Tomgirl Jeans + Neck Scarf

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These pair of tomgirl jeans fit like a dream, and are my absolute favorite thing in my closet right now. They are super comfortable and have the perfect slouchy fit, yet are still flattering. Everyone needs that perfect pair of ripped denim!

These pair of tomgirl jeans fit like a dream, and are my absolute favorite thing in my closet right now. They are super comfortable and have the perfect slouchy fit, yet are still flattering. Everyone needs that perfect pair of ripped denim!

These pair of tomgirl jeans fit like a dream, and are my absolute favorite thing in my closet right now. They are super comfortable and have the perfect slouchy fit, yet are still flattering. Everyone needs that perfect pair of ripped denim!

These pair of tomgirl jeans fit like a dream, and are my absolute favorite thing in my closet right now. They are super comfortable and have the perfect slouchy fit, yet are still flattering. Everyone needs that perfect pair of ripped denim!

These pair of tomgirl jeans fit like a dream, and are my absolute favorite thing in my closet right now. They are super comfortable and have the perfect slouchy fit, yet are still flattering. Everyone needs that perfect pair of ripped denim!

These pair of tomgirl jeans fit like a dream, and are my absolute favorite thing in my closet right now. They are super comfortable and have the perfect slouchy fit, yet are still flattering. Everyone needs that perfect pair of ripped denim!

These pair of tomgirl jeans fit like a dream, and are my absolute favorite thing in my closet right now. They are super comfortable and have the perfect slouchy fit, yet are still flattering. Everyone needs that perfect pair of ripped denim!

Black off the shoulder: Nordstrom | Tomgirl denim: American Eagle | Neck scarf: Target |
Nude mules: Target | NYX lipstick in Tea & Cookies: ULTA

This pair of distressed denim has been on major repeat lately, but after scrolling through can you blame me? I love all of the distressing, and they are the perfect fit! I usually am not a fan of the boyfriend fit of jeans because they end up just bagging out, but these are perfect! I am wearing a 0, and could easily size down – just in case you’re wanting to purchase them!

I think it’s so cute that these style of jeans are called tomgirl as opposed to boyfriend. I don’t know why, but I think it’s such a cute name! Boyfriend jeans never fit me, but these are a dream come true! Also, the frayed hem has me absolutely in love, and they look so cute with any pair of shoes! I’ve been styling them with both my favorite mules pictured, Birkenstocks and Adidas superstars! This pair of tomgirl denim really completes any casual Saturday look you’re going for!

Hope everyone had a great and productive Monday! Mine was spent taking care of my speeding ticket and organizing my closet and room. I wanted to let you guys know that I am selling a bunch of my clothes on my shop Instagram, so if you are interested in purchasing click here !

Photography by This Lavender Life

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April 18, 2017
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How To Get Paid As A Small Blogger + Knowing Your Worth

Posted in Blogging, Lifestyle

So, the premise as to why I’m writing this post is actually pretty surprising to me! I do not consider myself a super successful blogger by any means, and I am always learning new ways to monetize and how to better my content! There honestly is so much to learn, let me just tell ya. Researching for this post was just a tad bit overwhelming. Try searching “getting paid as a small blogger” on Pinterest… you will get thousands of results!

How to get paid your worth as a blogger. Learn that your time and brand is worth more than free product + land your next sponsored post. How to email back brands, know your worth and ask for a paid collab!

But, starting about two months ago almost every week I would receive a few messages from other small bloggers asking my advice on sponsored posts, and how I started working with brands. I quickly realized that most small bloggers accept free product as compensation because they frankly don’t believe their numbers are big enough or warrant a payday. I was messaging back so many awesome girls, and basically telling them all my advice and tips on working with brands and how I contacted them, and basically how I asked for a payment. It felt awesome to help other amazing bloggers, and help them realize their work deserved a monetary value. Hashtag community over competition all the way. 

Basically chatting and helping all the amazing blogger babes made me realize that there was a real need for an instruction type of post like this one! So, here we are today!

