Thursday, March 30, 2017

Food Shark + Frayed Hems

Top: Buffalo - Similar here and here, Jeans: Forever 21 - Similar here and here, Shoes: Marc Fisher - Nordstrom - found dupes for these for less than $60 here!
We've tried to eat at Food Shark the last 3 times we've been to Marfa, but we can't ever catch it when it's open! We decided to take a few blog pictures there at least! ;) It's such a fun little spot. Food truck, school desks and buses, and old vintage cars parked around the lot. You can even sit inside the bus to eat your food! I love neat restaurants with themes or a cool concept. 

Anyway, I found these jeans while browsing through Forever 21 the other day and I absolutely love them! They're even great for shorter girls like me. The frayed hem adds a little fun to your outfit and perfect to wear with all your Spring sandals or booties. I linked similar above and below in the widget. Also, you've seen these shoes in multiple blog posts, and I've found a dupe for these that are $100 cheaper and come in about the same colors! They're also Steve Madden, so still a quality brand. Must have Spring & Summer shoe! 

I'm so excited to see sunshine today! The last two days have been so gloomy and cold here, so I'm off to go enjoy it. Have a great one!  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Lounge in my One Teaspoons

Tank top: Zara, Cardigan: Express (30% off right now + available in black & grey also), Shorts: One Teaspoon, Sandals: 1.State

This is a short post featuring a comfy, casual outfit. I just had to talk about these shorts though! So you know the story of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants?" Four friends that find an old pair of pants that fits each one of them like a glove, despite the difference in their body types and sizes. These shorts right here are my very own traveling pants! ;) You've heard me talk plenty about how difficult it is for me to find shorts because if they fit good around the thighs, they're too big on the waist and the opposite. I finally found them! I had heard about how great One Teaspoon shorts were, but was always hesitant because they're a little pricey. I finally decided to try them on, and I had to buy them. They actually fit around the thighs and waist! One Teaspoons are also great because the raised sides add a little length to your legs. I think I probably wasted more money in buying cheaper shorts here and there that I would end up never wearing because of the fit. Just an FYI - if you have the same problem I do with denim shorts, One Teaspoons are your answer! ;) Also, these sandals - I absolutely LOVE for spring. They're also available in pink, yellow, and black. I've been wearing them the last 3 days...and currently have them on my feet. I've been trying to add Spring sandals and shoes to my closet! Sharing others I love below!

We spent our Monday in Marfa (again)! I was asked to do a photoshoot by a photographer from Houston (@kbasdeo) at Prada Marfa, so that was a lot of fun. Pictures will be coming to the blog soon! :) 

Have a great Tuesday! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Baby Blues

Dress: J. Crew - LOVE this one, similar here and here, Sandals: Steve Madden - love these blush ones and they're less than $45! 

I saw this frayed hem dress at Nordstrom a couple of weeks ago, and loved it but couldn't quite convince myself to buy it when I had other things I really wanted. Well, the other day while cleaning out my closet I came across this denim dress I had purchased a couple of years ago and decided to take some scissors to the hemline to give it a little bit of a fray and make it a little more trendy. I now have myself a very similar dress to the one from Topshop that cost me nothing. Moral of the story: This dress got saved from the "get rid of" pile by just doing a little update to it! When cleaning out your closet, try to make some old trash into treasure again by making small changes or trying to incorporate pieces into new outfits somehow. I'm going to keep trying to add a little more fray to this one - hopefully more wear and washes work! 

Y'all, I'm sad these shoes aren't on the T.J. Maxx website just because they were only $30, but they are still available in other colors I love at the links above! A perfect treat for the first day of Spring today! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Extra Comfortable

Hoodie: Forever 21 - similar herehere and here, also LOVE this one), Leggings: Missguided (Only $11!) and similar here for less than $4 and lots of colors!, Cap: T.J. Maxx - Similar here, Boots: Steve Madden (On sale for $50!), Sunglasses: Quay High Key 
I've been trying to update my spring shoe collection lately, but since West TX can't decide between winter & spring, I'm just trying to get the most wear out of my booties. These boots are more of a trendy, fun pair, but I love the clear heel. The boots make this outfit a little (or a lot) extra and people may give you a weird look in this part of Texas but honestly, who cares! I think it's fun to be a little extra in our lives here and there. ;) To bring it down a notch, just pair it with some sneakers and you're set. I just wanted to share this hoodie and leggings because they cost hardly anything but are such cute comfortable pieces. I adore the hoodies and comfort pieces from Forever 21 because the quality always feels great and you can buy them at prices that are next to nothing. I also picked up this hat at T.J. Maxx the other day for $10 so if you ever happen to go there, keep a look out. They had other colors too like olive green!

