Thursday, January 12, 2017

Poncho Love

Poncho: Grace & Lace, Leggings: Zara, Boots: ASOS - Similar here and here

Kalep always makes comments about how I always wear oversized sweaters, t-shirts and things that aren't exactly fitted, so let's add one more item to the list - this poncho! ;) He just doesn't get how comfortable oversized clothes is. This one is so soft and I love the fringe detail around the edge. Ponchos are so easy to wear and style and the best part is - one size fits all. This is especially great during the winter & holidays when we may eat a little too much at family gatherings, but you won't even be able to tell!  It's also not itchy whatsoever. One of my pet peeves is when I purchase a sweater that looks so cute (especially online), but I can't stand to wear it long enough without scratching my skin off. My skin is especially dry in the winter, so it's just not a good mix. Anyway, if you're a fellow Red Raider like I am, this is a perfect buy to save for next football season! 

If I haven't mentioned it enough already, these leggings are everything! I've been meaning to order a couple more pairs since we don't have a Zara around here. They are $30, and they're made of a thicker material and hug your body tight especially around the ankles which is perfect for booties. 

Sponsored by Grace & Lace.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Yes to Comfort

Top: Express, Joggers: Forever 21 (Only $12.90 & they come in SO many colors!), Jacket: Forever 21 - Similar here and here, Shoes: Adidas, Sunglasses: Quay

I'm a huge fan of joggers, but I'm also 5'3" and have the hardest time finding a pair that I don't have to roll up a million times or scrunch too much. Forever 21 came to the rescue because I happened to find this pair for incredibly cheap and there are so many colors - nude, grey, olive, blush and more - so much YES! I still have to scrunch them up, but not too much. Kalep always jokes that we're going to have to find someone to stretch me out before we have babies because I'm too short! ;) Comfort is always a yes in my book, and yesterday was a full day just like every Monday for everyone I'm sure, so joggers were a must. They were also great while watching The Bachelor and indulging in pepperoni pizza! ;) Who else is watching? Corinne was entirely too much in last night's episode, and it drove me crazy that he kept giving her validation for her behavior. I kept cringing every time she would pop up to interrupt...yet again. 

Anyway, while I love sharing outfit posts and that's mostly what my blog consists of, I want to post more things that you would actually want to read and add different content to my blog this year. That's one of my resolutions for 2017! I would absolutely love it and would totally make my day if you could leave a comment with any ideas or topics you would like to see more of on here, on my Instagram, in a DM or wherever your lovely heart desires!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Lace Up Sweater Dresses Please

Sweater Dress: Daisy Dukes - also similar here and here, Boots: Similar here and here
I've been collecting sweater dresses (well dresses in general) over the last couple of weeks. They're easy to style, comfortable, and most of the time you can carry them over from season to season especially during the transitional weather. Today though, I can't even think about wearing a dress. It is currently 17 degrees, but feels like 4. Tyce doesn't even want to step outside! This dress was a must have and comes in 3 colors - nude, black and grey. I've already worn it twice this week. It can also be worn as an oversized sweater with leggings or jeans. This was one of the dresses I wore during my shoot at Daisy Dukes and I couldn't let it go. You may also recognize it from Jojo Fletcher's snapchat from a few days ago! 

In other news: this is the first weekend in a LONG time that we're both staying home while Kalep is off. Usually when he's off, we're off to the deer lease, but it's the end of hunting season. I'm planning on redoing my cloffice, and making the whole room more of a closet. There's two small closets in this room and everything is kind of squished in there and all my shoes are in boxes in the guest room closet. I'm hoping to turn one of these smaller closets into a full shoe closet with shelves so I can actually set them all out. With everything being so tightly packed in my closet or shoes in boxes, I tend to forget what I have or look past things so I will definitely be cleaning out and hoping I can get things more organized and easier to see. Anyway, I'm excited to stay home and get things done around the house that were put on hold during the holidays and hunting season!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Must Have Coat - Leopard Print

Coat: Bebe, T-shirt: Calvin Klein, Leggings: Express, Shoes: Gianni Bini (Dillard's) - similar here and here, Beanie: Express - Similar here
A leopard coat was one of the items on my Christmas wish list, and I was so happy when I unwrapped this one. Every time that I've even felt the smallest gust of cold wind since Christmas, I've used it as an excuse to wear it. It's rare for it to be super cold in West Texas, so I have to take advantage. Kalep and I have been trying to decide where to take a trip to soon, and I want to go to a pretty place where it's cold and there's snowy mountains, but he wants the opposite. Anyway, this coat can be worn with EVERYTHING from really casual to more dressy going out outfits. I love dressing up but I also love throwing on a tee with leggings and slip ons or sneakers for comfort especially when I'm working, and I love when style and comfort meet in the middle. This coat brings the two together! I've linked other must-have leopard coats below! 

