Dressing for a Warm Fall

Warm Fall

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The heat here in Dallas has been relentless! It has been so hard to get motivated to pull out my fall wardrobe. I went shopping last weekend and picked up so many great sweaters but I couldn’t bring myself to try them on because it is too dang hot! So, I’ve been trying to find some alternatives to lightweight jackets, knit sweaters and over-the-knee boots.

One way to convey fall through your wardrobe is to incorporate thicker fabrics in lighter silhouettes. Wearing velvet, suede, leather and knits in pieces like a camisole or mini skirt can instantly make your outfit feel seasonally appropriate. I personally love the suede mini skirt!

What’s your favorite way to dress for a warm fall?

XOXO,

Jill

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T-Shirt (Similar Style Here) | Shorts | Sandals
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Chanel Foundation | Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer | Sunglasses | Earrings (Similar Style Here)

After about a month long hiatus from blogging, I’m finally back. Stress has definitely gotten the best of over the last few weeks. I’ve been in one of my busiest times at work and I haven’t been able to think about much else. Luckily, we are wrapping up our projects and I’m finally able to get back into my daily routines.

Which means August and most of September have been fairly boring. I’ve just been working, catching up on sleep and trying to stay sane. But amongst all of the crazy, there has been so much good happening. I feel incredibly blessed to live the life that I do! Now, I’m gearing up for a busy personal schedule to finish out September and October.

What have y’all been up to lately?

XOXO,

Jill

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June 17, 2017

Engagement Party Tips for the Bride

As if it weren’t already official, we’re getting married! We have finally decided on a wedding date, and I just can’t contain my excitement. We will be getting married at Villa Antonia in Austin, Texas on June 17, 2017.

After getting engaged in February, I knew that I wanted to take a little time before planning the wedding. It was important for me to enjoy our engagement before feeling the pressures of planning a wedding. So, I didn’t actually start looking for a venue until June. We were torn between having a destination wedding in Colorado or a local wedding. After lots of thought we decided to have the celebration here in Texas.

Villa Antonia was ironically the first venue we toured. I loved it so much and knew before even visiting that this was where I wanted to tie the knot. But, before signing on the dotted line, we wanted to explore all of our options. Once we visited a few different venues, compared pricing and made sure it was within our budget we came to a conclusion. There is still a ton of planning to be done, but I’m glad I have checked one box off of my mile-long wedding to do list!

XOXO,

Jill

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First of Fall

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Tee: Vince, On Sale | Flannel: Madewell (Similar Style Here) | Jeans: Paige | Shoes: BCBGeneration (Similar Style Here) | Purse: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Earrings: Similar Style Here | Ring: Similar Style Here

Well, it’s August. I’m not feeling too pumped for this month because that means summer is unfortunately coming to an end. Though there really isn’t a reason for me to be upset, since I’m not in school anymore, and you don’t get summer vacation in adult world. But, I don’t think I will ever get over that feeling you have when you know summer is over.

There are very few things I can tolerate about fall and winter, but the one thing at the very top of the list would be the clothing. Cute clothes just make everything better, including working out (insert shocked emoji face here). I love jeans, boots, cozy sweaters and especially fluffy blanket scarves. It’s still way too hot to layer up, but you can still give a nod to fall by throwing a flannel or chambray around your waist. It’s a very easy styling trick that may take you back to the 90’s, but it will definitely have you feeling a little more seasonally appropriate.

On another note, I’m going to the Dixie Chicks concert here in Dallas tomorrow and I am beyond excited! That is definitely going to be one of my highlights of the summer. Are any of you Dallas girlies going to the concert?

XOXO,

Jill

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Colorado

I’ve been visiting Colorado ever since I was a little kid. My grandparents have a quaint little cabin in the middle of nowhere. There is hardly any cell phone reception and definitely no wifi, which means it is the perfect place to unplug and get away from the world.

I spent all last week at the cabin with my sisters. Surprisingly we didn’t kill each other and had tons of fun together. We hit all of our typical spots and some new places too. We ventured to Colorado Springs, Buena Vista and Breckenridge.

Colorado Springs, CO

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Where We Ate: La Taverne \ Thunder & Buttons

What We Did: The Broadmoor \ The Garden of the Gods

In Colorado Springs we typically shop, go to the Cave of the Winds or the North Pole, but this time we decided to do something different! I really wanted to go to The Broadmoor resort and check out their wedding venue spaces. Unfortunately, I won’t be hosting my wedding at the hotel, but if you are thinking about a destination wedding, then this is a must see! All of the outdoor spaces were beautiful, and I’m sure during the winter time it would be breathtaking. 

We also visited the Garden of the Gods, a natural monument filled with Red Rock Corral. I could’ve hiked around this place for hours. Clearly, I wore the wrong shoes for that and it started raining, so we didn’t stay too long.

Buena Vista, CO

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Where We Ate: Simple Eatery \ House Rock Kitchen \ The Midland Stop

What We Did: Colorado Trail Rides

If you’ve ever visited Buena Vista, you were probably going to camp or white water raft. This is the closest town with a grocery store and restaurant to our cabin, so we come here often. Before this year, there were 3 or 4 restaurants, a grocery store and not much else. Now, there are tons of shops, adorable cottages and delicious restaurants. We visited the town twice during our stay to eat, shop and do a trail ride of course!

Breckenridge, CO

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Where We Ate: The Motherload Tavern \ Clint’s Bakery & Deli

What We Did: Summer Fun Park

I don’t have a ton of pictures from Breckenridge because I was too busy shopping! But, we did take a little break from stuffing our faces and shopping to ride the gondola up the mountain. Usually when we go to the Summer Fun Park at the top of the mountain we will ride the Alpine Slide. This year, we decided to skip the slide and ride the giant chairlift to the very top of the mountain.

I definitely wasn’t ready to come home and go back to reality! But, we had tons of fun and I love that we always make great memories when we come to Colorado. What is your favorite family vacation spot?

XOXO,

Jill

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