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

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

Pink, Stripes & Everything Nice!

Happy Sunday!

I don’t know about you, but spring is undoubtedly the best season of the year. It’s the perfect time to experiment with lighter hues, patterns and prints. I enjoy storing away my dark-colored nail lacquers, and reaching for pink, lavender, mint, etc. Lest we forget the weather is ideal – it’s neither too hot nor cold!

Recently, I talked spring’s most-coveted trends, like, shirting, statement stripes, and shocking pink. Storets has become one of my favorite online clothiers; everything I’m wearing is straight from their site. They’ve got the shirting trend down – the top I’m wearing was an instant buy. I couldn’t leave without snagging the skirt; I love the silver hook in the front – It’s a total nod to those I used to wear in the early 90’s. 😉

What are your thoughts? What trends are you eyeing for spring?

Photo Credit:

Esther Huynh

Makeup:

Rosie Fermin

Ensemble Details:

Julia One Shoulder Blouse

Tera O Ring Belt Skirt

Accessories:

Chain-Link Choker

Secret Ring

I <3 The 70's

Happy Friday!

I’ve recently adopted an abnormal interest for the 70’s. Don’t ask me why or how – it’s an obsession that happened overnight. I find myself watching vintage episodes of Soul Train, JUST to see what everyone was wearing, their demeanor, etc. It doesn’t surprise me that you can now revamp your entire wardrobe with everything from a dashiki to a soulful pair of flare plants. Speaking of flare pants, the pair I wore on Sunday are interesting not to say the least. It was an impulse buy, characterized by an excuse to beat the price of the same exact pair I spotted at a boutique in Vegas. They’re no longer available but with the revival of the 70’s, you’ll be able to find an identical pair. I like the fit and how they accentuate my petite frame. They look good with platforms. Hence, the pair you can barely see in the photos below.

Get a load of the Castin Bells Crop which was another impulse buy. Initially, I ordered a small but it was loose-fitting, which isn’t good for a plunging neckline. I paid a visit to the seamstress so the perfect fit could be achieved. My photographer fell in love with the sleeves so much, that she captured a one-second Boomerang for me to share as a sneak peak of today’s post!

http://www.estherhphoto.comhttp://www.estherhphoto.comhttp://www.estherhphoto.comhttp://www.estherhphoto.comhttp://www.estherhphoto.comhttp://www.estherhphoto.comWhat are your thoughts on my 70’s inspired look? What trend are you currently obsessing over, and why?

Photo Credits:

Esther Huynh

Makeup:

Rosiee Fermin

Ensemble Details:

Castin’ Bells Crop

Disco Flare Pants (No longer available) See LuLus for more options!

Faux Suede Strappy Sandals

Accessories:

Tattoo Chocker Choker Necklace

Pool Party: TSB x ANW Collaboration

Happy Wednesday!

I hope you all enjoyed Part I of my collaboration with ANW! It was a blast transitioning from a sweetheart look to a sultry one. Ashley and I agree that we both wanted to exhibit the versatility of my style. Something funny you should know – I fought tooth and nail regarding me having to wear wet hair, but I’m glad I followed through. It wasn’t as bad as I thought!Beckley & Co. PhotographyBeckley & Co. PhotographyWhat are your thoughts on the collaboration?

Photo Credit:

Beckley & Co. 

Creative Direction:

ANW (Ashley Williams)

Stylist:

Megan Hollis

Makeup:

Rosie Fermin

Hair:

Meka Sanders

Ensemble Details:

Gloria-V One Piece Bathing Suit

Nails (Toes):

MiniLuxe

Accessories:

Casio Digital Watch 

Pool Party: TSB x ANW Collaboration

Happy Tuesday!

I’m so thrilled to share with you my collaboration with an extremely talented, and good friend, Ashley Williams. I can’t begin to tell you the back and forth between the two of us, but it was worth it. I’ve been longing to do a post with fun and flirty pool looks since last summer, but there was no action on my end. I mentioned to Ashley my ideas and she ended up putting together looks around what I envisioned. Hence, the dangling foot chain that I could hug her a million times for suggesting. It was genius and paired perfectly with my Deep V Balconette and High Waist Brief bikini.

Beckley & Co. PhotographyBeckley & Co. PhotographyBeckley & Co. PhotographyI still believe in wearing white, especially on my nails. I’m wearing MiniLuxe’s very own nail lacquer that’s about as Heavenly as it gets! The white definitely complements the color of the suit and I’ve enjoyed wearing it. I’ll go out on a limb and say that white is difficult to paint on nails with perfection, but that’s no problem for the staff at MiniLuxe. 😉Beckley & Co. PhotographyPhoto Credits:

Beckley & Co. 

