Wednesday, March 25, 2015

dress as a skirt

sunglasses// Warby Parker 
earrings// vintage, found @Cheeky Vintage 
lipstick// Hourglass, Muse 
striped shirt// Trina Turk {also find it here}
dress// c/o Trina Turk 
bangle// vintage, found @Cheeky Vintage {similar here}
watch// Michael Kors 
flats// J.CREW {similar here & here}
nails// Essie, Geranium 

Week before last, I was honored to host a Trina Turk Style Out event at her Houston Galleria store. As you know, I live for color and pattern, so I was like a kid in a candy store checking out and trying on the latest Trina Turk collection. For the event, I decided to wear this strapless bright beauty even though it was a little too dressy for the event. Always wanting to be appropriate, and hoping to not look like I was going to a cocktail party, I started thinking about ways to dress down this floral frock.

The day of the party I had a fashion epiphany that I should put one of Trina's new striped shirts over the dress to take the dressiness down a notch. It totally worked and I spent half the party accepting compliments on my "cute skirt" only to tell guests that it was Trina's cocktail confection. Stay tuned to see how I wear this dress as an actual dress in an upcoming post. Stay stylish! xoxo

Sunday, March 22, 2015

new additions

With the official arrival of Spring, I've started stalking up on wardrobe refreshers and pieces that are invigorating my style ideas and getting me so excited to mix things up this season. 

1. A girl can never have too many comfortable and neutral colored heels, so these taupe suede pretties are just what my closet needed. They will add edge to a demure dress, and go perfectly with jean. 

2. This fuchsia hue is not new to my rotation, but a replenishment of this shocking pink shade that I have now loved for several years. Its moisturizing ability is only the cheery on top of the color punch that it packs. 

3. Always a sucker for stripes, this mock turtleneck swing dress is just what my layering game needs this Spring. Under a moto jacket, a sleeveless jacket or on it's own with a huge pendant, this easy dress is a no-brainer in my opinion. 

4//5. Falling more and more in love with what Marissa Webb is doing with #TheNewBR, I snagged this blue floral top and think I may just have to have the matching skirt as well. This blue petal print feels so fresh and is so versatile. 

6. Although I got a vintage version of this ladylike handbag, I always love the look of a Ferragamo bow, and I'm so excited to carry mine this season and beyond. 

7//8. Lightweight and bright blue, these two slightly cropped striped shirts are perfect for pairing with high waisted bottoms and feel so fresh right now. 

9. A good coral lipstick is sometimes hard to find, but I count myself lucky to have found this moisturizing and bright lipstick that works so well with so many things. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

twin set

sunglasses// Karen Walker 
earrings// Kate Spade 
lipstick// NARS, Jungle Red 
top// Topshop {similar here}
skirt// Topshop {similar here
nails// Esssie, Geranium 
bag// Louis Vuitton, Speedy 30 
heels// Trina Turk 

It's no secret that I LOVE a matching top and skirt. Worn together or broken up with different pieces, these matching sets are oh-so-versatile and always polished. Over the past couple of years these matching sets have only grown more and more popular, and have redefined our idea of a "twin set." Today I styled this twinning navy top and skirt with grey accessories and pops of red. When you want to look effortlessly polished, a matching set is a classic and easy way to go. I would highly recommend it! 

Sunday, March 15, 2015


sunglasses// Warby Parker 
earrings// vintage Kenneth Jay Lane 
lipstick// NARS, Jungle Red 
jacket// J.CREW {similar here}
dress// 4.Collective {similar here}
bag// Clare V
flatforms// vintage Prada, found @Cheeky Vintage {similar here, here & here}

One of my new favorite fashion vocabulary words is "flatform." A combination of the words flat + platform, flatforms are  shoes, and most commonly sandals, that offer additional height on a flat platform. Popularized in the 90's, this style is back with a vengeance this season offering additional inches and comfort galore. So today I thought I would share with you how I came to love the flatform and my plans for the style going forward.  

This fall, my fashion fortune brought me these incredible ruby red, vintage Prada flatform sandals by way of Cheeky Vintage. I was hesitant at first, thinking that the chunky sole would be unflattering to my legs and might be hard to walk in, but was pleasantly surprised and quickly hooked on this style because of its comfort and extra height giving quality. I've had so much fun wearing these this fall/winter season, that I'm now in the market for a spring/summer pair. I've worn these flat little wonders with skirts, dresses, track pants & jeans and they never seemed to disappoint. Check out my spring flatform picks below and jump on this comfortable and chic fashion bandwagon! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Join me tonight!

dress// Trina Turk 
heels// Trina Turk 

Join me tonight at the Houston Galleria Trina Turk store to get styling tips from me, sip some champs and get 20% off! I'll be there from 5pm to 8pm. Get full details here. See you there! 

See my favorites from Trina Turks latest collection here...