- Back To School Shopping -

back to school

Hi everyone! I’m sure some of you of getting ready for back to school, and some of you are thinking “thank goodness I’m done with that!”. Either way- we can always use some new clothes. These are a few items that particularly stood out to me as casual basics for fall. The scarf is a little bright, but I loved the colors with the navy and tan accents. As always, feel free to email or comment with any questions! Happy Shopping!

.01 Topshop Striped Tunic (topshop generally runs small, I would size up!) | .02 Tom Ford Lipstick in Vanilla Suede (perfect nude) | .03 Forever 21 Feather Scarf (under $10) | .04 Graphic Image Agenda | .05 J Crew Broken in Boyfriend Jeans (the perfect combination of “boyfriend” and fitted) | .06 Tory Burch Ballet Flats | .07 David Yurman Cable LInk Bracelet | .08 Kate Spade Cat iPhone Case | .09 Tory Burch Wallet | .10 Kate Spade Leather Satchel

- On My Desk with Remodo -

IMG_8931

I have always had a weakness for desk accessories and office supplies. This may not come as a surprise considering I am a teacher, but I actually get excited to buy new pens and don’t even get me started on a new notepad. I recently was introduced to Remodo, an online interior design company dedicated to young adults and anyone who likes cute home goodies.  Started in August 2013 by sisters Amanda and Whitney Fox, the site provides fresh, stylish options for all your home and office needs. I couldn’t resist this leopard lucite tray and this blue “notes” pad…too cute!

Want to get in on all the Remodo fun? They are on their “Remodo on the Road” tour right now and their next stop is Dallas! They will be in town August 22nd-23rd and they would love for you to stop by their mobile showroom. Stop by the SMU campus during the day on Friday, August 22nd or on Saturday, August 23rd, at Dallas Contemporary in the Design District Market from 12-8pm. You can follow along via instagram with #Remodoontheroad to get all the behind the scenes details. 

Visitors have the option to work with Amanda and Whitney, ask design questions, see products such as pillows, lamps, rugs, chairs, wall décor and experience all that Remodo has to offer. Lucky guests will win prizes and a chance to win a room redo with Remodo! There will also be other great vendors on the tour like Dolce Vita, Baked By Melissa, Frends, and Boxed Water. I am heading out there on Saturday…hope to see you there!

IMG_8955

IMG_8918

IMG_8986
IMG_8948

IMG_8951
IMG_8965

Shop the Post: Remodo Leopard Lucite Tray c/o | Remodo Blue Notes Pad c/o | Captivated Calligraphy “The Best Part Of Waking Up Is You” Print c/o | BaubleBar Crystal Pheasant Bib | Tortoise Statement Earrings Similar Pair | Chanel (these make the prettiest shade of light pink) Lipstick #70, Lipgloss #87, Nailpolish #605 | Jo Malone (my favorite way to layer perfume) Blackberry and Bay Cream and Lime Basil & Mandarine Perfume | Dior Little Dictionary of Fashion Book Cupcakes and Cashmere Book  (on sale!) | Porcelain Horn Jewelry Dish (similar style here) | Kendra Scott Ella Drusy Ring c/o | Simple Stacking Gold Rings | Silk Blooms via Joss and Main 

| Favorite Desk Accessories | 

- Join Me + Kendra Scott 8/19 -

8-19-14-BACKTOSCHOOL-1With the start of a new school year just around the corner (yikes, less than 2 weeks away) it’s the perfect time to give to schools in need. Join me next Tuesday at Kendra Scott at The Shops at Legacy for the Back To School Shopping Party & School Supply Drive. I will be there from 6-8 and hope to see you there! There will be sips + sweet treats and also 15% off your purchase if you are a teacher or if you donate school supplies!

Below is just a glimpse at some of the new Kendra pieces. If you can’t tell, I’m loving these soft hues…even for Fall! Hope to see you Tuesday! xx

IMG_8811

IMG_8816

IMG_8804

IMG_8826

IMG_8843

Shop the Post: Joss and Main Faux Peony Bloom (not a fan of silks, but this one is pretty close to the real deal) |  Python Tray (old, similar here) | Elle Earring in Rose Quartz Gale Necklace in White Pearl (the cool thing about this necklace is that it can be wrapped around your wrist as a bracelet see it here) | Joanne Bangle in Gold | Cassie Bracelet in Clear Iridescent Ella Ring in Iridescent Drusy and Gold Drusy | Sienna Pendent in Rose Gold

- BaubleBar X Pantene -

IMG_8462 If there’s one thing you can count on in Texas, it’s the extreme heat (ok and the humidity). Two things that do not pair well with hair. Due to the unfortunate heat, I’ve been really inspired to find pretty hairstyles that help minimize frizz and are relatively low maintenance.

