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Upgrade Your Denim with Ann Taylor


We all know skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple for men and women alike. If we’re going to have them in heavy rotation in our closets, shouldn’t they be the best? By the best I mean the perfect wash, uber comfortable AND holds their shape ALL DAY! Ann Taylor gave us some major upgrades in their skinny fit and it is beyond amazing.

We have all started our morning in the perfect pair of skinnies only to find by noon that we have baggy knee syndrome. With maximum stretch and recovery your skinnies from Ann Taylor will look fresh all day long.

For this Ann Taylor look I wanted a fun brunch look. Skinny denim is a no brainer but my double V knit top is the icing on the cake. It’s an amazing pop of orange color and the sliver of pink on the hem and sleeves is just so sweet.

I’m always looking for ways to add in textures, prints, and patterns and I was able to do that with my accessories. Ann Taylor’s floral statement earrings have so much dimension and texture. They help take my classic look to another level. To take this look up another notch, I added in a leopard fold over clutch. Lastly, a pair of multi colored striped wedge shoes sealed the deal.

When ever you feel like taking your classic look to new heights be sure that you have on your best Ann Taylor denim and spice it up with unique accessories. Enjoy!


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Orange Halter Bikini

This is a flash blog post!! (Meaning that I wrote it past midnight and I have work in the morning!)

I just got back from my vacation and I couldn’t hold on to this a amazing deal any longer! I found this AMAZING orange halter top two piece swimsuit with amazing details on Amazon for $8! You read that right, I said $8 y’all!!!

I always browse Amazon for good deals but when I stumbled upon this one I couldn’t believe it. I was fumbling over the keyboard of my computer trying to order it as fast as I could. The swim material is great and the construction is sound. I wasn’t worried about loosing my top as I had fun and that’s a big deal. When you have a full chest like I do, that is on the top of your list of concerns. Lol

Let me know what you think of this deal and if you’d like to see more great Amazon deals like this! Enjoy!
Get this halter bikini swim suit with this link!

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Shop in Your Man’s Closet for a Sporty Look


The sporty athleisure look has been around for quite awhile now but if you haven’t tried it yet, I have a brilliant way to  get you started! Go looking through your man’s closet and you will find just what you need to get that oversized slouchy look without putting to much effort into it.

Start by looking through your guy’s side of the closet. Look for baseball jerseys and anything that has at least a few buttons going down the front.  Once you find that section of the closet look for your favorite colors, patterns, and prints. Now that you have one that you like, put it on and undo the first two or three buttons. At this point, arrange the shirt so that it hangs off of one shoulder or you can have it hang completely off both shoulders.

That was the hard part. Now, you get to spice up this slouchy oversized look with some other items to to make this look feel more pulled together. Think shoes, purses, earrings, and jeans. To make my styling more feminine, I matched a fitted deconstructed jean with high heels that are colorful and funky. Feel free to play around with this because the possibilities are endless.

Now you are all set to go out and have fun plus, you will be comfortable doing  it! Enjoy!

 

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Industrial Summer Floral


If you’re wondering why I look so happy in this first shot, it’s because I thrifted most of this look and it only cost me about $10 bucks!

I’m always thinking about how much money I spend on clothing. I can’t not shop so the answer to my shopping situation is to spend significantly less money on my clothing. The inspiration behind this look was bring summer floral to the industrial city. This was perfectly captured at Winter Street Studios in Houston, Tx.

For this look I wanted something loose and airy, yet my love for mixing prints and having a pop of color is always there. The key to making this look work was choosing two different prints with a color in common that does nott compete with each other. My skirt is red with a small print that you can’t see very well from a distance. The top has a pretty even spread of several colors but the pops of red flowers make it a perfect match for the skirt.

To accent another color from my floral top, I used a turquoise/blue tassel earring to bring out more colors. For my shoes I put on my comfortable white converse. I have had them for sometime and I’m sure I should wash them soon but part of me looks at the wear and tear like seasoning. My converse get a bit better every time I wear them.

Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite part of this look is. Enjoy!

Photos by Si Creative Photography

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Water Safety with Wolfies Swim School 

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Grant Learning swim form.

Thank you Wolfies Swim School for partnering with me to bring this post to my followers!  ​

It’s time! My baby boy is 4 years old and he needs to learn how to swim. Not only will it be a confidence booster for Grant but knowing how to be safe in the water could potentially save his life. Statistically children 1-4 are at the highest risk of drowning and like most parents, I don’t want to put my child at risk by not arming him with skills and knowledge.

Wolfies Swim School began in Houston’s Meyerland neighborhood in 2005 and through amazing customer service and quality instruction grew to the Bellaire & West University locations.Wolfies provides swim lessons for children and adults and is the best in the business.

When I signed Grant up for Wolfies the process was really easy! The Wolfies staff walked me through the entire process and even called to check on us as Grant’s lessons progressed. One of the best things about signing up for Wolfies was that they asked me what MY swim goal were for Grant. We signed up for a week of everyday lessons and four weeks of weekly lessons as a way to immerse him and give him several opportunities to get comfortable with being in the water.  As a mom I wondered how Grant would react to swim lessons simply because he is fearful of water. Even at bath time if water would get on his face or ears I could tell that he didn’t like it immediately.

I have to say that on the first day there were some tears and fear but by the second day he was a willing little swimmer. Grant went from not wanting to put his face or ears in the water to asking if he could jump in the pool! I see Grant progressing towards the goals that I’d hoped he would accomplish already. In his first week, Grant began blowing bubbles, being more comfortable with putting his face and ears on the water, climbing out of the pool, and pushing off the platform with his feet. WHat I love most is that Wolfies is helping Grant to be safe in the water. The Wolfies teachers are so calm and relaxed with the children. They push the children within their comfort zones. The small class sizes, fun teachers, and amazing instruction is just what our family needed. We still have more lessons to go and I can already say, we are Wolfies for life!

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Proud moment after blowing bubbles.

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On the first day of swim school, Grant was very hesitant to put his face in the water.

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The first time Grant blew bubbles.

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Wolfies has fun toys for little swimmers.

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Grant and Mr. Kenta working on arm motions.

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Each time Grant blew bubbles he was so proud of himself.

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The first time Grant was fully submerged! Success!

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Fun with his swim mates!

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Small class sizes.

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Learning water safety skills like getting himself out of the water.

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Working on kicking his legs.