Hey girl! Not sure about you, but this week is slowly going by for me. We leave for Napa Thursday morning, so you could say I am tad checked out of my 8-5. LOL! I am so pumped for our trip, as I have never been to Cali. We have so much fun stuff planned, from San Francisco on Thursday to the Napa Wine Train on Friday. Eeeekk! I seriously can’t contain my excitement. If you have any food recommendations send them my way, as we are need of places to eat on Sunday before we fly back that night.
Now, let’s get to the good stuff [obviously talking about clothes]! I am keeping it simple today, in one of my favorite combos. Eyelet + denim! I love this look for transitioning into the fall months, with summer on top & fall on the bottom 😉
This shirt is extremely affordable & could even be a great layering piece under cardis or a denim jacket. I snagged for under $50 & this retailer is always having major sales!
Also, had to let you know about these jeans! I snagged them from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & they are amazing. I am 5’4″ and it is always hard to find denim I do not have to cuff at the bottom! These fit great and hit right above my ankles. They are also semi high waisted, which I seriously love! I am wearing a 25, which is my normal size, but I will say they stretch out if you do not wash between multiple wears. So if you are in between, I would recommend sizing down! There are surprisingly many sizes left, so get them while you can!
Have a fabulous week & make sure you are following me on Instagram to keep up with on Napa adventures!
Pink & white & something nice! My love for anything pink has always been existent, & I don’t think it’s ever going to fade. As you are probably aware, denim skirts have made a huge comeback over the past couple seasons & this 90’s girl is not complaining! I feel like I am back in middle school with my crimped hair. LOL. All this said, you can probably assume that when I saw this pink denim mini skirt at Nordstrom the other day, I had to have it!
This little skirt can be dressed up or down & is perfect for all of your summer adventures. I wore mine to dinner & the bars one night in Charleston & was seriously obsessed with how the look turned out. It is from Nordstrom and the brand is TopShop. If you are familiar with TopShop you know their sizes run a tad small. I am typically a 25 or 0 in jeans, but sized up to a US 4. So, note to self if you treat yourself- size up!
I kept the look pretty neutral with a white tank, lace bralette & my favorite wedges! BUT paired it with a leopard clutch & statement earrings to make the outfit pop. I felt like a wannabe Malibu Barbie strutting around King Street. All I was missing was my Malibu Barbie jeep. Really though- who else had one of those growing up & drove it until the wheels practically fell off?
I hope this post inspires you to dress like your own Malibu Barbie!
Have a good week.
Where in the world did June go? Better yet this year! Seriously though, time is flying faster than ever, which is a tad scary. I don’t know about you, but making plans for the 4th of July this year is difficult because it falls smack dad in the middle of the week. We have a half day at work on Tuesday & then closed Wednesday… which is just pointless if you ask me. Hello- why couldn’t we just close the office down the entire week?! A girl can dream. LOL!
All that said the 4th of July is in a week, so I had to share this dress ASAP with you! It’s perfect for any festivities you have & is very reasonably priced.
Polka dots are the trend right now, and typically I am not a fan, but these are very subtle so I can make do 😉 I found this Mink Pink dress at Last Call for only $40, regularly $59, because they were running a sale! You know me- the ultimate bargain shopper. If you have never browsed on Last Call’s website, you should, because you can find the best designer pieces for way less. And they are always running sales for 30-40% off the marked down price, so your wallet will thank you!
I plan on wearing this dress to whatever we do, because it’s very breezy & not too hot for the Texas heat. We will most likely be hanging by the pool, so I may even throw this over a strapless swimsuit, as a cover up. This girl loves multi functional pieces!
What do you have planned for the 4th?
Looking back, there is not a time that I can think of that I did not enjoy boutique shopping. Growing up, I would always drag my grandma along to different boutiques in the area and we would shop until we dropped. I definitely think I get my shopping bug from her… so thanks Mimi for that 🙂 Although, Austin is probably not thankful! LOL.
When I tell people where I am from, I always say Fort Worth not Dallas. If you live in the DFW area, you know there’s a major difference. Not saying I hate Dallas, but Fort Worth just feels like home & is where we always went out to eat & what not growing up! If you live in the area or if you’re out of town, I highly recommend visiting Sundance Square in Fort Worth. It has grown tremendously over the past couple of years, & has so many restaurants & stores to visit!
Speaking of stores to visit, Willow House Boutique opened about 6 weeks ago & is THE cutest! This is their third location to open in the DFW area & their new location is seriously in the best spot. If you saw my Insta-stories yesterday you got a sneak peek of some of the goodies Willow House carries! They have everything from women’s clothing, gifts, baby clothes, men’s t-shirts, shoes, jewelry & more. We actually bought Austin a shirt & my dad’s Father’s Day gift while we were there. Stores that are one stop shops are easily my favorite!
I picked out two outfits that I fell in love with & that are perfect for any summer trips you have coming up. Polka dots are so in this season & this little shirt is flowy and perfect with denim shorts for the beach OR even the 4th of July! At first, I was unsure of the slit in the front [because I am typically very modest], but after shooting pictures I decided I loved it. These shorts are my favorite denim brand, Articles of Society, & fit like a glove & are under $55. I love that they carry this brand, because I can typically only find it at department stores.
Moving on to the cutest denim jumpsuit… I mean is this look not so precious? I love how the back laces up & you can adjust it to fit any body type. And it’s beyond comfortable, because the bottom half is like palazzo pants! Flowy & flattering, & I could wear it for hours & not be uncomfortable!
When you arrive to Sundance Square, the parking seems tricky, but I’ll let you in on a secret. You can park in one of the paid lots or do valet and it’s free!! All you have to do is remember to get your parking ticket validated at whatever shop or restaurant you go to. It’s that easy!
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Willow House Boutique, but I have a feeling you’re going to love it as much as I do 🙂 I mean one stop shop + affordable prices… you can’t beat it!
Thanks Sundance Square & Willow House Boutique for this collaboration. All opinions are my own.
Monday we meet again! And oh hello- you & I meet again, too! 🙂 If you typically keep up with my blog, you have probably noticed my posts have been MIA the past couple weeks. So let me apologize first off! Second off, I plan on making up for that in the weeks to come. No matter how busy life may get I refuse to let my website and this platform slip away from me!
All that said, I hope life is dandy for you & that the warm weather has been inspiring you to shop for your closet 😉 I mean spring temperatures call for dresses, denim cutoffs and straw bags! You can’t ask for much more than that. I was on one of my weekly shopping trips at Nordstrom’s last week & came across this TopShop dress and had to have it! I love the 70’s vibe it puts off & it’s so girly with the polka dot tie around the neck.
Thinking it would be great for a shower or even rehearsal dinner you have coming up. I am probably going to take it with me to Napa in a couple months, as it will be perfect for our day when we tour vineyards! The price is a little more than I typically spend, but I figured I could get good use out of it with our different festivities this summer… so it was worth the $90 in my opinion. I am wearing a size 2, but would size up to a 4 if I had to do it over again! It’s a little tight around my booty… which is always my problem. And TopShop usually runs small for me, so I prefer to size up!
Are you in to bold prints like this one? Have a good week!