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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Earlier this fall I had the chance to work with a local shopping center here in Houston called Uptown Park in part of their fashion blogger series. It was such a treat shopping, getting glammed up and posing for some fun snapshots. Be sure to hop on over to the Uptown Park Blog to check out more of their fashion blogger series and stay tuned for closer looks at each of my outfits in the coming week or so. 
Happy Halloween friends! I'm looking forward to indulging in sweet treats and candy (my weakness) with my family and a relaxing weekend with the boyfriend who has been out of town all week! Stay safe and happy fall y'all! P.S. -- I've got some fun things in the works for the blog, be sure to make your way back next week for a fun surprise, can't wait for you to see :) 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Paisley

Top: Milly (vintage, similar short-sleeved version) // Jeans: J.Crew Factory // Sandals:Jack Rogers // Earrings: Saks (similar) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Necklace: Golden Thread // Watch: Michele (non-diamond version) & Michele leather watch strap 

Ask me my top five favorite ready to wear designers, and you'll find Milly in that list. I've always loved her contemporary take on classic silhouettes; and this top is no different. Sheer for lightweight-ness, yet long-sleeved for the gal who is always cold (me!), this peasant blouse may be an older piece of Milly's but I've found a few different similar options in different price ranges.
Can you believe the weather is still cooperating enough here in Texas for my Jack Rogers Navajos? Texas weather is downright unpredictable!
I'm not sure about you, but as my hair has gotten longer, I've found it quite a bit easier to throw my hair up into a top knot on the weekends. Don't get me wrong, I still like to blowout my hair, but sometimes it's just nice to throw it up in a knot and go on with my day (love this step-by-step tutorial on the perfect top knot) What sort of hairstyle is your go-to when you don't want to spend forever blowing out and styling your hair? I'd love to hear any suggestions!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Utility Vest

Photos by Sarah Klein
Vest: Velvet by Graham & Spencer (similar, only $35!!) // Dress: J.Crew Factory // Flats: Dee Keller // Necklace: Ily Couture // Sunglasses: Prada // Watch: Michele (non-diamond version) // Ring: David Yurman // Bangle: Alexis Bittar (similar)// Cuff: David Yurman  

This October in Texas has been a bit of a joke on the weather front. The nights get a tad cooler, enough for an extra layer, so this utility vest has been a great piece in my wardrobe. Maybe at some point the temps will cool down enough for long-sleeve jackets, like this military-esque twill jacket also by Velvet or my trusty Barbour Beadnell jacket. In the meantime, I'm happy with the ability to still wear skimmer flats and have my legs bare in dresses and skirts. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Americana Fall

Shirt: J.Crew Factory // Shorts: Joe's Jeans // Flats: ChloĆ© // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Necklace: Golden Thread // Earrings: Saks (similar) // Watch: Michele (with Michele interchangeable band) // Bracelets: David Yurman; Fitbit Flex // Ring: David Yurman

To say we've had fall weather here in Texas would be a not so true statement. The temps have dipped down into the 80s, a welcome change, but still not cool enough to bust out knits, like this pocket cable knit sweater, and my J.Crew Chelsea boots. So I've been opting for long-sleeved tops to keep me warm inside with A/C but then can roll up when I'm outside. 
If you haven't seen her debut on Instagram, meet my new rescue pup Lucy! A little over a month ago, I adopted this terrier mix sweetheart from a local shelter here in Houston, Friends For Life. She couldn't resist being in some of my snapshots, and as you can see she's definitely not camera shy and has some major hops. 
Hope you're having a great week! 


Monday, October 20, 2014

Giveaway // Kendra Scott Black Iridescent Collection

Happy Monday friends! I've got an exciting giveaway here for you. Myself and eight other Houston/Dallas bloggers have teamed up for a giveaway featuring the Kendra Scott Black Iridescent collection. Enter below for a chance to win $450 worth of jewels and baubles, including the ever popular Harlow necklace, Cassie bracelet and Allison earrings. The giveaway runs through Sunday, the 26th until 11:59pm. There are quite a few entry options, so be sure to take advantage of all - good luck!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Instalately

Watch: Daniel Wellington// Bracelets: David Yurman // Flats: Dee Keller // Dress: J.Crew Factory 
Dress: J.Crew Factory // Necklace: Golden Thread // Shoes: Nordstrom (sold out, t-strap version) // Watch: Michele// Bracelets: David Yurman // Accessories: FitBit Flex
Lucy the pup is not available for purchase :) Go SF Giants! 

It's been a crazy past couple of weeks. If you follow along via Instagram, you've seen that I've been in and out of town the last few weeks traveling for both work and pleasure. J.Crew Factory has been a go to for this season's fall clothes. I am loving their fall dresses right now, they fit me perfectly and are true to size. 
I had been in the market for a pair of kicks that were both cool and versatile for everyday wear as well as casual looks for football games and ACL a few weekends ago. I had been eyeing the Chuck Taylors classic low sneakers, but so glad I went for these New Balance 620 sneakers, they're extremely comfortable and a cool nod to decades past. 
In case you didn't know, I adopted a puppy about a month ago and she has been such a joy. Lucy, the terrier mix, and I have been avidly watching the San Francisco Giants wreck havoc in the playoffs and were beyond thrilled when the Giants clinched the 2014 National League pennant last night (she was a little too thrilled, biting a few small holes in my hat...) Needless to say we will be watching the World Series next week and can't wait. Go Giants! 
Hope you have a lovely weekend friends. P.S. Saks friends & family sale is currently online and in-stores until the 19th. Be sure to shop with code: FRNFAM for 25% off and 20% off jewelry. Get that holiday shopping done early! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sale Alert: Shopbop Friends & Family Sale!



It's here! The Shopbop Friends & Family sale! Kids, this doesn't happen too often, and it's time to jump on it. Get 25% off your order with code FAMILY25, but it's only three days so don't blink before it's gone!
And it's a tad crazy to think about it, but Christmas is just a few short months away. Why not take this opportunity to get some gift buying out of the way. Stocking stuffers like these polished agate coasters or the brilliant and adorable Pinch Provisions minimergency kit. For the guys in our lives, how about a new watch by Daniel Wellington or an easy-to-use Jack Spade leather credit card wallet.


And don't forget to stock up on those accessories too!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Let's Shop: Warby Parker // Corner Collection

We live in a world that's completely saturated with brands and products that benefit this or that, here or there. But there are a few brands that stand out from the rest. One of the latter for me is Warby Parker. So when I was asked to spread the word about their newest collection, the Corner Collection, it was a total no-brainer.
The limited edition Corner Collection is introducing five new styles in two different hues, with an emphasis on traditional shapes - think distinctive, with metal accents, straight-edge brow bars or crisp keyhole bridges.
For me, adoring Warby Parker, and especially this new collection is a no-brainer. I mean, Warby Parker's quality for the price point is beyond amazing. As a prescription glasses wearer for over a decade now, I know just how expensive a cool pair of glasses can get - add in the frames plus the lenses... pricey and time consuming. Warby Parker takes the price point down quite a few levels, without reducing the quality all while making it fast and efficient for the end user with their home try-on kit.
So for this gal here, who errs on the side of classic and sometimes traditional style, the new Corner Collection is way cool and way up my alley. I hope you have a chance to checkout more and perhaps even try a pair. I'm sure you won't regret it! 



This post was sponsored by Warby Parker. I would never partner with a company that I didn't personally like or didn't fit with the interests of my readers. All opinions are my own.