You can ask Jasmine, I used to not be on top of my accessory game. That changed when I saw what Jasmine (who was my roommate at the time) came to the dorm complete with her accessories container which was separated into three different compartments; necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. As our friendship got tighter, Jasmine influenced me more with her jewelry choices. I used to just have my basic large silver/gold hoops, and maybe a ring and a silver chain necklace with a jade charm. But as I saw how inventive she was with her necklaces, and what kind of interesting pieces she would add to her outfits, I began to see the joy in wearing accessories. They truly do finish an outfit. I found myself actually borrowing some of Jasmine's necklaces and bracelets.

So thank you Jasmine, for helping me accessorize. (That's probably the first and last time I will ever say that!) I now regularly look at jewelry trends, and I love earrings and necklaces. I still haven't fully converted to bracelets, but I think I have time. While perusing the interwebs (lol!), I found two awesome jewelry lines that are sure to probably be copied by Target in the coming years.

Sunday's Best

First of all, I love the name. It evokes getting all spiffy for church or somewhere else special. For me, it specifically takes me back to any Christmas Eve where my sisters and I would get new dresses and our mom would let us borrow (never have!) some of her most cherished jewelry pieces to wear just for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. The ladies of Sunday's Best come from very different backgrounds, but the pieces in their collection reflect a pared down elegance that is easy for ANYONE to wear. My favorites are the Friendship Knot Necklace in oxidized silver, the Woven Friendship Bracelets, and the Corset Necklace (in every color please!) You can find more of their amazingly beautiful collection at

Karen Walker Jewellery

You know when you see someone with a jewelry piece, and you think, 'oooooh, that's purrrttyy. I wonder where they got it from!'? That's what Karen Walker Jewellery makes me do. It is so fun and beautifully constructed, that you pretty much want every single piece. The jewelry pieces are playful yet elegant, which is something that I look for. The jewlery is classic, but there are modern touches to it, such as the Robot Boy Pendant with Rhodolite Garnet. Other standouts include the Chequerboard Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring, and the Pinocchio Head Pendant (so cute!). The prices are pretty affordable for such cute and classic jewlery. I'm sure that when people see you with these pieces, they are going to be drooling at the mouth. Just make sure that when you see them do that, you politely tell them that Karen Walker Jewellery is where you got your jewelry.

What's That Smell?

While reading Lucky Magazine I smelled and fell in love with Halle Berry's new fragrance "Halle", I"m not gonna lie I'm new to the perfume game, so I had to talk to follow editor Vanessa about the best perfumes at the moment. Enjoy!


The One by Dolce & Gabbana (My favorite of them all!)

Halle by Halle Berry

Chanel No. 5 by Coco Chanel

Daisy by Marc Jacob


Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture

Be Delicious by DKNY

Chance Eau Fraiche by Chanel

Look by Vera Wang
Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture

2009 School of Art Masters Thesis Exhibition


Sam and Libby Flats


Today my co-worker Taylor was talking about a pair of old flats she use to have by Sam and Libby, I told her that sounds familiar so I googled it and realized I had a pair of them as well. My mom gave them to me my freshman year of college (red ^ like above) and I wear the HELL outta those until my toes started showing in the front of the shoe. LOL.

My To Do List: - Start looking for a pair of Sam & Libby flats

Giovanna Battaglia

Giovanna Battaglia is amazing. She used to be a model, and now she is a freelance stylist and editor for L'Uomo Vogue. My first encounter with her was on The Sartorialist (a favorite of Jasmine and I's) a couple of years ago and she has such a great sense of style. She knows what works for her and she has such a quirky, yet classic sense of style. I aspire to be like this woman. Now if I could just be 7'0" feet tall like she is. I can't believe I am just getting around to talking about this woman.


I wanted to wear something classic, so I think everything went well...... we'll see.


Found these shoes for 8 dollars!
Haven't been able to wear them, it's been raining cats and dogs lately.



Fashion Group Foundation of Houston Career Day!

On March 10th, Jasmine and I attended a career day sponsored by the Fashion Group Foundation of Houston at the University of Houston Hilton. The career day started with a welcome speech by Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale, and then you split into whichever workshops you picked.

Jasmine and I picked Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing for our two workshops. (you know we had to stick together!) The Fashion Design Workshop featured Chloe Dao, owner of Lot 8 and Project Runway Season 2 Winner, Eva Prappas, Costume Designer/Fashion Consultant and Susan Fruit, a famed interior designer. The panel discussion was very informative, and I learned a lot as far as staying persistent, and just being grateful for any position you are given.(which we knew from the beginning!) Jasmine and I talked to Chloe Dao after her discussion about future opportunities, and we are hoping and crossing our fingers that something GREAT comes out of this!
My Loves

Both are by Gucci.

I was never a big Gucci fan... but these two purses are completely gorgeous, one is party and the other is business by the look you can tell which one's which.


- Jasmine and Vanessa