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Hot Pants: Splurge or Steal

Every fit chick knows that yoga leggings are truly essential since you practically live in them.  Whether you’re a yogi, a Pilates girl, a runner, or a barre babe you probably wear leggings on a daily basis.  I probably have six pairs of black ones and black everyday gets pretty monotonous so I like to spice it up with some hot pants.  Several brands are embracing more bright colors and fun prints to liven up their collections which brings even more fun and whimsy to your workout.  Of course, some luxury leggings can run as high as $200 but I found these cute pair by Onzie for $44.  Do you wear hot pants for your workout?

Hot Pants: Splurge or Steal

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thestylishmd

Fringe Bag: Splurge or Steal

Fringe Bag: Splurge or Steal
 
For whatever reason I have really been loving all things boho chic this summer. I’ve been wearing cut-off shorts with ankle boots, kimonos, and of course, a fringe bag. Nothing epitomizes bohemian more than a cool fringe bag but some of them can be quite expensive which is not so bohemian. The brand jj winters has created some of the most desirable fringe handbags made popular by celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens. They are around $400 which is not outrageous but I found this adorable bag by Steve Madden for only $68!! That’s a great price for a bag you may not utilize all year long but still be the perfect complement to your boho look.
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Frankie & Jules - Fringe Hobo BagJj Winters - Suede Fringe Bag

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thestylishmd

Get the Look: Kim Kardashian

I know. I know. You are probably so tired of hearing about Kim Kardashian and Kimye.  You can’t turn on the the t.v. or radio without hearing about their upcoming nuptials in Paris, but you have to admit that they have been looking really good lately.  The paps can’t get enough of this dazzling couple.  I have really never been a huge fan of Kim K’s style but I do think Kanye has had somewhat of a good influence on her by toning her down a little.  Whether it’s Kanye or becoming a new mom, her style is definitely evolving for the better.  Here she is stepping out in Paris for ice cream with the fam while getting ready for her big day.  I love this military style bandeau dress by Givenchy and Guiseppe Zanotti booties.  Her slicked back hairstyle really polishes off the look.  We can’t all afford $2million wedding gowns so I have offered a more affordable option to get the look.

Get the Look: Kim Kardashian

How do you feel about Kim K’s new style? Would you rock this look?

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Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Splurge or Steal: White Handbags

 White handbags are a definite must-have for the summer. The satchel bag is a great versatile style you can use on a daily basis.  The Givenchy bag on the left is gorgeous but is priced well over $1000.  That’s a lot of dough to spend on an item you will use for only a few months out of the year.  Not to mention it is a pain to keep clean.  The Charles & Keith purse on the right is under $100 and is just as cute.  Will you splurge on this summer trend or save your $$$ for the steal?

White handbags
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Jet - MICHAEL Michael Kors Satchel -Set Travel LargeRiver Island - Small Bowler

 

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Get the Look: Lupita Nyong’o

What’s better than and ‘it’ girl or a jumpsuit?  An ‘it’ girl in a jumpsuit!  Lupita Nyong’o has been burning up the red carpet since she hit the scene and each look gets better and better.  My ultimate favorite alternative for a dress for an elegant occasion is a jumpsuit.  This sleek black, strapless Veronica Beard jumpsuit Lupita is sporting here is super flirty yet sophisticated.  Of course, this girl knows how to accessorize and she added some fun touches with printed pumps and a pop of color clutch.  I found a similar sweetheart neckline, strapless jumpsuit for only $80 and have provided a way to style it like Lupita.

Get the Look: Lupita Nyong'o
What do you think?  Would you wear this look?
Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

Splurge or Steal: The Skinny Boyfriend Jean

It looks like the skinny boyfriend jean is getting a slimming makeover this season and I’m all for it.  Don’t get me wrong. I love my comfy boyfriend jeans but they don’t have the most flattering effect on my derriere.  The skinnier version of the boyfriend jean is more feminine but still maintains the ‘borrowed from the boys’ vibe.  This week’s splurge or steal features a pricey pair by True Religion that retail for $268.  That’s not too bad but the Levi’s pair are only $98 and are just as cute.  What would you do? Splurge or steal?

Splurge or Steal: The Skinny Boyfriend Jean
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Levi's - Skinny Selvedge Boyfriend Jean

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thestylishmd

Splurge or Steal: Exotic Sandals

Exotic shoes and accessories will be all the rage for the warmer months but wearing this trend can get pretty expensive.  Case in point, these beautiful Salvatore Ferragamo Polaris sandals (available here) are super hot!  The sexy high heel and gladiator style will pair nicely with a mini dress or leather shorts but at $1690 they will put a pretty big dent in your pocket.  The BCBGeneration Manci sandal (available here) clocks in at just $110 and is just as sexy, if not more so.  What do you think? Splurge or steal??

Splurge or Steal
Which ever you choose, enjoy adding a little exotic spice to your
wardrobe!
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Fashionably yours
thestylishmd

Get the Look: Olivia Palermo

I finally found the perfect pair of black over-the-knee boots!  Now I’m considering all the different ways to style them.  My go to has been to wear them over skinny jeans with a blazer but I’ve been searching for some more ideas.  Insert…Olivia Palermo. This style icon’s covetable fashion sense is emulated by fashionistas all over the world.  I saw this simple look in Instyle magazine and thought it was a great look to share.  What I love most about the look is its simplicity.  Olivia tends to dress very understated.  She has the distinct talent of wearing trends without looking trendy.  Her two statement pieces, the jacket and the boots, are offset with simple leggings and cardigan. The addition of the feminine blouse and belt balance the ruggedness of the jacket forming a beautifully balanced and chic look.

Get the Look: Olivia Palermo
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thestylishmd

Get the Look: Olivia Pope

Who is excited for the return of a new Scandal tonight after a brief hiatus! I know I am  although I’m not happy about a winter finale.  The torture of waiting to find out how the entangled lives of Olivia, Fitz, and now her mother will unfold.  In honor of the return of my  favorite show and t.v. heroine, I am featuring a classic Olivia Pope look.  One of the best parts of her wardrobe are her coats and this cozy, wrap style is so luxe.  It’s one of those items you can throw on top of anything and look sophisticated as ever.  But of course, Olivia Pope wears it with a slick pair of trousers, a feminine blouse, and pearl jewelry. Are you obsessed with Olivia Pope? What’s your favorite look?

Get the Look: Olivia Pope

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Enjoy the show tonight!
Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

Fab or Frugal: Black Stiletto Booties

Every girl needs some sexy black stiletto booties in their wardrobe.  They are perfect with black leather legging and a moto jacket for a badass date night look or dress them up with a sophisticated suit or dress.  There are so many options out there at many price points.  The embellished ones are cool and different but a simple, chic style we will be much more versatile and will still be relevant in the future.  I have chosen two sleek options that are on opposite ends of the price spectrum.   The first pair on the left are Alberto Moretti and are priced at $1020 available at Barneys.  They are gorgeous smooth suede booties with a sleek pointed toe.  I also love the V-shaped cut on the front of the shoe which provides and elongating effect.  The second pair are Enzo Angiolini found at Piperlime priced at only $130!  These are so similar for the price.  Nice suede, pointy-toe bootie with an asymmetrical cut also creating an elongating effect.  So, whether you’re ballin’ with no budget or working with a tight budget, you can still look fabulous.  Which do you like better?

Fab or Frugal: Black Stiletto Booties
Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd