Camouflaged

 

Camo Jogger Pants

1. RD Style Turtle Neck Sweater (Similar in blush, on sale for $24.97!) | 2. RD Style Cardigan (Similar in lighter color, on sale for $46.19!) | 3. The Girl That Loves Camo Jogger Pants | 4. Deb Shops Faux Leather Backpack (Sold out. Check out other options below) | 5. Miz Mooz Booties (Sold out. Check out other options below) | 6. Boutique Minimaliste Earrings | 7. Fibi and Clo Necklace (Check out similar options below) | 8. Fibi and Clo Bracelets (All c/o)

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This outfit isn't all glam…but it's cozy and comfy. How do you ladies feel about jogger pants? Honestly, I am all for it! They may not seem sexy but it all depends on how you'd style them. In this case, I just went for the cozy look. This is perfect for the cold weather! Although…we shot this in a 70-degree weather…that one day we had a break from the cold, we had to shoot a winter outfit. Haha! Too funny when Houston weather plays a joke on us. But I wasn't complaining, we needed the sun and the warmth!

In some days, this is really me. A girl can use some chill days right? Chill but still stylish. In summer, I am thinking that jogger pants will be carried over. Crop tops and jogger pants…hmmm. That will work!

But for now…enjoying these cozies from RD Style is my thing. *Wink*

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The Little Red Pea Coat and I

 

Red Pea Coat

1. AMI Clubwear Ruffled Pea Coat (Also available in light pink and black) | 2. Sideline Sass Shift Dress | 3. JustFab Studded Handbag (Posted several more options below this post) | 4. Style Up Girl Red Bow Heels (Posted several more options below this post) | 5. H&M Earrings | 6. H&M Pearl Choker Necklace | 7. Wantable Bracelet | In Addition: Romwe Pearl Ribbon Belt (Sold out but check out these cute bow belts from Amazon.com) (All c/o)

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Just because Christmas is over doesn't mean that we can't wear red anymore. Right, ladies? And gents? Valentine's Day is just around the corner too, I'm sure you know. This red pea coat from AMI Clubwear is currently on sale for less than $8. Crazy right? It's also available in light pink and black. I don't see this coat lasting for so long in their inventory, especially at that price so be sure to click the links on the Outfit Recap above if you want to check them out.

A girl can always use a classy look – whether there's occasion or none. There's just something about one's aura that changes instantly when she knows she's wearing a classy ensemble. I think that's how I felt when I was wearing this and when we were shooting it. I feel like a first lady and a million bucks! Even though what I was wearing probably cost less than $80. Ha! Especially now that this coast is on sale big time.

As for red bow heels…ahhhh! We women have a natural affinity to bows, though some people may find it corny. Put the bow on the skirt, the belt, the shirt…and the shoes! Yes, the shoes!!! These bow heels I'm wearing are still available from Style Up Girl but be sure to check out the additional options I provided at the bottom of this post. You're welcome! *Smile*

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Winter Pastels

 

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1.  Chicwish Mohair Sweater (Also available in pink) | 2. Chicwish Faux Leather Skirt (Also available in black) | 3. Style Up Girl Pumps | 4. & 5. Marley Lilly Necklace and Earrings Set | 6. Belle Vie Designs Bangles | 7. AMI Clubwear Clutch Bag (Sold out but check out this studded spike one, and this one from ASOS and Nordstrom) (All c/o)

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Most winter days are not only cold but it's wet, dreary, and gloomy. Clothing items consist mostly of dark, dull colors. That's why wearing pastels and other brighter colors is refreshing. They're like a breath of fresh air! I love this mint and candy pink color scheme! And my photographer (a.ka. my mom) happened to capture the wonderful bokeh droplets of water from the wall fountain with the reflection of the sun while its setting.

You don't often see a pink faux leather skirt so when I saw this one from Chicwish, I gotta have to to show it to you guys! It's also available in black and the mint sweater is also available in pink. So if you don't want to look too candy-ish, you can do a black and light pink color scheme instead. I provided the links on the Outfit Recap section above as usual.

