Stage X ThredUp

Stage X ThredUp

 

Happy Halloween!  

This past weekend I attended the Stage X ThredUp pop up. I have purchased many items from ThredUp online and was so excited for them to pop up in Houston!

If you have never heard of ThredUp, it is one of the leading marketplaces to buy and sell like-new women’s and kids’ clothing. You can find numerous styles from your favorite brands up to 90% off all retail prices!

They carry so many brands such as Banana Republic, LOFT, Anne Taylor, JCrew, H&M, etc.

Right now, Stage is partnering with ThredUp in all of their family stores which includes Bealls, Goody’s Palais Royal, Peebles, Stage and more. You’ll only be able to shop in person at these 12 stores!

Here are a few of the items I found in the store and how I styled them.

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I found this Anne Taylor Denim dress for $25 when it was originally $118. I love shirt dresses, so this was a great staple for me! It’s long enough for me to wear to work or I can dress it more casual with boots or flats for a day out!

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If you followed along when I visited the store, I found this detailed Zara olive top! I loved it at first sight! I’m obsessed with olive for fall and winter and the embroidery on this shirt is so pretty. It is a little sheer, so I wore an undershirt, but I love that I can throw it on with a pair of jeans and I’m good to go!

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My last look is this elbow lace top from Loft! I love simple tops with a pop of detail, so I immediately grabbed this when I saw it! I always try to buy pieces I can wear casually but can also incorporate into my work wear. I could pair this with a nice pencil skirt or a pair of high waisted slacks, and we’ve got a chic work wear outfit!

Stage X thredUP Store PopUp Locations

Palais Royal- 6729 S Fry Rd Katy, TX 77494

Palais Royal – 726 Meyerland Plaza Mall Houston, TX 77096

Palais Royal – 2711 61st St Galveston, TX 77551

Palais Royal 2650 Pearland Pkwy STe 110 Pearland, TX 77581

Palais Royal – 215 W Main St League City, TX 77573

Bealls – 1103 Rivery Blvd, Georgetown, TX

Bealls – 18700 Limestone Commercial, Pflugerville, TX

Bealls – 9500 S IH 35, Austin, TX

Stage – 1400 Hwy 1431 WEst, Marble Falls, TX

Stage – 1840 B Lee Trevino Dr, El Paso, TX

Peebles – 251 W Lee Hwy, Warrenton, VA

Peebles – 455 Madison Square Dr, Madisonville, KY

I hope y’all get the opportunity to head out to this! You won’t want to miss it!

Until next time,

XOXO

Lan

 

Gordmans Grand Opening!

Happy Saturday everyone! A few weeks ago I was invited to attend Gordmans grand opening in Rosenberg, Texas and I wanted to share with y’all my experience shopping in the very first Gordmans in Texas!

Gordmans is a fashion/home décor store similar in format to a Marshalls or TJ Maxx in that they carry a constantly changing selection of unique items, including designer brands, at super affordable, discounted prices! I got seven items for under $150!

They had designer brands from Vince Camuto, Nike, Adidas, Jessica Simpson, and so much more!

Here are a few items I purchased in clothing!

 Shirt dress for work and it was only $16! 

Shirt dress for work and it was only $16! 

 My Adidas shirt was only $8! 

My Adidas shirt was only $8! 

 These polka dot culottes were $16! I wear them to work or out! 

These polka dot culottes were $16! I wear them to work or out! 

 This Woodwick candle was originally $25 but Gordmans had it for $12! They are so long lasting and one of my favorite candles! 

This Woodwick candle was originally $25 but Gordmans had it for $12! They are so long lasting and one of my favorite candles! 

This being my first experience at Gordmans, I'll just say it leaves a great first impression. The customer service was so attentive, and the store layout was easy to navigate. One of the biggest concerns I have when shopping is sizing. Most times when I find something I like, they usually do not have that size. Well at Gordmans they made sure to check their inventory for me and also checked their system in case they had it in any other store! That made me a very pleased customer!

Another concern is, of course, prices. You always want the best bang for your buck! At Gordmans they have a unique program called the Lowest Price Guaranteed, which means they PRICE MATCH!

