Palm Leaf Dress

Palm Leaf Dress (similar) | Heels | Sunglasses | Bracelet | Watch

I had a crazy realization the other day. I mean, it’s not incredibly crazy but it really hit me the other day how quickly life can pass you by. I guess the main contribution to this feeling is seeing how quickly my little nieces and nephew are growing up.

There was an old picture that popped up on my Time Hop feature of my Facebook and it was a picture just one year ago of my niece Taylor and my nephew Tristan. It was incredible how much they have grown in a year and I remember the day that picture was taken. That day does not feel like it was a year ago!

It was a weird feeling. I was happy to see how big the kiddos have gotten but it was also a small reminder to soak up those small moments as best as I can because before I know it it will be a year later and Facebook will be reminding me of it. Ha!

In addition to my nieces and nephew growing up so quickly, we hosted a friend of ours at our house this week while he was in Houston on business. We got to talking about our time here in Houston and how it’s already been almost a year and a half since we moved her.

What!

I can hardly believe that!

I guess I live a life of such routine that it’s hard for me to really understand that although these days and weeks are all very similar that it’s all passing me by at a quicker rate than I realize.

With that being said, I am making a conscious effort to really live in the moment and take in my surroundings when I can. That specifically applies to this weekend because we will be visiting San Antonio which means I get more niece and nephew hugs and kisses! I can’t wait.

Anyway…I am SO SAD to say this dress is now sold out, BUT I have included similar dresses below for you to shop and all of my accessories are included, too.

To me this print is the epitome of Summer and is perfect for any occasion. I wore it to happy hour on Friday and got a tons of compliments. All links are included below!

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Pinstripe Cold Shoulder Top

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Pink Pinstripe Top | White Skinny Jeans | Heels | Sunglasses | Purse (similar)Watch | Bracelet

Hey y’all!

Happy Tuesday!

I have been a bit MIA lately and I apologize! I was on my honeymoon for a week (full review coming soon) and then I was in the mix of catching back up that time completely escaped me!

Before I follow up with the full review…MEXICO WAS AMAZING! Our trip was incredible and I cannot express how beautiful the resort was. That’s all I will say for now until I follow up with the review and recap of the entire trip. I’ll probably break it into 2 parts. I’m so excited for those posts!

Anyway, I can honestly say that this is the first time since probably the beginning of last year that Kelly and I don’t have any solid weekend plans for the unforeseeable future and it feels amazing. Before we got married there was ALWAYS something to do or somewhere to go regarding the wedding or other parts of life. Once we got married life just kept passing at hyper speed and now that the honeymoon is over, we really don’t have a lot going on which is amazing.

I want to share with y’all one thing that I have been obsessed with lately and it’s my love for podcasts! I’m new to the whole podcast thing and even though I’m late to the party, I’m ready to dance! I have been listening to everything from true crime, financial planning, plain ole girl talk, and other podcasts on being a boss babe in the corporate and creative world. I seriously can’t get enough and am looking for recommendations! Podcasts are my favorite thing to listen to in the car on my way to work or even when I’m out on a jog.

What podcasts have you guys been loving lately?

Moving on to this outfit…I am seriously in love with this whole outfit! It screams Summer and is super flattering. It is no secret that big momma over here put on some extra pounds after my honeymoon and I love how flattering this top is. It is so comfortable and these sleeves are adorable! Also, how cute are these sunnies!?! And bonus…they’re only $12!!!! Mine are in the color rose gold.

I also scooped up these skinny jeans before my trip and have been living in them ever since. I have included all outfit details below so that you can directly shop these items.

Please leave comments below regarding podcasts you think I should listen to!

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Life Lately

So much has been going on lately that I feel it’s time for a little update!

Summer is in full swing and I am in heaven! I mentioned a while back that we purchased a grill so I have LOVED utilizing that and grilling outside after work and on weekends. Last night Kelly grilled us some cilantro lime chicken with grilled asparagus. I’ll sit out in the backyard with him while he’s grilling and sip on some sparking water or even some champagne.

I’ve realized that I love being outside more and more so I’m really enjoying it.

We got back from New Orleans a few weeks ago and I’m so disappointed I didn’t take more pictures. My phone ran out of storage and it honestly just got past me. We were just enjoying ourselves and I didn’t focus enough on photos. Needless to say, it was a blast. We went with our good friends and the four of us all made it back in one piece. Barely. Ha!

Next trip on our list is our honeymoon in three weeks. Work is going to be CRAZY over these next few weeks so it’s definitely coming at the right time. I have a huge presentation the week before we go and I will be in major need of some R&R.

Fun fact: I’ve never left the country!

I didn’t have a passport until last week and y’all would never believe the hoops I had to jump through to get it. I’ll just say that my application initially got held due to insufficient information… Ugh. Regardless, I got it last Thursday and now we can really prep and plan for the trip.

I’m thinking about writing a post all about what I’m packing. Stay tuned for that!

If you follow me on instagram then you may have seen my IG Story about Howdy being bit by another dog last weekend. Long story short…he was bit, he needed stitches, and he’s fine. I just had a few of you asking about what happened to him so I thought I would also let you know that he’s recooping just fine. He’s loving all of the extra attention.

Next on our agenda is my mom and dad coming to Houston for the weekend to visit. We are going to an Astros game on Friday night and then seeing where the weekend takes us after that. We are excited! That’s about all I have for an update and hope you all enjoy the rest of your week!

Something funny about this top shown above…the knotted straps are designed to be worn off the shoulder towards the sides, but when I tried it on I wore it both ways and liked them over my shoulders a lot more. Plus, I thought the top was designed for over the shoulder straps. LOL! It was definitely designed to be an OTS top but oh well.

The outfit details are above and below. This top is sold out but it’s cute striped sister is still in stock!

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My Summer Wish List

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Even though Summer doesn’t technically start until June 21st, it is hot enough here in Houston for me to turn my Summer mode ON! We have already taken one trip this Summer and we are anxiously awaiting our second trip coming up here in a few weeks. It will be full of sunshine and tons of salty water so I am wanting to get a few items for the coming trip.

I’ve done quite a bit of shopping lately but there are still a few things on my list that I have been keeping my eye on. I may or may not have already placed a few in my shopping cart. Ha!

A few of my favorites on this list would be these earrings. How fun are they?? They would be perfect with any black or white outfit and would be that perfect pop of color. Another thing I am DYING to have is that maxi dress! I can already see myself wearing that to dinner by the water or to sail on a catamaran ride that we are going to do. Lastly, I think I HAVE to get that pom clutch. I love anything and everything that has pom poms and when I saw that clutch it hopped right into my shopping cart.

What are the things that you are loving on this list?

xx

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Sun’s Out Shoulders Out!

dress | sandals | bracelet | sunglasses

IT’S FRIDAY!

I am headed to Austin today for a weekend FULL of family. My Mom and Dad celebrate their birthdays only one day apart and both of their birthdays fall today and tomorrow. So, my sisters and I are spending the weekend with them to celebrate and enjoy some much needed family time.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to seeing my sweet little nieces and nephew and drinking wine all weekend with my family at the kitchen table. It’s going to be great!

But before I head out of town I want to share this off the shoulder dress that I scooped up for a steal of a price and is super cute! I also found these sandals that I know I will be living in ALL Summer!

I’m a sucker for anything off the shoulder and this cotton material is so comfortable that I think I will also be packing it for our trip to Mexico in a few weeks. The dress comes in a variety of colors and I have a feeling I will be ordering more in other colors.

I am so ready to get through my work day and head out for the weekend. I hope you all have a FAB and safe weekend!

xx

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