Earrings : Brynn Hudson
Sweater blazer: JCrew Factory
I finally made it to a pumpkin patch here in Dallas! It only took me two years...better late than never. The arboretum has a pumpkin village. Yes, a village. It’s a step above one of those places that simply puts the pumpkins on the ground all in a line. We’re talking structures made of pumpkins.
It rained for what felt like a week and then the clouds parted and the sun started to shine. The whole city of Dallas took advantage of the pretty weather and went to the Arboretum. So many kids! So many families! And then there was me. Waiting for the toddlers to step aside so I could get the shot. These kids had the poses down! One little girl even sat on a pumpkin without being told to do so. I looked over to Chris and said “man, she’s good! Look at that pose. I wonder if I could sit like that too?” I was too nervous to sit on a pumpkin. I didn’t want to get kicked out.
The crowds and a bit of craziness were worth it. I’m willing to make my way through crowds just to create my own traditions here in Dallas. I think I can officially add this one to the list.
I saw this on Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram and it made me laugh. The arboretum was fifteen bucks a ticket and it was fifteen dollars to park. We were way over $27 by the time we headed home.
When I first saw this dress I realized that I have tops that are black and white, but I do not have a single black and white dress. How could that be? Thank goodness for Chicwish and their interesting styles that keep me coming back. This dress filled a void in that closet of mine.
II’m able to wear this dress to work, church, and I plan on wearing it to at least one of my holiday parties this year.
If you have a special event coming up, or if you want to start stocking up on holiday looks I encourage you to check out Chicwish.com. They have so many dresses to choose from! Be sure you order one size larger than you would normally wear. Their items tend to run small.
Hey y’all! I hope you had a great weekend. I spent most of my weekend back home to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. We all had a great time. I even got to see my brother and his wife! We watched a lot of football and ate all the good stuff (pizza and cake). We ventured out to see a movie, opened presents, and took photos for the blog.
Of course I’ll share the photos with you soon, but for now I’ll share my most favorite one of them all. The one that has Dad and Ike in it. They’re my buddies.
SometimeSaturday turns two today!
This little fashion blog of mine has been a blessing, and a nice break from what used to be my typical type of day. It allows me to connect with family, friends, and readers discussing fashion and those special moments in life that require an off the chart outfit. I’ve been able to spend more time with my Mom taking photos in different states and cities. I’ve met so many sweet souls at events and Sunday brunch. The list goes on and on.
SometimeSaturday has also taught me quite a few lessons. Perhaps one of the most important lessons that I’ve learned is that you don’t need to be tan, you don’t need to have hair like Jaclyn Smith, and you don’t have to be a size zero to share the things you love. It’s easy to think that you need to look perfect and be perfect in order to share your life with others. It’s still a work in progress, but I am learning little by little. I’m learning that yes, I am good enough, and so are you.
I didn't notice until I saw it on my own Instagram page, but apparently I wore the same pants on Wednesday that I wore on Sunday. They were clean (I know my Mom is reading this and that's what she's worried about). One of the tricky things with blogging is that it's easy to feel like you need to have a million articles of clothing. That's just not my reality. I take what I have from my wardrobe and make it work on a daily basis.
What ya see is what ya get. Same pants. Sunday and Wednesday. They're that good, and if you get them I guarantee that you too will be wearing them every week, maybe even multiple times a week like me.
These are the pants:
Paired with a pink sweater that I got on sale last year from Free People:
And the white 30 something dollar shoes I've been wearing a lot lately:
I’ve had this post on my to do list for quite a while. I think it’s important for you to know as much as you can about this little space of mine, SometimeSaturday.com.
The purpose of this fashion blog is to share the things that make me feel like my most confident self. Most of my blog posts contain links to the items I’m sharing or discussing that day. It’s the most efficient way for me to help you navigate straight to the items that I share. The links take you to a product page on a particular retailer’s website so you can view details. You’re able to see what sizes are still in stock, the colors that are still available, and most importantly...the price.
Most of you are at least somewhat familiar with the fashion blogging world. Therefore, you already know that when you purchase an item using one of my links I am paid a commission for that sale. I am not paid a commission in the following circumstance:
You see a pretty pair of shoes that I share on SometimeSaturday. You click on one of my links to see if your size is still available. They still have your size but you don’t really neeeed the shoes, so you wait a few weeks to think about it. Weeks later you decide you want to treat yourself. You open a browser and navigate directly to the Anthropologie website. Click on the “shoes” section and scroll through until you find that exact pair. You add them to your cart, checkout, and wait patiently for your package to arrive.
Even though you originally saw the shoes on SometimeSaturday, I will not get credit for that sale because you did not use my link the day you made your purchase.
It’s tough but it’s also not the end of the world. I care much more about the fact that you feel amazing when you wear those shoes out and about than I care about a lost commission. Money in my pocket has nothing to do with your self esteem and how pretty you feel getting ready in the morning. This is why I have never shared any of this with you before. It’s important but only to a certain extent.
Here’s how I analyze my sales each week:
I use that data to plan future content. If it looks like my readers aren’t interested in lounge wear, I’m most likely not going to share those types of items in the future (fuzzy socks, cozy sweatshirts). At least not very often. Again, I can only see items that were purchased if one of my links was used.
I also use that data to determine which items I need to continue to monitor (to see if/when those items go on sale). If many of the SometimeSaturday ladies are purchasing a particular product, I will monitor that product until it’s no longer available. Sharing sales and discount codes along the way. I want you to get the best deal you can. You know I love a good deal!
