Not sure about the rest of the world, but one of the things I covet most in the world is sleep. I am in a constant game of how much sleep I wish I got and how much sleep I actually get. I have a thing about getting as much work done as possible before I go to sleep so I rest easier - which is actually a huge joke because in my line of work the job is never done.
The holidays are truly a magical time of the year. All of the decorations and hot coco make for lots of smiles and happy hearts. Holiday parties however can sometimes lead to stress and unhappy thoughts when it comes to getting dressed and spending money on something that you may not wear again. I love keeping holiday looks simple and classic because you can still wear “simple stylish” all year long! Today I’m sharing some classic holiday style with this amazing lace skirt!
Well it’s Friday, and I have some favs to share! From a true lover of all things seasonal and holiday related, this time of year is my jam. I love picking up fresh decor pieces that I can keep up for longer than a couple weeks. I like to have clean and simple decor in my home so that it is neutral enough to work in whatever part of the house I want to use it.
Friday is here and I am currently hanging out with my daughter in East Texas on her 7th grade retreat with her class. Lots of fresh air, but yes I am ready to sleep in my own bed tonight! These camp bunk beds are definitely NOT one of my Friday favs! But it’s totally worth it! Making memories with her always are. Now, on to sharing with you some of my favorite things that I am loving!
One of my favorite things about being a stylist and a blogger is being able to have the latest insight on not only fashion and trends, but where to buy and who has the best deals. I am a high low shopper, meaning I like to buy my investments pieces that are usually a higher price point, and buy on a lower price the trendier items that I might not keep in my wardrobe as long.
Texas has some insane and crazy weather, but lately it has been on another level! We have had more rain then I remember in a long time, and it was in the high 80’s last week-now it is currently 46 degrees! It can be hard to have good hair days with all the rain and yuck, so I love to have a few go to hats handy on the days when I know my hair is not going to look it’s best.
Its officially Fall in my world - any time in Texas the temps dip under 80 degrees… it’s time! Every season brings with it different trends and tips on what is new, what we must be wearing, and what we can’t live without! Some trends have been around so long they are no longer considered trends, and they are now just staples that every woman needs in her closet!
Ok all it’s Friday! My favorite day of the week and the day that I get to share a few of my favs with you! These are items I have in my home for one reason or another and I just love them. And I always want to share things that I love, and please feel free to do the same with me! Message me back with any of your favorite items that you use and love on a daily basis and we will keep the ideas coming!
I am a huge believer in diffusers in my house! I have a few reasons why these scented miracles are needed - first off we live in a house that was built in the 1960’s so it can tend to have a bit of a musty smell from time to time. We have totally renovated it but it’s in the bones. So, I really don’t want friends coming in and smelling a stale smell! My second very important reason for this yummy diffuser is because I live in less than 2,000 square feet with two boys, two boys who eat -ALL the time!! No need to exaggerate. Now, this particular diffuser is on the pricier side, but it’s worth every penny. The LAFCO has lasted longer than any other diffuser I have ever purchased and it smells up the room consistently. I will save up an grab this once a year hands down, plus it’s so pretty to look at!
A friend gifted me this a few birthdays back and she is my beauty guru gal. You know those friends who are always in Sephora and know exactly what to buy - well this is my favorite way to take off my make up overnight. It’s much softer than a wash cloth and does the trick! I can wash it with my towel load when needed and it’s like brand new! Yes for clean skin!!
I am a huge fan of coffee table books! I love how chic and classic they look on display, and nothing says chic and classic like Chanel! I don’t wear Chanel except for my mascara, but I have a true appreciation for style and fashion. This one is such a great price too for a hard back and the size is just perfect for any coffee table! Score!!
This tray is so much fun that I tend to move it from room to room depending on what I need. It is the perfect addition to any decor space and just adds the right amount of texture and clean lines to my tables. I have used it in my bathroom to display perfumes and on my bar cart with my wine and a few glasses. The price you can’t beat eiher because the quality was way better than what I expected. Sometimes home decor type items are a hit or miss for me but this was a home run! (other recent home decor items).
We are excited to have some family time this weekend and plan on hitting up the zoo and watching Dax play football! Hope you all have an amazing weekend and that you know how grateful I am for each of you!
