PARTY OUTFIT




Body Suit: Tobi | Skirt: Tobi ShoesSteve Madden (Mine sold out, similar linked) | Earrings: Bauble Bar | WatchMichael Kors | Ring: Charming Charlie Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

The weekend is over, and we celebrated just about the entire weekend. Being able to celebrate another year being marriage makes me beyond thankful for him and the love we have.

It was only fitting that I wore this Tobi bodysuit and skirt. If you haven't tried converting to bodysuits, you should definitely give it a shot. I started wearing bodysuits when wearing skirts and most of my leggings.  I love bodysuits because it doesn't add any unwanted rolls to your outfit, and adds another level of smoothing to each outfit.  For me, I would also get irritated when I would wear skirts and I'd have to keep going underneath my skirt to pull my shirt down. Something to keep in mind if you are wearing legging is try to get the thong bodysuit.  It will prevent you that unwanted panty line.

What really made this outfit was the floral skirt.  It's clear I love floral so to find a floral that was a mini skirt, was an obvious no brainer. Not ready to have a full floral dress? Consider wearing just an item (skirt or top), and make the other coordinating item a solid.  This will prevent you from being too busy.

If you haven't checked out Tobi, make sure to do so you get 50% off your first order.  It has tons of my glam attire to get you ready for a night out or event!
Happy Styling!

*some of the items mentioned have been sponsored.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*
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AFFORDABLE DRESS OPTIONS


Dress: She in ShoesSteve Madden | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Necklace: Bauble Bar | WatchMichael Kors | Ring: Charming Charlie Purse: Rebecca Minkoff


I am huge advocate of knowing what to save your money on in your wardrobe.  It's no secret that I mix high-end with budget friendly items. I think it gives the perfect balance.

The key to pulling this off is knowing what items are ok to save a buck.  For me, one item I often look for affordability on is my dress wardrobe.  In many cases dresses I only wear for one occasion and never put on again.  With that, I would be wasting a lot of money if I always spent over $100 for each dress.  And to be honest, most $100 dresses you can find the same one for a fraction of the cost.
 
 I would rather spend my money on items I will wear multiple times. I go to so many different functions, and never want to fill guilty that I may not wear the dress again and spent a ton of money on it. There are many places to purchases dresses from that are perfect for that one-time occasion that is affordable but not cheap looking.  I got this perfect wrap dress for less than $25!! Its perfect for Spring and Summer parties.  

Here are a few trusted sites that I check out whenever I am in need of a dress.  Shein, NY and Co (can be affordable when they are having a sale), Target, Boohoo (great for night out), and H&M.

Don't get me wrong, I love splurging on a dress every once in a while.  But I prioritize it based on the importance of the event. Start thinking about your specific events you have coming up, and really start considering a less expensive option that is just as cute!

Happy Styling!

BLACK SWING DRESS







Dress: Tobi ShoesSteve Madden | Earrings: Bauble Bar | WatchMichael Kors | Ring: Charming Charlie Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

I was on the hunt for a LBD that I felt confortable, but still added a level of glam. Swing dresses are the answer, because let's be real its not every day that you feel like putting on a bodycon dress.

This swing dress by Tobi is perfect to dress up or down.  It's very affordable which makes it a double win, because its obvious I like saving any amount of money I can! Head to tobi.com for more affordable dress options!

If you haven't added a swing dress to your wardrobe definitely consider it.
1. Swing dresses are so versatile. You can dress it up or down.  I chose to style it more for a date night glam, but you could easily pair it with some cute flat strappy sandals.
2. They are so fun to wear! I am constantly twirling and
3. No shapewear needed! Its not secret that I will throw on shapewear in a heartbeat.  
I love how shapewear will smooth out your silhoutee. With swing dresses they wear are optional. With it being a looser fit its flattering whether or not you are having those bloated days. haha!
If you feel some swing dresses are a little boring picking a style with added detail like this lace-up! It's also nice because it eliminates needing a necklace to pair it too.  

P.S...Moving is not fun, but I am so excited to share the journey with you all soon!

Happy Styling!
*some of the items mentioned have been sponsored.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

SPRING SEASON TRANSITION LOOK






Top: Loft | Jeans: American Eagle Shoes: Steve Madden | Necklace & Earrings: Charming Charlie | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: Charming Charlie Purse: Charming Charlie (sold out) similar here



Spring is almost here, which means it is time to stock up on your favorite florals. It is no secret that my favorite print after leopard (of course) is florals. I have checked out of winter, and already started stacking up on some new florals for Spring.  Have fun with florals, add them in your blouse or even a skirt.  Try making a statement by getting some floral pants! Just keep the top simple. :)

Are you like me and always stare at your closet during the transition of Spring and wonder what to wear? I swear that was me at one point. We are out of the temperature of wearing boots and sweaters yet, not warm enough for short sleeves and shorts. 

I struggled with this...try adding a shear long sleeve top to your closet, the one I'm wearing is perfect for the transition! Next, pick up some caged sandals.  I'm not quite yet ready to go full open sandal, and caged sandals allow you to have a versatile shoe for any weather! Another thing is love my warm burgundy's and deep reds, but I'm swapping them out for soft hues and pinks.  

During this weather transition in Texas one day it is warm and the next it is cold.  Its no wonder I am recovering from a cold. Just because this weather doesn't know what to do during this season transition, doesn't mean your wardrobe needs too!

Happy Styling!


