Couldn’t resist but add my favorite high-waisted bikini! It’s great for those who want to accentuate their small waist or hide that tummy pooch!
Thought I would bring back the crushing on series since its been a while! I know so many of us have exciting resort wear plans coming up and one pieces have been on our mind. If you don’t have a vacation plan, I highly encourage you too! Try saving up for even a local beach trip or getaway. I think mental breaks and exploring outside your element is so worth it and refreshing. Luckily one swims are huge right now and come in so many cute styles!
Speaking of vacations, below is an exciting giveaway from The Westin at the Woodlands. This year I will be going to the Thrive Creative Conference held here, February 24- 26th. You can enter a one night stay and a dinner for 2 below! If you are a new blogger I highly recommend looking into the conference. You can get more information and register here. Tell them I sent them by entering the code: Buttercup.
Y’all, this romper is the dreamiest of all dreams. I mentioned it on IG once, but I’ll say it again, I felt like a million bucks in it. Sadly, we didn’t win a million bucks the night I wore this out in Vegas, but thats ok. Ted also was a big fan – which is always extra points for a piece in my book! I think the flirtatious red, deep v cut, and satin silk material really gives it a personality. I think it would be the PERFECT valentines date night romper and I probably will wear it my self again, if I don’t find something better now until then Feb 14th.
I wanted to say a quick thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your sweet sweet messages. Man you know how to make a girl feel loved. If you missed it, Ted wrote my blog post yesterday. What a man y’all. I was legit in tears after surprisingly reading it. I was feeling so overwhelmed and unmotivated the night before that I didn’t get a chance to finish my post. Ted knew that and decided to take it upon himself to give me a break and write the post. It was so sweet and I don’t deserve his sweet words. MAJOR brownie points. I think I am going to have him (I prob will have to beg him) write more posts since everyone seemed to like his posts over mine! lol jk kinda
So a couple things to take away: Ladies, you need a man like Ted Raad in your life and you need this romper to for V Day.
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!
Vegas, was surprisingly chilly so I was so excited to bring out my coat wrap for a day of exploring. I actually bought this coat last year and just rediscovered it when I was cleaning out my closet. Luckily, it’s on sale and kinda a must! I instantly feel so stylish in this coat and get a million and one compliments on it. I went with the all black look and edged it up with these faux leather leggings. Y’all, these are the real deal. I officially only need these leathers in my life and I can throw out the rest. Everything from the elastic stretch waist, the interior fleece lining to keep you warm #yesss, and the moto stitching details won my heart over. I will be styling them a couple more ways because I feel like now my outfits revolve around these leggings. Does anyone else do that when they find a new piece that they fall in love with?
Anyways I also got a lot of questions about this beanie. Sorry it can’t be linked from LTK but here is the direct website where you can order it from! It’s scute.
Hope you all are enjoying your Monday. I know some of y’all have the time off so enjoy! I am extra thankful I get more hours with the hubs this week. We have so much to tackle and a to do list is so much sweeter with him around.