Archive for Fashion – Page 2

San Diego Day 1

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My husband I had a great time in San Diego with friends. The weather was unseasonably hot, but the city is so beautiful it almost didn’t matter. We stayed near the gaslamp district, which is full shops and amazing restaurants. We ate at the Seersucker and Nobu, which were great! If you like fresh seafood , you should definitely travel to SD one day. San Diego is a really casual city, so I wore a casual chic look to dinner one night. I wore a striped, bowed blouse (also seen here) and skinny jeans. I also wore my favorite new Chloe side satchel, which is great for traveling.

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Blouse: J.Crew/ Jeans: Zara/ Bag: Chloe/ Sunglasses: Karen Walker

I can’t wait to share some more of my San Diego pictures. Have you been to San Diego? What are your favorite spots?

xo

Layla

Fall Look: Mustard, Dots, and Pearls

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Thank goodness Fall is finally here! The weather has been beautiful in Houston the last few days, and it gave me a chance to put together my first official Fall outfit. I love that mustard yellow is on trend right now, and it looks great paired with maroon, cobalt blue, and of course browns. I also love pairing it with black and white polka dots. The contrast is so much fun, but classic at the same time. I also added a pop of red with my YSL Muse bag and color-blocked heels. I also wore my Karen Walker tortoise shell sunglasses which are perfect for the fall! What do you think?

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Skirt: J.Crew/ Blouse: ASOS/ Shoes: Zara/ Pearls: Stella and Dot/ Bag: YSL/ Bracelets: Hermes and Limited/ Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to “Pin” the pictures you like!

xo

Layla

P.S. You can join me on my Facebook page here.

Fall Trend Alert: Booties

I am so anxious for the weather to get cooler here, mainly because I want to wear some Fall fashions. One trend that I am really excited about is the return of ankle boots, or “booties.” They come in so many styles: High-heeled, flat, wedge, lace-up, Western, studded, you name it! I have been searching for the perfect black bootie for a while now, and while I was scouring the web, I decided to put together a list of my favorite booties. Which ones do you think I bought? Which one is your favorite?

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From the top left: 1.Elizabeth and James 2. Seychelles 3. Tory Burch 4. Ivanka Trump  5. Melin 6. Prada (also love these)

I bought the Seychelles lace-up booties, and I can’t wait to post a look with them.

Also, tomorrow is Fashion’s Night Out, and if you live in Houston, there are tons of events going on. I will be at the Tootsies event and the Galleria events. Hope to see you there!

xo

Layla

Falling for Yellow

 

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I have a new found love for the color yellow. I have always thought of it as a summer color, but this year it is a big trend for Fall. Think of it as the “neon” for this season. When I saw this dress in the store in all its yellow glory, I knew it would become a staple in my Fall wardrobe. I wanted to break up some of the yellow and give this dress a little more of an edgy feel, so I wore it with a black moto style leather jacket, and I accessorized with this amazing statement necklace by Anton Heunis.  What do you think?

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Dress: Banana Republic/ Jacket: Zara/ Shoes: Nine West/ Necklace: c/o Anton Heunis

I will be sharing many more looks with this necklace, because I absolutely love it! All of Anton Heunis’s pieces are hand-made in Spain, and the attention to detail is really apparent. If you love truly stunning and unique pieces, you should definitely look at Anton Heunis collection. Check out more of his designs here, and join their Facebook page here.

Have a great week! Also you can Pin my pictures just by clicking the “Pin It” button on each picture.

xo

Layla

 

White peplum and Red Accents

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Hi everyone! I am sorry for posting less often that usual lately. Work has been really busy, but it is slowing down now, so I can focus on fashion. I am so excited to share all of my Fall fashion finds with you all! One of my favorite recent purchases are these amazing heels from Zara. Jewel tones like deep red, purple, blue, and green are huge for fall, and these shoes combine two jewel tones beautifully. I wanted to make them the focal point of my outfit, so I wore them with a simple white peplum blouse and skinny jeans. My red YSL muse bag was the perfect partner to the shoes, and I wore a gold chain necklace to add some interest to the blouse. What do you think? I love this as a chic every-day look.

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Blouse: Zara/ Jeans: Citizens /Shoes: Zara/ Bag: YSL/ Cuffs: Hermes/ Sunglasses: Karen Walker/ Chain necklace: Darya Designs

What are some Fall trends you are excited about?

Thanks for stopping by, and join me on my Chic Chef Facebook page here.

xo

Layla

Military Inspired

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Among the many amazing trends this Fall is military inspired clothing and shoes for women. Army greens, camo prints, and uniform-style jackets and pants were all over the runways during fashion week. I got these awesome camo pants from Zara, and my initial intention was to do a feminine look with them, but then I thought, why not do something completely out of the norm for me? So, I styled them with a simple grey vintage tee, chambray top, and brown leather lace-up boots.

I accessorized with a “hamsa” necklace, an evil eye bracelet, and a chunky gold chain bracelet with a really cool green agate stone on it (both on Etsy). It went great with the camo!

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Pants: Zara/ Tee: J.Crew/ Chambray shirt: J.Crew (old)/ Boots: Italian (don’t know the brand!, similar here)/ Bracelets: Sweet Suri Jewels

This mural provided the perfect backdrop for this “masculine” look. Can you believe it is part of the same mural as this post?

