| Chambray top: here or here | Denim:here or here | Red Lace Ups: here 
Earlier this week I asked you all to vote for which look you wanted to see next! Out of all three looks, this look won by a single vote! I think it was the shoes that won everyone over and I don't blame y'all. When I saw these babies in store I knew they were coming home with me! 
Fun fact, I don't usually gravitate toward bold reds. I tend to favor raspberry toned reds (raspberry is one of my favorite colors).  However, I've worn these so many times since I've purchased them! They really are a statement shoe, and trust me- you'll get a ton of compliments on them! I paired them here with my favorite distressed denim and a button down chambray top for a more casual look. 

You could totally swap out the chambray for a white peplum top, add a leather jacket, and BAM you've got an edgy-chic valentines look! 
Plus, these lace up are the perfect valentines red, just sayin' 
-C



The Votes Are In! Red Shoes Win!

Friday, January 29, 2016

| Chambray top: here or here | Denim:here or here | Red Lace Ups: here 
Earlier this week I asked you all to vote for which look you wanted to see next! Out of all three looks, this look won by a single vote! I think it was the shoes that won everyone over and I don't blame y'all. When I saw these babies in store I knew they were coming home with me! 
Fun fact, I don't usually gravitate toward bold reds. I tend to favor raspberry toned reds (raspberry is one of my favorite colors).  However, I've worn these so many times since I've purchased them! They really are a statement shoe, and trust me- you'll get a ton of compliments on them! I paired them here with my favorite distressed denim and a button down chambray top for a more casual look. 

You could totally swap out the chambray for a white peplum top, add a leather jacket, and BAM you've got an edgy-chic valentines look! 
Plus, these lace up are the perfect valentines red, just sayin' 
-C




Franklins BBQ Book | Bob Dylan Book | Essays E.B. White (witty + funny) | 
Titleist Golf Balls, you can get these customized! | Golf Swing Analyzer | 
Bose Speaker | Kabob Grilling Baskets |
Yeti Colster, order quick they're known to sell out! |  Shaving Kit |
Rappers Pint Glass, so cool! | Beer Growler | "This Way Up" Leather Flask | 
MVMT Watch: TC loves his! | Cutesy boxers: here & here | Duffle Bag | 
DIGITAL Measuring Tape, super helpful! |  
When it comes to men, it's always best to "keep it simple, stupid!" They don't want anything over the top, save that for their birthdays. I personally think a funny card and their favorite baked good always does the trick! 
However, if you're looking for a solid gift guide, look no further! I've rounded up some of the coolest gifts for him! I included gifts that would be great for your Beau, Bro, or your Pops! If your Dad is anything like mine, he'll be tickled pink that you thought of him! 

One last thing: keep it simple, but keep him in mind! Go for something that he likes! It doesn't have to be expensive or out of the box creative. Some of the best gifts are the gifts they can use everyday! One of TC's favorite gifts from me is this Catchall Valet Stand
I hope this helps sweet friends!
Big Ol' Hugs, 
-Cupid Carolanna

Ps. Etsy has the cutest cards! Order now so you'll get it in time! 

Valentines for your Beau, Bro, or Pops!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Franklins BBQ Book | Bob Dylan Book | Essays E.B. White (witty + funny) | 
Titleist Golf Balls, you can get these customized! | Golf Swing Analyzer | 
Bose Speaker | Kabob Grilling Baskets |
Yeti Colster, order quick they're known to sell out! |  Shaving Kit |
Rappers Pint Glass, so cool! | Beer Growler | "This Way Up" Leather Flask | 
MVMT Watch: TC loves his! | Cutesy boxers: here & here | Duffle Bag | 
DIGITAL Measuring Tape, super helpful! |  
When it comes to men, it's always best to "keep it simple, stupid!" They don't want anything over the top, save that for their birthdays. I personally think a funny card and their favorite baked good always does the trick! 
However, if you're looking for a solid gift guide, look no further! I've rounded up some of the coolest gifts for him! I included gifts that would be great for your Beau, Bro, or your Pops! If your Dad is anything like mine, he'll be tickled pink that you thought of him! 

