Still Stuck in Weekend Mode

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Jacket: Amour Vert c/0 Piperlime; Shorts: Madewell, old (Similar HERE); Tee: Madewell; Hat: J.Crew; Shoes: Zigi; Bag: Phillip Lim; Chevron Necklace: Gorjana; Long Chaplin Chain: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Cream Wrap Cuff: Gorjana; Black Wrap Cuff: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Cigar Ring Set: Gorjana; Nails: OPI You’re Such a Budapest

Boo-freaking-hoo…the long weekend is over.

Its gonna be tougher than ever to get back in the swing of things today.  Gonna need a prayer, a nap, and a miracle to get me through this Monday….

…but first, coffee.

Any helpful tips on resisting “Monday Blues?”

xo,

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16 Hours of Style

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Shirt: Rails, ℅ Piperlime; Jeans: Rag & Bone; Jacket: Rachel Zoe, ℅ Piperlime; Flats: Tory Burch; Bag: Phillip Lim; Heels: ℅ ShoeDazzle; Clutch: Clare V, ℅ Piperlime; Glasses: Chanel; Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Gorjana; Hermes Cuff; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Super Star Lariat: Gorjana; Mika Plate Necklace: Gorjana; Chaplin Necklace: Gorjana; Black Wrapped Cuff: Gorjana; Cream Wrapped Cuff: Gorjana; Crystal Wrap Ring: Gorjana; Mesa Crossover Ring: Gorjana; Lips: Too Faced Melted in Fuchsia; Nails: OPI You’re Such a Budapest

As women, we wear multiple hats on any given day.  In a 16-hour day beginning at 730am and lasting until 1130pm, I can go from television host, to radio host, to blogger, to friend, to daughter, to entrepreneur, to boss, to dog walker, to girlfriend….and generally, all of these roles happen in one outfit…which makes “the night before outfit planning session” even all the more important.

When standing in front of my closet and figuring out what I will wear the next morning, there are so many elements that go into planning. But one question that goes into my 16-hour outfit is always, “How can this outfit transition from day to night?” And once I answer that question, I know I have officially chosen the perfect look.

But making sure my closet is stacked with the perfect transitional pieces is something I have to do in advance, and that’s where Piperlime plays a big role.  I can shop their site by item (denim, dresses, or outerwear), or I can shop by price range (their chic steals page is a curated page dedicated to being budget friendly), or I can shop their new 16-Hour Style page, which shares their best pieces that my closet needs for layering. And let’s not forget accessories, from flats to heels to totes and clutches, which is the icing on the styling cake!

Be sure to check out my Q & A page with Piperlime where I share all my 16-Hour Style tips HERE!

How do style a look that must last you 16 hours?!

xo,

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*This post is in partnership with Piperlime to promote their “16 Hours of Style” Campaign. 

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Overall Fireworks

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Overalls: ASOS; Crop Top: Topshop x Nordstrom; Shoes: ℅ Nine West; Fedora: J.Crew; Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Downtown Cuff; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Crystal Ring: ℅ Bauble Bar; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI You’re Such a Budapest; Toes: OPI Cajun Shrimp

Spread the blanket on the lawn.

Fire up the grill and roast some hot dogs.

Pour a cold beer.

Watch the fireworks.

And, of course, put on the red (lipstick), white, and blue.

Happy Fourth of July, and have a safe, long holiday weekend!

xo,

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Nine West Summer: Ice Cream Social

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Shoes: ℅ Nine West; Top: Vince; Jeans: DL1961; Jacket: ℅ Bar III; Sunglasses: BCBG; Kyle Bow Necklace; Fancy Horn Necklace; Stamped Necklace: All the Wire; Tiered Necklace: Gorjana; Cuff: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Earrings: Gorjana; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Lips: Nars Timanfaya Park; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!”

As the weather warms up, there is nothing more perfect than an afternoon walk in the park.  And an all white look, paired with a neutral bootie, like the Nine West Bessy, is a great way to beat the heat!

One of my favorite outdoor spots in Dallas is Klyde Warren Park.  On any given day, 5-10 food trucks line the streets and serve up anything from pizza, to gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, to my personal summer favorite…ICE CREAM!  And of course, waiting in line at the “What’s Da Scoop” ice cream truck reminds me of my childhood summers at the neighborhood swimming pool having my daily ice cream sandwich or orange dreamsicle!  Won knew an ice cream cone these days could still be so chic?!?

So, my curiosity must ask: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?!

PS. Don’t forget to shop my favorites from Nine West HERE, and check out their Tumblr HERE!

xo,

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

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Nine West Summer: Puppy Playdate

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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!

xo,

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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

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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

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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?

xo,

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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

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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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