Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts
Friday, May 27, 2016

Tory Burch Saddle Bag Review

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I'm having a saddle bag obsession. Not the "Oh crap, it's bikini season and my thighs look like pillows!"

More like, "I need one of those chic, timeless crossbody bags" for summer summer.

RELATED: 25 Great Bags For Work...At Every Price Point
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Cuyana Leather Laptop Unboxing & Review

I bought the wine-colored sleeve. Watch my video for a review!
Why are all the office and work accessories either butt-ugly bulky black or too cutesy?

You know what I'm talking about: they're either overly masculine or too dorm-girl feminine.

Finding chic, stylish yet functional accessories that speak to professional women is tougher than finding a skinny margarita that actually tastes good (and doesn't give you a hangover). PSST: Here's a good margarita recipe.

Cuyana's Leather Laptop Sleeve helps you organize your work life elegantly.
Friday, December 4, 2015

Louis Vuitton Monogram Insolite Wallet Review

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Finding the right wallet is like finding the right partner in life: once you find a good one, don't let it go. Wallets are such a personal thing and it's hard to find one that suits your needs perfectly.

They're also a pain in the you-know-what to find. Once I find a wallet that suits my needs (pockets, pockets, pockets), I keep it for years.

RELATED: How I Buy Designer Purses For Less...And You Can, Too!
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The $23 Dress

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The $23 dress in pink, blue, purple, green & red. 

Let's talk about that $23 dress meteorologists are wearing. Its clean lines, figure-hugging fit and bright colors make it the perfect dress for TV anchors, reporters and mets. The price can't be beat. The black on the side panels creates a slimming effect that is a female anchor's best friend.

That dress illustrates one of the biggest headaches professionals, primarily women, who make their livings on television have: finding affordable, clothing that looks good on-camera. It's harder than you could ever imagine.

Before you roll your eyes, read on.

RELATED: Learn From CBSLA Makeup Artist Mark Starr How To Do Eye Makeup For Television.
RELATED: On-Camera Wardrobe Tips For Women

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: Steal My $49 Dress

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The Dress | The Watch | The Bracelet (actually a discounted gold version of it) | The Earrings | The Lipstick
At the risk of sounding like a narcissistic tool, I am often asked about the clothes I wear on-camera and the type of makeup we use (I could devote an entire blog to that alone).  So here goes: a weekly edit of an outfit I wore as well as makeup and haircare products we used with a few tips thrown in.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

25 NFL & NCAA Purse Policy Approved Bags

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Purse and bag policies at sporting events are here to stay. From NFL stadiums to colleges (Hello, SMU), restrictive purse policies limit the type and size of bag you can carry into a game. This also applies to all non-sporting events held at an NFL venue. Going to a concert at AT&T Stadium? That tiny purse policy applies. The PGA Tour also has a restrictive bag policy.

Officials says it's about safety. Sure, that plays into it but it also gets fans into the venue quicker and eliminates that bottleneck at entry gates.

RELATED: Visit the Purse Policy section on my blog. 
Sunday, September 20, 2015

25 Great Bags For Work

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Gucci Swing Leather Tote | Kate Spade Lilly Avenue Carrigan Tote | TopShop Bucket Bag | GiGi New York Parker Satchel | Barrington Gifts St. Anne Tote

Are you constantly searching for the perfect bag for work? I am. It's a struggle to find one that is stylish yet functional and capable of holding all our crap: computer, iPhone, iPad, makeup, business cards, water and who-knows-what-else.
Sunday, September 6, 2015

Comfortable Heels For Work

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Besides "How tall are you?" (5'11) and "What's it like in a locker room?" (read THIS) by far the most common question I am asked is:
"How the heck do you walk in those heels?"

I am notorious for wearing high heels, despite my height. I have worn them for work for years: to ballparks, stadiums and on-set. I have worn them so long that walking around in them in second nature.

Having worked with athletes most of my life and hosted the Dallas Mavericks pre- and post-game shows for seven years, the extra height looks proportionate when I am interviewing 7-foot NBA players. Although, I have had a few pro athletes ask me to take off my shoes when I interview. (I'm saving those stories for the book...)

