Thursday, December 1, 2011

holiday Gift idea

I am absolutely head-over-heals in love with the Alaia iPad case. This casing is a perfect gift to put underneath the tree for that special someone who is always on the go and wants to amplify her style! Add some elegance to their outfit and let technology remain untamed with this animal-print calf hair case!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

kick back & relax

Kick back & relax this winter with a yummy, knitted sweater paired with nonchalant laced-up pants. This outfit would be great to wear while cozying up to the fireplace during the Holidays. You also won’t be afraid to step out of the house with this laid-back look!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Loree Rodkin indigo alligator cuff

I'm absolutely sick over this cuff, so of course I had to write a blog post about it! Loree Rodkin is known for her modern, yet medieval take on jewelry designing. You can sense the old world essence within the Hand of Fatima that is encrusted with diamonds and a blue sapphire center. Worn alone, or with stackable bracelets, this cuff is sure to turn some heads!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Stella McCartney Falabella Tote

COLORS: GoldBrownFuchsiaBlueGold Boucle

This tote is absolutely fabulous in EVERY color! Whether you prefer vibrant, subdued, metallic, or textured, there is sure to be a tote that matches your taste. Sling this tote over your shoulder, decorating it with metallic chains, or fold it underneath your arm as an oversized clutch. I personally love the metallic gold! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

These boots are made for walking

Dress: Parker Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

I love this little kaki dress paired with these buckled boots. The elongated wrap around strap allows multiple ways in which you could wear these leather booties. Traveling somewhere warm during the holidays? Pair this bell-sleeved dress with these gladiator sandals, with a pop of leopard-print. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

leopard & lace

Dress: The Row Shoes:Christian Louboutin Coat: The Row

Wear this intricately embroidered dress with a magnificent animal-print coat and sky-high pointed pumps, for the most impactful take. This outfit is classic, with a modern twist. Don't shy away just yet; finish your look with vibrant red lipstick (to match your Louboutins)!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Let your shoes do the talking

Earrings: Sachin + Babi Sweater: The Row Shoes: Brian Atwood Skirt: A.P.C.

Start off an effortless look with a cashmere oversized sweater, tweed mini skirt, and simple earrings. Let your shoes do the talking, and finish your look with dynamic movement! I love this fringed platform pump that features lace-up detail and dangling fringe & metal detail on the back. You won’t go unnoticed in this relaxed look, especially when on the move!  

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Event Recap

Happy to announce yet another successful trunk show in the company of great friends! Cissy Jones, Sandy Hutchison, Cheryl Dufault, and I let attendees in on the scoop on what to wear this fall and shared some of our top picks. All dressed in Mark & Estel, the ladies and I were surrounded by tons of treasures from LA and NY to Africa and India.

Pictured above are some of my favorite treasures made by Cheryl Dufault. Cheryl’s creative passion and vision is found in each piece of jewelry she creates. Every item consists of vintage items found from countries ranging, from Nepal to India and Africa. I absolutely love these pearl necklaces strung with an assortment of genuine and stunning artifacts.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Outfit Pick of the Day

Jumpsuit: Roksanda Ilincic Cardigan: Christopher Kane

Look electric in this outfit pick of the day! This wide-leg jumpsuit and black knit cardigan, with a touch of florescent beads, will be sure to help you stand out at any event. Confidence will be gained, and you are sure to have a “WOW” walk-in wherever you may go! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday attire

I can't think of a more festive, chic attire for the holidays. I absolutely love this short waisted jacket paired with a ruby silk-satan floor-length skirt. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Latest Obsession

Top: Isabel Marant Shorts: Madewell Belt: Isabel Marant 
Sweater Dress: Kaufmanfranco

My latest obsession is my new Ash fringed boots! Pair these over-the-knee boots with leather shorts, a denim shirt, and a belt for a relaxed day time look. Transition your look to a casual, cozy evening with a cable knit sweater dress. The options are endless with these boots! 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Trend Watch

Blazer: M.Patmos Dress: Alexander Wang

A trend to look out for this season (and even into spring) is the pairing of a structured blazer over a feminine, silk, or floral dress. I love the combination of hard and soft, with a bonus of extra warmth! Together, this texture-clash jacket and blush streamer dress proves that you can be both girly and edgy at the same time. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Matthew Williamson Sunglasses

Stay warm this season while hiding behind Matthew Williamson's electric pink sunglasses. The dark, cold and dreary days of winter may transform your wardrobe to consist of grays, blacks and neutrals. But who said neon accents aren't allowed? 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Outfit Pick of the Day

