Gap X Birchbox

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Jacket: c/o Gap; Cami: c/o Gap; Shorts: c/o Gap; Espadrilles: c/o Gap; Bag: c/o Gap; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Earrings: Gorjana; Short Necklace: Lana; Long Necklace: Gorjana, old; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Bangles: Bourbon & Bowties; Stacked Gold Rings: Gorjana; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

What do you do when 2 of your favorite brands come together for the ultimate collaboration?! YOU CELEBRATE BY THROWING A FABULOUS LAUNCH PARTY!

Birchbox has teamed up with Gap at 5 cities across the country where you can shop summer beauty essentials, build your very own personalized Birchbox, or purchase an exclusive 3-month Birchbox subscription! Participating cities include San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and….

….HOUSTON, where I will be hosting the launch party!

Join Birchbox, Gap, and myself this Tuesday, June 9th from 6-8pm at the Houston Galleria location….There will be mini beauty makeovers, champagne (because what’s a party without that?!), PLUS the Gap is offering 30% off all merchandise! Sounds fun, right?! Be sure to RSVP HERE!

But don’t worry….even if you don’t live in one of the participating cities, you can still WIN some of these Birchbox goodies & a $200 Gap gift card! Here’s how: Head over to my instagram post HERE, tag a friend who loves Birchbox and Gap as much as you do, and follow Birchbox on Instagram, too! It’s that easy!

Can’t wait to see everyone in Houston!

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*Thank you to Birchbox for sponsoring this post and inviting me to host such an exciting event!

 

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Off the Shoulder Chambray

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Dress: c/o Cynthia Rowley; Sandals: c/o Stuart Weitzman; Bag: River Island, old; Necklace: The Giving Keys; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Earrings: Gorjana; Gisele Swivel Ring: Gorjana; Zoe 3 Bar Ring: Gorjana; Bangles: Bourbon & Bowties; Sunglasses: Express; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Toes: OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

Happy Monday!

After weeks and weeks of nothing but rain and clouds, the sun has finally decided to make an appearance in Dallas….and right in time to kickoff summer!

My fellow blogger babe Shannon and I decided to have a much need catchup session over lunch and rosé this past week and this outfit was perfect for a sun filled patio! The off the shoulder dress was chic and comfy, and to my surprise, the gladiator sandals were a big hit with the table of 70-something ladies lunching next to us! Who would’ve thought?!

Wishing everyone a beautiful day….work hard, play hard, and go kick your to-do list’s ass!

xo,

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Another Day, Another Twinset

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Tunic: Tory Burch; Shorts: Tory Burch; Shoes: Guess; Bag: Celine; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Toes: OPI Cajun Shrimp; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

Its a bird, its a plane……ITS ANOTHER MATCHING SET!

I’ve definitely been in this whole “match match” mindset lately and I am gravitating towards a complete look that isn’t separates….which, for my pocketbook, makes much more sense!

Here’s why:

  • I can wear these pieces together right now.
  • I can wear these pieces together paired with tights and a leather bomber jacket later.
  • I can wear the tunic later with leather pants.
  • I can wear the shorts now with a simple white top.
  • I can wear the shorts later with tights and a black blazer.

Talk about getting some mileage out of your wardrobe, right?

Any wear now, wear later pieces that are in rotation in your wardrobe lately?

xo,

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Little White Dress with Express

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Dress: c/o Express; Heels: c/o Express; Gold Necklace: Lana; Long Necklace: Tealhouse Collection; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Bangles: c/o Express; Sunglasses: c/o Express; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Is there anything more fresh and crisp than an all white ensemble?!

Come summertime I try to wear head to toe white as much as possible and I am always looking for new ways to mix it up…and recently, I have replaced my go-to little black dress with this new little white dress from Express! I can never resist a dress with movement and “walkability,” and this lined, accordion pleated, white maxi dress stopped me in my tracks the second I laid eyes on it.

But what’s even better than perfectly simple white dress?! A perfectly simple white dress that is accented with pops of color! Turquoise and kelly green are my favorite colors to mix with white, so I paired these Express bangles and these INSANE lace up roped Express heels to dress up the whole look! (Those heels….I KNOW! And only $99 bucks!)

How do you like to wear your whites?

xo,

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#CalypsoCares

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Sweater: c/o Calypso St. Barth; Tank: Express; Shorts: c/o Calypso St. Barth; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp

Before every vacation, like many other women, I look into my closet and think, “Sure do wish I had some new clothes to take on my trip!” There’s just something about packing up new threads and wearing them for the first time while vacationing….am I right or am I right?!  But in all honesty, the last thing I need is new clothes…

But thanks to the #CalypsoCares charity initiative, shopping for my recent trip to Tulum allowed me to not only take some gorgeous new beach looks along with me, but I was able to give back to the community, as well! From now until May 18, Calypso St. Barth is giving customers 20% off….I know, I know….sounds too good to be true, right?!