Kalep is finally off of his night shift as of this morning at 6 a.m. - the same time he called to wake me up and pick me up for breakfast while I was still halfway asleep with crazy hair, but it was sweet of him. Night shift weeks always feel so long because we hardly get to see each other! 

That's it for today!

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Perfect Ruffle Tee

Top: Zara, Shorts: Old Levi's - Similar here, Shoes: Marc Fisher LTD

Today's post is short & sweet because I just wanted to share this ruffle tee with you! It is only about $13 and comes in grey, blush, white & black. I've worn it like 3 times just in the last couple of weeks because it's so comfortable and adds a little flare compared to a basic tee. Fun way to mix up your basics! SOS - I need denim shorts. Literally, the hardest thing for me to buy but I'm waiting as long as I can to purchase some because it's such a pain. My waist and thighs don't ever agree on a size when it comes to shorts, which is one reason I'm trying to slim and tone my thighs. These shoes - can't stop wearing as you can tell. Definitely a staple in your spring shoe collection!

My closet is a big clutter right now, so today's project is to clean it out. I've decided I want my blog to give back, so every few months that I clean out my closet, I'll be donating a portion of the earnings to a local humane society because dogs and animals are so close to my heart. I know it's not a lot, but I think if we all do our small part in the world, we can make a difference! 

Hope your Monday is great!

Friday, March 10, 2017

DIY Acrylic Dry Erase Board - For Under $30

Happy Friday! I'm sharing a little DIY for your home office, work space, etc. I've been making an effort to become more organized at home, and I'm a big note taker. I hoard journals especially the ones from Homegoods (so cheap and cute) and I also write to-do lists every day. I wanted a board to quickly write things on or clip notes to, but I'm also a very visual person and didn't feel so "inspired" with a plain white board, so I set out to make this acrylic white board and even better, it costs less than $30! Kalep and my dad always argue with me when I ask them for help on projects in my room because they are ALL about function and I'm all about the aesthetic (lol!).

DIY Acrylic Dry Erase Board


(The size I needed was right around $20, but they have all different sizes & you can get it custom cut as well.)

(These were the hardest to find! Weirdly, Home Depot nor Lowe's carried them...or even knew what I was talking about.)

Your favorite gold spray paint - I also hoard these! lol

Any other extra add-ons like clips, stickers, magnets, etc.

You can leave the screws silver, but I spray painted them gold because I was too cheap to order the actual gold ones because they cost a lot more than the silver ones. I let them dry for most of the day before I had Kalep hang up the board. When you're ready to hang it up, you'll have to screw a hole through the acrylic to be able to hang it on the standoff screws. The acrylic goes in between the two parts of the screw. Once, you've got it up - THAT'S IT!

You can leave it completely blank as is and write on it with a dry erase as you go or you can make it into a big wall calendar. I made my own stickers to use for the "goals" and "to do", but you can find letter stickers or word stickers already made at your local craft store, or if you're good at hand lettering - grab a gold metallic paint marker and go for it! This can be made into anything, and is crazy easy and inexpensive to make, but I love everything acrylic from chairs to decor, and it's a cute touch to any #girlboss' office! 

 I also included free printables below of lists & quotes to use on your new board! 

(Download and unzip the file!)

Happy Organizing! 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

El Cosmico

(Just had to point out that I sat in the same chair as Queen B...if only I had that cool onesie and boots!)

Top: Zara (Less than $13), Jeans: Express (BOGO 50% off!), Shoes: Marc Fisher LTD Espadrilles

I've been trying to convince Kalep to take a weekend getaway to El Cosmico in Marfa, Tx for like ever now and I finally got a yes because we're planning on going on his next set of days off! Glamping at it's finest! ;) While we were in Marfa the other day, I just had to drive out there to see it in person and it was everything I expected it to be. Really though - this place is one of the coolest places I've ever been to and only a little over a couple hours away from here. So cool that even the queen B herself (Beyonce!) made a trip there! El Cosmico is like our very own West Texas Coachella with teepees and retro airstreams and even safari tents. The nightly stay is also pretty affordable! Airstreams seem to be a thing in Marfa because pretty much everyone has one even just sitting in their own backyard. The Trans-Pecos Festival is also held there every year with music, art, sponsor booths, and lots more. Hoping to catch that this year!

We did a lot of walking around the grounds and even though I was wearing wedges, these were so comfortable! I wear these with basically everything, so even though they're a little pricey, you'll definitely get your money's worth. These jeans from Express are my current favorites - love the split hem and right now they're buy one get one 50% off. Also, this top is another basic top from Zara that is so inexpensive but so cute. I love having basic tops that are still a little versatile to throw on with a pair of jeans and go. I'm really busy during the week so I don't even have the energy to dress up sometimes, and these tops make it easy to add a little something to an otherwise plain outfit. 

Anyone been to El Cosmico before? :) Would love to hear about it! 

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