Fall… In Love With Long Vests

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The sleeveless long waistcoat or vest is one of my fall staples. It is great for layering and adds instant chic to any outfit.

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For my look today I started with a form fitting base of leggings and fitted crop sweater. Finding the perfect outfit is all about playing with proportions. By pairing my fitted crop sweater, with high waisted leggings, I create a long and lean look. This balances out the oversized vest. Bringing all of the colors in my outfit together, I added my favorite leopard print scarf and wool hat to accessorize.

Ohh… last but not least… How awesome are these pointed toe booties from Zara? They totally remind me of the Alexander Wang booties. LOVE!!

Black Sleeveless Jacket/Vest, Relaxfeel- Click Here

FashionBillie Bit: Trends come and go. I like to shop smart on trendy pieces and save with companies like Relaxfeel. – Click Here to shop

Rocks Box

“I HAVE ENOUGH JEWELRY.”  -Said no one ever

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I couldn’t agree more!  Rocks Box is the perfect way to keep your jewelry game fresh.  It’s a bit like Rent The Runway but for bling.  Each month you receive a personalized box filled with great new pieces on loan.  Wear them as much as you want, mix it, match it or swap them for new sets at any time.  Find a piece you love, buy it for a fraction of the retail cost.  

I’ve teamed up with Rocks Box and have a special deal for all of my readers.  Just enter the code: fashionbilliexoxo and receive Rocks Box for a whole month FREE!!  Click Here

For my denim on denim look today, I styled a rugged vintage wrangler pearl snap with dainty ear climbers and a 2 in 1 bar necklace.  I think these Gorjana ear climbers are going to stay with me!

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How to: Layer With Style

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Spring layering is not something I am accustomed to, being a Texas girl. It’s usually so hot in Houston, even thinking of layering is laughable. Also, for a girl I always felt layering adds layers, which adds size, which no girl wants. Being here in New York I’ve had more of an opportunity to experiment with layering and have found if done the right way, it can add a whole other fashionable “layer” to your style.

How to Layer

Floppy Fedora

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The key is to start with a great base. The lightweight undershirt in my look today adds dimension with it’s high-low cut, without adding bulk. I then layered with a robins egg blue cropped sweatshirt, white skinny jean and accessorized with a floppy fedora.
I’ve picked some great base tops below that will have you layering in no time!

Floppy Brim Fedora, Forever 21- Click Here / White Skinnies by 7 For All Mankind, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF Fifth- Click Here / Jewelry, Lauren Craft Collection- Click Here

Boho Vibes: One Dress Two Ways

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Is it a shirt? Is it a dress? It’s whatever the beans you want it to be!! Ever find yourself rummaging through your closet thinking, “I have nothing to wear”? I do all of the time and that’s when I get creative.

For today’s bohemian vibe I turned one of my favorite silk dresses by Sofia Collection into a flowy boho blouse. To get the look, I belted the dress at the waist, then pulled the material over the belt, from the top, to add a bloused feel. Try to remember when you would tuck in your t-shirt in as a kid. Remember how you would pull out the perfect amount to get the right tuck? Do that:)

Sofia Collection Boho

To pull it all together I added my favorite, homemade, cut-offs, oh so perfect gladiator sandals and boho bling from Lauren Craft Collection.

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White Silk Dress, Sofia Collection- Click Here

Jewelry, Lauren Craft Collection- Click Here

Gladiator Sandals, Penny Loves Kenny

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!

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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.

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

Laura Geller Baked Blush Maui

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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)

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Fall 2015 Shoe Trends

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Today I have a flash back Friday, that will give you a glimpse, into your fashionable future. Here is the ‘skinny’… Seventies fashion is in full effect for Fall 2015. Block heels, Mary Janes and groovy detailing were all the rage at the Nicholas Kirkwood Press Preview.  ‘Can you dig?’

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FashionBillie Bit: Keep those sexy over-the-knee boots, they are still trending for Fall 2015.

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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

WHOO…Owls In Dumbo, Brooklyn

My snow day searching for the Dumbo Owls was quite an adventure!!  We went over the river and through the woods, to find the amazing street artist Craig Anthony Miller’s Owl mural in Dumbo, Brooklyn.  It was a blizzard outside which made it all the more exciting. There is something so exhilarating about the chilling wind on your skin, silence in the streets, the newness of it all.

Out of nowhere a white field covered in snow appears, shining brightly across the street we see the owls…

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Camel, Cream and White all over:)  The simplicity of these three pieces make them fit together effortlessly.  It also makes todays look very easy for you to recreate with pieces you already have in your closet.  Make sure to add your own flare with a statement shoe.

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Leopard HighTops

FashionBillie Bit:  Cheetah vs. Leopard… Cheetah print is a solid black print. Leopard is the partially closed black print with brown spot in the center. I’m a leopard girl myself.

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Thank You, Tami Eiserer