Monthly Archives: January 2015
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H&M Patterned Shirt | PAIGE Skyline Skinny Jeans | STEVE MADDEN Nala Platform Pumps | ELAINE TURNER Bella Chocolate Python Clutch | GORJANA Chloe Large Studs, Mika Necklace, Mia Tiered Necklace | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle, Old [SIMILAR] | RAY BAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in ‘Faux’ | FORMULA X Infinite
I am a fan of solid colors and the occasional small print, but a bold graphic print that is a little out of my comfort zone. While shopping at H&M over the weekend, I saw this top and thought it was really cool and fun. The design was not something I would normally wear, but I immediately knew this top would go great with my new Paige jeans. So I decided to take a step out of my comfort zone and get it. I’m not going to lie, I am still a little hesitant about this top. It’s not that I don’t like this top because I absolutely adore it! But this top definitely stands out among the other items in my closet. I think it is fun and pretty, but it is definitely different from what I might normally pick up. Every so often, I love buying something that is a little out of my style comfort zone. I have found some great clothes by doing this. It pushes my style to a new and exciting level, and make me a little braver the next time I am out shopping. I also love that I can pick up these pieces for reasonable prices at places like H&M. This top is under $30!
I have to mention my new Paige jeans for a minute. I picked them up this weekend at Nordstrom. I have to brag about the jeans department at Nordstrom. I love how knowledgeable they are about their jeans. I always have a slew of questions when buying a new brand of jeans. Will they stretch? Will they fade? Do these look OK or too tight? They know it all! I love that they wear the jeans and can tell you from their experience how they fit after you wear them for a bit. Plus, they will hem them for you FOR FREE! I am 5’3 so my jeans are almost always too long so I love the free hem! If you ever are in the market for a new pair jeans, try the Nordstrom jeans department out!
Oh and one last thing, I am partnering with some amazing TEXAS bloggers and boutiques for a fun giveaway on Instagram this evening. Be sure you are following me (@karen.rock) so you don’t miss out!!
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DOBBIN Sylvie Blouson Sleeve Ponte Dress c/o | NINE WEST Regolar Platform Pump | ELAINE TURNER Bella Chocolate Python Clutch | KENDRA SCOTT Skylar Earrings in Tiger’s Eye
| GORJANA Mika Necklace, Zion Necklace | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle, Old [SIMILAR] | FORMULA X Infinite | MAC Lipstick in ‘Faux’
I have said it before and I will say it again, I am not a fan of winter. My winter clothes probably make up like 10% of my closet. Most of the times during winter, I just toss a cardigan on over my fall and spring dresses to winterize them up a bit. The only downside is this usually covers up some really beautiful tops and dresses! As soon I saw this Dobbin Clothing dress, I was in love! I love that there is movement from the blouson sleeve, but the dress is still fitted in the body. I also love the cut of the v-neck on this dress. I think it comes to the perfect point on the chest. Don’t even get me started on the plum color, it’s definitely up there on my favorite colors to wear list. The cold January temperature we have been having was keeping this dress hanging in my closet just staring at me. I will normally pair my long sleeve button down shirts underneath sleeveless sheath dresses, and so I decided to take a fashion chance and try it under my Dobbin Sylvie dress. Can I just say I definitely had an I’m a genius moment!! I love love love the way this dress looks alone with a pair of pumps, but I was amazed how fabulous it looked with a button down underneath. This is definitely where the great cut of the v-neck comes in handy to allow the button down shirt to rest so perfectly on the top of the dress. Feeling inspired, I decided to toss on my favorite pair of brown boots, and viola – a winter look from a fall/spring dress! I’m so excited to discover a new way to wear some of my favorite dresses ,but I am most excited to finally get to take this dress out for a spin!!
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CHICWISH Lace Trimmed Midi Skirt | LIMITED Turtleneck, Old [SIMILAR] |ELAINE TURNER Drew Black Leather Clutch | WHITE MOUNTAIN Carmella Boots, Old [SIMILAR] | KENDRA SCOTT Tima Stud Earrings | STELLA & DOT Renegade Cluster Bracelet | BAUBLEBAR Crystal Mason Ring | NADRI Crystal Bangle | MAC Lipstick ‘Faux’ | FORMULA X Infinite
Hello Holiday Monday! Am I the only one still playing catch up from the holidays?? I’m so excited to have an extra day this weekend. I think it has rained the last three weekends straight, which means I did not get much done. Not only do I have an extra day this weekend, but the sun is out! Perfect weather to be productive and tackle my ever growing to-do list. Even though, I am not heading in to the office today. I still wanted to share some office outfit inspiration. I love love love this skirt! When it first came in the mail, I was worried it was to long for my petite height, but once I put it on I really liked the length. For starters, the length is perfect for boots. I love how it covers the top portion of the boot. I can get away with wearing my navy fleece lined leggings and no one will know they don’t match. The material is also thick which was perfect for the cold days we had last week. Isn’t the scalloped lace beautiful on this skirt? It was what originally drew me to this skirt. Because of the length and fullness of the skirt, I kept my top fitted and simple. A full top and bottom would be too overwhelming with my petite height. I love the way the dark violet compliments the gray of the skirt. The violet and gray colors standout from each other while still working together. Now off to tackle that to do list!!!
Photo Credit: Brian Rock
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PIPERLIME COLLECTION Washed Silk Blouse | WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET Saint Honore Slim Ankle Jean | SOLE SOCIETY Wynn Heels | TORY BURCH Robinson Mini Cross Body Bag | KENDRA SCOTT Skylar Earrings in Tiger’s Eye | GORJANA Zion Necklace, Mika Necklace | RAY BAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | ESSIE | STILA Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery
One of my favorite weekend activites is brunch with my girlfriends! Champagne, gossip, good food – what’s not to love! My girlfriends and I like to hit up different spots all around the Houston area, always looking to try something new. For brunch with my girls, I try to keep my look simple, casual and chic. This blouse was on my must buy list when I hit the Cyber Monday sales this year. I love the effortless look a silk blouse has when paired with skinny jeans. You know I love loose and flowing tops! This one gives me that feel, while still having a little structure. I also love the cream color because it can be paired with so many things! For work, I can wear this blouse under cardigans and sweaters, or even under a sleeveless dress. I definitely need more silk blouses! Fun fact about my clutch, it is actually a crossbody. You have seen me wear it before here. The strap is removable and converts into a nice little clutch. I also have to mention these shoes! I love the cutouts on them! I debated over these shoes for months! I had fallen in love with a picture of them online and was not sure if I would like the look of the cutouts once I put the shoe on. I took the plunge and purchased the nude color (these also come in black) and have been in love! I really like how they look with a cuffed jean, adding a little glamour to an otherwise casual look. I also like how they sort of look like a bootie, but when you take a second look you realize oh wait those are heels! I’m looking forward to pairing these with some fun dresses this spring. I am ready for brunch, bring me a mimosa!! I am also sooo ready for this nice long three day weekend! AND the sun finally came out in Houston yesterday, so it is definitely going to be the perfect brunch weather! Have a fabulous weekend!