February Favorites

favorite february purchases
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I blinked and February was over. Granted, it is the shortest month of the year but STILL! Last month I started a new monthly favorites series so I'm wrapping up my February blog posts with another round up of recent purchases that I love! It was a little harder this month because I didn't have an influx of Christmas and birthday presents to choose from.....if only I got presents every month out of the year, haha. Regardless, even though there are fewer items, I feel like all of these are winners!

5 Ways to Transition to Spring

spring transition outfit
Floral Kimono (sold out, from The Impeccable Pig), similar here, here and here | Bodysuit (only $14!) | Skinnies (size down) | Wedges, also love these | Lips, color is Beso
How in the world are we already at the end of February?! It seems like it was just Thanksgiving last week! I was holding on to winter because Oklahoma City hadn't gotten any snow days, but after last week's winter weather craziness, I've officially decided that I'm ready to transition to spring! 

Transitioning between seasons is always so fun to me - I get to pull out clothing items I forgot I had, switch up my color schemes, mix and match unexpected pieces and bare some skin! I'll need a spray tan first, though, ha! I thought I'd share a few of my favorite ways to transition between winter and spring...scroll on down to check 'em out! 

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites February 2018
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Happy Friday, ya'll! This is been such a crazy work week...between having President's Day off, taking off early for physical therapy on my shoulder several times a week and the crazy Oklahoma weather closings, the last few days have flown by! No complaints here. I wish all weeks went by this quickly! However, now that OKC finally had one winter weather day, I'm officially ready for spring to make it's appearance. Bring on the shorts......and also maybe a spray tan. My legs are ghostly!  

Today's post is definitely more of a real life post as opposed to a purposeful blog post, but that's OK! I hope it gives you all a chance to know me on a real level... more as a friend! Or, if you actually know me, I hope this catches you up on what has been going on in my life! Sometimes I forget not everyone looks at Instagram or watches my Instagram stories so you have no clue what my day-to-day life looks like. Because of that, I like to treat my blog as a recap/journal every now and then. 

Best of OKC Brunch

best brunch in oklahoma city

Last month I started a new series for 2018, the Best of OKC! Each month this year I am going to highlight my favorite places in town by category. Last month I shared my favorite local coffee shops, and this month I'm sharing my favorite places for brunch! If there are any specific categories you want to see next, please leave me a comment below. I'm thinking things like best boutique, best cocktails, etc.

Brunch is probably my favorite meal to go out to eat for. I enjoy dressing up for dinner dates, don't get me wrong, but breakfast food on a lazy Sunday afternoon is the way to my heart. C and I typically choose brunch for special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries) and it is almost always worth the calories!

Scroll on down to see our picks for the best places to brunch in Oklahoma City.

Happy President's Day

president's day sale round up
Cape Scarf (30% off with code SOGOOD) | Similar Cami (50% off with code HAPPY) | Skinnies | Booties | Monogram Necklace | Warby Parker GlassesLips, color is Boca
 One of my favorite things about my job... or my absolute favorite thing if we're being real here... is getting federal holidays off! A three-day-weekend is just what the doctor ordered after several busy weekends out of town. I spent Saturday sleeping in, lounging in my PJs, shopping and getting my nails done. Sunday was spent brunching and taking blog pictures... it was the definition of "ideal weekend" in my mind! Stay tuned for Wednesday's post: the Best of OKC Brunch Edition!

For now, though, let's talk sales! If you haven't taken advantage of the President's Day sales yet, this post is for you. Or if you've taken full advantage of them but you can't stop won't stop like your's truly, then its for you, too. I scored SO MANY good deals and had to share!

By the way, the cape wrap I'm wearing here is 30% off with code SOGOOD making it $28! I wore it  for Valentine's with a red top underneath but I think it works as a spring transition piece, too. The red stripe version is sold out, but they still have a denim and white version which would look ADORABLE with white cut off shorts or white distressed skinnies!

AOK Guide to Denver

AOK Guide to Denver

Another month another vacay! We jetted off to Denver for a long weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day a little early. The Mile High city gave us all the weather and aaaalllll the food. I am still full just thinking about the breakfasts we devoured each morning! We were lucky to have 60 degree sunshine, 40 degrees with a crisp breeze aaaaand 14 degrees and snowy.

If we're being honest, we weren't blown away by Denver itself. It was just another downtown area, it was very modern and it didn't offer a lot of local shopping or unique things to do. That being said, though, the food scene and nearby outdoor activities were top notch! We loved taking a day trip to Boulder! Scroll on down to see what our favorite stops along the way were.


