BRIGHT, BOLD & BOISTEROUS

BRIGHT, BOLD & BOISTEROUS

Summer is here…and we plan to make a sartorial splash. Our style chronicler, Eleanora Morrison, of Eleanora.co vivaciously shares a bounty of bold looks inspired by the vibrant colors that accompany warmer Texas temperatures and simple poolside pleasures.

FLOWING AND FREE

Whether you’re dining al fresco on vacation or in need of a flowy frock during a warm and balmy summer night at home, this ViX crepe halter neck maxi dress is your best answer.

$228. At Net-A-Porter.com.

ONE-PIECE, PLEASE

When it comes to fun in the summer sun, this retro one-piece is a staple that never goes out of style with this classic Hunza G seersucker swimsuit.

$175. At Net-A-Porter.com.

LOVE IN BLOOM

Part of Zimmermann’s Resort ‘21 collection, the Lovestruck dress evokes a sense of whimsy and joy. This summer you’ll be feeling fun and flouncy at the pool or walking down the beach in this billowing, breezy frock.

$1150. At Net-A-Porter.com.

BELTED IN BERMUDA

Belted, high-waisted, and breezy, these STAUD summer shorts are just the statement piece that will add both comfort and creativity to your summer ensembles.

$215. At Net-A-Porter.com.

HUES OF BLUES

For a summer full of outdoor socializing ahead, why not add some hues of blues to your backyard spaces? These stylish Roche Bobois outdoor sofas will do just the trick.

$7990. At RocheBobois.com

WALKING ON A DREAM

Style doesn’t always have to be sacrificed when it comes to comfort. These Versace sandals will have you walking on a dream while turning heads at the same time.

$350. At NeimanMarcus.com.

SO EASY BEING GREEN

As we begin to emerge into normal life again, combatting toxins while remaining radiant is paramount. Tata Harper’s Refreshing Cleanser, made from all-natural materials, makes it extra easy to be green.

$84. At NeimanMarcus.com.

BOTANICALLY BRIGHT

After a year of simplicity, it’s time for our manicures to make noise again. This award-winning Londontown Lakur delivers long-lasting, high-shine wear while infusing nails with moisturizing and strengthening botanicals.

$16. At NeimanMarcus.com.

TURQUOISE ON TOAST

When it comes to morning rituals, why not brighten your day with pops of colorful pieces from the Smeg x Dolce & Gabbana appliance collection, like this turquoise toaster?

$950. At NeimanMarcus.com.

SPARKLE AND SHINE

The finishing touch to the perfect summery ensemble is the sparkle and the shine. And as they say…everything’s bigger in Texas. Baubles included–the bigger the statement, the better. By Mignonne Gavigani New York.

$295. At GardenRoomBoutique.com.

CLUTCH ME TIGHT

We love a good python print as one of nature’s neutrals. You’ll want to clutch this one tightly no matter where you’re toting it, as a colorful complement to your daytime or evening look. By Parker & Hyde.

$186. At GardenRoomBoutique.com.

STRAP HAPPY

When in doubt, more is more. These Kate Maconie wavy strap sandals will add a pop to any summer look…and they’re sure to pack quite the punch.

$330. At NeimanMarcus.com.

CONFIDENCE LOVES COLOR

CONFIDENCE LOVES COLOR

Spring is finally here…and we have even higher hopes for a brighter tomorrow. Our style chronicler, Eleanora Morrison, of Eleanora.co, gleefully shares a curation of cheerful looks inspired by the Pantone colors of the year, Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Gray

PRESIDENTIAL IN PRADA

This double-breasted Prada coat is a beacon of hope that delivers the sunshine when skies are gray. Made famous by Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman, the coat is symbolic of light and unity. $3500. At Farfetch.com.

PLEATS, MEET PYTHON

Elegant, timeless, and flattering, this Toccin python print bow-neck dress will turn heads from the board room to the ballroom and everywhere in between. $595. At NeimanMarcus.com.

ADD MORE JOY

For an added pop of joy, why not don a silk scarf to elevate your chic ensemble? This Versace piece will perfectly do the trick. $295. At NeimanMarcus.com

BLOOMING SOULS

We all know that shoes can make an outfit. These 60s-inspired Christian Louboutin heeled sandals are sure to add an extra element of character and pizzaz for a mood lift throughout your day. $895. At Net-A-Porter.com.

FLORENTINE FOR THE GENTS

Men’s suit designer Stefano Ricci has created a line of silk masks for men, with sartorial inspiration from Italy. The perfect accessory for a springtime evening look or formal affair. They’ll finish off a suit or a tuxedo, worn along with safe social distancing in place, adding just the right amount of tasteful flare. $110. At NeimanMarcus.com.

