Cherries, Oh Cherries!

 

Chicwish Cherry Vintage Dress

1. Chicwish Swing Dress | 2. Francesca's Box Clutch | 3. Guess Sandals | 4. Dia's Jewels Earrings  | 5. Bellarte Clothing Necklace | 6. TRAX NYC Bracelet 1, 2, Oh So Fancy Bracelet (All c/o except shoes)

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Last week, I had an impromptu trip to Kemah Boardwalk with my family. I was supposed to have a photo shoot with my mom in another location but my brother and his family was going to Kemah and suggested that I have my photo shoot there instead. You have seen the first of two outfits that we shot there and if you haven't, you can click here.

I was totally feeling this lovely 50s, retro dress from Chicwish and the whole vintage vibe in the background. I think it was quite obvious in the photos! Kemah Boardwalk has a really nice vintage police car in front of Landry's and that's where we decide to shoot. The sun was going down so fast so this was actually a very rush shoot compared to the time we normally take to do one outfit. My mom has become such a pro in taking photos, don't you think? Anyway this lovely dress is also available in white if you wanna check it out.

Soooo….it's weekend by the way and my family and I will be headed to La Toretta Lake Resort and Spa for a much needed staycation! I'm so excited! One of the best part? I am going to be taking over their Instagram so follow along @latorretta on Instagram.

Have a great weekend lovelies! xo

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Box Clutch

  Guess Red Sandals

Sporting CAbi + CAbi BeautiFALL Career Event

 

CAbi Reversible Vest and Snake Print Jeans

1. CAbi Reversible Vest | 2. Forever21 Sheer Long Sleeves Blouse (Similar Here) | 3. CAbi Snake Print Jeans | 4. JustFab Clutch Bag | 5. JustFab Snake Print Ankle Strap Sandals | 6. Shamelessly Sparkly Earrings | 7. Shamelessly Sparkly Necklace | 8. G by Guess Watch, Tanus Designs Infinity Bangle (All c/o)

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If there's one company that I have been working with for as long as I've been blogging, that's CAbi. I truly believe in what the company is all about and the career opportunity in fashion that they provide women is amazing. That's not to mention the stunning pieces that they put in every collection are of superb quality. I've been to quite a few CAbi events as well and their consultants are some of the happiest women I have met. I do feel their support to make each other successful and they are! I have met some amazing women who have supported their family through CAbi's career opportunity.

So, if you're in the Houston area, they are doing their BEAUTIFALL Career Event on October 28 at Moffit Oaks, 20125 Cedar Lane, Tomball, TX, 77377 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. The event is FREE! You will be able to view their ThankFALL collection as well as a quick preview of the Spring 2015 collection. The team will also discuss how you can make CAbi your fashion career! Click HERE to register.

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To show you how amazing CAbi's pieces are, your struly styled some pieces from their FALL 2014 collection. This chartreuse vest is actually reversible to a black one. If you scroll down below, you will see a photo with it reversed. Also, what do you think about the snake print jeans? There aren't too many in the market this season so this provides an opportunity for you to sport it without seeing the same in every woman and their mother. Same thing goes with the chartreuse vest. I have seen so many in nautical stripes and herringbone but not in this color, and definitely not reversible. This is such a fun piece!

The direct links are above so be sure to check them out. You can purchase them through a CAbi consultant.

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G by Guess Watch

JustFab Studded Clutch Bag

JustFab Snakeskin Double Anklestrap Sandals

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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

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Kendra Scott Earrings

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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.

 

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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 Coupons.com'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!

Coupons Halloween

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A Fresh Start

 

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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.

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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

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Summery Fall + Monogrammed Riding Boots Giveaway

 

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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!

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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?

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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!

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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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ISOLA Shoes


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