Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hollywood Holiday

Hi Friends! Feeling all the holiday cheer this weekend (complete with a Texas snowfall and all!). Today I wanted to show you all the dress I wore to Chayson's office holiday party this weekend. I LOVE the old hollywood feel of this look and the lace details and color seriously is so pretty. This green jewel tone is my jam and of course I found it at my gettin place Zara. HERE is the exact dress (xs) and I also featured other velvety favorites below. The party was at Hotel Zaza and everyone was definitely glam ready! Loved finally meeting all the office peeps (yes I exist lol) and new friends.
With all the Christmas/holiday feels I finally have my place decorated and I really loved how it all turned out (here). Thanks mom for the help! (Shop the post HERE).
Loved spending this week in LA - it was the perfect 75 and sunny kind of weather. We have a lot of great things hitting Spring and it was such a great trip! Happy to be home in Houston and
crazy, a little over a week and I'll be back home for Christmas already. Busy week getting last min Christmas gifts ready and finishing up work.
Keeping this post short and sweet. I know I just did a round up of all my favorite Holiday Trends in my previous post (here). Which one is your favorite trend?? Let me know - I love hearing your feedback/fav posts :) 


Friday, December 8, 2017


When it comes to holiday attire the question always seems to be is it Dressy or Casual? Tis the season for parties and catching up with loved ones so honestly here I'm going to say you do you! Of course if you know are going to a formal event I would definitely choose a glitz dress or jumpsuit. Overall I prefer to dress how I feel - If I want to be a little dressed up I'll go ahead and get it together. Lol I remember when I was younger in school people would ask where I was going or what I was doing that day. No where and not much- I just felt like wearing a dress and adding a bright lipstick. At the end of the day dress what you are comfortable with and maybe add in one idea/trend that you might not be 100% sure of. Test it out in a small way with a third piece layer or accessory, you might surprise yourself and love it!
Above are a few outfit ideas for the season that incorporate a dressy and casual style mix for the Holidays. All of them tie in 6 Holiday trends highlighted below.

Finally we are in December and who is ready to feel festive? Pick me! Ooh and we even had a little snow here in Houston last night! With all the holiday events coming up – Party time, family time, New Year time? There is a lot we need to cover :)

1.     VELVET  - OK so yall have been hearing me go on and on about this all season. It can seem a little out there dance uniform feeling and formal but I think everyone is starting to warm up to this trend.  I have worn a few velvet dresses this season to weddings and I love this Zara lace green style (above) for a holiday work party with Chayson (working on the full post). Velvet should be the show piece with the remaining outfit toned down (solid colors, or even denim). The idea would be to pick one velvet item – dress, jacket, kimono/cardi, shoes. There are so many styles and sillouettes to choose from! Pick what works for you. 

2.     METALLIC SHINE – Because what holiday would it be without a little glitz and glam? Tis the season to get a little disco ball style. Neutral metallics (blush, brown, creme/taupe) are such a hit right now. I love silver for holiday celebrations and if it feels like too much pair your outfit with a basic solid topper (2nd image on the top). You'll find racks with beaded skirts (perfect with a chunky sweater) and pops of shine on accessories and shoes. 

3.     LEATHER - The easiest way to adopt this idea is either add a leather jacket or pair of leather leggings to your look. Now you do not need to spend $$$ on this - there are several great vegan leather styles out there. I always feel a little cooler (ugh or did, my jacket is still missing) when I'm in leather. With leggings pick a pair with a ponte back or side panel to add a little extra stretch. You can even mix this with a lace dress to edge it up or metallic to tone it down.

4. LACE - Romantic or edgy? With the whole femme chic trend happening, lace really seems to live year round vs. holiday shine. To me, the color is what defines romantic vs. edgy. Jewel tones + black  are great for the holiday and there are so many pretty styles to choose. I am a fan of the black slip dresses and cami. Also little bits of lace detail add a romantic femme feel to just about any silhouette (neckline above).

 5. FUR - I don't know what it is but anything fur makes me feel 100% more glam. Love this trend! It's a little warm to pull off here in TX but I still wear my faux fur to cozy up at work or around the apt. There are so many fun furry details on cardigans and pullovers - casual meets glam? Last year I found this awesome multicolored fur jacket HERE and adding a soft stole to a dress or jumpsuit adds an extraaaa touch. 

6.     RED - Nothing says show stopper and Santa Babyyyy than a bold bright red! Besides being such a hot color this season - we have transitioned from wine to full on fire engine red. Pair a bright red dress (like this) or bag with a red matte lip for an extra pop. Y'all know I love matching lip colors with my outfits. I've linked my fav lady reds below :)

Hope this helps inspire a little holiday glitz. I'll be posting the full looks on a few of these asap! Let me know if y'all have any questions or need help finding something specific. Always happy to help! Happy Holidays friends.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Hats+The Heights

Can you believe it is already December?! Time is flying on by and I'm trying to get my sweater fix here back home. The temperatures indoors seem to be cooler than outdoors so we are making it work!   And if anything sleeveless sweaters have been a nice option, great for layering without the arm bunch feeling. Today I wanted to share this easy look and I #GotItatGordmans again! My sweater, jeans, and booties all made it in my basket when I was in the Midwest last month. When I was in Colorado I of course made my way to visit and picked out this look. My black sweater, jeans, AND booties ALL under $40! Seriously such a great deal - I want to say our brunch was probably around the same price haha.

