Radiant Orchid Pump Love

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A pump is a wish your heart makes!

Who needs a fairy godmother when you have the Orchid Crystal Satin stiletto?

STYLE STEAL:  This pump is a $99 reincarnation of Carrie Bradshaw’s glass slipper from Sex and the City ala, Manolo Blahnik at $965.

I can see why PANTONE described Radiant Orchid its 2014 color of the year as, one that “inspires confidence”.

Womens Bonique YS Dress Pump, Nina- Click Here

The Midi Skirt

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There is just something about a fitted midi skirt that makes me feel like Jessica Rabbit.  The fitted midi accentuates your curves and is easy to dress up or down.  I wore mine to work today with this crisp white button down.  For a night out I would recommend a cropped sweater.

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necklace

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To play up the colors in the skirt, I added this yellow chunky necklace and my favorite blue suede pumps! Who knew a below the knee skirt could be so appealing?

Floral Midi Skirt, Top Shop- In Store/ Blue Suede Pump, Chinese Laundry- Click Here

Fashion Houston 2013 Rewind

Fashion Houston 2013

Fashion Houston 2013 has come to a smashing end!!!  From the fierce looks on the catwalk, to the hot after parties, Fashion Houston 2013 was filled with fashion and fun.  Want to feel like you were front row?

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Some of my my faves were…

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Chloe Dao-Local and Loved!

Haute-Hippie-Romper

Haute Hippie

Catherine Deane

Catherine Deane

 and more… Tomorrow I will have my favorite show stopping ensemble.

Fashion Houston Night

Carrie Ann Boutique provided this oh so posh peplum top.  I paired with my leather leggings and thigh high Sam Edelman boots.  What you can’t see is the amazing, gold exposed zipper, holding me in! Carrie Ann Boutique- Click Here

Coven Wicked Style

Black Booties

The new season of the FX series American Horror Story: Coven is terrifyingly fashionable.  There is gore galore but for the sake of fashion I cover my eyes and tune in every week.  Coven’s witchy fashion proves you don’t have to bare it all to be sexy.  Black is the color, Parisian chic is the style and heads are what will turn!  This is my Texas spin on Coven style. Forgive the background.  When inspiration hits, one must act :)

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coven booties

coven prada sunglasses

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Take a cue from Coven fashion and add black leather booties to your fall shopping list! Booties upgrade any outfit from ho-hum to yum-yum!  These Prada booties are my lust.  Get these Enzo Angiolini for a STYLE STEAL, regularly $180 now only $103!!

Prada, Leather Lace-Up Ankle Platform Boot, Saks Fifth Avenue- Click Here

STYLE STEAL: Enzo Angiolini, Imbra Bootie, Amazon- Click Here

Urban Jungle: Houston

Anything leopard print is welcome in this girls closet. Thank goodness this great print reemerged as a far cry from the Peggy Bundy look of the 90’s. The new leopard is a neutral. You can wear it with almost any color. Take this Mink Pink sundress from Carrie Ann Boutique.

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I could have played it safe and went with a gold, black or brown wedge. These colors are all great (safe) options.

I say why not play up the look and add a tribal printed wedge! After all Houston is my Urban Jungle!

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Absolutly Love this crystal knuckle ring and vintage giraffe necklace I converted into a bracelet. Courtesy of my grandma Mrs. Billy Lovelace.

FashionBillie Bit: Check out your grandmas jewelry box. Vintage costume jewelry tends to be a better quality and resist discoloration. (No green neck) :)

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FashionBillie Bit: Use leopard as a neutral.

Leopard Dress, Mink Pink- Carrie Ann Boutique (In Store)

Fashionably Fierce

A weekend in Sedona, Arizona is all a girl needs to clear her head and refresh her spirit!  In celebration of National Girlfriends Day my bestie and I took off for a weekend of restoration.

First on our agenda was a morning hike up to Devil’s Bridge.  So we tied up our tennies and headed out!  These Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+ are the coolest.  They look gray with specks of color in direct sunlight.  In the shade they pop neon yellow.

Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+

The beauty that surrounds you in Sedona is unbelievable.  The clouds were so big and fluffy they almost seemed close enough to touch!  The sun is very strong though so protection is key to a great hike.  Luckily my girl and local designer Chelsea Bevill of Bevill Supply geared me up. She designed this snow leopard snap back.

Snow Leopard Snap Back

The hike up to Devil’s Bridge is no light feat.

Devils Bridge

Wearing breathable, flexible fabric that ‘wicks’ (LuLu Lemon term) sweat will get you up the hill in the uttermost comfort.  This was my first time wearing Lulu Lemon.  I LOVED it!  It really does hug your body perfectly for motion but also gives optimal flattery of the derriere.  You will feel so great in LuLu Lemon you can lift rocks!

LuLu Lemon

 Fashionbillie Bit:  The Lulu Lemon Ignite Short runs very short.  Try the Capri for extra coverage.

Sneakers, Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+- Click Here / Ignite Shorts, LuLu Lemon- Click Here / Amped Tank, Lulu Lemon- Click Here 

Snow Leopard Snap Back, BevillSupply@yahoo.com

Casual Friday

Casual Friday, ‘tis the day to rest the tootsies!

Feeling like channeling my inner Audrey H this morning. I slipped on my woven Tory Burch flats, a crisp white button down and cool cotton/linen blend black skirt.  Then stepped out with my main man Ollie.  Simple yet chic!

Combo

FashionBillie Bit: The Non-Iron Fitted Sateen Shirt from Banana is a amazing buy because it looks crisp all day.  No mid day wrinkles!

The Tory Burch Prescot Woven Flat I am wearing is currently unavailable.  Although I love the Kaitlin and Carlyle right now!

Kaitlin Studded Ballet Flat, Tory Burch- Click Here / Carlyle Flat, Tory Burch- Click Here /

Non-Iron Fitted Sateen Shirt, Banana Republic- Click Here

 

Style Steal: Memorial Kicks

This summer black is the new black and I have a STYLE STEAL for you!!  Shoe Dazzle is making Memorial Day wishes come true with 20% off all full price items!

From the Aliza gladiator sandal to the Lizzy oh so hot pump, you will be walking into summer in style.

The Aliza gladiator sandal is great for a pair of cutoffs and a festival.  You can also pair them with a feminine floral  dress to add a bit of edge.

Aliza

I adore the Lizzy Pump.  The see through detailing on the side not only capitalizes on the transparency trend but ads a hint of sexy flair.  I never thought the side of a foot could be to intriguing.  Strap on these heels for a night on the town with a cute a-line skirt or retro chic high-waisted short.

Lizzy

Aliza Gladiator, Shoe Dazzle- Click Here

Lizzy Pump, Shoe Dazzle- Click Here

 

Kentucky Derby Day

This weekend was full of festivities with the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo!

In true Southern belle style I grabbed my Derby hat and closest friends for a day at the races.

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Placed my bet in my fantastic new DianeVon Furstenberg sandals.  Every girl knows how hard it is to find a attractive white sandal.  These were a great find on GILT Groupe and half price!!

Derby 1

What’s a party with out a little Chip and Dip?  That was the name of these adorable miniature donnkeys at the race track.  I had to get my hands on these adorable little guys!

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With Great Gatsby 20’s inspired fashion roaring right now I chose a smaller cloche hat this year.  I have had mine for a while but they have several cute hats right now at Zappos.

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Dress, H&M-In Store/ Aphrodite White Leather Strappy Sandal, Diane
Von Furstenberg- Click Here / Clcohe Hat, Zappos- Click Here