Red White & Blue

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, Fashion blogger, Fourth of July

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, Fashion blogger, Fourth of July

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, Fashion blogger, Fourth of July

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, Fashion blogger, Fouth of July

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, Fashion blogger, Fourth of July

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, Fashion blogger, Fourth of July

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, Fashion blogger, Fourth of July

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, Fashion blogger, Fourth of July

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, Fashion blogger, Fourth of July

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston Blogger, Fashion blogger, Fourth of July

Top: Wayf | Jeans: J Brand | Shoes: Steve Madden | Earrings: Kenneth by Jay Lane | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: David Yurman

Lauren // Dress: Draper James | Shoes: Steve Madden | Earrings: Lisi Lerch | Purse: JCrew

Kailey // Top: Show Me Your Mumu | Shoes: Steve Madden 

Ummmm can you believe we are half way though June?! I don’t want to think about it! Summer is my absolute favorite time of the year and I don’t want it to come and go in a blink of an eye. Especially while traveling, it’s so important to stop, reflect, and soak up all the little moments! While I was in Charleston a couple weeks ago, the girlies and I decided to share a Fourth of July inspo look on the adorable streets on Rainbow Row! Since the fourth is only a few weeks away, it’s about time to start thinking about outfits for the holiday! I love that we all came with a touch of red white and blue but all different styles.

Lauren from Life to Lauren showed up in the most adorable Draper James gingham blue dress! You can take this babe on all your summer date nights or would be perfect to wear to showers. So festive and cute!

Kailey from Double Shot of Sass paired her mom jeans with an adorable off the shoulder red top. Isn’t she the cutest? I would totally rock this top so many different ways this summer!

Did you notice we all are wearing the same Steve Maddens but in different colors? We clearly believe in this shoe!

If you are headed to Charleston sometime soon, I rounded up a bunch of my recommendations here & Lauren recommendations are here. I had such a blast with these girlies and can’t wait for our next adventure!

Oh, & what better day to share our looks on Flag day, aka Teds birthday! I am so excited to squeeze his neck today in South Korea!  Happy birthday pumpkin pie. You are literally are the apple to my eye, my favorite person on this planet and I am so blessed to be your wife! I’ll spare y’all all the mushiness (highly unlike me) but I have a plane to catch!

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Show Me Your Mumu

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Fashion blogger, Houston blogger, Show Me Your Mumu

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Fashion blogger, Houston blogger, Show Me Your Mumu

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Fashion blogger, Houston blogger, Show Me Your Mumu

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Fashion blogger, Houston blogger, Show Me Your Mumu

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Fashion blogger, Houston blogger, Show Me Your Mumu

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Fashion blogger, Houston blogger, Show Me Your Mumu

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Fashion blogger, Houston blogger, Show Me Your Mumu

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Fashion blogger, Houston blogger, Show Me Your Mumu

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Fashion blogger, Houston blogger, Show Me Your Mumu

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Fashion blogger, Houston blogger, Show Me Your Mumu

White Romper: Show Me Your Mumu | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Clutch: T&J Designs | Necklace: Bauble Bar

Colorful Romper: Show Me Your Mumu | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: T&J Designs  | Earrings: Beaded by W

These were two Mumu rompers, very similar, that I absolutely adored on my trip to Mexico! I realized I styled them very similar but that just means I love me a romper, with some block heels sandals, and a straw Mexico bag a whole entire lot! I also am bringing these two babes on my trip to Asia because I barely had time to pack and I think they would work with where I am going!

White Romper: I think this babe would be absolutely PERFECT for you summer brides to be. I know plenty of occasions where this would be widely appropriate this summer. I know I had my sister pack this one for my trip in her bag and it was easily her favorite piece she had to stuff of my clothes in her suite case lol (bless her)! She also pointed out I packed WAY too much white but I don’t think thats a bad problem to have! I also love pairing white with my pink shoes. I wore the heck out of these babes back in March and I felt like I needed to give them a little breather but let me tell you, they are back. I had a couple friends say they wore them to their bridal shower and y’all have no idea how much that puts a smile on my face!

