Nine West Summer: Puppy Playdate





Sandals: ℅ Nine West; Dress: Vava by JoyHan; Turquoise Necklace: ℅ Macy’s, old; Fancy Horn Necklace; Kyle Bow Necklace; Turquoise Ring: Kendra Scott, old (Shop turquoise rings here); Hat: J.Crew; Fancy’s Collar & Leash: C.Wonder, old; Lips: Too Faced Melted in Fuchsia; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Toes: OPI Cajun Shrimp

“What are your plans for the summer?!” It’s definitely a question that we all have heard all too often, right?! But I get so excited about answering this question…not because I have some extraordinary vacation to boast about, but because I love sharing my favorite summer activities in my fair city of Dallas.  And this summer I have partnered with one of my favorite shoe brands, Nine West, as I frolic across my city! Over the next couple of days I will be sharing my summer plans, which of course include my favorite Nine West shoes, and kick off with my four legged gal pal, Fancy!

This summer is a little more special to me because it will mark the one year anniversary of adopting my new best friend, Fancy, a 4 year old rescue pit bull.  And without a doubt, we will be spending a lot of our summer days walking back and forth from Mutts, our favorite restaurant & bar that overlooks a dog park! But one thing I have learned over the past year with Fancy is that she isn’t the best on a leash, so walking her in flats, like the Nine West Gladis gladiator sandal, is always a better idea than trying to attempt it in heels! And not only is the gladiator sandal one of my favorite summer shoe trends, but it’s also perfectly practical for chasing my four legged gal through the grass…while still feeling ultimately chic!

So, of course, I must ask…What are y’alls plans for the summer?

PS. Don’t forget to head over to the Nine West website to shop my favorite summer shoes, and check out their Tumblr for much more style inspiration!


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*This post is in partnership with Nine West in order to promote their Summer Style Series. 

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A Lesson in Print Mixing




Top: Lovers + Friends; Skirt: Express, old (Similar by ASOS); Shoes: c/0 Sole Society; McKinney Link Necklace; Chevron Necklace: Gorjana; Hermes Cuff; Cone Cuff; C. Wonder; Watch: Michele; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Sunglasses: Tory Burch


Mixing prints is a concept I am no stranger to….in all actuality, its become a game I like to play with myself: How far can I push the envelope with 2 prints and how extreme can I get without looking like a fool….that’s the game!

And a lot of y’all have reached out to me asking to share tips on how you can also mix prints in your closet….and to be honest, there isn’t a strict rhyme or reason, here is a general outline regarding my through process:

  • Start with 2 coordinating prints (think same color scheme)
  • Chose one big print and one small print, or
  • Chose prints that are opposites (think stripes and flowers or leopard and camo)

But printed shoes, like the Sole Society ones I am wearing, allow for a lot of versatility because you can ultimately treat them like a neutral and pair them with tons of different options (the same way you would treat a printed bag!).  And when it comes to experimenting with printed shoes, it sure it a lot easier to justify an experiment when the price tag only reads $69.95, right?!

Do you have any tips when it comes to print mixing?


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*This post is sponsored by Sole Society.  All product opinions are my own.


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Slate Gray with a Girly Twist






Dress: Revolve; Shoes: ℅ Sole Society; Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Kyle Bow Necklace; Stamped Necklace: All the Wire; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Toes: OPI Cajun Shrimp


Style is all about mixing & matching, right?

We mix black & white.

We mix high & low.

We mix prints with more prints.

We mix solids with stripes.

But one of my favorite ways to mix & match is by combining unexpected styles from the opposite sides of the fashion map: uber girly with uber edgy.

Nothing screams edgy to me like chains, buckles, neutrals, & snakesin…..insert: These Sole Society shoes. And yes, it could have been easy to mix these babies with boyfriend jeans and a basic white tee…but that’s no fun, now is it?

Instead why not pair them with an off the shoulder, light pink, lace number and load up with a heavy chain necklace?! That’s waaaaaaaaaaaaay more playful, right?!

Plus….when the shoes only cost $70 bucks, it sure does make justifying them even more sweet, now doesn’t it?!

What are you mixing & matching lately?


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*This post has been sponsored by Sole Society. All product opinions are my own.

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Hooray for Hollywood





Sweater & Shorts: ℅ Milk & Honey; Shoes: Charlotte Olympia; Clutch: ℅ Stella & Dot; Kyle Bow Earrings; Kyle Bow Necklace; Stamped Necklace: All the Wire; Fancy Horn Necklace; Chevron Necklace: Gorjana; Rebel Pendant Necklace: ℅ Stella & Dot; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Tori Cuff; Kyle Bow Cuff; Tori Ring Set; Tori Midi Ring Set; Lips: Too Faced Melted Fuchsia; Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp


Another hot Texas summer has officially kicked off, and boy, oh boy, is it hot as ever in Dallas…and I assume this is just the beginning.

