Slate Gray with a Girly Twist

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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

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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?

xo,

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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

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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

HOORAY FOR THE WEEKEND!

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?

xo,

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Print Perfect

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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.

xo,

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Sunday Brights

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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?

xo,

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Ruffled

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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

TGIF!

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!

xo,

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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!

xo,

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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!

TGIF!

xo,

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Spilling My Makeup Bag with Nordstrom

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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!

xo,

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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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What’s in a Name?

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Romper: Black HaloRevolve Clothing; Chloe Rose Gold Studs; Tori Ring Set; Tori Midi Ring Set; Tori Cuff

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Romper: Black Halo, ℅ Revolve Clothing; Shoes: Charlotte Olympia; Kyle Bow Studs; Kyle Bow Necklace; Kyle Bow Cuff

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Top: ℅ Revolve Clothing; Jeans: ℅ Revolve Clothing; Fancy Horn Earrings; Fancy Horn Necklace; Fancy Horn Long Necklace; Fancy Horn Cuff

Photos taken by Heath Grout

I’m sure by now you all have had the chance to shop the “Courtney Loves Gorjana” Collection, right?! Well, if you haven’t….WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! And if you have, what do you think and what pieces have you bought?!

When it came to naming this very special design collection, I wanted to pair each piece with its inspiration….with the person or thing that it reminded me of.  Every single item holds a special meaning to me, and when I wear it, I smile with pride.

If you could share your inspiration with the world and name a piece after someone, who would it be and why?

xo,

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Courtney Loves Gorjana

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Dress:  T-Bags, ℅ Revolve Clothing; Chloe Large Studs; Kyle Bow Necklace; Fancy Horn Necklace; Fancy Long Horn Necklace; Mia Tiered Necklace; Chaplin Cuff; Teagan Cuff

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Bustier: Cameo; Jeans: 7FAM, ℅ Revolve Clothing; Heels: Zara; Chloe Large Studs; Downtown Ring; Bravo RingDowntown Cuff; Anne Necklace; Chevron Lariat; Carina Midi Ring Set

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Dress: VAVA by Joy Han, ℅ Revolve Clothing; Sunglasses: Ray-BanChloe Large Studs; Uptown Ring to Wrist Cuff; Alphabet Necklace; Vista Necklace; Mia Tiered Necklace

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Romper: ℅ Shoshanna (Also available on Revolve Clothing); Heels: Schutz; Sunglasses: TOMS; Chloe Large Studs; McKinney Necklace; McKinney Bracelet in Gold; McKinney Bracelet in Rose Gold

*All photography & videography by Heath Grout

After much anticipation and hard work, the wait is finally over. The “Courtney Loves Gorjana” Capsule Collection has officially arrived and I could not be more proud….allow me elaborate…

This collection wasn’t just a selection of my favorite pieces from their site.  This collection was a design effort of both myself & Gorjana, both of us pulling from several sources of inspiration.  And from that inspiration, we have co-designed 21 pieces that not only speak to the jewelry that I would want to wear everyday (and sleep in to!), but that also continues with the theme of Gorjana’s beautiful design aesthetic that she is so widely known for.

Enough of my rambling! Take a look at the video below to learn more about our collaboration (and our quick, fabulous friendship!) PLUS shop the entire collection HERE! I hope you all enjoy!

xo,

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