Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WhatUp Wednesday #5

Hey, friends! What's up? Wow has it been a week! The heat has been on full blast in Texas (duh!) and I am learning to do some new things this summer. Today was fun as I rode the DART for the first time to get to downtown Dallas for an all day meeting. I wore this fancy Lularoe Amelia and was comfortable and felt great. I love Lularoe! Their mission to make women look good and feel good is definitely a winner for me!

Here's me early this morning getting ready to ride the train:

What else has been happening? Well, let's see. I went to a friend's house for a birthday party on Sunday but then checked out this Buddhist temple nearby. It was beautiful to see the statues and the architecture. We then went to Eatzi's for dinner which is this super cool place. It's a market but you can also stay there and eat and warm up your food if necessary. I got the turkey meatloaf, twice baked potato and some almondine green beans. This was more than enough food for several meals. My friend and I stayed and talked and drank wine outside and it was the perfect evening.

Here are a few pics of our adventures:

On Friday, part of our team went out to eat for lunch for barbeque. Someone claimed this was the best BBQ place in Texas, but I still think Hutchins might be the winner. We went to Pecan Lodge which is in Deep Ellum and it was awesome to see the artwork of the murals on buildings and the environment. The best part is probably ordering a "trough" so we didn't have to stand in line- meat orders of 5lbs or more can get in the Express line!

Here's some pics of our food and fun:

Let's see, I finished the second season of the Serial podcast and boy, was it good! I started S-Town and finished it too. I didn't see the ending coming and I was so intrigued the entire time. This helped me pass the time while out at the pool and running errands. Such a good story!

There's a website you should check out if you are looking for anything for moms or miscellaneous items. It is called momwishes and you can even get a free dress when you order something. Check it out!

A couple of pics from my outfits over the past week, which wasn't a ton since I didn't post Friday through Sunday:

Hope you all are having a great week!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WhatUp Wednesday #4

Well it's that time again. The week in review. This week was much quieter than last week and I honestly have just been enjoying time alone.

First up I want to share this beautiful floral "That's A Wrap" dress from my friends over at Ollie Mae Boutique. This dress is so great from the floral to the slits in the sleeves! The maxi style is not overpowering for a small frame since it has a high low hemline. You definitely need to size up on this one! Use the code "CURVYGIRLJUNE" for a discount on your order!

I have decided that while my son is gone over the summer that I will try to do one new thing each week. This last weekend I went to a concert at FairPark in Dallas and saw the Doobie Bros and Chicago. This was so fun! I went with a friend from work and her sister and cousin. It was cute because we all showed up wearing hats! But man was it hot!

I spent a ton of time out at the pool over the weekend relaxing and last night I made a wonderful tasty chicken pot pie.

My whole team went out after work today to Taco Diner for Happy Hour. That was a blast! I love Taco Diner and the Mambo Taxi is my fave!

I wrapped up the second season of Serial this morning while I was getting ready for work. I am so hooked! I need a season three!

I watched some Netflix and I enjoyed a couple of movies- Masterminds was hilarious and Beauty and the Briefcase has a ton of cute outfits!

I've been using L'Oreal's Revitalift and I am loving it! I am taking the #revitaliftchallenge and so far so good. I use it at least once a day and I have definitely noticed a difference. I took this photo without makeup so sorry for the scare!

Here's the wrap-up in outfits this past week:

Hope you all are enjoying the first official day of summer!!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WhatUp Wednesday #3

Well, since last week’s post, I have come and gone to Michigan. I enjoyed the cooler temps, seeing friends and family, eating food that I have missed, etc. I have only been gone for a little over six months so not really long enough to forget everything and a short enough time to go right back to the way it was before I left. Does that even make sense? It does to me…

First things first, here's my outfit for today. Yes, I am wearing these pants again but I love them! And this cold shoulder flutter top from eloquii has me all googley-eyed. But want to know why I am laughing? It is always funny to me to see guys on the sidelines when I am taking my outfit pictures. They shake their heads and look at their happened to be a coworker of mine-so funny! By the way, I am under the treehouse at work getting this picture taken since my photographer is currently out of commission for the summer.

Anyways, on the way up to Michigan, my son and I stopped and saw the castle in Muskogee, Oklahoma and it was fun to see it. Here was the outfit I wore for traveling that day:

The we stopped in Missouri to check out the Fantastic Caverns and boy, were they fantastic! So beautiful! One of only four caverns in the world where you can drive through and the only one in the United States. I would highly recommend visiting if you get the chance!

In Michigan on the west side of the state, I went to Grand Haven and enjoyed some much needed time with my family, beach time, margaritas and Mexican food and getting my hair done. Oh and I had to start the day with some Tim Hortons!So many fun things!

Once I got to the east side of the state, it was all about seeing friends and catching up and eating at some of my favorite places in addition to the other stuff like closing out my safe deposit box, getting my son new glasses, etc. you know all of the regular everyday stuff.

On the way back to Texas I was alone. I counted the number of dead deer on the side of the road in Michigan, I saw a turtle crossing the interstate in Missouri and saw armadillos on the side of the road in Oklahoma. No offense to you all in Oklahoma, but I think it is the hardest state to drive through since it is so flat and brown and open land. I also listened to my new favorite podcast, Serial. I am addicted. I listened to all of Season One and I am currently on Season Two. I cannot get enough of it!
All in all, it was a wonderful time off. I loved every minute of it. Here's to a wonderful summer!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pretty In Pink

I never really used to like pink. Can you believe it? I wasn’t “girly” by any stretch of the imagination until I was older. When I was growing up I had friends who were guys, I liked basketball and I even considered going into the Army at one point.

Now that I am older, I have fully embraced my feminine side and I love all things pink, glitter, unicorns, the full shebang. I also recently watched the movie Pretty in Pink a couple of times and I just love it! I love her creativity, her passion, her designs, you name it. Such a fun concept of creating your own prom dress and being 100% authentically you!

So, when I saw this dress from Avenue, I also fell in love! Those sleeves though! So great and fun! This dress is very comfortable as it is a poly blend and is even machine washable! It comes with this fun necklace that you can detach if you want to accessorize it differently. I left the necklace on so you can see the full look of the dress. (Note:  this particular dress is no longer available on the site but I linked a pretty cold shoulder tie sleeve one for you!)

Here are a few pics:

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday Style: Coral Crush

Summer is here and the warmth is upon us. I love all things warm including colors. One of my favorite colors that I am crushing on right now is coral. I think coral is an especially pretty color for the warmer months because it is all about nature and the beautiful colors and scenery around us.

This beautiful karinadresses dress is one of my current faves. The colors are so fantastic for the warmer months! No need to worry about a jacket or being too dressed up or down as this dress is so versatile! I love the neckline of the Katharine dress because I can easily wear a fun necklace with it.  I chose a turquoise color since I thought it added a nice color to the Rosy Posy dress pattern that is white, coral and blue.

And let's talk about these sandals! They are for sure my current favorite sandals and I am looking for all of the outfits to wear them with! The color is fantastic and the wedge heel! Oh, I love a good wedge! But also the ties are such a fun addition to the Jayden sandals! I will be wearing these all summer! These are from Just Fab- not a member? You should be! They have awesome sales and deals all the time for their members! Let me know if you want to join and I will send you a referral code!

Here are some pics of this dress and sandal combo:

Dress- Karinadresses- online- recent (shop through the link on the side of my blog)
Sandals- Just Fab- online-recent
Necklace- Lane Bryant- recent

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

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