Fall Trend: Crocodile Handbags

If there’s one ‘it’ bag you need for this fall season, it’s a crocodile handbag.  I know it can set a fashionista back several thousand dollars but there are many faux croc options available that are just as beautiful.  When I think of a crocodile handbag, it instantly brings thoughts of luxury and sophistication like the iconic Hermes Birkin bag.  I personally love a classsic top handle satchel bag, but designers have created some amazing crocodile handbags in all kinds of styles.  You will no longer be limited to brown and black with this closet staple.  Tory Burch has a beautiful cobalt blue tote as well as a juicy red choice by YSL.  If you really want to be funky, try a two-tone bag like the Dolce Gabbana pictured below.  Either way, you can’t go wrong with purchasing this timeless classic which will continue to be relevant for many seasons to come.

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thestylishmd

Tory Burch Watch Collection!!

Yes. Yes. I know….it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I apologize in advance but life has just gotten in the way.  I’ve been super busy working a full time doctor job as well as teaching Pilates (I am a glutton for punishment), so my poor little blog has been neglected.  But if there’s anyone who can bring me back out into the blogosphere its Tory Burch.  I almost literally leapt with joy when I saw that the Tory Burch watch collection will be launching October 1!  As to be expected, the watches are gorgeous!!!  There are four different lines.  A tomboy-ish collection, leather strap, wrap bracelet, and a cool clear face style.  They start at $395 and go up as high has $995, but after you take a look I’m sure you’ll agree they are well worth it!

Tory Burch watch

This style also comes with different face colors, but this deep navy is such a great contrast with the gold.  It has a nice classic and masculine feel to it that will always be in style.

Tory Burch watch

This ivory leather strap is smooth and sophisticated that can be paired with warm winter whites or a cool flirty summer dress.

Tory Burch watch

I love the sleek rectangular face of this watch and the textured metal makes it stand out structurally from those similar in style.

Tory Burch watch

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This collection is quirky and cool.  A great way to add a little spunk into your wardrobe.

The gold and navy one will definitely be on my Christmas list.  Which style is your favorite?

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

The Casualization of America: Have We Gone Too Far?

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Jeans and a t-shirt used to be the quintessential casual outfit in our society, but lately it seems to have been replaced by luxury sweatpants and high-end yoga leggings.  It seems that everywhere you look, people are running around in activewear.  Even the stay-at-home moms have replaced ‘Mom’ jeans for their Lululemon yoga pants (which may actually be a good thing).  Some critics in the fashion community refer to it as the casualization of America. At first glance, it appears like we have become a more physically active society, but unfortunately, that is not the case.  People have decided to perpetuate an active lifestyle without putting in the work which in my opinion, defeats the purpose of wearing body-hugging attire.  Isn’t the point of doing a million squats to show off your great ass?

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The innovation of designer athletic wear is largely to blame.  Brands like Lululemon may have led the way but now many other designers are getting into the activewear game.  Some of my favorite brands Beyond Yoga, Alo, Splits 59, and Koral activewear have beautiful clothing that can easily go from the gym to lunch.  Even brands like Urban Outfitters, Loft, and Gap are making luxury athletic wear more accessible to the masses. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics, I believe, is going to be a game changer as far as creating high-end activewear affordable.  You can get an entire Fabletics outfit for less than a pair of leggings! It’s so tempting to spend all day and evening in some of these clothes because designers are now using such irresistbly soft fabrics.  I feel kind of guilty that my many pairs of $200 jeans are going unworn but they just feel so uncomfortable compared to my leggings (and I have NOT gained any weight).

casualization of America

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I have travelled all over the world and have been slightly embarrassed by the sloppy reputation of American travelers.  You can spot us out a mile a way with or cut-off jean shorts, tank and flip-flops.  We tend to lack the sophistication of many of the other first world nations and this yoga pants epidemic is not helping our case.  I am just as guilty as everyone else.  If you had told me even a year ago that I would wear a pair of workout leggings and an off-the-shoulder top out to dinner, I would have said you were crazy.  But I have and I probably will continue to do so.  Why? Because it’s cute and comfy, and I even feel a little sexy.  So, maybe we are not the most chic country in the world, but we are innovators and I think the rest of the world will soon follow our lead.  Do you think we have taken this look too far?

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Friday Fashion Quote

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A great fashion tip from the legend herself.  Make sure you get your hair ‘did’ for the weekend…lol!

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thestylishmd

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

Kim Kardashian Hollywood Game

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I have a new favorite waste of time. The Kardashians have sucked me in once again with the Kim Kardashian Hollywood game.  I tried it because it was free and had absolutely no expectations and now I’m completely addicted! It is actually exquisitely designed and easy to navigate.  The avatars are quite exceptional as well.  When I started the game, I was a lowly sales girl at a boutique and in walked Kim Kardashian! I successfully styled her for an event after which she quickly befriended me and hooked me up with contacts that eventually led to gigs.  These gigs include modeling for various brands, appearances, and really just being me for which I get paid handsomely (sound familiar).  You require energy to complete your tasks.  You can get energy by using your stars (which you have to earn or purchase), but I have found that I can just wait for my energy to replenish.  It takes a little longer but no money is spent. The instant gratification of money and new clothes is really addicting which is why I climbed from an E-list celebrity to an A-list celebrity in just one week.  I have reached level 12 of 19, have 37.2 million fans, a condo in L.A., a house in Miami (next to Kim’s), and I haven’t spent any of my actual money to do it. If only real fame and fortune was this easy to obtain.  Well, I guess it is for some….lol! All in all, it’s a great way to pass the time next time you’re stuck in a long line or just want some mindless fun to relax.

Enjoy!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Friday Fashion Quote

 

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I absolutely love this quote because it is so true!  Have a beautifully stylish weekend fashionistas!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Tory Burch Fitbit!

Alas! The rumor is true. I heard many months ago that my ultimate favorite brand was collaborating with my favorite fitness device and I thought it was too good to be true.  The Tory Burch Fitbit collection has been revealed and it’s everything I hoped it would be and more!  It’s actually perfect timing for me as I had to reluctantly give up my Fitbit Force due to the recall, and the fact that it gave me a nasty rash on my wrist.  Now I can replace it with one of the gorgeous Tory Burch designs.  The trouble will be deciding which one to get :-)

Gold Tory Fitbit

Fitness accessories have come a loooooong way!! I mean look at this gorgeous bracelet!  This is definitely function meets fashion at its greatest.  The sleek and architectural design is so stunning, it’s perfect for when you want to keep track of your steps while on a night out on the town.

Pink Tory Fitbit

Navy Tory Fitbit

The pink and navy options are great to rock your everyday workouts in style.

Tory pendant fitbit

I never thought of wearing my fitbit around my neck but this pendant is too cute to pass up.

Which Tory Burch Fitbit are you going to be sporting to your next workout. Me? I want all three!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Friday Fashion Quote

Kanye quote

I’m sorry. I know everyone does not like Kanye but his quote gave me a chuckle.  Have a great weekend everyone!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Hot Pants: Splurge or Steal

Every fit chick knows that yoga leggings are truly essential since you practically live in them.  Whether you’re a yogi, a Pilates girl, a runner, or a barre babe you probably wear leggings on a daily basis.  I probably have six pairs of black ones and black everyday gets pretty monotonous so I like to spice it up with some hot pants.  Several brands are embracing more bright colors and fun prints to liven up their collections which brings even more fun and whimsy to your workout.  Of course, some luxury leggings can run as high as $200 but I found these cute pair by Onzie for $44.  Do you wear hot pants for your workout?

Hot Pants: Splurge or Steal

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