You can’t spell School without C-O-O-L

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The time has come; the school doors are opening, the campuses are buzzing, and back to school shopping is in full swing!

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On Good Morning Texas, our models kept the Cool in school and rocked the latest Fall trends from some great stores! See the segment here!

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Our Primary school chic-stars showed us how to rock Fall trends all through those first years of grade school.

Zion wore head-to-toe Target for her mixed denim get-up. Dark wash, light wash, chambray; do it all!

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What does the Fox say? Vanadi, wearing JcPenney, knows the Fox  says “Animal sweaters are so in for fall”!

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Vaughn showed us all how the boys do denim on denim in head to toe Nordstrom.

 

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Joy proves that you’re never to young for boho chic style in her look from JcPenney .

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The middle school and high school bombshells showcased three very different trends, easy to pull off no matter their grade or age!

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Georgia wore Romantic Grunge ensemble from JcPenney and Target. By pairing a softer more ethereal piece with a tough item, like overalls, we get the perfect style collision!

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Kalei was having a full on Gypset moment in her look from TJ Maxx. Mixing textures, like fringe and leather, gives the look a rich yet groovy feeling.

 

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Sometimes you have to let your tee do the talking! Kasey’s message tee and graphic printed pants from ShopSeptember in Snider Plaza are the definition of cool.

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Our collegiate bloggers wrapped us up with some of our favorite trends for fall.

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PAIGE ANDERSON WITH SIDE SMILE STYLE BLOGGER, ASHLEY, APPLYING  STILA makeup!

 

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Down to earth and super sweet Lonestar State of  Southern blogger, Kate showed us that Equestrian isn’t just for the stables. You can follow her on Instagram and go check out her blog!

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Sporty Spice doesn’t have anything on Ashley, who pulled off the perfect amount of chic sporty in her ensemble. Her blog Side Smile Style, has a great perspective and style ideas! You can follow her on Instagram and also check out her blog!

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Love the looks you see? You can have them with just a few clicks! Check out Like it to Know It and register to learn how you can snatch up these great garments! Then, go follow Chivvistyles to get the looks you saw today.

Also, go give our bloggers a follow on Like it to Know It, Side Smile Style and Lonestar Southern!

A new season, a new school year, and best of all,  new fashion!

 

 

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GMT: Transformational Clothing & Accessories


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Today’s fashion is all about Multiway clothing or as we call it transformational fashion. Taking a look from one style to a completely different look and from day to night is now easier than ever with all of the new and affordable convertible clothing and accessories.

You won’t want to miss this GMT segment featuring our picks for this seasons convertible fashion trends.

Watch Chivvistyles on Good Morning Texas HERE!


IMG_5919.JPGClutch, Chantilly Circle Scarf, Neiman Marcus Last Call Dress, Little Day Dress

Look 1: Circle Scarf
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Circle Scarf, $20, Neiman Marcus Last Call

The Circle scarf is incredible, it is so versatile and can be done a million and one ways. It can be taken from a simple shrug to a showstopper beach cover up. And for only $20 the possibilities are endless.

Look 2: The Genius Dress

IMG_6792Genius Dress, $130, White House Black Market Coil Jewelry, Black Beauty Accessories

The Genius Dress is, you guessed it, GENIUS! It is available in 3 amazing colors and can be transformed into so many different looks!

Look 3: Transformational Jewelry & Clutch

IMG_6243Shift Dress, Shirin Askri Jewelry, Harper Hallem Clutch, $40, Chantilly

How amazing is this shift dress from Shirin Askri ? It is transformed from day to night with the transformational clutch and jewelry. You can not only wear the necklace as a belt, but also as a bracelet/ring combo!

Look 4: Transformational Dress

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This transformational dress is perfect for a night out. With the ability to take the shear overlay off it creates the perfect dress to dance all night while staying elegant and comfortable.

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Our amazing models and Chivvistyle team back stage at WFAA!

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Ashli showing off the amazing array of clutches by Chantilly!

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Chivvistyles team hanging with the amazing make up and hair team!

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Good Morning Texas: GMT transitioning TREND TUESDAY

IMG_5414 YES! It is 100 degrees outside and we have been on vacay and LA for a work trip! So what is a fashionista to do but get ready to transition from gladiator sandals and crochet cut outs to our NEW fall inspirations from NY fall fashion week. I have to stay inspired so I love this time of year when I can look forward to what is NEXT!
You won’t want to miss this GMT segment with style inspiration for this seasons transition.

Watch Chivvistyles on Good Morning Texas HERE!

Look 1: Intergalatica Chic

IMG_5381Model: Lily Liu Dress: Nicole Kwon, Clover Canyon $268 Heels: Nicole Kwon, Mista Black $295 Bracelets: Elements, Pamela Love Cuffs (x2) $450

The intergalactic style was all over the catwalk for this upcoming fall season. This style is perfect anyone at any age. It is modern and fresh and perfect for our inner geek to make an appearance for fall.

