#adriannapapel #crochetdress #toryburch #sandals #asburylanestyle
So here in Houston we are still in the throes of a very hot summer. On that note, we have been showcasing a number of white dress options, and I just came across this winner. It really caught my eye as I am a sucker for crochet dresses. This one features a black underlay and a removable collar. It looks very crisp, fresh and inviting. Wouldn't these black patent Tory Burch flat sandals polish it off nicely? ~ Cathy
#adriannapapel #crochetdress #toryburch #sandals #asburylanestyle
I have an endless supply of embarrassing family photos. I'm the cutie on the left - remember when these "Heidi" braids were in style? I don't either. The too-long bell bottoms complete the look. My mom is sporting the classic bouffant, cat-eye glasses and 60's tunic. My sister seems a bit shy about her "gypsy" haircut. Somehow, the Do Not Feed sign seems appropriate. ~ Pat
I'm always on the lookout for a new lip gloss or makeup line in general. My boss has mentioned Julep a few times and when I checked it out, I was hooked! The lip gloss is stellar, with a fabulous array of colors and priced decently too! I love the nail polish selections with their super cool packaging. And as an added bonus, it is free of harmful chemicals. Have you tried Julep? ~ Cathy
#julep #lipgloss #cosmetics #nailpolish #asburylanestyle
Statement necklaces have been around for awhile, but this stunner from Stella & Dot caught my eye. In mixed metals, the layers come apart to be worn separately as well. This versatile piece can then be worn more simply with casual wear, or you can go all-out for evening as a bold accessory. This now has a happy home in my jewelry wardrobe!
#asburylanestyle #tuesdaytip #stelladot
My love affair with maxi dresses continues! I am always on the lookout for pretty yet comfortable options that I can pack easily for weekend getaways. This one would check all of the boxes. Plus the positioning of the stripes makes this a very flattering choice too! ~ Cathy
I spotted this great dress from the Worth New York fall collection and it brought me back to some 60's styles that I loved. Sleeveless, swingy, and with a geometric pattern, this would be a perfect work-to-evening dress. Poppy red is a huge color this fall, and you can never go wrong with black and white. Everything old really is new again! ~ Pat
#asburylanestyle #throwbackthursday #worthnewyork
Do you have a love of lipstick? Do you have a big box in your bathroom where keep a vast assortment of varieties and colors? I sure do! I like trying different brands and experimenting with colors all the time. While I do enjoy the luxe brands, I am always delighted when I find one that is super cheap and looks great! Here is a favorite. ~ Cathy
#rimmel #lipstick #bargainmakeup #asburylanestyle
I felt a bit of cool air when reading the Fall edition of one of my favorite magazines, InStyle. This issue is packed with great styles and tips - pick it up on your newsstand now. Some of my favorite Fall trends are more booties (closed and peep toe), capes, the color poppy red, layered delicate chains, bell-sleeved blouses and sweaters, and the never-out-of-style leather jacket.
Can't wait! ~ Pat.
The temps are high but you don't have to loose your cool. A dress like this breezy maxi would be idea for a lunch outing, a fun day with your pals or a casual date night. I love it paired with these fabulous gold Kendra Scott earrings. What do you think? ~ Cathy.
Remember when we all wore jewelry with our names or initials? I had a bracelet with my first name spelled out that I wore everywhere. I was so pleased to find this pendant from Stella & Dot jewelry. It's my new signature piece that I can layer with other chains or wear alone. It comes in silver or gold. Love it! ~ Pat
#asburylanestyle #monogram #stelladot
That's what we thought! But in the fashion world, mid August means the start of Fall Fashion Season. Pat Boland and I took in our first show that was put on at Tootsies by the women's networking group Ellevate. Gorgeous outfits from various designers were worn by stunning models.Designers included: #rebeccataylor #milly #Dianevonfurstenberg #normakamali #blackhalo
Choosing an outfit to wear to any fashion show is always a bit challenging. You want to look current and stylish but summery dresses don't seem quite right for such an event. Pat and I both ended up wearing fitted black pants with flowey blouses and strappy black heels as we mentally shoped for new fall ensembles. ~ Cathy
#tootsies #fallfashion #ellevate #asburylanestyle
If you are in Houston this weekend, you may very well be attending the annual White Linen Nights event. I know I am. As to not be a dud, wearing white is must! I am loving these pretty options. Now if I can just keep from spilling something... ~ Cathy.
