Shopbop Sale Event!

A few days left to shop the amazing Shopbop Event Of The Season Sale! Take up to 25% off site-wide – brands like Tory Burch, Soludous (those shoes!), Madwell, Levi’s and SO many more! Seriously…if there’s any time to scoop up those swimsuits or shoes you’ve been eyeing for spring and summer, today is THE day! Going to leave it at that & let y’all get to shopping! Use code EVENT17 at checkout.

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Weekly Chat: We Bought A House!

Our big secret is finally out: we bought a house!!! Ah! We are all moved in and I can OFFICIALLY share the wonderful news!! We know the home buying process can get tricky, so I wanted to wait until it was 100% ours before I shared the news on my blog. We are beyond elated and so happy to be in the home of our dreams!

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Loft 40% Off Friends & Family Sale!

Let’s start the week on a high note because….LOFT is having a 40% off site-wide ‘Friends & Family’ SALE! And y’all, their new spring pieces are SO. CUTE. Not to mention, when everything is nearly half off, that is reason enough to add some seasonal updates to your wardrobe! I am always so thrilled to partner with LOFT because I adore their clothing and brand aesthetic, but today is extra special because I grabbed one of my very best friends, Veronica, (who is also a petite section shopper – she’s 4’11, so all my petite readers, take note of her look! 😉 ) and we had ourselves a galpal date over the weekend to share a few of our favorite pieces from the sale. The best part? Both of our outfits come in regular and petite sizes. Yep…the good news just keeps getting better.

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MY LOOK: BLACK OFF-SHOULDER TOP / JEANS / SHOES (similar) / NECKLACE

VERONICA’S LOOK: CAMI TOP / JEANS / SHOES (similar) / SCARF

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

 


Lace-Up Kicks For Spring

Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start! I’m excited to share a few of my favorite spring pieces in today’s post – and in particular, those GORG shoes! Ohh how I swooned when I first put them on…lace-up, a higher heel (hello, longer legs!), peep-toe…these are magical shoes that make you feel extra confident and fabulous. Not to mention, they’re casual yet statement-worthy enough to rock to the cutest, low-key brunch/coffee spot in town – Hillside Farmacy. (…I mean really, how cute is their patio?!).

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top – MADEWELL / jeans – PAIGE / shoes – FRYE / sunglasses – CELINE similar LE SPECS / lariat necklace – GORJANA (on sale!)

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


Weekly Chat: 3 Steps To Build Your Brand

good-things-take-time-4A question I receive often from readers and new bloggers is: how do you build your brand? It’s a question that comes with a loaded response (…and time, of course), but I feel there are a few key components that are the building blocks to creating a brand that speaks to a sense of style, written voice, and photo aesthetic that is authentic to you.

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Studded Bucket Bag

Simple, classic and chic – I think this might be one of my all-time favorite outfits. Stripes, pointed toe flats, the prettiest bucket bag…it’s the recipe for a timeless look you can wear again and again. Swap the denim skirt for high waist skinny jeans and add a belt, or get workwear ready with an adorable pair of black or camel dress pants. I am a big fan of getting more bang for your buck (always!), so investing in items you’ll get wear out of for years to come is a big “do” in my book.

Having the perfect accessories on-hand makes getting dressed a whole lot easier, and of course, more fun! From my shoes (ohh those gorgeous flats!) to my cat-eye sunnies (y’all know these are my absolute favorite) and that stunning handbag (the chain doubles for a whole new look, too)…let’s get to my outfit details!
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top – MADEWELL (similar option HERE) / skirt – similar TOPSHOP / shoes – EVERLANE / handbag – SEZANE / sunglasses – CELINE similar LE SPECS


Tie Front Tee

Happy Monday, gals! How was your weekend? Blake and I ordered takeout and watched Heavyweights (remember that awesome Ben Stiller film from the 90s?) – Blake hadn’t ever seen it! I was like, “where was your childhood?!” 😉 It was a classic in the Watson household growing up. Aside from that, we kept busy doing some spring cleaning and spending time with family…it was a nice, relaxing few days!

Switching gears to this look – who else is loving the knot front tee trend? It’s such an adorable update on a classic t-shirt! …And y’all know me, I can’t say no to a cute tee & jeans outfit! 😉
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shirt – MADEWELL / jeans – DL1961 / shoes – similar CALVIN KLEIN / handbag – MADEWELL / jacket – (wearing size small) MADEWELL / sunglasses – CELINE similar LE SPECS


Travel Diary: Greece Honeymoon to Santorini & Athens

Aaaand months later (we visited in late September/early October), I am finally sharing the ins and outs of our honeymoon to Athens and Santorini, Greece! Not going to lie, editing these images brought back all the “feels” and I definitely called Blake over to my office area more than once to look at photos and reminisce with me. I still stand by that it was my favorite vacation ever…for one, Santorini was such a relaxing and romantic place – and Athens was so rich with incredible history that I was pretty much in awe for three days straight…and two, given that Blake and I are both workaholics, it was seriously SO incredible to disconnect and just be present and explore with each other for 12 days straight. We make a great team and he’s my very favorite travel partner! (…Our shared love for drinking coffee and beer in new places = a match made in heaven, ha!). From the scenery to the Greek food (omg heaven!), to spending days on end with my darling, it was pure magic and a trip I’ll forever fondly remember.

As folks are planning their spring/summer getaways, I’ve had a ton of emails and messages from LL readers asking to share where we stayed, what activities we did, and any tips and insight regarding this trip, sooo here we go! Sharing a photo diary first, then will spill the details at the end of this post (…the pros and cons!). I hope y’all enjoy!!
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10 Wedding Registry Ideas For Coffee Lovers

Happy Friday, friends! Last week I shared our amazing espresso maker on my Instagram Story and had SO many questions about it! It’s definitely the wedding gift of ours that gets the most use (…and the one we least expected to receive…it was quite the pleasant surprise, one of those “lets just add this and in our dreams maaaaybe someone will splurge on it…” and then it showed up on our doorstep and we both opened the box in awe and did a major happy dance, ha!). Thus, given my love for all things coffee (…and I know a lot of my readers are coffee folks, too), I’m am thrilled to partner with Macy’s and share my top 10 coffee accessories to add to your wedding registry (…or perhaps scoop up for yourself “just because” … 😉 ). From wonderful mugs that keep your drinks hot (a big pet peeve of mine when it comes to mugs), to coffee makers, espresso spoons and more – I’ve got you covered.

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1. Cuisinart 10-Cup Grind & Brew Coffee Maker / 2. Thirstystone Striped Marble Coaster Set of 4 3. Noritake Coffee Mugs / 4. Bodum Walled Espresso Mugs / 5. Breville Barista Express Espresso Maker / 6. Kate Spade Hot Beverage Carafe / 7. Yamazaki Espresso Spoons (set of 6) / 8. Chambord French Press / 9. Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker / 10. Smeg Kettle

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


Striped Dress & OTK Boots

Y’all know me, I can’t so no to stripes! Truly…it’s my very favorite print – so happy, yet classic and timeless. With spring in full bloom here in Austin, the warmer weather has me reaching for breezy dresses and light layers. This darling dress will be a closet staple year round (pair with espadrille sandals and a cute straw hat for summer) and I am especially loving it with OTK boots (…psst..if you don’t yet have a tan, OTK boots make for an excellent pairing with dresses, ha!) …and of course layered with my favorite utility jacket.read more

dress – c.o. URBAN OUTFITTERS / shoes – similar SOLE SOCIETY / jacket – c.o. MADEWELL / watch – c.o. CLUSE / sunglasses – CELINE similar LE SPECS

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