Tuesday, May 8, 2012

COVER Event at Five & Ten

Mark your calendars! Come to COVER's event at Five and Ten and preview their collection on May 15th. Celebrate their partnership with The American Caner Society, while enjoying snacks provided by Hail Merry.

COVER is my good friends', Robyn and Lisa's, sun conscious clothing line that is functional and chic. Each item in their collection is sun protective active and swim wear is certified UPF 50+. Now through April 2013, Cover Clothing will contribute a percentage of all their long-sleeve white shirt sales to the American Cancer Society. So come enjoy fashion, snacks, and a good cause this May!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

7 For All Mankind Northpark Event

Embrace the brand that started it all this Thursday from 2pm-6pm at the Northpark location. Come celebrate with 7 For All Mankind as they launch their amazing unorthodox new ad campaign with multitalented hunk, James Franco. Thanks to PlanB PR and Bri Crum, attendees will be the first to preview and shop the new summer collection. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet Seven's corporate team from Los Angeles and New York. 

I have always loved this California brand and its 'forever cool' aesthetic. This spring and summer is all about prints with a compelling assortment of florals, lace and tie dye. This brand has come a long way from their classic "A" pocket bootcut jeans. Don't miss out on this special event, and the yummy cocktails & desserts (and of course media gift bags!).

7 For All Mankind summer 2012 collection

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The "IT" Bag

Dries Van Noten clutch

I absolutely love alligator clutches, especially this one by Dries Van Noten. Their Fall 2012 handbag collection consists of a mixture of strong textures and colors. This bag is the perfect go-to clutch for the coming season. It is exceptionally wearable, perfect for the modern woman. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

These Shoes are Made for Walking

1. Nicholas Kirkwood 2. Rag & Bone 3. Azzedine Alaia 4. Bottega Veneta

These shoes are some of my favorite picks from this month's magazines. Flats, heels, wedges, or booties, there is sure to be a perfect pair for you. A girl can never own too many shoes, and these were made for walking.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Balmain is White Hot

Balmain magazine advertisement

Inspired by Balmain's spring ad, I pulled a few of my favorite white & gold pieces from their collection that is pictured below. My attention was automatically drawn to this ad, while flipping through a magazine. My fashion eye is always drawn to anything absolutely covered in embellishments and grommets, especially if it is gold. So be bold by wearing gold with head to toe white this season.

1. Top 2. Belt 3. Jeans 4. Biker Jacket

Monday, April 23, 2012

Thu Thu

Thu Thu tribal embroidered biker jacket

During my research trying to find the next big thing, I stumbled upon my new favorite line, Thu Thu. Thu Thu is the label of designer Thuy Duong Nguyen. Thuy, born in Vietnam, unites western style with the Far East. Each design is a blend of fabrics and handcrafted Vietnamese embroideries. Featured in style.com print magazine for fall 2012, this embroidered and patchwork biker jacket is anything but basic. Take the classic for a spin and travel to distant places and older times with Thu Thu. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sinclair Denim

My personal Sinclair denim collection

Sinclair, a Los Angeles based company, is hands down my favorite designer denim line. As stated on rewardstyle.com, "[Sinclair] delivers to the market a fresh approach to this centuries old iconic fabric. Incorporating incomparable fits in fabrications which are new and experimental along with innovative styling and finishing techniques". I personally love this line because of its incredible fit (which explains why I currently own four pairs). You feel as if you have nothing on when wearing a pair of Sinclair jeans. Don't shy away from adding your personal touch to these revolutionary jeans by cutting the bottoms to fray, as I did to my whitewashed flared pair. The Sinclair collection can be found at V.O.D. that is located in Victory Park here in Dallas. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Casual Cool Style

I believe that women can be causal, while still displaying their individual style. I always love to throw on a good pair of jeans and cowboy inspired booties (my weakness). This muted yellow color combines perfectly with these light-blue skinny jeans by Mother. Don't be afraid to add some surprise to the outfit with this sheer jersey tank top that contains cutouts.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It's all about the bag

