Memorial Day Round Up

Memorial Day is yet another day I experience with a mix of emotion.  I am conflicted between balancing a heavy heart for those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom, but also enjoying the time with family and the American traditions.  We certainly have a full line up with lots of family and community happenings, calling for a casual yet festive outfit. I tend to lean towards neutrals, with pops of red versus stars and stripes and theme centered pieces.  I want more than 2 wears out of a purchase.  I have rounded up my favorites and all are under $100!!!

Glitter SandalsDenim DressRed Fringe SandalsWhite DressDenim RomperRed Tassel SandalsRed Earrings

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Summer Shoe Round Up

I am certainly feeling the itch to bust out the summer wardrobe and maybe add a few new pieces as well.  As I continue to mature in my fashion style, I continue to find myself drawn to neutral pieces, that still have interest and texture.  Pretty much mirror my home style. 🙂  Check out my shopping cart below…

Block Heels , Black Flats @ $48 , White Flats , Wedges

Family Christmas Card Photo Shoot

Christmas Pictures
Christmas this year has totally been sneaking up on me!  I mean where the hell did 2015 go?  Anyways, it is that time again for our yearly Christmas card photo shoot, and as normal Beefcake did not disappoint with her glorious out takes!
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But, as long as we get one, I mean just one good shot, where everyone has their hat on and is semi looking at the camera, we consider it a win!  Merry early Christmas from our family to yours!
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Friday Favorites…

So, this Friday Favorites may get somewhat wordy.  I made an impromptu trip to Target last night to pick up some groceries because I am having all sorts of stupid cravings lately.  Last night, it just happened to be s’mores, so to Target I went.  There it was, the PSL at the Starbucks in Target.  It hit me like a train…it is now fall and all things fall are appropriate…game on!  Like most, women a few years out of college, fall has quickly become my favorite of the seasons…the food, the holidays, the smells, the weather, you just can’t beat it.  So today, I am sharing my Must-Have list for fall ( even though I wear ALL of these items in the winter too).

Fall 2015 Capsule Wardrobe

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Okay, it is almost that time again, so we enter the planning stages for the upcoming fall season. ( yay PSL is in the horizon)!!! Fall in TX tends to be somewhat tricky, days are warmer and evenings chilly.  I really define my “outside of work” life into 3 distinct buckets, which I have mentioned before… Everyday wear, Day Outings and Date Nights.

For everyday wear, I wanted casual and comfortable clothing.  I want clothing that breaths and wears well, in addition to being able to layer.  A few soft tees in autumn themed colors are always a safe bet ( J Crew).  I look for longer tees and always size up so I can pair with leggings and get some level of bum coverage.  Grey and stripes are a must for every season in my book as well ( Banana Republic).  I love my neutrals!

Longer light weight sweaters, cocoon wraps and puffer vests ( J Crew Factory) help with layering and for the chillier days a light weight parka ( Banana Republic) in a warm olive tone.  For bottoms, I really keep it simple with jeans ( Paige ) and Leggings (Target). For shoes it is always best to stay neutral and invest in high quality and comfortable pieces.  Flats ( Tory Burch, DSW) are a must rain boots ( Hunter) and a bootie ( J Crew) made my list. Lastly, my go tote style purses.

For Day Outings, I like to keep my options no fuss but a little more presentable and polished, yet still practical and comfortable.  The Blazer ( Banana Republic) , I love!!! I use it, as well as the navy cardigan for layering.  In addition a classic white tee and a navy tee with some type of famine detailing, helps just make things come together.  Jeans are obviously a must, but also wanted to throw in a sweater vest and I am loving the emerald green!! Shoes are simple for me, the riding boot (Tory Burch) or a knock out suede pump( J Crew).  Toss in a pop of color with the mini wristlets in ruby and we are set for lunch with the ladies, day shopping, etc.

I love me some quality Date Nights, but let’s get real, we are not the fine dining type.  We are a dinner and home by 10pm type, or a midnight movie type.  BUT, I like the option to somewhat change up the look. Colors and comfort are similar, but just a little change in fabric and cure.  I tend to go for silk blend blouses. They just feel sexier. My husband like heels so these two bring something a little unique to the table.   The deep red, pointy toe or the chunky block heel pump(J Crew).  However, I always reserve a pair of flats for date night too… Sometimes heels just aren’t happening in this house! ( Leopard flats, Target). A tiny purse(Tory Burch) feels more feminine as well, so I try to ditch the totes.

There you have it, 1 season with 36 pieces. Time for purchases this month, to be ready for September!