Lovely In Lace

8EAD8287-97C4-4E27-808C-6FC6E9EBFB8DHappy Monday! My hubby is starting week 3 of Ob/Gyn.  He has been working nights, so I have barely seen him this week. As hard as it is to not have a “normal” marriage right now, I am so thankful because Jake finally graduates in less than a year now! I know residency will not be all fun and games, but we’re both so ready for school to be over.

One of my favorite things I cannot get enough of lately is lace. I am constantly finding myself drawn to lace dresses. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I’ve worn several lace dresses this spring. I wanted to do a round up and share my 3 favorite lace dresses I have bought this season. These are all still available and I LOVE them.

Hollow Out Fit & Flare Lace Cami Dress

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Dress: Here, Red Version Pink Tassel Earrings: Almost Identical, Similar, Similar (these are too fun) Nude Block Heel: Here Bag: Old-Tory Burch, Similar

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Dress: Here, Red Version Silver Chandelier Earrings: Here (Color Bar-Style Greta, stones drusy and slate), Similar Glitter Bow Heel: Here Clutch: Here

I bought this dress with no real event in mind to wear it to. On the day of my hubby’s med school formal, I made a last minute decision to wear it. It worked out perfect. The thing I love about it is that it’s so versatile. It can be dressed up or down. In the formal case, I dressed it up with dressy silver shoes and a clutch. I also wore it on a date night with nude block heels and pink tassel earrings.

It is perfect for a date night, cocktail party/ spring wedding, brunch, or a bridal shower. For a brunch or luncheon, I would suggest a little cardigan over the shoulder to make it a little more conservative. Also, I would recommend more of a sandal with a heel.

The best part about this dress is the straps are adjustable. I got a size small and it fit perfectly. This dress also comes in red and is gorgeous. Too bad I don’t have an event to wear it to 😉

Lacey Lace Halter Sheath Dress

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Dress: Here Earrings: Here (Color Bar-Style Greta, stones drusy and slate), Bracelet: Here Shoes: Similar Bag: Similar

I initially bought this one for my hubby’s formal, but changed my mind last minute. Here are more pictures of me wearing it in our Jord Watches blog post. It is the most dressy of the 3 and is just gorgeous. I love the halter details. It is perfect for spring weddings or a brunch with a cardigan. It is a midi length which is very in right now. I paired it with statement earrings and bow heels. This dress is true to size. This picture below shows the fit better.

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Crochet Pom-Pom Trim Sheer Lace Dress

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Dress: Here, Black Version Earrings: Here, Similar (same look, but lower price) Bag: Here Shoes: Here 

This dress is one of my favorites. I love that it incorporates current trends with the pom pom and bell sleeve details. I did a full blog post on this dress here. I paired this dress with rock stud dupes and statement earrings. This dress also comes in black and is super cute. With this particular retailer, their items tend to run small. However, this item has a larger fit, so I went down a size. If you are taller, I would recommend staying with your typical size as it is a little on the short side.

I tried the Sonia V-Neck Sleeveless Block Lace Sheath Dress and loved it. It’s on sale now. (Excuse my selfie, but it’s too good to not share)

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Which dress is your favorite?

 

 

Hair Tutorial

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Happy Thursday! One of the most common questions I get besides fashion questions is about how I do my hair. I thought it was time to share my hair tutorial as well as two new products I have recently been introduced to, Rooted Hair Powder and Bali Secret Hair Vitamins. These pictures were from my cousin’s recent wedding. I decided to document how I do my hair.

