This Week's Instagram Favorites

Jun 10, 2022

It's the weekend! We have plans to wake up early, and buy a few more magnolia trees for the backyard now that Houston Garden Center has their plants 50% off. The forecast is predicting 100 degree weather and no rain in sight. I'm halfway hoping they sold out of the trees so we can just hang out by the pool instead! 

Here are a few stories and LTK posts I shared this week.

I linked this dress a couple of weeks ago, and I was so excited it fit as expected. It's lined so feel free to order the solid white version too. I love that it's washable. I'll probably air dry mine because the petite version I bought might end up being too short if it shrinks. FYI, I'm 5'3 and a half. I paired it with my Amazon earrings that are a dupe for a much more expensive pair that are so popular right now. My husband isn't a fan of these because of the size, but I love them!



Southern Living is knocking it out of the park with these summer entertaining pieces. They are affordable too!



I almost didn't post this quick selfie because I had zero makeup on (thank you filters), but I'm so glad I did because this cotton dress probably got the most clicks ever. I have worn it every single week for many years every summer. It still looks brand new despite being washed and dried so many times. It works no matter what you're doing-dressed down with flip flops for the grocery store, a small heel for dinner out, lounging around the house. It's definitely my go to dress!



This is what caught my eye this week. I still haven't decided what I'm going to order!



Aren't these just the prettiest? I was shopping for a client on Pottery Barn and came across these items that I had to share. I love the scalloped details, and I've been looking for new outdoor chargers. I have a set of seagrass ones, but they are a bit ragged from so much use. I'm ready for a new version of them anyway!



Have a great weekend!

Instagram Fashion Roundup

May 20, 2022

Have you been following my fashion posts on Instagram or the LTK app? It's a bit different from my usual design and home decor, but I get excited about clothes shopping for a new season. I've done several fashion posts here, but these are outfits I only featured on Instagram or the LTK app until now. 

I wore this dress in France last summer. I'll be taking it with me on vacation this summer too. 

I just bought this dress a couple of weeks ago. It's the perfect day to evening dress. You can wear it to the grocery store and then out to dinner that night. 

I threw this outfit together for a country concert we attended a few weeks ago. I bought the white cowboy boots for the Houston rodeo in February and wasn't sure I would wear them again. I find any excuse to wear them now.

Summer uniform-cutoffs and a cotton tank top

One of my favorite outfits I've bought! This two piece set is so cute. I sized down in the shorts, and found that most reviewers agree it runs big. The top is true to size. The gladiator sandals are also popular this year, but not tied all the way up the leg like we saw several years ago.

I have more fashion coming soon!


My Birthday Weekend!

May 16, 2022

I have never been a fan of my birthday, but I'm trying hard to celebrate it this year. Someone said aging is a privilege. I'm trying to get on board with that by repeating it over and over in my head. So instead of ignoring my inevitable birthday, I put on a nice outfit and made it special. I can't say the mantra helped, but a great night out did make me feel better. My husband was out of town for my birthday this week so we saved the celebrations for the weekend. We had cake with the kids Friday night at home, spent the day by the pool on Saturday and then went out to dinner that evening.

We went to Guard and Grace in downtown Houston. The gnocchi was amazing! I've never had it before, but will make sure we order it when it's on the menu from now on. The restaurant itself was beautiful. Check out the chandelier in the lobby!

I was excited to have a reason to wear this two-piece outfit I posted about a few weeks ago. I knew it was special the minute I saw it on the website. It's still available, but sold out of many sizes. Hopefully, they restock it since it went so fast.

I already had the bag and shoes (my favorite), but needed a pair of earrings to go with it.

I had my eye on a pair of designer earrings that were a little too pricey for something so trendy, but ended up finding almost the exact pair for less than $14 on Amazon!

You can find more of my favorite finds by following me on the LTK app!


Happy Mother's Day

May 8, 2022

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day! We celebrated at home with a brunch out by the pool with my mom and dad. The weather was perfect, the food great, and jazz played while we sipped Bellinis. It was absolutely wonderful!

Can you believe how big the kids have gotten? I'm just under 5'4, but they make me look tiny. They made me cards and took a photo with me. That's all I wanted so I made it clear about 100 times in advance lol. It still took a village to make it happen!

A photo with my mom. I can always count on her to dress up with me. 

My husband made a fantastic brunch!

My dress is actually a swimsuit coverup, but isn't sheer so it can be worn as a dress. I've found the fabric is perfect for hot weather days. It also washes well. I've linked this one and newer items from the same brand below. I'm planning on buying more for our trip this summer!


Spring Pillows

May 5, 2022

My blue and green sofa pillows were one of my biggest sellers this month after I posted this photo on my Instagram. 


It made me realize many of you may be looking for spring pillows. I rounded up my favorites from Etsy that can be customized to different sizes. Most of them come in different colorways as well.