One of the many reasons I love the holidays is all of the festive outfits. I know there are lots of holiday parties and events around this time of year so I wanted to put together an easy look that you can wear for many occasions. I wore something very similar to this for a nice Christmas dinner recently.
Skirt (similar) // Clutch // Heels
Unfortunately I could not find this blouse to link up since I got it last year after Christmas from Zara. Some other fun options for tops to go with this look are here, here, and here. Outfits like this are so much fun because color gets brought into the ensemble with the details. Since both my top and skirt are solid colors, this gave me the ability to have fun with the details. That means a bold lip color (MAC– “Captive”), statement clutch and jewelry! Very rarely will you find me without color in my outfit so if it’s not in the actual outfit you bet you will find it in the details! Adding in pops of color to your outfit can really make a difference in the overall appeal of an outfit. One of the best compliments I have received so far was from a coworker that told me I was her style inspiration because I always added color into my wardrobe and she wanted to start doing the same. I love when I can help someone else dress better, and overall make them feel better about their outward appearance! 🙂
Happy Holidays! Only 3 more sleeps until Santa comes!
On the weekends there is a 99% chance you can find me in a graphic tee, and we will raise that to 100% if I’m going to brunch on Sunday because I have so many cute brunch tees! If I am being honest, most of the time that I wear a graphic tee I throw on blue jeans, converse, and my hair into a top knot because it is just so comfy. There are definitely many ways to dress up a graphic tee as well and I plan on doing another post soon on how to “dress up” a graphic tee different ways. My friend Margret (from Style The Girl) and I met up for crepes at Sweet Paris in Rice Village. For all of you that do not know me I have a serious crepe addiction. Sadly its actually one of the only foods that I can make but I just LOVE them! Do these pictures not make you want to just eat a crepe?!
Shirt //Jeans //Boots (newer version) // Vest (similar)
My obsession with graphic tees totally stems from Target. They have the best selection that I have seen so far and for every single occasion! Plus you can’t beat their prices! I don’t think I have paid more than $15 dollars for a single one of my shirts from there. I know they are trendy but they are just so darn cute and comfy, not to mention the easiest thing to throw on with jeans on the weekend! Another good place to find graphic tees is on Etsy. They have EVERYTHING! Any quote that you want on a shirt, they have got it for you.
Happy Christmas week guys! 🙂
I can’t help but smile because it’s the weekend and we are officially less than a week away from Christmas!! I hope all of you lovelies have a great time off from the hustle and bustle and can put your feet up. I really should take my own advice on that one 🙂
Poncho (similar) // Shoes (similar) //Jeans // Clutch // Hat // Necklace
Can you tell we danced in the rain a bit getting these pictures in?! My hat is proof of it! A cold front blew through Houston and I immediately pulled out this cute poncho that is more like a blanket because it is so soft! All I did was throw on a casual black top and jeans and let the poncho do the talking for this outfit. I dressed the outfit up a bit more with a winter hat, booties and accessories. I picked up these cute, gold bracelets at the Houston Nutcracker Market and have been wearing them on repeat since they literally go with everything! As always (or so my blog would tell) maroon and winter hats are a season favorite of mine that keep popping up in my attire. You know it’s bad when you have to tell yourself you aren’t allowed to wear hats with every single outfit. Oops! Every other one is totally acceptable though right? 😉
Happy Christmas week and enjoy your weekend!
1.Over the knee boots by Unisa Careana- DSW
2. “The Snuggle is Real” pillow- Nordstrom
3. Booties by Tahari- DSW
4. Rebecca Minkoff clutch- Nordstrom
5. Kendra Scott earrings- Nordstrom
6.Tory Burch stud earrings- Nordstrom
7. Rifle Paper Co. 2016 Planner- Nordstrom
8. Volcano Candle- Anthropologie
9. Mac Lipstick (M-A-Cnificient Me!)- Nordstrom
10. Rifle Paper Co. iPhone case- Rifle Paper Co.
11. “Chic Happens” mug- Nordstrom
The holidays can be stressful running around and getting everything ready for Christmas so I have rounded up some last minute gift options. Beat the crowds and order your gifts online- there is still time to get them before Christmas! Best part? All of these gifts are under $100, with most of them being under $50. You can bet some of these are on my own personal Christmas list 🙂
In case you needed some hump-day motivation just remember Christmas is T-9 day away!! Eek!
A couple of weeks ago I was able to travel to Belize for the second time and it did not disappoint. It was amazing to get away from the busy pace of life and just relax on the beach. To be phoneless and out of touch with reality for the week was such a breath of fresh air but is also why I only got 4 pictures while I was there.
We stayed on Ambergris Caye, an island off of the mainland. There is a quaint, adventurous feeling about the island. Everything about Belize screams beauty. Not your 5 star, all inclusive, breath-taking view kind of beautiful but something a little different. At first sight Belize looks run down, poor, and ugly. The waters near the beach were murky from the storms and seaweed, but further out the waters were crystal blue and beautiful. That didn’t bother me much because there is just something amazing about waking up with the beach 15 feet from your front door step, being able to enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the waves crash, and finding adventure in exploring the winding beaches. Living simply for the week is what I enjoyed most. Belize is known for being the second best dive spot in the nation. Unfortunately I have bad ears and can never go scuba diving, but it did not stop me from enjoying the beautiful blue waters and dipping my toes in the sea!
My favorite part of the trip was our fishing trip. We took a boat out, caught lots of snapper (yes they are itty bitty but I was SO proud nonetheless), and then our captain took us to a small island and cooked us lunch full of smoked fish and ceviche. BEST CEVICHE EVER (I wish I had a picture to share because the colors were out of this world). I can promise you now that there will definitely be some ceviche coming to a blog near you in the near future 🙂 While there we met a group of locals that we spent a lot of time with. This group came from all over the world, most being from Texas and Florida to retire. They gave us recommendations for food and other activities that were not “touristy”. We enjoyed lots of mojitos, ceviche, and lobster. The best places to go to on vacation are always the ones that the locals recommend. If you don’t normally ask for the locals’ advice when you are on vacation, you are missing out! If any of you are traveling to Belize and need recommendations I would be glad to share where we stayed and ate any meals!