And if you are anything like me, then you recognize that the only way to beat the heat is to escape it…so I have darted out of town…and plan on being in a bathing suit with a margarita in hand the majority of the weekend.

What are y’alls weekend plans and where do you escape to during the summertime?


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Print Perfect





Dress: H&M (This print reminds me so much of Clover Canyon…shop their collection on ShopBop HERE and at Revolve HERE); Shoes: Schutz; Clutch: ℅ GratefulBags; Sunglasses: TOMS; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; McKinney Link Bracelet; Cuff: Gorjana; Lips: NARS; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

If you were to browse through my closet, you would find about 80% solid colors.  Reason? Well, because when it comes to mixing and matching, they are easiest to do it with.  Solids never go out of style and solids always look chic, regardless of what styles happen to be trendy at the moment.

So when it comes to purchasing prints, they have to hit 1 of 2 marks for me:

  1. They have to be inexpensive…read: under $75.
  2. They have to be a timeless shape…read: A-line, body-con, or something that makes me feel comfortable and like the reflection I see.

This H&M dress? Well, its 2 for 2.  And getting a major compliment from the fella also? Well, that’s enough in itself.


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Sunday Brights






Dress: ASOS; Jacket: A&F, old (Similar HERE by J.Crew & 25% off with code SUMMERTIME!); Shoes: Zigi, old (Similar by Steve Madden); Clutch: ℅ River Island; Earrings: Gorjana; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Lips: Too Faced Melted in Fuchsia; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

There’s something about Sundays that can set the tone for your whole week that is ahead.

Sundays are the day, for me at least, to get my mind right mentally, and spiritually, and emotionally.  A perfect Sunday for me includes: a good talking to with The Man Above, time spent with friends over lunch, piddling around the house finishing up laundry or cleaning, a long walk through Whole Foods, an hour nap, and all topped off with a couple hours or so of work planning and making to-do lists for the upcoming week.

You might go, “Well that sounds like a really busy Sunday?!”…and yes, it is, but I have learned that “lazy Sundays” don’t blend well with me…I need to prepare and be alert…perhaps its the “Type A” qualities in me coming out?!

What traditions are part of your Sundays?


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Top: Viva Aviva; Skirt: Express, old (Similar with sheer panel HERE, zebra print version HERE); Shoes: Charlotte Olympia; Clutch: kate spade; Earrings: Gorjana; Kyle Bow Necklace; Fancy Horn Necklace; Name Plate Necklace: All the Wire; Chevron Necklace: Gorjana; Downtown Cuff; Double Bar Cuff: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Spike Bracelet: ℅ Stella & Dot; McKinney Link Bracelet; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Downtown Ring; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride


Before the weekend officially begins, I would like to take a moment and introduce y’all to my new favorite outfit…which I have now worn 3 times within the last 7 days. I introduce y’all with hopes that this look may too become a new staple outfit in your summer wardrobe!

(Thank me later.)

  • The Crop Top
  • The Midi Skirt
  • The Clutch
  • The Statement Shoe
  • The Never Ending Pile of Gold

Now ladies, its your turn. I know you are bound to have the majority of these pieces already in your closet…and if not, well, did you need another excuse to go shopping this weekend?

Create this outfit yourself and be sure to share it with me on Twitter or Instagram @thecourtneykerr! Can’t wait to see y’alls looks!


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Star (Magazine) Struck

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Look 1: Top: Anthropologie; Jeans: ℅ 7FAM; Shoes: Christian Louboutin, old; Kyle Bow Necklace; Fancy Horn Necklace; Hermes Cuff; Cone Cuff: C.Wonder; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Look 2: Robe: Victoria Secret; Earrings: Gorjana; Lip Treatment: Bliss Fabulips Pout-o-matic; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Look 3: Dress: ASOS; Heels: Charlotte Olympia; Kyle Bow Necklace; Fancy Horn Long Necklace; Downtown Cuff; Earrings: Gorjana; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Lips: Too Faced Melted in Fuchsia; Clutch; C.Wonder, old (Shop similar zip top clutches HERE); Fancy’s Collar; C.Wonder, old (Shop their adorable pet accessories HERE)

So thrilled to be featured in Star Magazine this week as a part of their “Star Beauty” section! I am sharing my favorite tips and tricks about how I like to get my lips perfectly pouty before I head out for a night on the town!

And of course, in true fashion, my rescue pit bull Fancy made quite the impression on the photographer during the photo shoot at home and stole the show! Wonder where she gets it?!

Pick up a copy this week!


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Young Hollywood

Dress: ASOS; Shoes: Sophia Webster x J.Crew; Kyle Bow Necklace; Fancy Horn Necklace; Fancy Horn Long Necklace; Earrings: Gorjana; Tiered Necklace: Gorjana; McKinney Link Bracelet; Downtown Cuff; Downtown Ring; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Hermes Cuff; Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp

Over the past couple of months, I have often (as in multiple times a day!) been asked via email, or in the comments section of my blog, and in social media several burning questions:

How did you get your start in blogging?”