Anyway, I hope you're getting a break from the cold weather to be able to wear something like this! We did have a few days break from cold here in Houston the past few days. It was wonderful to have bare legs again somehow and feel the natural warmth of the sun! I know it sounds so dramatic but I'm tired of cold and I'm counting the days till Spring!

Let me know what you think of this look. I'd love to hear from you!

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Roar! Part 3

 

CAbi Leopard Coat + Corduroy Pants

1. CAbi Leopard Coat | 2. Forever21 Sheer Blouse | 3. CAbi Corduroy Pants | 4. Gigi New York Clutch (Don't see it in this color anymore but love this magenta, orange, and beige.) | 5. Sole Society Pumps | 6. Lisi Lerch Earrings | 7. CAbi Necklace | 8. CAbi Chain Bracelet, Oh So Fancy Turquoise Bracelet (All c/o)

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I seriously never thought this Roar will turn into a series…perhaps I'm just out of title ideas, that's all. Haha. But in case you missed the first couple of ones, click the link for Roar! and Roar! Part 2.

I'm sure you have seen some leopard coats before and I actually provided some additional options at the bottom of this post. The one I'm wearing here is from CAbi. You have seen me wear quite a few of their pieces several times before. These pieces here were from their Holiday capsule collection I believe (I hope I'm not mistaken) but you can go to their website (provided a link on the outfit recap) to learn more about them. Their pieces are only sold through a CAbi consultant and Houston has quite a few of them. So if you are in the area, go to their website and you can find more information on how you can get in touch with one.

Also, if you're interested in making a career in fashion – meaning, your own business with your own hours, check out their business opportunity. This is one company I truly believe in. If I weren't dedicated to blogging, I'd probably be a consutant. Maybe someday.

So how do you like this look? Did you notice that I added a pop of turquoise? When you are wearing earthy or dull colors, it's always a good idea to add a pop of color to pop off your outfit. It breaks the dull color scheming which is what tends to be during fall and winter.

Let me know your thoughts about this outfit! Are you in to leopard?

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Celebrity Style for Less: 2 Easy-to-Recreate Jamie Chung Looks

 

Back with Celebrity Style for Less! If you missed last week's Celebrity Style for Less, click here. You will see a different format here because I am showing you a couple of easy outfits that you can re-create from Jamie Chung . If you don't know her, she's the leading lady at The Hangover II. She's my new style crush and what I love about her style is it's very doable and wearable. You could see that even going to some events, she's not too fancy at all. Without further a do…let me show you the outfits and how I re-created them and put my own touch to it.

What Jamie Chung Wore #1

This holiday style by Jamie is oldie but still goodie. She wore this to Charlotte Ronson Holiday Party at a Radioshack in NY back in December 2013. It looks like she was wearing a Vince Camuto Midi Pencil Skirt and a Dolce Vita Kana Snakeskin Pumps. I'm not quite sure about her sweater and her accessories though.

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My Version of What She Wore

Candie's Mohair Sweater via Kohl's | Annie Jean Apparel Skirt (They shut down, check the options below) Forever Young Shoes  (Also check out this, this, this, this, and this) | JustFab Studded Clutch Bag | SM Accessories Earrings | BaubleBar Necklace | Kitty Chic Accessories Bangles (All c/o)

So I have this black and white midi skirt which I styled awhile back. It's obviously not the exact one Jamie was wearing but it's close! Instead of matching it with a plain winter white sweater, I styled it with this mohair sweater instead which I got from Kohl's. I would have styled it with a leopard skinny belt but I didn't have one. I found some cute ones though on Amazon.com so I guess it's time to buy a piece or two.

I realized that I didn't have a black and white colorblock pumps similar to what Jamie was wearing so I opted for these Valentino-inspired studded pumps, the cheaper version instead. I provided some links above for more of these type of studded shoes and definitely check more options below.

What do you think of this first oufit?

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What Jamie Chung Wore #2

From I've read, Jamie was wearing a French Connection Alpaca Cardigan here with a Proenza Schouler bag. Since this was probably awhile back, both items have already sold out. I am also not sure as to whose skirt and shoes she was wearing.

