Friday, March 30, 2018

Black & White Stripe Floral Dress

Dress (Wearing size 2) | Purse | Shoes | Bracelets | Earrings | Sunglasses (similar style

Does this dress scream "Weekend," or what?! 

I bought it when I hosted my shopping party at Trina Turk a few weeks ago, and knew it would be perfect for Mexico. I love dresses with simple silhouettes because they are effortless, and can easily be dressed up or down (which is always a plus in my book)! Being able to wear something multiple ways makes it a definite go-to when traveling! If I was wearing this out in the city, I would pair it with stilettos, and a fun pink clutch to add a pop of color. I also plan to pair it with an oversized tote and sandals for a simple, causal look. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter! I know I'll be hunting down as many Cadbury Bunny Eggs I can find! xo

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

What To Pack For a Beach Vacation

Jumpsuit | Shoes | Purse (budget friendly version) | Sunglasses | BraceletEarrings

Happy Wednesday! 

We just got back from a quick trip to Mexico, where we enjoyed a spectacular stay at the St. Regis Punta Mita. It was such a fun getaway, and a great way to rest and recharge. The hotel was absolutely unreal - five stars all the way! 

Spring break is officially coming to an end, which means summer vacations are on the horizon. If a beach destination is on your agenda, here are some of the go-to's that are always in my suitcase when I go on a beach vacation.

Fun Earrings
When I head to the beach, I like letting my tan take center stage. Statement earrings are a great way to accessorize while still showing off your dewy glow

Over-Sized Hats 
Protecting your skin from the sun is always a must - especially your face! Large hats are a chic way to be practical, but also in style!

Cute Beach Bag 
These bags are perfect for fitting all your beach/poolside essentials 

The Perfect Maxi 
No matter where you're traveling to, at night trading in your swimsuit for a maxi is a must. Maxi dresses are great for tropical destinations

Nude Shoes
On any beach vacation, I believe less is always more, so bring a pair of shoes that universally matches every outfit

On-Trend Swimsuit 
Fun prints, ruffles and pom poms are my go-to's

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Pearl Embellished Blazer

Blazer (similar style here & here) | Shirt (similar style) | Leggings | Heels | Purse - under $40! | Earrings | Jeweled Cuff | CuffSunglasses

Spring has officially started, but it never goes out of style to wear an all black ensemble. I must admit, I don't wear black all that often, but when I do, I feel effortlessly pulled together.

This pearl blazer has the perfect touch of flair, and is so fun and girly. Can you believe it's under $10?! Unfortunately it's only available in XS (I'm wearing a small), but I found a similar style here and here that are both under $25!

 I love kitschy updates to closet staples, and pearls have been so on-trend lately. Here are some of my favorite pearl embellished pieces! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

How to Wear White Year Round

If you caught my post on Friday, I talked about how I love wearing white year round, especially white denim. With so many mixed messages, opinions and rules about white, it's hard to know how to navigate this trend. Whether it's winter or spring, there are several easy ways to master wearing white year round. Here are a few of my foolproof tips!

Add layers. Wear a button up and a trench coat, or a sweater and plaid scarf

Pair white denim with a chic black turtleneck and OTN boots to winterize your look 

White boots or pumps pop against an all black ensemble 

Use texture - think suede and velvet

Slip white into your wardrobe year round by wearing a white coat with jeans or leather leggings

A white dress goes perfectly with black ankle booties and a moto jacket 

Wear a chunky white knit to get your daily dose of the color 

White sneakers pack a punch when worn with a dress or another casual look

Spice up your outfit with white accessories - a bold statement necklace, scarf, or ceramic bangle

Denim jackets are effortless when paired with white, like this over-sized boyfriend style I'm wearing  

Whatever way you wear it, remember, out with the old and in with the new - white is acceptable to wear everyday of the year. I'd love to hear what ways you incorporate white into your wardrobe this season. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Perfect Go-Anywhere Dress

Dress | Bag (budget friendly version here) | Wedges (here & here) | Earrings | Bracelet | Sunglasses

TGIF, everyone!

Okay, I cannot start this post off without telling you a quick side note about these photos. This was the last look Lauren and I were shooting the other week, and as we were getting ready to start snapping away, I felt something fall on my head/face. Instinctively I screamed and assumed a bird had pooped on me! Nope, it ended up being a ton of water that was dripping from the rain ducts at this building, and I just happened to be right under it. I don't think I've ever seen her look so concerned - she definitely thought it was way more serious than water! Haha!

Anyways, on to my outfit. This dress is the perfect thing to be wearing rolling into the weekend! It seriously has me itching for vacation and summertime. I wanted to play up the summery colors by pairing it with these bold fuchsia earrings (only $20), and white wedges. You have no idea how many times I've considered donating these shoes. I don't wear them often, but then every once in a while an outfit comes along that goes perfectly with them, so I'm grateful I didn't give them up.

Speaking of white, with Memorial Day right around the corner, I'm so excited start wearing all my white again. In all honesty though, I feel like that "rule" doesn't really exist anymore. Everyone in Houston wears white year round (I think because it's always warm), and I never give up my white denim...even in the middle of winter!

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend and have a fun St. Patrick's Day! Don't forget to wear green!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Rodeo Ready with Elaine Turner

Shirt | Jeans | Boots (similar style here & here) | Handbag | Belt (vintage, similar style) | Necklace | Earrings | Sunglasses

It's time to dust off your cowboy boots, because it's rodeo season here in Houston. We're approaching the final days of the season, and you don't want to miss your chance to enjoy this favorite Texas pastime. Did you know that the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is the largest in the world? Last year they had a record turnout and welcomed 2.6 million people! 

Whether you're heading out to enjoy one of the concerts, to chow down on hot dogs and funnel cake, or ride the ferris wheel, I've found the perfect outfit for you. I mean dressing the part is half the fun right?

It is hard to go wrong with denim when you're going to the rodeo, and this chambray shirt from Elaine Turner has the perfect feminine touches. I love the cold shoulder action, and the ribbon detailing. I would also pair this shirt with a lighter wash of denim, and tie it in the front to create a different look. 

I've had these boots for forever, and love how the lavender and turquoise hues match my python tote. The bag also has a detachable strap, which makes it perfect for slinging it over your shoulder when you're playing all the carnival games or dancing to the music! It also comes in cork, which is too cute for summer!

I've teamed up with Elaine Turner to give one lucky winner a $200 gift card! Head to my Facebook or Instagram for all the details on how to enter. The winner will be announced Friday!


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