Tag Archives: Banana Republic

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

What I Wore: Yellow & Turquoise

It is definitely wedding season! I have back to back outdoor weddings over the next two weekends so I had to get my wedding guest attire in order.  The first wedding was at Serenbe Farms.  It’s a beautiful self-sustainable, eco-friendly community about 45 minutes outside of Atlanta.  Even though there was a threat of rain, I wanted to wear a bright and fun color combo like yellow & turquoise.  This is the first bright yellow dress I’ve ever worn.  What do you think?

Yellow & Turquoise

The turquoise accents are a nice cool complement to the hot yellow color.

Yellow & Turquoise

These gorgeous Vince Camuto wedges were gifted to me by my wonderful friend and owner of Happy Feet Boutique.

Yellow & Turquoiae

Thanks for the lovely photos Valerie Peach!

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Photo courtesy of Bar Method Atlanta

Posing with my fellow Bar Method Atlanta babes. We were definitely bringing it!

Serenbe

A tranquil setting for the wedding at Serenbe.

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The happy couple! Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Michael Beam!

I was wearing…

Dress: Banana Republic. Necklace: Etsy. Earrings: Versona Accessories. Handbag: Tory Burch. Wedges: Vince Camuto (courtesy of Happy Feet Boutique).

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

An Evening with Clinton Kelly!

Were you a huge of fan of What Not to Wear?  I sure was so you can imagine my excitement when I had the opportunity to meet the infamous style guru, Clinton Kelly.  I attended a style seminar at Macy’s Lenox Square with style tips and questions with the man himself.  I meticulously picked out my outfit the night before.  I wanted to go with a nerdy-chic kind of look.  I borrowed a tie from my husband’s closet and learned how to tie one courtesy of YouTube.  After battling Atlanta’s ridiculous Friday rush hour traffic, I managed to arrive super early to the event which was rewarded with a front row seat!

Clinton Kelly

Look how close I was!!! He was amazing and dressed to the nines as expected.  No man can mix prints better than Clinton Kelly.  He was just as energetic and engaging in person as he is on t.v.  I got up the nerve to ask him a question on how a petite woman can wear a midi length skirt.  He replied with some very helpful advice and here’s the kicker…..he said ‘I love your outfit by the way’. #WINNING!!!

Clinton Kelly

There was a fashion show featuring his top trends of the season.  I loved how he used models of all different shapes, sizes, and ethnicities.  Here were my favorite looks from the show.

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Winter white is so hot and this look just exudes elegance.

Clinton Kelly

Tweed shorts with tights are a nice alternative to a dress or a skirt to change things up.  The burgundy booties were killer with little cut-outs all over the shoe.

Clinton Kelly

Another look featuring a sick pair of shoes.  The blazer had sequin sleeves that were absolutely dazzling.

Clinton Kelly

This holiday dress was meant to keep all eyes on you at the party.  The dress had little peek-a-boo cut-outs all over that were so sexy.

Clinton Kelly

One of the guest in the audience was Holly, a previous style offender on What Not to Wear, and as you can see, she’s still looking good.

Clinton Kelly

Guests received a tote graced with this Clintonism.

Clinton Kelly

After the show, I received a free makeover by Estee Lauder.  They did all the make up for the models.  I would have never thought to put these colors on my face, but I think it turned out pretty.  What do you think?

Clinton Kelly

I had such a great time! Thank you Southern Blog Society for the invite!

I was wearing…

Pinafore: Talbots. Blouse: Banana Republic. Tie: Geoffery Beene. Tights: Express. Loafers: Steven by Steve Madden.  Handbag: Marc Jacobs.  Eyewear: Chanel.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Get the Look: Jessica Biel

If you read my previous post on black over-the-knee boots, you know I’m impatiently awaiting boot season to rock a pair.  I’ll have to wait a little longer here in Atlanta but I’m already preparing ways to style my boots.  That’s when I came across this look by Jessica Biel and was inspired.  We are accustomed to seeing Jessica in body-hugging outfits showing off her rock- solid figure, but this chic yet relaxed look is very cool.  Her grey coat is beautiful but I actually really like this mixed media one from Tinley Road.  The vegan leather sleeves and asymmetric zipper gives it a little more interest and pairs well with the black boots.  The Report boots I have featured have a gorgeous shiny leather finish and similar asymmetric zipper across the back.  The small block heel is perfect because it still provides a little height but comfortable enough to stomp around the city all day long.  Finish the look off with some comfortable jeans and a pair of sophisticated shades and you’ve got your fall uniform.

Get the Look: Jessica Biel

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Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

What I Wore: My Favorite Simple Maxi Dress

Wearing my hair natural in the summer has a Boho vibe to me.  It influences me to accompany my hair style with an equally laid-back outfit.  Nothing says effortless and comfortable more than my favorite American Apparel maxi dress.  This dress has been on repeat all summer.  It’s just so simple that I can style it a million ways.  I wear it to the grocery store, long flights, anywhere!  I could just kick myself for not getting more than one at the time, but I intend to change that very soon!

American Apparel Maxi dress

I paired it with another summer staple.  This Banana Republic Heritage sweater has proven to be the perfect summer sweater providing just enough coverage but cool enough for warm weather.

American Apparel Maxi Dress

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This eye-catching, intricately, woven leather bag was a one-in-a-million purchase.  I got it at a small boutique back in Pittsburgh years ago.  The owner only had one because she wasn’t sure how it was going to sell. The store is unfortunately no longer there.  I consider myself lucky because out of all of my handbags (designer ones included) I receive the most compliments on this one.  I love that it has every color under the sun and goes with virtually every outfit.  Definitely another summer staple for years to come.

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Anthropologie pendant necklace

Let’s talk about this gorgeous pendant necklace from Anthroplogie!  They have the best affordable jewelry in my opinion.  Besides the beautiful colors, I love that it has a long, narrow design.  I feel like the pendant along with the maxi dress has an elongating effect which us petite girls need.

Thanks for reading!

I was wearing….

Maxi dress: American Apparel. Sweater: Banana Republic.  Ankle boots: Old Navy. Handbag: NIla Anthony. Necklace: Anthropologie. Earrings: Belk. Ring: David Yurman. Watch: Michele.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

What I Wore: Last Day in NYC

Save the best for last.  That’s how I felt about our last day in NYC….

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Posing in Times Square on our way to brunch.

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Mother and I enjoying a delicious brunch at the Blue Fin inside the W Hotel Times Square.  Doesn’t she look adorable in her pink suit!

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Always the most interesting characters in Times Square.

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Getting ready for the show!

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The show was absolutely amazing! It was almost more like a concert with everyone singing along to all of Motown’s greatest hits.  Oh! The boy who played the young Michael Jackson of the Jackson 5 blew everyone away! He sounded just as good, if not better, than M.J.! Please check out this show if you have the opportunity!

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Goodbye NYC! At least until our next adventure :-)

I was wearing….

Jacket: Helmut Lang. Jumpsuit: Arancia  Shoes: BCBG.  Necklace: Banana Republic. Clutch: Marc Jacobs. Watch: Michele.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Fifty Shades of Winter Greys- Comfy

Fifty Shades of Winter Greys- Comfy

 

Ralph lauren sweater
mytheresa.com

Printed legging
$21 – newlook.com

Banana Republic pearl stud earrings
bananarepublic.gap.com

People tree
$48 – peopletree.co.uk