As a small blogger you feel like your numbers aren’t big enough to deserve compensation… point blank. I can’t say I’ve been there, because I really haven’t. Just being honest. From the beginning I knew my content and influence deserved some type of monetary value… the value just changed as I was growing. But with that being said, I do understand where you might be coming from!

As a blogger, you put hours upon hours producing content, and that right there deserves compensation. Do you spend all your free time thinking about different ways to better your brand and what you would love to accomplish? If you said yes, then that too means you deserve compensation. You have influence. Whether that be 1,000 followers on Instagram or a few subscribers on your email list. When you post something and someone reacts to it, that’s called influence. Do you have women messaging you telling you how much they loved your nail polish color that they went out to Target the next day to buy it? That’s called influence ladies, and that’s exactly what brands want and NEED!

They want someone that when they put their product in front of readers that those readers will take a minute and know the product is amazing because it’s coming from a blogger they love. Your readers know to trust you and listen to your opinions. Think about your favorite blogger right now. If she posted an Instagram story telling you about her new favorite shoes she just bought, and how comfortable they were you take her opinion seriously, and trust it. Right? Although you might have a fraction of her followers you do still have followers that trust your opinion and value it.

That right there deserves compensation. 

When I say compensation I’m talking a dollar figure, not a bag that retails for $100. Nope, that’s not fair compensation. Not even close, and let me tell you why.

Do you pay your electric bills with sunglasses? What about do you put tassel earrings into your car so that you can drive? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Why do brands try to make us WORK for FREE?

Because you don’t know your worth from the beginning. From the beginning of that pitch email you send to a brand contact, you have to know that your time and brand is worth something more than free product. Probably 9/10 times the initial email back from the contact is them expressing interest in working with me, and then going onto how they would love to send over a free bag in exchange for a full blog post. This is the tricky part, and where most of you guys either 1. get discouraged and don’t respond or 2. respond and accept only the free product. This is the negotiation stage that a lot of you struggle with, and I understand! At the beginning, it can be uncomfortable but after a few attempts, you will get the hang of it! Do your best to respond in a professional and eager way outlining what you offer, and why you deserve compensation! Do your best to stand out, and include aspects of both your brand and yourself that might differ from the other bloggers that work with. You want to give the brand an idea of what they would be getting by working with you!

Once I send over my rates, what if they come back and say they don’t have a budget?

For the most part, every brand has a marketing budget. I can’t speak for every single brand, but in my opinion, they want to start the conversation by seeing what they can get for free. It’s not fun, but it happens.

So you sent over your rates, and now you get the dreaded “Currently we don’t have a marketing budget, but would love to send over our product for free in exchange for a blog post” email. Don’t get discouraged and don’t accept only the free product! Kick those bad habits now girlfriend.

Here are 2 ways I usually respond when a brand contact gives the “no budget” email.

Email response 1

Hi Contact name,
When the marketing budget allows for it, I would love to pick back up with collaboration requests for a mutually beneficial project!
With every blog post, or social media post I always promise professional photographs that can be shared on your Instagram account, as well as a unique take on your product shared with my readers.
Change around the wording to fit the brand, and the post you want to produce *

Email response 2

Hi Contact name,

I would love the opportunity to work together. Based on this email it appears that you are working on the basis that this would be in exchange for product only. However, and correct me If I am wrong, I have an understanding that there is a marketing budget for your campaigns and I was wondering what the criteria are that would be needed in order to produce a collaboration that results in payment.

I am genuinely interested in the product/piece/boutique and have seen amazing results/ ways to style from other bloggers. I would love to get to share this brand with my readers, and create a relationship with ____!

Looking forward to chatting further!


If you are doing your part and showing the brand you value your time and brand they will agree to payment. It may not always be your set rate, but figure out what you are comfortable with and go from there!

I only have 1,000 followers on Instagram, shouldn’t I just accept free product until I have more followers?

Nope! You deserve to get paid still! The only difference in followers will be how much brands will agree to pay you. Not whether or not they should pay you at all. Stand your ground, and know your worth!

