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MBFW 2014: My Favorite Runway Trends

Alas, another MBFW is over but it left behind a brilliant outlook on what’s to come in the fall.  There are a few trends that really jumped out and made me excited for the next fall season.  I’m happy to see that capes were still on the runways.  There is something so mysterious and sophisticated about a cape that I just love.

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BCBG Max Azria

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Creatures of the Wind

Lupita Nyong’o was stunning in a jaw-dropping Ralph Lauren cape gown at the Golden Globes and it appears other designers are following suit with their own designs.

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Zac Posen

MBFW 2014

Zac Posen

One of my favorite movies of all times is Clueless and that’s exactly what I thought of as I watched the Tory Burch show.  She brought back thigh and knee high socks with chunky heeled shoes. Classic!

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Tory Burch

MBFW 2014

Tory Burch

It appeared many designers may be fans of Scandal as there were quite a few wrap coats on the runways indicative of Olivia Pope’s flawless style.

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Desigual

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Creatures of the Wind

It was refreshing to see pretty pastel palettes as opposed to the typical warm colors.  For some reason, I feel that clothes in heavy textures like wool and tweed look so much cooler in light colors.  Unexpected and chic.

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Rebecca Minkoff

MBFW 2014

ADEAM

Black and white is a look that never goes out of style.  It’s fun to see how designers continue to re-invent this look time after time.

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Desigual

MBFW 2014

Mara Hoffman

Just as radiant orchid is the pantone of this spring, azure blue is the star of fall.  This deeply rich blue hue will make anyone feel like royalty.

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Diane Von Furstenberg

MBFW 2014

Diane Von Furstenberg

All photos courtesy of www.mbfashionweek.com

Thanks for reading my MBFW runway trend compilation.  What were some of your favorite trends?

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Super Bowl Outfit: Plaid & Denim

Like most people around the country, I headed to a Super Bowl party yesterday.  I was completely apathetic about both teams and it’s purely chance that my Super Bowl outfit had the colors of the winning Seattle Seahawks.  If the Steelers aren’t in the Super Bowl, I will typically just pull for the team with the least amount of rings so no one challenges the Steelers 6 championship rings record.  I initially was going to wear black, coated skinny jeans with a blouse and statement necklace, but it felt a little too dressy for the occasion.  So, I opted for a simple plaid shirt I found at Target and a pair of skinny jeans I haven’t been able to fit into for over a year!  Thanks to the master cleanse and Dietbet, I’m back in my Tory Burch zipper jeans!

Super Bowl Outfit

It was a surprisingly balmy day of temps close to 70 degrees.  It was hard to believe Snowmegeddon of Atlanta was just five days prior.

Super Bowl Outfit

It is still hard for me to wear flats with skinny jeans.  Being a petite and curvy girl, I always feel the need to wear high heels to elongate my silhouette.  These nude color (nude for my complexion) pumps from Aldo are pretty comfortable.

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Of course, I still had to glam up the outfit with a chunky necklace and some fun bracelets.  What did you wear for your Super Bowl party?

I was wearing…

Top: Target. Jeans: Tory Burch. Pumps: Aldo. Belt: Tory Burch. Necklace: Vince Camuto. Earrings: Tory Burch.  Watch: Michele. Bracelets: Topshop & Fab’rik.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

New Year’s Eve Celebration

There’s nothing like celebrating New Year’s Eve than with good friends, salsa dancing, and of course….booze!  My husband and I met up with three other couples at Loca Luna.  It’s a quaint little salsa spot in Amsterdam Walk in Midtown.  I was happy to have somewhere to wear a sparkly dress and dance all night.

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A picture of us ladies all gussied up in our party dresses.  I found this  black dress with a gorgeous sequin Aztec-pattern down the front at Fab’rik.  I love the sexy mesh cut-outs on the side (although it did give me some side boob action…lol).  It was a cold night so I paired it with opaque tights and booties.   

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The best part about the evening was bringing in the new year with my handsome husband!  Doesn’t he look so dapper?

How did you celebrate the new year?

I was wearing….

