Spring Is Coming – Button Down, Leopard & Boots

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I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones, and I have been increasingly enticed by the build-up from their previews.  You know the slogan “Winter is Coming” – it seems to occupy my brain (on repeat), hence why today we will focus on my own rhapsody on a theme:  Spring is Coming…

leopard street style, chic outfit, date night outfit, zara blazer

ZARA blazer (last season but similar leopard blazer here and here), GAP pants, Isabel Ardée shirt (similar here), Christian Louboutin boots, Céline bag, Hérmes belt, Chanel watch, Custom necklace (similar gold necklace), Taylor &Tessier cuff,  Cartier bracelets, Saint Laurent ring, Miu Miu sunnies Continue reading

Mixing Prints – Camouflage & Leopard

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Please forgive me for my recent late postings – I have been super busy with some fun new projects and new styling clients.  I can’t wait to share details on the projects!  My new clients are all wonderful and I am having the best time working with them and helping them experiment with fashion (I love encouraging someone to break out of their comfort zone and inspiring them to take some “risks” with fashion in a way that builds their image and confidence…)

Today I want to share one of my favorite pairings – camouflage and leopard.

leopard clutch, mixing patterns, leopard and camouflage mixed, casual chic outfit
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Valentine’s Day – Red Leather & Leopard

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I am a huge fan of Valentine’s day – so much so that I even do a Valentine’s Day card that I send out to my family and friends.  Sure it is a commercial holiday – but what is there not to love about a holiday created all around love?  Today I want to share my Valentine’s Day outfit with you!

valentines day outfit, red leather street style, leopard coat styled, red leather and leopard combined

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Love Is In The Air – BCBG Style

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I recently had a day of pampering at Azur West (where I had my hair blown out into delicious soft curls coupled with some glam-looking makeup), followed by the #BLOGGERCRUSHxTOOTSIES event at Tootsies here in Houston.  The afternoon was a delight filled with Petit Sweet macaroons, bites and bubbly…it was the perfect afternoon spent with some blogger friends.  Thanks Lauren!

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Draped Dreams – Silk, Lace & Leather

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far.  I am utterly bewildered by the current weather in Houston.  With the ups and downs one never knows quite what to expect on a daily basis (from 75 degrees on Monday down to 40 degrees on Wednesday.)  What is a girl to do?  Layers – a girl does layers…

layered fall outfit, chic layers, date night, draped skirt restyled, bomber jacket
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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.

boho chic outfit, forever 21 caftan, hermes studded belt

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The Modern Little Black Dress

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I hope everyone has had a wonderful week!  I have been making my last minute preparations for travel.  On a side note, I have never seen so many men at the mall – ever!  It is rather endearing seeing all of these guys trying to find the perfect present for Christmas for the women in their lives.

Today I want to continue the theme from my last post – my favorite outfit items  (seen here).  Of course, no closet is complete without the little black dress.

little black dress; LBD, scuba dress, fit and flare dress, modern lbd

Asos dress; Valentino bag (love this one here); Zara shoes (similar here); Taylor and Tessier cuff; DiModolo ring; Cartier bracelets; Hermes belt; Chanel watch

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Sarah Jessica Parker – Tulle Skirt, Leather Jacket & Fabulous Shoes

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I hope you had a wonderful week!

It was my birthday two weeks ago and I finally came up for air to celebrate.  A dear friend of mine arranged for a girl’s lunch, and there is nothing more delightful than spending the afternoon surrounded by your girlfriends.  One of my favorite parts of the afternoon was the theme of the lunch – you had to come in an outfit inspired by your favorite Sannam and Style blog post.  I was tickled pink by the idea, and I loved every moment of the lunch.  As I am sure you can imagine there was a lot of leopard, blush pink, 50 shades of gray, studs and lots and lots of fantastic shoes.

bcbg tulle skirt; skaist & Taylor taupe leather jacket; zara ballerina top; valentino rockstud bag; schutz rhinestone shoes; cartier love bracelets; hermes bracelet;

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Fashion Houston – Taupe Leather Peplum, Leopard & Maxi

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Now in its fourth year, Fashion Houston is an annual event that showcases amazing established and up-and-coming designers.  The Wortham Center (home of the Houston Ballet) is transformed into a runway for several nights, and the atmosphere is magical.  Last night was a fantastic line up of designers – Rolando Santana, Chloe Dao, David Peck and Yigal Azrouel.

Rolando Santana single-handedly brought back the trumpet skirt, which I love.  I really enjoyed Chloe Dao’s use of fun jewelry with all of her pieces – bedazzled red lips, lips with a dangling cigarette, and huge rings covering almost every knuckle proclaiming the wearer’s “cool”. Local designer David Peck used a fun palette of colors and prints in his spring line.  The show closed with tailored sexy pieces from Yigal Azrouel (he even managed to make innocent eyelet look ultra sexy on last night’s runway…)

Bebe Leather peplum; BCBG maxi skirt; Hermes belt; Stella and Dot Pegasus Necklace; Ippolita ring; Saint Laurent patent shoes; Valentino Rockstud leopard clutch; Hermes bracelet; Cartier bracelet Continue reading

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.

Style

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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