GUYS. THEY PRICE MATCH!! Those two words alone give me heart eyes! I love when stores price match! Also, after they price match you, they give you a $5 gift card. AWESOME.

 This Nicole Miller rug was only $30 and originally $65! 

This Nicole Miller rug was only $30 and originally $65! 

I found this rug at another store at a discounted price but not as low as Gordmans. You can always call their store to see if the item you are wanting is in stock as well! 

What's not to love about this store? Oh, and another plus: they have tons of parking. 

If you are looking to spice up your house with pretty but affordable decor or if you are wanting a chic outfit for work or a night out, I would recommend you going to Gordmans. So many options at such amazing prices. 

I hope everyone is having an amazing Saturday. We are having a crawfish boil! Keep a lookout on for my next post! 

*Thank you to Gordmans for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

Until then. 

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Great Day Houston - Valentines Edition

Happy Valentines Day y'all! Hope you are spending it with your loved ones because that's what it's all about! I got to be a part of a style segment a few weeks ago on Great Day Houston! All of the looks are styled by the fabulous Chiara! Watch the video below to get some great inspo on what you should wear tonight! 

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I'm loving the wrap dress she style me in. I'm wearing a size 4 for reference. It fits so nicely and the fabric is a satin like material. It's a great mixture of red and ultra violet for Valentines Day. Although pinks and reds are most common on Valentines, I love wearing red the entire month! It's such a great statement color if you just want that pop with your minimal style or if you want to make a statement. An all red jumpsuit or dress will do that for you. So happy I was able to work with these fabulous people! All of my outfit details are linked below. I hope y'all find some date night inspo!

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Have a loveable Valentines day! 

Until next time,

XOXO

Lan 

For The Love of Pearls.

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all had an eventful or relaxing weekend! This weather is crazy today with the sleet and snow. I just took Cooper (my dog) on a walk and the ice was just sticking to his coat! It's not really nice and fluffy snow. More of hard sticky ice if that makes sense. I'm glad they canceled school and work for most of Houston. If they didn't cancel for you, please make the best choice to stay in if necessary. Please stay safe out there y'all!! This ice is no joke. I know for others who live outside of Texas reading this are probably thinking "oh it's just a little ice" but Houstonians aren't used to this type of weather. Our roads are not ready for it either making it really dangerous for us. (BTW grammar is not my thing so excuse all of my run ons and incorrect punctuations. lol )

Any who, this weekend was an eventful one with lots going on at the studio. 

We had a 3 day intensive starting Friday through Sunday at Soundbox Dance studios and the line up was amazing. All of the collaborations were so inspiring and there is just so much talent! I'll link the videos once they are done with edits but for now I"ll tell you about one of my favorite trends that will definitely be a long lasting favorite! 

If you know me personally, I am huge fan of PEARLS! Ever since Duy got me my pearl necklace I've always had a sweet spot for pearls. Real or faux. I love it ALL! Pearls have always been modern and always add a classy touch to any piece. Even if it's super edgy, I think it's never too much. 

I love this black choker top I'm wearing with the pearl embellishments. It honestly was more of a keyhole than a choker. The pearls are not sewn on but they have this specific clasp that really holds onto the fabric. I can't feel that they are on my top. Like most Shein tops, the material is not very thick. It is not sheer and I did not need to wear an undershirt but in the winter, you bet I had a jacket on over it. It's pairs well with most. I have worn it to work with a blazer over it or out with a leather jacket over. It's such a great statement top and versatile top.

In this specific outfit, I rocked my white booties I got from Tobi. Again, another style I am happy to see brought back to life. 

Shoes|Top| Sunglasses|Pants

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I've linked all the pearl embellished items I love below. I hope you are able to find a pearl piece you love! I wish I could have them all! You can bet that you'll see more pearl embellished pieces soon. 

TOPS

BOTTOMS

DRESSES

ACCESSORIES

SHOES

Until next time,

XOXO 

Lan

After Christmas Sales!

