Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Outfit Inspiration

This holiday season, put an original twist on the hottest trends of fall for stunning looks for any holiday event.

Dress up a pair of dark wash jeans with a winter white lace, keep the accessories neutral and this understated yet chic look is fit for any holiday event.
Holiday Lace
Free People layering top / GAP boot cut jeans / Vince Camuto round toe pumps / Genuine leather handbag / Burberry leather strap watch / Nordstrom chain link necklace

Tone down a shimmery dress with a neutral chunky knit sweater, but bring back the bling in accessories for a look to dazzle.
Holiday Sparkle

Dress / Banana republic / Aldo shoes / Silver clutch purse / Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings / Vince Camuto multi strand necklace

Go glam with sheer blocking and golden accessories. This fun trend is a great way to show a little skin in the winter!

Sheer Holiday 2012

H&M dress, / Brian Atwood black suede heels / Jimmy Choo sequin handbag / Marni horn jewelry

The season's hottest color, oxblood, is perfect for the Holiday's. Work just enough color into your look without being over the top, and top it all off with elegant white jewelry.

Holiday Fashion Oxblood

American Apparel mini dress / Alexander Wang oversized sweater / H&M platform pumps, $49 / Marie Hélène de Taillac rainbow moonstone ring / Tai gold earrings

Make a basic LBD more fun with a pop of bright color. I'm loving cobalt and silver hues!

LBD Holiday Fashion

Alice + Olivia vintage dress / Kate Spade shoes / Jimmy Choo handbag / Silver jewelry

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cozy Up

With finals and the holidays rapidly approaching, and the weather finally cooling down in Austin, it's the best time of year to cozy up in adorably comfortable sweaters. These are my favorite places to find equally stylish and comfortable sweaters!

Gap - The best basics! Gap's chic selection of simple, good quality, and affordable sweaters has something to suit everyone.

American Apparel - Fun and cozy sweaters, made in the USA!

H&M - New to Austin, this chic store offers low prices without sacrificing quality. Warm up this winter with their basic and statement sweaters!

Loft - Cute, modern sweater basics to go with any outfit. Loft often has great sales! 

ModCloth - Adorable and affordable vintage inspired sweaters to dress up or down!

Friends of the Forest Sweater / A Fair Isle to Remember Cardigan / Cookbook Club Sweater

Anthropologie - Slightly more expensive, but totally worth it for the super chic and winter wonderful sweaters.
Dipped Lace Marled Sweater / Subpixel Pullover

J. Crew - Though the sweaters are high priced, they earn their worth in style and quality.

The weather outside may be frightful, but cozying up in these sweaters sure is delightful!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Back to Black

Black Friday is just around the corner! If you can bear the craze, these are the top sales to hit early on the 23rd.
  1. H&M has advertised deals from $5. Select store locations open at midnight, so get there early!
  2. Target always has great deals on winter basics, from fuzzy socks to sweatshirts, lining the isles. Plus, they've got a great selection on gifts for everyone-all marked down!
  3. Athleta doesn't have any special sales, but will be offering fre fitness classes all day, complete with complimentary healthy snacks.
  4. Sears will be marking down thousands of items, from flatscreen TVs, to fine jewelry.
  5. JC Penny has tons of markdowns on basics like tees and swearers, plus a selection of other reduced household products.                      
  6. Macy's always has a huge selection of Black Friday deals, from kitchen appliances to the season's hottest sweaters. This is definitely a good place to go-whatever you're looking for.
  7. Gap is having fantastic Black (or, Bright, as they call it) sales past friday, into Saturday (online) and Sunday (in stores). Everything in the store is 60% off!
  8. Free People Is having a variety of different events and sales at their stores on black friday! Check it out on their website.
  9. New York and Company is having great sales all week, not just on Black Friday!
  10. Neiman Marcus, along with many specific sales, will be taking an extra 20% off purchases!
Happy Thanksgiving to all, and whether you're hiding or shopping this Black Friday, have fun-and don't get trampled in the stampedes of sleep deprived shoppers!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Made In Heaven: Eleven-Eleven

The lights dim and heads turn towards the spotlight that is illuminating the runway, Austin's most fashionable crowd goes silent to await a show they know will be nothing less than extraordinary.
Austin's own Stephen Moser is back, and more glamourous than ever. His return to the runway earlier this year was followed, this Sunday evening, by his latest stunning collection in an extravagant celebration that reunited Austin's fashion icons.

I dressed in mostly vintage for this event, the skirt I wore was originally from a boutique my mom owned when she was younger. I immediately fell in love with the shiny florals and fluid movement of the skirt.

From the fashionable guests to the elegant atmosphere, this event, held in the Driskill, was styled exquisitely. From the shows preceding Moser's, to his long anticipated collection, this night was truly spectacular.



The night's shows began with a collection for the modern, fit, and stylish woman, by designer Tina Johnson. 

Next was a presentation of heel embellishments by designer Roosevelt Cevallos.

The pace of the show slowed for a collection from Gail Chovan of Blackmail all in deep black tones.

As the first pieces of Moser's show drifted down the runway the audience sat in awe. This collection was a unique and stunning work of art.

Mid-runway hugs!

Although the entire collection was absolutely gorgeous, this dress was my favorite. It perfectly balances elegant, edgy, and modern styles with interesting geometric shapes and simplicity.

This collection was wonderful. Thank you Stephen Moser, for such an amazing night, you are truly amazing!