The Ultimate Summer Uniform

Happy Monday!

Summer in Texas is HOT; that’s a fact. Often times, a lot of people (including myself) will avoid activities before 8 pm. That’s just what it is.

Dressing for the scorching temps can definitely be a challenge. Not only do you want to appear stylish and trendy, you also want to stay cool, too. I love dresses. You don’t have to put a ton of thought into a good dress, cute purse, and fun shoes. {Using all the fashion blogger lingo lol!}

Lilly Allen made me fall in love with pairing a dress with sneakers. It’s one of my favorite ensemble combinations. I purchased a long, silk dress from NG a few years ago, and I wear it with low-top converse. It’s a good errand look.

Also, I absolutely love Reformation’s summer dresses, but they’re a bit pricey. Luckily, clothiers like Forever 21, Topshop, and Mango house summer dresses at a fraction of the cost!

What’s your go-to summer look?

Photo Credit:

Angie Garcia Photography

Makeup:

Nailea Porras

Ensemble Details:

Floral Crepe Floral Swing Dress

Adidas Original Stan Smith

Sun Jellies – Mini Retro Basket (Pink)

Oval Disc Charm Anklet Set

A Sweet Treat!

Happy Monday!

Dallas finally got something remotely close to the illustrious, Museum of Ice Cream—Sweet Tooth Hotel. This cute little pop has been a hit since it descended upon Victory Park. For twenty bucks, guests can waltz through the colorful corridors of the quaint space.

The sweet-inspired artwork is curated by some of Texas’ own, like, Jeremy Biggers, Shamsy Roomiani, JoJo Chuang, Rob Wilson, and Chelsea Delzell. My first visit included a swoon-worthy ensemble with stripes, a round mini bag, and two of my close friends; we took turns snapping all the photo opps. D Magazine referenced Sweet Tooth Hotel as an “Instagram Museum,” and boy, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Teddy and I decided to take advantage of the sweet, artsy decor and bring you guys a visual treat that only TSB could deliver! 😉


What artsy, fartsy museums and/or galleries have you visited recently?

Photo Credit:

Tedizzle Photography

Makeup:

Nailea Porras

Ensemble Details:

Lucky Lavender Dress – No Longer Available

Clear Strappy Heels

Clear Cutout Chain Choker

NVRLSE

Happy Fat Tuesday!

I think I’ve mentioned this before, and pardon me if I have—outwear is my favorite thing about winter. I like having options for keeping warm when the weather permits. So far, I’ve needed every piece of outerwear (and then some) for this F/W.

I love bombers. I own several with all being different from the next. My newest addition happens to be extremely masculine, associated with a daily mantra one should never forget: you will NEVER LOSE.

Founder and creator, Lemuel Okogbodu is making strides with his custom-made pieces for both men and women. We spoke briefly about NVRLSE, and this is what he had to say:

Never Lose is a brand that aims to encourage the success of the individual. We believe in the narrative of the winner. This does not mean one will never stumble and fall. It is simply a reminder that when it’s all said and done, you will NEVER LOSE.

It’s so inspiring to be connected to individuals who are in tune with the betterment of not only themselves, but of other people!

What daily mantra do you swear by?

Photo Credit:

Tedizzle Photography

Makeup:

The Makeup Tribe

Ensemble Details:

Fishnet Choker

NVRLSE Bomber – No longer available in black!

Contrast Check Dress 

Leggings w/ Double Side Stripe 

Glitter booties – No longer available

Summer Feels

Happy Fashion Friday, Sweets!

 We have approximately 11 days until summer ‘17. Are you ready? If so, good! If not, me neither! LMAO

I think I’ve discussed in previous posts that I don’t buy a bunch of threads when a new season is on the horizon. For starters, my disposable income won’t allow it, and that just seems like a daunting task.

Therefore, I purchase pieces at a time — good for both my wallet and sanity. Speaking of which, Beehive Boutique is my favorite! Their website AND stores are oozing with the trendiest pieces. It’s like shopping at a retail oasis, especially their location in Fort Worth!

