Monday, August 4, 2014

Back Home


This weekend we made a road trip back "home" to Alvin to visit my parents. I have only gotten to see my mom once since her neck surgery and was itching to revisit her again. She has been such a trooper and come a long way in a few short weeks. She is finally starting to get out of the house, move her arms and do more for herself. We had a family pool day at my sister's house on Saturday and it was so great to see her laugh and smile again. It was food for the soul...for all of us.

Dress c/o Mays Street Boutique // Express Crossbody (option here and here) // Charlotte Russe Ankle Boots (option here and here) // Kendra Scott Cuff c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Wrenn Jewelry Rings c/o // Gorjana Ring c/o // Kendra Scott Feather Earrings (old: option here and here) // La Mer Watch c/o (option here)

Sunday Ross and I drove around our old stomping grounds to find a location to shoot this fun boho inspired dress I picked up from a friend's local boutique. More on that in a minute. We randomly came across this vacant building that sits along side the railroad tracks. I was so excited when we walked around back and discovered the window etching on the doors. This is where I grew up and spent 18 years of my life. My roots, so to speak. To see the name of the town where I grew up in the photos just makes me smile. It may not be the fanciest city on the map and hasn't grown much since we left, if any, but it will always be the place we call "home".

A close friend of ours has the cutest boutique in Round Rock called Mays Street Boutique. She began her business with a home decor focus, but recently broadened her offerings to clothes as well. I grabbed this dress late last week and if you love it as much as I do, be sure to give her a call and tell her I sent you (512-248-2555). They will take payment over the phone and ship to U.S. residents. They only carry a few sizes in each piece. I am wearing a small for your reference. This is a great dress for the upcoming season. I plan on wearing it again with riding boots and a denim jacket.

If you are local, be sure to stop in her shop. She has a fab selection of Kendra Scott pieces and will soon be carrying Alex and Ani bracelets. Plus, her home and patio decor are to die for!

You can stay up to date with her inventory and special promotions by liking Mays Street Boutique's Facebook page. Gotta love supporting local businesses owned by women. Happy shopping!

Shanna

36 comments:

Rhea Gupte said...

Adorable dress! Love it!

Please may I? said...

That is such a stunning dress.

x x

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

This is the perfect summer frock, happy you had a great weekend, I cannot wait to see my mom next weekend.

xo
​PinkSole​

Susan Jeffries said...

I am so happy to hear that your mom is on the mend. Spinal issues are so scary and can be super painful. I am glad she is feeling better! I have a purse similar to this and I have carried it all summer - Mod Cloth I think. It goes with everything! Love the dress! Have a blessed week! Susan

110142693793485377328 said...

I always think it's so fun to return home and "see" things that you've never seen before.. even if you did live there your whole life!

This is such a sweet dress and looks AMAZING against the facades of these buildings!

Whitney and Blaire said...

Love finding new boutiques! My hometown boutiques are still my favorites! This look is flawless Shanna!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Darling dress and a perfect setting!!! Love it Shanna!

Rachel Lynne said...

Such a cute dress! Love your booties too :)

Charnele Michel said...

That dress and those boots are a perfect combo. Always a great preview into fall!

Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

Erica Zar said...

Love this boho look!! The dress is adorable and I love how you paired the booties with it. The location you shot at was perfect!!

Have a great week!!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

Shannon Geurin said...

Shanna- As always, you knocked it out of the park with this look! How cool you went back to your hometown, your "roots." Although sometimes I hate thinking of bad memories of my hometown, our roots are what have made us who we are today. I have many good memories too! Thankful for roots! xoShannon

www.onestylishmom.com

Helene in Between said...

What an awesome place for a photo shoot!! You look so cute! Glad to hear your mom is doing better!

Alissa said...

I totally have location envy! What great photos!

Taramixandmatch said...

So glad to hear your mom is doing well :) You look adorable!

Rebecca said...

This is one dress that I will most likely grab from your closet...haha! Love how you can transition it from S-F!!! More best wishes for your mom's recovery!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

So glad your mom is doing well!

I'm glad you found an awesome spot to shoot in your hometown. Our roots are what make us.

Tracy Walpole said...

Awww I love our little town of Alvin. <3

Becky M said...

Love the print on this! And the gold bracelet! Happy Monday!

www.madeintheshadeblog.com

Adri Lately said...

The dress and location is pretty much made for each other! Sounds like a great weekend! Glad your mom is healing quickly!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Tori said...

Sounds like a great weekend--nothing beats going home :) So glad to hear your mom is recovering well! This dress is so fun--and this is the perfect location for the photos!

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Head to Toe Chic said...

I'm glad your Mom is doing so well!!! Loving this dress on you with those ankle boots. Such fun pictures :)

xo,
Angela

Robyn said...

Love the dress! You paired it with the perfect accessories and booties:) Can't wait to see how you style it for the Fall. In addition to riding boots and a jean jacket, I imagine it pairing nicely with some cowboy boots and a cute moto leather jacket:) Sounds like you and your family made some very previous memories with your mom this weekend...great to hear!

Robyn
http://feelgreatfashion.com/

Just Another Shopaholic said...

This is such a perfect summer piece!!

Caroline said...

I'm from right around that area as well, and I know the feeling that hits you when you step foot back home. You can travel the world, go as far as your feet (and modern transportation) can take you... but at the end of the day, all that does is make you love where you're from all the more deeply. Cuuuute outfit - so perfectly Texan :)

The Starving Inspired said...

Adorable! Love the background, too!

The Starving Inspired

Lauren Rutherford said...

HI Shanna
I love your super cute Boho look! I especially love the way you teamed the neutral bootie with your dress. The shooting location blends perfectly!!!
Love you to visit my blog.
http://www.lovelaurenxx.com
Love Lauren xx

rebecca melissa said...

The dress looks lovely and airy for a hot day on the road! The booties in suede give it a modern cowgirl feel. So pretty.
www.rmfashionconsulting.blogspot.ca

Always Maylee said...

Yay for visiting home! And this dress is SO cute on you. I love it. I sort of want it for myself.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

THAT DRESS. I LOOOOOOOVE it! These pics are SO cute Shanna! Can't wait to see you...four days!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

willfullyelegant.com said...

Such an adorable bohemian chic dress Shanna!! I love to shop at local stores..sometimes the things one can find are so unique and so pretty!!
xx

Melissa Blake said...

I'm really loving your laid-back style!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I'm so glad to hear that your mom's recovery is going well! I love that dress!

Wendy Wellen said...

Love it and I know exactly where that is, my son took his graduation pictures there, its right down the road from Pearland.

Ashton - From Landing On Love said...

I always feel the same way when I go back to the town where I grew up. I also love this dress on you. I'm an Austinite as well and will have to make my way to Round Rock to check out her store! Thank you for sharing!

Ashleigh said...

What a lovely thing, to support your friend's shop! IT's a very pretty dress, and I love it with the boots.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Brett Miles said...

great photos and outfits!

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