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.
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).
I hope you have had a wonderful week! I want to discuss a fun trend that is still going strong this spring – fringe! This trend was introduced in the fall, but it really accelerated this spring and was seen all over Fashion Week – from Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren, Givenchy and Marissa Webb to Banana Republic. Fringe epitomizes fun and whimsy, and my motto has always been fashion should be fun! What can be more fun than fringe? I started with this neutral blush pink midi fringe skirt, which is so flirty and feminine, and I added some structure with my current favorite jacket (also seen here and here). A mix of masculine and feminine is always modern. I added my neutral shoes to elongate my legs (I recommend picking a neutral that matches you skin tone – more peachy or beige depending on your undertones), grabbed a straw bag and off I went to dinner….
Also FYI – in case you are looking for new denim flares or skinnies – there is a friends and family event going on at J BRAND – 25% off with code JBFF25. Click immediately before they run out of sizes!
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I spent the weekend enjoying the sunshine and even went out to the Antique Fair off I-45. It was a few hours spent in the sunshine hunting for treasures. An ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The off the shoulder trend has morphed into a shoulder-less trend for Spring. It is a very cool way to be sexy and show some skin but still retain modesty coverage. I am a huge fan! While at the beach I came across this blush pink shoulder less dress and had to have it. It is very light weight and the pale pink is great for tanned skin. It was a bit chilly so I threw on my current favorite jacket. I have pretty much been living in this jacket since I picked it up.
I enjoy multi-use clothing and I can’t wait to use the dress as a cover up for the beach this summer (insert swoon emoticon).
Greetings from paradise! I apologize for the missing posts this week, but I have been swamped with getting our beach house ready. I forgot how much goes into a new house (e.g. not just plates and utensils but mixing bowls, place mats, containers, hooks, beach towels….the list is endless.) I have pretty much exhausted all the stores and the local Target is now bare! But I have also been going out for dinner and this is what I wore last night.
I adore Olivia Palermo and when I saw that she has a collaboration with Chelsea 28 – I had to try everything. These are two of my favorite pieces – the shearling vest and the jumpsuit. The vest is amazing! It is extremely soft, the dark blue hue is beautiful and I love the peplum style. It would look great as a topper on pretty much everything. I have not historically owned many jumpsuits, even though I love rompers, but the cut out back is super sexy and a great way to do elevated denim. The clean lines are very chic, and the combo is spot on perfect! I added the belt and I was ready to roll.
P.S. I took these photos on my new beach house porch….dreamy!
I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! The weather here is currently all over the place (hence the crazy wind in my hair in the photos.) I have a story behind the t-shirt that I am wearing for this post! The shirt is a caricature of Coco Chanel, one of my all-time favorites, accompanied by the statement “I don’t give a chic”. I bought this t-shirt at a Souk (market) in Dubai because of my Mom. Even when my Mom is really upset, she does not use foul language – however, recently in a discussion she surprised me with the term “I don’t give a shiiiiiiit” (the i sounded like a very long e.) It made me laugh out loud, and I couldn’t resist this t-shirt as a result.
I love pencil skirts! They have an understated elegance and sex appeal. This gray metallic tweed can be dressed up or down, as I have done here with the addition of the whimsical t-shirt (this skirt would also look great with some All-Stars and a white-T.) I also love it more polished with a white button down, and here I kept the rest of the outfit upscale with my cape (super hero moment) and stilettos.
Hope everyone had a nice and relaxing long weekend! I have been busy gearing up for Table Talk! It’s a great luncheon supporting the University of Houston Friends of Women’s Studies — it happens Thursday March 24th at the Hilton Americas downtown, and the invitation press deadline is January 25th. See more details below. Instead of one speaker at the front, we have 50 women from lots of industries and backgrounds, one at each table, leading the conversation. Past conversationalists have included: Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston, Tina Knowles, Designer, Cindy B. Taylor, CEO, Oil States Energy Services, Elizabeth Chiao, MD, MPH, Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ruth Simmons, President Emerita, Brown University, Jyoti Malhan, Principal, Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan, Carmen Jordan, Houston Market President, IberiaBank, and Andrea Gardner, Longshorewoman, Port of Houston. Who can resist the chance to be in a room with women with such great accomplishments.
Please commit at the highest level you can. All support goes to the UH WGSS program, where they work everyday at building a fair future for us and our kids!
If you’d like to split a table, just divide the table level by the number of guests, and guests can go online and pay their share directly.
Just have them give your name in the comments section and the office will put everyone who lists that name at the same table. The tenth guest is your conversationalist — soon after you register, you will get an email with the list of conversationalists and you send in your top ten choices. It’s a great list again this year — and the higher your table level, the better your odds for getting your first choice. To share a table with someone you don’t yet know, call the office to find a match. I would love to see everyone come out and support this great cause!
If you want more details about the event please go online and check it out here!
Today I am experimenting with some tried and true favorites from my closet.
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)
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!
I hope everyone’s is having a good week! I am starting to prep for my holiday travels and I can’t wait to be off to Dubai and Oman next week. It will be the perfect combination of city fun and pure rest and relaxation. I can not wait to share pictures!
Gray is my neutral color of choice and I love finding new colors to pair it. Blush pink is my stand by color combo with gray, but it also looks great with yellow, black and purple! It is not a secret that I adore leopard – in all its forms! This purple button down is a great layering piece (styled here with distressed denim) and combined with my gray jacket and flares it became the perfect combo for casual running around.