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
If the denim on denim trend sends you reeling back to 2001 AMA’s when Justin and Brittany donned head to toe, matching denim outfits. Have no fear! Today I worked with Mirror/Mirror to show you how to rock this spring’s denim on denim trend.
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.
The Fourth of July is right around the corner. When I think of the Fourth of July a few things come to mind like…. family, BBQ, parades, magical displays of fireworks that light up the nights sky and the perfect white swimmie!
The perfect white swimsuit can be hard to find. You don’t want something too see through, you don’t want it too skimpy and adjustable straps are always a bonus. After weeks of looking, I found this Tori Praver bikini Réard himself would be proud of and it’s jussst right!
FashionBillie Bit: Louis Réard was a car engineer, turned father of the modern day bikini while running his mothers lingerie boutique in Paris:)
White Cabazon Bikini Top, Tori Praver at Shop Bop- Click Here
White Cabazon Bikini Bottom, Tori Praver at Shop Bop- Click Here
Baliloca is my go to travel purse for summer!
I absolutely love the sleek leather design. I like that it is truly a hands free purse and the shoulder straps are a real gem for overseas travel. You can wear it over or under your outfit and all of your items are safe next to your side. Plus, don’t you think it looks a little tomb raider? Check out Baliloca and kick some travel a!$
Original Leather Cross, Baliloca- Click Here
Ready or not, here it comes, you can’t hide…Free Press Summer Fest is gonna find you, and make you rock out! Most people I’ve talked to myself included are buzzing about Miss Lauryn Hill. As a homage to the turban wearing song bird I made a colorful scarf head wrap to give a little color to today’s black and white look.
Black and white is one of the hot trends of summer 2014 but it never hurts to add a little P.O.C. I know not everyone has a turban laying around so I found a really easy tutorial for you. It’s how I made mine today:) To give my feminine white cotton dress a bit of a rock n roll edge I added a black fringe boot . I think the boots give the outfit a bit of a Kate Moss boho/rocker vibe. To complete my festival look I layered on the metal accessories!
FashionBillie Bit: Fashion is about getting creative. This is not the time of year to find suede fringe boots so I made my own! These are actually a old pair of over the knee boots that I cuffed at the knee and cut fringe onto. Voilà!
White Cotton Dress, Mink Pink- Carrie Ann Boutique (In Store Only) Click Here
Orange Silk Scarf, Sarah Stewart- Carrie Ann Boutique (In Store Only) Click Here
How to Tie a Turban or Headscarf, Flare.com- Click Here
Free Press Summer Fest is upon us! While I am a music baby it’s the fashion that really excites me. This week I’ll have some fierce festival fashion for you.
I would never wear a high heel to the actual festival however, half of the festival fun are the great parties!! These knee high gladiators are all the rage this summer and nothing is more festival chic. I paired my Penny Loves Kenny gladiators with this Gypsy 05 high low tie-dye dress from Carrie Ann Boutique. The dress is the perfect length for lounging on the lawn or dancing the night away. It is also a very thin stretch cotton to keep you cool on those warm summer nights. The festival vibe is all about accessories, accessories, accessories! To complete the look I added this great headpiece and ring-bracelet by Gypsy Britt.
Style Steal: Gladiator Sandals, Penny Loves Kenny- Click Here
Tie-dye Dress, Gypsy 05- Carrie Ann Boutique Click Here (In Store)
Head Piece and Jewelry, Gypsy Britt- Click Here
Call Don Draper because this year’s printed pant trend is taking us back to the summer of ’69! Today I paired my groovy printed pants with a crisp whit button down, taking a trendy look and giving it a twist of professional sophistication.
Prints can be intimidating but these multi print pants have great lines, drawing the eye up to the oh so flattering high waist. I am a huge advocate of picking pieces that are versatile. This outfit could easily go from work to play by switching out the white button down with a white t-shirt or colorful crop!
Printed Pants, Langford Market- Click Here
Earrings, J.Bird Jewelry- OUT OF STOCK but check out her other great shiny things!! Click Here
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!”
For local artist/designer Enid Almanza this statement couldn’t hold more true. Enid used his creative vision taking…“stuff laying around that nobody wanted” and turning it into fierce fashion, trend setting Lady Gaga was dying to wear!
Sunday night a select few had the opportunity to preview his newest exhibit at Gallery M Squared.
His amazing designs open to the public May 17th at the Redbud Gallery!! Don’t miss your chance to see this local legend in the making.
The House of Enid – “Illumination”, Redbud Gallery- Click Here
A lovely little bird recently graced me with the gift of a beautiful Hermès scarf, in their signature orange hue. As I admired the gorgeous silk scarf, I thought to myself …..”what the heck am I going to do with this”? The Hermès scarf has been a statement making accessory throughout the years with icons like Grace, Audrey, Jackie and even the Queen herself. Let’s face it, I’m no Grace! It was my task to make it modern and me! Today I wanted to add a bit of color to my outfit of nudes and I was also in a hurry, so 1,2,3… I tied my scarf into a triple knot collier.
The Hermès site itself has a lot of really cool ideas. You can download the “Silk Knots”app and get creative from head to toe.
FashionBillie Bit: Hermès taste on a Target budget? Shhhh… I won’t tell! Pick any scarf and get creative with colors. I bet your friends aren’t doing it yet!
Orange Silk Vintage Scarf, Hermès- Click Here
Celebutante Bracelet, Ettika- Click Here