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  1. Wash/Condition hair: I do this every other day. I color my hair and like to stretch the color out as far as I can due to my budget. I am able to go about every 8 weeks. Not washing my hair daily helps my color last. I use this shampoo and this conditioner. After I get out of the shower, I brush my hair with a wet brush and towel dry it. My hair tangles like crazy, so this brush has been the only way to get my hair brushed quickly.
    • IMG_9932I have recently discovered Rooted Hair Powder and this helps me stretch my washes out. Like I said, being on a budget I want to get the most of my hair color as possible. The thing I love about this product is not only does it get rid of the greasy hair, it also gets rid of bacteria. This product is also organic and it helps volumize your hair while increasing hair strength, collagen and growth. It comes in two colors: blonde and brunette. Being a brunette, this is much appreciated, since most dry shampoos leave a white residue in my  hair. This product also smells amazing and works very fast.
  2. Apply Bali Secret Hair Vitamins: I have long fine hair, so my hair easily gets dry. I also love to curl it, so that quickly damages it. I was recently introduced to these hair vitamins and this has helped with my dry ends. This product is enriched with Argan oil, Morrocan oil, macadamia nut oil, avocado oil, and vitamins A, C, E and pro vitamin B5. It helps my hair feel smooth and look shiny. The capsules are not taken orally as my husband thought. You break open a capsule and apply to towel dried hair. The capsules were a little hard to open for me at first, but once they open I put the oil on the palm of my hand and I do about 75% of my hair, skipping my roots. The product smells really good and I have been happy with it.
  3. Apply boosting spray and blow dryAfter I apply my hair vitamins, I apply this boosting spray. I apply it when my hair is still damp. It is heat activated, so I make sure to blow dry right after I apply. It helps give my fine hair some volume.
  4. Tease: Once my hair is 100% dry, I brush it once more and tease the crown with my tease w/ eez brush.  This creates even more volume for my “poof”. Here is a video that shows how to tease your hair, if you’re unfamiliar.
  5. Pin it: Once my hair has some volume, I brush it out a bit, and then gather it and pin it. I like to pin it up and have a little “poof” because I am a Texas girl and we like to say “the bigger the hair, the closer to God.”
  6. Curl/Hair Spray: Per recommendation of my hair stylist, I use this curling iron. It has worked well for me. I finish off my hair with Oribe hairspray.
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If you have any questions, please let me know!

Thank you to Rooted Hair Powder and Bali Secret for providing me with a free product sample. All opinions are my own.

Romping Around In Bows and Ruffles

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Happy Monday and happy late Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there! I wanted to share a quick photo of my mom and I from my wedding day and a little message.

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Mom, thank you for giving me a love for fashion. You always made sure I was dressed cute from day one. You’re always dressed to the nines even when going to Walmart. Thank you for always being more like a sister than a mom. I’m so thankful to have a mom whose clothes I could borrow all of these years! It’s been so fun.
Most of all, thank you for being my best friend! I love you, mom.

As you as you may have seen in last week’s post, ruffles are one of my favorite things right now. In fact, ruffles have always been one of my favorite things. When I saw this ruffled romper online, I knew it was something I HAD to order. I was so glad that it ended up fitting well when it arrived. The thing I like about rompers is you can wear them very casually to run around town or you can dress them up and wear them to a casual date. The top of the romper features a ruffle and a bow, so it had my name written all over it. This romper fits true to size.

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I also paired this look with a bow mule heel. This gave it very girly vibes. Mule heels have really made a comeback lately. The best part of these are the girly touch. I am all about bows, so when I saw them I knew I needed to order them. The same shoes I ordered sold out really fast, but I have linked an almost exact shoe below. This brand is usually true to size.

Romper: Here, Here , Similar, Similar  Bow Mule Heels: Sold Out: Nordstrom Rack, Similar, Similar Bow Flats: Here Earrings: Kendra Scott (Custom Color Bar: Greta style), Similar Bag: Here

LOFT Sale

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Dress: Here Shoes: Here Bag: Old-Tory Burch, Similar (I have this in hot pink and highly recommend it), Similar, Similar Earrings: Here

Ladies…stop what you’re doing right now and head over to LOFT’s website. They’re having a sale and I am sharing my favorite dress from this season and my other picks. I have a direct link below.

They’re currently offering 30% off everything or 40% off with your LOVELOFT credit card. Use code LOVEMOM to receive the discount. Some items are already marked down to 40% off without the promo code. They’re also offering free shipping on orders $125 or more.

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I got this off the Circle Lace Off The Shoulder Dress at the start of the season and it has been one of my favorite dresses. I love the navy blue color and the beautiful embroidered details.  It is dressy, yet casual. The flowy fabric makes it comfortable.

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It could go from a casual date night with flat sandals to a casual cocktail party. I paired mine with a pink camera bag, gold earrings and some block heel sandals. This dress does run a little big, so I recommend sizing down. I have found Loft runs a little large in general.

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I always recommend reading their reviews, since they are usually accurate.

Here are a few of my other picks:

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Blossom Off The Shoulder Top

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Eyelet Flutter Shift Dress

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Striped Eyelet Skirt

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Lace Off The Shoulder Shift Dress

gingham top

Gingham Side Tie Off The Shoulder Top

Floral Romper

Floral Wrap Romperstripe shorts

Striped Tie Waist Riviera Shorts

What are you eying at the LOFT sale?

Popping Champagne For Some Exciting News

 

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Happy Friday, y’all!

I took a little break and I didn’t do a blog post on Wednesday since I was so overwhelmed and unorganized from being out of town over the weekend. Sometimes taking a step back is much needed.

