Monthly Archives: September 2016

New Girl

New Girl







As much as I’m a true Texas girl, God made me for cooler weather. And when temperature drops to 82 degrees I go completely bonkers! Everything is better when you’re not melting your face off and you’re so sweaty your shirt is sticking to your back! I hope you’ve treated yourself to a pumpkin spice latte and have lit every single fall candle in your house. Lukas has had quite enough of my pumpkin cinnamon swirl candle and I think he better get used to it because he has about 6 weeks left of it 🙂

These past three weeks in my new apartment have been so exciting yet challenging at the same time. It’s left me a lot of time to reflect on my insecurities and have made me face them head on. Like my anxiety/depression. I talked about it in my last post and it’s something that I struggle with day to day. The more I’ve hidden what’s going on in my mind the more I want to share it with all of you – just to let you know that it’s not always swatching lipsticks and fancy brunch dates. I think it would be a disservice to all of you that read our blog if I wasn’t genuinely myself. I don’t let it define me; however, how can I write about my life and leave that out? Of course, having anxiety and depression you have a few bad days and it’s a lot tougher to deal with when you are in a new place. You’re still adjusting to the new and trying to put the best foot forward – the feeling is indescribable and really hard to explain. Trying to be fearless. Trying to not be scared. Trying to be happy. Trying to not be sad. I read this quote the other day and it couldn’t be more relatable for me:

“Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure but no urge to be productive. It’s wanting to be alone but not wanting to be lonely. It’s caring about everything then caring about nothing. It’s feeling everything at once then feeling paralyzingly numb.”

But you also have a lot of really good days and that’s what I’ve chosen to share with y’all in the past because it has allowed me to ignore the bad. I’ve also learned that that isn’t working for me and I’m working on finding something that does. I also want to thank you for allowing me to have this little corner of the world that I can vent to. If it’s one reader or 600, I hope someone feels the same way as I do and has been scared to be honest with yourself and the people you love because of judgement or disapproval. Having people supporting you through your recovery and road to a happier you is one of the best things I’ve done for myself. Not to mention a healthier relationship with my boyfriend. No one chooses to have anxiety and depression, but we can also choose what we do about it with people that love you by your side. So, that’s me lately!

AND JUST A CLARIFICATION. I really am loving my new place. I am just adjusting 🙂 I’m not sitting in the dark crying everyday!

Something else that I’ve learned about myself, I’m becoming quite fearless. I used to hate the sound of only me walking around and not being able to hear anything else. I used to not be able to eat alone. This move has taught me independence and that I can do “me” all by myself…with Lukas 5 minutes down the street LOL! I miss my Nana in the mornings because we would watch Live with Kelly, eat breakfast, and get ready for the day but I love that waking up in MY home, with just me myself and I, is the new norm.

Something on a lighter note – I finally got a couch, coffee table, and kitchen table! Adulting hard over here!!! It is SO expensive to completely furnish a living space on your own so I’ve had to slowly buy larger pieces here and there! I got this kitchen table and I’m on the hunt for chairs! Those will have to be my next purchase when we get back from Italy!

As always, thank you for stopping in!

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Wrap Skirt




Happy Thursday! How is it already almost the weekend?! My days have been busy with fun events and meet-ups and today I have two events! That makes me feel so important and fancy ! LOL 🙂 Tuesday the Sunkissed girls and I went to Bramble & Bee for a little social + some shopping in the cutest flower and gift shop you ever did see! I’m currently finding a home for my goodies in my apartment and I can’t wait to share them with you! Maggie has a great eye for the prettiest things in this world so you must stop by her shop in Tomball if you are ever in that part of town!

Ask me the way to my heart and I promise my response will always be mimosas and jewelry! This morning I got to indulge in my two favorite vices at the Kendra Scott bridal collection nveiling in City Centre! The collection is so fresh and whimsical {the perfect bridal style in my opinion} and I loved every piece! These beauties came home with me and I have a feeling I’ll be back to splurge a little more!

And how could I forget…

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL! It’s 95 degrees here in Houston but by golly it is Fall! My favorite season. Something about cozy sweaters, berry lips, and chai tea lattes make my world go round!

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DSS Edit: Fall Favorites

DSS Edit: Fall Favorites


Happy Monday! In exactly three weeks from today I will be boarding a 14 hour flight from Houston to Italy. Words can’t even come close to describing my excitement. I looked at the projected weather forecast and it’s going to be 55-70 degrees which is PERFECT! It screams fall weather and I will actually get to wear a sweater, skinnies, and booties without sweating my life away! The officially day of autumn is on Thursday and there is absolutely no sign of red and yellow leaves. My dashboard said it was 95 degrees outside. Over. It.

This week’s #dssedit is all about deep browns and berry hues to welcome in the new season! I love this with these and tried really hard to wear this outfit the other day but I almost had a heat stroke LOL! For a later date! 🙂 I also wore this the other day and loved the bell sleeves and tie around the neck!

This has been a favorite beauty product among the Sunkissed girls! Candice of Lots of Lovely swears by it! And this in #70 has been my new obsession.

Have a great week everyone! I hope that you’re in a city where you can actually feel the seasons change! 🙂

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Something I need to stop doing: stressing. Easier said than done, right? This morning was a major meltdown moment. I woke up to not being able to send/receive texts or calls and that is not the best way to start the morning! I spent the entire first half of the day figuring out what was wrong and when I finally got down to the bottom of it I STILL was stressed. UGH! I truly hate that about myself. While without a working phone every bad scenario popped into my head: “I’m in the middle of Houston by myself with no way to contact anyone,” “what if I get in to a wreck,” “what if I get work call,” “what if the problem doesn’t get fixed.” GIRL, CHILL!

Managing my stress has been a full time job lately and I have been to a few therapy sessions but yet I still feel like it isn’t helping? I think worrying and stressing is a part of who I am and it is something that I struggle with day to day. I truly wish I wasn’t this person. I hate putting this out there because I hate complaining about my life when there are millions of people that are suffering far more than I ever will, but it’s real for me. If anyone has suggestions/tips on how to manage stress/anxiety, I’m all ears. Like I’m freaking out over a phone? I have problems, lol! I know that I need to be a more go-with-the-flow kind of gal and not sweat the small stuff. I’m sooo working on it!

Leave your tips in a comment, they are truly appreciated!

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White Tassel Tee









Sometimes, a tee and denim shorts do the trick for errands around town. And if you’re looking for something a little extra, you throw in lots and lots of tassels into the mix! That’s what I would do! This top comes in size OS and it’s a little boxy but I think that’s what I like most about it! I typically don’t go for shirts this shape but I love it!

First week down in the #sasspad. I love my new apartment and the location. River Oaks is so beautiful and makes me feel a little more fancy than I pretend to be, lol! It’s only 5 minutes from Lukas’ and that brings me a lot of ease being in the city all on my own! I may not have living room furniture or a kitchen table just yet but it’s starting to feel like home away from home. Home tour will definitely be posted once I get some places for people to sit! 🙂

A short and sweet post today! Hope you have a fabulous day!

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