I never ever thought I would be a fan of the front button denim look. I am short waisted and well… short! I remember the stiff levi look from the 90’s and I just thought, here we go again! As a stylist, I see trends come and go. I usually have a pretty tight grip on what will last awhile and what is a seasonal phase, but sometimes you’re surprised by what you don’t except :-). I love to invest in pieces that I can wear again and again! Anytime I spend more than I normally would on an item I want to not only love it but kinda live in it - ya know? I stumbled on my pair when I was visiting one of my retail friends who convinced me to try them on. She used the phrase that I use on a daily basis with my clients, “trust me”, was all she said. I mean you can’t say no after that right? I fell in love as soon as I looked in the dressing room mirror! The denim was so soft and had the comfiest stretch I have had on in a while, and the front buttons were actually elongating to my frame! Yes I found a comfy jean that is also incredibly flattering. These are not inexpensive jeans, so I don’t take spending money on them lightly - but again I firmly believe in investing in the right items for the wardrobe. You can never go wrong with an updated denim! The frayed ankle is one of my favorite details on the jean as well. It has just enough personality and yet I can wear heels, booties, flats, and sneakers! (any of my “Go-to” Fall Shoes) I can never argue with jeans that make my shoe game strong and that don’t confuse me on which shoe to wear with them!
Here are several ways that I have made looks with my new favorite jeans! Whether I have on sneakers or heels I feel current and ready to work!
It’s Friday and it’s time to dish on some of my favorite things! These are items that I love and use frequently and want to share in case you are in need of something amazing in your life!
I love my sleep, I mean I am crazy about pulling the covers up, taking that deep breath, and resting. I can remember even when I was little loving my bed and loving to sleep. I have a bit of a routine when it comes to bedtime. Case gets a kick out of my silk pillow case, eye mask, and lavender linen spray. Its all just part of the relaxation for me. I stumbled on this pillowcase from a magazine article and then found out my mom had one! I love the the feel, so luxurious, and they are great for your skin! No more random face dents in the morning on my skin!
This athlesuire brand is amazing! I found my first piece of Alo clothing when Case and I took the kids to New York one December. We got lost in central park and when we came out and needed to warm up and grab an uber we walked into the Alo store! We were there long enough warming up I looked around and found the coziest top that I now wear every week. It is my go to layer for the gym and running errands! It is the perfect weight and long enough to cover my tushie in the back!
Case is my athletic shoe guru. I want him to pick out anything I need for working out from now until forever. He snagged me this pair when it was time to replace my old gym sneakers and they are crazy comfortable. I love the way they look on and I feel like I know a thing or two about cool sneaks as well! I give him all the credit because I never know with gym shoes what will make a difference, and these will be hard to replace! Super comfy and stylish!
A good friend gave me this book a few months back and it has been a huge game changer for me. I am a hustler and a list maker. No one can make a to do list as long as mine and sadly when I think back on it, the lists have created more stress than help. Believe me, I love getting things done, but not adding so much on my plate that I can’t enjoy my life. This book has given me the punch in the gut I needed to slow down and say NO to more so that I can have some real YES moments with the people I love the most. I am choosing to be present in my life instead of perfect and feeling so much gratitude in the process. And, that is exactly what this is - a process. I by no means have life figured out, but I am learning to slow down and truly soak in the moments and the memories.
Hope you each have the best weekend that is full of all of the things that you love, in the meantime….those are a few of mine.
I’m a shoe girl. I have loved shoes literally for as long as I can remember. I was crazy for the “jellies”, my mom could hardly get them off of me. I just remember loving the way they looked on my feet, the sweet, plastic smell of them, and the way they made me feel. That’s what good shoes will do for you. They make you feel ready for the day, outfit complete, mission accomplished! I no longer wear shoes that reek of plastic, but I do have shoes that I find myself grabbing over and over again because they just work. That’s how the shoe selection in your closet should be - shoes that work, that are useful, and make sense in the wardrobe. So here are my Fall “Go-To” shoes!
- I have been waiting for an excuse to snag these amazing sneakers! I splurged and asked for this pair for my anniversary! I know they are crazy expensive but I had tried them on several times, knew they were comfy, and also knew they would fit right into my wardrobe. I broke these in on my recent trip to New York and they were perfect. I wore them back with my jeans and dresses-comfy and street smart!
This company has made an amazing shoe that is a slipper and a shoe that you can wear out as well! I love the comfort of my Birdies and I really love the pom pom in the blush color. I’m all about wearing a flat that has some style! Back with skinny jeans or a simple shirt dress and you're good to go!
- Everyone needs a mule in their closet! The simple and chic look of this black suede mule reminds me of an Aubrey Hepburn throw back look. Just enough vintage style to be classic and yet so very wearable. Every time I have these on someone makes a comment and they are a great price point! Lots of denim looks and cute tops have been been my go to with these stylish kitten heels.
- This shoe was on my wish list for a very long time! I saved many gift cards for these and loved them so much more than I even thought I would. Some fancy shoes are just fun to wear and I admit that I feel special in them! What is important to know with a shoe like this is to wear them and not save them!! You will get much more joy from something you have invested in when you can use it and not just admire it. These are my sassy work shoes, my date night shoes, my girls night out shoes, and just about anything I want to wear them for.
So whether you are a self proclaimed shoe girl like me, or you just want to make a purchase that will work in your wardrobe - I’m sure that one of these will do the trick!
Oh, and a huge thanks to Case for putting up with my love affair with shoes!