Bananas for Bandanas 

All of the sudden I’m like loving accesories? I don’t know what it is. Is it because it’s hard to layer things due to the heat? Is it because I’m growing and changing? The answer evades me. But all I know for sure is I’m loving belts, high socks, and BANDANAS. 

So I styled too different looks for y’all featuring some bandanas that were literally a dollar each at Walmart to show you some fun ways to incorporate bandanas into your wardrobe.

So this first outfit is for when you’re feeling like a delicate flower but one of those Venus fly traps at the same time? The soft pink shirt, super comfy shorts, and the white bandana as a necklace is easy to put together  The shirt at the collar says “Girls Bite Back” in the most subtle of ways. It’s from H&M. The shorts are from forever ago from Hollister, as seen in my Spring lookbook. I love this for summer. Instead of only wearing a t-shirt and shorts, you’re really mixing patterns and ditching the choker for a western vibe. Very chic.

Next one!!

This one was my favorite. You may recognize this top from my 2020 Ave haul. I went to tuck it into my shorts from H&M, and I saw the slit in the shirt. And then I had an amazing idea. Tie it in a knot. Genius. Hello! Whoa. I love myself sometimes. The purple bandana just brings the whole thing together. And before you ask if I purposely picked 4 pictures with my head all turned the same way. No. No I did not. It’s my good side I guess. This look is meant to take you anywhere. Shopping. Brunch. Lunch. Concert. Wherever. The bandana keeps your hair out of your face and the outfit makes you feel great. I love the pop of color in this monochromatic look. How stunning! Let me know if you would like me to start linking products down below to create these looks yourselves and I will definitely provide for y’all. 

As always thank you for reading. I hope you found some inspo from these looks and come again soon!! I have an Ipsy unboxing coming for y’all, so check back in for that. 

Day Trip To Dallas

Last Friday I posted a more personal blog post, letting y’all in on some big things happening in my life right now. One of those big things was my wonderful boyfriend and I having our 2 year anniversary. We decided to go to Dallas looking super cute and take a little adventure. The first thing we agreed on doing was going to the Aquarium. It had been awhile since the last time we both went. It was amazing!!

We went to the Dallas World Aquarium. It was huge. The exhibit is 3 stories high, and they have more than just beautiful fishies. They had sharks, flamingos, bats, it was insane.

The octopus was my favorite. I got so excited to see him, my flash accidently went on. Oops. But I think he’s okay. Check out how cool he is!!

We spent about 2 and half hours to 3 hours at the aquarium. Even stopped by the gift shop and got myself a key chain and pressed a penny as a token of this beautiful experience. After walking around so much we got hungry, and had already decided we wanted seafood. I know. Ironic huh? Just got out of admiring sea life to go eat some. But it was so good. We went to Hooters and devoured two Lbs of Snow Crab legs. It was awesome. After word we just wandered around a little, and enjoyed the sites.

Now don’t think I forgot today is Monday. I still have a look to show y’all. It’s this beautiful slip midi dress from 2020Ave. I’m telling you, this dress is to die for. I was comfy all day, and felt so beautiful (especially since my boyfriend kept telling me so). I brought another outfit, just in case it got too hot, but this dress was not too heavy at all. I wore this white tank crop top underneath just because the dress is so loose, and I wanted to make sure I prevented any wardrobe mishaps.

For shoes I wore these zip up sandles. I don’t remember where I got these, but I’m pretty sure it was an outlet store. They are a nude color with little beading details. They are heavy, but after you break them in a little they’re perfect.

My poor boyfriend though got a little hot after awhile because he was wearing this super cute button up, some black skinny jeans, and converse high tops. Needless to say though, he looked amazing.

After wandering around I wanted to go to Method Coffee shop. I’ve seen a lot about them on Instagram and thought it would be fun to check it out. Y’all know how I love going to new coffee shops. It was adorable inside, and the baristas were very nice. I’m glad I got to go.

Here’s me with my lavender vanilla iced latte. Very good in opinion, horrible in my boyfriend’s opinion.

On the way home we took turns picking songs to listen to. They were a lot of songs from our childhood we got to sing along to and laugh about. It brought back old memories so we could tell stories to each other. There was country music, old rock music, rap music, you name it, we probably listened to it. Very romantic stuff.

The one thing I will say about Dallas is that it is so intimidating. We had so much trouble with parking and things, it was hard not to get frustrated. However, we had such a great day and I’m so glad to be with Dakota!! Who knows what we’ll do next year.


As always, thank you so much for reading. Your support is everything! Happy Monday.

A Visit to NOLA

 

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An Overview of the City

New Orleans, Louisiana. My family and I are orginally from this area, but as life would have it, we’be moved away to a small town in Texas.

However, we visit all the time. Now that my brother and I are older, sometimes my parents will disappear home with only a phone call to let us know. But they decided to bring us along recently, to throw a very special birthday party for my dad.

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That’s him washing my mom’s windshield. He has no idea I took this.

And that’s the back of parents’ head, laughing in the front seat to some inappropriate jokes. You can’t tell from this picture, but they’re deeply in love.

Here’s my cute grandparents, Maw Maw and Paw Paw. They raised my weirdo funny guy of a dad, and got a little emotional at how old their youngest son has become. Before we headed off back home, my grandma said to my dad “you got it good, man”. Cutest thing ever.

While we were down in New Orleans, I wanted to document everything we got to do and share with y’all, to give you a little taste of the French city.

Great Food from La Madeleine’s

First thing we did on Saturday was eat. We went to a place my mom loves called La Madeleine. My mom and I got the chicken ceasar salad, our favorite dish ever, and I got a little bowl of French Onion soup. (You can ask my boyfriend how much I LOVE French Onion soup. He’ll tell you).

Here’s me and my mom. And yes, that’s the shirt from my 2020ave haul. We spent the day with my cousin Megan and my Nanny, who’s real name is Denise. They helped us put together my dad’s party.

We also went shopping and grabbed some coffee.

I got this super cute T-shirt. You can check it out on my Twitter. There’s a link on my homepage.

The next day my cousin Megan and I spent the whole day together. Even though she was burdened by homework, she made some time for me.

We went and ate a place called Parrot Pete’s. Here’s what I got:

That my friends is ANOTHER ceasar salad, but this time it has crawfish on it. Only in the south. It was absolutely delicious. 

One of the best things about New Orleans is there is art everywhere. Little statues cover the ground, and people from New Orleans are proud of their origins.

Statue outside our restaurant 

After Brunch, and although there is art everywhere, I couldn’t get enough. So I made my family go to some art museums in the downtown area.

In this museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, featured southern artists and Southern themed subject matter.

The museum was 4 stories high, with all kinds of different styles. My whole family really enjoyed the whole experience. I hope to visit more museums soon.

Here is me, my brother Christian, and in the top picture, my beautiful cousin Megan.

They give you a little entrance sticker, and someone started the tradition to put your sticker on the street lamp. I marked my brother’s sticker with lipstick.

It was fun to visit my family and celebrate my dad’s birthday. I loved visiting the artistic aspects of the city I’m from. I hope to travel more soon and share my experiences with you all.