Shirt Dress Metallic Closure

One of this week’s fashion focuses is the shirt-dress. With such a simple buttoned down silhouette, the classic shirt-dress is easy to throw on and adapts to different body types with a simple belt that cinches it in and brings definition to the waist. The shirtdress is one of my favorite throw on ensembles because it is so easy to wear. It can be worn in an effortless manner with messy folded sleeves at the elbows and unbuttoned open collar or buttoned up with long sleeves for an elegant blouse-like dress look. The length of the shirtdress is key for determining its overall “dressy” factor. As a lover of vintage silhouettes, my all time favorite length is the midi, which makes this Ted Baker shirtdress one of my favorite pieces for this fall season.

This look is styled with a metallic leather square shaped satchel from Be&D’s Spring 2014 collection. Brace yourselves metallic enthusiasts for Be&D’s spring 2014 accessory collection, for they are infused with beautifully carved statement pieces in various metallic shades and characterized with chic heavy duty detailing.  The pop of metallic colour of the bag sets an ideal color-blocked scenario for the abstract leopard print of the dress.

Mona Hamid

Photography by Amanda Schulman

Styling and Modeling by Mona Hamid

Writing by Mona Hamid

Location : Tudor City, Manhattan NY

Outfit Details:-

1. Zebra Stripe Shirt Dress: Ted Baker (style name: Anzia)

2. Metallic Satchel: Be&D

Halloween Frame of Mind

Halloween is the prime time to experiment and let all your wardrobe guards down. Although some of us may secretly wish to get away with rocking a soft fluffy onesie for the week of Halloween, a subtle yet darling accessory adds an element of surprise to this Halloween look: Minnie mouse ears.

The French high-street clothing brands Sandro and Maje have definitely exhibited a more contemporary approach to clothing with their unconventional fabrics and silhouettes. For this look, I am rocking a Graphic Printed T from Sandro constructed with a material comparable to scuba driving suit fabric – foamy and impressively unconventional. I paired it with pastel purple Skinny Jeans to brighten the look and patent cutout clear wedge booties. Jeffrey Campbell’s collections of winter booties and shoes are all that Jazz and my fellow blogger buddy Annie Goldman couldn’t agree more!

Minnie mouse ears and a soft rose lip tone from MAC finish off the look.

Mona Hamid

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Photography by 1000lotus

Styling and Modeling by Mona Hamid

Writing by Mona Hamid Editing by Reem Buhazza

Location: North End (Little Italy), Boston, MA

Outfit Details:

1. Graphic Print T: Sandro, available here.

2. Pants: Topshop.

3. Patent Clear Wedge Booties:  Jeffrey Campbell, available here.

4. Lipstick: MAC (Amplified).