Summer Is Here: Pastel Linen Palazzo Pants

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I hope everyone has had a great start to the week!  We are finishing up the school year with little person colds & coughs unfortunately, so this past week has been a little hectic (they couldn’t have held out two  more weeks!?)  Plus I have been running around like a headless chicken trying to prepare for the start of summer – camps, travel plans, packing, teacher gifts, etc etc etc.

I was perusing the internet for home goods for Rosemary when I cam across these linen palazzo pants – they are perfect for summer!  They are extremely lightweight, on trend (remember these gorgeous palazzo pants here and here) and I adore the light pastel colors.  I couldn’t resist them when I saw they were $19.99 – I wish they had more colors!  I am planning to take them to Rosemary next week.  I decided  to play with the pastel colors in the pants by topping it off with a simple pink T and gold accents to keep it city chic.

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Palazzo Pants

Pink T-shirt (20% off with code EXTRA)

Nude Wedges

Vintage belt via Cheeky Vintage

 Custom ring (similar here)

Custom earrings (similar here and these would look great here)

Miu Miu clutch (similar here)

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Casual: Froggy-T and Flares

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It has been a long week – a case of strep is in the house!  It has moved from my little one and is now centered on my daughter and Mr. Wonderful.  It is only a matter of time before my oldest and I succumb.  So I have to keep my post short and sweet today due to sleep deprivation.  I wore this out last night for a quick date night dinner to Uchi (I am still silly in love with that place).  I came across this T-shirt at Target and love the cheeky frog on it.  The vibrant colors on the gray background make it the perfect mix of sober yet fun.  I added my flares (also styled here in NYC) and I was ready to roll (long live the flares).

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Frog T-shirt

My favorite denim Flares (in white here, and black here)

 clutch (mine is old but love these gray clutches here (50% off right now) and anemic gray here)

shoes (here and here)

Jacket (mine is old but similar here)

Bulgari watch, cartier bracelets, Dior earrings (similar here), Zadok’s custom ring

 

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Sleeveless Blazer & Flirty Skirt

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I hope everyone is having a great week! I just returned from Rosemary Beach (my personal heaven) from a mother-daughter getaway with my sweet baby girl.  How often does a girl turn seven? I enjoyed every second of the big weekend, and it was amazing watching her with her friends (it’s funny how you can see glimmers of who they will be when they are old enough for their own weekend getaways….) I can only imagine the future (insert crazy eye emoticon).

I have been anxious to restyle this sleeveless blazer (styled here with jeans). This blazer is perfect for the Houston heat, and I decided to style it with a flirty fun skirt to show its versatility. Since the last styling was casual cool, I went uptown chic with it this time (it does go with everything).  I added the super high heels (always) and some fun jewelry (remember when I styled it here with an all white summer look) and I was ready to roll for sunset cocktails. Why call it happy hour when “sunset cocktails” sounds so much more civilized? (genius Dubai, just genius).

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Sleeveless Vest

T-shirt

Skirt

belt

shoes

 sunnies

 custom necklace but these are amazing options here and here

Bulgari watch, Cartier bracelets

 

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Fun Fashion: Mother’s Day Brunch Outfit

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I apologize for my recent sporadic posts, but between work, bringing my new au pair up to speed and the end of the school year things have been a bit crazy. Hopefully I will be back on my regular schedule very soon! Today I want to share a restyle of one of my favorite purchases – this pink fringe skirt. The movement on this skirt is so much fun that I really want to share a video of it in action! Remember my beach styling here? Today’s styling is a bit more relaxed – it was the perfect outfit for Mother’s Day Brunch!

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Fringe skirt

Sweater

Bottega Clutch

Peep Toe Pumps

Earrings

ZUZU necklace, Cartier bracelets, Bulgari watch

Sunnies

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Distressed Denim Styled FOUR Ways

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Hope everyone is having a great week!  As I am continuing my closet de-cluttering and spring cleaning I have been debating when does one splurge and when does one save?  Classic basic items splurge but trendy items?  Definitely NOT because they are trendy and by definition short-lived – one or two seasons.  Having said that, I definitely love the distressed denim trend!  I especially like to dress it up so it has an edgy cool feel (who doesn’t want that look?).  I am currently obsessed with this particular pair of distressed denim jeans. When the trend it over I do not have to feel bad about my investment.

Look One:

For this outfit I added a button down and a blazer and I was ready to roll…

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distressed denim

blazer (this blazer is amazing comes in petite, tall and currently for summer in linen)

Leopard top (sold out but this print here is perfect for summer – use code GETSHOPPING for 30% off online)

fringe shoes (mine are super old but love current version here and here)

earrings

clutch  (great basic clutch here)

Look Two:

Fun top, playful jewelry and heels…

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distressed denim

crab top (mine is old but love this version here)

necklace (out of production but found this feather necklace that I adore and I purchased it too)

shoes (no longer available but here is another pair I really like these here)

ring (smaller version here and luxe for less version here)

Chanel bag

Look Three

Tunic, cross-body bag and heels…

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denim tunic (mine is sold out but love this one herehere, and here)

Prada heels (old but this are chic blue suede heels here and here)

Louis Vuitton bag

Look Four

T-shirt and sleeveless blazer and heels….

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Distressed denim

Sleeveless blazer

Red T-shirt

Shark tooth shoes (and here)(I also like them in the gray suede)

vintage bracelet (love this luxe for less one here)

Cartier bracelets, BR necklace (old), Chanel bag, customs rings

Have a great week!

love,

sannam and style fashion blog

All About The Sleeveless Blazer

Hello lovelies!