What’s been the best part of becoming a full time blogger?”

Do you have any advice for someone that wants to become a blogger?”

And a couple of weeks ago, during a trip to LA, I sat down with Young Hollywood and answered it all! Hope y’all enjoy….and if the video doesn’t load, just refresh your browser!



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Spilling My Makeup Bag with Nordstrom


Clarisonic Mia 2; Clinique All About Eyes Rich; Kate Somerville Dilo Oil


Stephanie Johnson Makeup Bag (old), Shop Stephanie Johnson Bags HERE; Dolce Fragrance; Dolce Body Lotion; Dolce Shower Gel from Gift Set; MAC Creme Cup Lisptick; NARS TimanFaya Park Satin Lip Pencil; Dolce & Gabbana Chic Monica Lipstick; MAC Foundation Brush; MAC Blush Brush; MAC Eyeshadow Brush; MAC Blending Brush


Dolce & Gabbana Eye Quad Palette; Lancome Hypnose Mascara; Dolce & Gabbana Eyebrow Pencil; MAC Eyeshadow Brush; MAC Blending Brush


Dolce Fragrance; Dolce Body Lotion; Dolce Shower Gel from Gift Set; MAC Foundation Brush; MAC Blush Brush; MAC Eyeshadow Brush; MAC Blending Brush


Dolce & Gabbana Chic Monica Lipstick; Dolce & Gabbana Eye Quad Palette; Robe: Victoria’s Secret; Earrings: Gorjana; Kyle Bow Necklace: Gorjana; Stamped Necklace: All the Wire; Fancy Horn Necklace: Gorjana


Dolce Fragrance; Dolce Body Lotion; Dolce Shower Gel from Gift Set; Dolce & Gabgana Chic Monica Lipstick

Here is the moment you all have been begging me for!

(Well, one of them. A hair tutorial is still in the works!)

For months, perhaps years now, all of my faithful readers (hence: YOU!) have been asking me to specifically share the products that are stashed away in my makeup bag….and who better to partner with for this reveal than Nordstrom?!  I have been a makeup junkie for the majority of my life and am convinced I have tried every product on the market…but I always love how the makeup girls at Nordstrom continue to share new products with me every time they see me walk in the door! Recently, Dolce & Gabbana launched their new beauty line, and several of their products have already made it onto my “must have” makeup list…and, of course, I couldn’t resist sharing which new items I can’t live without!

Here’s the lowdown, step by step…with out further adieu….Enjoy!

1. Wash my face with cleanser using Clarisonic Mia 2.

2. Pat Clinique All About Eyes Rich under eye area.

3. Apply Kate Somerville Dilo Oil.  Wait about 15-20 minutes to begin makeup regimen to allow the oil to absorb into your skin. (This is when I make my coffee and walk the dog!)

4. Use MAC Foundation Brush in a spinning motion to apply MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation….one pump is enough to cover the whole face.

5. Apply MAC Refined Golden Mineralize Bronzer to cheeks…starting 2 fingers from nose and going in a “Nike swoosh” shape up to your temples on the side of your cheeks.  I also like to add a little bronzer around the hairline because this is where the sun would naturally hit my face and it adds more natural bronze color.

6. Use lightest color from Dolce & Gabbana Eye Quad Palette and apply all over lid using MAC Eyeshadow Brush.  Then apply a neutral shade from palette with MAC Blending Brush. (For nighttime, go one step further and add darkest shade of palette into the crease of eyelid.)

7. 2 coats of Lancome Hypnose Mascara to top lashes only.

8. Fill in brows with Dolce & Gabbana Eyebrow Pencil.

9. Grab the MAC Blush Brush and highlight your cheekbones using NARS Orgasm Illuminator….I also apply it down my nose and right above my brow bone….basically, the highest points of your face. This will draw the light to those points when you take a picture!

10. Choose your lip color (this is totally based on what color outfit you are wearing, obviously!). For day, I am all about MAC Creme Cup with MAC Viva Glam VI Lipglass layered on top.  Right now during the summer months, I am super obsessed with coral/orange shades and loving NARS TimanFaya Park Satin Lip Pencil. Typically for night, its all about a deep red or pink, like Dolce & Gabbana Chic Monica, or MAC Ruby Woo.

11. And don’t forget fragrance! I never feel like my makeup regimen is complete until I have applied lotion and perfume! I love to mix a couple of drops of my current favorite scent into to my lotion, but when I can find a lotion that is already scented, that’s even better! I usually change my fragrance every 3 months or so, depending on the season (or until I get distracted by something else!)….but right now I am loving the light scent of Dolce! You can purchase the fragrance by itself, HERE, or in the gift set (that includes lotion and shower gel, too!) HERE.

And if y’all have any other questions about my makeup routine, please leave them in the comments section and I will try to answer them all!


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*This post is in partnership with Nordstrom to promote their new Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana fragrance and cosmetics.  All opinions of the products are my own.

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