RELATED: Click HERE to shop the Cole Haan sale & score the fabulous Bethany Pump for less!
Friday, May 1, 2015

What To Wear To A Golf Tournament


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Golf season is here. The PGA Tour makes two stops in Dallas/Fort Worth in May with the Dean & Deluca Invitational May 26th-29th and the AT&T Byron Nelson May 19th-22nd. I'm thrilled to be moderating the PGA Tour's Executive Women's Day panels at both tournaments against this year.

I am constantly asked what to wear to a golf tournament. When it comes to dressing for these events, consider style and comfort. You will be walking a few miles in the sun. To that end, you need wear comfortable shoes and lots of sunscreen. Those are key factors to enjoying a day on the course.

RELATED: What to wear to the PGA Championship.
RELATED: Shoes to wear to a golf tournament.

Comfort does not mean you have to sacrifice your style. You can go dressy or super-casual and still look great by using the two looks you see here as inspiration.

Keep in mind PGA tournaments have specific rules on what you can bring onto a course, including purses and bags. Here's a list of the PGA Tour's prohibited and permitted items. Check out my purse policy page for more bags that fit within the PGA Tour AND NFL's purse policies.

I own this Barrington Gifts Crossbody! Perfect for any sporting event. Comes in thousands of team color combinations!

Barrington Gifts Stadium Crossbody is the perfect bag for golf tournaments, football games and any other sporting event. It fits perfectly within any purse policy. Click HERE to see my review of the bag. 
Thursday, November 20, 2014

How To Travel In Style

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Traveling in style is tough. You're likely going to be on the move for a few hours (meaning your clothes will get wrinkled and dirty) but you want to be comfortable. I would love nothing more than to wear fatgirl yoga pants on every flight but that's not the smartest or most sanitary way to go. Think about that for a minute.

Moving on.

For much of my career, I was the queen of the long travel day. When covering Texas Rangers spring training, for example, I had to hop on a 6am plane to Arizona, hit the ground running once we arrived in Phoenix and be on television at 10pm that night in the same clothes I wore that morning. Yeah, no time to change, much less reapply my makeup. To that end, I have been able to adopt a travel-ready wardrobe that works. 

With most of us gearing up for a holiday trip, it's the perfect time to rethink your travel style.


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KISS - Keep It Simple, Sister
I am a believer in wearing simple, smart yet stylish clothes on flights. Adopt a minimalist approach to dressing for the plane, with dark colors being key. You don't want to be wearing white pants, with a Diet Coke on your tray when turbulence hits. 

In the summer, I like a maxi dress with a scarf. In the winter its leggings or skinny jeans with a sweater or cardigan. I usually wear boots or Yosi Samra's genius ballet flats and ALWAYS bring socks for the plane. 

TIP: If you're bringing a pair of boots on your trip, wear them on the plane so they don't take up too much room in your bag. 

Learn To Love Layers 
I swear, no matter hot it is outside, planes are always freezing. Bring a warm scarf or cardigan with you for the flight. You do NOT want to use those nasty airline blankets. Yuck. I have a Gucci shawl I bought at an outlet store that I take with me on every trip.

Leave The Big Bling At Home
Don't wear a ton of jewelry on the plane. You will have to remove every piece of it when you go through security. I would definitely wear a watch, though. You don't want to lose track of time and miss your flight. Check out my tips on packing jewelry for a trip HERE.

Something Chic To Carry Your Crap
Your raggedy duffel bag isn't the way to go. A chic tote or shoulder bag to carry your work essentials, makeup, wallet, etc. goes a long way in pulling together your travel look. From Tory Burch's York Buckle Tote and GiGi New York's Hobo bag to Gucci's Swing Leather Tote (my current carryall) and C. Wonder's affordable finds, there are so many wonderful bags to choose from in a range of price points. 

What Do You Think? 
Am I hitting or missing the mark? Let me know in the comments section. What's your go-to travel outfit? If you have a travel look you love, please share it and tag me on Instagram or Twitter.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gameday Boots Review


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If you're a college football fan, you need to learn more about Gameday Boots, the Austin-based company that is KILLING IT when it comes to gameday style.

