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!
Who else gets overly excited for sweater weather? Any excuse to bundle up in a cozy sweater with a warm cup of coco next to a fire is a perfect day in my book. That would definitely be my Thanksgiving weekend… The weather in Texas is back up in the 80s so I guess it’s back to shorts this week! A girl can dream though of the perfect sweater weather. As we all know, Black Friday is the best time to shop some of your favorite retailer’s mega sales on your winter-wear. I have rounded up the top 12 sweaters under $100 that you need in your closet this Fall/Winter for sweater weather.
Is it just me or are the months flying by this year? I feel like it should be March or April right now; not June… As most of y’all have seen on Instagram, Grayson and I were finally able to get away and head to Tulum for a week. Talk about relaxing! I am slowly rolling out those posts on Instagram and have added a few of my favorites to this roundup! Keep an eye out for some fun, beach blog posts coming out this week! I’m so excited to share this trip with y’all!! Quite a few of y’all have been asking me questions about where we stayed and what we did so I will be outlining everything for y’all!
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Hello National Swimsuit Day! (Was anyone else aware this was a thing?? Like I need an excuse to buy more swimwear!) As the Texas summer quickly approaches I couldn’t be any less prepared with swimwear. My need to be near a cold body of water is rising and at this point I am scrambling to buy up as much swimwear as I possibly can while saving some money! Which brings me to the point of this post! One of my go-to online swim retailers, Wala Swim is currently having a major site-wide sale for 25% off your ENTIRE purchase with code KICKOFF25. They RARELY have major sales like this so seriously take advantage before prices go back up! Swimwear is not cheap so whenever there is a deal on my favorite designer brands I am on it like white on rice!
Pool weather is already upon most of us… Are you prepared?? To be completely honest, I have been so scared to get into a bathing suit that I have totally avoided even looking at them. It’s been months since I have been able to exercise besides walking and doing some body weight squats, so I’ve been feeling extra blah about swimwear. I’m sure all of you ladies know that feeling… haven’t had the time to get in bikini shape since Thanksgiving and Christmas… Still haven’t lost those extra pounds you had hoped when you made your New Year’s resolutions. It’s a vicious cycle and I honestly don’t feel like it gets any easier as we get older… It’s been tough to want to invest in swimwear at all this year!
Who doesn’t love a good OTS (off-the-shoulder) top and a great pair of linen pants?? I have practically been living in breathable fabrics with this outrageous Texas heat. If you live in Texas you know exactly what I’m talking about. The type of weather where you walk outside and before you’ve been standing there for 2 seconds you’re already drenched in sweat? Or when it gets to 115 degrees with 90% humidity, so you’re essentially living in a sauna?? I can’t say I love these Texas summers! That means I need to seriously be practical with what I’m going to wear out of the house.
Who’s ready for summer!? ME, ME, ME!!! If you’re shopping for some extremely cute, yet affordable swimwear for summer keep on reading! Forever 21 is my one stop shop for all things summer and swim! I had the pleasure of partnering with them a couple of months ago to show off one entire summer look from F21 that won’t break the bank. This entire look consists of a hat, sunglasses, cover-up, bikini and a necklace that are all under $100 total! Most tops I see are over $100 alone, so this entire look is definitely a steal!
This shoot was beyond fun! More like, let me hurry up and change in the car to be in the freezing cold! And on top of that, it started pouring! Definitely wasn’t expecting to have to be in the pool, but totally jumped right in and quickly realized we didn’t have at towel on hand! The rain did not help that situation out at all. You can actually see the rain in a couple of the shots, which is pretty awesome looking!
Sizing info – If you are planning to shop Forever 21 swimwear, I would plan on ordering a size up. Their suits are cut pretty small and I like things to be covered up for the most part! This one was a tad small for me, if you can’t tell! ha!
Overall, I would definitely recommend anyone buy swim and accessories from Forever 21. I’m not one to want to splurge on swimwear or any of the accessories because I will, most likely, not be wearing swimwear that often unless I am on vacation or going to the lake. Which means, everything is going to get dirty. There’s no way I want to spend hundreds of dollars on something I won’t get that much use out of. You can literally get anything and everything at F21 – swim, accessories, beach bags, towels, etc.
Necklace – Forever 21
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!
Shoes – Maumero
**Under $100 and 10% is donated to a charity of your choice!**
Who’s ready for Spring?? Funny story; I LOVE winter. I mean, LOVEEEEEE the cold weather. I always choose to travel overseas when it is cold and rainy. Crazy, I know… But I have this thing with layers. Us Texans don’t get many opportunities to layer up in the winter time. But once I started blogging and photographing the same winter wear over and over again, I’m like, where the hell is Spring??? I feel like I am literally wearing the same layers and blanket scarves with cozy sweaters all day everyday! Needless to say, I am a little burnt out on the cold weather wear.
But lucky for y’all, I am going to start incorporating more Spring and Resort wear on Instagram and the blog. Spring break is coming soon and quite a few of y’all will be taking some warmer, beach vacations!
First up, this gorgeous striped maxi! This Chicwish maxi was my absolute favorite dress this summer. I posted about it a TON and had an extremely good reaction from the photos and posts. Every time I walk in my closet I see this super cute summer dress and finally just had to wear it; even though it was about 45 degrees outside. That’s the good thing about maxi dresses! You can winterize them extremely easily. This post is a good example – just throw a scarf and leather jacket on and you are good to go!