STREET STYLE SNEAKER TREND

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In 2014 sneakers paired with dresses were all the rage. The trend was not so present this year on the runways but hot, hot, hot in streetwear. Today I show you how you can rock the streetwear trend too!!

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For my look today I paired an ultra femme Tibi dress with my Converse Chuck T’s. These Chuck Taylors are high-top but I folded them down to get some ankle action. While pairing high-tops with a longer skirt may look cool proportionately, I don’t think it’s the most flattering for first timers. I’d go with a lower rise like I did today with my Converse. I also chose to stick with a monochromatic look, black dress, black kicks. This gives a more streamlined look instead of, “Hey I’m here, and so are my white sneakers”!! For the finishing touch I added some power girl bling.
Now rest those tootsies and step out in street style sneaker fashion!

Simone Silk Pleated Midi Dress, Tibi- Azuz Boutique (In Store)

Ring Bling, Lauren Craft Collection- Click Here

Alice In Wonderland: The Wrap Dress of Summer

TIBI Wrap Dress

Fairy Tales don’t happen everyday but something about this wrap dress from the Tibi 2015 Spring collection made me feel like I was in one. This dress is perfect for so many occasions because of it’s versatility. You can dress it up for a wedding with a formal heel, dress it down with a summer wedge or sandal, or pair it with a blazer and over the knee boot that will take you into fall.

I think this dress is ultra femme, so for my look today, I paired with gladiator sandals to give it a bit of edge.

TIBI Dress

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Tibi Wrap Dress 2015

Schutz Shoes Galdiator 2

Wrap Dress, Tibi and Gladiator Sandals, Schutz: All From Azuz Boutique- Click Here

White Hot Shoe Etiquette: Rules To Wearing White

Orange Solace London Dress

With Memorial Day on our heels, the question of  proper etiquette when wearing white always seems to arise.  The questions I receive are mainly about wearing white shoes.  Sooo…

What are the rules to rocking white shoes?

As my former #girlboss would say, “white shoes are never appropriate, ever”. While I agree on many levels, there are some exceptions, if you know the rules!

1. Grooming is key! Nothing makes a white pair of shoes look better than proper grooming. According to fashion designer, Michael Kors, “They look best with self-tanner and a good pedicure, preferably not red nails.” today.com

2. Pair with a bold outfit, like my electric orange maxi dress.  A statement making outfit will balance out the white shoe so they don’t walk into the room before you.  Have you ever heard someone say, “That dress wore her, she didn’t wear the dress?”  Same goes for white shoes.

3. Go with a strappy sandal or slip-on summer sneaker.  You don’t want anything too clunky that will distract from your outfit. I’m really into the jewel embellished sandal trend right now like in my picks at the bottom of the page.

Orange Cut Out Dress

Orange Solace of London Dress

Orange Solace Dress

Lauren Craft Collection Opal Ring

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White DVF Heel

Along with my white sandals today, I mixed a few of 2015’s hottest trends with this electric orange cut-out dress from Azuz Boutique in Houston, mirrored sunnies and turquoise opal bling!

No Beyonce fan needed today.  Mother Nature provided my wind blown look.  LOL Forgive the cray cray hair.

Electric Orange Holt Maxi Dress by Solace London, Azuz Boutique- Click Here / Turquoise Opal Jewelry, Lauren Craft Collection- Click Here (Available on Moda ‘Operandi Sunday)

Boho Vibes: One Dress Two Ways

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Is it a shirt? Is it a dress? It’s whatever the beans you want it to be!! Ever find yourself rummaging through your closet thinking, “I have nothing to wear”? I do all of the time and that’s when I get creative.

For today’s bohemian vibe I turned one of my favorite silk dresses by Sofia Collection into a flowy boho blouse. To get the look, I belted the dress at the waist, then pulled the material over the belt, from the top, to add a bloused feel. Try to remember when you would tuck in your t-shirt in as a kid. Remember how you would pull out the perfect amount to get the right tuck? Do that:)

Sofia Collection Boho

To pull it all together I added my favorite, homemade, cut-offs, oh so perfect gladiator sandals and boho bling from Lauren Craft Collection.

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White Silk Dress, Sofia Collection- Click Here

Jewelry, Lauren Craft Collection- Click Here

Gladiator Sandals, Penny Loves Kenny

Fall 2015 Shoe Trends

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Today I have a flash back Friday, that will give you a glimpse, into your fashionable future. Here is the ‘skinny’… Seventies fashion is in full effect for Fall 2015. Block heels, Mary Janes and groovy detailing were all the rage at the Nicholas Kirkwood Press Preview.  ‘Can you dig?’

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FashionBillie Bit: Keep those sexy over-the-knee boots, they are still trending for Fall 2015.

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Weekend Warmth: Day to Night

Weekend Warmth Fur Vest

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

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

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

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

Mirror/Mirror Sporty Spice

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This week I joined Mirror/Mirror to give you the ins and outs of sporty style!  Sporty Style has really evolved. While the sporty style of the past was really sports specific, for Spring 2014 we are seeing a more sophisticated and flirty version of the trend.

To me sporty style says functional. So I went with this tangerine romper. Rompers are flirty, fun and don’t restrict you like a dress. Sporty doesn’t have to mean tom boy so I added a  touch of sophistication with this colorful blazer.  This blazer by Alice & Trixie is a button less v-neck, adding to the sporty, less “buttoned up” feel. The perfect way to complete the sporty look is with a statement making pair of tennies. These colorful keds bring this look together, playing off of the colors in the blazer and romper.

Erica Blazer by Alice&Trixie, Carrie Ann Boutique- Click Here

Orange Romper by Mink Pink, Carrie Ann Boutique- In Store

Color Crush Pink Keds- Click Here