Flirty & Feminine: Black Ruffled Dress

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I hope everyone has been having a great week! The rain has been falling steadily here, but today started with a glimmer of sunshine through my window and it is amazing how much my mood has improved. As I recall sunnier days, I am taken back to this photo shoot from Rosemary Beach…..I am always looking for a fun flirty dress, and when I came across this one it was instant love! The black background with the cream embroidery is the perfect balance of delicate and flirty, and the ruffles across the bodice complement the fun, flirty feel. The dress also comes in a mint green which is gorgeous!

Given all of the embroidery and ruffles on this dress (which deserve to be the center of attention), I added no accessories other than my usual daily jewelry, black block heels (totally on trend) and a black-detailed straw bag. As you know, I love an item of clothing that can do double duty – I have also styled this dress as a fun top, adding a long black skirt and a wide black belt on bottom – no one was the wiser! The dress became two separate pieces of clothing, which makes it a great option for vacation packing….

I have also styled with dress with black ballet flats and a chic black cross-body bag for easy day-to-day errands after school drop-off.

I hope that gives you some good ideas for multiple stylings for the dress!

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Ruffle Dress (in mint green here)

block heels (and here)

Olive Design Bag

Cartier bracelets, Zadoks custom ring

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Taupe Midi Ruffles & Lace-Up Booties

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I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer! I have just wrapped up all of my travels, and I am trying to get back into the swing of things. Every year like clockwork I swear I will keep up with posts over the summer, but between kids home from school and time at the beach, I pretty much end up Rosé All Day (literally…..) But it was definitely an amazing summer, and I miss the sand and surf already (as far as the kids – I am ready for school to start!)
I want to share this amazing dress that I came across at Banana Republic! Since Marissa Webb took over as their Creative Director, there has been a plethora of cool new items added to the collection that are spot-on for day and night. The color of this dress is perfect beach chic (it was the first thing that drew me to it), and the midi-length is very contemporary. The ruffles give it a soft and feminine touch, which is one of my favorite stylings.
I wore the dress out to dinner with friends and kept things simple with lace-up booties and a vintage gold belt. The gold textured belt was the perfect companion to show off the simplicity of the taupe dress. I also recently wore the dress running around for a quick-lunch with white Converse All-Star sneakers and a cross-body bag for a perfectly relaxed look. I cannot wait to style it again for an upcoming return-to-Houston girls night out. I am going to wear it with a big bib necklace, ankle boots and a cropped moto jacket (pictures to come!). I love a versatile piece of clothing, and this dress is perfect from brunch to cocktails to dinner!

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Flutter dress

Lace up shoes (and here)

vintage belt via Cheeky Vintage

Hoops

Cartier bracelets

clutch (similar here)

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Beach: Pom-Poms & Tulle

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I hope everyone has been enjoying their week! I continue to enjoy my stay here in Rosemary Beach….one of my favorite things (there are many) about this area is the fact that I walk or bike everywhere. The inner New Yorker in me doesn’t love to drive, so the ability to get back outside, avoid traffic and just walk to most everything is extremely appealing; however, to paraphrase a well-known movie quote, with the ability to walk comes great responsibility for the feet – enter flats. As you know, I am a huge fan of heels all the time – like any good New Yorker, I generally consider flats to be day-to-day “transportation”. Having said that, I must admit these pompom  flats are truly beyond my wildest dreams. They come in various leather and pom-pom color combinations.  The gold tassel one is on its way to me as we speak (cannot wait to greet the FedEx delivery man!)

Pom-Poms are all the rage right now – thank you to Aquazzura and those cool pom-pom stilettos! They are seen everywhere from shoes, to bags, to clothing and at the beach for resort-chic they are spot on!

 

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Pink T-shirt (35% off with code EXTRA)

Pink Tulle Skirt

Anthropologie Belt (old but love this current one here)

Cable hoop earrings

Pom-Pom flats (20% code x20july16) – they come in tons of color combos and it is hard to choose…

Cartier bracelets, Saint Laurent ring

Olive Design bag

Miu Miu sunnies

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Beach Vacay: Maxi Dress Time

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I hope everyone is having a great summer!  I hear the temperatures in Houston are soaring!  I am grateful to be in Rosemary Beach enjoying my cool evenings and beautiful beaches.  It is difficult to combat the heat and still look chic.  Maxi dresses are effortless, easy and double as a beach cover up.  I can never resist something that is so multi-functional.  I find it difficult sometimes to find a maxi dress that is chic and not tropical crazy.  This maxi dress is 100% cotton (perfect for summer) and I love the basic shape with the gorgeous pink color.  Also you can’t beat the price at $29.99.  I stayed with the bohemian vibe with some long necklaces and a straw bag.  And off I go to a yummy lunch at La Créma (fantastic tapas restaurant).

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Target maxi (sold out online but you can try locating in store – I also love this peach one here)

beaded necklace (old)

straw bag (mine is old but love this one here)

shoes

Cartier bracelets, Saint Laurent ring, custom ring Zadok’s

Miu Miu sunnies

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I Dream Of Jeannie

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I hope everyone has been enjoying the start of summer break!  I apologize for being MIA but my grandfather passed away suddenly two weeks ago and things have been hectic.  He was a sweet and gentle man who was wise beyond his years.  It was a privilege to have gotten to hear his stories about my mom and her siblings growing up.  He will be missed by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

I did this post right before coming to Rosemary Beach and wanted to share it…..Does anyone remember I Dream of Jeannie?  Even thought the original show started in 1965 – it was pretty much on repeat somewhere my entire childhood.  I think you can still find the show on cable even today!  So when I came across these genie pants I just couldn’t help myself (I also bought them in pink and black – they are perfect for the summer).  These pants are great as a casual pair of pants at the beach (can’t wait to wear them as a cover up), and when you add heels they are spot on for a fun dinner night out with friends.

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Genie pants

draped top (and here)

Fendi belt (old but love this one here)

Nicholas Kirkwood shoes (old but love these blue pairs here and here and here and wedges for casual look here)

clutch

ring

Arrowhead necklace (custom but love these arrowhead necklaces here and here)

sunnies

 

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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