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?

 

 

Our Proposal Story

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May 4, 2013 was a very special day for many reasons. Jake and I both graduated from Oklahoma State University, and it was also the day Jake asked me to be his wife. In honor of our 4th anniversary of my hubby proposing, I thought it would be fun to share our proposal story.

Our Story:

Jake and I had been dating since my sophomore year of college and we were finally about to graduate. For months we had been talking about getting engaged soon. I was in a sorority (Zeta Tau Alpha) in college and kept hinting to Jake that I wanted to have a candlelight ceremony (a way sorority girls announce their engagement to their sisters). I also expressed that I wanted to have my family around to celebrate after we got engaged. My hubby said he didn’t know if the candlelight would happen or not, but he had the perfect day in mind. I hate surprises, so I kept trying to get him to give me hints. He would not crack though!

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I kept daydreaming that he would be proposing soon and even created a Pinterest board with the style of ring I wanted. I really thought he would propose on either the anniversary of the day we met (March 27, 2010), on graduation day, or during our upcoming Hawaiian vacation. The day we met went by with no proposal, so I kept thinking it could be any day. Weeks went by and still no proposal. Graduation was coming up, so I had my suspicions it might be then. I asked my mom if I should get my nails done because I was trying to see if she would ruin the surprise.  She said it would be nice to, but didn’t make me convinced I needed to get them done. So I didn’t get them done, thinking that if I did get them done, I would jinx it and that wouldn’t end up being the day he proposed.

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Graduation day was cold and rainy. My hubby picked me up before the ceremony so we could graduate together. I was suspicious he was going to propose right before the ceremony.  But the ceremony went on and no proposal. At this point I was a little down, since I made my mind up it was not going to happen that day.

After graduation was over, we were planning on meeting up with our families at Theta Pond to take pictures. If you have never been to OSU, it’s a really pretty pond in the center of campus. On the way to Theta Pond, we passed through a pretty garden. I was a little down that he hadn’t proposed, so I wasn’t very talkative. Jake began talking about how he couldn’t believe we just graduated and how we have made so many memories at OSU. I agreed, but didn’t say much. He finally got my attention when I noticed he was starting to get choked up. He began talking about the next chapter of our lives. He then went on to say “we might as well make one more memory at OSU”. He got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I immediately began crying and of course said yes.  It was the perfect moment and was very symbolic. I didn’t get my candlelight, but May 4th was one of the best days of my life for many reasons.

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Now we are about to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary in June! You can view our wedding feature here.

Also, don’t forget to enter our Jord Wood Watch giveaway for a FREE Conway watch here. It ends 5/7/17.  Thank you to Jord for providing this giveaway.

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer, Similar, Similar, Similar Necklace: Here Earrings: Similar Shoes: Similar, Similar

Trending: The Bodysuit

IMG_7933IMG_7973IMG_7947IMG_7967IMG_7941Happy Thursday! I don’t know about y’all, but I feel like I need a vacation badly. I think it’s because my hubby is on a rotation where he goes in before the sun comes up and I feel like during the week I barely see him. It could just be my lack of sleep lately 😉 I am always more creative at night and always seem to wake up at night even if I am exhausted all day!

Anyways, one trend that I jumped on late was the bodysuit. I never in a million years thought they would be flattering, so I never tried one. I also thought they seemed weird until I saw this ruffle off the shoulder one. The ruffles were what spoke to me, so I gave it a chance. Let me just tell you, they are a major game changer!

The thing that I love about bodysuits are they give you the “tucked in” look without having a lot of fabric that gets bunched up. When I wear skirts, it always seems like I am constantly fixing my top, but with a bodysuit it gives you the perfect tucked in appearance.

I have paired my bodysuit with jeans, palazzo pants and skirts. They are so versatile! I have a feeling that I am going to be buying several more in the near future.

What is a trend that you’re loving lately?

Necklace: Kendra Scott, Similar(Same necklace, different shade of turquoise) Bodysuit: Target Jeans: Michael Kors, Similar, Similar Shoes: Target Bag: Louis Vuitton

Traveling In Comfort and Style

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Happy Monday! I wanted to start off by saying thank you to everyone who commented and reached out to me to congratulate me on getting accepted into Reward Style. I have been so overwhelmed with support and I want to thank you all because without your support I wouldn’t be here. I am planning on doing a post in the next few weeks with the story of how I started my blog and also a post about blogging tips. I am not sure if it will be combined into one post or two separate ones, but stay tuned.IMG_1185IMG_1186

Last weekend I traveled down to Texas to see my family and attend my cousin’s bridal shower near Austin. I wanted to share my travel look. When I travel, the main thing I want is to be comfortable. When you’re sitting down for hours, nothing is worse than wearing a tight pair of jeans and being miserable. This is why I like to wear loose dresses or comfortable pants when I travel. It was a little chilly that weekend, so I wore this adorable short sleeve t-shirt dress with a denim jacket and a colorful scarf. 337 Brand sent it to me, and I really like it and think it’s great quality! I sized up for a boyfriend look, but I do think I should have stuck with my regular size. The dress was a little too big on me, but with a jacket it wasn’t noticeable. When traveling I always like to wear a jacket, since the airplane is usually cold.

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This dress is such a good staple piece. I can see myself pairing it with a long cardigan and boots for fall, and I can also see me adding a fitted leather jacket for a dressier look.

