Happy Friday Eve! So I’m back!!! And want to apologize for skipping our TT LinkUp last week. I’ve been SO busy, as I mentioned before. The reason? We sold our home! This is both exciting, as we are moving closer to personal goals that we’ve set for ourselves. But also saddening, as I thought this would be our forever home. Though I am a bit sad, I have tried to “Let Go, and Let God!” And when you believe, you can see his hands at work, because of this I can focus on the positive aspects of this milestone and move forward. Now that the sale is final, I can come back to blogging fully focused.
So, today I’m sharing a cardigan c/o A Dip of Darling, that is under $30 and comes in six colors! I’m linking it below for you to shop, along with similar styles that I’ve rounded up. Since I live in Texas, I love being able to pair fall pieces (like this cardi) with summer pieces like I did in the first look. Cardigans and shorts are always a fun look! I added a pretty cami and a pair of booties to complete a look that is perfect for the summer to fall transition.
Confession: I almost skipped this week’s Trendy Thursday LinkUp… Because life is super busy right now. I have so much going on and so much to tell… And I will be sharing in due time. For now, let’s just focus on today’s link up. 🙂 Remember Shop Maia Lifestyle Shop which I shared on this post? Well, this gorgeous OTS top is also from the boutique. While I know I said I love the OTS top I shared a few weeks ago – and I still do – I love this one even more. I love, love, love the details; from the floral cut out to the OTS style to the bell sleeves.
Another item, I have been loving is my TOUS handbag… Isn’t it gorgeous? I am loving the color and see-through effect. It reminds me of the wooden handbags that are trending these summer days. The good thing about this one, is that it can be worn beyond summer. Plus, there’s a zipper canvas that goes inside the bags in this collection to help keep belongings neatly in place. This color is on sale and under $160 right now. If you want to get your hands on one, now is the time. 🙂
Happy Thursday… Do you have big plans for the weekend? I feel like summer is slipping away and I need to find ways to enjoy every last bit of it. 🙂 Life has been a bit complex around here and soon I’ll have big news for you. Until then, let’s enjoy summer!! Speaking of summer, isn’t this blouse just perfect for the season? I got it locally for under $20 and I love how light and breezy the fabric feels. Plus, the buttons and floral print are perfect details. I decided to pair it with my favorite wood accessories, the earrings and bag. My favorite jeans are also featured here, along with the wedges I got last year and always turn to when I want to dress up a little. I am linking everything for you to shop of course, so happy shopping! 😉
I’ve talked about Galveston in the past and it’s because it is the closest beach town to Houston. I’ll admin that while the water is not clear blue like that of other beach towns, I still love Galveston. Even more I love the atmosphere, people, food and entertainment options. The people of Galveston are so laid back and easy going, exactly what you’d expect from residents of a beach town. The food is pretty darn good and I have a few spots that have become favorites, read about them here. As far as entertainment, there are plenty of options for adults and children alike. We like to keep it simple and the girls don’t mind, so we have done all of the below and had a blast.
1. Take the Bolivar Ferry –
This is favorite because on all occasions we have been able to spot dolphins. This is exiting for the girls because it’s not an animal that you see often. It is also really neat to travel with the seagulls who follow along in hopes of being fed. Though you’re not supposed to, people often sneak in a treat for them.
2. Eat at Pier 21 –
Being near the sea, means better seafood options. There are some all over Galveston but I have to say that some of the restaurants along Pier 21 have great options, in particular Fisherman’s Wharf. Don’t be fooled, their extensive menu has plenty of non-seafood items too.
3. Sit along the seawall –
Whether you sit along the benches or set up on the sand, it is nice to hang out by the seawall. Plus, it is also within walking distance of many popular sports in Galveston.
4. Visit Pleasure Pier –
Built on the grounds of a hotel that was swallowed by a hurricane, the pier is now one of Galveston’s top destinations. There’s a handful of fair-like games and rides, for grown ups and kids. It’s the perfect place for the entire family to have fun and create memories.
5. Visit Jamaica Beach –
This is one of my favorite beaches because you can drive on. And with our little ones, it is much more comfortable to park your car, pop the trunk open and set up right in front of it. You don’t have to worry about parking meters or traffic either. And you can stay and watch the sunset before heading back to your hotel or home in our case.
If you’re ever in Houston, make sure to stop by Galveston. It’s worth a visit! If you have ever visited, let me know what you did and what was your favorite part. I love talking about Galveston. 🙂
OTS Tops are one of my favorite styles. Especially in the summer – they really are my go to. And this cute OTS front tie top is from a small boutique that I stumble upon on Instagram. What I found to be such a fun coincidence is that the owner is also from Panama. When I learned that, I was so honored to be able to work together and bring her styles to y’all. I am linking the exact top below and I want to leave the link to Shop Maia is here for you to check out too. 🙂
Bamboo bags are also a summer favorite! There’s just something about the craftsmanship of a woven straw bag that draws me to them. I would always search and add them to my wishlist, but it wasn’t until this summer that I decided to get one. I love the one I picked out! The earrings I’m wearing here have also being on repeat. I got these beauties at World Market for under $20 – I’m linking them below too. 😉
Las blusas de estilo a los hombros me encantan, especialmente durante el verano! Esta blusa es de una pequeña boutique que encontré por Instagram. Y lo que me pareció tan chévere, es que la dueña también es de Panamá. Cuando me enteré, sentí muy honrada de poder trabajar con ella y poder compartir con ustedes estilos de su boutique, Shop Maia.
Las bolsas de bambú o tejidas también son mis favoritas este verano. Hay algo de la mano de obra que me atrae. Y aunque siempre he querido una, no fue hasta este verano que me deicidí comprarla. Me fascina la que escogí. Los aretes son otra prenda en mi look de hoy que he usada varias veces y lo que mas me gusta de estos es que costaron menos de $20. 😉
Hi Y’all! So, I finally took the time to sit down and pick out a few items from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – seems a bit late, I know! Honestly, I had debated if I do any shopping this month but luckily, my purchase was pre-approved (insert laughing emoji)! Not that the hubby would’ve said no, but when it comes to shopping ladies, it is wise to always run it by the hubby to make him feel special. 😛
After getting the approval, I combed through the site, found some great styles which I’m sharing below. These are my most favorite pieces, which you’ll see me wear as we transition into fall. I have purchased some and now I am waiting for them to be delivered. While a few are still on my wishlist, because let’s face it I work with a budget and I have met my shopping limit for the month. 🙁 If you want to see my picks from last year’s sale, you can do so here.
I will be sharing my purchases on Instagram stories, so make sure to follow me there. Once I style each piece and created my looks, I’ll add these to my LIKEtoKNOW.it profile so also make sure to follow me there too.
If this is your first N-Sale! Here’s the scoop on what it’s all about….
What? THE Annual sale with great deals on styles for the coming season.
When? Starts July 12 – 19 for card holders, who get to shop first. On July 20 – Aug 5 non-card holders (everyone) can start shopping.