Happy Thanksgiving Eve!! Who else feels bombarded with Holiday Gift Guides and blogger b*tches telling you what you NEED to buy? 😂 My list is short, sweet, affordable & down to business even though I’m totally one of them too! I wanted to do something a little different and share some cold weather staples that I can’t live without. Fear not, those Black Friday and Holiday Gift Guides are coming your way in the near future so keep an eye out. Until then, I wanted to round up a few of my must-have Fall pieces that are one sale or extremely affordable and will take you through Fall/Winter and into next Spring! Just like I have talked about splurge pieces in the past, these items wont break the bank and will last you season after season.
Finding the right wall art for a large living space is such a challenge. Trust me, I have been trying to find the perfect art for my mantle for what seems like 2 years. I started renovating my house right when I closed and the mantle was one of the first things to go. It wasn’t until earlier this year that my dad and I built a mantle to fit the space perfectly. That meant it was time to find a piece of art worth of such a fine mantle! 🙂 I started browsing the Minted site in search of something perfect for the holidays. The ceiling height was so high I wasn’t sure what was going to look best so I was put in contact with an amazing art stylist. They made it extremely easy to know exactly what will fit the space the best. She even sent over renderings to show how the space would look with the actual art work in place.
For as long as I can remember I have always had extremely fine and straight hair. The type of hair that no matter what you put in it will never hold a curl or any type of hair style. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my straight hair but having the same long, straight hair style for 31+ years isn’t ideal. A few years ago I went to the extreme and chopped it all off but even then, I couldn’t style it any different but straight. How boring! I had done research on hair extensions in the past but never actually committed to getting them. It seemed that I was more serious about extensions when I chopped all of my hair off. I tried the clip in extensions and they worked great until my hair wouldn’t blend properly with them. That’s when I found Natural Beaded Rows Hair Extensions.
Who else is overjoyed it is Friday?? I wish I could say my weekend will be relaxing but I am about to start prepping on another big commercial that is shooting in San Antonio next week. One of these days I will have some time off to decompress, but in the meantime there is important shopping to do! 😜 Season after season a great pair of booties is always a must have to finish off any Fall/Winter look. Instead of making everyone have to browse the Nordstrom website I have rounded up my top 8 pairs of nude booties that are all under $100 and super fabulous!
How was everyone’s Monday?? I just made it back home after a very uneventful 4 hour drive back to Austin. It’s always so nice to take some time off and go visit my dad and step-mom for a few days. The weather and Fall foliage were both so beautiful while I was there I couldn’t help but shoot a few outfits for y’all! If y’all didn’t know from watching my Instagram Stories, my dad has been building his dream home for the past 2 years and it is finally almost complete! I have been so obsessed with this house since I first saw the plans that I couldn’t help but use it as the background to show off this floral moto jacket!
Hello Sunday! How was everyone’s weekend? I decided to drive up to my dad’s house in Colleyville to celebrate my aunt’s and grandmother’s birthdays. Grayson was in Florida playing his last tournament of the season and I had a few days off so figured, what the hell. It has been too long since I have been up here to see everyone and help with my dad’s house. Time always flies by so fast when I am up here. Even though I’ve been up here for 5 days it feels like I just got here and am already leaving to go back to Austin. Spoiler Alert – I do feel like I am going to end up moving here in the near future. If you saw any of my Stories over the weekend you’ll know why. Just look at the photos in this post! This ranch was about 5 houses down from where they live and was absolutely breathtaking. More like picture perfect.
Happy First week of November!! I can’t believe Christmas is less than 2 months away yet it is still in the upper 80s in Austin. Where is our cooler weather?? We got chilly weather for about 2 days and then it was back up to almost 90 today! Despite the warm weather I think I am more excited for the holidays this year than any other year before. There’s just something about the leaves changing, holiday music already playing, the Starbucks holiday cups and the overwhelming selection of holiday decor everywhere I go. I can’t deny the fact that I’m already out shopping for things I don’t need. It’s time to make the Hargrove/Goff residence a winter wonderland come next week!
Can you believe it’s already November? This has to be one of my favorite times of the year. Chillier temperatures, an evening in with the fire burning, hot coco, Starbucks holiday cups, family time and so much more! Is there anything better than snuggling up next to a fire with a hot cup of coco with lots of marshmallows? I don’t know what it is but I am a much happier person when the weather is cooler and the holidays are around the corner. I’ve already started decorating the house with new Christmas decor I just scored this week!! All we need is our fake Christmas tree and we’re good to go! Did y’all know I’m allergic to real trees???
Cardigans seems to be a must-have season after season, especially in Texas. Learning to layer is crucial during the Fall when the weather starts out in the 40s and ends up in the 80s. Why can’t the weather just cooperate and actually give us a true Fall season?? In the meantime, it’s time to stock up on basics to layer up with without breaking the bank. I’m all about saving money when it comes to purchasing clothing so I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite ivory/nude cardigans under $100 from Chicwish. All you have to do is click on a product in the scroller to shop!
As many of y’all know, Steven had a tragic accident a few weeks ago and suddenly became paralyzed. I tried to give everyone updates on social media but it just became too much to try and keep up with. Thank you to every single person who reached out to me asking how he is doing. I feel so bad that I have been slacking on giving updates so I wanted to write a blog post answering some of the questions I received about what happened, Steven’s treatment and how we are going to move forward with his diagnosis. I’m also including a few of my favorite photos of Steven so you can have some smiles in between the sad talk.