She “Plaided” Guilty


Karen Kane

1. Karen Kane Plaid Top | 2.  Karen Kane Zip Faux Leather Pencil Skirt | 3. Hayden Harnett Handbag | 4. Deb Shops Pumps (From last season, check out these burgundy booties) | 5. Kendra Scott Earrings | 6. Outrage Fashion Chain Necklace | 7. G by Guess Cuff Bangle (All c/o)

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Okay, I plead guilty…that I'm seriously enjoying plaid this season more than the previous seasons! Each time I see one that appeals to my senses, I can't help but get enticed. This "Rio Grande Plaid" from Karen Kane is no exception. I seriously love the blue and burgundy combination of this plaid. Wouldn't you get enticed as well? It's also not your typical plaid button down because it's really not a button down. For those of you corporate ladies, I think this will work in a corporate environment. What do you think? I know most of us ladies want pieces in our closet that will work for both work and play. This zip pencil skirt does the same! Obviously, I went for a corporate-ish or business look here but separately these pieces can be styled for day and night. I wore this skirt to church one Sunday and I definitely got a lot of compliments.

I highly recommend this faux leather pencil skirt. I think what adds up to it is the gold zip detail in the front. It is pretty neat! I'm sure that this won't last very long in Karen Kane's inventory so be sure to check it out and I know you won't be able to resist it's scream to be taken home into your closet. *Wink*


Karen Kane Plaid Top, Faux Leather Pencil Skirt








Kendra Scott Earrings

Big Chain Necklace

G by Guess Cuff Bangle


Burgundy Ankle Strap Pumps


Houndstooth, Quilt, and a Bauble


Houndstooth Coat, Quilted Leggings

1. The Shopping Bag Houndstooth Coat (Use LYNNEGABRIEL code to receive 25% OFF) | 2. Deb Shops Quilted Leggings | 3. Clutch via Poshmark | 4. JustFab Anklestrap Heels | 5. BaubleBar Cairo Jacket Earrings | 6. BaubleBar Necklace (Sold out but check Spike Helios Collar Necklace and Chapman Cone Bib)  | 7. LaMer Collections Wrap Watch | In Addition: Carrerra Sunglasses via The Sunglass Shop(All c/o)

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Ahhh, Monday! My favorite day of the week. You can think I'm weird or crazy for loving Mondays but Mondays always set me in mood for work.

Anyway, so on to today's outfit. How do you like the black, white, and cobalt combination? How about the combination of print and textures? When I picked up this quilted cobalt blue leggings from Deb Shops, I knew there are so many different tops I could match it with but in the end, for this style post, I decided to go with the this houndstooth coat from The Shopping Bag. I love of both of these pieces – together or separately. Think of the cobalt blue leggings with a faux fur vest or a trench coat. Even a biker/moto coat. Think of the houndstooth coat with a pair of burgundy jeans or a pencil skirt. You can even get away with it with a maxi skirt!

I'm sure you have also noticed my edgy bauble from BaubleBar! They are currently having a Friends and Family Sale that has 25% OFF everything. Click here for additional coupons/savings.











Carrerra Sunglasses

Bauble Bar Cairo Jacket Earrings

Bauble Bar Spiked Lily Necklace

Lamer Collections

White Studded Clutch

JustFab Cobalt Blue Ankle Strap Heels

How I Style Halloween


Little Black Dress

With the Halloween just around the corner, I'm sure some of you are already shopping for costumes. This seems to be a fun day of fright and dressing up in costumes for many! If you're planning on going to a Halloween party and you're stuck on what to wear, a sexy little black dress is something you can always count on! Besides, after the event is over, it's still something you can wear for any other event. Your money won't go to waste for a one-time costume.

That said, I grabbed a couple of little black dresses from Deb Shops. With it, you can either go as a sexy sassy witch with a glam witch hat just like what I showed above or a little Mardi Gras queen with a black and gold Mardi Gras mask and a super fab gold pumps.

Oh, I wanted to tell you about's Halloween Creepstakes which gives you the chance to win $100 in daily prize giveaways and a $3,000 grand prize. It ends October 31. Also, be sure to check out Halloween ideas on The Good Stuff!

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A Fresh Start



A healthy, glowing, and fully-moisturized skin is a fashionable skin. It never goes in and out of season. Whether it’s summer or winter, it’s important for me to keep my skin hydrated and protected from the sun so I try to stick with a routine, using products that I know already work for my skin type. However, with the nature of my job as a blogger, I have the pleasure of trying out new products every now and then. My recent try was the Olay Fresh Effects {Soak Up The Sun Protection!} Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen.

Now, I must say that I am always leery of trying products for my skin and hair but when I was offered to try out an Olay product, I was not hesitant because it’s a household brand in skin care. I have known Olay since I was a kid. I have seen my mom and aunts use it. A particular Olay product wasn’t really in my regimen yet until I tried Olay Fresh Effects {Soak Up The Sun Protection!} Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen. I have been using it for the past 3 days now and loving it so far!  It has immediately become a part of my daily morning routine for a fresh start to my day. I also take it with me wherever I go.


