Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WhatUp Wednesday #10

So this week I tried some new food, got dressed every day, yada yada yada,,,and then Harvey. Oh boy! I cannot believe the damage that I have been seeing. It is truly heartbreaking to see how people have lost everything they own. I am in North Texas about 200 miles or so away from Houston and that area so we are safe and sound. Our company gave a huge donation and we can donate and they will also match our donations up to a certain dollar amount. Be sure to help out where you can if you can. Be aware of scams because I was sent an email with details about some fake organizations that have already come up. Sad that people will use something so terrible for their own gain.

Well, enough of that- I will move on to some of the fun stuff! So this past week I posted a picture on Instagram of some fun workout wear and I wanted to share more of it with you all. There is this awesome company called K-Deer that makes these striped pants and so much more! This workout gear makes working out fun and these are seriously the best workout pants I have ever had! These come in different designs but their signature leggings are the striped ones. I got the Alexis stripe in the sneaker length, but they also come in capri and legging length. This cute tank is also from K-Deer. Sweaty haute mess- look haute even when you are working out- I love it!

And what else is great when working out in cute workout clothes? An awesome water bottle! This one is from refresh2go called the Sleek and it even has a filter in it! It is the perfect size to take with you on the go! I got mine in pink (of course!) but it also comes in other colors. There are also other styles to choose from and you can order more filters on the site as well. Make sure to stop by and check them out!
I did have a couple of outfit posts this week, but to be honest, I was busy with school starting and my son coming back. Here are the pics:
I posted the tee earlier this week but don't forget to check out my friend Lori's business called InclusiviTee- it is a quarterly tee subscription designed by artists. They give back 100% the profits and can even do fundraising. What a great mission!
And last but not least, I tried Thai food this week at Best Thai near our office. I have had it before but it has been years and I honestly did not even know what to order! I decided on the Pad Thai with the chicken and it was pretty good.

That's it for this week! I hope you have all been having a wonderful week!

Thanks for reading and following along with me!


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

WhatUp Wednesday #9

Hey! It’s me! Last Wednesday I didn’t end up doing a post because I went to the Texas Rangers game! They were playing against the Detroit Tigers so of course I had to go and support my team! The Tigers ended up losing-when we left in the 8th inning, they were behind by 6, but it was a good time!

I’ve been staying pretty busy this summer! I love the weekends when I can relax and hang out by the pool. I have been trying to get out and try some new things and places. I am sure I could do more, but everything in moderation… I am getting ready for my son to come back and school will be starting this week. Time has flown by! Seems like I was just writing about being in Michigan and now here it is, the end of the summer!

Are you getting ready for fall? It seems like the hot temps will be around for a while in TX, but Karina Dresses has their new fall patterns out and I am in love! I am wearing the Jackie dress in Harvest Floral and  it is amazing! Green happens to be my favorite color and I love this one that is a darker green with navy and mustard.  Karina Dresses has the best materials and patterns and these are perfect for traveling or just if you don't like ironing...I also love this dress style as it cinches in the waist and has a great silhouette. Here are some pics in this dress below:

I visited my friend, Bethany, this past weekend in Rockwall and saw her new home. It is so beautiful! I enjoyed the tour and seeing her cute puppies. We had a lot of fun hanging out and eating, shopping and getting our nails done. It is so nice to have a girls’ day sometimes! Below are some pics of the day:

Zanata for salad and pizza lunch
 Chills 360 for ice cream- so good!
Chiloso for dinner

What about this lip color though?! This is Cora-Lina from Lipsense and I love it! I can add multiple layers to make it brighter or just one for lighter coverage. I got this from Kristen-she can be found on Instagram @liplovebykristenb and because you are all my friends, she is offering a 15% discount for you! Anyone who orders using the code CURVYGIRLONTHERUN will also be entered to win a free gloss! Yes! Do it now!! I have another color already picked out!

I did a collaboration with Customized Girl and made three tee-shirts that I also posted on IG this past week. I love all of the equally and the quality was top-notch! I love a good graphic tee because I can wear casual, dress up with a blazer or even wear for workout wear. This was a fun collab and I hope to do more with them in the future! Check out these fun tees:

Here are some other outfit pics from the past weeks:

I finished the book Into the Water and I am so-so on it. I was thrilled to find out that there would be another suspenseful novel written by Paula Hawkins as I loved The Girl on the Train. I wanted to like this book, but it wasn’t until about halfway through it that I finally started to get to know the characters and realize what was going on. It was a little difficult for me to keep up with so many characters as I would pick it up and put it down to read.