Dress: 337 BRAND Jacket: J. Crew Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer, Similar, Similar Sunglasses: ilymix use code: Lifeofa20 for 20% off of your purchase Shoes: Tory Burch, Similar, Similar Purse: Michael Kors, Similar, Similar Rolling Suitcase: London Fog Pink Duffle Bag: Jon Hart

In Collaboration with 337 Brand

The Perfect Pink Lace Dress

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Happy Monday! I cannot believe Easter is on Sunday. I made our brunch reservations last week at a restaurant called Cheever’s. If you ever visit OKC, I highly recommend it!  I am so excited to celebrate this holiday that is important to my Christian faith. I’m hoping that my hubby gets done with his weekend rounds early. You never know with his medical school schedule.

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This weekend, I took Friday off. It was seriously much needed to have an extra day off. My mom and I went shopping at North Park Mall in Dallas and we went to lunch at The Neiman Marcus Mermaid Bar, as is our tradition. I didn’t buy a whole lot, but it’s always fun to look! After a quick stop in Dallas, we woke up early and headed to Lake LBJ in Austin for my beautiful cousin’s couple’s shower. I am so excited that my baby cousin is getting married. Unfortunately, my hubby couldn’t come down (go figure). He had to work on Saturday for his pediatric rotation. It is hard to go to things like couple’s showers or parties without your man, but it’s the sacrifice we have made to ensure a successful future (with much more free time at that point!).

Since Easter is around the corner, I wanted to share what I will most likely be wearing. I bought this dress at SheIn and am obsessed with it. This dress can go from a wedding to Easter Sunday. I will be wearing a little navy trench coat on Sunday, since it looks like it might be chilly. For Easter, I would accessorize with different earrings, since these are more for a night look.

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This lace dress is gorgeous, so I wanted to let it be the focal point. I wore my hair half up to show off some gorgeous earrings and wore my favorite rock stud heels. They’re not Valentino’s, although I get asked that all the time. They’re great dupes! I accessorized with my favorite little bag.

What are you wearing for Easter?

Dress: SheIn Shoes: Old- Dillards, Similar (I have these are red and LOVE them, they are TTS). Bag: Louis Vuitton Earrings: Lisi Lerch, Similar

Floral Palazzo Pants

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Happy Friday!  I am so excited because I am off from work today. I am flying down to see my family and going to my cousin’s bridal shower. An extra day off is much need! My poor hubby has to work this weekend, so unfortunately he will be home alone this weekend. I guess that’s part of med school 🙁

I have to share a funny story: the other day I was trying on outfits for an upcoming shoot and I didn’t think my hubby was paying attention. I tried on a white dress that was a potential Easter look and the dress was way too big and was super frumpy. I hadn’t even looked in the mirror yet and my hubby told me I looked like a Sunday school teacher. I guess at least he’s honest!

Date night is around the corner, so I thought I would share one of my recent date night looks. We already had our date since hubby is home alone, and no, I didn’t wear the “Sunday school teacher outfit.”

I wore these floral palazzo pants and this black body suit on our date. To be honest, I never thought I could pull off palazzo pants so I’ve avoided them. It wasn’t until I went to Target and “accidentally” ended up in the clothing section that I found these. I thought they were super cute and tried them on.

I think the key to palazzo pants is how you style them. When trying them on at home, I tried about three tops before I liked my outfit. With these, it was all about finding a fitted top to make it look like a jumpsuit.

The top that I am wearing is actually a body suit. I never in a million years thought I would try a body suit, but on that same Target trip I found this adorable ruffle one. I am going to have to invest in more bodysuits because it makes the shirt lay better tucked in. My husband wasn’t 100% in love with this look, but I loved it and that’s all that matters, right?

What are you doing this weekend?

Top: Target Pants: Target  Earrings: Lisi Lerch Shoes: Sam Edelman Purse: Louis Vuitton 

Work Wear Wednesday

 

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Happy Wednesday! We are half way through the work week! I am counting down the days until the weekend. One thing I especially struggle with both working a full time job and blogging is lack of time. Especially in the morning, since I am sooo not a morning person. Organization is key for me and one thing I do each Sunday is pick out each work outfit for the upcoming week. This is a major time saver for me. Also, it saves me from the “I have nothing to wear” panic when I’m in a hurry.

When it comes to work wear, I tend to be less inspired and I get bored of my clothes quickly. I don’t like to buy a lot work clothes, so I like to use what I already have and change it up.

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On Monday, I was not happy for the weekend to be over and I was feeling unmotivated, so I picked out a more fun look. I notice this helps with my attitude! I wore this new tweed skirt that I got during the Loft sale. I wanted to share it because it shows you can wear a statement necklace and a print and still be professional. I paired it with all navy and a pop of blush, since it’s the big color for spring. I walk a lot at work, so I paired it with low nude colored shoes. In the future, I plan to wear the skirt with a blush top, a red necklace, or a white top to change it up. Even emerald green or yellow would work too.

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I love to incorporate bright colors and prints into my work attire so I don’t get bored. I am very creative and drawn to bright things. I work in marketing, so I need to be a little more creative than some other occupations. I love to wear bold prints like leopard and bright colors. I have found that statement necklaces or colorful cardigans help my wardrobe stay fresh and less boring.

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Top: Old- Forever21, Similar Skirt: Loft Necklace: Kendra Scott Shoes: Old-Sam Edelman, Similar Purse: Louis Vuitton

 

 

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