I’m not able to see who purchases what. That special someone in my
life could buy one of the “What I Want Wednesday” items (using my link) and I wouldn’t know he was one of the people who purchased that item until I open the gift.
I would love for you to use my links if you do end up making a purchase. If you forget or you don’t want to, well that’s ok too. I’m just happy that you’re here and you’re following along. What I care about is this: no matter what’s going on in your life on a particular day, you’re able to take on the world feeling great about yourself. You’re amazing, you’ve always been amazing. I’m just here to help remind you of that fact.
Thanks for reading! Thank you for liking my photos and commenting on them. Thank you for telling your friends and family about this little fashion blog of mine. It means more to me than you know!
Last week on Instagram I saw that Reese Witherspoon was attempting to make a few Halloween goodies. I thought I should probably do the same. I googled “Halloween cupcakes” and found the most adorable cupcakes I’ve ever seen. Of course there were endless options. I settled on these two designs:
After I found my inspiration via Instagram and Pinterest, I recruited a family friend to help. On Sunday after church I stopped by Tom Thumb to get all of the ingredients:
Yellow Cake Mix
White Cake Mix
As I filled my little shopping cart I realized that maybe I should have picked only one cupcake design instead of two. It’s a long walk from the parking garage to my front door. This would be tricky trying to carry it all at once. Would Reese only have one cupcake option? I don’t think so. I kept filling the cart.
We made the cupcakes while watching football Sunday afternoon. It didn’t take too long. Drawing the spider legs was the most tedious task. I brought most of them to the office on Monday morning and they were a hit! Now I’m planning a Thanksgiving dessert. I’m thinking sugar cookies in the shape of a turkey.
Good morning : ) This weather keeps flip flopping back and forth, so it's hard to figure out what to wear. I was a little toasty in church yesterday morning. I'm not sure if it was my sweater or because of the extra hot, no foam, with whip macchiato. The outfit was worth it.
I chose a sky blue ruffle sweater
My maroon Banana Republic pants
and white booties.
A few months ago I found a few gray hairs and freaked out. I think that’s both an honest and natural reaction. I may have said a few bad words, but I don’t wanna repeat those here. I decided to get some highlights. Something had to be done. Just a little color to hide the fact that I’m over here pushing 80.
One of the fashion bloggers that I follow (@jennifer_alyson on Instagram) has gorgeous hair. The color is amazing and she always has it styled in a way that’s picture perfect. I reached out to Jennifer to ask who does her hair. She gave me the name of her salon and the two ladies who are both responsible for her hair. The name of the salon is Form. I booked an appointment as soon as I could.
Yesterday I lucked out and got a parking spot right out front (this is unheard of in Dallas). The salon was bright, busy, and buzzing. I checked in with the front desk and was given a drink. Shortly after, a lady named Jessiy introduced herself and took me back to her station. She listened carefully as I told her about the gray hairs and how I really wasn’t sure what I wanted. I told her I didn’t want anything drastic. I can’t walk into the office on Monday morning and scare anyone. I need everyone to still recognize me. I also told her I would love to come back in a few months and go even lighter, little by little. She showed me a ton of “after” photos to make sure we were on the same page.
I think it took about an hr to apply everything, and then 30 minutes of sitting while it processed. 15 minutes without heat, and then 15 minutes with heat. After the 30 minutes, Jessiy washed it all out and then applied shampoo and conditioner. Jaclyn took over after that to dry and style my hair. She was so sweet. I made sure to get her business card for the next time I need a blowout.
This was taken moments before my hair appointment.
And this was taken right after. I love it!
Here's how you can recreate my salon look from yesterday:
First you'll need a dark green sweater:
Pair your dark green sweater with black or dark gray jeans:
Top it all off with a pair of burgundy booties:
Not everything I order always works out. It might not fit, the color might be a bit different than I imagined. I always share the things that I keep. The items that help me to be my most confident self. It occurred to me yesterday that I should show you the things that don’t work as well.
Shopping and trying on clothes can be frustrating. I don’t want you or any SometimeSaturday reader to mistakenly think that everything looks amazing on me, and that everything is always perfect. I order and try on a lot of items that are returned or never purchased in the first place.
Here are are the most recent items that fit into the following category:
Not Quite Right
This sweater was just sent back this morning. I ordered it online and decided not to keep it because of two things: fit and price. I ordered a size Medium because I I like my sweaters to be long. The boxy shape in size Medium was not flattering on my frame. I didn’t love it. I’m going to wait to see if it goes on sale and perhaps order a size Small. I did a little research and found it at Nordstrom as well. In a ton of colors. There’s a light pink and champagne shade that I like even more than the gold option I chose. This sweater is so soft. I told a friend it feels like butter. Just in case you’re interested, here’s the link to shop this sweater at Nordstrom : Sanctuary Pullover.
I got this item during the Shopbop fall event. It’s currently sold out. The reason I returned it is because it was too big. I ordered a medium to have room to wear sweaters underneath and it was just too much material. I looked frumpy. I should have ordered a size Small. I haven’t found anything comparable at this time. Of course there are always options I wear only in my dreams like this ALC corduroy jacket.
Red and White Sweater
I returned this sweater because I am looking for more of a bright red. This color could be good for an Alabama game or even an OU game. I was so excited to wear this for Christmas but I don’t think it will be hard to find a red sweater. I have my eye on this one from Club Monaco.