Allison talks fashion on NBC morning show Studio 5.

I went on a local NBC morning show called Studio 5 this past Thursday to talk about accessorizing outfits. I learned a few things about myself:

1. I’m a hand talker. Jazz hands flailed all around me, out of my control while I excitedly talked about accessories.
2. I don’t get nervous for live TV. Go figure.
3. The next time I do an on-air interview I guarantee I will have the plague, swine flu, or something worse. I literally woke up with a 10-pack-a-day smoker’s voice and cough a couple of hours before I went on the air. Awesome.
4. I actually had a lot of fun doing live TV. Serious. Actual fun.
5. Which leads me to #5. Count the number of times on the video I say *fun*. I guarantee it’s at least 5, or 6. Maybe 7. Also? I say *crazy* a lot.

Viktor and Charming came with me to lend moral support. Charming was totally Charming and ended up with a handful of cookies before we left the building. Figures. He was asked not to whistle off camera though; he can’t help himself, he’s a whistler. A happy kid with not to many worries on his mind.

Getting *miked*. That doesn’t sound good, but the guy was really nice.

Warming up my jazz hands. And jazz face too apparently.

There’s a lot of behind the scenes action going on during a show. A lot of people quietly running around behind the scenes to keep things moving smoothly. It was pretty surprising to me just how many people can fit in a studio. I didn’t count, I’m just saying. It’s a lot.

Jazz hands in full effect. Notice the belt on the form? Headband by Susan of Freshly Picked. Were I to have a waist so small, I would totally do that.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Naomi :

    way to go, tv star!

  2. Jill :

    look at you….all famous! maybe if they make your segment a reoccurring part of the show they'll give you a wardrobe budget! *swoon*

    imagine the possibilities……heaven, pure heaven!

  3. Emily :

    I didn't get to watch you–I was waiting to hear for sure if it were Thu or Fri. Guess I should've taped both days. :( So glad you enjoyed it. I'm sure you rocked it!

  4. Kami :

    To My celebrity friend with the sexy voice: I loved it! You did awesome! That green necklace is adorable!

  5. vanessa :

    Hey your smoker voice was hot!

  6. Robertsons :

    U did great allison! Very proud! I did like how many times you said "crazy!" now we all can go crazy on our stuff!

  7. likeschocolate :

    Congratulations! How exciting you are a star now????

  8. KJ :

    hooray for you!

  9. MMW :

    Oh I LOVE the last picture. Check out the face of the TV host. She looks incredulous. You must have shared some PRETTY SWEET advice. Do you have a YouTube link? congrats.

  10. jen :

    i usually don't watch that show but I watched that day, didn't even know you were going to be on that day. i loved your bit, and i'm totally shopping at saver's more often.
    you're a celebrity! and i love susan's blog.

  11. Petit Elefant :


    Thank you! You're always so nice to me.


    The possibilities keep me up at night, let's be honest here.


    There's a link to the video at the bottom of the post, just click on it to play.


    My Savers friend taught me all I know! ;)


    Awww, thank you! Honestly, Savers will surprise you with happiness. There were pieces I didn't even use that were amazing too! Glad you watched. And Susan is my hero.


    My husband thinks so, but it hurts!


    Thank you! I don't know what's the matter with me: jazz hands, crazy! I'm officially giving you permission to go bananas!


    No time for sleep, I must conquer all venues of social media now! {wink}

    Amy Smart,

    Thank you! And those aren't spirit fingers, *THESE* are spirit fingers!


    Hooray indeed. Truly fun.


    Come on, all my advice was incredulity worthy, no? ;)

    There's a link at the bottom of the post, if it doesn't work, email me and I'll help you figure it out.

  12. liz stanley :

    holy cow, such a natural! the the voice was sexy, in a milf kind of way. hottie hot hot. and a side note to that, great tips too. i love how shocked the lady was about shopping at savers! ha! yeah for showcasing susan's headband!

  13. amy smart :

    Way to go! And I love Jazz hands. :)

  14. Susan :

    you are too kind with your links and such. you did such a great job, i was/am so proud of you!

  15. Lisa :

    I saw you! You were great. Loved the green polka dot scarf!

  16. The Breeders Digest :

    Allison, you looked adorable and the voice was tres sexy ;) I am a wicked hand talker as well – it means we're passionate and creative….right?


  17. MostlyFlumxd :

    Crazy Jazz hands are Fun! Loved it…

  18. The Glamorous Life Association :

    Great job!
    I spent friday doing live segments for Disneyland….well live to tape. One take things.

    And the comedy of all? I finsihed each segment with JAZZ HANDS. Otherwise they just kept rolling and rolling…so it became my thing. Just to say and "JAZZ HANDS" everyone! And do like a dance step with the hands….

    So I cracked up when you mentioned it.

    You looked great and did an awesome job…


  19. Petit Elefant :


    Stop it. You have to open a store, like yesterday.


    So it's final, I have to start smoking to get the hot milf-y voice.

    P.S. I didn't even show her any D.I. finds!


    Thank you, it was a ton of fun. Who knew I wanted to do TV when I grew up?


    Thank you! Totally unintentional sexy voice. Hand talking madness? Seriously? Twins in passion.


    Next time? Sewing them to my sides. Or gluing them into my pockets.

    Angry Julie,

    *snort* It was more *fun* than you can shake a stick at. Indeed.

    Glamorous Life,

    Your interviews rocked! Who knew it was fun to be on TV? But honestly, I need Jazz Hand Help. JHH. Totally out. of. control.

  20. Lori :

    Your voice just sounded sexy… that's all. :)

  21. MTDA :

    bravo. Guess who is Replacing Oprah?

    Eres tu.

  22. Petit Elefant :


    That voice! I think it's unanimous. Maybe I go in for some vocal surgery to change me to scratchy throat permanently?


    You are too charming. Oprah, here I come!

  23. Erin :

    you are so funny and cute and now famous! congrats!!

  24. Petit Elefant :


    You slay me with kindness. Famous for a smokers voice, for what it's worth.

  25. Hilary :

    I finally got to watch your segment today. Way to go! You did a great job. I loved the voice, it made me laugh.

    P.S. Can I have the scarf when you are done with it?

  26. Petit Elefant :


    It was a blast!

    p.s. the scarf was from my own personal collection, love it to pieces.

  27. Marie {Make and Takes} :

    LOVED this! You did such a great job. And I love those behind the scene pics! So fun!

  28. Dandy :

    How exciting! I would have been totally terrified!

  29. Petit Elefant :


    Next time you go, I'll come with and snap the pics.


    I really and truly thought I would be, but it was fun. *fun* I've done it again.