Breaking the White After Labor Day Rule

Breaking the White After Labor Day Rule

No white after Labor Day they say!? Well, if you live in Texas that rule isn't very valid in my eyes. Considering it has still been well into the 90's through the middle of October - we sometimes HAVE to break that rule! So I know white booties are a total trend this Fall! I love them a lot, however I'm not sure how I would keep them clean. So I opted for a white leather skirt to add to my wardrobe instead. This one is under $50 and has pockets - so a total win, win! I got the size 4 for my curves and may need to get it taken in around the waist. I didn't realize it also came in petite as well, or I would have purchased that because it's just a little bit on the long side for me. I paired it with this adorable black long sleeve shirt with ruffled tiered sleeves. This top is also under $50 and comes in 3 other color options. Surprisingly, it also comes in blush and I passed on it. The sleeves are a little long on me, but I didn't let that hold me back. I can't wait to pair this top with some jeans and a pump for...Read More
My Husband Built a Beautiful Home!

My Husband Built a Beautiful Home!

Hey y'all! If you already follow me on instagram, then you have seen this house that my husband recently built. I've had a lot of questions about it, so I decided to do a blog to answer everyone's questions. And before we proceed, my husband is not a custom home builder. He is a real estate developer and only builds spec homes on a few lots. So I am sorry to say from the beginning that he is not for hire for a custom home, however there are many wonderful custom builders in town! Grant really does have the best taste of any straight man that I know. Haha sorry for that bit, but it's true. That's one of the things I love about him. He loves to dress nice and he has a really good sense of things that just go together. The homes that I have seen him build are absolutely beautiful, including our own that I will be sharing after the New Year! This house is going to be on the Parade of Homes in Austin's Estates in Bryan, TX, and I believe it will be a show stopper. After seeing the house finished, I am calling its style "Modern Farmhouse meets Traditional Glam". Grant took only a little...Read More
The Reason Why I Love Sharing My Life

The Reason Why I Love Sharing My Life

Hey y'all! I just did the funnest little Friday Follow series of videos on some adorable other bloggers I have gotten to meet on my instagram! That little project has me feeling super reflective - which if you're an avid follower, you know I love some reflection time! This post is just an update of my blogging career. I'm a newbie who created and developed every aspect of this website to launch after my recent wedding. Before I launched my blog I had to think who I was wanting to target and what the purpose of my blog would be. I would hear that I needed to focus on something more narrow rather than broad, but the fact of the matter is my life is broad. And I wanted to share my lifestyle! My current posts are full of newlywed life, recaps from our Wedding, the outfits I choose to wear, my fitness and health journey, my random though that I hope are inspirational, traveling and seeing the world, styling and designing our home, the victories and struggles I feel, and embracing new seasons and challenges that life presents. I'm basically cultivating and styling my life in so many aspects, so I couldn't focus on a specific avenue. I could however focus...Read More
Black Floral Fall Transition Dress via Nordstrom

Black Floral Fall Transition Dress via Nordstrom

Hey y'all! This week has been super productive for me personally as I've been super disciplined with my diet and exercise. I think primarily because this has been a much more stressful week for me at work - and that has become my outlet. If you would have asked me years ago what my stress outlet would be, I would have never guessed I would ever say working out. But I'm thankful because it's so healthy and good for my body. In my younger 20's I really dreaded turning 30, but now I feel better than ever! On the fashion side of things, I made a post earlier this week about how bell sleeves were my favorite fall trend. I love them always and you can see that in this dress. I love a good transition into Fall dress because it's still so hot here in Texas. Once it gets cooler, I'll be pairing this dress with black otk boots (you can see my favorites for under $100 here). However due to the heat, I opted to pair them with my current favorite black wedge booties by Gianni Bini. I can't find them in stock online, but I'll include some other options by the same brand below the photos. My light gray...Read More
The Fall Trend I Can’t Live Without

The Fall Trend I Can’t Live Without

Hey y'all! I am soooo happy that today is the very first day it actually feels like Fall here in College Station, TX! It is 71 degrees and feels like Heaven, unlike the 95 degrees from the day I took these photos. You will probably enjoy getting to see more Fall looks from me now that I won't be super hot and uncomfortable outside. If you're from around where I am - you know the struggle is real! Speaking of Fall Fashion, I wanted to share a staple trend that I simply cannot go without this season. Bell sleeve details are giving me all the feels right now. Such a simple way to make an outfit appear more feminine, fun and charming. Being from the South, I also tie to a bell sleeve because it makes me feel like a real Southern Bell when I'm wearing them. I wore a bell sleeve top to the Aggie Football game this past weekend (how about us hanging in there with Alabama!?), and I will say that the people around me maybe weren't as into the bell sleeves as I was because when I got to cheering and waving my 12th man towel, my sleeves went to going too! And in case you don't follow...Read More
Beautiful Wedding Detail that We Will Forever Cherish – PS it was FREE!

