SHOP MY LOOK
I recently discovered Houston designer David Peck earlier this year when he was teaming up with Vintage Contessa for a trunk show at Tootsies. I browsed his website and was instantly hooked on his designs. He started his design career as a wedding dress designer, which continues to be a part of his business, but he has branched into women’s ready-to-wear fashion recently.
After becoming intrigued by the options available on his website, I knew I had to visit his showroom. I was in search of more pieces for my work wardrobe and was not expecting to find casual wear. As I perused the racks picking out dresses and skirts to try on, I happened upon this birdie romper. I’ve tried on a number of rompers over the last couple of years because I think they are nice in theory. However, I haven’t, up until now, had a shred of luck in finding the perfect romper for me. I’ve always ended up not liking the way the romper fits and leaving the store without one in hand, but the print of this birdie romper made me decide to give this style another chance. Much to my surprise, it fit – with no alterations (which they perform in-house if necessary)!
Ever since watching American Hustle, I’ve been fascinated with some aspects of 70’s fashion, especially jumpsuits! This romper is reminiscent of some of the styles in that era with the open back and semi-plunging neckline. Unfortunately, this style is not available online, but it’s certainly well worth a call to David Peck’s boutique or a trip to their new location!
I saved this piece for my one-year anniversary trip to Austin. We shopped at my favorite outdoor mall, the Domain, during the day, so I wore these Valentino flats that I found on sale at Tootsies and then changed into heels for our celebratory dinner at UCHI.
I am a huge fan of statement earrings, and I received these eye-catching J. Crew earrings from a friend for Christmas. I love pairing them with outfits for that extra pop that instantly dresses up any simple look. As here, they also work really well when they pick up and compliment the colors in your outfit!
Long chains are perfect with this neckline, and these two chains were actually my first J.Crew purchase at the Domain in Austin while I was in school! Talk about coming full circle! As you can see, my Stella and Dot necklace has become a staple, and I rarely take it off. It fits with pretty much every outfit, and I fancy myself like Carrie Bradshaw with her “Carrie” necklace that never left her neck. Obviously, I watched way too much Sex in the City.
This clutch also reminds me of my time in Austin. My husband, Will, and I were shopping in Dallas on a break, and he asked if I’d ever heard of Tod’s. I had not, and he was raving about their drivers, so I decided to go in and take a look. Instead of the drivers, my eyes were caught by this Signature Collection Clutch. I was erring on the safe side and looking at the black one, and the saleswoman suggested the yellow. I had nothing like it. In fact, I didn’t even own a clutch, so I said I would think on it for a little while before making the investment.
When I returned to Austin, I kept returning to their website to stare at the clutch, and finally I convinced myself that it was a prudent purchase (helped along by much encouragement from my partner-in-shopping-crime). I haven’t regretted this purchase for a moment, and I love the versatility of this piece. It’s really easy to dress it up for dinner dates or dress it down for running errands. Next on my list – a pair of Tod’s drivers since that was originally the reason for visiting the store in the first place.
Hope you enjoy! Would love to hear your comments or questions!