This morning I had the pleasure of meeting Trina Turk, at the preview brunch for her Grand Opening in Houston. Her designs are perfect for us Texas girls, bright and full of stylish patterns. I love the way so many of her pieces can go from work to play with simple additions. Today, I have a sneak peek for you and a invite to the boutique Grand Opening tonight!! Did I mention Trina Turk will be there? Enjoy!
photo: The RealReal
Finding the perfect gift for your man can be a daunting task each holiday season. Let’s face it ladies they don’t want ties or socks. Oh yes, or boxers, no boxers. So today I, or shall I say The Real Real, takes the thinking out of gifting with its top men’s gift picks. Which allows you to get your turkey stuffed, trim your tree, kick your holiday sock covered feet up and shop away!
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The RealReal- Click Here
Something about that chill in the air that makes Texas women pull out their fur! No joke, I was at an event last night and every woman was wearing fur, in some form or fashion. So with winter on her way I created the perfect Furrrr…. It’s cold out here, look for you today.
This weekend warmth look will take you from day to night, with multiple shoe options. Black on black will streamline your look, while the leather detailing along the side of the leggings will elongate the leg creating a slimming affect. Pearls play up the furs glamour element, while the structured ring gives the look a bit of edge.
FashionBillie Bit: A fur piece is a statement in itself. I suggest keeping the rest of your outfit simple, yet sophisticated.
Get the look- Click Here
Yesterday I teamed up with five other fashionistas, to show off designer David Peck’s latest CrOp. Selected as one of Houston’s fashionable influencers by JW Marriott, I styled my own look from Peck’s F/W 14 collection. Today I have a sneak peek for you!!
Feeling the downtown vibe, I took a Mad Men turn and opted for his Pinon scarf neck blouse and Clovis skater skirt with a rust lace overlay. I love high waisted anything. Accentuating the waist is most flattering on all figures.
For my second look, I brought my own Gypsy 05 jewel toned jumper. Jumpsuits are a no brainer outfit. Add some accessories and you are done:) Again these are behind these scenes shots but you can get a good idea of the accessories I added.
CrOp by David Peck- Click Here
Teal Jumper, Gypsy 05- Click Here
Check out my fellow influencers below:
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
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
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.
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
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!
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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!
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
Marilyn may say diamonds are a girl’s best friend… But I say, Hollywood Tape is a girl’s best friend!!
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