Sunday, February 28, 2016

Maybe boyfriend Tee, Maybe boyfriend Jeans

When you plan a girls day out, there is nothing better than being able to enjoy it in a comfy tee and comfy heels. Dressing up any tee is easy when you pair it with some darling heels and charming jewels. It was so nice to be able to enjoy a sunny day out in the city (Houston weather is so unpredictable).

P.S. Big tees are a must in my closet. 

I am wearing heels that are a little shorter than usual (3'inch) which allows me to last so much longer on busy days( #winning). 

I must admit, I purchased this awesome tee for 50 cents at a family thrift! (#lifehack)

We spent our day down Montrose in Houston at The Black Labrador. Great brunch!

Wearing: Express boyfriend jeans / Aldo heels

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday Talk:Mix Match Prints


I have fallen in love with mix match prints. It is so fun playing with different patterns and making them your own. The rules I follow (sometimes): I try to keep the fabrics in the same color family and let at least one color match.  This does help with the overall outfit. ENJOY!



Breaking up the patterns with a solid color can also helps.
Skirt: Express
Floral Print Heels: ALDO
Stripped Top: Macy's


Floral Skirt: Express
Stripped Tee: Old Navy (from my best friend)
Jacket: A&F
Shades: Ray-Ban
Shoes: Call-It Spring
When in need of inspiration, my go to girl...rocking mixed patterns.... {IG: @jamiejchung}


What inspires you?
Alessandra Laura

Monday, February 15, 2016

Tuesday Talk: Black Blazer Dress

Happy Tuesday! This only means one thing, we have survived Monday! You did it!

It has definitely been a pretty busy week already but I am loving every second if it! 
If you have not noticed yet, I love wearing black and I also love eating so if I get dirty (99.9 percent chance) its not easily noticeable. Problem solved for when always on the go. I love this outfit and wanted to share such a cute and elegant piece. Came across this blazer dress on the Clearence rack at Zara. I survived a full day of work, grammy awards, and business meetings on a monday in this dress ( can you say #winning). 

P.S. If going for a more comfy and lose fitted look (meeeeee) buy it one size bigger. 

From last nights Grammy's:

As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but, if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you're going you'll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment.

-Taylor Swift

Cheers to a new week full of second chances and new opportunities. 
Dress: Zara
Purse: Tory Burch
Sunglasses: Dior
Rings: Zara


-Alessandra Laura

Monday, February 8, 2016

Tuesday Talk: 4 Fav Coffee Shops

Tuesday Talk - when 140 characters are not enough and a single photo post doesn't speak a thousand words......

I think it is pretty obvious that I freaking love coffee, so I thought I would share some of my favorites around town. While some were introduced to me by friends, others were just stumbled upon. Either way, I instantly fell in love. While there are so many coffee shops in Houston, these are just some of my favorites; the ones I go to more frequently. Coffee is great, and for instagram purposes, better! Coffee=best-friend. May your Mondays be faster and your Sundays well spent. 

1. Tout Suite
2001 Commerce St., Houston, TX 77002

This place is beautiful from head to toe. Great food,great coffee, and hipster vibes! Small menu but great selections. A go to place at any time of the day or evening! All your favorites can be found here. I enjoy coming here because of the location (Downtown). There is plenty of places to sit and parking is no hassle (can we say #winning). Wifi-YES! Avocado Lover? Must try the Avocado toast!

2. Bosta-Wine and Coffee
1801 Binz St. Houston, Tx, 77004

Great atmosphere with probably the best Chai Tea Latte like...EVER! You can have private seating or bar seating. Like my sister would say, this place it #LIT and open late!  In the Museum District; a lot of art to be seen!

Best Part- Dogs are allowed!

(green tea)

3. Catalina
2201 Washington Ave, Houston, TX, 77007

One thing I enjoy more than coffee, is outdoor seating while enjoying coffee. I totally feel like im California Dreaming when here! The greenery is amazing. A place to go for early coffee after a run!
People are great and so friendly. If sitting outside, its a great place to bring your dog. They can meet new paw friends! My go to place after a run at bayou park!

4. Sycamore Grounds Coffee House
2502 Pansy St. Pasadena, Tx, 77503

Coffee and Cozy! Yes! This little coffee house is the cutest. The outdoor seating is perfect on a pretty day out with friends or family. When in college, I enjoyed my time here. 

(Caramel Latte)

And More.....

Coffee makes it all better, it got me through college, and it gets me through those days when all you want to do is stay in bed. Whatever it is that keeps you motivated, do it! 

May your week be productive but most of all, may it be as wonderful as you! #empower

X O X O,

Alessandra Laura