Women in Suits on BuzzFeed

Women in Suits on BuzzFeed

I’m always thrilled to receive acknowledgment for my style.   Last week, Buzzfeed video contacted me for permission to use my photos in a video featuring women in suits. Of course, I jumped around the room like a kiddo then calmly gave them the green light.  Check out the video and thanks for watching!

 

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone!  I feel abundantly blessed to see another year and for the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family!  I’m most excited to finally feel well enough  to style myself and shoot pictures for the new year.  A week before the Christmas holiday I battled the flu and was totally down for the count.

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The perfect NYE weather here in Texas motivated me to dress more casually for the night’s festivities. A very nice neighbor invited the hubby and I  to a small NYE get together.  Guests had the option of hanging inside or out on the patio. So my choice of outfit worked out well.  I wore a Panama hat, a long sleeved shirt, a vest, ankle length trousers, menswear style oxford shoes, and of course, minimal make up (red lippies).

I previously mentioned on Instagram that I never make New Year resolutions. I firmly believe that waiting until Jan 1 each year to set goals or to improve/make changes to ones life means ones focus or goal setting may not be as concrete as it should be.  Setting goals  and working towards them with sure fire diligence definitely brings favorable results.

Thanks a million for those who take time to follow my blog  as well as like and comment on social media. Again, thanks for your desire to see more of what I love doing in this new year.

I know my style is a bit different; however  I feel truly  blessed and  honored to have a platform to share my most favored hobby: fashion/style. I started this journey as a kiddo, collecting my favorite looks from newspapers and magazines.  I dreamed about modeling and moving to NYC; but never did.  I labeled it as a missed opportunity or a dream unfulfilled.  Never in a million years would I have a imagined life coming full circle providing this opportunity to share my love of fashion and style (while modeling too..LOL) with individuals around the world and from all walks of life.

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Unlike a New Years resolution, my goal for 2017 is to continue bringing my style to the forefront and to support others on this journey as well. I wish each of you a blessed and prosperous NEW YEAR! Happy 2017!

xoxo,

Rene B.

 

 

 

 

Velvet Season

Velvet Season

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing one of my new fall suits!  Unfortunately the suit sold out at Old Navy (boooooo) however, stores/brands offer velvet blazers and suits every fall/winter season. So finding anything in velvet shouldn’t prove too difficult.  Prior to selling out, Old Navy offered this suit in three colors: blue, black, and burgundy.  I immediately fell in love with the burgundy one, of course!

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Blazer: INC International |  Blazer: Kensie  | Suit: Nyandcompany  | Blazer: Mango 

After opening the package and trying on the blazer, I discovered it’s made without shoulder pads. Usually a huge deal breaker for me, I decided to keep the blazer since it fits nicely.  I styled it with a button down shirt and vest without experiencing any tightness; yet another plus.  I plan to wear this suit to work and out to functions for years to come!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Rene

 

 

Fall Coats under $100

Fall Coats under $100

Hi everyone!  As a bonafide shopaholic, I find ways to load my closet with new items without breaking the bank! For my latest haul, I decided to coat shop a bit early, although I plan to stock up on a few more styles on Black Friday and  during “after Christmas sales/clearance”.  FYI, adding more items to my never ending “Wish List”; it’s just the shopaholic in me! Be sure to click the coat description to view items on the store’s website!

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I bought this patch work overcoat a few weeks ago and what a fabulous fit! Since the 80’s/90’s I have had this love affair with military/band style coats and jackets.

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I consider this coat a long overdue purchase!  For ages I’ve wanted an animal print coat  but never found one for the right price; until now!  Of course, with Dallas’ unpredictable weather, fleece definitely comes in handy on colder days and why not look stylish while keeping warm?

 

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My final coat purchase , the wool blend overcoat,  looks and feels very expensive. I plan to put several miles on this coat this season.

 

As always, thanks for stopping by!

XoXo,

Rene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink as the New Fall “IT” Color!

Pink as the New Fall “IT” Color!

Hi everyone! What do you think about wearing lighter colors for fall/winter? I’m totally down with it!  I recently purchased a nice PINK suit from Zara.com; especially after seeing several pink and yellow combos grace this fall’s runways and on street style starlets across the globe!

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Check out this suit purchased online from Zara.com; one of my  favorite “go to” stores for edgy pieces. I absolutely love the fit  of the suit and the mid weight fabric makes it wearable in warmer months! Now I’m off to find a bright yellow turtleneck sweater or blouse to help complete the above look!  Check out more pink suited looks on my Pinterest page (here) and as always, thanks for stopping by!

xo,

Rene 

 

Fall Must-Have Boots

Fall Must-Have Boots

 

Happy Fall, everyone! I knowwwwww…it’s been an entire month since writing a blog post and I plan to improve in this area! So to get back into the swing of things, I’d like to share a few of my fall “must-have” boots (all under $100 bucks) that I’ve either purchased or plan to do so! For starters, thigh high boots are allllll the rage and I definitely caught the wave on this one. I’m definitely old enough to remember when only a certain “type of working woman” wore this style of boot! LOL!  After a bit of refinement, a variety of available styles and colors make choosing easier than before.

As far as styling these boots, I thought I’d go a bit “edgy” adding a rocker graphic tee,  slim jeans, and this fun bolero style hat!  Check out the links below!

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Style 1 (here | here | here | )  Style 2 ( here | here | here | here

Thanks for stopping by,

xo,

Rene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic Pairings

Classic Pairings

What do you get when you pair a LBD (A Little Black  Dress) and a button down shirt?   You’ve created something I’d definitely wear! LOL!   Seriously, I love pairing dresses with the classic button down shirts.  I’ve worn this combo for a while now and thought I’d share it! Try it out!  Just take a strapless dress or one with a crew or square neck  collar then add your favorite button down shirt! Be sure to tag me on Instagram if you decide to go for it or leave me a comment below to visit your blog! I’d love to see!

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Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see Y.O.U in the next blog post!

Rene!

Happy Socks

Happy Socks

Hi Everyone!  I’m happy to partner with HappySocks.com on this post to showcase a few of their amazing products. First of all, when I pair socks with any outfit they must fit a certain criteria:  Fit well,  feel great,  and definitely  must match my style aesthetic. Happily, majority of their styles do!  Be sure to use the code: HAPPYRENE (8/27-8/28 only!)  to receive 20% off your purchase of Happy Socks merchandise!  Thanks for stopping by…xoxo Rene!

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Style: Big Dot Sock in classic navy and white

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Style:Wavy Polka Socks

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Style: Argyle Socks 

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Style: Filled Optic Sock in classic-navy-red-white 

 

 

Wide Leg Pants

Wide Leg Pants

Hi everyone!  I’m so excited to share my latest wardrobe addition:  A pair of bright red wide leg linen pants. Although my wardrobe contains several items of color,  I’m trying to add a bit more and create more looks using it instead of my  usual ” go to  black and white”  ones ( don’t judge) LOL!

For starters, these “medium weight”linen pants look and feel amazing!!! I recently scored them and a few more items during J Crew’s end of summer sale. Self control was a definite must;  I wanted to load my online cart with everything!!!  I definitely foresee adding miles to these with the plus of dressing them up with a pair of pumps and a blazer or down with a white tee and  a pair of loafers or sneakers.

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Now I know the wrinkled appearance of linen fabric causes some to avoid it like the plague.  Please don’t let that deter you, try wearing it the remainder of this season or even  next season. Photo Jul 29, 11 44 53 AM

So here’s a tip before wearing linen pants: Lightly starch, set the iron on the “linen” setting, then iron.  You’ll be amazed at the outcome and the added bonus of minimal wrinkling throughout the day.

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To complete the look, I added my long time warm weather staple; a MADRAS blazer.  Unfortunately the pants sold out in most sizes, but similar) here , here and here with a pair of gold slippers (Zara) similar here, and  here .

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Please know I usually style myself using items already owned and I mostly shop “on sale”.  If you’re interested in achieving the entire look in any post or just like an item or two; I’ll try my best to link exact or  similar items.

As always, thanks for stopping by,

Rene

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Fall look 2016 (Look #1)

Pre-Fall look 2016 (Look #1)

Hi Everyone!  Today I’m talking Pre-fall looks! Yes, I know it’s still like 100 degrees outside, but this never deters me from thinking a season ahead!  LOL! .  Since I prefer warm weather styling,  I only purchase a few items during colder months.  So look number one consists of many items already in my wardrobe, such a trimmed blazer (Forever 21), “a pop of pink” trousers (J Crew), a tuxedo shirt (J Crew) and a sleeveless sweater (Zara).  The pumps are from the brand QUPID, which offers great styles at a steal!

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Thanks for stopping by,

Rene