Category Archives: Fashion

What I’m Digging: M2Malletier

It’s a bittersweet feeling when I come across yet another luxury designer to covet. I’m always excited to discover something new and beautiful but the price tag is usually a downer.  Case in point, the gorgeous handbags by M2Malletier.  This Barcelona-based brand is known for its minimalistic designs and infamous needle-like handle.  The architectural designs paired with a superb quality of leather creates a winning combo of alluring handbags.

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I love the subtle mint color of this bag. Absolutely perfect for spring!
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 This has a roomier square shape and the creamy tan color makes this a timeless classic you can carry for years.

AMOR/FATI 011 GLOW | M2Malletier Luxury Bags

 Get a little feisty with this funkadelic hologram look.  I also love the octagonal shape of this purse for an even edgier look.

FABRICCA BRIGHT PURPLE | M2Malletier Luxury Bags

I love this juicy purple color and the elongated shape is a sleek choice for an evening event.

LA MUSE VENALE CORAL | M2Malletier Luxury Bags

If your feeling caliente, this coral is a great option for a fun vacay!

For more info or to purchase one of these beauties you can go to the website or net-a-porter.com.

Thanks for reading!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Urban vs Couture Fashion Show 2014

This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting up with a girlfriend of mine to see the Urban vs Couture fashion show.  It was a held at 595 North which is a nice event space in West Midtown. It was a rainy day so I decided to finally break out a rain coat I got at Tootsie’s in Buckhead during their end of summer sale.  It’s such a statement piece with the bright colors and crazy prints.  My first instinct was to play it safe with a monotone outfit but decided to try mixing prints by wearing a navy striped shirt and pop of color accessories.

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What do you think?

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I arrived early to get a good seat and a few snaps before the show started.  They also had a cute little pop-up shop with vendors from a variety boutiques.

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The first designer, Gayla Rogers, was probably my favorite show.  Her clothes were beautiful, flattering, and well constructed.

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The crop top is so hot right now and I love the pairing with a fitted maxi skirt!

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Designer, Gayla Rogers, with one of her models.

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The audience enjoyed several musical and dance performances throughout the night.

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Then the night took a different turn with some out-of-this-world designs by Avantoooh Glam Squad!  These designs were absolutely NOT practical, but extremely innovative and sexy.

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Yes….these are faux nails that go down to the floor.

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Lady Gaga’s next red carpet look, maybe?
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This is crazy, right?  Sorry for some of the blurry photos.  It was difficult to capture good still photos of the moving models.

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All in all it was a fun night!

I was wearing….

Coat: Elizabeth McKay (via Tootsie’s). Top: Marshall’s. Wax coated jeans: Old Navy. Pumps: Forever 21. Necklace & earrings: Versona Accessories. Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff.

Thanks for reading!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Easter Sunday Best

I have very fond childhood memories of Easter Sunday.  The excitement of Easter egg hunts, candy, delicious dinners, and dressing up in my Easter Sunday Best!  My Mom used to go all out for my Easter dresses buying may Gunny Sack, Priscilla, and Laura Ashley dresses.  This is probably why I still love dressing up each Easter to give tribute to my younger days.  I’m still pretty traditional, although, one year I fought tooth and nails to wear white palazzo pants and yellow suede platforms to church (I think I was 14).  Florals and pastels are the hallmark of Easter which is the holiday that really kicks off the spring season.  I love to feel very ladylike in an A-line dress (floral or pastel), fun statement jewelry, and pretty pumps.  Lastly, this is usually the time I debut a new spring bag.  I hope one day to have a little girl to play dress up with but until then, I’ll have to be my own dress up doll.

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Shop some cute floral dresses:

Red Valentino - Square-Neck Drop-Waist Floral DressTed Baker - Longer Length Dress in Bright Floral Print

Have a happy Easter!
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Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

What I Would Wear on Spring Break….

It’s that time of the year when families and friends head out of town on fun excursions for spring break.  I was not so lucky to be going anywhere fun this time  so instead I live vicariously through Instagram posts of happy people enjoying the beach.  I decided that if I can’t go anywhere, I can at least help someone plan a fabulous outfit for their fun trip.  This is something I would wear if I was headed to the beaches of say…St Barts.  I love eye-catching, bright swimwear.  Bright colors look so good in the sun and no one makes a more colorful bikini than Mara Hoffman.  I especially love the bustier top which is great for us ladies who aren’t as blessed in the cleavage area.  A soft, white tunic cover-up is a nice complement to offset bright swimwear and I love the bohemian feel of this one.  You can easily throw on some cut-off shorts and head to lunch.  Oversized sunglasses will be huge this season and they always add a touch of glam to a look.  A lot of people forget about wearing jewelry at the beach or pool but I love to accessorize at all times.  A simple pendant necklace is easy and chic.  All you need is a great straw bag and some fun sandals.  These Kate Spade sandals are too adorable.

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Shop the look:

Mara Hoffman - Ananda printed underwired bikiniKate Spade New York - Flat Thong Sandals - Tracie Bow

I hope you enjoy your vacation wherever you may be headed and have some fun for me too!
Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

Rise up in Gladiator Sandals!

Ok. This is a trend I wasn’t too sure about at first, but know I’m turning the corner.  I think it was the stiletto version of gladiators that threw me off.  They seemed a little too brazen or even cartoonish, but the flat versions have a nice bohemian feel.  Gladiator sandals are not necessarily a new trend but will definitely be revisited strongly this spring.  I think that they would look absolutely adorable with a soft, flowing mini dress like I saw in a Macy’s fashion show last week.  So, I was on the fence, but now I think they’re a go.  What do you think? Will the inner gladiator in you rise up this spring?

