How are you guys feeling about this hair? I got a new curling iron for Christmas and I haven’t quite mastered the technique yet. I got one of those clipless, tapered curling wands, which I had never used before! I’m hoping that I’ll get better at it with more practice. All of the videos I’ve seen so far on YouTube have been on long hair, so I’m trying to master the art of the medium-length curly look. Here’s hoping that next time turns out better!
I hope y’all have a great week!
Lace top: Target / Tank: Target / Jeans: Joe’s Jeans / Booties: Wanted / Bag: Michael Kors
Sometimes you can take an old outfit and make it new again just by switching out your shoes and/or accessories. I re-wear a LOT of the exact outfits you see on the blog, which is one of the reasons why I only post twice a week! Even though I repeat outfits pretty often, I always like to mix it up with different styling choices.
I have worn this exact outfit (same dress and sweater) on the blog before – way back in 2012! [Side bar – looking at old posts always reminds me of how far I’ve come in my styling choices, makeup application, and blog quality! +1 for growth, MJ!] I still reach for this dress and sweater years after I purchased them because it’s easy to make small styling tweaks that make for a totally different outfit. The updated boots, bag and statement necklace feel fresh and on-trend with this dress I’ve had since 2009 (crazy, right?). I know that not every piece can transcend that many years, but I fully appreciate any piece in my closet that has lasted that long!
Speaking of the updated items in this post – I’d like to formally introduce you all to my new MK bag! The bag was a Christmas present from George and I’m totally in love with it. The strap on my Tory broke right before the holidays, so this was perfect timing. I’m definitely a ‘carry a bag until it’s death’ kind of girl, so you’ll be seeing this one a lot!
Dress: Old Navy / Sweater: Kohl’s / Boots: Cole Haan / Bag: Michael Kors / Necklace: Rocksbox
Hey there my sweet cupcakes! Did everyone else enjoy the long weekend as much as I did? The sun finally returned to Houston after dealing with rain for weeks on end. I thoroughly enjoyed the weather, but more than anything, I was excited to shoot three outfit posts in one weekend! I also got a lot of non-blogging tasks accomplished like meeting my wedding planner for the first time (!!!), buying a new mattress, registering for gifts, and finally seeing Into the Woods (loved it). I wish three day weekends were a regular thing!
I had been holding on to this floral top from Le Tote since before the holidays because I wanted a chance to wear it before I sent it back. The top is sleeveless so I had to wait for the weather to warm up a bit before I could wear it out. This is actually the exact same top as the red one I wore last month, just a different color. I love them both!
I hope everyone has a great week!
Top: Le Tote / Jacket: A&F / Jeans: Gap / Boots: Bandolino via Piperlime / Bag: Michael Kors / Earrings: Le Tote
I feel like I’ve got a lot of ‘splainin to do. I unexpectedly took a two week break from blogging without ever acknowledging it. I just totally fell off the face of the blogging earth. I’m sorry, but I’m not that sorry. I had a glorious time away!
I had a great Christmas in Houston with my family and I’m so thankful I was able to enjoy the holiday with them. George, Neal and I drove to Albuquerque a few days after Christmas and spent the rest of our break in New Mexico. We were out of town for NINE whole days, and this was the only outfit that we shot. Instead, we spent all of our time hanging out with George’s family. We took the train to Santa Fe, shopped in Old Town Albuquerque (pictured here), went to the movies, danced in the snow, played board games and ate tons of green chile. We had a delightful NYE with all the kiddos, who all managed to stay awake until midnight. It was a magical, relaxing and exciting time away from home with my soon-to-be family.
Now that I am fully immersed back into the real world, I am feeling the pressure of all the things that I need to get done. I have a wedding and a honeymoon to plan that is only five months away. Yikes! If I’m being totally honest, I’m not sure how I’m going to get it all done and still maintain the blog. This two week break is the longest I’ve ever been away from my blog since I started it, so I promise I will find a way to keep it going! In the meantime, thank you all for sticking by me during this unexpected break. Y’all are the sweetest.
Dress: Old Navy / Coat: Macy’s / Leggings: Gap / Boots: ShoeDazzle / Headband: Apricot Lane / Bag: Michael Kors