Need a Hanky? Try a Handkerchief Hem!

Do you know what a handkerchief dress or skirt is? It's dress or skirt that has an asymmetrical hem with several corners. Imagine a square handkerchief, pick it up in the center and that's what this hem looks like.  Up until last year, I had associated this hemline with ballroom dancers and figure skaters. And why not? the corners or points of the dress help to create a lot of movement. If you're someone who likes to twirl in dresses, this hemline is definitely for you!

Shopping at the San Marcos Outlet Mall

On our way home from our trip to Austin, we decided to go to the Tanger and Premium outlet malls in San Marcos. It's quite a big outlet mall and it's on the way so we always check out what they have whenever we're coming home from Austin. Though outlet shopping is mostly a miss for me (actually, shopping in person anywhere is mostly a miss for me), I still enjoy being outside and walking around. 

Giveaway + Review: My Jord Watch

I previously wrote about my penchant for watches so this is why I'm excited to be sharing with you a watch company called Jord. Jord is a company that specializes in watches with wooden bands. This unique feature along with their interesting designs make their watch stand out. They have designs varying from traditional to sleeker silhouettes.

Fashion Forward: Pippa & Pearl

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me mention that I love supporting local and small businesses. Not only is it good for your local economy and helps in creating a sense of community within your area, it also helps foster diverse styles. I may be old fashioned but having everyone shop at the same 3 or 4 stores is a little... 1984 to me. 

This is why I am so excited to be sharing with you a brand called Pippa & Pearl.

Our Weekend Trip to Austin

Our last vacation was last summer when we went to Kansas City and a few weeks before that, we went to Belfast, London and Paris so we were itching to do some traveling. Last month, I pitched the idea of going to Austin for the weekend during spring break to my husband and as usual, he was up for the idea. 

The Catalina Weekender Bag

We did quite a bit of traveling in 2017. We started the year off with a 3 country trip to Vietnam, Thailand and Japan in January and then another trip in the summer that took us to Belfast, London and Paris. A few weeks later, we also left for a week long trip to Lawrence, KS and Kansas City, KS. Given all this, it was no surprise that my Dakine bag, which I'd been using as my carry on/weekender bag since 2011, finally died on me.

My Watch? The Horse, of Course!

remember when my parents bought me a watch in the first grade. I had the time right in the palm of my hands (or my left wrist, anyway). I felt so grown up! Granted, it was a digital watch but by the time I was in the third grade, I was rocking my grown up Mickey Mouse watch with his arms as the minute and hour hands in elementary school. SO. STYLISH. LOL

Facing Life with Zara and Topshop

I can’t believe it’s already march! The holiday season has come and gone and it seems that the older I get, the faster time passes. It has been nearly a year since i last updated and while I was taking my time, I knew something had to change...

Shop with Me: Nude Bags for Spring and Summer

It's been a while since I've bought a bag and lately, I've been wanting one in nude. Although with us in the middle of building our new home, a lot of purchases have to be scaled back. But that won't stop me from doing the internet version of window shopping, will it? Below are five nude bags that would be absolutely perfect for all of your neutral purse needs!

Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo Review

I've been really loving my NARS Satin and Matte Lip Pencils so much that I wanted to try ones by other brands. I came across the Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo and bought a couple in January. These sat in my drawer until...

DIY Lace Front Wig

First of all, procrastination is the bane of my existence. I got the hair for this wig last October and just not got around to working on it. To be fair I did sew and finish it once before but...

Holiday Haul + Last Minute Gift Ideas

It's been a long time since I've blogged, huh? Let's just jump right into it. I've been meaning to post about my Black Friday purchases but since I did most of my shopping online, they didn't all arrive at the same time and I just never got around to posting about it. So now, nearly 3 weeks later and with Christmas in just a few days, I thought I'd post some of the things I got and...

Transgender Remembrance Day

I went to high school between 1998 and 2002. I attended a leadership magnet program geared at teaching inner city teenagers skills like teamwork, communication and leading by example. A big part of this program was having to give speeches--lots of speeches. And they must fit a specific time requirement! I loved to write and had things to say but for an introvert like me, getting up in front of my classmates...

Summer Nail Colors

 don't like to spend a lot of money on my nails. It's one of the things I tend to let go, especially since I'm rubbish at keeping them up. In fact, I usually only go to the nail salon if I have an important event coming up and I want to look more polished (pun intended). Other than that...

Affordable Make-Up Brushes

Make-up brushes make a big difference in the outcome of your application. You have to take into account factors like ferrule density, shape and fibers. Some professional make-up artists even consider things like handle material, weight, length, etc. As most of you know, collecting brushes...

Time to Glow Up: My Favorite Highlighters

I know, I know--everyone's talking about the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette because, well, Becca is awesome and Jaclyn Hill is awesome so this stuff must be superawesomesauceface! That may be true but there are other highlighters out there that deserve some love! For this week's beauty call, I'm sharing 5 of my favorite highlighters. ..