Category Archives: Fashion

New Year’s Party Style

It’s almost time to pop some bottles and bring in the new year! Do you have your New Year’s party style together yet? I actually have a couple of outfit ideas but no definitive plans yet, but I’ll share my ideas with you. The first look is a play on a feminine tuxedo vibe.  Substitute black pants for sequin leggings for some extra sparkle and keep the top subtle with a simple, white halter top. I know shiny leggings can be a hard look to pull off but adding some sky high booties will elongate your legs.  If you’re still not comfortable with leggings, you can swap them out for a sequin skirt.  I built the second look around these killer Sam Edelman Kayla boots.  I actually have these and I’m dying to pair them with a sexy dress for New Year’s.  My outfit will probably look a lot like this one.  Add some fur for a little luxe (and warmth) and party the night away.  Which look is your favorite?

New Year's Party Style

 

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Have a safe and spectacular New Year’s Eve!!
:selamat
Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

GQ + Glamour Magazine Fashion Show

One of the great perks of being a fashion blogger is having the opportunity to attend fabulous events like the GQ + Glamour Magazine fashion show at Lenox Square.  The show featured looks by Bloomingdales, Brooks Brothers, St. John, Herve Leger, and Nicole Miller.  It was wonderful with delicious food including mini cupcakes from Sprinkles and free flowing cocktails and wine.  There was even a champagne after party at the St. John store after the show.  This was definitely not an event to miss but if you did, I took some great photos to share with all of you.

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 Getting ready for the show!GQ + Glamour Magazine fashion show

Bloomies started off with this cool leopard and camel combo look with a great pop of color from the orange handbag.

GQ + Glamour Magazine fashion show

Oooooh super luxe! I wish I had somewhere to wear this beauty.

GQ + Glamour Magazine fashion show

This was actually a cape embellished with fur paired with a flirty, floral skirt.

GQ + Glamour Magazine fashion show

Ha! She looks too cool for school.

GQ + Glamour Magazine fashion show

The shiny brocade material of this outfit is really hard for the average gal to pull off but it is damn hot!

GQ + Glamour Magazine fashion show

A little classic Brooks Brothers action for ya.

GQ + Glamour Magazine fashion show

I’m absolutely in love with this head-to-toe tartan look.

GQ + Glamour Magazine fashion show

This one is equally adorable.

This leather jacket looked smooth as butter.

St. John gives us the ultimate sophistication with these beautiful deep berry and black ensembles.

A sparkly party dress by St. John.

GQ + Glamour Magazine fashion show

Can anything be hotter than these orange dresses by Herve Leger??

GQ + Glamour Magazine fashion show

Why, yes. There is. A sultry Herve Leger cat suit with sexy cut-outs. Do you dare?

GQ + Glamour Magazine fashion show

The show rounded out with this beautiful liquid gold dress by Nicole Miller.

Thanks to Simon, GQ, and Glamour Magazine for putting on such a lovely event.  I’m looking forward to the next one :-)

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Scandal Style at The Limited

Alright Gladiators! You can now channel your inner Olivia Pope with Scandal style at the Limited.  Kerry Washington has collaborated with the brand to create the Scandal collection inspired by her sassy and stylish character, Olivia Pope.  It offers reasonably priced office attire with classic silhouettes and a touch of femininity.

Scandal Style

This is my favorite piece in the entire collection! I love a great cape and this ivory one is gorgeous.  It has a matching pair of slacks to give you instant diva status.

Scandal Style

Scandal Style

If your tired of the old lady tweed jacket, this one is a great option.  The eye-catching asymmetrical collar and fitted shape brings an old classic to the next level.

Scandal Style

Ahhhh! Another great cape.

Scandal Style

Everything about this dress is so soft and feminine.  The soft peach color pairs beautifully with nude pumps.  The tulip shape to the dress provides a sexy hemline that will have all eyes on your gorgeous legs at the office.

Scandal Style

This outfit is so chic and effortless.  The cardigan can easily transition from the office to a weekend football game.

 

Scandal Style

Photos courtesy of thelimited.com

 Of course, the collection would not be complete without the infamous Olivia Pope wrap coat.  Wrap yourself up in one of these beauties for under $250!

Some of the pieces are only available on line so be sure to get your piece of Scandal style before it’s all gone.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

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.

Crocodile handbags

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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

Photos courtesy of toryburch.com

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?

casualization of America

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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?

casualization of America

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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

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

All-American Girl

Awwww……yeah! It’s time to celebrate the birthday of the U.S.A. and what better way to say “I  :heart: America” than sporting a quintessential All-American girl look?  Comfort is a must since you’ll probably be at a BBQ or the beach before heading out to the fireworks show.  There’s nothing more classic than cut-offs and Chuck Taylors. Add a patriotic T-shirt or tank and throw on a cute kimono for extra style points and you’re good to go!

All-American Girl
What will be your look for the fourth of July?  Feel free to share.
Happy Birthday U.S.A.!
:selamat
Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

Marimekko x Banana Republic

If you haven’t heard about marimekko x Banana Republic, the latest designer collaboration collection, pay attention to this post!  Some of these coveted pieces have already been spotted on celebs such as Olivia Palermo.  This quirky Finnish brand know for their fun and funky prints have been brought stateside via the iconic American label to create a collection full of playful skirts, dresses, pants, and rompers.  The prices range from $39.50-140 so you can get your summer wardrobe in gear!

Marimekko x Banana Republic

The drama of this beautiful midi skirt is amazing and the mix of small and large print is so cool.  If this skirt length doesn’t work for you, it does come in a shorter variety as well.

Marimekko x Banana Republic

This is the perfect shift dress for a casual day at work or a fun backyard BBQ.  I love the ease and comfort of this look.

Marimekko x Banana Republic

I can’t get enough of this print! The slim fit capri pants are so adorable and mod.  They kind of remind me of Gidget.  Remember her?

Marimekko x Banana republic

What’s a summer wardrobe with a light and flowing maxi dress?  This fabric is stunning and would great with some simple jewelry and some flat sandals.

Marimekko x Banana Republic

Photos courtesy of nymag.com

Last, but absolutely not least, this adorable short set is my favorite of the bunch.  At first glance it looks like a one piece but it’s actually shorts and a peplum top.  This a flirty look great for a first date or brunch with the girls.

Head to your local Banana Republic store to get your hands on some these limited pieces.  They are sure to fly off the racks!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

6 Really Cool Statement necklaces for under $100

It’s always nice when a popular trend sticks around long enough to become more readily accessible and affordable to the masses.  I remember when statement necklaces became increasingly fashionable a few years ago and they were pretty pricey.  Designs were dominated by high-end brands like Dannijo, Ben Amun, and Tim Binns but now the highly covetable closet staple can be found everywhere from Barney’s to Target.  I have compiled a few of my favorite styles all for less than $100.  Now you can truly start your summer off with a statement!

statement necklaces

 

 
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Coquette - Layer Bib NecklaceCoquette - Multi Pendant Ball Chain Necklace

 

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd