October 25th, 2012 · No Comments


I’m in New York right now for an awesome project with Cotton (you know, the commercials featuring the gorgeous celebrities whose style you wish could be just like yours)?  I seriously watch those commercials when I’m having a bad day and just start feeling better.  If you haven’t seen them, check your ceiling — you’re probably living under a rock somewhere.

But before I left for New York, I attended an amazing fashion show in Houston, attended and overseen by Mark and James, the designers of Badgley Mischka.  Not only was the show beautiful, but it also benefitted an amazing cause, Recipe for Success, which teaches kids about nutrition by helping them learn to grow and cook their own food.  It’s an amazing fit with the things I care about, and I’m so honored to be on the Host Committee this year!

Thanks to Bethany and Monica, my photographers for these photos, and thanks so much to Recipe for Success making the event so awesome!  Can’t wait for the next one already.





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dress for dinner!

September 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Being big dorks in the photobooth at Monday’s Dress For Dinner Kickoff Party

It was an amazing event that set the tone for an incredible season!  Dress For Dinner is an awesome set of fashion shows that all benefit Recipe for Success, a charity that combats childhood obesity by teaching kids about cooking their own fresh, healthy, local and environmentally sustainable food. As you can probably guess, it’s a cause that’s important to me in every way.  I was so honored to be asked to be on this year’s host committee, and am so excited for an amazing season!

Thanks SO MUCH to all who came out on Monday — and click here for more details about the fashion shows in October, March and May!

Image courtesy of The Photobooth on Montrose; with fellow Houston bloggers (and lovely girls) Mishelle, Magen, Bethany!

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style: holiday cards for charity

December 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

moma dove card from sugarlaws

I know, I know, aren’t you done with the holidays already?  The food is eaten, the presents are bought, and all you have left to think about is who you plan to kiss on New Year’s Eve.

But maybe there are some of you out there who meant to send out holiday cards and haven’t gotten around to it yet.  Or maybe some of you are die-hard holiday card senders who want to stock up for next year while everything is on sale.

Me, I’m somewhere in between — I always buy them on sale, but sometimes it takes me a year or two to remember to send them out.  And if any of you have received Christmas cards from me that were slightly yellowed around the edges, well, I apologize for that.  Sometimes the whole process slips my mind for a year or two (whoops).

So today I wandered into a stationary store, thinking about buying some cards for next year.  Except, for whatever reason, the selection was pitiful — so pathetic that I didn’t buy a single one, I left the store empty-handed.  And I turned to my favorite place to find anything in the world I might need: the internet.

Where I found this fantastic site.  It’s called “Cards that Give,” and it links to over a hundred charities that sell Christmas and holiday cards — so that your money goes to something worthwhile, and not just to the profits of some chain store.  My personal favorites are the gorgeous pop-up cards from the Museum of Modern Art, pictured above — $1.50 each on sale!  But there are so many others for everyone’s tastes, from the American Cancer Society to the ASPCA to the Central Park Conservancy.  It’s an amazing thing when you can find a way to do good without changing anything you’re already doing, so I wanted to pass the site along to you all.

Now go back to thinking about your New Year’s outfit (or menu)!

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