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.
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.
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!
Hi everyone! Have you ever found what you consider the perfect pair of jeans? Well, years ago I picked up a random pair of skinny jeans at Target without trying them on! I fell head over heels for those jeans and ended up wearing them until their death! LOL!
Shortly thereafter, I began a mad hunt for a reasonably priced pair but had been unsuccessful! However, I did find these beauties on sale at H&M. Although a bit higher rise than I’m accustomed to, so I gambled and ordered them online!
I consider these my new “go to” pair! I’ve styled them with different looks from the casual tee and sneakers to run errands to a dressier look with a blazer and heels for a girls night out or a date night with the hubs! After several washes, I report no visible signs of shrinkage or color change. So…Yippy! Check out a few similar pairs I’m loving right now. The jeans I’m wearing Here | More styles Here | Here | and Here|
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Hi everyone! To complete cold weather ensembles this season, simply add a scarf. Large selections online definitely make your search easier. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts; I shop 100% online. Weekend and holiday crowds, pesky sales people, picked over clothing, and that awful blaring music seriously deters me from even thinking about a mall. Now I’m not adverse to shipping items to stores to save on costs every now and again. In this shot I’m wearing a popular plaid scarf seen season after season.
Check out similar styles here, here, and here plus a few that I’m loving right now.. here | here | here | here |
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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!
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!
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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!
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.
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?
My final coat purchase , the wool blend overcoat, looks and feels very expensive. I plan to put several miles on this coat this season.
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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!
Style 1 (here | here | here | ) Style 2 ( here | here | here | here)
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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!
Style: Big Dot Sock in classic navy and white
Style:Wavy Polka Socks
Style: Argyle Socks
Style: Filled Optic Sock in classic-navy-red-white
I absolutely love two things: black and white and a good sale! I scored this cute black and white contrast jumpsuit on Zara.com for around $12 bucks. Yes, $12 bucks!!! The fabric is lightweight enough to wear during the fall and early spring (at least, here in Texas!) Check out the gallery below!
Check out a few of my favorite jumpsuits for under $100 bucks below !
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Honestly, I’ve never enjoyed fall/winter weather styling. As a native Texan, it’s not unusual to experience all four season within a week; during our “so called” winter season! Experiencing this, I never purchase loads of fall/winter clothing. I choose to stick to a basic color palate and ride the wave to warmer weather. Check out a few looks I’ve put together accomplishing this.
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Hi Everyone! I hope you survived the hustle and bustle of the holidays and spent time with your loved ones. Fortunately, I did both and managed to shoot a few pictures too.
This ensemble consists of a window pane print blazer, a black dress shirt, a gray tie, black pants, heels and a faux fur coat. As stated in my earlier post, I felt a bit on the fence on whether to purchase the coat. I’m excited I decided to! Besides being warm enough for those low temp days in Texas, the coat’s a looker and is super comfy!