Navy + Nude Classics






Jacket: Zara; Bodysuit: Nasty Gal; Jeans: 7FAM; Heels: Schutz, old ; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Earrings: Gorjana; Rings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Nails: OPI Big Apple Red; Sunnies: Ray-Ban via J.Crew

Ahhhhh, the classics.

Lately it seems as if I have been retrieving the same items from my closet time after time: An oversized blazer, hug-every-curve denim, and the perfect nude accents.  It’s simple, it’s timeless, and its classic.

And aren’t those the pieces that a wardrobe is ultimately built around? The never-fail, stand the test of time, and style, essentials?

What’s your go-to look as of lately?


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Because I Can’t Wait….






Blazer: ASOS, old; Skirts: Cameo; Tee: Vince; Boots: Dolce Vita; Bag: Saint Laurent; Necklace: Lana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Ring: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Don’t you hate when someone says, “Patience is a virtue,” or “It will be worth the wait?”

These phrases usually drive me mad, as I am probably the most impatient person there is…especially when it comes to clothing.  Thankfully, my shopping habits are pretty trained in the “buy now, wear now” mentality, meaning I shop in the moment…for the now…aka, for TONIGHT…which means, I never have to wait to wear a new, favorite article of clothing!

But every once and a while I slip out of this train of thought and purchase something knowing that it will be perfect upon a climate change, or for a certain trip or vacation. Example: This Cameo skirt.

I knew it was absolutely spot on for spring time, and I already had an outfit planned with exactly how I would style it.  But quite frankly, its been sitting on a rolling rack in my apartment taunting me…and one night, I couldn’t take it anymore. I decided that I was gonna try to mix it up with some cold weather attire and boots and take it for a spin….NOW!

How’d I do?!


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January Weather is No Joke





Coat: Nasty Gal (and ON SALE 30% OFF!); Cropped Sweater: Club Monaco, old; Shirtdress: T by Alexander Wang; Leather Leggings: Nordstrom x Topshop; Boots: Dolce Vita; Sunglasses: Burberry, old; Watch Face: c/o Michele; Watch Bracelet: c/o Michele; Ring: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

People always ask if I would ever leave Dallas…

…and I can confidently say that RIGHT NOW, the answer would be no…but never say never.

One thing that keeps me in Dallas is the weather.  Yes, it is unpredictable at times, and summer is hotter than hell, but for the most part, its perfectly filled with 4 seasons.

But right now, ITS WAY TOO COLD for my liking. Highs this week are topping out in the low 30’s and I think I saw 19 degrees as a low later this week.  Cold weather is something that, although I enjoy dressing for, I don’t enjoy the overall experience. But thankfully, I’ve stocked my closet with some good coats over the years….and this one from Nasty Gal (which is on sale, btw!) is one of my current rotating favorites!

So, I know I sound like a big cold baby, but tell me….What are your cold weather tricks for staying beautifully bundled?!


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All You Need is Love (And a Beach!)







Dress: Haute Hippie; Hat: J.Crew; Necklace: Lana; Bangles: c/o Ashley Pittman; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

As we drift out of 2014 and into 2015, many of us are left thinking about what we are choosing to leave behind and looking to what’s lying ahead.

For 2015, my list is quite short and to the point: LOVE.

Show love.  Give love.  Chose love.  Feel love.  Make love.

Happy New Year to you all….thank you all for continuing to make every one of my years’ better than the one before….I love you all!

What is your new years’ resolution?


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Sunset Dinner







Dress: Clover Canyon; Shoes: Forever 21, old; Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff; Earrings: Kendra Scott; Necklace: Lana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Ring: Kendra Scott, old; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride

One place I love to be is next to a beach….if given the chance, I’d take sand over snow any day!  This Christmas, I surprised my mother with a last minute to trip to Cabo.  It was a great time for us to recharge, reenergize, sleep, and relax!

And, thankfully, traveling with my mother is a breeze….we both enjoy the same things, we both love to zone out during vacation, and we both love spending time together!

Where are you traveling to this holiday?


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Flat Out Fancy





Fur Vest: Tahari, old (Last seen HERE); Top: Zara; Pants: J.Crew; Shoes: c/o Sole Society (AND 50% OFF!); Hat: c/o Sole Society; Bag: Clare V; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Bauble Bar; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest


I’ve always had this notion that the words “flats” and “fancy” could never be used in the same sentence.  Most of the flats I own are either tennis shoes, sandals, or easy shoes that I would run errands in….”fancy flats” are hard to find…until now.

I stumbled upon these checkered ladies by Sole Society and immediately fell in love.  They have a cool menswear vibe that makes them feel dressy….and the outfit rolodex in my head of what I could wear them with began to churn….and with the cold weather in full effect, pairing them with my chic Sole Society fedora and a fabulous fur vest was the winning combination!

Tell me about your favorite pair of flats and how you like to make them feel “fancy!”


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*Thank you to Sole Society for making me feel “fancy & partnering on this post!

