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!
In Houston it’s Winter, then Fall, then Spring, and Summer will be here before you know it! You can’t really ever “put away” your summer clothing but that works for a person who cant make up their mind most times (like me).
This simple OOTD is a favorite of mine because it’s only one piece. That really takes the guess work out of finding something awesome to wear. This sweater dress sponsored by Rosegal.com has a lace underlay with cut outs. Now that takes a basic sweater dress to the next level. I adore little details that make simple things special. Now all there is to do is grab your favorite sneakers (For me it’s my chucks) , a jacket just in case “Winter” comes blowing through, and your favorite day bag.
This look took seconds to put together but looks so pulled together. Leave me a comment about your favorite sweater dress. Enjoy!
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!
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!
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
We are well into the holiday season which means there are a few more holiday parties to hit. Why not step outside of the box a bit more for your holiday party look? One of my favorite quotes is, “People will stare, make it worth their while” , and this look matches that idea. The cool thing about this look is that I didn’t really have to purchase anything new. All of these pieces were already living in my closet with the exception of my fun new purse.
I like things that are a little unexpected so I went ALL IN with my head wrap. I see women wear head wraps often but how many times have you seen one fabulously styled with a sequins dress at a holiday party? !? I can’t say that I have. Lol
I wore this sequins dress to my blog anniversary party back in October. The great thing about this black and white sequins dress is that it translates to so many occasions. That’s the beauty of classic colors. I thrifted this red 3/4 sleeve coat nearly a year ago and I’ve finally been about to break it out. The details on this coat are amazing and its the perfect pop of color.This pop of color/contrast can be in any color and it would have the same effect.
This look could easily be overwhelming and “too much” but because everything is black & white except for the coat, everything fits right into place. The only thing left to do is put on a red lip and grab a fun purse.
Leave me a comment about your favorite bold look for the holidays. Enjoy!
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!
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.
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.
Second, I took a small section out of the front and put the rest in a ponytail toward the front of my head.
Next, I took the hair that I left out in the front, placed it over the ends on my ponytail and smoothed it out.
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!
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!
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!
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.
I have had my box braids out for a while now and because of the length of my hair I have had to become very creative with my hair styles. It is sort of an awkward stage when it’s not long enough for some things and not short enough to just leave it alone and wear it as is.
I would classify this look as a tuck & pin style. Tuck & pins are great for any hair length and every hair stays put because of all of the bobby pins you’ll use. To begin, I blew my hair out with my blowdryer. After it was stretched, I began at the very front in the center of my hair with a light braid/twist. Once each braid/twist is done, secure it with a bobby pin. Start on the right, twist and pin to the opposite side. Then move to the opposite side of your head and repeat. Continue this pattern until you reach the desired place you’d like to stop. Then use the same left to right pattern to braid out the remaining hair. Tuck it under and secure it with a bobby pin. It takes less than five minutes to do and people won’t believe that you did it yourself.
Leave me a comment about your favorite tuck & pin style. Enjoy!
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.
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!
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!
Holiday season means travel season too! Most of us will be doing traveling of some sort over the next few months so why not look fashion forward at the same time? The good news is you can, EASILY!
My peeps over at Zaful.com sponsored this beautiful matching sweater and skirt set that will make traveling in style a breeze. When it comes to travel, having a matching set takes the guess work out of the age old question, “what do I wear?” The “ripped” look of this set adds a lot of interest for my folks that refuse to wear boring clothes. I layered a thin tan blazer sponsored by Rosegal.com over this set to compliment the green color and keep the airport/airplane chill away. Comfy shoes are a must for running to your gate so my Chucks were an easy choice. Grab your carry on bag and you’re ready to look like a true fashionista while hitting the road.
Leave me a comment and tell me about you favorite travel attire. Enjoy!
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!
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!
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!
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!