I centered today's outfit around this fabulously embroidered and embellished clutch by Antik Batik. This eclectic handbag is anything but an accent piece, it pulls the entire the look together. As the center of gravity, this clutch can be worn with a simple white tank, waxy coated jeans, and subtle gold accents.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Saturday Night Fever

Channel John Travolta in this fringed jumpsuit and chunky platform heels. Maison Martin Margiela typically designs avant-garde pieces; instead this jumpsuit is tailored to perfection with an added touch of fringed sand twill. I love fringe and the movement it adds to any article of clothing. Ditch your cocktail hour dress, and instead be daring with this chic and contemporary alternative. To top of your 70's inspired look, add a sleek Rick Owens clutch to make current.  

Monday, April 9, 2012

cover + neiman marcus

Haven't heard of Cover Clothing? Created by two Highland Park women and my good friends, Lisa and Robyn, Cover is for the fashionable but sun conscious girl. She loves to look beautiful and wants to stay that way...

All pieces are carefully crafted in an extremely light-weight nylon/spandex blend. The special fabric is certified UPF 50+, moisture-wicking and quick drying. It can be machine washed over and over while the sun protection never wears out. The fabric will not fade or pill.

The girls at Cover are passionate about the cause of their clothing - sun protection. They are teaming up with American Cancer Society to feature a limited edition white long sleeved T with educational hang tags. Cover will be donating 100% of the net proceeds from sales of the shirt to the American Cancer Society from May 2012 - May 2013.

 Buy your Cover Clothing online now offered through Neimanmarcus.com. Check out my personal favorite, the Nieman's exclusive pencil skirt. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Bohemian Rhapsody

Dress: Duro Olowu Heels: Miu Miu Flats: Jimmy Choo

This bohemian multicolored printed maxi dress can be worn day & night. Look fabulous running errands during the day with Jimmy Choo sandals, or dance the night away in Miu Miu heels. You will cast a spell on onlookers with this paisley, flowy frock.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Leopard-print for Spring

Who said you could only wear leopard-print during the cold, winter months? I always like to make a fierce statement with this wild print, no matter what season it is. This delicate, silk mini-dress is a must-have this spring/summer. Add a touch of color to this lightweight dress with these moss green braided sandals by Alexander McQueen. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cartier Nails It

I absolutely covet Cartier and their love bracelet that was inspired by the chastity belt. The nail bracelet is sure to be Cartier's next big seller, which is going to be resurrected from their archives this spring. Created in the 1970s, this bracelet will be launched again in Cartier boutiques April 13th. Originally designed by Aldo Cipullo, this modern, yet classic, accessory is my new essential. Cartier hits the nail on the head this spring!

Cartier rose gold nail bracelets 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Event Wrap-up

With a new office and a new season, the spring event couldn't have gone any better. If you missed out on the event, you definitely need to check out Mark & Estel's new "party all night collection". This new collection features an array of new styles in rich gauze fabric. Each item in this collection is also partially named after a different famous rocker. As Mark & Estel beautifully stated, "gauze is the sexiest textile of the season, it has a soft hand and a luxurous feel on the body".

Mark & Estel "party all night collection" & fabric swatches

     The girls and I all dressed in Mark & Estel and Kaylie in the new gauze collection

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jessica Simpson Teams Up With Mark & Estel

Jessica Simpson, expecting mother and Fashion Star mentor, was spotted wearing Mark & Estel's striped swing gown. With a hectic schedule for two appearances in one day, it is no wonder Jess chose their relaxed striped dress. Doesn't she look effortlessly gorgeous heading to both Ellen and Jay Leno?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Event

It is not too late to still attend my spring event with Sandy Hutchison. The event will last till 5pm today, and from 8:30am-5:00pm tomorrow. Get your closet ready for the new season with knits from Mark & Estel, jewelry by Cheryl Dufault, and more!

