October 25, 2016

VH1 Save The Music Event

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a VH1 Save the music fundraiser called Musically Mastered Menu Dinner. I went with my friend and fellow blogger, Kasey from Running in Heels, and we had the best time! I had never been to one of these fundraiser’s and was not expecting to have this much fun AND have one of the best meals I’ve had in my life. No joke. Chef Tre Wilcox prepared the most amazing four-course meal and, you guys, it was amazing. The menu was inspired by the music of Nathan Sykes, who sang 3 awesome songs at the beginning of the night. So, pretty much the best night all around!

VH1 Save the Music is such a great program. I actually knew nothing about the foundation and was so surprised at hearing all they do to restore music programs in America’s public schools. In Texas alone, VH1 Save The Music has partnered with 132  public schools to provide all-new instrumental music programs. It is such a great foundation. One I can definitely get behind, especially being the mom of 2 young girls and knowing the value and importance of music for a child. It can be life changing!

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October 24, 2016

The tunic your closet needs


Hello again! Thanks to everyone who read and commented on my post from this morning. I truly appreciate all the love! It’s so amazing to feel like I have friends that I’ve never actually met in person! You are all the best ♥

A few weeks ago I did a post featuring THESE moto leggings from Naya Sky Boutique and today I am talking about THIS perfect tunic. I wish you could all feel just how soft it is. It is like wearing a giant fuzzy blanket! This is THE perfect top to wear casual, with leggings and tennis shoes or casual dressy (like here). It will look great with a jacket as well.

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October 24, 2016

Some Monday Thoughts

Happy Monday, everyone! I feel like it’s always Monday and this one feels like a doozy. I am a procrastinator by nature and am so behind on everything this week. That was one of my goals for this year and so far, I’m not doing so hot! I guess that’s the great thing about Monday though, it’s a great time to start over on those goals. 

Every once and a while I start to feel silly about being a fashion blogger and about my Instagram. Not because I’m embarrassed but because it seems so frivolous to be posting pictures of my self and what I wear. On the outside, it seems so vain and maybe part of it is, if I’m being honest. I don’t know how it wouldn’t be categorized as being vain. It’s such a fad right now, to try and be Instagram famous. Instagram is such a funny thing. I love it and I hate it at the same time. On one hand I have connected with the most amazing women and am so grateful for that but on the other hand, I find myself getting caught up in numbers and comparing myself to someone else’s insane growth and I’m wondering why mine isn’t growing as fast as theirs. But that doesn’t matter!!! And it’s so annoying that I start thinking like that. I am not doing this to be famous. I am doing it because I have always been passionate about clothing and piecing together outfits, from a very young age. It has always been a happy place for me, so to start a style blog is the most natural thing for me and is something that gives me a lot of joy and motivation. When I start to feel silly, I guess it’s because I don’t want people to think I’m trying to be cool or impress people. It’s not that at all. I just love fashion and also love helping people figure out what to wear. I’m not trying to make people go broke but more like help put together different things that maybe you already have or one piece that can be worn multiple different ways so that you get your money’s worth! I don’t put on a front with anyone. What you see is what you get. I wear the same pieces over and over and have no shame posting that! I am not a “wear only once” kind of person. That’s not real life to me. Also I just want to say that if anyone I know is reading this and you want to unfollow me on Instagram but feel bad, don’t feel bad!! I totally understand and know that my style or what I’m doing is not for everyone. You will not offend me! 

There is a quote that resonates with me and it’s “I’m not interested in competing, I hope we all make it” and that is exactly how I feel. I hope that I make people feel that way and make you feel supported. I appreciate all my readers and followers so much. Thanks for following along! 

Hope you all have a wonderful week!


Mary ❤️

October 18, 2016

Lace Hem Sweater


You guys have seen these leggings on me many times. They are control top Spanx leggings. Enough said. I paired it with this lace hem sweater and of course a great jacket. Leggings are not usually my go to, it’s normally jeans, but it’s fun to mix it up. Especially the faux leather look because it adds some pizazz. They would look super cute with THIS tunic and THIS long cardigan or with THIS fab sweater as well.