Creative Direction:

ANW (Ashley Williams)

Stylist:

Megan Hollis

Makeup:

Rosie Fermin

Hair:

Meka Sanders

Ensemble Details:

Deep V Balconette

High Waist Brief

Nails (Toes):

MiniLuxe

Accessories:

dangling foot chain

Pavé Sputnik Ear Jackets Earring 

Mod Honey

Happy Thursday!

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know I’ll usually provide you with a paragraph or two with the full details of whatever I’m wearing. WELL, not today. I want you to revel in the glory that was captured on Saturday. 😉

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Photo Credit:

Esther Huynh

Makeup:

Nailea Porras

Hair:

Meka Sanders

Ensemble Details:

Off-the-Shoulder Crop Top

Suede Skirt

Suede Strappy Sandals

Accessories:

Choker

Summer in Tie-Dye

Happy Wednesday!

Summer is moving right along and I find myself trying to hold onto every moment. Hanging out over in Trinity Groves this past weekend was fitting. Here goes my shameless plug: If you haven’t taken the chance to explore Trinity Groves then I suggest you add that to your list. Esther and I had a blast over by Four Corners Brewing Company.

My Silky Tie Dye Jumper was perfect for me to wear on the 100 degree day. It felt more like 106, but you get my drift. Initially, wearing a jumpsuit seems like a bad idea when you think about it, but the material is extremely lightweight and I didn’t feel “hot” at all. I really like the length of the pants and how it gives off a 70’s vibe. The back is flirty and I couldn’t have picked a better hairstyle. The tie-dye print is definitely an eye-catcher and it’s easy. Jumpers require minimal to no effort; I embrace that during the warmer months. Grab a pair of cute shoes and sunnies and you’re on!

http://www.estherhphoto.comhttp://www.estherhphoto.comhttp://www.estherhphoto.comhttp://www.estherhphoto.comhttp://www.estherhphoto.comWhat are you thoughts on my Silky Tie-Dye jumper? How are you incorporating the Tie-Dye trend into your summer wardrobe?

Photo Credit:

Esther Huynh

Makeup:

Nailea Porras

Hair:

Meka Sanders

Ensemble Details:

Tie-Dye Jumper

Suede Strappy Sandals

Accessories:

Classic Hoop Earrings

Whirly Lollipop

F/W 14 Must-haves

F/W 14 Must-haves

 


Helmut Lang white long sleeve sweater
$550 – liberty.co.uk

SELECTED double breasted wool coat
$300 – selected.com

Unreal Fur fitted jacket
$295 – question-air.com

MSGM oversized coat
shop.harpersbazaar.com

Rejina pyo
$630 – avenue32.com

Prada sandals
barneys.com

Tory Burch chain bag
$685 – monnierfreres.co.uk

$265 – harveynichols.com

Happy Monday,

I’m certain I’m not the only one who is completely disheveled as it pertains to the recent drop in temperatures. I’m never fully prepared in terms of my wardrobe; living in Texas should come as no surprise to any of us. Our weather is so fickle!

Furthermore, dressing for the cooler temps is honestly a treat. There’s so many things I have yet to add to my wardrobe, and wanted to share them with you. Let’s take a gander:

  1. A moto jacket is essential to my fall/winter wardrobe. I misplaced the one I owned from last year, so it’s imperative that I obtain another.
  2. I’m all about outerwear; especially colored outerwear. I’ve spotted a few looks via Pinterest with the addition of a camel coat.
  3. The obsession that I have for Jennifer Fisher’s minimalist pieces are unspeakable. Her jewelry has adorned the necks, wrists, and hands of Rihanna, LaLa Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, and more. I’ve had my eye on the ‘Stop It Right Now’ Choker for quite some time. I doubt that I’ll splurge $350, but I settle for something that’s identical!
  4. Fringe is in! I’ve discussed in a previous post about my obsession for fringe bags. If I could land a gray fringe drawstring, my wardrobe will be complete.
  5. Distressed knee skinnies are so chic! I recently purchased a black pair and really would like another in a different wash.
  6. I spotted stylish blogger, Karla Deras in an all white casual look. She wore a pair of white cigarette skinnies and crew neck, with silver pointed heels. I definitely want to recreate that look.
  7. Black platforms are so sexy and versatile. I’m really into the extremely high heel. Platforms look great with skinny pants, culottes, and fitted skirts.
  8. I’ll be honest, I was not fond of culottes when they made their comeback. Not anymore, I think they’ll look amazing paired with platform sandals and a crop top.
  9. Once upon a time, the notion of wearing white and/or pastel during fall was shown much disdain. All hail to the fashion gods for allowing us to wear pastel during the fall/winter season. How amazing would I look in that soft pink coat (pictured above)?!
  10. I missed the faux fur coat/jacket train last year, and I had to settle for a cardigan. Not this year!
  11. I have yet to replace my dark denim shirt from last year. The A.P.C. dark denim shirt pictured above is the ideal wash.

What are your F/W must-haves?