Category Archives: Look 4 less

Get the Look: Jessica Biel

If you read my previous post on black over-the-knee boots, you know I’m impatiently awaiting boot season to rock a pair.  I’ll have to wait a little longer here in Atlanta but I’m already preparing ways to style my boots.  That’s when I came across this look by Jessica Biel and was inspired.  We are accustomed to seeing Jessica in body-hugging outfits showing off her rock- solid figure, but this chic yet relaxed look is very cool.  Her grey coat is beautiful but I actually really like this mixed media one from Tinley Road.  The vegan leather sleeves and asymmetric zipper gives it a little more interest and pairs well with the black boots.  The Report boots I have featured have a gorgeous shiny leather finish and similar asymmetric zipper across the back.  The small block heel is perfect because it still provides a little height but comfortable enough to stomp around the city all day long.  Finish the look off with some comfortable jeans and a pair of sophisticated shades and you’ve got your fall uniform.

Get the Look: Jessica Biel

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thestylishmd

Get the Look: Printed Pencil Skirt

The only thing hotter than a printed pencil skirt is Naya Rivera in a printed pencil skirt.  This small screen vixen is quickly becoming a rising style icon in Hollywood. Here she is wearing one of my favorite silhouettes with a pencil skirt and peplum top.  This look may be a little intimidating to some wearing a fitted skirt that has a pattern.  It may draw a little more attention to your hips and rear than you may desire, but a mirrored print tends to be more flattering because it draws the eye toward the middle.  A peplum top is a perfect item for all ladies to incorporate in their wardrobe because it creates a beautiful hourglass shape.  I also love pairing a body-hugging outfit with a lace up sandal.  The height of the heel and the bareness of the sandal elongates the legs.  I have created a similar look to Naya’s for the fashionista on a budget :-)

Get the Look: Naya Rivera in printed pencil skirt

Dorothy Perkins peplum top
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River Island printed pencil skirt
$39 – riverisland.com

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thestylishmd

Get the Look: Rihanna’s Fitted Crop Top

Rihanna is just that chick that every woman wants to be and every man wants to you-know-what. We could all stand to read a page from her book of style.  She’s a trendsetter and a total fashion risk taker, but it somehow all works on her.  I admire how she has the ability to look so cool and appear like she didn’t even try.  I have been flirting with the idea of wearing a fitted crop top and Rihanna styles it perfectly below.  She kept it simple in all black with skinny jeans and topped it with an oversized boyfriend blazer.  I think the key to wearing this look is balance.  Find a bottom with a higher waist so you won’t be revealing too much skin.  Low-rise jeans with a cropped shirt can come off a little…..well…you know.   I’ve re-created this look with every item under $100! 

Rihanna: Get the Look

 

The necklace is from River Island and is very reasonably priced.  You can see her debut Rihanna for River Island collection fashion show on one of my previous posts.  I’m going to try to get my nerves up and rock a fitted crop top.  I’ll be putting in many hours at the Bar Method and staying away from carbs.  Do you dare to bare your midriff??
Thanks for reading!
Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

Look for Less: Silver Pumps

 

The Battle of the Silver Pumps

                                   aldo-pumps-essi    vs       manolo-blahnik-bergdorf-goodman-shoes-pointtoe-metallic-patent-pump

 

On your left, you have a beautiful Aldo silver pump accented with a capped-toe detail.  It has a similar silhouette to the pricey Manolo Blahnik but the heel is not as high. On your right, you have a gorgeous, classic beauty that you could wear forever due to the lack of the trendy toe detail.  I honestly would be happy with either one but the Aldo version will save you about $500! The Aldo Essi pump is on sale for $49.98 whereas the Manolo will run you $595.  Which do you choose?

