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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

Jeans | Similar

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Sweater + Lace | OOTD

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!

Sweater DressRosegal.com

Jacket 

Shoes

Purse

Color Blocked + Beauty Secrets| OOTD 

Before I talk about more of my beauty regimens, let’s talk fashion! I’m a busy mom and elementary school teacher with a million things to do. There are mornings when I encourage my three year old to grab his own snacks (pre-washed fruit) from the refrigerator because I can’t peel myself off of the sofa. Lol This color blocked OOTD if for these moments.

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We will always have those events that creep up on us or have days when we don’t have the energy to put a lot of thought into an outfit. When those days arise it is great to have a “matching set” to throw on and run out of the door. This black and white color blocked set sponsored by DressLily.com is perfect for those moments. The diagonal color blocking design adds some interest to an otherwise basic look. The pockets on the pants have a white insert to help them pop a bit more too. I always like to have a bold element in all of my looks so I went for a fuzzy red purse this time. Don’t  be surprised if people start petting your purse! Lol

Beauty

Hair– I know, you must be thinking I don’t need much when it come to the hair department and your’e right. I don’t need a lot of product but I don’t need the right stuff! I’m finding so much success Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk line. It leaves my hair soft and shiny and my scalp moisturized. That’s all I need in my life right now. Lol

Skincare– I went to a bloggers brunch to learn more about Japanese skincare line Decorte. The science behind these product is freaking amazing (It uses Onsen LIVING WATER) and it smells divine. I honestly dragged my feet on starting this regimen because I knew I would fall in love with it quickly, yet the thought of replacing it once I ran out was troubling. Lol

I took the leap, and I freaking love it! I leaves my skin so soft, plump and smooth. That’s not east for my acne prone skin so I was super surprised at the results. I guess I’m hooked 🙂 You can find Decorte exclusively at Saks!

Don’t forget to leave me a comment about your favorite beauty product right now. Enjoy!

PurseSammydress.com

Color Blocked Sweat SuitDresslily.com

Faux Leather Jacket (similar)

Shoe (Similar)

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

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

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

Embroidered Floral Dress | OOTD

Zaful Review: Just wearing this beautiful embroidered dress sponsored by Zaful.com makes my spirits bright! This is a wonderful example of the feminine touch that I love. The gathered structure is light and it moves well with you. Not to mention it will hide any food babies that may arise in the next week or so.

I also like the versatility of this dress. It can be worn as is, as a tunic with leggings, and ever layered with a jacket. I can see this being a dress to put on repeat during this holiday season.

Leave me a comment about your versatile piece for fall. Plus Zaful.com is having a a major sale right now. Click this link to enter, Enjoy!

Dress- Zaful.com

Hat- Jamie Slye

Shoes-Coach

Bracelet- Lee Lewis Designs

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 🙂

Green with Travel Envy | OOTD

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!

Sweater Set- Zaful.com

Tan Jacket- Rosegal.com

Shoes- Converse

Bracelet- Lee Lewis Designs (See more Lee Lewis Designs at Flea Style Houston November 19, see flyer below) 

Navy Bomber | OOTD

Just say NO to boring bombers ladies! Bombers are trending right now but at some point it can feel like “seen one seen them all”. I like to bring a bold edgy element to many of my looks and I did that easily by going for a long calf length bomber instead of the cropped one you’ve seen a million times. My friends over at Makemechic.com we so gracious to send me this amazing piece and that quality is amazing. It’s well made and will definitely keep the chill off whenever if decides to really cool down in Houston. A minimalist graphic tee from Richly Clad, long line necklace from Charming Charlie, and fantabulous over the knee boots sponsored by my RoseGal.com family, really makes you look twice at all these shades of blue. I’m smitten over this look but leave me a comment and tell me how you’d style this ultra cool bomber. Enjoy!

Graphic Tee- Richly Clad

Necklace-Charming Charlie

Bomber- Make me Chic

OTK Boots- Rose Gal

 

 

 

Meshing Around | OOTD

This mesh dress is all about my love for the LBD (little black dress). This is another take on that simple but effective look. This is actually a 2 piece dress. It has a slip dress as the base and an mesh overlay with a high-low hemline. There is something about this look that is so simple yet exciting. The Preston Coach boot is what adds so much interest to this look. The black and brown composition with the polished buckles and fluffy shearlings does it for me.