Beautiful Wedding Detail that We Will Forever Cherish – PS it was FREE!

Hey y'all. I have been super busy writing a really long post that I will be sharing soon and shooting lots of Fall fashion looks, too! So get ready for lots of new coming your way. The Fall collection is live now at Southern Jewlz Boutique in case you haven't already checked out that project of mine. And if you're not already following me on instagram and snapchat - those are the best ways to keep up with my day to day! It's been a while since I have shared anything about our wedding day, and since it's Wednesday (hence Wedding Wednesday) I thought today would be perfect! There were so many beautiful moments and details to our big day. The theme was Classic Fairytale meets Victorian Valentine. Today actually marks 3 years since Grant asked me to be his girlfriend and we have been married for 8 months - so even better the reason to blog about our love story and our wedding! Wedding topics I have currently blogged about previously include the video of us I made for our rehearsal dinner, how to choose your bridesmaids (my most popular blog to date), my wedding glam squad, the reason why I'm so into calling Grant my Unicorn, the best advice I...Read More
Go Passionately in the Direction of Your Dreams

Go Passionately in the Direction of Your Dreams

Hey y'all! I am so excited to share this blog post with y'all because it was the last outfit of my first professional blog post shoot. You can kind of tell that because we were losing natural light super fast. James Barrett, the photographer of this series, hung in there with me until the end and I think some of the best magic was some of these shots. I feel it's where I look the most comfortable and confident in front of the camera. I have spent far more of the past almost 10 years styling and working with models to showcase my brand, but now I love stepping back out in front to show each of you my own style! I am so thankful for each of your love and support as I have become a lifestyle blogger myself. I have some new and exciting projects in the works that may have never even came to be an opportunity without my blog. Putting yourself out there can seem overwhelming at times to some, but I think if you focus on YOUR style and what YOU love and become brave enough to share it with the world - well that's a beautiful thing! I love street style and following so many other...Read More
The Perfect Under $30 V Neck by J Crew

The Perfect Under $30 V Neck by J Crew

Hey y'all! I am worn out from this week. Monday kicked off the big Fall Southern Jewlz photo shoot at GT Studios and then I've been shipping out so many orders between the arrival of our Hurricane Relief tees and so many end of Summer sale items that are up to 80% off! I'm hoping to launch the new Fall collection next Wednesday. Whew, lots of hard work and pushing through right now! But like I said in my instagram post yesterday, Enjoying the journey and pushing forward is over half the battle. Don't wait for the perfect time or circumstances. Work with whatever tools you have and better ones will be found as you proceed. I mean I even ran out of gas yesterday. I was on the way to the gas station and Grant had just called me and asked what I was doing. Whenever I answered that I was going to fill up before running my errands I then was like oh no, I think this is what running out of gas is like. I was embarassed but honest with him. He just laughed and came to save me. And I'm so thankful. Humbling experience nonetheless, but I owned it and kept pushing forward with my day! Featured in...Read More
Transitioning Your Summer Dresses into Fall

Transitioning Your Summer Dresses into Fall

Hey y'all! I wanted to share a fun little how-to today on my blog. Going into Fall doesn't mean you have to get an all new wardrobe, in fact I love finding ways to style new outfits utilizing past season pieces. Before I go any further, this outfit featured is all from my boutique Southern Jewlz. And I'm featuring an SJ outfit today on the blog because tomorrow is our big Fall photo shoot. And there is a $500 giveaway from the entire styling, production and beauty crew that will be working to make the magic happen. You can read all about the giveaway on one of my previous posts here. So this cute little dress is so comfortable and affordable that I hated to stop wearing it going into Fall. I love putting cute sweaters over a flowy little dress and pairing with boots. It's honestly more comfortable to me than sometimes wearing skirts and I never have to worry about my tummy showing or something coming untucked. So I'll show you some photos of me wearing this dress with a pair of heels and then also taking and pairing it with this cute turtle neck that is a little more on the cropped side and over the knee boots. I...Read More
Flannel Shirts and Fur Vests Under $50

Flannel Shirts and Fur Vests Under $50

Hey y'all! Wow this week has been super busy for me! We didn't return until Monday evening from California and then I had a Southern Jewlz popup yesterday and today at the hair salon I go to - Catwalk Hair Studio! Tomorrow is the first Aggie Home Football game, so even though everything has been maroon for me all week, I'm sharing some of my favorite flannels since it technically is Fall time. The weather has been a little cooler here, however when I shot these pics it was still 100 degrees. I love flannel paired with fur vests for Fall. This post is dedicated to showing you multiple options that I love to re-create this look with tops and vests all under $50! The flannel shirt pictured was a bit of a splurge - $150, which is more than I have ever spent on a plaid shirt. I even tried putting it back, but the colors and the feel kept tugging at me. I am thankful I made this purchase, because I will definitely keep this top on repeat all season long. I found a very similar option for under $50 here and will be linking more below. These jeans were my #nSale splurge, but the fit is so worth it!...Read More