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Pure Luxury | OOTD

Sometimes luxury is a crazy comfortable graphic tee, a pair of thrifted Levi’s, your most comfortable pair of heels, and your tried and true moto jacket. I mean seriously, when you need to look like you “tried” to pull yourself together but you really just feel like “jeans and a t-shirt” a look like this will work every time.

My friends over at Richly Clad have some of the best graphic t-shirts around. All of my favorites come from there and they’re so soft you could sleep in them. This one is no different. My “Pure Luxury” athletic gray t-shirt is everything I need and more. It dresses up a bit, dressing way down, and has all of the comfort you could ever want. As for my jeans, I thrifted a pair of vintage mom Levi’s a while ago and they’re so awesome, I could sleep in those too! Curse the people who starting the low rise denim trends. I like my jeans high with deep pockets. Lol

The sweetest thing about this look is the necklace. My dad got it for me for Christmas this year and said, I know you don’t need anything but this is what I thought a classy lady would wear. I was so impressed and happy to know that he wants to be apart of my fashion adventures. As for the hat and heels, they are totally optional. This looks works well even wit out them but I’m kind of in love with this hat!

Leave me a comment about your “jeans and t-shirt” look. Enjoy!

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Shirt | Similar

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Keeping It Casual | OOTD

Happy Fri-Yay! Today’s OOTD is quite simple and what I’d call, the epitome of casual style. Thanks to this Zaful.com for sponsoring this sweet shirt and Shein.com for sponsoring this ultra cool hat!

It means throwing on a comfy pair of distressed boyfriend jeans, a loose button down with cute details, adding in your favorite pair of sneakers, and topping it off with a cool fedora hat. If I could wake up every morning and wear this same exact outfit, I would. It’s safe to say this will be one of my new go to looks for all things casual.

Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite go to casual look is. Enjoy!

HatShein.com

ShirtZaful.com

Distressed Boyfriend Jeans

White Converse-Shoes

Fuzzy Flats -Sponsored by Dresslily.com

Watch-Timex

Sunglasses- Beehive Houston

Here’s a fun shoe alternative too!!

NYE with Inclan + Hungry’s | OOTD

It’s not often that I have a look and evening plans for you all at once but today is your lucky day! What if you showed up in this fun navy fuzzy dress and wine colored hooded coat from Inclan, to Hungry’s grand opening to Upstairs on New Year’s Eve?!? Sounds like a slam dunk to me, plus you’d be supporting two Houston based businesses at the same time 🙂

The new Upstairs is having its grand opening on a very special day. Join the wonderful staff at Hungry’s Upstairs for a fun New Year’s Eve celebration. I’ve already previewed the space and sampled the food for you so trust me when I say you won’t be disappointed. The entire space is new and beautiful but you will especially enjoy the views Upstairs. If your’e still looking for something fun to do for NYE, reserve your spot at Upstairs! 

When you walk into Hungry’s Upstairs go in true style with Inclan. This textured dress is making a statement as you enter the new year. It says , “I’m bold, confident, and ready to take on the world.” To top it all off, the rich wine color of their hooded coat will keep you cozy on the Upstairs balcony. It has two front pockets to hold your phone for quick NYE selfies and the hood may come in handy if it ever cools down here in Houston. Lol You can find their pieces at Sloan/Hall and Azuz Boutique in Rice Village and believe me, you’ll want to check them out.

Don’t say I never gave you anything! I just sat two gems right here for you. Make wonderful NYE plans and enjoy!

Dress- Inclan

Coat- Inclan

Booties- Old Navy

PurseSammyDress.com

Five Faux Furs I’m Crushing On | Wish List

As you can tell by reading the blog I’m all over faux furs right now. It doesn’t even matter that its eighty degrees in December. Lol I know Houston’s weather is crazy but when it finally cools down, my furs and I will be ready. You can click each image for a direct link to each fur. Happy shopping & enjoy!

Striped Faux Fur

Ombre

Marbled

Color Blocking

 

Grey with Stripes

*Sponsored Post by Shein.com

Velvety New Year | OOTD

A new year is upon us and we know a fabulous outfit won’t just plan itself. Ha ha! I’m so happy to bring you some New Year Eve inspiration this year! Although what we wear on NYE is important, the focus of this NYE look in how you want to feel.  

While I’m out enjoying my loved ones and bringing in the new year I want to feel carefree and fearless. For me being carefree often equates to being braless. Lol You may be a bit self conscience at first but at least you wont have to spend the hold night readjusting a strapless bra. This greenish black velvet dress is sexy with out showing too much and even a bit mysterious. It has a criss cross strappy back that adds interest to an otherwise simple dress. The dress is one piece so no need to worry about multiple items. All you have left is to add shoes and some simple accessories. Knowing Texas it will either be absolutely freezing or sweltering hot so be prepared to have a jacket of some kind. I actually thrifted the faux fur you see here for about $10. Needless to say I felt so lucky finding a practically new faux fur in black! I couldn’t pass it up.

