30 Sep 2014
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beauty of branching out

I like to think of myself as a fairly practical person, which very much plays itself out in my wardrobe. I tend to migrate towards pieces that I can wear everyday, that are versatile, that I can wear both to church and on date night (follow me on instagram, and you’ll see I’m obsessed with neutrals + anything oversized). The look below though, is an exception to my comfort zone staples. When I first saw this bright pink skirt, I thought it was so fun but so not my typical look. Once I had it on though, I fell in love, because practicality can only take you so far. Everyone needs their go-to look for their own birthday dinner, their best friend’s bachelorette party or a trendy date night out. Sometimes I have to force myself to put down the boyfriend jeans, and branch out!

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Shop my look: Balmain girl jacket – Milk & Honey Boutique. Pink A-line skirt – Milk and Honey Boutique. Madewell suede booties. Michael Kors leather watch

I had such a blast walking around the Bishops Arts district in Dallas with the oh-so-talented Lindsey Shea in this bright pink A-line skirt that I paired with my favorite leather jacket for the Fall season. This jacket is great because it’s light weight and can either be dressed up or down. It will pair great with any piece in your wardrobe!

I dressed this look down a bit with my favorite Madewell booties, since it was during the day and we were just walking around town. But a great pair of strappy heels (like these, by Dolce Vita – see them below on Lo!) would complete this outfit perfectly.

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What about you? Let us know what pieces in your wardrobe have got you stepping out of your comfort zone!

29 Sep 2014
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#RIFFRAFFLOVE

Champagne, sweets, dj, beautiful clothes at reasonable prices…talk about my version of heaven! All of these goodies + more made for one heck of a grand opening for Riffraff this past Friday.

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Up until last Friday, Riffraff has been a boutique with one location in Downtown Fayettville, Arkansas. I’ve been a frequent online shopper with this adorable boutique for some time now (shopriffraff.com), so I was ecstatic when they announced opening a location in Dallas!

As much as I love online shopping and the Riffraff website, this boutique (located in Preston center, conveniently close to Sprinkles cupcakes!) truly fosters such a fun and positive atmosphere to shop in. Whether you’re looking for a new dress for date night, a trendy gameday look, or a gift for your best friend’s birthday, this boutique is your one stop shop!

So for all you Dallas-ites, get to shopping! And for everyone else, make sure you check out shopriffraff.com and follow @riffraffdallas on insta!

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Here’s what I wore to the grand opening: black lace tank – milk & honey boutique. Caged stone necklace – milk & honey boutique. OPI “you don’t know jacques” nail polish. Zara boyfriend jeans (similar – here)

26 Sep 2014
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5 Friday Faves

Happy Friday everyone! Here are our 5 Friday Faves for this week:

  1. Favorite Dry Shampoo: Meta Revive dry shampoo {total lifesaver! I use this far more often than I’d like to admit. Gives your hair great volume too}.
  2. Favorite hair mask: Oribe Signature mask {I color my hair way too often and this mask has saved it from so much damage or breakage!}
  3. Favorite foundation: Mac SPF Foundation
  4. Favorite daily face wash: Kate Somerville purifying cleanser {Once I was introduced to Kate products, I never went back! Total game changer for my skin}
  5. Favorite fall dress: tribal yolk dress {I wore this dress to NYFW and several of you had asked where to get it. It’s now available online!}

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24 Sep 2014
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basic dress + statement accessories

Speaking of the oversized fedora trend, I myself have fallen in love with it. I love that the hat can pair perfectly with a great maxi skirt for a bohemian look, or [like i wore it below], it could be a great statement piece to pair with a basic and classic dress. I love this one from Madewell because the sleeveless aspect allows you to wear it during warmer months, but the material is super comfortable and keeps you warm as temps cool off. See the links below to shop my look!

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Madewell “anytime” dress. Nastygal hat. Michael Kors watch. Madewell bootie. David Yurman bracelet. Butter london nail polish

Photos by: Lindsey Shea Photography

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23 Sep 2014
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janessa leone fall 2014.

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clearly, I am a major hat fan, and recently I stumbled across this designer who just made my fall wish list a whole lot prettier.

 

this blue hat + this brown hat = two perfect autumn staples.

 

you can shop her fall hat collection here + continue scrolling to see the stunning fall lookbook.

 

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Photos: Janessa Leone

22 Sep 2014
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Choctaw tank + boyfriends

Technically speaking, end of September should equal cool weather coupled with sweaters, scarves & riding boots. For us Texans though, we’ve got a few more weeks of higher temps till we’re pulling out our parkas. Knit dressing is a huge trend for this Fall, which is one reason I’m crazy about this aztec print tank. Pair it with boyfriend jeans or a maxi skirt, throw a denim shirt over it, and you’ve got a great summer to fall look.

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Choctaw tank – Milk & Honey Boutique. J. Crew boyfriend jean. Madewell billie bootie (my all time favorite bootie!). Michael Kors double wrap watch. David Yurman bracelet. OPI Nail Polish. YSL Lip Stain

Photos by: Lindsey Shea. Hair by: Coby Zane

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