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas! The temperature dropped and it was finally cold this year! Last Christmas it was so hot which made it a little hard to get into the Christmas spirit so it was very pleasant to have Christmas feeling like Winter! Well, in Houston at least. I don't know about you but I am exhausted after these few days of celebrating. Houston is such a big city and my fiancee and I have family all over so we drove across town multiple times which can range from 30 minutes to an hour each way even without traffic. That's what's Christmas is all about though! Being with your family and loved ones, so no complaints here! We had a wonderful time seeing family that flew in and chatting over delicious food. Seeing all our little cousins opening their gifts are always a happy sight to see so I would say Christmas was more than successful this year. It was another cheerful memory.  

Today I've listed my top 10 After Christmas sales! Gift cards are one of the most popular purchases for presents so these online deals are perfect! Put those gift cards to use on these great sales! 

 

Also, I wanted to share our super cute Christmas card photos. My brother did an amazing job taking these and it was so cute getting Cooper to smile for the camera. How could I not share this! 

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I DO I DO I DO!!

I am so excited to  be collaborating with my girl Allison and Weddings in Houston to giveaway a pair of tickets to the I DO Wedding Soiree here in Houston! It will be hosted at The Astorian! The venue is breathtaking and so glam! We will each be giving away a pair of tickets! Even if you don't win you should join us at this fun event! There will be food, drinks, glam bags, photobooths and so much more! Even if you aren't a bride to be, this would be a great event to get a glimpse of today's bridal fashion and the most popular weddings styles.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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On top of us giving away a pair of tickets each, there is a massive giveaway they will be doing at the event! 

Click HERE for the Giveaway!! 

 

The giveaway consists of a $2,500 romance staycation!! Who wouldn't want that!! Head to the link above to read more and enter the giveaway! 

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CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!! 

 

XOXO,

Lan

Set the Stage fall fashion event!

I had the opportunity to be a part of Palais Royal's fashion event, Set the Stage, with five other incredible Houston bloggers. We each showcased our fall transitional looks with Palais Royal's new items this season. 

To prepare for the show, we first got the opportunity to attend a private shopping event where we each got to put together our fall looks with different brands throughout the store. It was so hard to choose from the huge selection they had. I wanted to buy everything in sight! From velvet, to leopard and the knee high booties and boots! My bank account was definitely getting major damage after my visit. 

Here are a few of our mannequin looks that we styled for the store located in the Meyerland Plaza. 

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Everyone had such fabulous looks! The mannequins really displayed each individual style. I'm all about the pleats, cold shoulder, and utility jackets for fall! 

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These ladies worked the runway! Look at the new LUX trends! So much confidence and smiles all around! What a successful show and turnout! 

L to R: Shakera, Michelle, Emily, Yolanda, Me, Alessandra 

 Swag bags FTW!! 

Swag bags FTW!! 

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I'm sharing with you my transitional fall look that I styled for the event. I love jumpsuits for fall. I think they are chic, modern, and easy to accessorize. Blazers and jackets are also my go to. Not only for fall, but for any setting. Jackets really help complete your look if you feel that your outfit is too dull. In my case I paired this striped tweed Anne Klein blazer with my beige Vince Camuto jumpsuit. I added this blazer to help accent my jumpsuit and to give the look more patterns and dimension.  Jumpsuits in general are my favorite, but these wide leg ones I really love because they help make me look taller! I'm only 5'3" so anything that helps make my legs look longer is always a plus in my book. You can't really see my shoes but block heels will forever have my heart. I have yet to wear a block heel that is incredibly uncomfortable. Last but not least, for my jewelry I've paired a simple pair of gold hoops. I'm usually a studs kind of girl but I definitely love these hoops. All in all, my outfit was so comfortable and I felt so chic! Can't wait to wear this jumpsuit to work and out to dinner! That wraps up my look for the event! Hope you enjoyed my look for the Palais Royal event! 

Again, Thank you to Palais royal for having all of us and hosting this amazing event! 

 

SHOP MY LOOK HERE! 

 

XOXO,

Lan 

Lessons I've learned from NYFW and an outfit recap!

Finally able to share a recap of my looks and a few lessons I've learned after my first fashion week! 

1. Bring snacks in your purse because you literally do not have time to eat. 

I was running on coffee and granola bars pretty much the whole trip. I love food and was not trying to skip meals, but it's so hard when you pack your schedule and just don't have time to grab a full meal. which leads me to my next lesson. 

