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Top 10 Summer Tanks

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LUSH SILK TANK | J.CREW DENIM | STEVE MADDEN HEELS | TORY BURCH PURSE | E.TAYLOR EARRINGS | LOREN HOPE CUFF | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | DAVID YURMAN RING

Happy Friday! And better yet, Happy Fourth of July weekend! Kind of…like why is July 4th on a Tuesday? It’s not like Easter or Thanksgiving where it falls on a certain Sunday or Thursday, it’s an ACTUAL date! Get out of town! Lucky us, we get every Monday off therefore it’s an extended weekend for H and I! Bring on the watermelon and fireworks!

I woke up this morning feeling an itch to do some super glam make up and curl my hair all nice and what not. HUGE mistake. The minute I stepped foot outside I was drowning in humidity and I DO NOT care how much you set and “bake” your face, when it’s 95% humidity you might as well be diving head first in to the ocean. If you’ve never experienced such conditions, come visit Houston in the middle of July.

To beat the heat (and humidity), I’ve been living in tank combo’s. These light jeans and shorts have been my go-to uniform lately in efforts of not dying from a heat stroke. Call me dramatic, but it’s REAL. I bought this silk tank when I was in Charleston, a definite eye  catcher for it’s versatility. The fabric material can be dressed up or down! I’ve rounded up my favorite tanks for the summer and ones that I’m sure you’ll love! All are most certainly light, cool, and breezy.

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Keeping it short and sweet for this holiday weekend! Stay safe and God Bless America!

Summer Sweater

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J.CREW SWEATER | J.CREW DENIM | TORY BURCH PURSE | STEVE MADDEN HEELS | DAVID YURMAN RING | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | LOREN HOPE CUFF | J. CREW EARRINGS

Hey, gals (and to maybe a few guys that might read our blog lol)! We had a great weekend in Austin with our life long friends Katherine and Hannah! We highly recommend Lone Star Court if past meets present, modern meets traditional boutique hotels tickle your fancy! Great customer service, pretty rooms, and we give the pool + bar an A+! Sunday we had brunch and went shopping down South Congress. I found the cutest tee that says “Dolly Parton Vibes” and Hailey found a 1930’s typewriter that she is BEYOND excited to put on her foyer table! That night we went to dinner at Eberly, the Raspberry Elyx was the perfect cocktail and the short rib was fantastic. Side note: we ordered banana pudding for dessert and it does not look like your typical banana pudding. Hannah decided that it looked like dinosaur eggs and that had me dying laughing in my seat! I’m saying I had actual tears rolling down my cheeks. You had to have been there, but it was hilarious! We wrapped up our trip paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake and lunch at Hopdoddy’s. Perfect quick trip in the books with our best gal pals!

Call me crazy, but I love to wear sweaters all year round. Yes, I live in Houston where the heat index was 110 degrees last weekend and it’s cold for maybe only two months out of the entire year. Sweater with a pair of jeans. Sweater with daisy dukes. Sweater with a skirt. Sweater over a bathing suit. So. Many. Options. I picked up this summer sweater a few weeks ago for our trip to Napa and it’s been on repeat every week since. It’s super lightweight making it perfect for the summer heat and the tassels add a pinch of sassiness (you know us, ALL about the sass)! I paired it with my trusty heels and a pair of mom jeans for a casual look that I would personally wear to brunch!

Mamahood

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MADE WELL TOP | MADEWELL PURSE | J.CREW DENIM | STEVE MADDEN MULES | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | DAVID YURMAN RING 

Allow me to paint my current situation for you: Lily is going H.A.M. in her jumper, I’m cooking in my St. Tropez Express tan, drinking cold coffee, and watching Live with Kelly & Ryan. I like to think that I bring the down-to-earth side of our blogging duo because let’s be real…Kailey is the fabulous Texas version of Carrie Bradshaw (without the scandalous behavior). Although even with the unfancy portions of my life that mamahood brings, I love being a mama and every single second I get with my girl.

Speaking of mamahood, let’s talk about my outfit. I now completely understand the “barely awake but functioning” feeling that most super mom’s feel, but I stand firm in the simple fact that you don’t have to look like you feel INSIDE  on the outside. My go-to hiding any lack of sleep is a good, easy outfit. Even when I don’t have time to put a lot of effort into my hair or makeup, this look is really my go-to. Cute top, comfy but flattering jeans, and sandals or mules. I’m practically living in these J. Crew vintage crops because the high waist is so flattering and they have the perfect amount of looseness in the leg. My top is Madwell, and I’m juuuuust slightly obsessed with this store. I buy A LOT of my staple pieces there, and their sale section never disappoints. I’ve linked all of my outfit details and beauty products that help me not look like a zombie with a baby on its hip! My tote is also from Madwell, and it is on SALE! It’s the perfect size to carry your needs + baby’s. My top only has large and xlarge so I have also linked some of my other favorite tops, too! Regardless though, if you’re a mama, you’re killing it…messy bun and sweat pants and all.

