March 18, 2014

Bloggers Unite

Last week I was able to take a break from my busy life and attend a Dallas Blogger event, and meet some other wonderful blog-loving ladies. The evening was hosted by the gals of The Haute Cookie and Create the Outfit at Pouf Blowout. We were pampered with free makeup touchups and fancy braids (but I did mine myself thank youuuu), all while snacking on my favorite macaroons from Tart Bakery. 
I met so many amazing fellow fashion lovers, and it's so fun to be in a room full of people who are so different but bonded through blogging and a love for style. Plus there's a room full of great selfie takers, always a plus. ANDDDD I WON A RAFFLE! I never win anything, ever. And now I have a gift card burning a whole in my wallet, along with an excuse to try out a boutique I've never been to before. Shopping, ugh, if I have to. 
This dress is probably the shortest I own, and definitely out of my comfort zone. Even though I tended to pull at the hem throughout the day, I have to say I was pretty pleased with myself. Wearing knee high socks with a shorter hem line is a great way to show less skin while still accentuating your legs. I felt very Clueless all day, alls I need is a furry pen.















T-Shirt Dress, ASOS // Chains, Fossil // Gold & Silver Cuffs, Charming Charlies // Bag, Kate Spade // Knee Highs, DSW


Thanks to my NY bestie Taylor for hanging out in alleys with me.

March 10, 2014

Wallflower

OH, you're on spring break right now? You're on the beach? Sleeping until noon and shopping? Trolling the streets of SXSW? Gettin-it and what not? Well how nice for you

Because I don't have spring break. And I'm super bitter clearly not bitter at all. I'll just continue "going to class" and work and meetings and such and pretend there are not a couple million 20 year olds raving across the country. 

On the plus side, Dallas gets a day or two of sunshine. But sorry no rainbows. 

I think if you are a girl and you are living life without ASOS leggings, you aren't really living. At this point I have more pairs than I can count, plain, sparkly, and everything in between. But these are probably my favorite. I can wear them over and over again because they take on a whole new life with anything I pair them with. For a busy day of work and school, I put them together with this killer jersey style blouse from Target. With a stretchy, brocade front and sheer chiffon sleeves and back, I snatched this gem up reeeeal quick. And let's not forget about my new purse obsession (a steal from TJ Maxx). The bold stripes never cease to make happy, and is a perfect way to incorporate some print mixing into your life.













Jersey Style Blouse, Target // Floral Panel Leggings, ASOS // Cut-out Booties, DSW // Stripe Bag, Betsy Johnson via TJ Maxx // Earrings, Kendra Scott // Blue Woven Bracelet, TJ Maxx // Watch, Fossil

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shout-out to my dear Ana for taking my pics!

March 5, 2014

Chevron City

This is me, putting all of my favorite things into one outfit. 
Statement stripes, bold necklace,  the perfect jean, show-stopping purse, chunky boots, all wrapped up in coziness. Usually I try to choose one killer piece to plan an outfit around, but sometimes nothing feels better than piling on all of your favorite things to get you through the day. I picked up this amaaaazing sweater/poncho/wonder-blanket while visiting my best friend in Austin, and it's perfect for this spring transition weather. After keeping myself from buying everything in the store, I was told there was a Strut boutique, in Dallas! Such danger. Keeping in line with the things that make me happiest, I added some color and unveiled my newest Kate Spade edition in a super sick magenta, and a southern-staple Kendra Scott turquoise necklace, which I scored for free from an event! Hollaaaaaaa at yo broke gurl. I kept the rest of the outfit simple with my best fitting pair of jeans and a simple Target tee in a subtle hunter green, which adds a nice extra pop to my accessories. 

MUCH LOVE to my darling Katherine Lopez Photography for the spectacular photos!










Chevron Sweater, Strut // Hunter Green Tee, Target // Necklace, Kendra Scott // Jeans, Macys // Boots, DSW // Studs and Bows Purse, Kate Spade // Watch, Fossil // Silver and Gold Bangles, Charming Charlies