One last thing: keep it simple, but keep him in mind! Go for something that he likes! It doesn't have to be expensive or out of the box creative. Some of the best gifts are the gifts they can use everyday! One of TC's favorite gifts from me is this Catchall Valet Stand
I hope this helps sweet friends!
Big Ol' Hugs, 
-Cupid Carolanna

Ps. Etsy has the cutest cards! Order now so you'll get it in time! 

| 1. Wildfox Sweater | 2. S'well Bottle | 3. Instax Camera | 4. Hourglass Bronzer | 
|10. My all time favorite candle HERE! others, here and here | 
Happy Monday Love Birds! Are y'all ready for Valentines? I know I can't be the only person who just LOVES Valentines Day! Even when I was single, I loved Valentines. There's just something about the day that makes me happy. Probably the chocolate and cute little "Be-Mine" candies, so stinkin' cute! I will say, I do find it insane that we had to book our dinner reservations in late December... totally insane. Is that just an Austin thing? For all you who haven't booked a dinner spot, get on it now. Not kidding, pause everything, call your favorite restaurant now! 

Now that that's all taken care of, let's get into this round up!
  1. I linked a cute sweatshirt for all my ladies out there to wear to class, work, or just day of to get you in the spirit. Plus, you could totally wear this sweater all season long.. it's not tooo valentine-sy. 
  2. A S'well Water Bottle is a must! I made it my New Years resolution to drink more water and I think having a cute bottle helps. This would be great to give to a friend, sister, or co-worker. Again, something that works all year round, but also a super cute gift.
  3. My sister in law Sarah received a Instax camera for Christmas and I thought it was the coolest thing ever! I think it would be perfect to use for special occasions, everyone loves Polaroid's! 
  4. Hourglass Ambient Bronzer has been on my wish list for as long as I can remember. It's raved about in the beauty community and I honestly don't know why I haven't purchased it...? Come to think of it, I think I have a Sephora gift card from Christmas. 
  5. This Sara Happ lip scrub is a holy grail product of mine. I get really dry skin and lips in the colder months and I can not rave enough about this product. Worth the money, it'll last you forever! This would be a great gift for your Mama! 
  6. I just bought these... whoops! I'm not sorry, there is something so empowering about a red shoe. I love the lace up and the structured back on these, plus the red is a true Valentines red! 
  7. Clutches and wallets are always a cute gifts, I stumbled across the lips wallet on Etsy's gift guide and I thought it was the most precious thing ever! I also linked the Clare V. fold over because leopard is always a must. 
  8. I didn't even realize Kendra had released a new collection! I must be sleeping under a rock! however, I adore this stack and I think it's the perfect valentines gift! I also think it's reasonably priced for the amount of bangles you get. 
  9. Something about Valentines always makes me want a new perfume, is that weird? I've been wanting to try this one by Kate Spade for awhile... Do any of you love it? Let me know! It's highly rated, so I bet it's amazing! 
  10. Lastly, candles! The ultimate easy-peasy-no brainer gift! We all have that one person in our lives who literally has everything! However, for those in my life I always gift them a candle and a good hand cream or gift card!! 
I hope you enjoyed this round up and it helped get you into the Valentines spirit! If you're wondering, I'm asking for an Avocado tree and a heated throw blanket. No, I'm not kidding. If he loves me, he'll buy me avocados and keep me warm! Hahaha! 
Big ol' Monday Lovin, 
-C
[ps. Yes, I will have a guy-gift guide going up soon!]

Sweetness for Valentines!

Monday, January 25, 2016

| 1. Wildfox Sweater | 2. S'well Bottle | 3. Instax Camera | 4. Hourglass Bronzer | 
|10. My all time favorite candle HERE! others, here and here | 
Happy Monday Love Birds! Are y'all ready for Valentines? I know I can't be the only person who just LOVES Valentines Day! Even when I was single, I loved Valentines. There's just something about the day that makes me happy. Probably the chocolate and cute little "Be-Mine" candies, so stinkin' cute! I will say, I do find it insane that we had to book our dinner reservations in late December... totally insane. Is that just an Austin thing? For all you who haven't booked a dinner spot, get on it now. Not kidding, pause everything, call your favorite restaurant now! 

Now that that's all taken care of, let's get into this round up!
  1. I linked a cute sweatshirt for all my ladies out there to wear to class, work, or just day of to get you in the spirit. Plus, you could totally wear this sweater all season long.. it's not tooo valentine-sy. 
  2. A S'well Water Bottle is a must! I made it my New Years resolution to drink more water and I think having a cute bottle helps. This would be great to give to a friend, sister, or co-worker. Again, something that works all year round, but also a super cute gift.
  3. My sister in law Sarah received a Instax camera for Christmas and I thought it was the coolest thing ever! I think it would be perfect to use for special occasions, everyone loves Polaroid's! 
  4. Hourglass Ambient Bronzer has been on my wish list for as long as I can remember. It's raved about in the beauty community and I honestly don't know why I haven't purchased it...? Come to think of it, I think I have a Sephora gift card from Christmas. 
  5. This Sara Happ lip scrub is a holy grail product of mine. I get really dry skin and lips in the colder months and I can not rave enough about this product. Worth the money, it'll last you forever! This would be a great gift for your Mama! 
  6. I just bought these... whoops! I'm not sorry, there is something so empowering about a red shoe. I love the lace up and the structured back on these, plus the red is a true Valentines red! 
  7. Clutches and wallets are always a cute gifts, I stumbled across the lips wallet on Etsy's gift guide and I thought it was the most precious thing ever! I also linked the Clare V. fold over because leopard is always a must. 
  8. I didn't even realize Kendra had released a new collection! I must be sleeping under a rock! however, I adore this stack and I think it's the perfect valentines gift! I also think it's reasonably priced for the amount of bangles you get. 
  9. Something about Valentines always makes me want a new perfume, is that weird? I've been wanting to try this one by Kate Spade for awhile... Do any of you love it? Let me know! It's highly rated, so I bet it's amazing! 
  10. Lastly, candles! The ultimate easy-peasy-no brainer gift! We all have that one person in our lives who literally has everything! However, for those in my life I always gift them a candle and a good hand cream or gift card!! 
I hope you enjoyed this round up and it helped get you into the Valentines spirit! If you're wondering, I'm asking for an Avocado tree and a heated throw blanket. No, I'm not kidding. If he loves me, he'll buy me avocados and keep me warm! Hahaha! 
Big ol' Monday Lovin, 
-C
[ps. Yes, I will have a guy-gift guide going up soon!]



1. Kacey Musgraves: I always finds her way back to the top of my playlist. I listen to her covers, first album, and current album on and off all the time. I'm currently loving her cover of the song Yellow. **Fun Fact! I walked down the isle to the string version of Yellow by Coldplay, so this song means more to me than most.
2. Kings Of Leon: I forgot about this album, but recently rediscovered it! I'm specifically loving the song Fans and Ragoo.
3.The New Basement Tapes: When I get my hands on you is MY JAM right now. Slightly stompy, & extremely funky. This album has a really cool story behind it, here's a great read!
4.Houndmouth: The song Darlin is so sweet, so good, such an easy song to listen too.
5.Bahamas: All The Time. I really like this song, again..it's kind of funky.

What's Playing on My Spotify

Friday, January 22, 2016



1. Kacey Musgraves: I always finds her way back to the top of my playlist. I listen to her covers, first album, and current album on and off all the time. I'm currently loving her cover of the song Yellow. **Fun Fact! I walked down the isle to the string version of Yellow by Coldplay, so this song means more to me than most.
2. Kings Of Leon: I forgot about this album, but recently rediscovered it! I'm specifically loving the song Fans and Ragoo.
3.The New Basement Tapes: When I get my hands on you is MY JAM right now. Slightly stompy, & extremely funky. This album has a really cool story behind it, here's a great read!
4.Houndmouth: The song Darlin is so sweet, so good, such an easy song to listen too.
5.Bahamas: All The Time. I really like this song, again..it's kind of funky.
About a month ago I posted on snapchat that I purchased a bottle of Micellar water, and a lot of you asked for a review! So, as promised, here it is! 

 For those of you who aren't familiar with Micellar water, it's a cleanser that is suppose to remove make up, cleanse, and refresh. Micellar water also claims to not use as many sulfates as other cleansers, making it more gentle on the skin. As you might have guessed from the name, it has the consistency of water and little to no fragrance. There are many brands who have released their version of this type of cleanser, I personally picked up Garnier's version. 

So, did I like it? Let's discuss my experience with Micellar Water...




Personally, I probably wouldn't repurchase this product. I wear waterproof mascara, and it definitely doesn't remove waterproof make up. I also noticed that it required a LOT of product just to remove even light make up. Contrary to the claims, I found I had to really rub to remove my make up with this product. Lastly, I didn't notice any real "hydrating" benefits. 

With that being said, I do like to use this product in the morning! Seeing as how I do not need to remove any make up in the morning, this cleanser does a really nice job prepping my skin for the day. I like that this is quicker to use than my usual morning cleanser and it has no fragrance! 

Brave product score 4.3 out of 10, it's just Eh. 

A Review: Micellar Water

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

About a month ago I posted on snapchat that I purchased a bottle of Micellar water, and a lot of you asked for a review! So, as promised, here it is! 

 For those of you who aren't familiar with Micellar water, it's a cleanser that is suppose to remove make up, cleanse, and refresh. Micellar water also claims to not use as many sulfates as other cleansers, making it more gentle on the skin. As you might have guessed from the name, it has the consistency of water and little to no fragrance. There are many brands who have released their version of this type of cleanser, I personally picked up Garnier's version. 

