Monthly Archives: May 2016

Casual Tee & Slip-On Sneakers

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Wahooo, we made it this far! 😉 This morning I am headed to Dallas to visit one of my besties (Lauren from the fashion blog Vandi Fair) and I am SO EXCITED to see her! It’s only been about a month since our last gathering, but she’s one of those friends that when we’re together, it’s non-stop silliness and laughing…thus, I always look forward to seeing her! We’re meeting a few other bloggers for lunch and then going to snap some photos around Dallas, then I’m headed right back to Austin – quick little day trip! I’ll likely consume an unhealthy amount of coffee to make it through our busy day ahead, ha! Blake is headed to visit his best friend in Atlanta tomorrow, so I definitely want to get back and take him to the airport early in the morning (..like, 5am early..eek!)…all good, I always enjoy waking him up and having coffee while he packs, then giving him a big ‘ol farewell bear hug and smooch at the airport…wouldn’t miss that opportunity! 😉

Now that we’re inching towards the weekend, I felt that sharing this casual skinny jeans, lace-back tee and slip-on sneakers combo was appropriate. 😉 It’s pretty much the ultimate “oh ya know, just going for a casual coffee run!” look.. 😉 Ps. Every time I take blog photos I always start by grabbing coffee…for one, it’s delicious and two, depending on the weather it either cools me off or warms me up… it’s my photo shoot staple! (No surprise there, right? 😉 ).

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4 Spring To Summer Outfit Ideas

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For size reference, I am wearing a small in all of my Goodnight Macaroon clothing – I am 5’6 and generally wear a 0 or 2 in dresses/tops/jeans. Alrighty gals, let’s get started with these gorgeous outfits!!

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Instagram Roundup: May 7, 2016

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Hi there, gals! How is your weekend going? We’re in full-on wedding planning mode over in our abode – finally addressing our save the dates (it’s a miracle, ha!)..literally, Blake and I have them scattered on the floor in our living room, diving headfirst! Music is humming on the record player (Leon Bridges has been on repeat lately…soooo good, his voice is buttahh-cream!) and we’ve got a big pot of coffee brewing (already had two cups early this morning…in need of as much fuel as I can get today!). Needless to say, we’re off to a productive and lovely start to the weekend! 🙂

I have been loving all of your comments on my Instagram posts lately asking me to add certain photos to my Instagram roundup posts – seriously, this helps me so much to make sure I include the outfits y’all want to see most! I’m working to add a Like To Know It tab on my website, so you can just shop all of my Instagrams as they pop up straight from this tab…will be so helpful because these Instagram Roundup blog posts take me quite a long time to do + y’all won’t have to wait weeks for me to create them! More on that later as it moves along, I’ll update y’all asap when it’s live!

Recently I’ve been drawn to crisp whites, pretty florals and distressed denim…as you probably noticed from my Instagram account! You can never go wrong investing in pretty basics (like this tank top below) and floral prints are just so whimsical and girly (which I am a big fan of, ha), and of course, adding a little distressed look to your jeans brings about that effortlessly cool vibe that’s “so hot right now” as quoted from Zoolander. 😉 Enjoy shopping my latest looks and if you don’t already, you can follow me on Instagram for more outfit inspiration!

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Mother’s Day Coffee Date Featuring New York & Co.

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Hello there! Me oh my I am SO excited to finally share this much-anticipated post with y’all! MamaWat (which is what my friends call my mother – short for “Mama Watson” or rather, Kim Watson) joined me for a coffee date at Jo’s on South Congress Avenue in Austin for a Mother’s Day collaboration with New York & Company (…aren’t our outfits adorable?!). Seriously, I LOVED having my mom by my side for this collab, I love her so much…it’s kind of ridiculous, really! We made this post a family affair and my sister snapped these photos – special shoutout to Kimberlee for being an amazing photographer and capturing such wonderful moments for this post!

I am so lucky that my mom lives roughly 10 minutes from my apartment (…that may or may not have been on purpose, ha!) because as I get older, I realize more and more how lucky I am to be so close to her and really know she’s one of my best friends and someone who will always be there for me. I say this all the time, but there really is no one quite like a mom – they provide a sense of comfort that no one else can compare to – and after raising 5 kids of her own, I’d say my mom is an absolute expert at making us feel so loved and taken care of, I really do believe it was her calling to create such a loving and beautiful family. (All 5 of us still reside in Austin…so if that doesn’t tell you something about the family love we have and that my parents instilled in us, then I don’t know what does, ha!).

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A big thank you to New York & Company for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


Shopbop 40% Off Sale!

Hey ladies! Keeping it short and sweet tonight with a super  S A L E  roundup at one of my favorite retailers – Shopbop! This surprise sale only lasts 2 more days, so hurry and scoop up these killer deals on designer handbags (seriously, if you’re going to invest in a designer bag, now is the time – how gorgeous are those Michael Kors and Tory Burch bags? Stunning!), sunglasses (Ray-Ban’s for $112…pretty much unheard of) and SHOES galore!

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Printed Dress & Blush Jacket

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Now that I’ve spilled my guts about the awkward woes of snapping photos in public (ha! That is a true struggle of mine, quite a weird and vulnerable thing to do!), we can move on to this look..(the good stuff, right? 😉 ). My dress is a razorback shift dress that has a zipper down the back (as you can see in the 4th photo in this post) and a fabulous paisley print and some intricate stitching along the bustline. This thing is TOO cute and so perfect to take you from spring (when paired with a jacket) all the way to summer (literally just nix the jacket..okay and maybe add a tan…and perhaps a topknot if we’re talkin’ Texas heat 😉 and voila, golden for summer! This dress is super affordable and I’m wearing a size small for reference. I’m a big fan of Sun & Shadow products, too, LOVE this brand and buy a lot of their pieces! Great fit, quality and an amazing price point.

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