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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Oh Shift!

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (style no longer available; shop same print in these styles - cotton dress; palazzo pants) // Shoes: Jack Rogers // Bracelet: Stacy Brown Designs c/o // Earrings: Pretty Pants Boutique c/o 

There's something so perfect about a Lilly Pulitzer shift dress in a fun print! I've been wearing Lilly since I was a little girl and still love it just the same. As I've navigated my way through fashion and life, I've learned that shift dresses are my go-to style of dress. Not only does the silhouette flatter my body type, but truly a shift is so classic and is flattering for just about anyone! 
Pairing Lilly with a preppy monogrammed hand-painted bangle is a no-brainer #preppyforlife. I'm so glad I stumbled across Stacy Brown Designs! Unique to every customer, my custom, hand-painted bangle represents me and my 'story' - sophisticated, classic and preppy all in one. Not exactly ready for summer to be over, especially with an outfit like this. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Three Bloggers // Three Fall Transitional Looks

Happy Monday friends. I'm back with my blogger gal-pals, Emily and Morgan for another installment of our three bloggers feature (see our previous collaborations here and here). Today we're talking about transitioning to fall and how we're going about it in three different states and climates. 
Photos by Jake Carreno
Shirt: Splendid (black version) // Pants: J.Crew // Heels: Elaine Turner // Sunglasses: Prada // Necklace: Kendra Scott // Purse: Reed Krakoff // Watch: Michele // Cuff: Loren Hope 

If I reevaluate my outfits as of late, I've been reaching without hesitation for lots of navy. Splendid makes such comfortable tees, and this one is no different - so soft and high-quality (there are some great ones on sale on the Splendid site right now). It's still pretty hot here in Houston, so unfortunately the coats, vests and capes I'm dying to wear are still hanging in my closet. However, it hasn't kept me from mixing colors into my outfits from a fall color palette. We all know you can pick up some great sale pieces from J.Crew; I scored these cool fatigue pants for $13!
Hope it's cooling off a little more where you are! I am ready for long-sleeves, scarves and sweater-weather, especially so we can start sitting on the patio for meals and not sweat at tailgates and college football games. Have a great week! 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Leopard & Bordeaux

Top: Equipment (sleeveless version)// Jeans: Joe's // Shoes: Dee Keller // Purse: GiGi New York // Earrings: Julie Vos // Necklace: Ily Couture // Bracelet: Julie Vos 

Y'all so we have been hit with some wacky weather here in Houston (what's new?!); earlier this week it was cool and felt like fall, then the temps rose and it rained a whole lot and was just endlessly muggy. I've been seriously drawn to two things for the fall - leopard as a neutral and bordeaux/wine hues. Of course Equipment does it again, with this oldie, but goodie Riley Tee in leopard print (size down as the Riley tee style runs big!) And then of course the most sumptuous wine leather monogrammed crossbody by GiGi New York - definitely can foresee it as a major wardrobe staple in the months to come. I've really been on a grey, black and white kick lately, and don't foresee it stopping. Last week I did a grey mani with a hint of sparkle on the ring finger, so fun yet subtle for my corporate work environment - highly recommend. Hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, September 15, 2014

White Blazer

Blazer: Alice + Olivia // Tank: Vince // Jeans: Joie // Heels: Halogen (almost identical here) via Nordstrom // Purse: Reed Krakoff // Sunglasses: Toms (similar color) // Earrings: Kendra Scott // Bracelets: J.Crew, Loren Hope

It's Monday, so I'm going to keep this short and sweet. A) how do the weekends seem to flyyyy by?! B) The weather was actually fall-like here in Houston this past weekend, and it had me oh so excited for fall clothes and cooler temps. C) This could quite possibly be one of my favorite set of photos as of late - the location was beyond, but these pieces are some of my current wardrobe favorites. Namely, the leopard heels (pick up another color as the leopard are sold out online), which were a huge steal at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale... and oh, so comfortable. Hope you have a great week. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Girl On A Budget

Fall is right around the corner (-ish, at least here in Houston), so it's time to think about picking up a handbag or two to get us through the fall and winter seasons. Of course why not make it a piece that's budget-friendly and adorable all in the same. Here for the second installment of girl on a budget, are fall handbags under $200. Seriously eyeing the Clare V clutch! Loving C.Wonder's purse selections right now, all at wallet happy prices too. Happy shopping! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vintage DVF

Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg (vintage, similar here & loving this print) // Shoes: Elaine Turner // Clutch: Fendi (similar here & here) // Earrings: Kendra Scott // Bracelets: Alexis Bittar 

Keeping it short and sweet this humpday - that much closer to the weekend! Who doesn't love a good DVF piece; I have a few in my closet that are go-tos, and this little vintage number will surely be another. I was definitely skeptical about these stacked heel Elaine Turner sandals being comfortable, but I have to say Elaine's memory foam padded insoles are keepers. These stacked heels are way comfortable, super cute and on sale now! 
Wanted to share with my Houston gals and readers, the Upper Kirby boutique Pomp & Circumstance is hosting a girls' night out next Wednesday, September 17 in which myself, my blogger gal pal Kate and stylist Ashley Seippel will be on-hand for styling tips along with a trunk show featuring Mirta Tummino Studio and mini makeovers. Would love for you to stop by for a little indulging and some bubbly; hope to see you there! 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Navy Check

Shirt: Marine Layer c/o // Skirt: J.Crew // Shoes: Coach via Nordstrom Rack // Purse: Kate Spade (slightly larger style, on sale!)// Sunglasses: Toms // Earrings: Loren Hope // Watch: Daniel Wellington // Ring: David Yurman // Lipstick: NARS in Shiap

How was your weekend friends? I had quite the relaxing weekend, spent much of my Saturday lounging around after an AM Define class. We celebrated Rick's birthday with dinner Saturday evening and headed to the Texans season-opener yesterday. 
It's been extra hot here lately. That steamy, sweaty hot, but then it's frigid cold inside my office and restaurants. I've found myself gravitating towards breathable fabrics which have the ability to still keep me warm (enter the rolled up sleeves). If you haven't heard of Marine Layer, hop on over to their site asap. A super cool, made in America, brand of relaxed tees, comfy loungewear and cool shirts. Navy has been on quite a constant rotation lately in my wardrobe (see here and here), so paring these pieces was a no-brainer.