Hubby Takeover/Camo in Vegas

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Camo in Vegas

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Camo in Vegas

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Camo in Vegas

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Camo in Vegas

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Camo in Vegas

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Camo in Vegas

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Camo in Vegas

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Camo in Vegas

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Camo in Vegas

Jacket: Good Vibes (Similar) | Jeans: Topshop | Tank: Topshop | Shoes: Chinese Laundry

Hey everyone! Today you have the disappointment pleasure of reading a blog written by me, the guy behind the camera, Mr. Hubby (a.k.a. Ted). Dede’s post that she spent writing last night did not save, and she is in meetings all day, so I thought I might jump in and say a few things about this outfit, my wife, and her passion for all things fashion. **Disclaimer: Dede has no idea I’m doing this….so it may be deleted soon 🙂

First, lets talk about this outfit. I literally have no sense of fashion, but I can tell when my wife is wearing a legit cute outfit. Before we began to take shots for Dress Up Buttercup, I we decided to take a stroll through the Venetian to find a place to get some brunch. Not sure if you all know this already, but Dede and fried chicken have a relationship that can’t be compared! Luckily, we found Yardbird, which was probably the best fried chicken I’ve had (Note: I don’t care much for fried chicken, but Dede was making noises when she was eating).

Back to the outfit. While taking our stroll through the Venetian, I couldn’t tell you the number of people either giving Dede compliments (i.e. “Oh my gosh! Your jacket/outift is so legit totes cute!), or just straight staring at her as we were walking by. I can tell you that Dede never knows when someone is staring at her, but as her husband, I’ve got a sixth sense for these things. Needless to say, everyone loved the design of this jacket! The added design at the bottom is probably what made the jacket “pop” so much.

Next, let’s talk about the wife for a second. When it comes to life, no one is more caring, sweet, and thoughtful than Dede. She always goes above and beyond for other people, for no reason at all, but to just make them smile. I remember early on in our marriage, I came home after work and I saw her wrapping a gift for someone. I asked if it was someone’s birthday and she said “Nope! I just came across it and I know they would love it!”.  I mean for real!? Who does that? I mean my friends are cool and all, but I’m not about to go buy them a gift for fun. But this is who she is. Constantly thinking about how she can make those around her happier.

Naturally, when she started this blog, she had no idea where it was going to take her, but she put in her heart and soul into it, working countless hours at all times of the day to make sure she was giving her readers/followers the best product they could get. There was, and still is, this unbelievable drive to be the best she can be for all of you. She sincerely cares about every single one of you, it’s almost similar to her relationship to fried chicken! (She’s not going to like that I said that lol).

This past year, there has been times full of a mixture of emotions, but she has consistently persevered through it all, and I couldn’t be more proud of her. I know there a countless number of prayers around my wife, and I couldn’t be more thankful to my Lord that He has consistently shown us His hand through this journey. My prayer for her as that she continues to seek the Lord’s strength in all areas of her life, and to continue to use this platform for His glory. Without Him, all this is meaningless. Psalm 27:7-8 “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.” There is nothing more satisfying than that!

I hope you enjoyed this novel for the day!! I tend to ramble, so that was me rambling on a computer. Oh, also, links above to everything, and thank you so much for following my wife through this journey!

-Ted

Scarf Wrap

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Scarf Wrap: Amazon ($20!) | Jeans: Articles of Society | Shirt: sold out (similar Topshop) | Shoes: Samara | Earrings: Kendra Scott

Umm how dreamy is this wrap?! Im obsessed and what is even better it’s only $20. Can you believe that? I have been in love with winter lights and if you are old school about it, I say it’s a trend staying for a while, so get use to it. I didn’t realize how genius traveling with this bad boy was. I always get cold on planes and this is perfect size blanket for warming me up. I have already put in an order for more. This color is also perfect for those summer days when you are traveling and can put this in your purse for the plane ride.

Thanks for stopping by and hip hop hooray for Friday!

XX,Dede Raad

Casual Vegas

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Jean Jacket: Topshop | Tee: old, similar here, here, here, here | Leggings: Two- Tone | Shoes: Nike | Sunglasses: Karen Walker

OK, if you are like me you walk A LOT around Vegas exploring all that there is to see, so I put together a casual Vegas outfit for you to be inspired by. I usually focus on what I will be wearing out nights in Vegas but a  casual exploring outfit is just as important. I used the trend of dressing up Nikes with normal clothes which worked perfectly. I added a flare of faux leather pants and a jean jacket for the ultimate fabric mix. You can say the leather and jean jacket reminds you of a biker but a more biker chic way. A worded tee is always a good idea under risky pairings such as this one. I linked a few of my favorite tees that are priced $10-30. I have had a blast styling tees lately as well. Lets face it, I have a blast styling anything. I am obsessed with what I do and thankful for all of your support and stopping by. Means the world! PS. I will breakdown out Vegas trip in later posts.

 

XX,Dede Raad