Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Birthday Bling





Top: J.Crew // Denim: Rich & Skinny (old, 7 for Mankind version) // Bracelets: David Yurman, J.Crew FactoryStella & Dot // Shoes: Tory Burch (similar)  // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // OPI 'Mod About You' // Lips: Façade Blossom

My mom gave me this J.Crew Tilda Oxford Rhinestone Top for my birthday. I love the bedazzled collar! I paired it here with rolled light grey jeans and silver flats for a casual weekend look. Last week I wore it to work under a lobster sweater (see Tibi version) with minnie pants. As the temps rise, this sleeveless top is a great alternative to the chambray button down! Also available in white.

Photography by Nina Rand

Don't forget this Thursday is the Houston launch party for Kelly Wynne Handbags!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Kendra Scott + Sheridan French Shopping Party Social

Saturday, Nina and I hosted our second shopping party social with Kendra Scott. This time we combined it with line-we-love Sheridan French. Kendra's just launched Island Escape collection pairs perfectly with Sheridan's bohemian collection of bright dresses, skirts, and tunicsWe had a great time styling the two together!

 
Nina: Sheridan French Calypso Tunic in Green Logo Tile // Kendra Scott Chanya Cuff Bracelet
Me: Sheridan French Etta Sleeveless Tunic in Pink & Yellow Ikat // Kendra Scott Elena Feather Earrings in Yellow (on sale!) // J Brand Mid Rise Skinny Jeans


Love that my friend Carla came dressed in her Sheridan French tunic from the 2011 collection and Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings in Lilac. Also pictured Lillian Skirt in Green Palm, Arabella Dress in Deep Coral, and Calypso Tunic in Pink Logo.


Nina and I were honored to be featured in Kendra Scott's "Bloggers We Love" series. Check out the full feature and subscribe to Kendra's blog!

A big THANK YOU to Ellen and team at Kendra Scott City Centre for organizing the event and to everyone who came out to shop despite the torrential down pour!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

You're Invited: Kelly Wynne Handbags

Please join me, Nina Rand, Brooke Wise, Marianna Stephens, and designer Kelly Wynne at The Tasting Room for the Houston launch of Kelly Wynne Handbags! Described as "stylish, everyday handbags for the spirited, modern women," the line includes clutches, totes, and carry alls.  All bags are proudly made in the USA. Check out the amazing line on Facebook and Instagram!


P.S. See you this Saturday at City Centre for the  Kendra Scott + Sheridan French Shopping Party!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Anchors Away



Go shorty, it's my birthday! I'm going to wear my sequin anchor top because it's my birthday! I first spied this top on Atlantic-Pacific and had to have it. Lucky for you, J.Crew Factory brought it back! I paired it with toothpick jeans, vintage clutch (similar here), and a bold ring

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Table Top: Coastal


The glorious weather of late inspired me to bring out my coastal themed linens for a casual dinner party. The aqua placements and napkins bordered in white coral are from Williams-Sonoma (last year).  The gold beaded coral napkin rings were wedding gifts from Bering's. They also coordinate with our formal china, Quenelle by Richard Ginori. Each plate has a fish on it. I suppose that should be my next table top! You may recall a similar candlestick and flower arrangement from my Spring table top


My mom gave me the little sterling silver dish. I love it! The scalloped seashell symbol was used through out our wedding. The final touch were seashell cocktail napkins from Pottery Barn (check out their shell tablecloth). The next day I came across our sea urchin salt & pepper shakers. Next time!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Finds & Features




  • The Spring issue off to & from is online now! It's your go-to gift guide for every occasion.

  • Casa de Novia featured me in their new blog series Our Brides. If you are engaged, they are the bridal boutique in Houston!


Have a great weekend! Thanks for reading! xoxo

Thursday, April 18, 2013

You're Invited: Kendra Scott + Sheridan French Shopping Party Social

Nina and I had so much fun hosting our first Kendra Scott shopping party, we're doing it again! This time, we're combining forces with Sheridan French. Nina and I are styling Sheridan's tops & tunics with Kendra's bracelets & baubles. Join us for champagne & cupcakes and check out their latest collections!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Birthday Wish List

I turn the big 3-2 next Tuesday! So naturally, I compiled a list of birthday splurges! 

Birthday Wishes
1. Marc Jacobs Watch - It's time! 