HOPE FLOATS

As the days begin to warm up and we begin to dine al fresco and lounge poolside, why not also luxuriate glamorously? This Camilla lace-up dress is for the bold free spirits who want comfort and style at the same time. $699. At NeimanMarcus.com.

GATHER YOUR BELONGINGS

With fewer places to go and fewer people to see, there’s less to carry these days. Convenient and practical, this Balenciaga Neo Classic Mini Bag is the perfect statement satchel for the season. $1850. At BergdorfGoodman.com.

RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM

We aren’t quite back on the dance floors yet, but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost our sparkle. The good times will roll once again. And when they do, these glamourous gray satin Manolo Blahnik mule pumps will make you the belle of the ball. $1,295. At Net-A-Porter.com.

WHAT WOULD VICTORIA DO?

A quick pick-me-up is something that can bring you enjoyment all day long…and into the night. We suggest these Estate Collection yellow gold Victorian Etruscan Revival urn earrings, chosen from an extensive selection at Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. $2250. At LMFJ.com.

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

Peace and tranquility can be a part of your bedtime routine with Austin Horn’s collection of comforters. These dreamy patterns will soothe you right to sleep and have you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to take on each new morning. $875 (Comforter). At Horchow.com.

FINISHING TOUCH

Shiseido’s travel-friendly SPF compact foundation delivers a powdery finish while drying excess glow so that makeup won’t wear off or get sticky. Perfect for those springtime days spent outdoors. $30. At Nordstrom.com.

LUXURIOUS LUSTER

When in doubt, accessorize. Add some panache to your Apple Watch with this durable scratch-and sweat-resistant strap by Casetify, available in a range of colors to suit your style or mood. $50. At Nordstrom.com.

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Every woman wants to feel beautiful, especially on her big day. Here comes the bride and groom indeed, not only coming down the aisle but as we bid her bon voyage on a honeymoon adventure. Our very own Eleanora Morrison, of Eleanora.co., weighs in with some of her favorite recommendations for the couple’s happily ever after.

SHE’S SUCH A GEM

Jewelry can enhance any wedding ensemble, whether it’s a family heirloom piece or something new. Try a statement piece from Bulgari High Jewelry’s Burocko line, or from your local jewelers, like Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. You’re sure to glitter throughout your special day. Prices upon request. At Bulgari.com or LMFJ.com.

THAT TAKES THE CAKE

A wedding cake, both the bride and groom’s, can show how creative a couple is and what means the most to them with custom-designed themes. It can be as traditional or avant-garde as you wish. For delectable delights, we recommend Paige’s Bakehouse. At PaigesBakehouse.com.

THE SUITE LIFE

How about a suite of luxe Clé de Peau products for your wedding festivities…and beyond? We love Clé de Peau Beauté Volumizing Cream Supreme ($375), a decadent cream that visibly plumps, firms, and moisturizes skin. Clé de Peau Beauté Hydrating Veil ($80) creates a bare skin-like finish and prevents makeup deterioration caused by dryness, sebum, perspiration, and dullness. Clé de Peau Beauté The Serum ($295) delivers vital moisture to the skin. Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer ($73) is specially formulated with a smooth texture, long-lasting full coverage, and seamless finish. At CleDePeauBeaute.com.

I LOVE YOU A LATTE

Imagine quiet mornings together, spent sipping a piping hot cup of fresh coffee. This contemporary stainless steel French Press from Etro will help you make the most of your special moments as newlyweds and for the years to come.

$119. At Williams-Sonoma.com.

EMERALD CITY 

After all of the wedding-day fun is done, why not treat yourself to some out-of-the-ordinary statement earrings that are sure to start a honeymoon adventure off right? These Antonia Raw Emerald Bronze & 24K Gold Plated Earrings will turn heads, whether you are staycationing, globetrotting, or adventuring anywhere in between.

$249. At VanessaArcila.com

IMPERIALLY INSPIRED

Sure to add a dash of elegance to any table, this timeless set of Mottahedeh Imperial Blue China is edged in gold, with its central design inspired by a Chinese porcelain pattern from 1730. Pieces starting at $60. At Bloomingdales.com

CANDLE COUTURE

We love a statement candle for the (newlywed’s) home. But one that has the astrological signs? That’s golden. This Fornasetti candle is sure to spruce up any space and spark a conversation. $230. At NeimanMarcus.com.

PLUSH CRUSH

The ‘90s are back in hair accessories, and the nostalgia is next-level, which is why we are loving Jennifer Behr’s Thada headband for effortless honeymoon hair. Handmade in New York, the saffron velvet is padded for added volume, and the lining keeps it in place all day long. $225. At Net-A-Porter.com.