So, did I like it? Let's discuss my experience with Micellar Water...




Personally, I probably wouldn't repurchase this product. I wear waterproof mascara, and it definitely doesn't remove waterproof make up. I also noticed that it required a LOT of product just to remove even light make up. Contrary to the claims, I found I had to really rub to remove my make up with this product. Lastly, I didn't notice any real "hydrating" benefits. 

With that being said, I do like to use this product in the morning! Seeing as how I do not need to remove any make up in the morning, this cleanser does a really nice job prepping my skin for the day. I like that this is quicker to use than my usual morning cleanser and it has no fragrance! 

Brave product score 4.3 out of 10, it's just Eh. 
| Vest: here in taupe and similar: here | Blush Sweater: here | My Jeans: here, currently 30% off! | 
| My necklace: here | My crossbody: here I also have it in black! | Shoes- similar: here | 
So this morning I have already managed to spill my coffee twice, pray for me y'all.
If you follow me on snapchat you'll know that my Mondays got a little bit better now that the Bachelor is back on! I started watching the show a couple seasons back and I'm totally hooked. Not to mention, I met Ben H... so I feel a deep connection with the show this season, haha!
With that being said, I'm not cryin' over my spilt coffee this morning. I've got tonight to look forward too! (insert hallelujah emoji hands) 

I had a super laid back weekend and decided to go out and run a couple errands that we've been putting off for a couple weeks now. I threw on this vest because a cold front was blowing in and I had been waiting to wear it! It's so stinkin' cute y'all. I think I'm going to style it again over a button down flannel dress later this week, because I love it that much! 
Keep your peepers peepin' because later this week I'll have a review over the Micellar water you guys requested! 
Happy Monday Y'all! 
Big love & Ben H hugs, 
-C






Shaggy Vest Vibes

Monday, January 18, 2016

| Vest: here in taupe and similar: here | Blush Sweater: here | My Jeans: here, currently 30% off! | 
| My necklace: here | My crossbody: here I also have it in black! | Shoes- similar: here | 
So this morning I have already managed to spill my coffee twice, pray for me y'all.
If you follow me on snapchat you'll know that my Mondays got a little bit better now that the Bachelor is back on! I started watching the show a couple seasons back and I'm totally hooked. Not to mention, I met Ben H... so I feel a deep connection with the show this season, haha!
With that being said, I'm not cryin' over my spilt coffee this morning. I've got tonight to look forward too! (insert hallelujah emoji hands) 

I had a super laid back weekend and decided to go out and run a couple errands that we've been putting off for a couple weeks now. I threw on this vest because a cold front was blowing in and I had been waiting to wear it! It's so stinkin' cute y'all. I think I'm going to style it again over a button down flannel dress later this week, because I love it that much! 
Keep your peepers peepin' because later this week I'll have a review over the Micellar water you guys requested! 
Happy Monday Y'all! 
Big love & Ben H hugs, 
-C






Cardigan: under 40 bucks! | My pull over is from Old Navy. Similar: here | My crossbody, yes I ordered it in both colors. It's that good! | My earrings: here | Raybans: here | 
Another day, another amazing purchase from my favorite boutique! You honestly can't go wrong with anything the Happy Goose Sells. I want you to know, that I sing their praises for a reason! I love every single item I've ever purchased from THG shop! Seriously, you won't be let down! 

Now let's get on into the styling of this post! 
First, that little bag you see slung around me is my new favorite! It's a great size, holds my full size wallet, cell phone, keys, and some makeup! Not bad for a cross-body. It's also made from soft-suede like material and I love that it works with everything. 

Second, have y'all noticed I've been on an aztec-tejas kick for a hot second? I really feel if my soul had a print.. it would be aztec with saguaro cactus polka dots.. if that makes sense? When I style outfits like this, I feel best. I used to try and follow trends and I always hated how the posts turned out. I finally feel that I'm coming into my own and that's something to be proud of. 
Lastly, I'm not apologizing for how many times I wear these jeans. They're perfection, and you don't apologize for perfection. Ha! 
Big ol' Sassy Hugs, 
-C

Happy is What a Happy Does

Friday, January 15, 2016

Cardigan: under 40 bucks! | My pull over is from Old Navy. Similar: here | My crossbody, yes I ordered it in both colors. It's that good! | My earrings: here | Raybans: here | 
Another day, another amazing purchase from my favorite boutique! You honestly can't go wrong with anything the Happy Goose Sells. I want you to know, that I sing their praises for a reason! I love every single item I've ever purchased from THG shop! Seriously, you won't be let down! 

