Transitional Necessities

Sweater: BP. |  Pants:  Citizens of Humanity  | Bag: Sole Society  | Shoe:  Sole Society  

We all probably know that we are at that awkward transitional time when it’s too cold outside to wear anything but we all are craving warmer weather. For us Houston peeps, we had snow on the ground (crazy enough) this week and by the end it will hit up to 79 degrees. I’m not here to be your weather guide but I can feel ya on the confusion of what to wear. This time of year I am always so over buying sweaters and looking to freshen up my shoe and handbag game. I do a lot of shopping over at Sole Society and came across these open toe booties that got me so excited for the upcoming months! I always am looking for booties to carry me into spring time and I can’t wait to wear these babes with all the spring dresses I have plans with! I also fell in love with this tote color (dusty rose) and the size. I can carry my laptop, and a whole bunch of unnecessary junk in it! I plan on taking this tote and this duffle on my next trip!

I head out of town again on Sunday so I am taking it easy this weekend. Lots of packing, laundry, the boring stuff. Husband and I do have a cousins play in Sugarland tonight to go watch and a date night planned tomorrow. Nothing crazy but sounds like the perfect weekend to me! I also will try to do a try on session today or tomorrow of all the new arrivals I have been getting in and will share in real time these shoes and bag with you all!

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Travel Guide Las Vegas

Cardigan: Good Night Macaroon  | Shirt: Madewell  | Leggings: Zella   |  Shoes: Nike   | Luggage:  Calpak

Dress: Top Shop  | Purse: Gucci | Heels: Marc Fisher   | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: David Yurman

Dress: Goodnight Macaroon | Purse: Gucci | Boots: Stuart Weitzman   | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: David Yurman

Sweater: Free People | Pants: Free People | Shoes: Kaitlyn Pan  | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: David Yurman

Turtleneck: Rag & Bone | Pants: Top Shop | Purse: Gucci | Heels: Marc Fisher   | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: David Yurman

While I was in Vegas I asked for recommendations and I got an amazing response! I know a lot of you have a trip coming up so I will list all of the recommendations below. I added a few notes on the places I have been too and my experience! We have been to Vegas more than any other spot so I thought it would be easiest to divide them by location depending on where you are on the strip. Hope this helps! We LOVE LOVE to eat while in Vegas, I mean what else do you do while there?! We have also watched a bunch of magic & Circ shows and my favorite by far is “O”. I would watch it again, it was so good! As far as hotel stay, we stay at the Mirage since it is so cozy! We probably have stayed at 8 other hotels including Aria, Four Seasons, Cesears, but keep finding ourself going back to The Mirage. We love that it doesn’t take at 20 minutes just to leave the hotel and we love the restaurants. The rooms are great too! Next time we do want to try Cosmo since all the good fod recs are there!

CosmopolitanMid strip

  • Places I’ve Been
    • Blue Ribbon: By the end of this list, you prob will notice I eat A LOT of fried chicken. The friend chicken with honey wasabi is what dreams are made of. SO YUMM. We also had the tar tar and it was Ted’s favorite!
    • Beauty & Essex: Such a cool concept and looks like a guitar shop when you walk in and you have to go through a secret door for the restaurant. My first Beauty and Essex experience was in NYC and I actually loved that one more. Idk why but it definitely is a must try restaurant!
    • Wicked Spoon: When you think Vegas, you think buffet! I am not a fan of buffets, but when you are with a group of people and that’s all they want to try, I have no choice! We have been to a handful of buffets and if I had to pick, this would be my favorite
    • *Egg Slut: A quick but AMAZING breakfast sandwich. I mean there always is a line because it is that good. A must!!

The MirageMid Strip (been to all of the below)

Stack: Such a good steak place! We have been here a couple times and their side dishes are also sooo yumm.
The Pantry: It’s not a Raad Vegas trip without going to the Pantry about 3 times. They have great snack food, brunch selection, and the cutest brunch environment.
CPK: I mean since its in the Mirage we go here at least once a time too. I never go to the one in Houston when I should because it’s so yum!

Wynn: North Strip

Aria Hotel: Mid Strip

EncoreNorth Strip

  • Recommended and wanting to try!

Caesars PalaceMid Strip

  • Places I’ve Been
    • Bacchanal Buffet: Crab legs are soooo good. I only say yes to going back to this buffet for the crab legs. I remember I spent my 21st birthday here and was a happy girl!
  • Recommended and wanting to try!

