A Texas Girl in A Paris Mindset

A Texas Girl in A Paris Mindset

You know I love to shop. I am always on the hunt for new looks, products, and trends for each season. I try to make them relevant to women and occasionally throw in some ideas for kids, men, home, and travel.

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Now my kids have learned that Mommy is a blogger. Sometimes, that’s not such a good thing for them because they want all of my time. However, they do enjoy taking a pic every now and then with mommy.  Jordyn, my five year old began showing modeling technique about 3 years ago, when she asked my mother to take a picture of her. To the amazement of us all, Jordyn begin popping poses like a big girl. I know what you are thinking…I am a blogger. That may be true, but I can tell you I definitely don’t have her moves! ha! I am going to let you in on a little secret. I am not so great in front of the camera. When people walk by I get so embarrassed. Just yesterday I told my mom I needed my shield on (sunglasses) so I could play the part. See – there is a story behind every photo!

Needless, to say you will be seeing more of the kids as I transition into not only my style, but my REAL life as TexasMadre. Jordyn shows a love of fashion and makeup and I am fostering her interest by allowing her to create/put on a fashion show, choose her own outfits, suggesting hairstyles, playing with her children’s cosmetics, etc. This in the long run will give her the foundation (pun intended) to know how to have fun with clothing, piece a look together, be comfortable in her choices. The funny thing is Jordyn is shy except when the camera is shooting. It’s very fascinating for me to see each of my four children’s strengths and interest in different areas.

Trends this fall are plaids, leather, metal boots, bold striped pattern sweaters, mixing of patterns and textures.  We added this cute little beanie for a pop to Jordyn’s look. Totally, by accident we needed a long sock and she had these cute striped ones to complete the look. The message here is really to dress for YOU. Jordyn has a dramatic flair to her modeling don’t ask me where she got it! Believe me, I run from the camera if I can.

Will this be a passing fancy for Jordyn as time moves forward perhaps, but when you see something that lights them up you support it. I’m all for encouraging any aspect of their imagination and talent especially when my reward is a giant smile!

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I added anther look of mine that took on some Parisian flare! I love the bright color of this sweater. A lot of cropped tops are in this season and this one is soft, comfortable, and pretty on. Check out the way I styled it and let me know your thoughts. The ponte skirt is flattering and stands out with the black top and leggings. A sophisticated and fun outfit for sure!

xo,

Vanessa

Howloweekend 2018

Howloweekend 2018

This weekend marked the countdown to Halloween! We love to dress up in our household and had plenty to celebrate this weekend!

If you have been following me for a while you know that I am big on volunteering in my community. Most of my time is spent raising money and awareness for our schools and I love playing a small role in the kid’s education. Last night we celebrated a Fall Dinner in my group that I serve as President. We had the best time with new and old friends.

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The theme was Halloween and the costumes were encouraged. I seriously have a ton of costumes, but like my swimsuit collection, I am always adding more to my stash! haha! My husband and I ended up going as Malificent and a Blood Count. Our costumes are linked here! BTW, I mixed some new everyday product with my costume accessories.  A little DIY for the win!

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There were so many great costumes and the night was a long and fun one! Now that the weekend is winding down we are surfing through all the Halloween movies available on Netflix. Here is a list of some that are available through the end of the month (source: CountryLiving.com).

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Kid Friendly

  1. Scooby-Do
  2. A Witches’ Ball
  3. Little Monsters
  4. Nancy Drew
  5. Mostly Ghostly
  6. Dear Dracula
  7. Girl vs. Monster
  8. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
  9. Spooky Buddies
  10. Mickey’s House of Villians
  11. Power Rangers Samurai Party Monsters
  12. Coraline
  13. All Hallows’ Eve
  14. Monster Family
  15. R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly One Night in Doom House
  16. Spooky Stories
  17. Spooky Stories 2
  18. Monster Island
  19. Monster High Boo York Boo York
  20. Room on the Broom

When the kiddos are asleep:

  1. The Shining
  2. Seven
  3. Scream 4
  4. 1922
  5. Terrifier
  6. The Badadook
  7. Children of the Corn
  8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  9. Scooby-Doo
  10. Van Helsing
  11. Coraline
  12. The Reaping
  13. Sixth Sense
  14. The Village
  15. Lizzie Borden Took an Ax
  16. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
  17. Nancy Drew
  18. 6 Souls
  19. Don’t Kill It
  20. The Conjuring
  21. Curse of Chucky
  22. The Boy
  23. The Vault
  24. Cult of Chucky
  25. Boys in the Trees

Do you have a favorite Halloween movie on repeat? I always love to watch Hocus Pocus! It puts me in the Halloween spirit!

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Ok, I am off to feed the kiddos. Have a great Sunday and I will talk to you this week!

xo,

Vanessa

 

A Little Sunshine

A Little Sunshine

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I am so glad it is Thursday. This week has been a test for this momma. Between having my son undergo surgery, working on the finishing touches for my auction, and waking up every three hours to play maid I am whipped! Continue reading “A Little Sunshine”