Colorful Romper: If there is one piece in my closest that SCREAMS Mexico, this babe is it. I mean the colors on this thing is a fiesta and it just makes me smile. I wish I had it for Cinco de Mayo, it would have been PERFECT for that. I plan on keeping this tucked away in my closet for the next couple years because I think it’s a keeper and perfect for fiesta occasions. Just last month my friend threw a fiesta for her little girls and this babe would have came in handy. I just threw on my favorite tassel earrings and had my hair in a top knot since the wind was going 100 miles per hour.

Happy Tuesday darlings! I literally had 24 hours at home before my next adventure. I am going to try to IG stories as much as possible on this trip! I feel like it is so much easier to IG story with my family & Ted than with a group of other bloggers. Idk thats just me being weird but I LOVE taking you all along our trips so here we go!! I am brining my cousin David and sister Katy and Ted has already been there for work. So excited for our next adventure and best believe, there is 1 other mumu romper that is PERFECT for this trip that I didn’t want to share until we got there. It is too cute for words!

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Cold Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston blogger, fashion blogger, Cold Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston blogger, fashion blogger, Cold Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston blogger, fashion blogger, Cold Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston blogger, fashion blogger, Cold Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston blogger, fashion blogger, Cold Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston blogger, fashion blogger, Cold Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston blogger, fashion blogger, Cold Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston blogger, fashion blogger, Cold Shoulder Dress

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston blogger, fashion blogger, Cold Shoulder Dress  Dress: A By Amanda | Heels: Steve Madden | Bag: J Crew | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Pom Pom Tassel: Pearl and Shine Jewelry  |  Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: David Yurman 

Who wouldn’t want a pink cold shoulder adorable dress in their life this summer? Bright colorful dresses have been my jam lately and I was so excited when this dress came in the mail WAY brighter than expected. My favorite days are laying by the pool during the day and putting on a killer dress for dinner that night and feeling oh so good about myself. Anyone else or just me?! I wore this a week ago or so for date night with Ted after a day in the sun and he loved it just as much as I did! I am wearing a XS in these pictures and light undergarments!

I also think this bag is totally appropriate for summer time and I have been wearing it with EVERYTHING. I took it with me to Mexico and added this pom pom tassel from Amazon which was the cutest!

I came back late last night from Mexico and have a little over 24 hours before my next trip. My favorite thing to do is sit on my balcony with good company so last night I had a few of my cousins over to catch up on life. It was much needed! I am going to miss Mexico and all the wonderful girlies I got to hang out with while I was there. Can’t wait to share all about the resort and our trip!

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Fathers Day Gift Guide

Dress Up Buttercup, Dede Raad, Houston blogger, fashion blogger, fathers day gift guide

1. These V-necks are so amazing!! Ted wears them all the time! They are so soft and easy to grab and throw on. No, he isn’t a father but the man deserves gifts all year round!

2. How amazing is this personalized grilling set?? It is a must have for all those grill loving dads!

3. I actually have this August Smart Lock at my house and I can’t imagine having anything else! It automatically locks the door when you leave and auto-locks as you approach so no need worry about juggling a bunch of keys! Perfect for men who are on the go.

4. This Amazon Echo is seriously the best thing ever. It basically does everything! It answers questions, reads the news, reports traffic and weather, provides sports scores and schedules (we know how men love their sports updates!) ,controls lights, fans, thermostats, garage doors and so much more! 

5. Help dad stay cool this summer with the Nest Thermostat! This amazing device controls your air conditioning from your phone! It even learns what temperature you like and programs itself! Ted is obsessed with ours!!

6. For all those athletic fathers out there, this one is for them! The Fitbit charge 2 is the best way to keep track of your fitness journey. It keeps track of your daily steps, heart rate, calories burned and also shows caller ID, texts and calendar alerts! Need I say more?!

7. Every dad needs a stylish pair of swim shorts for the summer! These are perfect! I love the shades of blue and the stripes.

8. A man can never have too many bow ties! I love the detailing on this one, perfect for a night on the town!

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