Do you like the military trend for Fall?

Also, be sure to follow me on my Facebook page and on Bloglovin’. Have a great week!

xo

Layla

Guest Blogger: Sandra from Blasfemmes

When I first met (online of course) Sandra from Portugal, I knew I had found my fashion soul-mate. In her blog, Blasfemmes, she loves to wear color, and is not afraid to experiment. She always looks so beautiful and put-together. I wanted to invite her to guest blog on Chic Chef today, so that you can get acquainted with her.  I am loving her all-metallic look; it is so perfect for the Summer to Fall transition.

Hi everyone!

My name is Sandra and I blog over at Blasfemmes.com, a fashion based blog. I am an avid reader of Chic Chef and that’s why I’m delighted to be here today sharing my love for fashion with you guys! :)

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French Connection Metallic Pants // French Connection Sequins Top // French Connection Shoes // YSL Arty Ring // BoutiqueMinimaliste Above The Knuckle Ring

I’m wearing a full metallic look this time! I guess sequins can really brighten up the dreariest of days, don’t you think?

And they’re not just for New Year’s Eve anymore! In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself loving sequins for Summer.

Also, we’ll want to have sequined garments on hand as they’ll still be hot or even hotter in the A/W to come. How do you feel about wearing sequins in day-to-day life? Do you think it’s overdoing it or quite the contrary?

Finally, just want to say that you’re more than welcome to visit me at my little corner of the internet!

And thank you so much Layla for having me :)

Cobalt Crush

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The other day, my husband and I saw the most amazing mural as we were driving, and we decided to stop and take a closer look. Luckily, some of the artists that painted the mural were there, and we got to meet them. The “F-team”, as they call themselves, is made of five local artists that are collaborating to make this jaw-dropping mural. There are many different parts to it, and I hope to photograph all of them as they are finished.

Now to the fashion. My love for the color cobalt blue  just keeps growing, and I recently purchased a pair of cobalt skinny jeans. I wore them with my cobalt blue heels, and a grey oversized knit jumper. Is it okay to wear the same color jeans and shoes? Well, if they are cobalt blue then yes! I was also looking for a great small black bag for a while, and I found this one at Dao Chloe Dao. It has nice gold hardware, and I like the studs at the base. And I can’t forget to mention my sunglasses. I have a thing for mirrored aviators now, and this pair with a blue tint complimented the wall perfectly. What do you think of the look?

 

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Three members of the “F team”.

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On the lift, painting. You can get an idea of the size of this wall. If you live in Houston, make sure you check out this mural (corner of Main St. and Rosedale).

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Knit: Zara (old collection)/ Jeans: Zara (also similar here)/ Shoes: Boutique 9/ Sunglasses: Gap (old collection, similar here)/ Bag: purchased at Dao Chloe Dao (similar here)/ Cuff: Hermes

I hope you like the look! Do you love the color cobalt as much as I do?

Join me on Facebook here and Bloglovin here.

xo

Layla

All-time Favorite Beauty Buys

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As I looked through my bathroom drawers the other day, I realized that I have so many different products, but I only really use a handful of them. So, I decided to put together a collection of my all-time favorite beauty products.

1. St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse: I have tried so many self-tanners, since I don’t like the idea of getting into a tanning bed, and this one is by far the BEST. It goes on easily, with little or no streaking, smells good, and gives you a real bronze color instead of “orange”.

2. Ole Henriksen Total Truth Eye Cream: I didn’t start using an eye cream until this year, and I actually got this as a sample and got hooked. It isn’t too thick, and  my under-eye concealer goes on smoothly over it. This brand also uses natural ingredients.

3. Boscia Blotting Linens: All of my friends know that I am obsessed with looking matte, so I always have blotting papers in my bag. I like these simply because they do a good job of taking away shine, and they smell nice.

4. Josie Maran Argan Oil: I use this with just about everything. You can mix it into your conditioner for some serious shine, or into your moisturizer. It’s a light oil, so it doesn’t weigh down your hair or make it look greasy.

5. Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel: I have been using this face wash for over 5 years now, and it’s still my favorite. It is made with natural ingredients, smells great, and leaves my skin clean without overdrying it.

6. MyChelle Incredible Pumpkin Peel: I think exfoliating is an important step in skincare, but I don’t like the scrubs because they are a bit harsh for my skin. I love this peel because it exfoliates with all-natural pumkin acids. It is a little pricey, but totally worth it.

7. Eucerin Everyday Protection SPF 30: This is another product I have used forever! I apply it everyday after I wash my face and before makeup. It has an SPF 30 which is great, and it is not greasy.

8. Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45: I tried this product for the first time last year when I was looking for an easy way to apply SPF while on vacation. This was the perfect solution because it comes with its own brush that contains the SPF mineral powder inside, and you just brush it on. They even have the tinted kind now, so it can give you a little color.

I hope you find this list useful, and if you have any products that you absolutely LOVE, then please share.

xo

Layla

Instafun

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I hope you are having a great weekend! Join me on Instagram @ chicchef.

xo

Layla