7 ways to embrace the mesh trend in the new year

I love all of the mesh stuff coming out nowadays! This dress caught my eye not only because of the stunning red crushed velvet, but also because of the polka dot mesh details at the top. Super cute!

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This dress arrived on Christmas Eve. I was going to wear it Christmas day because with the beautiful red color, it just screams Christmas. But I didn’t get around to wearing it until the weekend after Christmas. I must say, I love red any time of the year, so this dress could be a cute going-out dress or even a Valentine’s day outfit.

Swiss dot mesh red velvet dress, Dresslily; high heeled hiking boots, Rue21; striped gloves, given to me; leather jacket, old; black reflective sunglasses, Rue21, Fleur de lis tights, old.

Granted the mesh trend has been around for a few years, but I’m really starting to take notice of it.

Several ways to wear mesh are:

If wearing a totally sheer mesh top, a cute lace sports bra can be worn underneath or just a cute satin or silk cami.

You can also layer mesh over a crop top to wear with jeans. 

For a work ready look, pair it over a solid top or wear with a tank top underneath and a blazer in a contrasting color over top.

Mesh overlays or just peek-a-boo mesh would also work for more professional look.

A top or dress with flowing mesh overlays is an everyday, breezy look.

You can also embrace the mesh trend by just wearing mesh socks or tights.

Mesh tops with embroidery, lace or beads is also a fun way to mix it up.

Mostly, have fun with it. And wear it whatever way you are comfortable.

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Happy New Year everyone!

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Burgundy polka dot dress

On sunny warm days, we enjoy fall, on cold days, we hibernate like a bear. Last weekend was nice – we went out into the beautiful fall world. This weekend, not so much. We hang out in bed all day and try to stay warm while contemplating sleeping our way through the cold weather… Oregonian life.

Burgundy polka dot dress, Kohl’s, cropped black button up sweater, given to me, black shoes, old, disco ball necklace and earrings, Ann Taylor Loft, beaded purse, Goodwill, black cat eye sunglasses, Rue 21

I love the vintage 60’s style of this dress! Super cute and fun for a rock-a-billy look or just a retro vibe. I found this on the clearance racks at Kohl’s. ‘Cause I love a good deal!

Add in some fall leaves, and you’re all set for a fun fall day.

Yep. I’m a dork. And proud of it.


Keep my mama in your prayers this week. She goes in for another cat scan to see how the evil cancer is doing. More tumors keep popping up. This new cat scan will determine if they need to go after any more spots with radiation or start her on the trial drug she was never on during her time in the OHSU clinical trial group the past two years. For those of you who don’t know, she was in the placebo group the whole time and doing better than everyone else in the group until they finally had to take her out and send her to radiation in February after determining that two tumors that merged together were getting too big.

As always, thank you for stopping by and thank you for any prayers sent this way as we wait to see if, yet again, another shoe, is going to drop off with the cat scan news this week.

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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