Summer Style: Red, White, & Blue

Fourth of July is around the corner and I have found some perfect items to wear to your bbq. I love that the “americana” trend is popular right now, because there is something so classic about red, white and blue. These are great pieces that are inexpensive and don’t scream 4th of July, so you can wear them all summer long! I’m planning a fun trip back to the beach…


25 Essentials for a Happy Summer

Happy summertime y’all! Today’s post is short and sweet and it’s simply meant to make your summer better. As I was thinking about all the things that truly make summer HAPPY for me, I realized there were some essentials that had to be met. This list actually makes me feel SO good so I hope you feel the same reading my essentials. Here they are, but I’d love to hear…


Summer Capsule Wardrobe Essentials

With summer officially kicking off tomorrow (#YAY!), I’ve been feeling so refreshed when it comes to fashion. You can probably tell from my Instagram, but it’s HOT in Dallas and summer style is in full swing. But instead of going out and buying all the things this summer, I’m trying really hard to be more mindful when it comes to consuming. Maybe it’s just me going through a phase, but…


The Shoes I Literally Can’t Stop Wearing This Season

I always love when there’s a trend that comes around that I don’t actually notice I’m addicted to until I realize I’m wearing it pretty much daily. It happened a couple years ago with cropped jeans, and then with everything high-waisted. Now I’m noticing it with a certain pair of shoes: slides. They’re literally on my feet more than any other shoe and it’s clear that I’m obsessed. Anyone else?!…


My Summer Bucketlist

Not sure where my motivation has been lately, but I have just not been feelin’ it. But I posted my Summer bucket list on my Instagram Monday night and something about putting that together got me all excited. So I wanted to compile it into a blog post! Plus, I wanted to share the details from the picnic that Katie and I had last week. It was so much fun…


5 Clear Signs You Need a Vacation

Y’all might have noticed that my recent trip to Florida was last-minute, which is very Brighton but it’s not how I usually travel. Whether work or personal, I usually have trips planned out at least a few months in advance, but this trip was different. It seems like it’s a natural thing – waves of motivation – and lately, I had been in somewhat of a slump. I don’t even…


Currently Loving: Sam Edelman Denim

I’ve been a longtime fan of Sam Edelman since as long as I can remember. Sam Edelman shoes are always so stylish and on-trend while also affordable and comfortable too. So I was super excited to learn about their new denim line and couldn’t wait to try on a pair for myself! And just like their shoes, the jeans did NOT disappoint.


5 Things I’ve been Loving/Enjoying Lately

I just got back to Dallas from Fiji and the jetlag is REAL. I feel like I was JUST getting used to the time difference (+17 hours!) and then it was time to come back home! But that’s just part of traveling I guess. Anyway, I’m excited to be back in Dallas this week and to get my life together. There are several things I need to address – that…


Peasant Blouses For All year Round

I hope y’all are following along on insta stories of my trip in Fiji because I have a new best friend and she’s AMAZING. Her name is “MAMA Tokasa” and she’s the BEST dose of sunshine I’ve had in a very long time. Just being around her makes me happy and lifts up my spirits! Anyway, back to the topic I wanted to talk about today: peasant tops. I picked…


‘Bout That Bodysuit

  Bodysuits. They are freaking everywhere, have you noticed?! I’m pretty sure models like Kendall Jenner started wearing them a couple years ago, then after that, they’ve made their way into every store and onto (just about)  everyone and their sister. And after a couple years of not being into the look at all (some look like legit bathing suits + I just couldn’t get on board with a full bodysuit…


The High Slit Maxi Skirt

After years of admiring the high-slit skirt look from afar, I decided it was finally time to give it a shot myself. The past few times I’ve tried to order this look, my size was always sold out. I’ve seen the most options on Revolve, but I snatched this one up from ASOS right before my latest trip to NYC. I really have loved so many of the options I’ve…


Jean Skirt Kick

Have you noticed I’ve been on a bit of a jean skirt kick this summer? I don’t know why, but I’ve just become really partial to them and have been determined to bring them back. I remember when they used to be a huge thing back when I was in 7th grade. At my school, we hadn’t yet implemented uniforms (that happened in 9th grade), so we could still wear…


5 Cute NYC Brunch Spots in Soho

I'm not much of a brunch person when I'm in Dallas, but I love to try new spots while traveling. I spent the past week in NYC and got to try a few spots while there. I wore this dress to brunch at Hundred Acres in Soho last Thursday - how fun is that blue exterior?! I loved it! I wore this little red, floral dress from ASOS and it was the perfect ensemble (light and easy!) since it was a zillion degrees outside. I picked up a few cute summer dresses from there before heading to NYC; I'm always able to find great, affordable, and easy little summer dresses there!


New Chanel Earrings from Switch!

A few months ago, I was talking with my girlfriend about how I was on the hunt for a pearl Chanel pin for an outfit I had in mind, and she told me about this website called Switch. And I’m SO excited to share it with y’all today! It’s a monthly membership that gives you access to all kinds of awesome designer jewelry. Basically, once you become a member, you can search their…


Fourth of July Outfit

Can you believe 4th of July is just around the corner?! I sure can’t! Do you have anything fun planned? Since I’ve been traveling so much lately, I think I’m going to take it easy for the holiday. Plus, it’s on a Tuesday, which kinds stinks. But even still, when I’m able to I like to put outfits together to get myself (and you!) in the holiday spirit. It’s fun…


That Time I Found Out I Need Glasses…

I’ve never really been one to worry about my eyes or glasses or anything else to that matter because I’ve always been able to see just fine. You know? And I could always pass the eye exams for physicals AND/or when taking the driving test (which now I know aren’t actual eye exams – ha). Sometimes my eyes get tired at night and I can’t really read road signs that are…


Why I Took a Personal Day with Marks & Spencer

As I've mentioned recently on my site, the last couple weeks have I haven't been feeling like myself, am incredibly burnt out, not exactly motivated, overwhelmed, you name it. I've been in a funk. And of course I've experienced a funk before, but this one has lasted weeks - which is definitely longer than usual. I've tried working through it, working out, reading, sleeping more, etc., and nothing was really working or pushing me out of it.


12 Summer Dresses To Love Right Now

I'm still getting warmed up the fact that it's ACTUALLY June - even though we're pretty much one solid week in. But with June comes the official start of summer - it's the real deal. The temps have started to rise (MAJOR) in Dallas and lately all I've been wanting to throw on is an easy dress. As such, I wanted to round up a few of my favorites at Nordstrom; they always have the best selection! The dress I'm wearing here is Eliza J., but unfortunately (like most of the REALLY good ones), it's basically sold out now.