New Favorite Fall Look

This is pretty much my favorite thing to wear right now. I love to wear my riding boots with a sleeveless top. To me it says- it’s fall but look, I still live in Texas where it’s 90 degrees. Honestly, even if I didn’t live in Texas I’d still be wearing this all the time with a cardigan or a fun tweed jacket. An added plus is that it’s super comfortable.

It’s the perfect outfit for a football game, everyday errand running, shopping on the weekend or to go eat BBQ.

I’m so bummed because Round Top is this weekend and I can’t go, but for a really good reason. If you’re not from around here, Round Top is a huge antique fair that is held twice a year. I would wear this in “the fields” if I was going. I love it because I wouldn’t get dirt all over my feet like I do when I wear sandals, and I’d stay cool in the white jeans and sleeveless top.

This is why I wore it to the Ole Miss vs. Texas game 2 weekend ago. Jeans – AG, Boots – Frye, Shirt – J. Crew awhile ago, Long Necklace – J. Silver in store, Short Necklace-Red Envelope way long ago: for similar Max and Chloe, Purse – LV they no longer carry this exact color

One Dress, Two Different Ways

I have this Little Black Dress that I invested in last year, and since I invested (I like to say invest when I’ve spent way too much money on a dress) in this dress I like to get the most wear out of it as possible. Last week I had a Black Tie Optional event and I wore my Little Black Dress. Here’s a really easy way to change the look of the same old dress. This night I wore my hair down, wore some black suede pumps…

I put some colorful earrings on…

And some other fun accessories and voila! It’s a different look from the last time I wore it…

Earrings – Sarah Briggs via Jewelry Nut Auctions, Bracelet – Michael Kors

I wore the same dress last year to a Black Tie Charity Event. I wore my hair up with some fun colored shoes and earrings, and it gave a different look to this little black dress. Sometimes it pays to invest, or maybe that’s what I’ll tell myself-ha! This dress deserves a post all by itself. I bought this dress right after I had my my second baby. The fabric disguises everything. I think the saleslady said, “well…it IS an Italian dressmaker.” SOLD! LBD – La Petite Robe by Chiara Boni at Nordstrom, Earrings – Kendra Scott

How to get the Layered Necklace Look

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If you’ve invited me into your closet then you know I’m a big fan of the layered necklace look. For me it’s the icing on the cake for practically any outfit. Ok, now imagine the picture/outfit above without this necklace, kinda ho-hum, right?1?! My clients often tell me that they just don’t know how to do the layered look. I have the perfect solution and it’s only $16. Can you believe?!?!?!

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This BP.necklace from Nordstrom takes the guess work out of the layered necklace look. The best part to me is that it doesn’t look like a ready made layered necklace. Did I mention it was $16?!?!?

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I thought it would be fun to post this on Friday for your weekend shopping pleasure! The blouse is James Perse from Nordstrom.

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Taking my t-shirt and jeans up a notch with this necklace. One of my very close friends said to me the other day, is it ok if I copy you? The answer to this is, an emphatic YES! That’s what this blog is all about. It truly makes me happy to share my finds and I hope that you like them enough to copy them otherwise C. Style wouldn’t exist!

(Photos by Mallory Lee)

My “Elaine” Outfit

I’m admittedly somewhat freakish about my travel outfits. I realize this is not normal but I don’t like to be uncomfortable when I’m stuck somewhere for a long period of time. It’s like I’m Elaine in the Seinfeld Subway episode. I said it was freakish! I recently went out of town and this is what I wore on the plane. Here are a few of my requirements. I like easy on/off shoes. The shoes must be comfortable yet closed toed because of the air vents on the floor board of the plane that turn my toes into icicles. Every item needs to be a loose or stretchy, cool, comfortable fabric. My shirt needs to cover my back so that when I throw my bag up on the scale or put it in the scanner no one is seeing my backside. Most importantly, I need to breath. Absolutely no tight waist bands.

I’m laughing at this picture because my close friend’s husband asked me why I’m always looking down in my pictures.

Here I am in baggage claim, so happy to have had comfy travel clothes on.

And the outfit is still cute enough to go out on the town! I wear this as an everyday outfit too!

Pants – Zara Jeggings for similar, Shirt – Anthropologie, Shoes – J. Crew, Necklace – Banana Republic way long ago, Gold hoops – Urban Outfitters in store only, Purse – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Watch – Michael Kors

The Perfect Riding Boots and Trench

I feel like riding boots and a classic trench coat are definitely a fall must have.  I purchased these riding boots last year and I love them.  In my humble opinion, I think they are the best riding boots on the market, not that I’ve seen every pair but I’ve looked at many.  I get soooo many compliments on them too.  You gotta love that!  Now that we’re into fall you will start to see them in every post, get ready:)!

I love a classic trench for the fall.  It’s the perfect light weight jacket for mild climates.  When you’re feeling a little drab just throw on a trench and you’ve got a great outfit.  I like trenches that have a little extra detail.  The pop of color under the collar on this trench feels like the perfect extra detail.

Trench- Anthropologie, Hoops- Urban (in stores only), Boots- Frye , Burberry Sunglasses- Sunglass Hut

(Photos by Mallory Lee)