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No Strangers Here!

These two are no strangers to the blog, Matt & Courtney have been gorgeous subjects for Sherry Hammonds and I multiple times and I just adore working with them.  They are crazy, sexy, fun, always up for anything and don’t take themselves too seriously!  Putting together the looks for this shoot was a blast, Courtney and I always have a fabulous time working together and Matt, well he is such a good sport and loves what we pick out for him!  This time we have the added pleasure of Boulder and Bailey being in the photos, their adorable fur babies, who I happen to love so much!  Don’t be fooled, none of this would come to actualization without the amazing talents of Sherry Hammonds, who as you know is no stranger to my blog either.  I would say we are somewhat of a dream team, all of us work together with such ease.  So without further ado, here is a small sampling of Matt & Courtney’s 2014 holiday shoot.  I hope you are as fond of these images as I am.

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And I will leave you with this cuteness…

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You May Be Surprised!

If you follow me or my blog, you know that I don’t discriminate, I just like fashion!  I shop all kinds of places, but I do have my faves and one of my favorite inexpensive places to shop is H&M.  I like that they cater to all ages, styles, and budgets!  The wonderful thing is you can buy a trendy item guilt free because it won’t be expensive but they also have classic looking pieces that will last you several years if well taken care of.  When looking at their most recent items, there were some pieces I just had to share.

Stop it with this wool cape!  I love that it is short sleeve so it doesn't get too bulky with a sweater under it.  And did you see the price, $30, you can't beat that!

Stop it with this wool cape! I love that it is short sleeve so it doesn’t get too bulky with a sweater under it. And did you see the price, $30, you can’t beat that!

This asymmetrical, wrap front, faux leather skirt can go from business meeting to night out on the town.  Did I mention it's $10 price tag?

This asymmetrical, wrap front, faux leather skirt can go from business meeting to night out on the town. Did I mention its $10 price tag?

I already own a textured sweatshirt very similar to this, so obviously I am partial!  It is casual, cute and comfortable.

I already own a textured sweatshirt very similar to this, so obviously I am partial! It is casual, cute and comfortable.

I seriously have a hard time passing up a faux fur vest!

This bag looks like so much more than $35!

This bag looks like so much more than $35!

I love this long, turtleneck sweater and I love the whole look.  Wear the sweater as shown, with tights or leggings.

I love this long, turtleneck sweater and I love the whole look. Wear the sweater as shown, with tights or leggings.

This ankle bootie is so versatile, I just love the color!

This ankle bootie is so versatile, I just love the color!

Let me know which pieces are must haves for you!

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Fab’ Find!

If you ever read my blog and/or know me at all, you know that I am a fab’rik fanatic!  Last night they hosted a Denim & Dinner event for local bloggers, yes please!  They were filling us in on all of their new Fall fashions in store and especially their new denim.  Well, it is with great excitement I tell you about the star of last night, Spanx denim!!!  Ladies, I can not lie, I was a skeptic but these are some fabulous denim!  They currently come in an indigo blue denim and black denim, I chose the black but really wanted both!  These jeans fit so well and lift my booty like I didn’t think was possible.  They look and feel like regular denim but fit like a comfortable pair of Spanx, yes I used the word “comfortable” and “SPANX” in the same sentence, while still keeping everything in and where it should be, quite frankly, I’m not sure what else you could ask for.  All for $98, and I ask you, how many other designer pair of jeans cost just $98?

The other wonderful part of the evening was meeting and speaking with other local bloggers.  It was a fabulous group of women.

Leslie (the owner of fab’rik Austin) and Rachel (the manager) put on an impressive event!  Below are pictures from the evening as well as may faves in store at fab’rik right now (as always, all items are linked).  Go try on and buy these Spanx denim at fab’rik ASAP, you won’t regret it!

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Spanx skinny black denim, love! I can't wait to wear them ALL THE TIME!

Spanx skinny black denim, love! I can’t wait to wear them ALL THE TIME!

Faux Leather Back Top

This top is simple yet so great on, the faux leather back makes it a standout!

