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Denim Jacket

Have a dinner or party to attend right after work? Take an essential, little white dress from day to night. For day, dress the LWD down with a denim jacket and fringe sandals. To transition the look into the night, lose the jacket and throw on some heels!

This GAP denim jacket is a wardrobe staple that will be worn for years to come.TeresaNguyenTwoTwentyPhotosHoustonFashionBlogger-5TeresaNguyenTwoTwentyPhotosHoustonFashionBlogger-11TeresaNguyenTwoTwentyPhotosHoustonFashionBlogger-10TeresaNguyenTwoTwentyPhotosHoustonFashionBlogger-3TeresaNguyenTwoTwentyPhotosHoustonFashionBlogger TeresaNguyenTwoTwentyPhotosHoustonFashionBlogger-2TeresaNguyenTwoTwentyPhotosHoustonFashionBlogger-6 TeresaNguyenTwoTwentyPhotosHoustonFashionBlogger-12TeresaNguyenTwoTwentyPhotosHoustonFashionBlogger-7

I had not seen my friend, Tra, since our good ol’ college days as soaring Ospreys. Being a fan of her photography work, I was happy to hear that she would be in town and that she wanted to shoot!! I was stoked for my 5:30 a.m. wake up call!

Check out more of her work at Two Twenty Photos and her Instagram!

OUTFIT: Dress – TOPSHOP SIMILAR TOPSHOP $110 // Denim Jacket – GAP $69.95 // Sandals – Old Navy Sale $14.97 SIMILAR Sam Edelman Sale $67.50 SIMILAR ASOS $41 SIMILAR Old Navy Sale $12.97

ACCESSORIES: Hat – Goorin Bros. Sale $90 SIMILAR Goorin Bros. $150 SIMILAR Goorin Bros. $78 // Purse – Nine West // Watch – Shinola $600 // Druzy Ring – K.Jones Sale $56 // Squiggle Ring – Stern Design Works $18

How will you take your look from day to night?

Happy Friday!!

xo,

Teresa Thuy

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Nike Unlimited Colorway

The summer competitions are here!

I had the opportunity to try a pair of Air Zoom Pegasus 33 from the new unlimited colorway collection from Nike, before they were released yesterday! They arrived just in time for tonight’s opening ceremony. Let me tell ya… they are as pretty as they are functional. This is my running shoe, because of its light weight, major support, and responsive cushioning, which all help me run my quickest! This unlimited colorway collection has Nike’s distinct highlighter yellow ‘volt’ fade into their ‘hyper-punch pink’. This gradient of vibrant shades was inspired by brightly colored birds and shiny beetles that inhabit the tropical rain forests of Brazil and represents unlimited athletic abilities and unlimited inspiration that can be found in our surroundings.

Just looking at them… I was immediately inspired.

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Top – Fabletics $34.95 / Bottoms – Athleta (1) Sale $36.99 Athleta (2) $64.00 / Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 – Nike from Fleet Feet Sports in Houston $110 / Fitbit Flex in teal $99.95

Photographer – Martin Ruiz

Stay inspired and push yourself to do more each day to achieve your dreams.

xo,

Teresa Thuy

Plunging Lace-Up

Take the plunge and lace it up.

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This lace-up gave me retro feels, so I added some flare: a pair of bell-bottoms to be exact.

70’s look complete.

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Shop at Richly Clad: Top –  Calvin Rucker / Jeans – 3×1 $270 / Sunglasses – Pared $200

Watch – Kate Spade New York Sale $149.90 Kate Spade New York $225

Photographer – Martin Ruiz

Ending this month with a bang! Bidding a dear friend, Tiffany, farewell, as she makes the trek halfway across the country to the east coast! The Big Apple is so lucky to have her. Ecstactic for her new adventure! Then, it will be time to watch the Houston Dynamo play ball with some good friends! Follow my adventures on Instagram and Snapchat at TeresaThuy! :)

Happy Sunday!!

xo,

Teresa Thuy

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Sequin Bralette

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Finally, had the opportunity to dine at the cute, little cafe, The Honeymoon, for my most favorite meal of the day — brunch. I instantly felt whisked away to New Orleans, the moment I walked inside. The marquee lights along the arches, the gold accents around the bar, the marble countertops above wicker chairs, and floral wallpaper stretched to the high ceilings took me back to a place that I love visiting for great food and good vibes. You get both of those here!

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The Honeymoon is known for their fine coffee, and I asked for their sweetest one. Coffee connoisseurs, I know what you’re thinking… sugar water with a hint of coffee bean sounds great. The barista recommended that I try their latte. I took it down in maaaybe a gulp and a half.

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These pretty pieces from Richly Clad had heads turning and people staring. The sequined bralette subtly peeped through the sheer top. Had to keep the outfit 100% cotton to stay cool.

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 I came back again a few days later for brunch. I ordered the jambalaya risotto, and my boyfriend ordered the smoked salmon. Both were so delicious that I finished mine and the rest of his!

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And, this. I am a fan of dining outdoors. There are plenty of wicker chairs and tables to bask in the Texas heat and wave at the red double-decker buses driving by.

