Going Green




Dress: Cameo; Shoes: Tory Burch; Bag: ℅ Henri Bendel, old; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Watch: Michele; Cone Cuff: C.Wonder; Hermes Cuff; McKinney Link Bracelet; Tori Cuff; Earrings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Lips: Too Faced Melted in Fuchsia

Shopping can bring out all my impracticalities and weaknesses.

There is A LOT I don’t need.  There is A LOT that is unnecessary.

But sometimes, there are dresses that just talk dirty to you, wink at you, and then flirt with you as they whisper, “Buy me, buy me.”  And next thing you know you are swiping your debit card for, yet, another dress that you have justified not living without.  This dress will complete you.  This dress will find a happy home in your closet.  You absolutely cannot live without this dress.

The dress pictured above….yep, she seduced me.

But hey, do you blame me?!


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One Easy Maxi



Dress: Topshop x Nordstrom; Hat: J.Crew; Shoes: ℅ Sole Society; Bag: Phillip Lim; Necklace: Thank you, Akola Project…so happy to support a good cause by wearing this!; Spike Bracelet: ℅ Stella & Dot; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Cone Cuff: C.Wonder; Cuff: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Lips: NARS Timanfaya Park

Despite how much I absolutely LOVE getting dressed every morning, sometimes its just really freaking hard.

“It’s too hot outside and I don’t want anything touching my body.”

“I feel bloated and nothing fits.”

“I just want stay in my pajamas.”

“UGH!!!!! I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!” (panic attack/temper tantrum begins on the floor of closet.)

So sometimes it;s nice to have those outfits that take all the guess work out of planning an outfit.  Maxi dress…heels…fedora….statement necklace…..BOOM….DONE!

What do you reach for in your closet when you are having one of “those mornings?”


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Weekend Rituals with Clarisonic





Clarisonic PLUS for Face & Body; Face Cleanser: Bliss; Body Cleanser: Bliss; Body Lotion: Bliss; Robe: Josie; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Gorjana (or shop Nordstrom’s Gorjana selection HERE); Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride; Toes: OPI Cajun Shrimp; Lips: MAC Creme Cup; Coffee Mug: Nordstrom

Weekends are full of rituals: Brunch with the boyfriend, play date with the puppy, dry cleaners, mani/pedi with a girlfriend, Whole Foods, etc….y’all know the drill because you probably have a ritual or 2 of your own.

But one of my favorite times of the weekend is a time I like to refer to as PIT: Personal Improvement Time.  I have talked about my love of PIT before, but for those of you that don’t remember, it is my time to do all of that weird/strange/private/beauty maintenance related stuff that WE ALL DO but don’t really talk about. My PIT is full of things like teeth bleaching, at home waxing kits (not recommended for obvious reasons!), face masks, closet cleaning, and of course, long, hot showers!

Recently, I spilled my makeup bag and shared some of my favorite cosmetic products….and in that post, I also mentioned my love for the Clarisonic Mia.  It’s a tool that my face has grown accustom to and depends on in order to stay smooth clear. But come summertime, when the spray tans get more frequent and the skin all over your body gets more a little more oily, it’s nice to have a something other than a washcloth or loofah in the shower: Enter the CLARISONIC PLUS….my new favorite beauty item for the shower.

I know what you’re thinking, “Courtney, why on Earth do you need 2 Clarisonics?” Well, here’s my justification:

  1. I can keep my Clarisonic Mia at the sink and my Clarisonic PLUS in the shower.
  2. The Clarisonic PLUS has the ability to hold 2 different brush heads: one for the face and a much larger one for the body….so not only can I make sure that my face gets the extra exfoliating it needs, but I can brighten up the skin on my body as well (and considering its bikini season, anything we can do to help the body is good!)
  3. Because, in true Courtney fashion, if you think something is nice, just buy it twice :)

Have you invested in a Clarisonic product yet? Has it totally changed your life?! And, what are some of your weekend rituals that you do during PIT?!


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*This post is part of a partnership with Clarisonic for Nordstrom. All opinions of the Clarisonic are my own, as I have been obsessed with it for quite some time now ;)


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Nine West Summer: Brunch with the Girls




Shoes: ℅ Nine West; Jacket: Forever 21, old (Similar); Tank: Zara; Shorts: J Brand; Kyle Bow Necklace; Stamped Necklace: All the Wire; Fancy Horn Necklace; Chevron Necklace: Gorjana; Cigar Ring: Gorjana; Cuff: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Bag: ℅ Brahmin; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

Over the past couple of weeks, I have partnered with Nine West and shared some of my favorite summertime activities I love to do in my fair city of Dallas! We have been to the dog park…we have been to the ice cream truck…but we can’t forget the most fabulous activity of all…GIRLS BRUNCH!

I mean, what’s a weekend in summer without an uber girly brunch? My girls and I love to spend our Saturday mornings catching up on all the latest gossip, indulging in a glass or 2 of rose, and then shopping the day away!  When getting dressed for brunch, I love to keep my Saturday morning look pretty casual but still ladylike, so my favorite way to dress up cutoff shorts is by mixing them with a little black bow heel, like the Nine West Janeil pointy toe pumps, and a crisp blazer! It’s a look that can take me from the cool mornings into the warm afternoons, all while feeling chic and comfy!

Do you and your gal pals have a weekly brunch date?!

PS. Don’t forget to check out the Nine West Tumblr for some fabulous shoe inspiration!


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

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Still Stuck in Weekend Mode





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?”


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16 Hours of Style









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?!


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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







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!


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Nine West Summer: Ice Cream Social




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!


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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





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!


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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




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


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?


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*This post is sponsored by Sole Society.  All product opinions are my own.


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