Easy Breezy

posted on: 4/23/2014

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I'm on auto-pilot this week as we finish up things at bloom and when things get crazy around here  the easiest outfit I can wear and still look put together is the most basic of all outfits: top, bottom, shoes. (An even simpler outfit? Dress, shoes. That's tomorrow.) This outfit takes it a bit above basic since its not just any top, it's a bright floral printed top that makes me look happy and not like I was losing all of my marbles this morning trying to find my keys, shoes, purse and misplaced sanity. Floral prints are not just for spring, everyone -- they are also for fooling people into thinking you wash and iron your clothes and that your house always looks Martha Stewart editorial ready. Which mine does, of course. Martha likes dirty dishes and random piles of clothes in strange rooms, right? Then yeah, I'm totally ready for my editorial. 

I have to say though that probably my most go-to outfit of all is a striped shirt and skinny jeans. But sometimes you just got to mix it up, even your go-to's.  What is your go-to outfit when life gets crazy? (And yes, pajamas totally count.) 

BaubleBar Bangle (similar)

(PS: if you are catching up  and have questions about my shop bloom, read this post here!

Weekend in Austin

posted on: 4/22/2014

We headed out this weekend with some friends just to get out of town. Austin is my favorite city for a quick trip because you can do so much even with just a little bit of time. We didn't hit up all of our favorite spots as that is hard to do in 36 hours. I also didn't snap too many photos because, not to name names, but my photographer might have lost his phone. (Side note: if you find an old iPhone with a dead battery, that's his.)


5 Days with Golden Tote

posted on: 4/18/2014

4.18.14-7 Since it's been so bizarrely busy over here packing up the store and getting ready for an upcoming trip (more on this exciting development later!) I've not really had too much time to shop or think much about outfits. (This is in comparison to the the morning-noon-night timeline that I usually spend thinking about clothes and what I can do with them.) I was thankfully introduced to Golden Tote, an online store that sends you a surprise tote of styles, picked just for you! At it's most basic existence Golden Tote is a friend when you're in need, a stylist in a bag, a game-changer. It's a week's worth of pieces than can easily be turned into a month.

So Golden Tote, is an online boutique that you sign up for and they send you a personalized tote based on your style. You can choose to receive 2-3 items a tote for $49 (a $200 value) or 5-7 items (up to $600 value), for $49 or $149 respectively. You get to chose 1-2 items for your bag and the rest is a surprise! I usually hate surprises but these are the good kind, trust me.

I put together 5 days worth of looks with my tote! Exhbit A-E below:

It's All White

posted on: 4/16/2014


Sometimes it just feels right to be in all one color, especially if it's black or white. I did have to throw on a jacket because it's somehow cold outside again which kind of ruined my monochromatic look I had going on. But better warm than sorry. I think it's safe to say that the weather this year hates us all. I just have to keep my hopes up that one day it will be spring here -- literally for one day it will be spring and then it will turn to the boiling hot Texas summer that we all know and love. 

Flower Child

posted on: 4/15/2014


I realized something over the weekend: I may like floral patterns or flowy pieces but I am no flower child. I watched in amazement at all of the women this weekend who effortlessly pulled off boho chic and festival style. There was so much style in one small concentrated area I felt as if I was inside of a living magazine. It was almost as if they all called each other to confirm this year's trends. I congratulate every women who can effortless pull of that type of style. I think that's the key with boho style -- it has to look effortless. When I don't feel 100% with a style or an outfit, I can feel the effort I keep putting into to make an outfit work. By the end of getting dressed, it just looks like effort and I'm not sure that boho is the style that you want to look forced.