Magnolias

Fact: Magnolias are my absolute favorite flowers, they are so beautiful, elegant and unique.

I recently took a trip down to the Magnolia Market, a bucket list item that I now get to check off. As an avid HGTV watcher and a definite Chip and Joanna fan, I have been wanting to see this creation of theirs ever since the first mention on their show Fixer Upper. The Magnolia Market is full of beautiful home good treasures, both big and small, that would fit easily into any decor.

I also love that they have the cutest areas to sit and relax and picnic, they have several Food Truck vendors dedicated to the venue as well as games the whole family can play. Part of the property is also dedicated to their in house bakery and is filled with delicious aromas and even more delicious treats. This is definitely a day trip worth taking to see the extremely aesthetically pleasing and well thought out grounds.

For me, the biggest allure to the Market was the fact that Chip and Joanna are such a lovable and loving couple, that they are able to take something forgotten and overlooked and make it beautiful, and that they have an eye for seeing the potential in things that others can’t. I relate a lot to that in my approach to all things fashion.

I had the perfect outfit planned for this occasion, I wanted to wear something floral, for obvious reasons lol, and something that would match the elegance of the Market. I chose this Forever 21 dress, this super cute Round Structured bag, and paired it with my Converse tennis shoes. I loved the vintage feel to the dress and the sweetness of it, paired with the relaxed feel of my Chucks. I think together they paired so well, and gave me the simple elegance vibe that I was going for.

I have been really into dressy dresses with tennis shoes lately, I feel like it’s such a great mix and a great way to get more wear out of my clothes. The best thing about this trend is that you can take “occasion” dresses and make them everyday and almost casual wear, just by changing up your shoes. Also, I love how the structured elements of this dress played with the structure of the bag, they paired so nicely together, and helped to make this vintage-esque dress feel even more modern.

Are you into this trend of wearing sneakers and dress together? I’d love to see ways that you styled this trend together in the comments!

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Sale Rack Miracle! (Storytime)

Anyone else here live in the sale racks!? I purchased this dress recently in the sale racks of Forever 21, which if you have ever seen one of theirs, you know that it can be quite overwhelming and chaotic.

This dress was originally selling for $40 which to be honest, isn’t that much, but I was able to score it for only $14! I remember picking it up and being like there is no way that this will be my size, but then it was my size. My next thought was “there has to be something damaged on it”, the zipper, a rip, or something. It would be a totally feasible thought, considering the intricate detailed workings of the lace, but after close inspection there was no damage….there was nothing wrong with it.

Even for the slightest of seconds I looked up and around thinking “I must be getting Punk’d, they are re-vamping the show and I’m their first feature”, but Ashton was no where to be seen! So with all the quickness, I put this beautiful dress in my shopping bag and scurried down to the registers.

Then that’s when it happened, the checkout line was really long, like a lot longer than usual, and a sales person walks up to me to state that the registers are down and that they are only accepting cash.

As a millennial, and this is something that I’m not proud of, I don’t ever carry cash. So I had to put the dress on hold, which is usually something that you are not able to do with sale items, but the fashion Gods were being kind once again.

I went back to @Forever21 later that day to pick it up, with cash in hand, and was able to wear it to an am. azing blogging event with my San Antonio blogging family @BloggingSATX! I received so many complients and questions on it, and I love telling people how much I paid for something, because I want them to know that it’s definitely possible to find a killer piece for a lower price. This dress, with all it took to officially acquire it, and it’s beautiful detailing is easily one of my favorite dresses.

Unfortunately they no longer carry it in store or online, I’ve check, but lucky for you guys I’ve listed a few other knock-em-dead styles below!

Under $50

 

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Over $50

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Under $50 dresses in order of Appearance:

Asos Black lace dress – nearly sold out

Zara Black Lace Dress

MissGuided Blk lace 2 Piece Set

Over $50 in order of Appearance:

BlushB Black lace Dress 

LuLu’s Black Lace Dress

 

 

Flower Bomb

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Big things are happening right now in San Antonio my friends! An amazing Pop up featuring  5 Instagrammable rooms has been bestowed upon us, and I’m so excited about them. I know that I sound like an #ad right now, but I can promise you that it’s all that and a bag of chips!

For any creatives in the San Antonio area, you know the struggle  it can sometimes be to find the perfect backdrop or location, and with Texas weather you never know if it’s going to be sunny or rainy or both. With the Flower Vault, it’s an easy way to take breathtaking photos, with amazing backdrops, without depending on the elements outside. With each room boasting beautiful floral designs, It’s not going to be hard to get the perfect shot, especially now with it being Spring. Because spring and flowers go together like pb&j.

I had a lot of fun when I visited last weekend and took full advantage of each rooms flower adorned decor, and took probably way too many pictures for any normal person.

Normally I stick to more neutrals monochrome looks, because that’s just my thing, but for this I wanted to dawn a more vibrant vibe. Still sticking to my monochrome nature  I paired this American Apparel tank with these Forever21 accordion pleated pants and my DIY flower crown, made with real flowers purchased at my local Trader Joes. I loved how well this color paired with the bright pink of the wall, leaving me standing out. Finally, I pulled this look together with my metallic gold Nine West Mules for a simplistic, yet vivid color scheme. These bad boys are super comfy and add instant chic-ness to any outfit, plus they are on super sale down from $79 to $44, so I would grab a pair while you can.

Unfortunately my top is from O.G. American Apparel and is no longer sold, these pants however are still available and they come in 3 different colors Nude, Black and Mustard. The best part is they are only $9, and so comfortable and stretchy!

There are definitely more pictures to come of some of the other rooms, but for now, I hope these put a little brightness in your day. Until next time babes!

 

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