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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A Black Tie Wedding

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Dress: ASOS; Shoes: Shoemint (Also available on Shopbop HERE); Bag: ℅ Piperlime; Bib Necklace: Bauble Bar; Bow Necklace: Courtney Loves Gorjana, launching May 12!; Earrings: Gorjana; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Haven Ring: ℅ Stella & Dot; Cut Out Cuff: ℅ Henri Bendel; Nail Cuff: ℅ Henri Bendel; Deluxe Stack Ring: ℅ Henri Bendel; Nails: OPI You’re Such a Budapest

Ever heard the saying, “I thought it was so nice, I bought it twice?”

Well, that was certainly the case when it came to this dress.

It all started on my birthday this year when I wore the white versionyou might remember it from this blog post. It was one of those dresses that was effortless…it made me feel sexy and confident and all those things any woman should deserve to feel when she’s having a night out on the town.

Fast forward 4 months: I receive an invitation to Amber and Baxter’s black tie wedding in Cabo….I knew this would be an event for the books: glamourous, fashion forward people, an amazing location, gorgeous decor, tasty food, one too many cocktails, and dancing….THERE WOULD BE LOTS OF DANCING! So I began my search for something that would not only be super chic but that would also be comfy.  I stumbled upon the black, floor length version of my birthday dress, and TA-DA! Search was complete.

Oh, how I wish hunting for most special occasion dresses was that easy every time!

xo,

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Sunset on Horseback

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Top: Milk & Honey; Jeans: ℅ 7FAM; Shoes: Converse; bag: ℅ Henri Bendel; Horn Necklace: Courtney Loves Gorjana, COMING SOON; Rebel Pendant: ℅ Stella & Dot; Heart Bracelet: Gorjana; Ring to Wrist Bracelet: Gorjana; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: OPI You’re Such a Budapest

When it comes to being a Texan, I have heard almost every stereotype in the book.

But there is one that is always wrong: WE DO NOT ALL KNOW HOW TO RIDE HORSES.

Yes, I was raised participating in the annual Kerr family tradition of going to the rodeo.  Yes, I own a pair of cowboy boots. Yes, I have been around horses before.  And, yes, during my childhood I witnessed a family member get bucked off a wild horse once.

But technically, no, I do not know how to ride a horse.  They actually make me quite scared, and when I heard we were going to be riding during our trip in Cabo, I began to panic. But I tried to think of the pros instead of the cons: “Think of how the great pictures will be that I will get…think of how unique of an experience this is….think of all the other people that have done this before and survived….be brave, Courtney!”

Yep, I freaked out a couple times. Yes, I had some moments of severe anxiety. And yes, the experience of riding a horse along the beach at sunset was absolutely incredible….and a moment that I will never forget.

And now I can check that off the bucket list….onto the next adventure!

xo,

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The Streets of San Jose

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Dress: ASOS; Shoes: Schutz; Bag: Danielle Nicole; Earrings: Gorjana; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Midi Ring: Gorjana; Horn Necklaces: Courtney Loves Gorjana, COMING SOON;   Spike Ring Set: ℅ Henri Bendel; Heart Bracelet: Gorjana; Double Cuff: Gorjana; Nails: OPI You’re Such a Budapest

When traveling, I LOVE stumbling upon artsy-fartsy areas of town that are filled with food, culture, art, and of course, wine. I hate feeling like a tourist when I visit a new city, so I am always researching areas and asking locals where I should go, eat, shop, etc.

One of my favorite moments in Cabo this week was going into San Jose del Cabo one night during “ArtWalk,” a street festival that happens there every Thursday.  Local artists emerge and share their original work at all the galleries and along the streets, while street vendors are selling homemade crafts and food…but the best part is that you can browse it all and walk the street with a cocktail in hand!  Sounds like a perfect night, doesn’t it?! Definitely an event that you don’t want to miss if you are ever there on vacation!

xo,

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Shopping My Way Through Cabo

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Top: Found in Cabo at a village marketplace; Shorts: Madewell, old (Shop Madewell shorts HERE); Sandals: Zigi; Hat: J.Crew; Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Cuff: Gorjana, old; Midi Ring: Gorjana; Pinky Ring: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Nails: OPI You’re Such a Budapest; Lips: Nars Dragon Girl

My favorite part of traveling is finding unique items along the way to take back home.  Its fun to infuse these pieces into my daily life when I return to Dallas and be able to tell a story about them and remember exactly that specific moment during vacation when I purchased them.

So far during my time in Cabo, I have picked up 2 gorgeous Mexican embroidered pieces: the top I am wearing above and a beautiful, colorful dining table runner for when I host some Mexican inspired fiestas at home! These embroidered pieces always remind me of my mother: When I was young she would wear this floor length Mexican embroidered dress around the house…I think my grandmother might have picked it up for her during her travels to Acapulco….and I always loved the detail work and the colors, and now it is special for me to own some of these memorable pieces myself.

Any items you have picked up during your travels that really mean a lot to you?

xo,

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