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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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Fashionably yours,

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

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

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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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

Fringe Bag: Splurge or Steal

Fringe Bag: Splurge or Steal
 
For whatever reason I have really been loving all things boho chic this summer. I’ve been wearing cut-off shorts with ankle boots, kimonos, and of course, a fringe bag. Nothing epitomizes bohemian more than a cool fringe bag but some of them can be quite expensive which is not so bohemian. The brand jj winters has created some of the most desirable fringe handbags made popular by celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens. They are around $400 which is not outrageous but I found this adorable bag by Steve Madden for only $68!! That’s a great price for a bag you may not utilize all year long but still be the perfect complement to your boho look.
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Frankie & Jules - Fringe Hobo BagJj Winters - Suede Fringe Bag

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Sunday Funday at the Shops Around Lenox

I have not enjoyed a Sunday Funday in quite a while, so when my dear friend told me about the Keg party at the Shops Around Lenox I jumped at the chance to go and enjoy a drink or two.  There are many adorable boutiques and restaurants in this plaza including, Lululemon, Fab’rik, American Apparel, Bill Hallman, and my new favorite Deka Atlanta.  I’m pictured below in front of Deka which is a beautiful store carrying luxury athletic gear such as Splits 59, Bia Brazil, Stella McCartney for Adidas, and much, much more! I can see this is going to become a problem for me being that I pretty much live in activewear and this place has many of my favorite brands.

Shops Around Lenox

Another boutique you must visit at the Shops Around Lenox is bevello.  The staff at this store are sooo sweet and accommodating and they have the most precious clothes.  The perfect place to find a cute maxi for a decent price or a flirty first date outfit.

Shops Around Lenox

I’m posing here with the ladies from Sugar Island Essentials.  They had a beautiful display of their bath teas and body scrubs that all smelled good enough to eat.  For more info email sugarislandessentials@gmail.com or visit them on Instagram.

Shops Around Lenox

I hosted a Chloe & Isabel party for some friends of mine a few weeks ago and I’m finally getting the opportunity to post what I received for hosting the party.  I’m wearing my new go-to statement necklace, the Torsade, that pairs perfectly with almost any outfit.  I’m also wearing these gorgeous Retro Glam crystal earrings.  I highly suggest hosting a party because the incentives are ah-mazing! Check out the site here for more info.

Shops Around Lenox

Thanks for the great pictures Valerie!

I was wearing…

Cocoon kimono: American Apparel. Tank & denim cut-offs: Target. Boots: Seychelles. Handbag: Vintage. Necklace & earrings: courtesy of Chloe & Isabel. Watch: Michele. Sunglasses: Drugstore.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd