Altuzarra for Target


      The lookbook for Altuzarra’s Target Collection just launched and I could not be more obsessed! What can best be described as a mixture between “Mick Jagger” and “an African safari,” this ready-to-wear collection is sure to be a hit. Unleash your inner rock star with the Red Velvet Tuxedo Pant, Embroidered Blouse and matching blazer. This entire ensemble is well within my bargainsta budget at only $147.97. The Structured Dress with Crane … [Read more...]

Ring in the New Year with sequins!

sequins for New Years Eve

  Are you looking for a way to "shine" on New Year’s Eve? Why not ring in the New Year with sequins? The Eva Mendes Alicia Sequin Pencil Skirt is a perfect piece for bargainistas. This dress can easily transition from day to night by adding a pair of heels and a piece of gold statement jewelry. Originally priced at $64.95, this skirt is available now for only $45.46. The Printed Sequin Embellished Blanket Skirt from Express is sure to be a showstopper and can be yours for … [Read more...]

Three must-have trends for fall

Chicos Animal Jewels Erica Top

Fall is just around the corner and that means it is time to embrace the cooler temperatures. Three trends to look out for this season are animal print, shirtdresses and the color of the season- lotus.       Take on this season with a mighty roar! Animal print is sure to make a big impact this fall. Although zebra and cheetah are great go-to prints, why not try something a little different and embrace tiger stripes? The Animal Jewels Erica Top from Chico’s is a … [Read more...]

Is an Intervention needed?


Don’t get stuck in a fashion rut, especially if that fashion is listed in the Top Ten worst fashions of any decade. I have to laugh when I look back at old pictures of myself and see the ridiculous things that I proudly wore. Yes, I wore my hair just like the ladies in this photo!   I remember a certain ivory colored, belted shirt-dress that had HUGE shoulder pads. I think that I may have been almost as wide as I am tall in that dress. The shoulder pads had to be a good 8 inches … [Read more...]

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Billy Reid Fall 2013

Billy Reid 2

Day two of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week came in full force even with the presence of a blizzard in New York City. The Fall 2013 Collection from Alabama based designer, Billy Reid, introduced a collection perfect in transitional form and the ideal apparel for Fashion Week - in which I wanted to purchase the collection straight off the runway for the cold NYC weather. I loved the combination of materials, the long floor length hems, and the color palette that Billy chose for the fall. The line … [Read more...]

Designer Spotlight | Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott Color Bar1

Renowned jewelry designer Kendra Scott has made a name for herself and now has made a home to not one but two stores in the Houston area. How did we get so lucky? This amazing designer offers a one-of-a-kind in-house Color Bar. An exclusive addition to her Houston stores where, not only do you choose the jewelry silhouette design you want, but also the color you would like inside of it. This is an amazing addition to our typical jewelry shopping and a must if you're seeking out a unique … [Read more...]

Fashion Houston | International Style + Texas Hospitality

Zac Posen Fashion Houston

The closing night of Fashion Houston, the premier fashion event in Texas, wowed guests on Thursday, showcasing the exceptional designs of Gemma Kahng, Jerri Moore, Monique Lhuillier and Fashion Houston Icon, Diane Lokey Farb. Thursday was the final night of the four-day consumer targeted fashion week which featured the designs of Zac Posen, Georges Chakra, Black Halo, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Herve Leger, David Peck, Fotini, Bogosse, Chloe Dao, Kevan Hall and Rubin Singer. Each … [Read more...]

3 Ways to wear a blazer this fall

Sleeveless dress with blazer

It is important to get the most bang out of your buck for today’s fashionista and living in Texas makes it easy to bargain as we almost only have one season of summer in our state. Here are 3 ways to wear a blazer to incorporate your summer staple pieces into fall as our weather starts to cool off a little. A sleeveless dress is always a must for the summer but as it cools down this fall, the blazer not only pulls the look together creating a sophisticated look – it keeps you warm and the … [Read more...]

Fashion Spotlight | Alexis Raich

Alexix Raich Photo by J Cogliandro

Alexis Raich is bright, spirited and funny. Fantastically charming she completely lights up a room when she walks in. The up and coming actress takes on the lead role of Helen Olsen in the new release of Helen Alone. The movie, based out of Houston by Director Henrik Poulsen says that immediately after seeing the actress he knew she’d be the perfect fit for the part. While the movie is being filmed fashion columnist, Haili Z goes behind the scenes to get a glance of the filming of the movie … [Read more...]

Keeping Up With the Taylors


Craig and Yul Taylor release their new line for fall 2012. The line, inspired by the Italian saying 'La Dolce Vita' meaning 'The sweet life,' takes a nostalgic turn with the lovely prints and apparel inspired by the breathtaking Lake Como in north Italy. I sat with the pair to get a glimpse of Craig and Yul's inspiration from travels, how to wear the Taylor brand, and tips and tricks from the designers themselves on how to get their look. Your ultimate guide to 'La Dolce Vita.' What … [Read more...]