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

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

Sofia Collecction

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

The Perfect White Summer Bikini

White Bikini

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

Date NIght in Pantone

Date Night Radiant Orchid

In keeping my PANTONE promise, I have the perfect look, in this year’s hottest color to get your Friday started!  Pair this Tara Matthews dress in Radiant Orchid with a seductive red lip for the ultimate date night look

FashionBillie Bit: Revlon has the most amazing bold lip colors.  Comparable to high end lines.  Try my favorite Fire and Ice!

Smooches all!!

Scandola Cotton-Jersey Dress, Tara Matthews- Click Here

St. Patty’s Day Fashion

It’s Friday, Friday, Friday!!  Can you tell I’m ready for the weekend?

Not sure if it’s the upcoming St. Patty’s Day holiday or this fierce Valentino Jumpsuit but I am seeing green.

Xiao Wen Ju was spotted at Paris Fashion Week in the amazing head to toe, Emerald Green, Lace Valentino jumpsuit.


Xio Wen Ju

Valentino taste on a FashionBillie budget?  These great alternatives below will have wearing green, not seeing it:)

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Gypsy 05 Jumpsuit, The Trend Boutique -Click Here / Rachel Roy Jumpsuit, Nordstrom – Click Here / STYLE STEAL Mossimo Jumpsuit, Target -Click Here

Style Steal: V-Day Work or Play

Wondering what to wear for Valentine’s Day?  Well have I got a STYLE STEAL for you!

Let’s show some love for the athletic wear trend that is so hot right now.  This versatile cotton mesh skirt will have you sitting in comfort and style.

Don’t you love the orange detailing?  It’s elastic too!  With all of the savings on this skirt you will have room for extra lobster:)

Mossimo Mesh Skirt, Target- Click Here

Fierce Fitness

Happy Saturday! There is no better way to start the day than a sweat session and you can look great doing it.

I absolutly fell in love with these Nike Free Run 3 shoes. After buying them I realized so did every other girl. For a quick solution to this fashion emergency I traded out the original pink shoe strings for these neon yellow ones!

Strap on your kicks and get going!

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Nike Pro Paint Splatter Capri, Sports Authority- In Store/ Nike Free Run 3, Luke’s Locker- In Store/ Essential V- neck Tee, Victoria’s Secret- Click Here

Happy Socks-Happy Man

Looking for a great gift for the stylish man in your life?  Well look no further!

The dashing man in my life put me on to these trendy socks called Happy Socks. So I have a STYLE STEAL for you today!

Get a set of four today on ideeli regularly $45 for only $29.99!

Happy Socks = Happy Man. 

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Happy Socks, Ideeli- Click Here

 

Fashion Houston 2012

Fashion Houston 2012 is here!!!   For one week November 12th-15th the Wortham Center runway lights glow bright for Fashion Houston.

I understand NYC Fashion Week is fabulous but Houston Fashion week is the tops!  Not only do we have fierce fashion but we have the great hair and beauty queen makeup which is like icing on the fashion cake.

Looks from David Peck, Fotini, ‘Bogosse, Patrick & Fabrice Tardieu’ and the amazing Zac Posen will hit the runway tonight!  I’ll be there to get you the inside scoop.

Back to the icing on the fashion cake…

Here are some great David Peck looks you can get right now!!

 

This dress is perfect for a holiday party.  Purple is the color of the season and like all of David’s work so very flattering to the female figure.

Feel like a bit more sparkle?  This dress creates the illusion of sleek curves.

Move over Beyonce!

 Add this matching jacket for a bit of warmth or wear seperate with pants!

I’d pair this cute little romper with some black or polka-dot tights.

Dress it up with heels.  Dress it down with gray tights and brown riding boots.

 

 

Fashion Houston- Click Here / Jaimilyn Gown, David Peck- Click Here /

Alva Dress, David Peck- Click Here 

Shop the David Peck CROP Collection – Click Here