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

Orange Cut out Dress 2

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)

Elaine Turner Winter Style Social

Elaine Turner Winter Style Social

Tomorrow night two of my favorite things come together, Fashion and Charity!! I’ll be joining Elaine Turner and The Young Friends of CanCare for their Winter Style Social. Come sip and shop while I let you in on winter styling secrets. EYEBAR Houston will be there as well, making sure you have that perfect holiday pout with Holiday makeup tips.

Did I mention 20% of the proceeds will benefit CanCare, Inc.? That means you can get the great outfit I styled below and help Fight Cancer With HOPE!! See you tomorrow!

Eliane Turner Holiday Style

The Miracle Dress

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The word “miracle” is often used to characterize any beneficial event that is statistically unlikely but not contrary to the laws of nature, or simply a “wonderful” occurrence.

This dress from Tres Chic Boutique, my CultureMap Holiday Pop Up Shop companion, is just that, a “wonderful” occurrence!

Tres Chic CultureMap Holiday Pop Up Shop

Tres Chic CultureMap Holiday Pop Up Shop 2

Tres Chic CultureMap Holiday Pop Up Shop 3

Standing in my dressing room I overheard a woman exclaiming, “This dress is a miracle! I haven’t felt this beautiful in ages!” I of course popped my head out of the dressing room and asked for one in every color. To my surprise this “miracle” dress was just what I was looking for as well. The fabric is forgiving, yet sexy, while the top asymmetrical overlay gives it a modern vibe.

So what makes this dress so miraculous? The woman and I had totally different body types and a age difference of about fifteen years, yet this dress was perfect on both of us! Talk about Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants!

Don’t believe me? Try the “miracle” dress for yourself this weekend at Tres Chic Boutique during the CultureMap Holiday Pop Up Shop.

CultureMap Holiday Pop Up Shop, Tickets- Click Here

(use code: fashionbillie to shop with me)

Be My Guest – CultureMap Holiday Pop Up Shop

Culture Map Holiday Pop Up Shop

I’m proud to be one of the Official Ambassadors of the CultureMap Holiday Pop Up Shop presented by Lexus on December 7, featuring 25 of Houston’s best local retailers.

Want to be my guest? Click the link below and use my secret code fashionbillie to redeem your complimentary ticket.

Visit CultureMap Pop Up Shop Site- Click Here (don’t forget to use the secret code fashionbillie)

Electrify Your Love

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This Yoana Baraschi dress might be my February Fave!!  Valentine’s Day is knocking on our door and you should greet it in this dress!  Don’t be the girl that shows up in hot pink or red.  Snooze…  Electrify your love in this lime green dress.

My Valentine’s Gift to YOU… STYLE STEAL: Get this great dress and all other apparel 20% off February 13th and 14th at Carrie Ann Boutique (Online and In Store)!!

Lime Green Yoana Baraschi Dress, Carrie Ann Boutique- Click Here

St. Patty’s Day Fashion

It’s Friday, Friday, Friday!!  Can you tell I’m ready for the weekend?

Not sure if it’s the upcoming St. Patty’s Day holiday or this fierce Valentino Jumpsuit but I am seeing green.

Xiao Wen Ju was spotted at Paris Fashion Week in the amazing head to toe, Emerald Green, Lace Valentino jumpsuit.


Xio Wen Ju

Valentino taste on a FashionBillie budget?  These great alternatives below will have wearing green, not seeing it:)

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Gypsy 05 Jumpsuit, The Trend Boutique -Click Here / Rachel Roy Jumpsuit, Nordstrom – Click Here / STYLE STEAL Mossimo Jumpsuit, Target -Click Here

Style Steal: V-Day Work or Play

Wondering what to wear for Valentine’s Day?  Well have I got a STYLE STEAL for you!

Let’s show some love for the athletic wear trend that is so hot right now.  This versatile cotton mesh skirt will have you sitting in comfort and style.

Don’t you love the orange detailing?  It’s elastic too!  With all of the savings on this skirt you will have room for extra lobster:)

Mossimo Mesh Skirt, Target- Click Here

Christmas Wish List

Derek Lam slippers

And Movado watches

Tory Burch bags on my shoulder are magic

Tyler Laundry Scents that make a girl sing

These are a few of my favorite things!

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift or just a few more items to add to your list?  Here are my Christmas picks for 2012!

Stay warm and stylish with these Derek Lam for Target slippers.

 

Be on time for all of those Holiday parties with this versatile silver and gold Movado watch.

 

Want your bag to walk in the room before you?  This Tory Burch satchel is perfect in pine!

These Tyler Laundry Scents will leave him yearning for you without a spritz of perfume.

Derek Lam Slippers, Target- Click Here / Movado Watch, Movado- Click Here /

Suede and Leather Large 797 Satchel, Tory Burch- Click Here/

Tyler Laundry Scents, Tyler Candle Store- Click Here