I was super excited to try out the new Pantene Stylers Collection. I have a weakness for hair products (you guys know this) so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Blow Out Extend Dry Shampoo and Flexible Hold Hair Spray.  I used these products to create three different hairstyles to help beat the heat. To top it off, I styled each look with some BaubleBar jewelry to add a little sparkle.

Low Pony SplitRiffraff V Neck Top | Blair Ritchey PAK Clutch

Side Braid Ponytail- This is an easy look for second day hair. I start by using Pantene Blowout Extend Dry Shampoo. The smell is awesome and it gives my hair a fresh clean look. It also gives some texture so I can get a little volume. Just spray in your roots (on top and under the first few layers by the crown) and gently rub your hands through the roots. Then, I made a simple braid on the side of my hair. I tie it with a little elastic then I pull all my hair back into a loose pony tail. I like to take out the little elastic that was holding the braid and throw in a bobby pin (you can leave it in too, whatever’s easier).   After my hair is in the ponytail, I pull the hair up to give it more height. Don’t focus on it looking perfect, the idea is for it to be a little messy and carefree. I used the Pantene Stylers Flexible Hold Hairspray to give my hair a little more volume. It still gives hold, but it’s not sticky and it’s easy to work with. Last, I take a one inch piece of hair from the bottom of my ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie. Tuck or pin it in place. I paired this look with my favorite BaubleBar Ariel Earrings and BaubleBar x Maya Brenner Initial Necklace  to add a little glam.

IMG_87822 copyChic Wish Dolly Top | Rag & Bone Boyfriend Shorts (size down) | Nine West Leather Satchel

Side Braid within Braid- This is a great look to keep your hair up and out of your face in the heat. I start my using Pantene Flexible Hold Hairspray on my roots. This gives it a little grit and makes it easy to work with. I take about an inch of my hair at the root (you could definitely take more, depending on how big you want your side braid to be) and start with a simple braid. I keep braiding until I hit the top of my ear. Now is when I use the rest of my hair to make the bigger side braid. I just braid like normal making sure I keep the hair on the side that I want it to fall. I finish with the Pantene Extra Strong Hold Hairspray to keep in in place and to help with all the flyaways. This braid was the perfect solution to show off my BaubleBar Firecracker Drop Earrings (that are surprisingly light weight).

IMG_8871 lowbunKnit Blazer | Clare Vivier Leopard Clutch | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Equipment Silk Blouse 

Low Bun- This is one of my favorite looks. It’s easy and while messy, it still looks put together and polished. I start with using Pantene Blow Out Extend Dry Shampoo (I’m telling you, this stuff is amazing). Like I mentioned a few spray at the roots and under the first few layers at the top should do the trick. I take my hair, and throw it in a low loose pony tail. I say loose because you want to be able to pull some hair up to give it a little volume. Start by spraying your ponytail (the hair hanging down) with Pantene Flexible Hold Hairspray. This little trick makes it easier to twist and wrap your hair into a circle to create the “bun” look. After I twist and make into a circle, I then use another hair tie and tie it around the bun. This will look pretty messy, but I promise it will be fixed. Then take bobbi pins, I use about 8, and start pulling the hair to make it look full. Pin the pieces of hair to give it that full bun look. I just keep pinning until I feel its secure and the shape that I like. Finish with some Pantene Extra Strong Hairspray focusing on the bun and then all over to keep everything in it’s place. To complete the look, I wore my BaubleBar Hayworth Gem Drop Earrings and my BaubleBar x Maya Brenner Initial Necklace

Bauble Bar + Pantene have teamed up to offer one lucky winner $1000 to Bauble Bar + a year’s worth of Pantene products. Just show off your good hair day (+ baubles) and tag #BBxPantene on Instagram! If you need some inspiration check this out. 

 

This post brought to you by Bauble Bar + Pantene. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

- Sale Alert | Fall Favorites -

FAll

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick sale with you guys from Piperlime. Right now they are offering 25% off Fall Styles. This is huge! See my favorites below. Thanks for stopping by!

 

image via

- Grey Neutrals -

IMG_8594Equipment has grown to be one of my go to brands for silk basics. I’ve always heard people rave about The Slim Signature Silk Blouse and I had no idea how good it was until I tried it on my own. The price tag can be a little daunting but once you see for yourself you will quickly realize how great they are. The fit and quality are just a couple reasons why I choose Equipment as my silk blouse of choice.

I picked this fun print up at St. Bernard Sports last week. I loved the print and knew the color would transition well into Fall.  I wore it with some white pants to keep the look light and summery but I plan to switch out the white and pair this blouse with some black denim and Tory flats for Fall.