Now let's get on into the styling of this post! 
First, that little bag you see slung around me is my new favorite! It's a great size, holds my full size wallet, cell phone, keys, and some makeup! Not bad for a cross-body. It's also made from soft-suede like material and I love that it works with everything. 

Second, have y'all noticed I've been on an aztec-tejas kick for a hot second? I really feel if my soul had a print.. it would be aztec with saguaro cactus polka dots.. if that makes sense? When I style outfits like this, I feel best. I used to try and follow trends and I always hated how the posts turned out. I finally feel that I'm coming into my own and that's something to be proud of. 
Lastly, I'm not apologizing for how many times I wear these jeans. They're perfection, and you don't apologize for perfection. Ha! 
Big ol' Sassy Hugs, 
-C

Such a sad day. 

With a Heavy Heart

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Such a sad day. 
If I'm being honest, I think puffer vests can be a little intimidating. Not to mention, down here in the south we don't have a serious need for heavy layering. However, not many things intimidate me and I never needed a reason to buy something cute. 
I love puffer vests and I'm thinkin' you should too. 
I decided to dedicate an entire post to the good ol puffer vest and style one a couple different ways. That way you can see just how cute, versatile, and fun they really are! Not to mention, they're super warm and extra soft. You don't need to layer a heavy jacket over this and it works over sweater dresses? Does it get any better? I think not! Click below for more looks and links! 
Happy Wednesday Sweet Friends! 
-C

*click read more for direct links! 

Styling a Puffer Vest Three Ways

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

If I'm being honest, I think puffer vests can be a little intimidating. Not to mention, down here in the south we don't have a serious need for heavy layering. However, not many things intimidate me and I never needed a reason to buy something cute. 
I love puffer vests and I'm thinkin' you should too. 
I decided to dedicate an entire post to the good ol puffer vest and style one a couple different ways. That way you can see just how cute, versatile, and fun they really are! Not to mention, they're super warm and extra soft. You don't need to layer a heavy jacket over this and it works over sweater dresses? Does it get any better? I think not! Click below for more looks and links! 
Happy Wednesday Sweet Friends! 
-C

*click read more for direct links! 
| Buffalo Check Top: hereherehere | Great plaid alternatives: here/here/here |
 | Grey Tee: here | Floppy Hat: here or here | 
| Jeans: Free People: find them here they don't stretch | 
| My booties: here fit is true to size | 
I dress based on how I feel that day and this day I was feeling tough! (insert muscle emoji) Not that this outfit is super masculine, but it's dressed down, simple, and very much tomboy-ish. I believe a good buffalo print flannel should be a permanent resident in every women's closet. Some days I wear a white tee, leggings and tie this flannel around my waist. Other days I'll wear it over a striped dress and pair it with converse.  Lastly, you could dress this bad boy up by tucking it into cropped pants with a statement belt! 

I can not stress how important it is to invest in a quality flannel. I know it's tough to splurge, but I'd rather my closet staples lasts more than a couple washes. I tend to spend a little more on items that I know are timeless and easy to pair with tons of different outfits (and moods, ha-ha). If you're wondering, Rails makes the best plaid tops and buttons up around. I only own 2 of their shirts (because mama's gotta eat and they cost a pretty penny), but I swear by them! 

So go ahead- treat yourself! Thank me later ;) 
Cheers to another week y'all! 
-C 

Keepin' It Simple In Buffalo Print

Monday, January 4, 2016

| Buffalo Check Top: hereherehere | Great plaid alternatives: here/here/here |
 | Grey Tee: here | Floppy Hat: here or here | 
| Jeans: Free People: find them here they don't stretch | 
| My booties: here fit is true to size | 
I dress based on how I feel that day and this day I was feeling tough! (insert muscle emoji) Not that this outfit is super masculine, but it's dressed down, simple, and very much tomboy-ish. I believe a good buffalo print flannel should be a permanent resident in every women's closet. Some days I wear a white tee, leggings and tie this flannel around my waist. Other days I'll wear it over a striped dress and pair it with converse.  Lastly, you could dress this bad boy up by tucking it into cropped pants with a statement belt! 

I can not stress how important it is to invest in a quality flannel. I know it's tough to splurge, but I'd rather my closet staples lasts more than a couple washes. I tend to spend a little more on items that I know are timeless and easy to pair with tons of different outfits (and moods, ha-ha). If you're wondering, Rails makes the best plaid tops and buttons up around. I only own 2 of their shirts (because mama's gotta eat and they cost a pretty penny), but I swear by them! 

So go ahead- treat yourself! Thank me later ;) 
Cheers to another week y'all! 
-C 

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