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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. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Summer Favorites

Top: Topshop // Pants: Theory // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Purse: Gucci (old, similar) // Bracelets: Alexis Bittar
Shirt: J.Crew Factory (similar) // Skirt: Kate Spade // Shoes: Dee Keller // Purse: Tory Burch (old) // Sunglasses: Prada
 Tunic: C.Wonder (no longer available, similar) // Shorts: Joe's Jeans (on sale!) // Purse: Kate Spade // Ring: David Yurman
Romper: Loft // Shoes: Carrano // Hat: J.Crew // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Dress: J.Crew Factory (sold out, similar) // Hat: Cost Plus // Scarf: Tuli Designs c/o // Sandals: Jack Rogers
Dress: ONE by Pink Stitch via Shopbop // Heels: Zara (old, similar) // Clutch: GiGi NY
Top: Swildens (borrowed) // Jeans: Calvin Rucker (borrowed) // Wedges: L.K. Bennett (old, similar) // Purse: Campomaggi (borrowed)
Top: Abercrombie & Fitch (on major sale!)// Jeans: Paige // Sandals: Jack Rogers // Purse: Fendi
Top: Chan Luu (borrowed) // Skirt: Yoshi Kondo (borrowed; similar) // Clutch: Shanaz Designs (borrowed) // Shoes: Zara (old, similar)

With the end of summer drawing near, I thought it would be fitting to round-up some of my favorite looks that appeared on the blog throughout the summer. It goes without fail, that summer is my favorite time of year, with fall coming right behind. I can't wait to sport some bordeaux (meet my new baby, on it's way, this GiGi NY crossbody), heather grey - like these Vince heels and leather moto jackets. It's been a lonnnnnngggg week - I seriously can't wait for some R&R and some football! xx

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

White After Labor Day

Jacket: J.Crew // Shirt: Calypso St. Barth (similar) // Jeans: Paige // Flats: Tieks // Purse: Reed Krakoff // Sunglasses: Prada // Earrings: Asha // Bracelets: David Yurman // Watch: Michele // Ring: David Yurman

I've never really been a rule-breaker, but when it comes to fashion, breaking rules is quite fun. Enter exhibit A, the ever taboo 'white after labor day'. Maybe it's my growing up in the Southwest, but if you ask me, I am a firm believer that white is OKAY after Labor Day. I mean c'mon, when temps are still flirting with triple digits, it's definitely okay to continue wearing white. Plus, I'm a fan of winter white too like this gorg Rachel Zoe sweater
On another note, wanted to share this great post by local Houston gal and a friend of mine and blogger, Kathleen Jennings, behind the amaze BeautyNow app (if you haven't heard of it, download it now... you won't regret it) and Beauty Now blog - Kathleen's post reevaluates the tinted moisturizer and shares some great tips behind the good and the bad. Check it out, asap!