A great place to shop for the Fashionista /Recessionista ---  All clothing came from Loehmann's on LaCienega in LA   http://www.loehmanns.com/

THREE items Fashion Stylist Phillip Bloch talked about for looking slender over holidays (must-haves):

 Hanes Go Figure -  http://www.haneshosiery.com

You gotta have a good foundation. Start with a slimmer. Hanes Go Figure is the best.  Its body wear that makes everything you wear look smoother & better.

*  WonderBra - http://www.wonderbra.com

A great push-up bra that provides a little oomph lift & cleavage.

* Bali Concealer Bra - http://www.balicompany.com 

FIRST bras with concealing petals for complete modesty built right into soft smooth bra cups. Great for silk tops

Phillips site:  http://www.phillipbloch.com/