Must have Mondays

thai food

{had Thai food for the very first time – loved it}

audience of one

{Harvey spying on the dogs playing in the pool}

gilded toes

{natural toes glistening in the pool – Essie “Topless and Barefoot”}

destressed overalls

{contemplating this recent purchase}

quiet night in

{relaxing with a glass of wine on a quiet night in}

My week consisted of – aside from working – sleeping as much as possible without feeling completely gross, swimming and soaking up some vitamin D, coconut flavored coffee (I treat myself to this creamer in the summer), a glass of really good sauvignon blanc, online shopping (with this and this as my latest finds), and eating of course.

Happy Monday!



What’s in My Bag

makeupbag{YSL Makeup Bag}

faceproducts  {Estee Lauder Double-Wear Light Makeup, Avene Mattifying Fluid Primer, Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation}

 products{Bobbi Brown Bronzer, Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow, Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush, Estee Lauder Stay-in-Place Powder}

I consider myself, along with many other females, a product junkie. You name a product I’ve researched it, purchased it, and thrown it out already. It took many years to narrow down my favorite products and simplify my makeup bag (a challenge which I’ve been struggling with). I did a few sample tests of tinted moisturizers and foundations a couple years back to see which one could last a long, hot summer day. And as much as I love the drug store – which is A LOT – some products are worth their price tag.


Have a great weekend!


Summer Blues

White Sundress{H&M Jean Jacket, Zara Dress (similar here), Ralph Lauren Sandals, Hollis & Raye Horn Necklace, “Topless and Barefoot” Nail Polish}

Fishtail Braid Simple JewelryFlowy Skirt

When I think of summer fashion, I think of light, breezy fabrics (like cotton) that just float on top of your skin, letting the cool, night breezes through. I like to keep my accessories to a minimal. Sticking to gold tones that blend into a summer tan. A jean jacket and sandals, of course, are always a stable in any summer wardrobe. With a pop of color on my nails. Hope y’all have a great weekend!


P.S. Today is national donut day…so go eat a donut!

Simply Southern


{Ted Baker Sweater, ASOS Tank, Ralph Lauren Belt, Levi Jeans, 3.1 Phillip Lim Bag, Banana Republic Sandals}



One of my favorite things about the south is the simplicity of daily life. Southerners tend to take their time with everything, they don’t stress about the little things, and they can make the simplest outfit look chic. It’s my home away from home, the place that I hold very close to my heart and even has a specific, sweet smell that makes me melt. I try to make it out at least once every summer to see all my family (ranging from Dallas, Houston, Del Rio, and Waco) and visit my favorite place, Gruene. A small country town outside of Austin with one main road that I absolutely love. With a general store where we get Blue Bell ice cream while we hunt for treasures in the antique store across the street all after we’ve had a deliciously big meal at the Gristmill and listened to live music at the Dance Hall. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! xxxooo