Fashion
t-615 on the Street

t-615 on the Street

I like my fashion like I like my interiors… stylish, comfortable, and slightly unexpected. Good thing t-615 conveniently fulfills everyone of those requirements!   You remember t-615, the fashionable startup of my dear friends Emily Landham and Lauren Carpenter? They have bravely dedicated their business model to aiding victims of human trafficking, which I think...
t-615... Behind the Scenes

t-615… Behind the Scenes

Just this afternoon (yesterday by now), I finished listening to a mind-opening, world changing audio book by author and positive psychology researcher Shawn Achor entitled “The Happiness Advantage“. In a nutshell, Shawn writes about the impact that mindset, and specifically a positive mindset, has on how we perceive and navigate our world, interact with our...
Outfit Serendipity

Outfit Serendipity

Well, this is a funny coincidence. I’ve been holding onto this post for the past couple weeks due to the oddly warm weather we’ve been having and the fact that this outfit is more suited for cooler temps. Yes, even this mildly bundled ensemble would’ve been too warm for what we’ve been experiencing in Texas...
Trends vs Personal Style

Trends vs Personal Style

I’ve been mulling over the ideas of trends versus personal style recently. This time of year lends itself to that sort of discussion… “what’s in, what’s out, what’s the next hot thing”. When I sat down to compose a list of my own, though, I bumped against a funny obstacle. With every “passe” trend I...
Find Your Path, Give a Path - A Sseko Giveaway

Find Your Path, Give a Path – A Sseko Giveaway

Congratulations, Nina!! You are the winner of this giveaway! This giveaway is now closed. The close of one year and the fast approach of another puts me in a very “what am I going to do next?” kind of mood. Dreams and schemes float recklessly through my head. But it’s really more than just “what’s...
Enduring Style

Enduring Style

Ever since Carina and I first met, gawky young ballerinas that we were, she has had a distinct personality and sense of style in my eyes. Feminine and relaxed with a touch of vintage demure and quirky humor. Sure, it’s grown-up over the years, but the essence is the same. When we met over Thanksgiving, it...
Fall Staple... In a Rush

Fall Staple… In a Rush

Ok, friends, I’m on the move and in a rush. Oh, you too? Perfect!! Then we’ll keep this brief. Here’s a look that is saving my “fashion life” these days. Black maxi dress + bag + scarf + boots = an easy combo of staples that you probably all have in your closets as we...
A Lesson in Scarf Tying

A Lesson in Scarf Tying

Over the years, I’ve made my love for silk scarves fairly apparent. (ex. HERE, HERE, and HERE) So, when Sam arrived to our photo shoot meeting place a couple weeks ago, I fell swift and hard for her vibrant silk number draped elegantly across her shoulders. Completely impressed with her styling skills, I asked Sam if...
A Dress from Grandmother

A Dress from Grandmother

Last week I ventured out with Sam to snap a few photos for THIS recent blog post. We’ve been helping each other out by playing outfit photographer for one another. It’s turned out to be the perfect arrangement as our husbands can rest their weary feet in peace at the end of a long day rather than...
Thrift Treasure

Thrift Treasure

Yesterday I made a long overdue return to my favorite Fort Worth thrift store, Berry Good Buys. I’ve experienced a few work related losses and was in need of some cheering up. Nothing does the job quite like thrifting! So, I grabbed my coat, purse, and camera (it’s always with me) and headed out the...
Meeting in the Middle

Meeting in the Middle

This overcast weather that I blogged about yesterday seems to be sticking around, which is quite alright with me. The temperatures have been held at bay at least for the time being and spending time outdoors has never been pleasanter! Despite the temptation for sluggish behavior, I’ve packed my week’s schedule so full of blog...
Back to School... Shabby Apple Giveaway

Back to School… Shabby Apple Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Let’s all take a minute and step back into our childhood memories. Remember what it was like as a kid to go back to school after summer vacation? First, there was the anticipation of seeing all your old friends. Then, the excitement of purchasing new school supplies and clothes. (organizing all...
Fashion Moment... Fall Arrival

Fashion Moment… Fall Arrival

Is it obvious yet? I’m SO ready for Fall to be here!! With all it’s seasonal cliches (crisp mornings, golden leaves, bonfires, school books, leather boots, plaid shirts, scarves, and pumpkin roasting… to name a few), it’s perhaps my favorite time of the year. Spring is fresh and happy. Summer is hot and relaxed. Winter...
Fashion Moment... the Sunglasses

