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Monday, June 30, 2014

4th of July Casual Outfit

Last week I posted a style board of my version of a glam 4th of July (here).
There's an endless supply of patriotic T shirts, but this one I quite like and once again its from Love Stitch via HauteLook. I actually purchased this last year but never got a chance to wear it. I love the vintage look and the star studs. Paired it with my handy dandy gap denim moto jacket. Which I've worn on here lots times. Love it!
So what are you up to this 4th of July? I'm still undecided, we normally watch the neighborhood fireworks but I think this time around the kids and I will take a road trip to Texas Hill Country.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shoulder Cut-Out Maxi: Love Stitch

The cut-out trend has stuck around much longer than anticipated. What I'm loving is that I see more variety; from the daring to the simple, there's a cut-out style for everyone. I believe my shoulders are one of my better assets so having the shoulder cut-out was perfect. I was quite pleasantly surprised that I also loved the side waist cut-out dress I wore for New Year's Eve (here). With styles like this I like to keep everything else simple when it comes to accessories. This dress is by Love Stitch, I've gotten a couple of items from them via HauteLook and they never disappoint.

~Dress: Love Stitch via HauteLook (here)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Glam Red White Blue: July 4th

July 4th is just about here. Here's my simple but elegant take on what to wear. Perfect for an evening that requires a bit more dressing up but still comfortable. I recently got this Boden dress and I'm looking forward to styling it.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Guest Feature: Style, Identity and Sisterhood with Ngoma

I've often talked about keeping or staying inspired in all aspects of my life. It's so easy to fall into the daily routine of things and end up in a funk or get burned out. I find it quite inspiring when I see a strong woman that despite a busy schedule, she manages to keep that fashion glow and do so while attaining her goals.
This month's guest feature is stylish, beautiful and talented Ngoma. When I asked Ngoma to describe herself, she said "I'm a lucky wife, a proud mother, a PhD student, a columnist, a radio host, the Associate Producer and Assistant Director of Sabbath Film Production".
A couple of months ago I was fortunate to be a guest on her show where we discussed forming one's identity as it pertains to being a first and/or second generation American. Checkout MP3 audio link below on the show's segment I think you'd find it quite interesting.
Over the weekend, I was at her photo shoot for a project she has been working on which she plans to share on her upcoming website. The theme for that day was "sisterhood" and that's where I know Ngoma finds her inspiration. She's a firm believer in women supporting each other and quite passionate about fairness and equality. Sisterhood is especially important in today's society where competition amongst women exists quite too often.

~ Her chic style shines through with this halter maxi dress! She looked quite elegant in the outfit and the pink lip color gave it a nice pop! :-)

~Loving the crisp look of this outfit where she let the shoes be the star! One of the things I've come to admire about her is that she does not believe in breaking the bank to be stylish. This beautiful pair came from JC Penny. I just love these shoes!

~The pictures below show a sneak peek soon to be on her website. The Photographer, Sabbath did an amazing job!

~You can't go wrong with a jumpsuit these days. Not with one as beautiful as this. The perfect drop earrings and shoes pull this outfit together.

~All smiles as we celebrate women that follow their passion.

Audio: (Negotiating Your Identity)
Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you on your thoughts about how you identify yourself, whether its with the topic we discussed on the show or perhaps you'd like to tell me about your fashion identity :-)

Ngoma's website will cover all things radio, fashion, blog and some lovely outfit posts. I'm certainly looking forward to the launch of her site!!

Photography Credits: Sabbath Film Photography

PS: Click (here) to see last months guest feature: Lock of  Love

Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Dress with Cotton Threads

A few weeks ago I mentioned on my Facebook page that I went to the Rice Village Flea Market.
I love going to flea markets, perfect place to find unique styles. On this day I got this vibrant summer dress from  Cotton Threads. I'd like to think of this dress as a perfect fusion of cultures; An Indian Summer Dress. A beautiful cotton dress for the Houston heat.
Lately I've been all about color, I remember a time when I would shy away from a color as vibrant as this. At the time it seemed overwhelming and I certainly had no idea what shoes or bag to wear other than black! Well for this dress, I chose my very first shoe purchase from Marshalls. I got this many years ago, before my 10yrs old daughter was born. Yep! that's right LOL. It's a BCBGMaxaria shoe. Speaking of my daughter, guess who took these pictures? Yep, that's right you guessed it! My daughter; the budding photographer. How lucky am I? ;-)
~Earrings: Jessica Simpson    ~Clutch: DSW