My favorite lace dress & booties!

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Dress: Self-Portrait (runs small; size up 2 sizes); also sold here | Booties: Steve Madden (got these last year and still love them!); new version this year, also love | Earrings: Lana; get the look for less here (love these!) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Lips: Smashbox ‘Fig’ Lipstick & ‘Pink Drank’ Gloss over top of it (obsessed with this combo lately!)

As NYFW fast approaches, I’m going to be sharing all of my must haves for fall.  Mr. Self-Portrait makes hands down the coolest, prettiest lace dresses, tops and skirts.  The design detail and craftsmanship in each piece is really stunning, and I LOVE wearing Self-Portrait.  I wore this dress to a photo shoot last week for a local Tampa magazine (more details to come on this!), and got so many compliments.  Beware, his dresses run small, and I mean small.  Size up 2 sizes in them.  They have no stretch whatsoever, but fit like a glove.  I am beyond obsessed with this designer and his pieces; any piece of his is a must have this fall!  If you can’t splurge on this price point, I’ve linked up some of my other favorite lace dresses that won’t break the bank below for you!  Thank you so much for reading and Happy Tuesday loves!  xoxo, Christian

Other favorite lace dresses here:

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Sneak Peak: A Few Of Fall’s Hottest Trends

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Top: BP (under $30!) | Pants: available in stores by J.O.A.; get a similar look here by J.O.A. | Shoes: Stella McCartney; sold out, but get the exact look for $37!! | Necklace: BaubleBar | Bracelets: BaubleBar | Belt: Gucci | Earrings: Kendra Scott 

With New York Fashion Week fast approaching, I couldn’t resist doing a post featuring all of the season’s hottest trends!  1) Ruffles everywhere and big, poufy shoulders are a must this season.  For only $29, this top is the perfect way to get the trend without breaking the bank.  I would also wear this top with cutoffs, skinnies, or tucked into flare denim.  2) Menswear inspired looks continue to have a huge influence this fall.  Think pinstripes, blazers, plaids, and wide leg pants!  3) Gucci’s influence is stronger than ever going into fall.  Alessandro Michele has taken Gucci to a whole new level, and I’m obsessed!  The belts are a fun way to wear this trend–I wear mine almost daily lol!  4) “Flatform” shoes will still be a must have this fall!  I’ve gotten so much wear out of mine.  I wear them with dresses, denim, straight leg and wide leg pants.

Thank you so much for reading and Happy Sunday babes!  Stay tuned for tons of more fall trends in the upcoming weeks!  xoxo, Christian

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City Chic: Cold Shoulder Floral Top, Joggers & Pumps

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Top: ASTR the Label | Joggers: One State, sold out online but available in stores; similar options here (looovve these!) and here | Belt: Gucci | Bag: Gucci (obsessed with the color!) | Hoops: Argento Vivo (wear them all the time!) | Pumps: Christian Louboutin

Holy hangover haha!  My best friend, Stephanie, and I went to see Ed Sheeran in concert last night and we had the best time!  It was a much needed girls night that was long overdue, and boy did we make the most of it.  If you’ve never seen Ed Sheeran live, I highly recommend it!  He’s the best!  We had so much fun getting ready together, dancing and then finished the night off with one last cocktail and truffle tater tots at Anise.  Needless to say, it was a long day today ha!

Anyway, my outfit is what I like to call effortless chic because it’s so comfortable to wear and would look great for any occasion!  You could totally dress the joggers down and pair them with a tee and flip flops.  My top runs TTS, and my heels also run TTS.  If you’re in between sizes, I would size up in Louboutins.  Thank you so much for reading and Happy Thursday babes!  xoxo, Christian

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Blue & White Striped Menswear Shirt With White Denim

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Top: BP | Jeans: FRAME Denim | Necklace: BaubleBar | Heels: Steve Madden | Bag: Louis Vuitton; get the look for less here

Comfy top alert!!  How cute will this be in the fall with a pair of black leather leggings and booties?!!  This top is oversized, so you can definitely size down in it (I’m wearing an xxs for reference).  I also paired it with white cutoffs and heels for a fun night out.  I can’t tell you how much I’ve worn this necklace!  It looks so designer and is a fraction of the cost.  White denim is still a yes!  I’ll take it into the fall with over the knee boots and booties.  Thank you so much for reading and Happy Tuesday guys!  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Houston affected by this terrible tragedy.  xoxo, Christian

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Stepping Into Fall: Space Dye Top & Olive Green Denim!

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Top: Rebecca Minkoff | Jeans: Free People | Belt: Gucci (I’m wearing the 65) | Shoes: Steve Madden | Necklace: BaubleBar | Hoops: Argento Vivo | Bag: Céline Phantom Luggage

Olive green is one of my favorite colors to wear year round!  It’s sort of hard to find this color in denim until the fall, and I just knew I had to have these when I saw them.  Aren’t the rips so fun?!  I also love that they’re the perfect ankle length.  They run TTS, but size up if you’re in between sizes.  They don’t have a ton of give and won’t stretch out on you.  My top is super comfy and the material is really soft!  It runs TTS–not sure why it looks baggy on the model.  I’m wearing an XS, my true size and it’s the perfect amount of fitted.

What are you Sunday plans?  I hope you’re all doing something fun!  Thank you so much for reading and Happy Sunday babes!  xoxo, Christian

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My Favorite Athletic Wear Pieces!

