Sensible Swap


I originally wanted this Jcrew shirt, but $60 wasn't in my budget.  I went by Jcrew to try it on for size just to see, and I found this chambray shirt on sale for $20. Great success (in Borat accent)! I'm trying my hardest to not by anything new before our trip to San Francisco, that way I can save $ to buy something unique from a cute boutique in San Fran. Well, I also can't shop because our A/C went out,  we're in mid bathroom remodel, and Alex's car is having issues. Praying nothing else goes wrong in the next month.

What's happening in most of my pictures
Top: Jcrew
Jeans: Fossil
Shoes: TJ Maxx



After drooling over Ascot & Hart's amazing cut off distressed jorts, I decided I would try to make my own. I headed my local Goodwill and found two pairs of men's jeans.  Here's a quick guide to making your own!

- Loose fitting jeans
- Scissors
- Measuring Tape

1. Buy non stretch loose fitting mens jeans. Preferably Levi's 501, but I couldn't find any in my size. 

2. Figure out how long you want your shorts to be. You can do this by trying them on and using a pen or a safety pin to mark off your length or measure from the inseam with a ruler. I measured 4" from the inseam. Also take in to account if you want to cuff the jeans. I wish I would have cut mine at 5" because they are a tad short once I cuffed them, but practice makes perfect. 

3. Before you cut, make sure to turn your jeans inside out so you don't cut off the pockets.  Cut at an angle from the inside to the outside, to make a V shape. This adds a more appealing look in my opinion.

4. I pulled the edges of thread out, but this isn't necessary.  I really just wanted some instant distress before throwing them in the washer/dryer.

5.  This is the step where you decide on how distressed you want your shorts.  Take a pair of scissors and cut a straight line to your desired length.  Leave at least a half inch space between each cut, if you cut the lines to close together, then it will create a giant hole once they're washed/dried.  However that might be the look you're going for.

6. Throw them in the washer/dryer and VOILA!

Simple Summer Style


Meet the softest tank you will ever wear. You can dress it up like I did here, or wear jeans and converse with it and it would be just as cute.  I'm a sucker for simple tops and neutrals, and periodically I have to stop myself from buying so much gray. Check out Everlane for some amazing basic pieces that are high quality and won't break the bank.

Top: c/o Everlane
Shorts: Loft 
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita via Nordstrom
Necklace: Thrifted
Sunglasses: Forever 21

Little Boy


Turner is still my baby, but when I look at recent pictures I've taken of him I realize how much he's grown.  He's obsessed with lawnmowers, cars/trucks/bikes, swimming, and putting on our shoes. Every time he says "I looove you", it almost brings me to tears. Tonight, as I held him while he sat quietly with me on the couch and cuddled (rarely ever happens), I took in a deep breath of his baby smell.  I looked over at Alex and said I hope I never forget that smell, especially when he's 16 and hates me.  I know he won't stay tiny forever, and that's ok, but I hope I always remember these special moments we share together.  Thank you journals and iCloud for helping me to never forget.

P.S. - How cute is this Y'ALL tee?  It's screen printed by Austin's own, Kacie Case, owner of Mama Case Prints.  She has the cutest items, and her little boy is absolutely adorable (think chubby cheeks with the most beautiful curly blonde locks).  She's currently out on maternity leave, but her shop will be up and running soon after.  Check out her awesome Instagram account here!

Tee: c/o MamaCase Prints
Shorts: Kohl's
Shoes: Converse

Estate Sale Finds - 7.3-7.5


I'm hoping to make it to the estate sale below in Georgetown on Friday to grab a few of those beautiful leather suitcases to decorate Turner's next bedroom (travel theme).  I sort of get anxiety about showing up to an estate sale, standing in line, taking a number, and quickly scanning the house when the door first opens to grab that item I'm looking for before an 80 year old woman does (that's usually who beats me to it).  Sometimes, I'd rather wait till the last day of the sale to shop when everything is 50% off, and if my item isn't there then it's not meant to be. Most sales overprice everything the first day. Do you enjoy the rush of estate sales? Or would you rather by vintage items at an antique/thrift store?

Estate #1 - Georgetown

Estate #2 - Texas City

Estate #3 - Arlington

White Metal Bed Frame

New Haircut At Waterstone Salon


I made a big decision on the way to get my haircut last Friday.  I had no intention of changing up my hair, but rather just getting a simple trim. It was a beautiful Friday, I was in a good mood, and I just thought...What the heck? Why not? I want something different.  Alex isn't a fan of short hair (probably because he watched me buzz the side of my head in college), but I knew in the end he would approve if I really wanted a change, AND it will grow back.

I showed a picture of Carey Mulligan's adorable hair to Sam, my stylist at Waterstone Salon, and she made my short hair dreams come true.  Y'all she is amazing! Waterstone also has On-Site Babysitting...hallelujah. Turner loved playing in their children's room, and it was such a relief to not have to find someone to watch Turner so I could be pampered.

Short hair style - Waterstone Salon - Austin, TX

Short hair style - Waterstone Salon - Austin, TX

Short hair style - Waterstone Salon - Austin, TX

Asos Swing Dress - Jesse Coulter

Short hair style - Waterstone Salon - Austin, TX

Asos Swing Dress - Jesse Coulter

This ASOS swing dress is my favorite item in my wardrobe this season!  It's extremely comfy, I can consume large amounts of food and still feel cute, and it can also serve as a maternity dress when I'm preggo. 

Dress: ASOS
Heels: BCBG via DSW (40% off in stores!)
Bag: Fossil
Necklace: Jcrew Factory (old)
Sunglasses: Forever 21

Haircut courtesy of Waterstone Salon. My opinion could not be more my own. I was blown away!


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