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Friday Favorites: Baanou

Have you ever wanted to feel like you stepped into a private shopping session at your favorite store? And that you could actually splurge without breaking the bank?  Close your eyes and dare to dream the dream, girl.  OK.  Now, open your eyes and dial 713.505.1347 to set up an appointment because Baanou in Houston, TX has made that dream a reality.FF 05222015 Baanou 2Maryam Afshari, the beautiful owner of Baanou, brings you just the right balance of luxury and comfort.  Though this one-of-a-kind boutique was originally located on a busy street, due to construction, it has since temporarily moved.  Maryam invited me in to her lovely Tanglewood home and started showing me the beautiful pieces that Baanou carries, which are now displayed upstairs in her home.

FF 05222015 BaanouEvery item has a timeless feel to it with a touch of edge.  A look at their website gives you a glimpse into what’s in stock, but there’s even more to see in person.

From brands like Stone Cold Fox in Los Angeles to Zimmerman in Australia, there are plenty of options to choose from.  And a personal favorite, Jen’s Pirate Booty, is carried, too!  With it’s boho chic feel, it’s perfect for this year’s trendy styles.  Check out more designers Baanou carries here.

Check out some of my favorite pieces…and other pieces you can add to complete your look!

Flynn Skye Jumper and Buddha Tassel Necklace:

FF 05222015 Jumper CollageI couldn’t pick one favorite, so they both are.  Everything about this look makes me happy.  Sexy, trendy and comfortable have never looked this good.

The open sides of the top of the jumper can give you that perfect side boob look – but you can easily add a bandeau top if you want to cover up (for a better view of the sides check out Baanou’s Instagram here).  The pattern and bell-bottom style pant makes this jumpsuit a fun piece to add to your summer wardrobe. Simply add the long Buddha tassel necklace to accessorize.  With just these two pieces you get a complete look that’s perfect for an island vacation – just slide on some wedges.  Dress it up with some some gold earrings and a dark, smoky shadow for the perfect night dancing at the beach bar/lounge.

Outfit Details:

Flynn Skye Jumper – $167

Buddha Head Tassel Necklace – $78

Chevron Cuff and Midi Ring Set

FF 05222015 Two Piece Office Wear CollageThis outfit makes a great day to night look – so easy to mix and match.  Just add a button-up jacket and you’re ready for that great presentation you’re giving at 2 o’clock.  Remove the jacket for that happy hour after work and you’re sure to have a great time!

BUT, my favorite is definitely the Priya cuff.  It stands out because of it’s delicate shape.  The thin cuff gives off a sophisticated feel making it both elegant and trendy without being over the top.  It’s the perfect go-to accessory.  Pair this look with all black, red bottom Louboutin’s and a red lipstick for a pop of color, and add a pair of gold post studs.  Wear your hair up to complement the overall look.

I couldn’t wait to wear the cuff and ring!!  See how I wore it here.

Outfit Details:

Priya Chevron Cuff- $55

Priya Chevron Midi Ring – $12

Cameo Pyramids Top – $143

Cameo Pyramids Skirt – $163

Finders Keepers Cocktail Dress:FF 05222015 Cocktail Dress CollageIt’s funny how one dress can make you feel like royalty.  This dress does just that, but the modern collar and open back style gives it a bit of an edge.  Paired with a cone bracelet and sapphire earrings, you are sure to stand out at the next cocktail party.  Just add some crystal covered heels to really shine, or some matching blue ones for a more modest look.

Outfit Details:

Finders Keepers Dress – $170

Eddie Borgo Pave Cone Bracelet – $200

Sapphire Earrings – $95

Every piece is carefully picked and is ensured to be of great quality.  Not to mention the great price tag that comes along with it gives you a chance to really splurge on your favorite pieces.

When asked how items at Baanou are selected, Maryam did not hesitate to say that her interest is in bringing what’s best for the shopper.  If she sees that a particular brand is not meeting the standards that Baanou has set, they won’t carry it anymore.  This goes beyond the quality of the brand and into the experience the brand gives.  So, you can rest assured that whatever piece you add to your closet has been tested in quality and overall brand experience to make sure that you receive both the lux and the good vibes.

To see what else Baanou has to offer go on their website or call 713.505.1347 to make an appointment to stop by today.

Happy Shopping!

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