My Style My Michele

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Shirt: J.Crew; Jeans: J.Crew; Booties: Steve Madden; Watch Case: ℅ MICHELE; Watch Strap: ℅ MICHELE; Earrings: Gorjana; Initial Necklace: Blee Inara; Layered Chain Necklace: Bauble Bar; Rings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: ℅ Coastal; Handbag: vintage Dooney & Burke; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

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Dress: ASOS; Heels: Christian Louboutin, old (Similar); Bag: Kate Spade, old (Shop newer version HERE); Watch Face: ℅ MICHELE; Watch Bracelet: ℅ MICHELE; Hermes Cuff; Nameplate Bracelet: Bauble Bar, old; Stacked Ring: Henri Bendel; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

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IMG_0345Blazer: Alice & Olivia; Leather Pants: Topshop x Nordstrom; Tee: Piperlime, old; Heels: Valentino, old (Love these & these); Bag: Saint Laurent; Watch Face: ℅ MICHELE; Watch Strap: ℅ MICHELE; Coordinates Cuff & Date Cuff: Accessory Concierge; Crystal Cuff: Henri Bendel, old; Ear Cuff: Bauble Bar, old (Shop their ear cuffs HERE); Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

As a woman who loves jewelry and accessories, I am always looking for my next favorite bauble.  With the exception of my grandmother’s wedding ring and an Hermes cuff that I received as a gift from Paris, most of my jewelry is on a 3 month rotation…meaning I find some fun, inexpensive statement pieces and put them in the cycle…but to be honest, it’s really difficult to find chic, durable, and classic pieces that stand the test of time.

About 6 months ago, I invested in a new MICHELE watch….I had been diligently doing my research on watches and I had so many questions: What color face did I want? What color strap did I want? Did I want gold? Did I want silver? Did I want rose gold? Did I want a mixed metal watch? How much did I want to spend? Saying I was overwhelmed is an understatement. After talking to several friends and listening to one too many opinions on the topic, I ecstatically settled on the most perfect MICHELE watch….and you guys know it by now because you see it in every post!

But the thing I love most about my MICHELE watch is the versatility….A GIRL NEEDS OPTIONS, right?! Am I right or am I right?!  One day I can wear my metal bracelet with my gold face…or another day I can keep it classic with a black alligator strap….or I can even go super casual with a saddle strap. Thankfully, my investment is getting it’s money’s worth, because my options are endless when it comes to styling this piece! And Mom, if you happen to be reading this, I would love for “Santa” to slip another strap or 2 under the tree!

And if a MICHELE watch is on your holiday wish list this Christmas, or you’ve been doing your timely watch research and want to browse, or you happen to be at Northpark this Saturday, November 21, then I would love for you to join me at Nordstrom’s jewelry department at the MICHELE counter for the “My Style My MICHELE” event where I will be helping customers create & style their own custom timepieces! The event will last from 1-4pm and throughout the event there will even be drawings for customers to win their very own MICHELE watch!

Can’t wait to meet everyone this weekend at Nordstrom! If you would like more information about the event, or to find a MICHELE event that is happening near you, click HERE!

xo,

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Poncho Prints

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Poncho: Zara; Sweater: Evil Twin; Leather Pants: Nordstrom x Topshop; Boots: Tibi; Handbag: Saint Laurent; Sunglasses: Ray Ban; Earrings: Gorjana; Initial Necklace: Blee Inara; Screw Cuff: Miansai; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Rings: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

Every season I feel like there is always one overindulgent style that I end up buying too many of…

…this season, its the poncho.

I purchased my first one while I was in NYC for fashion week…and I was proud that I bought some outerwear while it was still so hot in Dallas.  I stashed it away into the closet and knew how giddy I would be once the weather in Dallas allowed.

But once I opened the poncho can of worms, I couldn’t resist them! Every where I turned, every store I shopped at, every website I looked at, there they were…..begging me to buy them! Five ponchos later, I am ready for winter!

What item have you not been able to resist purchasing lately?

Shop my favorite ponchos by scrolling through below!

xo,

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My Boyfriend’s Button Down

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Dress: ASOS; Boots: Guess; Bag: Saint Laurent; Hat: Janessa Leone; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Bib Necklace: Bauble Bar; Screw Cuff: Miansai; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

I’m certain that if you ask most men, they will tell you that they love seeing a girl walk around in their white button down.  Perhaps it gives them pride, or a sense of ownership that she’s “THEIR girl wearing THEIR shirt from the night before,” but for the most part, its probably just downright sexy.

I’ve always loved the style elements that are borrowed from the boys…I have purchased many men’s white button downs in the past, attempting to recreate this look…but the fit has never been quite right.

I stumbled upon this shirt dress from ASOS, and I must say, it passed the boyfriend test with flying colors. And the fact that its backless?! Well, let’s just say….you look just as sexy walking away.

xo,

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Courtney Loves Pine (& Pink?!)

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Dress: ℅ Pine Boutique; Coat: Nasty Gal; Shoes: Stuart Weitzman; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Nails: OPI Every Month is Octoberfest

Happy Friday!

Its been fun traveling across the country and visiting my blog readers and fellow fashion lovers over the past couple of months, but one trip I have really been looking forward to is happening tonight right here in Texas, my Lone Star State!

Pine Boutique, along with their sister store, Merge, and their brother store, KIE Men’s Shoppe, will be having their fall fashion party tonight from 6-9pm…and they have asked me to tag along for all the fun…and it wasn’t hard for them to twist my arm….champagne & clothes?! COUNT ME IN!

So to all my College Station gals, put on your favorite party dress and come shopping with me tonight….can’t wait to meet y’all!

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xo,

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One Hit Wonder

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Dress: Clover Canyon; Boots: Vince Camuto; Necklace: Accessory Concierge; Bag: ℅ French Connection; Sunglasses: ℅ Isaac Mizrahi; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Screw Cuff: Miansai; Hermes Cuff; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Ever heard of a one-hit wonder? You know, something that only triggers one memory in your mind or is only memorable for one thing?

Well,  I’m calling this dress a one-hit wonder….put it on with some boots and a great necklace…and if you don’t over think it, it looks cute!

Will it be good for much else? Probably not.  Can I remix it with other pieces in my closet? Its unlikely…but it is comfy, cute, and I don’t have to wear Spanx and suck in.

Consider it a one-hit WIN.

xo,

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Its Monday,Wear Sneakers

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Dress: Milk & Honey; Blazer: ASOS; Sneakers: kate spade; Hat: Zara, old (Similar); Bag: Clare V; Necklace: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Hexagon Cuff: Gorjana; Screw Cuff: Miansai; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Mondays are tough:  The coffee isn’t strong enough, the work is piled up, and the weekend  is suddenly a distant memory….

…so picking out which pair of shoes to wear should be easy, right?!

During my recent trip to San Jose, I scooped up these sneakers at kate spade, and I must admit, I haven’t been able to take them off! I’ve never been a “comfort first” or “sneaker gal,” so this purchase even caught me a little off guard….but when they are donned with leather bows and calf hair leopard print, they suddenly become a no-brainer.

So even though we will all be suffering a real Monday struggle, make the shoe decision the easiest one.

xo,

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Watercolor (Air)Waves

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Dress: Anthropologie; Cape: ℅ Express; Heels: Christian Louboutin; Necklace: Gorjana; Screw Cuff: ℅ Miansai; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Rings: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Its been quite the week…all work and no play (but heck, it’s better than the alternative, right?!) There are several exciting projects in the pipeline: One that I CANNOT WAIT to share, but trust me, it will be worth the wait…and the other is something that hit the airwaves yesterday!

For the past 4 months, I have been hosting “Courtney Kerr’s Lunchtime Takeover” every weekday on 103.7 KVIL here in Dallas….and, obviously, it’s a blast for me because I am getting paid to talk! But this week, my co-host, Leigh Ann, and I were given the opportunity to takeover the afternoon drive time, 3-7pm, permanently! I am so honored and thrilled to be welcomed as a part of the CBS Radio family and can’t wait to see where else this might lead…

So this weekend, I am putting on a sassy dress and popping the champagne! It’s time to celebrate!

Ps. For those of you who don’t live in Dallas and want to listen along every M-F 3-7pmCST, you can tune in on Radio.com!

xo,

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When It Pours, She Reigns

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Jacket: Thank you, She Reigns!; Tee: The Limited, old; Leather Pants: Topshop x Nordstrom; Sneakers: kate spade; Bag: ℅ Rafe; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Watch: Michele; Ring: Gorjana; Screw You Cuff: Henri Bendel; Zig-Zag Cuff: Gorjana; Long Necklace: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Every Month is Octoberfest

Fall has arrived with a vengeance here in Dallas, and accompanying the cooler temps has been wet, humid rain showers! Rainy weather attire has never been something that I have invested in…I don’t know why….perhaps I had never found the most perfect, chic raincoat…

…until now.