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Top: Lululemon | Sports Bra: Nike (have worn these forever and love the fit!) | Leggings: Lululemon (OBSESSED with the fit!!) | Shoes: Nike (have also worn these forever and love this new version)

If you’ve followed along on my Snapchat or Insta Stories, you’ll know that I started working out again 3 weeks ago.  I have missed it soooo much!  I’ve been dealing with a knee injury that has literally driven me crazy.  It was a bone bruise that was starting to develop arthritis and I am basically refusing to let that happen.  After many PT sessions and at home exercises, nothing seemed to be working.  It would get slightly better, but not great.  I finally decided to get a personal trainer, wear a good, supportive knee brace, and get my ass into shape.  I thought that I would try getting strong again and see what happens.  Well, y’all, it’s already getting SO much better!!  I can tell I’m getting stronger and I feel amazing day to day.  I have more energy and feel less tired all the time.  I did Orange Theory before this happened, and I definitely miss it, but this will do for now.  What I’m doing isn’t easy though!  The workouts are long and hard, and I have a strict diet of high protein, veggies, good carbs and no sugar.  This has been really tough for the foodie in me!!  However, it makes my cheat days THE BEST EVER.  I never thought food could taste so good!  Ha!  It’s all really worth the hard work because I’m feeling great and seeing results.  If you’d like to hear more about my diet and cheat days (lol!), please let me know and I’ll be happy to share!

Thank you so much for reading and Happy Thursday babes!  xoxo, Christian

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Polka Dots, Stripes and Ruffles Perfect for GNO!

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Top: Leith | Skirt: Express | Heels: Alexandre Birman | Bag: Chanel; get the look for less here | Lips: Smashbox Liquid Lipstick ‘Bang Bang’ (obsessed with this red!) | Hoops: Argento Vivo| | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Bracelets: BaubleBar (Use Code CHRISTIAN25 for 25% off your purchase!) 

How fun is this outfit?!  I wore it to work last Saturday and got so many compliments on this little number.  This skirt is so fun and flirty, and I can’t wait to wear it again more casually with a fun graphic tee and a pair of sneaks!  My top would also be perfect with denim and pumps to wear out.  I would wear white, blue or colored denim with it. My top runs TTS, as well as the skirt.  Don’t size down in the skirt, like you normally do at Express.  I would get your true size.  My heels run small, so I would size up a half a size.

I’ve worn these bangles non-stop since I got them!  BaubleBar is offering 25% off your purchase (some exclusions apply) from today- August 24!! Use code CHRISTIAN25 at checkout!  So exciting!!

Be sure to follow along on Snap or Insta Stories today for some behind the scenes footage of a fun photo shoot!  Thank you so much for reading and Happy Tuesday babes!  xoxo, Christian

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Heading into fall with ruffles, cold shoulders, bows & pearls!

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Top: Express | Denim: Topshop | Belt: Gucci; similar look here | Shoes: Alexander Birman (size up a half size) | Bag: Chanel; get the look for less here

The material on this top is so soft!  It looks like it would run small, but it’s actually TTS.  It just fits a little more body con, which is why I chose to wear it with high waisted jeans.  High waisted jeans are your friends, girls!  They’re so flattering and really suck you in.  I still wear mid rise and some low rise, but really have preferred the high rise lately!  These jeans in particular run small, and I would size up 2 sizes.  My shoes are my most recent heel purchase and I’m obsessed with this brand!  They make the cutest shoes and I love the tie detail.  It stays tied all night and you don’t have to keep tying them like other shoes with ties.  This brand is also really comfortable.  I took these shoes to Vegas and danced in them all night to JLo!!

What are your plans this Sunday?  I’m off work (for the first time in forever that I’m not out of town), so I’ll be spending the day at the beach.  Follow along on Snap or Insta Stories!  Thank you so much for reading and Happy Sunday babes!  xoxo, Christian

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One Shoulder Top & Flattering Black Denim!

mott and bow denim black rips

Top: BP (under $50!) | Denim: Mott & Bow (so flattering!) | Bag: Louis Vuitton; similar here for less | Pumps: Valentino; similar look here

I’m loving all of these one shoulder tops!  They are so fun and totally reminding me of the early 2000’s, but have obviously been around for a while!  This one runs big, so I would definitely size down.  The nice thing is that you can make it tighter with the bow on top, but I would still size down.  My jeans are crazy flattering, y’all!!  They fit so well, are high waisted and super slimming.  They don’t stretch out, which is awesome.  They were really long, so I cut mine off with scissors I have at home.  Nothing fancy haha!  If you do this, just make sure they’re even by laying them flat and pulling the legs tight from the top of the inseam all the way down to the ankles.  Then, you will have an even hem.  I’ve already washed them, and they frayed perfectly at the bottom.  They run TTS, but if you’re in between sizes, I would suggest sizing up.  My heels also run TTS, but again, size up if you’re in between sizes.

Thank you so much for reading and Happy Thursday babes!  xoxo, Christian

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Cozy Chic Cardigan & Lilac Rips!

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Cardigan: Trouvé | Bodysuit: Topshop | Denim: Topshop | Necklaces: Kendra Scott here and here | Belt: Gucci | Hoops: Halogen (only $35!) | Heels: Christian Louboutin; similar look for less here

This cardigan is the perfect weight for transitioning into fall, and I’m obsessed with the sleeve and shoulder detail!  I’m always cold indoors, so I would totally wear it now.  Such a great staple!  I would also wear it casually with jeans, a tee and sneakers, or you could make it more work appropriate with dress or black pants.

I found this new necklace combo last week and have hardly taken it off.  The bar pendant is my favorite!  The mother of pearl one is adjustable, so you can wear it at whatever length you want (love this feature!)

Fit Tips: My sweater runs large, you can size down.  The body suit runs TTS.  The jeans run small, I would size up 2 sizes in them.  The shoes run TTS, however if you have a wide foot, I would size up at least a half size.  Thank you so much for reading, and Happy Tuesday!  xoxo, Christian

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