I love the center seam on this denim (slimming right?) and my sweater knit goes perfectly with just about any bottom pairing. So I'm sure you all are catching on that my fall staples are my mini bag and black booties. Classic favs that we all have and they always play nicely with other looks. These booties and bag are such a great duo (similar here and here). Hair not feeling 100%? Top it off with a hat - it's that time of year and all my hats are coming out. You'll be seeing a few more baseball favs (prev post) coming up.

A couple of weeks ago before brunch Chayson and I were able to snap several looks. THANK YOU for being such a sport with the snap life #chaysonholtphotography lol I layered my Zara sweater (similar here and here) on for this brunch look at The Down House in the Heights. Yesterday we tried a Siphon Coffee - it's been on my list and loved it. Any place with a great latte and tacos?! A+

I'll be in LA for work this week - excited to see the city during the holiday season. Hope you all had a great weekend.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wild About Velvet

Hi friends! We are now officially into holiday season! As I mentioned before, I'm out with pumpkins and in with the trees. I've already began decorating my apartment (Thanks Hobby Lobby 50% off) and Houston has been feeling quite festive for the past month. Excited to share a few holiday looks with you the next couple of weeks and I wanted to kick it off with Velvet + Leopard trend.
I know most stores have had velvet on the floors for a few months now, but FINALLY it is time! Ok so not only am I wild about velvet BUT this skirt (jk SHORTS). How cute is it? I was at Zara a few weeks ago and I knew this was going to be a frequent bottom for me. In the store it was paired with the prettiest cream sweater (similar here) - tempted to buy but I know there are plenty of my own closet options. Wah so this style is almost sold out online, but check in stores there might be a few hanging around! I found a few similar ideas where you can incorporate animal print here and here (love the coat).
Leopard has suprisngly become such a neutral these days. I'm seeing it on shoes, accessories, coats, dresses, bottoms, literally everything. Of course this trend is a balancing act - Pair with a solid or neutral topper jacket or sweater. I would not mix prints/get crazy with colors here. For holiday these shorts pop nicely with this rich burgundy color. Oh and the fact that these are actually shorts makes this such a winner.
This look can be dressed with heels/tights for holiday or even over the knee boots (like in this post) for a dinner/date look. REAL talk though - I had already wrangled my over the knee boots off earlier that day for this post and I figured my ankle flats would be a little more Texas heat friendly. Which I will say that my plain black flats have been a great style for me lately - between these above and my Steve Madden booties I've been able to run around meetings/appointments easily and still look put together #profeshh.

G&G Life Talk - Loved being home and my home cooking feels have sparked. A few weeks ago I made this soup here y'all gotta try. Anyone who follows my snapchat/instastories knows that ChefV loves to kitchen create. I've been keeping up with my workouts and working to maintain a balanced meal prep - especially before we get into holiday partaysss. I made this YUM Taco soup (Whole30 friendly) along with these copycat RXBars. I found them doing a little Pinterest surfing and I have to say they are both Vic and Chayson approved...give them a try and let me know what you think.
Hope everyone is off to a great week!


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

Griffin Ungar Photography
I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! Ah there is so much to be thankful for! Thank you everyone for the friendship, support, and love here on G&G. I'm happy to be back at it ( I know I tend to come and go #life) sharing my latest finds/life updates. This space has been so fun for me to keep up with and I've made a few friends through it along the way.
Grateful to spend this week with my family and catch up with everyone back home in South TX. I cannot believe I haven't been back home since July! Time sure flies- hope everyone has eaten all the turkey and I know I've had my fill of Mom's pumpkin pies, stuffing, Turkey, and treats oh tacos yasss lets have one of those too :)
We had Thanksgiving here at our house and update on that Pecan Cheesecake Pie my mom made (first time making it) IT WAS AMAZING. lol my Dad and I stalked it for like 2 days and finally the wait was well worth it. It's all gone :/ I'll post the recipe soon because we are definitely making another one for Christmas!Lovely day catching up with cousins and relaxing starting a little on my Holiday shopping list.

Above Outfit details HERE - I've also made a few updates to G&G and you can now subscribe here to G&G and never miss a post.
THANK YOU FRIENDS! SO BEYOND THANKFUL for y'all! Whether you are with family, Friendsgiving, having chill you time...I hope it was a great day and thank YOU for stopping by and being a part of G&G. EXCITED to share my BlackFriyayy round up list with you (prev post). Feel free to refer to those links if you have the online shopper bug! Tis the season - I can officially move on from the pumpkins and on to the trees.
Get ready for the #hitlist.


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