I hope everyone is having a great week!  My new au pair has arrived from Slovakia, and we just finished a trip to the Social Security Office – it was actually a lot less painful than I had imagined.  We were in and out in about 30 minutes – I highly recommend going to any government office first thing in the morning!

I want to talk sleeveless blazers today.  Living in an extremely hot environment, the sleeveless blazer is an answered prayer for me.  I love blazers because they have the ability to upgrade almost any outfit, but with temperatures in the high 80s (already) a blazer during the day is a bit much.  Enter this clean and sleek blazer with an amazing color combination – black, blue and white in the back, allowing it to complete almost any outfit (I am also partial to the fun striped lining….)  What started as a jeans and t-shirt day became more elevated with this simple addition.

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Sleeveless blazer 

Distressed denim (40% code HAPPY)

Red T-shirt

Shark tooth shoes (and here)(I also like them in the gray suede)

vintage bracelet (love this similar one here)

Cartier bracelets, BR necklace (old), Chanel bag, customs rings

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Tweed Top Styled Three Ways

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I enjoyed the lack of rain thoroughly until Sunday evening that is…but the rain allowed me to indulge in my favorite new podcast – Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People by Chris Gethard.  Ever since the Serial Podcast I have pretty much become hooked and am always looking for a new one and the premise of this is hysterical.  The host Chris Gethard who is a comedian by trade gets a phone call and he cannot hang up no matter what and cannot stay on the line for more than an hour.  It is conversation at its best!  I am amazed at how much is realized by individuals and some of it is hysterical and some is heart breaking.  But the bottom line is nothing is off-limits – the anonymity created causes some pretty big revelations…check it out here.

I also did some summer shopping – summer travels are around the corner and since I will be spending most of my time at the beach I want clothing that can be transformed from casual to dinner or brunch chic.  I came across this top and it has a Chanel-esque quality that I love!  It is a bit shredded around the neck and the perfect light weight for summer.  Also the boxy shape is silly comfortable!

I added the casual cropped denim, comfy gold slides and grabbed my Céline and I was ready to roll…

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tweed shell (on sale right now)

cropped denim

clip dot scarf (50% off right now)

Céline bag

gold slides (similar ones here)

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Bold Midi Skirt, Studs & Minimalist Heels

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I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I have been recovering a bit this week from the  kids’ break and the tennis tournament last week.  Apparently after taking ten days off to do nothing, my body doesn’t feel like working out anymore (insert emoticon in pain here) and prefers sleeping late and enjoying lattés and vino.  I have been persevering as much as I can – my only consolation is that I had a really nice tan!

I am a huge skirt fan and the midi length is spot on for heels and flats and so effortlessly elegant.  I came across this skirt in several shades of blue and I had to have it!  It is perfect to wear all summer and at the beach (wink-wink).  The pattern is quite bold, so I kept the accessories to a minimum.  I love these neutral basic shoes – I originally saw the Stuart Weitzman Nudist pair and fell in love with them BUT they were toe crunchers (I couldn’t even walk around the store…)  I then came across this luxe for less pair and bought them in three colors (yup three – neutral, black and white).  The front strap is wide and the bottom of the sole is cushioned so I can actually walk in them for long periods of time.

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Midi Skirt (currently 40% off)

Blue T-shirt (love the fit of the T and it is on sale)

Zara belt old (love these studded belts here and here)

shoes

Taylor and Tessier cuff

Cartier bracelets, custom rings, pinky ring via Greece

 

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Spring Floral Pattern Trend

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Hope everyone is having a great week!  One of my favorite trends from the Spring runways is the bold floral pattern.  Florals and patterns have been around the past few seasons, but this season the florals became bolder and more vivid.  It was seen all over, including Victoria Beckham and her Moroccan exotic flora, Michael Kors who was bluebell crazy, and Kate Spade’s show positively screamed flowers.  When I came across this dress I fell in love with the color and the silhouette.  The pigmentation of the purple and green is absolutely stunning in person.  I kept all of my accessories simple to keep the focus on the florals.  Summer Brunch, here I come!

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Floral dress (40% off)

Maroon belt

Booties (triple points right now)and also available here

Ippolita ring (smaller version here)

Cartier bracelets, custom ring

Earrings – custom love these here and here

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Obsessed: Knitwear Find For the Beach

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I apologize – I have spent the past two weeks hanging out with my mom, so the blog has largely been on vacation. We just got back from Rosemary Beach, where it was perfect weather other than one day of rain when we arrived. Actually I do not mind a little rain on vacation – it is the perfect excuse to curl up in my window nook with a good book. I am currently reading Uncovered by Leah Lax, and I cannot say enough good things about this book – run (do not walk) and get it immediately. Leah was my Table Talk speaker last week at the University of Houston Women’s Studies event. She is an amazing speaker and her life story is captivating – she had the entire table hanging on her every word. I do not want to give too much away, but I promise you will be just as enthralled as I am. I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts about the book if you get a chance to read it.

I just discovered this new knitwear collection by Zara and I am completely smitten. This skirt and sweater are extremely soft and light weight, making them the perfect pieces for a beach vacation. I intend to wear the skirt with a fitted T-shirt and a sweater to stay warm in restaurants at dinner (we tend to over air-condition everything here in Houston…) During the day with flip-flops it will be extremely casual, and at night I just need a pair of heels and some jewelry and I am ready to roll.

Here are some sneak peeks of the new house too….

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Trumpet Sleeve Sweater

Striped Wrap Skirt

Double Pearl Earrings

Shoes

Gurhan ring, Cartier bracelets, Necklaces by ZuZu

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