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School Daze: The Return of Tartan

I spent the majority of my schooling in an all-girl private school.  I wore a uniform from the fifth through eighth grades.  I would have been thankful for a cute little tartan skirt, but instead we wore a hideous wintergreen pinafore and white shirt.  Being a young fashionista, I hated the fact that I was forced to look like everyone else.  My mother loved it of course because it was much gentler on her wallet.  In retrospect, I think maybe wearing a uniform was not so bad.  It forced be to become more creative on ways to stand out from the crowd.  I would express myself with my shoes and accessories wearing all sorts of funky jewelry I could get away with.  Then there was the boxers trend.  I can’t take credit for this one, but somehow we all started wearing mens boxers under our tunics.  We would shorten them so the boxers would hang out below like a slip.  The key was to find the most obnoxious boxers out there with hearts, dots, lips, etc.  The trend went on for about a year before the administration put an end to it.  In a exchange, however, we were granted permission to wear tennis shoes as long as they were white.  It may not seem like a big deal, but to us….it was everything!  All that being said, I never thought the day would come that I would want to wear anything that would even remotely remind me of my school days, but these sweet tartan looks have me reconsidering the trend.  What do you think?  Is plaid in your future this fall?

Tartan

 

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Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

Fall Trend: Ready! Set! Moto!

The moto style has become more sophisticated over the years.  I remember years ago this style was relegated to punk rockers and misfits but now you can find this style everywhere from Doc Martens to Balenciaga, Balmain, and Topshop.  There are so many variations of the moto jacket with the traditional black zipper-embellished style to soft, buttery leather, pastel styles.  Either way is tres chic. Of course, a moto jacket pairs well with sexy skinny jeans and a sick pair of stiletto boots, but I also love wearing mine with feminine dresses for a cool juxtaposition.  There are also so many choices in moto boots, pants, and skirts that can easily become a staple in any closet for some added edge.  Check out these looks for style inspiration and let’s get ready to moto this fall!

Ready! Set! Moto!
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Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd