Thursday, January 29, 2015

Confession: Valentino Rockstud

You see them everywhere... they are like the "it" shoe lately... bloggers love them and it's a rare day if I don't see them posted on multiple instagram accounts I follow...
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They come in numerous colors and styles... there's handbags too... 
Well here it is... my startling confession...

I think they are SO ugly!! There! I said it! Sorry y'all :-) Except that I'm not haha. I don't understand the obsession

If you do like them, you can shop them HERE

Anyone else or am I totally alone here? Am I shunned from the blogging community?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mint obsession

Mint obsession

I'm having a moment with Mint. I don't know what it is about this color lately but I'm obsessed!! I'm a "blue" girl so honestly I don't own much pastel green... but that may need to change soon!! I'm seriously loving pairing this color with navy. I love the contrast of a really saturated color next to a pastel. That's also why I'm loving mint paired with pink and red...  that's my favorite combo right now, especially with Valentine's Day coming up! 

Click the thumbnails to shop these items! How are you wearing mint?

Monday, January 26, 2015

GAL-entine's Day Guide

I happen to be someone that loves Valentine's Day... always have.  Even when I was single, I didn't quite understand the hate for this day.  I mean really, isn't everyone always saying to love one another?  And then turning around and hating on a day dedicated to love..?   Ok yeah, I get it... it's a "hallmark holiday"... unnecessary upcharge, lavish displays of love that seem to only serve the purpose of out-doing each other... that stuff I don't get.  To me, it's just everyone taking a very simple idea and making it ridiculously complicated (what else is new nowadays)  But when you take away all the stupid crap, it's just about showing each other, significant others, family, friends, whoever it may be, that we love them.

Showing our girlfriends love during this time can be very rewarding and pretty simple to do!  How about planning a GAL-entine's Night for you and your friends?  What's that, you ask?  Oh well here's my friend Leslie Knope to explain...
LOL Love that woman!  So if you'd love to host a GALentine's Day this year, I've linked some super cute items for you below!!! They'll help you entertain, get comfy and look cute!  And don't feel like you have to plan a whole night... it can be as simple as a few girlfriends in their PJs, painting nails, baking cookies (*cough* or eating the cookie dough *cough cough*) and watching chick flicks!
GAL-entine's Day (Valentine's Day for your gal pals)
{product links below}

And remember, it doesn't have to be about bashing what you DON'T HAVE... rather, just celebrate what you DO HAVE... great girlfriends to share a fab cocktail with!  Speaking of, here's a couple of simple cocktail recipes!
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  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) citrus-flavored vodka
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) raspberry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) Chambord
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Simple Syrup Simple Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
  • Raspberries for garnish
  • Directions: Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add vodkas, Chambord, lime juice, simple syrup,  & cranberry juice. Shake or stir until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with raspberries; serve. (Originally from

  • {Raspberry Chocolate Kiss Martini}
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  • 1/4 cup Mint-Infused Simple Syrup, plus more for rim
  • 3 chocolate cookies, finely crushed, such as Nabisco Famous Wafers
  • 10 raspberries
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Directions: Fill a shallow dish with enough simple syrup to just cover the bottom. Place crushed cookies into another shallow dish. Invert a martini glass into simple syrup and then immediately into crushed cookies to coat the rim of the glass.  Place raspberries in a cocktail shaker; crush with a muddler. Add simple syrup and muddle again. Add vodka and cranberry juice; fill shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into prepared martini glass. Serve immediately. (Originally from

Do you have a favorite girly cocktail or item to share?  I'd love to hear about it!  Are you planning a girls' night this year?  How do you spoil your girlfriends and show them love?  Comment below!  Let's spread the LOVE!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I'm blue...

I love blue.  It's my favorite color.  And mixing different shades of blue?  Love it!  The last few days I've been all about comfort and versatility.  I've been fighting off a bad cold and frankly I've been miserable.  So I decided to put together a simple, comfortable outfit with my favorite color as the star!

The weather in Fort Worth the last few days has been unbelievable!  After weeks of cold temperatures, we're finally getting some sunshine and warmer weather.  I can't tell you how happy it has made me to feel like I can come out of "hibernation" and spend some time outside.  The warmer temps have me dreaming of spring and that means lighter layers and pastel colors!

I love these skinny jeans so much... mostly the color!  There's something about an icy blue that can easily work for winter OR spring so I really love that I can transition these jeans and continue to wear them.  True to trend, I've been rolling all my skinnies lately and continuing the ankle booty obsession!
I've been living in this cashmere sweater lately... what an amazing layering piece!  This is another gift from my Mother-in-law that I received for Christmas (man she did well!) and I've been wearing it nonstop.  It is cashmere, so lightweight and open-front.  I have many cashmere sweaters that you pull over your head but not too many that are open and I love that.  I also love the subtle cut-out pattern.  It really is one of the most versatile and comfortable pieces in my wardrobe right now.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bold eyeliner look

Today's beauty products are linked below!! I'm having a super exciting day of fighting off allergies, running errands and taking care of a sick hubby... be jealous!! ;-)  What are y'all up to?

Interested in a new makeup look?  Check out my Virtual Makeover Tool!!
*warning: it's REALLY fun and may suck you in! ;-) ENJOY!!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Fri-YAY for new clothes!

I'm out running errands in the cold!! Brrr!!! Loving this new shirt so I had to let you know it's 50% off right now! It's really lightweight and comfortable and I love that it has the wrinkled look... because you know, then you don't have to worry about packing it, etc and it makes a great last minute option! This is great for layering and is longer to work well with leggings. There's also an interesting asymmetrical bottom! Link below! There's 3 pattern options!  
Happy Friday!! Any big plans? All I want to do is bundle up and stay warm but I have a busy weekend!! Follow my adventures everyday on instagram!!  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

arctic blast hibernation

I am NOT a cold weather person!!!  So these arctic blasts that keep hitting DFW... yeahhh not a fan!  This morning I was dreading taking Mr. Wilbur outside.  And true to his St. Bernard form, he just romped around in the freezing cold, enjoying the crap out of himself while my nose ran down my face and I tried desperately to cover my ears from the cold.  Not cool, Wilbur... not cool.  (I'm sure he's thinking the same of me during the summer months when I want to stay outside and he's sweating his fur off!)  But seriously, this cold! OMG!!

So today is all about hibernating and cuddling with my kitties!  Here's a few of my favorite items for the day...
Kindle // Glasses (old) similar HERE

I am loving these yoga pants.  I am, sadly, one of those girls that will live in yoga pants WAY MORE than actually using them for yoga... gah, guilty as crap!  {Sorry not sorry}  So seriously, many of my lounging pants are just getting really worn out.  I spotted these pants in the juniors section at Target while I was grocery shopping... yeah grocery shopping in the clothing section LOL OOPS!!  I chose these for the light mint green stripes and the glitter.  I don't see that exact pattern online so check your local Target stores!!  What I'm loving in that these pants are LONG! Like super long and I need that.  I purchased an XS for myself and they fit perfectly!  I have long legs so usually pants, especially work out pants, are too short for me.  I'm considering going back and getting another pair!  They are also slightly flared/bootcut so they easily fit over shoes.

The coffee mug and Kindle were both Christmas gifts and I'm loving them!! I can never get enough mugs... I have an entire cabinet plus some sitting on shelves (If you know a great mug holder/ DIY/ craft idea, send it my way!! Tag me on Pinterest- @Texas_Sass)

I've hesitated in the past with tablets because I just didn't know how much I'd use it... but I decided to ask for one this year and I'm really loving it!  It's so nice to have a big screen and I'm hoping that it will encourage me to read more (obviously right now I'm still stuck on magazines lol)

What's the weather like where you are?  These arctic blasts are killing me!  This Texas girl is frozen!  How are you staying warm?!