Swinging in Black Leather….While I Still Can

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Dress: BCBG; Sneakers: Banana Republic; Courtney Bib: Bauble Bar; Aquamarine Courtney Bib: Bauble Bar; Bag: c/o Tiffany & Co (last seen in this blog post); Sunglasses: c/o Isaac Mizrahi; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Lips: MAC Creme Cup

Its been a humid and hot 84 degrees here in Dallas this entire week, which had quickly motivated me to switch out my Fall/Winter closet and replace it with my Spring/Summer items.

But its with a little but of sad emotion that as I begin to store things away for 6 months….so I am trying to squeeze any last wear out of some of my faves…..and leather tends to be the main fabric that I always miss the most.

What items are you going to miss wearing as the weather continues to warm up?

PS. To all my peeps in SAN FRANCISCO, don’t forget I am coming to see you this Saturday, April 11 at Macy’s Pleasanton at 1pm for the Spring Fashion Show! I can’t wait to share my favorite looks and meet you all!

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xo,

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Bold Brights

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Top: c/o French Connection; Jeans: c/o Express; Blazer: Zara, old; Shoes: Jessica Simpson; Gold/White Bib: Bauble Bar; Twinkle Chain Bib: Bauble Bar; Bag: Saint Laurent; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Monday calls for something bold.

Splurge for that extra shot of expresso in your morning coffee.

Eat all the fries.

Skip the gym.

Stay for one extra drink at happy hour.

Why? Because…..well, Monday, ugh.

xo,

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Colorblock Neutrals

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Crossbody Satchel: MICHAEL Michael Kors; Vest: Topshop x Nordstrom; Tank: Topshop x Nordstrom; Denim: Rag & Bone; Shoes: Valentino; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Necklace: Lana; Gold Open Bar Cuff: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Lips: MAC Creme Cup

Scroll My Favorite MICHAEL Michael Kors Items from Nordstrom Below!

So I am kindof obsessed with wearing white…

…and its not something that I ever apologize for! I know a lot of y’all don’t think wearing head to toe white is acceptable before Easter or after Labor Day, but breaking fashion rules is fun, right?! But one thing that is important to know about wearing all white is that your accessories will make or break the look…and luckily for me, the accessories department at Nordstrom always comes to the rescue!

During a recent (bi-weekly) trip to the mall last week, Nordstrom and I had a MAH-JOR moment: Not only did I do a little (okay, ALOT) of damage in their designer shoe department, but it was actually this miniature MICHAEL Michael Kors satchel from the handbag department that had me at hello! White, black, and saddle leather?! Kindof a no brainer purchase, right?! And I also knew that this item would be the perfect accent to my spring a summer crisp, white looks!

Let’s just say, Nordstrom knows what they’re doing when it comes to accessories…and closet is SUPER grateful ūüėČ

What’s your favorite way to spruce up an all white look?

xo,

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*Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post!

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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

Photography by SukiLynn

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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