Styling Serenity Blue 2 Ways

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Wear Serenity Blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Wear Serenity Blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Wear Serenity Blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Wear Serenity Blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Wear Serenity Blue

Top: Jones New York | Jeans: Articles of Society | Purse: Gigi NY | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Necklace: Bauble Bar 1 &

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Wear Serenity Blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Wear Serenity Blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Wear Serenity Blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Wear Serenity Blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Wear Serenity Blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Wear Serenity Blue

Top: Jones New York | Skirt: Leather | Denim Jacket: Moto | Shoes: Sole Society | Clutch: Etsy

Since I shared my favorite color crush of the season, serenity blue yesterday, I wanted to style this blue top for you all in two different ways. This top from Jones New York has been my recent favorite hence we I decided to style it in light and dark way. I also am human and wear shirts multiple times but you might notice it since I spread them out but here I decided to share them together 🙂

Blue & White: The first look is a more white light look pairing it with white jeans and fun colorful earrings. It reminds me more of a summery look but hey there are no rules and definitely can be worn right now. I loved how layering necklaces turned out and plan to do it more often.

Blue & Black: Now blue and black can be tricky but obviously can be done. I paired it with a fun leather skirt, some lighter color boots and the cutest clutch you ever did see. The denim jacket, or any shoulder, has been a trend lately and worked so well with this outfit. The denim also tied in the light blue.

Would love to hear your favorite look of the two! Happy hump day loves.

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Crushing on Serenity Blue

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Crushing on Serenity Blue

  1. Dress
  2. Scarf
  3. Top / Skirt
  4. Top
  5. Top
  6. Shoes
  7. Top
  8. Purse
  9. Jumper

Gah how perfect is this color. I have mentioned Pantone colors before but if you do not know what a pantone color is, let me enlighten you. A panel comes together every year and chooses 1 color that will be the leading color of the year. This year 2016 was unique in a way that 2 colors were chosen – serenity blue and rose quartz. These two colors are so dreamy together and represent a number of meanings like gender equality and peace. I spoke about these colors at an event I hosted a while back and learned a lot about Pantone. Today I wanted to share Serenity blue that I have been all heart eyes about. I have been gravitating towards this color every time I go shopping and wanted to give you all the fair warning that you should be too!

I am planning on ordering this dress and this jumper. Happy Tuesday / #buttercupcrush babes. It means the world that you all stopped by. Cheers to another busy week!

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Tis the Season of Burgundy

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of Burgundy

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of Burgundy

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of Burgundy

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of Burgundy

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of Burgundy

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of Burgundy

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of Burgundy

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Tis the season of Burgundy

Pants: ASOS | Bodysuit: Olympia / Misguided | Shoes: Keds / Purse: YSL

Today you will be getting a double whammy by sharing my favorite color of the season and how to wear a bodysuit. Obviously burgundy is huge this year ands you probably have seen it everywhere. I love that I got a text from a friend the other day asking if bombers are still in?? and letting me know that she has seen burgundy everywhere so it has to be this seasons color (I love my friends). She was definitely right and burgundy can be worn to accessorize, as your lipstick color, or a piece of your clothing. I love how this combo came out –  paired a suede pink bodysuit with these burgundy high waisters. This combo reminds me of Valentine’s day but also perfect for this time of year.

I have also been asked what is the best way to wear a bodysuit and I would recommend anything that is high waisted. A bodysuit helps perfect the tucked in shirt look and with these paper bag pants, were the perfect match.

This was another look exploring the streets of NYFW. The girls and I had nothing planned for Sunday morning (as Sunday mornings should be) so it was the perfect outfit to put on my keds and explore.

I do have another fun color crush that I will be sharing tomorrow – so I will see you back here first thing in the morning!

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NYFW Show Recap 1: Camo Flirty

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | NYFW Show Recaps: Camo Flirty

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | NYFW Show Recaps: Camo Flirty

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | NYFW Show Recaps: Camo Flirty

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | NYFW Show Recaps: Camo Flirty

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | NYFW Show Recaps: Camo Flirty

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | NYFW Show Recaps: Camo Flirty

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | NYFW Show Recaps: Camo Flirty

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | NYFW Show Recaps: Camo Flirty

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | NYFW Show Recaps: Camo Flirty

Jeans: Misguided | Top: Topshop / White | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bag: Gigi NY

So I went to A LOT of shows during NYFW and watching the runway was probably the most memorable part of my trip. The lights, models, people, make up, outfits were so on point I wanted to share each show that I attended real quick and either trends / pieces that stood out to me. Keep in mind I was at the Spring 2017 shows so these are all items we won’t be seeing until 2017 but it’s always good to stay a head of the curve 🙂 You can also certainly incorporate some of these pieces now since its still hot outside! Like in the outfit above this flirty pink is my absolute favorite and I decided to girly up the ripped camo denim that I can’t get over. Luckily all sizes are still left and under $50. On trend and on point!

*Noon By Noor: Lots of neutrals & sheer fabric. This was my first show so I was very goo goo gah gah during the entire show. The neutral colors and sheer fabrics were so flirty I couldn’t keep my eyes off of them and definitely gained lots of inspiration from this show.

*Marissa Webb: What really caught my eye was the silky materials which I was inspired by and blogged about here. This was my favorite show of them all and I am not sure if it was because I was wearing this Marissa Webb shirt and felt super cool or the amount of iconic ladies were in the room that I looked up too OR the fact that I landed FRONT row at Marissa Webb. I was let alone surprised I got in. Anyway along with the silky fabric lots of leather came into play along with dark greens and white (which was my outfit to the event – here – I felt right at home)!

Fashion Palette: So this was a mix of brands which I thought was pretty cool. It was also a mix of categories from ball gowns to night gowns. Tons of different styles which was super fun!

Misha Collection: This particular show I had some pieces that I was obsessed with and others I wasn’t crazy about. This collection consisted of leopard, gold fringe, monochromatic, and very sexy going out kinda looks. Leather and lace were also on the menu!

*Tadashi Shoji: Sad this was one of my favorites but the photos are not out! I’ll be sure to share in the next post the photos. I remember very fun and elegant pieces. This show was also so special to me since I actually have been a fan of Tashi before I was invited and it was in the big runway showroom which felt like a dream. I ALSO ran into my old bride and groom waiting in line which was super crazy! My old bride and groom was Crystal Stewart ( Mrs. Usa 2008) along with her Belgium prince. You can find their wedding here. They actually where my last wedding so hold a dear place in my heart!

Dan Liu: I scored front row at this one and I did like some dresses but nothing wowed me. I did have friends that loved this show so you can see how every one is different. I also believe that is the beauty of fashion – we all have different taste buds and there is so much fashion to go around. Lots and lots of dresses were showcased and was a Parisian themed show. We all were introduced with red roses at our seat and Dan Liu himself sat at a Parisian like table for his finale. It was cute!

Click on the names of the shows to take you to the gallery. As you can see I went to A LOT of shows – I have 6 more which I will be sharing at a later post. I was in New York for fashion week for a full week and I had a jam pack schedule everyday so it was a lot to take in. I am not going to lie all of the shows kinda are mumble jumbled in my head but the ones that stood out to me have an * – luckily I have photos to go back on for memory because I am going to need them once Spring comes around.

You can visit Things I learned during NYFW here. I am getting tons of emails about how to get into shows so I maybe working on a post ONLY if you all are interested – so let me know 🙂