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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! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Let's Shop: Labor Day Weekend Sales

Hey there long-weekend! Excited to have ya! Not so excited that it's marking the end of summer, but after reading some September issues, I've got fall more on my mind. With another holiday weekend, come some great sales. Pick up some great transitional pieces from summer into fall and perhaps snag some summery items for a tropical vacation in the future. Have a great weekend! 

Bauble Bar: Select summer favorites on sale for at least 50% off original prices! Score some super cool pieces like this Pave Cone stretch bracelet, some pretty solitaire gem studs (love the burgundy!) or these super cool Dipped Aztec studs.   

Bloomingdale's: Take advantage of the Big Brown Bag Sale with 20-60% off tons of great pieces. Snap up a pair of designer sandals, like these amaze Gucci Bamboo city sandals marked more than 50% off original price! Pick up the perfect year around piece, like this DVF black silk jumpsuit. PS, in case you weren't aware pastels are big for fall - loving this Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC crossbody in mint. 

C. Wonder: Offering 30% off full price items, so stock up on some fall necessities like this quilted barn vest or a pair of their Signature Driving Moccasins. Plus up to an additional 50% off on sale items and free shipping on orders over $100. 

DVF: Labor Day sale featuring 30% until Monday. Loving these pleated tuxedo pants!

GiGi New York: Free personalization and free shipping for their Labor Day promotion; have my eye on this burgundy crossbody, perfect for tailgates, football games and fall weekends! 

Nordstrom: Save up to 40% off on the clearance sale online and in stores, shop some great Tory Burch sale items like these retro sunglasses or the 'Orion' embellished scarf

Last Call: Extra 25% to 75% off everything online and in-store! My favorite pair of Dee Keller flats are a really good deal right now, I plan on wearing them for quite a few more months. Also loving this geometric print Equipment blouse - holiday sales are always a great time to stock up on Equipment.

Lulu and Georgia: Take advantage of 25% off, shop tons of lovely home goods and accessories like the Esra pillow or this fun 'Bonjour' print

Tuckernuck: Enter code LABOROFLOVE at checkout for an extra 20% off all sale items plus free shipping, ends Monday at midnight. Loving this Sail to Sable tunic and a blue hued floral print Ali Ro dress.

Other sale quick hits: AnthropologieFrench ConnectionJoe's JeansLoftSephora Summer Sendoff Sale, Tibi Fall Wardrobe event

Happy shopping! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fatigue Bomber Jacket


Jacket: Calvin Rucker, borrowed from Sam and Lilli Boutique in West Ave. River Oaks // Dress: Organic by John Patrick, borrowed // Shoes: Jack Rogers // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Necklace: Marie Laure Chamorel, borrowed // Bracelets: Giles and Brother, borrowed

So summer is officially coming to an end, but that doesn't mean Mother Nature is exactly cooperating with that sentiment here in Houston. We're still icky hot, humid and otherwise unpleasant for another month at least, so for me who is always cold whenever I'm inside, I tend to dress in options that allow me to layer for a/c purposes during Houston summers.
It's been at least two years, and I'm still really digging the utility jacket look. You may recall seeing the J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket or my classic Barbour Beadnell in past outfit posts. This fatigue bomber jacket by Calvin Rucker is really no different. I recently picked up a Velvet by Graham Spencer fatigue vest on maaajorr sale at Piperlime - with coupons I only had to pay for shipping #score - and am pretty excited about the options for it such as layered over casual dresses or long-sleeved tees as it begins to cool off.
A huge thanks to Sam and Lilli for featuring me in their recent e-blast! It was so much fun getting to pick out and style looks from their boutique, I hope you enjoyed the photos and outfits as much as I did! PS - don't forget, today's the last day to enter the Hudson+Bleecker tote set giveaway. Don't miss out!