Crushing On Denim Shorts

Shopping for shorts can be as overwhelming as shopping for jeans. There are so many different options of length, cut, color, etc. I feel like I just need 2-3 good pairs a season and I can rotate them out with my tops. Since we are in the middle of transition to warmer weather, I thought I would share some shorts that I am crushing on. I have 3 of these (here, here and here) and want to try the other 3 listed! Luckily all are from retailers that provide free shipping and returns! This is my fav part since I rarely go into a store and try on clothes anymore! My bedroom is officially my dressing room since free shipping and returns couldn’t be more easy. I also will be ordering a bunch of these shorts and will share in April my favorite shorts I have been loving and fit right! I’ll be sure to include all the shorts in the widget below.

Happy Thursday darlings. What a week it has been! So so so so blessed and the birthday festivities don’t stop, feelings so loved! Tonight husband and I have a date night to the Cirque Du Soleil. I always love date nights with my honey. Tomorrow I am headed to College Station for my sisters Aggie ring ceremony and Saturday we leave for Mexico! I have already put my #ooo message for my emails haha! I will be sharing what I have ordered and came in today and tomorrow for our trip so be sure to catch that there! You can always type in www.dressupbuttercup.com/stories into your url and everything that I mention in my stories, will be listed!

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Blue and Yellow

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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 | Blue and Yello

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

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

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

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

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

Top: Chloe & Katie (only $35 bucks) | Denim: Articles of Society | Shoes: Sole Society | Earrings: Lisi Lerch | Glasses: BP | Clutch: Sole Society 

Y’all, overwhelmed with love and thanksgiving on my post yesterday. I loved hearing from so many of you and I just want to say, wow – thank you! It’s so helpful to know you all enjoy reading the most random facts about me and my parts of my story. I have made sure to note to share more of who I really am and the silly stories that come from life. Today, I honestly am over exhausted! Days like this, I will share just a little about my outfit and what I am up too! I hope that is ok! #vacationiscallingmyname

Idk what inspired me to pair blue with yellow but I am so glad I did! I love this little bright blue peplum top that is only $35. I got so excited when this clutch came in because that obviously has been my weak spot, and these earrings coordinated perfectly! I also can walk days in these slide on sandals from Sole Society.

I feel like I have beat the dead horse with my birthday shenanigans but they really don’t end until May! I don’t remember how or when I got this way but I love feeling spoiled and like a princess in April. This morning I am headed to Katy Mills mall to host a Birthday x Spring Trends event. I got to invite some of my favorite Houston bloggers to enjoy the morning with and present my top picks! Then after, a couple of us are headed to lunch to celebrate some more. One more thing that I am grateful for, is the community of bloggers in Houston and how supportive each one is.

Happy hump day babes!

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25th Birthday

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Top: Topshop | Shoes: Misguided | Shoes: Steve Madden  | Earrings: Lisi Lirch | Clutch: Tory Burch | Watch: Larsson & Jennings | Bracelet: Bauble Bar | Balloon: Big Ass Balloon

Happy 4/4! This day is definitely a holiday and obviously I take my birthday pretty seriously around here. I was going to do 25 things I am thankful, or 25 goals I have for myself, but sister said that was boring and she wouldn’t read it lol. She did say she would read 25 things about me and oddly enough she knows a lot about me so here goes nothing….

(25 things you may or may not know about me)

