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On Saturday, after waking up at 5am to visit my little pedi patients in the hospital, [houston] and I packed up and hit the road for Austin, Texas where I would be speaking the next day at the Texas Style Council conference.

But first: mexican martinis. Definitely a tradition for me since my 4 years of college in Austin, mexican martinis are the signature drink at Trudy’s mexican restaurant. While I couldn’t convince [houston] to order one of his own (his loss), we filled our bellies with yummy mexican food — a weakness of mine. [houston] endured my endless chattering about nostalgia and “I went there’s” and drive-by’s of my college apartment, dorm, etc.

He was such a good sport — thank you hunny.

I looooove these Isabel Toledo x Payless shoes that Payless sent over. I just really love designer collaborations that are at a lower price point – perfect for my student budget and high fashion taste. (Champagne taste on a beer budget, as my dad always tells me.)

What you don’t see here are the shiny gold soles–move over, Christian Louboutin, I think I prefer gold to red!

Hello, new obsession. I am literally over the moon about this quilted bag. Would you ever have guessed it is a fully-loaded camera bag?! I never would have! It’s called The Bossi bag byΒ THEIT, and it is frequently sold out and on a waiting list only. With its metal & leather chain, quilted faux leather and tassel, this bag has all the elements on my list of a classic, chic bag. But the fact that it has compartments inside (which you can customize with the removable velcro inserts to fit your camera + lenses) is sheer genius–I’ll be sure to take pics of the inside next time I remember.

But never fear about the waiting list – they get new shipments in all the time, so you aren’t bound to wait very long for yours. Get signed up now, since it’s first-come first-served!

I was asked by Lucky Magazine & Kmart to style some of Kmart’s pieces from Kmart’s spring lookbook and this soft slouchy asymmetrical jacket is lightweight enough to wear this spring, and the racerback top in a peachy-gold metallic fabric is very fresh. Unfortunately it’s very wardrobe-malfunction-prone with my petite frame, so [houston] was on boob watch all night!

Somehow, I don’t think he minded the assignment.

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  • I miss Trudy's so much. So sad I missed hearing all you lovely ladies speak at the Style Conference. Next year I'll be able to make it fingers crossed.

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  • Ann

    i love that clutch in a major way.

    i also love the peach shirt, and shirts of this shape in general, but same deal with the petite frame, and i also get confused about whether to wear a bra or embrace some kind of model off duty type of situation….

    • Haha I love that "model off duty" …I am totes not brave or the type to do that…lol

  • I saw those shoes at Payless and practically ran towards them! My friends made fun of my for liking them, but honestly, you must be wicked to not love them! I wish I had the money at the time to purchase those, and pretty much all other shoes in stock. Glad you got a pair! They look great. And you make me TOTALLY want to be on the waiting list for that quilted bag. I've seen it before in other posts and it looks absolutely perfect!


  • That camera bag is beautiful! And Trudy's is also a favorite of mine whenever I'm home. Great job moderating yesterday πŸ™‚


  • I glad you found clothes! I really like what k-mart has been doing. They sell a lot of great affordable, and stylish options.

  • You do get a lot of stuff dont you? Oh the perks of being a fashion blogger! πŸ˜€ The THEIT bag is on my wishlist since some time now, as I photographer I'm sure happy for some pretty camera bag options! πŸ™‚ Have a fabulous week darling!


  • Love the jacket and the quilted bag… also the sound of the Mexican martinis! The boob watch thing made me laugh.. it's what other halves are for after all… and they never seem to complain! xxx

  • loving the outfit! especially the tank top, the camera bag and clutch! Very pretty outfit!

  • LOVE both bags….you always look fab to me:)
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  • I agree with you. The first shot is the best. Congrats on your Kmart styling opportunity!

  • Love love love the KMart jacket – I am always surprised what I find in there – and Sears is even doing a partnership with FCUK…love cheap & chic πŸ™‚

  • That is a gorgeous camera bag! I would never have guessed! I love it πŸ™‚

    I wish there were conferences nearby Florida! I feel like we have no fashion bloggers here! I wonder if there is any type of directory per state?

    Love the jacket you're wearing and your david yurman bracelets as always!

  • i loveeeee that shimmery shirt, and the bag is just to die for πŸ™‚ pretty as always!

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  • Oh my goodness, that camera bag is incredible! I think I may put my name on the list…..Love the casual look:)


    • You will love it even more in person. I did!

  • I so enjoyed meeting you and hearing you speak at the TXSC conference. I admit I was a lil nervous to speak to you in person (which is why I rambled about my new rose gold watch-I so walked away thinking why did I say that? Why didn't I ask her a blogging business question?) but when you spoke on the panel your true nature came across loud and clear. So sweet and good natured. Just like your blog. So I'm holding out for my chance of a redo for next year's TxSCC.

  • MG

    Oh I love visiting old haunts and being nostalgic!!!

  • Oooo Austin and their Mexican martinis from Trudy's, I miss!!! HB is missing out =)

  • HB was on boob-watch? Poor HB….. Haha
    The shoes are fantastic! And the camera bag: GENIUS! I def need to look into that.

  • What an exciting assignment! How wonderful! I love what you put together and I especially love the combo of the soft green of the jacket with the peachy gold of the tank. Lovely for spring, doll!

  • I'm so impressed that the shirt AND jacket are c/o Kmart!! Affordable chic is soo in. Just did a post about Sonia Kashuk cheaper than you'll believe limited ed. makeup brushes avail now at Target. Great minds think alike! πŸ™‚ http://theprettydish.com/2011/03/13/sonia-kashuk-

  • LOVE this look! the entire thing!! You look amazing!


  • that jacket is from KMART?! amazing and i need it asap πŸ™‚ thanks for wearing + sharing!

  • LOVE Trudy's Mexican martinis!!! Nothing beats 'em, except for purple margaritas at, shit I forgot the name of that restaurant with the pink elephant sign….brain fart.

    Anyways, maybe I missed, but where is this amazing jacket from???



    • Hey Miyan – it's in the outfit credits – it's from Kmart!!

  • […] literally none, compared to this quilted black beauty by THEIT. You’ve seen it on PSS before here and here. Scroll down for more photos and my review at the […]

  • Wow, I would never expect a top like that from Kmart, very cute πŸ™‚ I know what you mean about the top potentially malfunctioning on a petite frame. I think this might look cute underneath while still keeping the overall look: http://bit.ly/fCSc2f

    I got it in nude (on sale) for loose/lowcut tanks and it adds a layer of "security." lol.