The holidays are a perfect fit for Amanda Uduka, 24, who describes her usual style as "flashy, glittery and girly." For the Baltimore Fashion Alliance Holiday Party at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel, the Ellicott City resident wore a seafoam sequined Charlotte Russe bustier with a black organza tutu-style skirt from H&M, which she topped with a champagne silk shantung Stella McCartnery jacket with peplum that she got at Neiman Marcus, where she works as a sales associate. If there were a pair of fabulous pumps made for the holidays, they had to be the B by Brian Atwood shimmery cream pumps that had undertones of green and red - also from Neiman Marcus, which is also where she got her David Yurman ring. She picked up her crystal, gold and silver bangles and Valentino watch at T.J. Maxx, her crystal beaded hoop earrings at Claire's and her black leather bag at the Kenneth Cole store. Needless to say, working at Neiman's is both a blessing and a curse for this fashionista. "My closet has been boosted, and my bank account has been depleted," she says. "I like to say I'm closet-rich."
Colby Ware, For The Baltimore Sun