Thursday, July 2, 2015

Because I'm Happy...

  Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hallmark through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Hallmark Signature, all opinions are my own.

Happy with Sprinkles on Top

Summer months are always crazy, hectic. We are constantly on the go, planning fun activities with our friends and family and enjoying every ounce of summer break. This time of year just makes me happy.

I have a few fun plans with my best girls from college marked on the calendar. We always try and get together for birthday celebrations, but this time we will be killing two birds with one stone and celebrating birthdays and the arrival of a sweet baby girl.

I have always gone to Hallmark not only for unique gift ideas, but for their special occasion cards as well. I literally could stand in the card aisle for hours, read dozens of cards for a good laugh and even buy a few to put in frames for decoration. 

I was so excited when I came across the Hallmark Signature cards. They are seriously the most creative and original pieces I have ever seen. I picked up the "Happy" card to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. It has the cutest, three-dimensional sprinkles on top. My oldest daughter actually thought she could pick them off the card and eat them. Ha! 

I had to share it with you guys and also plan a summer outfit around its vibrant colors. The card I picked up inspired me to wear this colorful tassel scarf & bright cobalt blue pants for a friend's annual summer party a few weeks ago. Who knew you could find style inspiration from a greeting card?

I actually picked up a few more cards, but I can't show you because they are a surprise (my anniversary is this month and there's another surprise occasion coming soon).

You guys definitely need to stop by Hallmark and take a peek at the collection. Many of the cards are frames, come with a piece of jewelry attached, utilize items to decorate your home/office space with and are all full of adorable charm. Each one is truly a piece of art with dozens of styles, shapes and materials to choose from.

Express Cobalt Ankle Pants Summer 2015
Tassel Scarf
Old Navy Top (sold out: optional color & optional sleeve & another cute idea) // Express Pants // Jessica Simpson Wedges // Tassel Scarf (option here and here) // Bag (option here and here) // Daniel Wellington Watch // Kendra Scott Earrings // Sunglasses (option here and here) // Kendra Scott Ring

 Take a look at the short video below for more information and ideas from the Hallmark Signature cards. Be sure to follow @HallmarkSignature on Instagram.



Wednesday, July 1, 2015


printed kimono for summer

Happy July!!The past several weeks have been filled with fun days and evenings. Before I know it, it's dinner time and I wonder how the day zoomed by so quickly. Spending time with friends and shuffling kids around from place to place, I haven't had time to do much "shopping". I am not complaining because I would rather enjoy our time outdoors than walking around inside a store. Plus, it isn't always the most pleasant experience shopping with a ten and seven year old. Spending as little time as possible in front of a computer, my online shopping excursions have been almost non-existent.

Most of the summer pieces I have picked up have been from either Old Navy or Target. I have taken my small amount of purchases, like this lightweight kimono, and paired them items I already own...many of which have been seen on my blog numerous times. 

I am not going to say I don't miss sneaking away for a little retail therapy, but savoring every morsel of summer is more inviting to me. Simplified outfits and remixing my closet has been nice. I don't feel like thinking about clothes right now...just about our next summer adventure. 
Kendra Scott Necklace
Old Navy White Denim Boyfriend Shorts
Xhilaration Kimono // Yellow Tank (old" option here and here) // Old Navy White Denim Shorts // Target Espadrilles // Forever 21 Tote (old: similar here) // Costa Sunglasses // Daniel Wellington Watch // Cross Ring (option) // Gorjana Teagan Ring // Arrow Necklace (old: option) // Kendra Scott Necklace 


Friday, June 26, 2015


Anthropologie Fluttered Blouse

I mentioned Wednesday that we have been eating out A LOT this every single day. My girls had back-to-back camps and we have less than an hour to eat lunch. So, we have made our rounds when it comes to eating. Let's just say I am feeling a little "fluffier" than usual. No camps next week means lots of salads at home. 

Anyway, due to my fluffy feelings, this fluttered sleeve blouse did a fab job of camouflaging. It's super soft and lightweight, perfect for the rising temps here in Texas. After a week in tennis shoes, flip flops and flats, I wanted to put on a pair of heels for last night's Mexican food dinner with the fam. See, I told you guys our dining out habits have been off the charts!! It's almost embarrassing.

Only a few sizes left in this top, but there are five other color and print options as well. If you are looking for a billowy fit that is crazy comfy and cool, I suggest adding one to your summer wardrobe. I plan on wearing it again with denim shorts and sandals for weekend errands. I purchased a size 4, but think I could have gone up or down a size and been fine either way. 

Have a great weekend and some fun in the sun!

Chole Drew Replica
Fluttered Blouse // Old Navy Skinny Denim // Nude Strap Heels (option here and here) // Forever 21 Bag // Forever 21 Sunglasses (option here and here) // Cross Ring (option) // Gorjana Teagan Ring // Michael Kors Watch // Kendra Scott Necklace