2. Don't jam pack your schedule ( unless you want to) 

From my first experience, I was overly optimistic with attending shows. I wanted to attend them all!! Who wouldn't?! All the designers work their butts off and you want to see that hard work in person but it is really difficult to do since occasional hiccups happen. For instance, a show will run late causing other shows to run behind or traffic (which is most of the time). I felt a little overwhelmed because I didn't want to get black listed. I had to send a lot of apology emails due to not being able to get in on time. I also was really tired because I couldn't get a full meal in! I would just have to grab something quick and go. 

3. There is no such thing as too much. 

It was so fun to see such bold styles and colors! So many shapes, hairstyles and combinations!! Not going to lie but I wish I was more bold on this trip and jumped out of my comfort zone. NYFW is the week that you can go as bold as you want and the possibilities are endless. 

4. Be open and connect! 

There were so many bloggers I follow that were at fashion week and yeah I was a little afraid to approach them but remember that they are normal people too! I mean unless they've got a security team around them or something, I don't think it's wrong to tell someone you appreciate or admire their blog/page. 

5. Wear Comfortable Shoes! 

Okay, so I didn't listen to this piece of advice until a few blisters later. I finally gave in and wore a few pairs of flats which I'm so glad I brought. You don't realize how much walking you do. 

6. MOST IMportant, have fun! 

I had so many things go wrong I didn't think I would make it to NYFW. From my flight getting canceled the day before, to getting delayed 4 hours, then getting on the wrong train, I could've been a huge grump but nothing was going to stop me from enjoying one of the best weeks I've always dreamed of. Just always remember, things could be worse. Have a great attitude no matter what gets thrown at you and you'll be fine. Always. 

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What an amazing experience it was to attend NYFW. It is surreal to be able to attend and such a great blessing to have had the opportunity to go. Can't wait to share more moments and photos with you. 

XOXO,

LAN

Chambray 3 different ways!

I've teamed up with two of my blogger babes Kristine and Haley to give you three separate looks with this cute chambray top! We all have different styles so it was fun getting to shoot our separate looks. Even though we were melting in the sun, we always find a way to have a good time! 

It's currently only $19 at Old navy so you should hurry and get it while it's in stock. (Some Texas locations have it on sale for $13!)

Chambray is so versatile that you could really wear it a hundred different ways! Here's my classic take on a simple Chambray button down. 

I've paired this chambray top with a pair of white distressed jeans to give you a classic look. You can never go wrong with white jeans! This look is a a great back to school look for those who can't wear shorts to school. I know some schools have stricter dress codes with distressed jeans but a normal pair of white jeans would look great as well! These coral flats with silver accents are my favorite pop of color! They were a little uncomfortable when I first started wearing them, but they are a lot softer after  breaking them in. Not going to lie, but I did have to wear bandaids after the first wear. Overall I still love them. They  are great shoes. 

Side note: I know we look super happy but if we didn't get ahold of some Steel city pops we would've died in the heat! it was 100 degrees! 

Texas heat is no joke but being in a long sleeve and pants didn't exactly help either. Ha! 

Take a look at Haley and Kristine's pages for their looks! 

 

Until next time, 

XOXO, Lan 

 

Sycamore and Amaranth Giveaway!

I can't believe it's already August! Time is flying by so fast. I feel like 2017 just started but l guess it's always better to be busy than to be bored right? :) 

I'm so excited to be collaborating with Whitney from Sycamore and Amaranth! She's a fellow Audrey Hepburn lover and her line of jewelry is simple, stunning, and chic!! 

All of the stones included in her pieces are hand-cut from India and the metal work is from a factory in LA. Not to mention her designs are all created by her! She also gives, 10% of all her proceeds, back to the Girls of San Antonio! "Girls Inc. of San Antonio works to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Your fun new bauble helps change the course of a young girl’s life forever. It doesn’t get much better than that! "

With time, I started investing more into my jewelry accessories not only because of my skin sensitivity to certain metals, but the classic timeless pieces we love and wear daily should have a greater lasting life. She catered to my sensitive ears and the metals included have been fine on me. I have not had any issues with the backings. On certain earrings, my ears tend to breakout or get infected because of certain materials but this was not the case for me with these. 

