How To: Printed Pants Trend

Printed Pants Mad Men

Call Don Draper because this year’s printed pant trend is taking us back to the summer of ’69!  Today I paired my groovy printed pants with a crisp whit button down, taking a trendy look and giving it a twist of professional sophistication.

Prints can be intimidating but these multi print pants have great lines, drawing the eye up to the oh so flattering high waist.  I am a huge advocate of picking pieces that are versatile.  This outfit could easily go from work to play by switching out the white button down with a white t-shirt or colorful crop!

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Printed Pants, Langford Market- Click Here

Earrings, J.Bird Jewelry- OUT OF STOCK but check out her other great shiny things!! 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

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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Catherine Deane

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 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

Emilio Pucci 2014 Spring

I have learned so much since I began blogging for Fashion Houston.  Fashion week NYC, Paris, Milan all have allowed me to dig really deep into what these great designers are all about.  I recently covered the Emilio Pucci Spring 2014 show.  Peter Dundas designed the Pucci 2014 Spring collection and it is the ultimate in sexy, tomboy chic.

(Read more about the collection here)

Runway styles don’t always translate into reality nor do their price tags.  Here is how you can get the look without the Pucci prices!

The Pucci Dress below has a lot going on.  Then to add even more, this curve hugging dress has a wide detailed belt.

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Take this look from catwalk to sidewalk by ditching the belt.  Save some dough with this similar printed dress at ASOS for less than 30 dollars!  The black detailing will contour your body and you won’t get swallowed by the print.

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A wear Tribal Dress, ASOS- Click Here

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Fashion Houston

Fashion Houston is the premiere fashion event in the great state of Texas.  It’s where international style meets southern hospitality.  Gearing up for the 2013 show November 12th-15th, Fashion Houston is pumping up its blog appeal.

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Fierce fashion will be delivered directly to you,  through the eyes of the most fashionable local bloggers.  When asked to join the ranks of these talented bloggers, I jumped at the chance.   We will  highlight  the hottest of the hot, on a DAILY basis, just for you!!

As a Fashion Houston blogger my first assignment was the Phillip Lim 3.1 Collection for Target.  I DIE!!!  Sleek tailoring, along with a must have Leather moto jacket in navy, for under $200.  Retail heaven.

Check out my post below on the Fashion Houston site today!!

http://fashionhouston.net/blog/

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.

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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!

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 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

Top Golf: Sporty Spice

Sportswear is a big trend for 2013.  Don’t shy away girly girl!  Read on…

You don’t have to be a tomboy to make this look work.  Think about mixing sporty pieces with your current wardrobe.

On a recent outing to the driving range I got creative.  No unflattering golf pants for this girl!

Take my outfit below…

 Sporty staples.

Nike Cap and Top

Tennis Shoes

Leopard Jeans…What?!?  Fabulously Sporty

Nike Hybrid Top, Sports Authority- Click Here / Vanilla Star Leopard Pants- Target- Click Here

Nike Women’s Free Running Shoes, Sports Authority- Click Here

Thursday: STYLE STEAL

This Thursday is STYLE STEAL day!!  This outfit is proof a girl can look hot, hot, hot and still have cold hard cash in her wallet.

A leopard belt is the must have accessory.  By adding this fierce piece to your wardrobe you can spice up any outfit in a second.  Plus it can go with almost any color.  At less than $20 we have our first STYLE STEAL!

Don’t you just love this necklace?  It reminds me of a knocker on one of those old mansion doors.

To stick with the animal theme I added my jewel eyed tiger bracelet.  Accessories my friend! They can take a plain pair of white pants and  red sweater to fashionable fast!

These white jean leggings are great for tucking and a STYLE STEAL to  boot. He, He!  Right now they are on sale.  Buy 1, get 1 for $29.90.    I do caution, go a size larger than you regularly wear.  These did bunch a bit at the knee and I had to stretch them out.  No sausage knees here:)

With all the cold hard cash saved on my outfit, I bought cupcakes!!

Zelda Jean Legging, Express- Click Here / Merona Calf Hair Belt, Target- Click Here / Mossimo Red Sweater, Target- In Store

STYLE STEAL: Ivanka Trump pumps

 

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I just found the most amazing pair of Ivanka Trump Ganay pumps at DSW.

Not only are these gorgeous but they are the most comfortable pump I have ever slipped my little toes in:) You know when you finally break in a pair of shoes and then its time to get rid of them?  Well Ivanka knows how to make a pump!  These feel like they were made for your foot the second you put them on.

  These shoes retail at $135 and the DSW in the Houston Galleria has the right now for $85!!!  Talk about a STYLE STEAL!

A simple black pump is a great investment piece.  If you don’t have a DSW near you can get these bad boys for retail price in the link below.

Ivanka Trump Black Ganay Pump, Zappos- Click Here