The Mommie Series!

February 17th, 2015 · 2 Comments

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Last week, I had the most amazing time moderating a panel discussion for the Mommie Series!  As part of the Mommie Series, several times a year, speakers on fashion, finance, health and family gather to discuss topical issues on the minds of modern moms, and this season, I was thrilled to be part of the discussion.

Being a mom is an incredible privilege, and it’s also a huge challenge.  As modern mothers, we face pressure on all sides — from career choices to competing parenting philosophies to crafting modern marriages that are satisfying and fulfilling.  So nights like this one are incredibly special — they’re those rare nights out when we get to dress up, sip champagne, and discuss the issues that are important to us.  Our night of speakers tackled topics like charitable giving, access to social media for kids, thyroid function, and spring fashion trends.  Yup, all of it.  That’s why this event is so amazing: one moment you’re talking about the tax advantages of setting up a charitable foundation, the next you’re drooling over white leather for fall. 

That’s my kind of night, ladies.

So I wanted to share a few photos from the night with you guys, because it was such a fun, special experience.  I was honored to be asked to be part of this session, and can’t wait to be in the audience for many more to come. 

Photos by Quy Tan.

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making the case for flats

January 11th, 2015 · 3 Comments

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Last Friday, I had a lunch meeting with another lawyer, and she picked a spot in this really chic shopping area, one that I hadn’t visited in a while.  And I was coming off a very busy morning, and didn’t have much scheduled in the afternoon, so after our lunch ended, I thought I’d just take a quick peek into my favorite Houston boutique, which just happened to be right next door. 

And quick peeks are always bad for my wallet.  When I’m looking for something specific, I’ll shop for hours and come home empty-handed, but when I’m just browsing?  I always find something amazing.  It’s a curse, I tell you. 

So, about twenty minutes later, I found myself deciding between two pretty incredible pairs of shoes, which I captured on Instagram in the photo above.

The ones on the left are Giuseppe Zanotti flat sandals, and obviously, are pretty amazing.  And the ones on the right are pretty much my exact favorite shoe in the world — Jimmy Choo heels.  I have Jimmy Choo pumps in nude and black, and you guys have seen them in, oh, probably half the outfit posts on this site.  They’re chic, streamlined and elegant, and they go with absolutely everything.  I bought them both for full price (something I almost never do) and they average out to pennies per wear — that’s how much use I’ve gotten from them. 

The response I got on Instagram was almost unanimous — go for the Jimmy Choos.

And, you guys, I almost did.  Almost.

But then I had a moment of complete candor with myself, and you know what I realized?

In the last eight months, since our son was born, I’ve worn heels maybe a dozen times.  Tot

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best of 2014!

January 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

2014-Final

What a year this one has been!

I’m charging head-on into 2015, but before I do, I wanted to take a minute to reflect on all the wonderful moments from this past year.  So, if you’re new to this blog or you missed a few posts here and there, I’ve pulled together some of my favorites from the last 12 months. 

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This marked the birth of our son, which turned my life upside down in the happiest, most wonderful (and yet totally overwhelming) way possible.  I think my favorite post of the year was on my decision to give up the idea of being a “perfect” parent and to focus on enjoying time with our son.  This is something I still struggle with nearly every day, but realizing it has made our lives so much happier and better.  If you’re going to read one post I wrote in 2014, head over there.

In other news…

I briefly turned into Godzilla at the sound of our baby crying… and wound up breaking our freezer.

The best advice I received as a new parent: Just Wait A Week.

Our baby broke a $500 jar of Vaseline.  Oops. 

I shared Baby Bear’s birth story, the most i

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