For my personal choice, I got the Howlite stone because, as most of you know, I am obsessed with marble and Howlite has a similar look. It's white, clean and easy to wear with various outfits.  

Fall is around the corner and we are wanting to gift her gorgeous IRIS CUFF! 

Enter the giveway here! 

* For additional entries please head to this post on Instagram!*

Photos by: Duy Tran

Classic royal blue

ANJOUILS IS HAVING A 50% OFF SALE THIS WEEKEND!!!! 

Remember this top? 

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This whole outfit is at Anjouils. The jeans fit True to size. I'm a 25 and they have great stretch to them. 

The top I'm wearing is also true to size. I am a small and I loved the way it fit. There's a closure in the back of the top to connect it TOGETHER and the material is light. the ruffles give it that fun and flirty touch. Not to mention the straps in front! I love the multiple straps! LAST, This yellow clutch definitely completes it. It's a great pop of color for this vibrant blue! Such a fun summer combination. It is definitely one of my favorite outfits! 

Anjouils has a great selection of summer clothing. Visit their store for more options and items! 

 

Photos by : Hey Pretty Baby! 

Guess What?!

We had the Grand opening for Soundbox Dance Studios  On April 22nd, 2017 and we had our first duo together!  

Scroll along to see photos from our dance together. 

AND THEN THIS HAPPENED!!!!!! 

That weekend had been so exciting and full of emotions but I'm so happy to say that I am engaged to my best friend! He did an amazing job!  He definitely surprised me! I had NO IDEA. 

I'M ENGAGED!!

Tropical paradise with Anjouils.

FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!!! 

I am so excited to be able to shoot with Anjouils! I've always been a huge fan of their boutique since it opened. Thank you Baleigh and Marina for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such a fun boutique! 

These are some of the new arrivals in their spring & summer line!

PACK YOUR BAGS KIMONO

This kimono is very light and breezy. It looks great as a bathing suit cover up as well. I love the contrast patterns against the black tank. I have on high waisted shorts under, but you can't see them due to the tank being longer. 

To purchase any other items give Anjouils a call! They have FREE SHIPPING! Who doesn't love free shipping! :) 

I've included similar kimono tops at the bottom but this whole outfit can be purchased at Anjouils. 

Alejandra Aspillaga Accesorios Trunk Show!

Had an amazing time at my first trunk show with Alejandra and her beautiful accessories! She is the definition of living a colorful life! She will be having more appearances and shows coming soon! You don't want to miss out on these amazing beauties! 

What a great event this was! So happy she is getting the exposure she deserves! Her handmade jewelry is made with quality materials, and light weight! I loved wearing these and and can not wait to purchase a few more! She has so many different styles, sizes and colors. 

 

So happy I was able to meet these awesome blogger babes as well.

Check out their blogs. 

Left to right: Nikki, Alley, Alejandra , AuBrays

Head to Elaine Tuner to purchase any of her new styles!! 

 

 

Monday blues.

Monday's are usually pretty dreadful and slow for me. I'm usually catching up from all of the trouble that happened over the weekend but this Monday was such a productive start to the week! If only all Mondays were like this Monday. So I've decided to make it a new goal. Start Monday with the most positive attitude and mindset and It'll create better vibes for you and your environment. 

Speaking of positive vibes, I'm pretty positive this is my favorite Maxi playsuit I've ever owned. I've never been  to Coachella but I would definitely wear this playsuit to it. I paired the vibrant florals with my cognac booties that I'm crazy in love with. They are still one of my most comfortable pairs of chunky heels! I would've loved to pair it with a cute head chain but I didn't have one. I've included the links to similar ones below. The one I'm wearing is currently sold out. I've included links to different floral rompers at all different price points as well. 

Have a great night! 

XOXO,

Lan 

Blogger brunch at B&B butchers.

What amazing women I had the pleasure of meeting at this brunch. I had such a great time! From the endless conversation to the mouth watering food! B&B butchers did a wonderful job hosting us. I wish I got a picture of the skyline from where we were sitting on the patio. 

I highly recommend this restaurant. The food never fails to amaze me. I didn't get to take other pictures of the food ( but I really wish I did)  the carpet bagger is my absolute favorite on their appetizer menu! Try this out when you get a chance! It's fried oysters topped with the most amazing bacon, sirloin and blue cheese crumbles. It had such an immense flavor and so thick! Now That's what I call bacon. 

