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Style comes naturally to quick change artist with a beauty pageant past — it's all about the shoes

Style comes naturally to quick change artist with beauty pageant past

Nicole O'Brian Lassiter
Nicole Lassiter at Peska restaurant. Photo by Clifford Pugh
International Mother's Day Soiree May 2015 Thamer Kay Favor, Nicole O'Brian Lassiter, Debbie Festari
Nicole Lassiter, center, with Thamer Kay Favor, left, and Debbie Festari, right, at the recent International Mother's Day Soiree. Photo by Sonya Abid
Tammie Johnson, left, and Nicole Lassiter at the Stages Repertory Theatre Gala April 2015 FULTON
Nicole Lassiter, right, and Tammie Johnson channeled Hollywood glamour at last month's Stages Theatre Gala. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
34 Tammy and Dr. Andy Johnson, from left, Elizabeth and Steven Bruman and Nicole Lassiter at The Patroleum Club Halloween party November 2014
Nicole Lassiter, right, and friends at The Petroleum Club Halloween party in November 2014. Photo by © Kim Coffman
5 Nicole Lassiter, left, and Debbie Festari at the Corner Table business lunch July 2014
Nicole Lassiter and Debbie Festari in 2014 photo at The Corner Table. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Nicole O'Brian Lassiter
International Mother's Day Soiree May 2015 Thamer Kay Favor, Nicole O'Brian Lassiter, Debbie Festari
Tammie Johnson, left, and Nicole Lassiter at the Stages Repertory Theatre Gala April 2015 FULTON
34 Tammy and Dr. Andy Johnson, from left, Elizabeth and Steven Bruman and Nicole Lassiter at The Patroleum Club Halloween party November 2014
5 Nicole Lassiter, left, and Debbie Festari at the Corner Table business lunch July 2014

When Nicole O'Brian Lassiter and her husband, James, received a last minute invitation to dine with friends at the hot new BLVD Place restaurant Peska, "I honestly threw my outfit together in 30 seconds," she recalls,  "but I wanted to look springy with light colors."

Nicole, a former Miss Texas USA, a contestant on The Amazing Race, and owner of Bee Your Best pageant consultants, paired a pink Solace London crop top with an ivory Vivian Chan below-the-knee sheer skirt over shorts, both purchased at Revolve Clothing. She accessorized the look with a pair of Valentino crystal camo rock-studded pumps, a Cartier bracelet and Alexis Bittar bracelet and earrings from Neiman Marcus and a floral Alice + Olivia clutch from Shopbop.

"Because the top was a solid pink and my skirt was solid ivory, I used the colorful pattern of the shoes and handbag to pull the top and skirt together," she says.

"My style is pretty eclectic and I love to layer layer layer! Mixing and matching all of my separate pieces of clothing to make completely different outfits is fun for me. Normally I pick my shoes first and build an outfit around them."

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