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Get Fresh with Mesh

Mesh?!?! This material immediately gives me flashbacks of the 80’s when I was trying to emulate my role model, Madonna. It can be a scary thing to wear.  If done wrong, you can look like you belong on the Fashion Police segment Starlet or Streetwalker.  However, when it’s done right, it can be demure and very chic.  It’s a  great way to show just enough skin to draw interest but keep them guessing about what’s underneath.  I’m loving the way designers are taking mesh to the next level.  A one-piece swimsuit with mesh paneling is the perfect example of subtle sexiness for the lady who doesn’t want to bare it all in a string bikini.  Also, wearing a mesh pump can be slimming by elongating the appearance of your legs.  Mesh designs have always been common in athletic wear but now have a more sophisticated look and a cut-out mesh dress will make you a show-stoppper at any formal event.  So, don’t be scared.  Go ahead and get fresh with mesh this summer!

Mesh

 

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Vintage Havana - Feather Mesh Plunge BraKay Unger New York - Sleeveless Mesh-Top Fringe-Hem Cocktail Dress
Foravi - Mesh Peplum Top

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thestylishmd

Trend Alert: The Shirtdress

A shirtdress is something I always considered to be an essential piece for a a work wardrobe.  A belted shirtdress paired with pumps is a perfect work outfit because it’s conservative enough for an office setting but a bit more relaxed and comfortable than suit or blouse and skirt.  What I didn’t realize is how many varieties of shirtdresses are out there which makes it a truly versatile option for many different occasions.

Rag & Bone - Prairie Tab-Sleeve Shirtdress This crisp, white Rag & Bone dress is sweet and edgy making it a great look to take from work to happy hour.Catherine Malandrino - Lace-Inset Short-Sleeve Shirtdress

This sophisticated lace-inset beauty by Catherine Malandrino would be perfect for a cocktail party or an evening wedding.

Michael Michael Kors - Long-Sleeve Shirtdress                                 You can’t go wrong with a safari style dress for a perfectly chic and relaxed weekend look.

Current/elliott - The Lily Button-Down Shirtdress

I love a dress with a masculine feel especially when paired with some uber high stilettos for an irresistibly sexy look.

Tory Burch - Lidia Striped Polo Shirtdress

 

I love this polo shirtdress by Tory Burch.  It would look really cute with some slip-on sneakers or some Chuck Taylors.

Haute Hippie - Jersey Zip-Pocket Sleeveless Shirtdress

A sleeveless dress is a great option for a summer backyard BBQ or wear it with a light military jacket to transition into fall.

Current/elliott - The School Girl Chambray Shirtdress

 

This super flirty, pleated, chambray dress is perfect for a first date to draw just enough attention to your gorgeous legs.

 Vince - Flowy Maxi Shirtdress

  I have not seen many maxi shirtdress options but I love this Vince one with this super sexy slit.

    What’s your shirtdress style? Feel free to share your looks and be featured on the blog.

Thans for reading!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Rag & Bone x Hunter Boots

What happens when you mix the urban, rocker chic of rag & bone with the classic British style of Hunter boots? A beautiful creation of lust-worthy boots from the rag & bone x Hunter collection.  Just when you thought Hunter boots couldn’t get any better with the new colors, these military-inspired designs are a wellington lovers’ dream.  It’s funny how by adding simple details such as a rugged zipper can create a whole different look.  I especially love the colors they chose.  The all black option is so sleek but I also love the contrast with the navy and army green boots.  The ankle boots are a nice alternative as well although, I can’t think of what you can pair the short boots with that you wouldn’t pair with the tall ones.  They are $30 cheaper than the tall boots but at $295 and $265, there’s not much difference.  It will be interesting to see how the short boots sell.  What do you think?  Are you coveting these boots as much as I am?

rag & bone x hunter

rag & bone x hunter

rag & bone x hunter

rag & bone x hunter

rag & bone x hunter

All photos courtesy of polyvore.com

You can find these at Neiman Marcus or shopbop.com.

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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!
Happy shopping and thanks for reading!
Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

Summer Lovin’ in Ankle Boots

If you read my Shoe Review post yesterday featuring a pair of Zara ankle boots, you know I’ve had a change of heart about wearing boots during the summer months.  As promised, here are a few boots I adore and some ways to style them.

Summer Boots

 

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Check out these celeb looks for ways to style these boots
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thestylishmd

Shoe Review: Rag & Bone Booties

Last week I discovered another hidden treasure in Buckhead (Atlanta) thanks to my dear friend, Valerie.  It was a quaint consignment store called B Chic Designer Consignment with a super sweet store owner, Nancy Scalera.  This store was jammed packed with goodies such as entire racks dedicated to Tory Burch, Lily Pulitzer, Chanel and St. John.  And the shoes! Oh, the shoes!  The fashion gods must have been smiling on me that day because there were an abundance of gorgeous shoes in my size.  I walked away with a pair of barely worn rag & bone booties.  They were just too adorable and well priced to leave behind.  It didn’t hurt that they were actually quite comfortable as well.  The neutral color makes them multi-seasonal and they look great with pants, dresses, and even shorts!

Source: bchicatlanta.com

Source: bchicatlanta.com

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Source: bchicatlanta.com

Source: bchicatlanta.com

Source: bchicatlanta.com

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:out of 5

Heel comfort: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel Sturdiness: :thumbup:  :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

For more info about this boutique go to www.bchicatlanta.com and tell Nancy I sent you  :)

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thestylishmd

Fifty Shades of Winter Greys- Chic

Fifty Shades of Winter Greys- Chic

 

Rick Owens leather jacket
$1,575 – net-a-porter.com

Only
$47 – zalando.co.uk

Gucci leather boots
$435 – net-a-porter.com

Elliott Lucca leather shoulder bag
$185 – pret-a-beaute.com

Club Manhattan silver earrings
$26 – welikefashion.com