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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Oz Beach Style: Gingham & Straw

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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?)

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Gingham dress

Olive design bag

Shoes (last year but this pair is super similar here)

Rose Quartz necklace

Dior earrings (similar luxe for less here)

Cartier bracelets, Bulgari ring, Zadok’s custom ring

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Dubai Dining: Polka Dot Midi & Draped Top

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Hope everyone is having a great week!  This will be the last of my Dubai and Oman pics – I did a lot of R&R on the trip and took time off from work.  It also helped that my phone stopped working overseas.  Has anyone had that happen?  My iPhone kept saying it needed to be activated – but as soon as I got back to the states it started working.  I was beyond frustrated but on a positive note as the days went by I became more in tune with the relaxation element of the trip (Oman helped immensely in that aspect).

Polka dots have such a whimsy to them and the black background with the metallic shimmer made it perfect for a night out on the town.  The full skirt added to the flirty feminine feel of the outfit.  I played on the polka dot color and added gold accents and a neutral top in the same color family.  This cool jacket was a Dubai find from an Italian brand – Pinko.  The fit was spot on perfect!

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Skirt (25% off with code TAGTIME) (here is something similar)

Pinko Jacket

Helmut Lang top (similar here)

Aquazzura shoes

Prada belt (like this gold belt here and here)

Chanel bag

Taylor & Tessier cuff, Guhran ring, Cartier bracelets

Ray-Ban sunnies

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Holiday Fashion: Now Through NYE

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  It is full on holiday party time and I wanted to share this amazing dress I just came across!  I have a thing for ostrich feathers – they are soft, fun and give such great texture to an outfit.  This dress had me at first glance.  I kept things simple with an all black outfit but added a pop of silver with the clutch.  This dress is great for many occasions – holiday party, girls night out and of course New Year’s Eve!  I can not wait to restyle it!

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Feather dress

Shoes (luxe for less black stiletto options here and here)

Earrings

McQueen belt (this one here and here would look great)

Cartier bracelets

Beaded clutch (purchased in London but love these options here and here)

Animal Hinge cuff

Rings custom

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Holiday Party Time: Black Cape and Black Dress

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I want to share some fun ideas for holiday party outfits.  I adore capes (remember this one here) and this one is perfect.  It is light in weight and thus perfect for layering and the length and shape is divine.  I have worn it casually over jeans and skinnies and love that it can be used across the spectrum from cocktail parties to girls lunch.

The layered eyelet dress with a skin tone color underneath is very popular right now and this dress is a great way to indulge in the trend.  I adore the subtle sexy element of it without actually showing any skin. I threw on the belt and heels and I was ready to roll.

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Dress

Cape

Alexander McQueen Belt 

Gurhan earrings, Cartier bracelets, ring

Shoes

Chanel clutch

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Birthday: Tulle & Sequins

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Hope everyone is having a great week! It was my birthday last week, and nothing says festive like a tulle skirt. I love how girly I feel in tulle, and (of course) it reminds me of my ballerina dreams as a young girl. The opening scene in Sex in the City with Jessica Parker pretty much put tulle back on the map, taking a little girl’s fashion must-have and opening the door for the big girls to express some whimsy. Couple that with sequins and I was ready to celebrate the big day!

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Skirt (online only)

Jacket

White Camisole

Shoes

Clutch

Cartier bracelets (luxe for less versions –  gold here and white gold here)

Gurhan ring

Pearl bracelet

Zadok custom ring (similar here)

Earrings

lip gloss

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Neutrals: Crop Top & Over The Knee Boots

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Just a quick post – I am swamped with work today and my plate is overflowing!  Do you ever wonder where the hours go sometimes?  The weather has (finally) cooled down so I pulled out some over the knee boots.

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Over the Knee Boots

Crop Top (mine is old but I love this one here and here)

Skirt

Clutch (love this one here and here)

Cartier bracelets, Zadok’s custom ring, Dior earrings

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Jacquard Asymmetrical Skirt, Floppy Hat & Flats

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Hope everyone is having a great week and enjoying the short reprieve from the rain!  I cannot get enough of this amazing weather and I must confess….Mr. Wonderful has convinced me to start…..cycling!  I know I haven’t processed this yet either….I have to say upfront the outfit is not very cute no matter how much pink I throw at it (and I am throwing a lot of accessories at it!)  But I do love to be outdoors and the current weather is a great motivator.  I am still getting use to the ummmm…seat, but other than that I have not enjoyed being in the outdoors this much in a long time.

Does anyone remember when they learned how to ride a bike?  It is my single most prominent memory of my childhood.  My father taught how me to ride, and I can still remember his very large frame on my tiny red BMX pedaling away to show me the motion.  When my turn came, he swore he wouldn’t let go, and of course as soon as I started pedaling quickly he did.  I turned around and when I saw that he had let go, I promptly turned the wheel and ran into a wall.  Like a good student I dusted myself off and got back on the bike, and since that moment for me cycling represented my very first freedom – the ability to get somewhere without my parents (and for a relatively sheltered child it was amazing!)  I still get that same sense of freedom even today – I will keep you posted on my cycling adventures.

Meanwhile, I wore this yesterday to a few meetings.  I adore this asymmetrical skirt (also styled here) and I wanted to keep it chic but easy with flats.  These shoes are one of my favorite flats (I rarely wear flats, but I like the slight stacked bottom on this pair) and they go with just about everything I own.  The floppy hat trend continues through this fall and it is great for bad hair days (yup I was lazy this day).

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Asymmetrical Skirt

White Button Down

Shoes

Hat (40% off and I added the chain to it)

Dior earrings (but luxe for less option here)

Ear cuff via Dubai – Sauce Rocks

ZuZu necklaces, Gurhan ring, Cartier bracelets, Zadok custom ring

Céline bag (here is a great cross body bag only available for a limited time here)

 

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Twirl Away: Gray Flannel Skirt & Pegasus

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I love a good rainy day but the relentless rain is more than I can take at this point.  Photo sessions are being held indoors until further notice.  I wore this out to a quick date night on Friday.  I have been feeling extremely girly lately and the current 70-80 degree weather is perfect for skirts (and flats).  When I saw this skirt I was in heaven.  It is a great length and the blend wool fabric is perfect for Houston weather.  I look forward to wearing it with OKB (over the knee boots).

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Gray skirt

Striped T-shirt

Saint Laurent belt (old similar here)

Sparkle shoes

Pegasus necklace

Céline bag

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

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Love at First Sight: Stripes & Fit and Flare dress

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Hope everyone had a great week!  I have been at a Halloween Parade this morning and just got back so my post is a bit late this morning – sorry!  I want to share an outfit I wore this last week.  I am chairing an event for University of Houston Table Talk this coming March.  Here is a quick blurb about the event:

Table Talk is a fascinating combination of conversations over lunch, led by dynamic women of various cultures, professions and experience at each table. Table Talk benefits the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archive and Research Collection at the University of Houston.

The Shuart Women’s Archive collects, preserves and shares the stories of women’s contributions to Texas and Houston. The WGSS Program combines theoretical and empirical studies, to give students the tools to analyze gender dynamics of the past and present to build a fair future.

You can get more information on Table Talk here – and I would love to see everyone there so please do join in this amazing event!

I hosted the Host Committee event last week and this is what I wore.  I saw this dress online and fell in love with it all – the color, the shape and the stripes!

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Dress

Saint Laurent belt (old but current similar style here)

Necklace, earrings

Shoes

Clutch

Gurhan ring, Zadok’s custom ring, Cartier bracelets, cuff from Dubai

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