I just wanted to drop a quick line with a week of rain Instagram looks! It has been raining on and off all week and weekend! This week has been about my new obsessions – shorts, leopard slip on flats and new rain boots. I have heard that variety is the spice of life so I have invested in a new pair which I adore 🙂
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).
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.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! The temps have dropped tremendously and I am reaching for my cashmere poncho. This wrap feels like a warm hug on a chilly day. The pale gray is flattering on almost every skin tone and it goes with everything. I have been getting dressed and throwing it on top of virtually every outfit (I also adore it in the black and birch color – dreamy).
I hope everyone is having a great week! I have been getting asked a lot of questions lately about in-store shopping versus on-line shopping. The truth is that I barely ever go to the actual brick and mortar stores anymore. The convenience of free shipping and free returns is too good to pass up. I am a huge fan of trying clothes and accessories on at home so I can pair with items from my own wardrobe (and to make sure I do not already have 15 similar items). In terms of sizing and such – if I am unclear how the items run then I order a larger and smaller size to cover all my bases. With free shipping and returns it makes the returns so effortless and I don’t have to worry that my size will be gone.
I have been looking for a pair of palazzo pants for a while now and I adore the color and pattern of this particular pair. It is even prettier in person! The teal, gray, black and beige is just gorgeous. I wanted to play with the colors in the pants so I added the beige top and the gray jacket (my new favorite – it goes with everything and the slighter lower hem in back makes it very sleek). No competition was necessary for the pants so I kept the shoes a neutral suede.
Shop the goodies below (free shipping and returns):
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I thoroughly enjoyed mine and have added it to the list of great holiday memories. I have to be honest I didn’t do anything other than create the turkey (pretty much what I do every year). My nephew was in charge of cranberry sauce (I am going to add – just to brag about him that it was made from scratch), my niece made the stuffing (her speciality) and I had two sets of friends over with their kids who covered the sweet potato casserole, the salad, fresh made french bread (insert emoticon with crazy eyes) and several pies from scratch. I actually felt bad I had not done more! But it was a great day making great memories.
Since we are experiencing a cold snap (thank goodness) I have taken out some tall boots. These fringe boots are one of my oldies but goodies and honestly they make everything look good. I added the faux leather skirt and played with proportions with the crop top. Gold accessories rounded it all out.
Hope everyone is having a good week! I just wanted to share a quick post about some burgundy love. This reddish-brown color always reminds me of fall. When I start seeing this color I know that my favorite season is about to start. The spark was this gorgeous leather top and I built everything around it. And who doesn’t love a good union jack accessory?
Leather top (mine is very old but I love this exact replica here)
Maxi skirt (mine is old but love this maxi here and its $23)