Saturday, December 15, 2018



Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red

H2T red is not only a bold statement, but has been completely on trend and incredibly stylish. Red takes no prisoners and in the past two years, we've seen a wild jump in fashionistas rocking this trend. 

So if there was ever a time when it's ok to rock your red pants with a red top, red shoes, and a red bag it is now. You can also choose to mix things up with a bit lighter or darker shades in the mix. Remember these looks here and here?
What's not to love!

Much like the warm and cold undertones of lipsticks discussed here, there's a red for everyone whether you lean towards the darker burgundy or a attention grabbing crimson. Find the one that works well for your undertones and go paint the town red in it. 

There's no better way to rock this trend in the cold season than with a red jacket that instantly becomes a statement piece. I've never been one to shy away from a bold color palette so I went for a red bag and red lips and red sunnies. I also opted for a ring in the fiery hue and black boots for an understated yet chic finish. 
Um, I get extra points for daring to try on the red boots, ha!

How's your holiday shopping going? I'm so last minute shame on me so as expected, nothing is done.

Your thoughts?

Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red

Deets
Coat - Michael Kors (similar here)
Bag - Chanel (similar here)
Sunnies - Quay Australia (here)
Black Boots - Forever 21 (similar here)
Red boots - Steve Madden (here)



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Red To Toe...Well, Almost

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Trench Coat, a Perfect Transitional Piece
Trench Coat, a Perfect Transitional Piece
Trench Coat, a Perfect Transitional Piece
Trench Coat, a Perfect Transitional Piece

With the cold season comes the resurgence of coats, jackets and trenches. Trench coats are a perfect transitional piece, great for layering and a definite Fall essential. It's versatile and adds layers of chic to a look. 

The timeless khaki trench has become a classic and almost every girl can boast of having at least one of those in her closet and if you're one of the trench obsessed, it's safe to say you must own different versions of what is essentially the same item. We ain't mad at you!

The trench has become more popular with each passing year and the plethora of designs out there coupled with wears by celebrities have made them the 'cool' pieces to be seen in. What's not to love about them anyhow?

Today I'm showing an exciting trench coat that leans into an autumnal color scheme with its rich orange color. I've actually owned this piece for many years. I diy'ed the extended wide sleeves just to add interest and update the piece. Red and orange is a combo I've come to like very much so I added a wide red obi belt to the mix just as a styling option. I finished the look with block heels, a red bag and a pair of white sunnies. 

Have you added any new trench coats to your Fall/ Winter rotation? How are you styling them?

Your thoughts?

Trench Coat, a Perfect Transitional Piece
Trench Coat, a Perfect Transitional Piece
Trench Coat, a Perfect Transitional Piece
Trench Coat, a Perfect Transitional Piece

Deets
Trench - Via Spiga (very old) (similar here)
Shoes - Michael Kors
Bag - Chanel
Sunnies - Vow London (here)



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Trench Coat, a Perfect Transitional Piece

Saturday, November 24, 2018



 Wearing Yellow...It's a Matter of Hue Wearing Yellow...It's a Matter of Hue Wearing Yellow...It's a Matter of Hue
 Wearing Yellow...It's a Matter of Hue Wearing Yellow...It's a Matter of Hue Wearing Yellow...It's a Matter of Hue

Yellow is the color of sunshine and happiness. It has the ability to cheer one up and get you noticed from miles away, Ha! It can also appear uber luxurious when paired with the right colors. 

One of the basic colors in the color wheel, we have seen yellow everywhere this year. High end brands cemented this trend on the runways and bloggers haven't stopped donning shades of yellow ever so fabulously might I add. I used to be a yellow naysayer, but I recently found that daring yellow tones glow up my skin and look flattering on me. So when it comes to wearing yellow, regardless of whether you're draped in head to to toe lemonade or have 'less is more' as your mantra, it's a matter of hue. Find the perfect one and the color yellow, bright and mellow will be a winner for you as well.

