I turn 32 today, so here’s 32 fun (yet somewhat useless) facts about me

Here I am, as a toddler on the left, and as a 32 year old just trying to figure out what’s next on the right.

Yelp. Just like that, another birthday is here. What a year 31 has been. Saw some successes at work, saw friends get married (saw friends postpone weddings because of Covid), babies be born, the blog grew. So much to be thankful for, yet it seems that comparison is the thief of joy when we think about timelines. Alex, of Sassy Confetti, and I talk about this quite a bit. That we didn’t think we’d be here at this stage. Single. Childless. Living in an apartment. We put so many pressures on ourselves as women, and we always seem to want what others have, right? I have REALLY worked at letting that go this last year. To be appreciative of the present, to enjoy my independence, but damn, sometimes that reality (loneliness, comparison of timelines, etc.) can knock you on your ass. Maybe you can relate, maybe you can’t, but we need to be better to ourselves, to each other. Give yourself some grace, give your friend some empathy and a pat on the back, and let’s keep doing life! We’re on nobody’s timeline, but our own, and that looks different than everybody else’s and repeat after me THAT. IS. OKAY.

So here’s my pledge to myself. I’m going to keep working on me. I want to keep growing this space, keep bringing y’all humor, honest reflections, and damn good outfits. I want to continue to work on making financial gains and making an impact at work. I want to do good around my community and show gratitude.

So here’s to ALL OF THAT JAZZ.

Below are some facts about me. Maybe some are new to you, maybe you know me cover to cover, like your favorite book. Either way, maybe we have some things in common!

  1. Favorite flower? I love stargazer lilies and peonies
  2. Last summer I was a bridesmaid for the 12th & 13th time
  3. I am a night owl
  4. Growing up I worked at a bagel shop, I was a restaurant hostess (a few times), I served as an uncertified vet tech, and I also worked at Anthropologie and Free People
  5. I never ate Mac n Cheese until my junior year of college. My friends couldn’t believe it. I ate shells and cheese at a friend’s house in Nashville and was sold.
  6. I went through a major EMO phase in high school. I had a livejournal, wore eyeliner ALL over my eyes, and knew every single word of every single Avril Lavigne song
  7. My middle name is Mae, which is after my great great grandmother Mariah – who everyone called Mae. She came over from Ireland and raised her kids alone after her husband Big Mike was crushed in a boating accident. From what I hear, she was a strong woman.
  8. I HATE condiments – ketchup, mustard, mayo, ranch – NO WAY!
  9. Favorite tv show of all time? Law & Order
  10. I’m the youngest of three kids – my sister and brother are almost 9 and 8 years older than me, I’m the true baby of the family
  11. I visited 6 countries before I turned 18. Favorites? London, Barcelona, Capri
  12. I’ve had the same best friend since sixth grade
  13. My favorite snack? Goldfish
  14. Need a good soundtrack? Almost Famous, The Big Chill, and Now and Then
  15. I have puppy fever (my rescue dog Gus died last summer), but I travel so much, it wouldn’t be fair to own one.
  16. It would be hard to pick a favorite color at this point in my life, but I love blush or really any pink
  17. Ole Miss is my alma mater. I love the town of Oxford so much and my parents are considering retiring there!
  18. I have VERY BLONDE eyebrows. It honestly used to make my self-conscious, but I’m over that
  19. I get my caffeine kick from Coca-Cola. I have one a day
  20. I moved to Houston almost three years ago (July 14th will make three years)
  21. Favorite food? Short ribs and pasta
  22. I love the beach, but honestly hate sand
  23. I think my first big girl purchase was my Gucci bag with the pearl detailing. Y’all see me carry that pretty thing everywhere and she’s my go-to bag when I go anywhere dressed up.
  24. I studied English and Education at Ole Miss and then stayed two extra years to get a Master’s in Counseling.
  25. I was born in Chicago, grew up in Texas, and went to school in Mississippi – I have a weird accent
  26. I do a pretty good Nancy Grace impression
  27. It’s not uncommon to see my Instagram feed full of pretty dresses, but I also love wearing off the shoulder tops
  28. I left public education and now work in recruiting for a consulting firm
  29. I always tend to overpack and prefer to check my luggage, although I hate waiting at the carousel after a flight
  30. I don’t drink coffee. Never have, never will.
  31. I can only wear block heels or wedges after twisting my ankle years ago. I don’t love wearing flats when getting dressed up.
  32. I am so happy I started my blog three years ago and have met so many amazing people – including YOU, if you’re reading this. Thanks for making it this far 😉

