Blue Jean Baby

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Top: c/o 7FAM, old (Identical by Current/Elliott here); Jeans: Frame (purchased in Dallas at Tootsies); Heels: Zara; Belt: Gap, old; Bag: Saint Laurent; Earrings: Gorjana; Cuff: Bauble Bar; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Necklace: Lana; Ice Twister Ring: Bauble Bar; Sunglasses: Tory Burch

Since its Friday and we are all just ready to end the day and start the weekend, I am gonna keep this short….

If there is ONE piece your closet needs right now, its FLARE JEANS. Find a pair that fit like a glove, have enough length, and give your bootie some oomph….and you’ll never take them off. TRUST ME.

I scored these babies by Frame and loved them so much…..I couldn’t resist buying the exact same pair in white, too.  So, plan on seeing those in several upcoming outfit posts!

Happy Flare Jean Friday!

xo,

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Daily Basics with Express

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Tee: c/o Express; Jeans: c/o Express; Heels: Jessica Simpson; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Lariat Necklace: Lana; Ice Horn Necklace: Bauble Bar; Hermes Cuff; Watch: Michele; Ice Twister Ring: Bauble Bar; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: OPI Ink

Basics are something that any closet can’t live without.  They are what outfits are built around.  They are what you reach for on those days you just don’t want to get dressed.  And they are the utmost essentials to any good wardrobe.

Express continues to impress me….not only with their season trend pieces….but with their inexpensive, go-to basics (remember these boyfriend jeans?!). And they have done it again with their new line of oh-so-soft-and-broken-in tees for Spring. Not only have I been living in this long sleeve white tee every single day for the past week (ps. it gets softer and softer with every wash!) but I’ve also given my traditional white and blue denim a run for their money with these new gray jeans.  Distressed, check. Perfect fit, check. Inexpensive, check.

These Express basics….well, they’re actually no so basic after all!  The collection is selling out quickly, so shop HERE to get yours now…and new styles will be arriving the beginning of June!

xo,

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*Thank you to Express for partnering on this post!

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Blue Lace + Bibs

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Jumper: c/o Cynthia Rowley; Boots: Sam Edelman; Bag: c/o Rebecca Minkoff; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

The weekend is here which means its time to play catch up on all the sleep you missed out on over the week, right?!

This weekend I am excited to kick off my Spring tour with Macy’s…they invite me to head to 5 cities and share my favorite fashion trends (which is obviously a blast for me!)

Here is list of the cities I will be in this year:

3/21: Sacramento, 3/26: Chicago, 4/11: San Fransisco, 5/2: St. Louis, and 5/9: Detroit! I will, of course, share specific information about each event as they get closer!

If you are in the Sacramento area today, please come join me at Roseville Galleria Macy’s at 2pm! Can’t wait to meet you all there!

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xo,

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The Courtney Bib Strikes Again

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Courtney Bib in Matte Black/Hematite 

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Layered: Aquamarine Courtney Bib over Courtney Bib in Silver

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Fringe Court Bib in Silver

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 Layered: Twinkle Chain Bib over The Court Bib in White & Gold

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Pearl Courtney Bib in Gold 

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Courtney Bib in Silver

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I’ve heard the old saying that good things some in threes…and when it comes to Bauble Bar, the saying rings true!

Perhaps you remember my first Guest Bartender collaboration with Bauble Bar back in May 2013?! And then there was a Refresh collaboration with some of my favorite pieces last March.

And throughout both of those collections, there was one piece that just held on for dear life: The Courtney Bib.  Its been one of the best sellers for Bauble Bar for over 2 years….so we thought maybe we should revisit this piece?!

So for my third installment with Bauble Bar, I have styled my favorite Courtney Bibs…which is exciting now because there are so many different color options and variations of this statement piece now! (Who else remembers back in the day when it was just offered in gold?!)

But because y’all have made this piece so successful for Bauble Bar, they are doing something that’s just too good for words:

ALL COURTNEY BIBS ARE 30% OFF TODAY, MARCH 17 & TOMORROW, MARCH 18!

So thank you, Bauble Bar….The third (collaboration) time is a charm!

SHOP THE COURTNEY BIBS HERE!

(Ps. As for the details about each outfit pictured above….don’t worry, those are coming in separate outfit posts over the next several days!)

xo,

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Dark & Gloomy

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Sweater: c/o Rio Ritz Boutique; Shorts: H&M, old (Similar HERE); Boots: Sam Edelman; Beanie: ASOS; Clutch: c/o K.slademade; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Ring: Henri Bendel; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI Ink

Its been nothing but rain, snow, sleet, and ice here in Dallas lately….which is highly unusual for the first week of March!

This gloomy weather has translated into my wardrobe….I find myself wanting to dress in black from head to toe, and topped with a beanie or a fedora (A. Because I don’t want to get my hair wet, and B. Because I’m quite frankly too lazy to wash my hair and do it up when the weather is gross!)

But one night, I wanted to feel sexy and sassy….but despite my dark mood, I still reached for black, mixing some of my favorite go to pieces: an oversized, chunky sweater, leather shorts, over the knee boots, a perfect calf hair clutch, and a cozy beanie…..and of course, lets not forget the red lip!

