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

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

The Perfect Grab and Go Dress

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Sofia Collection Dress

Grecian High Heel

The instant this Sofia Collection dress fell over my shoulders I felt like I was in a dream!  It reminded me of one of those 80s hair band videos, the mysterious girl, the flowing dress, delicate cream silk creating a innocent perfection.  All I needed was the hood of a car and huge fan to complete my video.  Hehe!  Who doesn’t want a dress like that?

This is truly a grab and go dress, it’s lightweight so perfect for summer and travel.  Sofia Collection is made in Italy with the softest silk and it’s hand washable!

FashionBillie Bit: I would rock this frock into fall by adding a pair of riding boots and blazer.

Sofia Collection Made In Italy at Carrie Ann Boutique – In Store Now (Available Online Friday) Click Here

Free Press Summer Fest Festival Fashion

Ready or not, here it comes, you can’t hide…Free Press Summer Fest is gonna find you, and make you rock out!  Most people I’ve talked to myself included are buzzing about Miss Lauryn Hill.  As a homage to the turban wearing song bird I made a colorful scarf head wrap to give a little color to today’s black and white look.

Black and white is one of the hot trends of summer 2014 but it never hurts to add a little P.O.C.  I know not everyone has a turban laying around so I found a really easy tutorial for you.  It’s how I made mine today:) To give my feminine white cotton dress a bit of a rock n roll edge I added a black fringe boot . I think the boots give the outfit a bit of a Kate Moss boho/rocker vibe. To complete my festival look I layered on the metal accessories!

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FashionBillie Bit: Fashion is about getting creative.  This is not the time of year to find suede fringe boots so I made my own!  These are actually a old pair of over the knee boots that I cuffed at the knee and cut fringe onto.  Voilà!

White Cotton Dress, Mink Pink- Carrie Ann Boutique (In Store Only) Click Here

Orange Silk Scarf, Sarah Stewart- Carrie Ann Boutique (In Store Only) Click Here

How to Tie a Turban or Headscarf, Flare.com- Click Here

Festival Fashion

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Free Press Summer Fest is upon us!  While I am a music baby it’s the fashion that really excites me.  This week I’ll have some fierce festival fashion for you.  

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I would never wear a high heel to the actual festival however, half of the festival fun are the great parties!!  These knee high gladiators are all the rage this summer and nothing is more festival chic.  I paired my Penny Loves Kenny gladiators with this Gypsy 05 high low tie-dye dress from Carrie Ann Boutique.  The dress is the perfect length for lounging on the lawn or dancing the night away. It is also a very thin stretch cotton to keep you cool on those warm summer nights.  The festival vibe is all about accessories, accessories, accessories!  To complete the look I added this great headpiece and ring-bracelet by Gypsy Britt.

Style Steal: Gladiator Sandals, Penny Loves Kenny- Click Here

Tie-dye Dress, Gypsy 05- Carrie Ann Boutique Click Here (In Store)

Head Piece and Jewelry, Gypsy Britt- 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

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

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?

Check out all the bloggers inside info-Click Here

Some of my my faves were…

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Chloe Dao-Local and Loved!

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Haute Hippie

Catherine Deane

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

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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

New Fall Threads

Happy Hump Day!! (In my camel voice)  I write a lot about Carrie Ann Boutique here on FashionBillie.  Carrie Ann, the woman behind the boutique has a eye for what’s next in fashion and a open door policy when it comes to working with local bloggers.  Carrie invited some of Houston’s top bloggers, to show their twist, on her great apparel and launch her new Fall 2013 web site.  These are the looks I love!

This Plenty by Tracy Reese, cheetah print jacket has removable leather sleeves. OMG!! You can wear it as a vest or uber cool jacket.

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I call this look my Anime outfit. A bit over the top? Maybe. You could totally wear this skirt and top separate with a solid like a crisp white top or basic black pant.

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Mountain Chic. Yoana Baraschi is always on point with her detailed pieces. I added a studded distressed jean to add a bit of rock and roll to my Rocky Mountain look.

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Get all of these great looks, Carrie Ann Boutique- Click Here

Sneak Peek: Bloggers Unite!

Sneak peek! Carrie Ann Boutique invited Houston’s top bloggers to showcase their flair, by styling her just in, Fall looks.
This gaggle of fashionable gals included Brooke of Style Wise, Julie of From Prosecco To Plaid and Katy from Sugar Laws

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Lauren from Sunday Beach, Val and Nikki from Style to Envy and me:)

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Check back in with me as I unveil these trendy looks by Mink Pink, Plenty by Tracy Reese, Yoana Baraschi and more!!