One Hit Wonder

IMG_0112

IMG_0104

IMG_0115

IMG_0106

Dress: Clover Canyon; Boots: Vince Camuto; Necklace: Accessory Concierge; Bag: ℅ French Connection; Sunglasses: ℅ Isaac Mizrahi; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Screw Cuff: Miansai; Hermes Cuff; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Ever heard of a one-hit wonder? You know, something that only triggers one memory in your mind or is only memorable for one thing?

Well,  I’m calling this dress a one-hit wonder….put it on with some boots and a great necklace…and if you don’t over think it, it looks cute!

Will it be good for much else? Probably not.  Can I remix it with other pieces in my closet? Its unlikely…but it is comfy, cute, and I don’t have to wear Spanx and suck in.

Consider it a one-hit WIN.

xo,

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 3.38.21 PM

Posted in Uncategorized | 15 Comments

Its Monday,Wear Sneakers

IMG_0132

IMG_0141

IMG_0133

IMG_0139

IMG_0131

Dress: Milk & Honey; Blazer: ASOS; Sneakers: kate spade; Hat: Zara, old (Similar); Bag: Clare V; Necklace: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Hexagon Cuff: Gorjana; Screw Cuff: Miansai; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Mondays are tough:  The coffee isn’t strong enough, the work is piled up, and the weekend  is suddenly a distant memory….

…so picking out which pair of shoes to wear should be easy, right?!

During my recent trip to San Jose, I scooped up these sneakers at kate spade, and I must admit, I haven’t been able to take them off! I’ve never been a “comfort first” or “sneaker gal,” so this purchase even caught me a little off guard….but when they are donned with leather bows and calf hair leopard print, they suddenly become a no-brainer.

So even though we will all be suffering a real Monday struggle, make the shoe decision the easiest one.

xo,

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 3.38.21 PM

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | 22 Comments

Watercolor (Air)Waves

IMG_0074

IMG_0091

IMG_0094

IMG_0079

Dress: Anthropologie; Cape: ℅ Express; Heels: Christian Louboutin; Necklace: Gorjana; Screw Cuff: ℅ Miansai; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Rings: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Its been quite the week…all work and no play (but heck, it’s better than the alternative, right?!) There are several exciting projects in the pipeline: One that I CANNOT WAIT to share, but trust me, it will be worth the wait…and the other is something that hit the airwaves yesterday!

For the past 4 months, I have been hosting “Courtney Kerr’s Lunchtime Takeover” every weekday on 103.7 KVIL here in Dallas….and, obviously, it’s a blast for me because I am getting paid to talk! But this week, my co-host, Leigh Ann, and I were given the opportunity to takeover the afternoon drive time, 3-7pm, permanently! I am so honored and thrilled to be welcomed as a part of the CBS Radio family and can’t wait to see where else this might lead…

So this weekend, I am putting on a sassy dress and popping the champagne! It’s time to celebrate!

Ps. For those of you who don’t live in Dallas and want to listen along every M-F 3-7pmCST, you can tune in on Radio.com!

xo,

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 3.38.21 PM

Posted in Uncategorized | 24 Comments

When It Pours, She Reigns

IMG_0019

IMG_0054

IMG_0065

IMG_0025

Jacket: Thank you, She Reigns!; Tee: The Limited, old; Leather Pants: Topshop x Nordstrom; Sneakers: kate spade; Bag: ℅ Rafe; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Watch: Michele; Ring: Gorjana; Screw You Cuff: Henri Bendel; Zig-Zag Cuff: Gorjana; Long Necklace: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Every Month is Octoberfest

Fall has arrived with a vengeance here in Dallas, and accompanying the cooler temps has been wet, humid rain showers! Rainy weather attire has never been something that I have invested in…I don’t know why….perhaps I had never found the most perfect, chic raincoat…

…until now.

Cathy Williamson, the designer & founder behind She Reigns, was in the same boat.  Upon hunting high and low for a functional, yet fashionable, raincoat to wear to her son’s football games and turning up empty, she realized that there was a void in the market…and if she was needing a product like this, she knew other women were too.

And in 2012, She Reigns was born.

But, a major bump in the road caused Cathy to slam on the brakes in following through with her new, fashionable business.  During the summer months of 2013, Cathy was diagnosed with an aggressive form of triple negative breast cancer, which in turn resulted in 6 months of chemotherapy, radiation, and a double mastectomy. Now that Cathy has been given a clean bill of health, she has refocused her new found energy back in She Reigns, with the brand offering 4 designs: Biker, Cape, Girly, and Classic.

And not only is Cathy using She Reigns to change the way women look at weather by offering chic, timeless weather staples, but she is also using her brand to promote heath awareness. For the remainder of 2014, Cathy is giving 25% OFF your She Reigns purchase as well as donating 25% of ALL SALES to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (http://www.tnbcfoundation.org)!

Cathy, not only are you a fashionable dear friend, but you are also one of my heroes.  Thank you for inspiring women to follow their dreams, fight their battles, and use their test as their testimony!

Shop She Reigns HERE & visit Cathy’s style blog HERE!

xo,

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 3.38.21 PM

Posted in Uncategorized | 22 Comments

She Wasn’t Always Fancy

IMG_9963

IMG_9958

IMG_9948

IMG_9937

Jacket: JOA ℅ Milk & Honey Boutique; Jeans: ℅ 7FAM; Heels: Jessica Simpson; Necklace: Gorjana; Crystal Chain Bib: Bauble Bar; Rings: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Screw You Cuff: Henri Bendel; Fancy’s Collar & Leash: C.Wonder, old; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

Once upon a time there was a bully breed dog that was stuck in a awful dog fighting situation.  She was severely bleeding and left to die.  The Humane Society of Dallas, Dog & Kitty City (and Dallas’ ONLY no-kill shelter), stepped in to save her life.  They found monetary donations to give this sweet girl the medical attention and surgeries she needed to survive. Three months passed and this little gal was ready to be adopted….

…And this is where my life was forever changed.  I met this timid, scared dog on a television set (we bonded over our love for PDA)…and 3 days later, she came home with me and became known as “Fancy.”

1045236_10152426878526002_1440194641_n

The day that Fancy and I met and bonded during a commercial break!

There is no part of me that could imagine my life without this girl.  She is the first to kiss me good morning and the last to kiss me goodnight.  She leaves her white hair all over my apartment (and my clothes!) so that a part of her is always with me no matter where I go.  She is lovable, full of personality, and has never met a stranger who she didn’t want to love on.

If you are looking to bring a four legged friend into your home, it is with unbridled passion that I encourage you to look to your local shelters for a sweet fur-baby that deserves, and desperately needs, a loving home…because as much you change this dog’s life, I promise they will change yours even more.

Learn more about The Humane Society of Dallas HERE and Pit Bull Awareness Month HERE.

xo,

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 3.38.21 PM

Posted in Uncategorized | 38 Comments

Black & White, Meet Pink

IMG_9730

IMG_9764

IMG_9732

IMG_9746

IMG_9765

Jacket: c/o Express; Top: Express; Pants: Express; Hat: Express; Shoes: c/o French Connection; Bag: kate spade; Watch: Michele; Bracelet: Gorjana; Necklace: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp

The combination of black and white is a no brainer. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that it works. It’s basic….end of story. Although this combination doesn’t scream, “Look at me,” it is always chic, and that’s the beauty of it. And while, yes, you can’t tear most of girls away from our black & white basics, you can introduce a standout outerwear piece that takes your look to the next level….i.e. this powder pink Express coat.

With that said, I think too many gals take our outerwear a bit too seriously. We assume that a black, camel, or navy piece will be the most versatile…and yes, while you will get a lot of mileage out of a basic color, there is something to be said about standing out in the crowd! One thing I love about Express’ outerwear (aside from the friendly price tags!) is the versatile options outside of the basics. Aside from my pink cocoon coat, there is a white checkered number, a color block moto leather jacket, a leather trimmed houndstooth car coat, and an INSANE cape that all scream, “Look at me, look at me!” And did I mention all outerwear is 30% off right now?! I know, it’t too good to be true.

So as the temperatures continue to drop and you open your coat closet before heading out the door, take a moment to wear the unexpected outerwear piece…and make your basics jealous!

What “out of the ordinary” outerwear do you have your eye on this season?

xo,

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 3.38.21 PM

Posted in Uncategorized | 17 Comments

Macy’s Madness

IMG_9878

IMG_9921

IMG_9910

Dress: MICHAEL Michael Kors ℅ Macy’s; Boots: Guess ℅ Macy’s; Belt: J.Crew; Bag: Nasty Gal; Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Screw You Cuff: Henri Bendel; Rings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

Well, Macy’s, its been one heck of a ride the past 6 months.

