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)
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.
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 is having a great week! I want to share some additional pics from SWFW (Fashion Week) in Rosemary last week. These are actually separates that I wore together – red pants and a draped red top with a fun shiny belt to pull it all together. Everyone who approached me all night assumed that it was a dress! When using monochromatic color it is always fun to use some fun textures – fringe, pleats, draped style, etc. to make the outfit visually more interesting. I also added the fun card clutch for a touch of whimsy!
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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.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I enjoyed the lack of rain thoroughly until Sunday evening that is…but the rain allowed me to indulge in my favorite new podcast – Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People by Chris Gethard. Ever since the Serial Podcast I have pretty much become hooked and am always looking for a new one and the premise of this is hysterical. The host Chris Gethard who is a comedian by trade gets a phone call and he cannot hang up no matter what and cannot stay on the line for more than an hour. It is conversation at its best! I am amazed at how much is realized by individuals and some of it is hysterical and some is heart breaking. But the bottom line is nothing is off-limits – the anonymity created causes some pretty big revelations…check it out here.
I also did some summer shopping – summer travels are around the corner and since I will be spending most of my time at the beach I want clothing that can be transformed from casual to dinner or brunch chic. I came across this top and it has a Chanel-esque quality that I love! It is a bit shredded around the neck and the perfect light weight for summer. Also the boxy shape is silly comfortable!
I added the casual cropped denim, comfy gold slides and grabbed my Céline and I was ready to roll…
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I have been recovering a bit this week from the kids’ break and the tennis tournament last week. Apparently after taking ten days off to do nothing, my body doesn’t feel like working out anymore (insert emoticon in pain here) and prefers sleeping late and enjoying lattés and vino. I have been persevering as much as I can – my only consolation is that I had a really nice tan!
I am a huge skirt fan and the midi length is spot on for heels and flats and so effortlessly elegant. I came across this skirt in several shades of blue and I had to have it! It is perfect to wear all summer and at the beach (wink-wink). The pattern is quite bold, so I kept the accessories to a minimum. I love these neutral basic shoes – I originally saw the Stuart Weitzman Nudist pair and fell in love with them BUT they were toe crunchers (I couldn’t even walk around the store…) I then came across this luxe for less pair and bought them in three colors (yup three – neutral, black and white). The front strap is wide and the bottom of the sole is cushioned so I can actually walk in them for long periods of time.
I hope everyone had a good weekend! I am writing this entry as I am watching the finale of Downton Abbey and I do appreciate the entire series being tied with a bow (even the bow has bows). I feel very satisfied after six series. No spoilers here…
I spent the weekend enjoying the gorgeous weather and very casual attire. I found these kicks and my feet thank me every time I wear them. They are comfy and chic – a hard combination to achieve! It is a bit chilly in the morning – so I grabbed my favorite current jacket. I pretty much wear it everyday (seen here over a dress). The key to wearing kicks is to wear a slightly dressed up outfit and then bring it back to earth with the sneakers. High heels would have made this impossible to run around at the zoo…..you know I have tried that before and it didn’t go well.
The post is late today because my “super-duper fast” internet was completely not working all day. The cable guy came and of course it starts working and he does nothing and looks at me like a crazy lady.
I love the pencil skirt from the other day (seen here – it’s on a crazy sale right now), so I decided to stay with the same theme but dress it up for dinner. I kept everything monochromatic so my sequins wouldn’t be the center of attention.