Lastly, I know it’s tempting to break out a new pair of shoes but for your comfort, choose a tried and true shoe that you’ve broken in already. You won’t want to dance all night if your feet hurt.

Leave me a comment about your favorite New Year Eve Look. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.  Enjoy!

DressRosegal.com

Black Faux Fur Jacket-Similar

Shoes-Similar

Earrings-Rocksbox (Perry Street)

Mixing Prints | OOTD

Before I go any further, I know…I went a little print crazy here but life isn’t fun if you don’t scare yourself a little bit from time to time right?

My motivation for this look was to simply have fun and to style something edgy & bold. I love “outside of the box” looks and as I put this together it just made me giddy. This entire look is either thrifted or already in my closet so altogether it probably cost about $25. I’ve linked some very similar pieces to help you recreate this look. You can try this look in various colors just be sure that the base color is the same. In this look it’s reds. I hope you go for it and have as much fun wearing it as I did. I guess I can call myself the “Print Gangster” now. Lol

Enjoy!

Jacket- Thrifts84 (Link to Similar)

Shirt

Skirt

Sunglasses

Shoes

Purse

Scarf

 

Metallic skirt

If you don’t have a metallic piece in your closet yet, your’e missing out on a lot of fun! This metallic skirt is versatile and can go casual or dressy. This skirt goes to work, holiday parties, and out for a night on the town. You can find them is many tones and different colors to match your style. Gold happens to be my metal so I fell in love with this one instantly.

When styling this OOTD I chose a casual look and paired it with one of my tried and true sweatshirts that I’ve had for over three years. The truth is any cool graphic sweatshirt will work.  Next, I added in my trusty comfortable black converse and my old faux leather jacket. As you can see this OOTD is super simple to put together but makes a big impact. It also helps you to remember how important it is to have staple pieces in your closet. I’ve created a completely new look with only one new pleated metallic skirt. I call that a victory yall!

Leave me a comment about the new piece your’e mixing with old items from your closet. Enjoy!

Sweater- Similar

Skirt Zaful.com

Jacket- Similar

Shoes- Converse

Bracelets Charming Charlie

SunglassesDresslily.com

Natural Hair | Pompadour

I get a lot of questions about how long my hair is right now and if I feel like I have enough versatility with this haircut. Although I am somewhat limited in my style choices I am being forced to be more creative with styling my hair lately.

Honestly, this length is a tiny bit awkward because it’s long enough to flop down when curly and wet, but it doesn’t look cute. Ha Ha! I’ve had success with pin & tuck styles, braids, and twist outs. Now I’m adding this pompadour to the mix. This style is even easier than the pin and tuck style I posted last week.

  1. First, I used a blow dryer to stretch my hair out. As you can see I didn’t focus on the ends very much because the roots were more important.
  2. Second, I took a small section out of the front and put the rest in a ponytail toward the front of my head.
  3. Next, I took the hair that I left out in the front, placed it over the ends on my ponytail and smoothed it out.
  4. Lastly, I tucked and pinned the ends and Viola! The pompadour is complete.

I hope you like this style and I will be adding more styles to the blog as i make them up. Let me know if you have questions about this this or any other natural hair style and I’ll get them answered quickly. Enjoy!

Gift Idea with Jord | Giveaway

The holiday season is upon us and we will ask our loved ones, “what would you like for Christmas?” While some will raddle off a laundry list of things that they’ve been eyeing, others will be unsure. Take my husband for example who has already said, “I don’t want anything”. That’s almost the worst thing to hear because even though he says that, doesn’t mean I can sit empty handed on Christmas morning. Here is one brilliant idea that will work for anyone.

I feel like my husband has EVERYTHING! Most times a fancy dinner will have to suffice because any gift idea would really be a duplicate of something he already owns. However, he does have a beautiful, extensive watch collection. I have contributed to it over the years so I know exactly whats in it. I’ve said all that to say this! Find something that they love/collect and get them a unique high quality version of that thing.

It’s awesome to say that this post was sponsored by Jord Wood Watches because they make cool watches that add new elements to his existing watch collection. As an early treat, I got My husband the Delmar Zebrawood and Obsidian watch. They have everyone covered so you can get a men’s watch and a women’s watch as well. If you are looking for a unique watch, made of beautiful materials, check out Jord. The person who gets a Jord watch as a gift will be pleasantly surprised. Use the link below to enter the giveaway for a free Jord Wood Watch! Enjoy!

