Y’all, these have to be my favorite photos yet. How magical does Central Park look? We woke up early yesterday and went straight to the park to explore since New York had a small overnight snow fall. We could not stop smiling, it was such a magical experience! I wanted to talk about my Givenchy mini antigona purse today since I have received lots of questions. I got it at Nordstrom a couple months ago after spending months eyeing it and I couldn’t be more in love with a purse! It’s probably my only designer purse that can be worn with a super casual outfit or with a dressier look! I especially think it is perfect while traveling or running out the door and needing just a purse to carry a few items in. I love wearing a designer bag with a causal outfit just to up the level of your look a tad. I have always been a huge believer of investing in a good designer bag over anything else! This bag is so versatile I do always carry it to dinner as well with a more dressier look!
I absolutely love when Nordstrom carries the designer bags I have my eye on because of triple point days. It’s like a double win getting so many points while shopping designer items!
I wore this Christmas look on the canal last night as we headed to dinner and thought it was so perfect for this time of year. You probably have caught on by now that I am a huge sucker for skirts and over the knee boots. I loved that I could wear a huge comfy red sweater to make the look bright yet comfy. Something about the canals in Amsterdam are so magical and I couldn’t stop but take this outfit in front of such a beautiful sight! When Ted, Katy, and I came a couple years ago, we also took professional photos here. I think it was Ted and I’s two year anniversary so we hired a photographer to capture us on the canals.
Such sweet memories and photos I cherish forever. I always recommend hiring a photographer or shooting some sort of professional photos while you are on a trip. I NEVER regret it!
If you didn’t see on IG, sister & I make it a goal to take a sister trip every year! We recently were sitting in Houston talking about how the year was almost up & we realized we had only a little bit of time to plan our trip. In typically Dede fashion I looked up flights, booked two tickets to Amsterdam, & began searching for hotels on our way to the airport.
I am sooooo happy to be back in Amsterdam with my sister for this magical time of year & I am even more excited to be wearing winter looks in Amsterdam. The weather is WAY colder here than in Houston but I do hear we are getting a bit of a cold front this week. We spent our first day walking around and exploring the canal & seeing all the pretty sights & lights. I also made sure to stop & get some fries in Amsterdam at my favorite little spot. I joked about coming back to Amsterdam just for those but I’m not joking…they are the bessst!! lol
One thing I am learning about myself as I travel is that my body does not adjust to the time zone as easily as others. My husband & sister can sleep through anything while I am up all hours of the night && getting only 3 hours of sleep. Oh well, it gives me time to type away at my blog post! Well, I’m off for another day of exploring Amsterdam. If you have any recommendations on things to do, see, or eat. Let me know & hope everyone has a great Wednesday!
Ted, Em, and I had sooooo much fun during our Lake Tahoe trip last week! Husband got straight off the plane from South Korea and not even 11 hours later hopped on a plane with us. It was SO MUCH FUN having him around on our trip! Both him and Em make me laugh so much and it’s why I love them so much! We showed up to the airport with a total of 5 bags for 4 nights and 3 people haha not including each of our carry ons! Emily had never seen snow before so it was special to be with her during her first experience!
It was both Ted and I’s first time in Lake Tahoe and we can’t wait to go back! It was sooooooo darn pretty! We stayed at the Ritz Carlton and definitely made our experience so wonderful! We honestly didn’t leave the resort the first couple days because it had everything we needed. It also is walking distance to one of the best ski resorts in the area. The slopes weren’t open yet but how convenient would it be to have a room where you ski all day!
We did eventually make it down to a cute little town called Truckee, where we had dinner at the Tavern and candy apples downstairs at a cute candy shop. We also made it to Mt. Rose for more snow pictures since it ended up melting all away the last couple days. Some photos look cold, but really it was in the 70s and warm as can be! As for the other photos heck yes we were cold and ran right back in the car after we snapped a few shots haha! Hope you enjoy the winter outfits to kick off the new season and our take over on Like to Know it. Seriously, such an honor/dream come true!!