Leave me a comment about your favorite version of the little black dress. Enjoy!

Shoes- Coach

Dress- Dresslily.com

Scarf- Wandering Silk

Sunglasses- DressLily.com

http://m.dresslily.com/short-sleeves-round-collar-cut-out-two-piece-dress-for-women-product1492881.html?lkid=1510339

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

Shades of Gray | OOTD

I found this crazy soft faux suede tee dress at WildBloom boutique in Rice Village and it will be on repeat. It’s so comfortable I could literally sleep in it. I’m always on the hunt for things to wear that make my life easy. Getting this dress was a no brainer. It’s a wonderful shade of gray and can easily be dressed up a bit with cool booties and accessories, or more casual with a pair of sneakers and minimal jewelry. Speaking of booties, lets let these wrap around double buckle booties have their own moment! Aren’t they beautiful!?!

This combo is an awesome way to do fall in Houston. Finally cool enough for booties but still warm enough to show some legs! Enjoy!

Dress- Wildbloom Boutique

Necklace- Sponsored by Charming Charlie

Purse-Sponsored by Charming Charlie

Shoes- Sponsored by Charming Charlie

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)

Abstract Matching Set | OOTD

I’m pretty obsessed with the simplicity and beauty of matching sets. I found this matching set while out thrifting and I can’t stop wearing it! I even wore it to school earlier this week. This look is so super comfortable that it literally feels like pajamas. Styling this look was simple because all of the hard word was done by these amazing matching pieces. Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite matching set looks like. Enjoy! 

Fringed Sweater Dress | OOTD

This fringed sweater dress sponsored by Zaful.com is perfect for those days when you want something easy, yet interesting to wear for a day out. This dress is so soft and comfortable to move around in. The tassels add such a cool statement to an otherwise basic sweater dress.

Having the right shoe or boot can sometimes make or break a look. Since this dress is so simple, I paired it with my black lace up over the knee books that really make a statement. This dress could just as easily be paired with leggings and sneakers for a dressed down casual look. Mirrored cat eye sunnies, black tote bag, a bun and I’m almost done. Lastly, add in cool earrings and a bold lip if you’re feeling adventurous. I love outfits that look really pulled together but are really no brainers. This OOTD took minimal effort but packs a mean punch.

Leave me a comment about you style ideas for the neat little number, enjoy!

Dress-Zaful.com

OTK Boots- Lola Shoetique

Earrings-Rocks Box

 

 

The Perfect Jeggings | OOTD

We all know the perfect pair of jeggings LOOK like the perfect pair of jeans! I’ve partnered with Old Navy to help you discover and style an amazing pair that you can literally wear any where.

When I styled these Rock Star Skinny jeggings I thought about all of the ladies ranging from teachers like myself to fashionistas with office careers. The truth is, this classic, yet modest look will work for us all. The true star of this look is the jeggings. They have a beautiful dark blue wash that gives them a professional look. You don’t have to worry about buttons or zippers because their are none. (Win!) They feel great, have two real back pockets, and allow you to move freely. What more could an elementary school teacher-mom-blogger ask for? Last but not least, the fit is so great, they make my little booty look amazing. Im just going to wear these everyday until someone says something. Lol

Leave me a comment about how you would style these perfect jeggings, enjoy!

Jeans- Old Navy

Shirt- Old Navy

Shoes- Old Navy

Cold Shoulder Dress | OOTD

I’m taking this opportunity to give a little cold shoulder while it’s still warm. Makemechic.com has sponsored this awesome dress and can’t lie, I’m smitten. I love how interesting this dress is. From the peekaboo shoulders, to the ruffles and the tie belt that cinches the waist. This dress is simply adorable!

Again, when I wear a dress I’m always wonder if it’s compatible with my toddler and this one passed the test. Leave me a comment and tell me what is your favorite thing about this dress. Enjoy!

 

Dress- Makemechic.com