18 September 2017

Life Lately


Hello Monday!  Did you all have a good weekend?  We had quiet weekend, not much going on.  The usual errands, date night, house chores, you know the drill.  Here's a peek into what we've been doing lately.


Let's start with a PSA - did you know that Sephora will package perfume samples for you?  I went in looking for a perfume for my wedding day and the woman offered to put together samples of the ones I was interested in trying.  This way I could try them on, wear them, and see how they reacted on my skin.  Such a great idea and a lot of help.  I tried Replica's Lipstick OnChanel's Gabrielle, Armani's Si, and Elizabeth and James' Amethyst.  

15 September 2017

Five for Friday and a Nordstrom Giveaway!


Hey there Friday!  So glad to see you!  I have felt crazy busy all week.  What about you?  Has September felt crazier than usual?  Just me?  Earlier in the week, I posted about transitioning from summer to Fall so I thought this Friday, I'd highlight my five favorite things from the Nordstrom Sale that will get you through the rest of this warm weather and into the coziness of fall.

And a giveaway!  


This lush roll sleeve tunic is perfect with jeans or leggings.  It's light enough to wear now but will pair really well with boots and scarves when the weather starts to turn.  And the really good news?  It's under $30!

14 September 2017

A Little About Me - What I Do

For those of you who are newer to the blog, I thought I would start a mini weekly series to help you all get to know me a little better.  As I am about to transition from one job to a new one, I thought I would tell you a bit about what I do and where I've done it!

To start, when I was a little girl I wanted to be a majorette.  My grandmother fundraised for the high school band and my uncle was the football coach, so I spent my younger years around the cheerleaders and majorettes and color guard.  I was like a mini mascot and thought it was what I wanted to be when I grew up.

13 September 2017

Workin' It Wednesday - Fall Transition Pieces


Happy Wednesday Y'all!  We are steaming full speed through September.  Here in Texas that means cooler mornings but warmer afternoons.  It may be 65 when you leave the house, but 90 degrees by 4pm.  

For me that means dressing in layers, playing with scarves and swapping out sandals for booties.  For example...

12 September 2017

Stella & Dot Style - Favorites Under $40!


Not to panic anybody, but there are only 15 Fridays until Christmas.  Ugh.  With the wedding, and the house, and a new job I am so not ready to think about Christmas.  But I also hate to be stressed - I want to enjoy the holiday in our new house.  My plan is to start shopping early.  And Stella & Dot has some great pieces under $40.  By them for you, by them for the babysitter, your kid's teachers, your hairstylist, a special niece.  You cannot go wrong with any of these.


These blue druzy studs are swoonworthy.  At $29, they are the perfect gift for a teacher or as a thank you for the college student who house sat while you were away.  Or for you.  Really, for you.

08 September 2017

Five For Friday - Current Beauty Favorites!


Happy Friday Y'all!  Did you survive the Tuesday that felt like a Monday?  Long weekends are great, but short work weeks can be tough.  I've got a job post planned for next week, so I won't go into too much detail here, but I am trying to wind down some things and cramming a lot of things into my work week.  

But you know what makes me happy?  Beauty products!  Oh I love a good beauty product.  Here are five of my current must haves.

05 September 2017

Stella & Dot Style - Helping Houston


I'm so happy to share that I will be able to use my Stella & Dot business to support the American Red Cross and the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Stella & Dot family brands has already donated $25,000 as a company and now it's our turn as independent business owners to help raise money too!

On top of our corporate donation, we are partnering with the American Red Cross for our Hearts with TX Boutique, a curated selection of products to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Pave Open Chandeliers Silver & Gold
Pave Rectangle Cuff – Gold & Rose Gold
Pave Open Bar Cuff - Rose Gold


Starting today through September 30th, all net proceeds from purchases of our Hearts with TX Boutique will be donated to the American Red Cross, specifically supporting those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Here is a closer look at the items in the Hearts with TX boutique. 

04 September 2017

Life Lately


Happy Monday!  I am enjoying a day at home today.  I'm contemplating going for a run in a bit.  The weather here is starting to cool down...well, what we consider cooler in Texas (not in the 90s anymore - hooray).

I can't even tell you how crazy it is around here.  So much going on.  Final wedding prep and details, more progress on the house, and the newest thing?  I start a new job in 4 weeks.  Yikes!  So crazy, but all of it good.  I am so excited about this new position, but it's bittersweet because I am sad about leaving my current place.  It's been a great place to work these last four years.  Here's a little peek into our crazy, upside down life last week!


01 September 2017

Five For Friday - Barre/Athleisure Wear


This has been quite a week y'all.  Texas is my adopted home and my heart aches for Houston.  On Wednesday's post I linked to several places to help out, if you can please donate.  They were hit so hard.  We in Dallas were fortunate enough to escape the rain, but now there's a run on gas, so our goal is to only drive when we have to until the panic subsides.

Since it looks like we'll be relaxing at home most of the weekend, my mind is on athleisure and my comfiest leggings.  I thought for this week's Five for Friday I would highlight my current faves.  Most of them double as great leggings for barre or yoga and there's nothing better than new workout clothes to get you in the right mindset to work out!

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