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The latest MUST-MAKE on Tumblr

March 1st, 2011 No Comments

Over 4,500 people “liked” this DIY bracelet on tumblr.

I’m a fan too!

The simplicity and versatility will make it a great accessory for any warm-weather style.

DO – stack it with other bracelets like they show in the pic.

DON’T – be afraid to combine it with the more femme trends like florals and ruffles to give your outfit more of an edge.

(via many tumblrs, but I think it came from KickTheGreenMonster originally)

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Super cute for spring

February 1st, 2011 No Comments

Love this dress from Plastic Island on Piperlime.  Use code TUESDAYS for 10% off.

Make sure to accessorize with a belt (yellow would be cute) or a long necklace.

(via thedailyjulie aka thecooknook on tumblr found on tallgirltales)

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Steal this style!

January 4th, 2011 No Comments

The guys have cornered the gigham market for way to long girls.  This spring we make it our own!  Follow in Jenna’s footsteps (picture from her blog above) to sneak, steal, or go wild and actually buy your own gigham button down to pair with jeans or shorts.  Nothing says irresistible good girl like gigham.

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Julie’s Gift Guide: Holiday Treats for You and You and You

December 3rd, 2010 No Comments

Click through to see a very long list of things you and your friends could very well possibly “need” this holiday season!

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Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die For works too!

September 22nd, 2010 No Comments

Reader Carrey says Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die For works too!

“I wanted to tell you how much I am loving the eyelash stuff I won. I had hosted a huge party in Orange County on Friday night and I had 7 separate women (who know about plastic surgery and enhancements) ask me if I use Latisse. Awesome!

I had long lashes to begin with, but this has taken them to a new level. I’m not even particularly dilligent about using it! :) But I have seen impressive results. And when people are asking if you use Latisse when you aren’t… hello compliment!

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Elizabeth’s Picks from Forever 21

July 16th, 2010 No Comments

Woven Embellished Bib Dress – $22.90

Wear this as a mini-dress to show off your summer tan and then transition into fall by adding leggings or skinny jeans and a cardigan.

Rhinestone Encrusted Shell Ring – $5.80

Reasons I love this ring: its big, eye-catching, shiny, and maybe even a little obnoxious, but in a good way. AND it resembles Bella Swan’s engagement ring a la Twilight.

Metallic Braided Top – $24.80

I’ve only been 21 for a few months, so right now I’m really taking advantage of the idea of after-work drinks. This top, paired with my favorite black capris, would get me compliments in the office, but still impress my friends when we meet up for a drink or two.

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June 27th, 2010 No Comments

“Hi Mary – long time reader here…I’m stoked about your ambitious intern’s willingness to take on the challenge that is F21.  I just wore this dress to a cocktail party/dinner on Monday night.  It was $27.00, 100% silk and a dead ringer for the contemporary brands that I’m used to dropping $300+ for.  I couldn’t believe the quality and I had about 20 women ask me where I got it!” — Reader and Tumblr Emily

MR NOTE:

I’m moving up in the world (aka I have so much stuff going on I can’t keep it straight) so I’ve hired Elizabeth to work as my assistant. She was an intern with me last year and then left to study abroad.  Although I did have astute girls interning with me while she was away, they really never got in the groove with me like Elizabeth.  So with my powers of persuasion (and a little begging ;)) she has kindly taken on my chaos part time.  I continue to offer her a learning experience because that’s the biggest value in working one on one.  Now she also gets compensated for having to attend to the tedious minutia of my life and keeping my schedule organized, which is a charge beyond just entering appointments in a calendar.  No one should have to deal with that for free!

So when you see a picture of Mason’s dog food on the blog followed by my consideration to see if it truly is edible, you’ll know I’m sticking to my guns and adhering to my priorities: wearing hot shoes and not having to spend my time on hold with AT&T.

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A True Houston Event!

May 28th, 2010 No Comments

The only Houston women I know in the Twitterverse. Love @KimPadgett

Jumper by Haven.

Missy’s earrings by Kendra Scott.

Dual Neon Nine West. Love it!

Best dressed straight man at the pool party: solid pink buttondown, flat front navy pants, brown belt and shoes, Ray Bans, and a classic Rolex. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but it’s IMPRESSIVE for Houston. I mean, his shirt fits!

Adrien, this guy is giving you a run for your money honey. Decades blazer, Ralph Lauren scarf, Gucci shoes. I applaud the man for stepping out in Houston.

Hamptons in Houston.

Rockin the sunnies (by Kate Spade) with Jarred

Models in clothes from Tootsies and hair I love by Solutions salon on Westheimer. Now that I have long hair, I’m going to revisit this volume.

Meet the women of the south. Blonde beauties with style!

The event is Houston Magazine Fresh Faces on the roof of my building.

You recognize my dress, but I’ll break down The Wind In Our Hair Head to Toe:

  • Claudia Labou gold hoops
  • Kate Spade sunnies
  • Alaia dress
  • Chuncky bangels from Tootsies
  • Lime Moschino shoes
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