Spring & Summer

In Houston, it’s Spring & Summer almost year round! You’ll find outfit inspiration for the warmer months here.

 

 

Long Weekend Plans | Cooking, Swimming, Organizing

Long Weekend Plans | Cooking, Swimming, Organizing

Thank you to ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post!

Hi friends!  I hope you are waking up feeling relaxed and refreshed!  We had an easy night in watching movies and eating popcorn, which was the perfect end to a long week and a great way to start this long weekend!

I have relaxing by the pool, cooking/barbecuing, celebrating both of my brothers’ birthdays, and a couple of easy organization projects on the agenda that I wanted to share with you!

WEEKEND PLANS

 

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The kids are heading to a graduation party today,

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My New Favorite White Jeans

My New Favorite White Jeans

Hi friends! I hope your week is going amazing!  I’m looking forward to a girls’ dinner tonight to celebrate our friend Elizabeth’s birthday.  She is one of the funniest people I know, so it’s always a blast getting to see her.

And we’re having glorious coolish weather, perfect for an evening outdoors!  Thursday is normally date night, but Brian has a client dinner tonight, so it worked out.  I do appreciate that he made the effort to see me for lunch yesterday instead! Sooo sweet!

MY NEW FAVORITE WHITE JEANS 

Today’s post is all about the new white jeans I’m absolutely loving

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Best Dressed Wedding Guest & Vacation Style

Best Dressed Wedding Guest & Vacation Style

Are there wedding bells in any of your futures?!  Have a summer wedding or shindig to attend?  If so, this post is for you!  I’ve got beautiful dresses you will feel like a million bucks in!

And for anyone curious, I don’t have any plans to get married anytime soon.  When you’ve been happily dating someone for over a year, people inevitably wonder whether you will be getting hitched.  I’m so happy in my relationship and it’s going great, so that there aren’t any plans to change it.  We’ve both been married before and have kids, so there’s a lot of experience and hearts to consider. 

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6 Summer Outfits

6 Summer Outfits

Hi friends!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  I had a productive Monday, which always feels great.  My workout was just what I needed and I’m so thankful that I’ve been getting lots of good sleep lately.  Maybe because I’ve gotten Jordan back into her own bed.

And I’m working on going to sleep earlier, so I wake up feeling rested.  It’s incredible how much your mood and energy improves when you’re giving your body the rest it needs.

OUTFIT #1

How cute is this sunshine yellow midi dress?! I feel like it would be perfect for upcoming Mother’s Day.

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Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Gifts

Hi friends! How was your weekend?  We’ve been enjoying the most beautiful weather here in Houston.  It’s been sunny and warm, not too hot with a bit of a breeze.  If I didn’t know better, I’d swear we were in California – land of no humidity. #jealous We know the swamplike temps will be here soon, so this kind of weather makes us all want to get outside.

We had a backyard crawfish boil for my nephew’s third birthday on Saturday and I also took the kids to the park both days.  We walked (James biked) for extra exercise. 

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Huge Dressing Room | 4.16.21

Huge Dressing Room | 4.16.21

Hi friends! Happy Friday! Thank you so much for all the sweet comments on our Mexico trip recap!  Writing the post and looking at the photos makes me excited to go back!  We have some couple friends we think would be fun to go with next time. 🙂

I also shared the best sales & my Sephora Sale picks and my top 10 Amazon household items (all on Prime!).  Are mine on your list of faves too??

Tonight I’m looking forward to a date night with @thefancyashley and @thereakmrfancy

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Looks for Less | Summer Vibes, Wedding Guest & Versatile …

Looks for Less | Summer Vibes, Wedding Guest & Versatile Jumpsuit

Hi friends!  The best thing about a long weekend is a short week!  The kids were off school on Monday, and it’s almost the weekend again!

Today, I’m excited to get a haircut.  I was growing it longer for awhile, but I’m ready to chop off a couple inches again and maybe bring my bangs up a little.  I think it will suit me better for summer and just be easier to take care of and style.  And I’m all about simplicity these days.

Do you prefer long or short hair? I always envy those girls with gorgeous long hair,

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Packing Essentials for Spring Break

Packing Essentials for Spring Break

When it comes to packing for Spring Break, how hard can it be??  If you’re heading somewhere warm, all you need is a swimsuit, jeans shorts, and flip flops, right?! Well, maybe a little more than that!  We’re doing an impromptu two-day getaway and when I started packing, I realized I have a few essentials I’ll definitely be bringing with me.

I referred to the “Vacay Packing List” I created several years ago for reference, and since it was handy, I’m including it for you here.  It’s an exhaustive list, but helpful so you don’t forget anything!

I’m glad we’re out of the diaper phase,

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Flattering One Piece Swimsuits

Flattering One Piece Swimsuits

Hi friends!  How was your weekend? Did you watch the Harry and Meghan interview?  I would have, but #nocable.  What did you think??

Yesterday, I laid down on the couch for a 30 minute catnap, and two hours later, I was still horizontal!  I guess I really needed the rest!

On Saturday, we found out our friend Tarah and her hubby are having a GIRL!  At our age, having a new baby in the friend group is so fun for all of us girlfriends.  This is gonna be one little baby that has a lot of aunties spoiling her!

