Monthly Archives: January 2016
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HALOGEN Leather Jacket [SIMILAR] | ELLISON Vanilla Top | JBRAND Super Skinny Jeans [SIMILAR & ON SALE] | CORSO COMO Geneva Riding Boots | GIGI NY All in One Bag | BAUBLEBAR Aretha Earrings, Slim Hinge Bangle | WANDERLUST XL Split Screw Bangle | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Faux | JULEP Nails in Shari
Happy Friday Friends! I’m closing out the week with a more casual date night outfit for Valentine’s Day. I wanted to keep the look a little festive and somewhat dressy, but still have that casual vibe to it. I immediately pulled for my dark plum denim. These jeans are super comfy because they have lots of stretch! I own lots of neutral tops, so I like having these colored jeans around to pair with them. It is a fun way to add some color to your look. Since I wanted this a little bit dressy for Valentine’s Day, I decided to go with my tie neck blouse. I love these blouses because I feel like they can take any outfit up a notch. With a tie neck blouse, you don’t really need a necklace. I like to use this opportunity to pull out a fun pair of earrings like these fringe ones from Baublebar. I also tossed on a couple simple gold bangles. This outfit would look really cute with a pair of black or nude heels, but I opted for my black riding boots. I wanted to keep the look a bit more casual than heels. February is probably the only month in Texas where I feel like it is actually winter, so I also added in my leather jacket. I like that the outfit will stand alone without the leather jacket too. Places definitely tend to keep it warm and toasty inside when the temps dip below 50, so I will most likely end up taking off the jacket eventually. If you plan on dressing up a bit more, check out my post from Monday which includes some dress ideas all under $100! Have a great weekend and thanks for swinging by the blog this week!
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FRANCESCA’S Samantha Plaid (SIMILAR) | AG Cigarette Jeans | DAISY STREET Over the Knee Boots (SIMILAR) | KENDRA SCOTT c/o Rae Necklace | BAUBLEBAR Horseshoe Pendant Necklace, Slim Bangle | GORJANA Chloe Studs | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses | CHINA GLAZE Nails in Black Diamond | MAC Lipstick in Craving
It is officially Rodeo season in Texas! Every year in February and March rodeo fever invades this great state with Livestock Shows and Rodeos happening all over. Fort Worth is currently in the middle of their show, followed by San Antonio, and then rounding out the bunch is the Houston Rodeo. I have talked before about the Houston Rodeo here and here. It’s basically a carnival, a rodeo featuring things like bull riding and barrel racing, concerts, shopping, and lots of fun food. My friends and I are big fans of the wine garden too. You can often find us there grabbing a glass before we head into the concert.
Over the next few weeks, I wanted to share a few outfit ideas for what to wear to the rodeo. While most people immediately think cowboy boots, I wanted to share an outfit for those of you who may not be ready to shell out a couple hundred for a pair. I think these taupe over the knee boots are perfect for a little wine garden and concert action. I would make sure if you wear a heeled boot that they are comfortable for hours of walking. Sometimes just getting from your car to the entrance is a long walk. On weeknights, my friends and I usually go after work for just a couple hours, so heeled boots are an option for these nights since we do not walk around too much. I wanted to give a little bit of a rustic western feel, so I paired them with my plaid top. I think the two together with a fun pendant necklace create the perfect Houston rodeo outfit. If you are heading to cookoff this year, I would not recommend wearing these suede boots. The smoke coming off all the bbq pits is really strong. I usually have to wash my clothes a couple times to get the strong smell out. It’s why I wouldn’t recommend these boots or any other item that may be hard to wash. You could easily swap them with a pair of leather riding boots for cookoff. Don’t worry I will share an idea or two of what to wear to the rodeo cookoff too, so stay tuned!
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BOOHOO c/o Elsie Floral Midi Dress | STEVE MADDEN Proto Heels | GIGI NY All in One Bag | GORJANA Mika Necklace, Aldridge Drop Earrings (*ON SALE) | BAUBLEBAR Pinnacle Cuff, Cuban Links Cuff | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Craving | CHINA GLAZE Nails in Black Diamond
Hello Friends! Welcome to the start of another week. I had so much fun at my Soulcycle class on Saturday, and we found out they are opening a Houston studio in April. I definitely plan on checking it out, especially since they gave everyone at these special classes a free class pass.
Believe it or not, it is already the end of January. I know where did the month go?!? It’s time to start thinking about the next holiday up on the list – Valentine’s Day. I’m sharing a little Valentine’s date night outfit with you today. I love any excuse to dress up, and date night is the perfect excuse. When looking for that perfect date night dress, I wanted something that was sophisticated sexy. I love that this dress is tight fitting with the cute halter neckline for the sexy part, and a longer length for the sophisticated part. This dress is form fitting, but it is really comfy. The material has a slight bit of stretch which lets you move and breath. This dress style comes in a few different prints, but I love the black and pink color combo. I think it adds to the sophistication of the look. I also think this print makes the dress work in various seasons, so I can wear this dress for any other date night, a wedding, or just a girl’s night out. The dress is a midi length. Since I’m 5’3, I went with a nude heel. A longer skirt and a dark heel could make me look a little shorter. I think the nude heel helps elongate the leg which also helps make you overall look taller and a little slimmer. If you are taller than me, a strappy black heel or pointy toe pink pump would look really cute with this dress. I included a few more Valentine’s Dress options for you in the second widget. All of them are under $100, and the one I’m wearing today is on sale for $22! For size reference, I normally run between a 4 and 6 in body con dresses. I usually opt for the 6 for some breathing room. In this dress, I am wearing a UK12/US8, and it fits like a glove!
If you aren’t planning on getting all dressed up for Valentine’s day, I have a little bit more casual look coming up on Friday. Have a great week ya’ll!
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MORE VALENTINE’S DAY DRESSES
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H&M Denim Jacket | NEW LOOK Long Sleeve Tee | DL1961 c/o Black Skinny Jeans | NAUGHTY MONKEY Lovestory Booties | MARC BY MARC JACOBS Hobo Bag (not the same color) | STELLA & DOT Rebel Pendant Necklace, Nikita Bracelet/old | KENDRA SCOTT Arden Bracelet | BAUBLEBAR Dandelion Earrings | RAYBAN Silver Mirror Aviators | MAC Lipstick in Craving | CHINA GLAZE Nails in Black Diamond
For years, I resisted buying a denim jacket. I thought it was a just a trend that would soon go away. It also kind of reminded me of junior high. 🙂 One of my good girlfriends/trendsetters had one for a few years. Even though I was resisting the trend, I was always a little jealous of the outfits she put together with her denim jacket. Last year, I decided to give in and purchase one. I mean I live in Texas, denim is our thing right?!? I still felt it was just a trend, so I hit up my local H&M to find one on the cheap. I ended up liking this jacket way more than I realized. It really has lots of versatility. It can both dress up and down an outfit. In spring, I love pairing mine with sundresses. I think it would look cute over a little lace dress or pleated skirt for a fun date night. During fall and winter, I love pairing it with a simple outfit like jeans and a tee to dress it up a little. This casual long sleeve tee doubles as around the house lounge wear for me. Adding a denim jacket really help completes the look and take it outside the house. I added my cute little booties because they make me feel western with my denim jacket. haha.
I hope y’all have a fabulous Friday and an amazing weekend! I am taking my first SoulCycle class tomorrow morning, and I am soooo excited!! I have heard such great things about these classes and love the little mini tour they are doing with Target. Bonus, the class is free! I have been saving the purple tank from Wednesday’s post to wear to the class because cycling classes are like sweat city!! I will definitely be earning my wine!
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