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It seems like fall has come and gone already, and temps and leaves are dropping week by week.  I always get asked what is the appropriate temperature to wear tights?  My opinion is 50 degree weather.  It is the perfect temp to take out those tights and pair them up with skirts and boots!  I did exactly that with my autumnal look today.  I love wearing a simple cotton tee and mixing in other pieces like the ones shown.  Jewelry is another great addition to any outfit, but it’s okay to venture out and wear a jewel adorned headband or Burberry scarf like the one I’m wearing if you don’t want to wear a statement piece.  Remember even though it’s getting colder out, it’s still skirt season-just with tights:-)

 

Happy Halloween!

How to Wear a Wrap Coat like a Lady

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Here’s a little tidbit of info about Mrs. Ladylike.. I am obsessed with coats!  I have soo many coats, but still love adding to my collection! Colored, Velvet, Vintage, Fur, you name it I love it!  My personal favorite’s are wrap coats.  This blue Joseph cashmere coat definitely made my heart flutter -a wrap coat AND cashmere, DONE!  It was the starting point in creating my post today.  I wanted to create a look that could utilize both wrap coats for a dressier evening out.  This nude and black graphic dress by Temperly London was the perfect compliment to both and added a bit of dimension to the solid blue and cream coats. Even though the dress is very detailed and stands out on its own, I wanted to add more “oomph” by incorporating this diamond encrusted Dolce & Gabbana necklace.  I was torn on which color shoe to add, but ultimately decided that every woman wants to elongate her legs so I stuck with a nude, which does exactly that!

 

It’s clear that I love coats, so pieces do you tend to gravitate to?

Remembering Oscar de la Renta

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The fashion world lost iconic designer Oscar de la Renta on October 20, 2014.  He designed for first ladies, Hollywood movie stars, and everyday brides.  The fashion community has truly lost such an incredible influence of classic style.  His most recent creation was for Amal Clooney when she married George Clooney in Venice.  Her gown was beautiful along with every other breathtaking gown he designed.  Here are a few of Mrs. Ladylike’s favorite’s over the years.  He will be greatly missed and his designs are irreplaceable.

CMH Bridal Show 2014

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My favorite from the night!

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I even ran into my wedding florist from Flowers on Orchard Lane!

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After party!

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Sweet little desserts to end the night:-)

 

I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd annual Columbus Fashion Week Bridal Affair at Hollywood Casino.  Last year I was one of the models, but this year it was nice taking it all in from the sidelines.  Upon entering the ballroom, a huge wedding cake was suspended from the ceiling completely covered with roses, orchids, and hydrangeas.  (courtesy of Flowers on Orchard Lane & SHE Events) After sampling some small bites and checking out local vendors such as Worthington Jewelers,  I took my seat and eagerly awaited the show to start.  There were gorgeous gowns sashaying down the runway with designs from Joan’s Bridal & Lubna Designs-just to name a few.  I noticed a trend of lace, blush colored dresses, and tulle fascinators.  Each designer definitely put their own unique spin on the designs.  I saw everything from a bridal swimsuit adorned with a jeweled belt all the way to a lace jumpsuit with removable train! The white ruffle bottom creation from Joan’s Bridal had to be my favorite of the night!  (shown above)  After the show finished, I headed over to the after party to mix and mingle and try some delicious desserts courtesy of Hollywood Casino!

 

Great job to all designers & CMH Fashion Week crew!

Floral Fixation

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Perfect Match!

Here are a few outtakes from this shoot…… Enjoy:-)

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They didn’t think it was funny when I asked if their bloody paint would get on my milky white coat!

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Yup, definitely still laughing about what just happened!

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Who knew I would run into zombies and military men and women all in a day’s shoot! Thank you for all that you do!

 

I wanted to draw attention to jazzing up a simple sweater, just like the baby blue one that I’m wearing.  It’s easy to throw on a pair of jeans, sweater, and boots to complete an outfit, but it shouldn’t stop there.  Why not try to dress it up a bit more with a pair of poppy pumps that just happen to match this beautiful floral scarf? Don’t have a floral scarf?  Just add a solid colored scarf and keep a fun shoe on your soles!  Not only does it class up the look, but it adds needed pops of color to the outfit.  Top it off with a slim tailored coat and crystal brooch like mine, and it’s gorg!   Fall dressing is so fun for me personally because so many basic pieces can be versatile and work to create so many different looks!

This fall shoot was especially hilarious for me because there was some type of race going on that involved zombies coming out of the woods.  Little did I know mid pose, there would be a zombie bride and groom staring at me!!  What did I do, I asked for a picture of course!  No one would believe me if I didn’t get one, right? On my way out, I couldn’t pass up getting a snap with these fine military men and women.  icon smile Floral Fixation

Thank you for your service!

High Fashion Tea-CMH Fashion Week Kickoff

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The Columbus Crew Players

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Catching up with an old friend, Beth

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Having a little fun with former Columbus Crew player, Frankie Hejduk

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My favorite pint sized fashionista, Natalia!

It has officially started!!  Columbus Fashion Week!  To start things off, Columbus Fashion Week hosted a “High Fashion Tea” event at The Westin in Downtown Columbus.  This exclusive event was modeled after The Berkeley in London , and featured many different varieties of teas, desserts, and light appetizers.  Mrs. Ladylike had the pleasure of sitting at the Stella McCartney table that was adorned with a beautiful floral centerpiece, dainty fashion cookies, and take home gifts of Carven perfume and Sweet Simpliciteas Tea.  The Columbus Crew and Debra & Charles Penzone,  graced the stage and got everyone excited for the upcoming fashion week!  The Columbus Crew even handed out new crew logo scarfs to a lucky few in the crowd- (I was a winner!)  It was just a fun time to get out on a Sunday afternoon, mix and mingle with fellow bloggers, and enjoy tea and cookies:-)

Want more information about upcoming events?

Check out www.cmhfashionweek.com

 

I will be reporting back this week from the Columbus Bridal Show!  This year I won’t be the model in it, but reporting from the sidelines!