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My Version of What She Wore

J2 by Jou Jou Faux Leather Jacket via Kohl's | Deb Shops T-Shirt | Romwe Quilted Faux Leather Skirt | Deb Shops Utility Bag | AMI Clubwear Leopard Pumps | Pretty in Pynk Earrings | Miriam Merenfield LOVE Necklace | Daniel Wellington Watch | Boutique Minimaliste Bracelets (All c/o)

I really, really like the casual and relaxed vibe of Jamie's French Connection cardigan and I don't have one or couldn't find any similar so I opted for a more edgy feel which is a faux leather cognac jacket which I got at Kohl's. I love that she was wearing a loosed shirt but hers is more sheer and mine is jersey material but it did serve the purpose.

I wasn't a total fan of her open toe leopard pumps. I think the closed pumps are more chic, thus that's what I'm wearing. Other than the fact that I don't have an open toe leopards. Since this is Celebrity Style for Less, I'm sporting a Deb Shops utility bag compared to her Proenza Schouler one. *Grin*

How do you like it? Be sure to check out the several options I provided below.

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Sequins and Studs

 

NBD Sequin Leggings

1. Deb Shops Peplum Faux Leather Jacket (Check out other options below) | 2. Forever21 Sheer Blouse | 3. NBD Sequin Pants via Revolve Clothing | 4. Gigi New York All In One Python Clutch | 5. Sugarpair Pumps (Check out other options below) | 6. Isharya Stud Earrings via Rocksbox | 7. Gorgana Necklace via Rocksbox | 8. Jules Smith Cuff via Rocksbox, Swell Caroline Spade Bangle (Thick one), Bezel Box Spade Bangle (Thin one) (All c/o)

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A little edgy with a hint of sexy for today's outfit post. But before proceeding with the outfit, I must break the news that Deb Shops, one of the major clothing retailer I work with on a monthly basis is going out of business. It's so sad to hear, especially they have been in business (using other name) since 1970. I feel sorry for their thousands of employees nationwide and hope that each of them will quickly find a job. I mentioned that because a couple of things I used in this outfit were from them and their sister company Sugarpair, which also just recently started. But I did provide some alternate choices at the bottom of this post so be sure to check it out.

Anyway, how do you like this fully sequined and studded leggings from NBD. Did you go oh-em-gee? I did! I love it, it's such a piece of art! I was just a bit disappointed because about half a strand in one line of the sequins fell off. *Sad face* Thankfully, it came with some extras so I got some work to do. I'm sure it was just an accident since not everything came out. Can you imagine yourself wearing these? How would you style it? I'm thinking of another couple of ways I can style it. Who cares if it's not the holidays anymore? You can wear them even if it's not. The good thing about it is the sequins and studs aren't that sparkly. For some reason, it's a bit muted.

Oh by the way, have you ladies subscribed to Rocksbox yet? I highly recommend them. For $19 a month, you can basically "rent" 3 designer jewelries and you have the option to buy any piece that you fancy.

How do you like today's outfit? I appreciate your feedback!

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Winter Tres Chic

 

Tres Chic Shirt Sweater

1. Totes Bubble Umbrella from Target (Also love this City Names umbrella and this) | 2. Elle Tres Chic Sweater from Kohl's (For summer, this Tres Chic shirt is perfect. Also check out this one.) | 3. Lauren Conrad Pleated Maxi Skirt from Kohl's (Also available in other colors) | 4. AMI Clubwear Light Pink Clutch Bag | 5. & 6. Loopsway Earrings and Necklace | 7. Charming Charlie Bracelet, Fjord Watch (Similar in black and gold), JCO Fancy Fab Bow Bangle, | 8. AMI Clubwear Shoes (All c/o except umbrella)

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It's been cold and raining a lot in Houston lately which made me think a shoot with an umbrella is quite appropriate. Although I really would love to wear my rainboots in a shoot, I feel doing a winter white/pastel feature. How cute is the Totes Bubble Umbrella from Target? I got so excited when my local nearby Target has it in pink and it's also on sale! But guess what, the long stem was quite crooked. *Sad face* My mom only noticed it during our shoot, needless to say, it will be exchanged or returned.