Since last March, I have had the fashionable privilege of traveling the country on behalf of Macy’s and hosting, emceeing, and styling their trend fashion shows!  And if you know me, talking about clothes and playing with clothes are 2 of my favorite things on earth to do, so this gig could not have been better suited! The events took me to Vegas, Philly, DC, Jersey, Rhode Island, and Chicago, just to name a few.

But sadly, all great things must come to an end (for now, at least), and I will be hosting my last event this coming Saturday, October 25th in Palo Alto, California at Macy’s Stanford Shopping Center! So for all you Cali girls that say I never come and visit….here is your chance to come say hello and hear about my favorite fall trends! The fashion show will begin at 2pm and afterwards I will be doing a meet & greet….So basically, it’s a guaranteed great time, and I can’t wait to see you all there!

And as for you Macy’s, hopefully I will see you again next season ;)

xo,

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 3.38.21 PM

Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments

Sunset Sail with Gorjana

IMG_9650

IMG_9667

IMG_9607

IMG_9649

IMG_9670

Dress: Show Me Your Mumu; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Bar Necklace w/Diamond: Gorjana; Bow Necklace: Gorjana; Spike Necklace: Gorjana; Long Necklace: Gorjana, old; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Gorjana, old; Watch: Michele; Double Bar Cuff: Gorjana; Screw You Cuff: Henri Bendel; Nails: OPI Cajun Shrimp

Happy Sunday from Laguna Beach, California!

I have had the joy to be here for the weekend celebrating Gorjana’s 10 Year Anniversary! The weekend started with a sunset cruise and has been filled with lots of celebratory cocktails, beach time, clear sunny skies, and fresh California air! And it was a wonderful weekend getaway that this Texas workaholic gal needed!

Congrats to my sweet friend Gorjana for 10 years of beautiful jewels! Cheers to your success, and here’s to 10 more years!

Shop the Gorjana 10 Year Anniversary Collection HERE!

xo,

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 3.38.21 PM

Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments

Murphy’s Law of Shopping (plus a SHOPBOP SALE!)

IMG_9552

IMG_9561

IMG_9565

IMG_9569

Dress: Cynthia Rowley; Booties: Tibi; Bag: ℅ Tiffany & Co; Sunglasses: ℅ Isaac Mizrahi; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele

They say good things come to those who wait….This saying can apply to so many moments in one’s life…but what about shopping?!

I have been STALKING this Cynthia Rowley dress since the day I saw it land on Shopbop’s New Arrivals page….nothing could come between me and this dress…IT WAS DESTINED TO END UP IN MY CLOSET AND I WOULD STOP AT NOTHING. Despite the hefty price tag, I broke down one night during a moment of weakness and bought it….

…And then, of course, the unimaginable happened: ShopBop announced their Friends & Family 25%  off Sale.

The Murphy’s Law of Shopping? Is that what this was?!

Lesson learned: Be patient…never pay full price….and remember that ShopBop will always scoop in and save the day.

SHOP THE FRIENDS & FAMILY SALE HERE!

xo,

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 3.38.21 PM

Posted in Uncategorized | 25 Comments

White Caped Crusader

IMG_9525

IMG_9534

IMG_9522

IMG_9530

IMG_9518

IMG_9543

Cape: Elliatt; Dress: ℅ French Connection; Booties: ℅ French Connection; Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Engraved Cuff: Accessory Concierge; Screw You Cuff: Henri Bendel; Link Cuff: Gorjana; Ring: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Wearing black from head to toe is just something that comes naturally to most women…its something that feels comfortable, simple, and easy.  But recently, I have felt the exact same way from wearing white.

White has sort of become an emotional thing for me.  When I am having a bad day, its convenient to reach for black…but reaching for white immediately pulls me heart into a quieter, softer place.

And isn’t that what fashion is kindof about? Its an armor that we can put on to feel pretty, or happy, or confident, even when what’s going on inside might not agree.

What do you reach for when you need your clothing to put you in a better mood?

xo,

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 3.38.21 PM

Posted in Uncategorized | 29 Comments