Neutral Pump

One thing to say, $32.

Two tone flat

Wear these everywhere with everything this Fall for $24!

scarf

I’m such a sucker for a stunning scarf, the end!

BB Dakota T Strap Sweater

Simple and easy, yet gorgeous and fabulous!

Spanx faux leather leggings

Spanx has done it again….faux leather leggings. These should be a must buy on everyone’s list. If you don’t know when and how to wear these, call me! (PS. to the supermarket if you have to!)

fur vest off white

Yes, yes, I forever think I live in Colorado, but who doesn’t need this gorgeous vest I ask?!

Be sure to let me know what you think of the Spanx denim once you have tried them (and I am guessing purchased them)!

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Winter Went on Sale!

I know we live in Texas and some days are like an early Spring day and some like a Winter Northern, at least Texas style, but keep in mind that all around the country Winter is still very much in full effect and while this year has not been typical our coldest months are usually January, February and even the beginning of March.  Therefore, I know it is fun and tempting when we have a day in the upper 60’s to go shopping for that bright Spring wardrobe (which I am not saying you shouldn’t do), but also be sure to keep your Winter wardrobe full and ready to go in your main closet.  There are some perks to this time of year though…SALES!  Stores are getting in their Spring inventory and have to make room for it, so what do they do-put their Winter inventory on sale of course!  As a consumer, this is fabulous!  This is a great time to stock up on pieces that you have been admiring but just couldn’t pull the trigger on full price for, it can be a trend item that may only last you this year (hence the need to buy it on sale) or an expensive, timeless item that will carry you through multiple Winters but you couldn’t or wouldn’t buy at original price.

Here are just a few items I have spotted on sale that I think are worth snagging up:

This bootie is great because it will carry you into Spring.  The built in wedge makes it casual but still offers height.  (I may own these in Olive!)

This bootie is great because it will carry you into Spring. The built in wedge makes it casual but still offers height. (I may own these in Olive!)

This cashmere and leather cardigan is one of those "get it while it is on sale" pieces.  You will wear this forever with everything, it is timeless, sure to be comfortable and can go with just about anything!  It is the perfect weight for Texas too.

This cashmere and leather cardigan is one of those “get it while it is on sale” pieces. You will wear this forever with everything, it is timeless, sure to be comfortable and can go with just about anything! It is the perfect weight for Texas too.

I love these, you will wear them a few times between now and March and you may or may not feel like pulling them out again in the Fall but either way you don't have to stress because they are cute, on sale and inexpensive!

Yes please! You will wear them a few times between now and March and you may or may not feel like pulling them out again in the Fall but either way you don’t have to stress because they are cute, on sale and inexpensive!

People are always asking me what they can wear over their more cocktail and formal attire, this piece is perfect for that!

People are always asking me what they can wear over their cocktail and formal attire, this piece is perfect for that!

This is the perfect item to get on sale, you may wear them a few times and be over them but oh how fabulous they will be those few time!  Or...they may be something you keep forever and ever and pull out of your closet from time to time when you want to make a statement!

This is the perfect item to get on sale, you may wear them a few times and be over them but oh how fabulous they will be those few times! Or…they may be something you keep forever and ever and pull out of your closet from time to time when you want to make a statement!

You CAN NOT beat this dress, especially at this price.  What won't you wear it for?!

You CAN NOT beat this dress, especially at this price. What won’t you wear it for?!

What a fabulous color!  Dress up denim or wear it to a work event!

What a fabulous color! Dress up denim or wear it to a work event!

Check out these great Winter sales as well:

The Corner is having an amazing sale on great designer pieces, a great time to snag up these types of items!

Girl Next Door is having 40% off!

fab’rik is having several great sales including BOGO denim, you can’t beat that!

Topshop is having an additional 30% off sale items!

Be sure to check your local boutiques and stores for their sale racks, I bet you find some great pieces to finish out Winter in or to keep for years to come, all without breaking the bank!

 

 

 

 

 

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