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

Seeing White

Flora Mia Yvonne Dress 1

Spring is in the air and I am seeing white!!! Investing in off-white, winter white, cream or any light colored pieces can be tricky. So often whites tend to be sheer or show every lump and bump you never knew you had. My dress today from Flora + Mia solves all of those common white woes!!

The Yvonne Dress by Blaque Label is lined, providing overall coverage. The dress and lining have just a hint of spandex to hug your curves while disguising any problem areas. My favorite aspect of this dress is the scalloped hem, it elongates the legs without being a micro-mini.

STYLE STEAL: I paired with my favorite shoe of spring, the slip-on sneaker! Below I have found a few, on sale, just for you!!!

Flora Mia Yvonne Dress

Flora Mia Blaque Label Dress

Flora Mia White Dress

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Yvonne Dress by Blaque Label, Flora + Mia- Click Here

 

 

A Walk In The Park: Central Park That Is

Nothing gets better than a sunny day in Central Park. Now that spring has sprung here in the city, I decided to spring these blush babes out of hiding. Blush crocco embossed calf hair slip-ons. Swoon!!!

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Style Steal: Regularly $145, my Elorie Slip-On Sneakers from Gilt are on sale for only $85!!!

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How To: Wear Your Hermès Scarf

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An excited client recently reached out to me with a very common dilemma. She had been gifted a beautiful Hermès scarf but had no idea how to wear it. The scarf conundrum is one many face. How does one wear this beautiful accessory without looking like their grandmother?

1. Bag It
Wrap the scarf around the handles of your favorite purse or tie at the base of the handles for added flair. Click Here

2. Mix It: High-Low
Wear your scarf (high) with a casual white t-shirt and distressed jeans (low). Click Here

3. Sport It
Accessorize a sporty outfit with a delicate scarf to give a youthful feel. (See above)

4. Knot it
A trendy necklace is only a few knots away. Click Here

5. Wear It
If your scarf is large enough you can wear it as a top or dress itself! Click Here

Dress, Flora + Mia- Click Here

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

Union Square Cafe

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One of the many amazing things about New York is all of their yummy and diverse food. After a day of exploring I stumbled upon what I thought was a quaint cafe. To my surprise it was one of America’s most acclaimed and popular restaurants, Union Square Cafe!

Their Whole Wheat Pappardelle and Cara Cara Orange Salad is to die for!! They also make a mean Old Fashioned. The perfect drink to warm you on these cold New York Days. Make sure to check out Union Square Cafe while in the City, they serve American cuisine using local ingredients.

Pappardelle New York

Union Square Cafe New York

Union Square Cafe New York

Union Square Cafe New York

Union Square Cafe- Click Here

ROAR

Chaser Brand

One thing I am learning very fast is… when it’s cold, you get creative. My original outfit today featured my fave Donna Karan metallic oxfords. They are so very comfortable, as all oxfords should be. However, as the snow began to fall I realized bare ankles were a bad idea.

For todays Central Park exploring outfit, I traded in my oxfords for my combat boots and doubled up my over the knee socks for a nice leg warmer. I dressed up my ROAR Chaser Brand T-shirt and wool J.Crew cap with an unexpected tuxedo blazer.
After the photos I quickly found my parka and ran to the nearest thawing area. He, he:)

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Central Park

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FashionBillie Bit: Back in the day (a.k.a 17th century), men’s shoes were cut smaller than their feet to match the fashion of the time…. wait for it… wait for it… To have the appearence of smaller feet!!! No lie! So as you can imagine men’s shoes were not comfortable until the ol’ oxford came along! The oxford was one of the first comfortable men’s laced shoes.

I found my ROAR T-shirt on Rue lala where I get lots of great pieces for a steal. Click Here to get deals on Rue lala
or
Click Here to check out the Chaser Brand site for more cool graphic T-shirts.

How to Mix Textures

Mixing textures is all the rage right now! Think denim and silk or leather and lace.

With the right combo you can add versatility to that ho, hum closet and accentuate those assets.

The trick is to start with mixing only two textures. Wear your thicker texture in the area you would like to accentuate and your lighter texture in the area you would like to minimize. Trick-o-the-Eye.

The same theory applies If we are talking patterns. Wear your larger print in the where you want to highlight and use your smaller print to camouflage those trouble areas.

Just a girl playing in the country:)

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I was feeling a bit CoCo Chanel!

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Then I realized where I was. :)

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I love my Tory’s!!

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