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Retro Swimwear: The High-Waisted Bikini

Whether you like it or not…..it’s bikini season!  Typically, we ladies start doing our crunches and squats to look cute in our teeny, tiny string bikinis but retro-style swimwear may be another option if you didn’t quite get into the shape you would have liked. The high-waisted bikini is making a resurgence at the poolside.  A little more modest bikini bottom but with a sexy bustier top is the perfect alternative for a variety of body types.

Lahco Of Switzerland - Rimini High-Waisted Bikini Bottom

This bikini incorporates classic gingham highlighted by sexy red seaming and bows. 

 

Tori Praver Swim - Kenny High-Waisted Bikini Bottom

This gorgeous fuscia bikini is more like wearing a bottom with a crop top showing only a slither of tummy.  This is a great option for those wanting a more modest look.

Forever 21 - Flamingo Striped High-Waisted Bikini Bottom

I love this bright flamingo suit by Forever 21.  I could just see myself by a pool in Miami with large retro sunglasses.

Clover Canyon - Cigar Granny High-Waisted Bikini Bottom

This fun floral bikini by Clover Canyon has a more triangle shaped bikini top if you just want the high-waisted bottom without the bustier style top.

 

Kooj - Lace Up High-Waisted Bikini

If you’re really daring, this edgy cut-out bikini may be just the one for you.

Will you be channeling your inner pin-up girl this summer?

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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?

Urban vs Couture fashion show

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.

Urban vs Couture fashion show

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

Urban vs Couture fashion show

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

Urban vs Couture fashion show

Designer, Gayla Rogers, with one of her models.

Urban vs Couture fashion show

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

Urban vs Couture fashion show

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.

Urban vs Couture fashion show

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

Urban vs Couture fashion show

Lady Gaga’s next red carpet look, maybe?
Urban vs Couture fashion show

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.

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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!

Spring trends

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

What I Wore: Neon & Floral

The weather here has been picture perfect.  I was heading out to book club to discuss our latest book called The Book Thief.  This is a beautiful coming-of-age story set in Nazi Germany that will be a major motion picture next month.  I wanted to wear something bright and fun while the weather still permits.  I elected for a neon & floral combination.  It’s not something that obviously goes together but I think it works.

Neon & Floral

These baggy pants are so comfortable.  They feel like pajama pants and they are probably the only stylish type of pants out there that you can get away with an elastic waistband…lol!

Neon & Floral

I picked up this fun, vibrant top at Forever 21 months ago and finally found something to wear it with.  Does that happen to you a lot too?  I often purchase pieces I like that I don’t readily have something to pair it with.  It will then sit in my closet for months (or years) before I finally drag it out.  Then, of course, my husband thinks it’s something new that I just bought and I’m like “No. Really. I’ve had this for months but just never wore it!’.

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Finally, these zipper booties have been a staple in my closet for years now.  I wear them to spice up an outfit, day or night.

I was wearing…

Top: Forever 21. Pants: Target. Booties: Michael Kors. Ring: Bloomingdale’s. Earrings: Macy’s. Watch: Michele.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Polka dot peplum

What I Wore: Polka Dot Peplum Top

Last weekend my husband and I headed to a friend’s house for a dinner party.  It was a rainy and gloomy evening so I wanted to brighten the mood with a fun outfit.  What could be more fun than a polka dot peplum top and red skinny jeans?  I must admit that I am very self conscious about by thighs and it takes courage for me to wear anything other than dark pants.  These James jeans are remarkably comfortable and somewhat slimming.  A trick I use to distract from my bottom half is to really dress up my top half.  The peplum top gives the elusion of a smaller waist and the statement necklace draws the eye up towards my face.  My mother gave me this cute little Talbots clutch a while ago and I loved how the stripes mixed well with the polka dots.  Lastly, a nice stiletto heel makes the legs appear longer and me appear taller!  I hope these little tips can help you when piecing an outfit together.

Polka dot peplum top

Polka dot peplum top

Polka dot peplum top

Polka dot peplum top

I was wearing…..

Top: H&M. Jeans: James Jeans. Heels: Vince Camuto. Necklace: Forever 21. Clutch: Talbots. Watch: Michele.

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Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

What I Wore: Camo + Pink

I want to know who turned off the summer weather switch in Atlanta and demand to know when they are going to turn it back on!!!  It only reached a high of 63 degrees on Friday which put a wrench in my cute summer outfit ideas.  You can’t go wrong with light layering so I paired a soft camo tee with a blazer and boyfriend jeans.  I’ve always loved the combination of camouflage and pink.  It’s weird, I know, but I love the thought of pairing such a feminine color with a pattern associated with ultimate masculinity.

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I just love this Forever 21 necklace.  It looks a lot more expensive than it is and adds great sparkle to any outfit.

