austin fashion week part 2

one post jam packed with two outfits!

these two outfits below were worn on night one and two of Austin Fashion Week #AFW. you can see night three right here along with a recap

night 1 outfit ramblings: what drew me to this dress was the criss cross halter style and the very bright bottom (not to mention frayed!). the dress was sent to me by @hutch_design and it's a brand sold at (and you know i love me LOTS of Anthropologie!!). i received dozens of compliments on this although many thought it was a skirt vs. a dress. my tassel earring collection has grown enormously within the last year but lately, i can't help but find myself ohhing and ahhing at J.Crew earrings. these they are SO LIGHTWEIGHT. the main problem with beaded tassel earrings is that they are usually too heavy. anddddd.... i haven't seen many people wear them so they were a total WIN purchase. currently eyeing these beauties.

night 2 outfit ramblings: i recently became a ZARA addict -- great price points. one of my friends always picks the best things from there! anyways, this jumpsuit went into my cart because of the striped strapless (first strapless jumpsuit) design and the little cut out detail. like i have said before, a jumpsuit always wins and i felt this one was so appropriate for AFW. it's not too dressy or too casual. i paired it with this layered choker which i have been eyeing for so LONG! you will also see the @mollyphillipsjewelry arah bracelet i'm wearing that was purchased at AFW! she has such beautiful designs, and i'll always remember this bracelet because my blogger babes, @byhilaryrose and @heykailymae and i purchased them together. #twinngiswinning! i always love pieces with a story behind them. #sentimental

currently on my playlist: bloodstream by Ed Sheeran

night 1 

night 2


i love the bright details of this dress!

night 1

dress c/o | Hutch steffi halter dress (on sale!!, wearing size 2) -- similar different color // similar // similar in skirt form // halter bodysuit with a ruffle! 
bag | Forever 21 faux leather chain crossbody in tan (old) -- similar for $28
shoesForever 21 studded strappy sandals (old) -- similar from Target // similar 
earrings | J.Crew beaded tassel earrings in white (on sale!)
sunglassesLe Specs savanna 51mm sunglasses in tortoise -- similar 
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold
bracelet | Nordstrom BP love knot cuff (old) -- similar by Kate Spade // similar off Etsy
ringsGorjana c/o shimmer stacking ring set // Gorjana amara ring set // Gorjana mini stackable ring set // Etsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring -- similar // BaubleBar tri bar ring (old) -- similar // Cassandra Collections c/o mini ring

night 2

jumpsuit | ZARA cut out boat neck jumpsuit in blue/white (wearing size small) -- similar from Forever 21 with a cold shoulder detail!
bagGucci marmont matelasse shoulder bag in nude -- smaller version
shoes | ZARA contrasting slingback heel shoes -- similar in floral print // similar
earringsJ.Crew beaded flutter earrings in gold (on sale!) -- newer style!
sunglasses | Le Specs savanna 51mm sunglasses in tortoise -- similar 
necklace c/o | BaubleBar aimee layered y-chain necklace -- similar with turquoise beads!
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold
bracelet | Molly Phillips arah bracelet (purchased at AFW!, love Molly's lightweight tassel earrings as well!)
ringsGorjana c/o shimmer stacking ring set // Gorjana amara ring set // Gorjana mini stackable ring set // Etsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring -- similar // BaubleBar tri bar ring (old) -- similar // Cassandra Collections c/o mini ring

rock it ALL, 

photo credit: Brandon Hill.

austin fashion week


Austin Fashion Week #AFW is an experience i'll never forget. i had an AMAZING time. i am so grateful for the opportunity and feel humbled to even be invited. special thank you to for these memories! there were a ton of pre and post parties/events leading up and ending fashion week but you may know i was ill and at the tail end of it, so i basically missed EVERYTHING except the runway shows (insert sad face). i've learned that sometimes, even when you feel like crap, you gotta pull yourself together and GO. it was a jam packed three days of non-stop fashion show action fun. (not to mention the post runway activities. ahem. ahem). the evenings started off with a VIP lounge (who am i?!), part one, intermission, and part two. see some of the collections after the jump. my personal favorite was @shopmilesdavis!

the little black dress #LBD below was worn on night three of AFW. i love discovering new brands and this one happens to be sold at, which... if you live in TX it is TAX-FREE!!!!! #hellsyes. anyways, this brand, AQUA, has such great pieces not to mention the price point won't break the bank. the strappy top with the tiny cut out waist with the peplum/ruffle hem was SOOOO up my alley. lastly, i have always wanted a pair of @lisilerch earrings. i always see them on others and they always look STUNNING! what made it harder was that the tassel earrings come in all the colors you can think of! i decided on the disco color looked because it looks so unique. it paired so well and added the perfect amount of sparkle for the last night of AFW. and... they racked up dozens of compliments that night. a confirmation that i made the right color choice!

night 1 & 2 outfits coming soon!

side happenings: spent the last few days in Dallas, soaking up the city and doing what i do best = eating & shopping. oh and while i was up there the BEST THING HAPPENED! @bananarepublic posted me on their instagram! like... WHAT?! thank you to everyone who texted and congratulated me on this. i am still pinching myself!! i had to hold back tears of joy because i was so overcome with happiness. it has been such a journey and every step of the way has been about pushing my boundaries and comfort zone. no matter where this leads me to, i hope that all these moments will always have the same magnitude of meaning.  #blessed.

currently on my playlist: it ain't me by Kygo & Selena Gomez


these Lisi Lerch tassel earrings went PERFECTLY with this #LBD!

such a sucker for a peplum ANYTHING!

i still can't believe i forgot all my RINGS for this entire shoot!

dress | AQUA flounce hem dress in black (sold out, may go back in stock?1, size up, wearing a medium) -- similar 1 // similar 2 // similar 3
bag Clare V. basketweave fold over clutch in black leather (old) -- similar and $25 // leo print calf hair $45
shoes | Madden Girl bella block heel sandal in black -- similar from Target $30 // similar from Target with a shorter heel $28
sunglassesCeline caty sunglasses in black -- similar
earrings c/o | Lisi Lerch tassel earrings in disco (avail in almost every color you can think of! and a post and clip-on option as well!) -- similar 1 // similar 2
braceletVita Fede mini titan crystal bracelet in gold -- similar
rings Gorjana mini stackable ring set

rock the peplum hem anything,

photo credit: Brandon Hill

Austin Fashion Week 2017: May 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017

runway & capsule collection photo credit: @cbarronjr
red carpet photo credit: @candiceghaiphotography

my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE runway: @shopmilesdavis

capsule collection: @themansionrose

capsule collection: @nina_means

NIGHT 1: hair by @ravenrowsalon by @tiffanydyan // @jesskatt123

NIGHT 2: @stylebeacon // sylebeacon's friend // @byhilaryrose // @jesskatt123 // @theautumngirl_

NIGHT 3: @jesskatt123 // stylebeacon's friend // @fixedtothrill // @heykailymae // @byhilaryrose // @stylebeacon