Trending Tuesday

I’ve always been partial to neutrals; they’re effortless and I already have a bright pop of color everywhere I go (ginger probz). When I’m up early before work, I reach first for the neutral pieces in my wardrobe that I know will go together in a pinch. I’ve been seeing a lot of head-to-toe neutrals happening all over the interwebs, so I rounded up a few pieces for this week’s Trending Tuesday PLUS some inspiration from a few of my favorite bloggers.


1. Forever 21 Open-Front Textured Coat

2. Boohoo Sophie Belted Trench Duster

3. Free People Sidewinder Wool Pullover

4. Charles David Rose Over-the-Knee Boots

5. Mango Alpaca Wool-Blend Sweater

6. Poverty Flats by Rian Dot Faux-Leather Backpack

7. Dream coat –> J. Crew Wool Melton Toggle Coat

{ Kimberly at Penny Pincher Fashion }

{ Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere }

{ Helena at Brooklyn Blonde }

{ Hallie at Corals + Cognacs }


A Striped Duster

DSC_0467Charlotte Russe duster cardigan (similar here & here) // Silky tank from Dillard’s (similar here) // HUE black pants (exact here) // Black booties from E.Leigh’s (similar here & here–love the metallic heel on these) // Gold chain necklace from E.Leigh’s (similar here)

After a long, long wait, the perfect cool fall weather has finally made its way to Texas. This also means quite a bit of rain every now and then, but I’m willing to compromise… in order to wear more layers. This duster cardigan is a favorite; it pairs well with the majority of my dresses and has a great bold effect for an otherwise simple outfit. Oh, and this tank?! Got it on mega sale only to come home and find out it also reverses to white! Double win!


Life Lately: October

Whoa, it’s been almost THREE months since I last posted, and I apologize! The move and the new job were stressful (aka made me super lazy).

But in all seriousness… The longer I hadn’t posted, the more I was second-guessing my reasons for blogging and doubting my ability to create good content for posts (not to mention keeping up with regular(ish) posting AND all the social media channels).

Just a few days ago, I read something that really hit home with me and gave me a little jump-start of inspiration and motivation. In the most simple terms, it said that blogging should be a creative outlet. And while typing it now seems silly (like “well, duh”), it’s been difficult to blog for ME. I work in the fashion industry (which I love), but it’s pretty much sitting at a computer 8 hours a day. And no matter how much I feel satisfied going home and watching Netflix all evening, something has really been missing.

So here’s to a little bit of a fresh start and to a blog where I can create content and write about what I LOVE. :)

In the meantime, here are a few glimpses into life lately.

{You know I love a good necklace selfie // similar styles here & here}


{My latest book purchase}

{I would repeat this outfit over & over again / AE tank; tassel necklace from Charlotte Russe; Chip & Pepper white jeans from Belk; Fossil drawstring bag; Gianni Bini sandals from Dillard’s}

{STILL thinking about this delicious lunch from 3 Fold Noodles & Dumplings}

{Loved this read! I want to go back to Paris ASAP.}

{A gift from my friend Colleen; can’t wait to see what the next 5 years bring.}