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pretty and polished

August 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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Remember these sunglasses?  They were my absolute favorites last season, but this year, I’ve been falling in love with aviators more than ever!  Still, though, when I was searching for the perfect pair to go along with this dress, these were what I reached for in an instant.

Because, let’s face it: they’re fun without being too serious, flattering for just about any face shape, and totally easy to wear.  Best of all, they’re about $20 a pair (you can find them at your local CVS, Walmart, Walgreens or Target), so at that price, stock up in case you need extras! 

And, seriously: this outfit is all about the accessories.  Perfect sunnies, perfect chic necklace, perfect purse.  This jeweled necklace is part of the Stripes and Sequins x Bauble Bar collection, and Grace is so incredibly talented and I’m thrilled to wear her beautiful pieces!  Look for lots more in coming posts. 

Foster Grant sunglasses, Banana Republic x Issa dress (old), Chanel bag, Stripes and Sequins x Bauble Bar necklace.

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hints of fall

August 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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One of the most insane things about living in Houston is that when the rest of the world starts drooling over fall clothes — all those streamlined jackets and luxe cashmere knits — we are still sweltering in 100+ degree weather for, oh, say, another three months or so

So, take the title of this post for what it’s worth: here in Houston, it’s mid-August and there are no hints of fall in sight.  But if there were, this leather vest would be the first thing I grab — as it is, it’s mostly useful for battling frigid restaurant-and-office air conditioning systems! 

Or… for Fashion Week?  Can you believe it’s that time again?  I swear, it comes earlier every year!

Also, I have to let you guys know — when I bought this maxi dress, it was full price (boo!) but it’s now on sale for 50% off, and still available in almost every size.  Unbelievable!

ASOS Tropical Palm Print Maxi dress, Fifteen Twenty vest, Chanel purse.

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at long last

July 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

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So, I bought this dress approximately four seconds before I got pregnant.  I ordered it from an Australian website which takes a while to ship things to the United States, and by the time it arrived, I was four weeks pregnant, had already gained a few pounds (yup, seriously — I gained two pounds before I’d even taken a pregnancy test) and it. did. not. fit. 

I was bummed.  I couldn’t return the dress because shipping something back to Australia is mind-numbingly expensive — like, two or three times the cost of the dress in the first place.  So, I kept it.  I stuck it in the back of my closet, tried not to feel bitter, and figured I’d pull it in a year or so when I could fit into it again.

And, eleven or so months later… I did! 

Despite my long, long wait to finally wear this dress, I was super excited to finally pull it out.  Even a year later, it’s obviously what I fell in love with when I bought it — the bold splashes of color, the flattering cut (very flattering, LOL!), and the simple, sexy shape.  Just what this new mama needed!

And Rambo liked it too.  :-) I couldn’t resist including this shot!

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