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30 Summer Outfits & Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Preview!

30 Summer Outfits & Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Preview!

Hi friends and Happy Friday!  I’m coming to you from a much lighter and brighter home! Ruben came over with his crew yesterday and painted the exterior of our home!  There were some changes along the way, but it looks so much better!

I’m giddy over how it turned out! I’ll be sure to do a post for you here soon, but in the meantime, you can check it out LIVE on Stories saved to my “Paint” highlight!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Preview

Are y’all excited about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year?!

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Flirty Summer Styles & Date Night Dresses

Flirty Summer Styles & Date Night Dresses

Hi friends! How was your weekend?  We had a really nice one, and even got a brief reprieve from our blazing hot temps with an unexpected rain shower on Friday.  It definitely slowed things down and was a lovely way to kick off the weekend!  On Sunday, I invited two of my girlfriend over for lasagna and salad and wine and lots of girl talk and laughs. I’m so thankful for my girlfriends and I definitely haven’t gotten to spend as much time with them lately as I’d like to.  The face-to-face time was so good!

Today, I have several new styles to share with you,

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New Summer Styles | 7 Mix & Match Outfits

New Summer Styles | 7 Mix & Match Outfits

Hi friends! I hope your week is going well!  I’ve been knee deep in power washing our front driveway all week- a little at a time. It’s kind of perfect because Jordan loves to go outside after dinner and I can watch her play and power wash at the same time. And it’s sooo gratifying to see the driveway go from black to white!  If you missed it, you can see our patio and landscaping updates here.

Today, I’m super pumped to share some new Summer styles with you and they are SO freaking cute! 

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7 Colorful Summer Outfits | Weekend to Wedding Guest

7 Colorful Summer Outfits | Weekend to Wedding Guest

Hi friends! Happy Friday! We made it to the weekend, three cheers for that! I’m so thrilled you loved yesterday’s summer collection as much as I did!  What did you scoop up?  I’m definitely looking for every opportunity to wear those cheerful styles.  I’ve was pretty lazy about getting ‘ready’ this week and it showed. I’m definitely more productive and energized when I take the time to get myself together in the morning.  I’m sure that’s true for you too, right?  We all learned that during quarantine!

Today, I have several more fun and colorful Summer outfits to share with you,

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NEW Summer Styles | Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collection

NEW Summer Styles | Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collection

Good morning friends!  I don’t know about you, but I’m sure ready for some fun, NEW summer styles and that’s exactly what I have to share with you today!

First up, I’m super excited for the newest collaboration between Gibson x Hi Sugarplum (my girl Cassie!).  It’s their new Summer collection and the styles are playful and fun and the fit is easy breezy- perfect for hot, summer days!  The fabrics, colors, and patterns are all meant for no-brainer mixing and matching so you have lots of outfit options.

These pieces are available exclusively online at Gibson.com and likely to go fast,

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Capsule At Home Wardrobe & Fundraiser Update

Capsule At Home Wardrobe & Fundraiser Update

Hello friends and happy Friday!  Even though it’s kind of hard to tell the days apart lately! 😉

I was scheduled to have an Amazon post for you today, but I figured an at-home capsule wardrobe would serve you better right now.  We know that one of the things that will help us through this period in our lives is to create as much structure and routine as you can, so that you don’t get that “lost at sea” feeling.  A daily routine helps provide a sense of normalcy and getting up and dressed and ready for the day is part of that.

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How to Stay Positive & Cozy at Home

How to Stay Positive & Cozy at Home

Good morning friends!  I guess we better get used to this new normal for awhile.  Yesterday was Day #1 of homeschooling (of at least 3 weeks) and it’s a lot!  I give the teachers so much credit for all the hard work they are doing to set up lesson plans and email us and check in.

We set up the formal dining room as the homeschool area – nothing fancy.  In fact, awhile ago I donated my dining table, so now we are making do with two card tables pushed together!  When I get a better sense of our daily routine,

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Huge Sale on Victoria Emerson Bracelets | Up to 70% …

Huge Sale on Victoria Emerson Bracelets | Up to 70% Off

Thank you to Victoria Emerson for sponsoring today’s post.

Hello friends! Yay for being on the downhill slide to FRIDAY!!! This first time change week has taken some getting used to!  How are you feeling about it?  I’ve been having to close the blinds early so Jordan doesn’t argue about bedtime, but she’s been tired, so hasn’t put up too much of a fight.  It’s also weird getting up and it’s still dark out but I’ll trade that for lighter evenings any day!

Today, I’m happy to bring you an early St. Patrick’s Day present!

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Affordable Spring Styles | White Jeans Under $25

Affordable Spring Styles | White Jeans Under $25

Thank you to ShopStyle and JCPenney for sponsoring today’s post.

Hello friends and welcome to a fresh, new week!  I had a lovely weekend, despite losing an hour of sleep! I got caught up on tons of little to-do’s around the house, got my paperwork together for my taxes, cleared some clutter and had a great workout!  I’d been mentally preparing for losing that hour of sleep, but it still messed with me!  How’s it going for you?

Today I have a post that is definitely Spring ready and I’m pulling out the white jeans

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