I have actually had a talk with a brand contact about this – and she shared that most brands like working with smaller accounts because they have a closer relationship with their followers. Think about how many times you comment on a larger account and know you will probably never get a reply from them.

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If a reader has a question about sizing on a certain sponsored post, or maybe a certain question about how the product works brands want to know that if they ask said blogger they will reply to their follower/reader!

Think about it like this – Say I post a photo on Instagram about a teeth whitening system, and I have a follower comment saying they were interested in using said system but wanted to know if it hurt my teeth at all while using it. The brand would want to know that I have a relationship with my followers where I will comment back and answer all their questions. By having a relationship with my followers I turn those followers into customers for the brand!

Not at all saying that larger accounts don’t have a relationship with their followers! I know a ton of larger bloggers who take the time to reply to every comment – but not all of them do!

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If you have any other questions or want to know my advice on a certain pitch please feel free to send me an email (theblonderlife@gmail.com) I hope this post helped you, in any way possible! I would LOVE to know what questions, concerns or problems you have when it comes to pitching, blogging or getting paid as a blogger in the comments below!

And, if you learned anything from this post I would so appreciate you sharing this post!

April 10, 2017
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Nordstrom Rack Obsessed

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I know I'm totally late to the party but Nordstrom Rack is my new obsession. I had always heard good things about Nordstrom Rack, but never took the time to venture into a store to find out for myself!

I know I'm totally late to the party but Nordstrom Rack is my new obsession. I had always heard good things about Nordstrom Rack, but never took the time to venture into a store to find out for myself!

I know I'm totally late to the party but Nordstrom Rack is my new obsession. I had always heard good things about Nordstrom Rack, but never took the time to venture into a store to find out for myself!

I know I'm totally late to the party but Nordstrom Rack is my new obsession. I had always heard good things about Nordstrom Rack, but never took the time to venture into a store to find out for myself!

I know I'm totally late to the party but Nordstrom Rack is my new obsession. I had always heard good things about Nordstrom Rack, but never took the time to venture into a store to find out for myself!

Cold Shoulder Shirt: Nordstrom Rack | White denim: Nordstrom | Wedges: DSW | Tassel earrings: Target

I know I’m totally late to the party but Nordstrom Rack is my new obsession. I had always heard good things about Nordstrom Rack, but never took the time to venture into a store to find out for myself!

The other week I had a few hours to spare after a shoot before heading into work so I stopped by Old Navy, and found myself next door to a Nordstrom Rack! I told myself it was a sign, and that I had to finally check it out. So, the store wasn’t super impressive to me but I later went online and now I’m totally obsessed. They have so many cute things online and the prices are so low – it’s kind of unbelievable. If you are Nordstrom obsessed you really need to check out Nordstrom Rack! The store was organized pretty well, or at least the location I went to! But, I’m just so much more of an online shopper type of girl that I find myself really hating retail stores now. They did have a full makeup section too, which I was pleasantly surprised about!

I don’t really know how it works in terms of their inventory, but they do seem to have a bunch of the same brands as Nordstrom. Everything was super on trend and seemed to be in the right season so I don’t think it’s last years trends? All of my fellow Nordstrom Rack shoppers – do you know how the inventory works? Would love to know!

Check out Nordstrom Rack, and enjoy!

April 3, 2017
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Embroidered Mini Skirt

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Embroidery has been such a hot spring trend. This skirt (under $30!) is such amazing quality, and the perfect fit. Embroidery perfect for a fun date night out, or spring day with your friends.

Embroidery has been such a hot spring trend. This skirt (under $30!) is such amazing quality, and the perfect fit. Embroidery perfect for a fun date night out, or spring day with your friends.

Embroidery has been such a hot spring trend. This skirt (under $30!) is such amazing quality, and the perfect fit. Embroidery perfect for a fun date night out, or spring day with your friends.

Embroidery has been such a hot spring trend. This skirt (under $30!) is such amazing quality, and the perfect fit. Embroidery perfect for a fun date night out, or spring day with your friends.

Embroidery has been such a hot spring trend. This skirt (under $30!) is such amazing quality, and the perfect fit. Embroidery perfect for a fun date night out, or spring day with your friends.

