Archives for July 2016

Yellow Dress

Some days call for a pretty dress to twirl around in. This gorgeous dress from Shabby Apple is literally perfection! It has such a classic silhouette, and the pockets add the perfect casual touch. I am loving this bright and happy shade of yellow. It comes in pink, too! 

Shabby Apple is having an amazing sale right now. Everything is 30-75% off until August 1st! It’s the perfect time to stock up on fall essentials. Hard to believe it’s just around the corner! Although we are on the downhill side of summer, there is still plenty of hot weather ahead. Shabby Apple has the cutest summer dresses, skirts, and swimwear! 
I have teamed up with Shabby Apple on an exciting giveaway for you guys. One lucky Instagram follower will win a $50 gift certificate to Shabby Apple. Head over to my Instagram for details on how to enter! 

Thank you to Shabby Apple for sponsoring this post.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Summer Finds

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here! Early Access for Nordstrom cardholders is going on now, but the sale goes public tomorrow (July 22nd).

I’ll give you a minute to do the happy dance…

When you think about the #NSale, I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind is fall. However, there are so many great wear-now items that you just can’t pass up! And let’s face it, with 100 degree temps it can be a little difficult to get excited about a cashmere sweater (am I right?). I’ve rounded up some of my favorite summery items below that you can wear now – just click on each pic to shop!

Remember, if you can’t wait until tomorrow and want to shop today, just apply for a Nordstrom credit or debit card!

#NSale Shoes Under $100

Sometimes big sales can be overwhelming, especially when there are so many great deals. It’s hard to know where to start (and when to stop!). This year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is bigger and better than ever, so I am going to break it down and share with you my faves in each category. Today is all about the shoes (in honor of #TuesdayShoesday). These beauties are all under $100 – just click each picture to shop! Remember, if you want early access to the sale and you don’t have a Nordstrom card, you can apply for a card here to gain access. Which pair is your favorite?

White Pixie Pants


I love a good pair of versatile pants, and these white pixie pants from Old Navy are just so perfect! I am always super picky when I go shopping for white pants because they have the potential to reveal every little imperfection that we may have (or think we have!). I don’t like them to be too tight or too thin – and that can sometimes be hard to find. These pants fit just right, and I love that they are cropped a bit just above the ankle.

I so wish this LC Lauren Conrad top was still available! I did find a few other tops that are just as cute, like this sleeveless lace top and this floral print top. I am in LOVE with these Kendra Scott drusy earrings. They seriously go with everything!

#NSale Early Access is HERE!

It’s the sale we’ve all been waiting for – Nordstrom‘s #NSale is finally here! Right now, the sale is only open to cardholders, but if you aren’t a cardholder do not fret! The sale will be available to the public on July 22nd. It’s the perfect time to make your Christmas lists, back-to-school lists, and you’re “I gotta have it” lists and start checking things off now while these amazing deals last. I have rounded up my absolute faves below – just click on each picture to shop! If you want to see ALL the items I’m obsessing over, head to my #NSALE SHOP page. Happy Shopping!

White Ruffle Top


One of mine and Garrett’s favorite places in the Dallas area is Adriatica Village in McKinney, TX. We took a little day trip to Adriatica last Sunday to have a late lunch and walk around the little lake in the middle of the village. Adriatica was built to look like a European village, complete with cobblestone streets and old-world architecture. It’s such a quaint little place, and it definitely doesn’t feel like Texas! 

I fell in love with this Who What Wear white ruffle top I found at Target – so much so that I got it in black, too! It’s just so feminine and flowy, with ruffles down the arms and a little tie on each side. Can you believe it’s on sale right now for $17.49? So amazing! I paired it with my favorite Citizens of Humanity jeans, and rolled them up a bit to show off my lace up sandals. 
These Adia Kibur earrings are just too perfect. I’m not usually into statement earrings, but when I saw these I just had to have them. They go with so many outfits, and are just the right amount of glam for an otherwise casual outfit.
Before we left Adriatica, we stopped by Harry’s at the Harbor for a quick bite. The hummus has a bit of a southwestern kick, and it definitely hit the spot as we sat on the patio overlooking the lake. It was the perfect end to a relaxing weekend.

Summer Nights in Denton – Featuring Ozarka

Summertime in Denton, Texas means evenings out on the
Square, picnicking on the Courthouse lawn, listening to the live music coming
from the LSA Burger roof top, eating ice cream cones at Beth Marie’s, and of course, people
watching. Lots of people watching. Denton is a vibrant and eclectic town with a
booming art and music scene. There about a million reasons I love this place,
but the thing I love the most is the diversity of the community. People from
all walks of life call Denton home, and it’s a place where people feel
comfortable expressing their individuality. I never feel like I have to look or
act a certain way when I go out in Denton, and that kind of comfort is hard to
come by!



I love to shop local every chance I get. There are some
amazing products that are being made literally in our own back yard here in
Texas, and one of these is Ozarka® Brand Natural Spring Water. I have been
drinking Ozarka® water for as long as I can remember, and it is such a staple
in my house that it even has a dedicated shelf in my fridge. Ozarka® water
comes from 3 Texas springs and has a uniquely Texan fresh taste. Having bottled
water readily available is a must when you’re out and about in the Texas heat.
The Ozarka® water delivery service is a great way to ensure you always have it
when you need it.

Here are a few more Texan products that I have loved
incorporating into my summertime recipes:

Paqui Tortilla Chips:  Paqui brand uses high quality ingredients to
make “better-for-you” tortillas and tortilla chips, which are crafted with
unbleached, untreated flour, or by stone grinding corn and adding yummy flavors
like jalapeno, cilantro, buttermilk, pumpkin, and many more.  I recently learned that Paqui is an Aztec word
that means “to be happy” – which makes sense because these chips definitely
make me happy!

Snow’s BBQ Sauce:  Snow’s BBQ was recently named the best in
Texas by Texas Monthly magazine – that should tell you how good this sauce is
considering how seriously we take BBQ here in Texas! It is amazing on beef,
chicken, and pork (my fave). You can use it as a dipping sauce, a marinade, or
just brush it on while you’re grilling.

Yellowbird Habanero Sauce: 
This totally natural, delicious sauce is made in Austin, Texas. Add it
to your tacos, burgers, wings, or steak for an extra spicy kick. It might be
the most versatile (and yummy) condiment out there.

The Jelly Queens Black Garlic Rosemary BBQ Sauce:  Based in Dallas and Austin, The Jelly Queens
is an award winning artisan food company that makes gourmet jellies, jams,
spices, and sauces. The Jelly Queens uses organic and locally grown ingredients
(whenever possible). This sauce is delicious, and I will be trying their jams

Taste Elevated Sweet & Spicy Mustard Seeds:  These are so addicting – made with a little sweet
and a little heat! Add these to anything you would put mustard on, like burgers
and hot dogs. You can also add them to a charcuterie tray or use them to make
homemade vinaigrette. My mouth is watering as I type!

Ozarka® Brand Natural Spring Water is asking people all
across Texas to tell why we love where we live with their #FromHereForHere
campaign. What do you love about your community? Are there any Texan products
that you love that I should add to my list? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you to Ozarka® Brand Natural Spring Water for
sponsoring this post.

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