Their boots are simply fabulous, offering them for women, men, boys and girls in both tall and short styles.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Celebrating The Icons And Essentials On National Handbag Day


October 10, 2014 marks the second straight year celebrating the accessory that millions of women (and some men) can't leave home without. PurseBlog.com created the genius marketing gimmick unofficial holiday but it has taken flight as retailers like Bloomingdale's will be celebrating.

When you think about it, the handbag is worth celebrating. It's a wonderful expression of personal style yet incredibly functional. What else can hold your makeup, work essentials, money, cell phone, wet wipes and more while adding the finishing touch to any wardrobe?

I'm a believer in investing in handbags because they can truly last a lifetime and be passed down through generations. I love my grandmother's bags and can't wait to share them with my daughter, along with some of my own collectible pieces.

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There are certain handbags every women needs in her wardrobe, what I like to call The Essentials. I couldn't live without my Gucci Swing Leather Tote or Sophie Hulme Tote. They're both outstanding bags for work and errands. While my Bottega Veneta Clutch is something that will remain stylish forever.

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While The Essentials are important, The Icons are revered. From the white glove treatment, literally and figuratively, people give the Herm├Ęs Birkin to the lasting timelessness of the Chanel 2.55, these bags become a part of their owner. Not as something that defines them but as an heirloom that remains in a family for generations.

They should be considering some cost as much as a house. Case in point: Heritage Auctions sold a crocodile and white gold Hermes Birkin for $185,000 in September. That's one bangin' Birkin.

What about you? 

Are you a handbag lover? What did I miss? I was on the fence about adding the Louis Vuitton Speedy to The Icon list. Should it have been included?

What's your favorite bag? Please share in the comments section!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How Not To Look Like A Slob At the Gym


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As a recovering recovering gym slob, I am always on the lookout for stylish workout gear that can withstand a beating and multiple washings. There are some outstanding pieces you can find to update your fall workout wardrobe which will force you to retire that ratty tank top (you know which one I'm talking about).

I'm sending a slew of my older pieces that are still wearable to Genesis Women's Shelter.

It's also a good time to update your shoes. I typically buy a new pair once a year. I bought these Reebok ZigKick Alphas last year. My eye is on these new Nike cross-trainers. 

Fall Workout Goals
Do you have any fall workout goals? I need to get back on the yoga routine. I think I took only one yoga class the entire summer. My Om was definitely OFF. I like to get at least one class a week, typically on Sundays.

What new workouts or classes are you looking forward to trying in the next few months? 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Score A Fashion Touchdown With These Looks That Are Perfect For College Football Season

If you're looking to build your fall wardrobe for college football season, NOW is the time to do it. From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to Tory Burch and Shopbop, there are so many crazy good sales right now. You can score some killer finds that will help you score a fashion touchdown.
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When it comes to dressing for a fall football game, I like wearing branded gear but I also love building my wardrobe with team colors. That way, you can wear looks not only to a tailgate and the game but you can also wear them throughout the week at work or school.
Accessories are also a great way to support your favorite team. From these Baylor-yellow Kendra Scott earrings to a colorful Texas burnt orange Gigi New York purse, these work perfectly at any time.

Scroll through for a variety of looks that are perfect for your favorite school's season opener and beyond.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Update Your Workout Game With 1 Of These Great Pieces

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Outline The Sky Dallas T-Shirt AKA My Gym Uniform Tuesday Night

Wearing cute workout wear can sometimes be motivation to get you in the mood to fight through your exercise session. At least it did that for me Tuesday night.

Stylish activewear is having a moment. Like team-inspired gear for women, this segment is growing.

Don't believe me? Tory Burch is launching its Tory Burch Sport line in 2015 with yoga, golf, tennis and other athletic fashions. This speaks to the behavior of so many real women like me who wear workout clothes to the gym and throughout the rest of the day.

Here are some stylish, activewear looks that work both in and out of the gym:

1 (only $15!) | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 78 | 9 | 10 (great for July 4th)

The great thing about these pieces is that they can generally found at a nice price point.  Each of them can work in the gym and for errands or even a casual lunch afterwards. Simply throw on a light jacket or sweater if you're worried about being too cold.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

What You Need To Know If You're Heading To The George Strait Concert At AT&T Stadium

If you're going to the George Strait concert at AT&T Stadium on June 7th, the Cowboys' purse and bag policy WILL apply.

