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

BeautyKind: $50 Treat For You

BeautyKind FashionBillie $50 Gift Card

Have I got a hump day treat for you!! I’ve teamed up with a fantastic new beauty site called BeautyKind to give my readers and friends a free, fifty-dollar gift card!!! No strings attached, just fifty buckaroos to help you get your glam on.

Why BeautyKind? 5% of every purchase goes to the cause of YOUR choice!
The ability to choose your own cause is really what spoke to me. Having lost two people very close to meet pancreatic cancer, the ability to choose to send my 5% to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network was really cool.

To get your $50 treat just Click Here, shop, then enter FASHIONBILLIE as your promo code at checkout!!

To get you started here are some of my favorite “Get ready For Summer” picks!

RevitaBrow

Get those Cara Delevingne brows with RevitaBrow. One of allure magazines “best of beauty winners”

Step onto the beach looking Au Naturel with a healthy glow, flush on the cheeks and pretty pout.

James Read try Me Tanning KitJames Read

Try-Me Self Tanning Kit With A Mitt, (Mitts are a must)

Laura Geller Baked Blush Maui

Laura Gellar

Beauty Baked Blush in Maui

Elixir Lip Plump Organic Vapour

Vapor Organic Beauty
Elixir Lip Plump Gloss in Pout (Check out Vivid, Flutter and Tickle too)

To get your $50 treat just Click Here, shop and enter FASHIONBILLIE as your promo code at checkout!! Happy shopping!

HLSR Rodeo Ready

Sofia Collection Made In Italy HLSR Rodeo

Just because I’m In New York doesn’t mean I’ve forgot about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!!! HLSR is like Christmas for Houstonians. Cook-off is Christmas Eve, lots of yummy B-B-Q and three nights of libation filled follies. Then comes Christmas with the big hitters in country and pop music. The HLSR takes over the month of March in Houston. So what’s a cowgirl to wear?

Sofia Collection!

Recently I styled Sofia Collections Spring Collection. All of her pieces are handmade Italian silk and get this machine washable!! B-B-Q stains beware. LOL

Sofia Collection Stylist Karli Gillum

FashionBillie Bit: Always go with versatile pieces when adding to your wardrobe. The Sofia Dress below can be worn as a flowing spring dress, belted, or throw it over some leggings and wear as a tunic top.

Sofia Collection Made In Italy

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Black Romper, Sofia Collection Made In Italy- Click Here / White Sofia Dress, Sofia Collection Made In Italy- Click Here / Purple Sofia Dress, Sofia Collection Made In Italy- Click Here / Blue Sofia Dress, Sofia Collection Made In Italy- Click Here

Shop all Sofia Collection Made In Italy- Click Here

Capris and Cashmere

Gilt Inhabit NY Cardi

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

The Perfect White Summer Bikini

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner.  When I think of the Fourth of July a few things come to mind like…. family, BBQ, parades, magical displays of fireworks that light up the nights sky and the perfect white swimmie!

The perfect white swimsuit can be hard to find.  You don’t want something too see through, you don’t want it too skimpy and adjustable straps are always a bonus.  After weeks of looking, I found this Tori Praver bikini Réard himself would be proud of and it’s jussst right!

White Tori Praver Bikini

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FashionBillie Bit: Louis Réard was a car engineer, turned father of the modern day bikini while running his mothers lingerie boutique in Paris:)

White Cabazon Bikini Top, Tori Praver at Shop Bop- Click Here

White Cabazon Bikini Bottom, Tori Praver at Shop Bop- Click Here

The Jacket

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The perfect jacket, similar to the perfect man, is hard to come by.  You need one that’s not to tight yet hugs you in all of the right places.  One that is complementary to an array of outfits.  And one that breaks the wind from chilling your bones without weighing you down in fabric.  Well ladies, I have found your man…. I mean coat!

This simple Camel Wrap Coat by Clique Couture  adds luxury to any outfit.  I have never received as many complements from men and women alike as I have with this coat.  I especially love the cocoon like lapel that transitions into a hood.

You can find it for a steal on Rue LaLa.  It’s currently unavailable but I had to share.  So that you don’t miss your chance the next time it becomes available, click the link below to sign up for Rue LaLa.

Sign Up Rue LaLa- Click Here

Sweater Weather

Mossimo Target

This Mossimo v-neck sweater from Target should be on your fall shopping list!  I recently wore the heather gray sweater with a pair of winter white dress pants and got a million complements.  Everyone wanted to know where I got my sweater.  Believe me they were surprised to find out, STYLE STEAL: $22 at Target.  The material is uber soft.  It also has a bit of a sheen so it looks dressier than a regular old sweater.

The black one is next on my list.  The black sweater with a pair of leather leggings and cobalt blue pumps!!  I can just imagine it now.

Mossimo V-Neck Ultrasoft Sweater, Target- Click Here

Houston Gems

 This little island we call Houston has so many secret treasures to find!  While out shopping for a new client, I recently stumbled across a few gems to share with you!

First and foremost breakfast!!  A girl must gain her strength before shopping.  What better to do it with than “wings and waffles”, at The Breakfast Klub!

From the moment you arrive you are greeted with a smile and a “Good morning, Sugar”.    They might have the friendliest staff in town!  Almost like a hot new night club, you wait in a line outside until the “Klub” has a table ready for you.  We arrived early around 9a, so we only had about a 30 min wait.  From biscuits and gravy to French toast, every bite was delicious.  The Breakfast Club brings Houstonians from all walks of life together to enjoy two simple things, good home cooking and southern hospitality.   The Breakfast Klub is worth the wait!

 Only a few blocks away lies the eclectic Mid-Main.

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Here I found My Flaming Heart.

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They are localy owned and make a majority of the jewelry they sell, in store, while you shop!

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As soon as I find a French cuff shirt, these cuff links are mine.

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Racks, on racks, on racks of vintage cowboy boots.

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This red pair is perfect for my client!  STYLE STEAL at only $125

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After a full day of shopping, we stopped in to Double Trouble to reenergize.  They are known around Mid-Main for their iced coffee and cocktails.  I can vouch it is delicious!!

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Highlighting Houston, while rocking my Los Angeles tee.  Courtesy of Brandy Melville via my HOUBoo.

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Carolina Los Angeles Top, Brandy Melville- Click Here / Tumbled Leather Thora2 Sandal, Tory Burch- Click Here

The Breakfast Klub- Click Here / My Flaming Heart- Click Here / Double Trouble- Click Here