 Keep your eyes peeled for these summer ’17 trends:

  •  Shirting – One of my favorite trends; I don’t see us tiring of it anytime soon.
  • Gingham – I own a fabulous gingham skirt. I personally approve of gingham on gingham.
  • Basket Bags – I’m STILL trying to snag Cult Gaia’s Ark bag, it’s seriously a best seller.
  • Retro Swimsuits – Don’t be afraid to opt for a nostalgic one piece or high waist bikini.
  • Slides – Another one of my favorite trends! I’ve accumulated quite a few from Zara.
  • Bold Florals – Start with an easy maxi if you’re reluctant to try this trend.
  • Wrap Dresses DVF.com!

What trends are you coveting for summer ’17?

Photo Credit:

Courtnee Murphy 

Makeup:

Nailea Porras

Ensemble Details:

Printed Top – Sold in stores

Denim Skirt – Sold in stores

Accessories:

Gold choker – HM

Trend cred: Elle

Set for Summer!

Happy Thursday!

Do you remember those ensemble sets, or for the sake of familiarity, short sets your mother picked out for your daily summer adventures? My fondest memories of summer fashion were those (sometimes ridiculous) short sets. I had a lavender and lime duo that I considered a staple; I chuckle just thinking about it.

Thirty years later, and I STILL love a good set. They’re perfect for both spring and summer; and honestly, less time is spent with finding something to wear. Whether it’s a matching set or mix and match number, you have the luxury to throw on and go.

The sassy, yet quirky set I’m wearing isn’t a set, but to the untrained eye, it appears to be. 😌

My tips for nailing said look:

  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different patterns and/or prints. For example: gingham, polka dots, floral, stripes, etc.
  • Choose your shorts, first.
  • Seek out pieces that can be remixed with existing threads you already own!
  • Have fun with your look!

I want to hear from you! What’s your style protocol for scoring the perfect summer set?

Photo Credit:

Courtnee Murphy 

Makeup:

Nailea Porras

Ensemble Details:

Parrot Top 

Ruffled Shorts 

Criss Cross Sandal

Accessories:

Casio Digital Watch

TSB’s Fall Musthaves

Happy Tuesday!

Fall is undoubtedly here, and I’m coveting a long list of wardrobe staples… *sigh*

Here goes:

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  1. Suede Baseball Cap: I love baseball caps. They’re great if you’re having a bad hair day, and/or if you want to jazz up your look. I’m always browsing Nasty Gal, and I found a Vegan Suede Baseball Cap that would look great this season.
  2. Bomber: Bombers are pretty much the #1 outerwear staple this fall/winter. I purchased an inexpensive, oxblood colored bomber around two months ago, but I would love to own Gucci’s Embroidered Duchesse Bomber.
  3. Flared Trousers: I recently started following Lisa Says Gah on Instagram and their Flared Pant caught my eye, instantly. I can see myself pairing the pant with a silver mule. Too bad they’re sold out. 😢
  4. Pink Fur: Gucci’s candy-floss-pink coat is everything dreams are made of; if only I could eradicate those zeroes. (Hey, a girl can dream!)
  5. Leopard Faux Fur Coat: I love a good fur coat, especially one with print. The Stella McCartney Fur-Free-Fur Leopard Coat is definitely a conversation-starter. I’d wear this during a cold, night on a town in NY. Unfortunately, I’d only get a few days wear, because it doesn’t get THAT cold in Texas.
  6. Lucite or Perspex Boots: Call me crazy, but I have to get my hands on a pair of Lucite Boots. I have several looks I’d like to achieve with the crystal clear shoe of the moment.
  7. Black Beret: I’ve been trying to score a black beret since last fall. I couldn’t seem to find one, ANYWHERE. Oh, but that won’t be the case this time. I spotted the perfect wool beret via Nasty Gal. #Winning
  8. Letterman: This is definitely on my list of outerwear to purchase this season. Last week, I spotted the cutest letterman or patch jacket via Zara.
  9. Velvet Cocktail Dress: Velvet is such a sexy and timeless fabric. Expect to see me in more than one Cocktail Dress, paired with a moto jacket and strappy heels.
  10. Pink Silk Blouse: I previously mentioned buying an oxblood bomber — well, I think a Pink Silk Blouse would be a match made in ensemble heaven. I’d finish the look with mom jeans in a light blue wash and silver loafers.
  11. Ear Piercing: After seeing a photo of Chiara Ferragni‘s triple ear piercing, I want to follow suit. In case you haven’t noticed, multiple ear piercings looks great with small, subtle studs.

What about you, what are your fall/winter musthaves?

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