Fall Fashion Essentials To Keep in Your Closet

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Fall has finally arrived! Living in Texas the cooler months don’t last too long so I’ve learned to invest in fall basics that are classic, light-weight and transitional. I’m all about versatility. I like items that can be mixed and matched, worn multiple ways, and styled differently each time. To spice up my fall wardrobe, I recently visited a local woman-owned fashion boutique, Dylan Wylde , for a few fall staples that are inexpensive and can be worn a few times- and that won’t go out of style.

I would best describe my style as sophisticated, yet sexy so when I saw this faux leather mini skirt I knew I had to have it. This mini skirt is just the right length which is rare to find for me being that I’m 5’8 and it really set the tone for my look. One of the things I love most about fall fashion is mixing textures. Turtlenecks, or in this case mock turtlenecks, are a great staple to keep in rotation because they are the foundation to layering effortlessly. Olive green is one of my favorite fall colors, so I knew I had to add this sleeveless top to the mix. It’s the perfect breathable fabric that is great while making moves during the day without breaking a sweat.

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4C6A9249Laying is key for fall and so is finding the right outwear pieces that can be dressed down or up, no matter the occasion. Leather moto jackets are an essential that pair effortlessly with almost anything and make me feel like a badass. I love the zipper details that add some edge to this jacket.

There is something so classic about black booties that can easily be worn with a dress, skirt or leggings. I have had these black booties for a few years from Zara and they remain a staple in my wardrobe. What I love about them is that they can be worn year round since they’re open toe and have mesh and leather details that provide versatility.

Wherever you’re headed this season do it with style, passion and purpose. Most importantly, do what works for you. I’ve got another fall look from Dylan Wylde coming your way, so keep your eyes peeled.

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What are your fall staples you like to keep in rotation? Comment below and let me know.

Photography: Cassandra J. Klepac

Living on Purpose and Leading an Intentional Life

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It’s so invigorating sitting at a table surrounded by fearless, bad-ass, creative and multi-talented women who are breaking barriers. Lately, I’ve been reminded the importance of living on purpose and being intentional, so it was only right that I lead the discussion with that topic at my  Queens & Conversation brunch. This past Sunday, I was joined by a group of inspiring women including Olivia, Karyn, Rekha, Ashton, Desiree, Rochelle, Donnet, TiyeSydney, Kara and Keisha. We met at Hanks, a woman-owned restaurant that is definitely Insta worthy, not to mention they just released a delicious brunch menu just in time for our gathering.

We had an enriching conversation that centered around the power of being intentional from creating opportunity for people that are underrepresented, owning our narrative, being aware of what we consume in our mind and bodies, what we’re sharing on social media, and consciously investing in our community. The more intentional we strive to become, the universe will align in our favor.

“Never underestimate the power of intention. Your thoughts, words and actions are the keys to your future.”

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What’s interesting is that most of the women didn’t know each other before this brunch, but once we began introducing ourselves and sharing our passions we immediately noticed how much we had in common. One of the beautiful aspects of hosting this experience that I enjoy most is bringing women together from a variety of backgrounds and industries to gather and grow through fellowship.

When I decided to create this brunch series a year ago, I knew that I wanted it to be an intimate experience where women could share their professional and personal experiences, while discussing ways we can collaborate to serve our community in a meaningful way. From intentionally hand-picking the guests to determining where we would gather, it is based off intention. I’m so grateful that I’m able to use my gifts to create opportunities for other women to be seen and reminded of their power.

As the year slowly comes to a close, I want to remind you that you still have time to finish strong. I encourage you to take advantage of the time you have and use it wisely. Prioritize what matters most and start working towards it. There is no better time than now. Live everyday with intention to learn something new about yourself and others, take on a new challenge that will bring you closer to your goals, surround yourself with those that bring out the best in you and encourage you to keep going.

Surround yourself with energy that takes you up. Be around people who make you feel good. They’ll help you manifest what you want. 

Much love

Alexandra