Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for all of your check-ins and well-wishes as we weather Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Your outpouring of support touches me to the core. I’ve been corresponding with you on Stories and I appreciate you so much!
We got a ton of loud rain on Friday night that woke us up, but no other problems as far as flooding or power outages. On Saturday, it was grey skies and rain all day into Sunday. While our street has been draining pretty well and we never lost power, there’s a ton of flooding in our area and the surrounding areas. We’ve been sequestered inside all weekend watching the news and it’s been heartbreaking to see so many families being evacuated and rescued from their homes. Many people have flooding in their homes and are trapped in their neighborhoods because there’s so much water everywhere. It’s been devastating. The worst is that it’s still raining! We are so thankful that we’re doing okay so far.
We are keeping everyone in our prayers and giving through trusted organizations like The Red Cross and the Houston Food Bank. Thank you again. I will keep you posted here and on Stories.
It’s actually a good distraction to have you guys to talk to about all of this and then to be able to switch gears and lighten it up with fun things like fashion and beauty! Knowing it’s back-to-school for most of the kiddos about now, I put together this “back to school for grown-ups” collage. Because, don’t we all still get a little bit giddy about the start of a new school year?!
Rolling into September means one thing – cozy cardigans! I’m stalking this one for it to come back in my size. I especially love the contrast of a soft and slouchy cardigan with a silky camisole.
Pretty pencils might seem like a frivilous purchase, but mine never cease to put a smile on my face. I keep mine in this little gold pineapple
pencil holder on my desk!
Also handy at all times is a pretty notepad to jot to-dos, ideas as they occur, or those random things that pop into my mind while I’m working, but I don’t want to stop what I’m doing to actually do them. So, I keep a running list right next to me while I’m working on blog posts and when something comes to mind, instead of getting off track, I jot it down and keep working. Then, I can visit my list later and figure out what to do when.
How pretty is this neutral pink and peach for fall?! I swear by MAC lipsticks because the pigment is great and they don’t smell or taste like anything weird! I’m so picky about that! I love their lipglass too- it keeps your lips super shiny and gives your lipstick a pop.
I’m smitten in a big way with these wide leg jeans! The are a slim fit at the waist and hips, then go into big wide leg at the bottom with contrasting color. The look espeically good with heels and wedges, but you can also just add a tee and flat sandals for a chic, no fuss, vibe.
Our fancy coffee maker is one of the things I get asked about most in my Stories. Most of y’all know we got ours several years ago and our Christmas gift to each other. You can make all kinds of coffee drinks with it, but I use it for my regular cup of coffee each day. We buy medium roast whole beans and it grinds them fresh each time. It makes a delicious cup of coffee and I’m so spoiled by this now. Ours is old, so this is the new version.
I’ve been on the hunt for a new pair of sunnies for awhile now, and I just ordered these! I think they’re a great, modern shape and will go with your fall/winter wardrobe perfectly! I like the neutral color.
Tory Burch Tote
This stylish tote has been on my wish list for years! It’s the perfect bookstore size, which will keep all your necessities including a notebook, journal or book/iPad. It’s a sturdy quality too. Trust me- I’ve fawned all over it at the store, just never pulled the trigger!
I’m so surprised that I liked these gold, pointy toe slides as much as I do. I tried them on in New Orleans and loved them. I think they’ll be my alternative to a gold heel when I need a flat. The metallic makes them look dressy and the pointy toe elongates the leg, but the flat heel makes them kid-friendly.
Are y’all in the back to school groove yet? We were getting there, but now school’s been cancelled for this whole week!