A Fashion Fiend // Lately

Easy layering heading into dressing for the fall; topping your boyfriend jeans with a dress is a favorite look. Kind of dressy but not. Taking it easy this month before MBFW and the start of all the Fall Fashion Festivities. Calm before the storm. Hope your weekend is great! Taylor will be back next week!!! WooWho!
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dress; Target

jeans: Joes

heels: TJ Maxx

bag: Tory Burch via Nordstrom

A Fashion Fiend // Sriracha

Hey all you weekend warriors! Took a little day trip to a farmers market in a small town and stopped on a super cute farm street along the way. I freaking love Sriracha so much that when I saw this little number at Wet Seal, I made it mine immediately. I was a little concerned because the back of the top is very, very open. No worries though, I put on a corset underneath and voila. Coverage while still being able to see the amazing detail. Hot, Hot, Hot.

 

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top: Wet Seal

corset: Victoria’s Secret

shorts: Express

sandals: TJ Maxx

sunnies: Aeropostale

Teen Style Tuesday – Pineapple Express

Welcome to summer, my friends!! I am so happy to be back on track. Lately between swim meets and piano, I’ve had no time to dress cute! I was thrilled to receive this adorable top the other day, it’s pink and has gold pineapples on it! My mom suggested this post name after a movie I’ve never seen but, apparently it has James Franco in it which is ok by me. He has the most adorable smile.

I am so happy that summer is here! I have been planning my summer fun activities and can’t wait to get them started. I have been living in cutoffs like it’s my hot weather uniform. Freaking go with everything! Hope you all have a stress free week.

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top: Target (similar)

shorts: JCPenney

flip flops: Tommy Hilfiger via TJ Maxx

pineapple bag: H&M

Casual Friday- #HoustonRodeo

Howdy! I attended my first Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo over spring break after living in H-town for almost 3 years!! I always travel to the West Coast during the spring but this year I stayed home and I am so happy I did! Growing up in Arizona, I rode horses and have even participated in my fair share of rodeos! I am classically trained English but I have always loved the rough style of western riding. Barn friends taught me how to barrel race and calf wrangle. Every spring I would ride in the Gilbert Days Parade and Rodeo. I am so happy I was able to go. Robin Thicke‘s concert was after and a perfect way to end the night! I will definitely be back next year!

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Taylor playing carnival games

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Robin Thicke

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plaid top- Tj Maxx, tank- Tilly's, jeans- Hydraulic, booties- Target, crossbody- H & M,

plaid top and sunnies- Tj Maxx, tank- Tilly’s, jeans- Hydraulic, booties- Target, cross body- H&M,

 

Phoenix Fashion Week: Night 2

Friday afternoon I was fortunate to attend a seminar with Style and Pepper creator, Jessie Artigue. She got up bright and early Friday to host “The Business of Blogging” seminar after strutting her stuff on the runway, wearing a Dora Yim designed dress, in the Fashionably Pink Charity Fashion Show, Thursday night. Her discussion on blogging as a brand was so insightful and very informative. I was really impressed with the way Jessie not only captured our attention but held it while also having us contribute in an open discussion type of forum. She answered all of our questions with real world examples and relative information. So happy that I got a chance to hear from the best!

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Jessie in Fashionably Pink Charity Fashion Show
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With Blogger, Jessie Artigue of styleandpepper.com

Night 2 started off with just as much luster and enthusiasm as the previous evening. Gents featuring Googleglass hit the runway first showcasing its dapper, futuristic look. We were super excited to see last year’s emerging designer winner, Bri Seeley, take the stage with her Silence Collection. Bri’s color palette, feminine A line’s and open back dresses made this collection so stylish and delicate. Bri’s most recent work on The Silence Collection., benefits Step Up Women’s Network, a nonprofit membership organization igniting women and girls to fulfill their potential. Great job, Bri!

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Bri Seeley ~ Silence Collection

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Bri Seeley collection photos by Melissa Fossum, Phoenix New Times

With designer, Bri Seeley

With designer, Bri Seeley

Hitting the runway next was Dallas based designer, Dora Yim, presenting her collection D.P.C. by Dora Yim. Living in Houston, I have been following this Texas Designer mix business woman with style and quality. Dora’s D.P.C. collection can be worn in the boardroom as well as out to lunch. The versatility of the line provides women with affordable pieces that are stylish and made to last. “Wear it today, treasure it always” D.P.C tagline.

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D.P.C. photos by Melissa Fossum, Phoenix New Times

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photo by Dan Tabar

With designer Dora Yim

With designer Dora Yim

Next the emerging designer, Herbert Victoria took to the stage. We were lucky enough to chat with this San Fransico based designer on the show and collection. Herbert’s African West line incorporates a cut and sew style, embodying bold prints and tribal influences. I asked Herbert his inspiration for such brave pattern choices. “In Africa, class and station are demonstrated through the prints and patterns in their clothing.” Herbert’s line presents a designer that is not afraid to stand out. He truly makes beautiful, one of a kind pieces.

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photos by Melissa Fossum, Phoenix New Times

With designer, Herbert Victoria

With designer, Herbert Victoria

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**Check out my interview about Herbert with FameAztv**

We caught up with International recording artist, Yasmeen, in the Pinnacle Aviation lounge at Talking Stick. She said she enjoyed the show and was super excited about performing tomorrow at the after party.

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with Yasmeen

What we wore: Jadapa- jumpsuit- Urban Outfitters, Heels- Bakers, earrings- Forever 21 A Fashion Fiend- Top-TJ Maxx, Skirt- boutique closed ;(, Heels- ALDO, Headband- TJ Maxx

What we wore: Jadapa- jumpsuit- Urban Outfitters, heels- Bakers, earrings- Forever 21
A Fashion Fiend- headband and top-TJ Maxx, skirt- boutique closed 😦 Heels- ALDO, Bracelet- Nordstrom

Phoenix Fashion Week: Night 1

Phoenix Fashion Week night One

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What we wore: Jadapa Dress- TJMaxx, Shoes- Michael KORS, Earrings-ALDO
A Fashion Fiend Dress- Urban Outfitters, Booties- ALDO, Clutch- Tory Burch

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Brittany Dawn Brannon starting the show!

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We quickly caught up with Joanna de’Shay of Black Russian Label to discuss her looks and what went into preparing for this event. Joanna was most excited about participating in Phoenix Fashion Week again. As the 2009 Emerging Designer winner, this half Nigerian, half Russian designer held nothing back. This 2013 collection made use of contrasting grays and blacks as well as wearable designs with leather and lace trims. Joanna used cultural inspirations for all over the globe. Joanna says”A Black Russian woman likes to be seen and wants her clothes to make a statement every time she enters a room.” -Black Russian label, redefining the face of fashion.

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Black Russian Label designer, Joanna de’Shay

I also chatted with Sam Mascaro and Clary Jeffrey behind Loin Cloth LA as they excited the runway. The dudes said they were stoked about the show turn out and would do the designer bootcamp again in a heart beat. Their “where struggle meets success” line featured laid back Cali looks with style. The brand motto ” a penny and a plan” refers to how the boys got started with -$143 in the bank and a dream. You can really see the passion in the looks the guys created. The pocket details and floral prints are a huge hit with the brands’ followers. I asked the guys what was next for these two, Clary answered ” we go back to the grind.” These two guys’ dedication and hard work truly show in their amazing Summer 2013 collection. Thank you. Sam and Clary for taking this risk, you guys are awesome.

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Sam and Clary. Co-founders, Loin Cloth LA