Monthly Archives: January 2018

Saltflat Silk Front Tie Dress

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SALTFLAT JENNA SILK FRONT TIE DRESS | STEVE MADDEN HEELS | TORY BURCH PURSE | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | DAVID YURMAN RING | TOM FORD LIPSTICK IN BLUSH NUDE

Happy Tuesday! I’m currently being held hostage at home due to the winter storm that has turned Houston, Texas upside down. Seriously, you would assume that the world is ending. I honestly don’t mind it, I get to catch up on some much needed organization and get a rare Tuesday blog post up!

I’m going to keep it short and sweet today! My online boutique, shopsaltflat.com, has launched our January Collection and I’m beyond obsessed! We had this dress in Mocha Rouge a few months ago and it sold out literally in a day! We have it back in Moonlight (the dress I’m wearing), it’s perfect for a date night, Valentine’s Day, or for a wedding. And the draw-string waistline makes it flattering on every body type! It’s absolute perfection! I also wanted to share my favorite pieces from the collection!

Jenna Silk Front Tie Dress – $48

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Night Floral Print One Shoulder Dress – $48

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Charlotte Tie Neckline Blouse – $48

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Adeline Peplum Top – $98

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Cosmic Love Embroidered Dress – $98

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Caramel Dreams Off The Shoulder Chentille Sweater – $48

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Stay warm out there, and perhaps do a little online shopping at shopsaltflat.com! For today only, use code DOUBLESHOT15 at checkout to get 15% off your entire order!

Crushing On $19 Sweater & $30 Booties

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FOREVER 21 OPEN BACK SWEATER | MADEWELL DENIM | FOREVER 21 BOOTIES | TORY BURCH PURSE | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | DAVID YURMAN RING

Happy Monday, y’all! Hitting the ground running as this week is going to be a real doozy but a goody because I get to see Paul on Saturday after two weeks apart! Literally counting the minutes till I get to see that face! We have a ton of meetings and appointments (major blessings!) and we’re definitely working for the weekend these days!

 This month I’m focusing on celebrating the small victories! Here are a few that have happened in the last two weeks!

  1. I had to get my back bumper fixed, it’s such a hassle dealing with insurance BUT I dealt with the most kind body shop here in Houston! It was supposed to be a week long repair and I got it back in 4 days! YAY!
  2. We shot all 47 new arrivals for shopsaltflat.com this past Tuesday and I’m so excited for them to launch!
  3. Last week I was able to get 3 blog posts up! It’s one of my goals this year to do that every week and we’re off to a good start!
  4. I unpacked everything from our Colorado trip! HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT, PEOPLE!
  5. I found this $19 sweater and these booties for $30!

Your girl is major ballin’ on a budget this year. Trying to pay off all of my debt and to be financially healthy this year while being self employed is not an easy thing to do. I’ve given myself VERY little funny money so when I found this sweater and these booties I was so excited. I absolutely love the low back, it’s sexy and comfy! A combination that isn’t easy to find. Pointed toe and chunky heels are my weakness, therefore the booties were a no brainer. They are extremely comfortable and you would never know they cost $30.

Praying everyone has an amazing week! Love you lots.

Favorite Hair Products

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Happy Friday! Mine and Hailey’s slow week turned in to a manic frenzy between shoots, meetings, and appointments! Who knew running three businesses would be this busy?! I currently look like a troll doll and my hair is needing some major TLC. So how appropriate  it is that I’m sharing my absolute favorite hair products and styling tools! We’re hoping to share more tutorials on the blog and Etoilly Artistry, so here’s to barely scratching the surface on what we have planned in the beauty department for you all! Here’s why I love each product!

How I’ve Managed To Own Three Businesses By 24 Years Old

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MADEWELL BLOUSE | MADEWELL DENIM | STEVE MADDEN HEELS {similar} | ANTHROPOLOGIE PURSE | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | DAVID YURMAN RING

When I was 20 years old, I had just started cosmetology school and really wasn’t sure what my career/life would turn in to. Even though I hid it well with a smile on my face when anyone would ask me about school, I felt like a complete and utter failure leaving my major in dance and starting Plan B as being a hairstylist. It was a decision I made as I knew that I needed to get done with school as quickly as possible while my parents were going through their divorce and that I could find a job soon after I graduated. Little did I know, it was the best decision I could have ever made for myself.

Fast forward to now, I am the co-owner/hairstylist/make up artist of Etoilly Artistry, co-owner of shopsaltflat.com (an online women’s boutique,) and author/creative director of this blog! I’m not completely sure what I’m doing or how I manage to have a personal life, but I am 100% certain that I’ve followed my heart and my gut when it came to pursuing my dreams as a female entrepreneur and it’s landed me here. Living a life I never thought I would have at 24 years young and being the happiest I’ve ever been! So cheesy, I know, but I’m beyond thankful and grateful for where I’m at in my career.

Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way and what I tell anyone who’s thinking about going out on their own and starting a business.

1.  CREATE A BRAND

Think about what you want your work/business to look like. Create a brand that you can be consistent with and that you’re proud of. My business partner, Ling, and I spent months and months and months on creating mood boards and looking at site designs for shopsaltflat.com. I absolutely love what we created for our store and the consistency we’ve had with each changing season. And even for Etoilly Artistry, Hailey and I knew what we wanted our brand to be and we sought out that particular style. Romantic. Soft. Timeless.

2. DELIGATE TASKS

I’ve learned that I can’t do every little thing on my own. I used to pride myself on saying “No thank you, I have it under control.” But I honestly was a frantic maniac before I put trust in others to carry out tasks that needed to get done. Ling and I have a really good system on delegating tasks for Saltflat and same for Hailey and I for Etoilly. Hailey handles all of our communications and she does an absolute amazing job at it. I’m terrible at answering emails so I’m so thankful I have her to rely on to make our business run smoothly! Ling is an incredible website designer and photographer and she covers that entire part of our business together. I on the other hand am technically challenged.

3. MANAGE YOUR TIME

I love my social life. I love driving up to Dallas to be with Paul. I love my wine nights with the girls. And if there’s any chance in hell that I get to do any of that, I’ve learned to manage my time between the three businesses. I like to allocate 2-3 hours a day on each business without any interruption, I put my phone on “do not disturb” so I don’t get distracted because home girl has ADD. I also give myself “me” time which I think is SO important. I can easily burn myself out by working 14 hour days and that’s just not how I like to operate. It works for others but definitely not for me. I would hate myself!

4. HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF AND YOUR BRAND

Confidence (easily confused with arrogance) in your work and yourself speaks volumes to others! If your proud of the work/business you’ve created, you have so much pride and worth in how you’re making a living. The saying “if you love what you’re doing, you won’t work a day of your life” is so very true.

5. FIND YOUR GANG

Surround yourself with like minded people and find a community that lifts you up and supports you. The beginning stages and even well into your business, it can be an emotional rollercoaster and having friends to confide in is beyond valuable!

Like I said, I have no idea what I’m doing and everyone operates differently! I hope this encourages you to take the plunge in to any new project you might have in mind! As always, I’m here if you need me!

Favorite Lipsticks

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS LIQUID LIPSTICK IN SPICY | ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS LIQUID LIPSTICK IN DUSTY ROSE | TOM FORD LIPSTICK IN BLUSH NUDE | MARC JACOBS LIP GLOSS IN SUGAR SUGAR | YSL LIPSTICK IN 13

Happy Monday, friends! Had a great weekend with Paul in San Antonio while celebrating some sweets friends as they became husband and wife! Being in the wedding industry as a hair and make up artist, it was so nice to actually attend a wedding that I wasn’t working for a change! My sweet man drove from Dallas to Houston to pick me up and then to San Antonio for the wedding, then we drove home yesterday back to Houston and he stayed one last night before he headed back to Dallas. Long distance is seriously no joke, but we make it work and we make the time we are together count! Miss him already!

In today’s post I’m sharing all of my favorite lipsticks! Lipstick is one thing I never leave the house without. Even if I look like death has warmed over, you best believe I will have SOMETHING on my lips! Most days I wear my signature Tom Ford lipstick in Blush Nude, it is the perfect nude which isn’t always easy to find. And if I’m feeling sassy I’ll put on a pop of color, which is generally a liquid lipstick. They’re totally kiss proof and your man will definitely approve.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS LIQUID LIPSTICK IN SPICY

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS LIQUID LIPSTICK IN DUSTY ROSE

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TOM FORD LIPSTICK IN BLUSH NUDE

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MARC JACOBS LIP GLOSS IN SUGAR SUGAR

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YSL LIPSTICK IN 13

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I absolutely love sharing beauty posts and one of my goals this year is to do more of them! Let me know would other beauty/hair/make up related posts you would like to see next! Hope y’all have a great week!