Link to shop : dress
I need to find a pretty blue dress for Founder’s Day on Sunday. Preferably one with long sleeves. While browsing, this beauty pops up on my page. Have you ever seen a more gorgeous dress!?
I scrolled down to see the designer: Oscar de la Renta.
Lord help us.
Brynn Hudson was one of the first brands that I worked with. I am forever thankful for the companies who take a chance on me and this little fashion blog of mine. My latest pair of Brynn Hudson earrings are gold and black. They're available in black, navy, white, and pink. You can shop my earrings, and see the other color combinations available here.
A few of my other favorites for fall are linked below:
The search is on for the perfect holiday dress. Classic and timeless. It must be both. I used to buy dresses that could be described as trendy. “In” one season, “out” of style the next. These days, I really try and find those timeless pieces. Something I can wear to multiple events and occasions.
This red dress is my latest find. It’s on sale (woohoo!) and comes in two other colors all well. White and black. I think the white dress would be pretty paired with black tights and a red or emerald pair of earrings.
Tights are one of those items that require a bit of trial and error. You can’t try them on when shopping around, so you really have to rely on word of mouth and a brand’s reputation.
I put in all the effort for you with the God awful tights that you can’t pull up past your knees. The pair that won first place for me can be found at Nordstrom. They offer free shipping (always) and curb side pickup. Could it be any easier? Here’s the link to shop:
As great as it is to shop at places like Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus, it’s also nice to support small businesses (and fellow SEC graduates). I was recently introduced to Shiver + Duke at an event here in Dallas. I received these olive earrings at the event. I’ve been wearing them as much as I can. I even wore the same pair in black to my book club meeting on Monday night. Of course they were a hit! If you’re interested in learning about Shiver + Duke, I’ve linked some of my favorite items below.
My time back home last weekend motivated me to cook. My Mom and Dad annnnd my brother and sister in law all cook. It made me think “why can’t I?”
While driving back to Dallas I tried to think of something healthy to cook. An actual recipe, not just chicken and veggies on the side. I couldn’t think of anything so I googled “easy healthy recipes.” Stuffed peppers was first on the list. I scanned the ingredients and was surprised to find that I actually had some of the stuff!
I stopped by Central Market and wandered around for a good 45 minutes. I’m slow, I know. My usual list is this: Ozarka water, ritz crackers, and green gum. Sometimes cereal. I think I did an ok job. There were a few speedbumps. I didn’t see any normal looking garlic so I was forced to get whatever was in the box that said “bundled garlic.” I think the box must have been mislabeled because the lady at the cash register typed in a code that was different than my self printed sticker. The next problem was the dang Italian seasoning. Never seen it in my life. I looked over and over. The most interesting part about staring at the spice section was the conversations I overheard. There were so many couples shopping together. One always seemed to be the leader of all things ingredients (read: bossy). I gave up on the Italian seasoning and got some type of season all instead.
Here are some gems from my grocery trip:
I made it back to my place, and went to work washing and cutting the peppers. Cooking the wild rice. Gosh the rice took forever to cook. That was the slowest part.
Boiling the peppers.
Cooking the chopped onion and what was supposed to be garlic. Once the onion was cooked, I added the ground turkey, all seasoning, salt, pepper, and a can of crushed tomatoes.
I lined the peppers in my baking dish, filled them with the stuffing. and cooked them on 350 for 30 mins.
They actually turned out pretty well. I added some shredded cheese and a little bit of sour cream with each serving. Nothing a little cheese can’t fix.
I ate the last stuffed pepper last night. Four days worth of dinners. I promise that I’m not able to come up with any recipes on my own. This stuffed recipe was found here on Dear Crissy. Be sure you email or message me if you try this recipe! I’d love to know if you liked it!
Most of the things in my kitchen are from Target or Bed Bath & Beyond. You can shop some of the items used for this dish by clicking on the pictures below:
When I put this coat on in the morning, before I head to the office I always feel a little more powerful. I can't quite describe it, but I'll try. It's one of those pieces that puts a pep in your step. The perfect piece to complete your look. It's tailored so you still have some shape. Right now it's on sale for $88! Not bad for a coat.
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.