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Cold Shoulders






Sweater Dress: Line & Dot; Booties: ShoeDazzle; Bag: Nasty Gal; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Ring: Henri Bendel; Watch: Michele; Screw Cuff: Henri Bendel; Earrings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Burberry, old;  Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

After a joyful and merry Christmas Day, it’s nice to get back to the basics…

…AKA all black from head toe.

I’m holiday’ed out…I need a rest from red, and plaid, and jolly attire.

But I’ll keep the red lip…because well, duh.


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Casual Christmas






Sweater: c/o French Connection; Dress: Rio Ritz Boutique; Shoes: c/o Sole Society; Bag: Saint Laurent; Beanie: c/o Sole Society; Lariat: Lana; Tiered Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch Face: Michele; Watch Strap: Michele; Bracelet Stack: c/o Ashley Pittman; Sunglasses: Ray Ban; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest


IT IS OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS CRUNCH TIME!  The aggressive holiday shoppers have come out to play and they seriously aren’t messing around!

I tried my luck this past weekend at all the shopping madness, and let’s just say how glad I was that I was dressed comfy! Granted, yes, I still felt stylish and warm, but nonetheless, chic. Between my easy beanie (ummm, hello day 3 of the holiday party blowout!) and easy tassel flats from Sole Society, there wasn’t one part of me that wasn’t uncomfortable.  And can we discuss the statement making red + leopard?! Hello, no brainer!

What’s your go-to look for quick, comfortable, and easy holiday shopping?!


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Holiday Entertaining with My Best Hair Ever









Robe: Victoria’s Secret; Watch: Michele; Bow Sweater: Alice & Olivia; Pants: Alice & Olivia; Shoes: Stuart Weitzman; Necklace: Lana; Watch: Michele; Screw Cuff: Henri Bendel; Layered Cuff: Gorjana; Ring: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest; Hair Products: Pantene Expert Collection

It seems like all I have been doing this past month is preparing for yet another holiday party…which can be exhausting, but it’s always fun to reunite with different groups of friends to celebrate Christmas! I love hosting friends (old & new!) and entertaining in my home, but one thing that always makes me nervous about all the Christmas parties (aside from making sure my home is spotless, perfectly polished, and decorated to the nines!) is ensuring that my hair looks healthy and full of life…and luckily, thanks to the Pantene Expert Collection, I have finally achieved my BEST HAIR EVER!

I knew that during this busy time I wouldn’t be having tons of extra time, or money, to go to the salon for conditioning treatments, so I have been turning to Pantene’s Advanced Keratin Repair Collection, which can repair 2 years of damage in just 2 minutes!  All those years of hair dyeing, teasing, and heat have taken a toll on my blonde locks, but this collection fights the facets of damaged hair, treats dryness and dullness, pampers split ends, and fights frizz! And these days, when it comes to my hair, I am trying this whole “less is more” thing with my messy, textured, curly bob….so the less time it takes to repair my hair, the better! My favorite products from the Keratin Repair Collection include their shampoo + conditioner, 60 Second Therapy Ampoules, and Keragloss Oil Mist….all which work so much better when used together!

Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor from “90210,” OMG.) is also another gal who is a huge fan of Pantene’s Expert Collection.  She recently talked about her upcoming holiday reunions, and run-ins too (read the article here)….and how Pantene has played such a large role in ensuring that she also gets her BEST HAIR EVER!

So with the holidays in full swing, and all the parties and reunions happening, how do you get your BEST HAIR EVER? Share your secrets in the comments!


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*Thank you to Pantene for sponsoring this post & helping me achieve my best hair ever.

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Holiday Red with Express






Sweater: c/o Express; Jeans: c/o Express; Heels: Valentino, old; Scarf: c/o Express; Beanie: ASOS; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Screw You Bangle: Henri Bendel; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

One thing that I love about the holiday season is seeing women spruce up their outfits with a pop of red.  Maybe it’s because the Christmas spirit is in the air, or because it’s the color of the season, but women who typically don’t feel brave enough to wear this power color…and it certainly turns heads.

But my approach to wearing holiday red starts by pairing it with the most perfect basics from Express: a comfy oversized sweater cardigan and a slouchy pair of destroyed jeans. (And for the record, these 2 pieces belong in every winter wardrobe!) I knew I wanted my red plaid & houndstooth scarf to really POP, so the neutral sweater was a simple backdrop, and the jeans, well, the fit on these bad boys really speak for themselves, don’t they? (Jeans shopping tip: These are a mid rise skinny fit….I wanted them to look broken in and have some give, so I sized up 2 sizes in them. Personally, a destroyed denim that is tight to your leg makes it appear that you actually ripped them because they are too small, lol!) And top the whole look, with your favorite red shoe and red lip…TADA!

And FYI, these jeans are on sale for 50% OFF….so either tell Santa or just treat yourself :)

How do you like to show the holiday spirit in your wardrobe?


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