Category Archives: Style

Life Lately

I know I’ve been a little absent from my blog lately!

In the past few months, my full time job became a little more hectic and a lot more stressful. However, I’m working on a few things, and planning on blogging full time in the near future.
In fact, I’m pretty excited about several things that are coming together. Stay tuned!

But for right now (and for the next few weeks), my posts will be very few and far between!
So, for those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram, i thought i’d write a “life lately” post via my steady flow of Instagram pictures.

We have been slowly and steadily working on finishing up our home. And by finishing? I mean that I am aware we will never be “finished”. But I do feel as though things are finally all in place.  In fact, I love it around here right now. I just want to stay inside all day and enjoy it!

photo 1 copy

Comforter: Target photo 1

Pillows: Ikea
Shelf: West Elm


photo 1

photo 2 copy 2

Canister Set: Target

photo 3 copy 2 Mirror: Ikea
Lamp: Ikea

photo 4

photo 5 copy

Stoneware Vase: Target
Lamp: Bushwick Hardware

photo 5

Polka Dot Vase: Target
Peacock Chair: Thrifted
Throw: Target

We have also been soaking up the last few days of summer weather here in Texas. Which, ironically, seems to be following us deep into Fall. I can’t tell you how upset that makes me. I can, however, be happy that we still get to take Penny on long, barefoot walks to the park every day after work. I can’t really complain about that.

photo 2 copy

photo 3 copy

She also enjoys the comforts of home. And claiming chairs as her own.

photo 2 copy 3

We have been decorating for Fall and enjoying lazy nights at home, watching our favorite Fall TV shows while yummy smelling candles burn.

photo 4 copy

photo 2

This candle smells SO incredible. All of the scents are just wonderful, but this one smells just like a Christmas tree! Check them all out on Sydney Hale Co.

And, of course, I have been on a baking spree.
I love when the chilly nights blow in. It makes me want to wake up early and bake pumpkin flavored things. My go-to’s have been cinnamon rolls and pumpkin bread.
I can’t stop. I won’t stop. I will, however, increase my running routine to offset said delicious baked treats. That’s fair, no?

photo 5 copy 2

photo 4 copy 2

(I will have to post a recipe for these delicious gems, soon. PUMPKIN cinnamon rolls!)

photo 3

Oh, and that’s my handsome husband. Just because he’s cute.

Pants: Target
Shoes: Target
Shirt: Gap
Jacket: Banana Republic

Fall Florals

When we woke up yesterday morning to a crisp (yes, chilly) morning?
I had Chad crawl up into the attic and retrieve my “fall shoes” box.
It’s always fun to open up those boxes, because you forget all the little treasures you own!  You also forget how MANY you own.  I already have a giveaway pile going.
Regardless, I love Fall shoes. Fall sweaters. Everything about Fall.

When it starts out chilly in the morning and warms up during the day, I find it’s best to wear booties and bare legs. That’s what I’ll be doing (i’m sure) for the next few weeks.
No complaints here. I love this look!
This is a favorite Fall dress of mine. The texture is so nice, and I love the colors!
Now, this is obviously not a “work” dress, as it’s a little short.
I already have fun plans for layering with it this winter!


Dress: Impressions Boutique
Booties: Steve Madden
Bag: c/o Lulu*s










I can’t believe Fall is already here.
And by here, I mean that it’s here for right now. Tomorrow it will probably be 90 degrees.
Because that’s a Texas Fall for ya.

Regardless, I’m loving this weather.
I’m loving this season of life!
So many fun changes, so many new friends, so many things going on!
I can hardly keep up.

This truly is a favorite season of mine. I love getting dressed in the morning with just a few layers, and not being freezing cold all day long. The beginning of Fall truly has the most perfect temperatures. We’ve moved our lunches to the front porch and are enjoying long evening walks around the neighborhood. I’ll be sad when it gets too cold to do so, but I must admit, the thought of sweaters and cozy nights in makes me smile.




Dress: H&M (similar)
Booties: c/o Savoir-Faire
Vest: c/o Savoir-Faire
Necklace: c/o Riffraff
Bag: c/o Lulu*s (similar)







Party Dress

It’s become too hard to get out of bed and take photos these days.
This season of my life is so busy! We have so much going on behind the scenes, and not much extra time to do the things I need or want to do!

This past weekend, one of my very good friends got married and I celebrated the end to my 26th year.  I woke up Sunday morning to lots of balloons and flowers and an incredible video Chad put together of everyone I love wishing me a happy birthday.  It was filled with hilarious moments, sweet moments, and moments that made me cry.
The video literally filled me up, and I did not have ONE second of those birthday blues.
I am such a lucky girl, and I know this 27th year is going to be one of the best years yet!

I call this dress my party dress.
I may or may not have worn it the whole weekend.
Shop Impressions has some pretty adorable Fall dresses, and it makes me so excited for the season that is definitely creeping up on us, slowly but surely!


Dress: Impressions
Shoes: c/o Savoir-Faire
Bag: c/o Lulu*s
Sunnies: Ruche