Monday, June 30, 2014

TST: Fab Florals

So, I know this post is really late, but better late than never I always say! ;-)  I have had a hard time keeping up with the blog the past 2 weeks, but hopefully it will be better going forward!  As I've said before, if only this was my main job... haha!

Anyways, I'm a big fan of skorts.  It's hard to find them in regular stores (I think golf stores tend to carry them more but they are overpriced there in my opinion).  I love them for going to concerts, especially outdoor ones where you have sit on the ground.  They offer the cuteness of a skirt but you don't have to worry about flashing anyone when you sit!  This outfit is, in my opinion, the perfect ensemble for an outdoor concert and/or music festival.  I'm going to a 3-day one in a few months, so I need to figure out what I'm going to wear!

I love the cute buttons along the edge.  I found this awesome bag in Chinatown many years ago when I was in San Francisco.  It's been one of my fave bags to take to concerts ~ crossbody bags are the best for that because you can just throw them on and not have to deal with them sliding off your shoulder.

What I'm Wearing
Top - Target
Skort - thrifted
Shoes ~ Bongo
Earrings ~ Betsey Johnson
Necklace ~ gift
Bag ~ Chinatown in SF

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Recent Adventures

Hello friends!  I feel like I've been neglecting you - I can't believe I let a whole week go by without a single post.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I've been traveling a lot this last week, which was the main reason for my absence here.

I went to Chicago during the first half of the week for a 2 day training for work.  I arrived Monday evening around 9, too late to really do much with an early morning the next day.  One of my coworkers from Houston also attended the training so I had a buddy to do some sightseeing with, which we did Tuesday night.  I had been to Chicago a couple times before, but I never gone to Millennium Park to do the touristy pictures in front of the Bean and Buckingham Fountain.  So that's exactly what we did. :)

The inside of the bean was trippy.

Unfortunately that was our only night on the town.  We had to travel back to Houston Wednesday evening.  Our training was let out about an hour early so we decided to head straight to the airport to beat the traffic.  Little did we know that we were in for a long night.  There had been some severe weather (and tornado warnings, yikes!) in the north mid-western part of the country earlier in the day which caused massive flight delays and cancellations.  We were not immune - our flight was first delayed by a couple hours and that quickly turned into 4 hours.  Coupled with the fact that we had arrived at the airport 2 hours ahead of schedule, we were looking at a 6-7 hour delay.  Fun.  I was glad to be traveling with my coworker and not alone.  We could at least entertain each other.  We walked around our terminal looking for a place to sit - I don't think I've ever seen an airport this crowded before - and there was not a seat to be found.  Even the walls were full of people sitting on the floor.  We had traveled to the airport with a coworker from Boston that we met at the training and he was in a different terminal, so we asked him how things were over on his side (he also had a very long flight delay).  He had miraculously gotten a table at a small restaurant, so we decided we might as well trek over to that terminal to hang out since we had 6 hours to kill.  We watched the World Cup game that was on at the time and chatted away the time.  Finally we were down to an hour so we headed back to our terminal.  There were so many people still stranded at the airport at that time that they were putting out cots for those who had to sleep there overnight.  As awful as having a seriously delayed flight was, I was very glad it didn't get cancelled.  After about 3 gate changes in the last hour (and trudging from one end of the terminal to the other each time) we finally were able to board our flight and head home.  We still weren't in the clear though.  We ended sitting on the runway for about 45 more minutes (I think that is about average at O'Hare though, ha).  We finally arrived back in Houston just before 2am and by the time I got home and in bed, it was about 3am.  I definitely slept in and went into work late after a night like that! What an adventure!

The very next day I headed to San Antonio with my friend Carly and her adorable 5 month old baby, to meet up with our bestie Melissa for a girls weekend and to celebrate her birthday.  On Saturday we checked out the different missions in the city.  It was neat learning about the history and how they lived back then and the old buildings were beautiful.  The weather was ridiculously hot, but that's Texas for you in the summer!  Carly's baby was a trooper and was so well behaved despite the heat.  We finished up the afternoon with a late lunch on the Riverwalk.  It was a fun day.

We headed back to Houston Sunday afternoon after a delicious brunch of red velvet pancakes.  It was a fun weekend, but I was happy to get home and relax after being away for so much of the past week.

Has anyone been following the World Cup?  That tie was such a heart breaker for the USA in the last minute of the game on Sunday.  Luckily we will still be able to  advance if we beat or tie Germany on Thursday.  I'm excited to watch the game! :)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Black + Gold

I've noticed I'm on a black and white kick lately.  It's hard to go wrong with this classic color combo.  Throw in some gold and it's instantly more glam.  How cute is this little clutch that my best friends got for me because I am obsessed with hedgehogs?  It's not practical at all ~ I can barely fit anything in it ~ but it's so cute and is quite the statement piece!  I love it and besides, fashion is rarely practical. ;-)

What I'm Wearing
Top ~ Limited, similar
Skirt ~ Limited, longer option
Shoes ~ Sole Society
Earrings ~ Urban Outfitters, similar
Clutch ~ Kate Spade (vintage)

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Black, White and Red

Black and white with pops of red is one of my all-time favorite color combinations.  In fact, these were my wedding colors!  They look so classic together.

What I'm Wearing
Top ~ WHBM, similar
Skirt ~ Limited
Belt ~ Limited
Shoes ~ DSW, similar
Earrings ~ Park Lane
Bracelet ~ Charming Charlie
Clutch ~ Limited, similar

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Yellow Blazer

Hello, I hope you all had a great weekend!  Texas is known for its hot summers.  We'd been spared up through the end of May, with it being one of the first years in a long time where the temps didn't go over 90 during May.  However, once June hit, it has been another story, being consistently over 90 the past few days.  So I decided to wear the color that reminds me most of summer: yellow.  Even though it's hot outside, I usually need a blazer for the office with how cold they keep it! 

What I'm Wearing
Top ~ Limited, similar top that comes with matching shorts
Blazer ~ Limited, another option here
Jeans ~ WHBM
Shoes ~ Guess, similar (on sale)
Purse ~ Kate Spade, similar in purple plaid
Necklace ~ groopdealz, similar
Bracelet ~ Kate Spade

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thrift Style Thursday: Hats!

Unfortunately I do not own a thrifted hat, but I love hats and still wanted to participate this week.  This dress is thrifted though!  I love that it looks like a blouse and skirt, but is effortless as one piece.  I think this is one of my favorite outfits to date.

I have some weird tan lines going on with my feet right now, haha.  These shoes are about 6 years old, but still one of my all time favorites.

What I'm Wearing
Dress ~ Loft, thrifted
Shoes ~ Steve Madden
Bag ~ WHBM
Necklace ~ Tiffany & Co.
Bracelet ~ groopdealz (similar)

I can't wait to check out how the other lovely TST ladies styled their hats!

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014


I love ruffles.  They are so cute and feminine!  When they're layered like this, they can also be very figure flattering.  Are you a fan of ruffles?

I love that this ruffled top also has polka dots!

What I'm Wearing
Ruffle Top ~ WHBM (similar)
Cardigan ~ WHBM (cute options in green and purple)
Jeans ~ WHBM
Shoes ~ thrifted
Necklace ~ Limited
Bracelets ~ Stella & Dot (1 and 2) and Betsy Johnson (similar)

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