Camo + Pink

Here I am spotted in front of Chick-a-Biddy.  This is a restaurant chain that just made it’s way to Atlanta.  I had heard good things about it and was eager to try it out.  I glanced at the menu ahead of time and thought I was going to go with the black bean quinoa burger.  I had a change of heart when I arrived and the savory smell of chicken tickled my nose.  I ended up with the chicken tenders served with a wasabi-honey dipping sauce and a watermelon-feta-mint side salad.  Let’s just say I was not disappointed!

Camo + Pink

Camo + Pink

Camo + Pink

Camo + Pink

I was wearing…

Blazer: Old Navy. T-shirt: Urban Outfitters. Jeans: Gap. Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff. Shoes: Zara. Belt: Vintage. Necklace: Forever 21. Earrings: Anthropologie. Leather wrap bracelets: Tory Burch. Watch: Michele.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Get the Look: Rihanna’s Fitted Crop Top

Rihanna is just that chick that every woman wants to be and every man wants to you-know-what. We could all stand to read a page from her book of style.  She’s a trendsetter and a total fashion risk taker, but it somehow all works on her.  I admire how she has the ability to look so cool and appear like she didn’t even try.  I have been flirting with the idea of wearing a fitted crop top and Rihanna styles it perfectly below.  She kept it simple in all black with skinny jeans and topped it with an oversized boyfriend blazer.  I think the key to wearing this look is balance.  Find a bottom with a higher waist so you won’t be revealing too much skin.  Low-rise jeans with a cropped shirt can come off a little…..well…you know.   I’ve re-created this look with every item under $100! 

Rihanna: Get the Look

 

The necklace is from River Island and is very reasonably priced.  You can see her debut Rihanna for River Island collection fashion show on one of my previous posts.  I’m going to try to get my nerves up and rock a fitted crop top.  I’ll be putting in many hours at the Bar Method and staying away from carbs.  Do you dare to bare your midriff??
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Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

A Day at the Getty Museum

The Getty Museum was founded my the J. Paul Getty Trust and has two locations.  The Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Los Angeles.  The Getty Center opened in 1997 and since then has been providing a space for artistic expression and interpretation to the public.  It is a beautiful, sprawling hilltop campus with gorgeous views of the city.  I was elated to have the opportunity to finally pay a visit after a nice Sunday brunch.

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As you can see, my mirror-printed Zara dress was on repeat for this occasion.  I dressed it down with some flat sandals for all the exploring I planned to do at the Getty.

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Just look how majestic the building looks with that gorgeous blue sky as a backdrop.

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Just one of the many views of the city you can capture from the hilltop.

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The sun was blazing once again so I would steal a little rest in any shady spots I could find.

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Can you find me in this pic?

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A really cool maze design in one of the courtyards.

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As hot as it was, I know many people were probably tempted to cool off in this very inviting water.

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Yep! Another shady spot.

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This is probably one of the best views you can get of Los Angeles!

I know it looks from these pictures we only walked the grounds, but we did actually spend an ample amount of time exploring the different exhibits.  Photos were not allowed and I didn’t want to go to Getty jail ;-)

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I was wearing…..

Dress: Zara. Sandals & Sunglasses: Tory Burch. Handbag: Chloe. Headband: Anthropologie. Earrings: Forever 21. 

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

What I Wore: Au Naturale

I had been looking forward to the Peachtree Hills Wine & Arts festival because the weather for the past few weeks had been pretty picturesque, but humidity decided to rear it’s ugly head this weekend.  As most of you know, humidity equals frizzy hair. Even my keratin treatment is no match for the Georgia heat and humidity so, I decided to let my hair do what it wants to do naturally.  I went to Target and purchased some inexpensive curl hair products and let them work their magic.

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I figured since I didn’t have to worry about my hair, I didn’t want to worry about my face either so I went out sans makeup.

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I opted for a crop top and cutoff shorts for an easy, breezy look.

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We had so much fun (despite the heat). The volunteers were pretty heavy-handed so it was more like a wine drinking rather than a tasting :-)

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Au naturale!

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I was wearing…..

Crop top: American Apparel. Shorts: Miss Me Jeans. Belt: Target. Boots: Old Navy. Handbag & Earrings: Urban Outfitters. Sunglasses: Drugstore purchase. Bracelets: Tory Burch, Kla, Topshop.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

What I Wore: Ladies that Brunch

After a wonderful getaway with my husband, I returned to Atlanta for a birthday brunch with some of my favorite gals.  We met at H.Harper Station situated just southeast of downtown.  I had brunch there several months ago and had been wanting to return for more of their scrumptious food and unique cocktail menu.

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The beautiful ladies

My friend Audrey brought these beautiful flowers that worked as a great centerpiece.

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Cards full of love and birthday blessings….

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Thanks for an amazing brunch ladies!

I was wearing….

Dress: Zara. Shoes: Talbots. Handbag: Chloe. Earrings: Forever 21.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd