A Night with Yigal Azrouel

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Dresses: 1st Dress, Diamond Wave Dress, 2nd Dress, from FW15 Runway Collection, 3rd Dress, Foiled Floral Jacquard Vest Dress (Shop entire Yigal Azrouel at Shopbop HERE, at FORWARD by Elyse Walker HERE, at Nordstrom HERE, and Saks HERE; Shoes: Charlotte Olympia, old (Shop current collection HERE); Earrings: Oscar de la Renta, old (Shop same style in tons of lengths & colors HERE); Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Gold Love Bangle: Accessory Concierge

One of the most rewarding perks of my job as a blogger is that I get to go to some really cool events and meet some highly influential people in the fashion industry that I never would’ve dreamed of.  Yes, New York Fashion Week is unmatched in terms of wow factor, but every now and then, the Dallas fashion scene turns it up a notch and I am reminded why this glamorous city will forever be where I call home.

Recently, one of my favorite Dallas boutiques, Tootsies, asked me to host a fabulous party to not only preview the Yigal Azrouel Fall/Winter 2015 Collection, but to also welcome the handsome designer to Dallas himself! It was an absolute honor to have lunch with Yigal, get an exclusive look at his creations, hear the inspiration behind this season’s collection, and (OMG) have him ask me to try on a couple one of a kind pieces right off the runway!

Just another Thursday, right?!

xo,

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Three of a Kind with Bauble Bar

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Top: Boohoo; Shorts: Milly, old (Similar here); Necklace Trio: Bauble Bar; Shoes: ShoeDazzle; Cuff: Bauble Bar; Pinky Ring: Bauble Bar; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Toes: OPI Ink

Jewelry is something that is highly specific to me and a piece of the ensemble planning that I take very seriously.

In my opinion, the right necklace, earrings, or cocktail ring can totally transform an entire outfit and take it to the next level.  And when it comes to necklaces, I’ve got 2 settings: STATEMENT or DAINTY. But just one dainty necklace just isn’t enough for my over the top taste, which is why I love to layer up a dainty, delicate set of chains!

Bauble Bar is now offering their Pick Your Pendant Trio where you get to customize your own style by picking a short, medium, and long length necklace to create the ultimate trio! The trio I picked out perfectly suits me because it combines 3 styles of necklaces that I love: a small, gold, miniature dog tag that you never take off, a medium, sentimental ‘xo’ monogram chain, and a long chunky turquoise piece….because it always reminds me of my great grandmother who was never seen without her turquoise statement baubles!

What kind of trio are you going to design?!

xo,

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Oversized in All the Right Places

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Shirt: Express; Jeans: Paige; Heels; Schutz; Necklace: Bauble Bar, sold out (IDENTICAL option available HERE); Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Pinky Ring: Bauble Bar; Ring: Bracha; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

The boyfriend.

The boyfriend jean.

The boyfriend jean shorts.

The boyfriend oversized watch.

And now, the boyfriend blouse. And much like the jeans, the shorts, and the watch, it is oversized in all the right places. Add it to the wardrobe.  It won’t disappoint.

Ps. This squash blossom necklace won’t disappoint either….I posted a sneak peek of it last week on Instagram and since them, it has sold out on Bauble Bar. BUT THANKFULLY, Accessory Concierge came to the rescue and have it available now HERE! Thank you, AC!

xo,

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In Case You Aren’t Sick of It Yet…

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Dress: Topshop x Nordstrom; Sandals: Stuart Weitzman; Bag: Philip Lim, old; Turquoise Necklace: Tealhouse Collection; Gold Necklace: Moon & Lola; Earrings: Gorjana; Hermes Cuff; Watch: Michele; Bangles: Bourbon & Boweties; Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar; Pinky Ring: Bauble Bar; Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp; Toes: Orly Kiss the Bride

So, without a doubt, you have probably already seen this dress about 50 times.

It was all over Instagram.

It was all over the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

And now it’s all over me.

It is comfortable….the off shoulder neckline is totally on trend….and it can be perfectly worn in a casual or fancy manner!

WHY WOULDN’T I WANT A DRESS LIKE THAT IN MY CLOSET?!

xo,

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Take the Plunge

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Jumpsuit: Missguided (Shop it HERE too); Heels: Stuart Weitzman; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Sunglasses: Express; Knot Collar: Bauble Bar; Lariat: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar; Pinky Ring: Bauble Bar; Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp; Toes: Orly Kiss the Bride

When I was a pubescent teen, perhaps around 13-15, I remember being jealous of all the girls who HAD to wear a bra….they got to shop at fancy stores like Victoria’s Secret….while I was so flat chested that, quite frankly, a bra was a waste of money and more trouble than it was worth!

Fast forward almost 20 years.

Those girls are now complaining that their boobs are saggy, or that finding a sexy bra is difficult….and I’m over here like, “BOO-YAH, OH YEAH, I’VE STILL GOT IT!” I never have had the itch to get breast implants….aside from the fact that I am a whack job under anesthesia, I never wanted to change the body that I was given. I feel like I should rock what I’ve got, good or bad, and embrace what I do, or in this case, don’t have. And I trust that God knew what He was doing when he designed me: Small chest, curvy hips & booty….evens out right?!

This jumpsuit is probably the perfect example. I slipped this bad boy on and BOOM. No problem. It shows my curves right where I want it to, and it covers just enough to be cheeky and sexy. These barely B cups are happy, content, and not budging at all!

And besides, all you need is handful, right?! Too much of a good thing can be greedy 😉

Happy Monday!

xo,

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Summer Fridays

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Tunic: The Jetset Diaries; Shorts: c/o Gap; Sandals: Zigi Girl, old (Similar inexpensive pair HERE & similar splurge pair HERE); Clutch: Givenchy; Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Bauble Bar, old (Similar that is ON SALE FOR $10!); Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar; Pinky Ring: Bauble Bar; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Lips: Colour Pop in Wifey

Okay….so I had never heard of  “Summer Fridays” until recently….but apparently, these are a BIIIIIIIIIIIG thing. Several of my friends who work in a 9-5 corporate job either, a) don’t work on Fridays, or b) they leave at lunch on Fridays.

All I have to say about this trend is…WHERE IN THE WORLD WAS THIS IDEA WHEN I WAS IN THE CORPORATE WORLD?!

Do you participate in “Summer Fridays?!” If not, then go ahead and get your weekend started! TGIF!

xo,

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You Look Adorable

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Dress: c/o Elliatt, old (Shop Elliatt HERE); Shoes: Schutz; Bag: Snob Essentials, old; Bangles: Bourbon & Boweties; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Moon & Lola; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Lips: Cynthia Rowley Beauty in Poppy

“You look ADORABLE!”

A phrase I pretty much never hear.

Adorable isn’t a “go-to” adjective that I am likely to be described as. Confident, yes. Sexy, yes. Chic, yes. Quirky, yes. But adorable? Kindof reminds me of an 8 year old?!

But the last 2 times I have put on this dress, what do I hear, but “YOU LOOK ADORABLE!” Perhaps it’s the print, or the shape (one I typically don’t gravitate towards, but actually really really like!), or the fact that it twirls…..whatever it is, hell, I’ll take the compliments!

Ps….We are halfway through the week! The weekend is near! Keep your chin up!

xo,

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Skin Tight Stripes

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Dress: River Island; Heels: Schutz (sold out, but THESE ARE VERY SIMILAR!); Bag: c/o French Connection, old; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Gold Cuff: c/o Brandy Pham; Earrings: Gorjana; Pinky Ring: Bauble Bar; Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar; Lips: Colour Pop in Clique; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

So, I must admit something.

Over the years, I have gotten extremely self-conscious when it comes to wearing form fitting clothing. Perhaps its because I have gained a couple pounds here and there (that’s what happens when you go on too many dinner dates and love to eat!) or because I don’t want to dress (hate this words, but…) “slutty.” I don’t know…..but lately, I have been focusing on getting healthy and reclaiming my curves!

I spotted this dress on River Island’s instagram page and knew it belonged in my closet immediately. I loved how the high neckline distracted form the form fitting shape…plus, I’m a sucker for black and white stripes! Paired with the right accessories, I knew this dress would be a showstopper….not to mention, the boyfriend wouldn’t complain at seeing a dress that’s not flowy….men are pretty easy to please when it comes to clothes, right?!

What’s your take on the body-conscious dresses?! Yay or nay?

xo,

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Red Hot Date Night

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Dress: Mason; Heels: Christian Louboutin; Watch: Michele; Cuff: c/o Brandy Pham; Earrings: Gorjana; Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar; Necklace: Lana; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Weekends are all about spending time with people you love….whether it be your family, or your handsome better half, or hell, even your dog….it’s certainly enjoyable to spoil and be spoiled with love!

This weekend, put on a dress that makes you glow and spread the love!

xo,

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All White Everything

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Top: Chicwish; Jeans: DJ1961; Shoes: Jessica Simpson; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Hermes Cuff; Watch: Michele; Cuff: c/o Brandy Pham; Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar; Deco Ring: Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Fancy’s Dog Collar: Bauble Bar & ON SALE!

Ahhhhhh, white on white on white: my favorite triple threat.

There’s something so fresh and crisp about an all white look.  So unassuming. So simple. And undoubtedly, being nonchalantly asked to have something spilled on you, right?!

Anyone else out there love wearing all white all the time as much as I do?!

Ps. OH HEY, FANCY! You’re actually stealing the show.

xo,

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