Teresa GiudiceWalking out of work I bumped into none other than Real Housewives of New Jersey hell raiser Teresa Giudice. Not surprisingly, she was not excited to take a photo with me which was annoying 'cause hey, you're a reality star. Suck it up. Also, let's talk about my awkward hand. Apparently she didn't want to put her arm around me, so naturally I didn't know WTF to do.
But I'm not that shocked that big T was a big B on the streets. No, what made my jaw drop was Teresa's outfit.
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Juicy Joe's leading lady dazzled in her snakesuit jumpsuit. I didn't expect it to look good (um ... who looks good in snakeskin?), but damn, did Teresa wear it well. She styled it with nude stilettos and lots of bling-bling. Full disclosure: I wanted to buy a jumper after our awkward run-in.
Why not mimic her look? Actually, there are a lot of looks worth picking up from that show -- seriously. Here's how to sass up your style and even look better than a real housewife. Just ... without the price-tag ('cause we know I can't afford that shizzzz).
Melissa's hot pants (left) are a little too flashy for me but these crocheted lace high-waisted shorts (top right) are a perfect way to compliment your stems. Add a little Gorga-inspired juice with a statement necklace (bottom right) and pair it with a simple white tank.
Shop the Crocheted Tap Shorts ($58.00) from Nasty Gal.
Shop the Zigzag Heart Necklace ($5.80) from Forever21.
I like Caroline's look because it's totally age appropriate, flattering and sophisticated. Since we're just mimicking the look though, let's show a little more skin, shall we? The copycat high-neck black sheath (right) still provides a respectable amount of coverage but leaves room to show off one of the sexiest parts of a woman's body -- her shoulders.
Shop the Pins and Needles High-Neck Chiffon Dress ($69.99) from Urban Outfitters.
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Here's what I love about Teresa's mommy-on-the-go (left) outfit: she looks comfortable. And let's be real here, comfort is what matters most. Pair a pastel top (bottom right) with bright, contrasting earrings (top right). A loose half-up, half-down 'do will really make your earrings pop.
Shop the Gold & Semi Precious Jade Drop Earrings ($49.00) from Stella & Dot.
Shop the Essential Cowl Neck Tee ($12.80) from Forever21.
Perfect for a playdate or a night on the town with your hubby, a little added flair in your hair does all the talking. Sheer sleeves (bottom right) are sophisticated with a huge touch of sex appeal (men like to see some skin!) and the leaf-inspired headband (top right) is playful and fun, without appearing too innocent and whimsical.
Shop the Loose Leaf Headband ($19.00) from Urban Outfitters.
Shop the Mesh Panel 3/4 Quarter Sleeve Top ($17.80) from Forever21.
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This look is so easy to replicate and chances are you probably have all the pieces in your closet. While Ramona goes for a bit of satin sparkle in her black top (left) you can play the look up -- or down! -- by pairing it with a sheer black top (top right). Bring it all together with an abstract print skirt (bottom right). When the cooler weather hits, just add tights.
Shop the Essential Button Tab Blouse ($15.80) from Forever21.
Shop the Abstract Pleated Skirt ($19.80) from Forever21.
Do you think the 'Real Housewives' have style? Would you ever mimic their looks?
Image via Kylie McConville
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