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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11. The SBD – Silk Button Down

It’s simply textbook to have abundance of silk button downs. They’re the epitome of slouchy, sexy, nonchalant, and put together all at once. Is that possible? Yes that’s a Nooners dream. If it’s anything we love, it’s a shirt that makes us look sort of put together mainly because we don’t feel like doing it ourselves. Like all of our other 10 essentials, the silk button down is another to add to the list of versatility.

The SBD feels at home paired with The BAB or a colored jean, untucked and sitting outside on the patio during happy hour sipping a vodka tonic to cheer on the nice weather.  When you’re not wearing your hungover shades, they can look even cooler hanging from your SBD.

Now, let that guy buy you shot, maybe even flip your hair a few times and be as carefree as the shirt you wear.

STYLE ADVICE: How to Bitch Slap Your Interview (Fashion Wise)

Nooners are not necessary lazy, we are just idealist and feel work should be something to love. Work is “work” until your miserable in your cubicle everyday for eight hours. Soon enough, you hate your life because your boss is a bitch and is jealous that you dress better than her. That is not your fault and neither is that printer problem. Like seriously people, you didn’t graduate college with a tech diploma, okay?  You really don’t know.  Between you and me, I threw out my printer in May because it was jammed. Yes, yes we all know that no job is ideal but let’s cheers to finding one very close to the dream we envisioned in our head. With that, the interview outfit is just as important as printing out resumes and researching the company.

The key to not being fashion bitched slap on an interview is mixing your own personal style along with the style of the company. Always add a sense of you but be respectful of where you’re going.

REMEMBER to always look neat and put together no matter how edgy the brand. When interviewing for a magazine, it is helpful to consider the looks of the editors who work there rather than the magazine it self. The magazine is great for inspiration but how the editors dress is a better reflection on what the magazine looks for. It came to my attention that some featured pictorials are for flash and fashion only and not for sporting in their hallways.  ALWAYS know what the brands over all look is because their over all goal is to hire someone who reflects that image, even if it’s an internship position.

Final note: Brands and companies in the fashion industry hold themselves up to the highest level, even if it’s a dying brand. Respect the brand and let them know you know your shit. Be a fashion bitch back.

Now you have the fashion down, in a perfect world that would be enough.

STYLE ADVICE: 5 Fashionable Drinks to Adopt

Don’t be naïve to think that people don’t judge you on your drink order.  I mean I’m judging you and let’s face it people have something to say about everyone and everything. I know, I know, judgey woogie was a bear. I don’t really know what the nursery rhyme actually means but it always reminds me about that one Sex and the City episode. Wait, wait, wait where was I going with this? Oh yes. Your drink choice is just like a pair of shoes and no one should be caught dead in something dated or lame. Here’s 5 types of drinks its okay to order when out on the town.

• Vodka tonic – Simple and classic with a bad girl edge.  Kate Moss drinks it so you know its cool.

• Vodka Gimlet – Like a vodka tonic but with a sour favor. It’s for those people who complain that vodka tonic taste like nothing (hello that’s the point).

• Pomegranate Martini – The new “it” martini once every loser started drinking cosmopolitans. If you need to drink one, than opt for this one instead of the later.

• Fresquita – Andy Cohen’s new favorite drink. We love everything Andy Cohen does, from his cute jew boy smile to the housewives, WWHL and now his drink choice. If your didn’t know, its just tequila (patron please) and fresca.

•  Tom Collins – Vintage and hip.

Of course, every Nooner loves champagne in all courses of life. Its great in the morning, lunch, dinner, post dinner, pregame, dancing on a table, you name it and its great. The same thing goes for Wine. Any type really, I prefer Pinot Grigio but the fact of the matter is that I can slug down anything and that’s the Nooner way.

Also, made to order specialty drinks with flare are great and receive a check plus in our book. We love drinks made with love, mainly because alcohol has had our back since we can remember (well, except for last weekend and then that time last month).

Don’t Dare to Drink These 4 Cocktails

• Shirley Temple – Your not cute or youthful because you drink this, your probably annoying.

• Long Island Ice Tea – I loved LI ice teas when I was in college but it’s embarrassing to order once out. Exception: Long islands are okay to drink on when its summer, during the day.

• Morning Drinks at Night – Its okay to drink a mimosa or bloody mary for brunch but not okay to drink past 5pm. Seriously, they may be good but it just doesn’t make sense.

• Apple Martini – Its dated, too 90s and not in a good way.

*the above drink was well enjoyed at the randolph at broome, nyc. 

10. The Homeless Man Jacket

Somewhere a long the lines this morning, you have hit the snooze button three times without even noticing it. By the forth time you finally realized that your alarm wasn’t a drill you actually needed to wake the f up. You often don’t have the comfort of having most mornings start the same, to some it may be a luxury to you its preferred. You run around your apartment getting your things together while brushing you teeth. Jewelry is on, a dab of perfume and over to your closet to decide what jacket to wear. Every Nooner knows the brilliance of having a wide selection of coats and jackets in their repertoire but there is a certain one that holds dear to your heart. It’s the homeless man jacket that you spotted before and definitely after the Fall 2011 Altuzarra show and the many that came after including Elizabeth and James this Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week.

The jacket is not fitted, unlike other fashionable jackets actually warm and kind of similar to the jacket the homeless man wears on the corner with the sign “need money for weed”.  The way you look some mornings after you have gone out, you do bare some similarities to this man more than you actually should but make no mistake the homeless man jacket is a Nooner essential. It should have an oversized hood and a fur or fux fur trim. Its easy to throw on overtop of the BAB or the IDGAF Brunch Sweater because its easily transferable to a lot of outfits unlike most jackets. It’s casual and also serves a downtown air of rebellion, which is a look and feel we always strive for.

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*Due to it being late in the season many homeless man jackets are on sale or non existent.