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I’m Bringing Bootie Back

Guess what? It’s SO cold today!!  So absolutely, wondrously, fantabulously cold here in Houston and I couldn’t be happier :) it’s certainly the time to whisk out those jackets and coats, a few sweaters, and multitudes of undershirts.  AND for some bootie shopping. Acne Studios Pony Printed Ankle Bootie, $750 Illiana Suede Wedge Booties, $77 BCBGMaxAzria Metild Pointy Toe Bootie, $167 Dollhouse Criss Cross Ankle Booties, $35 Zara Ankle Booties with Track Soles, $139 Luxury Rebel Shayla Sheepskin Leather Booties, $129 Why oh why do I only have two feet??? Love, Sheela

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The Occasional #OOTD

I work from home.  What that means is most days, I’m in a comfy (raggedy) tee shirt with cotton lounge pants or capris (inevitably Black or Navy), and socks.  That’s it.  Hair done up with a clip so huge, my head resembles a poodle just out of the pet wash.  Absolutely nothing worth noting let alone photographing.  Which is why, when I do put up an outfit-of-the-day post, there’s considerable planning involved. Selecting the outfit (this can involve wearing something incredibly flamboyant, and posing right outside my house, for the entire neighbourhood to see).  Said planning, at times, also involves looking ahead.  This is when you find me clad in something thin towards January or, on the flipside, frantically snapping pictures in between beads of sweat rolling down my face as I’m cocooned and swaddled in Winter clothing during Spring/Summer. Moving forward, backward, sideways, smiling, not smiling, whichever whimsy strikes my young but oh so finicky shutterbug.  All in the name of the hashtag OOTD.  #ForReal. And, my friends, that explains why I don’t publish …

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Coats To Covet

We interrupt our regular broadcast to tell you that TEMPERATURES ARE FINALLY LOWER here in Houston!!  Epic happy face!!!  Maybe, just maybe, one of these will be hanging in my closet, soon. Hooded Cape, Soia & Kyo $298 Cashmere Blend Cape, St John $995   Faux Leather Trim Walker Coat, Via Spiga $200 Mink-Fur-Trimmed Persian Lamb Coat, Fur Vault $6650 Convex Car Coat, The Laden Showroom $91 Cape Coat, Warehouse $180 Hooded Faux Leather Trim Belted Coat, Betsey Johnson $120 Shawl Collar Colour-Blocked Cape, Calvin Klein $200 Plaid Coat with Removable Knit Sleeves,Yigal Azrouël $2195 Take a wild guess which two colours I’m eyeing for Fall. What about  you? Love, Sheela

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Getting Ahead Of The Curve

  Joining Houston Fashion Bloggers has been the smartest thing I’ve done in a while.  Since becoming a member in September, I’ve had multiple doors open up for me.  The most recent being a trunk show hosted by the world’s very first plus size supermodel, Emme, at Macy’s, Memorial City Mall.  Let me confess immediately that the event was an immense eye-opener.  A privileged insight into the world of plus size style.  It was such an experience that I had to split my thoughts into two separate postings, one of which will focus on the topic in depth.  And the other?  I leave you now with a gallery of event pictures :) Emme, ever so statuesque and glorious. And by the side is lifestyle blogger, Randie. See anyone familiar? There’s Shalanda, co-founder of Houston Fashion Bloggers to the right! This is where I asked Kate, the model in the centre, for her booties GRIN I heart that dress to the left, I heart it so. Accessories I really coveted. I know there were others but the …

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Haunting Looks

When it comes to Halloween make-up, I gravitate towards the dramatic, the cool, the unexpected.  Anything gory or zombie-esque, no.  Anything with (fake) blood, big no.  Here are some exquisite looks I found while scouring the web. butfirstcoffeeblog.blogspot.com   If any of these images is yours, please tell me so I can extend credit?  If you’d rather I remove the picture, just say the word :) I hope you won’t, though, your work is magnificent. I’m probably going to do this one, the Queen of Hearts, because it feels appropriately diva-ish without being tacky ;) What/who are you dressing up as tomorrow?   Love, Sheela

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Saying I Do In Blue

Where, oh where, were you, Oh glorious gown so blue? When down the aisle I walked; Saying to my man, I do. Temperley Elie Saab Theia I would so very happily get married again in any of these. To the same man, of course.  Wait, 2014 marks our 12th year.  I could always find a reason – renewal of vows, perhaps? Which gown takes your breath away? Love, Sheela

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Picture Perfect Prada

We interrupt our regular broadcast to bring you this curated line-up of Prada perfection.  When pre-loved is as pristine as it gets on The RealReal, it’s, well, perfect. Brown Ombré Leather Coat, $675 Mid Calf Spectator Boots, $295 Silk Printed Bubble Hem Skirt, $145 Python Drawstring Tote, $1095 Silk V-Neck Dress, $245 Moto Jacket, $295 Satin & Lucite Wedges, $175 Embellished Purple Tessuto Clutch, $375 Red Bouclé Jacket, $225 Burgundy Wool Tweed Pumps, $125 Red Leather Belt, $125 Drool with me. Love, Sheela p/s I’m dying to get those Spectator Boots but the man is seated right beside me as I type this.  I fear for my life.

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Sweater Weather, Part Deux

Breaking news. You don’t get to wear thick, heavy garments in Houston because the big chill simply doesn’t make an appearance in this part of the world. So, for the most part, the closest we come to wearing sweaters are those of the Cotton, Jersey or Silk variety. Given a choice (and ample wallet), here are the ones I’d very happily sport to stay toasty. Red Cropped Sweater, H&M $50 Crew-Neck Sweater, Old Navy $28 Dutch Floral Cropped Sweatshirt, J.Crew $75 Wool Intarsia-Knit Wolf Sweater, Christopher Fischer $295 Sweater With Faux Leather Sleeves, Zara $40 Striped Polar Bear Sweater, Forever 21 $19.80 Cashmere Raglan Sweater, Charter Club $120 That red cropped number is calling me like a siren song. And I have such a thing for animal prints. Oh oh oh that piece with the faux leather sleeves? SO Sheela!!! Which is your fave?   Love, Sheela

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Sorority Of Scarves

Be it for academic purposes or to create a fashion statement (think Whovian), or to visibly pledge one’s allegiance to a specific school or club. Or perhaps it’s coverage in the name of modesty, a religious requirement maybe. No matter the agenda, there’s little doubt that scarves have, for better or for worse, left indelible marks on our wardrobes. Growing up, I loved sporting a jaunty little Pan Am Scarf Knot. When the desire for something flamboyant arose, a Double Wrap Neck Knot. And when it was a wee bit nippy, the Muffler. Of course, that was way back when I hadn’t yet developed a violent aversion to anything touching my neck, like I do today. No matter, I continue to adore scarves from afar. Relishing how, when executed correctly, they exude that effortless Grace Kelly vibe, channeling the Audrey Hepburn look with panache. So classic. So elegant. From a contemporary perspective, these ladies and gents cut quite the stylish profile with their individual, ahem, twists. (L to R) Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb, …

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Ring Around The Rosy

We interrupt our regular broadcast to bring you this spectacular showcase for the fingers. The Conquer Ring in Black $20 Matte Silver Birthstone Ring $140 Opposites Attract Wooden Ring Set $280 Octopus Tentacle Ring $37 Rose Gold Fox Ring $9 Stacking Gold Rings $223 Gap Ring $69 Organic Gold & Silver Ring $114 I rarely wear jewellery but when I do, it’s the more the merrier for my fingers, and these fit the bill, perfectly. All puns intended. Happy Columbus Day!! Love, Sheela