Thursday, October 10, 2019

ROCKTOBER, BABY - October Concerts in Dallas 2019

There is a weird influx of concerts happening in Dallas this month. I couldn't believe it every time I heard another musician! I don't know if it has always been a thing, but I October described as "Rocktober" on the radio and it was absolute music to my ears (LOLZ - get it?!)

Since there were SO many concerts going on, I decided to round them up and give you a little insight to the first one on my list - Cold War Kids at The Rustic on Oct. 9th!

Dallas Concerts 2019

Rocktober, Baby!




Cold War Kids at The Rustic Dallas

I personally kicked off Rocktober with Cold War Kids at The Rustic's Birthday Bash! I'm usually begging my friends to go to shows with me but I somehow was able to drag some neighborhood friends along for the ride, too. 

Not going to go in depth about the concert because #boring but if you are a fan of Cold War Kids at all, I highly recommend seeing them live! They sound exactly like their music which is always a huge plus. They put on a great show, were interactive with the audience, played 98% of the songs that I wanted to here and it was an overall blast! 10/10 would recommend.




Friday, October 4, 2019

What I'm Loving: September 2019

Each month I round up a list of my current favorites - from TV shows, to beauty products, outfits and everything in between!

SONG

Flowers by Ra Ra Riot


FASHION

All Things Leopard
Of course, with fall on the horizon, all things leopard are starting to make their magnetic way towards women around the world. I have a complicated relationship with leopard that I think is just starting to be clear..

I love how leopard looks on other people but have never been a fan of it on myself. For some reason I just always felt like Jane of the Jungle in it... Until I realized I just need to wear leopard in small doses to make it work for me.  With that being said, the leopard flats below have been on repeat for me, and I just ordered the black zip up sweater featuring the subtle hint of leopard!

What's your favorite way to wear leopard - small amounts or full jungle suit?

Here are some of my favorite leopard items at the moment:




Thursday, September 5, 2019

4 Reasons Why I've Been Struggling with Blogging Lately

1) I Don't Spend a Lot of Money on Clothes

Without going into my whole life story, I am a 20-something lady with a very strict budget! I think no matter what your situation is, you should have some sort of budget, even if it's not a strict one! To be transparent, I give myself only $100/month to spend on "fun things" which include clothes, items I don't necesarily need (home decor, fancy shmancy hairspray, etc.) and concerts. Essentially, anything that isn't a bill or necessity that is absolutely needed in my life.


This effects my blogging life because (as you can imagine) I'm not buying a lot of clothes that are currently in stores. I re-style older items and buy a very large majority of my clothes on sale (so most of the time they are sold out by the time I can share with you guys!). I try really hard to link up "similar items" for you guys to shop when I share an outfit via LIKEtoKNOW.it  but from experience and analytics, "similar items" are not things you girlies tend to shop, which is understandable. If you see something you want, you probably want that exact item!

Plus, it's stress on me because I feel so obligated to post LTK links so if I can't find similar items, I tend to just not post the outfit - am I the only crazy who does this?

Question: would you guys rather me link similar items, or not even worry about it? Does it depend how close it actually is to the item I'm wearing that makes a difference?

A "good deal" to me is not $80 booties marked down from $150. A good deal to me is an $11 top (can I get an amen!?) and $30 wedges. And obviously, budgeting and finances are very personal things to each individual and if $80 booties are within your budget then by all means, have at it! That's just nothing that is within my realm of spending right now, nor did I grow up spending like that. This is one of my biggest peeves about the Nordstrom sale: yes, things were on sale. But the sale price was not a price that was reasonable to me.

Again, to each their own! I'm not bashing anyone for buying anything, as long as you're staying within your own personal budget!


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

What I'm Loving: June Favorites 2019

Each month I round up a list of my current favorites - from TV shows, to beauty products, outfits and everything in between!

SONG

In Love With a Camera by The Struts


FASHION

Espadrille Flatform Sandals
The platform/flatform phenomenon is my favorite trend of the summer! I've always been a big fan of wedges but the higher the heels got, the less interested I became. They're so cute but not quite functional for everyday wear. Then the rainclouds parted and God dropped off a little show called the platform sandal.

My 2 favorite things about the specific platforms below (that I own) are that 1) they are so comfortable! You can easily wear them all day and all night. I've worn mine probably around 10 times now and I haven't gotten one blister, pinch, nothing! 2) they are the perfect blend of casual and dressed up. Probably more so on the casual side but can be dressed up easily, so they have been my go-to for everything - work, dates, church, walks with the dogs... (just kidding)



Saturday, June 1, 2019

What I'm Loving: May Favorites 2019

Each month I round up a list of my current favorites - from TV shows, to beauty products, outfits and everything in between!

SONG

If I Can't Have You by Shawn Mendes
I mean DUH!!
(I wish Spotify told you how many times you listened to a song in a month.... Or maybe I don't!?)


FOOD

Zucchini Pizza Boats
Not to get too deep in a favorites post, but I’ve been feeling incredibly self conscious about my body lately. I’m close to hitting 30, and I’ve already been told many times how that’s when your metabolism hits a wall and I now see what everyone was talking about... I workout a few times a week and eat okay (not super healthy but probably healthier than most of the country) but I recently decided that I need to make some healthier choices as far as my diet is concerned. 

On my popular page on IG, I came across an account called @thecaloriedoctor that was sharing some surprisingly easy, healthy meals - like actually really easy, not easy compared to a 3 course meal - so I decided to follow! They had a quick 20 minute recipe for zucchini boats and compared them to pizza. They had me at pizza....

Obviously, if you’re truly craving a pizza, eat a piece of pizza. This won’t satisfy that craving or make you nearly as full as all the bread would but MAN is it delicious!! I was actually really surprised at how yummy these were!


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Checkin' Out Dallas: Oak Cliff Brewing Review

 Oak Cliff Brewery

Oak Cliff Brewing Company is less than a year old and located at the end of Tyler Station - yes, the DART station! In full disclosure, my office is also in Tyler Station, which is how I first even heard about OCBC!

The guys that work here are so chill and friendly, but super helpful at the same time. One of my biggest pet peeves at bars/restaurants/stores is when the employees are too chill. As in, too chill to the point of being unhelpful and seemingly uncaring. And that is quite the opposite of the Oak Cliff dudes! They are enthusiastic about their beers (as they should be!) and will let you taste everything before committing to ordering something.

It's always a little difficult for me to do beer reviews because I don't have the world's most sophisticated palette. I tend to stay towards the light/amber beers but hey, here we go.