Distressed Denim Styled FOUR Ways

Hello lovelies!

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

Hello lovelies!

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

Hello lovelies!

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

Hello lovelies!

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

Hello lovelies!

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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Hunt for The Ultimate Affordable Summer Flat

Hello lovelies!

Hope everyone has had a good week! I have missed posts and I am so sorry! I have been super busy as one of the Co-Chairs for Table Talk for the University of Houston. I had a wonderful time yesterday, and I felt so excited to be surrounded by such an amazing group of women.

On a side note – my mom is in town and I thought you would appreciate a funny conversation we had regarding the U of H event.

Me: Mom please bring something to wear to the Table Talk event that I am Co-Chairing. It’s kind of a big thing – there will be 500 people there, many of them in business attire….

Mom: Ok

Me: (when she gets to town) Mom, what did you bring for the event tomorrow?

Mom: I brought this outfit (at which point she pulls out linen pants that would be appropriate for the beach…)

Me: Mom, I think maybe we should go shopping…(We found a lovely outfit – she looked great!)

At event:

Mom: Sweetie you should really tell me when you have something big going on…

Me: (internally) – I thought I did

I am sure you have heard but apparently Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) has made the statement “I can’t do heels anymore” (insert crazy eye emoticon) – she has ditched her stilettos for flats (gulp). I am not quite at that point; however, I am going to Rosemary next week and I am on the hunt for affordable flats. I do not like to spend an exorbitant amount on flats because (not surprisingly) I only wear them occasionally and I like to change them often (to keep the excitement going). Here are my running favorites!

These remind me of the Valentino espadrilles but at one-third the price!

Espadrilles with rock studs (also come in white and coral)

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Leopard espadrilles – because I love leopard

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Scalloped Suede flats – these remind me of the Chloe flats but at 20% the cost and the concentrated cobalt color is amazing

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Colorblock Espadrilles (also really like the gold version here)- these remind me of the Chanel flats but at a tiny percent of the cost

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Fringe flats (online only 40% off with code BRSPRING) – great spin on fringe trend and the Aquazzura flats which are insanely expensive

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Black studded flats – great interpretation of Valentino flats

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Have a great day!

love,

sannam and style fashion blog

Maxi Dress Multi-Tasking for Vacation

Hello lovelies!

I hope everyone has been having a great week! Mr. Wonderful was watching Tiny Houses last night – has anyone seen it? The show is on HGTV and features exactly what the title implies – tiny homes that are anywhere from 200 to 500 sq. ft. (imagine my face wide-eyed and mouth open). As we were watching the show, Mr. Wonderful commented on how nice it would be to have a tiny home (low maintenance), how we could build one for retirement (oh my god, does he even know me?) – potentially out in the middle of nowhere (i.e. on a ranch.) That is when my hives started (I suspect this was all said to get a rise out of me…) The idea of a tiny home is wonderful – it is compact, environmentally friendly, everything has its place, there is no extra “stuff””. I aspire to live this way (I swear), but unfortunately de-cluttering is about as far as I can imagine right now. That is making me feel fabulous! I am currently working on the space above my garage to turn it into an office – the thought of having a separate work place is making me giddy with excitement.

I love maxi dresses – who doesn’t? Maxi’s are a simple and effortless outfit that you can throw on with flip-flops and a ponytail to run errands. I also love to pack maxi’s for trips – warm weather beach trips – it can be used as a beach cover up, or add heels to run out to brunch or dinner. I love multi-functional clothing. I picked this particular maxi because I love the color combination – blush pink, white and black. It is a great balance of soft and strong hues. I added a bit of “hard edge” to the dress with my vintage Hérmes bag and black Tory Burch wedges (I have worn this pair out completely and need to resole them or buy new ones), and my structured straw tote (thanks to Olive Design).

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Maxi Dress

Vintage Belt (love this one here and here)

Shoes (mine are crazy old and  but I like these black wedges here and here)

necklace (they got some more in stock)

arrowhead bracelet

Cartier bracelets, Bulgari ring, custom Zadok’s ring, Dior earrings

bag ℅ Olive Design 

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Spring Stripes: Maxi Dress & Sleeveless Shearling

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Hope everyone is having a good week! I find myself struggling during these in-between seasons – cold in the morning and warm by the afternoon. This particular morning a striped dress was the perfect palate to begin my spring look. There is something about spring and stripes (navy is even better) that just seem to fit together (like crazy and the current political candidates  – oops, did I say that out loud?).  The ideal solution to my seasonal problem is layers, and sleeveless layers are even better! I came across this peplum shearling vest and it was love at first glance (also seen styled here with a jumpsuit). I kept everything else simple and grabbed my Céline for a quick lunch at George’s.

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Striped dress

Shearling Peplum Blue Vest

Silver feather necklace

Dior earrings (luxe for less here)

shoes

sunnies

Bulgari ring, Zadok’s custom ring, Cartier bracelets

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Spring Thoughts: White Tunic Dress

Hello lovelies!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I embraced my inner Texas and went to the rodeo yesterday.  My kids had a blast – I came home and fell asleep at 5:30pm…..and proceeded to sleep until morning.  Thank you Mr. Wonderful for letting me take the evening and night off!

I love tassels – doesn’t everyone?  There is a huge resurgence in tassels this spring.  I see them everywhere from scarves to shoes (hello flats and sandals here).  I saw the tassels on this dress and was pretty sold.  That small detail elevates this from a boring white tunic to pure fun.  It is a heavy weight cotton, not see through at all (which can be a problem with white sometimes).  I threw on my favorite new necklace and hints of blue and I was ready for my beach stroll…..

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white dress (i like the top version as well here)

necklace

bag via Alys Shoppe

Cartier bracelets, Zadok custom ring, Bulgari ring, Dior earrings

shoes (super old but love these flue flats here, here, here and here)

 

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