Polka Dots and Summer Reading

Happy Thursday!

I’ve currently got three books on my nightstand and I wanted to share with y’all. Plus, polka dots are on trend for summer and I’ve linked three of my fave styles!

Summer Reading List

Crazy Rich Asians – shop here

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – shop here 

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Everybody Always – shop here

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Polka Dot Prettiness

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Shop: Dress (this dress in maternity, open shoulder, wrap dress), Shoes, Bracelet, Ring, Bag – similar, Earrings, Sunnies

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo, Liza

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!

Feeling’ Fly at FlowerVault

Hey and Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Last month, I ventured back to San Antonio and got to check out FlowerVault, the walkable floral rooms of one’s dreams. Here are a few photos from our time spent there!

For anyone interested in going, a few tips: Buy your tickets in advance, don’t go super early on a Saturday (it was PACKED!), and go with the flow. There’s a lot of people in there at once and everyone wants a good, Insta-worthy shot so be flexible, be kind, and smile at others who are out there flexin’ their photo skills.

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Shop: Dress (regular here, curvy here), Earrings (here), Shoes (here)

Be sure to stop back on Thursday, where I’m sharing my favorite look from our time spent at FlowerVault and here’s a hint, this look is straight up BLOOMing 😉

Xoxo, Liza

California Dreamin’

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

Last weekend, I flew my happy self over to sunny San Diego to visit my beautiful Gram and celebrate her 85 years of living! We stayed at the GORGEOUS Rancho Bernardo Inn and it was absolutely dreamy! I took the photo below while sitting by one of their three pools, and as you can see, there was not a cloud in the sky! Wow, I could have gotten used to the California way of living!

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I tried to pack light-ish and bring things that I know wouldn’t wrinkle easily. I brought two midi-length dresses that were simple, floral (my favorite), and under $40! I got so many compliments on these dresses that I had to share with y’all here!

OTS Midi-length Dress #1

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Shop: Dress (here), Earrings (here), Shoes (here), Sunnies (here), Bag (here)

OTS Midi-length Dress #2

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Shop: Dress (here), Shoes (here), Bag (here), Sunnies (here)

And here are a few family photos from the weekend!

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As always, thanks for stopping by and reading!

Love, Liza

Dress it up!

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

What have you been picking out from the Loft Friends and Family Sale? Everything is 40% off, including this fun little number, with the code: FRIENDS

Shop the whole look below!

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Shop: Dress (here), Purse (here), Shoes (here), Earrings (here), Sunnies (here)

Hope you have a great rest of the week y’all. Thanks for stopping by!

Liza

As Southern As Possible

Happy Monday, beautiful people!

With Easter weekend quickly approaching, I wanted to share a pretty dress in the running for my day-of wear!

Reese Witherspoon’s fashion line, Draper James, recently collaborated with curvy powerhouse, Eloquii, and the product is FANTASTIC!

Check it out below! I’ve linked both the curvy and regular style of the dress!

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Shop: Dress (curvy here, regular print here, solid here), Shoes (here), Earrings (here), Sunnies (here), Bag (here), Bracelets (here, here, and here), Rings (here and here)

Happy Easter week, every bunny 😉

Xoxo, Liza

The Power of Words

Hey y’all! And Happy Friday!

Although I have a fun look to share with y’all today, I also wanted to talk about something important: the power of words.

Has someone ever given you a compliment and instead of just flashing a big smile and saying, “Thanks”, you instead make a self-deprecating comment? WELL, STOP IT.

We live in a society that profits from our self doubt, so liking yourself seems like a rebellious act. It isn’t. You should like yourself. It’s you you go to sleep with every night, and it’s you you wake up with every morning. Sure we all have flaws, and wish we could lose those pesky 10 (okay, 20) pounds, or fix that double chin, or worry that one eye is smaller than the other — these might just be the things I focus on, but you know what’s worse than criticizing your own features? Not also praising the specific characteristics that you make you YOU — like an insane maniacal laugh when something is so funny you can’t breathe, or your good heart of always looking for the best in people, or your collarbone because you can rock an off the shoulder top like no other. Again, that might just be me.

The way you speak to yourself matters. Remember that. Try something new for me: for every negative thought you have about yourself, identify two strengths of who you are, whether they are physical, spiritual, or mental. Celebrate you and get that mean-spirited voice in your head to simmer down.

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Shop my look: Dress (curvy here, regular here), Boots (similar here), Purse (here), Earrings (sold out, similar here), Bracelets (here, here, and here), Rings (similar here)

You have to find that place that brings out the human in you, the soul in you, the love in you.

Be good to you, y’all. Xoxo, Liza

 

Onward and Upward

Well, 2017, we’re almost done with you (insert waving hand emoji)!

I am so ready for the newness of 2018 and to make being a better me a priority. I’ve already been soda-free since November 28th (A WHOLE MONTH, y’all), and even though I still crave the bubbles in a cold can of Coke, I’m seeing changes in clearer skin, whiter teeth, and better sleep. I hope to continue this well into the new year.

What are your 2018 goals? Want to be a better you? Here are just a few things to think about giving up:

1. Trying to please everyone – This will never happen. There will always been someone who isn’t your biggest fan and THAT IS OKAY. Do yourself a favor and invest time and energy into those that are gaga over you. Your relationships will improve and you will find more happiness within yourself, too.

2. Fearing change – This is critical. Being flexible is so important for good mental health. Change will always come, whether you plan for it or not. Being able to roll with it creates character and helps you not sweat the small stuff.

3. Living in the past – This is so important. Most people are either damaged from their past, or remember it way better than it really was. Where’s the happy medium? Our pasts will always be a part of who we are, just like our dna, but it does not define us. Be present in your life now, appreciate where you are, because these moments may not come around again.

4. Putting yourself down – This is easier said than done. We are our harshest critics, aren’t we? Especially in this day and age, where it’s so easy to hop on social media and start that compare game. That never ends well, does it? Prioritize living your best life and seeking out all that is right for you.

5. Overthinking – This is imperative. I am so guilty of this. I could sit quietly in my head for hours, couldn’t you? I replay scenarios in my head or potential upcoming events and thinking about what I will say and how I am going to act. Get out of your heads people.

I hope I’ve given you something to think about heading into 2018. I know I’ll be revisiting this post when I need a pep talk. Cheers to a healthy and happy, new beginning and a year of peace, joy, and laughter.

Scroll down to shop this look

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Dress (curvy here and regular here), Purse (here), Sunnies (here), Shoes (here), Earrings (here), Ring (here)

And this is what I am going to leave you with the new year approaching: There is no statue of limitations on starting over. Re-invent yourself every day. Be the girl who walks barefoot and listens to the blues. Tomorrow, wear a trench coat and speak fierce truths. Be a phoenix. Be ashes. Burn down. Resurrect. Let go of the idea that you must always be who you have always been.

Thanks for following and supporting and reading and shopping this little blog. It’s been a great outlet for my creativity. I can’t wait to continue to create and cultivate ThatBlondeRebel.

Xoxo, Liza