Look 2: Ladylike 60′s

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The 60′s style is back and is more stylish than ever. A great black shift dress like this one from Recreation Label is perfect for a great Jackie O feel without looking dated.

Look 3: Textures, “It Feels So Good”

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Model: Shannon Kay Top: Elements, Zimmerman $900 Jeans: Robins Heels: ShoeDazzle, $49.95

Cutouts and textures are a great way to achieve a bold look. It needs to feel good before you wear it out the door this fall! This TO DIE FOR Zimmerman shirt/ dress from Elements is a great mix of both. Patterned and over treated Robins jeans and buckle detailed chunky heels make this effortless SoCal look the bomb dot com this fall.

Look 4: Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!

IMG_5395Model: Selina Bell Top: Elements, Manning Cartel $399 Skirt: Elements, Manning Cartel $319 Shoes: ShoeDazzle, $39.95 Bracelets: Rubb’s Bracelets, $25

Everyone loves animals, so why not wear them from head to toe! This fall is all about a great animal graphic print from Lions, to Tigers, to Bears.

Look 5: Street Style

IMG_5399Model: Meshae Dress: Recreation Label Vest: Elements, Laveer $519 Heel: ShoeDazzle, $59.95

This seasons new “IT” color is this gorgeous crimson red. With the utility vest and the left of center zippers creates this updated street style look that makes a girl feel like she could really RULE THE WORLD this fall.

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A big thanks to the Campbell Agency models!

IMG_6856The Chivvistyles team always having a great time Behind the Scenes!

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Kickin’ it country style with ‘Artist to Watch’, Kaylee Rutland

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Kyle Wilson and Anne Bowen had the opportunity to go behind the music with rising country star, Kaylee Rutland, and learned what sets her a part in the Country music world.

I recently found myself at the Rustic restaurant in uptown Dallas, fully prepared to experience a large dose of Texas twang and the beer-and-babes lyrical content that so often fills modern country music. My ears were pleasantly surprised to hear something different.

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When Dallas native Kaylee Rutland sings, it becomes easy to forget her age. The 18 year old singer-songwriter brandishes a soulful, fresh sound that is both original and nostalgic. She has performed in such stadium-caliber venues as the American Airlines Center, and her first official music video, “Daddy’s Got a .45,” has garnered a staggering 1.1 million hits on YouTube. One thing is certain – Kaylee Rutland is no wannabe country girl. She is the REAL DEAL!

Following her dazzling performance, Anne Bowen and I had the opportunity to ask Kaylee a few questions regarding her career.

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Anne Bowen: What motivated you to pursue a career in country as opposed to rock n’ roll, or any other genre?

Kaylee Rutland: Well, I mean, I’ve grown up listening to country – living in Texas – and then… I don’t know. Especially when I started high school I really got into country music, and so when I knew that this was what I really wanted to start taking more seriously I just… I don’t know, I never considered doing any other genres. I just knew it had to be country.

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You’re originally from Dallas, correct?

KR: Yeah, I live in Dallas and I go to school in Nashville.

Was it really hard to transition all the way to Tennessee?

KR: I was worried it would be – like, I was really really scared before freshman year but… I don’t know. I kept in contact with friends and family really well. It was great!

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Kyle Wilson: What would you consider your first big break?

KR:A few years ago, I got a call from someone who said, “Oh, we found your card from this thing when you were thirteen, and we just wanted to see if you were still singing.” They got me hooked up with some writers and producers in Nashville. So I guess it would be when I met up with them and produced my first EP.

What about your music would you say separates you from other country artists?

KR:Well, I know a lot of country is contemporary right now, which is really what I like to listen to and play, but I love traditional country too. What’s different about my music is that I try to put a little bit of traditional country into all of my songs, so you get a good mix of both in there.

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Anne: What motivates you to keep writing when life makes you feel stuck? What keeps you going?

KR: When you’re having a terrible day or it’s just really hard, that’s where you get good song material from. You just have to remind yourself, “Hey, I know you’re in a bad mood right now, but this could end really well.” So you just have to stay positive and flip every situation around.

Any advice to the up-and-coming country singers out there?

KR:This might sound a little cliché, but don’t give up, because especially when you’re young and you’re really trying to do what you love… I don’t know. A lot of people just seem to be discouraging sometimes, and you just can’t let it get to you. If it’s what you know you love to do, and you know you’re good at it, and it’s what you want to do for the rest of your life, then I say go for it!

 

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Kaylee Rutland’s music is available on her bandcamp pageas well as iTunes and Amazon.

www.kayleerutland.com

www.facebook.com/kayleerutlandmusic

www.twitter.com/kayleerutland

Her new EP, “Good Day To Get Gone,” will be available July 21, and can be pre-ordered here.

-Kyle Wilson

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