I have been fighting a migraine all day today – my post is short and sweet today. Today I want to talk about sleeves – big gigantic, fluffy sleeves! Last summer was all about the cold shoulder but this year that trend has been transformed to voluminous sleeves. They can be found in every possible configuration and I really enjoy playing with the volume ratio top to bottom. They look great with just skinny jeans, wide legs pants and even a pencil skirt. I paired my big sleeve top with a circle skirt and some heels and I was ready to roll. If you haven’t tried this trend yet – it is worth trying and I have included some fun options below.
I hope everyone had a fabulous week! Today I am all about the kicks! It has been a few years of sporty flat wear and the inner New Yorker in me rejoices. Every season in New York I was constantly looking for the perfect pair of flats that I could wear everywhere (and with everything) so my feet wouldn’t hurt. If I was still in New York I would have more pairs of sneakers than I care to admit. I saw these Joshua Sanders slip on sneakers and completely fell in love a few months ago. But at the hefty price of $389 – I just could not make myself commit. However, when I came across these bow sneakers for a third of the price I became fully committed! They are the perfect pair of comfy yet chic kicks. I have worn them dressed up under a skirt, with these fun joggers and even with skinny jeans and a leather jacket. I cannot wait to take them when I travel – they will elevate every look to the next level no matter how casual.
sneakers(take a peek below for some of my other affordable sneaker picks)
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Let’s talk about mustard baby! It is also commonly called maze, goldenrod, sunflower yellow etc. There are certain colors that are undervalued and mustard is one of those colors. It is a densely rich hue that is a mixture of a bit of orange and yellow. The best part of mustard is what you can combine it with – fuchsia, gray, navy (remember this combo here), emerald green and cream.
I was fishing through my closet and I came across this beautiful leopard shirt and this bell sleeved sweater. Bell sleeve sweaters and tops are all the rage right now. There are so many good options available right now – I will link some of my favorites below.
It has been too long since my last post and truth be told I have been slacking. The rush of the New Year has left me a bit under the ball (or bus – depending upon the day). I want to share a fun outfit I recently wore to the ladies BAFTA lunch. I have to confess I had completely forgotten about the event even though it was on my planner (iPhone quirks). My sweet girlfriend texted me “the soup is getting cold” – I was perplexed by this until her next text “the luncheon?” So I got up and quickly transformed from my pajamas and ran out to support the Brits. Considering everything I was pretty happy with the final result!
I adore pink (as you know) so I am always looking for new color to combine with my favorite hue. Black is an obvious, grey is a match made in heaven, white is delightful in summer and I added burgundy as a fun fall staple.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! I did a round-up of some of my favorite things from blog that are on sale right now for Cyber Monday (while I lay and digest my turkey and pies) and some new items below.
This will have to be short and sweet today because I am battling a migraine headache. I rarely get them but when I do they tend to linger. I want to share this gorgeous bustier with preppy buttons and chic color combination (it is also gorgeous in navy and black). There is a sale going on right now so use code GOBIG16. Since there is a bit of chill in the air (yeah for Houston) I added a top underneath for some extra warmth. This would also look amazing on a midi skirt or flare jeans. It has the ability to be dressed up and down!
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I couldn’t post Friday because I was playing in the Silver Raquets tennis tournament. The best weekend to have an outdoor tennis event. It was cool and breezy pretty much the entire time. It was a fun event and great to get back into something that I love.
Lace is a huge trend this fall and it is available in nearly every form. From dresses to tops to skirts. I love the delicacy of lace and the beautiful texture and patterns that it creates in one solid color. It is like wearing print but not. I came across this top and just fell in love with the color and shape. I also appreciated the fact that the lace top came with a matching color tank top. It made the top so much easier to wear. The pink is my favorite but I really like the black and white options as well. I paired the top with flared denim but it would be equally fun with skinnies or a pencil skirt.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! I want to share a quick post with you about my new favorite designer – Caroline Constas. I love the voluminous shapes in her tops and dresses. It is a refreshing and edgy take on fashion using weightless cottons (which is a must for Houston heat, which is still going strong…) Her clothing has recently attracted a cult-like following and new items sell out rapidly. I decided to balance the sleeves with some volume on the bottom via flares, but this top would look equally good with skinny black jeans (preferably distressed!)
I hope everyone has been having a wonderful week! Unfortunately I have been under the weather with this crazy cough that has gone around (I have not spent this much time recuperating in bed in years….) On a positive note, as part of my R&R, I discovered a new binge-worthy series – American Crime. Have you seen it? It is extremely gritty, but I have enjoyed the premise – following one crime over the span of each season. I became so invested in the characters in season one that I had to take a break to recover for a bit after the explosive ending (insert crazy eye emoticon). Season two was a completely different story line, but still very relevant to issues in current society (I cannot imagine what the crime will be in season 3, but I am waiting with bated breath!)
Also as part of my recovery I decided to clean up my computer, and I came across these pics that were never posted! I love accessories in general, and scarves are one of my absolute favorites. They are great as an accent accessory, as a pop of color, to elevate a casual outfit, or simply to keep you warm in those frigid Houston restaurants or movie theaters. There are a multitude of ways they can be styled, and I have shared five options below (coupled with my casual jogger pants.) These pants are amazing as a casual errand look with kicks, and fun with heels (the juxtaposition of joggers with heels is just spot-on cool!)
1 – The simple one loop – the baby step into wearing a scarf. It is carelessly chic.