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hints of fall

August 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

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One of the most insane things about living in Houston is that when the rest of the world starts drooling over fall clothes — all those streamlined jackets and luxe cashmere knits — we are still sweltering in 100+ degree weather for, oh, say, another three months or so

So, take the title of this post for what it’s worth: here in Houston, it’s mid-August and there are no hints of fall in sight.  But if there were, this leather vest would be the first thing I grab — as it is, it’s mostly useful for battling frigid restaurant-and-office air conditioning systems! 

Or… for Fashion Week?  Can you believe it’s that time again?  I swear, it comes earlier every year!

Also, I have to let you guys know — when I bought this maxi dress, it was full price (boo!) but it’s now on sale for 50% off, and still available in almost every size.  Unbelievable!

ASOS Tropical Palm Print Maxi dress, Fifteen Twenty vest, Chanel purse.

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at long last

July 28th, 2014 · 5 Comments

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So, I bought this dress approximately four seconds before I got pregnant.  I ordered it from an Australian website which takes a while to ship things to the United States, and by the time it arrived, I was four weeks pregnant, had already gained a few pounds (yup, seriously — I gained two pounds before I’d even taken a pregnancy test) and it. did. not. fit. 

I was bummed.  I couldn’t return the dress because shipping something back to Australia is mind-numbingly expensive — like, two or three times the cost of the dress in the first place.  So, I kept it.  I stuck it in the back of my closet, tried not to feel bitter, and figured I’d pull it in a year or so when I could fit into it again.

And, eleven or so months later… I did! 

Despite my long, long wait to finally wear this dress, I was super excited to finally pull it out.  Even a year later, it’s obviously what I fell in love with when I bought it — the bold splashes of color, the flattering cut (very flattering, LOL!), and the simple, sexy shape.  Just what this new mama needed!

And Rambo liked it too.  :-) I couldn’t resist including this shot!

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summer adventures!

July 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

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There’s something about summer that makes me so excited for vacation destinations!  I think maybe it’s because growing up, my family always planned wonderful summer vacations — we’d drive up to Maine or Cape Cod or Vermont, and I’d head to summer camp or the beach. 

And this summer is the same way — I’m itching to explore.  Bear and I are about to head to New York for our first summer adventure in just a few days, and hopefully there will be many more to come! 

So when I stumbled upon the perfect dress for a summer vacation, obviously I had to show you guys!  How easy and elegant is this dressbarn style?  I find that when I’m traveling, I often have a little more time to put into getting dressed — and it’s fun to go a little glam with a really beautiful dress!  I pretty much wear dresses exclusively while we travel — they’re easy, take up less suitcase space, and you can pack in an hour without worrying about putting together outfits in advance!  This dress, especially, is such a perfect piece to travel with — the material doesn’t get wrinkled, so you can pull it out and look great instantly!  They have an awesome selection of amazing dresses, for any fun summer moment!

Right now, dressbarn is having a fabulous summer contest — submit a photo of your favorite fashion moment from your summer adventure, and you can win a $250 gift card and their stylish vacation essentials!  You can enter here — go check it out!

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