June 01, 2013

Net-a-Porter Sale Time!

Net-A-Porter

It's that time of the year again...wow, all the best stuff went on sale this year. Too many temptations!

1st Row: Charlotte Olympia kitty flats, Oscar de la Renta blouse, Valentino studded flats

2nd Row: Stella McCartney for Adidas sneakers, Stella McCartney lace bra, Sophia Webster heels

3rd Row: Alaia studded cut-out heels, Dolce & Gabanna printed loafers, Reed Krakoff orange bag

4th Row: Richard Nicoll printed camisole, Burberry studded clutch, Roberto Cavalli flamingo necklace

5th Row: Pierre Hardy sneakers, Lanvin bracelet, Jimmy Choo patent heels

TAGS: Shopping

May 30, 2013

DOUBLE G

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I've always loved the classic Gucci Double G belt, so when I found a vintage one on the cheap last year I was thrilled! It is now my go-to to dress up my uniform of jeans & grey shirts.

Wearing Zara blouse, the Looker jeans by Mother (c/o), Manolo Blahnik BB pumps, vintage Chanel bag, and vintage Gucci belt

TAGS: Outfits

May 28, 2013

Romantic Retro Ponytail Tutorial

Romantic Retro Ponytail Tutorial seaofshoes.com
A couple of readers emailed me and commented on my Instagram asking for a tutorial for this style, so I put together this step-by-step demonstration that shows you see how I created this look! I hope if this hairstyle strikes your fancy that you find the instructions helpful. I find it to be a quick and easy style and for that reason I am wearing it a lot lately!

Romantic Retro Ponytail Tutorial seaofshoes.com
To start this hairstyle, I set my hair in hot rollers. Curling the hair in the direction that you are going to style later makes the pompadour and faux-victory rolls much easier to form. You could just as easily use a curling wand, I just have always preferred hot rollers! I rolled the bang and crown sections of my hair going backwards and away from my face. I rolled the side sections of hair under and down. Once I released my hair from the hot rollers I combed it smooth with a brush.

Next you would section off the bang portion of your hair. This will become your pompadour. Section off a chunk of hair above your ears to become the faux-victory rolls. (I say faux because these are not the technical 40s victory roll, but a quick and easy alternative that looks just as good, in my opinion) Before you begin to form the pompadour, tease the base of the section and hairspray it liberally. This will give your roll a steady base to nestle into. To make the roll, form a loop at the end of the section by loosely wrapping the strand around two fingers. Hold onto this loop very firmly, and never letting it go, roll the loop towards the base of your head. When you've reached your scalp, carefully pin the roll in place with bobby pins. Repeat this same technique with the victory roll sections. There is no right way to do it, so just keep playing until you find a shape you like! Just remember, hairspray is your best friend here!

Once you've made your pompadour and victory rolls, you can gather the rest of your hair in a low ponytail slightly off to the side. Accessorize it with a flower or ribbon to finish it off!

I hope this guide helps! Please feel free to tweet me or email me if you have any questions, and if you want to show me your version of it, I would love that!

May 24, 2013

Easy Outfit Inspiration for the Weekend

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Hope you guys have a restful weekend planned for yourselves! It's been a long week. These photos reminded me that the simplest things are the best! The above outfits are what I'm planning to copy for this weekend, I planned ahead!

Left to right, top to bottom:

White blazer: Rag & Bone
Leather biker jacket: Saint Laurent

Red lipstick: NARS Jungle Fever
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Wayfarers
Black tank top: R13 muscle tee
Grey tee: Current/Elliot oversized tee
White blouse: Equipment signature blouse

Brown purse: Chloe Marcie cross-body bag
White jeans: Paige Skyline jeans
Pencil skirt: Diane Von Furstenberg
Blue jeans: Citizens of Humanity racer jeans

Black bag: Saint Laurent reversible shopper
Western ankle boots: Golden Goose
High heeled sandals: Manolo Blahnik
Woven flat sandals: Avec sandals

 

May 22, 2013

ATOMIC RED

Pin up style hair and pencil skirt

Pin up style hair and pencil skirt

Pin up style hair and pencil skirt
A bit of a new look for me--I've been practicing some different hairstyles and created a simple outfit inspired by my retro ponytail. It's pretty dramatic and people stared like I was a space alien when I wore this out. I would do it again though, I love the rockabilly look!

Wearing a 50's cashmere cardigan, an H&M pencil skirt, Zara heels, sunglasses by Elizabeth & James, and Britt bag c/o Sole Society



TAGS: Outfits

May 20, 2013

Style Inspiration: Julia Sarr Jamois

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A couple of times recently I've had a last minute invite to a party or dinner and had no idea what to wear. I saved a couple of photos of Julia Sarr Jamois on my phone to get ideas for inspiration. I love all of her outfits and especially appreciate her love of oversized jeans and sneakers. She definitely makes me think I could use a little more color and playfulness in my wardrobe!

Style Inspiration 2

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs collar pink dress

2. Alice + Olivia Lenora sleeveless striped dress

3. Clover Canyon Turquoise Valley neoprene dress

4. La Petit S**** woven cocoon coat

5. Marc by Marc Jacobs dotted rabbit scarf

6. Clare Vivier woven fold-over clutch

7. Jules Smith Papi ring

8. Maison Martin Margiela glitter boots

9. Miu Miu crystal embellished Mary-Janes

 

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1. Botkier Valentina Hipster bag

2. Theory stretch-crepe blazer

3. J. Crew neon lace skirt

4. Clover Canyon neoprene printed skirt

5. Chimala denim jeans

6. Chini and Parker red oversized sweater

7. Current/Elliot Stadium sweatshirt

8. Stuart Weitzman Guything brogues

9. New Balance Classics in teal

 

TAGS: Instagram

May 18, 2013

GREY TEE, JEANS, SNEAKERS

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My most basic essentials, I like simplicity for everyday. I'm a grey tee junkie and always on the quest for the perfect sloppy oversized one. This Zara tee comes pretty close! I've been a big fan of AG's Stilt jean for years now so I was really excited when they did this perfectly faded version for summer. Wore this to grab a quick lunch, and yes, I had to buy a pack of Imperial Sugar Dr. Pepper to bring home. It's the Texan in me.

Wearing Zara grey tee, AG Stilt jeans, H&M sunglasses, and Nike sneakers

 

 

TAGS: Outfits

May 14, 2013

LUCKY NUMBER

Lucky Number at Sea of Shoes

Lucky Number at Sea of Shoes

Lucky Number at Sea of Shoes

Lucky Number at Sea of Shoes
I am in love with this sporty Three Floor sweatshirt. I feel like 90% of the tops I own are sweatshirts, it is shameful. And in the summer I start to hack all of their sleeves off! But I won't be doing that to this one. We've had a freakish year in weather here in Texas, I'm very grateful that Mother Nature has put off the usual sweltering heat until later.

P.S. these Free People jeans are my new holy grail pants. They're the dream jeans I've had in my brain for years, so when I found them I got two pair!!

Wearing Three Floor sweatshirt (c/o), Charles Albert Alchemia cuffs, Free People destroyed ankle skinny jeans, Balenciaga booties, and Prada dinosaur bag

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