Bring on the Bubble

Bring on the Bubble

Wearing a one-color look is a great go-to especially during these long, winter months. For me, black is a no brainer. A large part of my wardrobe is black, which provides me ample options for having fun with styles and silhouettes, while keeping the color timeless. My newest take on the all-black look is all about the bubble (skirt)!

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black bubble skirt with dark grey long-sleeve and black boots

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

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Boots (similar hereBelt (similar here)

I absolutely love this black bubble skirt! It’s classic, while still fun with the pouf. As a shorty, I like how the shorter length elongates my legs. If you’re on the petite side, a shorter hemline is a great way to appear taller, especially with a riding-style boot! Adding the plum belt is a subtle detail that you have to look closely to see, and adds depth to the outfit because of its saturated color.

This look is stylish and versatile! It’s perfect for date night, brunch, or a more casual look if you add a denim jacket. Investing in a bubble skirt will give you more use than you might think. It’s fun, flirty, and will amp up your closet!

The Outfit that Never Fails

The Outfit that Never Fails

Picture this: no matter how hard you try, you can’t do it. You’re staring at your closet, and you can’t find a single thing to wear! When I feel like this, I choose my go-to outfit of the season. This winter, burgundy and booties have stolen my heart!

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

Sweater (hereJeans (here)
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I can’t get enough of this look. This is an easy, functional, and comfortable outfit. Can you ask for anything more? This sweater is one of my winter staples. The deep burgundy is a universally flattering color that’ll make any ensemble pop, not to mention look more expensive.

Adding a boxier sweater with skinny jeans makes an all-purpose outfit that will look chic and effortless. You can add booties for a brunch ensemble, heels for date night, or sneakers for running around. No matter how you style it, you can’t go wrong with the outfit that never fails.

N.Y.C.

N.Y.C.

What is there to say about the Big Apple that hasn’t been said time and again? It’s busy, it’s bustling, it’s exhausting, but it’s unlike anywhere else.

After visiting D.C., my mom and I caught a train up to New York City. Let me tell you, I thought it was cold in D.C… As my mom and I always do, we walked around a lot. That’s the best way to see the city. Obviously, you must stop in a store every once in a while to do some shopping. Of everything we did on this spectacular trip, two things stood out to me in New York City: the Christmas tree at our hotel and the show we saw: Hello, Dolly!

This gorgeously decorated tree was in the lobby of our hotel. After I saw it, I just had to ask my mom to borrow her Christmas tree pins to top my denim jacket. They were the perfect additions to make my outfit more festive.

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OUTFIT DETAILS: 

Jacket (herePins (similar here and here)
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After taking pictures at the tree, my mom and I were off to Hello, Dolly! I remember watching this movie when I was growing up, and loved every lyric and costume. Seeing it live and in-person made me love it even more. Broadway legend, Bette Middler, was the titular lead and she stole the show. It was a night I’ll never forget!

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

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Hello, Dolly! has always stuck with me from when I was watching it growing up. For those of you who haven’t seen it, there’s a song in the back half of the play where Dolly is welcomed back to her old stomping grounds with the words, “Well hello, Dolly!” When I was wracking my brain for what to call my blog, I didn’t need to look much further than an old favorite song. 

In the District

In the District

I lived in Washington, D.C. two summers ago for an internship on Capitol Hill. Since then, I’ve loved the city. I would walk around the National Mall looking at the monuments and taking in the history (I do have to live up to my self-proclaimed status as a history nerd after all).

My mom and I visited D.C., in part to network for jobs and in part to enjoy a vacation after finals. Despite the bitter cold, it was fantastic to be back to the Nation’s Capitol. I mean, take a look at the view.

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Once we were there, I did some interviewing. Thanks to Jacqueline’s advice in my previous post, I had a whole new inspiration for what to wear. 

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

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My mom and I did lots of sightseeing when we were walking around. We visited two of my favorite places, the Washington Monument and Mount Vernon. These two locations take my breath away each time I see them.

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Take my word for it, I packed a lot more than just a black puffy coat, but wore the coat the whole time because it was so cold!

It was great to be back in D.C. It reminded me of the great experience I had when I lived there and what a beautiful place it is. If you haven’t visited it yet, add it to your must-see list! 

Dressing for Success

Dressing for Success

It’s a cliché, but you’ve got to dress for success. I remember watching my mom getting ready when I was really little, and she would always put together a slammin’ outfit. (Shoutout to mom for sharing an interest in style)!

As I’m starting to apply for jobs, I’m looking into stylish pieces that show my personality, but also are interview and job appropriate. My friend from school, Jacqueline Putegnat, told me to look no further. She works at an awesome Dallas boutique, Pitaya. They have so many fun pieces, that’ll add a flirty vibe to your wardrobe.

I asked her where she got her style inspiration. She told me from her internship at Marks and Spencer, a London PR agency. The PR and fashion departments were adjacent, so she got to see many different ways to dress for work.

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Jacqueline not only showed me outfit inspiration for work, but also put together more some off-the-clock ensembles.

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Jacqueline’s styling advice gave me some great ideas for how to tackle my upcoming interviews. One less thing to worry about!

Smooth as Velvet

Smooth as Velvet

The old saying goes, “smooth as butter,” but I’m saying “smooth as velvet” this year. Velvet is one of those fabrics that is, often, only worn for evenings and holiday parties. It’s fun, it’s unexpected, it’s flirty, and you can wear it anytime. With it being such a big trend, velvet is no longer just for special occasions!

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skinny jeans with oxblood floral top, navy velvet slip ons

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Top (similar here Jeans (hereShoes (similar here and hereBelt (here)

 

Part of fashion is adding something unexpected to your outfit. Those details are a large part of what defines your style. They make a statement about you. I chose these slip ons because they’re flirty, feminine, and I just love a black bow!

There are so many ways to incorporate velvet into your wardrobe. You can get creative and use it in more subtle ways with nothing more than some ribbon.

Shoes (black similar here, white here)

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I think he’s got a future in modeling, don’t you?

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Birthday Brunch

Birthday Brunch

I have to ask you a serious question: is there anything better than brunch? Seriously. I consider it the most important meal of the week (though I wish it could be the most important meal of the day). You can choose sweet, savory, or a combination of both, and all of it is delicious! 

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

Skirt (similar hereTop (similar here and here
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This fantastic meal is from Fearing’s, one of the top-rated Dallas brunch spots. My best friend treated me for my birthday, and I’ll never be able to thank her enough for this amazing meal. 

We shared the bread basket (not pictured because we ate it before I took a picture #noregrets) and there’s a reason we devoured it in record time. The whole meal was fantastic. We both had the pulled pork Croque Madame. I’ve tried putting how amazing it was into words, and I haven’t found any to accurately describe it. Any sandwich made on homemade sourdough is a sandwich I’m ordering. To round out our brunch, we shared the banana pudding with mini beignets and banana ice cream. Yum yum yum! 

All in all, this brunch was a fantastic birthday gift. It wasn’t just the food, it was the atmosphere and the company. Such a great way to celebrate my birthday!