COME FLY WITH ME

For the jet-setting honeymooner, a sturdy set of stylish luggage is both practical and fashionable. This Paravel hard shell carry-on suitcase will help keep all of your essentials organized, no matter where you’re headed. $255. At Net-A-Porter.com.

SOMETHING BLUE

When it comes time for wedding day preparations, why not wear a little something blue to the bridal primping party? This timelessly elegant silk Meng kimono can be packed right up after the festivities are over and taken along for the honeymoon, too. $805. At Net-A-Porter.com.

OH, CREPE

If you’re in need of a contemporary ensemble for bridal events and would like an option that’s a little different than a traditional bridal gown, or even a reception outfit that allows for comfortable dancing into the wee hours, then this crepe dress has you covered. Cut from ivory crepe in a wide-leg silhouette, it turns to reveal a dramatic train that will sweep along the floor as you walk. $2,000. At Net-A-Porter.com.

PATIO, PLEASE

For the couple who loves to entertain, why not host hors d’oeuvres hour al fresco? These Iznik outdoor dip bowls are a stylishly festive way to serve up savory snacks with cocktails or before a seated dinner. $31.95 At Williams-Sonoma.com.

SENTIMENTAL REASONS

With all of the heartfelt sentiments weddings can bring, why not equip the groom and his groomsmen with a handkerchief to lend the bridal party if they shed a few happy tears on the big day? This white silk option is about as classic as it gets and looks sharp with any suit or tuxedo. $55. At BrooksBrothers.com.

TIE THAT KNOT

As a wedding day gift for your groom, try these silver Love Knot cufflinks. A timeless memento to commemorate the occasion, they can be worn not only on your big day but for years to come. $220. At NeimanMarcus.com

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE CHAMPAGNE

Here’s a crowd-pleasing gift for the newly betrothed. This Monique Lhuillier Margot champagne bucket will do the trick. We love the copper tint to add a unique touch to any social gathering once the newlyweds have returned from their honeymoon. $129. At PotteryBarn.com.

REGAL ROMANCE

REGAL ROMANCE

Every woman wants to feel beautiful, inside and out. So, now’s the time to turn our heads to more romantic notions as we begin a new fashion season, according to our roving style hunter Eleanora Morrison, of Eleanora.co., who weighs in with her favorite recommendations that will help you create more love in the world…starting with yourself.

ROYAL LOCKS

Since hair adornments are enhancing even the simplest ensembles, why not go for broke, with this bejeweled crescent barrette by Erdem? Everything from faux jade to emeralds to pink diamonds, and beyond will give any hairstyle a romantic boost. Plus, it becomes an instant heirloom piece. $400. At NeimanMarcus.com.

BLUSHING, NOT BASHFUL

The Tatiana blush satin clutch, by Jimmy Choo, is the perfect neutral, and it comes with a long shoulder chain to add even more versatility. The oversized rhinestone clasp will sparkle as brightly as you. $995. At NeimanMarcus.com.

PLEATED, PLEASE

This pretty-in-pink Givenchy silk skirt, which adds height to any outfit thanks to its accordion pleats, features an elastic waistband with a printed monogram logo. The A-line silhouette falls perfectly at mid-calf, making it perfect for dinner, dancing, and beyond. $1680. At The Webster.com.

RUCHE, REALLY

Ruching took front and center at the Fall/Winter 2020 collections. We love these shoes in a colorful, can’t-get-lost-in-a-crowd blue velvet, as a romantic textural gesture, don’t you? Price upon request. At Off-White.com.

SILVER SCREEN

Heads will surely turn as you enter the room well turned-out in this silver brocade evening suit. The slim silhouette boasts a waist-flattering peplum and a cropped pant that can be worn with heels or flats. Price Upon Request. At Erdem.com.

OPTOMISTICALLY BRIGHT

You love the Diptyque candles and scents, and you’ll love the new Fleur de Peau room fragrance that has a plethora of flowers at the heart of its composition. Sprayed in the air, on linens and clothes, or in a fine mist on the skin, it delicately perfumes your world. $110. At DiptyqueParis.com.

JEWEL-TONED GEM

Set for fall, this multi-colored jewel-tone blouse is a go-to basic to add personality to any neutral pairing. It’s perfect for day to evening, no matter how you style it. $395. At Nordstrom.com.

LORD OF LACE

Gucci’s silk-chiffon blouse trimmed with Victorian-inspired ivory lace will bring the drama to any ensemble, day or night. Pair it with wide-leg culottes for a casual look, or with a sleek velvet tuxedo for a show-stopping formal look. $3500. At Net-A-Porter.com.