BellagioMid Strip
Olives
Lago

Paris HotelMid Strip

  • Places I’ve Been
    • Mon Ami Gabi: Try their french Onion Soup. Soooo good!
    • Hexx: We go to brunch here every time! I got the cinnamon waffles last time with icing and it was soooooooo yumm. We all get bottomless mimosas for a successful brunch morning!

Venetian HotelMid/North Strip
Bouchon (brunch)
Venezia Tower

Planet Hollywood: Mid Strip
Pink Hotdogs

Four SeasonsSouth Strip
Veranda Dinner at the top of Mandarin Oriental

 

Additional spots:
Ja Sushi Burrito: We are sushi / poke lovers and obsessed with any place
Bruxie: BEST FRIED CHICKEN EVER.
-Bazaar Meat (SLS): Ok this place IS SO MUCH FUN. Like so fun and so yummy!
– Casa Di Amore
Nora’s (Italian)
-Street next to Linqu has many fun restaurants and snack places. It’s new!!
The Triple George (Fremont)
Del Frisco Steak House
Robert Irvine’s Public House

Little Black Dress

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Dress: Top Shop  | Purse: Gucci | Heels: Marc Fisher   | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: David Yurman

Little Black Dress

A little black dress is a must for every ladies closest and I am so excited I came across this flattering babe. I was in a little bit of a pickle since I ordered this dress for Vegas and due to the weather, it didn’t come in on time! I had noooo earthly idea what I was going to wear the first night in Vegas to go see the show “O” and dinner at Beauty and Essex. On the plane, I was browsing through Nordstrom Las Vegas location to see if I should make a stop there. I came across this dress and thought it was perfect since all the other girlies were wearing a little black dress too! I called Nordstrom on a whim, seeing if they would deliver it to my hotel room. They directed me to the manager and she happily sent someone over to my room to deliver the dress and I paid for the dress over the phone. TALK ABOUT CUSTOMER SERVICE. One of the million and one reasons why I am a huge fan and shop there all the time. I got to nap before our night started and didn’t have to worry about making a trip over there! This dress is super flattering on all body types because of the waist wrap and ruffles! I love it so much and you can’t go wrong with a little black dress ($55) for Vegas!

As for “O”, holy smokes was prob my favorite show! We have seen A LOT of magic shows on the strip so “O” was different and the best. It is more of a water acrobat talent show and kept me entertained the entire time. After, we went to Beauty and Essex since SO many of you recommended it! I have been to the one in NYC and it was very similar! For some reason, I loved the NYC one better but maybe because it was my first experience! Def recommend going there once! I have screenshotted everyone’s Vegas recs and will be sharing on tomorrow’s blog post 🙂

 

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Crushing on Spring Things

Crushing on Spring Things | Dress Up Buttercup

Crushing on Spring Things

With spring coming upon us & many people trying to escape the cold by taking trips to warmer weather. I decided to share some spring things I am currently crushing on. I have an upcoming trip to warmer weather myself. If you’ve been following my travels I have been to many cold places but this weekend I’ll be somewhere much warmer…any guesses on where?

  1. Jumpsuit: This jumpsuit is absolutely adorable and the color is perfect for spring!
  2. Romper: I love the fringe & the way this romper ties. Soooo cute!
  3. Bag: This is a cute bag for a beach trip or to carry thing down by the pool. I love the blue one I added too, sooo pretty!
  4. Shorts: Ahhh, I love shorts & I am excited to get back to them for the spring! These are cute & can be worn with so much.
  5. Swim Suit: How cute is this top! I love it & plan on adding that to my swimsuit collection this year!
  6. Shirt: I love the front tie of this shirt. You can tell it’s super flowy which is nice for hot days!
  7. Dresses: I added two dress that I find super cute for Spring! The first a flowy color dress full one & another simple white dress with beautiful blue detailing. Love them both!
  8. Swim Suit: Sooooo cute! Seriously this is adorable & I need it!
  9. Spring Sweater: I love having a light sweater on hand during for beach trips. It’s perfect for those late afternoon strolls & any time it’s a bit chilly on a spring afternoon.
  10. Glasses: You can never go wrong with too many shades especially for the Spring & Summer months.
  11. Sandals: These sandals are going in my cart! I can’t wait to wear them this spring & even throughout the summer.

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