I had the lovely opportunity to attend Houston’s first ever Smashin’ Fashion show last week.
This wasn’t your typical fashion show. First of all, it was a stylist competition where real women walked the runway. Houston style expert Sarah Shah, author of Dress Yourself Skinny organized the event and found 10 incredible stylists to compete with one another in a number of different categories.
It was fun to see stylists’ creations on the runway as opposed to a fashion designer’s. We were presented with pieces from many different designers, styled on real women that the audience could actually relate to.
The stylists ranged from a 13 year-old year old fashion blogger, a number of professional local stylists, to Houston’s Tissue sisters. (I’ve got a really good post for ya coming up soon talking all about these sisters and their online boutique: KISSUE!)
Not sure how the judges picked a winner from the group, but they did. Thomasina Burns from Styles for Life was crowned the Best Stylist, and took home a hefty chunk a change $$$.
I had a great time getting dressed up, attending the event, and meeting a bunch of wonderful ladies.
One of my favorite things about living in Houston is all of the opportunity and different events that go on here everyday There is something for everyone and I absolutely love it. From living in a town in TN with roughly 180,000 people, this is a nice change.
It’s ALMOST the weekend. Patrick and I plan on staying in, catching up on house work (I may DIY a mirror…we’ll see….) and cooking up a storm. We just saw The Hundred-Foot Journey and I am dying to whip up a really difficult meal in the kitchen because of this.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
I must also share a bit about my beach read: Longbourn. It’s a spin off of Pride & Prejudice, taking place from the servants’ point of view. If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, you would probably enjoy this read. I have to say, it did take me a while to get hooked into the story, but after a few plot twists and turns I couldn’t put it down.
in this beach town is white! The houses, the restaurants, the shops: all are white stucco. The houses and architecture remind me of a what you would find if you were on a trip to a Greek Island. It’s definitely a contrast from the tropical colorful houses that are dotted all along 30A.
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Taking a break from my beach trip posts because……is this really happening? Catalogs and magazines are already showing up at my door talking all about fall clothes!
It’s still the last day of July, and so incredibly hot here that I can’t imagine the idea of “fall transitional pieces” anytime soon.
It’s kind of like the adult equivalent of a being a kid and seeing back-to-school supplies at the front of Target while you’re in the middle of your summer break.
But, I will say, it does provide for some pretty eye candy. And I can day dream about cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes and and apple pie scented candles right?
For now, here’s a bit of this and that that has definitely got me itching for cooler temps.
I have sat motionless (while reading an entire novel lazily in the sand) and eaten far far far too much unhealthy (BUT delicious) food.
Vacation, you are too good to me!
While sitting and wasting the days away on the beach, listening to the waves and being surrounded by great people, was definitely the highlight of the trip, one of my favorite parts happened to be the little excursions that we would make into town during the afternoons and evenings.
We stayed on Seagrove Beach which is right in between the picturesque vacation towns of Seaside and Rosemary Beach.
One of the first couple of days into our trip, we ventured into Seaside for an afternoon of cocktails and open air shopping.
Patrick and I, along with my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and her college buddy, stopped for drinks and fresh Oysters at the Great Southern Cafe right smack dab in the middle of town.
I’ve stopped in this cute little restaurant for a drink or two before. We pop in almost every time we’ve come down here. There is just something about sitting on that big white porch and people watching the happy vacationers that I get a kick out of.
We stayed right on the water, so most of our trip we barely left the house and would come in from a long days in the sun to relaxing dinners. The rest of the evenings were usually spent on the couch watching movies or playing one of the many board games that were provided to the condo’s guests.
I can’t believe our trip is already over! But I’ve got a couple more posts for ya from it that I’ll be sharing soon!
It’s definitely great to be home and back in the swing of things but I sure do wish I was talking a walk down this sandy path for just one more day in the sand.
A little less than a week until I’ll have my toes dipped into the sand without a care in the world, well maybe my only care will be what the fictional characters are up to in my beach read, but that’s a different story.
3. Coola Sunscreen & Moisturizer
$32. Scented sunscreen and moisturizer that feels like your favorite
lotion but also acts as some serious water resistant sunscreen. Double
5. Warby Parker Sunglasses – Piper in Tortoise $95. If you aren’t sure about a specific pair, you can always do the Warby Parker Free Home Try-On’s where they’ll send you 5 pairs for free to try on and help you choose which pair best fits you!
6. Ribboned Espadrilles from Anthropologie & on sale for $59.95! These comfy summer shoes are on my feet as I type this. Forget flip-flops, these are the perfect everyday slip on shoe for summer.
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