Cathy Williamson, the designer & founder behind She Reigns, was in the same boat.  Upon hunting high and low for a functional, yet fashionable, raincoat to wear to her son’s football games and turning up empty, she realized that there was a void in the market…and if she was needing a product like this, she knew other women were too.

And in 2012, She Reigns was born.

But, a major bump in the road caused Cathy to slam on the brakes in following through with her new, fashionable business.  During the summer months of 2013, Cathy was diagnosed with an aggressive form of triple negative breast cancer, which in turn resulted in 6 months of chemotherapy, radiation, and a double mastectomy. Now that Cathy has been given a clean bill of health, she has refocused her new found energy back in She Reigns, with the brand offering 4 designs: Biker, Cape, Girly, and Classic.

And not only is Cathy using She Reigns to change the way women look at weather by offering chic, timeless weather staples, but she is also using her brand to promote heath awareness. For the remainder of 2014, Cathy is giving 25% OFF your She Reigns purchase as well as donating 25% of ALL SALES to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (http://www.tnbcfoundation.org)!

Cathy, not only are you a fashionable dear friend, but you are also one of my heroes.  Thank you for inspiring women to follow their dreams, fight their battles, and use their test as their testimony!

Shop She Reigns HERE & visit Cathy’s style blog HERE!

xo,

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She Wasn’t Always Fancy

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Jacket: JOA ℅ Milk & Honey Boutique; Jeans: ℅ 7FAM; Heels: Jessica Simpson; Necklace: Gorjana; Crystal Chain Bib: Bauble Bar; Rings: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Screw You Cuff: Henri Bendel; Fancy’s Collar & Leash: C.Wonder, old; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

Once upon a time there was a bully breed dog that was stuck in a awful dog fighting situation.  She was severely bleeding and left to die.  The Humane Society of Dallas, Dog & Kitty City (and Dallas’ ONLY no-kill shelter), stepped in to save her life.  They found monetary donations to give this sweet girl the medical attention and surgeries she needed to survive. Three months passed and this little gal was ready to be adopted….

…And this is where my life was forever changed.  I met this timid, scared dog on a television set (we bonded over our love for PDA)…and 3 days later, she came home with me and became known as “Fancy.”

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The day that Fancy and I met and bonded during a commercial break!

There is no part of me that could imagine my life without this girl.  She is the first to kiss me good morning and the last to kiss me goodnight.  She leaves her white hair all over my apartment (and my clothes!) so that a part of her is always with me no matter where I go.  She is lovable, full of personality, and has never met a stranger who she didn’t want to love on.

If you are looking to bring a four legged friend into your home, it is with unbridled passion that I encourage you to look to your local shelters for a sweet fur-baby that deserves, and desperately needs, a loving home…because as much you change this dog’s life, I promise they will change yours even more.

Learn more about The Humane Society of Dallas HERE and Pit Bull Awareness Month HERE.

xo,

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Black & White, Meet Pink

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Jacket: c/o Express; Top: Express; Pants: Express; Hat: Express; Shoes: c/o French Connection; Bag: kate spade; Watch: Michele; Bracelet: Gorjana; Necklace: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp

The combination of black and white is a no brainer. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that it works. It’s basic….end of story. Although this combination doesn’t scream, “Look at me,” it is always chic, and that’s the beauty of it. And while, yes, you can’t tear most of girls away from our black & white basics, you can introduce a standout outerwear piece that takes your look to the next level….i.e. this powder pink Express coat.

With that said, I think too many gals take our outerwear a bit too seriously. We assume that a black, camel, or navy piece will be the most versatile…and yes, while you will get a lot of mileage out of a basic color, there is something to be said about standing out in the crowd! One thing I love about Express’ outerwear (aside from the friendly price tags!) is the versatile options outside of the basics. Aside from my pink cocoon coat, there is a white checkered number, a color block moto leather jacket, a leather trimmed houndstooth car coat, and an INSANE cape that all scream, “Look at me, look at me!” And did I mention all outerwear is 30% off right now?! I know, it’t too good to be true.

So as the temperatures continue to drop and you open your coat closet before heading out the door, take a moment to wear the unexpected outerwear piece…and make your basics jealous!

What “out of the ordinary” outerwear do you have your eye on this season?

xo,

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