Denim Jacket Obsessed

Denim Jacket Obsessed

Hey y'all! So today's blog post features the cutest little outfit featuring my favorite denim jacket this season. The dress and jacket are both from my boutique (Southern Jewlz) and I wanted to feature this post since I will have an SJ pop up shop tomorrow and Friday at Catwalk Hair Studio in Bryan. Thursday I will be open from 11-4 and Friday 11-7 to get you game day ready. Denim jackets are a closet staple that I don't think ever go out of style, but this Fall I believe they are more "in style" than in years past. I also love this one that is plane on the back from Southern Jewlz. Both the jacket with the back artwork and the one without are below $50 and ship free! I'm wearing a small for size reference and I suggest sticking to your true size. This dress is so cute and has an adorable open back detail. It's available in 4 colors for only $30. I'm wearing a small, but if you want to gain length, I highly suggest ordering a size up. The black color of this dress has been one of our best sellers this year! So I will link each picture as well as again below the pictures if...Read More
Current Life Update – Goodbye Summer Hello Fall

Current Life Update – Goodbye Summer Hello Fall

Hey y'all! So I have soooo many things happening in my world that I wanted to just give y'all a current life update for a blog post. Grant and I have just returned from 2 weekends of traveling. First was to Aspen, Colorado for my family vacation and this past weekend was to Los Angeles, California for the Aggie Football Game. I still need to blog an overview of Aspen for y'all. It was incredible!!! But now I am excited to have a few weekends at home to catch up on some work projects and maybe get to even sneak in a little R&R time with my hubby and Bucky! If you don't already keep up with my daily life - you can through my snapchat or my instagram stories. I will be setting up a Southern Jewlz pop up shop this Thursday (11-4) and Friday (11-7) at Catwalk Hair Studio. I have gotten my hair done at this salon for 8 years now and am dear friends with the owner Tiffany! I will have lots of great maroon pieces perfect for the first Aggie Football home game (you can see the game day collection here). I'll also have some fall transition pieces, too. We will have some specials and door prizes...Read More
The “If I Had a Corporate Job” Blazer I Would Wear

The “If I Had a Corporate Job” Blazer I Would Wear

Hey y'all! I wanted to share with each of you that I designed some cute t-shirts through my boutique that we are currently taking pre-orders on to help with hurricane relief! 100% of the proceeds will be donated and since the pre-order was launched last night, we have already raised over $1,000! I would love for you to check them out here. I love the pink option, but also the mint. I polled our followers for assistance with the design, and it was pretty constantly said that they wanted both "Texas Strong" and "When you go through deep waters, I will be with you." Isaiah 43:2, so I combined the two into one design. There is also a more unisex design in maroon with "Texas Strong" that the guys can order, too! These will begin shipping in 5-9 business days. My goal is to raise $15,000, but even if we don't reach that goal, we are well on our way towards a good size donation. In addition, 20% of ALL Southern Jewlz sales made this week will additionally be donated. There have been sooooo many people come together to help in a various of ways. Thank you God for uniting people together and assisting the victims with relief! I don't have a...Read More
Reasons to Dress up for College Game Day – SEC Style!

Reasons to Dress up for College Game Day – SEC Style!

Hey y'all! I have to be honest that I feel very guilty for being in a dry office being able to get a little of my normal work done when so many have lost everything due to Hurricane Harvey. Continuous prayers and helpful efforts will be needed from so many to put back together the damage that is not even yet complete. My heart breaks for everyone involved. I know it's only a small bit compared to what some are able to give, but 20% of all sales (not just proceeds or profits, ALL sales) will be donated towards Hurricane relief. Right now I am feeling I should give it to one of the small towns or communities on the outskirts of Houston that may not be getting as much help. Help is needed in so many areas! I am located 90 miles from Houston and have not personally been affected, but unfortunately I cannot say the same for many others. May God continue to look over and protect those in danger and bring all of us together in unity to help each other. But in my normal life without the Hurricane, this weekend kicks off college football season. My husband and I will be traveling to LA for the first Aggie...Read More
The Perfect Basic Tee: Pairs Well with Positive Mindset

