This past weekend I attended my dearest friend, sister, PIC, and fellow Houston Blogger Style the Girl‘s baby shower. I was so excited to share this moment with her and all her dear friends and family to honor her little girl Sofia Everly. It was everything you would imagine a little girl’s baby shower would be, filled with pink, lace, and all things shabby chic. As her Phi Mu sister we were excited to welcome the first legacy in our group of friends. All of our other sisters, including myself, had boys, and we ready to add a girl in the group.
This week’s Behind the Lens Series I had the pleasure of interviewing one of Houston’s top wedding photographer and one of my childhood friends Jessica Pledger. We actually grew up a couple of streets from each other. She was an avid softball player as a young child, and eventually went on to get a scholarship to Harvard University to play softball there. After graduating with an economics degree, she came back to Houston, studies photography at Rice, and started her photography business in 2010. She is currently married to her high school sweetheart and residing in the Houston area. Check out her interview below. She is definitely one of my inspirations in Wedding photography.
This past weekend I attended a fellow Houston Blogger, Nikki of Lipstick and Brunch, Summer Social at Lanford Market in Rice Village. It was such a wonderful event, and I loved getting to meet all the other Houston Bloggers at the event. I took my son Jayden to his first blogger event with mommy, and he was such a hit with the girls. He loved being around all the beautiful ladies.
For the event I wore this gorgeous fitted Bar III dress from Macy’s which is on sale for 60% off. I accessorized it with gold and leopard accessories and this super chic Rosalie arm cuff from Jolie Bohème Boutique. For all my wonderful readers, you can get this same cuff and your whole purchase 25% off at Jolie Bohème by typing in the code “DAWN” at checkout. I love adding signature touches that accentuate my personal style. Everyone can wear the same white dress, but it’s how you accessorize it that make it your own. You will see reoccurring pieces with gold and animal prints throughout my fashion blog post. Below are the links to my outfit:
Burd Life Aurora Goddess Bracelet
Jolie Boheme Rosalie Arm cuff
Monogram Initial Necklace Gold
Cat Eye Sunglasses
Rockstud Calf-Hair Sandal, Leopard (similar style)
Bar III Striped Dress
LP BLUE ‘Zoe’ Faux Leather Wristlet
Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring (similar style)
Michael Kors Brilliance Statement Pavé Midi X Ring
Don’t forget to check out all the cute french inspired fashions at Jolie Bohème and get 25% off of your purchase.
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When it comes to Texas weather sometimes wearing pants is not an option, but I found this great alternative with my Ruched pants from Buckle. These are so comfy and can be worn dressed up or down, and great for the mom on the go. I love all the colors because you can coordinate with so many different tops. This look I channeled my inner boho with my favorite fringe purse from my previous post and this must have floppy hat for the summer which I also wore in another post. I love my open back detail to this top, and I got it on sale at Charlotte Russe. As a mother shopping on a budget, you would be surprised what cute things you will find on sale. These black wedges are a must have for any wardrobe and are perfect with pants or a dress like I styled in my previous post. Click on the link below and you can get 45% off these wedges!
Printed Ruched Pants: Buckle/ Open back tank top: Charlotte Russe/ Black Wedges: CiciHot/ earrings: Nordstrom/ bracelets: (similar style)/ floppy hat: Forever21/ beaded bib necklace: Nordstrom/ Fringe Purse: Similar style
This past weekend my sister, friend, and fellow blogger Style the Girl, went downtown to visit some of Houston’s local art scene, and some of Houston Blogger’s favorite photo destinations. I wore this super cute and fun pink dress from Sheinside with my favorite yellow espadrilles from CiciHot, which by the way can be purchased on sale for less than $15 in the link below! Can you believe that? When we went to the Lawndale Art Center, I was amazed at the neon wall art. It was a perfect summer backdrop for this dress. I love bold colors for summer! Also making an appearance on the blog is my new favorite fringe purse from JustFab. It’s already sold out so I posted a similar style! I do a lot of online shopping as a mom. It is so convenient, especially when your schedule revolves around the baby. You can find some great deals for less. Check out my links below!
This past week was my birthday and I had an amazing day celebrating it with my family. My husband and I both had to work, but not before taking a quick snap shot of my birthday outfit. I’m obsessed with blues this month! I can’t get enough of it! That and animal print accessories. I wore this ruffle top at the Rangers Opening Game with shorts, but it looks even better with my favorite white destructed jeans. My sister bought me my new BKE watch for my birthday, and I love the gold and silver accents because it goes with everything. I recently bought these sandals and they are one of my favorite for fashion and comfort. I can last in these all day! They go great with everything!
I had such an a great birthday and had so much fun taking these photos with my new lens. These are unedited photos, and they are ten times better than my previous pictures. Can’t wait to see how much my photography progresses. Thanks again for the birthday wishes!
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