Fashion Moment… the Sunglasses

Regardless of your interest in fashion, you probably own a pair of these… sunglasses. Besides shielding your eyes from the harsh sun rays (important), they’ve also been known to assist in the avoidance of awkward eye contact (less important yet none the less valuable, mind you). But the “youngest child” of accessories is also one...
Weekend Cheers... Fashion Moment

Weekend Cheers… Fashion Moment

Here’s the thing about fashion in September. It’s all the rage! The shows in New York, London, Paris, and Milan create a ripple effect of frenzy in just about every fashion-loving young ladies mind. And as I mentioned yesterday, you don’t actually have to be in those big cities to experience the thrill. I got...
Fashion Moment... the Jean Jacket

Fashion Moment… the Jean Jacket

Early September brings with it an undeniable excitement. It’s innate and inevitable. Although rooted in a back-to-school mentality, there’s plenty more to get excited about around this time of year. Cooler weather, wardrobe changes, football (did i say that?!!) And, of course, fashion week!! The New York shows begin today. For anyone mildly interested, the...
Summery Pattern-ery

Summery Pattern-ery

Besides mixing colors, I love playing with pattern. When high temperatures are a factor, I tend to lean towards loose fitting garments and drape-y silhouettes. But that look can quickly get boring, which is why I like the idea of mixing interesting patterns in the place of more fitted and flattering shapes to spice things...
WORN for Peace Giveaway

WORN for Peace Giveaway

Did you know June is World Refugee Month? What better time to support and share the WORN story! (it’s as if i planned it this way or something!) After yesterday, I’m going to keep today’s post short and simple. “LIKE” the WORN Facebook page to be entered for a chance to win this lovely Nantucket knit...
WORN but not abandoned

WORN but not abandoned

Are you ready for something special, friends? Today’s post is a little wordier than usual but it’s so important! I hope you’ll take the time to read. The safety, comfort, and luxury of our lives is something most of us admittedly take for granted. It doesn’t require much digging to learn about places in the...
ShoeMint Giveaway with Hilary Inspired

ShoeMint Giveaway with Hilary Inspired

As if yesterday’s Home Depot patio reveal wasn’t enough excitement for one week, today I’m happy to announce a special giveaway from ShoeMint for Hilary Inspired readers. (Hold onto your hats, folks… I told you I had some big projects in the works. Things are just getting started around here!) For the past couple months,...
For the Menfolk #3... Not Your Typical "T"

For the Menfolk #3… Not Your Typical “T”

Perhaps contrary to my husband’s belief, I have nothing against the classic T-shirt. In fact, a silky soft white v-neck T paired with a colorful vintage skirt just happens to be my idea of the perfect summer ensemble! But comfort isn’t the only reason I enjoy dressing in the morning. I love creating outfits that...
Twice as Nice... Summer Abroad

Twice as Nice… Summer Abroad

Last week’s “Twice as Nice” post was so much fun to compose! I stepped away from these “editorial” style features on the blog a while back and haven’t felt the desire to pick them up again until recently. Ever since I created my Currently Obsessed account, I’ve been hooked on scanning the webs for unique...
About Bugs in Bracelets

About Bugs in Bracelets

David and I both agree, I could use a little more edge. It’s not exactly in my personality to be edgy… I’d sooner choose a 50s sun dress over a leather studded handbag. And that’s okay with me! But every once in a while a person feels the need to step out of their shell...
Stepping Pretty...Twice as Nice

Stepping Pretty…Twice as Nice

You may have noticed in yesterday’s ShoeMint introduction that I included a list of “outfit details” towards the end of the post. “What’s that?”, you ask! No worries, I’m here to explain. If you’re a regular fashion blog reader, then skim right over this text because you totally know what I’m talking about already. In...
Stepping Pretty with ShoeMint

Stepping Pretty with ShoeMint

To say I’m simply excited to share today’s post is an understatement. For the past two years, I’ve blogged through this online space purely for the joy of sharing. That hasn’t changed in the least!! However, today I’m thrilled to announce a new development along my blogging path that will hopefully allow me the opportunity...
Behind the Silhouette

Behind the Silhouette

While traveling down the rainy road to Austin last weekend, my travel buddy Erin and I stopped off for a quick studio tour of what is now one of my favorite local clothing designers, Emily McNeely of Emily Hallman. I have the great pleasure of sharing an exclusive preview of Emily’s stunning Spring collection before...
The Season - Spring 2012 Line-up

The Season – Spring 2012 Line-up

In continuation of my similar post this past Fall, I’m sharing a recap of my favorite Spring 2012 runway collections amidst the flurry of fashion week taking place in New York right now. In case you’re not aware, next Fall’s collections are currently being shown at New York fashion week and will continue through the...