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October 14, 2016

Fail-proof chocolate chip cookie recipe


As promised, my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe, just in time for the weekend! I usually make my cheat day on Sunday’s, so baking is a must 🙂 I’ve been using this recipe for many years and it hasn’t failed me once! I will sometimes substitute chocolate chips for M&M’s or both too.

What You Need

1-3/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 pkg  Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or M&M’s (or both!)

Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix flour, baking soda and salt until well blended; set aside.

Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until well blended. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake 12 to 13 min. or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Serve immediately. (Or, wrap cooled cookies in plastic wrap and place in tightly covered container or resealable plastic bag. Freeze up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature before serving.)

Side note: If you want a more dense cookie, chill cookie dough for about 30 minutes before baking. I can never wait that long, so mine usually come out a little flat, and I’m ok with that 😉

Let me know how you like them!!



Mary ♥

October 13, 2016

Off the shoulder, still going strong


Remember this summer when every post title was off the shoulder this or that? Yeah, I’m stillllll obsessed!!! Thankfully I can wear long sleeved off the shoulder and they are fall appropriate! I bought this top about 9 years ago, if you can believe it, when I worked at Nordstrom. It’s Ralph Lauren, and obviously not available, but it’s still one of my favorite tops. I wish it was available for you guys!! I am linking a bunch of my favorite off the shoulder tops though.

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October 12, 2016

Sleeveless Sweaters


A sleeveless sweater is kind of a funny thing when you think about it. It’s designed to keep you warm but it’s missing arms! When I bought this sweater, my friends and I had a good laugh about it. However, I love them. They are perfect for our weather here in Dallas, because the look says “Fall” but the sweater says “Not quite!” They are great worn simple, like this, and they are PERFECT with jackets! The sweater I am wearing is sadly no longer available, but I found some that are almost exact to mine.

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October 11, 2016

LBD and Faux Fur


Yesterday I showed you this fabulous little black dress and I wore it plain and with a leather jacket. Both look great and can be worn pretty much to anything. Today I added a fur jacket and this would be super cute for the holidays, which are fast approaching! I would wear this to a work holiday party or any special event for the holidays. You could also wear this to date night, wedding, or theater/ballet! Adding a fur makes it more dressy and I LOVE the look of it. I don’t have any real fur and if someone gave me one, I would wear it. I probably wouldn’t spend my own money to get one, unless it was at a thrift store.

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October 10, 2016

Little Black Dress


Happy Monday! Doesn’t it seem like it’s always Monday?! I don’t actually mind this Monday because my daughter is off school, so I get to have a leisurely morning. It’s so hard to get up and everyone out of the house by 7:30am. I’m not a fan of that. So today I am showing the cutest LBD (little black dress) and you guys, it’s only 20 dollars!!! It’s from SheInside and if you haven’t shopped there before, it’s kind of the best thing ever. I would equate it to Forever 21 but more age appropriate for my age. The quality is actually really great and the customer service is great too! I ordered 2 dresses recently and had the wrong shipping address and they fixed it no problem. It takes a tad longer for shipping but it wasn’t too terrible. PLUS, they give you 40% off your entire first order!! You know I love a deal!

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October 6, 2016

Basic Muffin Recipe


I realize this is a fashion blog, but a girl’s gotta eat, right?! More like splurge! I LOVE to bake. Baking is a stress reliever for me. The problem is, I am a sweet-a-holic too.. Not the best combo. I have learned that for me, I have to indulge every once and a while. If I deprive myself, It backfires. So, on the weekends I will make a big breakfast for my family and muffins is usually on that list, and I always serve them to my family just like this….LOL not even close! It’s usually served on paper plates and there is no flower presentation in sight haha!  I do prefer to make things from scratch, if I have the time, because I can control what goes in them. I created this recipe after not finding the perfect one, so I combined a few and tried different combos and landed on this full proof recipe. It is great with any fruit. I have made it with blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.

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