A Fashion Fiend // On Repeat

I love these joggers, they’re a perfect transition piece. The fabric made them easy to wear during the hot summer months and the color helps me rotate them in my closet through the fall. I also snagged this asymmetrical, wrap top at Nordstrom’s Rack and fell in love. Another favorite are these new Elaine Turner two-tone heels that I snagged on sale! They go with everything! Hope you guys are getting some nice weather. Fall is my favorite season, and I’ve been preparing my house with all of my Autumn decorations. Smells of pumpkin spice and I couldn’t be happier.

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joggers : seen here

top : Nordstrom Rack

heels : Elaine Turner via Amazon

 

A Fashion Fiend // Join us 9.17.14 at Carrie Ann Boutique!

This Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Carrie Ann Sanders, owner of Carrie Ann Boutique in Uptown Park with be hosting her store relaunch party featuring Bravo TV’s Chef Roble‘ and his new perfume, Clique, from 6pm-9pm. After 4 years, Carrie Ann boutique is reopening her store with some fresh and new stylings. As a native Houstonian, Carrie Ann spent a few years in L.A. before opening her store back here, in her home town. Carrie Ann’s west coast inspiration and love for dogs creates the perfect recipe for trend setting in H-town. Carrie Ann s such a fashion forward babe with a killer personality; talking to her is like chatting with your best gal pal. Bring your pup in while you shop for some great fall pieces- shop for yourself and your pooch too! Hope to see you Wed!!

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Fashion Houston 2013 – Night 2!

Last night I attended the second night of Fashion Houston 2013. This was my first year going to the biggest fashion week in Houston, and contrasting from other runway shows like NYFW, Paris Fashion Week, etc it’s runway selections available for purchase now. Floral prints, black & white, rib and mid drift dominated the stage this year. I was so impressed with the collection of designers that showcased at the event. I was so excited to see my old favorites Rebecca Taylor and Nicole Miller and wIth much anticipation I saw the stylings of new to me designers,Cut 25 and Bibhu Mohapatra. I was also fortunate enough to be in attendance for the only men’s line to strut the stage this week, Peter Millar.

First up was Indian-American designer, Bibhu Mohapatra. The designers ready to wear collection was said to be inspired by his long time friend and ballerina. He used many bold prints o a blank white canvas. He used hot orange, pale pink, sage, black and coral in asymmetrical pleated garments within his classic skater, shift and tulip shapes. His embellished garments adorned 3D daisies a top nude canvas. Vast and beautiful.

Bibhu Mohapatra

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Next debuted the only men’s line of Fashion Houston. Peter Millar by Chris Knott is a casual sports, tailored dress, and golf attire. Peter Millar represents a lifestyle brand to make every moment an occasion. This modern brand keeps men stylish while comfortable in the office as well as on the golf course.

Peter Millar

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My long time favorite, Rebecca Taylor, hit the runway after the men’s line. Jadapa and my adorable nephew, Jadan, got to personally talk with the New Zealand born designer back in October at Saks 5th Ave in Phoenix, Arizona. She told Jadapa how being a mother is extremely tiring but extremely rewarding. Funny, Jadapa and Rebecca swapped “mommy” stories (her son is the same age as Jadapa’s) instead of fashion secrets! My nephew loved her, he skipped around the clothing racks and asked about her for the rest of the day. Too sweet!

On A Fashion Fiend- dress: Rebecca Taylor, belt: Michael Kors, shoes: Aldo. On Jadapa- top: H&M, skirt: Forever 21, shoes: Jessica Simpson

On A Fashion Fiend- dress: Rebecca Taylor

dress- Rebecca Taylor spring 2013

dress- Rebecca Taylor spring 2013

Rebecca Taylor Event Saks 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ October 2013

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Rebecca Taylor with my nephew, Jadan

Rebecca Taylor with my nephew, Jadan

The fresh and feminine style of Rebecca Taylor‘s RTW line sported lightly colored floral patterns and reigns the crop top style trend. Rebecca incorporated 90’s street style in to her fresh and modern apparel.Taylor hit another outstanding line with this  spring collection.

Rebecca Taylor

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Cut 25 by gorgeous designer, Yigal Arouel is cleverly named for his style and craftsmanship when making his designs. He is said to only make 25 items in a collection therefore constantly stating the phrase “cut 25”. Yigal is known world wide and is an award winning designer, is self taught and pays great attention to detail. His line is described as high fashion with day to day simplicity This was one of my favorite shows of the evening.

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The night rounded out with the newest collection by legendary designer, Nicole Miller. The iconic designer is been known for her shades of black and /or bold color choices. Miller focuses her collections on the cuts of fabric ensuring a formflattering fit. Her lines which contain lounge wear to gowns has been celebrated since the 80’s. Her stylings in this RTW collection included mix matched prints and patterns, distressed pants and textured floral embellishments that only managed to add to each piece, never overpowering it. Her rebellious looks for this line have the functionality to be worn to so many types of events and can be easily dressed up or down.

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I had a great time at Fashion Houston  2013 and can’t wait until next year! Thank you to On the Mark Communications, Houston Fashion BloggersShalanda Turner and the Fashion Houston team for this opportunity.

Photography: On the Mark COmmunitcations