This family heirloom is circa 1925, taken in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I'm sure the swimsuits were quite stylish at the time. And we can only ponder what the "knee socks" mean. Aren't the matching haircuts really cute? These three sisters were having a ball at the beach. Hard to believe this was almost 100 years ago, and the bathing beauty on the left is my grandma. Have a sunny day ~ Pat.
A summer glow is such a nice fringe benefit of spending time at the beach or poolside. But to fully enhance the look, this NARS body glow has always been my favorite. It is a little pricey so I use it sparingly and it lasts for months. Plus it smells incredible! ~ Cathy.
I love the beach. The sound of the waves is so relaxing and almost hypnotic. When you are stressed, recall a time when you felt peaceful and calm. Take a deep breath. Or better yet, take a vacation! Wishing you calm seas. ~ Pat.
Nothing says summer more than bright tones paired with white jeans! Don't be afraid to experiment with some bright colors....remember they don't have to match, they just have to go together. ~ Andrea.
Capes have been around a very long time. They are fun to wear, kind of daring and sexy too. This fall they are back in many different fabrics and colors. Capes remind me of football games and nights at the opera - they are the perfect accessory, anywhere! This plaid beauty with the pretty blue is from Worth New York. I can't wait for some cool weather. ~ Pat.
#asburylanestyle #worthnewyork #capes
Living in Houston in the summer and trying to keep a decent looking hair style is mighty challenging. So we are always on the look out for products that deliver body and fullness that can stand up to triple digit temps with accompanying humidity. This one by Living Proof has been a winner in my book. It lasts a long time too. ~ Cathy.
#livingproof #mousse #asburylanestyle
If you're looking for a neutral polish that has some shine - I spotted this Essie shade called "Imported Bubbly." It gives you an updated white neutral look, but with a shimmer. It's a nice Summer color that goes with everything! ~ Pat.
#asburylanestyle #essie #neutralnails
It is possible to wear 2 shades of pink, just keep one of them toned down such as these pale blush pants. Top is CAbi, pants are White House Black Market, Pumps are Sam Edelman.
#cabi #whbm #samedelman
At last! The weekend upon us and I say, let the fun begin! Here is a cute little A-line number that is custom made for the good times ahead. I can just see this working for a brunch or lunch date, or to wear to a casual party. If you want a little more coverage a lightweight cardigan or even a denim jacket should do the trick. Flirty, fun and who doesn't love bananas?! ~ Cathy.
Remember when the only people wearing leather jackets were James Dean and Danny in "Grease?" While once the uniform of edgy guys in the movies, they are now a staple of every well-dressed gal's closet. This red beauty by Worth New York may just be on my shopping list for fall! ~ Pat.
#asburylanestyle #worthnewyork #leatherjackets
Did you see my post on Jentry Kelley's make up line? Well, if you haven't snapped up one of the key products in getting the best look possible-primer, then this is for you! Primer is key in providing a smooth and flawless canvas to enhance one's complexion. ~ Cathy.
In spite of the soaring temperatures, the stores are featuring some fall styles already. I spotted this dress by Worth New York in their fall line that would be a perfect transition piece. I am in love with this pretty blue shade that flatters many skin tones. This style can be easily accessorized with a scarf, necklace, jacket or cardigan. A blazer makes it suitable for a business meeting or add sparkly jewelry and stilettos for an evening out. This is a perfect addition to your transition wardrobe. ~ Pat.
As much as summer sucks in Houston (the heat?!), I do love the fact I get to wear all my summer dresses :) Have some fun with prints & keep them semi fitted because we all know we'll sweat! ~ Andrea.