Bold Midi Skirt, Studs & Minimalist Heels

Hello lovelies!

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.

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Midi Skirt (currently 40% off)

Blue T-shirt (love the fit of the T and it is on sale)

Zara belt old (love these studded belts here and here)

shoes

Taylor and Tessier cuff

Cartier bracelets, custom rings, pinky ring via Greece

 

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How to Wear Sneakers Casual Chic

Hello lovelies!

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.

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Jacket

Suede leggings (mine are old but same here and here)

Graphic Olivia-T

Kicks (and here)

Vintage Chanel bag

Cartier bracelets, Bulgari ring, custom ring Zadok’s

 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Her (or….yourself)

Hello lovelies!

Valentine’s Day is almost here and I love giving fun gifts to my girlfriends!  Here is a sampling of ideas for all the women in your life (including yourself).

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Sweet Heart Bowls $8 – perfect for holding trinkets or candy

Heart Umbrella $38 – I ordered one too!

Heart Book Box $55 – perfect for a treasure (hint Mr. Wonderful)

Heart Shaped Glasses $12 – would cheer anyone up!

Valentino Clutch $1395 – Valentino Red says Valentine like nothing else

I Love You tray $18 – I love mine and hold my daily jewelry in it

Cheeky Phone cover $50 – this is beyond adorable

Open Cuff Bracelet $65 – Delicate and sweet

Cerise earrings $44 – Statement makers

Balloon Doggy Money Bank $60 – Perfect for my nightstand

Have a great week!

love,

sannam and style fashion blog

Monochromatic: Sequin Pencil Skirt & Python

Hello lovelies!

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.

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Sequin skirt (free shipping and 50% online only)

Top (mine is DVF but old) like these options here and here)

Necklace (sadly mine is no longer available but love the current version they have here)

Earrings

Shoes (mine are old but love this sandal here and pump here)

Chanel bag

Cartier bracelets, Ippolita bangles

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University Of Houston – Table Talk

Hello lovelies!

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.

You can go online and buy tickets directly to the event.  Here is the link: https://giving.uh.edu/wos/

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.

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Sweater

Jacket

Chanel bag (love this luxe for less option here)

Leopard booties (40% off)

Gurhan Ring

Ippolita Bangles

Earrings via Dubai (love these bee earrings here and here)

 

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Dubai Dining: Polka Dot Midi & Draped Top

Hello lovelies!

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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Dubai Shopping: Ruffle Hem Top & Quilted Shoes

Hello lovelies!

It is so great to be home!  I had a fabulous time but I am excited to sleep in my own bed.  I am on a completely wacky schedule right now – with the 10 hour time difference I am up at 3am and exhausted by 5pm.  I will work on fixing that this week.  There were so many amazing things in Dubai that I don’t even know where to start.  The food was incredible – I had a wide range of cuisines including French, Lebanese, Chinese, Indian, Italian and more kinds of burgers than I can mention.  Dubai is a city that is very much on the rise – there is construction everywhere!  The construction happens all day and night long and as a result things get done incredibly fast.  It is an architects paradise – if you can dream it you can bring it to life.

 I had one day of really good shopping in Dubai and I had to take advantage!  I pulled out my handy quilted skater shoes and this super comfy top.  This outfit was great for the endless walking and the top was perfect for a leisurely casual day (I also wore it out to a fun dinner).

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 Ruffle hem top (on sale with extra 40% off today online with code XTRA40)

Pants (30% off code NOW)

Shoes

ZUZU necklaces

Taylor and Tessier cuff

Cartier bracelets

Chanel bag (love this luxe for less cross body bags here and here)

 

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Oman Resort Style: High Low Skirt & Metal Belt

Hello my lovelies!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  I made it to Dubai and am now in Oman – has there ever been a country as beautiful as this?  After the hustle and bustle of Dubai (will share posts soon), the calm serenity of Oman is absolutely intoxicating.  Almost every building in downtown Muscat is white, providing a stark and beautiful contrast against the bare, rocky mountains.  Then you see the coastline, the sand, and the calm and intensely blue water, all of which have a wonderful calming effect.  I will be honest – I definitely could have stayed for much longer and can’t imagine ever growing tired of the natural beauty.

Here is an outfit I wore to dinner.  This skirt is perfect for a fun night out – the high low skirt is festive and extremely fun to wear.  I love pairing black and blue – with the touches of mixed metals, I felt the outfit was spot-on perfect for the locale and our wonderful traditional Omani dinner.

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Skirt (on sale with 25% off online with code TAGTIME)

Top (similar here 50% off)

belt (free shipping)

Dior earrings (luxe for less here)

pink aviators

shoes

cartier bracelets (luxe for less white gold here and yellow gold here)

Taylor & Tessier cuff (like this one here too)

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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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Purple and Gray: Leopard & Flares

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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.

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Jacket

Button Down

Jeans

Suede shoes

Earrings

Ring, Zadok’s custom ring

Chanel bag

 

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