Code Red

It’s the new year—and this working mom is ready to greet 2012 with a new look.

Who:  Amie Penny Sayler, 40, attorney.

The Story: Amie is a newlywed and mom to triplets outside of her demanding day job. She was ready for a new style in the new year. Her inspirations are classy, elegant ladies such as Catherine Zeta Jones and Nicole Kidman.

Our Stylist’s Take: “Amie was in desperate need of a great pair of pants or jeans and needed some great accessories in her wardrobe. I like to call this one ‘working mom with a new law.’ ”

Fit Tips: Working moms need good, practical pants. Darker tones dress up for the office and stretch makes for a comfortable fit. Look for about two-percent spandex or lycra for the perfect fit.

Fresh Coat: A coat is an easy way to work color into your wardrobe. We loved this showstopping red—Amie’s favorite color—which showcased her dark hair and eyes. For the perfect fit, make sure the hem hits right below the knee.

The Take-away: “The makeover made me more willing to experiment,” Amie says. “I have gotten a ton of compliments!”

Amie Penny Sayler

Where to Get it

The Outfit: Badgley Mischka Couture earrings, $195; Escada coat, $1,650; Cookie Johnson denim, $154; Prada shoes, $595; all from Neiman Marcus, 505 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-339-2600, Zelda sheer silk blouse, $65; black beaded scarf, $25; belt, $10; all from Fashion Avenue, 4936 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-929-7919, hair and makeup: Denny Kemp Salon, 605 Central Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-676-0300,


Talk about busy: Amie is an attorney, newlywed, and mother of triplets. Who has time to think about style?


Sparkly earrings and a beaded scarf add a festive feel to the ensemble.

Stylists at Denny Kemp deepened Amie’s hair color and took off four inches to create some swing. Smoky eyeshadow makes Amie’s eyes glow.

These retro-fab Mary Janes add a shot of color and youth even when Amie’s not wearing her coat.

A belt is everybody’s best friend. Belt an outfit at the natural waist, and legs look a mile long. It also does quick and easy tailoring for a slimming effect.


 Watch this month’s behind-the-scenes makeover video at