Instant Giveaway Link Giveaway link will close December 18th at 11:59pm

Watch- Jord

Powder Pink + Polka dots | OOTD

I’ve fallen in love with this powder pink & polka dot look over and over again because of its subtle yet bold statement. Some folks may think that a bold piece has to be bright, patterned or textured. While those all create bold looks, there are more ways to reach this same goal.

This polka dot top with flared layered sleeves is sponsored by Shein.com and boy is it what this look needs! It’s hard to go wrong with classic black and white polka dots but you can obviously see that this is no ordinary top. The white denim pants and black zip up booties compliment the top while another star shines. This light pink over coat is a real show stopper. I adore that the pink is so light people will have to stare at you to figure out its true color. It has an oversized fit in a classic style. What more can you ask for? Oh yeah, for it to actually get cold enough to wear it!

Polka Dot TopShein.com

Powder Pink Coat- Old Navy

Booties- Old Navy

Purse- Charming Charlie

 


 

How to Style a Slouchy Tunic | OOTD

No matter how much you love getting dressed up, there will always be a day when a slouchy tunic makes you feel good. It’s loose, comfy,light weight, and cozy at the same time. Luckily, my friends over at The Mint Julep Boutique sponsored this olive green Slouchy Dolman Tunic for me and I will be helping you with simple ideas on how you can style it effortlessly.

As a basis for this look, my Dolman Tunic will be paired with boyfriend jeans and booties for each look. First up, you can style this top with a cool hat. This takes minimal effort yet looks so pulled together.

Another option is to pair it with a puffy vest. This gives you some added warmth, dimension and color contrast.

Lastly, you can wear it as is, grab a pair of sunglasses and head out of the door. There’s nothing wrong with simplicity.

TunicThe Mint Julep Boutique

Booties- Old Navy

Vest- Old Navy

Hat- Jamie Slye

Bracelet- Charm Envy

 

Feel the Fringe| OOTD

I’m definitely feeling the fringe! This cool bomber jacket sponsored by Romwe.com is definitely another way to spice up your average bomber jacket. The beauty of it is that it is super light, comfortable, and it has deep pockets. You could even keep this bad boy in rotation during rodeo time.

For this look, I layered this fringe bomber over an off the shoulder maxi dress. I mean, lets face it! When you wake up its in the 60’s but by noon it’s near 80’s. I cozied up my feet with my tried and true Preston Coach booties.

Jacket- Romwe.com

Dress- Forever 21

Shoes- Coach

Off the Shoulder Bodysuit | OOTD

Don’t be so quick to store your off the should tops. Living in Houston we know an unseasonably hot day is just around the corner.

A great way to help your summer tops transition to fall is by styling the look with a blazer, vest or sweater. Dresslily.com sponsored this soft, off the shoulder body suit that I love to wear with jeans. I think I’ll be a bit chilly at times so I paired it with a charcoal gray blazer that I thrifted for under $5 and it definitely completes this look. To cozy this look up even more I chose my Preston booties from Coach.

It took me just a few minutes to put this look together because of all the black and gray tones. They just mesh so well together. Leave me a comment about how you plan to style your off the shoulder tops well into fall. Enjoy!

Off the Shoulder Bodysuit- Dresslily.com 

Blazer- Thrifted

Shoes- Coach

Jeans- Over 6 years old 🙂

Faux Leather Skirt | OOTD

This is one of my favorite fall looks so far! For me, this OOTD has the variations of traditional fall colors, a fun hat, and a bit of unexpected flair.

Honestly, bringing so many colors together in one look when you LOVE black is not easy but it can be done. My cool army green faux leather skirt is sponsored by Shein.com. It passes the mom test (you can chase your kid with out showing too much skin) and is so comfortable. I pulled out my Natural+Wild+Free comfy tee to keep the look super casual. Layering it with my trusty faux leather jacket that I’ve had for the last 5+ years  helps to tie in the black from my converse. The cherry on top is this AMAZING Phoebe hat from Jaimie Slye. This hat really brings this great look to life! Lets not forget that this hat is crushable/packable and made in the USA. Meaning it’s toddler proof! Need I say more?

Leave me a comment about your favorite way to incorporate multiple fall colors into one look. Enjoy!

Hat- Jamie Slye

Natural+Wild+Free Tee- Society6

Faux Leather Skirt- Shein.com

Purse- Charming Charlie

Shoe- Converse

Black + Black | OOTD

Wearing all black is such a beautiful thing when you can get all of your  blacks to match. Ha ha!  When you wear black all of the time you know exactly what I mean. This cold shoulder ruffled shirt dress sponsored by MakeMeChic.com will make your life that much easier. The “all black” look is easier to achieve when you have fewer pieces to include. All this dress needs is shoes and accessories.

Choosing this “Viv” hat sponsored by Jamie Slye to compliment this dress was a no brainer. It too has an amazing rich color and fun story to got with it. The Viv is made in the USA, completely crushable, and water repellent. If you’ve seen my three year old son Grant you’d know that I NEED this kind of durability with anything that he comes in contact with.

Lastly, I paired my booties from Old Navy to finish off this look and I was all set. This OOTD with take you no time to get dressed and can easily be duplicated. Send me pictures and leave me comments about how you could style a similar OOTD. Enjoy!

Hat- Jamie Slye

Dress- MakeMeChic.com

Shoes- Old Navy

Purse- Charming Charlie


Holiday Sequins | OOTD

In my mind, November 1st officially kicks off the holiday season. Besides, I’m already hearing Christmas music so I might as well offer some fashion advice for the many holiday parties that are to come. This is the perfect time to break out something bright, exciting, and unexpected. It’s fun to stand out,be festive, and have your outfit be a conversation piece at holiday gatherings.

Besides your traditional red, green, and white try SEQUINS! This sequins jumper sponsored by Dresslily.com has beautiful geometric shapes and patterns to really make a statement. I love the idea of a one piece outfit. It just simplifies getting ready  and offers you an alternative to a regular top and bottom.

When it comes to accessories, I added a statement necklace that fit the neckline of the jumper beautifully. I went more conservative with my earrings, shoes, and jacket. Who knows, if it never warms up this season you could even go with out a cover up. Add in a rosy red lip and you are all set! Leave me a comment about your fun fashion ideas for holiday parties. Enjoy!

Sequins Jumper- DressLily.com

Enjoy Special Savings on DressLily.com on 11/11/16

Necklace- Rocks Box ( Get your first mont free by using promo code authenticallybxoxo)

 

Falling for Floral | OOTD

This two piece cut out sponsored by DressLily.com is my version of Fall Floral. Ha ha! I know its laughable but Fall in Texas is still 80+ degrees. This floral design does have richer tones with a  hint of deep orange. These colors definitely make this look more “Fall appropriate”. Of course, to make it feel more like Fall I layered a fuzzy collared denim jacket on top and my Coach Preston booties on bottom. Now, if it would only cool down just a bit more. Enjoy!

Floral Two Piece- Dress Lily

Shoes- Coach

Jacket- Thrifted 🙂

Rosy Knit | OOTD

The first thing you MUST know is that I thrifted this rosy knit dress for around $3. I KNOW!!!! The second this you should know is…this is the perfect way to “do” Fall in Houston. It’s still warm but it is finally cooling off so having a loosely knit sweater is the way to go. I know you must be wondering what I’m wearing underneath. I took a walk on the bold side so I opted for a sleeveless body suit/leotard. Of course if you’d like this look to be more modest you could wear a slip dress for more coverage.

You know I can’t live with out my seasoned converse. They really help keep this look casual and effortless. I styled my trusty denim jacket with this look just in case the wind blows and I catch a chill on my barely covered backside. Lol A nice stand out pair of sunnies to complete this look and you are good to go. Enjoy!

Dress- Thrifted

Shoes- Converse

Sunnies- Kissue (Brand-Quay)

Denim Jacket- Old Navy

RingLee Lewis Designs

Mauve + Pockets | OOTD

Sometimes all you need is something semi-pink with pockets to make you happy! I’m usually not a pink kind of girl but everything was RIGHT about this dress. The simplicity is just so beautiful that I couldn’t pass it up.

Other than the amazing pockets, my second thought when I tried this dress on was, “I could eat a really big meal and not worry about my “food baby” when I’m done.” Lol The neckline is nice and the collar is just the push this piece needs. Even the back of this dress has something special. It’s 100% cotton so its comfortable and soft yet looks very textured.  I know, it’s perfect. Enjoy!

Dress- Pomp and Circumstance

Necklace- Sponsored by Charming Charlie

Bracelets- Sponsored by Charming Charlie

PurseSponsored by Charming Charlie

Shoes- Target (2 years old)

Navy Floral Maxi | OOTD

Thanks Zaful.com for sponsoring this sweet fall floral print maxi dress. This is as close to the perfect fall maxi dress as you will get. The dark navy color is just right for Fall and the white flowers are the perfect pop. What’s really cool about this dress is that it comes with the beautiful pearl belt. This would be a great dress for weddings this season. Plus, it has such great movement that you will just want to twirl around in it the whole time. Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite part about this floral maxi. Enjoy!

Dress- Zaful.com

Earrings-Rocksbox