Jacket: Isabel Marant Pants: AG Flats: Jimmy Choo

Today’s outfit pick of the day is a great daytime look that can be easily transformed to a night out with the girls for cocktail hour. This embellished jacket is the epitome of Parisian charm. Transform any outfit whether it may be your favorite cocktail dress or pair of jeans, but remember to leave jewelry and accessories at home! I personally would love to pair this marvelous feather-trimmed piece with a relaxed white tee, faux leather leggings, and classic Jimmy Choo flats. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Going Native With Isabel Marant

1. Dress 2. Pants 3. Skirt 4. Sweater

Navajo-inspired prints are big news this season, so travel to the "City Different", Santa Fe, with Isabel Marant. These prints can be worn in a feminine, hip, or casual way. Take it from day, with silk delicate pieces and a cardigan, or to night with sleek skinnies. With one of these pieces, you will effortlessly acquire the new-season style.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mark & Estel Scarves

Introducing new Mark & Estel scarves and wraps:
I cannot WAIT to get my hands on one of these luxurious jersey scarves. Definitely will be a staple item in any wardrobe this fall & winter. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Goddis Parker Sweater in Fossil

It's officially sweater season, with the temperature high of 67 degrees in Dallas. Cozy up in this lightweight sweater that is a blend of casual sexiness. The cool grays, blues and nudes that run up & down the sleeves are remnant of the California sand, sky, and ocean during the winter months. My much-loved characteristic of this pullover is the wrapable silhouette that is both flirty and feminine.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Outfit Pick of the Day

Top: Alexander Wang Pants: The Row Boots: Rachel Zoe

Look like a rocker with an added touch of elegance. Add Rachel Zoe over the knee boots to lambskin leather skinny leg trousers and give the illusion of thigh highs that are made to rock in. Sophisticate your strong look with an Alexander Wang nude, silk top. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Gold & Bold

I love gold and especially going gold & bold with statement jewelry pieces! These cuffs and necklaces are sure to dress up any outfit. Whether it is a casual t-shirt, a LBD, a sweater, or a silk top, you know you will be making a statement. I find these pieces irresistible because of their yellow golden brass color, geometric symbols, symbols of Native American imagery, and horn pendant. Gold is popping up every where this season, so go ahead and be bold with gold!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Outfit Pick of the Day

This casual Isabel Marant wool-blend dress and fine-knit scarf screams casual-cool especially when paired with an Alaia leopard print bag and killer Camilla Skovgaard suede booties. Being casual & comfortable does NOT mean you have to sacrifice being fashionable & chic!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Leather & Black

Black is forever, timeless, and chic. Any of these pieces can be thrown back to anything from lace, to color/prints, and to our all time favorite, DENIM. These happen to be some of my FAVORITE fall desires!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Outfit Pick of the Day

Sweater: Alexander Wang Pants: Balmain Heels: Balmain

Metallic Blue Balmain leather pants paired with AW ribbed knit sweater is sure to be a FOXY hit wherever you go, especially matched with buckled leather heels! Who said a turtleneck couldn't be tantalizing?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Balmain Metallic Leather Blazer

 Enough said.... this show stopper stands alone, gold happens to ROCK this season and is a personal favorite of mine.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Alexander McQueen

"Clothes and jewelry should be startling, and individual... When you see a women in my clothes, you want to know more about them. To me, that is what distinguishes good designers from bad designers." --- Alexander McQueen

Things I love about mcqueen:

  1. He mixes luxury with mass market fashion, which makes his designs very modern.
  2. He has a "NO RULES" fashion policy. According to McQueen, "it is a new era in fashion!!"
  3. His British tailoring with the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing. 
  4. and finally, of course, I also love his skull motif. Definitely one of my FAVS!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Cutie Stardust Wedge

"As you approach the stage, you hear your platform ankle boots clack against the stairs. You wait just behind the curtain until the crowd increases its enthusiasm to an almost-deafening clamor. In response, you step your Jeffrey Campbell wedge out and watch as the spotlight hits its silvery, glitter-covered upper and the shiny zipper at its back, causing a thousand little slivers of light to refract against the floor. The audience explodes in a roar of excitement at the sight of your sensational outfit - a satin tank, bandage miniskirt, and tantalizingly textured stockings. With a snap of your fingers, the band kicks in and you're ready to go!" -- ModCloth

Couldn't have said it any better! Why do you think I own the same exact shoes?!
(but of course in my favorite color & in heel form) 
Make a statement with any outfit in these sparkly booties, I know I will this weekend for my birthday!

