Thursday, February 26, 2015

Insta Reel

Today we are in flight to one of the most magical places EVER, Cabo San Lucas. Plans have been going down for months for this epic trip to celebrate one of my very best friends in all the world. She is hitting a milestone birthday and I couldn't be more honored, pumped and beaming with glee to be able to celebrate with her in the flesh...adding the word "Mexico" to the mix doesn't hurt either!

I will try and not fill your Instagram feed with pictures every 20 minutes, but I can't make any promises. You can always follow along here in case you are curious.#teamsharona2015

If you missed any pics from my Instagram reel or don't have an account, I thought I would play catch up over the last few weeks of this month. It's been a fun-filled, busy one. Can you believe the 1st of March is this Sunday? Crazy to think, but welcoming it with open arms....I am over winter and all it's layers. Anybody with me?

pink and polka dots
 J.Crew Factory Blazer (old: option here) // Joe Fresh Polka Dot Top (old: option) // Vigoss Denim (similar) // Forever 21 Lace-Up Booties (sold out: super similar) // Forever 21 Tote 

I wore this casual and celebratory look on Valentine's Day for a dinner/movie night out with Ross. We saw 50 Shades of Grey and even though I did enjoy the movie, the 1st book was a heck of a lot better. Please don't judge my character on the reading material I partake in...it was all in good fun. Wink-Wink. ;)


My youngest, Landry, (a.k.a Sparkle Monkey, LuLu, Texas Tornando, Lu Bear) turned the BIG 7 this month. We planned a Valentine's Day themed birthday bash for her and seven of her besties. Photo props were in full effect along with decorating heart shaped cookies, strawberry shortcake popcorn, duct tape flower pens, more crafting and of course more cookies.

german shorthaired pointer pup

So, you know how Ross surprised us with Gus over a year ago?? Well, he thought it would be "fun" to throw another one at us by doubling our dog pleasure. Yep, we will be adding another German Shorthaired Pointer to our family in a few weeks. His name is Bandit Beau and is 7 months old. I am still on the fence about having another dog in our home and not the happiest mom on the cul-de-sac. Knowing Gus will have a brother/sidekick and the kids being thrilled beyond belief makes it more tolerable. I will keep y'all posted. Wish me luck!


Speaking of Gus, I couldn't help but share this pic of him and Landry out at the deer lease. As much as this picture looks staged....it's far from it. I walked up to these two hooligans playing pretend on their so-called Safari Hunt. And in case you are wondering, this old Jeep still runs like a champ...on back roads. 

target spring sandals 2015

I have said it once and I will say it until the day they lay me to rest....Target is the bees knees. Their spring collection of shoes is off the charts. Call it having a shopping/shoe problem, totally legit statement, but spring and summer are around the corner and I needed a few upgrades...affordable ones. I cannot take the metallic slide-ons off...expect to see lots more of these in the near future.

floral canvas slip on sneakers

Before the big chill hit town, we were enjoying spring-like weather here in Austin. I have been reaching for all things bright and floral...insert printed canvas sneakers and a bold pink top. I wore this outfit for a day of running errands and a much need hair appointment.
hello sunshine mug old navy

Enough said when it comes to fun mugs and laid back weekend mornings. Old Navy has some super cute graphic print mugs for super affordable prices. They make great gifts for friends or for yourself! :) They are available in store only.

Tropical pom pom shorts
Forever 21 Graphic Tee // ASOS Pom Pom Shorts (love these, these AND these too) // Mossimo Metallic Sandals // Banana Republic Woven Clutch (old: fun option here and here) // Lisi Lerch Tassel Necklace c/o 

Last but surely not least, here is one of the outfits I packed with me for Cabo. I have a thing for pom-poms and tassels....to me they scream summer and warmer days. Plus, this graphic tee is the perfect reminder for us all. 

See you guys soon and don't forget to follow along during our trip on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Cabo Countdown has officially ended...it's time for the real deal!

Shanna

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Basic and Solid

Outfit Ideas with Pantone Color Marsala

Things are still a bit chilly around here. The kids had a two hour delay for school yesterday. Not really sure what the reason was other than the smart district administrators knew we wanted to stay in bed for a few extras hours. 

I figured while the 30 degree temps are here I might as well get the last bit of beanie wear in...plus it's a perfect excuse to not fix my hair.

This is one of the easiest styles ever....black on black on black paired with a motto leather jacket and pops of a color fave...Maroon, Burgundy or a darker shade of Marsala....call it what you will. 

Keeping it basic and patternless doesn't have to be boring and bland. By adding snaps of color and statement accessories you can take your solid pieces to the next level and make them all your own.

Crochet Pom Pom Beanie

Gray Leather Moto jacket

Rocksbox Jewelry Subscription
Edgy Steet Style with Black on Black
Maroon Burgundy marsal Accessories for Winter 2015
Wallis Jacket c/o  (sold out: very similar here and here) // Forever 21 Tunic (old: option here and here) // Old Navy Black Denim // Liz Claiborne Riding Boots via JcPenney // RocksBox Necklace c/o (use code BECAUSESHANNAXOXO for a free 30-day subscription) // T&J Designs Clutch c/o (sold out: option here) // Forever 21 Beanie // Wrenn Jewelry Druzy Rings c/o



 (If you are linking up today, my only request is that you follow my blog with GFC or Bloglovin' and link back to it in your post. It's how weekly link ups work. Oh, and go meet some new friends!)

Shanna

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mix Match

is the camouflage trend still in style

Well, I was waiting for it and it came. Another cold snap hit Texas yesterday, but I feel like I shouldn't really complain since there isn't any snow or ice involved. 

I have kind of lost my winter styling/outfit spark. I have been focusing on our beach vacation and upcoming spring looks due to our recent 75+ degree weather. Most of my winter attire has been sort of shoved to the back of my closet and mind.

I should have known better than to think we were finished with Winter. It is Texas after all. One day we are wearing flip-flops and shorts and two days later layered up with rain boots and beanies. Gotta love the spontaneity of it all.

Anyway, this outfit isn't a new combination for me. I am a big fan of mixing prints and patterns, especially when I feel as though my closet ideas are spent and I need to get creative with what I already own.

Camouflage mixed with plaid are two of  my favorite prints to mix. I think it's because they are such an unexpected team. They have come through for me time and again....both together and separately. So, if you're suffering from the winter blues and finding yourself in an outfit funk, try spicing things up by combining unpredictable prints you already have hanging in your closet

Happy mixing and meshing.

camouflage utility jacket 2015

ways to wear red rain boots
plaid and camouflage outfit idea
ideas and ways to tie a scarf
Gigi New York Madison Crossbody
Mixing prints and patterns

Camo and palid pattern mixing
Xhilaration Camouflage Utility Jacket (old: great options here, here and here) // Old Navy Plaid Oxford (similar here and here) // Vigoss Denim (similar) // Gigi New York Madison Crossbody c/o // Banana Republic Rain Boots (old: similar here and here) // Forever 21 Scarf (option) // La Mer Watch c/o (similar)



Here is another camo/plaid mix from almost two years ago when we were in London. My, oh my, time flies!! Reading through this post again put all kinds of smiles on my face. :)


Shanna

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