Chic at Every Age // The Caftan

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It’s that time again… CHIC AT EVERY AGE.  This month, we bring you THE CAFTAN!!

For those of you that have just tuned in, this fab collab is exactly how it sounds… a chic chick in her 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s shows you how to style a piece in their own way. I’m working with some of my FAVORITE gals in Dallas!!

The 20-something // Ashley of SideSmile Style

The 30-something // ME!

The 40-something // Heather of Style by Fluent

The 50-something // Cathy of The Middle Page

I mean… Can you tell how much WE LOVE Calypso St Barth in Preston Plaza?!  Remember last month’s ALL WHITE look?  From Calypso! Calypso is KNOWN for their elegant and bohemian clothing and home decor.  It was settled… we had to wear a caftan to demonstrate how beautiful and fun it could be on any age.

The Caftan is versatile for so many reasons!

You can wear it as a swimsuit coverup.  You’ll be modestly covered and gorgeous!  Cathy is channeling Palm Beach vibes with her hat and cute flip flops.

Wear it as a dress for a dinner date or picnic.  Heather is stunning in her caftan with platforms and a fringe bag.  Ashley is super chic in her gladiators.  P.S. Caftans are perfect for hiding food babies! ;)

Lounge around dah-ling!  Look absolutely fabulous at home in a beautiful print caftan.

Go on a hippie holiday.  Caftans can be perfect for a festival. You’ll be cool, comfortable, and captivating.  Can you tell that’s the look I’m going for?  And that head band is actually one of their leather belts that I double wrapped around my head!

Do you have a caftan?  How would you wear it?!


Caftan, bag, arm bracelet, and belt (worn as head band) from CALYPSO ST BARTH {also having a major sale} || ELAINE TURNER brooklyn wedges {on sale right now!}

|| my caftan picks ||

Rxoxo, Sam

From Gma with Love // White Dress

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Photography by Mr. S

Happy Wednesday Friends!  It’s time for another From Grandma with Love!  I’ve worn this dress before as a set to church with the jacket.  Isn’t it awesome how a classic shape and color can withstand all the trends of fashion?  It’s the easiest little white dress!  To jazz it up a little, I wore it with a contrasting black bag and heels.

{And these pictures were actually taken in Fall if you can tell by the leaves… Texas weather is really so transient! You never know what you’re going to get.}

The Style Rx:  The little white dress is a closet staple!  You’ll wear it to work, church, date night, and beyond. The look depends on what accessories and shoe you choose.   Flats and a tote are an easy way to look chic or dress it up with heels and a clutch for that special occasion!

P.S. In case you missed it, there’s a giveaway happening for a Canon Rebel camera kit and Kate bag and necklace!  Enter in the Rafflecopter box in this post.

P.P.S.  Nordstrom is having their Half Yearly Sale where you can save up to 40% off on womens, mens, kids, and home items! I’m thinking about trying these d’Orsay flats (or these) because they are pretty sharp looking!  I usually wait for sales to “experiment”.  And I’m considering these nude strap sandals because you can never have too many nudes shoes!  I am having serious heart palpitations over this Chloe bag, but it’s not included in the sale.  I’ll just have to stalk it!


FROM GMA WITH LOVE dress || VINTAGE CHANEL backpack and earrings {the exact earrings or rent similar} || STELLA & DOT, VINTAGE bracelets || VALENTINO rockstud kitten heels || PRADA baroque sunglasses

You are the one who can stretch your own horizon… – Edgar Magnin

Rxoxo, Sam

Dior and I Preview + Giveaway

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Last month, Joanne of The Status Jo and I had a fun filled evening meeting designer Levi Palmer of palmer // harding (more on that later) and watching the movie, Dior and I.  If you haven’t seen it, I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it if you have any inkling of fascination in the fashion world.  It’s an inspirational, intimate, and organic look at Raf Simon’s first haute couture collection for Christian Dior as new art director (replacing John Galliano).  As a hopeless romantic and dreamer, I am completed obsessed with the movie as it has a truly magnificent ending.

Because the premier was during the Film Festival at the Angelika Theatre in Dallas,  the director Frédéric Tcheng and the supremely elegant and eloquent Jan Strimple hosted a special Q&A session after the showing.  Frédéric has no fashion background whatsoever, but his view point was incredible.  It tooks three years for completion with the majority of the time spent editing.  Initially, Raf was very adverse to the idea of this documentary, but it’s not apparent when you watch the film.  I can go on an on about it… but you really should see for yourself!

The Style Rx:  ONE.  Dior and I, the movie.  Go see it. Period.  TWO.  Shirt dresses are the best!  They are perfect for work, but so easy to accessorize for a night out.  Here, I kept it simple with statement earrings, a waist bag, and strappy sandals.

BTW, if you haven’t met Joanne, she is my high school mentor student for this semester!  I’ve been so privileged to direct her towards a career in fashion editing by helping her start her blog, The Status Jo.  You should hop on over to her blog to say hello!


THEORY dress {available in blue or silk} || CHANEL waist bag {similar save or splurge} || RAVEN + LILY leather leaf earrings || STUART WEITZMAN heels {wallet friendly option}


And guess what… it’s GIVEAWAY time again!  I’ve team up with some fabulous bloggers to giveaway a Canon Rebel kit (yes, you read that correctly – A CAMERA) and Kate Spade bag and necklace.  To enter, follow directions on Rafflecopter below.  May the odds ever be in your favor!

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Cherish yesterday, Dream tomorrow, Live like crazy today! – Unknown

  Rxoxo, Sam