Spring Fashion 2017: Town Meets Country

Strong but feminine, simple yet chic, spring fashion is tailor-made for the modern pioneer woman.

By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Styled by Leslie Rivas Kelly Photography by Cody Bess March 21, 2017 Published in the April 2017 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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Johanna Ortiz peach eyelet floral dress ($2,700), Saks Fifth Avenue. Michelle Elie wood and mirrored gold structured purse ($6,325), Forty Five Ten. Fendi nude floral embellished slide ($900), Neiman Marcus. Border rose bandana ($195), Coach 1941.

Image: Cody Bess

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Needle & Thread denim embroidered overall jumper ($499), Neiman Marcus. Sacai denim short-sleeve dress with pleated skirt ($1,157), Saks Fifth Avenue. Vivetta collared blouse, on clothesline ($425), Forty Five Ten.

Image: Cody Bess

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Rosie Assoulin gingham dress with bow ($1,795), Nick Fouquet flat brim beaver felt hat ($1,125), Forty Five Ten.

Image: Cody Bess

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Vivetta botanical print dress ($460), Forty Five Ten. Embroidered sheer skirt ($495), scarf ($195), Coach 1941. Jimmy Choo stiletto ($995), Neiman Marcus. Marques’ Almeida gingham bag ($755), Forty Five Ten.

Image: Cody Bess

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LEFT: Viktor & Rolf embellished navy patchwork jacket ($8,800), Forty Five Ten. Céline white crop pant ($850), Neiman Marcus. Chloé camel suede saddle bag ($990), Saks Fifth Avenue. RIGHT: Alaïa polka dot dress ($2,685), Neiman Marcus. Johanna Ortiz sequin striped wide-leg pants ($1,150), Saks Fifth Avenue.

Image: Cody Bess 

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Anna Porcu cameo necklace ($4,370), Sloan/Hall. Co floral applique dress ($1,795), Gucci heeled metallic  leather loafers ($795), Neiman Marcus. Alaïa laser-cut leather bucket bag ($2,730), Saks Fifth Avenue.

Image: Cody Bess

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Burberry burgundy striped robe dress ($1,995), Saks Fifth Avenue. Prada floral Mary Jane shoes ($770), Neiman Marcus. Turquoise-and-silver ring ($650) and earrings ($600), Sloan/Hall.

Image: Cody Bess

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LEFT: Erdem tiered floral dress ($4,395), Saks Fifth Avenue. Antique squash blossom necklace ($2,800), Sloan/Hall. RIGHT: Chloé white billow sleeve eyelet blouse ($1,595), Zimmermann tiered eyelet dress ($1,950), Saks Fifth Avenue. Gucci gold brocade loafer ($950), Neiman Marcus.

Image: Cody Bess

Shot on Location

Blisswood Bed & Breakfast, Cat Spring


Bex Sollars and Lilli Heintz for Page Parkes Agency


Cody Bess


Leslie Rivas Kelly

Hair and Makeup

Aubrie Layne/Lucky Cat Beauty


Sarah Rufca Nielsen


Jeanne Lyons Davis, Monica Fuentes, Tanyia Johnson


Emily Juhasz, Alex Morales, Minett Mouton, Jules Ocampo, Michael Paulsen, Tanesha Seafous

Special Thanks To

Skeeter Hagler, Armando Rodriguez


5135 W. Alabama St., Ste. 5135 (The Galleria), 713-622-1705

Forty Five Ten
4444 Westheimer Rd., Ste. F100, (River Oaks District), 281-560-4510

Neiman Marcus
2600 Post Oak Blvd. (The Galleria), 713-621-7100 

Saks Fifth Avenue
5175 Westheimer Rd. (The Galleria), 713-627-0500 

2620 Westheimer Rd. (River Oaks), 713-942-0202

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