Prep In My Step

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Prep In My Step: Blazer | Button Up: Flannel | Pants: 1981 (similar) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker  | Booties: BP (similar) | Watch: Michael Kors

I thought that this combo was so cute, I had to share. It’s such a preppy look, “prep in my step” seemed appropriate as the title. I love love the color combo army green and navy. All was needed was a flannel print in this mix to top it off. I think we all need to invest in some staple blazers. They really do dress up an outfit and create a more sophisticated look. I especially love the detailing of blazers when you role up the sleeves. Even as small as pinstripes such as this blazer gives it a sense of style. If you noticed, I rolled up my blazer sleeve to peek out the flannel look.

If I was still in corporate America, this would be my go to outfit. I thought it was right to shoot this outfit at the new office building down the street, do I fit in? Sadly, the security officer didn’t think so and we got kicked out during this shoot. Thanks for stopping by Buttercups and happy weekend!

XX,Dede Raad

High Necks

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High Necks: Topshop | Jeans: Piper | Flats: Steve Madden | Chambray: Cotton | Hat: Topshop | Glasses: Karen Walker | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Watch: Michael Kors

I am a sucker for high necks tank, yes I said tank in the beginning of January. Now with the weather being crazy in Texas, I had to bring out this high neck tank because frankly, I am obsessed with these kind of cuts(plus it’s only $20). It’s so flattering with those collar bones showing and its hard to show it off during winter time. I paired this chambray cotton button up around my waste for when times get chilly. This black tank is a perfect chic basic staple. I accessorized this look with a big floppy hat and some cute Kendras to bring out some color. The high neck line and shirt around the waste is bringing it back to those elementary school days, which I am loving. This is such an easy look to recreate and I hope you enjoyed it!

Today, I have glued myself at home until our Rockets game tonight. I have literally had this same cold since Christmas and haven’t had time to let my body rest. It is kind of a ritual that I get sick this time of year. Anyways, I hope you all are enjoying your first week of 2016!

XX,Dede Raad

Rocksbox Jewelry Subscription

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Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription base company that I had to share it with you all. How genius is a premium jewelry subscription box concept. Most of the items above are from trying out Rocksbox and I have fallen in love. They send you about 3 items per box and when you are done using the jewelry, you send it back to swap out for 3 more items. If you have fallen in love with your jewelry piece, which has happened to me, you have the option of purchasing that item to keep. The packaging comes in a small cute box like above and they make it very easy providing a return label and the same packaging to send back when you are ready. They even give you an option to create your very own wishlist on their website to give your stylist a idea of what you like.

I really do love the concept of subscription companies but I believe for fine jewelry, this idea has nailed it. I always get tired of my jewelry real fast but am so impatient to shop for the little detailed items such as jewelry. Rocksbox also carries high end jewelry like Kendra Scott that you are able to borrow but don’t have to be stuck with one color.

If you are interested in this concept, I have teamed up with Rocksbox to offer a one month free trial for you. You can easily sign up and try it out for a month, then return it. My code for your free month is: dedebff2

I hope you enjoy Rocksbox and be sure to tag me when you get your goodies in so I can see!

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Turtle Neck Sweater

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Turtle Neck Sweater: Topshop | Jeans: 1822 | Flats: Chinese Laundry | Earrings: Rocksbox (code: dedebff2)

This turtle neck sweater is so darling, I love it. It is so easy to pair with some black jeans and some lack up flats for a casual look. I am so thankful that turtle necks have made a come back. When I think turtlenecks, I think of Kohls cotton turtle necks in the 90s my mom made my wear in grade school. Anyone else? Thankfully they have made a comeback but in a much cuter way. Something about the cold in the morning makes me want to dress as easiest as possible. Throwing on staple items really get the job done when in a hurry.

I hope you all survived your first Monday! I just got exciting news yesterday in regards to the blog, and I can’t wait to share with you all! The Lord is working and blessing this passion of mine and I am so thankful. I also am more than thankful for all of you who have taken the time to read this today.  I hope you have a happy Tuesday and I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow on this page!

XX,Dede Raad