I am back and have a special announcement…last week I received an email that I have been accepted into Reward Style’s LiketoKnow.it program! When I started a blog, being accepted into Reward Style was my #1 goal. I always wanted to be part of this program, but never thought it was something I could achieve. I remember right when I started  posting outfit pictures on Instagram, my sister-in-law asked me when I was going to get on LiketoKnow.it. I told her it would be a while, if ever. Hard work pays off!

If you don’t know about this program, it is a big deal to be accepted this early on. Today is my 3rd full month of blogging. It literally took a whole month to find out, but I am so excited! Huge bloggers/influencers like Katey McFarlan and Emily Gemma are part of the program, so I was literally shaking when I read the acceptance email. I feel like a legit blogger now!

What is LiketoKnow.it?

LiketoKnow.it is a service that allows you to shop products you see in your Instagram feed. Instagram doesn’t allow clickable links to products, so when you see a product or outfit you like, you can’t just click over to the product directly from the Instagram post. With LiketoKnow.it,  you can just “like” the post as usual and get an email sent to you with product links.

How to sign up

1. Register your email at LiketoKnow.it.

2. Like Instagram posts that mention LiketoKnow.it.

3. Once you sign up, you will automatically receive an email with ready-to-shop product links for photos you like on Instagram.

Now that the news is out, I also wanted to share one of my favorite outfits that I recently wore recently. I thought the champagne picture was very fitting.

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I received this jacket from Coalition LA and LOVE it! It is the perfect thing to throw on during a cold spring day and I know it will be perfect for fall/winter. For reference, I am wearing an XS and it fits like a glove. The cool thing about this brand is that the products are vegan.

The jacket really gives this chiffon tulip skirt a little edge. I think the striped shirt and the black and nude shoes really tied the skirt and jacket together. I wanted to dress this look up, so I wore a statement necklace and studded pumps.

Cheers!

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Jacket: Coalition L.A. Top: Old, Similar Skirt: Target Shoes: Dillards, Similar Bag: Kate Spade, Similar Necklace: Target

In collaboration with Coalition L.A.

Blushing In Cold Shoulders

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IMG_1102Happy Monday and happy April, everyone! This weekend was MUCH needed. On Friday, I felt like I barely made it through the day because I was stressed and exhausted from work and keeping up with blogging/Instagram.

After work, I met up with a local Instablogger, Candace. We took pictures of each other in the downtown area and it was really fun. Our husbands are both over taking pictures of us, so it was perfect.

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On Saturday I woke up with a horrible migraine. I am so thankful to have a husband who is almost a doctor, as he was able to get me back to normal fast. He thinks it was a stress let-down migraine. I decided to get super organized and clean the house, so hopefully I won’t get so stressed next week. Later in the evening, we had friends in town, and we went to dinner and went out after. On Sunday, I slept in and then in the afternoon met two local bloggers for brunch and shopping at Nordstrom Rack. It was so much fun!

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One of my favorite trends this year is cold shoulders. While they don’t work for all situations such as at the office, they are so fun for the weekend. I got this dress at Target and I think it’s absolutely gorgeous. When she saw it, my mom was surprised the dress was from Target

This dress is flowy and very romantic. The dress was already a statement, so I paired it with some simple bow heels and simple jewelry.

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Dress: Target Shoes:Kate Spade, Similar, Similar Bag: Louis Vuitton Necklace: Kendra Scott Earrings: Kendra Scott 

Chambray And Bell Sleeves

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IMG_1074Happy Friday! This week has gone by decently fast, but I am so ready for the weekend.  I feel like I NEED this weekend, so I can get super organized. Work has been really busy, so I’ve been a little overwhelmed with that.

My husband is finishing off week 1 out of 6 on his pediatrics rotation. It doesn’t seem like this is the most intense rotation, but it is definitely different than being on electives. We both have been really tired, so sleeping in will be a must. This weekend we have my husband’s best friend and his sweet girlfriend coming in town on Saturday, so that will be nice.

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As you probably can tell, bell sleeves are one of my favorite things. If/when they go out of style, I will be that girl still wearing them! When I saw this dress online, I knew I had to have it. It combines two of my favorite things: chambray and bell sleeves. Chambray is one of those things that is almost always in and is classic for spring. It is so lightweight and effortless.

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When I received this dress, I knew my new wedges would be the perfect casual touch to go with it. I decided to wear a statement necklace since the dress is pretty simple. This dress is very versatile. You can pair it with the shoes I did for a date night look, or you could also do flats for a casual running around town look. You could also do boots and tights for fall.

What is a trend that you’re loving lately?

