Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Livin' Free in Velvet

Top: Forever 21 (I normally wear Medium, but wearing a Small), Skirt: Free People (Also comes in black!), Bralette: Forever 21, Booties: ASOS (Out of Stock) - Similar herehere & here, Bag: Tory Burch (My mom got this purse as a gift from my dad for her birthday...and I had to steal it for a day! ;)), Choker: Chrome - Similar here and here
I have been loving the velvet trend lately. I had seen this really pretty pink crushed velvet dress on a celebrity on Instagram, and fell in love with it then. I've slowly been seeing more and more velvet clothing pop up in stores & I could not be more excited about it. While out shopping in Lubbock the other day, I found this velvet beauty and had to bring it home with me. The color is one of my favorites, and it comes in black as well. Perfect piece to transition into fall! It's a great statement piece, so you don't have to put a lot of effort into the rest of the outfit. Pair it with a graphic tee or lace up top, and when it gets cooler - add a faux leather jacket! I had to have this graphic tee - 1. Because it was only $15 2. It's a perfect top to wear with a bralette. 3. It said "Marfa, Texas" on it. Marfa is one of my favorite places to visit in Texas. It's such a cute town with so much character and only a couple of hours away. I've been trying to plan a quick weekend getaway with Kalep to Marfa & Lajitas for a weekend soon, but all he has on his mind is deer season being only a couple of weeks away! Anyway, I've linked a few other favorite velvet items in the widget below. Tyce is giving me his sad puppy eyes because he wants to go play, so I better go!

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Halloween Better Together with Petco

Tyce's Costume: Petco, My Top: Target, Sombrero:  Shorts: Old Levi's - Similar here, Booties: Jessica Simpson - Similar here

Tyce usually hates me around this time of year because he's been getting costumes since the first year we had him and they're not his favorite, but this year he was actually excited to go to Petco & pick out his costume early. Too bad we can't get his dad into the Halloween spirit with us! I always have to beg Kalep to dress up with me, so Tyce stepped in this year. Anyway, I know it's super early for Halloween costumes, but it's never too early to start thinking about what you (or your fur friend) want to dress up as.

Petco had the cutest costumes, and so many different kinds. Tyce loves tacos as much as we do, so he insisted on this one. I DIY'd my taco truck costume. I'm a big DIY-er for Halloween costumes, so I'll be doing a blog post on some previous DIY's I've done and other ideas when it gets closer to Halloween. For now though, take your pet to Petco to pick out his/her costume and enter Petco's Halloween Better Together Costume Contest! Here's how: 

1) Follow Petco on Instagram: @petco
2) Tag photos with #HalloweenTogetherContest and @petco for official entry.
3) Be sure to enter between 10/1 and 10/26

Shop the Petco Bootique here!

Make this Monday a great one!

Sponsored by Petco.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

46Five Boutique

This week has been absolutely crazy for me! It's homecoming here in town, so we're super busy at my mom's bakery with sugar cookies & other goodies, and I've had lots of my own stationery & blog work to do - throw in getting sick yesterday & our a/c going out...not a good mix. Yesterday, I left my car running in our garage for a good 30 minutes and locked myself out of the house this morning...needless to say, I'm ready for the weekend! I love being busy, but sometimes, we all just need a little break to breathe...or some retail therapy! ;) 

Just in case you're in need of some retail therapy, I want to introduce you to 46Five Boutique. They started off as an online boutique, but now have a storefront located in Midland, Tx - perfect for any of you local followers! I love when new boutiques pop up in our area because we don't have alot of options for shopping around here, and I also think it's great to shop locally and support our communities. The owner of 46Five is so sweet and I've collaborated with them to bring you a few outfit ideas from some of their clothing found in store & online. 

One more thing - 46Five Boutique is named after Psalms 46:5 - "God is within Her. She will not fail." I love that, and it's such an empowering verse. God calls us to be women of purpose to pursue & thrive in His calling for our lives, so it's a great reminder when we get overwhelmed, anxious, scared, or when we encounter any obstacle in life that God is with us every step of the way. 

Top/Dress: 46FiveBoutique - new arrival today! , Shoes: Steve Madden - If you're a 9.5, this pair is only $20 here
This is actually a top, but I'm short so it was long enough to wear as a dress!

Top: H&M (Love these basic tees!), Jeans: 46Five Boutique, Sandals: Steve Madden
 These boyfriend jeans are perfect for casual wear, and so comfortable. The price is also a plus!

Dress: 46Five Boutique, Earrings: H&M - Love these & these

Follow 46Five Boutique on Facebook & Instagram: @46fiveboutique! They will be giving away the dress I'm wearing above to one lucky follower when they reach 1,000 followers on Instagram, so follow away! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Summer Suede

Top: Nordstrom (On sale for $28!), Leggings: Express (Buy 1 Get 1 50% off!) - Love this color as well and they're only $20!, Heels: Target, Choker: Forever 21 - Similar here and here, Bag: Vince Camuto - Similar here and here

I'm not sure if any of you are Bachelor/Bachelorette fans, but ever since I saw Jojo Fletcher wearing suede flare pants in Argentina, I wanted to wear suede flare Texas. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find flares (that aren't $1,050), but I did find these faux suede leggings that I loved & purchased for half off during Express' Labor Day sale. They're super soft & I love the zipper detail. This top is a closet staple. I've had it for two years now, and it's still good as new. It's perfect to wear solo, or throw it under a faux fur vest in the winter. Right now, it's on sale for $28, and comes in lots of colors. I really like it because of the length as well - it's longer in the back which is perfect for leggings like these.  Both the top & leggings are super light, so they're great for transitional wear from summer to fall.

Side note: I'm loving my shorter hair lately! I thought I wouldn't, but it's been so easy to style and just throw in some loose waves every morning. These two products - Joico Hair Shake & Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Mousse - have been my lifesavers in giving my hair some volume and some texture to make it look & feel thicker!  

We're halfway through the week - make the rest of it a great one! :D

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Gone Greige

T-shirt: Forever 21, Denim: Express (On sale - under $50!), Jacket: Old - Similar here & here, Wedges: Dillards (no longer available :() - Similar here & really wanting these, Lipstick: Maybelline "Gone Greige"
I've been in total fall mode lately, and I'm just itching to wear jackets, booties, sweaters, and all the above. West Texas weather right now though is desert heat or nonstop showers, so I guess I'll have to wait on that a little longer. This fall inspo outfit was inspired by my lipstick named "Gone Greige." I love nudes + greys together from home decor to outfits. The colors are really neutral, but complement each other perfectly. 

I've talked about Express jeans before, but really, my love for them is endless. I love how they are sized short, regular & long. Like I've said before, I'm 5'3" so it's hard for me to find denim that I don't have to roll up. These jeans I ordered "short" and they were the perfect length for my short legs! Most of them are on sale right now for under $50, and you can't beat that. 

I've linked some other "greige" items that are perfect for fall in the widget below!

In other news: Kalep & I went to a family wedding this weekend & it was such a great time getting to spend the weekend with friends & family we don't get to see often. Also, Tyce & I are partnering with Petco for a halloween inspired blog post, and Tyce can't wait to show you his costume! Be on the lookout for that blog post later this week + for details on entering Petco's #HalloweenBetterTogether Halloween Costume Contest for you and your fur baby!

P.S. Can I get this metallic wall somewhere in my house...but in gold? ;)

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