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!
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!
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! read more
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… read more
Do you ever get really stressed out, close your eyes and pretend you’re somewhere else? Not going to lie, I catch myself playing this little daydream game every week. When I close my eyes I am always on a beach, the sun is warming my skin and the sound of waves crashing washes all my troubles away. In this daydream I am sipping on a very strong tropical cocktail (tequila is most definitely involved), rocking some diva-sized sunglasses, a big floppy hat and reading a breezy beach novel. And above all? Feeling rested and at peace. I call this weekly daydream my “escape.”
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…
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!