Rosemary Beach Casual: Blue Shorts and Yellow Necklace

Hello lovelies!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I just got back from a quick trip to Rosemary Beach.  The weather was amazing with daily blue skies.  I also got to play some great tennis and have fabulous dinners.  I am always on the lookout for the perfect pair of shorts – when I came across these in NYC for under $20 I scooped them up immediately.  I love them so much I bought all the colors online after I got home.  They are a very lightweight cotton and I adore the high waist and paper bag cinching.  Yellow  in all its shades (remember my marigold here) is extremely popular this spring and it goes great with blue.  I added the fun bib necklace and I was ready to roll!

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striped shell

high rise belted shorts

Belt old (similar here and here)

Lele Sadoughi necklace (also available here)

Chloé sandals (old but love these one here)

Diamond Disc stud

Cartier bracelets, Tiffany & Co bangle

bag via Alys Shoppe (check out this amazing boutique if you are in the area)


Have a great week!


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Hunt for The Ultimate Affordable Summer Flat

Hello lovelies!

Hope everyone has had a good week! I have missed posts and I am so sorry! I have been super busy as one of the Co-Chairs for Table Talk for the University of Houston. I had a wonderful time yesterday, and I felt so excited to be surrounded by such an amazing group of women.

On a side note – my mom is in town and I thought you would appreciate a funny conversation we had regarding the U of H event.

Me: Mom please bring something to wear to the Table Talk event that I am Co-Chairing. It’s kind of a big thing – there will be 500 people there, many of them in business attire….

Mom: Ok

Me: (when she gets to town) Mom, what did you bring for the event tomorrow?

Mom: I brought this outfit (at which point she pulls out linen pants that would be appropriate for the beach…)

Me: Mom, I think maybe we should go shopping…(We found a lovely outfit – she looked great!)

At event:

Mom: Sweetie you should really tell me when you have something big going on…

Me: (internally) – I thought I did

I am sure you have heard but apparently Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) has made the statement “I can’t do heels anymore” (insert crazy eye emoticon) – she has ditched her stilettos for flats (gulp). I am not quite at that point; however, I am going to Rosemary next week and I am on the hunt for affordable flats. I do not like to spend an exorbitant amount on flats because (not surprisingly) I only wear them occasionally and I like to change them often (to keep the excitement going). Here are my running favorites!

These remind me of the Valentino espadrilles but at one-third the price!

Espadrilles with rock studs (also come in white and coral)

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Leopard espadrilles – because I love leopard

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Scalloped Suede flats – these remind me of the Chloe flats but at 20% the cost and the concentrated cobalt color is amazing

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Colorblock Espadrilles (also really like the gold version here)- these remind me of the Chanel flats but at a tiny percent of the cost

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Fringe flats (online only 40% off with code BRSPRING) – great spin on fringe trend and the Aquazzura flats which are insanely expensive

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Black studded flats – great interpretation of Valentino flats

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Have a great day!


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Maxi Dress Multi-Tasking for Vacation

Hello lovelies!

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).

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Maxi Dress

Vintage Belt (love this one here and here)

Shoes (mine are crazy old and  but I like these black wedges here and here)

necklace (they got some more in stock)

arrowhead bracelet

Cartier bracelets, Bulgari ring, custom Zadok’s ring, Dior earrings

bag ℅ Olive Design 

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Spring Stripes: Maxi Dress & Sleeveless Shearling

Hello lovelies!

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.

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Striped dress

Shearling Peplum Blue Vest

Silver feather necklace

Dior earrings (luxe for less here)



Bulgari ring, Zadok’s custom ring, Cartier bracelets

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Spring Thoughts: White Tunic Dress

Hello lovelies!

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…..

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white dress (i like the top version as well here)


bag via Alys Shoppe

Cartier bracelets, Zadok custom ring, Bulgari ring, Dior earrings

shoes (super old but love these flue flats here, here, here and here)


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Spring Fringe Trend

Hello lovelies!

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!

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Fringe skirt



Necklace (also here)

Shoes (mine are old but love these similar current styles here and here)

Cartier bracelets, Bulgari ring, custom Zadok’s ring

Straw bag (mine is from Cabo but love these styles here and here)


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Resort Chic Blues: Palazzo Pants

Hello lovelies!

I hope everyone is having a great week! I am writing this while I watch the rain outside, which inevitably makes me crave a lazy, stay inside and curl up kind of day. In fact, more than anything I would like to be in Rosemary curled up in my book nook with a good read. I am always on the hunt for something that I haven’t read, so feel free to send me recommendations! Then again, I also wish I were in Rosemary enjoying a beautiful sunny day at the beach…

I am a huge fan of palazzo pants (see here and here)! I was thrilled when I came across this high waisted, dark blue pair. The color is so rich, and the high waist and wide bottom is flattering on many different body types. While at the beach I like to give things a fun, nautical spin and this striped top is amazing! It was hard to capture its beauty because of the wind, but it is lightweight and I love the wide sleeves and the slightly cropped top which looks great with the high-waisted pants while giving the overall look a feminine touch (I am not usually a huge fan of high-waisted pants because my torso is so short, but this pair is extremely flattering on the body.) I kept things simple with my rose quartz necklace and my new beach bag – thanks to a quick stop at the Alys Shoppe!

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Palazzo Pants

Striped Top (also love the blue one)


Necklace (and here)

Dior earrings (similar here)

Cartier bracelets

Bulgari ring, Zadok’s custom ring

Bag via Alys Shoppe

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Matching Trend Continues

Hello lovelies!

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.

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Top (Up to 25% with code ‘BIGEVENT16’)

Skirt (Up to 25% with code ‘BIGEVENT16’)

necklace (only 2 left Up tp 25% off with code ‘BIGEVENT16’)

Olive design tote

Dior earrings (luxe for less here and on sale)

Bulgari ring (cool snake ring here on sale)

sunnies (on sale)




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Beach Style: Taupe & Fringe

Hello lovelies!

Hope your having a great week!  Let’s talk about fringe today and how I love it!  It is a trend that epitomizes flirty and fun.  This skirt is a great way to embrace the trend for spring – it is light weight, the length is perfect for warm temperatures and the color is spot on dreamy.  The beach is still a bit chilly on some days so I added the sweater and flip-flops and was ready to brunch.

P.S. These pictures are taken in my reading nook at the beach house!

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Fringe skirt

Sweater (I bought mine at factory store but I love this current one and it is 40% off online only here)

Flip Flops (mine are super old but I love these black and gold options here and here)

Bead Necklace (mine is white so scroll through colors)

Dior Earrings (luxe for less here)

Olive Design bag

Cartier bracelets, Bulgari ring, Zadok’s custom ring

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Chic Patterned Shorts & Basic White T

Hello lovelies!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I had an amazing weekend watching a pair of good friends get married – I have not laughed or danced that much in a long time.  May Kool-Aid and Bulldog have a long and amazing life together!

Here is a lost OOTD from Rosemary Beach!  I love shorts for the beach and I am always looking for new ways to make them chic and more polished.  The black and white pattern on these shorts lent itself to a clean chic look especially when I added the fitted crew (this is my favorite white T-Shirt of all time) and belt.  These shorts are also great for a more casual look when worn with a loose fitting T and flip flops.

I am planning on going in a few weeks so I can’t wait to share more pics from my favorite place.

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T-shirt (best crew neck t-shirt ever)

Shorts (on sale under $20)

BCBG belt (old)


Shashi earrings (I adore these and they go with everything)

Céline bag

Gold shoes

lipstick (my new favorite neutral)


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