Now that February is underway, I feel like everyone (especially brands) are finally coming out of hibernation and planning for the months ahead. Do you feel the same way? Over the past week or so, things have started to ‘pop’ – new partnerships, opportunities, and beyond!

As a part of these opportunities, I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be heading back to South by Southwest this March to participate on another speaker panel! As you may recall, I spoke last year at The Refinery ATX about influencer and social media relations alongside Jordan Jones of Packed Party, Hayley Swindell of The Refinery and Megan Runser of Kendra Scott. It was moderated by the lovely Chelsea Francis.

This year is going to be better than ever, and the other panelists are EPIC. Stay tuned!

Speaking of “stay tuned,” this Monday (the 11th), Carly and I will be hosting an Instagram Live where we will be discussing what brands want. Since she and I each work full-time in PR and run blogs on the side, we’ll be offering insights from both sides of the desk. Be sure to watch, and if you have questions – send me an email (stylecharade@gmail.com)!

Jennifer Lake Tibi Lilac Pleated Dress

Dress: Tibi Lilac Pleated Dress {the same style is also available here, here, and here}

{more of this dress in this post from last year’s Paris Fashion Week!}

Bag: Mlouye Small Chequer Tote {on sale!} // Shoes: Steve Madden Lavender Pumps

Jewelry: Kendra Scott Justyne Earrings // Cuff: Julie Vos // Eyewear: Céline Black Sunglasses

 

In My Shopping Cart

My niece needs Eva Chen’s new children’s book. Just darling!

The prettiest LWD for spring.

Still deciding what you want for Valentine’s Day? Here are some of my top picks.

Loving the edginess of this affordable metal cage handbag!

Bows on bows on bows on bows.

The preppiest belt bag I ever did see!

How great is this scallop trim blazer?!

You’ve “dot” to be kidding me with these cute cropped pants and these darling shorts!

This feather-embellished bag is just too amazing for words.

Some of My Favorite Links Around the Web

How micro influencers can have an impact at every stage of the journey (via Forbes).

Remember this epic Banksy stunt? The “Love is in the Bin” painting will be on display – shreds and all.

So many great reading recommendations from Grace!

Allie’s safari photo diary makes me want to book a trip asap (and have her style me accordingly)!

Living for this chic pink and blue look on Krystin.

Maintaining a 9 to 5 job while being an “off duty” influencer/blogger is not for the faint of heart. Veronica opens up about her journey.

Such a great post on money and relationships – thanks Carrie!

Loving Dana’s tips on breaking bad habits.

Mackenzie’s Charleston pics are so cute!

Recently on Style Charade

The coziest (and most colorful) faux fur coat

Seeing Self Portrait stars at the Art Institute of Chicago

The perfect Ferragamo maxi in Palm Desert

Some of my top picks for Valentine’s Day.

 

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