Date: Tuesday, March 27 & Wednesday March 28
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: Katina Thornton's new office
Astleford Interiors
4318 West Lovers Ln.
Dallas, TX 75209

Me and the very talented jewelry designer, Cheryl Dufault

One of my favorite pieces of Cheryl's new collection 

Sandy Hutchison and I rocking the new cotton gauze Mark & Estel collection

Orange suede flip flops are what I will be adding to my spring wardrobe

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Jumpsuit

I loved this Stella McCartney jumpsuit so much, I couldn't decide on which color I liked best. For day, I chose this hot pink color and paired it with neutral heels and a cork clutch. However, for night, you can't go wrong with black! Be daring and pair this midnight-hued jumpsuit with a color-blocked, tasseled gilet. Don't stop there; add Christian Louboutin cut out paten heels to top off your look!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hello Yellow

Yellow was the IT color at NYFW spring shows. From Oscar De La Renta, Vera Wang, to J. Crew, this canary color seemed to be on every runway. Mix good girl with bad girl, and pair this gracefully pleated Alexander McQueen dress with spiked heels and stacked rings. Who said you couldn't be fun, flirty, and tough at the same time?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spring Accessories Under $300

These are just some of my spring 2012 must-have accessories, and they are all under $300! Liven up your wardrobe with either pops of neon pink, skulls, or stripes. You can even buy designer duds for your iphone and car keys!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

5 pieces = 1 amazing look

These 5 staple items create 1 amazing look that is wearable, whether its during the daytime or evening. I toughened up royal blue pleated pants with a suede motorcycle jacket and skull printed tank. For accessories, I kept it classic and chic with a Celine envelope clutch and Rorschach test-inspired Bottega Veneta heels.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Shoe of the moment

These sky-high heels by Jimmy Choo certainly caught my eye while flipping through the latest Bazaar magazine at the nail salon. Ankle straps are HOT this season, and so is this bright orange color (which happens to be my favorite). Trade in your nude heels and add a pop-of-color to your feet this season!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Neutral Color Blocking

Dress: Girl. By Band of Outsiders Shoes: Burberry Bag: Pierre Hardy

Color blocking is everywhere, so why not do it in a neutral pallet? This Pierre Hardy bag is not only on trend, it's functional! Look effortlessly chic in this Band of Outsiders dress that is a mixture of cotton and satin.  Change it up and add killer, woven Burberry wedges to this easy look. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Winter to Spring

Top: Raquel Allegra Shorts: Pucci Shoes: Pierre Hardy 
Handbag: Victoria Beckham

This outfit is the perfect pick for that awkward in-between season. Wear this outfit now by adding opaque tights and a leather jacket. Turn winter into spring, by tossing your boots aside and pairing this ensemble with studded sandals.  Don't forget the Victoria Beckham envelope clutch with a pop of red!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Latest Obsession

Leather Shadow Bootie                                                Patent Shadow Bootie

I am absolutely OBSESSED with this bootie made by Jeffrey Campbell. As a fan of the designer (and current owner of his designs), I just love his wild creativity in his footwear. You will cast a shadow in these heel-less platform booties that are a staggering 7 inches, with a 3 inch platform! Patent or classic leather, these booties are the only accessory you will need to pair with your outfit.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Take a Vacation

Dress: Sass & Bide Shoes: Bottega Veneta Handbag: Lanvin

Take a vacation from your work week with this Sass & Bide embroidered dress. This vibrant dress is perfect whether you have an upcoming beach trip, or you just wish you were on one. Keep the shoes simple with these Bottega Veneta sandals. Add a citrine and camel leather shoulder bag for some extra color!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Simply Chic With a Little Edge

Sweater: Miu Miu Skirt: Valentino Shoes: Valentino Ring: Loree Rodkin

Nothing, absolutely NOTHING says chic better than Valentino. I fell in love with this skirt paired with a cashmere blend sweater. Mix up your chic look with a few tough and edgy details. To do this, add these pointed, studded wedges and a Loree Rodkin diamond knuckle ring.