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Agate ring – K.Jones $66

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The entire look can be purchased at Richly Clad. // Sequin bralette – EastNWest Label $70 / Top – Gypsy Junkies / Skirt – Swildens $234 / Rose gold sunglasses – Pared $240 

Heels – BCBG SIMILAR: T-strap pointy heels with fringe – GoJane $37.70 / T-strap pump –  Steven by Steve Madden $64.50 / T-strap sandals – Chinese Laundry $69 / Glitter t-strap heels – Betsey Johnson $69

Photographer – Martin Ruiz

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I relaxed a little at the pool, worked a bit, and cooked dinner with friends!

It’s a new week. Let’s make it a fabulous day and welcome the last week of July with open arms!

Happy Monday!

xo,

Teresa Thuy

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Nude Layers

Sexy layers of nude colored silk, lace, and chiffon. They make for an ethereal, monochromatic look from head to toe.nudedress6

I found this outfit at Richly Clad, a charming boutique set inside a house. Yes, a house! It is cozy and inviting, just like a house with the prettiest owners should be! Cara and Kahia, have had several years managing boutiques together and curating fabulous looks for their clients. In March, they opened Richly Clad, where you will find beautifully-made, unique pieces that you won’t find anywhere else in Houston. They support their local artists, and they are quite creative themselves! Cara enjoys making jewelry, and her dad builds the furniture you see in the store. Kahia’s husband creates some of the paintings hanging on the walls. All are available for purchase.

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To complement the nude attire, I did a soft brown smoky eye using the colors, Naked and Buck, in the Urban Decay Naked Palette $54 and a berry brown on the lips using Too Faced Pink Chocolate $22.

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I got these linen heels for 10 whoppin’ dollars. They were marked down an additional 40% off, and I used an old birthday gift card! Saved $88, so I was quite the happy girl. :)

Outfit Details

Entire look can be purchased at Richly Clad. // Silk slip dress – Gold Hawk $188 / Shirt dress – LACAUSA $110 / Turquoise earrings – Mineral Method

BRACELETS: Gold – vintage / Crystal white leather wrap – She.Rise  $40 // RINGS: Rose gold ring – House of Harlow 1960 from Nordstrom Rack / Stone jeweled ring – Ann Taylor / Agate rose gold ring – K.Jones $66

Heels – Charles by Charles David at DSW $59.95

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Aaaand, I am all smiles, because it is my baby’s birthday week! I enjoy showering the ones I care about with love, hugs, and kisses every day, but I like to multiply that by infinity and beyond on their birthdays! I am thankful to have you in my life, mi amor.

Photographer – Martin Ruiz

Have a wonderful day, my friends!

xo,

Teresa Thuy

 

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Silk Dress

Wake up, roll out of bed in your silk dress, and go about your day, ladies.

Have a hot date like I did? Heels turn up the heat factor. Meeting up the girls for happy hour, instead? Pair the dress with sandals or booties.

I was ecstatic to find this dress on sale for 80% off at a Nordstrom Rack store. I mean…this Free People piece was originally $98! I found a few sites that still carry this dress on sale in this color and a few others below!

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Dress – Free People at Nordstrom Rack $39.97Free People at GILT $55Free People at Largo Drive $78.40 SIMILAR Silence + Noise at Urban Outfitters $89 SIMILAR Rory Beca at REVOLVE Sale $157 

Heels – Steve Madden at Nordstrom $79.95

Clutch – vintage

xo,

Teresa Thuy

[Mmm…Monday] Açaí Bowl

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Do you ever sit there and wish a bowl of all things sweet could be good for you, too? What if I told you such a bowl exists, and it provides a good amount of fiber, protein, and carbohydrates to adequately fuel you for your busiest days! I had my first açaí bowl at Blenders and Bowls in Austin late last year, and it changed my life. I had to learn how to make it!

Açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is a fruit that grows 20-60 feet high on palm trees in Central and South America. Since they perish quickly, after they are harvested, they are found in health food stores frozen and in powder form. This fruit is a rich supplier of antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. In this bowl, I blend açaí with fruit and protein-packed Greek yogurt and almonds, and pour that into a bowl. Then, I sprinkle the blend with more fruit and other nutrient dense toppings, like chia seeds and goji berries, to increase the fiber and protein content to make it more of a complete meal!

Let’s whip up a bowl!

Ingredients

Açaí Blend

  • Açaí puree packet (A 4-pack is sold at Whole Foods in the frozen food section.)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 oz. almonds
  • 1/4 cup frozen berries
  • 1/2 banana

1. Blend all of the ingredients together.

Toppings

  • 1 strawberry
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 oz. goji berries
  • 1/2 oz. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. coconut flakes
  1. Slice the strawberry.
  2. Pour the açaí blend into a bowl. Place fruit on top, and sprinkle the coconut flakes and chia seeds on top.

Enjoy all of these benefits below!!

Nutritional information: 455 calories / 55.4 g. carbs / 12.95 g. protein / 16.95 g. fiber

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend!! My great friend, Jessica, visited from Florida, so, of course, lots of exercise, eating, dancing, and relaxing by the pool was done and then repeated. :) My mom is here for one more day, so I am going to hug her all night, and, hopefully, find her a dress for my sister’s wedding in October. I am so grateful for these moments with my loved ones!

Happy Tuesday!! Make it a great one!!

xo,

Teresa Thuy