by societytexas | Aug 31, 2021 | 2021 September October, Inspire
Fabulous fashion is back this fall, bold and beautiful. Now that we are returning to board rooms and ballrooms, we’re craving connection and communication—optimistic expression through fabulous flair. Our vivacious style hunter Eleanora Morrison, of Eleanora.co., weighs in with her boisterous recommendations.
For a Texas fall, we always love a billowy blouse. Perfect for the days when the heat starts to subside, and the breezes begin to blow like this Loewe Doll House Printed Oversized Shirt for your transitional seasonal wardrobe.
$1,550. At Neiman Marcus.
The best accessory to any room is a vibrant scent that evokes your mood. We recommend Set To Jet, the 100% environmentally safe soy, long-burning candle. It was created by Dirty Bartender Candles and The Society Chronicles for the brand-new luxury candle collection, Social-Lite Candles. There are many gorgeous scents from which to choose, in 11 oz. platinum glass.
$58. At DirtyBartender.com.
An easy way to perk up any outfit is with a colorful pair of earrings that makes your gorgeous face the focus. We love these perennially happy and hand-crafted creations from Cassandra Collections. These 14k gold-filled, multi-floral earrings with pearls are a delight.
$350. At CassandraCollections.com.
Leave it to Italian craftsmanship to make a colorful splash to add more vibrance to your ensemble. These sparkling bags are perfect from sunrise to sundown.
Prices vary from $360. By Mela of Italy. At The Garden Room, Austin.
The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign has created a global impact since 1992. When you purchase the company’s product, a portion of the purchase price will raise funds towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). We recommend the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex that harnesses the restorative power of night to deliver accelerated visible renewal.
$105. At EsteeLauder.com.
You know what they say about animal print—it’s nature’s neutral, and we love it to make a statement. This Turlington Leopard & Cherry-Print Cady Jacket will add just enough ‘wild thing’ to your seasonal ensembles.
$3,195. At Neiman Marcus.
Who doesn’t love an eye-catching oversized knit reminiscent of the Big 80s? Whether you’re bopping between the office, the country club, or a cocktail party, this Intarsia wool and cotton blend cardigan will have you covered—and always chic.
$1,500. At Net-A-Porter.com.
Preparing to hit the slopes at some point throughout the coming chilly months? No doubt you’d stand out on the slopes wearing this bold tangerine Ganni Tech Cropped Puffer Jacket.
$425. At Neiman Marcus.
Where fashion meets art: these Dolce & Gabbana Patchwork 105mm Stiletto Boots are elegant, daring, expressive, and will be a conversation starter no matter which rooms you walk into this season.
$1,125. At Neiman Marcus.
Bold and beautiful—this Salvatore Ferragamo Minibag Multicolored Gancini Jacquard Satchel Bag is a joyous pop of personality to add as a statement accessory with your seasonal ensembles.
$1,090. At Neiman Marcus.
In search of a portable pouch to drop your most needed items in and go? Look no further than this Ganni Recycled Leather Crossbody Pouch Bag, a stylish and practical way to tote only your essentials throughout town.
$165. At Neiman Marcus.
Gucci’s enchanting fragrances within The Alchemist’s Garden collection have us transported to a cosmetic wonderland. We love A Nocturnal Whisper Perfume Oil for your most inspired moments of self-care.
$410. At Gucci.com.
by societytexas | Jun 30, 2021 | Inspire, 2021 July August
With vacation destinations beginning to open their doors again, we’re longing to get away from it all and spend a joyous summer rejuvenating in the sunshine. Our style chronicler, Eleanora Morrison, of Eleanora.co, shares looks inspired by La Dolce Vita—the sweet life of summer travels and a return to our former jet-setting ways.
For all of the days spent lounging in the sunshine, why notsparkle while being protectedfrom those rays? This Gucci straw hat will shimmer away as you drift to sea.
$550. At Net-A-Porter.com.
How much is that doggie in the window? Shopping with this tote while out on the town will be sure to catch some paw-sitive attention.
$299. At NeimanMarcus.com.
No summer outfit is complete without the final touch of the essential seasonal accessory: the sunnies. These Krewe shades are a perfect complement to any al-fresco ensemble.
$275. At NeimanMarcus.com.
Splish, splash, these pups love a Beverly Hills bath. Why not acquire a seasonally appropriate print or pool accessory that makes every day a vacay?
Starting at $299. At GrayMalin.com.
When it comes to sun protection, San Antonio-based company Supergoop is a fan favorite. This summer, they’ve collaborated with photographer Gray Malin to bring extra style to your skincare routine with the Supergoop x Gray Malin collection.
$75. At Supergoop.com.
For the warmest of days, whether at home or away, nothing beats the heat like a flowy kaftan. Inspired by classic silhouettes, the ERDEM Antibes dress is the essence of holiday style.
$895. At Erdem.com.
For mornings at the summer farmer’s market, this Patou tote is perfect to gather ingredients for the evening’s dinner—served al fresco with a view of the water, of course.
$358. At Patou.com.
Nothing says summer glamour like a silk cover-up robe, perfect for gliding around the pool as you sip your refreshing beverage of choice. This Camilla number will have you feeling timelessly fabulous.
$849. At NeimanMarcus.com.
Flirty in floral: this sweetheart swimsuit by Tory Burch is sure to turn heads at your next vacation destination.
$258. At NeimanMarcus.com.
These Prada sandals are perfect for a day spent wandering between the water and wherever else you find yourself exploring.
$775. At NeimanMarcus.com.
The espadrille that is. These Saint Laurent canvas espadrilles can take you from a morning beach bike ride to a sunset happy hour and everywhere in between.
$395. At NeimanMarcus.com.
A vacation wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without easy-to-slip-on shorts. Look no further than this romantic Zimmermann pair. Their blooming pattern will billow in the breeze as you take in all of the exciting sights.
$375. At Net-A-Porter.com
by societytexas | Apr 29, 2021 | Inspire, 2021 May June
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by societytexas | Feb 28, 2021 | 2021 March April, Inspire
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by societytexas | Jan 3, 2021 | 2021 January February, Inspire
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by societytexas | Aug 31, 2020 | Inspire, 2020 September October, Style
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.