One Chanel Top, 3 Looks: Brunch

We’ve arrived!! Thank you for following me all the way to this third and final segment of this three part series of styling one Chanel top in a myriad of ways. If you missed part one and two, check them out here and here.

Sometimes you need that middle of the road fit…not super casual, not super extra…you know that waaay out of place moment where you drop in on folks hangin having drinks at a low key dive and you’re headed out on the town 😳 you walk into the room and everyone looks at you like ‘Ma’am, do you know where you are right now?!’ Of course that scene has happened to me and a group of friends before hitting up a nightclub (several years ago). It was a complete moment out of a movie where the whole place goes silent except for the screeching of chairs to stare at us. The music stops playing…etc. If you’re wondering if we stayed, yes you bet we did for a couple of drinks, laughed at the situation, talked to some people and then headed out or the night.

Crop top, belt, bag: Chanel
Lace top: Hofmann Copenhagen
Sunnies: Celine

Jeans can be chic without trying when paired with the right things. This sheer, lace blouse provides a nice feminine layer and the slightly distressed jeans give some contrast making the whole ensemble perfect for brunch. Adding the chain belt brings some shape to the whole look. I always love having the opportunity to wear this belt. It has that iconic Chanel leather and metal chain that you see on the bags and the charms are fun with a dash of Parisian opulence 🇫🇷.

Since this look is geared for brunch, I opted for a brighter color scheme in beige which pulls in the colors of the Chanel top. If you’ve been following me for a while, then you already know I love my neutral color palettes.

Bag: Chanel

Can we just take a moment for this Chanel bag?! Even though this is a look I would wear in the day (or a laid back dinner), this bag elevates the whole ensemble. The leather and chain handles and larger quilt pattern epitomizes the House of Chanel classic flair. It’s the ideal evening bag that goes beyond the night.

And sorry not sorry about too many photos below. Nhan did such a great job I couldn’t pick a few so you get a bunch 🙃. He has such a great eye for scouting out awesome locations.

How cool is this last shot below? I just love how Nhan captured the architecture of downtown Houston and sun’s reflection off the building couldn’t have been more perfect. This is probably my favorite shot in this series.

I highly recommend Nhan for your photography needs, you will not be disappointed. You can checkout his website for more info and stop by his Instagram

Hope you enjoyed this three part styling series on how one piece can curate multiple outfits for different occasions. With summer sneaking up upon us, I look forward to sharing a few more spring looks before transitioning to the summer wardrobe.

One Chanel Top, 3 Looks: Date Night

Welcome to part II of a 3 part series on styling “One Chanel Top, 3 looks.” If you missed part I, “Daytime Casual,” you can check it out here.

There’s no better way to justify a purchase than one that can carry over from day to night. Whether it be date night with your significant other or with the girls, switching up a couple elements is part of the formula to add some glitz to that daytime look.

Top & shorts: Chanel
Blazer: Balmain also here & here; Bank account friendly options: here & here

These Chanel shorts were also worn in part I, and as you can see they’re effortless to transition from casual into statement. Since the top is made of silk, it’s a seamless outfit upgrade to compliment a cocktail in hand. Mine usually involve gin 🍹or champagne 🥂.

The Balmain double-breasted blazer is a classic staple piece. If you’re going to splurge on clothing pieces, staple items are where you want to invest. This blazer is something that I will wear for years to come. A good blazer can make you feel like your most polished self. The combination of a structured blazer, cropped top, and high-waisted shorts is a mix of business sophistication with a touch of sex appeal. The Balmain blazer brought that business inspired vibe in a flirty yet classy way.

Sunnies: Givenchy

An all black look is simple yet classic which makes it a great monochromatic go to palette for the evening. The beige in the top breaks up the color scheme just enough to give some dimension to the overall look. For those splurge worthy pieces, I tend to go with black because it’s universal…and most of the time, the black option always looks better.

A little fun fact on these Louboutins…when I first saw them, I thought “these are so pretty.” The laser cut leather details over a subtle, champagne sparkle background had me obsessing over them. After coming to the realization that I better buy these before they’re gone {nothing’s worse than buyer’s remorse}, I saw the name of the shoe is “So Pretty.” Well Mr. Louboutin, you couldn’t have come up with a better name for these babies 😍.

All these photos were also taken by my friend Nhan Nguyen. When I went through selecting which photos to share, it really was a challenge to narrow it down. How neat is this last photo? I love how he framed the shot through the rails while capturing my reflection in the column. If you’re interested in Nhan’s services you can get more info on his site and give his Instagram a visit as well.

There’s one more look to finish off this 3 part series featuring this Chanel crop top so make sure you come back to check it out!

Summer in Plaid

Plaid was once an iconic staple of prep school uniforms, tying the pattern to those of wealth and privilege. Graduating from private prep school fashion (enter Cher Horowitz and Gossip Girl), plaid has evolved its cultural symbolism into mainstream society through generations of Scottish kilts, outdoorsmen, punk rebellion, and pop culture.

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Neutral Territory

In typical Houston fashion, we got a just a taste of cooler fall temps for a couple of days but we’re back in the high 70s (and even low 80s). You can never put away your entire summer wardrobe down here but we are getting a nice break from that humidity. We’re having our best hair and makeup days right now!

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Florals: Beyond Spring & Summer

Continuing with the theme of fashion that works no matter the season, I love using my floral prints to put together a great fall look. Typically associated with spring and summer, you can do so much with floral in the fall. Those pretty flowers can be effortlessly transitioned into your fall wardrobe…. and an added plus, your bank account will thank you for it. Nothing like investing in pieces that you can use more than one season. Keep reading to see how to make use of some of your favorite floral pieces past spring and summer.

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Breaking Rules: White after Labor Day

There are so many rules in life. Rules telling you how to live, how to act, how to be. Thankfully in the world of fashion, breaking rules is part of the fun. Your wardrobe is your canvas and getting to express however you feel makes your look individually yours. So many style Icons were famous for living to the beat of their own drum, living life as they saw fit and creating a style unique to their own personality.

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LSD: Little Slip Dress

The LBD, Little Black Dress, has a cousin that’s trending these days…the LSD. Not THAT LSD, the Little Slip Dress. The slip dress actually isn’t a new trend, it’s been around for decades. This silky, feminine silhouette has been flaunted by the likes of Marylin Monroe in the ’50s, Naomi Campbell in the ’90s, and now by your favorite Instagram girls on your feed.

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