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    A Couture Cause 2018 Trend Guide – Fashion Meets Philanthropy

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    Today I am so excited to share one of my favorite collaborations to date. Last year I was nominated by my friend and fellow blogger Authentically B to be a model for A Couture Cause 2018 Trend Guide. The 2018 Trend Guide is a collaboration with Houston’s best designers and boutiques to feature their top picks for the coming year showcased on our incredible group of local models – real fashionistas of Houston nominated for their style and commitment to philanthropy. It was an incredible honor to be part of this collaboration benefiting the Youth Hope Association, and A Shelter for Cancer Families.  A Couture Cause raised over $75,000 for those in need this year through their trend guide, a coffee table fashion book inspired by the latest trends. Check out my first feature publication below and how you can get your hands on this years 2018 Trend Guide.

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    I Am More Than Pink – 6 Things You can Do for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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    Today I wanted take a break from my NYFW recap to spread awareness to something important happening this month. I am not only sharing with you this adorable pink top but why I am more than just pink. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as a mom and as a women this is one disease we have to make sure we check ourself regularly for. Every year over 240,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. 99% diagnosed are women, and it is said 12% of women in this world will be diagnosed with breast cancer. If you are in the Houston area and would like to be part of raising money and awareness below I have listed 6 Things You can Do for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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    If There is One Thing You Can Do to Help Us, Do This.

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    Hey guys so I had this really amazing post for you guys about tips of finding a family photographer,  and of course to share all of these beautiful family photos we took with Olya Helga Photography. But instead I wanted to share what is heavy on my heart lately.  As all of ya’ll know we have been going through a lot down here in Houston with the Hurricane Harvey after math and the flooding that came with it. If you have been watching my Instastories you know we have been unable to reach our family do to the streets being flooded. Family who live not even fifteen minutes away, and it is truly disheartening. But I think what is most disheartening is reading all the negative things people are saying about God’s word and towards the people who preach it. Would you believe me if I told you I was criticized and told I was insensitive because I attributed my family’s safety and our house not being flooded to the power of prayer and to the glory of God? I never thought in my life I would be criticized for my belief, and by a fellow Christian surprisingly, especially during this time where we need prayer the most.

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    Off the Shoulder Street Style

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    This past week was a challenging time for me and my husband as parents. Our little guy got his first ear infection and gave us a scare when his fever was over 104 degrees! We rushed to the ER only to find out it was a common thing for children his age, and not as life threatening matter as we had feared. Apparently we weren’t giving Jayden the right dosage of Tylenol to break his fever, and were only giving half of the recommended dosage. I think one of the most frustrating things about being a first time parent is learning what and what not to freak out over, and even more stressful when both parents don’t agree. Continue reading


    Country, Love, and Rock and Roll

    This past weekend was a great weekend spent with my family on the farm. We were all rooting for the Broncos for the Super Bowl and were so happy they won. Congrats to my favorite QB of all time Peyton Manning and his win. Not only is he a great player but a great role model. I grew up watching Peyton play for the Tennessee Volunteers, to the Colts, and now the Broncos. Now if only the Texans would draft him that would be icing on the cake!;) But now that football season is over, it’s time look forward to Valentines Day and Rodeo Season!

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    The Spot


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    This past weekend for our Anniversary, my husband and I took a little weekend trip to Galveston. It was our first night away from our little man, and we wanted to make sure we enjoyed our kid free trip. Galveston is a great family vacation spot, but it also has some great places for couples, or people wanting to enjoy a more mature environment. One place I would recommend is the Spot. It is a two story venue that has a separate upstairs restaurant and bar area for adults 21 and up. I love the tropical tree house themed bar and it’s seaside view of the beach. It’s located right on the strand and walking distance to the beach. The food menu has the traditional bar foods, burgers, tacos, and my favorite oysters! You can check out the rest of their menu here. The mixed drinks are great too. They all have an island feel, and although they don’t taste strong, watch out they will creep up on you. I could only have one, any more and my husband would have to carry me out of there. Definitely check it out if you are looking for some casual fun, and they have live bands at night. The party never stops at the SPOT.

    Below are details of my outfit:

    Oversized lattice floppy hat
    Kendra Scott Naomi Rose Quartz Double Ring
    Michael Kors Brilliance Statement Pavé Midi X Ring
    Burd Life Aurora Goddess Bracelet
    Sperry Women’s Valencia Espadrille Wedges
    BKE Eve White Shorts
    Daytrip Dip Dye Top

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    <3 Dawn

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    Be your own kind of beautiful – Finding your style

    This past week my friends and I went to a Viennese inspired Fashion show at the Houston Art Museum. It was such a fun event supporting upcoming fashion designers in our local community. We met so many fashionable people of Houston with such unique fashion sense. It was an inspiration for this blog post to showcase my fellow fashionista’s outfits to this event.

    Three different women, three different body types, with three different styles. We have my beautiful friend Nour in her  classic and curvy fit and flare black and white dress. The gorgeous and tall Margret in her romantic ombre maxi. And then there’s me, your petite and colorful blogger in a more Modern chic yellow tunic. Each of us with our own unique personality showcasing our own unique style. No matter your body type, I believe your style should showcase who you are. Find something you feel beautiful in and rock it. Style is away to express who you are without having to speak. What does your style say about you?

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    Evelyn Knight Large Link Necklace
    Tory Burch Robinson Textured-Leather Wristlet Clutch
    Tory Burch ‘Robinson’ Double Zip Tote
    Sleeveless Stripe Fit and Flare Dress
    Call It Spring Ankle Strap Wedge Sandals

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    Yellow sleeveless Zipper Dress
    BKE Rhinestone watch/ Burdlife Bracelet
    Michael Antonio Women’s Judah Boot
    MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Medium Studded Saffiano Leather Satchel
    Kendra Scott ‘Rayne’ Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace
    Kendra Scott Black/gold Danielle Earrings
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    For details on what Margret has on, check out her blog post on Style the Girl!

    Below are some pictures we took on the runway with our fellow friends and fashionistas at the fashion show.

    Thanks for stopping by and remember Fashion may come and go, but style is forever.

    <3 Dawn

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