Thursday, June 4, 2015

Peach

My husband recently told me he thinks I look pretty in peach so of course, I am all about it now (I didn't look too shabby here either).  Thought I would share my window shopping with you.  These are so affordable!  Do you like peach as a wearable color?  Which top is your favorite?


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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lay It Down

My styling class is over and I passed!  I received a 90 on my final project so I'll take it.  We could either do a styled shoot with a photog, model, makeup artist, etc. or a laydown shoot (clothing is styled flat).  I really couldn't get everyone together to assist me in a live shoot so I chose to do a laydown.  I did a total of three looks and below are my two favorite ones.

Strapless Maxi (old): similar here and here; Infinity scarf - DIY: similar here; Earrings - Kirkland's: similar here; Metallic blue bangles - Forever 21 (old): similar here; gold lame clutch - vintage: similar here and here; gold thong sandals - Victoria's Secret (sold out): try these


Ikat Hi-Lo Maxi - Frenchrum Emporium; Belt - Frenchrum Emporium (sold out); Gold hoops - Mark (Avon): similar here; Bamboo link bracelet - Dillards (old): also cute here; Coral Quatrefoil Long Necklace - via Bella Salon: these are cute; Bag - Foley + Corinna Jet Set Satchel; Shoes - Yves Saint Laurent Fatale (old): similar here and these are so cute!

So what do you think?  My project is titled Future Romance and here is my mood board:

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=161364459

 I may do more outfit posts like these laydowns.  It's easy, fun and let's face it, I'm not as secure taking pictures of myself these days so laydowns solve that issue.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Into That Ikat

Look at this cute easy, breezy dress we just added to the boutique.  I love it (bought one for myself, of course).  I'm still really into ikat and I love the little pop of coral at the straps.

http://frenchrumemporium.com/collections/frontpage/products/hi-low-ikat-maxi-dress

New items added weekly so make sure to check the store often.  We have lots of items on sale too.  Happy Shopping!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Not Feeling Very FIT

I have spread myself a bit thin these days by taking an online course at FIT New York - Intro to Fashion Styling.  I absolutely love it.  I can't wait to share my final project with you - it's not due until May 24 so stay tuned.  But I just wanted to share how busy I've been and of course my little blog has suffered.  I was going to continue on with the classes in pursuit of an online Image Consulting Certificate.  Now, I'm rethinking.  Working full-time with a toddler is not my idea of a good life (for me - you do what you want).  I think I have to re-evaluate some work choices before I continue with my education.  I'm so tired and grumpy these days (more than usual, ok) and I know my poor husband is trying to help me as best he can.  Unfortunately, he can't help me feel fulfilled in my career life and that's what I'm trying to work on.  

Family - great.  Friends - fantastic.  Work/Career... wah wah.  I've got a lot to plan out and sort out but I have some big changes coming up.  Everyday I ask God for strength and he's giving it to me but man, when I think about all the time I'm away from my Dax everyday, it makes me sad.  It's too much.  I want to be present in his life way more than I am now and especially if I have another little one.  Don't get your hopes up - no plans have been made to pop out another little yet!

What does your ideal work-life balance look like?  For me, it's way more family time and time for myself than working for someone else.  I wish it was easier!

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

10 Questions

1.  Why are sweet potato fries just now popular?  Where were they in 1986?  I ate sweet potatoes in 1986.

2.  And on that note, where did Kale come from.  I never heard of it until about 5 years ago and I am not a young person.

3.  Just who is Stan Smith?



4.  What does it all mean?  Ok, I threw this one in to make sure you are paying attention.  But seriously...?

5.  Is my love of fashion for good or for evil?

6.  Would you have any Grey Poupon?  If so, you might want to make these.  Yum!

7.  How is Murphy's Law a real thing?  It is so true!

8.  Why can't The Walking Dead come on all year long with a new episode EVERY single Sunday?

9.  How can Motherhood be so amazing and so scary at the same time?  I am in awe at the amount of love I have for my son but with that comes lots of worry!

10.  Can I keep my son in a bubble (literally and figuratively)?  See #9.

Totes rand, I know, but these are the kinds of things I think about.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Shoe Roundup

I get obsessive about a lot of things.  I think that's why I never smoked crack.  I would've have certainly become a crackhead.  And then I would not have been able to afford my shoe habit.  And I am currently obsessed with criss-cross sandals (see how I did that there?).  Something about the cut of the cross on the vamp really flatters my little sausage toes.  And that is important to me, b/c I cannot have busted looking toes.  Otherwise, I would just cover them up always and that would not be fun.  So to celebrate how amazing criss-cross sandals look on my feet, I wanted to share with you my roundup of some super cute styles I've been eye-balling.  I bet they will look good on your feet too.  Even if you have a raptor toe.  Maybe.




Clockwise from top left: Vince, MIA, Cordani, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Kalliste, Dorothy Perkins, KAANAS, Ancient Greek


BTDubs - Happy, happy Friday to you!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

LaterGrams

This little one is giving me baby fever! (photo by Shayla Richardson)

This little one started it all.  Look at that cute, sweet face.  Dang, I love him! (photo by Shayla Richardson)

The closest I came to a nice Easter meal.  Shrimp and Grits at Breadwinners
 
Organization Success in the bathroom!  I used a Stainless Steel Lazy Susan for my perfume and this cute 3 Drawer Vanity Organizer for makeup.
Ulta Haul - reviews coming soon.
 
Loved reading about old Black & White Hollywood - my girlfriend found this great book at a garage sale (A World Of Movies: 70 years of Film History)!
 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ATX March 2015

I had a blast in Austin visiting one of my dearest friends with the besties.  Yes, I said besties.  Perfect weather, great company and lots of good eats and drinks are the real essentials for a wonderful Girls' weekend!


Monogrammed bag packed - Restoration Hardware (similar here)
Yes, our host knew the way to our hearts.
The most awesome inside joke ever happened, and did I mention how awesome it was?
Lighter baked French toast.  My girl cut back on the butter and used coconut palm sugar.  Nummylicious, as Dax would say!!
The gang (I just realized as I posted this that our outfits are rather coordinated).

Gotta go to a food truck in Austin (obsessed with the Chicken Shawarma!).
More yumminess from Manuel's (Seafood Chile Relleno). 
One of the sweetest couples I know.
Ussie fail at The Goodnight (bowling)... Well, my lashes and that half an eye look great.


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