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Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Mavi Jeans 'Serena' Distressed Stretch Skinny Jeans (Grey Ripped) June & Hudson Knot Hem Tee Monochrome

Knot Tee: June & Hudson | Jeans: Mavi (must haves & true to size) | Shoes: old (similar) | Watch: Michael Kors | Lipstick: Nars

Lately, I have been on monochromatic kick and for Valentines coming up, this look with a pop of pink is perfection. These jeans are pretty much the comfiest jeans ever and true to size. You must have these in your closet as they go with everything but break up the everyday wear of jeans, white jeans, or black jeans. I have had my eye on these bad boys but they are a little $$$$. To complete the monochromatic look (definition: containing or using only one color) a grey tee was needed. This June & Hudson knot hem tee is pretty much adorable. The material is light and airy for those summer days and the knot changes up the basic grey tee look. It’s a new tee and has sold out quickly. Only a few sizes are left as of today but make sure to keep checking back as they restock all the time! Top of this look with a spice of Pink lips from Nars (my new fav color) and there you have it.

Happy Hump Day loves! Yesterday I spent all day out and about so I have tons of emails, photo editing and just work in general to catch up on today. Not to mention Wednesday night is the Raads ONLY night together during the week with our busy schedules.  I must get everything done before hubby comes home for date night! Last night I attended The Table at Houstons First Baptist Church and boy did the Lord tug at my heart. I am excited to dig in His word this morning and I encourage you all as well!

XXDede-Raad1

Washed Denim

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Denim: Topshop | Pants: Blank NYC (similar & on sale) | Shoes: Jessica Simpson (similar here)

Ok I have said it a thousand times but I will say it one more time, who is ready for Spring? I thought this look is a perfect transition look with a button up long sleeve washed denim shirt and a spring party on the bottom. These exact jeans are sold out but I found a very similar pair on sale for $66 that you will need for your summer wardrobe. Lately, I have loved color blocked just simple colors yet together even make a bolder statement. Cognac with whites and blacks have been my go to and they plan on staying. I especially have been crushing on the black denim button up that keeps me warm during these kind of coldish days. Lets be honest, I am the worst at dressing warm. I think its the Texas girl in me.

Thanks for stopping by lovelies and happy Tuesday! Today is a busy one for me.

XXDede-Raad1

Forever Tee

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Tee: Forever | Jeans: Standards & Practices | Shoes: Converse | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Glasses: Karen Walker

Alright ladies, if you are like me, work outs are a must in the mornings or they won’t happen. This adorable and affordable work out tee is under $10. Yes, it is a work out tee but a perfect transitional piece for when you are in a hurry for plans after your work out and you have no time for a complete outfit change. I changed my leggings for some comfortable black jeans with some converse and this was my go to for lunch plans. A bunch of purfume and a shower comes later. Anyway, I thought I would share this transitional look for you all. Now you have no excuses for those gym days when you have plans right after. You shouldn’t have to cancel your gym plans just because of other plans you have going on. Try to fit them all in! I have been on a workout kick lately and LOVING it. It feels good getting my booty back in shape.

Hope you all had a happy weekend! Boy am I happy football season is over with. As much as I love football, I feel like its drawn out for months and months. It’s such a great sport but it overcomes the Raads household sometimes so huuray I survived! The girls and I celebrated with a drink last night at the Super Bowl party while the guys watched.

Happy Monday loves and be sure to check out this blog Monday-Friday every morning at 8AM!

XX,Dede Raad

Woven Linen Dress

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Woven Linen Dress: Sienna Sky | Wedges: Jessica Simpson (limited sizes left so similar cuties here) | Purse: Matt & Nat | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: Kendra Scott

Everyone needs a simple but detailed woven linen dress in their wardrobe. The best part about this one you ask? It is under $50 and has POCKETS. How cute is that? Pairing this linen dress with the perfect wedges and a cross body made it effortless. Sadly these Jessica Simpson heels are sold out mostly everywhere but Amazon has limited sizes left. I will have to keep a look out when they come back in stock. Some might say I am too early for Spring but I say in Houston, there are no seasons. Winters overrated in my book, aka I hate it, so I am gearing up and ready for Spring and Summer (my absolute favorite time of the year). That is probably why I live in Texas and will always live here my whole life.

Thanks for stopping by and oh Happy Friday! Hope you all have a restful weekend. I think thats what hubby and I have planned this weekend (I think!).

XXDede-Raad1