It is oil-free and is non-greasy. It also seems like it has a ‘cooling’ effect which not only makes it a perfect morning routine to make you look fresh for work or school but also a great way to freshen up mid-day or whenever you feel like your tasks during the day is taking a toll in your skin. Thanks to the wonderful essence of honeysuckle and white tea! These two ingredients make a great detox recipe that gives your skin a refreshed look. Ahhhhhhh! I love it.

With this product, I don’t have to put on a moisturizer and a sunscreen separately because it’s two in one!

And of course, one of the best parts of finding an effective skin product is also finding that it’s affordable. Olay Fresh Effects {Soak Up The Sun Protection!} Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen is only $12.99 and should be available at a pharmacy or supermarket in your area.

Olay Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen


Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Olay Fresh Effects through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Olay Fresh Effects, all opinions are my own.

Summery Fall + Monogrammed Riding Boots Giveaway



1. Deb Shops Faux Leather Vest (From past season) | 2. Dottie Couture Dress | 3. Deb Shops Bag (Similar in Black) | 4. Tiny Tulip Monogrammed Riding Boots | 5. Deb Shops Earrings | 6. Deb Shops Necklace | 7. Spiegel Bracelet (All c/o)

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The title of this post is quite an oxymoron but that's the way I can describe it so far. I must be honest that I really am not complaining. Lows in the 50s in the mornings and 80s in the afternoon…I'll take that anytime so I can still wear my summer pieces and yet still make it fit for Fall. Although I know many of Houstonians are ready to bust out their coats and tall boots, the weather doesn't allow for that yet. I know some are getting a little impatient already. As for me, wearing this dress from Dottie Couture matched with a faux leather vest is a simple idea to make fall fashion work in this weather.

Although I would probably normally wear them with a pair of booties, I decided to go with my new monogrammed quilted riding boots from Tiny Tulip. See they do look kinda black-ish in photos but they are actually dark browns so from my vest to my bag to my boots, I created some sort of contrast and monochromatic effect which no one may notice immediately. Oh well. Back to Tiny Tulip, they do specialize in amazing monogrammed/personalized items…including these boots. I didn't know that you can even personalize your boots. How cool is that?!

The best part is that, they are so kind and generous to reward one of my readers with her own personalized pair just like mine. Ready to win? Scroll down below to see the Rafflecopter widget for the requirements. Happy joining!

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Plaid and Fringes


Plaid Button Down and Fringe Boots

1. Velvet Heart Plaid Button Down | 2. Articles of Society Jeans | 3. Galian Handbag | 4. Deb Shops Fringe Boots | 5. Outrage Fashion Earrings | 6. Charlotte Russe Necklace | 7. Daniel Wellington Watch, Boutique Minimaliste Bracelets (All c/o)

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How gorgeous is this spot? This is one of my favorite photo shoot locations. It's about 12 or so miles from where I live. We don't mind driving to locations to get great backdrops. This is located at a park here in Houston. It's a very popular spot for photographers. A lot of times, there are engagement, family, senior, and pregnancy photos taken here. You've seen this spot in my photos over and over again but just a portion of it. Thought I'd show you how really pretty it is!


So Fall is definitely a season for plaid, do you agree? I particularly love this color combo of plaid from Velvet Heart. It fits the fall colors without being too dark since the basic is cream. It matches perfectly with my Articles of Society dark wash denim. Now, how do you ladies feel about fringe boots? I'm pretty sure it's not for everyone. It can definitely grab attention so if you're one to be subtly stylish, they aren't for you. These fringe boots from Deb Shops are light-weight. I think I like the playful feeling that the fringes give, however, with these type of boots, they can make you loose your leg shape, thus making one look shorter than normal. But…they are still fun to wear. So if you don't mind some staring eyes (hey make it worth their while, right?) and you don't mind looking a little shorter (if you're vertically-challenged like me), then you should check out these boots. What do you think?











Daniel Wellington Watch


Fringe Boots


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On Orange Canvas


Floral Pleated Skirt

1. Deb Shops Chambray Top | 2. Chantilly Boutique Pleated Skirt | 3. Deb Shops Quilted Handbag | 4. Deb Shops Open Toe Bootie | 5. Solenn Rachael Earrings | 6. Ash & Willow Necklace | 7. Benevolent Jewels Bracelet, Urban Peach Boutique Bracelet (All c/o)

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Happy Columbus Day to all my US friends! I know that not all of you are off today. So to those who has today off from work, well, enjoy! For those of you that don't, still enjoy! To the rest of you from around the world, hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

In fashion, there are certain rules here and there that if you follow strictly, it would quite a bit difficult to express your artistry in fashion. That said, I tend to not stick with it sometimes…or a lot of times. For example, most colors in fall are jewel tones. I have already metnioned before that I am not usually a fan of muted/dull colors. Thus, I'd brighten it somehow by incorporating summer pieces, which I have already shown you here previously. By doing that, you are also finding "use" for your summer pieces.