I also went to the movies and saw The Mummy and Girls Trip. The Mummy was good-maybe a little over my head as I really didn’t realize that it is a pre-cursor to other movies apparently…but it was action packed and I did enjoy it.

Girls Trip was so funny. I enjoyed all of it and it definitely deserved the R rating that it received. The comedy was sometimes lewd but sometimes I just couldn’t stop laughing! It was that funny!

Thanks for reading and following along with me!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Style: Rose Marie Fashion

Happy Sunday! I hope you all have been having an enjoyable weekend! It has been all about resting and relaxing for me. I spent some time out at the pool, watched movies and took a nap. I did a little shopping and grabbed some dinner this evening and am ready to get back at it tomorrow!

I wanted to share this adorable dress with you all from Rose Marie Fashion for this installment of Sunday Style. I was asked to wear this Lady Aria dress in light blue and it is fantastic! I added a leopard belt because I do like to define my waist more. It is an a-line dress with a mixture of polyester spandex so it has plenty of stretch to it. I love the ruffles and the bow on this dress! It makes it so ladylike and feminine. The website shows this dress is available in additional colors but this blue is my jam!

Rose Marie Fashion carries modest apparel which can sometimes be difficult to find these days. The founder, Hope Morgan, actually started this company in 2012 as a way to help her family financially while she was at home with her newborn daughter. Since then, Hope has helped hundreds of women all over the world dress modestly and fashionably.

Check out pics of this gorgeous dress below:

Dress- Rose Marie Fashion (recent online)
Sandals- Jessica Simpson (last year)
Belt- Target (old)
Bracelet- The Limited (old)

Thanks for reading and following along with me!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WhatUp Wednesday #8

This week’s post is coming to you live from Raleigh, NC. I had to go for work this week and while I like NC, I am happy to be heading home tomorrow. Home. To Texas. Wow-still surreal to think that TX is home for me. I love it there and it feels like I belong. I digress…

So, I have been here in Raleigh since Monday and it has been raining but thankfully we had a beautiful day here today. I wore this fun patterned wrap dress that I got in my last Dia&Co box and these sandals that match perfectly!

To change the subject though, about a week and a half ago, I visited the Dallas Botanical Gardens. I promised to share some of it with you. I went early (which I would strongly suggest that you all do as well if you decide to go) and it worked out great. I actually went there thanks to Groupon and a discounted fee and I will definitely go back again. I am thinking of purchasing an annual pass since it is only $89 for me and a friend to visit year-round and parking is included. If you do not purchase parking online (which is only $8), it is $15 at the gate- a substantial savings and a pass covers all of that as well.

So, when I went, it was the last weekend that the sculptures were in the gardens. I took some pictures with and without them since some of them were extremely interesting. Here are a few of my pics from this adventure:

Since last week, I have been super busy at work so I apologize for not writing as much. I have a hard time working all day and then coming home and sitting down and typing and blogging. But, I have worn lots of fun outfits and enjoyed the pool and the sunshine. Here are some outfit pics in case if you missed them on Instagram:

Finally, here is what I am loving this week. I finished watching Arrested Development on Netflix. I must agree with the critics that the first three seasons were better than the fourth. I am looking forward to the 5th season that is scheduled to arrive in 2018. This was the first time watching this show ever and I loved it! I also watched a new show on Netflix called Friends From College. I enjoyed this show and it reminded me of some of my friends at a point in my life. It was fun and romantic with some twists and turns along the way.

 I also read the book 13 Reasons Why (finally) and I found it every bit as poignant as the critics said it was. I do not want to watch the Netflix series because I love the way I pictured these characters in my mind. Suicide is no joke. I enjoyed the book, but to be honest, it really bothered me that every little thing made this girl feel as if she had no hope. If you are young and reading this post, know that you will get through it and it does get better! High school sucks. Being a kid can sometimes suck. But life is so wonderful and magical and you have so much better coming your way! If you are suicidal or are contemplating thoughts of suicide, you can call the hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or I just heard a TED talk that you can text to 411411.

It’s been a long post so I am going to tap out- I will write more next week on what’s going on in the big D.

Thanks for reading and following along with me!