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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.

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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.

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Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

A ‘HOTMES’ Dancing in the Park

It’s not officially Labor Day weekend until HITP (House in the park) kicks off!  Sunday was the 9th annual HITP and it was quite fitting that I wore my UNIF Hotmes t-shirt because that’s exactly what we were by the end of the day.

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This was my third year attending this event and it has become increasingly popular each year.  People come out with their family and friends setting up tents and grills.  Everyone enjoys food and drinks while listening to some of the best house music djs from all around the country.

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The day began with a scorching sun and humidity.  Thankfully we had some protection from the sun with our tent but we were still sweating bullets.

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Dark clouds began to roll in and replaced the sun with a cool breeze.

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Enter inside the pavilion if you dare but come prepared to dance until the wheels come off!  Once we got inside, the sky opened up and it began to rain.  The tribal beats from the music made it feel like we were doing some sort of rain dance.

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There’s nothing more cathartic to me than dancing.  I just feel so free and happy!

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This a ‘before’ picture because we were all looking like hot messes at the end of the day.  We had such a great time.  House music, food, friends, and spirits equals a fantastic way to celebrate Labor Day weekend.

How did you celebrate?

I was wearing….

T-shirt: UNIF. Bandeau bra: American Apparel. Cut-offs: H&M. Ankle boots: Old Navy. Bracelets: Tory Burch, Kla. Camo shades: Street vendor (Little five points). 

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.

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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!

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Camo + Pink

Camo + Pink

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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

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.

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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

Borrowed from the Boys

Looking for some style inspiration? It may be closer than you think.  Like in your own closet right next to your own clothes….yes! Steal your next style idea from your man.  A “borrowed from the boys” look can be worn day or night but is always chic.  Check out these three looks I’ve created from mens’ fashion.

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Now go and raid your man’s closet.  You never know what goodies you may find in there!
Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

California Lovin': Day 1

I was never so happy to get out of Atlanta for the holiday than I was last Thursday.  It’s not that I don’t love it here, but it had been raining for several days straight and the rain was to continue through the holiday weekend.  I received a whopping dose of vitamin D from the beautiful California sun!  We arrived in L.A. the night of the 4th.  We settled into the Hotel Palomar and watched the fireworks from our room.  The next day we headed to Malibu for a little pre-wedding brunch with the family.

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As you can see, I’m back in my Zara skort.  It has quickly become a summer favorite of mine. I decided to pair it with another tropical print top and rose gold jewelry.  We enjoyed a scrumptious meal with a view of the beach.  I’ve been to L.A. several times but never made it to Malibu.  It was as picturesque as I had imagined.

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After brunch, we made our way to Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills for the wedding rehearsal.  The lush gardens and views of the city were a perfect backdrop for a wedding.

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I just couldn’t get enough of these tall trees! They were just so majestic!

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Me & the hubby.

Stay tuned for more details from my Cali trip coming up this week!

I was wearing…..

Top: Old Navy. Skort: Zara. Shoes: Talbots. Handbag: Chloe. Sunglasses: Tory Burch. Earrings & cuff: via Nordstrom. Watch: Michael Kors.

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