A Fashion Fiend // David Peck-Fashion Meets Hospitality

I wore this oxblood monochrome outfit to David Peck‘s show debuting his Fall/Winter 2014 collection. I love the deeper colors that get incorporated into my wardrobe as the weather cools down. Monochrome is a tricky style for me as I’m always trying to pop in color. But when I saw this matching crop and skirt- I went for it!

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crop & skirt : Foreign Exchange

bag : ASOS (also worn here)

heels : Steve Madden (also worn here)

 

 

 

A Fashion Fiend // My Woman from Tokyo

TGIF everyone, made it through another week of crazy events and trunk shows! Wore this little number to a boutique party and it was literally the talk of the evening. This dress is so damn chic, I instantly fell in love. I paired it with my my Michael KORS Hamilton, which was perfect because my camera fit in it when I needed to be hands free! No one can tell me not to wear white after Labor Day! Have a great weekend.

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dress : Malia Mills

tassel necklace : Aldo

bag : Michael Kors (also seen here)

heels : Forever 21

 

 

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 // Relaunch Party with Chef Roble’

Hello hip people! Last week I had the honor of attending Bravo tv’s, Chef Roble’s, perfume launch party hosted at Carrie Ann Boutique. The night was filled with bloggers and stylists from all around town, that were able to sample Roble’s perfume while sipping on wine and chatting with the one and only Carrie Ann Sanders. The store offered a 20% off special that night, so snagging a few dresses I had my eye on was all too easy. The night was a huge success; the Chef has got it down in the scent department. World famous chef, television star, scent creator, what will Roble do next?!!

A Fashion Fiend, Chef Roble and fellow blogger

A Fashion Fiend, Chef Roble and fellow blogger

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Fellow blogger, Carrie Ann and A Fashion Fiend

Fellow blogger, Carrie Ann and A Fashion Fiend

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blazer : Lauren Conrad

top : Langford Market

skirt : Divaz Boutique

heels : Steven Madden

clutch : ASOS

**All items available at Carrie Ann Boutique

Valentine’s Day Style for your Sweetie with M PENNER

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I had a another great opportunity to pick some Valentine’s Day gifts for your guy with M PENNER. This store has it all, its masculine style and dapper charm makes it easy to find the perfect gift for your beau.

My favorite things from Stella and Dot

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Hi Lovelies! I was recently asked to pick some of my favorite items from the Houston Fashion Blogger, Stella and Dot online trunk show. This collection has so many super fun and cute pieces, it was so hard to narrow down my list! These are my absolute favorites and the prices are too good to pass up!
Oval Mom Charm – I love how personal charms are and this oval Mom charm is adorable. Its small enough to wear as everyday jewelry and has a whole lot of meaning! Another two toned piece so it matches your entire wardrobe!
Love Always Necklace –  I chose this necklace for my teen daughter from the Girls Collection. I love how dainty the necklace is, perfect for a young girl to wear!
Selby Fridge Earrings -Tassels are great embellishments that are easy to make your outfit look chic without trying to hard. Easy way to dress up a ballerina bun and hit the town! These earrings go with everything because of their silver and gold accents.
How Does She Do It & Hang On Travel Case, navy – This travel bag is perfect for the jet setter like me. It is great to use as a weekender bag or a carryon. The matching folding hanging travel case makes it easy to see and keep your toiletries organized. The resort style pattern is super cute!
Shop the entire Houston Fashion Bloggers Stella and Dot Trunk Show, http://www.stelladot.com/ts/0dzv5
Meet Stella and Dot founder tomorrow, 2/13/14!!
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To Plaid

I love the winter weather but keeping warm is a constant battle. I’m a desert girl and growing up we rarely had any winters that would require more than a light jacket. I’ve become a huge fan of winter white and think it adds such a stark contrast to the darker colors that are associated with the cooler months. Lately the 90’s have brought on so many street style looks and as a huge 90’s fan, I was in. I dressed up my over sized, grunge inspired plaid shirt with some faux leather pants and Voila! Outfit nirvana. This white trench spoke to me, it is so fresh compared to the black coats I usually wear. The coat brings out the more subtle colors in my shirt and ultimately brightens up the whole outfit. I’ve worn this ensemble on two different occasions; lunch meeting and dinner in the city. Both times I was comfortable, warm but mostly I looked great with very minimal effort. Great day to night outfit.

