August Lust List

 

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Happy August! Summer is flying by with full of pool hangs, beach trips and grilling. Keep that free spirit flowing through this month with a little mid-western hippie vibe. We’ve got a list of goods we’re lusting over this month:

Clockwise: Easy beauty keeping the skin natural with a seaweed mask. A lip stain that gives you the “I just ate a popsicle” look.  Adding natural elements to you home with these gilded precious stone coasters. Petite leather backpack are a must have, not only are they super adorable but practical, especially packing for an weekend getaway. Turquoise beaded jewelry is always a summer boho staple. Voila, the perfect shorts to go over your swimsuit. These two-toned ankle boots that will take you right into September.

Lush BB Seaweed Mask:

Benefit Benetint

RABLAB Lumino Guilded Coasters

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Zipper Backpack

Suzanna Dai Rome Drop Earrings

Spell Daisy Chain Barabarella Shorts 

ACNE Studios Chestnut Clover Flat Ankle Boot

 

City Safari with BlackTop Junkies

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Everything about this look makes me feel like I’m on safari with Ralph Lauren. It’s a great blend of casual elegance. The dress is light and breezy- perfect for summers down south or tropical vacations and also doubles as a slouchy tank. The army style vest is what gives this look its casual outdoors feel and the triple wrap belt helps define the waist.

Side story: I  realized I forgot my belt while I was getting ready on location with my photographer friend Michelle. We searched her office for a belt potentially left behind. Then Michelle exclaims “oh how about this!?” as she presents me with her new puppy’s leather [very nice leather might I add] leash. I was in a pinch so I gave it a try. It wrapped three times around my waist and voila it worked out quite nicely. Moral of this story: accessories your pets well, you never know when it might come in handy.

Vest:  Blacktop Junkies | Dress: Hill Country Tank | Camera Bag: vintage from Blacktop Junkies | Shoes: Ralph Lauren | Triple Wrap Belt: similar: freepeople | Jewelry: BlackTop Junkies

BlackTop Junkies Brick+Mortar Location:

2015 D. West Gray Houston, TX 77019 832.668.5023 Tue – Sat 11am to 6pm

Photography by the ever creative Michelle Simmons Photography

Nude and Neon

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top: aa | skirt: bar III | bag & necklace: blacktop junkies | shoes: ralph lauren

I’m rarely afraid to be too loud with my clothing but this neon trend [ which I love] can be a bit overwhelming. I love this pairing of subtle neon pops with a neutral home base. The colors and crop top are young and fun while the skirt length and shoes keep the classy feel to this look.

ps. I adore this clutch and necklace from BlackTop Junkies located on West Gray in Houston TX. More to come from them in the future!

photography by the lovely peiyi chen photography follow her @herpeitsubasakingcow

– Beatrice Brody

@piedaterreblog

Dark Paradise

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Summer is just around the corner filled with neon brights, Jelly heels and short shorts! But we can’t discount the dark summer trend that has carried through from winter months. Don’t believe me? Check out Nasty Gal’s “How To Be  A  Summer Goth” posted May 14 2014 .

So how do I do it? With a cut-out, short sleeved dress, open toed heels with zippered details [for extra gothic badassery] and dark red lipstick.

Dress: Rock Etiquette | Shoes: Latitude Femme  [similar] | lipstick: Nars Scarlet Empress

Photos by the always fun to work with:  JTM Photography

 

Hot Day, Hot Lips Top

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Frolicking down the streets of Montrose and Westheimer in the spring [ feels like summer ] is well accomplished in my playsuit and JELLIES! Yes, the beloved 90s trend fits my casual and pool party attire seamlessly and I love the pops of color in this otherwise dark ensemble coming from my pink lips top and yellow bag.

pink lips top: American Apperal | playsuit: Sans Souci | jellies: Bamboo [similar] | bag: vero cuoio italy [similar] | boater hat: BCBG Gen [similar] | sunglasses: UNIF

Photography by the lovely Tiffany at JTM Media

My Spring/Summer Basics for Chic City Living

Spring and summer merge into one here in Houston, TX with temperature ranging from warm to a fiery inferno. However some like it hot and I am one of them.

For easy breezy dressing this spring you want to have pieces that are interchangeable within your closet. My favorite colors are white, beige, denim and black but with these pretty pastels colors out for spring I’m looking forward to wearing more color these coming seasons!

My Chic Spring/ Summer Must Haves

Yellow skirt
$160 – essentiel-antwerp.com

Venessa arizaga necklace
$485 – thecorner.com

Wayfarer style sunglasses
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Have  a great weekend!
-Beatrice Brody