If you're like me then you also can't get enough of bell sleeves. They made a strong come back last year. While it makes hand washing a challenge depending on the length of it, bell sleeves are fun and instantly add interest and an oomph to a look. So this crop yellow bell sleeve sweater was a sartorial win for me. 

I paired the knit sweater with paper bag pants, another trend from last year that caught on really fast with the style set. Residing in the golden state of California, we enjoy the privilege of wearing straw hats well into the cooler months so I went for one of those instead of a felt hat to finish my simple look and accessorized with boots and a backpack.

How was your Thanksgiving and have you started your holiday shopping just yet? Did you join the craziness called 'Black Friday' shopping? It would be and No and No for me, but I did enjoy a great Thanksgiving with my children. 


Your thoughts?

 Wearing Yellow...It's a Matter of Hue
 Wearing Yellow...It's a Matter of Hue
 Wearing Yellow...It's a Matter of Hue
 Wearing Yellow...It's a Matter of Hue

Deets
Sweater - Fashionnova (similar here)
Pants - H&M (here)
Boots - Aldo (here)
Backpack - Daughter's



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Wearing Yellow...It's a Matter of Hue

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Paint Brush Print Pant Suit
Paint Brush Print Pant Suit
Paint Brush Print Pant Suit

Soft paint brush print in the Fall? 
Count me in! There's absolutely nothing wrong with shaking things up a bit and flawlessly rocking these soft feminine colors year round.

Fashion is so cyclical! The paint brush and paint splattered print from way back is back! Dang I should have held on to all of mine. Not to worry, you can always breath life into a dying piece by DIY~ing the trend and keeping that piece around for a couple more seasons.

Soft hues are typically associated with Spring while jewel tones stay linked to Fall. If you're like most people, then you typically move your light pink clothing to the back of the closet and reach for the deeper hues as Fall rolls around. But if there's one thing I've learned about fashion and styling over the years, it's that you can wear any shade at any time of the year and be very unapologetic about it. A pastel sweater dress paired with those boots you've been dying to show off is a great way to stay fresh while keeping warm at the same time. 
It's also a 'go to' look for the street style savvy. 

  A predominantly soft and alluring print piece like this is not only refreshing but can also be worn well into the Fall because the fabric isn't totally flimsy. While I plan to style the blazer and pants as separates in the future, today I'm showing how I styled the drool worthy pant suit with a baby pink bag but also showed it with a rich red belt bag. 

The paintbrush print is cropping up in deeper autumnal tones. How have you been painting the town rainbow by rocking this trend?

Your thoughts?

Paint Brush Print Pant Suit
Paint Brush Print Pant Suit
Paint Brush Print Pant Suit
Paint Brush Print Pant Suit
Paint Brush Print Pant Suit

Deets
Suit - Mae Otti (here) (here)
 Red Bag - Gucci (here)
Pink Bag - Gucci (here)
Shoes - Zara (old)


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Paint Brush Print Pant Suit

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look

From the moment you RSVP to a wedding invite, your mind gets into a spin on how to arrive as a well dressed guest. Even though there's no official rule book for what to wear, you get into a debate with yourself regarding what look would be best.

A long dress, short, fitted, print, solid color, splurge worthy designer frocks, local mall finds or custom made. The accessories as well as whether to hat or not to hat are other things to take into consideration. Shopping for that perfect look should be fun, but if you overthink it, it can honestly become quite a bit of a nightmare.

The right style and color as well as choosing what makes you comfortable and confident would have you standing out. As the drama seeker (Ha!) that I am, I was drawn to this runway piece for the color and the style. Much as this dress is multi layered and heavy, the breathable fabric made it wearable in the balmy New York August weather.

As soon as I received it, I plucked on of the flowers and sent to a milliner in Houston whose pieces I've worn in the past and she made a matching fascinator for me. I finished the look with silver accessories.

Summer has officially come to an end. Did you attend any weddings and how did you decide on a look?

Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look

Deets 
Gown - Quiteria George
Fascinator - Ifeoma Wenegieme (here)
Clutch - Old



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Wedding Guest