Being a newbie blogger can be hard. It can be easy to get discouraged but being around great women who motivate and support you make all the difference. It reminds you of why you started in the first place. Glad I got the chance to meet these incredible inspiring women! 

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I hadn't gotten the chance to post my outfit from this brunch so here it is. I'm in love with this skirt. It's I think 90% rayon and so soft. I love the elastic waist band of this skirt. It was simple yet elegant. I tried finding the link to it on Forever's page but it wasn't there. I always find random items from Forever 21 but it's never updated on their website. I paired it with this ribbed crop top to give the outfit a little more texture since my skirt wasn't busy. The top is also from Forever 21. My shoes are the only thing that isn't. I had jewelry paired up to wear with this but I was late so I didn't get a chance to put it on but I would've paired it with a dainty bracelet and a simple dangling necklace. 

As a blogger, I've learned that it can be a little embarrassing to pose outside if there are a lot of people watching but I've learned to just have fun with it! I think that's  how you get the best poses and pictures. 

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As always, I've linked similar items at the bottom. 

Hope everyone is having an amazing week! The weekend is almost here! 

Cheers to more champagne and blogger brunches! 

xoxo,

LAn

First day of Spring!

Yay for Spring! Even though it already feels like summer in Texas. Lol 

Hopefully it'll stay warm and we won't get a random cold front in. You just never know with Texas weather. 

I got this yellow swing dress from Old navy. I couldn't find the same one but they do have the same dress in different patterns and it's on sale! 

I love the material of this dress. It's so soft and fits really nicely. The neckline has a nice pleated look and the hemline is not too short. Ive worn this to work and got a lot of great feedback! 

I did not wear these sandals to work but I still love the way they look with this dress. I hopped on the chunky heel train a little late but I absolutely love chunky heels! They have so much more support and are more comfortable walking for long periods of time. 

As always, I've included the looks at the bottom of my post! 

Comment below if you have any questions! 

Have a great night! 

XOXO,

Lan 

Jord Watches

Review and Giveaway: Beautiful Reece Watch From JORD

This is a sponsored post, but my words and opinions are honest and my own.

Let me introduce you to my new favorite wood watch by Jord!

This is surprisingly light for a wood watch!  They cater to both men and women, offering different types of wood finishes, color assortments, and dial combinations. The one I currently have is from the Reece collection. It is made with Walnut wood. The natural walnut is hand finished and pretreated with tung oils. It is also made with sapphire glass, which is actually not glass at all but rather synthetic crystal. Sapphire glass is only second to diamonds in hardness. If you are a little rough with your jewelry, this is a great feature to have! 

They offer custom sizing to fit your wrist perfectly and also have custom engravings! Shipping is also free worldwide!  Who doesn't love free shipping! 

I had to have this Walnut and Navy combo! I love the way it fits and feels on my wrist. It is very earthy and classic. A sophisticated way to incorporate wood into your wardrobe. Ultimately it’s a beautifully designed timepiece that makes a statement without having to scream. Check out their beautiful collection of watches for both women and men. 

GIVEAWAY: One lucky winner will receive the $100 gift code, and all other entrants will receive a $25 gift code!!

Enter my giveaway HERE!

Maroon Off Shoulder Dress.

Here's the full look on this maroon off shoulder dress! 

I loved how comfy the material was. It was really soft and light but I definitely had to wear shorts/spanx underneath in case there was any wind. haha. You always need to be prepared! 

These shoes I originally bought for Vegas in the summer but they were a perfect fit for this outfit! I tied them pretty high to have that wrap look but I had to be tied tight for them to stay on my calves as well. Overall the shoes are pretty comfy and I  didn't have trouble walking around for awhile. They have a heel height of 4 inches I'd say, so a little higher than most.  

With most off shoulder dresses, you worry about how they sit on your shoulders or if it will slip off easily but this wasn't the case for this dress. I didn't have to keep adjusting, but the only annoying thing was the plastic part that kept coming out. 

Overall, this is a comfortable spring transition piece!

Shop my looks below! 

Have a great day! 

XOXO,

Lan