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You have heard it time and again, but there really is nothing more classic than a Little Black Dress.

In this case, a LBD that can be worn for a night out or to run errands makes for an A+ in my book. While I was in New York, I told you I popped into OTTE in Nolita. Other than the fact I wanted to move into the cozy store and make all of the goodies inside my own, I decided to focus on finding a classic piece that I could bring home with me. For some time I have been lusting over the Ellen Dress because of its unique, but oh so classic silhouette. As I was shuffling through the perfectly organized racks, I came across the one; a black xs.  It was meant to be. Let’s just say, I now want the Ellen Dress in every color and pattern.

Other than the fact that I wanted to walk out of the store in my new dress (that might have been a little embarrassing), I did wear it the very next day for my last Fashion Week shows and meeting, then again on the airplane with a crop sweater and these shoes, then again when I got back to Dallas for date night with Patrick. Other than my obsession with the Ellen Dress, other Otte Signature pieces are high on my wish list like; this amazing fur vest, the Sylvia Pebble Top, the Jackie Dress, this hat, and this sweater.

Look 1: Otte Ellen Dress (c/0) / J.Crew Silk Tie Scarf (30% off with the code STYLETREAT) / Rag and Bone Newbury Booties / Clare Vivier Flat Clutch / J.Crew Bracelets and earrings (found in store/similar) / Nails: Essie Stylenomics / Dana Rebecca Joy Necklace (c/o)

Look 2: Otte Ellen Dress (c/o) / Joie Kidmore SneakersTassel and Charm Necklace / KCCO Belt / Celine Bag / Rayban Classic Clubmasters

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It has been a while since my last Love You post.  That is because, well, life is really good right now (and sadly, this space has been a little neglected).  We have been traveling non-stop for both work and personal reasons. From New York to Boston to Arizona to Kansas City to Vail back to Kansas City, we are actually home for the first time for an entire weekend since August. Needless to say, I am slightly exhausted but I really cannot complain because I have been having the time of my life.  This weekend I plan to switch my closet from Summer to Fall, catch up with friends over drinks, do a couple workout classes, and curl up with a blanket and my DRV.

What are your plans this weekend?

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One of my favorite hobbies is finding boutiques with perfectly curated selections of my favorite brands.  And it is even better when they have online outlets to shop too.  About 4 years ago I was introduced to Otte by one of my New York besties and of course, I was instantly hooked. The boutique has actually been opened since 1999 and has continued to evolve and expand over the years. Not only do they carry my favorite brands, but Kay Lee, the founder of Otte created her own line of classic, affordable silk pieces when she realized they were missing from the marketplace. GENIUS.

When I was in New York last month I had the pleasure of meeting Rose at the Otte Nolita store to find out the inside scoop on the brand and the stores’ success. The shop is located in the most darling neighborhood and close to one of my favorite lunch spots, Toast.  Brands like Kenzo, Theory, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and A.L.C. filled the racks with tables in the center of the store holding some of Falls lustworthy trends.  My absolute favorite was the pale pink and grey filled table, with cool-girl kicks and amazing Lionette NY jewels.  The store carries the perfect mix of feminine and rocker-chic pieces, and oh, the amazing collection of dainty gold jewelry.  Dana Rebecca, EF Collection, Jennifer Zeuner are amongst some of my favorite pieces I tried on.  The shop gals were super sweet and made me feel like a kid in a candy store; letting me try on all of the new fall pieces.

If you are in New York or just visiting, be sure to stop by one of Otte’s multiple locations in the city! Or if not, they have the most amazing collection of brands and easy to navigate online store.

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photography by A Dash of Details

*Stay tuned for how I styled one of my favorite OTTE collection pieces.


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