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Shop the look:
Steve Madden - Sparta Tall Gladiator Sandals         Steve Madden - Sparta Gladiator Sandal

Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

Celebrating Spring Trends with Macy’s

I had the great pleasure of attending the Secret Garden Fashion Show at Macy’s hosted by the fabulous Christopher Macken on Friday.  Spring has finally arrived and so have the spring trends!  We received a glimpse of what will be hot this season.

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Eagerly anticipating the show….

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Guests enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres including scrumptious mini strawberry cupcakes, drinks, and music.

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I have never been a huge fan of lace but this little swing top number was too cute for words.  I love the pop of color from these covetable orange wedges.

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Another adorable example of the lace trend and also the bohemian trend with this Free People dress.  I love the flat gladiator sandals! A must-have addition to my closet!

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I’m a girl that loves a great jumpsuit and will definitely be rocking them this season.  This look is ultra chic in black and white.  The glamorous hat will have people wondering ‘who’ you are…..

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These shoes!!! #stevemadden!!

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There will be more mixing prints this spring.  I would have never thought to pair floral sandals with a snakeskin print romper but it really works.

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Ahhhh….pastels and florals.  Nothing else says spring like this lovely combo.

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Here I am posing with the wonderful Christopher Macken :-)

I was wearing…..

Moto Jacket: Helmut Lang. T-shirt: Forever 21. Skirt: AR’RYLES. Necklace: Vince Camuto.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

AQ/AQ S/S14 Collection

This is my second time featuring this brand on the blog because I am obsessed!!!  The London-based brand, aqua by aqua has a new AQ/AQ SS ’14 collection that is to die for!  These designers create clothing for the woman every women wants to be.  Hot, edgy, flirty, and a little bad ass.  I have featured some of my favorite looks.  I’m especially enamored with the black jumpsuit, cape dress, and jogger pants.  Heck! I want it all!

Enjoy!

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Don’t you just love this collection?

You can shop these looks at aqaq.com.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

The ‘It’ Shoe for Spring: Slip-on Sneakers

Introducing the shoe of the season……slip-on sneakers!  This retro comfort shoe is making a comeback in a fierce way.  This once kind of dorky shoe has received a fabulous update from designers like Saint Laurent, Sam Edelman and Vans.  I love all of the varying textures and prints there are to choose from.  I’ve already snagged the floral print slip-ons from the Peter Pilotto for Target collection and can’t wait to sport them this spring.  You can pair these with flirty dresses, cute capris, or casual cut-offs.  Which ever style you pick, these babies will leave your feet feeling fancy through the spring and summer seasons.

Spring Slip-ons sneakers

 

Shop the look:
Vans - Metallic Women's Slip-On SneakerAerin - 'Murex' Perforated Slip-On Sneaker

Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

SJP Collection at Nordstrom!

It seems Carrie Bradshaw’s love for shoes has manifested into an actual shoe line via the very real Sarah Jessica Parker.  Inspired by her character on the beloved Sex in the City, the actress turned designer has created the SJP line sold at Nordstrom! Like most fashion fanatics, I was a devoted fan to Sex in the City, and a pair of shoes from the SJP line is about as close as I will get to be a young and fabulous single lady stomping the streets of NYC.  The SJP line includes gorgeous shoes, handbags, and even trench coats.  This collection is perfect for spring with pretty pastels and classic black patent staples.  I’m totally obsessed with the ultra feminine mint sandals. Here is a sneak peek from the line:

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Go ahead and shop this collection and live your inner Carrie Bradshaw :-)

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

 

 

 

Lupita Nyong’o: Hollywood’s Newest ‘It’ Girl

A new ‘it’ girl has captured Hollywood’s heart and mine as well! Lupita Nyong’o!!  The 31 year old Kenyan actress has swept the film industry off their feet winning an Oscar and a SAG award for her break out role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave.  She had not even yet graduated form the Yale School of Drama when she was cast for the role!  Ms. Nyong’o has also taken the fashion world by storm by killing it on the red carpet this entire award season.  Even though she is a newbie to the red carpet, her keen sense of style has caught the eye of just about every major designer wanting her to wear their designs.  She has topped the best dressed lists all season that many Hollywood veterans have yet to achieve.

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 This timeless Prada gown that Lupita helped design proved to be an historical moment as she took home the Oscar for best actress in a supporting role.

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This is when I personally first noticed Lupita on the red carpet.  I believe she single-handedly made cape dresses a fashion must when she arrived to the Golden Globes in this Ralph Lauren stunner.

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Gorgeous in emerald green Dior at the BAFTA awards.

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Lupita was absolutely glowing in this yellow J. Mendel gown at the Hollywood Film Awards.

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The fashionista is unforgettable in this daring turquoise Gucci gown at the SAG awards.

It’s always nice to see a fresh face on the red carpet, but it’s even more special when it’s a face that represents a beauty that is not typically celebrated in our society.  As Lupita addressed in her speech at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, it is extremely important for young girls to see people who look like them who are considered beautiful.  It has a huge impact on the self esteem of young girls when they don’t see women who look like them being celebrated in the media.  Lupita spoke of how she prayed for lighter skin until she saw model, Alek Wek, on the cover of magazine.  It wasn’t until then that she realized that how she looked was enough to feel beautiful.  I hope that the idea of beauty in our media will continue to evolve, but until then, I’m grateful we have been blessed with the beauty, grace, and eloquence of Lupita Nyong’o.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd