Monthly Archives: December 2016

Mixing Prints | OOTD

Before I go any further, I know…I went a little print crazy here but life isn’t fun if you don’t scare yourself a little bit from time to time right?

My motivation for this look was to simply have fun and to style something edgy & bold. I love “outside of the box” looks and as I put this together it just made me giddy. This entire look is either thrifted or already in my closet so altogether it probably cost about $25. I’ve linked some very similar pieces to help you recreate this look. You can try this look in various colors just be sure that the base color is the same. In this look it’s reds. I hope you go for it and have as much fun wearing it as I did. I guess I can call myself the “Print Gangster” now. Lol


Jacket- Thrifts84 (Link to Similar)








Bold Holiday Look | OOTD

We are well into the holiday season which means there are a few more holiday parties to hit. Why not step outside of the box a bit more for your holiday party look? One of my favorite quotes is, “People will stare, make it worth their while” , and this look matches that idea. The cool thing about this look is that I didn’t really have to purchase anything new. All of these pieces were already living in my closet with the exception of my fun new purse.

I like things that are a little unexpected so I went ALL IN with my head wrap. I see women wear head wraps often but how many times have you seen one fabulously styled with a sequins dress at a holiday party? !? I can’t say that I have. Lol

I wore this sequins dress to my blog anniversary party back in October. The great thing about this black and white sequins dress is that it translates to so many occasions. That’s the beauty of classic colors. I thrifted this red 3/4 sleeve  coat nearly a year ago and I’ve finally been about to break it out. The details on this coat are amazing and its the perfect pop of color.This pop of color/contrast can be in any color and it would have the same effect. 

This look could easily be overwhelming and “too much” but because everything is black & white except for the coat, everything fits right into place. The only thing left to do is put on a red lip and grab a fun purse.

Leave me a comment about your favorite bold look for the holidays. Enjoy!

Head Wrap- Wandering Silk

Dress- Melodrama Boutique (similar)

Boots- Lola Shoetique (Similar)

Coat- Thrifted (Similar) Any pop of color will work!

Camera Purse- Sammy Dress

Holiday Shopping at River Oaks Shopping Center

Holiday shopping can be a little crazy but it’s so much fun when you can take the entire family along. That’s exactly what we did and it made a world of difference. I’m happy to be partnering with River Oaks Shopping Center to show you all there is to experience in this wonderful shopping area.

We started off at The Mad Potter to pick out and glaze some cool pottery pieces. Grant was so excited to pick his piece (An Elf), and choose all of his own colors. What I love even more is that it is definitely NOT just for kids. My husband and I joined in on the fun and Grant was so interested in what mommy and daddy were painting too. There were beautiful moments of silence while we were all painting. As a teacher and mom of a toddler, I value those precious peaceful moments.

After we wrapped up our painting session, we headed over to California Pizza Kitchen for some delicious pizza. Grant and Mike went safe with a cheese and pepperoni pizza. I took a leap of faith and tried a brussel sprout and bacon flat bread and I was NOT disappointed at all. It was so fresh and light that I could have eaten three more. Ha ha! The great thing about CPK is that they have a guarantee that if you try something new and you’re not satisfied, they’ll replace the item for you happily. How sweet is that?!?

We  took a spin by Steinway Piano and enjoyed looking  at and listening to their amazing pianos before indulging in some more shopping. We headed home for nap time to keep the tantrums away but boy did we have a full day. The best thing about it is that everything we needed was just moments away.

Take your crew for a family fun day at River Oaks Shopping Center and make a day of it. It’s truly your one-stop-shop for everything holiday this season. Enjoy!


Sponsored Post: This post was done in collaboration with River Oaks Shopping Center. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Metallic skirt

If you don’t have a metallic piece in your closet yet, your’e missing out on a lot of fun! This metallic skirt is versatile and can go casual or dressy. This skirt goes to work, holiday parties, and out for a night on the town. You can find them is many tones and different colors to match your style. Gold happens to be my metal so I fell in love with this one instantly.

When styling this OOTD I chose a casual look and paired it with one of my tried and true sweatshirts that I’ve had for over three years. The truth is any cool graphic sweatshirt will work.  Next, I added in my trusty comfortable black converse and my old faux leather jacket. As you can see this OOTD is super simple to put together but makes a big impact. It also helps you to remember how important it is to have staple pieces in your closet. I’ve created a completely new look with only one new pleated metallic skirt. I call that a victory yall!

Leave me a comment about the new piece your’e mixing with old items from your closet. Enjoy!

Sweater- Similar


Jacket- Similar

Shoes- Converse

Bracelets Charming Charlie

Natural Hair Pompadour

I get a lot of questions about how long my hair is right now and if I feel like I have enough versatility with this haircut. Although I am somewhat limited in my style choices I am being forced to be more creative with styling my hair lately.

Honestly, this length is a tiny bit awkward because it’s long enough to flop down when curly and wet, but it doesn’t look cute. Ha Ha! I’ve had success with pin & tuck styles, braids, and twist outs. Now I’m adding this pompadour to the mix. This style is even easier than the pin and tuck style I posted last week.

  1. First, I used a blow dryer to stretch my hair out. As you can see I didn’t focus on the ends very much because the roots were more important.
  2. Second, I took a small section out of the front and put the rest in a ponytail toward the front of my head.
  3. Next, I took the hair that I left out in the front, placed it over the ends on my ponytail and smoothed it out.
  4. Lastly, I tucked and pinned the ends and Viola! The pompadour is complete.

I hope you like this style and I will be adding more styles to the blog as i make them up. Let me know if you have questions about this this or any other natural hair style and I’ll get them answered quickly. Enjoy!