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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Ladylike Layers

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Sweater: Milk & Honey Boutique; Top: c/o Nasty Gal; Jeans: 7FAM; Shoes: c/o ShoeDazzle; Bag: Saint Laurent; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: OPI Big Apple Red; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

Another week, another Monday.

One of the perks of my many jobs that I have is that, typically, I never have to dress up past denim. But one of the challenges of this is continually finding ways to spruce up yet another pair of jeans.

There are days that I want to forget the casual and wear a pencil skirt, or a suit, or a great fitting, business casual dress…..but sadly, its just impractical for meetings and the radio station! But on this particular day, I found a way to wear the ladylike elements of a 9-5 gal, but pair them with my traditional denim!

How do you give your denim a dressed up look?

xo,

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Go For a Run with Express

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Hoodie: c/o Express; Tank: c/o Express; Athletic Bra: c/o Express; Leggings: c/o Express; Watch: Modify Watches; Sneakers: Nike; Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Lana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: OPI Big Apple Red

When it comes to most situations in life, you gotta pay to play.  For me and my life, this saying is best suited to eating versus working out….and if I want to tex-mex & margaritas 3 times a week, then I gotta get my ass to a gym just as much…if not more!

And with all my New Year’s resolutions in full effect, now is as good a time as ever to get back into a routine with a weekly workout regimen!  But before I hit the pavement and for for a jog, or hit the gym with my personal trainer, new workout clothes are obviously necessary…am I right or am I right?!

Luckily, right in time for my return to the world of fitness, Express has launched their Core Performance Collection where (thankfully!) “fashion meets fitness!” And not only does Express and their collection offer sport bras, to running leggings, to zip-up jackets, but in case you need some motivation, the website includes great workout tips!

But honestly, is there any better motivation than new workout clothes?! Whoever said that fashion has no place in the gym has clearly never been a style blogger!

What style approach do you take in the gym?

xo,

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Navy + Nude Classics

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Jacket: Zara; Bodysuit: Nasty Gal; Jeans: 7FAM; Heels: Schutz, old ; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Earrings: Gorjana; Rings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Nails: OPI Big Apple Red; Sunnies: Ray-Ban via J.Crew

Ahhhhh, the classics.

Lately it seems as if I have been retrieving the same items from my closet time after time: An oversized blazer, hug-every-curve denim, and the perfect nude accents.  It’s simple, it’s timeless, and its classic.

And aren’t those the pieces that a wardrobe is ultimately built around? The never-fail, stand the test of time, and style, essentials?

What’s your go-to look as of lately?

xo,

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Because I Can’t Wait….

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Blazer: ASOS, old; Skirts: Cameo; Tee: Vince; Boots: Dolce Vita; Bag: Saint Laurent; Necklace: Lana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Ring: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Don’t you hate when someone says, “Patience is a virtue,” or “It will be worth the wait?”

These phrases usually drive me mad, as I am probably the most impatient person there is…especially when it comes to clothing.  Thankfully, my shopping habits are pretty trained in the “buy now, wear now” mentality, meaning I shop in the moment…for the now…aka, for TONIGHT…which means, I never have to wait to wear a new, favorite article of clothing!

But every once and a while I slip out of this train of thought and purchase something knowing that it will be perfect upon a climate change, or for a certain trip or vacation. Example: This Cameo skirt.

I knew it was absolutely spot on for spring time, and I already had an outfit planned with exactly how I would style it.  But quite frankly, its been sitting on a rolling rack in my apartment taunting me…and one night, I couldn’t take it anymore. I decided that I was gonna try to mix it up with some cold weather attire and boots and take it for a spin….NOW!

How’d I do?!

xo,

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January Weather is No Joke

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Coat: Nasty Gal (and ON SALE 30% OFF!); Cropped Sweater: Club Monaco, old; Shirtdress: T by Alexander Wang; Leather Leggings: Nordstrom x Topshop; Boots: Dolce Vita; Sunglasses: Burberry, old; Watch Face: c/o Michele; Watch Bracelet: c/o Michele; Ring: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

People always ask if I would ever leave Dallas…

…and I can confidently say that RIGHT NOW, the answer would be no…but never say never.

One thing that keeps me in Dallas is the weather.  Yes, it is unpredictable at times, and summer is hotter than hell, but for the most part, its perfectly filled with 4 seasons.

But right now, ITS WAY TOO COLD for my liking. Highs this week are topping out in the low 30’s and I think I saw 19 degrees as a low later this week.  Cold weather is something that, although I enjoy dressing for, I don’t enjoy the overall experience. But thankfully, I’ve stocked my closet with some good coats over the years….and this one from Nasty Gal (which is on sale, btw!) is one of my current rotating favorites!

So, I know I sound like a big cold baby, but tell me….What are your cold weather tricks for staying beautifully bundled?!

xo,

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All You Need is Love (And a Beach!)

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Dress: Haute Hippie; Hat: J.Crew; Necklace: Lana; Bangles: c/o Ashley Pittman; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

As we drift out of 2014 and into 2015, many of us are left thinking about what we are choosing to leave behind and looking to what’s lying ahead.

For 2015, my list is quite short and to the point: LOVE.

Show love.  Give love.  Chose love.  Feel love.  Make love.

Happy New Year to you all….thank you all for continuing to make every one of my years’ better than the one before….I love you all!

What is your new years’ resolution?

xo,

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Sunset Dinner

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Dress: Clover Canyon; Shoes: Forever 21, old; Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff; Earrings: Kendra Scott; Necklace: Lana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Ring: Kendra Scott, old; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

One place I love to be is next to a beach….if given the chance, I’d take sand over snow any day!  This Christmas, I surprised my mother with a last minute to trip to Cabo.  It was a great time for us to recharge, reenergize, sleep, and relax!

And, thankfully, traveling with my mother is a breeze….we both enjoy the same things, we both love to zone out during vacation, and we both love spending time together!

Where are you traveling to this holiday?

xo,

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Flat Out Fancy

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Fur Vest: Tahari, old (Last seen HERE); Top: Zara; Pants: J.Crew; Shoes: c/o Sole Society (AND 50% OFF!); Hat: c/o Sole Society; Bag: Clare V; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Bauble Bar; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

SHOP MY FAVORITE FANCY FLATS & HATS BELOW!

I’ve always had this notion that the words “flats” and “fancy” could never be used in the same sentence.  Most of the flats I own are either tennis shoes, sandals, or easy shoes that I would run errands in….”fancy flats” are hard to find…until now.

I stumbled upon these checkered ladies by Sole Society and immediately fell in love.  They have a cool menswear vibe that makes them feel dressy….and the outfit rolodex in my head of what I could wear them with began to churn….and with the cold weather in full effect, pairing them with my chic Sole Society fedora and a fabulous fur vest was the winning combination!

Tell me about your favorite pair of flats and how you like to make them feel “fancy!”

xo,

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*Thank you to Sole Society for making me feel “fancy & partnering on this post!

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Cold Shoulders

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Sweater Dress: Line & Dot; Booties: ShoeDazzle; Bag: Nasty Gal; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Ring: Henri Bendel; Watch: Michele; Screw Cuff: Henri Bendel; Earrings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Burberry, old;  Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

After a joyful and merry Christmas Day, it’s nice to get back to the basics…

…AKA all black from head toe.

I’m holiday’ed out…I need a rest from red, and plaid, and jolly attire.

But I’ll keep the red lip…because well, duh.

xo,

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