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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.