On Neutral Ground

Happy hump day people. This week has been straight up crazy with all of the Mother’s Day preparations and luncheons I’m attending. The weather has been nice and sunny lately, which keeps me in a good mood; and I have been enjoying the natural scenery outside. I put on this outfit with that just in mind, kind of blending into the background. This vintage leather skirt was a super find and it is Pantone’s color of the year, radiant orchid, score! Ok, I’m off! Have a great day!

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top - Q, skirt - vintage find, heels - Steve Madden, jacket - GStar

top – Q, skirt – vintage find, heels – Steve Madden, jacket – EckoRed

Teen Style Tuesday- Staying Neutral

I love dressing up for special occasions and especially stepping outside of the “norm”. Brunch this weekend I picked this lace dress in ivory. With all of the brightly colored easter eggs, baskets and formal dress shopping (more on that later), I was burnt out and wanted to keep my outfit in the neutral zone. I originally had on bright pink wedges but quickly changed my mind and stuck with my theme. Sometimes I just feel like, staying neutral.

~Taylor

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dress-Q, heels- Steve Madden, flower- Claire's

dress-Q, heels- Steve Madden, flower- Claire’s

Teen Style Tuesday- Spring breakers!

Hello my friends!

I am so ready for spring break to hit! It starts off with my birthday so I am super stoked!!! I’m not traveling far this year but I’m planning a week of fun in the sun (Houston weather permitting). My girls and I are heading to the beach in Galveston one day and Schlitterbahn water park too! I’m also going to try and take a trip to the Sea World in San Antonio. I want to pack as much in as I can and spend as much time in the sunlight as possible! I love spring so much, all the blooming flowers, sunny days, and no school. Is it summer yet?…

~Taylor

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sunnies- Target, tank- Abercrombie, crop tank- Q, shorts- H & M, shoes- TOMS

sunnies- Target, tank- Abercrombie, crop tank- Q, shorts- H & M, shoes- TOMS

Simon Fashion Now

Last Thursday marked the end of New York Fashion week, but here in Houston we had an amazing time at the Galleria hosted Simon Fashion Now fashion event. Myself and other select Houston Fashion Bloggers were invited to the Fashion Now preview event featuring the eight brands that would be showcasing in the Luxury Runway Fashion Show on September 5th. The event was held on the 21st floor of The Westin Oaks Galleria. There we were nibbled on h’orderves and sipped champagne as we watched the mini fashion show. Each brand displayed one look from their collection. A small Q & A followed lead by Simon Malls Style Setter Executive, Jacques Ellis and Stylist, Leslie Rivas. It was an intimate discussion about trend forecasting as well as the Hostess’ personal style favorites.

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Last year when I was first settling in Houston, I came across Fashion Blogger, Lynne Gabriel. At the time, she was Simon Malls Style Setter and was hosting a contest sponsored by Cadillac and the Houston Galleria. Grand prize was a week with a brand new Cadillac SRX,VIP treatments and a seat to the Simon Fashion Now Runway Fashion Show. To my surprise, I WON!! Here are a few pics from 2012’s experience.

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The Houston Galleria definitely did not disappoint in its effort to change the ice rink into a high fashion runway. While there was no contest this year however, I was all too happy to find myself seated next to Lynne, front row again. Thank you Cadillac, Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations, Houston Fashion Bloggers and Simon Malls.

Lynne Gabriel and me

Lynne Gabriel and me

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Top and skirt: express, Shoes: Sheik, Accessories: Forever 21, H&M, Foreign Exchange

Top and skirt: express, Shoes: Sheik, Accessories: Forever 21, H&M, Foreign Exchange

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Headed to the afterparty with blogger friends, Lynne Gabriel, Beauty by LeRenda and Spoiled Latina

Headed to the afterparty with blogger friends, Lynne Gabriel, Beauty by LeRenda and Spoiled Latina

Meet Your 2013 PHXFW Models!

Last Thursday at The Mint in Scottsdale, we attended the Fashion Arizona 2013 Model Announcement party. The model search which took place at the end of June was narrowed down to the top 40 finalists (10 male, 30 female) who will compete in a series of challenges from now until Fashion Week, to see who will ultimately be named 2013 Male and Female Models of the Year. Along with this magnificent title, the winners will also be signed to Agency Arizona! Challenge #1 was broadcasted throughout the venue: the models had to give their all in the “Best Head Shot” look after their Tony & Guy make overs. After all of the top 40 strutted down the catwalk, only one male and one female were chosen as Challenge #1 winners. Congratulations to Sydney Rounsaville and Denis Danicic. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the competition brings!

Our swag bags were oh so nice, including some coupons to Ja’ire and Medium Apparel (two of the Emerging Designers this year), $20 ride credits provided by Uber car service, a full sized No.7 Cosmetics mascara, Green Living and Discover the Phoenix Region Magazines, and a tasty, all natural fruit and nut bar by KIND.

The next model challenge will be held along side the Shop Garment District Event on August 9th. Stay tuned for more details for that and the rest of the events leading up to Phoenix Fashion Week 2013!

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Jadapa and A Fashion Fiend with Brian Hill, Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week

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101.5 jamz radio personality, Jackie Morales and model husband, Gavin Tucker

A Fashion Fiend with PHXFW TV's Fashion Host, Brittany Brannon

A Fashion Fiend with PHXFW TV’s Fashion Host, Brittany Brannon

Music artist, Yasmeen, 101.5 jamz radio presonality, Jackie Morales, A Fashion Fiend and Jadapa

Music artist, Yasmeen, 101.5 jamz radio presonality, Jackie Morales, A Fashion Fiend and Jadapa

Top 40 PHXFW Models

Top 40 PHXFW Models

Model Challenge #1 Winners, Sydney Rounsville and Denis Danicic

Model Challenge #1 Winners, Sydney Rounsaville and Denis Danicic

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Top- Hottie, Vest- Q, Pants-Forever 21, Shoes- Sheik, Bag- Tory Burch (old)

Top- Hottie, Vest- Q, Pants- Forever 21, Shoes- Sheik, Bag- Tory Burch (old)