Styled In Sequins: 2018

Blanket Scarves For Under $10

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Plaid Scarf // Busted Knee Jeans (on MAJOR sale) // Grey Top // Booties

One of my favorite things about colder weather is wearing super cute accessories like pom pom hats and blanket scarves. I hate spending a ton of money on accessories I'll only wear for two months out of the year especially here in Houston. A few years ago I purchased a blanket scarf (that I still wear till this day) from a website overseas. The quality is so amazing for the price! This year I decided to stock up on a few more of their scarves and I'm so glad I did. I even got some scarves for Ava. I've linked some of my favorite scarves from them that are all under $10. I just had to share my secret of buying affordable winter accessories with ya'll! I also wanted to mention that I found my all-time favorite busted knee jeans on sale for under $30!!

My Go-To Fall Look

Monday, October 8, 2018

Happy Monday, friends! Today on the blog I'm excited to share this fall look! This is a super easy look for fall that I find myself going back to again and again. I just pair a long sleeve bodysuit with a suede skirt and thigh high boots. I even threw on this fiddler hat to add a little something special to this look. This is a super chic look you probably recreate with clothes you already own! If you don't have a bodysuit or suede skirt I have you covered. The turtleneck bodysuit I'm wearing is only $15 and will be a staple piece for me this fall. My suede skirt is only $27 and is the perfect shade of green! I've linked all other products at the bottom of this post for ya'll to shop.

Next week Isaac and I head out for our trip to Colorado and Arizona. I'll be taking a ton of outfit pictures and sharing a lot about where we'll be staying so stay tuned for more posts!

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Fall Inspired Bar Cart with Bed Bath & Beyond

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Happy Wednesday, friends! Last week I had the opportunity to tour and shop at the newly opened Bed Bath & Beyond located in Humble, Texas. They did an entire revamp of the store after Hurricane Harvey. I grew up in the area and shopped at Bed Bath & Beyond a lot before the hurricane so walking in and seeing how much the store had changed was an incredible experience. The new store truly offers a fun and inviting in-store shopping experience. They have an exclusive section located at the Humble store full of discounted on trend home decor! I purchased SO much from that section. Most of the pictures of me shopping were taken in that section so you can get a sneak peek of the collection. I also loved that they let you test out their coffee machines at this store. They even have a Keurig set up for you to make a cup of coffee while you shop. I of course took full advantage of this and made myself a cup of coffee to enjoy while shopping. 

I've been needing to style my bar cart for fall especially with the holidays coming up. I was able to purchase everything from Bed Bath & Beyond in Humble at super affordable prices. I'm so excited about how my fall inspired bar cart turned out!

The bar cart featured in this post is my own but Bed Bath & Beyond offers a similar one here. The Humble store had a TON of seasonal decor that I was loving! I really love the farmhouse trend so I decided to decorate this bar cart with that in mind. This stunning farmhouse inspired clock was under $30 and was the perfect size to hang above my bar cart. I love marble so as soon as I saw the tiered marble slab I knew it would work well for gatherings at our home. The floral arrangement, velvet green mini pumpkins and "R" pumpkin were all located in their seasonal section. I'm super obsessed with the mini green velvet pumpkins. I found the cutest rustic basket with gold detailing to hold our wine and a large brass candle holder. The candle inside is battery operated but seriously smells so good! It even lights up like a real candle.

After shopping at the new Bed Bath & Beyond in Humble I've already been back a few times. They add new products to their exclusive section every week so I've been finding some great items to decorate our home with. 

*Thank you to Bed Bath & Beyond for sponsoring this post

Business Cards with Basic Invite

Monday, September 24, 2018

Happy Monday! Today on the blog I'm excited to partner with Basic Invite to give you all details on their products. As a blogger I've been on the hunt for the perfect business cards. I wanted some that were creative and represented my brand. I'm happy to say that Basic Invite made the entire process of ordering business cards so easy! They have TONS of business cards to pick from including clear and gold foil business cards. Take a look at the clear business cards they offer on their website:
(photo credit from Basic Invite)

They allow you to customize the text, add text, add photos, and even have over 180 different color options for you to pick from! The options of creating a business card that represents your business is limitless. The entire process of ordering them took only a few minutes and I received my business cards super fast! They were packaged nicely, so they did not bend. The quality was even better than I imagined it would be. I couldn't stop showing them off to my husband! lol I absolutely love my business cards and can't wait to pass them out at some upcoming blogger events. 