The Perfect Basic Tee: Pairs Well with Positive Mindset

Hey y'all! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I am loving getting to share all of these new looks I was shooting last week with y'all. Busy busy on my end as Grant and I are getting ready to leave for our first vacation together since our honeymoon in two days. I can't wait for some R&R time with my love! My current thought process is to truly believe in yourself and make your reality come to life. I hear so many people tell me I live in my own little world that isn't as the rest of the "real" world is. And I don't even get offended, because I like living in a world where I look to see the good in every situation, expect the best rather than the worst, where I believe in being a cheerleader instead of a critic. A positive mindset is sooooo crucial to life. I mean I didn't even start my fashion blog until age 30 when most of the most popular fashion bloggers are in their 20's. But I have worked so hard over the past almost 10 years putting Southern Jewlz styles together for my customers and the models, that I am so proud to step in front of...Read More
Reasons I Feel Like a Modern Day Cinderella

Reasons I Feel Like a Modern Day Cinderella

Hey y'all! I'll give a short and sweet simple little blog post for today! I was looking back through some of my bridal portraits by the fabulous Luke and Cat and this one is easily my favorite. The more I look at it, I feel I truly look like a modern day cinderella in this photo! For those of you who don't already know, I closed my retail store front the beginning of this year to marry my prince charming. Even though I am soooo happy with the decision I made, learning to live a more balanced lifestyle is a far new thing for me. I've had a job since I was 15. I have always been that girl who piles more and more on while also being the dependable one to follow through and get things done. My company has overall flourished over the years, but it all came with lots of elbow grease and hard work - much like cinderella. And as much as I strive to only focus on the positive, I also like to be very real and transparent with y'all. There were some really mean and negative people along my journey. Some who physically and mentally tried to tear me down, which is where the evil step...Read More
Fitness Friday Featuring My First Giveaway!

Fitness Friday Featuring My First Giveaway!

Hey y'all! I am sooooo excited to share this blog post with y'all because 1) Because the pictures here are proof that consistent hard work pays off and 2) I am doing my first blog giveaway! I've teamed up with the LuluLemon store here in College Station. For those of you who don't already know, they are located directly behind where my old store was on Harvey Road! They are only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The manager Shannon and I have worked together to bring some fun deals your way collaborating our businesses, but now I'm getting to help promote their brand through this lifestyle blog! One lucky winner will win a pair of these new Train Times 7/8th Pant ($100 retail value). Black workout pants by Lulu are my jam and these are my favorite yet! I love the high waist line and the mesh detail at the bottom. I wear a size 4 in these. The Pace Perfect Sports Bra is super cool because it has a pocket to hold your phone in the back as well as a spot to run your ear bud cord through, too! (PS thank you Lindley for my Unicorn birthday ear buds, they came in perfectly for these pics!) I love the...Read More
Fashion Friday Featuring a BIG Announcement!

Fashion Friday Featuring a BIG Announcement!

Hey y'all! Today is a super fun Fashion Friday for me because it is the day that I get to announce that I am now a Like to Know It Brand Influencer!!! Meaning that you can now shop my looks via social media. You see, as the owner of Southern Jewlz Boutique I have had to focus on curating a brand that can fit for many styles and body types rather than solely focusing on my own. And sometimes the best sellers at the store weren't categorized as "Randa's Top Picks". Of course I always have my favorite products away from my own business and will still be using lots of SJ pieces in my fashion posts, but now I can show more about my personal style away from the Southern Jewlz me and allow you to shop these looks direct. You're getting to know more of just Randa this way! So why did I even want to become a brand influencer? As if my plate isn't already full running my own business and recently becoming a wife, you may have this question. Well the answer is that influencer marketing has such a strong presence and I feel an even stronger future in the retail industry. While I have only worked with...Read More
My Southern Jewlz Summer Round Up!

My Southern Jewlz Summer Round Up!

Hey y'all! Ok it is time to clear out all the summer styles at Southern Jewlz and get prepared for so many Fall transition pieces and more game day items to arrive the end of this week! Take advantage of an additional 60% off the already marked sale collection with code "SaleSaleSale" at checkout! I'll show you some of my favorites that I got to wear this Summer as well as linking them for you below! And don't forget about my $700 Giveaway! Winner will be announced this Saturday! All the details here. [caption id="attachment_1794" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] Processed with VSCO with c1 preset[/caption] This ruffled top is sold out in ivory, but is still available in two colors here. Now $13.60 when you use code "SaleSaleSale". For size reference, I'm wearing a small. The skirt is sold out. This playsuit was one of my favorites! I wore it to one of my best friend's wedding rehearsals. Only left in size large left here. Now only $20! For size reference, I'm a small. This super cute fitted blue dress still has a few sizes left here. Super fitted, so if you don't like something tight on your tummy, skip this one. I'm wearing a small. Only$16.40. Remember to use code "SaleSaleSale". This was...Read More