Embroidery has been such a hot spring trend. This skirt (under $30!) is such amazing quality, and the perfect fit. Embroidery perfect for a fun date night out, or spring day with your friends.

Embroidery has been such a hot spring trend. This skirt (under $30!) is such amazing quality, and the perfect fit. Embroidery perfect for a fun date night out, or spring day with your friends.

Embroidery has been such a hot spring trend. This skirt (under $30!) is such amazing quality, and the perfect fit. Embroidery perfect for a fun date night out, or spring day with your friends.

Black crop top: Target  (XS) | Embroidered skirt: SheIn (here too) | Nude block heel: Macy’s (here too)
Woven drop earrings: Francesca’s ($18!)| Black tassel clutch: Charming Charlie

Embroidery has taken over this spring and summer! I see it everywhere and absolutely love it. It’s such a fun way to spice up your look, and I love how many options are out there right now.

I have actually had my eye on this skirt for some time now, like we’re talking a whole year. What! Once I spotted it while browsing online I knew it was a sign and immediately added it to my cart! The price point is unbeatable, and the quality is amazing!

I know some of yall are pretty iffy about SheIn, and understandably so. They have not always had the best wrap, but I think lately they have been stepping up their game yall! With every piece I have ordered recently I have been so pleasantly surprised! This skirt is under $30, and looks like a designer piece! The stitching is perfect, and doesn’t look like it will be going anywhere soon. Except, I would probably recommend steering clear from the washing machine with this piece!

Recommended read: How to be happy with your purchases from SheIn

This wrap top (only $17!) is a little bit of a crop, but if you wear high waisted jeans, or shorts you will be in the clear!  I love the material of this one too! It’s more of a poly material, making it look a little bit nicer! But, hey no one has to know you spent less than $20 on it! It would make the perfect sassy date night top, or even paired with your favorite denim shorts for a brunch with your best friends! I love these fun type of summery tops that can be so versatile! And, it also comes in white!

Photography by This Lavender Life

March 29, 2017
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Glasses As An Accessory

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I love the look of sweaters and denim shorts and these wedges are THE shoe of spring. They take a little breaking in, but after they are super comfortable! The height is perfect, and I love how long my legs look wearing them! If you're still deciding whether or not to make the plunge for these shoes I say go for it!

I love the look of sweaters and denim shorts and these wedges are THE shoe of spring. They take a little breaking in, but after they are super comfortable! The height is perfect, and I love how long my legs look wearing them! If you're still deciding whether or not to make the plunge for these shoes I say go for it!

I love the look of sweaters and denim shorts and these wedges are THE shoe of spring. They take a little breaking in, but after they are super comfortable! The height is perfect, and I love how long my legs look wearing them! If you're still deciding whether or not to make the plunge for these shoes I say go for it!

I love the look of sweaters and denim shorts and these wedges are THE shoe of spring. They take a little breaking in, but after they are super comfortable! The height is perfect, and I love how long my legs look wearing them! If you're still deciding whether or not to make the plunge for these shoes I say go for it!

I love the look of sweaters and denim shorts and these wedges are THE shoe of spring. They take a little breaking in, but after they are super comfortable! The height is perfect, and I love how long my legs look wearing them! If you're still deciding whether or not to make the plunge for these shoes I say go for it!

I love the look of sweaters and denim shorts and these wedges are THE shoe of spring. They take a little breaking in, but after they are super comfortable! The height is perfect, and I love how long my legs look wearing them! If you're still deciding whether or not to make the plunge for these shoes I say go for it!

I love the look of sweaters and denim shorts and these wedges are THE shoe of spring. They take a little breaking in, but after they are super comfortable! The height is perfect, and I love how long my legs look wearing them! If you're still deciding whether or not to make the plunge for these shoes I say go for it!

I love the look of sweaters and denim shorts and these wedges are THE shoe of spring. They take a little breaking in, but after they are super comfortable! The height is perfect, and I love how long my legs look wearing them! If you're still deciding whether or not to make the plunge for these shoes I say go for it!

Turtleneck sweater: Nordstrom (similar linked) | Earrings: Baublebar| Glasses: SheIn
High rise denim shorts: Nordstrom (wearing old style- linked same brand)| Wedges: DSW

This weekend was crazy yall! But, a good crazy. Saturday I went shopping because I was in desperate need of new jeans. Usually, I’m an online shopper through and through! But, I haven’t bought new jeans in forever so I had no idea what size I actually was… and decided I needed to go to an actual store. Still totally love online shopping, but I did find some super cute things that if you follow me on Instagram you got a sneak peak!

Then Sunday I shot some super fun spring looks for the blog that I can’t wait to show yall! After shooting I got brunch with my best friend from college. We hadn’t hung out in forever so I always love getting to catch up! And, who doesn’t love brunch? Then after brunch, we wandered around The Galleria which made me realize how much I truly appreciate online shopping. I had planned to go to a blogger photography workshop, but ya girl was exhausted! Post college – Jamie has seriously turned into a grandma. After shooting, brunch and shopping I decided I had done enough and went home and caught up on e-mails and Netflix! Perfect Sunday night in my book.

Okay, so onto this look! This sweater was a staple in my closet all fall and winter, and I was so excited with how this look turned out for spring! Now is the time to stock up on winter sweaters because it is sale galore! All of the stores are trying to get rid of their winter inventory- which is lucky for us! So, if you’ve been eying a certain look chances are that the retailer has it on sale now!

I love the look of sweaters and denim shorts and these wedges are THE shoe of spring. They take a little breaking in, but after they are super comfortable! The height is perfect, and I love how long my legs look wearing them! If you’re still deciding whether or not to make the plunge for these shoes I say go for it! They run pretty true to size but are a little wide on the toes just to note!

Now, onto the whole title of this post (sorry was rambling for a bit)! So, confession I don’t actually need glasses, but that doesn’t stop me from wearing them! I absolutely love clear-framed glasses, and think they’re such a fun accessory! Being the all-for-casual-style kinda gal that I am, I love that glasses can really dress down any type of look, but still leave you feeling super cute and somewhat ready to conquer the world. If that makes any sense?

Thanks for reading babes, and have a great week!

Photography by This Lavender Life

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March 27, 2017
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How To Use Like To Know It + The New App

Posted in Blogging

Have you ever wondered how to use LikeToKnow.it, or how to shop on Instagram? I'm covering all of the basics step-by-step in today's post.

LikeToKnowIt is probably the best tool out there for both bloggers and non-bloggers! In short-terms LikeToKnow.it (or LTK) is a tool that helps you shop exact items from an Instagram post through either e-mail or their new app! More on this later…

Lately, I have been getting a lot of questions about why I always have a link in my Instagram captions or have them in my Instagram/Snapchat stories. I have had a few of my non-blogger friends, or family reach out to me and tell me they are so lost on what LiketoKnow.it is! Rightfully so… It can be confusing if you don’t have anyone explaining it to you!

That makes me think that a bunch of yall out there might be completely confused as well. This blog post is going to cover all of your questions, and show step by step how to shop everything I’m wearing in all my Instagram posts!

So why would I want to sign up for LikeToKnowIt?

Why wouldn’t you want to should actually be the question! LTK makes it so easy, and super convenient to shop anything you see and like on my Instagram (and any other bloggers using LTK!)
So when you’re scrolling through Instagram and see me talking about my new favorite wedges on major sale you would be able to buy them with just a few clicks! Pretty great right?

How do I sign up?

It takes just a few minutes, and all you need is an e-mail and your name! It’s totally free too! For those asking how much it is to use this! Follow this link – www.liketoknowit.com and click “Sign Up” up at the top right! There’s even a super helpful video if you scroll down a bit and click “See How It Works”

So I signed up, now what?

Yay! You did it, I’m so excited for you!

Have you ever wondered how to use LikeToKnow.it, or how to shop on Instagram? I'm covering all of the basics step-by-step in today's post.
Your life, and your closet are about to be majorly changed!

