Pop of Blazer

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad Pink Blazer Casual Look

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad Pink Blazer Casual Look

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad Pink Blazer Casual Look

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad Pink Blazer Casual Look

 

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad Pink Blazer Casual Look

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad Pink Blazer Casual Look

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad Pink Blazer Casual Look

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad Pink Blazer Casual Look

Blazer: Similar/Similar (both under $100) | Top: BP (sale $22) Jeans: Article of Society | Shoes: Steve Madden 

So a blazer doesn’t always have to be so serious. Especially a fun pop of color, like this blazer, adds some spice in your life and not in a super business formal kind of way. I took the laid back approach with some stripes, the comfiest jeans in the world, and some spring time booties. First I found a similar striped long sleeve tee with a V neck that is 40% off leaving it at $22. If you can tell by the photos, I rolled up the striped tee sleeves with the blazer and doesn’t it give a pop of detail. I would love to see you all recreate a look similar as this! This business pieces in your closet does not always have to stay boring and stiff for business days. Rock them on the casual days as well.

I also thought this was the perfect casual date night outfit for Valentines this year! What a fun flirty color to bring out to your wardrobe. What plans do you all have this year? I love hearing what other people have planned or getting for their significant others. It always gives me good ideas for the next time around! I hope you all enjoy this weekend of love wether with your babe, your mom, your best friend, or your dog. You are loved no matter what!

XXDede-Raad1

All White

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

All White Top: Fifth Label | Leg Pants: Vince Camuto | Shoes: Jessica Simpson

So let me start by saying white after Labor Day is not a thing in my book. Apparently it has been written from the socialites in the 1800s. “Only summer months, weddings and resort were for white occasions.” Of course my fashion icon Coco Chanel claimed to not follow the rule and I shall not either. When Labor Day was adopted in 1894, it was the official end point for summer fashion. Who knew! This white suite ensemble has bell sleeves written all over it. When I first put this together, Ted was not a fan, and I couldn’t tell if I was convinced either (truthfully). But the more I stare at this look, the more it grows on me. Especially the wide leg  Vince Camuto pants I have crushed on lately.  If I were still in the office, I would rock this look to meetings and stand out. Office looks tend to get stale and for those creative fashionistas, this look is for you!

Hope you all have a great Thursday! I feel like I have been running around all week.

XXDede-Raad1

mon·o·chrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Knot Tee: June & Hudson | Jeans: Mavi (must haves & true to size) | Shoes: old (similar) | Watch: Michael Kors | Lipstick: Nars

Lately, I have been on monochromatic kick and for Valentines coming up, this look with a pop of pink is perfection. These jeans are pretty much the comfiest jeans ever and true to size. You must have these in your closet as they go with everything but break up the everyday wear of jeans, white jeans, or black jeans. I have had my eye on these bad boys but they are a little $$$$. To complete the monochromatic look (definition: containing or using only one color) a grey tee was needed. This June & Hudson knot hem tee is pretty much adorable. The material is light and airy for those summer days and the knot changes up the basic grey tee look. It’s a new tee and has sold out quickly. Only a few sizes are left as of today but make sure to keep checking back as they restock all the time! Top of this look with a spice of Pink lips from Nars (my new fav color) and there you have it.

Happy Hump Day loves! Yesterday I spent all day out and about so I have tons of emails, photo editing and just work in general to catch up on today. Not to mention Wednesday night is the Raads ONLY night together during the week with our busy schedules.  I must get everything done before hubby comes home for date night! Last night I attended The Table at Houstons First Baptist Church and boy did the Lord tug at my heart. I am excited to dig in His word this morning and I encourage you all as well!

XXDede-Raad1

Washed Denim

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad

Dress Up Buttercup | Houston Fashion Blog - Dede Raad | Washed Denim

Denim: Topshop | Pants: Blank NYC (similar & on sale) | Shoes: Jessica Simpson (similar here)

Ok I have said it a thousand times but I will say it one more time, who is ready for Spring? I thought this look is a perfect transition look with a button up long sleeve washed denim shirt and a spring party on the bottom. These exact jeans are sold out but I found a very similar pair on sale for $66 that you will need for your summer wardrobe. Lately, I have loved color blocked just simple colors yet together even make a bolder statement. Cognac with whites and blacks have been my go to and they plan on staying. I especially have been crushing on the black denim button up that keeps me warm during these kind of coldish days. Lets be honest, I am the worst at dressing warm. I think its the Texas girl in me.

Thanks for stopping by lovelies and happy Tuesday! Today is a busy one for me.

XXDede-Raad1