This post is sponsored by Zappos. All thoughts expressed are my own.
Has anyone else noticed that online shopping has almost completely monopolized the retail market? I mean, to the point of large retailers being forced to close their brick & mortars. With the rise of e-commerce and digital influencers promoting specific products it’s no surprise that more people are opting to shop online, from the comfort of their own home. Even I absolutely cringe at the thought of having to drive all the way to a store, look around, not try it all on, purchase it and then get home only to realize half the stuff I bought didn’t even fit! So time consuming and not something I want to waste my day doing. Time is the most important luxury in life so why waste it?
Talk about being a little behind! May is FLYING by and I haven’t even been able to get my April Instagram round-up posted until now. Thankfully, I have a somewhat good excuse for not having as many posts up this month; WORK. May has already been slammed with commercial work and I surprised my dad with a trip to Vegas to watch the Supercross finals for his birthday! We got back super late last night and I’ve been busting a move to try and get this post ready since it’s almost the middle of May.
How is everyone’s week going? Hooray we’re almost to Friday! This week has been one of my most relaxing in quite some time. I’ve had a little break from work, the shoulder is feeling a little better and I’ve been able to sleep in some! Talk about rare and absolutely amazing!! Makes me miss my younger years where I could sleep until 11am without having a care in the world or any responsibilities for that matter! What are y’alls plans for the weekend?? Austin is apparently getting a cold front later in the weekend and we’ll be back in the 40s-50s… JOY! There is absolutely no way I’m pulling all of my winter wear back out of storage. I’m thinking I’ll just stay in bed and snuggle with Mr. Steven to keep me warm! ☺️
TGIF, friends! Spring is here and that means it’s time to start shopping for warm weather looks. In celebration of this gorgeous weather, I’m sharing 3 of my most coveted, affordable Spring looks with Gentle Fawn that won’t break the bank. Speaking of gorgeous weather, Texas has apparently decided that we didn’t need Spring and has moved right on into summer temps. It’s been upper 80s and low 90s the past few weeks! I can’t say I’m not enjoying it but that really scares me to think of how hot our summer is going to be… It’s not looking good.
Warmer weather is upon most of us… even though it’s already made its way to Austin and I am MORE than ready to start transitioning my wardrobe to Spring. One of my favorite warmer weather transitional looks is when the weather is nice enough to throw on a pair of booties and shorts with a cami layered under a cardigan. It’s literally a fool proof way to layer and look chic yet staying the perfect temp! Even if you’re not a shorts kinda gal, throw on a pair of jeans like I’ve shown in this blog post. The cami + cardi layered look has been one of the most popular of the season and I really don’t see it going anywhere, even into summer. Maybe it won’t be full on wool or cashmere cardigans but layering bralettes under tank tops will still be all the rage!
Is anyone else blown away that January is almost over… This year is literally going to be over in the blink of an eye and I can’t say that I’m pleased! 🙁 Now that Valentine’s is upon us, it’s time to start planning for that perfect date night look or the perfect look for staying in! Let’s start out with the obvious… Did anyone notice anything different with this post?? Could it be that I am wearing RED?! Now, more importantly, who else is still looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day outfit? If that person would be you then keep reading! Continue Reading
Hands down, this has been one of my favorite looks of 2016 and one of my most talked about thus far! One reason might be because of these amazing wide leg pants that are on SALE!! Seriously, don’t miss out on this amazing deal; from over $100 to $65… All sizes are still available right now.
Now, to more important fashion matters. How amazing is this Henri Bendel bag?? It has been such an honor to have collaborated with them to show off some of their new 2016 Spring bags to all of you! Of course I couldn’t turn that one down. 🙂 I definitely want to show my readers how they can have fun and still be practical with a really fun, metallic bag that they wouldn’t normally wear on a daily basis.
Most of us wouldn’t just go out and buy a super shiny, metallic handbag for everyday use. Metallics are pretty fancy, for the most part and you wouldn’t usually think they would be a great go-to handbag for Spring. I’m here to help you get some use and wear out of your metallic bags or make you want to go out and buy one!
Don’t be afraid of color or shine! (That’s funny coming from the person who doesn’t really wear color) If you are planning to wear colored handbags or something really metallic, try and stick with a more neutral color palette. This gold Henri Bendel really pops off of this white and navy look. To me, this outfit feels very nautical and this handbag complements the rest of the outfit. The bag brings it together to complete the entire look. You definitely want to find accessories that are going to work well with what you are wearing. Overpowering your look with a crazy handbag when you already have on multiple colors or prints isn’t always the best idea. Now, I know some extremely eclectic people who would slay at that type of look, but for the most part, people want to look chic and put together.
Could this striped, blush pink mini be any cuter?? I think not! Once I saw this dress online, I had to have it. Most people saw me wearing this and quickly noticed this was something I normally wouldn’t wear. And everyone is definitely right, I wouldn’t normally wear pink! But there’s still some black, white and stripes mixed in, so it totally works!
Quite a few people have commented to me that they have no idea where they would be able to sport this cute dress around or what they would even wear with it to accessorize. Let me tell you now, this dress is actually extremely versatile and will go with practically everything! Well not everything, but anything black or nude! I paired this dress with black accessories so the blush pink would pop a little more.
This is a great transitional dress into Spring too. I paired this dress with OTK boots and a fedora since it was still somewhat chilly outside in Austin. Once temps warm up a little more I would definitely throw on a pair of cute open toed heels or sandals! This dress is made of a felt material, so I wouldn’t recommend wearing it in the summer! But there are still a couple of months for most of y’all to get some great wear out of it! AND it’s only $53!
I have found the cutest LBD and it is beyond affordable! Just price at $15, this super cozy dress is sure to turn heads! It is the perfect length for a black mini and is made of extremely soft cotton. What sold me on this dress was the amazing attention to detail on the sleeves. I fell in love with the white pleated cuffs and the dainty, black ribbon bow.
Not one for showing legs? Throw on some tights and you will be good to go! Over the Knee boots are another stylish option to keep you warm and covered up! I mean, you just need it anyway because it’s only FIFTEEN dollars!! You can’t even get a healthy meal for that cheap! 🙂
How many of y’all are familiar with Maumero Shoes? For those of you who aren’t, let me introduce you. I came across Maumero while searching for leopard flats and was instantly drawn to this amazing brand. Not only do they have fabulous shoes but they are also a charitable company. 10% of each shoe sale will be donated to one of the participating charities of your choosing. Now, who doesn’t love that?
Maumero’s goal is simple. To make shoes that make a difference in the way you feel with every step. Each shoe is outrageously carefully constructed for comfort with special padding and leather lining. I got my leopard flats in and was hooked! They weren’t only comfortable but they were catching the eyes of other Austinites too!
While you’re here, stick around and check out there website!