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 

bloomingdales friends & family -- fall 2015

hey y'all! it's that time of the year again! the bloomingdales friends & family sale! 

this year bloomingdales is offering 25% off vs. 20% off in 2014. however, there seems to be more exclusions on the brands as the year go by. i don't remember Tory Burch bags or kate spade bags being apart of the exclusion list in the previous years, but they are now. nonetheless, plenty of things to pick up!! the best thing to know is that shipping to TX is TAX-FREE when you shop on bloomingdales online! if you ask me, 25% off + tax free = win win. 

again, with these kinds of sales here are my tips:

  • if you are debating it, get it now while at a discount then decide later. 
  • unsure of size while trying to buy online? buy both. then return the other. 
  • shop smart. don't buy it just because you are getting a discount! 

who | bloomingdales
what | 25% off almost all regular and sale price purchases for women, men, kids, and home. exclusions listed on and FREE shipping ($150+) & returns! in addition, loyallists (their FREE reward program, so don't forget to join!) receive free shipping, no minimum, everyday! 
when | 09/26/15 - 10/04/15 (online), 09/29/15 - 10/04/15 (in stores)
where | or in store
use promo code at checkout | FRIENDS

my picks for the GALS:

01 | Hudson nico mid-rise skinny jeans in black -- a pair of black skinny jeans are a staple for the fall. these are available in my favorite brand/cut/rise. i would size down since they stretch a lot. 
02 | Marc by Marc Jacobs ligero hobo in black leather (currently on sale for $299, original $428) -- i really like the leather on this bag, it looks like a smooth finish vs. the normal pebbled leather by Marc. this bag also comes with a crossbody strap which is a plus AND it's detachable. the extra 25% applies to the sale price too!


03 | Rebecca Minkoff quilted love crossbody in charcoal/silver hardware -- well, although not in the chevron leather style like the one from the Nordstrom anniversary sale a few months ago, the bag design is still very CHANEL like. it also comes in a variety of colors such as: dark purple, wine, army green, navy blue, bright denim blue, black, and white. the detachable straps makes this bag an excellent choice due to the different ways you can wear the bag = versatile. 
04 | Cole Haan tali flex ballet flats in black -- these are the BEST FLATS FOR WORK. i own these and they are so comfortable, not to mention i love the bow detail with the gold hardware. it adds a little something. 
05 | Sam Edelman petty ankle boots in putty suede -- every season i have this major lemming to get these. they are the cutest low heel ankle boots! i love this color of suede, also comes in black suede and black leather. these are going to look great with skinny jeans!!
06 | Michael Kors sawyer chronograph watch 39 mm in rose gold -- this watch looks very fancy and intricate. while i'm not a huge rose gold fan, i like how it goes so well with this gray/greenish face. 
07 | Michael Kors darci watch 39 mm in gold/navy -- the MK darci watch is hands down my most worn watch, i have it in all gold (see a pict of it on me here, and here). i love how the face is thin and light compared to other MK watches. it is also very simple and super classy. love this gold and navy combo!!
08 | Cosabella dolce soft bra in black -- these are amazingly soft! love the style and cut. also comes in blush.
09 | Prada 54 mm cat eye sunglasses in black (not pictured above but on sidebar under "currently coveting." i've wanted these for a longgg time and surprised to see they are apart of the friends & family! however, i did happen to try on these babies this past weekend, the Prada 56 mm hexagonal sunglasses. LOVE THEM. too bad they don't have them avail on bloomingdales online. wah. #wasntmeantobe ...(for now). LOL.

bloomingdales friends & family -- fall 2014

a little birdie told me it's happening now--bloomingdales friends & family! this is a great time to buy the thing(s) you have been eyeing for an additional 20% off and here's the great part... if you live in texas, you shop bloomingdales tax free... EVERYDAY! 

who | bloomingdales
what | 20% off almost all regular and sale price purchases for women, men, kids, and home. exclusions listed on AND free shipping!
when | 09/29/14 - 10/05/14 (online), 09/30/14 - 10/05/14 (in stores)
where | or in store
use promo code at checkout | FRIENDS 

what did you pick up?!