Color Sprinkled Peplum

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I’ve always been a fan of peplum, so when I went shopping last weekend and literally saw it EVERYWHERE, it made me happy! I may or may not have purchased 3 new peplum tops in one day….but this one from H&M was def my favorite. It’s spring, it’s girly, it’s simple but still has a lot of character, and I love the high-low hem. I want to wear this to brunch or an early wine-on-the-patio happy hour.

Also, if you have not yet tried AG denim, I’m absolutely in love! This is my 3rd pair, and I could live in them. They’ve got the perfect amount of stretch and offer the exact fit I like for each body part they cover…it doesn’t hurt that they’re labeled with my initials either :)

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H&M top / AG jeans / Steve Madden heels in leather / Springtime clutches to love in pink & white

New Season, New Start

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I’d been feeling pretty bad about my too-long-hiatus from the blog for a while now, so when I got hit with a nice little dose of inspiration Friday and realized Sunday would be the first day of Spring, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect! I know I missed a whole season, kind of, I mean Houston experienced a sad excuse for a Winter this year…but regardless, I’m sorry.

As some of you know, Carlos and I decided to go our separate ways back in November and with that, I lost my photographer and then some. Carlos played a huge role in keeping me Prettily Simple, and for a bit I wasn’t sure if I could do this without his help. Then for a bit I just got super busy with work and finding the time just to take pictures was nearly impossible, especially when you don’t have a live in photographer! But, I really enjoy my little space here, so I’m going to make this work as best I can for now and I’m sure I’ll get back into a nice groove soon enough. I think my fill-in-photographer did a pretty good job ;) thanks mom! jeje

Anyways, Spring time is here, which means we’ll be hitting 100 degrees before you know it. As much as I hate the weather, I do love the shopping, the lighter fabrics, the shorter hems and the open toes! This clothes makes me ready for vacation! Good thing Paris is just around the corner for me…

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Old Navy top & skirt / J. Crew belt & shoes (love these) / H&M hat

Lazy Stripes

DSC_8591It’s hard to go wrong with stripes since they tend to put off that effortless Parisienne air we all long to emanate. But for me, this is the perfect striped tank…color, width, spacing and fit. Now I’m on the hunt for something just as perfect, but with sleeves. We’re finally getting to that time of year, the perfect weather time of year! I’ve worn boots twice now, and I’ve pulled all my sweaters out of storage. Of course, I still want to go buy more.

It’s kinda sad that we’re half way into November and I’m just now saying good bye to my weekend shorts/tank combo…but, Good Bye, see ya next year!DSC_8593DSC_8613 DSC_8583DSC_8580

Loft top (similar, loving this, thisthis)  // Target shorts // J. Crew sandals (option) // Coral Cuff from bLuGrn design

Growing Up

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Ok, so I’ve been seriously slacking here and I’m so mad at myself for it! October was the craziest month ever, crazy but good, I think. At the very least, it was promising. After a relaxing, but still adventure filled, week in Costa Rica at the end of September I came back to string of events that helped me realize how fulfilled I am in this job I took on just last summer. Even tho I’ve enjoyed it from the start, I’ve just hit the point where I think I’m actually pretty good at this and I wanna be even better. For the first time in my life, I’m thinking Career, not just Job. I’ve wondered if that would ever happen to me, and I’ll admit, I’m a little surprised it happened in this industry. Construction, really?!? I always thought I’d need something really girly to make me happy. I think that’s part of why I enjoy blogging. But I can have my balance, I just need to make it happen.

All this leads me to think I need “Professional Adult” goals for 31…my birthday was last month too, like I said, crazy month:

  • Work on time management and prioritizing so I don’t always feel behind of overwhelmed.
  • Become a morning person so that I have more time to do things in a day.
  • Be more social, networking in your industry can open doors you didn’t even know existed.
  • Keep my car clean so I’m always “presentable” as a whole. (probs gonna be the hardest)

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Banana Republic shorts (similar in white) // J. Crew top (loving this) // F21 sandals old (option)

Bridge

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A couple weeks ago Carlos was helping me get some decent pictures for the blog since I had been slacking. He’s really good at finding cool backgrounds, and this was probably one of my favorites so far! I didn’t even know this bridge existed, but how pretty is this?!? The wind got a little crazy on us while we were there, but it kinda made the pics even cooler so I’m not complaining :)

As far as the clothes go…I have way too many breezy white tops, they’re just my favorite, I can’t help it.  I loved these two pieces together because of their similar silhouettes, slightly more fitted at the top with a little flare at the bottom. I think the cut outs in this top keep the outfit from looking too heavy but just in case, I kept the shoes neutral and leg lengthening to keep from adding any more weight.

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J. Crew skirt // Astr top old (option, also love this) // Stuart Weitzman heels  // GiGi New York clutch