Tuesday, February 9, 2016

lolita// MLM LABEL maison

MLM top, MLM off the shoulder top, MLM label gingham top, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, Create+ Cultivate, ribbon necklace, Stila bold lip, zip pencil skirt, Coach Tamara pumps
MLM top, MLM off the shoulder top, MLM label gingham top, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, Create+ Cultivate, ribbon necklace, Stila bold lip, zip pencil skirt, Coach Tamara pumps
MLM top, MLM off the shoulder top, MLM label gingham top, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, Create+ Cultivate, ribbon necklace, Stila bold lip, zip pencil skirt, Coach Tamara pumps
MLM top, MLM off the shoulder top, MLM label gingham top, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, Create+ Cultivate, ribbon necklace, Stila bold lip, zip pencil skirt, Coach Tamara pumps
MLM top, MLM off the shoulder top, MLM label gingham top, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, Create+ Cultivate, ribbon necklace, Stila bold lip, zip pencil skirt, Coach Tamara pumps
MLM top, MLM off the shoulder top, MLM label gingham top, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, Create+ Cultivate, ribbon necklace, Stila bold lip, zip pencil skirt, Coach Tamara pumps
MLM top, MLM off the shoulder top, MLM label gingham top, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, Create+ Cultivate, ribbon necklace, Stila bold lip, zip pencil skirt, Coach Tamara pumps
MLM top, MLM off the shoulder top, MLM label gingham top, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, Create+ Cultivate, ribbon necklace, Stila bold lip, zip pencil skirt, Coach Tamara pumps
MLM top, MLM off the shoulder top, MLM label gingham top, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, Create+ Cultivate, ribbon necklace, Stila bold lip, zip pencil skirt, Coach Tamara pumps
MLM top, MLM off the shoulder top, MLM label gingham top, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, Create+ Cultivate, ribbon necklace, Stila bold lip, zip pencil skirt, Coach Tamara pumps
MLM top, MLM off the shoulder top, MLM label gingham top, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, Create+ Cultivate, ribbon necklace, Stila bold lip, zip pencil skirt, Coach Tamara pumps
{MLM top, Zara zipper skirt, Coach pumps, DIY ribbon necklace, Lipstick, Sunglasses}


This shirt definitely had me feeling like a flirt all day, even though I was in a room of about 400 other chic women. Typical Tuesday, right? Actually, I was wore this to Create & Cultivate last week in Dallas. I saw this top on Shopbop and couldn't stop thinking about it, the price point was a little higher than what I like to pay for just half of the outfit. But in the end it was one of those items I kept thinking back to and it helped that the "low quantity" stock reminder kept coming up. I pulled the trigger and it was one of the easiest outfit I've ever pulled off for a fashion blogger conference- because if you've ever been you know how much thought and planning goes into the outfit on the day of.  The zippered pencil skirt gave the sweet top an edge and a peek of leg, plus it streamlined the flounce up top. The shoes and bold red lip added that sophisticated touch. But, my favorite item, besides this top, is the ribbon tied on around neck, and it was free! This ribbon came tied on a Saks Fifth Avenue shopping bag, gift with purchase if you will. 

A friend and I were shopping at Saks, as the saleslady was wrapping up her purchase and in the process of tying this ribbon on the handle my friend said not to worry about it. I jumped in and said yes she will take it! I had other plans for this multi-striped ribbon. So of course said girlfriend was sweet enough to let me have this ribbon. I for one am obsessed with this ribbon and the story behind it. Please don't fault me for wearing it too often in NY this week. ;)

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

create + cultivate: dallas

Allergic To Vanilla, Create + Cultivate, Dallas, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, shabby chic
Allergic To Vanilla, Create + Cultivate, Dallas, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, shabby chic
Allergic To Vanilla, Create + Cultivate, Dallas, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, shabby chic
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Allergic To Vanilla, Create + Cultivate, Dallas, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, shabby chic
Allergic To Vanilla, Create + Cultivate, Dallas, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, shabby chic
Allergic To Vanilla, Create + Cultivate, Dallas, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, shabby chic
Allergic To Vanilla, Create + Cultivate, Dallas, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, shabby chic
Allergic To Vanilla, Create + Cultivate, Dallas, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, shabby chicAllergic To Vanilla, Create + Cultivate, Dallas, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, shabby chic
Allergic To Vanilla, Create + Cultivate, Dallas, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, shabby chic
Allergic To Vanilla, Create + Cultivate, Dallas, Create + Cultivate Dallas conference, shabby chic

Last weekend I had the amazing opportunity to head to Dallas for the famed Create + Cultivate blogger conference. The entire event was absolutely stunning, so well curated with the brands that were represented and the speakers presenting, and highly visual per these images above. Seriously every corner had it's own Instagrammable moment- hanging floral centerpieces, a DIY hot chocolate bar, with a shabby chic aesthetic throughout the day. It was all so well done, I even got to meet the gal that runs Paper Fashion and she sketched my profile with my signature ribbon tied around my neck! For more behind the scenes, check out my Instagram. I can't wait to hear when the next conference is. I highly recommend it, I met some amazing ladies. So, if you are debating whether to go or not, don't hesitate- it's well worth it!

If I could decorate my home as the conference was setup it would be with all the goodies below. Shop some of my favorites from One Kings Lane, and Pottery Barn below-definitely swooning over this lip portrait.


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