Tres Chic graphic shirts were so big back in the summer. Elle via Kohl's though, thankfully carried the trend through the winter. The good thing about it is that the material is really not thick so you can technically wear it through spring or until the weather turns absolutely hot. The sweater also comes in J Te' Aime, Bonjour, and L Amour. So chic!

Now this Lauren Conrad pleated maxi skirt might have turned completely white in the photos but it's actually not. It's more like off white. I could also see it being worn with a dress top in a more formal setting like a wedding. It's also available in teal and black. You have to check it out. It's on sale when I got it and they're selling out really fast.

What do you think of this winter white/pastel theme? Let me know! xo

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Dinner at Radio Milano in Houston – Fine Dining At Its Best


About a couple of weeks ago, I shared with you my amazing staycation at Hotel Sorella CityCentre here in Houston. If you missed reading that, you can visit it here. I published it after the Christmas holiday so you might still be in food coma then. In case you just woke up from your holidays food coma, I really suggest reading it!

Well before turning in for the night at Hotel Sorella CityCentre, my mom and I had a lovely dinner at Radio Milano which is located right on the lobby of the hotel. I was told that the menu has amazing reviews and I couldn't wait to try it. Boy, was I disappointed or not? Let me tell you the story with my photos below. Make sure to scroll slowly and let your mouth water with the photos of the delicious food! I think I might have just gone ahead of myself there…

The place is really cozy and nice. I love the ambiance. I believe the atmosphere of the restaurant totally counts. It's always a plus! They had booths and regular tables and a giant glass wine cellar divides the entrance and the dining area.

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Cheers! Because I can't drink anything other than white wine or champagne, I ordered this delicious white wine as suggested by our server Lester (I believe that's his name.). He is very knowledgeable about Radio Milano's menu and helped us tremendously in our dinner selections. If there was anything that he was not sure of, he would go back in the kitchen to ask the chef to make sure he's not giving us any wrong information. We really enjoyed the service. I must also mention that he had a server assistant to help him make sure that we have everything we need and make our dining experience enjoyable. I was going to post a photo with them but it came out blurred.

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One of the other servers noticed that I was taking a photo of this bread and he said laughingly, "I've seen people take pictures of the food, but not the bread!" I laughed too but I can't help it because this bread is just darn delicious! I seriously could have gone throughout the night just eating the bread and still rave about Radio Milano. Ha! My birthday is coming up so if you want to make me happy, bring me some bread from Radio Milano! *Wink*

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Kidding aside, their dinner menu was not massive but since we are not mostly familiar with Italian food, other than pizza and pasta, like I said, our server Lester helped us.

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We started with two appetizers. First was the Beet Ribbon which came with Texas goat cheese, arugula, and walnut for textures. I don't know of many people that are fans of beets but honestly, after trying this Beet Ribbon appetizer at Radio Milano, they will have a change of mind! I am seriously amazed at how the chef even came about this recipe! Both my mom and I loved this and I'm glad we selected it.

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The other appetizer we had was this Siciliana Pizza which had pesto, garlic, wild mushroom, fontina, and rosemary. If you love cooking, then you probably know what these ingredients are. I don't – except for maybe the garlic! Let me let you in a little secret which is no secret amongst my friends – I don't cook. Now that I've gotten that out of the way…I don't know how else to describe this pizza other than it's a pizza like no other! I must warn you that because it's so amazing, you might have an out-of-body experience during or after consumption so eat at your own risk. I can promise you though that you will thoroughly enjoy it and you will eventually return to your body!

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As if we weren't full yet, my mom and I ordered our main entrée. Since we don't have a huge capacity, we shared most of the dish. We had what's called Risotto which is a pork belly with porcini mushrooms, pecorino romano, and demi. That's a mouthful, isn't it? While I am not a fan of the fat in the pork belly, I still enjoyed a portion without it and the rice that came with it. I think with the exception of it being a little salty for my mom's taste, it was both interesting and good! Something new for my taste buds.