Kailey and I are going on an overnight girls trip to Austin on Sunday, and we are really excited to spend some overdue time relaxing with friends. However, please pray for my sweet Jacob who will be enduring his first night alone with Miss Lily! Lord knows she’s sweet, but boy can she be sour going down for bed! Happy Friday!

Red, White, & Blue

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J.CREW BODYSUIT | J.CREW DENIM | STEVE MADDEN HEELS | TORY BURCH PURSE | BAUBLE BAR EARRINGS | DAVID YURMAN RING | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | LOREN HOPE CUFF

Charleston has been at the top of my list of places to go to and I’m so happy I got to experience all it had to offer with my blogger babes Lauren of Life to Lauren and Dede of Dressup Buttercup! The town was so southern and full of charm: vintage stores, shrimp & grits in every restaurant, brick roads, sweet hospitality, and historic architecture. I mean, the wrap around porches and oyster bars on every corner is enough to make you want to relocate to this adorable city! Don’t worry, travel guide is coming soon! If you just can’t wait, Dede has one here and Lauren has one here! 🙂

How is it already half way through June?! Is Fourth of July really two weeks away?! Time flies when you’re having fun…and adulting! Growing up, my grandparents had a beautiful lake house where we spent every weekend, every holiday, and the entire summer! Let me just tell you, Nana & Poppa throw one hell of a Fourth of July party! About 150 people from the neighborhood would come up in their boats and golf carts and spend the entire day playing volleyball in the yard, throwing horseshoes, grilling, and swimming. It was always so fun to see my grandparents entertain and I remember thinking “when I’m big, I’m going to throw a party just like this!” I haven’t quite lived up to that but I do throw a really fun Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show watch party! We have to work our way up, right?!

I always love preparing my July 4th get up! Not quite sure what my plans are yet but I know I will be sporting this red bodysuit with some high waisted shorts! I love that it’s off the shoulder to show off my fresh fake tan (I shared in my last post what I use to tan) and the ruffle detail covers my ta-ta’s because I hate wearing a bra in the summer. TMI? Just sharing my summer hacks!

I must tell y’all about these mom jeans that I can’t seem to stop wearing! I’ve said several times on the blog that I HATE shopping for jeans. When I find a pair that meets all the criteria and checks all the boxes, I buy them without question! Luckily, these jeans won’t break the bank! Super light and a great fit around the waist with plenty of room through the legs – just how I like’em!

I absolutely loved Lauren and Dede’s looks! Lauren’s dress is exactly what I think of for a cute but casual dress for Fourth of July! I can totally see her sitting on the lawn with a cold drink and watching fireworks in that blue and white plaid! So darling! I’m a sucker for all white outfits and I absolutely love the bow on Dede’s blouse! It definitely dresses up the outfit without it overtaking the look! I have such stylish friends 🙂

What are your plans for the Fourth? Whatever they end up being, I hope you get to eat plenty of watermelon, maybe run through a sprinkler or two, and spend it with people that you love and all those that are proud to be an American!

Summer Legs

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SHEIN PALM TREE WRAP SKIRT | TOPSHOP TANK | STEVE MADDEN HEELS | TORY BURCH HEELS | TORY BURCH PURSE | DAVID YURMAN RING | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | LOREN HOPE CUFF | J.CREW EARRINGS

Happy Tuesday! I’m absolutely loving the East Coast while Hailey and I stay with her sister-in-law, Sarah! We flew with H’s Lily girl and Sarah’s baby girl, Evie, and they both did so good on the flight! Hailey will be doing a traveling with a baby post soon so catch that on Instagram!  The weather is absolutely beautiful and the fact that there is no humidity (we’re from Houston and the humidity is real) makes me SO happy! Yesterday we went shopping in historic New Bern, North Carolina, and I found the cutest little teacups in an antique shop! I have built-in shelves in my new apartment and I think they will be the perfect home for my little finds! Also, the food has been so good, and us little girls like to eat our way through trips!

Summer is officially here which that means I actually have to shave my legs every other day and lather on the St. Tropez! I’m extremely fair complected, and I love that it doesn’t make me look orange or streaky! I apply it all over with their mitt and then wash it off in 3 hours, and it gives you the perfect sun kissed glow! I can usually keep it looking fresh and even for about a week with lots of moisturizing! And if you really want to take the Carrie Underwood legs to the extreme, this airbrush body make up is the best! I used this while in LA. Chelsea hosed me down in the shower, and I felt like J.Lo! My legs seriously looked flawless! I’m covered in bruises and it covered every single one of them! Another tip for summer legs: I’m always standing on my tippy toes, doing calve raises, or squats when I’m doing my make up and hair! As women we wear many hats, and that leaves little time to go to the gym! Doing a little exercise here and there when you have a chance truly makes a difference!

This skirt is giving me all the beachy and vacay vibes! I love that it’s a wrap skirt and could easily be thrown over a bathing suit or dress it up for a night out! I’ve been loving fun prints lately and the palm tree print is no exception! Most maxi skirts can cost you a pretty penny but this one is only $18 and you can achieve multiple looks out of it! I call that a win in my book!