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A Taste of Brazil: Zara Jumpsuit

Besides shopping and drinking wine, my other favorite past time is traveling.  This past December I went to Rio de Janeiro with a friend of mine and we had the time of our lives.  We explored, ate, danced, and of course, shopped our hearts out.  I have one rule about international shopping: Try not to shop at the same stores we have in the States.  But when I saw the largest Zara store I’ve ever seen….I had to make an exception.  It was such a beautiful space full of clothing that were not yet back at home because it was their S/S collection when it was still winter back home.  I walked away with this gorgeous tropical print jumpsuit!  Every time I wear it I have memories of the fun girls’ trip to Brazil!

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I was attending a fun event called “Everything Girls Want” at Happy Feet Boutique.  It was a great collaboration of women business owners displaying their talents.

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This is my first attempt at a top knot. What do you think?

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Chillaxin’

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Photo courtesy of Lisa York Bowman of Dawn Designs

This is my ‘before’ pic before I got glamorized by make up artists Ony.

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Photo courtesy of Lisa York Bowman of Dawn Designs

Getting all done up….

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Photo courtesy of Lisa York Bowman of Dawn Designs

Voila! I’m wearing one of the luscious lip creams by Ony.  You can see all of her products at onybeauty.com!

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Photo courtesy of Lisa York Bowman of Dawn Designs

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Photo courtesy of Lisa York Bowman of Dawn Designs

Here I’m pictured with the talented Lisa York Bowman of Dawn Designs.  She hand-designs all of her one-of-a-kind greeting cards.  Visit her site dawndesignscards.com for some beautiful and unique cards for your next occasion.  Be sure to check out these budding entrepreneurs and of course Happy Feet Boutique.

Thanks for reading! I was wearing…

Jumpsuit: Zara. Necklace & Earrings: Anthropologie. Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff. Shoes: Donald J. Pliner.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

 

 

What I’m Digging: Abacaxi-NYC

I’m thrilled to share with you this amazing new designer I stumbled upon a little while ago.  The designer, Sheena Sood, has studied design at Brown University, Central Saint Martins College of London, and RISD. She has also worked for two of my favorite designers Tracy Reese and Zac Posen.  Sheena launched her line in 2013 which is influenced by the bold colors of Brazil and the textiles of India to create this amazing funky, urban line.

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All photos courtesy of abacaxi-nyc.com

I’m so in love with all of these looks!  I definitely want to make one of those multi-wear dresses mine.  Be sure to check out the rest of her looks at abacaxi-nyc.com.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Shoe Review: Zara Studded Pink Pumps

Zara is hands down one of my favorite places to shop!  This past December I was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and typically when I shop internationally, I try to avoid going to stores we have in the states.  Well, I had to make an exception for Zara.  It was summer time there so I was able to shop the spring/summer collection.  My girlfriend and I spent over two hours in the store and I ended up getting these shoes (along with several other items) I’m reviewing today.   I love that from the front, the shoes appear so innocent with its baby pink color, and then in the back….BAM! Bad ass studs! They have more of a kitty heel and a nice wide forefoot so these babies were made for walking!

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

Heel comfort: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

Heel Sturdiness: :thumbup:  :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

Hopefully, I will return to Brazil soon.  It was such beautiful trip! Don’t forget to enter to win the gorgeous Gorjana neckalce below.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd