Silk Overalls

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Overalls: Aritzia (Similar from Revolve); Blazer: ASOS; Bag: Phillip Lim; Booties: Steve Madden; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Bow Necklace: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Screw You Cuff: Henri Bendel; Double Bar Cuff: Gorjana; Hermes Cuff; Earrings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Tory Burch, old

TGIF & it could not come quicker!

This weekend I am traveling to Providence, Rhode Island for another Macy’s event! And as an added bonus, I’ve got my mom in tow and we are looking forward to enjoying some New England sightseeing, as well!

So if you are in or around the area, please come join me tonight, Friday, September 26 at 630pm at Providence Place Macy’s for a fall fashion show! Can’t wait to meet everyone!

xo,

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Full On Obsessed

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Skirt: ℅ Express; Top: Lovers + Friends; Belt: Vintage find (Shop black belts HERE); Heels: SJP x Nordstrom; Bag: kate spade (old, but LOVE this newer version); Watch: Michele; Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Screw You Cuff: Henri Bendel; Double Bar Cuff: Gorjana; Ring: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Ever heard the term, “If it’s so nice, buy it twice?”

My mother adopted to this theory when I was growing up: During countless days spent roaming the mall, if we finally settled on a pair of jeans, or slacks, or shoes, and they came in an additional color, she would insist that we snatch them up, as well.  I always thought she was just being generous, but now, after 32 years of mall hunting for the “perfect item” on more than one occasion, I have come to realize that her theory was to keep up from, yet, another exhausting day in another overly crowded mall.

And this “twice as nice” theory has been one that I have come to live by, as well…perhaps the saying is true, “like mother like daughter?!” You probably remember this Express midi skirt that I’ve worn over and over again in the past couple months (see it here, and here, and also here)….but when this gem became available in additional colors (umm, hello red, cobalt, & grey), as well as in a shorter length, I knew I couldn’t live without more!  I quickly called “dibs” on the red one, as well as the floral one pictured above….and since I’m already familiar with styling this silhouette, the inexpensive purchase was a no-brainer.

(And for the record, I’m going back for thirds: There’s no way I can live without the striped version!)

Ps. Here’s a quick styling tip for full skirts: Keep your top slim to the body. Whether its a fitted tee, like I have on pictured above, or a button down, make sure it’s snug to the body…you want the eye to draw to the voluminous shape of the skirt since it is the ultimate showstopper of your outfit, that’s even perfect for work!

xo,

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*Thank you to Express for patterning with me on this post!

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Because Leopard Makes Everything Better

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Top: Equipment; Jeans: ℅ 7FAM; Shoes: Steve Madden; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Cuff: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

Jenna Lyons said it best when she proclaimed that “leopard is a neutral.”  It’s a print that has been a staple in my closet for years….and rightfully so, because leopard print has the power to completely transform an entire outfit.

Take this look for example: Basic white shirt & skinny jeans….it’s nothing spectacular.  But throw on some Steve Madden leopard print booties…and VOILA…not so basic anymore, now is it?!

But isn’t that what shoe shopping is all about?! Every time I walk through the shoe department at Nordstrom, it’s not about buying something practical.  Black heels…boring. Basic flats….snooze. But gimme a leopard bootie with a 4.5 inch heel and I am a happy girl…and thankfully, their shoe department this fall is the furthest thing from basic! Am I right, or am I right?!

How do you spruce up a basic outfit? What’s your most impractical shoe purchase?

xo,

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Thigh High

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Dress: Nordstrom x Topshop; Boots: Dolce Vita; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Cuff: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Ring: Gorjana; Hermes Cuff; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

FALL IS HERE! (Well, depending on Mother Nature’s current mood swing, right?!)

Luckily, in Dallas, there have been a couple of cool evenings, and Lord knows the first thing I did when the weather dropped below 70 was bust these Dolce Vita over the knee boots out of the closet! Last month, when it was still blistering hot, I snagged these up during my weekly trip to Nordstrom (side note: can we talk about their fall boot selection….I can’t, I just can’t…there’s nothing quite like it!), but they have been just sitting in my closet taunting me ever since!

But over the knee boots (especially ones with heels) can sometimes be tricky when it comes to styling….one wrong move and you could channel Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman” (before the makeover!), and no one wants to look like a street walker!

For me, these boots work best with a flowy, shifty, girly dress, like this one from Nordstrom x Topshop….but trust me, I also have full intentions of doing them over my favorite skinny jeans mixed with a perfectly fitting blazer, too!

What boot style is your favorite for fall?

xo,

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Until Next Time, NYFW

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Dress: ℅ Cynthia Rowley; Booties: Tibi; Clutch: ℅ French Connection; Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Gorjana; Cigar Rings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

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Sweater: Rag & Bone (and on SALE!); Leather Pants: Nordstrom x Topshop; Booties: Steve Madden; Clutch: ℅ Rafe; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Screw You Cuff: Henri Bendel; Courtney Bib: Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana

Fine, I’ll accept it: All good things must come to an end.

I am back in Dallas….and still haven’t unpacked….and am still trying to catch up on my normal life after being in the “la-la-land” that is NYFW. I stumbled upon some pictures of  my looks from the last day I was on the city and I thought I would share: One from the Cynthia Rowley presentation and the other from the red carpet at the Fashion Rocks Event.

Until February 2015, NYFW….I will think of you fondly.

xo,

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Chatting It Up in the AMEX Skybox

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Top: Topshop; Pants: Topshop; Shoes: ℅ Rio Ritz; Earrings: ODLR, old (Similar); Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Cigar Rings: Gorjana

I don’t want to shatter any dreams and expectations that y’all might have about New York Fashion Week, but it’s not all about fashion for me.

One of my favorite moments of NYFW the past 2 season has been sitting down with a woman who I admire greatly, Lottie Oakley, in the American Express Skybox and talking about my journey into the fashion industry.   It is an experience where I get to share my sentiments about the industry, hard work ethics, PLUS pick her brain about her seasoned experience as a major player in fashion.  Learning from someone like Lottie has been such a blessing…and learning and growing in this industry is something I will always continue to do.

Speaking of learning (and teaching)….I love being able to share new fashion finds with you, my readers, every single day.  I love learning about new designers and hidden treasures…and I get so excited to pass it on to y’all! So, with that said….let’s talk about the shoes I have on!

Sorry there isn’t a great close up photo of them….but let me just say, if you have loved these animal print Valentinos, but don’t love the price tag (UGH $1395?!), then I’m here to save the day: I scooped up these IDENTICAL ones at one of my favorite boutiques in Dallas, Rio Ritz….AND you can shop them online as well….and celebrate the $50 price tag!

Go ahead, treat yourself….hell, it’s Friday! TGIF!

xo,

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Canadian Tuxedo…via NYFW

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Top: ℅ Lacoste (New collection, not available yet); Jeans: ℅ 7FAM; Shoes: Valentino; Clutch: Clare Vivier; Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Layered Cuff: Gorjana; Cigar Rings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

There’s something to be said for the simple things in life…those consistent things that you can always depend on: Chipotle, red wine, your mom, Lifetime TV, spray tans, blowouts, OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark nail polish…the list goes on and on.

But when it comes to throwing on an outfit and rushing out the door, what’s your consistent go-to-look? Mine has varied over the years, but recently I have found that I continue to reach for a perfect pair of fitting denim, another layer of denim up top, a chic pair of shoes (heels or flats, depending on the activity of the day), a statement clutch, and piles of gold jewelry.

I brought this look with me to NYC, and thank goodness, it has saved me on more than one occasion while dashing through the city running amidst errands.

What’s your go to look of the moment?

xo,

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Black, White, & BCBG

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Dress: ℅ BCBG; Blazer: ASOS, old; Boots: Tibi; Bag: Phillip Lim; Neckalce: ℅ Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Spiked Cuff: ℅ Stella & Dot; Hermes Cuff; Layered Cuff: Gorjana; Ring: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Welp, its here….my version of March Madness: New York Fashion Week….And, per usual, BCBG kicked off the week with a bang.  BCBG Max Azria is always the first show of the week, and with their collections never disappointing the fashionable crowd, they set the bar very high for every other designer to follow.

This is a week that I look forward to, twice a year, every year…and its wild to think this is my fourth year attending NYFW.  It reminds me how lucky I am to work in an industry that is inspiring, creative, and full of talented collegaues.

And in true Carrie Bradshaw fashion, this “Sex & the City” quote sums it all up:

“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward for the future.  This is known as FASHION WEEK.”

xo,

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Paradise Lawn

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Dress: SheInside; Earrings: Gorjana; V Necklace: Gorjana; Long Necklace: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp

I have officially landed in NYC for fashion week, and despite being excited to finally bust out my fall clothes, I am still hanging on to the last moments of summer.

This past weekend, I had the pleasure to be wined & dined by the incredible Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas….and I must say, it was the trip of a lifetime.  Aside from the beach and the cocktails, I was excited to give my summer dresses, like this green one from SheInside, one last spin around the block before stowing them away and pulling out the fall frocks.  This dress was perfect for frolicking on the HGTV Paradise Lawn, swinging in the hammocks, and sipping Bahama Mama’s with my girlfriend, Lisa.

Goodbye summer…thanks for the memories…and the tan.

xo,

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Bahama Mama

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Tunic: Tiare Hawaii; Hat: J.Crew; Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp

For the past 3 days, I have been nestled up with one of my gal pals at Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas.  Aside from soaking up the sun, the white sand beach, and the delicious cocktails, of course, we have been here enjoying the first annual Atlantis HGTV Paradise Music Festival, which has included acts such as Dierks Bentley, Jewel, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, and Rascal Flatts.

It’s been a weekend to remember….and it is certainly a destination location that everyone should put on their bucket list ASAP.

What have y’all been up to this Labor Day Weekend?!

xo,

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