Lady in Red

Monday, March 30, 2015

Scuba dress - Asos (similar herehere, and here)
Clutch - vintage
Shoes - Dolce Vita (similar here)
Earrings - Loft
Sunnies - Loft
Bracelet - vintage

*Ahem* let me introduce you the best dress ever: this red scuba dress from Asos. I wore this gorgeous thing to a dear friend's wedding recently. The rich color, T-back and structured skirt made me feel glamorous, and I was completely comfortable in the squishy scuba material. I want to wear this dress everywhere: to work, to bed, to...swim :)

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Valentine's Day: Fur Sure

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Pink faux fur jacket - Savoir-Faire (found in stores, also similar here and here)
Striped tee - Forever 21
Coated moto jeans - Ann Taylor
Rose gold shoes - Need Supply (also found here, similar here)
Palm cuff with assorted rings - Nasty Gal
Pearl back earrings - Loft (similar here)
Asymmetrical "F" necklace - Love Always Couture

This Valentine's Day, my husband and I have plans for brunch at one of our favorite local restaurants, South on Main. So, I'm taking a more casual approach to my V-day attire. I paired this funky pink faux fur jacket from Savoir-Faire with rose gold Vans, striped tee and coated moto jeans. I'm also sporting my new favorite accessory: the palm cuff (makes me feel very J.Law).

Styling tip: use stripes as a neutral. A classic striped tee can be paired with any color, pattern or texture.

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Leather Midi

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Faux leather midi skit - Nasty Gal
Crop top - Zara (similar herehere, and here)
Bralette - Aerie
Heels - Dolce Vita (similar here and here)
"F" necklace - Love Always Couture
Lighter necklace - similar here
Assorted rings - Nasty Gal, Beehive Boutique, Etsy
Purse - vintage (similar here)
Ear cuff - Hemline Boutique NOLA (also found here)

Whoa. You guys. It has been forever and a day since I've made a new post! The last few months have been so busy, I've had to put the blog on the back burner for a little while. Luckily, I was able to sneak in a quick shoot this weekend in my new faux leather midi skirt from Nasty Gal! I'm also sporting this sweet asymmetrical "F" necklace from Love Always Couture, an anniversary present from my equally sweet husband.

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Fall Trend: Blanket Scarves

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Blanket scarf - Brina Box
Faux leather jacket - RD Style from Dillard's (last season, similar here)
White tee - H&M
Moto jeans - Urban Outfitters
Boots - Dolce Vita
Bag - Urban Outfitters (found in stores, similar here)
Ear cuff - Hemline (also found here)
Lipstick - MAC lipstick in Dark Side

It finally feels like fall here in Little Rock, so I can now rock my favorite trend this season: blanket scarves. Two things that are awesome about this scarf: 1. It's reversible, with one side an adorable navy and red plaid and the other black houndstooth. 2. I purchased it from Brina Box, an online store based out of my hometown. It certainly is not difficult to support local stores when they sell something this cozy and stylish.

The rest of the outfit I styled "biker chic" with a faux leather jacket, moto jeans, and black booties. Also the ear cuff and dark red lip add a subtle edge to complete the look.

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Outfit Transitions: Work, Play, Casual

Monday, September 1, 2014

Like most women, I am on a  budget. So I've found some creative ways of staying on trend while not breaking the bank. One important way is to find pieces that are versatile and work with several different outfits, like this black and white plaid checkered shirt that is PERFECT for fall. So I've decided to do a post where I show how to transition an outfit from work, play, and casual just by changing a few key pieces.

First up, the work outfit. I tied the shirt with a light pink midi skirt that I scored at Savers. I then dressed the outfit up with black pumps and a delicate necklace.

Shirt - American Eagle
Midi skirt - Savers (no, seriously! Similar here)
Necklace - J.Crew
Shoes - Dolce Vita

Now to my night outfit! I kept the shirt, added a statement necklace under the collar, and paired it with a faux leather skirt. To complete the ensemble, I added some gold accessories, plus this awesome vintage mesh gold bag I picked up just the other day.

Faux leather skirt - Forever 21
Necklace - Anthropologie (found in stores)
Mesh bag - vintage (similar here)
Bracelet - vintage 
Tube rings - Etsy

To make the look more casual, I paired the skirt with a t shirt (with famous 90's super model's names on it!), and tied the plaid shirt around the waist. Then switched the heels out for gold cross front sandals, and I'm on my way! 

The Laundry Room shirt - Indigo boutique in Little Rock (also found here)
Lighter necklace - similar here
Bracelet - Savers
Shoes - Dirty Laundry

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Sensational City Soirée - Loverly Set the Scene Challenge

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Since getting hitched myself about a year and a half ago, I have been absolutely enamored with weddings. After planning my own and watching others close to me take that walk down the aisle to wedded bliss, I've noticed how each wedding has been so drastically different, from an urban event in a lavish building downtown, to a rustic ceremony in a barn decorated with vintage couches. Each event exuded each bride's taste and personality, from the decorations, to their dress, down to their accessories and shoes.

That's why when I was asked to participate in the Loverly Set the Scene challenge, I was more than ecstatic at the chance to plan a wedding all over again! I was given a choice of three venues: city wedding, beachside nuptials or a rustic style wedding. Then I styled the bride based on my taste with the entire site's shop at my disposal: wedding dress (of course!), shoes, accessories, you name it! And let me tell you, this was no small task. I was overwhelmed and awe struck at all the choices from their shop! My goodness, where was this site when I was planning my own nuptials? 

The modern and classic feel of the urban wedding struck a chord with me, mainly since it reminds me of my favorite city, Chicago.

Sensational City Soiree

The style of this city wedding is simple, classic, elegant, yet modern. This allows the bride to make bold fashion statement. And that is exactly what this Jenny Packham dress is: a statement. The dress oozes romanticism and elegance, catching everyone's eye as she mingles with guests on the rooftop or has her first dance with her new husband. The slinky draping would make any bride feel sexy and beckons that 1920s Gatsby glamour, perfect for a city-style wedding. I completed the look with jewels on jewels on jewels to catch the light of the soft candles adorning the reception. The strappy sandals add to the delicacy of the dress. And they're Christian Louboutins. Need I say more? The head piece completes the Gatsby feel of the dress, and the clutch and bracelet tie the rest of the look together.

All you brides-to-be, check out everything else Loverly has to offer from wedding inspiration to planning tips!

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Color Crush

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Nicole Miller dress - Dillard's
Envelope clutch - J.Crew Factory (similar lime clutch found here)
Earrings - Maude Boutique (similar here)
Bracelet - J.Crew (similar here)
Shoes - Nordstrom Rack

I had been on the hunt for weeks for the perfect dress to wear to a friend's outdoor summer wedding earlier this month. Anyone who has ever lived in or visited Arkansas in the summer knows first hand that the temperatures can be less than comfortable, and the humidity can take your hair from perfectly coiffed to a frizzy mess in a matter of seconds. With that in mind, the dress not only had to look great but also feel comfortable. After much online perusing and window shopping, I found this gem at Dillard's here in Little Rock. The bright colors and pattern caught my eye immediately (how could it not?) and the light weight neoprene fabric allowed me to stay cool, even when dancing the night away at the reception. And you can literally pair any color with it. Any. I chose these sweet lime pointy toe pumps and lime envelope clutch to complete the look. 
Here are few iPhone snap shots from the wedding:
The venue! Could not have been a more beautiful day.

The newlyweds! Congratulations, Leah and Beau!

Some of the lovely ladies in attendance.
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