Welcoming Fall

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Welcoming Fall

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Welcoming Fall

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Welcoming Fall

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Welcoming Fall

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Welcoming Fall

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Welcoming Fall

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Welcoming Fall

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Welcoming Fall

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Welcoming Fall

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Welcoming Fall

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Welcoming Fall

Top: Jones New York ℅  | Sweater Vest: Jones New York ℅  | Jeans: STS or Similar | Shoes: Sole Society | Necklace: Bauble Bar Choker / Bauble Bar Metal / Monogram

I am welcoming fall with open arms and I feel like I am starting to be ok with it, thanks to Jones New York relaunch at Dillards.  I have been freezing in Las Vegas this week since they like to blast the A/C on ultimate high and this cute, cute sweater vest did the trick to keep me warm. It also was the perfect vest over this cheetah top that is perfect for this time of year! I feel like I officially declare fall when the cheetah tops come out for me. The trick I have learned is to wear some bright red/maroon lips while wearing animal print to make that print pop. I also have caved on the bell bottom trend and I think it’s the perfect mix with this cheetah top and sweater vest along with layer chokers to complete the fall look. I am LOVING the re-launch of Jones New York and the entire line that can be found at Dillards! I also this pleated back top that I absolutely love and can’t wait to share!

Speaking of Jones New York – designer, George Sharp, will be on Great Day Houston tomorrow (9/20) then will at Dillard’s Baybrook around 11 am for a meet & greet! Sounds like fun for me! Sad I will still be in Vegas at the time or I so would be there.

Vegas has been an absolute blast! I loved getting your restaurant suggestions and I feel like we have tried all of them. I’ll be sure to do a post on a Vegas travel guide! We always get asked where do we stay so tomorrow I plan to explain on snapchat why we like to stay at the Mirage. Be sure to follow along (dederaad). Happy Monday y’all!

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Versatile Sweater

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sweater: Evys Tree | Pants:  Similar | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Purse: Henri Bendel 

I couldn’t wait to share this top because I am in awe of how great it is. I may have worn this top twice in the past two days, one time on the plane and then for dinner last night. I love when tops are genius and this versatile top is just that. It has a string to be able to tighten the neck for a cowl look (first set of photos) or you can untighten the string for an off the shoulder look (my favorite). The cowl was perfect for keeping me warm on my plane ride to Las Vegas and the OTS was perfect look for a night out in Vegas. I love playing with the monochromatic look with gray pants but bringing in some soft colors like the shoes and purse to break up the look.

Cheers from Vegas! We have a whole lot of nothing planned and I am so excited for it. Well we have Mr. Olympia (body building thing) but thats only on Saturday! We came a couple of years ago and Ted loved it. It’s funny I joke saying last week was my week to see fashion shows and inspirational bloggers and this week it’s his to stalk body builders and see them compete. See you next week for some exciting stuff!

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NYFW Things I Learned

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | NYFW Things I Learned

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | NYFW Things I Learned

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | NYFW Things I Learned

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | NYFW Things I Learned

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Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | NYFW Things I Learned

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | NYFW Things I Learned

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | NYFW Things I Learned

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | NYFW Things I Learned

Dress: Intermix (River Oaks) | Shoes: Elaine Turner | Bag: Trendlee (code: buttercup for 5% off)

Y’all, NYFW was more than a dream come true. Everything from runway fashion, meeting inspirational bloggers, pr meetings, my “co-workers” in person, people watching, street style, to endless parties, it was phenomenal. I like can’t put into words how thrilling of an experience it was and how I can’t wait to do it again. Along the way I did pick up on some tips of how to survive fashion week that I thought were really important. I will be sharing my looks and other tips in the next couple of weeks. Honestly, the reason why I wanted to go this year mainly was to learn. Not even being one year old with my blog, I knew fashion week is something that is important, so no matter how big or small I needed to go. I was there a full week and learned A LOT about fashion week, myself, and the industry. I do want to say that ANYONE can go to fashion week. So if it has been a dream of yours for as long as you can remember, know you don’t have to be a blogger, buyer, editorial, or even be in fashion. I even got sissy into a show!

This post inspired me by my first mistake of the season that I died laughing at after the fact. I immediately texted my mom and sister letting them know I walked out of the cab to my first show with a water bottle, protein bar wrapper and lotion since the uber driver didn’t have a trash can. Immediately after I walked out, there were about 10 cameras all shooting my outfit. I was starstruck by the amount of cameras and how unprepared I was. Like how are you going to post a photo of me with my trash in my hand. Apparently trash doesn’t matter since I was featured on Popsugar TWICE for the best Street Style and best Accessories from fashion week. I am laughing so hard about it…now. Take it with a grain of salt and know next time I will be ready for my close up so…

  • Always walk out of the cab to your show prepared. All cameras will be on you (for the bigger shows) so be sure to be ready and on your A game. Sunglasses are also a good idea.
  • I would wear my best outfits to the bigger shows since more street photographers would be there. I think it so much fun finding yourself on nyfw websites so just strategize what outfits are the best. They say lots of layers and anything flowy/ has movement is best.  A couple of smaller shows had no photographers so I just strategized and wore my favorites to the big ones
  • Shows start at least 15-30 mins late so just try to be there on time to a show and you should be fine
  • Even if you’re not assigned a seat and your ticket says standing, you will most likely get a seat. I think I only stood at one show. Not everyone shows up to the shows so they will give the seats up about 8 mins before show time. I actually scored Marissa Webb (one of my favorite shows) FRONT ROW. It was such a dream come true. I also wore her top to the show.
  • You can talk yourself into any show. I didn’t try this but I had a friend who tried coming to a couple of shows with me and she got into both! All you have to do is sweet talk the people in the front and let them know how much you would like to attend the show.
  • Dress to impress. Even if you’re not on the runway, you are with an audience who loves fashion and you never know who you are going to meet.
  • Talk to everyone and everyone whether you are waiting in the standing line or just got a seat. Introduce yourself and swap IG handles. I have a cell phone case that holds cards, so I constantly was giving my cards away like candy. It is so important to network and one of the main reasons why you are there.

I feel like I am now consumed with so much New York Fashion week knowledge that I can go on and on and on. I should probably jot all my ideas down before they leave me. Go ahead and shoot me any emails if you have any specific questions as I would love to help!

Let me talk about this outfit real quick! I was obsessed with the velvet black buttons and the color of this dress. The black buttons with the flirty pink gave it a more edgy chic look. I paired the dress with some velvet booties ( becoming super popular and my next #buttercupcrush ) and a YSL bag. Loving the color combo!

 

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The Trousers

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Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | The Trousers

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | The Trousers

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | The Trousers

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | The Trousers

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Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | The Trousers

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Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | The Trousers

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | The Trousers

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | The Trousers

Top: Fifth Label | Bottom: Topshop | Purse: Henri Bendel | Choker: Nord | Shoes: Similar

Welcome back to the work week. I have been working non stop this past week that a boss babe outfit on this Monday seemed appropriate. Something about trousers high waisted are my favorite. The color on this is also perfect for this time of year.

Hope you’re following along on snapchat / IG for my NYFW festivities. I am shocked this trip is coming to an end. I kinda can’t wait to get back to my hubs and the pup and let you all know about the trip! Once I get home from NYC on Tuesday I leave to Vegas on Wednesday. I shall see you back here on Wednesday!