Monthly Archives: August 2017

Mama + Me

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I truly can’t believe that today is  Lily’s 9 month mark. It’s crazy to me that in 3 months, I’ll be her mama for a whole year. The cliche saying that “the days are long, but the years are short” couldn’t be ringing any truer in my brain. Lily has such a big personality and is so active. She’s definitely a busy body, and it keeps this mama in shape (LOL who needs hot yoga when your baby is learning to walk and crawl?!). She babbles all throughout the house and it makes our home so joyful and happy. Jacob is convinced that she says “Dada,” but I’m still holding out for “Mama.”

My sweet friend Elizabeth of Elizabeth Jones Photography  is rebranding her company, and boy did she pull at this mama’s heart strings when I received mine and Lily’s gallery. We shot in Elizabeth’s beautiful new studio, and it was the perfect combination of cozy, light, and airy. Anyway, I think she captured  mine and Lily’s bond so perfectly. They’re the type of photos that I can imagine Lily pulling out to show her children and grandchildren which OBVIOUSLY makes this mama tear up. Kailey and I always loved the times that Nana would pull out old photos of her mama and homecoming dance pictures with her and Poppa, and good gosh I just love it. Pictures are so important to us, and I hope that Lily will love them just as much as I do.

When it comes to choosing outfits for family photos, there’s definitely some things you want to keep in mind. Nowadays most people are moving toward more lifestyle portraits rather than the dreaded “white shirt and jeans” family pictures, so you want to wear something that you feel comfortable yet pretty in. If you’re taking pictures with other people, coordinate with your peeps by sticking with a few colors (grey, white, blush, etc.). You don’t all have to wear the exact same thing, but you want to be cohesive. Since Lily and I were taking more of a lifestyle session, I chose to stay in the neutrals family by wearing this super pretty and soft maxi with Lily in a complimenting dress from Zara. I know years from now when I look back on these pictures, I won’t think “Holy moly  what was I thinking?!”

My dress is unavailable (DON’T KILL ME), but I’ve linked some other great options for taking family photos or a “mommy and me” session for mama!

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KAILEY’S LOOK: TOPSHOP BLAZER | TOPSHOP TANK | FREE PEOPLE SKINNY JEANS | SCHULTZ HEELS | TORY BURCH PURSE | LOREN HOPE CUFF | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | DAVID YURMAN RING

HAILEY’S LOOK: MADEWELL BLOUSE | J.CREW VINTAGE CROP JEANS | SAM EDELMAN MULES | MADEWELL TOTE | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE

Happy Tuesday, loves! It’s a new week, a new grind, a moment to hit the reset button. I would like to consider myself a busy person, high functioning under pressure, and thrives off of organized chaos! Hailey would like to think otherwise, on the daily she reminds me of how crazy I am and tells me to simmerrrrrr down when I’m getting ahead of myself. Despite her opinion (lol!), I feel like I have a really great balance between work and play. I know when to hustle hard and when to close my laptop and meet the girls for happy hour. It’s a lifestyle that I’ve gradually perfected over the years due to my never ending bucket list, and I wanted to share with you my regimen on how to lead a happy life with an overwhelming, busy schedule!

Have a planner

When you’re a boss babe, it’s really important to keep an organized schedule. It’s easy to forget appointments and meetings, and I’m a person that WILL forget them if I don’t put pen to paper! My planner is my lifesaver, I love this one because it fits really well in to my work tote and the print is so feminine.

Make a priority list for the week

Raise your hand if you’re a list maker! Again, the whole pen to paper thing is pretty crucial for me to be a productive human being in society and making a list of what I need to accomplish for the week keeps me in check! I’m really bad, actually terrible, at staying on task if I don’t make a checklist of the to-dos so if I know that I have  (excuse my language) a shit ton of things to do, I’ll type everything out in Notes on my phone. I will then screenshot it, and make it my phone’s background until everything is done!

Get a good night’s sleep

I’m an 80 year old grandma trapped in a 23 year old body, so you will not be catching me bumpin’ and grindin’ at the club at all hours of the night because home girl needs her sleep. It’s important to prioritize how much sleep you’re getting, and sleep is something that I’m not willing to compromise on. I’m an absolute troll if I get less than seven hours of sleep and I’ll look haggard. Haggard women don’t get shit done. So make sure you’re getting plenty of zzzs so you can conquer the world!

Have “me” time

If getting a manicure, pouring yourself a glass of wine, going to hot yoga (my number one choice), and/or flipping on your favorite show is how you wind down and have “me” time, I highly recommend doing so after a hectic day/week. We go, go, go and we very rarely reward ourselves with our favorite guilty pleasures when we all have them! Having an hour to yourself with no distractions can work wonders for your mind when it’s be going non stop.

Prioritize your relationships

One of my biggest blessings in life is my amazing friends. I owe a lot to them for my success as they have supported me, encouraged me, understood me, and have given me the best advice during my growth as a business owner. It would be easy for me to say “oh, I don’t have time to go to dinner” or “I’m way too busy to give so and so a phone call”, but as of lately it has hit home that we’re never promised or vowed how much time we have here. Cultivating meaningful relationships will bring you so much happiness and will give you more support in life than you ever thought possible, pinky promise! (P.S. If you’re one of my bestie and you’re reading this, I LOVE YOU.)

