Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Speak of the Devil

Kate Spade Speak of the Devil

What are you going to be for Halloween? I've never been big on costumes. Luckily, Kate Spade's latest collection has the perfect amount of whimsy to make this year's costume devilishly easy! Go casual with the Speak Of The Devil Tee (don't miss the tail on the back) and jeans or all out glam with the bow back mini dress and horn headband. And if you're more of an animal lover, they've got your Raccoon costume covered too. 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

red capelette

Kate Spade Wool Capelette | Tory Burch Meg Blouse | AG Legging Ankle Jean | Loeffler Randall Matilde Flat Boots | BaubleBar 360 Pearl Studs | David Yurman Classic Cable Bracelet

The stars aligned to make this red capelette mine! I had been eyeing it since this statement coat post. My sweet grandmother sent me a belated birthday check out of the blue (my birthday was in April :) and Bloomingdale's had a sale. (I always try to shop from Bloomies if I can to take advantage of the no tax for Texans!) This cape looks great dressed down with skinny jeans and a silk blouse or my favorite leather leggings for a dressier occasion. 

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Thanks Mom for the photos!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Houston Happenings

Mark your calendar! Here's a few upcoming events, you don't want to miss.

Two of my Lamar high school friends are hosting a Halloween celebration at Splendid in Highland Village. Annie owns Treehouse Arts & Crafts which hosts art camps, classes and birthday parties for kids. I can't wait to see what adorable craft we will make tomorrow! Brooke owns Smilebooth, the hippest photo booth around. 

Calling all Camille fans! The entertaining & lifestyle blogger icon is coming to Kuhl-Linscomb on November 1st to celebrate the launch of her first book. I'm picking up a few signed copies and getting a head start on my Christmas list. And if you're a Tidbits Front Row member, there's a goody bag too!

My blogger friend Beth recently opened the cutest online shop, Manor, specializing in home decor. Hello gold antlers! Get your hands on the goods November 4th at luxe boutique Atrium

See you there!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Recent Purchases

J.Crew Tries & Buys
Covered-Button Crepe Blouse | Classic Silk Blouse Tissue Turtleneck Tee
Nylon Hooded Bomber | Regent Blazer Majesty Peacoat

I definitely got caught up in the shopping frenzy of all the recent Friends & Family sales. In the era of free shipping & returns, it doesn't hurt to try out a new trend or order multiple sizes (especially when items are 20-30% off). I ordered a lot but I also returned a lot.

What I returned...

J.Crew Regent Blazer - super cute and I highly recommend if you can find the right size! I ordered the 00 which was too tight across the back and the 0 too long in the arms. I think the petite 0 would have been perfect if it wasn't sold out...

J.Crew Silk Blouse - a closet staple but the current style is too long for me. I like the idea of a longer hem in the back but this style fits more like a tunic than a top. Same goes for J.Crew's covered-button crepe blouse. However, I think the extra length would make them both great maternity tops!

What I kept...

J.Crew Majesty Peacoat - My coats currently consist of dressy long coats or hunting jackets. I needed something in between! Just like a navy blazer, this navy peacoat goes with pretty much everything and I love the gold buttons.

J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck - Scott can't believe turtlenecks are in style. He kept asking me if I was going to a French cafe, ha! These turtlenecks are very fitted & thin which makes them ideal for layering (but you need to size up). I like to wear them under short sleeve dresses to expand my winter wardrobe options. At only $25 during the sale, I bought one in spice for game day and one in navy (and already own it in black). I wore the navy to casual Friday recently with skinny jeans and leopard kitten heels

The jury is still out on the nylon hooded bomber. I can't decide if the oversized fit is casual cool or too overwhelming. Good news! You can still get 25% off full-price styles with code TGIFALL thru Sunday. 


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