High Standards with Express + a Fun Shopping Event

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Photos by SukiLynn

Tee: c/o One Eleven by Express; Jeans: c/o Express; Heels: Christian Louboutin; Belt: c/o Express; Bag: Saint Laurent; Earrings: c/o Express; Cuff: c/o Express; Watch: Michele; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Does anyone remember Cindy Crawford in the Pepsi advertisements from the early 90’s? Since I grew up during that decade, I remember seeing these ads on television and always thinking how iconic and classic her look was: High waisted jean shorts, a white tank top, perfect full hair, silver hoop earrings, perfectly smokey eyes, and that infamous mole that made her look oh-so much more glam!

I’ve always wanted to recreate the idea behind that look….not exactly the way she did it….but in a way that infused my own personal style…and when I spotted these high-waisted Express jeans that hug every one of my curves, I knew this was gonna be my moment! I have never worn high waisted jeans like this before, so ultimately I was a little bit nervous…but the second I slipped them on (and caught a glance of my backside in them!), I began to channel my inner Cindy! I paired them with a classic, nautical-meets-Parisian striped One Eleven by Express tee (have I mentioned these are the softest tees you’ll find for under $30?!) and then topped off the entire look with pops of red…any excuse to wear my favorite red lip, right?!

And isn’t finding inspiration for your looks, like, totally, the most exciting part of shopping?! Speaking of SHOPPING…I want to invite YOU to come shop with ME at Express Dallas Galleria next Sunday, August 9th from 3-6pm! Not only with you get to shop & mingle with yours truly, but there will also be complimentary mini-manicures, metallic body art, PLUS shopping discounts throughout the store on denim during event hours! All the Express stylists will be on hand to help you find a great fitting pair of denim, and all EXPRESS NEXT members will score double points on any jeans purchase!

AND OF COURSE, what’s a fashion event without the opportunity to win something fashionable from Express? Leading up to the event, if you use the hashtags #ExpressJeans, #EXPSweeps, & #EXPdallas to upload your favorite Express in-store look, you’ll even be entered into an awesome drawing to win at prize AT the event on the 9th! Pretty cool, huh?!

Be sure to RSVP for you and your friends by sending an email to RSVP@Express.com and include “Dallas Galleria Event with Courtney Kerr” in the subject line! Can’t wait to hang with all my fashionable Dallas gals!

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xo,

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Feeling Flares

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Photos by SukiLynn

Top: Line & Dot; Jeans: Frame Denim; Shoes: Charlotte Olympia & they are ON SALE! (Shop all sale Charlotte Olympia HERE); Bag: Jonathan Adler, old; Lariat Necklace: Lana; Turquoise Long Necklace: Bauble Bar, old (Similar HERE); Turquoise Bangles: Teahouse Collection; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails & Toes: Orly Kiss the Bride

I always think about how if I could have been a fashion blogger in any other decade, it would DEFINITELY be the 70’s! There’s something about the flare denim and the bohemian, flowy dresses that really appeal to me….despite the fact that they are totally comfortable! On this particular day, I forgot the days of Coachella and threw it waaaaaaaaaaay back to Woodstock….hippie vibes, no doubt!

What’s your favorite fashionable era or decade?

xo,

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Fields of Fabric

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Photos by SukiLynn

Dress: The Jetset Diaries (Also in white HERE and black HERE); Earrings: Gorjana; Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar; Nails & Toes: Orly Kiss the Bride

THIS DRESS.

Need I say more?!

Happy Sunday!

xo,

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Moon & Lola xx Bourbon & Boweties

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Cape: Lavish Alice (Matching shorts HERE and love this cape HERE, too!); Shorts: Zara, old; Tank: Express; Shoes: Charlotte Olympia; Bangles: Bourbon & Boweties; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Nails & Toes: Orly Kiss the Bride

 This past weekend I had the pleasure of traveling east to Atlanta to celebrate 2 incredible women: Kelly Shatat & Carley Ochs. So, what do these 2 women have in common? They are both the innovative founders of 2 HUGE jewelry brands that you already know…Moon & Lola and Bourbon & Boweties…and they have partnered together to present a limited edition bangle collection that combines the fun and unique qualities of both brands! Moon & Lola is a lifestyle brand that is traditionally known for their monogrammed and personalized accessories, while Bourbon & Boweties specializes in handcrafted bangles using semi-precious stones…..so you can only imagine what the creative geniuses behind these brands were able to come up with when they joined forces!

Lucky for me (and for y’all!), I was invited to hang with Kelly (Moon & Lola) and Carley (Bourbon & Boweties) in Atlanta last weekend while they debuted the collection at their super posh Launch Party….think: Slim Aarons, meets poolside, meets Palm Beach, meets southern charm! The next day I hopped over to the Atlanta AmericaMart to take a sneak peek at their showrooms, and tried as hard as I could not to drool over all the gorgeous goodies!

But one thing that doesn’t go unnoticed about these 2 bad-ass babes isn’t their amazing style or their love for their brands (which both of those things exist, duh)…..its their eagerness to employ and empower women by providing so many jobs and encouraging female creativity.  And as a fellow female who works tirelessly in the same industry, I will admit that those type of women are rare…

Cheers to you Moon & Lola and Bourbon & Boweties. You’re definitely doing something right…..and it isn’t just your ability to accessorize!

Shop the MLxxBB collaboration HERE.

Shop Moon & Lola HERE.

Shop Bourbon & Boweties HERE.

xo,

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Ying & Yang

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Photos by SukiLynn

Romper: Lucy Paris (or shop HERE too); Lace Bralette: Hanky Panky; Shoes: c/o French Connection; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Tiered Ring: Gorjana; Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Toes: OPI Ink

Is there anything better than a black & white combo?! Its all its glorious forms…stripes, solids, polka dots, plaids, prints…..I’ll take it anyway I can get it!

