Category: Fashion

Thanksgiving + Black Friday

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours today! I am watching the National Dog Show and getting some food together. Made some delicious cinnamon rolls last night. What are you guys up to today? Whatever you do, make sure that you tell those loved ones what they mean to you as every day is not promised. Anyway, tomorrow is Black Friday and almost everyone is having a sale! Catch some of these deals below.

    1.  1. Coltorti: Black Friday 40% OFF FW22 with code EXTRA40
    2.  2.  Proenza Schouler End of Season Sale up to 40% off
    3.  3.  Neiman Marcus Black Friday Shopping Receive $50 off $200, $100 off $400, $250 off $1000 and $500 off $2000 with the code       THANKFUL 
    4.  4. Nordstrom Black Friday deals up to 60% off 

Enjoy!

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Bralettes on the Runway for Spring/Summer 2023

Burberry

So wow what beautiful clothes were on the runway for this seasons’ Spring/Summer 2023 collections. There were several trends but one of the most prominent in my opinion were bralettes. Cute skirts, bodysuits and dresses featuring cutouts and bralettes were all over the runway this season. Forget a crop top, just go for a bralette. Would you wear one?

 

Elie Saab

 

Dolce & Gabbana

 

Etro

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

 

Black Pleated Tulle Skirt from “Sunset on a Florida Parking Lot” Collection

Hey everybody. So, I’ve worn this skirt once in and around town and I just love it. It is indeed from my “Sunset on a Florida Parking Lot” collection which you can see archived here. It’s light and fun and perfect for a night out. I have not been out on the town ever since a man attacked me and cracked my teeth. It will come one day soon, hopefully. I’ve also been wearing this perfect shade of red lipstick that I adore. It is perfect with an all black look. I might have too much black in my closet as I am honestly a New Yorker. Anyway, are you enjoying fashion month? So much to see and check out. Will be back soon.

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

 

Queen Elizabeth II’s Iconic Fashion Moments

PHOTO: SERGE LEMOINE/HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY ; TIM GRAHAM PHOTO LIBRARY ; SERGE LEMOINE/HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY ; INDIGO/GETTY

What will we do without Queen Elizabeth II? I am deeply saddened by her passing but I know she lived a ripe full life well into her 90s and was very blessed. I wish I could jet over there now. Her work in communities and around the world is highly notable. She even challenged me to fight like a queen and break out of very dangerous, negative situations. Just like a warm, loving grandmother. But, today, I wanted to touch on the fact that she wore beautiful fashion pieces. 

Above you can see her on her Coronotion Day in January 1953, dress by Sir Norman Hartnell.

According to Caroline Rush of the British Fashion Council, many of her outfits will be on display at Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s long-term personal stylist Angela Kelly explained why the Queen often opted for bold color schemes in her 2019 memoir, The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, The Dresser and the Wardrobe. “The Queen is conscious that she must be easily visible to as many people as possible when she is out and about, so I choose mainly striking colors that will be easily seen,” Kelly wrote.

FOX PHOTOS/HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY

 

Queen Elizabeth II was the first monarch to visit Australia in 1954 and she wore this beautiful emerald green dress. She also wore a bright green suit (seen below) along with Meghan Duchess of Sussex to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in 2018.

And, lastly, Her Majesty wore a gorgeous wedding gown back in 1947 designed by Sir Norman Hartnell. The dress incorporated 10,000 seed pearls and crystals in an iconographic scheme of national and Commonwealth floral emblems. Her train was 15 feet long and she looked as happy as could be. I’m sure that she is with her husband now Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Let’s keep the Queen’s memory alive, God Bless the Queen. 

 

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

My TheRealReal Consignment Shop

                   

So, happy fashion month! I have accumulated a nice sized closet full of designer clothing and even fast fashion. Some of the items I cannot still wear but I keep around the same size (2-4, Size small). So if you are looking for some beautiful consignment clothing, please check out my shop on The Real Real. They are a leading luxury resale marketplace where you can shop online or in their brick and mortar stores. You can see the dresses on sale above. I am currently gathering some of my fall/winter items as well…coats and everything. So be on the lookout for that soon. Enjoy!

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Area NYFW FW 22

                 

Whew! So I have been quite busy but Area has always had some of the most envelope pushing pieces I’ve seen on the runways. This season’s Fall/Winter 2022 Collection is absolutely gorgeous, you can feel like a real Queen in some of their decorative masks, jewelry and garments. The colors are bright and bold and you can make sure to be a showstopper in these outfits. Watch the full video here and happy New York Fashion Week!

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

 

Cute AMBUSH Items on Sale

 

 

Hey there! Farfetch is having a big sale and I found these cute AMBUSH items that are just gorgeous. This wrap zipped clutch bag is very versatile and comes in pink and green. And this off-the-shoulder cropped top are really cute and can be layered nicely for that winter event. Check out more below!

   

   

 

        

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Cooling Out

TGIF! I’ve been cooling out and going through old clothes and things getting ready for fashion month. How are y’all doing? The Florida sunset is just gorgeous- I can’t help but take photos. This Gucci top has lasted me well and I remix it with jeans and even my gold pleated skirt (similar here). The beginning of the year is a great time to strategize and regroup, even if it means giving away clothes. I admit to having a nice wardrobe and always feeling like I do not have anything to wear. Do y’all suffer from this problem too? By the way, Farfetch is having a sale…enjoy!

Sincerely,
 
“Fashionably-Late”
 
Malinda F. Knowles

River Flows Mini Skirt

New Year, new skirt! Not sure if you saw my Instagram stories last year but check out my River Flows mini skirt available on Redbubble.

Problems arise but you have to keep it pushing, don’t believe rumors. Anyway, over the holidays I spent some time in church celebrating Christmas and took some time to relax. Anyway, abstract painting is something I’ve always wanted to try and while I admit I’ve been a bit busy, please enjoy this River Flows mini skirt.

Stay tuned for more this year on the blog.

      

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles