Friday, September 26, 2014

fashion finds

Happy Friday!  Now that the weather is cooling down, I'm starting to think outerwear!  We may not need jackets, coats & vests quite yet in Texas, but if you're planning on traveling to a colder climate, or if you're just wanting to snag a great deal, you're probably already shopping for outerwear!  So I wanted to take a moment to blow your mind and give you a quick tip about a place to shop you would probably NEVER think of!

Ready for it?  It's Sam's Club!  ...Wait, what?  The bulk food store??  Yes, that Sam's Club.  Hear me out on this one...

You may not ever in a million years go into this store with the thought of clothes shopping, but every time I'm in there I always check the apparel section.  Yes, it's a very small section.  And yes, often times there are weird, shapeless items I would never wear.  BUT many times there are actually really nice, good quality items at amazing prices!  From my experience, outerwear athletic gear and men's clothing are the biggest deals here. I've spotted a ton of IZOD clothing for men... button ups, polo shirts, cargo shorts & pants and great athletic wear.  Also, baby clothing!! There are some serious deals on cute pajama sets and onesies!  I don't have kids yet, but boy howdy all of my friends are popping them out, so this is a great place to shop for gifts!

For women, I usually spot great workout gear, simple layering basics and fantastic coats, vests and jackets.  Some of the brands I've seen most recently include Calvin Klein, London Fog and Kenneth Cole.  Check out these vegan leather jackets by Kenneth Cole!  They were spotted in my local Sam's (Fort Worth- West Worth Village) just two days ago and I'm seriously contemplating going back for one... or two...
I'm loving the neutral colors (and the pop of red!) and the comfy fabric accents on the arms and sides of the jacket!  They were extremely soft and pliable.  I also loved that they give the look of a biker jacket without being too over the top with snaps and zippers everywhere.  (I don't see this item online so check your local stores quick!  In my experience, things go very fast at Sam's and they usually display everything that have all at once)

I recently purchased a purple puffer vest, perfect for TCU Football games (Go Frogs!) or any time I just need a little extra warmth.  I love vests for Texas because it helps you transition through all of these awkward "fall" months when the weather has a mind of it's own!
This vest is SO soft and amazingly comfortable!!  It also came in a variety of colors and was so affordable!! Shop the Puffer Vest HERE!

I'm challenging you to think outside the box with your fashion!  Sometimes great items can be found in the most unexpected places!  And talk about affordable!  So the next time you're stocking up on bulk toilet paper and cereal, don't be afraid to just check out the clothing section (and my advice would be to also check out the handbags and jewelry!!... seriously, like Cole Haan, Emma Fox, Michael Kors and Kate Spade bags for amazing prices, just to name a few) because you may find something so much better than you ever expected!

I hope I've opened your eyes to a new avenue of shopping!  Happy Friday y'all!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

staple nude pumps on clearance

Just another shout out to a great clearance find!  I was in the market for a nude pump and came across a great deal at DSW today!  I saw multiples of these shoes in the clearance section, so you may want to check your local DSW.  I can't find them on the DSW website, but I've rounded up links below!  Happy shopping!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

using summer clearance to your advantage

Hey there!  Hope your weekend is fabulous so far!  What's everyone up to?!

Today I wanted to share a favorite date night outfit of mine, since it is Saturday and many of you may be headed out with your significant others!  Or even if you're headed out with your girls, this outfit is so cute and affordable!

I know we're transitioning into fall fashion, but here in Texas, it's still super humid and hot!  We are cooling down a little bit, but less coverage is still a necessity.  And what's great about that is Texas girls (and all warmer weather areas) can take advantage of sales and clearances at the end of summer!  You don't have to wait until next year when you may or may not love what you just bought!  Snag a deal and wear it now... the weather has not and will not be changing for awhile y'all :-)  

I have to say, shopping at the end of summer/ back to school time is one of the greatest tips I can give any fashionista!  Stores everywhere, online and in person, are still clearing out inventory in huge clearance form.  I did a little shopping about a month ago and that's when I snagged two fantastic deals!

This striped black & white shirt from H&M was $11!  As always, I was drawn to the black and white items on the clearance rack and this top caught my eye as extremely versatile.  It's lightweight so it can be easily layered and the three-quarter length sleeves help it to transition into fall.  I love how it looks with this girly skirt, but I have also paired it with denim shorts and boyfriend jeans and love that look as well!  I'm not finding this exact shirt on their website, but I've linked multiple very similar looks below!
This floral mini skirt was an amazing find from Windsor!  I popped into their store in the Grapevine Mills Mall for a quick look at their sale racks and was so happy when I found this!!  I love the floral print and honestly, I don't think I actually own a single other mini skirt so I thought I'd add this one to my closet! Best thing about it was the price!! Less than $7! 
I've been using this clutch a lot lately!  It's from a few years ago when I took one of my trips to NYC to visit my girlfriend Kelly.  We shopped some of the sidewalk sales and wandered through Chinatown at one point... and somewhere along the way I picked up this clutch.  It was actually buried in my closet until I recently rediscovered it.  I love the texture (it's not just printed on there, it's actual texture) and I love the size.  Sometimes I'm really not great with clutches because I'm a big bag girl and can't fit all of my things in some of those tiny bags out there!  But this one easily fits a wallet, my phone, business cards and my makeup essentials! 

I'm sort of having an obsession with pairing brown and black accessories together lately!  My shoes also have a similar texture as the bag.  I love being able to continue the peep toe for awhile here in Texas.  Have you noticed lately that Ox Blood Red is like THE nail color of the season??  I'm seeing it everywhere on the fashion bloggers I follow.  My pedi is a couple weeks old now but who knew I'd be right on trend with my pick?  When I saw the name of this polish color, I knew I absolutely had to use it!  It's perfect for any southern girl!  Keep scrolling... all links are at the bottom! 
I love the sparkle of these earrings!  With shades of light blue and gold, I thought they were a beautiful addition to this girly outfit.  They were a gift to me last Christmas and they're from TJ Maxx
B&W Striped Top similar HERE HERE HERE HERE & HERE // 

Hope y'all have a beautiful and blessed weekend!

Friday, September 19, 2014

chloe + isabel pop up shop

Happy Friday y'all!  I'm so excited to be a hosting a pop up shop this weekend for one of my favorite jewelry brands, Chloe + Isabel! (keep scrolling for shop details below)

My friend Kelly introduced me to this fabulous jewelry when she became a merchandiser for the line and ever since then my mom and I have been snagging amazing pieces of jewelry for all sorts of occasions!  This is high quality jewelry that really WOWs!  And one of the best parts of this line, in my opinion, is the fact that Chloe + Isabel backs their pieces and will replace them if anything breaks or isn't just right!  I love me a guarantee!

There are so many gorgeous pieces you're going to have a hard time shopping and deciding, so I've decided to pair a few of my favorites with some fabulous outfits below!  I really love how this jewelry can be paired with your most casual every day outfit but also with your fanciest formal too!  Check out these looks and shop each individual clothing piece by clicking the thumbnails.  I've linked the jewelry pieces separately so you can make sure you're accessing it through my merchandiser's site!

{Look 1}
chloe + isabel part 3

Pave Paillette Two-Row Necklace
Casablanca Mother-of-Pearl Stud Earrings

Which look is your favorite?  There's so many gorgeous jewelry pieces I could go on for days!!  Here's a few more of my blogger picks!  This is just a small selection of my favorites, so be sure to check out the entire boutique!

chloe + isabel favorites

Ok, now on to the details for my pop up shop... since I know you're dying over these!!  Chloe + Isabel will ship to you so don't worry about the fact that my merchandiser isn't local to you!  Please follow the instructions below to ensure that my friend Kelly receives your purchases!

Shopping my Pop-Up:
1. Head over to Kelly's Boutique
(if you need to copy & paste--->

2. Shop to your heart's desire! Remember, there's free shipping on orders of $100 or more!

3. During checkout, there will be a space on the bottom left of your screen to enter the name of a Pop Up Shop.  Please make sure to enter "TexasSass" into this space before proceeding with your checkout!

That's all you need to do!  I'm so happy that I could introduce you to this amazing jewelry!  If you have any interest in hosting a pop up shop and earning free jewelry, you can contact Kelly directly and she will send you all of the details!

Happy shopping y'all!  Hope you have a blessed weekend and I hope you'll treat yourself (or someone you love) with a beautiful new piece of jewelry!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

color-changing candle

I just posted a video on my instagram of this awesome color changing candle that I bought awhile ago and completely forgot that I had!  I'm starting with the fall scents in my home... caramel and pumpkin scents and also cinnamon/spicy smells... UM YUMMMM!
I can't say for sure if this black design is still available, but Air Wick does still have color-changing candles!  Check them out HERE.  I am a sucker for color-changing items!  And aren't fall scents the best?!

wild child in the city

Happy Tuesday y'all!  Today I'm featuring a hippie inspired look with a fabulous Hanna Beth tank from The Style Club!  If you're not familiar with Hanna Beth, she's a model, blogger and clothing designer.  You can follow her blog, or check her out on facebookinstagram and twitter

Her collection is slightly 90s and grunge inspired but also very versatile and fun!  Check out The Style Club's description of her exclusive collaboration HERE

Now on to the outfit... this Wild Child tank (c/o The Style Club) is crazy comfortable!!  I can see pairing this shirt with a variety of outfits so I will be showing you a few more looks in the future!  For now, we're winding down summer here in Texas and the weather is unpredictable, as usual, so I'm opting for a lot of layering pieces lately.  

This tank top is easily worn be itself or layered under or over other items.  It's lightweight (and I discovered it stays relatively wrinkle-free in a suitcase, bonus!)  I'm still not quite over my neon obsession so my crazy pants were the perfect match!  

Hanna Beth "Wild Child" Tank Top // Neon Pants (old) similar HERE, HERE and HERE, similar shorts HERE // Guess Denim Handbag (old) similar HERE // Headband (old) similar HERE

As a special bonus, you can get 60% off this tank and everything at The Style Club right now!! AHH! Use coupon code 'ENDLESS SUMMER'

Happy shopping y'all!