FIT FOR A QUEEN

Aeydē’s cream Moa flats are sleek, comfortable, and perfectly fit to get you from the boardroom to the ballroom without sacrificing an ounce of style. A stately staple for any season. $230. At Net-A-Porter.com.

PUCKER UP

Looking for lips as luscious as the Queen of Hearts? Lipstick Queen’s Medieval Lipstick is sure to give you an extra rouged pucker that will bring out your royal alter ego. $24. At NeimanMarcus.com.

LUXURIOUS LUSTER

Why not raise a glass that glimmers in gold? For those who prefer a touch of personality in their barware, each of these gilded goblets are just the statement for your next toast. $66 each. At NeimanMarcus.com.

SHEER? SENSATIONAL.

SHEER? SENSATIONAL.

With the brighter days of summer here, a sense of freedom is evoked by the sheer trend, inspiring care-free nostalgic innocence and a return to the simpler days spent outdoors bathed in sunshine. Our creative curator, Eleanora Morrison of Eleanora.co, shares the products that have sent her imagination on vacation this season.

PLEATS, PLEASE

This pleated silk-organza midi dress takes us back to the dreaminess of childhood, in the most elegantly exaggerated way. This whimsical frock is oh-so-Alice, and we are willingly following her into Simone Rocha’s design couture wonderland. $1,610. Photo and availability courtesy Net-A-Porter.

UTMOST IMPORTANCE

Looking for the perfect gift for a friend who is always on the go? This transparent pouch by Anya Hindmarch is cleverly etched with Important Things across the top and made with clear PVC, so you never have to scramble to find the things you’re always reaching for. $275. Photo and availability courtesy Net-A-Porter

AU NATUREL

Natura Bisse’s Diamond Cocoon Sheer Cream applies as smooth as silk–at first beige, and it then transforms to any skin tone. It’s made with SIRT-AP peptide complex and plant-derived Detoxin that boosts the skin in battling stress, aging, and helps retain moisture. $225. Photo and availability courtesy Net-A-Porter.

SLITHERING SUNCHASER

Norma Kamali’s bold Snake swimsuit is for the chic sunchaser. Designed  to elongate the frame with white stretch fabric and panels of sheer beige mesh, this summertime staple is the perfect poolside accessory for the brighter days ahead. $265. Photo and availability courtesy Neiman Marcus.

SMOOTH AS SILK

This oversized silk-organza scrunchie will punctuate your seasonal looks with just enough dainty drama. Perfect for accessorizing your messy bun, low ponytail, or other heat-beating hairdos this summer. Sophie Buhai’s delicate take on the recycled fad won’t snag or pull. $195. Photo and availability courtesy Net-A-Porter.

SPARKLE IN YOUR STEP

Who doesn’t love a go-to summer sandal? These Marion Parke shiny patent leather slides will take you from cottage to the clubhouse for every sunny social occasion. $595. Photo and availability courtesy Neiman Marcus.

BEIGE BEAUTY

Chanel’s Les Beige Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick is the perfect punctuation for your summer glow. Just enough color contour, this tiny, totable trick is the shiny sculpting finish for your freshly sun-kissed cheekbones. $45. Photo and availability courtesy Neiman Marcus.

UNIQUELY IRIS

Iris Apfel’s iconic maximalist style has made its indelible mark on the fashion and design world. This crystalline paperweight outline of her will give any space just as much character as if Iris herself came to visit. $80. Photo and availability courtesy Neiman Marcus.

WHATEVER TOTES YOUR BOAT

Staud’s Shirley Clear PVC and Crocodile-Embossed Tote Bag is great for the beach, the pool, and even sporting and theatrical events after the cherished vacationing season comes to an end. It comes with a timelessly classic pouch. $208. Photo and availability courtesy Neiman Marcus.

THE FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT

We have our eye on Transparent sunglasses. These sparkling “Donatella” indoor/outdoor shades designed by Houstonian Margot Hogan are inspired by Donatella Versace, and we love the packed-with-personality pairs we are seeing from this new Texan-owned eyewear brand. These are the perfect accessory to exude your many moods, no matter the season. Prices vary. Model shown: $60. Photo and availability courtesy Transparent.

RUFFLE MY FEATHERS

A cocktail dress that is sure to ruffle feathers, Valentino’s Ruffled Silk-Tie Neck silhouette is alluringly sheer with romantic floral patterns that sweep elegantly with each step. Highlighting the feminine silhouette with its delicate fabrics, this dress is the piece for making a bold statement. $9,800. Photo and availability courtesy Neiman Marcus.