January 24, 2014


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The answer...I AM!  This was me this morning (minus the fancy PJ's of course).  Let's just say I am not a morning person, not at all.  It took all I had to get up, get ready and go to work.  For one, it was 16 degrees out this morning (in Dallas!) so therefore all I wanted to do was stay warm in my bed and sleep.  But once again because I live in Texas, it will be 70 degrees this weekend and that makes me very very happy.  Any other period in my life I wouldn't be too happy with the constant weather change because all throughout my childhood I longed for cold weather, snow and ice even.  This might have been the excitement of hoping for a snow day and stay home from school.  But now that I'm an adult, I appreciate the greatness of 70 degree weather even in the winter time (except for Christmas, Christmas weather needs to be cold!).  Enough about the weather...I'm so excited for this weekend because tomorrow me and my friends, Jennifer and Johnnie are getting together to discuss a fun upcoming project!  Jennifer of Jennifer Crenshaw Photography is an amazing photographer based here in Dallas and specializes in bridal and wedding photography.  Johnnie of Prettibloom Artistry is an awesome make-up artist and hair stylist and specializes in portraits and also weddings.  Stay tuned because you won't want to miss it.  Happy Friday y'all!

January 21, 2014


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What's not to love about 70's style?  I adore it and currently see it everywhere!  I've ALWAYS looked at the 70's for inspiration for my daily outfits.  I love the effortless look it creates.  Who knows, maybe it's because of the recent release of American Hustle (I just had to add a picture of the ever so chic Jennifer Lawrence).  The appearance of denim is a huge factor here and layering piece by piece.  How great is this Denim Maxi Dress from Asos?!  The classic silhouettes of a high waist, straight skirts and longs jackets just scream retro vintage.  To say this trend will be huge for Spring is an understatement.  It was seen everywhere on the runways during Spring 2014 Fashion Week.  Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner.  I say it every year that I'm ready for Spring/Summer, but when it gets here and it's 100 degress outside, I regret it!  Needless to say, even though it's still winter, you can pair this amazing flowy blouse with a pair of these ultra flared jeans and you've got the 70's retro vibe down to a T!  How do you feel about this trend?

January 20, 2014


Last Thursday I attended Fashion Cited: Little Black Dress Party at Murray Covens Contemporary in Dallas, TX.  I had a great time visiting and connecting with new people in the industry.  For those of you who don't know about Fashion Cited, it has become one of the most anticipated and exciting fashion shows in North Texas.  The shows co-producers, local designers Francisco Flores and Cathy Garcia, are well-known for engaging established and emerging designers and clothiers to create a high-energy fashion show.  Previous shows featured Nha Khanh, Abi Ferrin and several others.  What's so great about this event is that it benefits the Legal Hospice of Texas, a nonprofit law firm providing compassionate legal services at no charge to low income individuals who are terminally ill or HIV positive.  The Little Black Dress Party was a "sneak peak" for what is in store for the grand event which will be held April 3rd.  You can read more about the upcoming fashion show here and to buy tickets click here.  During this event, the designer's models wore their "little black dress" and the guests had to vote for their favorite.  At the end of the night the winner was revealed.  Scroll down to check out the winning look.

Honorary Chair Rhonda Sergeant Chambers

From left to right:  Designer Francisco Flores (pictured in far back left), Model Drew Lindsey and Designer Cathy Garcia (pictured in far back left), Model Ekaterina Kouznetsova.

Designer Emmanuel Tobias with Model Sirisha Reddy.

Model Kavo Cat wearing Mario Alberto Gallegos Jr's Design.

Designer Mario Alberto Gallegos Jr. with Model Kavo Cat.

Designer Charlotte Elliot of Yomono Clothing Line with Model Weslee Acts.

Designer Cathy Garcia with some of the models from the event.  Her Design is to her right on Model Ekaterina Kouznetsova.  Also Francisco Flores' (not pictured) design is on the far right (your right) Model Drew Lindsey.

The top three designs of the night!  From left to right: Director Tony Lokash, Designer Mario Alberto Gallegos Jr., Model Kavo Cat, Model Mindy Lee, Designer Morgan Pfeil Powell, Designer Mindy Boykin, Model Corrie Marquee and Harvey Mireles.

The winning design!  Designer Morgan Pfeil Powell with Model Mindy Lee.

Me having fun with friends and co-workers!  All photos taken by Thomas Garza of Thomas Garza Photography.

Other designers featured that night which are not pictured are:  Jonathoan Aparicio of Aparicio, Francisco Flores, Richard Solodky of Solodky Wedding Apparel and Elvira Diaz.

January 3, 2014


Left Column - Earrings: Forever 21 // Dress: Forever 21 // Teapot: Furbish (take an extra 25% off with code TAKE25) // Boots: Nordstrom

Middle Column - Belt: Club Monaco (take additional 40% off with code WINTER40) // Sunglasses: Forever 21 // Bracelet: J. Crew (take additional 40% off with code SHOPHAPPY) // Bag: TJMaxx

Right Column - Sweatshirt: J. Crew (take additional 40% off with code SHOPHAPPY) // Flats: LuLus // Necklace: LuLus // Heels: LuLus // Pants: Forever 21

I hope everyone had a great week and happy weekend!