It is officially feeling like winter in Texas! Who else is as excited as I am?? This means we can finally dust off all of those heavy coats and wear them out of the house without dying of a heat stroke. If you live in the south you know that it’s tough to fork over your hard earned money for a nice coat. You run the risk of only wearing them a couple weeks out of the winter! I am that person that loves having a multitude of affordable coats even though I know I’ll only wear one or two throughout the season. These days I am doing research on affordable coats that will last me year after year. Don’t get me wrong, I do love a great Burberry coat! BUT I love saving money more!
Winter sweaters are a definite must when the colder months roll around. Affordable Winter Sweaters are even better though! I know I’ve said this in plenty of other posts but I go a little overboard stocking up on cozy knits during this time. That means I am on the hunt for winter sweaters that wont break the bank. Also, pieces that wont break when I wear them. 😂 In honor of affordability and everyone’s obsession with cozy knits, I’ve rounded up my fave pieces under $100 from Chicwish. Just click through the scroller below to see my top picks. An added bonus – everything is on sale right now! If you use code NYE10 you’ll get an additional 10% off your order.
To say I’m behind on this Instagram fashion roundup is an understatement. December has come and almost gone with the blink of an eye. I had so many plans to updating the website, getting more gift guides up and just posting more in general. That didn’t happen AT ALL. Not only did I start another renovation on this house but I’ve been enjoying taking the time off to spend with my friends & family. Time to get back to work and start sharing some posts with you guys! Let’s start with my latest Instagram Fashion Roundup! If you are new to these posts, I share my top performing posts with details on each outfit and why I love each piece.
As the weather is getting colder in Texas the urge to be in cozy clothing on the couch is growing. As you may or may not know, it can get hot in Texas. Actually, our weather is extremely bi-polar. It was 80 degrees last week and surprise, surprise… it snowed 3 days later. I absolutely love any excuse to snuggle up on the couch with my cozy cothing when the temperature gets below 60. 😂 Our season isnt that long so I have to take full advantage of every single winter day! To celebrate of having relaxing day at home I’ve rounded up my favorite essentials to stay cozy on the couch. All you have to do is click an item in the collage and it will take you directly to the product to shop.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time of the year when everyone is scrambling to get their holiday cards out. Can y’all believe this is the first year Grayson and I are sending out Christmas cards? I’m shocked, considering we’ve been together over 6 years and have taken PLENTY of photos together! Every year that goes by I always tell myself we’ll get to that next year… and then another year goes by and I tell myself the same thing. Not this year!! We made a point to shoot some fun Christmas card photos for our 2017 holiday cards! I hate to even admit it but this is the first time I have sent out cards! It was so fun to get our little family together to take some adorable family Christmas card photos out at a Christmas tree farm in Austin! The cards came out so dang cute too!
For most people the holidays are a joyous time but for others it can be one of the most stressful times of the year. That’s why giving back is so important. I am always such a huge fan of giving back anyway that I can no matter the time of year. The Today Show recently had a story on a woman who was helping pay off stranger’s layaway debts for the holidays. They are called Layaway Angels. I thought to myself, what a great idea! This is something I want to try and do. That evening I told Grayson about my idea and he was all for it.
I have enough jewelry. Said no one ever. I’m going to keep this short and sweet. No one likes buying shitty costume jewelry. Am I right? The stuff that you wear once and it either falls apart or turns your skin green after a few minutes? No thanks! Baublebar Jewelry to the rescue! Baublebar has been a household name since before I even started this blog. I would browse Baublebar jewelry on their site and want every single thing I laid my eyes on. After 3 years, nothing has changed. Shocking! Baublebar jewelry has to be one of my favorite sites to buy fun, statement pieces that actually last. I am happy to say every piece of Baublebar jewelry I have purchased is still in amazing condition and as gorgeous as ever! There’s no better time to stock up on new jewels and gifts than the holidays!
Am I the only one that only would rather have forever pieces for the holidays? If you’re anything like me you want a gift that is going to last an eternity. Something you could even pass on to your children or grandchildren. I still have almost all of the designer gifts I’ve received over the years and cherish every single piece! I’m also extremely hard to shop for so you can never go wrong with an investment piece. I always feel like I’m the crazy one that wants absolutely nothing for Christmas or my birthday because I’m not one that likes stuff unless its REALLY good stuff. 😂 Please tell me I’m not the only one that loves being a minimalist?!
Who else is getting excited for the upcoming holidays and all of this chilly weather we’re having?? I just finished putting up my holiday decorations the other day. I know it’s early to be thinking about, but I’m slowly starting to eye things that I want to buy for my friends for Christmas, such as Holiday accessories. I’m sure you probably have seen their ads on TV, but JTV.com sells some really amazing pieces, especially Holiday accessories.
It’s the most fabulous time of the year! That fabulous time when I start stocking up on cute holiday little black dresses for all of those fun holiday events or family get togethers. I don’t know why but I absolutely love wearing cute little black dresses with fun details for the holidays. It has been one of my go-to looks for years and the details never seem to stray too far from the previous year. My Christmas day look always consists of a black dress, Spanx tights (only because they are super thick and warm), a pair of OTKs or black heels and a chic black bag. Black on black on black, for the win!