Monday, February 17, 2014

What Matters Most


This past weekend was anything but short of amazing. The weather was glorious (short sleeve weather), we celebrated my dad and Landry's birthday, ate at one of our favorite Austin eateries, Che Zee, acted like a little kid with Ross and some of our best friends at Top Golf and Gus came home a week and three days early. I would say this was one of the best weekends thus far in 2014 . 

Forever 21 Chambray Tunic (option here and here) // Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's Denim (option here and here) // Old Navy Flats (option here and here) // Forever 21 Zebra Print Scarf // DKNY Crossbody c/o (one sale in four colors) // Forever 21 Sunglasses (option here) // Forever 21 Bracelets // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Gigglosophy Heart Ring c/o

I have been placing an immense amount of pressure on myself lately, stressing about anything and everything, getting worked up over small details and letting things bother me that I really just need to release from my heart. Weekends like these ground my restlessness, are refreshingly calming, help me forget about the small anxiety attacks I've been experiencing and remind me of how blessed I truly am. I must stop sweating the small stuff because the big stuff like family, celebrations, time with friends, genuine laughter and taking time to actually breathe are what matter most.

P.S. Don't forget to check out the $500 Boden giveaway that I posted earlier today and be sure to visit nine other gorgeous and amazing bloggers while you are at.

Shanna

57 comments:

Diary of a Debutante said...

So cute! Love the pops of red. Glad you had a nice weekend, pretty lady!

xo,
Stephanie
Diary of a Debutante
www.thediaryofadebutante.com

Alice Warren said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! Love this laid back look. I think we are always hard on ourselves...glad you recognized it and is able to stop and enjoy the moment!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

prettyanddelectable said...

What a lovely weekend! Love the print on that scarf. Yay for sunny weather!

Ashleigh said...

You look glow-y and happy. I love your red and blue, very patriotic. Unintentional or a subtle nod to the Olympics?
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Becky M said...

I am in love with that scarf and that bag! Pops of red are always the best!

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Susan Jeffries said...

I love these pants! I have never tried the Jennifer Lopez line but I thin I need to check it out! Very cute! I am so glad your puppy got to come early! He will make your life 1,000 times more happy(: Have a great week! Susan

JMoAtHome said...

The Boden Everyday Shopper in Navy is very chic! I've never checked out their website before. Also? You rock this look. Saw the scarf online at Forever 21 about a week ago but hesitated to buy it. Will need to reconsider...

You do fantastic work, Shanna!

JMoAtHome said...

The Boden Everyday Shopper in Navy is very chic! I've never checked out their website before. Also? You rock this look. Saw the scarf online at Forever 21 about a week ago but hesitated to buy it. Will need to reconsider...

You do fantastic work, Shanna!

Susan Jeffries said...

I forgot to leave my Boden favorites comments! Where do I begin? I love the Selina dress, the cropped cashmere cardigan and the button back floral sweater. My daughter has this catalog saved with several pages ear marked. They have beautiful, classic clothing! thanks! Susan

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Happy you had a good weekend, it was the best one in a while for me as well. Love this tunic, I am trying so hard to stay away from Forever 21.

xo
​PinkSole​

Charnele Michel said...

I'm loving this casual look on you. Can I have your scarf please? lol

xo,
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Love the whole outfit with the pops of red! And that crossbody? Well, I need it.

Kimberly said...

Love that chambray top - looks like it would be such a comfy & versatile piece for spring/summer!

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Lewis Lane said...

Glad you had such a great weekend. Top Golf is always so much fun

Because of Jackie said...

Oh, I'm so glad you had a good weekend and got to de-stress a little;) Yay for our February birthday girls, mine turns six the Thursday! P.S. Loving that chambray top, even if I am jealous you are in short sleeves!

Meg O. said...

Ahhhhh this outfit and these photos make me soooooo incredibly happy at how beautiful the weather has been here in TX. SO HAPPY. And now I want a chambray tunic, as well.

Sarah Tucker said...

Wooo-saaaa! So happy you had a wonderful weekend. And might I add that your hair has been looking flawless lately!!! Gorg my friend, gorg!

Christina Storm said...

Love this look!

The Style Storm
<3, Christina

Brittany Cropenbaker said...

Gosh I love your style! So cute yet still comfy!

Rebecca Lately said...

We all need weekends like that! You look amazing, Shanna :)

CodeOverdressed said...

Double birthday weekends are always fun! You look so cute and comfy, that's a winner!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed

Simply Sabrina said...

I love those red shoes! They are so cute and really bring the outfit together!

x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

Susan Liberatore said...

I am the same way. Very anxious lately but really, not sure why. Hang in there!
And I am loving that cute scarf.

Kayla Gilbert said...