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MOMS DAY OUT - LASH EXTENSION REVIEW



Mom Life shirt: Etsy


Mom's spa day is always a must! Being a working mom, wife, and everything in between can be exhausting at times honestly.  Working then holding down the fort at home can leave little time for self-care. Last year I started to commit a lot more time to taking care of me and having some "me" time! 
 I regularly make sure to get take an hour of time to get a mani & pedi, hair done, or facials. 
As a mom I am always busy chauffeuring Cameron to various sports or birthday parties (I swear my 9-year old has a busier schedule than me.) It gets difficult to to find the time for me, but I force myself.  Across the board I feel pouring into me, not only makes me feel good. But I know my husband appreciates it too. 
What better way for some self-care than to do it with some fellow moms (and blogger babes).  We were determined to take a morning for some pampering and girl talk!! It's an added bonus that they also are battling the infamous "Terrific Twos".  We teamed up with Spa La La located in Dallas a block from Galleria mall, to have a moms day out! My girls Tanika (Alwayz Fashionably Late) and Eryn (Style Sew Me) had a blast!
Normally, when I get a spa service I opt for a massage or facial. BUT with Valentine's Day approaching I stepped out of the box and got Lash Extensions for the first time. Eek!! Not going to lie I was nervous about it, and wanted to them look natural. We got a variety of services and all made us feel/look great! Tanika tried Dermaplaning and Eryn got an eyebrow wax and tint! Check their reviews on their services here and here!! 



I wanted to share my honest review of lash extension from a first timers. Hopefully this will help anyone that is on the fence about lash extensions. Let me lead with, I have short lashes, so I didn't get anything too dramatic as I wanted to ease into this.  Also I wanted it to look natural enough for my 9-5. The entire process took about 90 minutes.  One of my things that had me press pause on ever doing it, was I imagined it would be so uncomfortable. It actually wasn't at all. I didn't even know she was starting at first. After a couple good conversations you will be done.  
My initial review is it looked great! You could not even tell the difference between my lashes and the extensions (which was another fear). It blended perfectly and for me I loved the natural length. It's been almost a week and I have lost some extensions, but still full.  The biggest drawback for me has been I always feel like something is in my eye. So my eyes have been a little itchy.  I am sure that is due to not being used to the length.

 Another thing to consider is the expense. Keep in mind that after you get your lashes installed it will required 2-3 week maintenances.  Almost like getting full set nails and then needing a fill-in. I say all that to say, if you are looking to keep cost very minimum then take into consideration this will be a regular expense.

Overall, I am very pleased with my extensions.  I can't say I will always keep lash extensions on, but they are a nice splurge here and there.  It is great if you have a lot of events coming up, or holidays.
Great conversation, pampering, and some new lashes I would say it was a moms day out success! 
If you are in the local Dallas area make sure to check out Spa La La.  Let them know I sent you and get 20% off Lash extensions or any facial service. 
Enjoy!

VALENTINE'S DAY DRESS






Dress: NY and Company  ShoesChristian Louboutin Pigalle 120mm | Necklace & Earrings: Charming Charlie Bracelet: Charming Charlie | Ring: Charming Charlie Clutch: Charming Charlie (sold out) similar here


I'm ready for Valentine's Day! Can you tell?! I love any excuse to glam up and go out with the hubby.  This year to celebrate Valentine's Day we are going to have a weekend getaway to a Cabin, with some awesome couples.  So excited for this KID FREE weekend getaway! 

Valentine's day is the perfect opportunity to glam it up and find a dress that is not only full glam but also flattering.  Who wants your night out with your significant other to be worrying about a dress that doesn't fit you well. This wrap dress is a staple in my closet. I love any wrap dresses, it has ruching which is great for concealing those problem areas.  I also love it because it is midi length.  This is my favorite length.  You never have to worry about the dress riding up and is appropriate length for any occasion. The added bonus is my dress and accessories (not including shoes) cost under $100! If you are not a fan of the wrap dress consider a skater dress.  It's the perfect combination of fit and flare! 

Can I get off topic for a second? If you are dating or married I strongly encourage you to take a second to celebrate the day of love.  Not that you shouldn't express your love on a regular basis, but use this holiday as another reason to DATE your spouse.  I know for us being married with kids its easy to let holidays go by and not really celebrate them. We always acknowledge it, but for awhile we would just get so busy with life that we would neglect those special holidays for each other. 

My husband and I have made it a point to break out of the routine, and commit to continuously dating each other. And when we committed to that it 120% rejuvenated our marriage and connection.  If you are in a rut in your relationship use this holiday as a kick start to begin regularly dating again.  However you wish to celebrate it, whether it going out for dinner, catching a movie, or simply cooking dinner for each other at home.  Do something! 

Take Valentine's Day to give your significant other a little extra love and affection.  I always like getting dressed up for the holiday.  If you are keeping it mellow consider a blouse, denim, and heels. 

Happy Styling!

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As I have shared, life has been so busy! I am working, being a mom and wife, in the process of moving. So needless to say I has been swamped! With all of the things life has me balancing it has caused some added chaos.  Not to mention, home buying definitely is not just the easiest thing in the world either! Between coordinating moving some of our items from Michigan, moving schools, and so much more... this mom is spent! I can't wait to share this experience in further detail to help someone looking to purchase a home, and wanting some real-life person tips! 

Because its been busier I haven't been able to blog nearly as much as I like which has caused me to post many of my everyday looks on Instagram.  If you are like me I see people on Instagram all the time that I want to get the details of their outfit.  Sharing all the details of my recent looks, so it makes it easier to find out exactly where I got the items from!  Not to mention that most of these items are on sale, so definitely don't miss them! 

Make sure to follow me on INSTAGRAM to get all my looks almost daily, and to see what I am up to! 

Happy Styling!

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