If you didn't shop the Dillard's New Year's Day sale, you missed out! My mom and I were there bright and early, but I couldn't bring myself to go stand in the long line prior to doors opening. People were RUNNING to the door when they opened, and I saw a couple of ladies arguing over shoes inside, but overall, I got some really great things like these black slip ons and 3 other pairs of shoes for right around $140 all together. There are still lots of great things on sale so check it out!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Bold in 2017

Dress: Show Me Your Mumu & you can also find it at Daisy Dukes (Online & In-store in Lubbock, Tx), Boots: Vince Camuto (On sale for half off - less than $125 but only limited sizes available) - linked similar in the widget below!
Happy (belated) New Year friends! It's my first post of 2017, and I absolutely love the beginning of a new year. It's a fresh start and the perfect time to make changes in your life, dream big and for new chances. 2016 was a great year to me - it was a year full of many firsts. It was my first full year of being Mrs. Warden which was incredible even through the days where we may not have been the best of friends. We learned so much more about each other living together + becoming our own little family (with Tyce), managing our own household and just experiencing life together. I love that it's Kalep I get to do life with. It was my first time to experience Coachella with one of my best friends. It was also the first time that I ever really took a chance on myself. Steeltoes & Stilettos came along about a month before the beginning of 2016. I also started trying to grow my small stationery business doing wedding + other event invitations after doing them for friends and family for a while prior this last year. My love for doing sugar cookies also sparked in 2016 after helping my mom at her bakery, and I absolutely love doing them. For the first time in a long time, I felt like God had placed me exactly where I needed to be. Even though I don't have exactly one title and I have to explain 3 different "jobs" that I do when people ask, I love getting to do each and every one of them. My blog + my little stationery business mean so much to me, and I'm so glad I decided to take a chance on my dreams. Who knows where any of this will lead, and even though there's days where I have 0 motivation and days of obstacles that get me down, I know I'll never regret trying. I'm so thankful for each and everyone of you that supports my little business + shows my blog the slightest bit of love. I do my best to not live through social media and not focus on the likes and shares, but know that I appreciate every single one because it means so much more to me than just a "like" on a picture - it's support for me and this blog and I couldn't be more grateful for it. Looking back at 2016, I'm smiling and I'm looking forward to this year! In 2017, let's strive to be our best selves, dream HUGE and most importantly, BE KIND & spread love. 

The last day of 2016 was spent doing a photoshoot with Daisy Dukes in Lubbock, Tx. They carry the cutest clothes and really unique pieces you won't find at the mall. This was one of the dresses I wore during the shoot, and I was so happy I got to bring it home with me. It's crazy comfortable - comfortable enough I wore it to the craziness that is the Dillard's New Year's Day Sale yesterday. I also got lots of compliments on it while we were there. It's a perfect piece to bring from winter to spring. My favorite part of this dress though is the bold print. Show Me Your Mumu thrives on fun and pretty prints. Definitely statement pieces!

That's it for now - Make Day 2 of 365 a great one!

Friday, December 30, 2016

After Christmas Sales - Dillard's Shoe Section

Just wanted to share a super short post about my favorite place to shop the After Christmas Sale - Dillard's shoe section! I created some widgets below with some total steals if you're looking for any shoes. I have a photoshoot in Lubbock today, so I'm super excited to run through Dillard's before! Also, the sales usually get even better on New Year's Day, but so does the craziness. Kalep and my dad were with my mom and I last year in San Antonio at the Dillard's New Year's Day Sale, and they were so shocked at how crazy it was in there! They opted to never again join us for that. Anyway, I just shared some of my favorite shoes, but there's so many great things including sweaters, dresses & things for the home.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sequins for 2017

Top: Forever 21 - Very similar here and it's only $10!, Jeans: Vigoss - similar here and here, Booties: Steve Madden (On sale!) - found some dupes here for less, Bag: Tory Burch - Similar here and it's almost $200 off (a part of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!), Furry Coat: Forever 21 - No longer available online! :( but absolutely love this fur coat and it's on sale here., Sunglasses: Quay
Sharing an NYE inspired outfit because 2017 is only a couple of days away, and I am so excited! We didn't get to do anything last year because we were traveling for a wedding, and I'm not sure what the plans are this year. I may end up just wearing sequins on my couch watching the ball drop but either way, sequins are just a must-have for NYE. It's the perfect excuse to wear them and not feel over the top...even on your couch. I am so bummed that I didn't get this post up soon enough because I just bought this coat last week for $30 from Forever 21 and it's already completely sold out. You can blame it on Kalep for taking me away to the deer lease for a couple of days. ;) If you live near a Forever 21, I would definitely check in store because it's made of such good quality and so inexpensive. It looks like the more expensive sherpa jackets I've seen. It's a great jacket to wear with pretty much anything and it's especially perfect to keep you warm over anything sequin on NYE. Forever 21 is one of my go-to's in finding trendy pieces that look expensive when it's not something I want to splurge on. I've linked other pretty pieces below!

I hope the holiday weekend was so special! Luckily, we have another holiday weekend up ahead! :D


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