Head over to my Instagram, and “like” any photo that has a LTK link in my caption (basically all of them) Within a few minutes you will get an e-mail with shoppable links that will bring you directly to everything I linked! The email has pictures of all of the items linked so you just click which item you’re interested in and it will send you directly to the retailer. If something is sold out, or a certain size is out usually I try to link something super similar so you can have a few options!

You mentioned an app, what is that?

Have you ever wondered how to use LikeToKnow.it, or how to shop on Instagram? I'm covering all of the basics step-by-step in today's post.

What the app looks like – right from the App Store! 

I’m so glad you asked! RewardStyle just launched their new LTK app, and it is amazing! Now it is so much easier, and faster to shop via Instagram. Once you sign up for LikeToKnowIt head over to the App Store and download the app! Search “LikeToKnow.it” Now, every time you “like” one of my pictures you can shop everything from the new app, instead of waiting for an email. All of your “likes” will be in one section that makes it super easy to keep track of all of the items you had your eye on!

Also now you can screenshot a LTK enabled photo and shop within seconds!

How to shop on Instagram by taking a screenshot

1. Screenshot the photo you want the item details for

Have you ever wondered how to use LikeToKnow.it, or how to shop on Instagram? I'm covering all of the basics step-by-step in today's post.

2. You’ll get a push notification within seconds

Have you ever wondered how to use LikeToKnow.it, or how to shop on Instagram? I'm covering all of the basics step-by-step in today's post.
3. Click the notification and it will bring you right to the items to shop

Have you ever wondered how to use LikeToKnow.it, or how to shop on Instagram? I'm covering all of the basics step-by-step in today's post.

Signing up with to LikeToKnowIt once works across the board! Meaning, you can use this with any of your favorite bloggers or influencers! So by “liking” or screenshotting any Instagram photo that has a link that starts with “http://liketk.it” you will receive all of the details!

I hope this post covered all of your questions! If you still need help feel free to email or message me and I would be happy to help!

March 24, 2017
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Rodeo Houston

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Have you ever wondered what to wear to the rodeo, or how to style your cowboy boots? Click through to shop this gorgeous tan suede vest perfect for rodeo and football season!

Have you ever wondered what to wear to the rodeo, or how to style your cowboy boots? Click through to shop this gorgeous tan suede vest perfect for rodeo and football season!

Have you ever wondered what to wear to the rodeo, or how to style your cowboy boots? Click through to shop this gorgeous tan suede vest perfect for rodeo and football season!

Have you ever wondered what to wear to the rodeo, or how to style your cowboy boots? Click through to shop this gorgeous tan suede vest perfect for rodeo and football season!

Have you ever wondered what to wear to the rodeo, or how to style your cowboy boots? Click through to shop this gorgeous tan suede vest perfect for rodeo and football season!

Have you ever wondered what to wear to the rodeo, or how to style your cowboy boots? Click through to shop this gorgeous tan suede vest perfect for rodeo and football season!

Have you ever wondered what to wear to the rodeo, or how to style your cowboy boots? Click through to shop this gorgeous tan suede vest perfect for rodeo and football season!

Fringe vest: SheIn | White romper: Shoptiques (similar linked) | Cluster Tassel earrings: Francesca’s 
Boots Similar| Texas necklace: Altar’d State

The Rodeo is my all time favorite thing about Houston! To us Houstonians the Rodeo is a month long holiday. There’s so much to love! The fair, the carnival, and of course the concert just to name a few. And, you have not lived until you have tasted all of the amazing food! I am a tried and true fried pickle fan, and make it my main mission each time I go to get my fill! It’s AMAZING!

So, I’m a little late to the party since the rodeo has been going on for the whole month of March but it is still worth mentioning!

If you haven’t been to the Houston Rodeo you need to put it on your bucket list – it’s that good! They’re always selling tickets online, over the radio and you can easily get pretty reasonable tickets to the shows!

