When your style is "vintage with a twist," you know how to rock a black and white dress code at work. At least, Christina Somensky, 34, does. The Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland patient coordinator likes "to be a little bit funky, an updated Marilyn Monroe" in the way she puts outfits together. When we "glimpsed" the Canton resident at her Towson workplace, she had started with a textured white French-cuffed button-down shirt from Banana Republic, over which she had layered a black cotton stretch pinstripe sheath dress from H&M. Then Somensky had added a wide black leather H&M belt, black Hue tights from Nordstrom, and black leather peep-toe Steve Madden Mary Janes with perforated black patent leather trim from DSW. She picked up her multi-strand crystal and pearl bracelet at H&M and her big ring and silver double oval earrings at South Moon Under. Somensky says she loves fashion, and one of her biggest fashion passions is high-heel shoes. "They can add height. They can make you look skinny when you're having a 'fat day.' If you need to hem your pants, with a tall enough shoe, you don't have to."
Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun