September 16, 2016

FASHION X DALLAS 2016: Style Recap

Last weekend was an absolute whirlwind of fashion. Fashion X Dallas made its way to my city for its third annual fashion show, which features a mixture of up-and-comers, Dallas and Austin favorites, and Project Runway All Stars smashed into three fabulous nights. If you follow me on Instagram (and you really if you're reading this and you don't, are we even friends?) then you saw my front row looks each night. I got a lot of love for each look, so I wanted to put all the lovely details on the blog for everyone to go forth and shop! A big event like this can seem suuuuuper daunting when trying to plan looks, and its easy to get overwhelmed and feel the need to purchase a whole new wardrobe. But one of the things I love about all of these looks is: they are front-row photog worthy, and were all RIDICULOUSLY on sale! 

NIGHT 1 // Thursday night events are always tricky for me, because I am often coming straight from work. So I needed something to be comfy all day and that wouldn't look like I had been sitting in it for 12 hours. This romper gave me major Zenon vibes, but I was super unsure about it when I stumbled upon it on the sale rack at JCPennys. What convinced me to try it on? THE $10 PRICE TAG OF COURSE. You read that right! And once I had it on, I was so presently surprised. The extended torso and longer lenght short were super flattering, and the pussy-bow detail at the neck was so unique and classy. But with all that said, the part of the outfit I was most stocked about was the shiniest of all shiny clutches. I found this beauty, once again, in the clearance section, at TJ Maxx, and I honestly thought the price tag was a mistake. This clutch, this $300, Milly clutch, MILLY...was $5. Sometimes guys, I am impressed with my own skills. This is one of those times.

NIGHT 2 // This look, was my personal favorite of all three nights, and it was the last one planned. I lusted over this bomber/skirt set on ASOS for a good month before finally purchasing it (and all together it was only $50, but I have commitment issues) and boyyyyy am I glad I did. I can't wait to wear these pieces as separates all season long, and this peachy color goes so well with my favorite fall colors of olive green and deep maroon. I also might do a little beauty/makeup post soon because this maroon smokey eye is my absolute new favorite thing. And the bejeweled and sequined chocker, was just the cherry on top of a perfect outfit.

NIGHT 3 // For the finale night, I of course decided to go out in a blaze of sequined glory because...why not! There are few things I love more than being covered in sequins. This dress was another sale score, ringing it at under $40 at the time I purchased it. Eloquii has been very hit or miss for me in my experiences. I have a couple of pieces like this dress, that I love and become instant favorites in my closet. And other times, what I receive is nothing like what I was expecting/fits weird/looks totally different than the picture. But what I will say, is they know how to throw a sale. So if you're thinking of trying them out, go for a clearance piece or take advantage of one of their flash sales, and pick out a higher-end piece that you wouldn't normally splurge on. Side note, I LOVE the jersey details on the arms and neck, it makes a sparkly piece that would traditionally feel more formal and feminine, so much more modern and wearable.

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For a full recap of the fashions I witnessed on and off the runway, check out this post I wrote for Suburban Style Magazine, on their blog and on stands soon!

Star Romper, JCP // Earrings and Shoes, ASOS // Glitter Lip, Urban Decay // Luminescent Clutch, Milly via TJ Maxx

Matching Bomber and Pencil Skirt with Sheer Detailing, ASOS // Shoes, ASOS // Fur Clutch, Carlos Santana via DSW // Leather Bralette, Express // Bejeweled Chocker, Baublebar // Nude Lip, Kylie Lip Kit in Dolce K and Like Gloss // Smokey Maroon Eye, Limecrime Venus Pallete

Striped Sequin Dress, Eloquii // Earrings, Rebecca Minkoff // Earcuffs, F21 // YEAH Clutch, Torrid // Metallic Shoes, Nordstrom Rack