I ordered this suede vest and when I received it in the mail it was instant love. It’s so stinking cute! And, it’s the softest material. Like, I don’t think I own anything suede that is this soft! I love the color, and everything about this vest just screams rodeo! Don’t you think? I’m wearing an xs, and the length is perfect on my short 5’3 frame. For all you UT ladies, this would make the perfect game day accessory! Layer it over a white romper like I did, or even with cute light denim and a simple top! The options are endless!

Yall, I waited too long to shoot this vest so unfortunately, it sold out! But, SheIn has a tendency to re-stock their items so I linked it above anyways just in case you guys were really interested and wanted to stalk the website a few times a month! 

My boots were given to my from my sister for my 21st birthday! She brought me to the store, and I was so confused at first. I remember thinking why were we stopping at Cavender’s to shop. Yes, we’re Texas girls but we don’t really frequent Cavender’s so it was a little weird. But, then she told me we were there for me and I got to finally pick out my own pair of boots! I had been borrowing her pair, and all of my friends for years! So, finally having my own was the best!

Photography by This Lavender Life

March 20, 2017
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Bell Sleeve Vee

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This white bell sleeve vee top is going to be on major repeat well into the summer. The material is super light and breathable, making it the perfect go-to top. I am absolutely in love with the fit, and how darling are the bow details on the sleeves!

This white bell sleeve vee top is going to be on major repeat well into the summer. The material is super light and breathable, making it the perfect go-to top. I am absolutely in love with the fit, and how darling are the bow details on the sleeves!

This white bell sleeve vee top is going to be on major repeat well into the summer. The material is super light and breathable, making it the perfect go-to top. I am absolutely in love with the fit, and how darling are the bow details on the sleeves!

This white bell sleeve vee top is going to be on major repeat well into the summer. The material is super light and breathable, making it the perfect go-to top. I am absolutely in love with the fit, and how darling are the bow details on the sleeves!

This white bell sleeve vee top is going to be on major repeat well into the summer. The material is super light and breathable, making it the perfect go-to top. I am absolutely in love with the fit, and how darling are the bow details on the sleeves!

This white bell sleeve vee top is going to be on major repeat well into the summer. The material is super light and breathable, making it the perfect go-to top. I am absolutely in love with the fit, and how darling are the bow details on the sleeves!

This white bell sleeve vee top is going to be on major repeat well into the summer. The material is super light and breathable, making it the perfect go-to top. I am absolutely in love with the fit, and how darling are the bow details on the sleeves!

This white bell sleeve vee top is going to be on major repeat well into the summer. The material is super light and breathable, making it the perfect go-to top. I am absolutely in love with the fit, and how darling are the bow details on the sleeves!

Bell Sleeve Vee: Target (under $30!)| Skinny jeans: Hollister | Earrings: Kendra Scott
Tassel Crossbody: SheIn (similar linked) | Carrson sandal: Nordstrom 

I have been anxiously waiting to share this look with yall! How cute is this top?! Everything about it screams spring and summer, and what more could you ever want? It’s no secret that I am in love with the warmer months! It might have something to do with the fact that my hair always gets 10X blonder or that I just really love getting to finally wear colors! In addition to my love for color, I also have a full blown obsession with white! Some people love black, me I love white!

Initially, when I spotted this top I didn’t like it. I am not one to buy anything with bows, and I tend to stay away from anything too feminine. But, trying to expand my wardrobe I took a leap and decided to try it on. I posted it to Snapchat, and asked yall’s opinion. The answer was an overwhelming “yes girl you gotta get it!” so, I listened and purchased this super girly top!

Once, I got home and realized how much I actually loved this top I couldn’t wait to style it and share it with all of you! I had just purchased this tassel bag (it sold out FAST, but a similar is linked) and knew it would be the perfect spring look! I threw on my favorite pair of heels to add some height and I was instantly in love.

I have so many plans to wear this top basically every day of my life. It is such a light-weight material that is perfect for Houston weather! It is right under $30 and also comes in black. The material makes it so easy to dress up with a fun printed skirt, or dress down with a cute pair of sandals!

Photography by Lauren Rathbun

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March 15, 2017
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