Friday, June 9, 2017

Little Black Swing Dress

Little Black Swing Dress

Little Black Swing Dress

Little Black Swing Dress

Little Black Swing Dress

Little Black Swing Dress



|| Dress: LOFT || Mules: Target || Necklace: The Mercantile || Earrings: J.Crew in Cool Mint || Handbag: Kate Spade (same style, similar color) || Ring: Tiffany & Co. || Photos: Melanie Foster Photography ||

What they say about Oklahoma is true, it's where the wind comes a sweeping down the plains! When we shot this look, a good ole' Oklahoma Thunderstorm was rolling in! I have a firm grip on my swing dress. All I could do is laugh and pray that I didn't flash the friendly people of downtown Oklahoma City. I like to call these days, skirt alerts! I purchased this dress at a blogger event with The Double Take Girls earlier this spring. I kid you not; I probably wear it once a week. The best thing about this dress? It looks different depending on the accessories that you pair with it. It is kind of on the slouch side, and I found it to be true to size. I am wearing a medium for reference. It also comes in a sleeveless option as well.

Speaking of accessories, how great is this knockout turquoise combination? This necklace is beyond beautiful, and it's a steal at $20! I picked this up at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. Fun fact, I grew up in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Making weekend trips back are more entertaining these days now that the Merc is open. Osage County women love their turquoise (both fake and real). This necklace is always in my rotation. These earrings surprisingly pair well with this necklace. You might not be able to tell, but the beadwork is beautiful. They also come in two other colors and make a splash!

Mules have made a big comeback this spring and summer. They are almost everywhere you turn! I wasn't sure if I would be vibing with them, so I went with a cheaper option. I found these babies at Target! Most of the sizes are sold out online. You might be able to find a pair at your local store. I have a feeling that they will be restocked this summer or they will come out with other color options for fall. Don't quote me; I am just merely speculating. I will make sure to keep my eyes peeled! It's safe to say; I am considering adding an expensive pair of mules to my wishlist. I find mules to be a fresh change to my current shoe lineup.

Okay, I feel like I need to have a real moment with you all. True talk, I do not switch out my purse each day to match my outfit. It might seem that way on the blog, but that's not how I live day-to-day. Y'all, just thinking about that gives me anxiety. I am doing good Monday-Friday to grab a pair of earrings on my way out. When I purchase a handbag, I carry it for a few months at a time. I might change it out for a special occasion event like a wedding or date night. Other than that, I stick with it even if it doesn't match my outfit. I think about my big ticket purchase as cost per carrying, and then it doesn't seem so scary! I am sure that's terrible logic. I know this makes me a terrible fashion blogger, but hey I am just keeping it real.



Friday, June 2, 2017

Mixed Berries and Prints

Mixed Berries and Prints

Mixed Berries and Prints

Mixed Berries and Prints

Mixed Berries and Prints

Mixed Berries and Prints


|| Top: J.Crew (similar stripe tee) || Skirt: J.Crew (only a few sizes left) || Shoes: Kate Spade (from a few season ago, different color but similar style) || Earrings: Lisi Lerch in navy || Ring: Tiffany & Co. || Photos: Melanie Foster Photography ||

Summertime is so darn sweet! Many wonderful things that happen during summer. I close my eyes and can almost taste homemade blackberry cobbler topped with homemade ice cream (I can almost hear fireworks in the background as well)! For some reason, that is what my mind immediately thinks of these days. Well, that and SPF tanning oil that smells all tropical! Man, I sure do miss having a pool. I plan on spending a few afternoons poolside trying to maintain my color from vacation.

Do you have any big or exciting plans? In a few weeks, I will be visiting New Orleans for a work conference. My husband is flying down, and we are going to eat and explore the city for a long weekend. We LOVE this city! If you have any recommendations that are off the beaten path, please let me know. I would love to hear from you!

Guys, I have been dying to share this outfit with you. I feel like this showcases my true style. This J.Crew berry print was made into a skirt and button-down this spring. It was obvious to me to pair it with the matching top, but I wanted to challenge myself. I wanted to find the perfect top that was an unexpected compliment. I also have paired this skirt with a white (even though the skirt is ivy in color) tee, a navy tee, and a red tee. It would also look amazing with a navy and white gingham button-down as well. Statement prints like this mixed berry make an impression! People don't forget something this bold. I try and keep it on a rotation and mix it up each time I wear it. That keeps it feeling fresh and fun!

Last week I told you about my favorite little Stillwater boutique, Wooden Nickel. No joke, they have the best selection of jewelry. I have had my eye on these Lisi Lerch tassel earrings for years. My favorite southern bloggers love this brand! I feel like it is finally hitting Oklahoma. Let me just take a moment and talk Oklahoma fashion. I have lived here my entire life (so don't yell at me after you read this next sentence, k?). Oklahoma is late to the fashion trend adoption game. I swear things hit Oklahoma like seasons after they hit the coast. Hear me out, I feel like Tulsa and Oklahoma City are a little more fashion forward. All of that to say, when I saw these Lesi Lerch earrings at Wooden Nickel, I was presently surprised! I was even more shocked to see these $98 earrings marked down to $19.99. Winning, I think yes! Now taking applications to be your personal shopper (only halfway kidding).



