Each month, Coast Monthly peeks into the closets of some of the most fashionable people on the upper Texas Coast.
Town: Taylor Lake Village in Seabrook
Occupation: Business and process specialist for Baker Hughes
Style icons: Audrey Hepburn and Charlize Theron. “When I came to America from Saigon, I saw Audrey Hepburn in ‘My Fair Lady’ and fell in love with her style. Charlize Theron is classy and sexy. They are total opposites, but I like them both.”
Favorite designer: Kate Spade. “Her designs are chic and colorful.”
Favorite place to shop locally: Nordstrom and Tanger Outlet.
Best place to snap up a fashion bargain: Last Call, a Neiman Marcus concept store near The Galleria.
Favorite online fashion store: AnnTaylor.com for business attire.
Favorite place to shop in the world: “Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, but I love to window shop in Paris and the United Kingdom.”
Dream fashion purchase: A gold Chanel clutch.
Fashion crime: “Those who overdress and wear the wrong clothing for their body type.”
Favorite trends this season: Jeans and boots. “Aquatalia boots by Marvin K. are the best and very comfortable.”
Celebrity wardrobe you’d love to raid: Charlize Theron’s.
Red lacy wrap: “My husband bought this for me when he was in Brussels. It looks great over anything black.”
Bronze pendant with dark brown stones: “My husband bought this for me when we were in the Bahamas. He buys most of my good jewelry; I buy the fun stuff.”
Yellow dive watch by Citizen: “A perfect watch for snorkeling.”
Pendant necklace and earrings from the Spanish ship Atocha: “My husband got these for me when we were in the Virgin Islands. The pieces are replicas cast from actual silver bars recovered from the 1622 wreck of the Atocha off Key West.
Louis Vuitton red patent purse: “This purse is 15 years old, but is very dear to me, because at the time I couldn’t afford it, so my friends pitched in and helped me buy it.”
Red patent cross-strap sandal heels by J. Reneé: “I got these at Last Call and absolutely love them. They go perfectly with a little black dress when we go to the ballet.”
Bee ring: “I bought this online. Another fun piece with a little bee inside a flower.”
Orange golf “skort” with blue and white diagonal design by Slazenger. Navy blue top with white trim from Brooks Brothers. Bay Oaks Country Club cap: “This is a typical outfit I wear when I go golfing.”