I tend to get worked up over little things too.. cleaning my house.. getting to work on time.. random things. LOVE free weekends that allow me to relax!
You look so cute here, love the causal but totally put together look! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

TheTinyHeart said...

Ahh SO jealous of your spring weather! Send it on over this way please :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Meg Cady said...

I love the little details in this outfit!! The zippers inseam, the piping on the scarf, and the slight roll in the denim sleeve! I just love it!!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

That is the perfect size cross body bag and I love that if not filled up too crazy it lays flat to your body.

I have to remind myself to breathe a lot. Taking two minutes for yourself and reassessing life, really does help you out. What a great reminder, thanks!!!

Erica Zar said...

Love, love , love this relaxed casual look! The chambray tunic is great! Loving the pops of red too!

Have a great week!

xo, Erica
www.casuallystyled.com

jackie jade said...

sounds like an awesome weekend! i'm trying to count my blessings and not let the little things stress me out as well. sometimes easier said than done, but necessary!
-- jackie - jade and oak

Madeline Mihaly said...

I'm like you, I let things stress me out way too much. I'm working on it though!

PS. I had to have that black express skirt you featured the other day. It is too gorgeous!

xo,Maddy
http://cassidylou.com

Caroline said...

You have wonderful perspective :) I'm so happy to hear that you had such a great weekend!

Helene in Between said...

we rally had spectacular weather and so glad you had such a wonderful weekend!!

Sandy a la Mode said...

loving all your pops of red here girl!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Jenn @ WLB said...

i love everything about this outfit! It looks comfortable and pulled together and has just the right amount of American spirit (which I love in any fun outfit). I also love the fact that you're in SHORT SLEEVES! I still have way too long until it gets warm, but I'm glad you were able to have a warm and relaxing weekend!

Jenn
With Luck Blog

Nina Piccini said...

LOVE this casual look - also good news that you had a stellar weekend, hopefully many more to come in 2014!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

Cristina Fernández said...

Nice look! I love your style! I follow! a kiss

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Sasa Zoe said...

Awww, such a cute outfit:) <3

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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Something about being stuck inside pushes us a little too far into our own brains for our own good sometimes. We have too much time indoors to concentrate on small things that don't matter.

Love that outfit

Arielle Berze said...

I love this look with all the red details! So chic!

Arielle from Tangled Musings

Holly said...

Sounds like someone knew you needed a great weekend to remind you of what truly matters ;) Welcome home, Gus!

Tori said...

Love this Chambray top--its so unique from the ones I usually see :) And yay for Gus coming home and all the great things that happened this week--everyone needs weekends of happiness and relaxation!

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Darcy said...

So cute, Shanna! I love your red bag and how you tied the scarf. Glad you were able to have a good weekend! (And insanely jealous of the short sleeves!)
www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Loved seeing the photos from your weekend, especially you girls with Gus! Weekends full of family and friends are the best reminder of the truly important things in life!! XO

Anna Belle said...

I love this outfit (and I am envious of your weather in which to wear said outfit!)

Brianne Bracco said...

This casual looks if fab! Loving all the color tones together :)

Carylee said...

Glad you were able to relax and unwind. Those are seriously the best weekends!
Great tunic! Love this laid back easy look!
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Jennifer Romero said...

That top is fantastic! You look great!!
oXo
Jenn

Hallie Oceanside said...

I have been the same way lately, but realizing we need to just rewind, and relax is the first step.
We can change it if we just take that little extra breath sometimes.
You are great at everything you do. I hope your stress wears down a bit:)

Happy Monday!

Brooklyn Jolley said...

Cute outfit! I'm trying to focus more on enjoying the little things too :)

Nikki said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend!! I tend to work myself up over the smallest things too. I am trying to be better about that too. You look adorable!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

This is totally adorable...I love your scarf!!

Style-Delights said...

Imagine me, green with envy, for dramatic effect, lets say I am fuming through the erars - I wish I could dress up in my tee and no-socks shoes!! Texas rules! Weatherwise, I HATE new york right now..LOL! Love ur scarf!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog
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Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I can understand where you're coming from, and I'm happy that you have such great family and friends to help ground you! I hope you're ok, and I'm here if you ever need to talk!!

Elle said...

This is such a cute casual outfit. I love the tunic and scarf.

www.fashionsontop.com

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

What a gorgeous outfit Shanna. You are definitely bringing Spring with this. The pops of red are gorgeous against the chambray. I love your scarf and crossbody bag. =)

Sena said...

I love the full stripy skirt in coral! I also love your outfit!!!

OccasionallyAJ said...

Glad you had a nice weekend, sounds like you needed it! I hope your stress level goes down a bit, that's no fun. LOVE those moto jeans. I was lusting after a pair from JCrew but they didn't fit me right so I am hunting again.

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

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