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style + functional = the best of both worlds!

So, I’m watching TV and hear the line: There is stylish. There is functional. And then, there are both.

Naturally, I start thinking about fashion.  What exactly does it mean to wear the outfit, and not let it wear you?

When questioning myself, the person/character that came to mind was none other than the infamous Carrie Bradshaw Preston.  I heart everything about her – her whimsical nature, delicious taste for style and of course her delectable shoe game. Undoubtedly, we owe all thanks and gratitude to the wonderful Patricia Field. However, anyone can by styled, but only a handful can own it!

SJP killed every outfit that graced her small frame. The Paris ensemble and the dapper day-to-day ensembles have stolen not only my heart, but also the hearts of fashion-forwards.

There are many people who are stylish. Yet, they are classified stylish because of their ability to put together pieces of clothing.

Take it from Carrie – Whether in a snug mini, 5” stacked platforms or wearing an outfit only you understand, don’t give in to the temptation of feeling less than yourself.  Carrie has worn some of the oddest pieces. Nonetheless, she was always comfortable and transformed from odd to chic, gracefully, while in front of the cameras.

Not only are we buying into her fashionable taste, but we are captivated by her infectious laugh, biting of her lower-lip and her girlish skip as she crosses streets. Carrie is ultimately being Carrie – no bars holding back.

Always remember: Style transcends to functional when you don’t lose touch of your personality and who you truly are.

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Denim Squared

Denim seems to be making its way back into the hearts of fashion lovers. I’m not just talking about on the lower half of the body, but on the upper. Fashion-forwards, feast your hearts on doubling the denim. That’s right – denim tops and denim bottoms.

It can be challenging to decide just how to wear your denim. I know we all have our favorite denims, but imagine them paired with a posh denim top. With a clear palette, get even trendier by adding a brimmed hat and knee-high boots over your jeans.

Sewn to perfection seams, flawless button detail, fitted or flared, Denim is the American trademark (well, especially in Texas). Despite the slight color variation between denim, dare to wear! Focus on bringing the two pieces together with accessories, such as: a long three-strand necklace, a thin belt, dark cat-eyed makeup and a red lip! As a clean palette, denim directs attention to your accent pieces (Note: speaking of an accent piece, mix up the look by adding different materials –such as suede or patent leather).

After seeing Givenchy’s 2013 resort collection, I went crazy over the denim dressed model – which wore a wide-armed denim button down, tucked in wide-legged denim shorts, topped off with rustic camel-colored boots, which tied from the ankle up, covering all possibility of leg (pure fabulousness!). This designer breathes life to the idea that accessories are an importance! They can truly emphasis or enhance an ensemble.

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Denim is a material of pure versatility – it can be worn in any season and with any color. The most fun element of Denim is it allows for Fashion lovers to take the reins. It opens the door, allowing for imagination to make its way into your sense of fashion.

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