I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! I must confess, I have been enjoying my fall break in Rosemary with the kiddos and Mr. Wonderful, so my blog was on the back burner all week. There is nothing like a week away from home to recharge the batteries. Lucky for me, it also happened to be South Walton Fashion Week, so I was able to attend a number of shows and to see some amazing new emerging talent (as well as the Christian Siriano pre-show peek at Alys beach!) The weather was perfect – blue skies, puffy clouds and a great breeze. Since the show was outdoors, I decided to keep things fun and easy with this super cute pink full skirt (I had mine shortened) and a loose white button down shirt. To give the outfit a little “edge”, I added my studded pumps and a fun belt. I also grabbed my favorite new clutch from Misela (which I purchased at Atrium RTW at a recent trunk show; and the best part – I got to pick my colors and stitching, so of course it is blush pink….)
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 am off to Miami for my anniversary and wanted to drop a quick post before I dash….I know that Fall is nowhere in sight in Houston but I had to get my flares out. I am in air conditioning all day so it worked out great! I threw on my new favorite top and this fun tassel necklace and was ready to go!
Have a great weekend and follow me on Instagram for my Miami adventures!
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 🙂
I hope everyone has been having a great week! The rain has been falling steadily here, but today started with a glimmer of sunshine through my window and it is amazing how much my mood has improved. As I recall sunnier days, I am taken back to this photo shoot from Rosemary Beach…..I am always looking for a fun flirty dress, and when I came across this one it was instant love! The black background with the cream embroidery is the perfect balance of delicate and flirty, and the ruffles across the bodice complement the fun, flirty feel. The dress also comes in a mint green which is gorgeous!
Given all of the embroidery and ruffles on this dress (which deserve to be the center of attention), I added no accessories other than my usual daily jewelry, black block heels (totally on trend) and a black-detailed straw bag. As you know, I love an item of clothing that can do double duty – I have also styled this dress as a fun top, adding a long black skirt and a wide black belt on bottom – no one was the wiser! The dress became two separate pieces of clothing, which makes it a great option for vacation packing….
I have also styled with dress with black ballet flats and a chic black cross-body bag for easy day-to-day errands after school drop-off.
I hope that gives you some good ideas for multiple stylings for the dress!
I hope everyone has been enjoying the start of summer break! I apologize for being MIA but my grandfather passed away suddenly two weeks ago and things have been hectic. He was a sweet and gentle man who was wise beyond his years. It was a privilege to have gotten to hear his stories about my mom and her siblings growing up. He will be missed by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
I did this post right before coming to Rosemary Beach and wanted to share it…..Does anyone remember I Dream of Jeannie? Even thought the original show started in 1965 – it was pretty much on repeat somewhere my entire childhood. I think you can still find the show on cable even today! So when I came across these genie pants I just couldn’t help myself (I also bought them in pink and black – they are perfect for the summer). These pants are great as a casual pair of pants at the beach (can’t wait to wear them as a cover up), and when you add heels they are spot on for a fun dinner night out with friends.
I hope everyone has had a great start to the week! We are finishing up the school year with little person colds & coughs unfortunately, so this past week has been a little hectic (they couldn’t have held out two more weeks!?) Plus I have been running around like a headless chicken trying to prepare for the start of summer – camps, travel plans, packing, teacher gifts, etc etc etc.
I was perusing the internet for home goods for Rosemary when I cam across these linen palazzo pants – they are perfect for summer! They are extremely lightweight, on trend (remember these gorgeous palazzo pants here and here) and I adore the light pastel colors. I couldn’t resist them when I saw they were $19.99 – I wish they had more colors! I am planning to take them to Rosemary next week. I decided to play with the pastel colors in the pants by topping it off with a simple pink T and gold accents to keep it city chic.
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 is having a great week! As I am continuing my closet de-cluttering and spring cleaning I have been debating when does one splurge and when does one save? Classic basic items splurge but trendy items? Definitely NOT because they are trendy and by definition short-lived – one or two seasons. Having said that, I definitely love the distressed denim trend! I especially like to dress it up so it has an edgy cool feel (who doesn’t want that look?). I am currently obsessed with this particular pair of distressed denim jeans. When the trend it over I do not have to feel bad about my investment.
For this outfit I added a button down and a blazer and I was ready to roll…
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…