Accessorizing with Kendra Scott

Monday, July 11, 2016









As a big believer in  accessories make the outfit, I have fallen love with Kendra Scott's necklaces, they add a delicate simplicity to any outfit. I alternate between Elisa gray pendant and Kiri white pearly necklace for every day use, they fall close to choker with a little more length, so it lets you double up on chains and its out of baby reach. When I'm looking to add a little more length and color I go with the Rayne collection.

My sister literally has a Kendra Scott right outside her apartment so last time we visited we had to stop by, it was our lucky day, they were having a sale, we picked up some pretty staple pieces I did a a Rayne necklace in Teal Magestine and my younger and much cooler sister picked up a body chain, it looked so awesome, and easy to wear, piling done right.

Not to mention the store is incredibly adorable !

A 4th of July Roadtrip

Wednesday, July 6, 2016













Happy July! Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! We came back last night from our family of 3 road trip, we headed off to Rochester to visit my cousin. I never in my life thought I would go to Rochester, I'm from Texas Rochester is far! The drive was beautiful and peaceful we were going against all the shore and city traffic. She lives in the cutest area, I loved how walkable it was, we woke up every morning and took a little stroll for coffee and breakfast, the weather was so dreamy!

When she came down to visit us we planned a visit to Niagra Falls, my goodness the feeling of being so close to nature and hearing the water rush down is an unexplainable feeling, the best part however was hearing Emilia scream with joy as she saw the water, she is 100 % a water baby! While out there we visited Lake Ontario, checks off seeing one of the great lakes from our bucket list.

We had a picnic by the Finger Lakes on the 4th, we made lunch hung out with Emilia until the fireworks came on. Emilia's face lit up as the first firework made its way up, I am filled with such excitement hearing her clap and yell, I was scared she might not have enjoyed this trip because she's so little, although she may not remember I know she enjoyed it and I will always remember her smile, clap and all around joy for life!


Tropical Salmon

Tuesday, June 28, 2016










As summer approaches  something funny happens to me, I'm constantly on the look out for rich airy colors, like this BCBG Salmon dress, opposed to my normal black and strip outfit. I found it on  a recent shopping trip with my mom, every time I visit Texas a trip to Dillard's is a must!

I love the color  of the dress and the length falls perfectly, I feel like it elongates my legs and I was able to wear it with a higher shoe. The  top cut of the dress gives that " I have super toned shoulders" look! the print screams summer, the material makes it easy to wear  to Sunday brunch or a date night! For me this a baby free look, since its not breastfeeding friendly. You can find this dress on my Instagram for our Stylecollective Summer Challenge ! Follow us along on @stylecollective and on my feed!

Moments

Friday, June 10, 2016


This week was a low key week, after last week where I tried to do it all then some and felt like I was loosing my mind! We got back to basics and enjoyed the outdoors, some grilling and take out ( it was great.) Tonight we fly out to Texas for a week with my family and a second week in San Antonio with my sister! This is the first time, I'm flying with out Bill, anybody have advice on getting through security sans a second set of hands? 


Zoo Day 

I could eat shake shack everyday!!

The most delicious cappuccino 

I have an obsession with Corner Bakery's desserts this my  ultimate! 

Our first summer plant has arrived! 









Kate Spade Summer Cross Body

Wednesday, June 8, 2016






I wore this outfit to a birthday party we had over the weekend the little miss is old enough now to enjoy watching the kids play, sit on the grass and play... she went on the slide for the first time, she loves the outdoors!

Thankfully the past few days have been feeling like summer and I've been taking full advantage by wearing shorts and bringing out fun  bright cross bodies. 2 weeks ago Kate Spade had one of their awesome surprise sales (75% off can't beat that) I came across this bright blue/red sunglass cross body. Its the perfect size for essentials and brightens up my summer outfits.

Feel Good Morning Smoothie Bowl

Monday, June 6, 2016











As much as we (me) say we're not going to indulge over the weekend, for one reason or another it doesn't happen if its' not a birthday party, its a family frozen yogurt trip or best of all brunch with adult beverage!!!! so by Sunday night, I start to feel the bloat, even if I kept up with my H20 intake the sodium does on a number on me.

So Monday Mornings, I like to start with my shakeology ( if you're interested in the shake let me know it's truly amazing!) but if its one of those special morning where I'm able to make a smoothie bowl I take full advantage! it leave you feeling full for the morning, gets your blood going and fills you with super foods, topped with fresh fruits.

At the moment I'm loving the Cherry Blossom smoothie bowl.

What you'll need:

¼ cup water
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
½ cup frozen unsweetened black cherries, pitted, divided use
½ tsp matcha powder
3 cups ice
¼ cup strawberries, sliced
1 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
1 Tbsp. raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

How to: 
In blender combine the water, almond milk, shakeology, 1 cup of cherries, matcha powder, and ice blend until smoothie like. place in deep bowl ( one you would use for cereal) pour smoothie then top with the coconut, pumpkin seeds, strawberries, and the rest of the cherries!

Wha-LA you have a delicious and healthy bowl


Moments

Friday, May 27, 2016





Cherry Blossom Protein bowl, so good recipe coming next week

Early breakfast date with my favorite muffin! 

My grocery store has the cutest plants 

isn't this what summer is all about! 

Family nights are my favorite!!!


Memorial weekend is here, and we're looking at great weather and my cousin is in town. We're planning a cook out and Emilia will be marching in he very first parade! I seriously can't wait! I think a vineyard is in order this weekend as well!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!