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.


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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.