IMG_8609

IMG_8601

IMG_8630

IMG_8652

IMG_8623 Wearing: Equipment Signature Silk Blouse with Deer Print c/o | Ann Taylor White Cropped Pants | Nine West Brown Leather SatchelCharles David Pact Pump in Nude | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | Wanderlust SL Spike Cuff in Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver c/o | Baublebar Gold Deltoid Bracelet | Gorjana Griffin (thick) Gold Ring | BaubleBar Thin Gold Band | Gorjana Griffin Fancy Horn Necklace (long) | Maya Brenner Sideways Initial Necklace | Lips- Too Faced Melted Peony 

| Shop Equipment Favorites | 

- Crochet Details -

IMG_8407

I’ve always appreciated a Summery top, especially when it involves crochet detailing. There’s just something about lacy tunic that makes me think of Summer. I wore this this little crochet top last week to dinner and it was the perfect solution to these hot temperatures we’ve been having in Dallas. I am all about light and airy fabrics when its 100 outside! I kept the jewelry pretty minimal and just layered a few Gorjana necklaces and added a pop with this painted bangle by Stacy Brown Designs.

IMG_8425

IMG_8386

IMG_8392

IMG_8452

Wearing: White Crochet Top (similar styles here and here) | Stacy Brown Designs Hand painted Bangle c/o (this option was completely custom, but if you tell her you want this style, she can easily re-create!) | Hudson Super Skinny Jeans in Light Wash (TTS) | Gorjana Griffin Fancy Horn Necklace and Tanner Bar Necklace c/o (both free shipping today!) | Brown Leather Satchel | Thick Gold Ring (Gorjana Griffin Camila Ring Set) | Thin Gold Band BaubleBar | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | Wanderlus Double XL Gold Spike Cuff c/o | Daily Look Simple Strap Heel in Nude (under $40!) 

| Shop Other Crochet Favorites | 

- Travel Diaries | Gulf Shores, AL -

IMG_7850

There’s nothing quite like a week with your toes in the sand and sea salt in your hair. I wanted to share a few pictures from our family vacation last week. We stayed in a sweet little beach house right along the water.  We usually travel to the Sea Side area in Florida, so this was our first time to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The weather was great and the water was even better. (to see more of our pictures check out my instagram under #robertsonbeachbums) Until next time!

AusAsh

IMG_7826

Selfies

IMG_8046

IMG_8050

IMG_7702 copy

IMG_8004

IMG_8100

IMG_8021

shoes

IMG_8159

Shop Our Looks: Not all of our looks are still available, but I listed the ones that are! Feel free to email or comment with any questions

On Ashley- Asos Dress in texture (TTS but it supposed to be shifty) | Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace | J Crew Striped Maxi Tank Dress (TTS wearing a small) | Clare Vivier Leopard Flat Clutch  On Lindsay- J Crew 4″ Chino Shorts in Stone | Old Navy Sleeveless Tie Tank On Kathy- Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace in Tangerine On Austin- Men’s Flat Front Chino Short (On sale, TTS)

- Boho Tunic -

IMG_8277

One of my favorite weekend traditions is brunch. It’s something my husband and I started doing when we got married, and it has now become a weekend ritual. This past weekend we went to one of our favorite spots in Dallas, The Bishop Arts District and had an amazing brunch at Oddfellows (huge wait so go early). The weather was surprisingly cool so I threw on this boho tunic (or dress if you size up), skinny jeans, and my trustworthy nude pumps. The perfect combo in my opinion!

IMG_8324

Patterned Tunic 2

IMG_8312

Patterned Tunic 1

Patterned Tunic

Wearing: Chic Wish Boho Love Ethereal Dress c/o (FIT: This is actually intended to be a dress, but the small was a little short on me (5 ’6) I loved how it looked as a tunic though! If you want it as a dress I suggest size up for length) | Rag and Bone Zip Detail Skinny Jeans  (FIT: R&B jeans run small, so I would go one size up from your normal size) | Charles David Pact Pump in Nude | Leather Crossbody (on sale!) | Wanderlust Double XL Spike Cuff in Gold, Silver and Rose Gold c/o | Bauble Bar Crystal Christine RingGorjana Griffin Fancy Horn Necklace c/o | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | Bauble Bar Ring Set (thin gold rings…the best deal!) | Karen Walker Sunglasses 

| Shop The Look | 

- Sale Alert | 20% Off Denim -

jeans

If I could pick my favorite piece in my wardrobe it would have to be jeans. Sure, I like to wear dresses, but nothing compares to a pair of jeans with a great fit. Piperlime is have a great sale right now on their new denim styles. You can save 20% on new denim arrivals from brands like Citizens of Humanity, Current/ElliotLevis just to name a few. I love sales like this because it’s current pieces rather than the end of season sales where they are just trying to get rid of old styles.

Click the arrows below to shop my picks for the 20% off Denim Sale. Oh and don’t forget, with Piperlime is “worry free shopping” … they don’t charge for shipping or returns! Happy Shopping XX

image via Elle Magazine