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Wednesday, October 29, 2014



mentionables

Monday, October 27, 2014
 As we all know, it's hard to be successful at anything in life without a good foundation. Relationships, governments...math. The end result of whatever we're trying to accomplish will most likely be less than stellar if it's not built on the right base. Oddly enough, I've found the same goes for getting dressed. Yes, life's oldest principles even apply to my closet. An outfit only looks good if it's layered on a seamless and supportive foundation. Things flopping out here, or squeezed over there are not only uncomfortable for me, but distracting to others. I cringe when I think about how many outfit pictures I've tossed because of embarrassing bra bulges and obvious underwear lines. Hashtag the struggle was real. Until recently. For the past couple of weeks I've been wearing bras and bottoms from TRUE & Co. underneath everything from jeggings to leather pencil skirts. I didn't realize how much I had constantly been "adjusting" until I no longer needed to adjust anything. Everything feels and fits perfectly because I took their easy online quiz about my body type and fit issues. #Fissues?
TRUE & Co. has super affordable lingerie and the coziest lounge wear. Here's some of my personal favorites from the TRUE & Co. site for any occasion. Including Netflix marathons.
TRUE & CO. Bra, Leggings, Set, Pants, Sweatshirt
Boy Short, Demi Bra, Bustier & Thong, Bralette & Bottom, Baby Doll Cami
Piped Bra, Shapewear Slip, Control Top, Multi Way Bra, Seamless Thong, Sports Bra


dressed up just because

Thursday, October 23, 2014
CLOVER CANYON Sequin Print Dress, ERICKSON BEAMON Earrings, and KOTUR iPhone Minaudiere via RENT THE RUNWAY ($25 OFF your 1st order or $20 OFF $75+ with code TREAT2014) c/o, RAY-BAN Sunglasses, ANDREW MARC Perforated Moto Jacket c/o, BCBG Booties, ESSIE "Fifth Ave" Nail Polish

PHOTOGRAPHY: SAMANTHA of STYLE OF SAM 

Have you ever been to 14 weddings in one calendar year? Oh, word? You must live in the South like me. Seeing the same people in rotation almost monthly is the best excuse to buy a closet full of cocktail dresses, but then there's the issue of buying a closet full of cocktail dresses when you've already spent your money on waffle irons and steak knives. Luckily around this matrimonial time a few years ago, I was introduced by a friend to RENT THE RUNWAY. Not to toot my own horn (tooooot) but I ended up being the best dressed guest all the way from Virginia to Alabama, y'all. 
    The experience couldn't have been easier or more fun, and I've been a devoted RENT THE RUNWAY customer ever since. You can't help but feel like a diva when Cushnie et Ochs dresses and Oscar de la Renta Jewelry are waiting for you at your hotel. My kinda #roomservice.
The best part? Not only do you get a FREE backup size, but for only $32 you can pick a second look! Perfect for the rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch. Oh, and instead of "champagne struggling" to pack before you leave- simply stick everything in the prepaid envelope RTR includes and drop it in a mailbox. No dry cleaning, no steaming, no problem. It seems too good to be true- but somehow...it is the truth (click here if you don't believe me).

However, you don't have to be on a red carpet or standing at an alter to find an excuse to wear a head to toe designer ensemble. I've worn over $20,000 in dresses and accessories for everything from barbeques to golf tournaments at less than 15% retail. RTR has been adding straight-from-the-runway jewelry, handbags, and accessories if you're just looking to add statement earrings and a moto jacket to your new jeans.









I spent this past weekend in Dallas with my mom and visited friends with no grandiose plans. Just a couple of dinners and drinks but I felt like being a little more snazzy than usual so I wore this CLOVER CANYON dress and this MARCO BOLOGNA shift. I got a ton of compliments and it was so fun to wear something new "just because..."