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Show-stopper

Shoes: Versace Jumpsuit: Lanvin

This outfit is a definite show-stopper! I love the blend of elegance and sexiness of this Lanvin jumpsuit. This draped jumpsuit is the perfect substitute for the conventional cocktail dress. The ruching detail also makes this piece utterly flattering. For that high-impact look, add these Versace leopard-print calf hair and patent-leather pumps.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Less is More

Sometimes less is more, especially when wearing these Pierre Hardy caged heels! I love the earthy tones of the intertwined orange, brown and navy blue leather straps. Keep it simple, and wear these heels with a minimalist asymmetric dress. This combo is a sure winner for any occasion! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cool, Calm, & Relaxed

This outfit is perfect for a casual afternoon at the mall, a movie matinee, or a picnic with the one you love. This “Baja” jacket by Proenza Schouler makes a comeback for Cruise 2012. This cotton poncho, of grayscale color blocking, exudes a sense of cool. What better match than to pair this jacket with flared denim and braided platform sandals? 

Monday, January 23, 2012

The most buzzed about stiletto

Dress: DKNY at Net-A-Porter.com Belt: Ralph Lauren Collection at Net-A-Porter.com Shoe: Givenchy 

It seems like almost EVERYONE is obsessed with the stilettos Charlize Theron wore at the Golden Globes, including me. This Givenchy sexy stiletto with metal hardware detail and silver spiked heel cannot be found online, but I just HAD to include it. I love this simple, yet chic, billowy silhouette paired with an orange woven belt. We can all dream we had these shoes to match!  

Sunday, January 22, 2012

steel the scene

Essie nail color: Steel-ing the scene

Sterling silver metallic finishes add the perfect touch of elegance to any outfit. My personal favorite, and absolutely necessary, accessory to any look is a hint of color on your nails. Silver is the go to color for adornments this spring, so go ahead and add some glimmer to your everyday look! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Emerald Green + Kitten Heels

As everyone knows, Isabel Marant is one of my all time favorite designers! I absolutely ADORE this shirtdress paired with Burberry yellow embellished kitten heels. Kitten heels are back on trend, just in time to give our feet a rest from sky-high platforms. What a better final touch than this Marni clutch?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Color + neutral

I am OBSESSED over this kelly-green leather skirt. This skirt has two elements of surprise, not only its color, but also the back zipper detail. The main trend this spring is pairing subdued neutrals with vibrant color, which is why I paired this bold skirt with a neutral knit poncho. Orange is my favorite color, so I of course had to include a great “POC” below!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NYC Trend Watch

Last week during my stay in the Big Apple, I was able to attend some fashion shows and these are the trends of things to come for the New Year:

1. BOXY JACKET: To be worn with a fitted bottom (shorts or skinny jeans), a soft underpinning, and a chunky utilitarian shoe.

2. PLEATED SKIRT: Wear with a silk, flowy blouse, or a thin cashmere cardigan with soft sleeveless underpinning. Also add a feminine handbag, statement earrings, and a great d’Orsay pump.

3. PEPLUM TOP: A very classic 50’s silhouette that goes great with a straight slim skirt, or a cropped pant. For finishing touches, add chunky heels, or a strappy, heavy pump.

4. MAXI SKIRT: One of my favorites!!! Can be worn with a great denim button down, or a biker jacket with a slinky wife beater underneath. Buckle an oversized belt at your waist, and sling a cross-body bohemian bag over your shoulders. A gladiator sandal is the perfect finale to this ensemble!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Animal instincts

You can never go wrong with animal print! Leopard print is an everlasting favorite in the fashion world, and mine. Pair this Yves Sain Laurent bold, silk-satin dress with sassy Versace heels. Don’t settle for one striking piece; let your whole look do the talking. Nothing growls louder than this pairing! Want to subdue your look for the daytime? Add a lightweight scarf, which can also be tied to your handbag for the nighttime.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Little Orange Dress

This spring, trade in your little black dress for a little orange dress. Don’t be shy when it comes to your accessories! A bright dress calls for metallic accessories to match. Whether it may be metallic gold, silver, or multi-color, the options are limitless. So go ahead and trade in black for bright!