14 Reasons I Love My Husband

14 reasons I love my husband

Happiest of Valentine's to you! We aren't huge celebrators of Valentine's Day around here, but I always love an excuse to eat a little extra candy, wear pink and spend some quality time together. February 13 is C's birthday, so we typically celebrate that first and foremost. Our Valentine's Day tradition has become a simple one: Chinese takeout on the couch by candlelight. Romantic, huh? It is something we both really look forward to each year! Sesame chicken is good for the heart and soul.

Since yesterday was C's birthday and today is the day of love, I thought I'd share 14 reasons I love him (and keep on loving him). I don't give him enough credit or attribution around here most of the time! Without his help and support, this blog wouldn't even be in existence and I would be living off Kraft mac and cheese and sloppy joes...coincidentally, I made him sloppy joes for his birthday dinner because its all I can make, HA! He is seriously the best (plus he's super attractive). I'm truly the luckiest! Scroll on down to see why he gives me all the feels.

Hello from Hollie's

Hollie's Steakhouse in OKC
Trench Coat | Skinnies | MK Flats | Warby Parker Glasses

Hello from Hollie's! New on the north side of Oklahoma City, this little joint is a great addition to the always delicious Hal Smith line of restaurants. Hollie's is technically a steakhouse or, "flatiron grill," but their menu includes something for everyone. Their entrees have a southwest twist that will satisfy any taste bud.

C and I stopped at Hollie's for lunch a few Saturdays back and were pleasantly surprised to discover they offer brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays. In my opinion, the first step to a successful brunch is a mimosa, and at Hollie's, you can get a whole carafe for $13! Yup, you read that right. We were able to get eight full mimosas out of it. Good start, Hollie's, good start!

Benefits of Collagen

vital proteins

I drank the collagen Kool-Aid, ya'll. Or, the collagen coffee, I should say. I've been posting about it on my Insta-stories lately and have gotten several questions so I thought I'd do a full blog post explaining the benefits of collagen, how I use it, and why I've made it a part of my daily routine.

First off, collagen is the main structural protein in the body found in connective tissues (like the skin). It helps with strength, structure and elasticity. Taking collagen regularly helps improve skin, hair, nails, tendons, joints and more. Being fresh out of shoulder surgery, I'm all for anything that will help improve my joints! And who doesn't want healthier hair, skin and nails? Sign me up!

Wine Wednesday at The Pritchard

romwe dress
Dress, c/o Romwe | Similar Jacket | Similar Hat | Similar Booties | Similar Necklace (only $7!) | Gucci Purse | Lips, color is Velvet Teddy 
Happy Wine Wednesday, ladies! Last week, I met my blogger bestie Ashley from Sass and Satin at The Pritchard in the Plaza District of OKC for a little wine and dine sesh. Neither of us had been to The Pritchard before, but we knew they had wine and cheese so it made for an easy decision. 

The Pritchard was so cute - there was a long velvet bench almost the whole length of the restaurant with tables lined up all the way down, as well as a bar and a few larger tables. They served small plates, cheese and meat, and bar snacks as well as an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu. Rumor has it, their Sunday brunch is phenomenal....I'll definitely be back to check that out! 

How To Support Bloggers & Other Entrepreneurs

embroidered skirt outfit
Sweater ($15 and such a good basic piece) | Skirt (size WAY up) | Similar Designer Dupe Shoes, also love these | Similar Earrings | Lips, color is Patina
It seems like everyone these days has some kind of side gig.... whether that be a blog, a photography business, makeup or skincare sales, coaching, dog sitting, etc. We're all just trying to bring home the bacon and be the best versions of ourselves by doing something we enjoy. I know sometimes these "jobs" can be viewed as annoying. The constant social media updates, the sales pitches, etc. It can get old, yes, but you have to applaud people for doing their best.

I've had several friends and family members ask how they can support me and help me grow my blog, so I thought it might be helpful to talk about how to support any entrepreneur with an online presence. It can be scary to put yourself out there.....I mean really scary! Unfortunately it is a very oversaturated market in a cruel world. Any kind of love and support means a lot and is so very appreciated! Keep scrolling to see what you can do to help support me or any other loved ones online.

One Day in L.A.

guide to los angeles

I mentioned in my New Year's post that C and I are planning a ton of short weekend trips this year - we are aiming for one trip each month! We kicked off our year of U.S. travel with a quick trip to the City of Angels. Neither of us had ever been to L.A. before, and if we're being honest, it wasn't at the top of our travel lists. However, we knew it was a place we should experience and I'm glad we did!

To me, Los Angeles kind of seemed like Dallas with palm trees. It was a big, spread out city with a lot of traffic. That being said, the weather was phenomenal, the food was fantastic and the shopping was top notch. Being only a quick 20 minute drive from the beach was an added bonus - we were able to spend some time at the coast and it was definitely a highlight of the trip for me.
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