The Power Suit with Express

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Sukilynn Photography

Sukilynn Photography

Sukilynn Photography

Photos by SukiLynn

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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Photos by SukiLynn

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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Photos by SukiLynn

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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Photos by SukiLynn

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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Get Em While You Can

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Dress: ASOS; Boots: Sam Edelman; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Henri Bendel; Sunglasses: Chanel, old; Nails: OPI Ink

My favorite part of a season coming to an end is always the amazing sales! I’ve noticed over the past couple of weeks that several stores are putting wintery items on the sale racks….jackets, boots, and gloves! I look at this as a great opportunity to see what my pieces my closet needs for the next season and stock up! I snagged these over the knee boots on a recent sale, knowing that if I don’t have much more time to wear them this season that I will already have them come next fall!

What items are you looking to buy at all the end of season sales?!

xo,

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1 Degree

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Jacket: ASOS; Tee: Madewell; Jeans: Express; Heels: Christian Louboutin; Necklace: Lana; Lariat: Lana; Belt: Gap; Bag: Saint Laurent; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Ring: Henri Bendel; Earrings: Gorjana; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI Inked

I didn’t even know how to prepare for the weather in NYC.

The day I checked the weather app on my iPhone, it said that one of the days while I was here that the weather would be 1 degree. 1 DEGREE. Did you hear me?! 1 FREAKING DEGREE. I don’t even know how to process 1 degree?! What does a person do with 1 degree?!

You pack some faux fur.  That’s what you do.

You dress in a all black and splash in some fancy red wherever you can….and you cross your fingers, and you bundle up, and you hope for the best.

Pray for me….pray for me and my warm blooded soul this weekend.

1 EFFING DEGREE! (Sorry, I just can’t get over it.)

What are your tips for staying warm, yet still looking fashionable?!

xo,

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All Good Things Come in Three’s

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Blazer: via Couture in a Can; Tee: The Fifth; Jeans: c/o Express; Booties: Steve Madden; Belt: Gap, old; Clutch: c/o Rafe, old; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI Ink; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

2 things I can’t live without:

  1. Blazers
  2. Boyfriend Jeans

But when you throw in leopard print on top of that….its almost too much for my fashionable heart to handle.

And gimme red lips, too? Oh. Em. Gee.

xo,

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Can I Spring Forward Yet?!

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Jacket: Zara; Tunic: Show Me Your Mumu; Leggings: Spanx; Boots: TopShop Unique via Net-A-Porter, old; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Small Necklace: Lana; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Sunglasses: Burberry, old; Rings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Gorjana; Hermes Cuff; Nails: OPI Ink

Several stores have already started teasing me with Spring ’15 arrivals…..AND IT’S KILLING ME!

A recent browsing turned shopping session at Zara got infused with spring fever when I laid my eyes on this great powder blue coat….I couldn’t resist it…I couldn’t fight it….and by golly, I was gonna find some way to work it into my winter wardrobe! (Remember when I had to also do that a couple weeks ago in this post?!)

I assumed the over the knee suede boots could kick any spring outfit’s ass and make it winter appropriate…am I right?!

xo,

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Necessary Red

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Trench: Kensie, old; Sweater: Nasty Gal; Leather Pants: Nordstrom x Topshop; Boots: Guess; Bag: Nasty Gal; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Ring: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Big Apple Red; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

A couple years ago while I was shopping a MAD (and I do mean insane, mad!) sale at Macy’s with my mama, I snagged this red trench coat for about $36.  It had been marked down from like $129, to $99, to $75, and then if I used my Macy’s card I got an additional 40% off…or something like that.  Regardless of the ridiculous details, it was practically free!  I remember looking at my mom and being like, “I really don’t NEED a red trench coat in my closet, but I feel like when it’s this adorable AND this cheap, you kindof have to buy it, right?!” And all thoughts of necessity went out the window.

Fast forward about 3-4 years, and this red trench coat is still one of my favorites in my outerwear closet….it spices up any basic look, gives a pop of color that you can’t resist, and without a doubt, is a full-on showstopper.

$36 bucks well spent, if you ask me!

xo,

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Winter Break from the Cold

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Top: c/o Marchesa for ShopStyle (Identical available at Nordstrom Rack); Pants: Old Navy, old (Similar); Heels: c/o Nine West; Clutch: c/o French Connection, old; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Double Bar Cuff: Gorjana; Kyle Bow Necklace: Gorjana; Zig-Zag Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Henri Bendel, old; Glasses: Chanel, old; Lips: Nars Timanfaya; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

This week it was hit an almost record breaking 80 degrees in Dallas (sorry to my Northeasterners about Juno!), and I’ve had to put most of my cold weather clothing on a temporary hiatus.

It was the perfect week to mix & match one of my favorite (and seriously ANCIENT) pairs of cargo pants from Old Navy with a girly silk blouse….then spruce it up with a pop of color in my shoes! I was so excited about a slice of Spring weather, and didn’t want to go too over the top…I think I balanced it out well, right?!

When the temperatures warm up in your city, what’s the first item you’ll be wearing?

xo,

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