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Trend Alert: The Shirtdress

A shirtdress is something I always considered to be an essential piece for a a work wardrobe.  A belted shirtdress paired with pumps is a perfect work outfit because it’s conservative enough for an office setting but a bit more relaxed and comfortable than suit or blouse and skirt.  What I didn’t realize is how many varieties of shirtdresses are out there which makes it a truly versatile option for many different occasions.

Rag & Bone - Prairie Tab-Sleeve Shirtdress This crisp, white Rag & Bone dress is sweet and edgy making it a great look to take from work to happy hour.Catherine Malandrino - Lace-Inset Short-Sleeve Shirtdress

This sophisticated lace-inset beauty by Catherine Malandrino would be perfect for a cocktail party or an evening wedding.

Michael Michael Kors - Long-Sleeve Shirtdress                                 You can’t go wrong with a safari style dress for a perfectly chic and relaxed weekend look.

Current/elliott - The Lily Button-Down Shirtdress

I love a dress with a masculine feel especially when paired with some uber high stilettos for an irresistibly sexy look.

Tory Burch - Lidia Striped Polo Shirtdress

 

I love this polo shirtdress by Tory Burch.  It would look really cute with some slip-on sneakers or some Chuck Taylors.

Haute Hippie - Jersey Zip-Pocket Sleeveless Shirtdress

A sleeveless dress is a great option for a summer backyard BBQ or wear it with a light military jacket to transition into fall.

Current/elliott - The School Girl Chambray Shirtdress

 

This super flirty, pleated, chambray dress is perfect for a first date to draw just enough attention to your gorgeous legs.

 Vince - Flowy Maxi Shirtdress

  I have not seen many maxi shirtdress options but I love this Vince one with this super sexy slit.

    What’s your shirtdress style? Feel free to share your looks and be featured on the blog.

Thans for reading!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

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.

MBFW 2014

BCBG Max Azria

MBFW 2014

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.

MBFW 2014

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!

MBFW 2014

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.

MBFW 2014

Desigual

MBFW 2014

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.

MBFW 2014

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.

MBFW 2014

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.

MBFW 2014

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

Oscars 2013: My Top Red Carpet Looks

 

I just absolutely love award season!  It’s a fashion addict’s dream and the Oscars are like our Superbowl!  The Oscars 2013 red carpet did not disappoint.  There were so many great looks that I’m hard pressed to pick just one favorite.  There were also some great trends like the metallics seen on Stacy Keibler and Halle Berry and the white seen on Charlize Theron and Zoe Saldana.  The stars really did dazzle so let’s get right to it!

The Metallics

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan

Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa

Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab

Halle Berry in Versace

Halle Berry in Versace

Hot Whites

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture

Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille

Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille

 

Pop of Color

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Regal in Blue

Robin Roberts in Marc Bouwer

Robin Roberts in Marc Bouwer

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli

Quvenzhane Wallis in Armani

Quvenzhane Wallis in Armani

Beautiful Ball Gowns

Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Jennifer Lawrence in DiorJennifer Lawrence

 

Shimmery Nudes

Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive

Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive

FLOTUS

Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan

Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan

 I really felt that Naomi really rocked that asymmetrical neckline beautifully.  It would be hard for most people to pull that off, but she did so in a fabulous way.  Halle and Stacy were gorgeous as always.  They both have such amazing bodies and they know how to accentuate them with their dress choices.  I’m loving Charlize with the pixie haircut.  She looked so statuesque in the fitted white gown with minimal jewelry.  Zoe, I felt had the most interesting dress on the red carpet.  I just could not take my eyes off of it.  You would think with the detailing on the bodice plus the belt that the dress would look to busy, but it was actually pretty amazing.  The dress had a bonus with a gray and black finish on the train…..genius!  I was so proud of Robin Roberts attending the Oscars looking fabulous and strong and little Quvenzhane was absolutely adorable!  Jennifer Lawrence looked beautiful in her ball gown, but the diamond chain cascading down her back was the best part of her entire look.  Jessica Chastain perfected the old Hollywood glam look.  The nude, figure flattering dress with the red lip reminded me of Jessica Rabbit (in a good way).  And of course, what a pleasant surprise with Michelle Obama presenting the best picture award smoldering with her hot bangs and shimmery dress!  Well, I can’t wait to tune into Fashion Police to hear them weigh in on all the stars.  I have a feeling they’re going to go with Jessica Chastain for Best Dressed, but I’m still favoring Zoe Saldana.  What was your favorite red carpet look?

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(All photos courtesy of wonderwall.msn.com and enstarz.com)

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

What I’m Digging: Statement Earrings

I was perusing my usual stack of fashion magazines and one thing that caught my eye were the bold statement earrings on the models and celebrities. What is really great is that these earrings once reserved for more formal occasions are now being worn with casual, everyday outfits adding a touch of glam to a day look.  There are also a lot of affordable options from brands such as Forever 21, Ann Taylor, and Lulu Frost for J. Crew.  So add a little sparkle to your outfits with a fun, bold statement earring!

J. Crew

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Anthropologie

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Forever 21

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Ann Taylor

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Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd 

Cambridge Satchel: Must Have Spring Bag

I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for Spring!!!  I have been receiving all of these catalogs from my favorite stores and they’re making me yearn for warmer weather and fun bright clothes.  It may be too early to break out the floral print shorts but you can go ahead and get your Spring handbag!  Celebs such as stylist Brad Goreski are already rockin’ the ‘it’ bag of Spring.  The Cambridge Satchel Co bag.  It comes in some wonderfully delicious hues, different sizes, and can even be embossed with your initials!  I have my eye on the neon pink one.  These beauties are now available in the States at Modcloth, J.Crew, and thecambridgesatchelus.com.  So, go and get your satchel and be ahead of the game for Spring!

Cambridge Satchel Co.

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Source: shefinds.com

Source: shefinds.com

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd