Celeb Engagements: Everybody's Doing It

It seems like we’re experiencing a wave of celeb engagements as of late, so it’s only fitting that Over the Moon asked me to put my wedding thinking cap on and imagine what the ze stars’ wedding styles will be. I give you Ariana Grande, Priyanka Chopra, and Hailey Baldwin and their respective maybe-they’ll-wear-something-like-this looks, as styled by moi.

Feather Earrings - 1st Dibs// Heels - Manolo Blahnik

Bieber Pin - Brat Box

A Blast from the Past: Eleanora Magazine

The assignment: what would three fashion icons of yesteryear wear today? It came from Ellie Morrison, editor of digital magazine Eleanora, digital director of The Society Diaries, and the voice behind editorial site Oh, Eleanora. My task was made all the more greater knowing it would be featured in the inaugural September issue of Eleanora, a digital magazine conceived to inspire the female experience by connecting the past with the present.

Needless to say, I was inspired - not only by the subjects of my collages (famed Editor in Chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow, her right-hand Fashion Editor who went on to become Editor in Chief of Vogue, Diana Vreeland, and Richard Avedon, Snow’s photographer), but by the host of talented creatives (film photographer Rahm Carrington and my artist crush Kelly O’Connor, to name a few) I was able to join in helping introduce such a special project. Check out the magic here.

Lilac Handbag - Zara// Fashion Scarf - Karen Mabon // Leopard Print Top - Trina Turk

Plaid Jumpsuit - Zara // Watch - Michele Custom Design

Tassel Earrings - Hart Hagerty// Headband - Benoit Missolin// Croc Bag - Staud

Plaid-a-Palooza

What is September if not waiting for the weather to cool up a smidge so you can start wearing your fall staples? It's especially dificil deep in the heart of Texas, where fall staples - at least for the next couple of months - translates to the same thing you'd wear during the summer, just in fall-friendly prints and colors. So me thinks its time to officially usher in plaid - a print synonymous with all things fall/winter - even if you're just rocking it in mini-version. Pair it with some hunter green suede or leopard print and bada bing, bada boom you've (almost) forgotten its a high of 90° this week.  

Plaid Skirt - Zara

Out of Office: Hawaii

Consider this my OOO for the next two weeks, because this baby mama is off to La La Land and Hawaii ! When travel plans were originally made, it was a work-transition trip; now, its a baby moon.

Blame the hormones or whatever is going on with my horoscope, but something about embarking on an adventure knowing it will be the *last time* its just me and husband (as in, just us two in this fam unit) has me feeling some type of way. Which is why my goal is to just take it all in, be present, and try to sear everything into memory before everything about pre-baby life gets swept up in the post-baby amnesia (oh and also try not to let the fact that I'll be looking like a beached whale instead of wearing any of these wish-I-could pack items bother me - that too). Aloha, amigos. 

Apricot Sunglasses - Illesteva

The Freya Brand

Something old, something new. The phrase usually conjures up wedding-related thoughts, but not today. Those words come to mind as I sit here trying to decide what color bag from the Freya Brand I like the most. Conceived as modern-day hat boxes, the Mini Poppy Bag is basically two things in one: a shrunken luggage staple from a bygone, glamorous era, and a luxurious, on-trend handbag - perfectly sized and perfectly designed. 

The San-Francisco-based Freya Brand offers more than just the mini bag (my fav), and co-founders Linsay Radcliffe and Lindsay McConnon struck gold in developing a prototype hat box that is 100% leather and handmade in Italy. I love the functional shape (I can see myself rocking one in the day as easily as I could to a black-tie night function), unique design (the leather strap and brass hardware accents are everything), and after much pondering, am convinced I need the red one (just in case husband is reading).