Hope everyone is having a great week! Quick post today – restyling my big sleeve top last styled here. The big sleeve trend is still going strong and I wanted to show you guys how versatile this trend can be – from skirts to jeans! I am off to NYC – enjoy your day!
Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend! I want to share this amazing top that I came across last week – it is perfectly on trend with ruffle front and the linen and cotton mix is perfect for summer time. I have worn this top in a variety of ways already – it looks amazing on skinny white jeans and on flared beige or white pants. And it is currently on sale – grab one before they run out!
I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer! I have just wrapped up all of my travels, and I am trying to get back into the swing of things. Every year like clockwork I swear I will keep up with posts over the summer, but between kids home from school and time at the beach, I pretty much end up Rosé All Day (literally…..) But it was definitely an amazing summer, and I miss the sand and surf already (as far as the kids – I am ready for school to start!)
I want to share this amazing dress that I came across at Banana Republic! Since Marissa Webb took over as their Creative Director, there has been a plethora of cool new items added to the collection that are spot-on for day and night. The color of this dress is perfect beach chic (it was the first thing that drew me to it), and the midi-length is very contemporary. The ruffles give it a soft and feminine touch, which is one of my favorite stylings.
I wore the dress out to dinner with friends and kept things simple with lace-up booties and a vintage gold belt. The gold textured belt was the perfect companion to show off the simplicity of the taupe dress. I also recently wore the dress running around for a quick-lunch with white Converse All-Star sneakers and a cross-body bag for a perfectly relaxed look. I cannot wait to style it again for an upcoming return-to-Houston girls night out. I am going to wear it with a big bib necklace, ankle boots and a cropped moto jacket (pictures to come!). I love a versatile piece of clothing, and this dress is perfect from brunch to cocktails to dinner!
I apologize – I have spent the past two weeks hanging out with my mom, so the blog has largely been on vacation. We just got back from Rosemary Beach, where it was perfect weather other than one day of rain when we arrived. Actually I do not mind a little rain on vacation – it is the perfect excuse to curl up in my window nook with a good book. I am currently reading Uncovered by Leah Lax, and I cannot say enough good things about this book – run (do not walk) and get it immediately. Leah was my Table Talk speaker last week at the University of Houston Women’s Studies event. She is an amazing speaker and her life story is captivating – she had the entire table hanging on her every word. I do not want to give too much away, but I promise you will be just as enthralled as I am. I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts about the book if you get a chance to read it.
I just discovered this new knitwear collection by Zara and I am completely smitten. This skirt and sweater are extremely soft and light weight, making them the perfect pieces for a beach vacation. I intend to wear the skirt with a fitted T-shirt and a sweater to stay warm in restaurants at dinner (we tend to over air-condition everything here in Houston…) During the day with flip-flops it will be extremely casual, and at night I just need a pair of heels and some jewelry and I am ready to roll.
I hope everyone has been having a great week! Mr. Wonderful was watching Tiny Houses last night – has anyone seen it? The show is on HGTV and features exactly what the title implies – tiny homes that are anywhere from 200 to 500 sq. ft. (imagine my face wide-eyed and mouth open). As we were watching the show, Mr. Wonderful commented on how nice it would be to have a tiny home (low maintenance), how we could build one for retirement (oh my god, does he even know me?) – potentially out in the middle of nowhere (i.e. on a ranch.) That is when my hives started (I suspect this was all said to get a rise out of me…) The idea of a tiny home is wonderful – it is compact, environmentally friendly, everything has its place, there is no extra “stuff””. I aspire to live this way (I swear), but unfortunately de-cluttering is about as far as I can imagine right now. That is making me feel fabulous! I am currently working on the space above my garage to turn it into an office – the thought of having a separate work place is making me giddy with excitement.
I love maxi dresses – who doesn’t? Maxi’s are a simple and effortless outfit that you can throw on with flip-flops and a ponytail to run errands. I also love to pack maxi’s for trips – warm weather beach trips – it can be used as a beach cover up, or add heels to run out to brunch or dinner. I love multi-functional clothing. I picked this particular maxi because I love the color combination – blush pink, white and black. It is a great balance of soft and strong hues. I added a bit of “hard edge” to the dress with my vintage Hérmes bag and black Tory Burch wedges (I have worn this pair out completely and need to resole them or buy new ones), and my structured straw tote (thanks to Olive Design).
Hope everyone is having a good week! I find myself struggling during these in-between seasons – cold in the morning and warm by the afternoon. This particular morning a striped dress was the perfect palate to begin my spring look. There is something about spring and stripes (navy is even better) that just seem to fit together (like crazy and the current political candidates – oops, did I say that out loud?). The ideal solution to my seasonal problem is layers, and sleeveless layers are even better! I came across this peplum shearling vest and it was love at first glance (also seen styled here with a jumpsuit). I kept everything else simple and grabbed my Céline for a quick lunch at George’s.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! I embraced my inner Texas and went to the rodeo yesterday. My kids had a blast – I came home and fell asleep at 5:30pm…..and proceeded to sleep until morning. Thank you Mr. Wonderful for letting me take the evening and night off!
I love tassels – doesn’t everyone? There is a huge resurgence in tassels this spring. I see them everywhere from scarves to shoes (hello flats and sandals here). I saw the tassels on this dress and was pretty sold. That small detail elevates this from a boring white tunic to pure fun. It is a heavy weight cotton, not see through at all (which can be a problem with white sometimes). I threw on my favorite new necklace and hints of blue and I was ready for my beach stroll…..
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!
I hope you had a great week! I have been continuing with my de-cluttering….next post will be the bedside drawers….who knew there was stuff from 6 years ago? A bit scary….
I love a good matchy-matchy outfit and the lace and color of this top and skirt reminded me of the beautiful sky at Rosemary Beach! The great thing about this outfit is that it can also be used as separates. The top would look amazing with a pair of white jeans and some espadrilles. The bottom would look great with a plain white-T and some silver flats. The combinations are endless. I added the fun new necklace, grabbed my beach tote and took a nice long walk on the beach.
I hope everyone is having a great week! While perusing several magazines I recently noticed that there is a huge trend with the cosmos going on. I have seen stars everywhere from the Hollywood walk to street style. I love whimsy in all things so this captured my imagination. When I saw this ephemeral dress – I literally saw stars. At the beach keeping it simple is key, hence my straw bag and a simple pearl necklace. Brunch here I come…