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pom-Poms and Palm Trees



Pom-Poms and Palm Trees

Pom-Poms and Palm Trees

Pom-Poms and Palm Trees

Pom-Poms and Palm Trees

Pom-Poms and Palm Trees

|| Dress: J.Crew (sold out, same style but different print) || Heels: Kate Spade (from last summer) || Necklace: Wooden Nickel || Earrings: Wooden Nickel || Handbag: Kate Spade (from last summer) || Ring: Tiffany & Co. || Photos: Melanie Foster Photography ||

Going on vacation is one of the best things we can do for our mental health. It is a place to unplug, recharge, and reflect on what you want out of life. My husband and I try to escape the rat race once a year around this time. Our trip also coordinates with our wedding anniversary (not really on purpose, it just works best for his schedule). In my mind, there is only one downside about coming back from vacation, catching up on laundry and housework. We got back into Oklahoma City about midnight on Friday, and I have been doing laundry ever since. I cannot wait to share more about our trip to Costa Rica with you very soon.

This handbag was perfect for traveling! When flying, I find it a must to have a bag with a zipper. I had a terrible experience once with my bag rolling over and all of my items falling out (it was so embarrassing). Another time I spilled an entire glass on top of my handbag (and all over the nice guy sitting beside me)! All I can say is bless up for zippers. I scored this bag during a Kate Spade surprise sale; it has been patiently waiting to make its debut. I love a good statement bag; they are instant conversation starters. I was pulled aside multiple times in the airport, everyone wondering where they could get this beautiful bag.

I am sad to say that this dress is almost sold out. However, it comes in a microgingham print (there are only two sizes left, and it's on mega sale)! I wore this exact outfit out to dinner on vacation. It's so easy to toss on and go! I haven't decided if I like it more with or without the belt. For length, I ordered it one size up. I have a booty, and sometimes it makes dresses way too short (and nobody wants to see that) for the office or church.

The earrings and necklace make this outfit pop! I happened to find these pom-pom accessories at a boutique in Stillwater, The Wooden Nickel. They do not have them listed online. However, they do still have them in stock (I double checked on Friday). This store always has the best selection of trendy jewelry at varying price points. The necklace is what caught my eye during my last shopping trip. I walked around the store for ten minutes trying to find the perfect earring to compliment them. I was checking out and saw them across the store. I know it's a little much, but I think it's whimsical and fun pair! Don't apologize for taking risks, just put on a smile and go with it.




Saturday, May 20, 2017

Not Your Average Tee

Not Your Average Tee

Not Your Average Tee

Not Your Average Tee

Not Your Average Tee

Not Your Average Tee

|| Top: LOFT (sold out) || Skirt: J.Crew (sold out) || Shoes: Kate Spade (from a few season ago) || Necklace: J.Crew (sold out, similar colors) || Earrings: Kate Spade (gift from sister-in-law, similar style) || Bag: Kate Spade (from a few season ago, similar style and color) || Ring: Tiffany & Co. || Photos: Melanie Foster Photography ||

Due to my lack of planning and preparation, this blog post is coming to you a day late. This past week, I was running around like a crazy lady prepping for vacation. Nothing like waiting until the last minute possible to run errands, right? I know I am not the only one who operates this way. Each time around this year my husband and I sneak away from work and get on an airplane. We trade our work shoes for flip flops and call the beach home for a week. Friday we landed in Costa Rica!

Thursday afternoon I rushed to the dry cleaners to pick up my order. One of the items, this great skirt! I packed this outfit for one of our date nights. It seriously breaks my heart that this skirt is sold out. I ordered it this spring, and it also came in a beautiful white option. In this season of life, I love the length of it. I can dress it up for the office and down for weekend brunch with my gal pals.

Right now, this tulip sleeve tee is sold out in white. However, there are two great options: deep garnet and whisper white. I think that this tee is on the dressier side because of the sleeve details. I could see it working for a casual Friday or paired with black slacks for a little more business casual. If you were to ever look into my closet, you would see a million of these type of tees in my closet. I think that it's all about how you accessories and pair plain tees with items to dress it up a notch. Right now, this tee is on sale for $35 (and an extra 40% off).

Let's take a moment to talk about this necklace. It was on my wishlist for months. I patiently waited until it went on clearance! It is even more beautiful in person. Right now, there is a summer option that was just released. It's on the pricey side, but my goodness is it beautiful! It still has a navy theme and gorgeous colors that you could match with multiple items in your closet. Who knows, it may even inspire you to match unexpected colors together. It is definitely on my must-watch list for now.

This handbag has been in my life for four years. On the way home from our honeymoon, we stopped in Dallas at the outlet mall. I knew that this purse had to come back with me. This bright and bold color has been one of my favorites for a while now. I have carried this bag each spring for four years now, and I must say, it still looks pretty good. I love high-quality products (just hate the price tag).