How to Chase Your Dream


How to chase your dream

Tops: ASOS | Skirt: REVOLVE | Shoes: Zala | Purse: Givenchy | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: David Yurman  

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.
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Silk Blue Dress

Dress: Planet Blue | Shoes: Same Edelman | Purse: Trendlee | Earrings: Kate Spade 

Y’all! Cant wait to share lots of NYFW photos. This was last nights look out on the town. It was the kick off of our week and our first stop was Tadashi Soji which was ahhmazing. Lots of lace and color coming our way for Spring 2018! Literally yesterday was a day non stop of meetings after meetings with some of my favorite girls. I can’t believe I am here and I have a full week of this madness. Today is another REALLY busy day so I am going to hit the grown running.

One thing that I am MAD crushing on is this blue silk color. I mean its so dreamy and you can’t go wrong. This color needs more attention because it really doest steal the show. I use to do a #crushingon series every Tuesday and if I did, this color would be a hot topic! Speaking of, I have been so inspiring while being here, I would love to bring back the #crushingon series to share what is trending right now. Let me know if that’s something you miss and would like to see again! Happy weekend darlings.

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Ellis Island Award Gown

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Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion and inspiration blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Ellis Island Award Gown

Dress: Rent The Runway | Clutch: Tory | Shoes: Nine West

When I say obsessed with this dress, I really mean it. I also was obsessed with the Manhattan skyline taken from the Ellis Island. I ordered this dress for my father in laws, Medal of Honor award, in New York last week (Dr. Raad is a genius, we all were so proud of him for this)! It probably was one of the fanciest events I have ever been too so what better reason to call up Rent the Runway for such a special occasion. I came across this dress and the color, along with the Taylor Swift like details, really caught my eye. Rent The Runway is an online rental retailer – the name explains itself.  I was able to order two sizes of the dress to make sure at least one size would fit. The dresses shipped to my house a couple of days before the event and they made the return process easy as peasy. I think the pictures of this dress really does it justice. Everything from the slit, the color, the halter neck and straps, uhhh dreamy. I would wear this dress again and again if I owned it. Then again whom am I kidding, I don’t think I have ever re-worn a ballgown yet (why Rent The Runway is genius for these types of occasions). I did look everywhere to purchase this dress but it’s sold out in stores. I even had my sister in law who attended the event to order hers from them too! The night ended with a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty for a firework show. It was magical and the dress played a very important part!

This week was SUCH a world wind with LTK not working, so many things to do on my to do list, events, Teds sports banquet, and today MY MAN graduates with his Masters. Boy am I so so proud of him! He literally does it all – leading our household, coaching football, speaking some Sundays, leading our church, being my photographer, and finishing his masters. Just the short list of amazingness he is. We got married when I was still in college and my last semester of college is when he started his masters. We officially have never been married with out one of us being in school until TODAY. Today is the day we become a normal married couple with weeknights to our self. Who wants to double date it because we CAN now! Keep an eye out for our New York trip round up of favs, next week.

Yipeee enjoy your weekend loves

PS. Here is a $20 code off I found on their website for you!

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