Happy first official day of fall! Growing up I didn’t really care for fall and now I have a much better appreciation for it. It maybe because in Houston, we don’t necessarily have any seasons. We just have hot and hot. I wore this to dinner with some friends the other night and I got so many comments on how I was wearing this being it was in the 90s that day haha! I naturally am always SO cold and despise the cold. I didn’t mind being in this look because my husband blasts the AC at our place, in the car, and of course the restruarnts are always so uncomortably cold too. I am so ready for fall clothes and if I wait for Houston to catch up with the temps, I wouldn’t be able to wear a thing!
This dress though, IS THE REAL DEAL. I have been wearing it around the house because its SO cozy / soft and just an easy throw on and go. The color is also gorgeous! I am guilty and also ordered the grey version bc I plan on wearing it in Vermont next week with some black booties and a black hat. I can already envision the look haha! Happy Friday loves. I HIGHLY recommend this dress! (also fits tts = true to size)
I had so much fun putting my outfits together for New York fashion week! I truthfully was uninspired going into fashion week and kinda in a lull. It may have been me being home for a week not blogging due to the hurricane or who knows what it was, but I wasn’t getting excited about outfits slash styles. I think being at fashion week was so refreshing to see other designer trends and street style trends. A lot of my boxes didn’t end up getting to me since Houstons UPS was a mess so I overnighted a few orders to the hotel and got to play! I didn’t have time nor the space to outfit plan so all of these outfits were just paired up in my head, I would throw them on, and run out the door! So thankful they all turned out good!
I would say my most NYFW look would be the cheetah and velvet skirt. It was way out there, way out my comfort zone, but that is what fashion week is about! Expressing yourself and you don’t have to answer to any rules. I also noticed myself going for lots of white tops and lots of velvet!
I am so excited to finally share my living room with you all! If I am being honest, this and my patio are the only rooms done in the condo. It’s been 9 months of living in this place and I am so pathetic when it comes to making a decision with furniture! I kinda freak myself out when buying furniture since I do feel like I am married to a piece once I decide to keep it. I have been browsing on Lamps Plus ever since my friend told me about them and I got my patio furniture here from them too. I then came across this velvet blue boutique chair and fell in love. My friend gave me the best decorating advice while I was struggling on even what kind of vibe I wanted to go for, she said to just pick an item you love love love and just style your space around that. That is exactly what I did with this blue chair and added blue accents to make the space complete! You can’t really categorize my decor style in one but I have learned to embrace that!
I did want gold accents to modernize our space and fell in love with this coffee table! It gives the entire room more personality and I am so glad I went for it. My other option was this acrylic piece but for some reason Ted has been so against acrylic lately. I think it’s because our counter barstools are acrylic and so uncomfortable, he may be scared haha! I also was surprised at how many questions I got from our buffet table! It provides the perfect storage space to stash all our electronics to keep our condo a little more organized.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy our little space of the world where we love to hide out and relax. I have been lighting all the candles and just watching Bachelor in Paradise (don’t judge) in our living room!
I’ve been asked how to chase your dream by multiple people throughout my blogging journey. The funny thing is I’m not quite sure, I don’t have all the answers, but I might as well give it a shot. During, NYFW I was reminded multiple times how dreams do come true. Here I am a girl from Texas in New York for NYFW in the Dream hotel…talk about feeling like you are in a dream. I by no means am an expert when it comes to this topic but along the way I have learned a LOT…
Here are some simple steps :
1. Take a chance: don’t spend time thinking what if. I literally pondered on starting a blog for MONTHS and should have taken a chance when I thought of it. You’ll never be 100% ready, you just have to take the leap.
2. Don’t be afraid to fail: after taking the leap, you may fall. I have failed, time and time again but you only pick back up stronger!
3. Surround yourself with people who are chasing theirs: I have been blessed to be surrounded by beautiful ladies who are running after their goals, this is HUGE. Find a support system that will constantly build you up instead of tear you down.
4. Work hard, work your little booty off: I believe what you put in is what you get out. If you really really want something, you are going to work hard for it. Nothing good comes easy!
I really did get inspired by this post after staying at the Dream hotel with THE BEST ROOMIES there ever was. I literally could not stop laughing the entire trip. These girls were just so uplifting, encouraging, and it was a non judgmental zone. We spent SO many good memories on the roof top, in our room with piles of clothes, swapping outfits, late late late nights and early early coffee runs. I couldn’t have survived the entire week without Emily, Lauren, and Dani and of course the Dream hotel for having us! Also love that a proceed of our stay at the hotel will be going towards Hurricane Harvey.