Dress: SheIn Necklace: Kendra Scott in Rose Quartz Shoes: Steve Madden Purse: Louis Vuitton

Dressing For Chilly Spring Weather

IMG_1058IMG_1054Happy Hump Day, friends! So far this week hasn’t been too bad.  It is definitely an adjustment having my hubby back on a required rotation instead of the past month of elective rotations. We also keep having threats of severe weather and I feel like I have been putting off grocery shopping and things like that but then the weather doesn’t end up actually being bad. I guess that’s Oklahoma for you! I have been just kind of winging it for dinner, since I keep thinking if I grocery shop that I’ll get caught in a tornado.

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The transition from cold to warm weather is in full swing.  One day it is 80 here and the next it’s low 50’s and rainy. With all of this back and forth weather, I wanted to share a look that is warm, but works for early spring.

One of the trends that I cannot get enough this year is leather moto jackets. I seriously went from just having one leather jacket to now having a nice collection of 5. The thing I like about them is they’re light weight yet warm at the same time. When styling this outfit, I wanted to make this look have some spring elements, so I wore white jeans.

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Gingham is one of those prints that works all year, so I paired this look with a navy gingham blouse. I added a little pop of red to make this look a little more fun.

How is everyone’s week going so far?

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Jacket: BlankNYC Top: J. Crew Factory Jeans: 7 For All Mankind Necklace: Kendra Scott Boots: Sam Edelman Purse: Louis Vuitton

 

Red and Navy A-line Skirt

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Happy Monday! Is it just me or do weekends fly by, but the week crawls by? I guess the saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is true.

This weekend was super nice and much needed! On Friday, I met with Courtney of The Finishing Touch OKC and we took some pictures of each other. She is super sweet and I have a feeling we’re going to get along great. After I got home, my sweet hubby grilled steaks. It was nice to not be the one cooking for once.

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On Saturday, it was a pretty cold and dreary day, so we laid low. I cooked breakfast while my husband was asleep. It’s always nice when you literally have nothing to do. I ended up deciding we needed to get out of the house, so we got dressed up and headed to Midtown to try a new restaurant, Barrio’s. The food was good, but the atmosphere of this restaurant is what will keep me coming back. It is very uniquely decorated and I look forward to warm days that we can drink margs on their patio.

On Sunday we had threats of bad thunderstorms, so we just stayed at home and both got organized for the upcoming week.

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Recently I wore this red and navy floral A-line skirt to brunch and I loved this look. Do you ever have an outfit that you just feel so great in? Well, this is one of those for me. I felt so classy and ladylike all brunch.

I have had this skirt for years and it is one of those skirts that I always keep pulling out. There is something about an A-line skirt that just makes you feel so pretty. I think it is the flattering cut. The skirt had a lot going on with it, so I decided to pair it with simple accessories to let it be the focal point.

What did you do this weekend?

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Top: Old-Forever 21, Similar Skirt: Old- Dillards, Similar, Similar Necklace: Etsy Shoes: Sam Edelman, Similar Bag: Louis Vuitton 

Dressing For A Rehearsal Dinner

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Happy Friday! I am so glad it’s the almost the weekend. This time last week, we were heading down to Dallas for a fun wedding weekend. Although it was amazing, we’re so excited to spend time at home.

Jake is in between rotations this weekend and will be starting Pediatrics on Monday. We will be taking advantage of him being free over the weekend, since free weekends will soon be rare again. He has had a full month of elective rotations, so we got a little spoiled with no weekend work. The weather looks nice tomorrow, so that always makes the weekend more fun. We don’t have any set plans, but I know we will do a date of some sort.

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I am meeting up with a blogger to start taking pictures together. I am also hoping to organize my closet and move the winter clothes to the top rack. My poor husband is getting exhausted being an Instagram husband taking most of my pictures, so I am working with other bloggers to take pictures of each other.  I’m excited to start working with them!IMG_7095

Now that it’s wedding season, you might be invited to a rehearsal dinner if you’re in the wedding party or are a close family member of the bride or groom. Most rehearsal dinners are not formal; they’re usually more cocktail attire. I determine what I am going to wear by the location of the dinner and I used the invitation as a guide.

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The one we recently went to was at a brewery. I was not really sure what to expect, so I played it safe with a little black dress. My rule of thumb is, it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. I wanted to still look trendy, so I wore a cold shoulder dress. One of my favorite things about LBD’s is they’re like a blank canvas. I wanted to have fun with this look, so I wore a statement necklace, leopard pumps and my new pink bag.

What is everyone doing this weekend?

Dress: 1. State Earrings:Kendra Scott Necklace: Kendra Scott, Similar Shoes:Louise Et Cie., Similar,Another option Bag: Tory Burch