11.28.2016

Suede Ruffle Hem Skirt


Hi y’all! Hope you week has started off well!! I took all of last week off from work and let me tell you, it was awesome. I think knowing that busy season is right around the corner has put me into major hibernation status.

We hosted Thanksgiving again this year and I share how I prep for hosting on my recent vlog (including my cleaning routine, go-to green bean casserole recipe and cooking). Family from Mike’s side and my brother came over and we played a fun saran wrap game that we’ll definitely be doing during the holidays from now on. I stuffed myself silly over the past four day and my ears are just getting back to normal after Juicy barked 99% of the time on Thanksgiving since our nephew liked stomping around and shrieking (which is completely new/unsettling for Juicy). I am so thankful I was able to spend the holiday with family, for my supportive other half, for Juicy continuing to be healthy, for my family and friends, for the friends I’ve met through social media, for a good job that helps me provide for those I love and for so much more that I can’t write all down otherwise I’d be here for forever.

I love the hem of this skirt from ChicWish which they unfortunately no longer carry right now. It makes me feel like I have a mermaid/trumpet skirt. I paired them with a recent mule purchase that I am love love LOVING (I bought them in 2 different colors). This lipstick is one of my favorites for the season, it’s the perfect wearable plum shade.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

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11.20.2016

Blush + Gray Bomber Jacket


Hi y'all! Yesterday I went to Soul Cycle for the first time for a good friend's birthday. You know I barely do cardio. I'm more of a yoga, weight lifting, HIIT kinda gal so 45 mins of straight cycling sounded SO intimidating but I'm always up for trying something new! I have done a couple of spin classes over the years and they were always super challenging and I ended up with a sore crotch [let's be honest]. But that had been years ago when I was in better shape.... anyways, fast forward to yesterday. I absolutely loved the Soul Cycle facility. Their locker room is well stocked with towels, face wash, shampoo/conditioner/body wash in the showers, deodorant, shaving supplies and hair dryers. The staff at Preston Hollow were so helpful and helped get me situated into my bike. I absolutely LOVED the atmosphere. You cycle in a dark room, every now and then the instructor would turn the lights on around the stage on for demonstration but for the most part, I felt like I was in a club. The music was awesome and so loud. I love when the bass is on point and vibrating. They provide ear plugs at the front (and gum - how genius!) if you don't like the super loud music but I loved it. It covered up my heavy, dying breathing and cussing when it got real difficult :) The first couple minutes I literally felt like my legs were going to fall off but as Lexi said, keep moving even if you take a break. So I did. Eventually my legs felt normal again and I enjoyed myself until the 2nd round of Oh My God I'm Dying set in. One more round of I Think I'm Going To Make It followed by the last I'm Glad I'm Strapped In Otherwise I'd Be Passed Out On The Floor.

Overall, it was a lot of fun but final verdict for myself is that it's just not for me - at least at my no cardio fitness stage. Because of how we were bent over most of the time and I already hold a lot of stress in my shoulders & neck, I had the worst shooting pains kinda headache and was so nauseated after brunch. I spent the rest of the day in bed with a massive migraine which I don't get very often. I really do think it's because I wasn't nearly in good enough shape for it and although I tried to take it at my own pace - it was just so intense. It definitely showed me how out of shape I am cardio-wise and I will start adding it into my fitness routine but likely HIIT sessions since I'm trying to grow da peach. BUT if you like cardio or like spin, I would definitely recommend trying Soul Cycle out. It was still a lot of fun and the atmosphere was great. My friend does it ALL the time and she was going hard the entire session. You could definitely tell the avid riders from the newbies. It was a fun experience but I'll probably stick to my normal fitness routine since it's more enjoyable for me [said as I ice my crotch]. I can definitely feel the burn in my quads a TON and a bit in my calves and glutes.

Anywho, two of my fall must-haves this year has been bombers and mules. When I saw this bomber [currently on sale!!], I feel truly, madly, deeply in love. Blush and gray?! Swooooon! Thank goodness for ASOS free returns because I had a lot of trial and error on sizing.... I also took it as a reason to spend $140 each order to get free shipping.... gotta take advantage! I originally tried the bomber in a US 6 but it was a touch too big in the shoulders. They unfortunately were out of the US 4 but the US 2 fits quite well.

I purchased the mules from Amazon. I love the cut of these mules and the peep toe. Since Texas refuses to stay cold [at least right now] I can wear them for a bit longer. What are some of your fall must-haves?


What I'm Wearing:

11.07.2016

ASOS Petite Peg Trousers


Happy Monday y’all! One thing that helps brighten my mood when I’m having a crappy day is wearing something I love. Whether it’s my favorite heels, favorite fall perfume or lipstick, just that little something along with me during the day can brighten my mood, even a little bit.

With the weather getting cooler in Texas (FINALLY), I’ve been updating my wardrobe to include some pants. I just recently found that ASOS provides 2 day shipping for orders over $140 to the US so I definitely took advantage of it (new things here and here). I love their petite selection and wanted some flattering high waist pants. The only gripe that I have is their sizing. Since it’s UK sizing, I feel like it’s hit or miss. I found these peg trousers and since they had limited availability in sizing, I got them in a US 8. They are a bit loose in the waist so will get them taken in.

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10.21.2016

Kiehl's Apothecary Preparations #KiehlsGetsPersonal


Hi y'all! I have been an avid Kiehl's fan for almost 8 years so when they reached out to invite me to the launch of Apothecary Preparations, I was BEYOND excited. I love their products plus anything personalized.... you can count me in (accountant count me in). I visited the Dallas Highland Park Village Kiehl's store to get a peek at the Apothecary Preparations and my very own consultation.

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