Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Ugly Truth

As bloggers and social media enthusiasts, we’re posed with the ever overused stigma that if your feed is color coordinated and you have brunch every weekend then your life is practically perfect in every way. Now, we would like to scream from the rooftops, “FALSE!” Don’t get us wrong, we push ourselves to create a life that we love, and that includes a love for our gracious God, great people, charming restaurants, a good margarita, fresh flowers, and the occasional sale at Nordstrom. However, I truly believe people forget that we are just…people. Not just us, but all bloggers.
 Our lives are not perfect…we are faced with the same earthly issues as everyone else. Life has knocked us down more often than it has picked us up, and that’s just the way the cookie has crumbled. The ugly truth is that it boils down to how you stand yourself up, brush off your dress, put your best shade of lipstick on, and keep moving forward. Adversity is God’s workout, and let us just say, we should have a six pack by now (those dang margaritas will get you). 
So many times, we have had people say that we always have a smile on our faces and that we always exude positivity. We truly cannot say how much it means to us that our enthusiasm for the beauty of life does not go unnoticed. We have put ourselves on this platform to do just that: spread around a little positivity in someone’s life. Just like a smile can make someone’s day, each and every one of you who take the time out of your busy lives to see what we have to say…there’s truly just no words. We’re not special. We’re so normal it’s unreal, and we’re so appreciative of this life we get to share with you. You guys are amazing.

The Deeply Co. Event in Houston, TX

Hailey’s Look: Blouse: Anjouil’s Boutique | Denim: Anjouil’s Boutique | Shoes: Anjouil’s Boutique | Necklaces: Landon Lacey & Betsy Pittard Designs from Haute Stuff Boutique | Purse: Tory Burch
Kailey’s Look: Blouse: Nordstrom (they are currently sold out in the white but we linked it in a really pretty jade!) | Shorts: Nordstrom | Necklace & Bangles: Bourbon & Boweties from Haute Stuff Boutique  | Bracelet: David Yurman | Watch: Kate Spade (similar and it’s on SALE!) | Shoes: Steve Madden
Hey, sassies! We hope all of you college kids are prepared for your finals coming up if you haven’t already taken them! We’re praying for you to end the semester with a 4.0! Or close, LOL! Last weekend we went to a really lovely event at Do or Dye Salon on Washington in Houston! They hosted The Deeply Co. [ A Traveling Music + Art Show ], Jillian Edwards being the beautiful mind behind the idea. She has the voice of an angel, literally, and she’s a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. The whole idea behind the event was to bring all types of beauty together in one creative space to feature local art. Whether it be music, art, or even a braid bar. And that’s exactly what the event was like. Great people. Great music. Great art. We loved it. The gals from the salon gave everyone the daintiest braids with sweet little flowers. We tried a new drink that was only 45 calories, NOW we got your attention! It’s called Tekeen, find it at a Spec’s closest to you. They will also be in HEB fairly soon, YES. So yeah, the whole evening was just phenomenal and we got to share it with one of our closest friends. The Deeply Co will be hosting other events, so check out Jillian’s website to see if they will be close to you! You won’t regret it! 

Pucker Up: Sephora Favorites

Top from left to right: Raquel | Brigitte | Heat Wave
Bottom from left to right: Chihuahua | Turkish Delight | Born This Way |
We all know that make-up can get a little bit on the expensive side. Heck, I know better than anyone from being a make-up artist and professional product junkie. I seriously can’t help it. I can easily go in to Sephora looking for one thing and then POOF, that one thing found six friends. Our one weakness without a doubt is for the smoochers. A perfect pout can make an outfit, and your face! We absolutely love shades that are natural looking like light nudes and pinks, but sometimes you have to be sassy and go for the HEAT WAVE! Above we linked our favorite lipsticks and lip glosses, we always get asked what we wear in our blog posts and Instagram so we decided to make it easy for ya! Wear them solo or mix and match them, either way you can’t go wrong! Now get to kissin’!

Favorite Houston Food Stops

Starting from top left working clockwise: 
Torchy’s Tacos in Rice Village
Backstreet Cafe off of Sheppard
Drexel House off of Westheimer in Highlands Village
Crave Cupcakes off of Post Oak
People find it extremely hard to believe how much we love to eat. Our barely 5 foot bodies can put it down. But when you live in a city that has well over hundreds of fantastic restaurants, it’s not that hard to do. Here are a few of our favorites above that we recently have posted on Instagram within the last couple of weeks. And here’s why we love them!
About once a week, we go to Rice Village and do a little shopping! So of course we stop at Torchy’s Tacos! Their queso is to DIE FOR. And I really would. Serious. Our favorite taco is Mr. Pink. So good.
Backstreet Cafe is the cutest renovated house off of Sheppard. It’s a little pricey but they have the most perfect Sunday Brunch. And y’all know how much we love to brunch. We either get a Bloody Mary (perfect amount of spicy with a pickled ocra, YUM) or their berry mimosas. Last time we went, Hailey tried their Lump Crab Cakes and they were heavenly. I (Kailey) always get the same thing and it never fails me, Texas Gulf Shrimp and Stone Ground Cheese Grits. When you’re from the South, you eat shrimp and grits. No questions about it.
We are borderline OBSESSED with salmon lox. Drexel House is on point with their baguette with lox with wasabi cream cheese. Wasabi cream cheese, is this real life? SO GOOD. And it comes with an amazing salad. We also love their Spanish breakfast and their chicken and qwaffles. Not only is the food great, but they have the nicest staff! It’s located off of Westheimer in Highlands Village. We love the location, lots of great shopping!
Who doesn’t love dessert? Cupcakes are our weakness, and Crave Cupcakes off of Post Oak is always our go-to place after dinner! Our favorites are their classic vanilla and carrot cake. 
So, if you are ever visiting Houston you must try these places! They won’t disappoint! We’ll do another foodie recap soon, we are always finding new places in our beloved city!