After ordering my business cards from Basic Invite I searched around their website and fell in love with their holiday cards. I can't wait to get some holiday pictures taken this year so we can send out holiday cards created by Basic Invite! Did you know they even let you sample your holiday cards before you order them? Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order. I can't wait to share with you all the holiday invitations I plan on ordering this year. (Yes, I already picked them out!)

Right now Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51
If you want to see more of what Basic Invite has to offer you can search their website here or check out their social media @basicinvite 

*Thank you to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post!

Coffee Talks: All About My Anti-Inflammitory Diet

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Happy Friday, friends! I decided to start a new series on my blog called "coffee talks". I already have a coffee talks highlight on my instastory which some of you may have seen. It's basically where I talk about topics other than fashion so you'll see a variety of different topics each week! I recently talked about on Instagram my struggle with chronic stomach pain and what I've been doing to help. I'm so thankful for all of the kind messages I received and you all seemed really interested in the topic! In this post I wanted to recap on my story and give you guys an update on my diet.

I've always struggled with stomach pain since I was a child. I've been to countless amounts of doctor and have been prescribed almost every pill out there. Nothing we seemed to do helped and I eventually became numb to the pain I was feeling. This stomach pain became part of my life and it just felt normal to have that pain. A few months ago the pain became more intense so intense that I couldn't get out of bed for hours at a time. I remember one night, when I knew I needed to make change, I was in bed crying because the pain was so severe it radiated into my back. At that point my husband wanted me to go to the hospital but I refused. I'm the type that believes I can handle any amount of pain and will be the last one to go to the hospital for any reason involving myself. The next day I watched one of my favorite blogger's instastories and she was talking about her ant-inflammitoy diet. I was very intrigued by this diet and start doing my own research. I knew I wouldn't be able to get in to see a specialist until November so until then I had to make some sort of change. I was basically at the point of giving up on my body entirely until I started the Anti-Inflammitory Diet. That night Isaac and I went to the grocery store and bought a few items to start me off on the diet. Here's exactly what we bought (everything organic): Brussel sprouts, spinach, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, quinoa, vegetable broth, pasture fed beef, wild caught tuna, and extra virgin olive oil. That all we got to start me off on the diet and since then I've been trying so many other different foods that are part of the diet! 

I immediately saw results from the diet the next few days and didn't feel any stomach pain at all! Not only was I no longer in pain but my digestive system and energy level improved significantly. If you're in chronic pain and feel like it could be due to inflammation anywhere in your body, while I'm not a doctor, I do recommend trying out the diet! Everything I eat now is 100% organic and I know it will help fuel my body in some way. I've completely cut out processed food from my diet and have stopped eating out all together. I'm also in the process of moving gluten and diary completely out of my diet. It's been over a week since I've eaten anything with gluten in it! 

My Anti-Inflammitory/Gluten Free/ Diary Free Shopping List:

Organic Eggs
Gluten Free Bread
Organic Avocados (I love making avocado toast with gluten free bread!)
Organic Blueberries (blueberries are the best for inflammation)
Organic Kale
Organic Spinach
Organic Potatoes
Gluten Free Olive Oil Dressing
Organic Chicken
Organic Pasture Fed Beef
Organic Vegetable Broth
Organic Quinoa 
Gluten Free Snack Bars
Red Wine (1-2 glasses of red wine is great for inflammation)

My Favorite Salad Recipe:

This recipe is SUPER easy to make and it usually takes me a few days to eat it all! 

1 bag of organic kale
organic quinoa (I typically make a large serving at one time)
1 package of organic chicken breast
Gluten Free Olive Oil Dressing

  1. Cook your chicken on stove top and season. Make sure to cut the chicken into thin slices to put in salad.
  2. Begin making quinoa based on package directions. I love to substitute the water for organic vegetable or bone broth.
  3. Wash kale and place in a separate bowl
  4. In a serving bowl place kale, quinoa on top, then cooked chicken and lastly drizzle in the gluten free olive oil dressing. 
  5. Toss your salad and eat!

Date Night Look

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Red Cascading Sleeve Top // High Waist Jeans //
Leopard Print Heels (sold out) similar hereherehere

Happy Wednesday, friends! I love a good date night look and this one is a stunner! When I saw this top online I was so excited to order it. I adore the sleeve detailing and the color. Since this top is already so dressy I paired it with my favorite high waisted jeans and leopard print heels. I always love leopard print for fall so I know I had to incorporate it in this outfit.

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Craving Fall

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Happy Wednesday! It's early August and I'm all ready craving all things fall. I'm pretty sure it's due to the fact that I live in Houston and every day has been almost 100 degrees outside. This Texas heat is no joke and I'm so over it! I can't wait for it to get colder out, for the leaves to change colors, and to start ordering seasonal hot coffees! If you're like me you might be spending countless hours looking at fall clothes online. I do think now is the best time to start stocking up on fall clothes mainly because the weather can change drastically depending on where you live. I wanted to do this post to help make your fall shopping a little easier.

Here are a few of my fall favorites!

one // Ruched Tank Dress $56
This is my go-to dress all year long! This dress is perfect in the summer with sandals or wedges, but it's even cuter in the fall with booties and a felt hat! This dress is also great for layering I love throwing a cardigan and booties on with this dress for fall.

two // Shawl Sweater $69
I bought this cardigan during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and have been wearing it almost every day since! It really is the perfect cardigan and is amazing quality. I'll be purchasing this cardigan in a few more colors for fall. 

three // Felt Hat $39
I love felt hats in the fall! This one is a great deal for the quality and style. 

You might have noticed if you follow me on Instagram that I'm obsessed with the color camel. I try to incorporate it into my wardrobe as much as possible! This scarf is so fun and it's reversible!

five // Plaid Scarf $44.95
I love blanket scarves because there are so many different ways you can wear them. I especially love this pattern and can imagine paring it with jeans and a white long sleeve top!

six // Peep Toe Bootie $149.95
I seriously think this is the best bootie for transitioning into fall especially if you live in hotter areas. I've worn this pair a few times already and they are so comfy!

seven // Western Bootie $149.95
How adorable is this bootie? I love this style! It's super unique and would pair with so much for fall. 

eight // Leather Satchel $88
I'm a bad blogger when it comes to buying designer bags. I can never muster up the courage to purchase a super high end bag! I eventually will but until then I thought this bag looked super expensive at an affordable price. I love that you can wear it two different ways and the tan color will pair with a ton of looks for fall. 

Let me know in the comments what your favorite thing about fall is! 

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NSale: Wrap Dress

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Happy Tuesday, friends! I've found a lot of great deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so far including this adorable wrap dress. This dress is perfect for transitioning into fall weather. You're probably wondering why I'm already thinking of transitional outfits when it's 100 degrees in Houston. I've noticed that colder weather can come on suddenly after July so I love to have a few staple pieces to so I'm not caught off guard. I wore this dress with my typical summer accessories but you can also pair this dress with knee high boots and a cute side bag!

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Best of The NSale - ActiveWear

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today on the blog I'm sharing the best activewear from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Every year I try to stock up on some activewear during the sale because the prices are unbeatable! The items I always look out for are tanks, sweatshirts, sports bras, leggings, and sneakers. 

I also wanted to talk a little bit about my current workout routine. For the longest time I actually wasn't working out at all. I thought that since I had a naturally fast metabolism I didn't need to worry about working out. However, after having a few health issues and realizing I wouldn't be able to get my weight over 105 pounds regardless of how much I ate I decided it was time for a more healthy lifestyle! For the past two months I've been trying out Pure Barre and absolutely LOVE it! I've never really found a workout that worked for me or kept me interested. However, with Pure Barre I'm SO excited to go to the classes!

If you've never heard of Pure Barre before here's what it is! Pure Barre is a full-body work out that focuses on stretching each section of the body in order to create lean muscles without the bulk. The workout utilizes the ballet barre to preform small isometric movements. I'm already seeing serious changes in my body after my first two months of Pure Barre. I will say that I had no idea what to expect during my first class, but my instructor made me feel very comfortable. She corrected me a few times during the class because they will use words you probably won't understand but you eventually get the hang of it! I also didn't realize my entire body would be shaking. I had never felt my body shake the way it does during Pure Barre. The shaking is totally normal and actually means the workout is working! One of my favorite parts of Pure Barre is the music! I love the upbeat music during the workout and then after the workout is complete they play really calming music that sends you right into meditation mode!

As of now I'm attending Pure Barre three times a week but would love to start going five times a week! That's a huge goal I'm trying reach by my third month.

Now here are my top picks from their activewear section! 

My Picks From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Friday, July 13, 2018

Happy Friday, friends! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started yesterday for early access and I was able to get A LOT of great items! Public Access starts July 20th so here are some items to be on the look out for! I tried to stick with mainly staple pieces that would transition well into colder weather. In this post I will be including links and sizing for all items. 

Sizing: I got a size XS in this tee! It does run true to size and will be perfect for layering. I also like that this top is a thicker material.
Price: $22.90

Sizing: Runs true to size! This one will sell out fast because it's seriously the perfect boot for fall! 
Price: $149.90

Sizing: I'm wearing a size XS. This is a really great tee for layering and perfect for colder weather!
Price: $18.90
Item: Beige Scarf
Sizing: This scarf is the softest! It's also a great neutral to have for fall. 
Price: $21.90

Sizing: I love leopard print for fall! This clutch is very spacious and can be used as a side bag. 
Price: $49.90

Sizing: I love the pastel colors included in this scarf and the fact that it's a blanket scarf means you can wear it multiple ways! 
Price: $35.90

Sizing: I'm wearing a size XS! This is an amazing price for this tee. It will go great with jackets and cardigans. It also comes in a few other colors and patterns.
Price: $11.90
Sizing: I was surprised at how big this tote actually is in person! It could be used to hold a laptop and everything else you would need throughout the day. It also comes in two colors! 
Price: $42.90

Sizing: These mules run true to size! As I mentioned before I LOVE leopard print for fall! These mules are super comfy and very elegant looking. I absolutely love how high priced they appear. They are a great way to dress up a basic outfit! 
Price: $64.90

Sizing: I love this scarf because it has all fall colors on it! It will go perfect over a cardigan or a basic tee! 
Price: $21.90

Sizing: These booties run true to size. I'm obsessed with these booties! Not only are they super cute they are REALLY comfortable. I've never walked in a heel bootie this comfortable before! I love really love this neutral color. 
Price: $99.90

Item: Wrap Sweater
Sizing: I'm wearing an XS this sweater does run true to size. This sweater is super elegant and looks like a timeless piece! The quality is excellent for the price and comes in a few other colors. 
Price: $39.90

Sizing: I'm wearing a size 2. This cardigan is meant to be oversized so I do recommend sizing down! This material of this cardigan is really thick! It's also very cozy and will be your go-to for fall!
Price: $49.90

Sizing: I'm wearing a size XS, this cardigan runs true to size. I love finding staple cardigans that will work great all year. This one has to be one of my favorites! The fact that it's ribbed makes the quality so much nicer. It also comes in a few colors. I think this one would be great to wear in a work setting or for play!
Price: $45.90

Sizing: I'm wearing a size SMALL. I sized up so that it could be off the shoulder, if you don't want your sweater to be off the shoulder I recommend going wit your regular size. I LOVE this pullover SO much!! It's really great quality and looks so cute off the shoulder. I keep checking back to see if more colors have come back in stock because I really want to buy it in every color! 
Price: $25.90