Tag Archives: Steve Madden

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

How to Style A Bustier Crop Top

The arrival of a new season means new trends and one of the hottest trends this spring are crop tops.  Most crop tops have a boxy silhouette which isn’t always flattering which is why I love the bustier crop top.  It’s sexy and feminine but can be intimidating for many women to wear.  If styled the wrong way, one could be confused for a streetwalker so here is some advice on how to style this trend.  I chose this black and white lace bustier crop top by Topshop.  The color was easy to style and the lace made it a little more interesting.  Sporty chic is going to be big this spring as well and adding a ladylike touch to a men’s fashion inspired look is always cool.  A silky bomber jacket, leather jogger pants, and wedge sneakers will help create a feminine yet sporty feel.  You can add this bustier underneath a sophisticated white suit to add a little sexy for a nice dinner date.  Lastly, you can take your crop top to all the many festivals that come with warm weather.  Just add some high-waisted shorts, booties, and a moto jacket and you’re good to go!

Bustier Crop Top
Do you dare try this trend?  If so, how will you style it.  I’d love to feature your looks on the blog!
Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

The ‘It’ Shoe for Spring: Slip-on Sneakers

Introducing the shoe of the season……slip-on sneakers!  This retro comfort shoe is making a comeback in a fierce way.  This once kind of dorky shoe has received a fabulous update from designers like Saint Laurent, Sam Edelman and Vans.  I love all of the varying textures and prints there are to choose from.  I’ve already snagged the floral print slip-ons from the Peter Pilotto for Target collection and can’t wait to sport them this spring.  You can pair these with flirty dresses, cute capris, or casual cut-offs.  Which ever style you pick, these babies will leave your feet feeling fancy through the spring and summer seasons.

Spring Slip-ons sneakers

 

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Vans - Metallic Women's Slip-On SneakerAerin - 'Murex' Perforated Slip-On Sneaker

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

Fall Trend: Ready! Set! Moto!

The moto style has become more sophisticated over the years.  I remember years ago this style was relegated to punk rockers and misfits but now you can find this style everywhere from Doc Martens to Balenciaga, Balmain, and Topshop.  There are so many variations of the moto jacket with the traditional black zipper-embellished style to soft, buttery leather, pastel styles.  Either way is tres chic. Of course, a moto jacket pairs well with sexy skinny jeans and a sick pair of stiletto boots, but I also love wearing mine with feminine dresses for a cool juxtaposition.  There are also so many choices in moto boots, pants, and skirts that can easily become a staple in any closet for some added edge.  Check out these looks for style inspiration and let’s get ready to moto this fall!

Ready! Set! Moto!
Happy shopping and thanks for reading!
Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

Shoe Review: Steven by Steve Madden Studded Leopard Loafers

As you have probably figured out from my previous Shoe Review posts, I am not much of a flats kind of girl.  Being that I’m just under 5’2″ I need all the height I can get.  But as much as l love a good heel, sometimes a flat is just necessary so, I look for the cutest or most interesting ones I can find.  Case in point, these funky Steve Madden loafers.  I love how these shoes have two of my favorite trends in one creation.  As far as comfort goes, well…it’s a flat so it’s pretty comfortable.  My only criticism is that it could use some cushioning in the sole and a little arch support would be nice too.

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

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

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

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

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

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Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Get the Look: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘look for less’ or ‘get the look’ post and some of my readers have been wanting one….so, I decided to do a post with both.  I feel it’s always a savvy move for a woman to wear a nice tailored suit or a tuxedo to a formal event in lieu of a dress. Black and white are classic go to looks, but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley took it to the next level wearing a red Burberry tailored suit to the LFW ’13 Burberry Porsum show. She may have not been on the runway, but all eyes were definitely on her in her bright, fitted suit. Utilize this for your own inspiration. Instead of wearing your usual dress try a fitted suit to your next occasion. Bonus if you rock a fun color or pattern :-)

Get the Look: Burberry Red Pantsuit

 

1. H&M h m jacket, $38
2. H&M t shirt, $4.58
3. H&M slim leg pants, $23
4. Steve Madden sandals
Fashionably yours,
thestylishmd

What I Wore: Alicia Keys Concert

Last week was my husband’s birthday and I had the pleasure of surprising him with tickets to the Alicia Keys concert!  It was so rewarding seeing the ecstatic look on his face when he opened his birthday card :-) He also really enjoys Miguel’s music so it was a bonus that he was opening for Alicia Keys.  I knew I would be doing a lot of walking and dancing so I decided to wear my wedge sneakers for comfort.  Instead of pairing them with my usual skinny jeans or leggings, I opted to try a fitted dress and blazer.  What do you think?

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Here are some pics from the concert…..

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Miguel rockin’ the joint

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Alicia Keys was sizzling hot in her fitted sheer ensemble

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Alicia Keys displaying her piano skills

Here is a little snipet from the show…

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If this concert comes to a city near you, I wouldn’t miss it!  It is highly entertaining and worth every penny!

I was wearing…..

Blazer: Old Navy. Dress: BP (Nordstrom). Shoes: Steve Madden. Collar necklace: via Gilt.com. Bracelets: Tory Burch, Fab’rik. Watch: Michele.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Next concert outfit?

Next concert outfit?


Shoe Review: Steve Madden Wedge Sneakers

I just love these sneakers.  I purchased them back in August from Nordstrom.  This was at the start of the wedge sneaker craze and I’m overjoyed the trend has followed into this spring.  They are the epitome of sporty chic and they look good with so many different outfits.  I’ve worn them with jeans, leggings, and even skirts.  The best part is that I can add some height to my 5’2″ frame and still be so comfortable.

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

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

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

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

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd