Friday, March 13, 2015

Give Me Fringe!

Happy Friday everyone!
I'm so excited for the weekend and for this upcoming week because it's finally my spring break! I'm so excited to just have a break and relax. It's supposed to be really rainy, which I'm not happy about at all because that seems to be all that we are getting in Houston. Hopefully it'll go right around us- fingers crossed! ;)

Now to some fashion talk. I'm SUUPER in love with this fringe trend right now! Like gimme fringe all day err day, please! I love it on everything from shoes, to bags, to clothing- you name it! Once i started thinking about it and doing my search for some fringe pieces, there was way too much for me to choose from so I just stuck with posting fringe bags. Lately, I have been seeing fringe in all of the stores, so I'm sure you won't miss some great pieces on your next shopping trip! A handbag is probably the exclamation point to an outfit and can really add a bold statement to a casual jeans and tee look. I think these are the perfect statement pieces to top off an outfit. Here are a few of my faves below! I want every single one of them! Which one is your fave? :)

If any of you have some great fringe finds, share it with me on Instagram with #ShinerBlondesAndMacarons !! I'd love to see what you find! :) Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Blush, Rosé, Cabernet

Hey, everyone! It feels like it's been forever since I posted. I have been sooo busy with midterms and tonight I finally have some free time. 

This past weekend, my parents and I went to brunch and a couple of Texas wineries that they have been loving lately. Family time, brunch, and wineries? Yes, please! They were the cutest wineries with southern charm and I enjoy nothing but that. One of the wineries had chickens and their dogs running around, fruit trees in bloom, and the vineyard right in their backyard. I loved every bit of it and I can't wait to go back! I'll share a few pictures with you below! 

This year, no matter the season, I have been so obsessed with the colors white and blush. I cannot get enough blush in my life! My boyfriend's parents got me this blouse for my birthday and they clearly know me so well! I couldn't wait to wear it as soon as possible. Outfit details below! 

Blouse: Calvin Klein, I couldn't find this exact blouse in the color I wore, but I linked a similar here and here. // Jeans: Express (Similar, wishlist) // Jacket: Target // Booties: Marshalls/Guess in store (similar and here) // Watch: Fossil gone (similar) // Bracelets: The Limited here and here // Purse: Michael Kors (I have the purse in the color "Luggage", it's sold out, but here's a similar.) 

Thank you all for stopping by again to check out what I've been writing and wearing! I'll be back soon with another post I have prepared! 

Love always, 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Taste of Spring

Hey, everyone! I'm so happy that it's Thursday and one day closer to the weekend! Today is SUCH a temperature change from yesterday's taste of spring. It was such a tease! Here I am bundled up and writing about the skirt and sleeveless blouse I wore yesterday. Texas weather sure knows how to keep it interesting. Here are a couple of pictures of what I wore yesterday and some links to similar pieces in different color options. I hope you enjoy! :)

Blouse: old (similar here, here, and here) // Skirt: TJ Maxx (similar here, here, splurge here, and splurge here) // Watch: Guess (gone, but similar here and here) // Earrings: I got these as a gift from my friends. (similar here) // Shoes: Steve Madden

Splurge vs. Steal looks! 
These skirts are linked above.

Thanks again for stopping by to read my posts! Follow me on Instagram (@ShinerBlondesAndMacarons) for more beauty, style inspiration, and lifestyle pics! :)

I hope y'all have a fabulous day!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Beach Essentials

Happy Humpday! 

I posted a sneak peak on my Instagram (@ShinerBlondesAndMacarons) of my beach essentials because I have the beach and warm weather on my mind! With spring break coming up, I thought I'd share my picks and favorites with you here today. Whether you're traveling somewhere for spring break or not traveling for a while, here are some fun picks to just get us in the swing of spring! Although I'm not traveling anywhere beachy and exotic, these items below will have me in a summertime dream! 

I hope everyone has safe travels!! Thanks for reading and have a fabulous day! 


Monday, March 2, 2015

Friday Finds + Saturday Celebration + Casual Monday

Happy Monday, everyone! 

This weekend was such a blast and went by way too fast! Time flies when you're having fun, right?! I spent my birthday surrounded by such great people in my life and I enjoyed every second of it! I'm such a lucky girl to have such great friends and an awesome boyfriend that flew in to see me! 

Friday Finds

In my previous post, I talked about the birthday goodies that I picked up for myself on Friday! My sister got me a gift card to J. Crew & one to Sephora! I had my eye on what I've been wanting from each place! ;) I also got a dainty necklace from Kendra Scott that was 50% off for my birthday month! Here are my goodies below:

Vans: J. Crew (sold out online-40% off in store, similar

Earrings: J. Crew (25% off in store)

Contour Kit: Sephora

Necklace: Kendra Scott

It's always fun to "treat yo self"!
Treat Yo Self – Gold & Turquoise Art Print by Cat Coquillette. Loooove this color combo - i want to try to cross stitch this for a friend!

Saturday Celebration

Saturday morning we started off the celebration with brunch at Federal Grill here in Houston. The food was great and of course the bottomless mimosas were a hit! Then, we went to KungFu, which is a bar on Washington with free arcade games and great drinks! It was such a fun place! I have lived close to this bar for almost 2 years and I can't believe it took me this long to check it out. Following that, we ate at Torchy's Tacos and then headed to Midtown to dance the night away. :) Here are some pics from Saturday!

Casual Monday

I was so exhausted today and was not ready for the weekend to be over yet! We're always wanting a longer weekend, right? It's never long enough. I couldn't get enough coffee toady to keep me upbeat. Today's Monday vibes were definitely calling for a casual OOTD. Details and pics below:

Necklace: Kendra Scott, Denim Jacket: Target, Shirt: (Marshalls, similar, splurge), Leggings: Nordstrom (gone, similar), Sneakers: Converse 

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and a great Monday! Thanks for checking out Shiner Blondes and Macarons!