Monthly Archives: August 2017

Leather Mini Skirt & Boxy Tee

Haaaappy Friday, ladies! (Well, we’re close enough now.. 😉 ). Phewww…this week was a doozy, very glad to have a weekend of recovery! Our laundry room renovation is SO close to being complete…adding final touches and making a couple changes, then it’s time to snap the photos and share with the world. 😉 Can’t wait…it’s a beauty!

This weekend Blake and I are headed on a quick getaway to El Paso, Texas (I’m working on a fun project with ASOS that I’ll share with y’all in mid-September…), and though we’ll be busy bees snapping photos for this one, it will be wonderful to spend some quality time together and explore a new city. Any LL readers from El Paso? Would love any recommendations you have! (Coffee shops, restaurants, cute boutiques…).

Okay okay, now onto this outfit…ready to take you straight to happy hour or an evening out!
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skirt – similar FREE PEOPLE / tee shirt – URBAN OUTFITTERS / shoes – SEYCHELLES / handbag – GUCCI


Must-Have Monogram Tote Bag


Hello, monogram tote bag of my dreams! Soft leather, the perfect cognac color, the cutest monogram option and of course my must-have staple…a detachable shoulder strap! Madewell, you’ve done it again and I am so happy you did. 😉

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tote – c.o. MADEWELL / top – MADEWELL (wearing XS) / jeans – MADEWELL (order a size down, these run big!) / shoes – SOLE SOCIETY / scarf – MADEWELL (vintage gold color) / sunglasses – CELINE


A Cozy Weekend At Home

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A very rainy weekend in Austin meant lots of lounge time…nothing like a few cloudy, rainy days to bring out the cozy vibes in our house. We put The Beatles on the record player, brewed a fresh pot of coffee and did our best to soak up staying in as opposed to braving the crazy weather outside.

Blake and I had a trip planned for the weekend and even went to the airport for a few hours on Friday evening to catch our flight, but Hurricane Harvey had other plans in store. I’ve been following the news non-stop (I’ve got lots of family & friends in Houston) and it’s been such a devastating few days. Every time I check the news or social media, more tragic images pop up. Sending my thoughts and prayers to those affected by the storm, near and far!

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HEADBOARD / COMFORTER / PILLOW SHAMS / ROUND PILLOW / LIGHT GREY FLUFF PILLOW / DARK GREY FLUFF PILLOW / BLUSH FLEECE PILLOWS / MUG / RUG / LAMPS


Custom Cutoff Levi’s Shorts


Do you ever scroll around Pinterest and find yourself re-pinning the SAME item over and over? That’s me when it comes to Levi’s cutoff shorts…I feel like I can always find the perfect inspiration shot online, but when it comes to finding a perfect fit for these things, that’s the tough part! Too short, too long, too tight, too much booty showing – you know what I mean? Buuut then I did some Internet searching (…or more like I clicked on every cutoff Levi’s shorts image on Pinterest…*Insert face-palm here*) and it finally led me to an Etsy store that cuts CUSTOM Levi’s shorts made to your measurements! Not going to lie, I did an actual happy dance when I put these cute cutoffs on…never have I ever loved a pair of Levi’s shorts so much!

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A big thank you to Etsy for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


My Go-To Fall Uniform


Aaand just like that, fall is upon us! Though I am soaking up these beautiful summer days, I can’t help but get SO excited for fall weather…which brings about cozy cardigans, backless loafers and one of my weaknesses…jeans! I’ve been searching for a new pair of perfect distressed skinnies that have some stretch and a lower rise (sometimes you just need a break from high-rise, ya know?) and lemme tell ya, THESE are magical!
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jeans – AJ JEANS / tank top – TOPSHOP / cardigan – FREE PEOPLE / shoes – similar SAM EDELMAN / sunglasses – similar NORDSTROM

A big thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


Bedroom Dresser Top Decor


Another home decor post headed your way! (…I’m having so much fun with these!!). Blake and I purchased a dresser + nightstand set about three months ago and this week I FINALLY finished our dresser top decor! Yep…it had essentially been collecting dust until this week…however, it was worth the wait because I found the prettiest jewelry holders, yummiest candles and two pieces of art that I am completely in love with! Spilling all the details here…
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DRESSER / CHARCOAL DRAWING / c.o. MAP /c.o. GOLD JEWELRY CASE /c.o. ROSE GOLD GLASS TRAY /c.o. RING HAND /c.o. AMBER CANDLE /c.o. PINK CANDLE / RUG / TREE BARK TRAY /c.o. COFFEE TABLE BOOK /c.o. ROSE GOLD GEOMETRIC TRAY

 


Paradise Found: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Last week my daydream became a reality – for four glorious days I was living my best life in paradise: happy, relaxed, often a little tipsy (I mean…when you’re at an all-inclusive…), soaking up some much needed girlfriend time and grateful to have a  b r e a k  from my agenda and email inbox. I have been so fortunate to have an incredible summer filled with amazing trips and adventures – but there is nothing like a true beach vacation…where the purpose is to recenter, refresh and relax. And that is exactly what we did!

I had the absolute pleasure of working with the renowned Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort to soak up a getaway in Cabo with my bestie Veronica (thanks Vron for snapping my outfit pics on this trip – you rock!)…and let’s just say it was pretty darn magical! Though I grew up vacationing in Mexico often, I had never been to Cabo (we always went to Cancun when I was younger). Cabo was absolutely stunning and more lovely than I ever could have imagined – the people, the food, the scenery (!!)…you name it, it was awesome.

Sharing more about our trip + outfit details right this way…

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Blush Button Front Dress


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…)

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dress – TOPSHOP (wearing US4 – this brand runs small!) / shoes – JEFFREY CAMPBELL (nearly identical version HERE if sold out in your size!) / handbag – GUCCI (bigger option HERE) / sunglasses – RAY BAN


Floral Mini Dress


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!

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dress – c.o. URBAN OUTFITTERS/ handbag –  FRYE / shoes – similar TOMS / sunglasses – RAY BAN / hat – BRIXTON

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Our Cozy Bohemian Entryway

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!

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A big thank you to Etsy for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.