I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! I must confess, I have been enjoying my fall break in Rosemary with the kiddos and Mr. Wonderful, so my blog was on the back burner all week. There is nothing like a week away from home to recharge the batteries. Lucky for me, it also happened to be South Walton Fashion Week, so I was able to attend a number of shows and to see some amazing new emerging talent (as well as the Christian Siriano pre-show peek at Alys beach!) The weather was perfect – blue skies, puffy clouds and a great breeze. Since the show was outdoors, I decided to keep things fun and easy with this super cute pink full skirt (I had mine shortened) and a loose white button down shirt. To give the outfit a little “edge”, I added my studded pumps and a fun belt. I also grabbed my favorite new clutch from Misela (which I purchased at Atrium RTW at a recent trunk show; and the best part – I got to pick my colors and stitching, so of course it is blush pink….)
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!
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!
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).
Target maxi (sold out online but you can try locating in store – I also love this peach one here)
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!
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…..
I hope everyone is having a great week! While perusing several magazines I recently noticed that there is a huge trend with the cosmos going on. I have seen stars everywhere from the Hollywood walk to street style. I love whimsy in all things so this captured my imagination. When I saw this ephemeral dress – I literally saw stars. At the beach keeping it simple is key, hence my straw bag and a simple pearl necklace. Brunch here I come…
Sorry for the late post today, but I have been unpacking and getting back into the swing of things. The beach was just dreamy – there is no other way for me to say it. I LOVE our new house, and I cannot wait to start putting my personal stamp on it. I was extremely busy with getting the house ready, but I generally found time for some fun lunches and dinners. I adore this dress that I wore out to lunch – it is extremely lightweight and the shape is fun and flirty for summer.Throw in the gingham print (which reminds me of the Dorothy dress from Oz, but much chicer and more modern), and that coupled with my mood was the trifecta of fabulous.
With Oz heavy on my brain I added a straw bag by Olive design. One of my dearest friends just started her own business making these fabulous straw bags and I am madly in love with them. They are the perfect size and extremely whimsical – so of course they have my name all over them! Follow her on Instagram and place an order (she does custom orders – can anyone say blush pink?)
Hope everyone has had a good week! I am still fighting this crazy cough (I sound like an 80 year-old smoker), but mind over matter I keep telling myself.
I want to share my Valentine’s Day outfit today (I told Mr. Wonderful not to peek at the post). I love Valentine’s Day, so much so that I send out a family Valentine’s Day card every year (very much like most people’s family Christmas photos!) Who can possibly resist the idea of celebrating love? And I am super excited because this year I am celebrating the big day in Rosemary Beach (drumroll…our new house is finally done!!!!) In your mind, please imagine me jumping up and down right now….
When I saw this dress a few weeks ago I fell in love with the color and the muted sequins (I also bought the skirt seen here). The boxy shape is comfortable and the length is super sexy. The dress is also on sale with another 40% off online, so it is only $50 right now. I wanted to keep warm since we are experiencing another cold front so I threw on the fun fur as a cover up. I adore these old booties from Schutz – I have them in black and have been looking for them in other colors for awhile but they were sold out. I found this pair – brand new and in the box on Poshmark. I basically swooned when I found them. Poshmark is an on-line community where you can resell your wardrobe – it has everything from clothing to accessories and shoes. It is super easy to use – you download the postmark app on your phone, and take pictures of items for sale on your phone to upload to the app. When an item sells you get the shipping label sent to you and all you have to do is pack and ship. I do a lot of my consigning on my postmark closet – you should definitely check it out.
P.S. The Serial follow-up to Adnan Syed case is on right now – Sarah Koening is doing three follow up episodes.
I am behind on posting this week but truthfully I am just having a hard time getting back into the swing of things post holiday. But I should be back on schedule next week (fingers crossed)!
I want to share this absolutely adorable tutu dress which is so user-friendly. You know I love a good tutu (see here) – they are extremely fun and flirty. However, I do realize that not everyone wants to walk around in a tutu all the time. This dress has the perfect element of sweet to it but with the addition of the leather jacket it becomes edgier. I love the juxtaposition of the two elements which make it feel contemporary. My accessories are to a minimum to keep things simple and sleek.
tutu dress (also love the black tutu dress as well)