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Tory Burch's Mini Fleming Leather Shoulder Bag Is Allowed

"Everything at the stadium falls under our purse policy," according to AT&T Stadium spokesperson Bret Daniels.

That means every game whether it be NFL, NCAA or high school, every concert, every soccer match, EVERYTHING. Your opaque bag must be no larger than 5.5" x 8.5" to be allowed into the stadium.

Here is some handbag inspiration to help you figure out what works.

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From L to R: Valentino Rockstud Mini Crossbody (I LOVE this calf hair version) | Small Prada Crossbody | Ferragamo Ginny Crossbody YSL Cassandre Crossbody | Tory Burch Mini Fleming Shoulder Bag (comes in many colors) | Tory Burch Mini Harper Crossbody (also cute in black) | Ferragamo Paris Crossbody | Danielle Nicole Libby Convertible Crossbody

If you attend a lot of events where purse and bag policies are in play, I would suggest getting one bag that works. I have a Chanel Wallet on a Chain I use for each game, along with a clear, quart-size Ziplock I use as Jordan's diaper bag.

I am always updating my Gameday Fashion and Cowboys Fashion boards on Pinterest.  Follow them for a constant stream of bags that will work for both the NFL & PGA Tour's purse policy.

AT&T Stadium Purse Policy TIP:
To determine if your purse will be allowed into AT&T Stadium, simply fold an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper in half.  If your bag is smaller than that, it's good to go.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What to Wear to the Gym: Workout Clothes Perfect for Warm Weather

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, the unofficial kickoff of Summer is upon us.  If you're a gym lover, it's time to cool off your workout wardrobe with lighter fabrics that will encourage you to keep going rather than suffocate you in the heat.

Nordstrom Activewear
Nordstrom is holding it's Half-Yearly sale and has a number of quality pieces that are perfect for warm weather.  Nodstrom also offers maternity and plus-size women's activewear.
Nike Elastika Dry-FIT Tank - only $22.49 right now!
Nike Elastika Dry-FIT Tank - $22.49 right now!
I love tank tops featuring the exposed built-in bra you're seeing everywhere.  These are incredibly comfortable and perfect for yoga, pilates, barre classes, cycling or skating.  This Nike Elastika Dry-FIT Tank is on sale for $22.49 and will last a while.  It also comes in black/yellow and heather grey/peach (only $20.10!) color combinations.  

Asics Pure Capris on sale for $33.75
Asics Pure Capris on sale for $33.75
These Asics Pure Capris are a good workout pant to wear to pair with these tops.

Zella Strappy Racerback Tank
Zella Strappy Racerback Tank
This Zella Strappy Racerback Tank isn't on sale but it's a great top for barre classes, pilates, yoga or walking.   In addition to gorgeous pink, it comes in blue, coral and purple.

The top is perfect to pair with Zella's Live In Slim Fit Capri Leggings in universal black.

Target Activewear
Target has a fabulous selection of exercise gear from C9 by Champion that's quite stylish.

C9 by Champion Fit and Flare Tank Top
C9 by Champion Fit and Flare Tank Top
This C9 by Champion Fit and Flare tank comes in a range of colors and also sports that on-trend built-in bra.

C9 by Champion Open Back Layering Top
C9 by Champion Open Back Layering Top only $19.99!
I adore this C9 by Champion Open Back Layering Top.  It comes in gorgeous Spring/Summer colors, as well.
C9 by Champion Woven Running Shorts
C9 by Champion Woven Running Shorts
Shorts are a perfect option for Spring and Target has a great selection of them.  These woven running shorts are stylish and also come in black and blue.

Accessories
Don't forget some of the accessories: shoes, ponytail holders or socks.

Full Toe Ankle Socks
Full Toe Ankle Socks
Toe socks are good if you're a barre or pilates fan.

For more "what to wear to the gym" inspiration, please check out my Pinterest board.

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