Have a great weekend, y’all!

Liza Mae

This is 31!

Well, today is the day, y’all. I am 31.

First of all, I’m like, where’d the year go? I have such a FUN outfit to share, plus keep scrolling to read 31 things about me.

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Shop: Sunnies, Dress, Shoes, Bangles, Earrings

Do we have anything in common?! Let me know!

  1. I was born in Chicago, but moved to Texas the summer before third grade, so I consider myself Texan
  2. I’m the youngest of three (I have an older sister and older brother)
  3. My favorite accessory is a great statement earring
  4. I am binging VEEP right now and it is literally The Office but with politics
  5. I’ve been to seven other countries
  6. I used to be a high school English teacher
  7. Favorite luxury brand? Gucci
  8. This upcoming weekend will be the 13th wedding I’ve been in
  9. I went to Ole Miss for undergrad and grad school. HOTTY TODDY!
  10. Best trend? Fabulous headbands!
  11. Favorite band of all time? Fleetwood Mac
  12. My mom came up with my blog name
  13. I used to go to summer camp for six weeks in middle school
  14. Biggest fashion inspo? Hunter McGrady
  15. Two summers ago, I took a leap of faith, quit my job and moved to Houston
  16. I hate onions. Like, hate. LOATHE!
  17. Cutting bangs last summer was the worst decision I’ve ever made
  18. I’m a big fan of musicals. Wicked, Mama Mia, you name it, I’ve watched it!
  19. Favorite jeans? Good American. Looking for a a more affordable option? Old Navy or Loft!
  20. I was in a Mardi Gras Krewe last year, the ball was the best part!
  21. I binge watched six seasons of Game of Thrones in a little over three weeks. I barely slept. It was awesome.
  22. I’m a gemini and the older I get, the more I resonate with my horoscope
  23. My favorite vacation spot? Miami
  24. My very best friends have been my bffs since middle school
  25. Favorite fast food? Whataburger
  26. Years ago, I had a herniated disc and a bulging disc
  27. Most helpful way to relax? Getting a massage!
  28. I love to read! My favorite book? The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing (spoiler, it’s not about hunting and fishing lol)
  29. People have said my name wrong my entire life. Leeza, Lisa, Lizza. I still correct people lol I think my parents giving me this name has made me stronger
  30. I’m a dog person
  31. 30 started off great, but has challenged me in many ways. I’m really looking forward to kicking off a great 31st year!

If you made it this far, thanks for reading!

I appreciate and love y’all so much for always showing me love!

Xx

Off to the Races

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

My friends are I are starting to slide into our thirties and my dear friend, Judith, deserves to jump out of the gate to celebrate her big day. We threw a #derby30 party for her, with fascinators, koozies, and bright pink balloons (because could we really welcome 30 any other way?)! We had brunch at the always fabulous Bloom and Bee in the Post Oak Hotel followed by drinks at Heights Bier Garten and Wicklow Heights!

I ordered a linen off the shoulder number for the day! Keep scrolling for my look and some of our fun photos of the day!

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Shop: Dress (here), Shoes (here), Bag (here), Earrings (here), Fascinator (found on Etsy)

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Happy birthday, Judes! You’re one of a kind!

Thanks for stopping by, y’all!