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#RedStyle: my winter wardrobe

Although the sun has peeked out a few times this past week, it has been colder than usual here in Texas.   My style is pretty classic:  I love the fashion magazines and reading about all of the trends, but I am a sucker for a classic crewneck sweater and a pair of skinny jeans!

My winter favorites are …

wardrobe by Modern Frills


I love these boots!  I bought them on sale over the summer and waited anxiously for fall/winter to arrive.  They are a splurge but worth it.  I pair these with a crewneck tee and a buttondown underneath.  I am a big fan of Gap crewneck sweaters.  They are so reasonably priced and have lots of color options.  I currently have several solid colors as well as this great stripe!  This Stella & Dot bracelet is the finishing touch.  It goes with everything and is so lightweight.   Throw this on with your favorite skinny jeans and you are ready to face the day!

If  I am feeling a bit lazy, which is often the case, I go for a sporty look.  I wear this whether I work out or not because it is so comforable.

sporty collage


When it is cold, I live in my Hunter boots. Slip on the cute boot socks and these boots will keep your toes toasty all day long.   The Nike Hyperwarm pullover is soft and comfortable.  I am cold by nature; I guess it is a good thing I am in Texas.  During the winter, I am cold all of the time.  This pullover is great because it keeps me warm and is only one layer.  I have it in black and in this dark purple color.  (I am actually wearing this as I am typing.)  Running Tights are a weekly staple.  I know you are just supposed to run in these but they are ridiculously comfortable.  I do run in them periodically but they are definitely worn on non-running days as well.  I own 2 pairs of the Under Armour HeatGear Tights and LOVE them.  I am always doing laundry just to make sure they are ready for wear the following day.

My husband jokes that I have a bit of a uniform.  There is some truth to that given I tend to find something I love and wear it A LOT!  I wear a lot of black and grey.  I try to add color periodically but my comfort zone for winter includes a lot of black.  Don’t worry … I will throw on a bit more color as the weather warms up!

A big THANKS to Red Envelope for inviting me to be a part of their #RedStyle : Embrace Your Personal Style Campaign.  By the way, there are a couple gems that I found at Red Envelope that just might find their way into my closet including this cashmere poncho, these pj’s and this beautiful bracelet!



Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

i love …. bright colors

A little color inspiration to set the tone for a happy, bright weekend!  Happy Friday!



1. pink door (impressions via pinterest) 2. pink circle dessert table (via Sweet Style) 3. floating pom garland (via the sweetest occasion) 4. color block bag (via asos) 5. neon polka dot dinner table (via hostess with the mostess)

Friday, May 4th, 2012

i love … anything embossed

I am in complete awe of these amazing business cards …


(image via Emily Henderson)

Sparkly gold embossing … yes, please!  These belong to the ridiculously talented stylist, Emily Henderson.  Created by To You From Me, they are stunning.

I feel some embossing in my future.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

i love … my favorite outfit

For some, this may not meet the criteria for “an outfit” as there are no gold bracelets, ballet flats or skinny jeans.  But for me, this is THE outfit. It is comfortable, sporty … did I mention super comfortable?  This is my every day, go to outfit for running errands and squeezing in an afternoon workout before picking up the kids.

I have included options for the above 60 degrees and below 60 degrees variation. Given I am in Texas, we have lots of above 60 winter days!

The jacket and running skirt are by Lululemon.  I just recently found Lululemon.  This past Spring, I was at a photo shoot for Modern Frills.  I was chatting with a mom of one of the models and commented that I loved her jacket.  She told me it was from Lululemon … and then laughed and said, “It is an investment piece.”  I sort of laughed like I knew what she was talking about … I didn’t.  When I finally made it into the Lululemon shop, I realized what she meant when I saw the price tag!

I don’t usually have “investment pieces” in my workout clothing, but Lululemon has definitely changed that!  They are a little on the pricey side, but they are completely worth it. Extremely well made, no shrinking and the fit is perfect.  I did a little hinting over the holidays and a few Lululemon items made it under our tree.  I am guessing my husband closed his eyes, handed his credit card to Ava Kate and let her pay.  No way he knew the actual price when he paid for it, but for him anything over $9.99 is a stretch.

Now for my favorite running leggings … which are by Under Armour.  I actually have 2 pairs of these … because they are that awesome.  I tried on a bunch of different brands and these are the best.  For $40 … they are worth every penny.

You may notice that all of these items are either black or some shade of grey.  The only negative is that it may appear to my friends that I am wearing the same thing, day after day.  I promise … I am not:)

Friday, January 6th, 2012

i need …

these boots

to arrive on my doorstep!   It is still 90 degrees here in Dallas … yet I am checking the front door every hour looking for a big boot box!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

i need…

everything!  I love Crewcuts

[image via Oh Joy!}

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

i need: my obsession continues…

A couple of weeks ago, I had a birthday.  My husband attempted to buy a lovely Orla Kiely bag for me.  The bad news is that it was sold out.  He was really bummed as he found it on sale.

The good news is that Orla Kiely’s Fall 2010 line is will be available for purchase in the next few weeks AND I have found a bag that I like even more…LOVE.

[image via Orla Kiely’s Facebook Fan Page]

A little more bad news for my husband….this one is NOT on sale!

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

i need…

…these little numbers (for Ava Kate)…

[via crewcuts]

[via matilda jane. Ava already has these in the leggings version…I had no idea they came in a shorties version as well.]

[via livie & luca]

Too Cute For Words!

Happy Thursday!!!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

if you know me….

then you have seen this…

[photo via kaboodle]

I should probably give it a rest, but I love it too much.  I pretty much love everything that Orla Kiely touches.  All of her designs are modern, pretty, girly…perfect.  I happened across the Lolliblog (because Kim from TomKat Studios found this fabulous post) and smiled.

An Orla Kiely bag in cake form….

[photo via Lolliblog]

It doesn’t get any better!

Friday, May 7th, 2010

i need…

I should change this post from “i need” to “i bought”.

First…let me set the record straight…I think you should buy clothes from Modern Frills…lots of clothes…one shirt for each day of the week!

That being said, when you are not counting your Modern Frills shirts, you should definitely check out this cuteness…

[photos via zulily]

Kate Quinn Organics has infant all the way up to girls sizes…and they are beyond precious!  I purchased several items through Zulily, which is an online store that offers deals on awesome brands at great prices!  They still have some Kate Quinn left…

Sale ends tomorrow.  Hurry, hurry, hurry…before it’s gone!

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010