Perfect Travel Dress

Capella Pedregal Cabo

Far, far away, in a land where the margaritas flow like water and sun kissed skin is your best accessory, lies Capella Pedregal. This resort nestled in the mountains of Cabo San Lucas is absolutely heavenly from its majestic tunneled entrance to its snow room featured spa. Such a beautiful place deserved a beautiful dress and this ombre silk number by Sofia Collection did just the trick!

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Badgley Mischka Gold Capella

The entire Sofia line is perfect for travel. It’s all made of Italian silk which doesn’t take up a lot of packing space, doesn’t wrinkle easily and transitions from day to night with a simple shoe change.

Sofia Collection is currently unavailable online but the link below will take you to the nearest boutique in your area.

Sofia Collection, Store Locator- Click Here

Gold Sandals, Badgley Mischka – Click Here

Hollywood Tape…A Girls Best Friend

Marilyn may say diamonds are a girl’s best friend… But I say, Hollywood Tape is a girl’s best friend!!

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Hollywood Tape won my affections after struggling to transform a leather top into a faux crop. I tried pinning, tucking and even double sided packing tape people!! I was on a mission to crop that top. As a last ditch effort I grabbed my Hollywood Tape. This tape is very thin, double sided and great to hold pieces in place. I normally use it to secure low cut shirts or delicate fabrics so didn’t expect much. To my surprise it secured my leather together like a pro! On top of that it stayed tightly fastened all night and in extremely warm weather.

This is a fashion secret I had to share with you! Hollywood Tape is safe on skin and fabrics. I’ve found it useful in securing those pesky wrap dresses, belts that don’t want to lay and even a client’s over the knee boot that just wouldn’t stay up. Hollywood Tape is extremely affordable and should probably be called miracle tape but I guess Hollywood will do.

FashionBillie Bit: Do your taping prior to putting lotion on your skin or hands for optimum stick!

Hollywood Tape- Click Here

Sunday Style Steal

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Rocking my Sunday Style Swag with a bit of alliteration and a Style Steal for you!! A unusually cool Autumn breeze was in the air this morning so I grabbed my favorite denim jacket to pair with my homemade cutoffs and Mink Pink boyfriend t-shirt. I decided to break up the double dose of denim with these great leopard print calf hair high tops and headed off to brunch.

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Enzo Angiolini Leopard High Top

STYLE STEAL: Enzo Angiolini, Leopard print calf hair high tops regularly $110 now for only $55!!

Leopard Print Calf Hair High Top, Enzo Angiolini- Click Here

Boyfriend T-Shirt, Mink Pink- Carrie Ann Boutique (In Store) Click Here

I’m Baaack

Big Play Scoring

Happy Friday! Over the past month I have been a busy little styling bee. Bzzzz… With all the great new styling opportunities unfortunately my blog posts, or lack thereof have suffered the consequences. Just in time for fashion week and the first week of football season I’m baaack!! First and foremost, I reveal my very first commercial styling job and it’s a national commercial at that!! Woo hoo:) It was a lot of work and about half of the scenes and outfits didn’t even make the official commercial but what a experience.

reNew and reDux Fashion Show

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Have you ever thought, That Chanel jacket would change my life… Well at the reNew and reDux fashion show, “that Chanel jacket” will not only change your life but the lives of Houston women trying to live again! The reNew and reDux fashion show combines two of my favorite things, fashion and charity.

This isn’t your ordinary fashion show. You can literally buy the looks off of the runway and proceeds go to The Women’s Home. High end designers like Chanel, Carmen Marc Valvo, Carolina Herrera, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta and oh so many more are going for pennies on the dollar. I stopped by the Cottage Shop today to give you a sneak peak.  My dress above is Carolina Herrera.

This schoolgirl number below is Valentino:)

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reNew and reDux Fashion Show

August 20, 2014 in The Wortham Grand Foyer- Click Here for tickets

Dusty Pink is IT…NOW!!

Meli Melo mini shearling backpack

I am obsessed with Meli Melo! I have been in hot pursuit of this show stopping dusty pink shearling backpack after seeing it on fashionable instagram after instagram. After a little research I discovered it was a little brand called Meli Melo, Italian perfection and a favorite of one of my favorite fashion felines Olivia P! The backpack speaks for itself but the Dusty Pink color is summer to fall transitional perfection. I’m not a pink girl myself but this muted pink tone just works.

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Their Thela bags come in the same dusty pink shade as well and are my pick for the “IT BAG” for Fall! This tote is not only unique, it is so functional you can carry it 5 different ways!

Mini Backpack Dusty Pink Shearling, Meli Melo- Click Here

Medium Thela Dusty Pink, Meli Melo- Click Here

To Match or Not To Match? That Is The Question…

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Elle magazine recently published a article saying, “Color Coordinating is Not Chic, Says Science”. Apparently people don’t like things to matchy-matchy. While I appreciate the research, they are a little late to the game. What science has “proven”, is what fashion blogs and street style have been rebelling against for the past few years. Mixing their stripes and florals, textures and tones to mismatch is a match these days! On the contrary researchers found that people didn’t really like clashing combos either! So what’s a fashionista to do?

Mismatch while matching of course! My look today combines the mismatch with a black skirt and brown heels….gasp!! I then matched my tawny leather watch with my heels to pull the look together.

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High Waist Full Midi Skirt, Express- Click Here ; Calvin Klein Denim Button Down, Macy’s- Click Here ; Persol Sunglasses, Macy’s- Click Here

FashionBillie Bit: When mixing and matching it’s always a good idea to build around a neutral. Like my chambray (blue jean) top today!

The Perfect Grab and Go Dress

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Grecian High Heel

The instant this Sofia Collection dress fell over my shoulders I felt like I was in a dream!  It reminded me of one of those 80s hair band videos, the mysterious girl, the flowing dress, delicate cream silk creating a innocent perfection.  All I needed was the hood of a car and huge fan to complete my video.  Hehe!  Who doesn’t want a dress like that?

This is truly a grab and go dress, it’s lightweight so perfect for summer and travel.  Sofia Collection is made in Italy with the softest silk and it’s hand washable!

FashionBillie Bit: I would rock this frock into fall by adding a pair of riding boots and blazer.

Sofia Collection Made In Italy at Carrie Ann Boutique – In Store Now (Available Online Friday) Click Here

One Stiletto, Two Stiletto, Three Stiletto, Floor!

High Heel Hangover

I always use the expression, “Beauty is pain”!  Never has this rang more true than waking up after a night in my amazing new stilettos.  Stepping out of bed I could barely walk on the balls of my feet, which were on fire.  On the way to the kitchen, I found myself waddling on my heels like a creepy penguin in one of those Batman movies.  That’s when I realized a High Heel Hangover had set in!!  So what’s a girl to do?

Bend and Snap

Stretching your tootsies will get your blood flow circulating and will release the tension cause by hours in your show stoppers.

Replenish and Restore

Step into a warm mineral bath with Epson salt.  Just like a athlete restores sore muscles, Epsom salt will build and replenish the tissues in your tootsies getting   you  back in the game in no time!  Complete your soak with a extra moisturizing foot cream.

Rest and Relax

If your dogs are barking give them a break!  Do a sneaker weekend instead.