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Ashley Madekwe

The prime time drama, Revenge, is my Sunday night guilty pleasure. One of the reasons I love this show is because it reminds me of the great dramas of the 80’s I was so obsessed with as a young girl.  You remember Joan Collins and Heather Locklear in Dynasty? Ahhh…..the good old days of television.  The other thing I love about this show is the fashion.  The cast members are all dressed to the nines, especially Ashley Madekwe’s character, Ashley Davenport.  This Nigerian and English beauty is stunning both on and off the screen.  She has the ability to look so sophisticated whether wearing a ball gown or jeans and a T-shirt.  The picture of her below is a great example of her personal style of classy and casual with just a touch of edge.  Her impeccable fashion sense makes her a young style star to watch!

Ashley Madekwe

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thestylishmd

 

Get the Look: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘look for less’ or ‘get the look’ post and some of my readers have been wanting one….so, I decided to do a post with both.  I feel it’s always a savvy move for a woman to wear a nice tailored suit or a tuxedo to a formal event in lieu of a dress. Black and white are classic go to looks, but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley took it to the next level wearing a red Burberry tailored suit to the LFW ’13 Burberry Porsum show. She may have not been on the runway, but all eyes were definitely on her in her bright, fitted suit. Utilize this for your own inspiration. Instead of wearing your usual dress try a fitted suit to your next occasion. Bonus if you rock a fun color or pattern :-)

Get the Look: Burberry Red Pantsuit

 

1. H&M h m jacket, $38
2. H&M t shirt, $4.58
3. H&M slim leg pants, $23
4. Steve Madden sandals
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thestylishmd

Get the Look: J Lo

Jennifer Lopez always dazzles whether she’s ripping it up on the stage or running errands on the weekends.  Jennifer would brighten up anyone’s day in this The Row yellow wool crepe coat, Milly wide-leg trousers, and Charlotte Olympia suede platform pumps.  We don’t all have J Lo’s paycheck, but you can still look fabulous with these less expensive options to get the look!

J Lo spotted in Pasadena, CA

J Lo spotted in Pasadena, CA

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Yes style yellow wool coat

 

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J Crew black T-shirt

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Calvin Klein cream-colored flared pants

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Style & Co. black belt

 

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Vince Camuto Ritz black suede platform pump

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River Island Oversize Leopard Clutch

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Angel Grace black sunglasses

 

 

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

 

 

Get the Look: Michelle Obama Inauguration 2013

When having a discussion about fashion icons of our time, Michelle Obama is always in the mix.  Her style has been described as classic, elegant, practical, and yet regal.  Michelle looked absolutely stunning today in a Thom Browne coat that she wore for her husband’s inauguration.  The coat was a custom creation inspired by the design of men’s ties.  The beautiful combination of the eye-catching blue and silver pattern of the coat, accented by an embellished sash was wonderfully complemented with a pop of color from the magenta leather gloves.  Michelle Obama is truly a fashion icon and I’m certain she will continue to wow us with her style in the upcoming years!

Source: sheknows.com

Source: sheknows.com

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L’agence twill swing coat

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Brooks Brothers crystal stone black sash

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Echo Design leather ruffle gloves

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Natural Comfort Navy suede boot

 

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

 

Jessica Alba: Get the Look

Jessica Alba is definitely one of the hottest moms out there and she does not disappoint wearing this flattering red dress and black leather moto jacket.  The jacket brings just enough edge to the classic silhouette of the dress and the purse and shoes pull the look all together.  I have found some less expensive options to get her look!

Jessica Alba in a red dress while out in Beverly Hills.

Jessica Alba in a red dress while out in Beverly Hills.

tahari red dress 3              pipelimeblackmoto

Tahari Red Jeffe Shift Dress                         Free people Vegan leather Jacket

 

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Ted Baker Black Patent Pumps                                     Maxmara Sunglasses

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Kate Spade Miles Leather Tote

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thestylishmd

Riding Boots

This is the best time of the year to buy boots because they’re all on sale!!!  One of my favorite classic look is a great riding boot.  Riding boots can add a timeless look to just about any outfit.  A two-tone riding boot can add great versatility to your closet.

Khourtney Kardashian in Chanel two-toned riding boots for $1500

Khourtney Kardashian in Chanel two-toned riding boots for $1500

etienne aigner riding boot

Etienne Aigner Riding Boot

restricted riding boot

Restricted Belmont Riding Boot