Hey gals! I’m finally back in action after a few days in Mexico…felt so nice to step away from my laptop for a bit and soak up some r&r! Pardon my radio silence over here – hopefully you’ve been following along with my on Instagram for more day-to-day happenings. 🙂 PS. If you have any questions about our time in Cabo San Lucas, please leave ’em in the comments section below!
Aaand back to reality I go! 😉 Let’s talk about this darling little button front dress! (…and the shoes and handbag, of course…)
Hey ladies, how’s your week going? I spent the morning packing for my next trip…headed to Cabo On Wednesday!! My galpal Veronica and I are excited to visit an all-inclusive resort for a few days (I’ll share more on my Instagram feed, fear not!)…doing our best to soak up the final weeks of summer…and a girls trip + beach vacay is never a bad way to end! 😉 Aside from that, I’ve been mapping out my September schedule and ACL is definitely on the agenda! Festival season is in full swing, so I’ve been on the hunt for breezy dresses, cutoff shorts and ankle booties that I can wear from summer, into fall and on the festival grounds. And as you probably guessed it, this ADORABLE little dress most definitely makes the cut!
Last week I asked my Instagram followers what posts they wanted more of, and overwhelmingly it was more home decor/interiors! Thus, I worked my little booty off over the weekend to complete the entryway of our new house…and I could not be more in LOVE with how it turned out! We are slowly but surely turning this house into our dream home – and I already feel a sense of peace wash over me every time I step foot inside…which is exactly what I’d hoped we could create: our own little sanctuary space. With the help of Etsy, a few of my favorite stores and Blake’s handy work (…he made the coat rack!), we finally filled out the vacant space next to the front door. Sharing more photos and all the details below, hope you love it!
Aaaand finally I have edited these photos (…which also means I got the “happy sads” reliving this portion of our trip…ya know, happy it happened, sad it’s over, etc. 😉 and am super excited to share an in-depth look at our time in Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA! This was definitely the part of our cruise through Scandinavia with Princess Cruises that both Blake and I were really looking forward to…there’s so much history and tons of fascinating museums and palaces to see…so, let’s get to it!
I’ve had quite a few requests to style a workwear look, so today is all about THE perfect black trousers you can wear from work to play. When I think of brands that offer beautiful workwear that makes you feel feminine and gorgeous, Banana Republic is at the top of the list. They carry such an array of options, from workwear to casual weekend styles, and always top-notch quality. You can never go wrong reaching for a textured top, go-to black pants (these are SO flattering) and a fabulous pair of strappy heels, so today I am thrilled to partner with Banana Republic and spill the details on this chic, ready-for-the-office look!
Psst…Banana Republic is running a major 40% off sale right now! Yep, that means my entire look is on MAJOR markdown. Use code BRSURPRISE at checkout, yay!
Hello friends & happy Monday! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written a blog post in the comfort of my own home, sipping coffee on my sofa with music going on the record player…and man, it feels SO good! I forgot how much I love being at home…I tend to go stir crazy and often am super pumped to get out of the house (since I work from home)…but after being gone on and off for over a month, I could not be more content to be back! Blake and I have some fun home renovation projects in the works (…can’t wait to share more with y’all VERY soon, eek!), so in the midst of combatting jetlag, spending time with friends/family and doing mountains of laundry (a 16-day trip = holy crap, so much laundry…ah!), we’ve been wearing our hardhats as we get to work on a special project. (Stay tuned on my Instagram, sharing the news this week!).
Now that we’ve got a brief life update out of the way…! 😉 I’m super excited to share today’s summery look, featuring one of my favorite color combinations: yellow and cognac – such a complimentary duo! Aaand if you’re in Austin, you’ll know it’s been over 100 degrees the majority of the summer, sooo a breezy mini skirt and off shoulder top is a total DO to beat the heat (…and look/feel pretty darn fabulous at the same time!).
We’re about to pack our bags to head home today, but I wanted to take a minute and share this NSale sweater with y’all because it’s selling quick! Seriously…is this not the perfect cozy sweater for a cooler summer night? (…At the beach or lake…clearly not in the 107 degree Austin weather right now, ha!)… and even more amazing as a go-to fall knit. On sale for $64, regularly priced at $98 – available in more color options, too! I’m wearing size XS for reference. 🙂 Enjoy the sale shopping, ladies! read more
Hey ladies! Currently writing this post from the cutest little coffeehouse in Edinburgh, Scotland (the spot is called Brew Lab if you’re interested – it’s adorable!). Blake and I woke up early to soak up the final day of our European/UK getaway and we decided to get in some quality internet time this AM, ha! Seriously…we never appreciated having good internet access until it was basically nonexistent for the past two weeks…feels SO good to sip my cappuccino, eat a donut (ya know how vacay goes…gotta indulge!) and do some internet perusing. And of cooourse that led me to scope out what’s left in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Thus, sharing 15 items that I either own and loooove or currently have on my wish list once I return home. Enjoy, XOXO!
**Scroll over images above & click to shop!
Ps. Items are selling like hot cakes…If you are on the fence about something, I recommend ordering now and if all else fails, return later (just to make sure you get it before it’s gone!). Nordies = free returns + free shipping…aka no guilt shopping! 😉
I don’t often rock an all black look, but this head to toe outfit is perfection for a night a live music and bar hopping in Austin! Chic cropped high rise jeans paired with a classic satin cami and fabulous mini bag…I am LOVING this combination! These jeans are so versatile and easy to dress up or down (go ultra casual with a cropped tee and sandal flats – or dress them up a la the combination in this post), and the best part? They’re under $65. Can’t recommend enough!
Hey there friends! Excited to share a photo diary from the first two stops during our 12-day cruise through Scandinavia with Princess Cruises last month! (…Working on my Russia wrap-up tomorrow, so be sure and check back later this weekend!). This has been the year of travel for me and Blake, and we are so grateful to experience such wonderful cities and countries together…I feel like I am constantly pinching myself as I look back at our photo albums after each trip. Copenhagen has been on our radar for years and though we were only there for a day and a half, we completely fell in love with the city! Then came Oslo, Norway – which kind of blew me away and surprised me (in the best way!) because the mix of super old buildings and historical monuments (vikings, anyone?) next to ultra modern, sleek scandinavian cafes, apartments and shops is pretty surreal and quite a sight to see and experience. That’s the thing I love about Europe…the juxtaposition of new and old buildings on the same street…it’s pretty incredible and very special to be so close to history in that way.
Needless to say, these were two major cities that we were thrilled to visit! Sharing more photos and a list of recommendations if you’re headed that way…(ps: you can find our cruise itinerary here).