This pleated floral skirt from Chantilly Boutique is obviously a summer piece. Because I am in Texas, I can get away with making it a fall look just by simply matching it with a pair of booties – an open toe booties from Deb Shops at that. Really simple trick! For those of you in warmer areas like us, you can totally get away with this look. When it gets colder? Wearing a pair of tights with the same skirt and perhaps a trench coat will definitely do it. Ahhhh, just thinking of styling a piece in different ways.

Hope you like today's outfit!














Open Toe High Heel Bootie

Sparkles in October


Eliza J. Dresses

1. Eliza J. Dress | 2. ISOLA Shoes | 3. Kiss Pat Earrings | 4. Kitty Chic Bracelets | 5. H&M Clutch (All c/o except clutch)

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I know it's just barely the beginning of October but I'm already getting pitches from PR companies for Black Friday Shopping and Holiday Gift Guides. Craaaaazzzzy! The end of 2014 is beginning to be real! That being said though, it's really not too early to already be shopping for some holiday dresses. Thus, the outfit today. I know that November and December are crazy months for parties, parties, and parties again.

One of my favorite designer brands for dresses is Eliza J. which is available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom's. I have previously featured them and if you missed that, you can view it here. They have the classiest dresses and I can definitely recommend checking them out, not only for holiday or party dresses but even for casual.

Anyway, what I truly love about this dress is the gems in the neckline. If you're following me on Instagram, you have already seen a sneak peek of this with focus on the details. I also love the beige and the gold tones which are perfect to pop off with really…nothing but red! That makes it totally holiday-ish, doesn't it? I have also provided some additional Eliza J. options below so be sure to check them out. I am sure that you will love them all!














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A Brighter Fall


Shabby Apple

1. Shabby Apple Sweater Top | 2. Shabby Apple Skirt | 3. AMI Clubwear Clutch Bag | 4. Madeline Pumps | 5. Kiss Pat Earrings | 6. Kiss Pat Floral Statement Necklace | 7. TRAX NYC Bracelet 1, 2 (All c/o)

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We always kinda have a fashion crisis in Houston whenever we're transitioning from summer to fall. Even though it's officially fall, we still can't wear boots without getting laughed at somehow because most days are still warm. Thus, it's only justifiable to still wear summery outfits just like this one. Although, of course, one has every right to wear boots and booties anytime they want!

So I'm slightly channeling my Carrie Bradshaw again in this outfit. My flirty and vintage-loving soul has to come out every once in awhile and this full circle skirt from Shabby Apple will not miss once chance to be shown off here on my blog to say the least. The skirt really makes me feel such a dignified lady from the 50's! If you're in a warmer location like I do and you swear you love wearing skirt, I do highly suggest this piece. It's great for three out of four seasons. The floral sweater made the outfit just much brighter and more fun. I tell you, I kinda drew some attention from a lot of folks while shooting this outfit. An old gentleman, probably in his late 70s, asked to have a photo taken with me. Ha!

Anyway, you know how I love fashion jewelries and while I wore a statement necklace here, I opted for a totally simple and classy arm parrty with my TRAX NYC bracelets. These pieces are gold-plated real sterling silver. You ladies and gents have to check them out. I'm sure that you will find something for yourself or as gifts for Christmas or special occasions.










Yellow Floral Statement Necklace

TRAX Nyc Bracelets

AMI Clubwear Quilted Clutch Bag

Madeleine Beige Pumps

Oprah’s The Life That You Want Weekend in Houston + Tickets Giveaway


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Alright, Houstonians! Have you heard, have you heard? Oprah's The Life That You Want Weekend is coming to town on October 17 and 18 at the Toyota Center, and I'm super excited! I will be going and one of my Houston readers will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the event as well! At the bottom of this post, you will have a chance to join the giveaway.

What is Oprah's The Life That You Want Weekend?

“Oprah’s The Life You Want” Weekend is an eight-city arena tour and transformational weekend featuring Oprah Winfrey and a team of special guests, sponsored by Toyota and Olay.  Each tour stop spans two days. On Friday nights, Oprah takes the stage, bringing her personal story and insights to life in a one of a kind intimate evening.  Then on Saturdays, Oprah leads a day-long gathering of thousands with handpicked thought leaders and pop culture icons including Iyanla Vanzant, star of OWN’s hit series “Iyanla Fix My Life,” regular O Magazine contributor, best-selling author and spiritual life coach; best-selling author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert; and one of Time 100’s Most Influential people, Pastor Rob Bell. Additionally, world-renowned author and pioneer in mind-body medicine Deepak Chopra will take the stage in select cities.  "Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend" is produced by Harpo Studios, O, The Oprah Magazine, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and WME Live, and is presented by Toyota and Olay.

All guests attending “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” will have the opportunity to deepen their experience through O Town, a pop-up near the arena. O Town is a 360-degree activity hub filled with booths, lounges, live music, cooking demos, celebrity guests and photo kiosks taking place throughout Friday and Saturday. There will be entertainment, pampering at lounges featuring indulgent massages, makeovers and more. It will be located at the parking lot outside Toyota Center; corner of La Branch & Polk. Enclosed by the streets: Polk St, Austin St, Clay St & La Branch St.

For more information about the tour and event, please visit

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