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coat-Phoenix, shirt, heels & sunnies- Nordstrom Rack, faux leather pants- Target, clutch & leather bracelet- Nordstrom

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Teen Style Tuesday- Home for the Holidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, my friends!! My fam is heading to Az for Christmas and I can’t be more excited!! I haven’t been home in 4 months which is like a world record for me. My entire family is in Arizona and the holiday season is such a great time to see everyone, party and exchange (but mostly receive) presents!! Travel during this time of year, is always stressful and I hate sitting on a plane, crammed next to my parents. So to pass the time, I zone out with my iPod blasting One Direction. I make sure and dress as cozy and airport functional as I can. I actually bought this hoodie from Sky Harbor Airport when I left back in August, it’s so cozy and soft. I got it a size up so I could snuggle with it blanket style on my flight. I tossed a beanie on to keep warm without having to add another jacket. My relaxed style Abercrombie jeans fit snug but are super comfortable. I added my slip on, half calf boots to get off and on easily through security. My outfit choice for the plane is simple, keep it comfortable. Thats it. Safe travels!

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beanie-The Hat Club, hoodie-Sky Harbor gift shop, jeans-Abercrombie, boots-Bearpaw

Pantone Color of the Year 2014 and Holiday Sales!

Pantone has just announced the new color of year 2014, ORCHID!! If the 2014 Spring runway shows were a forecast to this gorgeous hue then I am not surprised at all. This tone was used in so many beautiful floral prints during the shows. Moving away from the rich Emerald of 2013, I think Orchid will be a refreshing color for the year. With purple and pink undertones, Orchid is a delightful color to wear and flatters a wide variety of skin tones. It is feminine without being overwhelmingly girly. This flirty tone can be paired with bold red to sister hues like lavender. It also accents the popular color, olive, as well as turquoise. Orchid can also be used as a subtle change in place of plain old neutrals.

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Holiday Deals!

Houston – David Peck Annual Studio Sale Dec 6-8

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Online – Shawl Dawls Dec 6-7 ($30 off $100, with code shawliday)

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Online – Ja’ire International Couture Dec 8-9 (30% off with code phxfw13)

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Happy Shopping!

Tootsies- Talking with jewelry designer, Roni Blanshay

The weekend before Thanksgiving, I had the exclusive opportunity to briefly chat one on one with celebrity jewelry designer, Roni Blanshay. I loved talking with her. Roni is so sweet and so passionate about her collections. I loved the pieces that were showcased at Tootsies. A model walked around displaying some of Roni’s best. Before the cocktail party, catered by Epicurean Market, I sat down with Roni and we chatted about her start, inspiration and her latest collection.

AFF: How didi you get started in the industry?

Roni: I started my fashion career in the denim industry and transitioned into jewelry. I don’t have a formal education in fashion design but my creative passion for design helped drive me through the industry.

AFF: Why did you make the change from clothing to jewelry?

Roni: I was constantly making “crazy” designs, like lace eyelets in denim. It was so unique but time consuming. I wanted to specialize and scale down my pieces. It was a natural transition into jewelry. My ideas were bold, sparkly and  unique, perfect for costume jewelry.

AFF: What inspired your latest pieces?

Roni: Everything. None of my pieces truly go out of style. I keep what is popular in the collection. I add new pieces whenever I create one. I am inspired by everything.

AFF: What advice would you give to someone starting in the industry without and formal background or education?

Roni: To stay true to your passion and creativity. Nothing will hold you back if you are truly dedicated. In this industry it is about your drive to succeed. People can feel your desire within your work. Talented people will recognize your talents. Now that I have been worn by Oprah and the Real Housewives, my life has changed but never my drive to create something beautiful.

Thank you so much to Tootsies for this opportunity!

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sweater- Francesca’s