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

SUMMER SHOPPING LIST

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Happy Thursday! Today I thought I’d share a glimpse into my everyday, beyond the blog, into what I really do. Being a personal stylist is a bit like Christmas, every day.

I may not always have the new Gucci Bamboo Handle Handbag for summer or the Perfect Barbie Pink Saint Laurent Classic Tribute Sandal but you can bet my clients will. Why?

Because I shop for them like it’s Christmas every day!! Many people ask, “why would someone with style need a stylist?” It’s simple, for many of my clients time is money. From busy business men and women, to moms on the go, I make their lives more simple. I provide the luxury of doing the thinking, shopping and returning for them. If you have ever spent the day in a store trying on jeans, you understand where I’m coming from. While we all want the Saint Laurent and Gucci Christmas list, sometimes that’s just not realistic.

Today I’ve pulled my Christmas in Summer picks for you. They are on the house and budget friendly. Shop away!!

FashionBillie Bit: YSL is now Saint Laurent for their ready-to-wear line, which let’s face it, that’s what most of us wear:) Now you can sound smart in front of your friends. XO

Weekend Warmth: Day to Night

Weekend Warmth Fur Vest

Something about that chill in the air that makes Texas women pull out their fur!  No joke, I was at an event last night and every woman was wearing fur, in some form or fashion.  So with winter on her way I created the perfect Furrrr…. It’s cold out here, look for you today.

This weekend warmth look will take you from day to night, with multiple shoe options.  Black on black will streamline your look, while the leather detailing along the side of the leggings will elongate the leg creating a slimming affect.  Pearls play up the furs glamour element, while the structured ring gives the look a bit of edge.

FashionBillie Bit: A fur piece is a statement in itself. I suggest keeping the rest of your outfit simple, yet sophisticated.

Get the look- Click Here

Perfect Travel Dress

Capella Pedregal Cabo

Far, far away, in a land where the margaritas flow like water and sun kissed skin is your best accessory, lies Capella Pedregal. This resort nestled in the mountains of Cabo San Lucas is absolutely heavenly from its majestic tunneled entrance to its snow room featured spa. Such a beautiful place deserved a beautiful dress and this ombre silk number by Sofia Collection did just the trick!

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Badgley Mischka Gold Capella

The entire Sofia line is perfect for travel. It’s all made of Italian silk which doesn’t take up a lot of packing space, doesn’t wrinkle easily and transitions from day to night with a simple shoe change.

Sofia Collection is currently unavailable online but the link below will take you to the nearest boutique in your area.

Sofia Collection, Store Locator- Click Here

Gold Sandals, Badgley Mischka – Click Here

Hollywood Tape…A Girls Best Friend

Marilyn may say diamonds are a girl’s best friend… But I say, Hollywood Tape is a girl’s best friend!!

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Hollywood Tape won my affections after struggling to transform a leather top into a faux crop. I tried pinning, tucking and even double sided packing tape people!! I was on a mission to crop that top. As a last ditch effort I grabbed my Hollywood Tape. This tape is very thin, double sided and great to hold pieces in place. I normally use it to secure low cut shirts or delicate fabrics so didn’t expect much. To my surprise it secured my leather together like a pro! On top of that it stayed tightly fastened all night and in extremely warm weather.

This is a fashion secret I had to share with you! Hollywood Tape is safe on skin and fabrics. I’ve found it useful in securing those pesky wrap dresses, belts that don’t want to lay and even a client’s over the knee boot that just wouldn’t stay up. Hollywood Tape is extremely affordable and should probably be called miracle tape but I guess Hollywood will do.

FashionBillie Bit: Do your taping prior to putting lotion on your skin or hands for optimum stick!

Hollywood Tape- Click Here

The Perfect Grab and Go Dress

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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

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

How To: Printed Pants Trend

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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