My Weekend Sale Pics

My Weekend Sale Pics

Wow! What a whirlwind of a weekend. So much to do in so little time. My weekend in review!

Friday – Home Tour, after-party, late lunch, play date, dinner, kids to bed, moms night out until 3am!

Needless to say, I was whipped and had to start all over again for Saturday!

Saturday – Shop for last minute birthday party items, finish the cake for the party, set-up the party, head home and settle the kids, spa event and facial, home, put kids to bed, binge watch Christmas movies on Netflix!

OMG! You don’t know how much of a treat it was to watch TV. I never watch it anymore because we are so busy with school, activities, and work. When it is on it is normally Disney Jr or a football game. Haha! I was just telling a girfriend the other day how my DVR just keeps recycling my shows. So sad….Oh well!

Today – wake-up, clean and mop downstairs before the kids woke up, make breakfast, quick photo shoot, head to the Rustic for a show, home, tidy up, head to HP Village for a carriage ride through the neighborhood, dinner, home, bathe the kids, shower, and relax in bed.

Thank goodness everyone conked out in record time. A reprieve =) Crazy weekend, but a ton of fun.

Did you have a busy weekend? What was the highlight of your weekend?

My looks this weekend consisted of a lot of jackets and sweaters. Two jackets were on major sale and so were some of the shoes! All great looks to carry you through the season. You can dress them up or down, which is a major bonus as holiday parties are HERE!

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Neutral Sweaters

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Let’s talk Christmas wishlist or better yet, let’s talk about how much we LOVE the detail on these sweaters. Which one or all? Decisions decisions.

The bell sleeve, frill, and ruffle trends are on fire this season. You can find them on cardigans, jackets, dresses, pants, and more. These three sweaters are perfect examples of these styles and I have to have them all.

Two of them come in different colors which is awesome! You may just have to buy one of each. There is a great knit front and round neck. There are two v-necks with different lines to add to the look. All are under $100 and you can find them at Nordstrom now. Hurry and buy as their inventory has been flying off the racks. I kid you not.

The neutral palette is beautiful and I can’t wait for these to be hanging in my closet. I will see you soon you beautiful things!

xo

Lace Up Bell Sleeve

Lace Up Bell Sleeve

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So, I have a little secret to confess. I love sweets! I have the biggest sweet tooth and could eat, bake, and smell deliciousness 24/7. That said, I am a little worried about the holiday season and staying on my A-game. Funny story – when we were stationed in Colorado my husband said, “Let’s not buy any bad food and stick to clean eating.” My response, “Sounds like a plan, but I can make everything from scratch.” OOPS! What are some of your tips for sticking to a healthy lifestyle regimen?

One thing I do is incorporate exercise into my daily routine. I must admit that between the kids being in school and activities and my job at Texas Madre and running the house this is becoming harder to maintain. To guarantee I get some cardio and weight training in my day I utilize at home streaming workouts. Some of my favorites are Fitness Blender and I recently joined Beachbody for their on demand workouts.

I also keep minimal groceries in the house. I try to shop for my week and use that food for our meals. The only excess food that I have is for snacks for the kids school and lunch. I don’t want to be left in a lurch if they want to pack their lunch or need fuel.

To minimize my want for sweets I try to keep fruit on hand. This is a great supplement that tastes just as great. Another trick would be to freeze your fruit. You can blend some of it up as an ice cream(ish) type dish or change the texture for the treat.

I drink a ton of water a day. I always have a straw in my cup. This allows me easy access and helps me consume more. The more water you intake the better you will feel, your skin will look great, you will feel full, etc.

Write down what you eat and what activities you do. There are a ton of free apps that will assist you here. Use them. This provides accountability and will keep you on track.

That about ties it up. Ha! Yes, pun intended.

On to the outfit. Don’t you love this lace up bell sleeve top. The velvet ribbon is a dramatic flare that stands out against the color of the sweater. It is from Nordstrom and is so comfy. I really like that it can be dressed up and down too. The color is a popular fall color and it is only $55. That is a great price for such a fun top.

The outfit stands out with the contrasting colors. Black on the bottom with splashes of color up top. The accessories complement the style and give it the needed flare. Guys, if you ever want to splurge on designer bags you cannot go wrong with Louis. He is my bud! This bag is simply the best.

I just hit my wall. I am off to get my beauty sleep. Until next time my friends!

xo,

V

 

2017 Nordstrom Fall Sale

2017 Nordstrom Fall Sale

Nordstrom Fall Sale is live! Yes! You can save up to 40% off on select products. I gathered up a few of my fave on the online site. These are currently in my cart to be purchased. For him, her, and your littles.

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Pickin’ Clothes

Pickin’ Clothes

The family went to East Texas this weekend for a little R&R. We love the wide open spaces and slow pace.

Lucky for us First Monday was taking place. This is 100 acres of vendors set up selling their products in the largest “flea market” in the country. There you go! We rounded up the kiddos and hit the pavement for a few hours. There were a lot of ups and downs, but we are happy to say we finished the day off with carnival rides and smiles. Thank goodness.

We went to Trade Days with two purposes.

1. Take the kids to see the live animals, specifically chickens. DONE!

2. Look for inspiration and items for our dance barn.

We did find some cool pieces, but did not buy this round. Our barn is definitely old and rustic. We are trying to determine how to best handle the floors. Right now we are on dirt so we have to take that into consideration when buying. Good news we know where to find what we need next month and can start buying and storing until the barn is complete.

If you have never gone to a flea market you should. There are thousands of people that come from all over. It is definitely something to see.

To tackle those 100 acres I needed something casual and comfortable. Also, Texas is being flighty with the weather so layers are an absolute must. Check out my go to look for a day of walking and pickin’!

xo,

Vanessa

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Colorful Stripes

Colorful Stripes

Recently I swooned over an IG post from a fellow fashion blogger. Want to know what the photo was…An adorable striped turtleneck topped off with a beanie while out in the snow. Jealous was my first thought. It is so not fair that they have cold weather and Texas is still reaching the 90s. Oh well. My next thought was how sweet and perfect the moment was that the photographer captured.

That post inspired me to go out and find some tops that featured stripe work. The more color the better. I found a contender friends. This top is from Old Navy. It is lightweight and the stripes consist of five cheerful colors. It is a solid piece that can be worn alone or layered easily.

Today I wore it with my ripped jeans and long cardigan. This navy cardigan is so cozy and adds depth to the look. I added a light color boot which happens to be on repeat a lot this season. The color is perfect. The whole outfit is finished off with simple accessories – pearls, watch, and a small clutch.

You can easily achieve this look. It is affordable, chic, and totally on trend.

Have fun shopping and recreating this look. As I find more striped tops I will share with me with you all!

xo,

Vanessa

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