A New Kind of Plaid

Torn by Ronny Kobo

I’m kind of obsessing over this Torn by Ronny Kobo plaid dress right now. Plaid has been a big trend for a while now. This dress gives us a ultra-femme, flattering feel to the usual men’s plaid button down shirt. I’ve styled it two ways today.

For my first look, I styled a night on the town, by adding some sassy purple caged stilettos and yellow jeweled clutch. For my second look, I took a note from the Chanel Fall/Winter 2014 show and gave the dress a street style look with a pair of leopard calf hair high-tops. As a woman who runs around in sky high heels all day, I’m loving the growing acceptance of flats/trainers being fashionable. Good enough for Karl, good enough for me:)

Abir London Plaid Dress, Torn by Ronny Kobo- Carrie Ann Boutique (in store only)

Abir London Plaid Dress, Torn by Ronny Kobo, Online, ShopBop- Click Here

Capris and Cashmere

Gilt Inhabit NY Cardi

There’s something about a woman in a cardigan… said no one ever!! I have to laugh because cardigans may be the most unsexy thing to me. This did not stop me from going on a gilt shopping spree and loading up on five. Yes, five!! Preparing for a long Texas winter I suppose.

Today I paired my Inhabit New York cashmere cardi, with a pair of bold blue capris and matching T-strap stilettos.

Cotton Cashmere V-Neck, Inhabit NY Gilt- Click Here

Make it simple, but significant!

Balloon

Lighting was less than optimal for today’s impromptu photo shoot but I saw a heart shaped balloon and decided to run with it… literally! I am so obsessed with this classic silk dress by Tucker. I have only had it two weeks and I’ve already wore it twice!! Repeat offender here. It’s so simple and the classic style reminded me of my Mimi- The Billie in FashionBillie.

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Floral Dress by Tucker

STYLE STEAL: This Classic Silk Dress by Tucker retails for $324 but you can get it no Gilt today for $169! Click the link below.

Classic Silk Dress by Tucker, Gilt- Click Here

Connect and Cultivate

Frequency

I sometimes find myself traveling to different countries or taking weekends away to escape the familiarity of Houston. I’m always seeking that resurgence of new ideas when things get stale. Meeting new people, with new ideas and different life experiences just seem to expand my outlook on life. Connect and Cultivate is for sure vibing on that same frequency and it’s right here, in Houston, tonight! Check out the video below. Hope to see you there!

Connect and Cultivate Video

BUY TICKETS- HERE

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

Mink Pink Boyfriend T

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