But top it off with a black & white combo shoe?!  I’m in heaven.

What’s one of your favorite color combinations?

xo,

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Simple, Sexy Summer with Express

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Photos by SukiLynn

Tank: One Eleven by Express; Jeans: Express; Hat: Express; Heels: c/o Shoe Dazzle; Lariat Feather Chain: Bauble Bar; Bangles: c/o Ashley Pittman; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Gold Cuff: Bauble Bar; Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Toes: OPI Ink

Its no big secret that less is more.

Some outfits just require more accessories, more fluff, more ooh-la-la…..and as fabulous as those over the top looks are at times, there are moments that you just want a simplistic, sexy, no-fuss outfit. And is there anything more simple that a perfect, broken in, luxe white tank paired with perfect, broken in pair of jeans?!

But I have a small confession to make:  You would think that these 2 staple pieces would cost an arm and a leg……well, guess again! This tank (aka my new favorite and I own 4 of them) is from Express’ new One Eleven line, which are super soft casual (& sexy!) tops! The fabric these tanks are made out of feels like it should cost a ton, but to my surprise, the price tag said $14.90! And with a soft to touch feel and an inexpensive price tag, why wouldn’t you want to wear this tank every chance you have?! And don’t even getting me started on Express’ Girlfriend Jean….it’s basically the slimmer and sexier version of their boyfriend jean, but still with that distressed feel.

Top this pairing off with some summer accessories, and it’s a look that looks done, while still looking undone. Like I said…..less is more!

 xo,

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Red, White, & YOU

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Photos by SukiLynn

Dress: J.Crew; Sandals: c/o Stuart Weitzman; Bag: Saint Laurent; Sunglasses: Le Specs; Necklace: Bauble Bar, old; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Gold Cuff: c/o Brandy Pham; Link Cuff: Bauble Bar; Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

Many of us have vivid memories as kiddos on the 4th of July….but mine, ummmm, they consist of me remember being a little girl dressed up every 4th of July for our church parade…..and one year I was Uncle Sam, and another, the Statue of Liberty! (Mom, please burn those photos.)  My, my, my how my holiday wardrobe has changed!

Whatever you may be doing during this long holiday weekend, have fun, enjoy those around you, and most of all, be safe!

And Mom, seriously, burn those photos. I’M.  NOT.  KIDDING.

xo,

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Float & Flow

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Dress: Revolve Clothing; Belt: Gap, old (Similar from Net-a-Porter); Heels: Stuart Weitzman; Bag: Clare V; Earrings: Gorjana; Hermes Cuff; Watch: Michele; Necklace: Lana; Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar

Every year at New York Fashion Week I see TONS of dresses…dress, after dress, after dress…..but certain ones continue to catch my eye, and they always have something in common: “walkability!” They float, they flow….almost like a cascading shadow of fabric. Those dresses are, without a doubt, the showstoppers in my eyes, and I am always on the search to add dresses like those to my wardrobe! (Remember this dress and this skirt?!)

I scooped this number up before heading on a recent vacation to Tulum….I loved how lightweight it was and knew I would be able to pair it simply with some sandals or wedges. I returned to Dallas and wanted to dress it up a bit for an event….so instead of wearing it loose to my body, I belted it to create more of a figure 8 shape and cinched in my waist…and voila! A whole different look to the dress emerged! “Walkability” at its finest!

xo,

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Weekend Ready

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Photos by SukiLynn

Overalls: ASOS; Tank: Topshop x Nordstrom; Heels: LAMB, old (Shop all LAMB here); Handbag: Celine; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Bangles: Ashley Pittman; Hermes Cuff; Watch: Michele; Gisele Ring: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Express; Lipstick: Birchbox; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Toes: OPI Ink

Who’s been living for the weekend?!

Overalls have made a HUGE comeback over the last year (remember this post last summer?!)…and I must say, for a gal who prefers all things girly, there is something cool and androgynous about them that can make them sexy, dontcha think?!  Paired with the right accessories, shoes, and a pink lip, obvi, they can go from “working on the railroad” to just, ummm, “working it,”

Have you purchased a pair yet?!

xo,

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Boho Vibes with Express

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Vest: c/o Express (in select stores…I got mine at Northpark Center in Dallas!); Tank: c/o Express; Jeans: c/o Express; Heels: Jessica Simpson; Bag: c/o Express; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nameplate Ring: Bauble Bar; Simple Gold Band: All the Wire; Lariat Necklace: Lana; Dog Tag Necklace: Bauble Bar; Hermes Cuff; Link Bracelet: Bauble Bar; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Gorjana; Lips: LAQA & Co in Beezlebub

One thing that I absolutely love about the fashion industry and personal style is how its one big hamster wheel of repetition….and I say that in the most positive way….hear me out: Current designers are continually inspired by vintage looks from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, and thankfully, there’s some really fabulous inspiration from those decades!

One decade I really gravitate towards is the 70’s because I love a sexy, flowy Bohemian look! My flare jeans from Express have recently become a personal staple in my wardrobe and I am always looking for new items to pair them with, but sometimes it can be tricky because certain items from certain decades can look “theme-y” or ,heaven forbid, dated!

For this look, I really wanted to take my 70’s inspired flare jeans and figure out a way to give them a bit of structure.  I would typically reach for a blazer with full shoulders and shape, but that’s out of the question during the hot Dallas summer, so this sleeveless white Express vest came to the rescue! I added another structured item, the 80’s inspired white high heel, and then completed my look with a 70’s trend favorite, an Express fringe boho bag!

What’s your favorite trend from a previous decade?!

xo,

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