Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter 2016

We just got home from a super fun-filled, but very short weekend in Kentucky celebrating that Jesus is Alive!! Our trip was a bit shorter this year due to my research trials. We headed out Friday afternoon and didn't arrive until very late that night so Saturday and Sunday were chalk full of fun.

I'm in LOVE with this printed top from Cato Fashions! I love the colors, print, white fringe detail, v-shape hem, shoulder cut outs (see pic below), and smocked neckline...should I go on?! If those weren't enough reasons to convince you to add this item to your closet, it was only $19.99, full price! 

P.S. This is the only outfit pic I snapped all weekend...I know...I'm slacking! I was having too much fun to think about taking photos!

He's my favorite person!! (And he HATES that phrase ;)

This photo also shows more details of the top above! It paired perfectly with white denim skinnies and a white bubble necklace!!

Dinner with the In-Laws to celebrate the BIL's birthday!

Easter Sunday

This is not the original dress I had planned to wear for Easter. My original plan was to wear this beauty I found on vaca at Marshall's last summer:

But Mom & I did a little shopping and I found this gorgeous dress at Cato Fashions. I didn't have time to try it on in the store and wasn't sure if I would like it. I LOVE it!! It is so flattering and the sleeve details are my fave!! Thankfully my white jewelry I packed matched perfectly and I found that pair of white wedge sandals in the back of my closet still new with tags! 

{Eeek...I have too many clothes...said no girl ever!}

Easter Sunday with my Little Bro

#PoloTwins ...and no...this was not planned. All my brother needs is a beard!

The hubs' cutest little cousin...she is a doll!

Our youngest nephew scoring all of the eggs at the first hunt of the day. I brought my Canon Rebel to take pics. I only* (insert eye roll here) took 60 pictures...and these are not my kids...heaven help me when we have children of our own! I will need two memory cards per holiday!

My handsome hubs...he looks good in UK blue!

Our nephews...Trevor will soon be a Senior in high school (cannot believe it!) and Carson will be a big 2nd grader! 

Stealing selfies during the third egg hunt of the day!

Right after this picture we rushed off for our last dinner with my parents, brother, and grandmother. Unfortunately, I totally forgot to get pics... :(

Poor little Tucker...he got a little left out this year we were so busy. So at almost midnight we snapped a pic in our bunny ears and pjs.

With all of the candy, egg hunts (for cash even!), Easter baskets, bunny ears, toys, dressy outfits, and delicious food, it is very easy to lose sight of WHY we gather with family and friends to celebrate. Believe me, I am the first one to admit that I love some of the secular traditions placed around this sacred day. But, Easter should not be the only day of the year that we celebrate our Savior's death and resurrection. For us as Christians, it should be something we praise the Lord for each and every day.

"Jesus paid it all. All to him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow."

Happy {belated} Easter friends! I pray you all know Jesus as your personal Father, Lord, and Savior.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What I Wore Wednesday

Recapping "What I Wore" the past few weeks:

Red, White, & Blue

Dress: I made this!!! Yes, ME! This was my final project in my patternmaking class last semester! Peplum hem and peplum sleeve cobalt with a leopard lining ;)
Heels: Macy's / Bag: Mango / Necklace: Bijoux Boutique

Blush Suede

Top: Calvin Klein / Skirt: Cato Fashions / Booties: Kohls / Necklace: Bijoux Boutique

Red & Pink Fringe

Top: Belk / Jeans: Macy's / Loafers: Target / Necklace: Simple Addiction


"Home" Monogrammed Sweatshirt: See Post / UK Vest: gifted / Ponte Leggings: H&M / Boots: Payless

Burgundy Hearts

Top: Kohls / Blardigan Duster: Cato Fashions / Denim: Versona Accessories / Fringe Booties: Cato Fashions / Necklace: Cato Fashions

Valentine's Date Night: See Post

Purple & Gold

Top: Marshall's / Vest: Belk (monogrammed after purchase) / Denim: NY&CO / Monogrammed Boots: Bijoux Boutique / Purple Bubble Necklace: Bijoux Boutique

Patterned Leggings

Top: Cato Fashions / Leggings: Cato Fashions / Boots: Payless / Necklace: Bijoux Boutique


Embellished Chambray: Loft / Sweater: Marshall's / Denim: Versona Accessories / Loafers: Cato Fashions

Stripes & Leopard

Peplum Top: Forever 21 / Vest: Old Navy / Denim: NY&CO / Loafers: Versona Accessories / Necklace: Bijoux Boutique / Monogrammed Crossbody: Bijoux Boutique

Hi-Low Tunic

Top: Cato Fashions / Tank: Old Navy / Ponte Leggings: H&M / Boots: Payless / Tassel Necklace: Cato Fashions / Druzy Bracelet: Bijoux Boutique / Watch: Macy's Anne Klein


Top: Marshall's / Blardigan Duster: Cato Fashions / Ponte Leggings: H&M / Monogrammed Boots: Bijoux Boutique / Necklace: Groopdealz

Red, White, & Blue

Chambray: JC Penney / Jeans: Macy's / Loafers: TopShop / Scarf: Cato Fashions

SpRiNg hAs SpRuNg!!

Sweater: H&M / Button-Up: NY&CO / Denim: NY&CO / Leopard Flats: Marshall's / Necklace: Bijoux Boutique

Floral Paisley

Kimono: Target / Tank: Old Navy / Denim: NY&CO / Booties: JC Penney / Necklace: Walmart / Bag: Mango


Lace Front Tank: Cato Fashions / Blazer: Forever 21 / Leopard Skirt: Cato Fashions / Heels: Payless / Necklace: Versona Accessories 

Orchid & Olive

Blouse: Belk / Leggings: H&M / Tassel Necklace: Cato Fashions / Shooties: Cato Fashions


Dress: Ross / Boots: Payless 


Poncho: Target / Tank: Old Navy / Denim: NY&CO / Booties: DSW

Monday, March 7, 2016

Go CATS! UK vs. SC

Recapping our trip to South Carolina a few weekends ago to catch the CATS in action!

I was not a fan of the alarm at 6:00 am on a Saturday morning! But...my hair seemed to be! #greathairday

I think you can tell neither one of us is really fully awake in this photo! Off to Columbia, SC in #alltheUKgear

Same arena...almost same seats as last year's game! The atmosphere was SOO different this year though. There were still plenty of UK fans (at least 50/50...if we didn't out number them in their home arena) but SC was a lot more confident (I'm being polite with my word choice...they were a bunch of arrogant a**...you can finish the sentence).

The game definitely escalated quickly with Cal getting two T's and tossed in the first couple minutes of the game. I think it was good for our boys though...it put some fight in them. It was a pretty hostile environment for much of the first half but those SC fans...NO Loyalty...they were leaving at halftime/right as the second half began when we gained a 15 point lead.

This is our "we are surrounded by the enemy" faces. I may or may not have had to slap the hubs on the leg a few times to keep his 'tude in check. I was not going to jail to bail him out!

Of course, the hubs being the huge creeper fan he is, we had to stalk follow the players around the court to get a glimpse of the radio show. The hubs patted Jamal Murray on the back and then I was "allowed" to leave.

We had a great time...as per usual!! Anything involving my alma mater's sports teams, especially UK basketball #BBN is a favorite for us. (I'm literally watching UK whoop LSU as I'm typing this. #GOCATS)

I LOVE my monogrammed Kentucky "Home" pullover from Etsy. You can check out the shop here: SSouthern Monogram Etsy Shop and their Facebook Page. But, not as much as I love that handsome man standing beside me. I love sharing all of life's adventures together.

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