Well, it all starts inside your own closet!  Do your spring cleaning and find several “like-new” pieces that you no longer wear, and once you’ve finished, bring your donations (or a monetary donation of $5 minimum) to any Calypso St. Barth store and you’ll receive 20% off any full-price merchandise! You get to shop and save some money, and Calypso St. Barth will donate your money and clothing donations to the Fashion Project & She’s the First Charity……everyone wins!! And doesn’t it make you wish more retailers found a way to give back to the community?!

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Ps. So in the spirit of “spring cleaning” my closet, what are your tips for deciding what to keep, toss, or donate?!

xo,

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Hats off to a LBD

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Dress: ASOS; Shoes: Stuart Weitzman; Fascinator: ASOS (Shop all Fascinators HERE); Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff; Necklace: Lana; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Ink

A girl can never have too many little black dresses, right?!

The classic LBD is a piece that my eyes are always peeled for: I scoop them up year round and never say no to buying one….because they are an item in your closet that you’ll always reach for and need (or is this me just justifying my endless collection of them?!)…

Regardless, I couldn’t resist this tuxedo neoprene dress…and just because the Kentucky Derby is now behind us…the fascinator hat was a fun touch too…JUST BECAUSE!

What’s your favorite item in your closet that you bought “just because?!”

xo,

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Building a Strong Foundation

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Tank: Topshop x Nordstrom; Jeans: Rag & Bone; Necklaces: The Giving Keys; Watch: Michele; Day Foundation: Dior Airflash; Powder: Dior Airflash Matte Touch; Foundation Brush: MAC #187; Powder Brush: MAC #150 ; Night Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid; Bronzer: MAC Refined Golden; Blush: MAC Petal Power; Contour/Bronzing Brush: MAC #130 ; Lipstick: MAC Creme Cup; Lipgloss: MAC Viva Glam

SCROLL THROUGH TO SHOP MY MAKEUP BAG!

With the change of a season, most women look into their closets and figure out what pieces they need to buy as warmer weather approaches….but when was the last time you did this with your makeup and beauty regimen? I don’t know about you, but my skin undergoes some MAH-JOR trauma when it begins to get warmer outside: I find myself with the oiliest face….my moisturizer feels like a slippery mask…and its all I can do to keep applying mattifying power over and over again. What is the problem? Is it my skincare…or better yet, is it just a simple fix like switching to a new foundation?!

Recently, I stopped by the Nordstrom makeup counter to see how their beauty experts could help me out….and thankfully, they curated a new makeup regimen for me….specifically targeting the foundation that I was previously wearing! They asked all the right questions that I needed to solve: What do you look for in a foundation? How much coverage do you need? What concerns do you have about your skin? I told them I like to wear something lightweight during the day, but if I am going out at night, or doing something on camera, I’d like a foundation with a bit more long wearing stamina and coverage.

The amazing makeup artists listened to everything I needed and wanted, and after testing about 6 different formulas, we settled on 2 perfect foundations: Dior Airflash for the day (applied in a swirling motion with MAC #187 foundation brush and set with Dior Airflash Matte Touch Powder (applied with MAC #150 powder brush), and MAC Studio Fix Fluid for nights & when I need more coverage! And of course, its impossible to leave the Nordstrom makeup department without a few extra goodies, so I stocked up on my favorites: MAC Bronzer in Refined Golden, MAC Lipstick in Creme Cup, and MAC Lipgloss in Viva Glam! I also purchased the MAC makeup brush cleaner and was taught how to take better care of all my brushes….because those things can be a bit pricey and I don’t want to have to replace them as often!

Any makeup tips you have for transitioning your skin into the warmer months?! Feel free to share them in the comments below!

xo,

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*Thank you to Nordstrom and their INCREDIBLE makeup department for partnering with me (and my makeup bag!) on this post!

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Plaid Ombre

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Dress: ASOS; Shoes: Jessica Simpson; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Bauble Bar; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

If there’s anything I’m a sucker for, its a fitted midi dress.

To me, this shape is ultimate chic.  Hugs every curve in all the right places and feels sexy without overdoing it. I found this dress on ASOS a couple months back and immediately wanted it to be my Easter Sunday dress….but of course, the Texas weather had other plans and it was 50 degrees and rainy that day! So I’ve held onto it and know it will be a perfect option for spring outdoor parties! And that plaid ombre adds just a little more “ooh-la-la,” dontcha think?!

What’s your favorite dress shape to wear to accent your figure?

xo,

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Barefoot in Chambray & White

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Top: MLM from Nasty Gal; Jeans: Levi’s; Necklace: Teahouse Collection; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Toes: OPI Ink

Weekends are all about relaxation, right?

Today’s agenda: Find a grassy knoll, kick off your shoes, spread out a blanket, pour a glass of rosè, and spend the afternoon under the sun reading a favorite book.

Come Monday morning, you’ll be glad you did 😉

xo,

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The Perfect Couple

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Jacket: Banana Republic; Tank: c/o Express; Shorts: Banana Republic; Booties: Christian Louboutin; Clutch: Banana Republic; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Tory Burch, old; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

I told y’all that I have a new addiction: matching sets.

They are easy.

They are adorable.

They look chic.

And you really can’t do much to screw them up.

Need I say more?!

xo,

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