TGIF friends! We had a great weekend in Dallas last weekend! I love that Dallas is so close to home & we try to get over there every few months. On Friday night we had dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant there, Avanti, then had some Mexican for brunch on Saturday. Saturday night was the Empower dinner, hosted by Elise Woods, of Prim and Lovely, & Amanda Smith. It was an amazing event, with some truly inspiring women, beautiful flowers & table settings, & great food. One of my favorite parts of blogging has been getting to know other women who also want to support, empower, & inspire each other, rather than just compete. We also got to hang out with an old friend who recently moved to Dallas & it was wonderful to see him. This week went by in a flash, even though we didn’t have much going on after work. We’re gearing up for a vacation in a little over a week, so I’ve been working hard to get everything handled at the office & home so that I can unplug on our trip. This weekend, I’m hoping to get ahead on some work & start packing!
You guys know I love a good sale & the Shopbop Spring Sale is a really good one! You get 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders $500 or more with the code EVENT18! It’s the perfect time to stock up on spring favorites. I took the opportunity to grab a new cover-up & sandals for my up-coming vacation! I already have these Sam Edelman sandals in 2 colors & they are some of my most-worn heels. Finally, this bar necklace is available in gold or silver & is an easy layering piece for any look. Here are some more of my favorite picks!
Happy Monday guys! I’m back today with another round of my favorite books! I’m planning to make these reviews a more regular feature since I read so much, typically 5-6 books per month. This list is a mix of the thrillers, contemporary fiction, & YA novels that I’ve read in the last few months. Let me know if you have any recommendations for me!
Good morning & Happy Good Friday lovelies! It was a short work week for me since I’m off today. While I love a 3 day weekend, it’s always hard cramming a full work week into 4 days. This week was a little easier since we didn’t have a lot to do after work, so I got to recuperate from a really busy weekend. We had our Rotary Club’s Doughnut Dash 5K on Saturday morning & it was huge success. Everyone had a great time raising money for the MLK Health Center & Pharmacy, eating doughnuts, & drinking some great Red River beer! After a quick nap, we headed out to a surprise crawfish boil for my bestie’s FIL. I have no idea how we managed to keep it a secret from him! We don’t have big plans this weekend, so I’m looking forward to checking some things off the to-do list & relaxing! For those that have been keeping up with the saga of the abandoned cats, both Little White Cat & Fluffy Brown Cat have made it to their new home. I already miss them, but my Cat was not happy having them in the house, so it was best for them to go to a new home.
Happy Hump Day friends! Does anyone else have those days when you just can’t seem to get it together? Today is one of those days for me. But I’ve got all the coffee, am pushing through, & am looking forward to the weekend. Spring is finally here, so today I’m rounding up the best spring dresses to help you welcome the new season! While I generally live for cozy fall styles, by the time mid-March rolls around I’m ready for some bright colors, fresh florals, & flowy dresses. This off-the-shoulder dress from Express combines pastel florals with a beautiful, flowy silhouette. And how cute is this little ruffled, wrap dress? This under $50 racerback shift dress was a staple last year & it’s back again in pretty new colors, including a fun floral print. Here are some more of the best spring spring dresses at every price!
A few weeks ago I shared my newfound love for Rent the Runway’s Unlimited subscription service in a See It, Love It, Want It post. It’s been another month & I am even more obsessed with the service, if that’s possible, so I wanted to share a little more details & some of my finds. As I mentioned before, Rent the Runway now has a huge selection of everyday, work, & casual clothing, handbags & accessories. Think brands like Kate Spade, Tory Burch, DVF, Derek Lam 10 Crosby, Joie, Rebecca Taylor & so many more!
Good morning & TGIF friends! I apologize that it’s been awhile since our last check-in here. Things have been crazy busy around here! The first weekend in March was busy with the first annual Peppy Awards, where we awarded kids, animals, & adults who are working to end animal abuse. Last weekend we celebrated the end of the Mardi Gras season with our Krewe’s annual wrap-up party on Friday night. Patrick & I were judges for the ribs portion of the Ark-La-Tex Craft Beer & BBQ Festival on Saturday, then I headed to the annual Miracles on the Red Gala with my girlfriends to help raise money for St. Jude’s. It was an amazing night celebrating No-Mo-Chemo for some really special little girls, including my bestie’s daughter. Between all of those activities & being extremely busy at work, I was sick by Sunday & stayed in bed all day Sunday & Monday. Cat is also sick with a respiratory infection, so his outdoor privileges have been revoked & he’s on several medications (#notahappycamper). It’s going to be a long weekend…
I have been a lover of watches for as long as I can remember. I still remember getting my first “big girl” watch – a silver & gold dress watch that I still have. I recently moved on to a smart watch, which I love, but there is something so timeless & elegant about an analog watch. Needless to say, I was thrilled when JORD reached out to me to try one of their unique women’s watches. If you haven’t heard of them yet, JORD makes high quality watches from exotic, sustainable woods. These are truly some of the most unique watches that I’ve found.