Mar 28, 2015

Houston Wedding & Tucson for Work

Hello beautiful! Now that it is the weekend, I can catch you all up on everything that has happened in this busy life of mine in the past few weeks. The highlights were spending a four day weekend in Houston celebrating the marriage of one of dear friends from college. The wedding weekend extravaganza consisted of a traditional Nigerian wedding on the day we arrived to Houston followed by a ceremony and reception on Saturday. In between time, we spent time together and caught up with Rico's line brothers who live in Houston. And after the most amazing weekend (even with the rain and serious humidity), we had to drive back to Dallas for me to hop on a plane that Monday morning to Arizona for work. Needless to say, I would not change a thing! I have come to the realization that the reason I am always "busy" is because I am focused on living instead of just existing. I have talked about this before but I just don't want to wake up each day and go through the motions with no enjoyment. Life is simply too short! 

My thoughts on living to work or working to live:

"You get a job, so you can afford to have a life. But, then you spend all your time at work and end up with no time to live the life you're working for."

Trust me, I make the time to live the life that I am working for. Part of the reason for that is early in my relationship with my husband, we talked about always have a good balance between work and personal life. I work very hard but I don't want 'work' to be something that defines every moment of my life. If I did let work define every moment of my life, I would be existing. Life is far too valuable and my purpose is far too great for me to just exist. 

Anyway, I hope this post encourages you to LIVE! Live your life, don't apologize for being busy and living the life that you know you deserve.

Lips for Weekend in Houston: MAC Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick and Magnolia Makeup Velour Galore in Petal Pusher

Lips: MAC Lip Pencil in Soar

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Mar 15, 2015

Spring Fever & Weekend Outfits

Hello beautiful girls! I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring! This weekend was fairly eventful, in my opinion! While most of the Dallas beauty bloggers were likely at BeautyCon Texas, I was at a bar on Friday night catching up with college friends that were in town...on Saturday, we went to the St. Patrick's Day Parade and then did dinner at Pappas Bros to celebrate our first anniversary with my mother-in-law. So weird how Friday I was in all black for date night and then by Saturday...I wanted to wear clothes that screamed 'hello Spring'! 

Anyways, hope you enjoy my what I wore this weekend! 

I have linked to each item that I was able to find online that is still available at this time for you to shop! The details of each outfit are under the photo! The floral print blouse I wore to dinner is no longer available so I shared a similar blouse from the same designer that has a different print! 

Thought I would begin sharing the photos by mentioning that I had a trim (more like mini cut) two weeks ago! I needed a trim and I wanted to just take off a little bit more than a trim so that I can maintain the shape of my hair as I grow it out! The mini cut has given so much life to my hair! So glad I did it! My hair reacts really well to regular trims or mini cuts! I almost always have a huge growth spurt after a trim or mini cut!

Face of the day for Date Night and meeting up with college friends @ the Bar

Outfit of the Night

Zara Coat
Wrap blouse from Banana Republic
Joe's Jeans distressed denim
Jessica Simpson 'Claudette' pumps

Outfit of the Day for St. Patrick's Day Parade & Lunch Date

Joe's Jeans distressed denim
Tory Burch 'Jesse' slip on sneakers
Green blouse from Target
Zara Coat

Outfit of the Night - Dinner at Pappas Bros

Blouse from Piperlime (long sleeve blouse in same print here)
Articles of Society 'Sarah' Skinny Jeans
Dolce Vita 'Shandy' Cutout Wedges

And this is me on Sunday right before writing this blog post! Hope that you all have an awesome week!