My Jeffery Campbell Birthday Booties

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I am absolutely infatuated with this leather jacket decked out in
embellishments & zippers that go in every direction! Don't care for
shelling out cash for a bedazzled leather jacket? THINK AGAIN!  The
crystal embellished side panel is removable! But.. the best part of this
jack is that it is 50% off!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Visually Appealing Closet

Everyone asks me how they can make their closet more visually appealing. Well it is simple! Here are the steps & tips:
  1. First, of course, you must clean out your closet of everything you don't need (either items you don't wear anymore or are not in season)
  2. Group your clothing based on whether it is a sweater, jean, dress, shirt etc.
  3. Place these different groupings together on a rack from light to dark (so items can be easily found)
  4. Shoes are also grouped based on if they are heels, sandals, boots, wedges etc.
  5. Arrange your shoes, also, from light to dark
NOW it is time to be creative and have fun styling, yes STYLING your closet!
  1. Display your favorite handbags by hanging them on hooks (I especially love showing off vibrant, colorful bags)
  2. Hat lover? Line them up on the top shelf of your closet to present them like individual works of art
  3. Space your hangers evenly to get rid of the cluttered and overwhelming look & transform your closet into a high-end boutique
Other tips:
  1. I always use clear hangers and make sure I have some with foam and some without for the correct type of clothing
  2. Have an empty rod in the closet that needs to be filled? Arrange scarves on these by looping them around 
  3. Display your favorite bedazzled, sequin dress on an empty wall of your closet for some extra added visual appeal

These Boots are Made for Walking

Everyone knows that I am a HUGE fan of anything suede. These suede boots are all amazing and would be great for both fall & winter. Whether you prefer heels or flats, there is definitely a pair here that you will love!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Missoni Infinity Scarves

With Target being a mad house, why not invest in the real thing? These infinity scarves are so luxurious and are in two of the hottest colors for fall, Turquoise and Bordaeux. So go ahead and leave the hassle behind and wrap yourself in a classic Missoni scarf!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mark & Estel

Introducing the new Mark & Estel "Slit Skirts & Shirts"! Add some sass to your favorite T-shirt and casual skirt with a slit! I am absolutely LOVING this new line... aren't you? 

Outfit Pick of the Day

This asymmetrical layered dress by Max Azria is perfect for fall! It is a casual dress that can easily transform from day to a night on the town. For fall, pair this dress with these suede booties with heels that are adorned with rhinestones and studs. Carry this dress into the winter by pairing it with brown leather leggings as seen on the MAXAZRIA runway. This is truly a dress for ALL seasons!!! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Gianmarco Lorenzi

If you don't already know Gianmarco Lorenzi, get to know this designer now! These silver spiked booties will add a PUNCH to any outfit. The creative director for Gianmarco Lorenzi started sketching shoes at the young age of 5!!! Now a luxury women's footwear designer, this creative director creates fashion-forward footwear that is a blend of sophisticated, delicate, and yet provocative qualities. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fashion's Night Out

FNO finally arrived this past Thursday!!! My assistant, Brittany and I went to Nieman Marcus, Forty Five Ten, and finally, Highland Park Village. Fashion's Night Out drew a large crowd, luckily we arrived early to the Neiman's runway show to get front-row seats! The show was put on by my good friend Amber Venz (pictured above) and other young female fashion bloggers in Dallas. Pictured below are some looks I personally loved!! Leather leggings are a must have this season, Amber says to pair them with leather knee-highs to give a thigh-high illusion. It is also no surprise to me that fur vests are making a comeback this season. Don't forget color in the fall, because the color-blocking trend is carrying over from this summer! After Nieman's, at Forty Five Ten I spotted Alexander McQueen handbags, a snake skin jewelry box, and an Alberta Ferretti cocktail dress. I finally got to cap off the busy night at HP Village with another fashion show and a cocktail!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"The Birkin-Like Bag"

The ONE thing I covet more than anything in the fashion world is the "HERMES BIRKIN BAG". But, like most girls, I can't afford the real thing at this time in my life seeing that I have a 7th grader that, one day, will venture off to go to college. Luckily, Michael Kors has come up with the perfect look-alike!!! This color, in "Dusk", is a perfect color to transition from day to night! Want to add some flair to this classic handbag? Why not tie on a printed skull scarf by Alexander McQueen!

Haute Hippie Sequined Skirt

Everyone knows that a must-have in my closet is an article of clothing or an accessory absolutely covered in sequins. This Haute Hippie skirt can be worn now or in the fall with opaque tights! I know I HAVE to have this!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Outfit Pick of the Day

Absolutely LOVE this combo! Pair this skull sweatshirt with this hot pink pleated skirt and you get an outfit that has a WOW factor!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall Cardigans

Celebrating a cool Labor Day in Dallas means it is time to start thinking about casual, cool cardigans! These three chunky-knit, wool-blend, and cashmere-blend sweaters exude casual luxury at its finest.