  1. I am 5’3 but always tell people I am 5’4  
  2. My favorite chocolate is a Cadbury egg but I only will eat the cream filling inside 
  3. I hate doing things by myself. Even while running errands, if I cant find a person to go with me, Ill take my dog. 
  4. I can eat more sushi than Ted Raad 
  5. We have been living in our condo for a month now and I haven’t bought a single item of furniture #itssuchacommitment #icantaffordmytaste #somuchpressure
  6. I despise grocery stores & sometimes the mall so I order my groceries through an app and obviously online shop A LOT. 
  7. If someone won’t precut my fruits, I most likely won’t eat any fruits. I blame mom for this one!
  8. I have been dating Ted since I was 16 (2008) and I got married at 20 #loveyouboo
  9. I went to Texas State for a semester & then Ted proposed so I finished my degree with an Hotel & Restaurant Management via Events at UH. So thankful for this or I would have graduated at Texas State as a teacher and would hate my life
  10. Tv shows > movies anytime any day. Ted says I prefer the character development. 
  11. Dream places I still need to visit: Greece, Italy,  Australia 
  12. I got stuck in Rome for a night and explored / roomed with a complete stranger. It was such a cool experience and I would do it again in a heart beat even though I didn’t sleep a wink that night bc I had no idea if she was a serial killer or not! 
  13. I have read the first chapter of every book that I have bought, but I cant remember the last book that I have entirely finished #oneday
  14. People always told me to go into fashion, but I was so intimated by the industry. Heck, I still am intimated and don’t know many designers or the “rules” for fashion
  15. I am half Palestinian and understand Arabic; I go to an Arabic Church – #christian
  16. Ted and I got Chewy back in 2008 and is basically our child 
  17. I was a planner for Miss USA 2008, the daughter of UH President , Grace Ormonde event, and some other ahhhmazing brides that I love dearly! 
  18. I have been to Vegas more times than I have been to San Antonio, Texas
  19. I always tend to get fit and active during the summer and hibernate for Winter. I haven’t been to the gym in 8 months BUT TODAY IS THE DAY PEOPLE. I am getting myself a membership for my birthday. 
  20. I’ll take salty / spicy over sweets
  21. I have the travel bug like no other. Once I turn 26, some of my flight benefits end. That will be the birthday we all wear black and mourn. I cant believe I only have 365 days left to see the world.  Time is ticking….. 
  22. Big believer in “What you put in, is what will come out”. Hard work, consistency, and dedication is key.
  23. Husband is my biggest supporter and handles all of the blogs tax nonsense, takes majority of my photos, proofreads my posts, and is very much invested. I couldn’t be more blessed by him. 
  24. Adventures or fancy dinner nights are my favorite dates with Teddy Bear. 
  25. I am in awe of my blogging journey thus far and have you all to thank for that. Can’t wait to continue and see where it will end up! 

Ps. I hope you all never get sick of me hearing how grateful I am for you. I always get those pinch me moments that I kinda feel like I am dreaming. Really, getting to celebrate a birthday with you and to be able to share my closet, heart, life has been a DREAM (I could cry). Thank you for always making me feel loved and that I feel like I have a friend in you. I hope I do the same for you!

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Two Easter Dresses for $55

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Blue Dress: Dee Elly | Clutch: Tory Burch | Earrings: Loves Affect | Shoes: Steve Madden | Watch: Michael Kors |

Pink Dress: Topshop | Earrings: Loves Affect | Watch: Larsson & Jennings | Shoes: Steve Madden

You know that saying “April showers bring May flowers”, well, May also means I will have a a ton of left over dresses for April. I am a huge fan of April, mainly because it’s my birthday month, and mainly because it’s the beginning of my spring dress collection. Dresses are definitely my weak spot! For Easter this year, I hunted down and found my absolute two favorite dresses from Nordstrom , both are church (or in laws) appropriate! I found both of these babes for only $55 and I thought you would be just as excited as I was.

 This blue dress is a heavy pretty lace detailing and comes in periwinkle blue or white. I sized down in a XS so the clinched waist would sit right. I did have to get Ted to zip me up but I thought sizing down was worth it! I think it’s such an innocent lace dress and for the perfect price point.

Lately, pink and blue have been my jam and I got so excited that both colors are represented in this post for the same price #imaybelame. This hot pink is such a perfect color for spring, Easter,  crawfish boil, or a just night out. You can take this dress and spin it so many different ways by just changing up its accessories. I definitely plan on taking it with me on our Mexico trip and wearing these lace up sandals!

Well, I hope this helps you choose an Easter dress! Easter will be here in a blink of an eye (14 days to be exact). Don’t forget to filter through Nordstrom’s dress section for any special occasions you have coming up. I also am including the 2 other easter dresses I shot and will be sharing in the next few weeks in the widget below!

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