Saturday, December 23, 2017


 TOP: Express // SKIRT: BP // SHOES: Sam Edelman // BAG: Gucci // EARRINGS: Kendra Scott 

I'm obsessed with red sweaters because what else could you wear that screams "I love Christmas"? I was lacking in the red sweater department so when I saw this, I knew I had to have it. It's seriously so cute and festive. It comes in grey and I'm probably going to snag it for the winter. Oh, and of course I continue to try to avoid wearing jeans so skirts and leggings are still my life during the winter. The ruffles and plaid print on this skirt are perfect! I love how it contrast with the red.

I'm back in Houston and there are probably a million things on my to do list. I have two days to complete it so pray for me. I'm so thankful for my huge family but buying 20+ gifts makes it rather rough. I'm a gift card kind of person so I'm thinking that will do this year. I personally don't find gift cards impersonal (for adults). I know people have mixed feelings about it but my family and myself are the type of people that's in the mall December 26th exchanging their gifts, lol. How do yall feel about them? I'm a sucker for Starbucks gift cards! Whose going to complain about free coffee? 

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 20, 2017


JUMPSUIT: Nordstrom (only $55) // SHOES: Christian Louboutin (similar here)

I know this post is super late but the holidays are about to end and I had to share this jumpsuit! If yall haven't noticed, red jumpsuits are so in right now. I personally love this style because it's so effortlessly chic. I picked this jumpsuit up from Nordstrom earlier this month because I love how simple and festive it is. Throw on a pair of nude or black heels for a finished holiday party look.

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Monday, December 18, 2017


TOP: Abercrombie // BOTTOMS: Old Navy (similar here) // Liam- PJ SET: Old Navy 

Our family celebrated Christmas yesterday so I've had time to throughly think about gifts for my family members and friends. If you saw on my Instagram stories yesterday, Liam was the happiest little boy ever. Tommy and I got him several toys, books, and clothes. He's obsessed with Avengers right now so we got him an action figure set that he currently carries around with him all over the place. I'm not even exaggerating, he cried when we left it in the car to go to the grocery store and is now currently sleeping with his Iron Man and Captain America. We're going to Universal later this month and his little heart is just going to be so happy!

Anyways, Christmas is in one week so that means that we all need to wrap up on our Christmas gifts. I rounded up a gift guide for her under $100 and I believe that these picks are perfect for your mom, sister, aunt, best friend, and wives. I also rounded up a gift guide for toddlers and all of the picks are unisex or come in both male/female colors. I tried to avoid adding toys because there are a million toys out there and you know your child's wish list best.




Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Liam- SHIRT: Janie & Jack // SWEATER: Janie & Jack // COAT: Janie & Jack // PANTS: Janie & Jack // SHOES: Hunter // Me- COAT: Topshop // SWEATER: Express // BOTTOMS: Zella // SHOES: Hunter 

With Christmas around the corner I thought it would be the perfect time to give everyone some very helpful tips for traveling to Colorado. Colorado is a hot spot for winter vacations. I mean, it's a winter wonderland, who wouldn't want to see Colorado. There are so many activities to do and it's personally my favorite place to be in the winter. One of my blogger babes in Houston, Dawn asked me what she should pack for her son for their Colorado trip and I knew it was a great opportunity to take the time to share my essentials and tips.  

Winter in Colorado is also a magical time for children. Liam absolutely loves the snow. He will run around kicking all the fresh snow and it's the most adorable thing. Keeping him warm is something I definitely prioritize. If your child is walking, keeping their little feet warm is very important. I layer wool socks on Liam because his boots are insulated and that usually does the trick. 
Layers and weatherproof shoes are key to keeping him warm. I buy a lot of Liam's winter clothes from Janie and Jack because the style and quality are up to my expectations. They always have the cutest festive sweaters and button ups. I got this Moose print sweater because Liam is really into animals right now. He has this spin animal toy that he always mimics. This is also Liam's first coat from Janie and Jack and I'm so so in love with it. I've been looking for a toggle coat for him and the lining and thickness has kept him warm this season. 

From the moment I found out I was pregnant with a boy, I was creating tons of outfits for my son. Don't be fooled when people say you can't dress up boys. You can definitely dress them up! I gravitate towards a preppy and clean style when looking for clothes for Liam. Every time I walk into a Janie and Jack store, I'm tempted to buy everything. They have clothes that are perfect for any occasion. I've bought everything from wedding guest outfits to everyday outfits. I also love that I can get all of Liam's winter essentials in one store. We're expecting some snow this Saturday and it's just in time for our family Christmas on Sunday. Liam has so many presents under the tree and I know he's going to be so happy unwrapping them. 

 I attached a "Winter Essential Checklist" below it applies to the entire family. These tips are mostly for when you're traveling to the mountains. Denver doesn't tend to get as much snow but majority of these tips still apply. So, before yall head to Colorado here are 15 things that you need to know...

Winter Essential Checklist

1) It's not that cold! Colorado is really dry. 30 degrees sometimes feels like 65 because the sun is extremely close. The cold here is chilly but it isn't windy and miserable (most of the time). 

2) You NEED weatherproof shoes. I never felt the need to buy snow boots because I move back to Texas every other year. Liam and I wear our hunter boots throughout the entire winter. We manage to keep our feet warm by wearing 2/3 pairs of wool socks. You need wool socks to keep your shoes insulated...cotton ankle socks will not do the trick. Hunter also makes this insulated sock that is perfect for the snow. 

3) Earmuffs, beanies, and gloves are much needed. You'd be surprised how cold your ears and hands get when it's 35 degrees and the sun is down. Don't go anywhere without them. 

4) Buy yourself and your family some cute long plaid pjs. Even though you're inside and the fire is going, the cold will manage to get to you. Tile and wood floors are still cold and long pjs are just more comfortable. 

5) You will need a thick coat. If you have a parka, that's perfect. Make sure to wear a few layers to keep your chest warm. I usually wear a sweater, cardigan, and coat when I'm out in the mountains. 

6) Unless you plan on skiing or snowboarding, you do not need to buy the 3 layers of shells and coats that google tells you to buy. I can get away with a sweater and lined North Face for the upper part of my body and then leggings under jeans for the bottom part of my body (or two pairs of leggings) most of the time. 

7) Drive slow in the mountains! Read the signs when driving up the mountains. You're constantly going up and down the mountains. It's very easy to speed up to 80+ MPH and it's not advised when you're on slippery roads

8) If you're new to driving in the snow, you're more likely to get stuck in it. I've gotten stuck 3 times and have felt so helpless. Rock sock or kitty litter will help with traction and is a life saver.

9) There are only a few street lights. If you get stuck or need to pull over a flashlight comes in handy and get help signal other people when you're in need to help. 

10) Drink tons of water! I go through 3-5 water bottles a day and it's still not enough. The air is completely dry here and the altitude will hit you hard if you're not use to it. Make sure you're hydrating every chance that you get. Also, keep your lips moisturized as well! They will crack until they bleed. 

11) Take advantage of being in the snow. Use the day to go ice skating, build a snowman, or tubing. At night, drive around looking at the beautiful lights and then end your night with hot chocolate by the fire with family and friends. It all sounds basic but it'll be the coziest and memorable time in your life. 

12) Ditch the booties and put on the boots. Booties tend to not have any traction and is almost impossible to walk in snow. I'm wearing my hunter boots & UGGS 99% of the time. 

13) Take tons of pictures! Especially if snow isn't custom to you. I'm from Texas and seeing huge piles of snow makes my heart so happy. 

14) Use the shuttles. You don't have to stress about directions, parking, or getting into an accident. If you're staying in a resort or hotel, majority of them offer shuttles that go around the entire town. 

15) Experience everything on your bucket list or Pinterest pins. One thing I always wish I did was go to the hot springs. The mountains are beautiful so you have to see and do it all. 

Thank you so much for reading!

*Thank you Janie and Jack for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Monday, December 11, 2017


COAT: Topshop (similar here) // TOP: Express // BOTTOMS: AG // SHOES: Christian Louboutin (love these) // BAG: Gucci //  SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker

One thing I highly suggest investing in this winter is a camel coat. By invest, I mean buying a coat that is great quality, timeless, and something that will last you years. In my previous years, it was difficult for me to buy coats for more than $100. There were tons of coats out there that were well under $50 and that's what I gravitated towards. I quickly learned that those coats wouldn't last, they thread easily, they weren't keeping me warm, and they tend to be donated the following year. (I'm not saying you can't find a great coat for $50, but yall get what I'm trying to say). 

A camel coat is an essential staple for Fall and Winter. It can be worn casually to grab coffee, or worn elevated for a cold date night. There isn't a color that your camel coat doesn't compliment. Seriously, it can be worn with all the neutral colors, red, navy, burgundy, etc. I found my coat at Nordstrom and knew that it was a steal. It's under $150 and the quality is top of the line. There's also a fur collar that is detachable. I paired itwith an all white outfit so the camel color would pop. 

Thank you so much for reading!

*Photos by Jenna Sparks

Friday, December 8, 2017


TUNIC: Caslon (wearing a small) // SHOES: Sam Edelman (similar here) // BAG: Tory Burch // SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker

Tunics in my opinion are considered both a top and a dress. I've been wearing tunics as dresses since I was in college and have never stopped. 100% of the tunics that I own are flouncy and comfortable. Free People is known for making beautiful tunics and that's why I tend to shop there often. Lately, Caslon has been on point with your tunics. Caslon runs very very big so it's really easy to find tunics/tops and wear them as dresses. I actually started to buy tunics when I was pregnant because dresses made me look like an elephant and my tops didn't cover my entire 9 month belly. Today, I'll be giving yall tips on how to style them as a dress and a tunic. 

 Wearing knee high boots or over knee boots with tunics is probably my favorite way to style it. Tunics tend to be shorter than dresses so you have to make up for the length (from your knee to the end of your top). It's also a much more flattering way to wear your OTK boots because my dresses tend to fall past my boots. (short people problems). 9 out 10 times, I size up so the tunic is a little longer. 

It's very rare that I wear a tunic with short shoes because a little too much ends up being exposed. If you have to question whether or not it's too short to wear with ankle booties, then DON'T. Nothing is worse than looking like you walked out of your house and forgot your pants. If you throw on a pair of tights or leggings under your tunic then it opens up the option to pair your outfit with booties. 

You can easily throw your tunic over a pair of denim jeans and add your favorite pair of for the finishing touch. I do a half tuck so the tunic doesn't consume my body. It took me awhile to master the half tuck. You basically grab a little pinch on the front side and tuck it in your bottoms about 2/3 inches in. For the winter, it's super cozy and thrown on your OTK boots to keep you warmer and more chic. 

Thank you so much for reading! 

*Photos by Jenna Sparks 


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