Borrowed From The Boys – Sparkly Skaters & Jogging Pants

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So sorry I have been behind in posting on the blog but it is all due to back to school madness!

It is still scorching here in Houston but I had some meetings indoors – I took advantage and put on some layers.  The borrowed from the boys look is a huge trend this fall.  The key to wearing this trend is to keep elements of the outfit feminine.  The cross body bag in a girly silver and sparkly skater shoes were the perfect details.  Skater shoes are still going strong for fall and these sparkly ones made my heart thump.  Did I mention these beauties are $24.99? I bought an extra pair in case I wore this pair out.

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Pants, Top, Sweater, Shoes, Dior Earrings (similar here on sale), Chanel bag, Cartier bracelets, Ippolita ring, custom ring Zadoks


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Shades of Gray With Pop Of Yellow

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I hope you have been having a wonderful week!  If this morning drive is any indication I think it is going to be a great weekend.  I don’t want to say this out too loud –  but is there a chill in the air?  Also, where is all my morning traffic?  I say we shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.  I am going to go break out my blazer and scarf ASAP.

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J Brand Jeans (mine are old but love this GAP gray version here – 30% off with code LAYERUP)

Banana Republic Top

Forever 21 Cardigan (this seasons mustard yellow cardigan – on sale for $2.99)

Chanel purse

Zara kicks (love these sneakers here – 25% off with code STYLETIME)

Cartier bracelets, Bulgari ring, Evil eye bracelet via Mio Boutique

Ray-Ban sunnies


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Black and White – Stripe on Stripe

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Hope you had a fabulous weekend!  I was featured on this week’s IFB: Links á la Mode for my post – Four Ways to Experiment with the Black & White Trend (yeah!!).  I was of course inspired to experiment with the black and white trend again today.  What do you think?

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Forever 21 top, DIY skirt (very similar skirt here or similar dress here ), vintage Hérmes belt (love this one here), ZARA jacket, Chanel bag, Gianvito Rossi shoes (similar here), Chanel watch, Tiffany & Co necklace, stella & dot bracelet, Cartier bracelets, custom ring, Miu Miu sunnies (this seasons version here) Continue reading

Parisian Chic – C’ést La Vie Sweater & Navy Leather

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I hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday!  I have had an extremely busy week but it has been wonderful none the less.  When the weather starts to get slightly warmer I tend to start thinking nautical – no doubt this has to do with cruise collections.

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Forever 21 top (on sale here and another option here), ASOS skirt (sold out but similar here and here), Vintage Hérmes belt (great option here and here), Christian Louboutin shoes, Chanel bag, Cartier bracelets, Stella & Dot bracelet, custom ring (fun option here)

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Fashion Friday Flashback

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Today I want to take you through some fashion flashbacks via my Instagram.

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Elie Tahari jacket (love this moto here); J Brand bottoms; Dolce & Gabbana top, Zara necklace, Chanel bag

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The Caftan – Opportunity For Fashion Fun

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I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Today as temperatures soar into the mid 70’s in Houston (the 30 – 40 degree temperature swings this year are unbelievable), I want to share my restyling of the caftan.  I styled this delightful garment a while back with pants (seen here), but today I want to share an alternative styling option.

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Casual Chic – Moto, Skinnies & Button Down

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I am continuing on my army green kick today to show you another way it has infiltrated my wardrobe – a moto jacket (but of course….)

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Casual Style – Studs, Spikes & Plaid

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Hope you are surviving your week thus far!  I am sorry for the late post this morning, but I hosted an Inprint meeting last night that ran a tad bit late.  Inprint is an organization that fosters the art of creative writing here in Houston.  They do many wonderful things around town, but they are most well known for the Margaret Root Brown Reading series.  If you have never attended this event then I highly recommend that you buy some tix for the reading next Monday night (November 18th), and be prepared to be transported by a wonderful reading by Chimanda Adichie & Colum McCann.  I promise it will be the best five dollars you ever spent.

I had a wonderful time last night, and there were a few highlights to my evening that have to be mentioned.  I was a tad bit giddy when I met Chitra Banerjee Divakuruni right in my kitchen!  Some authors are great writers and some are great story tellers, but she has been blessed with both talents.  If you have not read any of her books, I am very excited to introduce you to this wonderful writer.  I recommend that you run out and delve in to her new novel Oleander Girl right away.

The other highlight of my evening was the typewriter busking!  If you have never heard of this (which I hadn’t) – you must try it.  Basically you provide any topic of your choosing to the busker (in this case two lovely University of Houston graduate students in the creative writing program) and he or she will write a poem (on a typewriter) right there in front of you!  It was delightful!  My topic was “style” and here is the busking that I got.


by Conor Bracken

It’s invisible

When you got it it’s got you

a tender smile in its velvet jaws.

You wear it when you want

to not be you but “You!”

It’s the dress that you take off at night

to remember how it feels

to be seen.

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Feminine Chic – Forever 21 Skirt & Zara Embroidered Top

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!  My neighborhood was besieged by hordes of tiny, cute monsters, princesses and superheroes.  I have enough candy left over that I will probably be eating it through next Halloween.  On the fashion front, I felt it was time to share my favorite color again today – blush pink!

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