Saturday, August 12, 2017

#OOTD Transitions from Summer to Fall: Plaid

Style Inspiration

We are coming up on the season when you are trying navigate great outfit choices when the weather switches from Summer to Fall. Depending on where you live, it can be warm one day and cooler the next day.

I'm going to provide you with some style ideas to help you transition in a chic way through this season!

Olivia Palermo always seems to get it right. I love this style inspiration that only consists of three pieces and can be worn in multiple ways with different bags.

I give you two options below...just remember to keep it simple for this one!

Style Inspiration: Palermo (left), Get the Look (right, below)

Back of Andrea Bogosian Plaid Dress

India Hicks Flat Stanley (Green)

Option #2:  Andrea Bogosian plaid dress ($550) (same as above), Charles by Charles David boots ($150), and India Hicks Blue Carmen clutch ($274)

Charles by Charles David Boots

India Hicks Blue Carmen Clutch 

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Comeback: Tamron Hall

I just read that the fabulous Tamron Hall will be showcasing her own talk show and I couldn't be more happy for her.

In case you're not familiar with who Hall is, she is a former NBC Today Show co-host.

About five months ago, Hall left NBC after she was relegated to a lesser role after putting in some solid work on the Today Show.

Instead of staying, she quit to chart a course that would value her experience and contributions.

She's starting to reveal her come back plan and I couldn't be more happy for her.

Hall is an example to never let someone relegate you to a lesser role than what you know you've earned.

I understand and that's also why I left the corporate game to pursue the ultimate game: becoming a boss babe entrepreneur.

Chart the course for your own life.

Design it, plot it, and then go LIVE it!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Splurge vs Steal: The Canvas Tote

Great style and quality can co-exist for the fashionista who doesn't want to sacrifice luxury, but who has a budget that requires them to have to choose which luxury items to splurge on.

Such is the case for the go-to summer bag: the canvas tote.

The canvas tote is the best Summer bag essential because it can take you from poolside to beach side to window shopping and strolling the streets of your favorite summer destinations without missing a stylish beat!

Here is a Splurge vs Steal featuring canvas totes by Balenciaga (from Net-a-Porter) and India Hicks (from India Hicks).

Both bags are brilliant, durable and stylish considering that a canvas tote can be boring on its own. The canvas tote has been so popular though because from a utility standpoint, it's extremely useful. These two canvas totes gives you the best of both worlds: style + utility... brilliant!

Added style comes in the form of black contrast (both brands), pop of color (India Hicks) and an insider detachable pouch (Balenciaga), extendable sides (both brands), two sizes (India Hicks) and more!

All that is left is for you to decide: do you want to splurge or do you want it for a steal?

Balenciaga (Splurge) vs India Hicks (Steal)

Balenciaga's Canvas Tote: $950

Balenciaga Canvas Tote: Detachable Small Purse

Balenciaga Canvas Tote: Inside

India Hicks Canvas Tote: $240 (large), $185 (small)

India Hicks Canvas Tote: Sides Extended

India Hicks Canvas Tote: Inside

Friday, June 2, 2017

Lifestyle Inspiration with Aerin Lauder at Williams Sonoma

Join Aerin Lauder and Williams Sonoma in celebration of the AERIN by Williams Sonoma Collection launch in Dallas at the NorthPark Center Williams Sonoma store. Meet Aerin Lauder, get a copy of her book - Beauty at Home signed, and shop the new beautiful tabletop & home d├ęcor collection while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and champagne.


Thu, June 8, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT


Williams Sonoma
8687 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225-4481

Aerin for Williams Sonoma

Aerin's "Beauty at Home"

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Summer Fresh: A Quick and Easy Salad for Summer

This Memorial Day weekend ushers in the official start of summer and another season to make memories to last a lifetime.

This season represents for me a time with family, friends and easy (ier) living.

That includes recipes!

I saw this recipe from a friend on Instagram who is the mom of active toddler twins. I thought, surely if she can make this salad for her family summer get togethers then surely anyone can!

Hope you enjoy this fresh summer salad recipe and also have a great weekend!

Here's her recipe:
3T Olive Oil
1T Lemon
1/2 tsp Salt
3T chopped fresh herbs (Kristen uses mint, basil and chives from her garden)
Baby Tomato Heirlooms
Watermelon chunks

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and serve chilled.