OOTD

OOTD | SXSW Edition: All White Everything w/ Rebecca Minkoff & TJMaxx

Last weekend, Airika and I went on a short blogger trip to SXSW in Austin. I'd never been to Austin during SXSW, so I was super excited to finally see what it was all about! We spent the 3-hour drive riding smoothly down the highway in a glacier white 2018 Mazda Mazda3 Sport. 

I've been driving Mazdas for about a year now and they just feel so incredibly comfortable...and with each year, they improve so much! My favorite feature lately has been the traffic sign recognition -- it's so convenient for everyday driving, but more so while traveling through towns with quickly changing speed limits. Check out more of the interior in my travel post!

Let's get into this outfit, though:

This entire outfit is from the racks of TJMaxx (except for the Badgley Mischka wedges), so you may or may not be able to find the exact pieces I found. I've pieced together some similar items to shop or help guide you in the right direction while you shop!

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OOTD | SXSW Edition: Bungalow Style w/ AMUSE Society, Target & BlankNYC

Over the weekend, Airika (of AirRoLife) and I drove down to Austin in a sporty 2018 Mazda3 for some SXSW festivities. Of course, I'd been to the city before...but never for South By. Our goal was to attend the Create & Cultivate pop-up, but the line to get in was absolutely ridiculous. We decided to just grab a bite to eat for lunch and snap some outfit photos before getting back on the road to Dallas.

I was feeling super sick, but pushed through capturing this cool outfit right outside The Belmont on 6th Street. It was the perfect backdrop for this look and I ended up throwing on my favorite floral embroidered moto jacket -- just because. I swear I can find a way to throw it over ANYTHING. 

Jacket: Blank NYC // T-Shirt: A New Day x Target // Pants: Amuse Society // Clutch: Helen Kaminski (similar) // Shades: Halston (more from the brand)

OOTD | The Mauve Botanist

My schedule this week has been full of exclusive sit-down breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Each event has been extraordinary dining rooftop or under the lights of downtown Tuscan-style, but I was specifically looking forward to The Botanist Gin dinner at Kettle Art Gallery. From the moment I received the invitation and brushed up on the brand, I knew exactly which outfit I would wear. 

The first thing that popped into my head when I thought of botanicals is lots of "green", so I wanted to stand out in a subtle way. Immediately, I thought about the Rebecca Mauve Romper Dress that I received from Tobi last month! It was playful with the romper yet sophisticated with the dress. The color was also super stunning and it would be a great way to switch up from my favorite marsala pieces. Two years later and I'm still very stuck on the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year... *covers eyes in embarrassment*
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I paired the dress with strappy rose gold heels courtesy of blogger boo, Kelley from The Style Barn, and my mom's Givenchy collar necklace. If you're short (like me) or like to show off your legs, this is a fabulous option for any event. As you can see, the dress has a serious plunge neckline, but due to my size I definitely needed some support to avoid a wardrobe malfunction, so I simply wore a lace bandeau-style bralette in black underneath that looks like a cami that worked like a charm.

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Dress: Rebecca Mauve Romper Dress coutesy of Tobi
Bralette: Free Press from Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Duaya Rose Gold Metallic from Pretty Little Thing
Necklace: Givenchy

OOTD | Weekend Dreamin'

Mockingbird Station has some of the cutest boutiques and restaurants! I've popped in some of the shops and entertainment venues before, but didn't realize how amazing it really was until an influencer event I was invited to a few weekends ago. We got to see and try some of the new must-visit spots through a highly interactive day tour including Edith's Bakery, Urban Outfitters and Mezza.

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I wanted to look chic but comfortable since it would be a full afternoon/evening of activities, so I reached for the Dreamer Black Dress from Tobi. The neckline is a semi-deep V, but for this event I slipped on a tank top underneath.
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The open lattice along the front sides and bishop sleeves gave this simple black dress plenty of personality. I dressed it up with my neutral BCBGeneration braided sandals and favorite vintage Gucci. It is perfect for a casual day and a simple transition for a night out!

Dress: Dreamer Black Dress courtesy of Tobi
Shoes: BCBGeneration from DSW
Crossbody: Gucci (vintage) 

OOTD | Wild Thoughts Vibes

Maybelline came to Dallas and treated some of the city's hottest influencers to dinner, custom Maybellini cocktails and a look at their six new City Mini Palettes! 

It has been a minute since I've posted my outfits, but I attend several events and dress up so why not share the details, right?!

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For this beauty event, I decided on something floral and feminine baring my shoulders. I love a cute off-the-shoulder blouse or dress...plus, they're super comfortable and effortless and this Bare Bones Shift Dress from Tobi was totally the one. Not to mention, they give me serious Rihanna vibes from the Wild Thoughts music video. 
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To pair, I fastened my favorite gold metallic Target platforms that I found at the thrift store a few years ago. They can dress up almost any casual dress and totally beat wearing heels when your feet are completely over all of the arched drama. 

Dress: Bare Bones Multi-Floral Shift Dress courtesy of Tobi
Shoes from Target (thrifted)
Crossbody from Gucci (vintage)