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Our second entrée was this salmon with Jerusalem artichoke, vegetable rag out and salsa verde. You can tell the fish was fresh. If you love salmon, I am sure you will enjoy this one! Interestingly, the salmon had its skin which seems to be fried because it was crispy but the meat underneath was so tender. It was pretty amazing how the chef did it.

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And finally for the dessert…my mom and I opted for the one with 3 chocolate textures. If you're a dessert or a chocolate junkie, you can't miss having this! If you want to go to heaven, have this as dessert. (Of course, that's not theologically right, but y'all know what I mean!)

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Meet Chef Hernandez! He's the man! The man behind the delicious menu I showed you above. He started as a pastry chef so you can just imagine how delicious Radio Milano's desserts are! He was so kind to go out and meet us.

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Overall, Radio Milano is definitely one of the fine restaurants in Houston that you must try, if you haven't yet. You will enjoy the place, the food, and the service! Valentine's Day is coming up and if you're planning to take your beau out on a dinner date, this place is highly-recommended! The price point is reasonable for the delicious menu and experience. You might need to make reservations as early as now. They are located at City Centre Houston and on the lobby of Hotel Sorella, 800 Sorella Court.

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Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary dinner at Radio Milano to facilitate this experience write-up. The opinions expressed herein are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Radio Milano.

Celebrity Style for Less: Kim Kardashian Metallic Accented Dress

 

Kim Kardashian Metallic Bandage Dress

1. AMI Clubwear Metallic Accented Bandage Dress | 2. Spiegel Clutch Bag (Sold out) | 3. Deb Shops Gold Pumps (Sold out, here's a more expensive version) | 4. Accessory Mercado Earrings (Sold out) | 5. Olive & Piper Necklace (Sold out) | 6. Armed and Readi Bracelets, Oh So Fancy Bracelet  (All c/o)

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I'm sure you have seen Kim Kardashian in this famous Herve Leger metallic-accented bandage dress, which is on sale right now for $168 from $985! Whoa. Well eversince then, there have been a lot of "inspired" versions and I'm wearing one of them on today's post.

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So today is all about re-creating a celebrity style for less! Although, I must admit, for $168, you might probably want to grab the original Herve Leger one! This AMI Clubwear version is not white but beige and compared to the one Kim was wearing, the neckline of this is more modest and of course, the metallic accents aren't exactly the same. The idea though is not to totally copy her whole look but just re-create to fit your budget and lifestyle.

I was going to ask you "Who Wore It Best?" but then I already know the answer, so why even bother? Of course, Kim wins! The nerve of this girl, right? But hey it's free to daydream so why not?

While Kim paired hers with a gorgeous strappy metallic sandals, I opted to use my Deb Shops metallic pumps which are unfortunately sold out already. No worries, I provided a link for a Guiseppe Zanoti gold pumps but they do look somewhat matte in the photo.

What do you think ladies and gents?

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Major Designer Sale at Tootsies!


Here's some great news for you my Houston folks! Tootsies, Houston's home for designer and luxury shopping experience, is having a major sale from January 10 to 18. You can expect to get up to 70 percent off your favorite designer collections and name brands including Rag & Bone, DVF, Akris, Missoni, Michael Kors, J. Mendel, Ferragamo, Rene Caovilla, Charlotte Olympia and Guiseppi Zanotti, Elie tahari, Lafayette 148, Fuzzi, Fabiana Filippi, Sarah Pacini, Magaschoni, Christopher Kon, Inge Christopher, Moyna, Rafe NY, Sorial, B. May, Foley & Corinna, Suzi Roher, Bajra, Elizabeth Gillett, Faliero Sarti, Janavi, Yarnz and more.

If you're following me on Instagram (@heyitslynneg), you might have seen my post. Those dresses I have tried are all under $250. Although I love them all, I ended up getting the Parker sequin dress. But the BCBG Max Azria dress which I tweeted is also just as gorgeous. Those dresses are normally over $400 I believe.

You don't wanna miss this kick-off sale at Tootsies! This is your chance to score a big deal on designer and contemporary items, including shoes, handbags, jewelries, and accessories.

They are open from Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday from noon till 5 PM. They are located at 2601 Westheimer at Kirby.
 

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