2. Zara Floral Suit -  Spring must-have! Check out Lilly Pulitzer's version last seen here.

3. Christian Louboutins - Classic. Every girl needs a pair! 

4. Hermes Bangle - In Hermes orange. Yes, please!

5. Prada Wallet - Go big or go home! 

 A birthday girl can wish, right?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Shop Talk: Façade



Façade is an adorable makeup boutique in Uptown Park.  They specialize in bridal and wedding makeup application and carry hard to find cosmetic lines including their own Façade brand.  I have been a huge fan and loyal customer ever since owner Corinne Williams did my makeup for my sister's wedding ten years ago! I'm working on an exciting collaboration with Uptown Park (stay tuned!) and in preparation for the shoot, Façade did my makeup. Lucky me! 




Senior Artist Kate Block introduced me to IT Cosmetics. I fell in love with the pictured products. Bye Bye Redness ($30) does just that. It instantly neutralized my rosacea (no need for foundation). Life-changing! Hello Lashes ($24) is a 5-in-1 mascara that conditions, curls, enhances, tints, and volumizes. I particularly like how the wand has a detailer tip to reach every lash. 

Façade also offers seasonal makeup updates and lessons. Schedule your appointment today!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pom-Poms

Pom Poms
Dolce & Gabbana Earrings // Tory Burch Raffia Woven Crystal Necklace // Tory Burch Resin Bracelet

These Dolce & Gabbana raffia earrings are simply stunning! The playful pom-poms are the epitome of boho chic. I wish I had the pocketbook to pull them off! 

Pom Poms 2
Tory Burch Reva Scarf // Tory Burch Thea Straw Mini Bag // Tory Burch Katie Fisherman Bag // Tory Burch Beachy Norah Bucket Tote // L.K. Bennett Tuk Tuk Embroidered Leather Clutch (LOVE the heels!) // Tory Burch Rattan Tote // ASOS Oversized Striped Scarf

 Tory Burch nailed the pom-pom trend this Spring.  Inspired by her travels,  Tory incorporated them on everything from tote bags to bracelets. Headed to a music festival this summer? The Katie Fisherman is the perfect cross-body bag!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pep In My Step



Top: Lilly Pulitzer // Denim: J Brand (similar here) // Heels: Tory Burch // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Earrings: Kendra Scott // Bracelets: gifted Stella & Dot Julep, Stella & Dot Renegade

I've got a little pep in my step...peplum that is! I ordered this Lilly Pulitzer top last year, changed my mind, and returned it. When they had their super sale earlier this year, I couldn't resist it at 70% off. I love the bright floral print, adjustable straps, and smocked backing. It's perfect for a backyard BBQ, under a blazer for work, or with white shorts for a weekend getaway. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spend or Splurge


Look for Less - Cobalt

Spend: Juicy Couture Ottoman Sweater Dress // Forever 21 Cutout Leaf Cuff // Seychelles Gale Force Sandals
Splurge: RED Valentino Scalloped Jersey Dress // Stella & Dot Secret Garden Cuff // Stuart Weitzman Reins Sandal

Can you tell which outfit costs $662 more than the other? Splurge on the outfit on the right ($891) or get the same look for less on the left ($229)! Would you spend or splurge?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sequins & Stripes



Sweater: J.Crew (on sale, available in three colors) // Shorts: J.Crew // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban  // Wedges: J.Crew (similar here)  // Bracelet: J.Crew (similar here)

Daytime sequins? Yes, please! When J.Crew had their 30% off sale last week, I scooped up a few pieces including this scattered sequin sweater and nautical stripe shorts. Scott has already commented how much I've worn this sweater! I paired it with my navy J.Crew Minnie pants for work, over a striped tee and jeans for a casual night out, and plan to wear it next over this ivory, red, and navy button down. I can already tell these pleated shorts will be a summer staple. The structured linen makes them the perfect dressy casual. Looks like I got my fourth of July outfit!
 
Photography by James Kadlick

Monday, April 8, 2013

Shed Hunt

{upper creek}

{abandoned house}

{couple of turkeys}

{Canadian River}

{making friends}

 {sunset}

This weekend we headed to Scott's deer lease with our good friends the Kadlicks to hunt shed antlers. This is the only time wives are "allowed". We walked miles of creeks, fields, and pastures. Naturally, Ginny and I found the biggest shed antlers and a skull apiece. The ranch weekend wouldn't be complete without all three trucks getting stuck in the mud!
 

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