Is it just me, or does the weather totally affect your fashion mood?

xo,

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A Day of Experimenting

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Sweater: c/o French Connection; Jeans: Express; Heels: Zara (Almost identical ones HERE & under $80!); Watch: Michele; Earrings: Bauble Bar; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

The old saying is always true: Practice makes perfect.  Athletes stay in shape and go to the gym. Actors will rehearse.

But fashion bloggers…how do we stay “in shape” with our career and practice so that we can become better at what we do? WE PLAY IN OUR CLOSETS AND PRACTICE “NEW LOOKS” so that we can share the with our readers!

Recently on a cold and dreary day in NYC at The Empire hotel, I did just that. I was finding myself kindof “stuck” with what I brought in my suitcase, so I dedicated a couple hours to mixing, remixing, matching, and rematching a couple looks.  I also played around with some new makeup colors, as well as this new half up, half down top knot!

Have you dug around in your closet or makeup drawers lately and found some new inspiration?!

xo,

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The Power Suit with Express

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Jacket: c/o Express; Pants: c/o Express; Crop Top: c/o Express; Shoes: Stuart Weitzman; Bag: Celine; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Henri Bendel; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI Ink

Believe it or not, there was a time in my life where I wore a suit to work almost every single day….and I felt like a BOSS.

There’s a reason a well-tailored suit is nicknamed the “power suit,” because when you put one on, you immediately feel like you could conquer the world. And although a lot has changed from the day I first put on my first 2 piece suit, one thing that hasn’t changed is where I buy them.

If I were to ask any of my girlfriends where they bought their first pair of black slacks, or their first blazer, undoubtedly, they would respond that they went to Express.  And 10 years later…most of them still are. Whether it was the perfect fit of the Editor Pants, or the great shape of their suit jackets, Express has figured out how to make a sharp looking power suit….and they know it ultimately comes down to one thing: the fit.

I’ve spend hundreds on dollars searching for the end all, be all….the well fitting pant. Y’all know me…the shopaholic…I’ve tried them all on! But I always return to Express. I don’t know if its how they hug me in all the right places, or that Express offers most of their pants in multiple lengths (styling tip: sometimes I buy the ankle length to achieve a cropped look!), but they just work. And there’s something to be said for that…can I get an “amen?!”

But of course, and without fail,  one thing that is guaranteed to never be overpowering about the power suits of Express is their price tag!  Which probably also explains why I keep going back for more!

Do you own power suit yet?!

xo,

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*Thank you to Express for partnering on this post!

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My Little (Green) Pony

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Jacket: c/o French Connection; Sweater: Velvet; Leather Leggings: Nordstrom x Topshop; Boots: Jeffrey Campbell; Beanie: ASOS, old; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

I’ve always got my eyes on the lookout for unique pieces that make a BIG STATEMENT.

Maybe it’s a necklace, or a pair of shoes, or a brightly colored bag. But in this case, it’s a faux pony hair printed jacket by French Connection! I made a pit stop at their Soho shop while I was in NYC for fashion week, and the second I laid eyes on this jacket, I knew it had found a new warm home….on my body!

And while I was braving the cold weather of the Northeast, adding another great, statement making outerwear piece to my wardrobe seemed like a total no brainer!

xo,

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Cocktails in Color at The Empire

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Dress: Clover Canyon; Boots: Topshop via Net-a-Porter (no longer available); Clutch: Topshop, old; Gloves: DVF; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Ring: Henri Bendel; Bow Tie Crystal Necklace: c/o Loren Hope; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Year after year at New York Fashion Week the styles and the trends continue to change, but one thing that is always consistent is The Empire Hotel and the role it plays in the success of my week spent in NYC!

A large majority of the fashion shows during NYFW take place at Lincoln Center…which conveniently for me, is just a quick dart across the street from my hotel of choice, making the task of rushing from show, to across town, and then back to a show, way too easy for me! (And of course, taking a quick cocktail meeting in between shows to sip on a martini at the hotel bar is always a plus, too!)

Hell, if The Empire Hotel was good enough for Chuck Bass, then it’s a perfect fit for me.

xo,

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Its FUR-eeeezing!

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Coat: Vintage, gift from my Mimi (Last seen here); Dress: ASOS; Heels: Valentino (available here but I snagged mine on a major sale via The Outnet); Watch: Michele; Ring: Henri Bendel; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Toes: OPI Lincoln Ink

If you have been following my site for a couple years now, then I know that this coat will bring back some fashionable memories for you!

A couple of years ago, for my 30th birthday, my Mimi gave me her vintage fur coat as a gift….it was a treat that surprised me beyond belief.  It was a piece in her closet that I would always put on and prance around in as a young girl….dreaming of the day when I could own a piece just as fierce.

And now its mine, all mine….but unfortunately due to the Texas weather, it spends more time on a hanger than on my body. Thankfully, when I looked at the weather for my upcoming trip to NYC for fashion week, the negative degree temps made taking this fur stunner with me a no brainer!

Mimi, I can’t thank you enough for this special vintage heirloom…and I can’t wait to pass it down to my fashionable granddaughter one day!

xo,

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