, running to starbucks or when you’re too tired from last night to put in your contacts for work.  Suck it cubicle life. If you select the right pair, we prefer a little larger frame, you can be mistaken for a sexy librarian. With the right touch, your IQ just went up a notch and bystanders have no idea of what went on in your life the night before to defer that stance. Now, that is what I call the power of fashion.

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13. The Shut it Down Dress

Every now and again we get caught up in dating game play. Sometimes it could even be taxing but than again your not playing hard to get, you’re just naturally hard to get. If the time comes when your man flips the script and tries to gain the power in the relationship, that’s when we enter in the Shut it Down Dress.

It’s your secret weapon in your closet and only used to threaten or get the perfect revenge. When put on and done right with the black magic bootie or a colorful shoe and accessory, your guy is already finished for once you step into the bar. Make a lap, order a vodka tonic, and give the sexiest smirk of nonchalance and no ambition. Before another guy could even whisper sweet miscellaneous nothings in your ear, your man is already forfeiting the game. What makes a Shut it Down Dress? Tight enough to show you’re a woman, loose enough to say that you’re classy. Of course it should appeal to the male senses but don’t loose site of your style or edge to please him, mix both together. Ultimately, it’s a dress that you feel your best self in and makes him question his antics. Now pat yourself on the back and give your friends a smile to tell them, that’s how it’s done. Even though you won and he already gave in, let him sweat for a little.

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12. Bracelet Weaponry

Loose the pearls and let your grandma know that your not quite ready to transition into old woman gold which is mostly seen on cruise ships and in Florida around this time of year. Although, a cruise sounds perfect right now especially on someone else’s budget. That reminds me, I need to call my Grandma.

Either way, what every Nooner needs to have on her jewelry stand is some fine crafted bracelet weaponry.  Like everything we do, it’s another reason to add to the list to tell the world that we are cooler than them.  Our personality could do just that, but sometimes people need reminders. Plus, when we are walking home at night it’s an additional factor to keep away the weirdo’s or the ass that is trying to steal your taxi. Just show him your bracelet weaponry and he will for sure back the f away from the yellow car.  It’s mine bitch! Don’t mess with me after three vodka tonics and a couple of shots. But mostly when it’s cold out, a bitch gets feisty.

When it comes to bracelet weaponry every editor and fashion girl alike loves Eddie Borgo. For good reason too, he does it best. Another CFDA Fashion Fund nominee, Pamela Love also makes me want to spend my shoe money on jewelry, which is hard feat to do.

If your rent takes up more than your paycheck then it actually should, check out the Nooner approved options below.

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