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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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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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. 

9. The Black Magic Bootie

In a world where objects can be your friend, the black magic is your bestie. She creates the illusion that your lean when you gained 2 pounds, gives you height when your in a bar filled with models other wise know as people you have to look up towards like your a tourist looking at the empire state building and ultimately she is there to make any outfit hot. The black magic is a nooner’s best friend because it combines two things we love, the color black and edge.

You may be wearing a [bang]dage but matched with this shoe, you’re not like every other typical girl trying to charm drinks out of a guy with a tucked in button down. “Ohh did you say you worked at Goldman Sachs?” She asked. Its okay I give you permission to judge and give a look of disgust based on that convo and because she’s wearing a cheetah sandal.

The Black Magic is our personal 5 inch ‘f*ck you’ to the world. It’s edgy, its cool, and its great for day and night. So when your leaving his place in the AM, no one is going to be giving you a look while you walk down Crosby.

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STYLE ADVICE: Old Enough to Know Better, Young Enough Not to Care

Oh it’s the age old saying of the twenty something’s of America. Sure maybe, I can’t afford 14 dollar drinks but I’m old enough to know that but still young enough not to care if I have to get by on almonds for the rest of the week. Being poor, what a great diet plan.  Savings? Do you mean the money I’ve been putting aside for the Proenza Schouler PS1 bag?

Just like these daily right and wrongs of growing up, clothing choices bare the same decade old question.

It’s not okay to wear tights as pants. I don’t know how many times Blair Waldorf has to tell you this but here I am doing her dirty work. With that, we are still young enough to pair those tights with denim shorts. To the old, this look does not make sense but neither does twitter.

The perfect shoe to pair with that ensemble is the combat boot. It’s the perfect rebellion to the world and the style lets your illustrate how you battle through your own day to day antics. Fuck me, I forgot to close out my tab at the bar, let me grab my combat boots and walk there!

Together, we’re old enough to know better but still young enough not to care.

STYLE ADVICE: The Minor Details

It’s obvious that great bags and shoes separate Nooners from the common folk of the world.  With that, true style icons go beyond this common notion and stylize themselves from their head to their toes.  Ultimately, it’s the minor details throughout the day within your wardrobe that become essential for conquering fashion grounds.

Can’t help but to remember in the Fall 2009 DSquared RTW show how models strutted down the runway clutching Starbucks Venti Lattes, blackberry’s, retro shades, and even totted around US Weeklys.

Key items for stylization success:

–       A cool phone case. I suggest not picking an outlandish color as a cover (Just say no… to orange). Pick a shade that is the majority of your closet. It will either match with your cardigan or pop against your all black attire. Nooner approved: Most Incase products but esp. this one.

–       It’s a no brainer to have a cool ipad case but the difference between gaudy and cool, people seem to forget. Nooner approved: DODOcase for J.Crew 

–       If you don’t have an iphone – An Ipod in a color that matches your daily style.

–       A Venti or Grande Starbucks Coffee cup. This cup is always the perfect walking accessory.  Are you into the environment, or want to save dough? Stores now offer ceramic Starbucks looking reusables.

–       For those non-coffee drinkers (boo): Vitamin Water.  Way back when, in the first Sex and the City movie, Pat Field stylized the color of the liquid/bottle to match with the girls outfits.

–       A Magazine for a much needed in-between class down time.  W always uses great colors for their covers along with saucy layouts. Can’t go wrong with Vogue or opt for a WWD to gain more fashion cred.

–       Nail polish. Blake Lively once said in an interview that she changes polish daily depending on her outfits. For this fall, I am really into a dark shade of heather grey.

–        Also be on the look out for Alexander Wang’s new Objects Collection which is an assortment of personal items such as lighters, playing cards, notebooks, bike locks and more. Stay tuned to Alexander Wang’s facebook page to view pictures as well as to hear the launch date.

–       Even more little things to stylize: An agenda book, pencils/pens, laptop, umbrella, notebooks/folder…

Now every part of your day is in style.

5. The Crown Jewel

Every great woman in the world has had her name or initial hanging from her delicate neck. Such greats as Carrie Bradshaw with her gold platted “Carrie” and Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl with her diamond “B”(no I am not kidding when I call them great). Why you may ask? Because they’re the shit and they want the whole world to know, that is if you couldn’t already tell by their wardrobe.

If there is one piece of jewelry to grab with your metro card before running out, it’s the “crown jewel”.  No other piece is filled with more power or prestige than the one that represents your name and being.

This is the signature jewelry piece for every Nooner because it does everything we don’t feel like doing, it tells the world who you are.  Everyone already secretly knows your name anyway but the diamond Initial reinforces your superior attitude.

And just remember, I’m sure he will always remember your name, but just incase you met him and you were both fucked up, this necklace helps him remember what name to scream.