Glimpsed: Federal Hill

The Baltimore Sun

On summer days, many women are looking for an outfit that is equal parts sporty and sexy.

Skirts are wonderful, but they tend to be one adjective or the other. Hot pants are just sexy (or trashy). And dresses can be any number of things: comfy, elegant, dowdy, sexy, formal, tacky, you name it.

Marion Lambropoulos shows us the most flattering way to be sporty/sexy - in these city shorts. The slender, longer take on traditional shorts is cool (both definitions) and shows her legs in a sexy but sophisticated way.

Marion Lambropoulos

Age: 40

Residence: Otterbein

Job: Owner and stylist, M Salon in Federal Hill

Self-described style: "Classic, with an eye on today's fashion trends."

The look: Navy blue jacket-style shirt by Elie Tahari. White city shorts. Gold Prada chunky-heeled shoes. Orange Hermes enamel bangle. Navy Lancaster watch.

Where it came from: Shirt and shoes from Saks Fifth Avenue. Shorts from Bebe. Bangle from Hermes store.

Savvy shopper: "I like to shop at Nordstrom. I think it's the best local department store that covers all your basics, and the Savvy department has a lot of labels I love. Oh, and also, their customer service is great. I live downtown, so I also check out the [Gallery at Harborplace]. My favorite place to shop, without a doubt, is Tysons Corner, [Va.] They have it all: couture shops, Saks, Neiman's, Bloomingdale's. The list is endless. It's usually an all-day affair with a lot of temptation. ... I'm glad it's not local, because it surely could be trouble if I go too much."

Marion's salon/Marion's style: "As a salon owner and stylist, I feel my image needs to be current with today's fashion trends and still professional. M Salon attracts a professional, stylish clientele; it's important that our clients have confidence that our team of fashion-conscious stylists will create a hair design to help complete their look. I believe hair, make-up and clothing together create a look."

Prada-ration: "Prada is my favorite designer. Her shoes are beautiful and sexy. I, like most women, love shoes. Great shoes complete an outfit."

Hermes-happy: "I recently purchased my Hermes orange enamel bangle ... because it's colorful, classic and very chic. My wardrobe is basically black, white, gray, tan and navy. So the bangle adds a splash of color."

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