Find things/people that motivate and inspire you

Having a busy life can potentially drain your creativity and leave you feeling unmotivated. When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I like to put some worship music on and get on Pinterest. It helps me collect my thoughts and gets the creative juices flowing. It’s different for everyone, but finding something that you can go back to for inspiration can reset your priorities and goals for yourself.

If you’re schedule feels too much to handle, it’s never a bad idea to re-evaluate what you’re trying to accomplish. We have the same hours in the day as Beyonce, so use them wisely!

The world is your oyster, love y’all!

Dresses Under $100

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SHEIN DRESS | STEVE MADDEN HEELS | TORY BURCH PURSE | LOREN HOPE CUFF | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | DAVID YURMAN RING | BAUBLE BAR EARRINGS

It’s a no brainer that every girl’s girl loves a good deal. To be more specific, dresses that are under $100 can make any shopaholic very, very happy! A bunch of our gal pals are recently engaged and that means that many showers, parties, and bachelorette’s are in our near future which calls for several party dresses. H and I are in two of our bestie’s weddings, and if you’ve ever been in a wedding you know that it isn’t always cheap {espesh when you’re ballin’ on a budget.} Buying outfits for such occasions can be costly, but if you look in the right places you can definitely find some gems with a wallet friendly price tag like this dress! The quality of this dress rivals high end brands and it’s pastel pink is perfect for a shower or bridal brunch. The pockets add the cutest touch in our opinion, giving it a trendy edge.

If you’re in the same bridesmaid boat as us or you’re just needing a dress but aren’t wanting to spend a fortune, here are some great options under $100!

How To: LIKEtoKNOW.it

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SOCIALITE MAXI ROMPER | STEVE MADDEN HEELS | TORY BURCH PURSE | BAUBLE BAR EARRINGS | DAVID YURMAN RING | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | LOREN HOPE CUFF

Hi, guys! We hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend! We spent our Sunday night being serenaded by the super dreamy John Mayer with our best lady friends, and it was MAGICAL! If you are at all a John Mayer fan, nothing beats hearing him live. He is so witty and has the best stage presence, not to mention he sounds even better in person. MAGICAL, y’all. MAGICAL.

Anyway, today we’re sharing a few tips and tricks of working your way around the world of LIKEtoKNOW.it. As influencers on LIKEtoKNOW.it, we truly feel a responsibility to educate our readers and followers on how to use the apps and links! You may have seen a little link in our pictures on Instagram and you may have thought “what am I supposed to do with that?” This little link holds all of our outfit details with ready to shop products. LTK is super easy to use and shop the links so here are two separate ways to use LIKEtoKNOW.it.

1. Download the app and sign up. By signing up, you’ll have an account and be able to shop all of your favorite influencers posts that are affiliated with liketoknow.it

2. Each post that you like that is accompanied with a LIKEtoKNOW.it link, will also be saved to your app so you can shop later.

3. Also, if you screenshot any posts that have a link, it will be saved on your app.

It’s that easy, y’all. On all of our posts, we include the link in our caption. So many of friends and followers complain about having to type in the link which is kinda annoying to switch between Instagram and their browser. By downloading the LIKEtoKNOW.it, you’re making it super duper easy on yourself…and it a little hard on your wallet. LOL!

We super appreciate every purchase made through our links here on our blog and Instagram account as it truly does help keep our content and blog going and running smoothly! We hope that this has made it even more easy to shop, and if anyone ever has any questions about the app please DM us! We will do our absolute best to answer in a timely manner! Much love, friends!

Date Night Romper

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NORDSTROM ROMPER | MARK FISHER WEDGES | BAMBOO HALF MOON PURSE | LOREN HOPE CUFF | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | DAVID YURMAN RING | BAUBLE BAR TASSEL EARRINGS

Happy Thursday, everyone! We can’t believe that it’s already August…however, our body surely does because you literally can’t do anything outside with actual clothes on. In Houston, just be prepared to literally soak through your entire outfit with sweat all while maintaining composure. Not easy, y’all. Not easy. To beat the heat, H and I loaded up Lily girl and headed to New Braunfels, Texas to see our best friend/triplet and her sweet momma at their lake house. Cue all of the Dr. Pepper, sour gummy worms, baby snuggles, and swimming!

This romper one of our favorites from the Nordstrom Sale, and y’all…we’re kinda in love. This romper is under $35, and it is just the prettiest. I wore it out in Dallas on a little date night action (wink, wink), and I got so many compliments on it. The off the shoulder cut, cutie cute pattern…ugh it’s the best! Also, this little purse is so fun, and we kinda have a funny story about it. Our blogger babe bestie, Tayler of TaylerMalott.com, has it, and her husband said it looked like the little cage that the cricket from Mulan was held in. Freaking. Dying. So amongst us it is referred to as “the little cricket.”

Anyway, we have some really exciting things and big changes happening in our lives right now! We really can’t wait to share with y’all our little passion project, but for now it’s a wittle secret!