Dress: Fab’rik. Tights: Target. Booties: BCBG Max Azria. Earrings: H&M. Cuff: Tory Burch.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Black Leather Peplum & Midi Pencil Skirt

There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than getting together with friends.  This weekend my husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a 40th surprise birthday celebration for a friend of ours.  It was so sweet how his wife orchestrated a beautiful event with friends and family from all over.  The guest of honor was truly surprised and expressed his gratitude to all of the guests that came from near and far to celebrate his day.

Black leather peplum & pencil midi skirt

When it comes to parties, you can’t go wrong with a slick, all-black ensemble.  After much consideration, I elected to wear this black faux leather peplum top with this skirt which really accented the faux leather panels on the skirt. I was inspired by some great advice I received from Clinton Kelly himself a few weeks ago on what to pair with a midi pencil skirt. You can read about the event with Clinton Kelly in my previous post.

Black leather peplum & pencil midi skirt

All in all it was a great night and I’m looking forward to more upcoming holiday soirees :-)

I was wearing…

Peplum top: Urban Outfitters. Skirt: Dress Up Boutique. Shoes: Zara. Cuff: Tory Burch. Watch: Michele.

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

How to Wear Plaid Pants: Three Different Ways

It looks like tartan is here to stay.  The safe way to incorporate this look into your wardrobe would be to add a tartan blazer or shirt but why not be a little daring and try some plaid pants?  I stumbled upon these adorable pair from Mango and was inspired to pair some looks with them.  I will admit that wearing plaid pants can be a little tricky so I have created three different ways to rock this look.  The first look is for someone with a more edgy personality.  The addition of a cool leather moto jacket and Jeffrey Campbell booties to an otherwise preppy look gives it a London rocker, school-girl look.  If your looking for a more work appropriate look try pairing the pants with a feminine silk blouse, a structured blazer, and pearls.  If you’re a little self-concious about your rear, you can wear a long cardigan with a scarf and tall boots to provide a cozy and casual look.

Plaid Pants: 3 Ways

 

Which look do you like the best?  I would love to see what outfits you come up with so feel free to share!
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.

Hotmes t-shirt

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.

Hotmes t-shirt

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.

Hotmes t-shirt

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

Hotmes t-shirt

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

My Fall Wish List

Are you ready for fall? I am!! Here’s what I’m crushing on for the upcoming season.

Fall Wish List

 

1. This Leather top sweater by Anthropologie is so cozy and adorable.  It will look great with skinny jeans or a skater skirt.
2. Zara is always on trend and this vegan coat is so funky.  The faux leather sleeves gives this houndstooth coat an unexpected twist.
3. As you can see, I’m a little obsessed with faux leather and I’m loving this flirty H&M black faux leather skirt.
4. What can I say? These Jeffrey Campbell black booties are everything!!!!
5. I’ve featured these Tory Burch pumps in a previous post, but they’re so drool worthy I had to display them once again.
6. I am determined to wear Over the knee boots this season! A flat pair don’t remind me so much of Pretty Woman.
7. These Marni wingtip shoes have got to be the coolest mens-inspired footwear I have seen.  I just love the gold with the ribbon detail.
8. The Tory Burch fall collection of handbags is so incredible I had trouble picking just one. I chose this particular handbag for this beautiful teal color that is nicely unexpected for fall.
9. I love the layered necklace look but I haven’t mastered the art of layering yet.  This Locket necklace is a perfect way to get the layered look without all the hassle.
I hope this gets you inspired for fall!
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.

Camo + Pink

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

What’s All A Buzz for Fall Fashion: Bugs?

Last week I received my Tory Burch Fall Lookbook in the mail and was super excited. As I perused the pages, my eyes were blessed by the beautiful models adorned in rich textiles such as velvet and tweed.  As usual, the next look was better than the last and then, I saw it.  A huge bug pendant on this gorgeous dress.

Tory Burch Greer Scarab Pendant Necklace
 

When I think of a glamorous, vintage-inspired pendant an insect is not the first thing that comes to mind.  I continued to browse the pages and also noticed her dragonfly theme, which I must say, I’m a little obsessed over.  This prompted me to see what other designers were following this trend and discovered there were many.  I have compiled a few of my favorite finds including the Tory Burch dragonfly pumps I’m simply dying over.

What's Bugging You?

 

So, what do you think? Will you bugging this Fall?
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.