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.

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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

Fall Lillies and Butterflies

Happy Thursday, y’all! Thank you so much for stopping by ThatBlondeRebel!

I’ve got an easy Fall/Holiday look for you that is easy to layer and fun to dress up!

H&M has been CRUSHING the dress game lately and this dress is no exception! How great will this be with a fur vest and some glittery booties? Instant perfection! I love how butterflies adorn this frock but the muted colors keeps it ready for the cooler seasons!

Scroll down to get some inspiration for yourself or shop the look! I know these earrings would make any girl smile with delight as she opened them and saw their sparkly wonder!

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Shop the look: Sunnies (here), Lip (here), Earrings (here), Dress (similar here), Bag (here and here), Shoes (here)

Keep on shining bright, y’all!

Xoxo, Liza

Photos by Alexis Zamora

 

 

JOY IN COLOR

Happy Wednesday (and day before Thanksgiving)!

Being a new transplant to Houston (four months in and LOVING it), I knew there was some colorful murals and places to stop by and visit. This post is a dedication to one said area.

If you follow me on Instagram (my handle is the same as the blog: @thatblonderebel), you will know that I love incorporating C O L O R into my wardrobe, no matter the season.

I had found this pink dress during a recent trip to D.C. at the H&M in Georgetown. It is less the $40, lined, and screams F U N.

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How fun are these SugarAndCloth stairs?! (located just outside the Forever21 downtown)

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Bright colors make me so dang H A P P Y, I can’t help but smile ear to ear!

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

For the upcoming holidays, I thought pairing this pretty frock with a furry vest and bottles would create a festive look.

If I don’t say it enough, let me just say, I am so grateful for all of you who stop by ThatBlondeRebel! Thank you for the continued support, enthusiasm, and love!

Feeling like a sappy turkey rn, Liza

photos by my friend, Alexis Zamora

FURSTIVIUS

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, are you in need of some outfit inspiration for your festivities?

Look no further. I think all black is always a good idea. It’s chic, flattering, and always appropriate.

My fur vest is currently on sale and totally worth it!

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Shop this look: Vest (here and curvy here), Top (here), Sunnies (here), Leggings (here), Boots (here), Clutch (here), Ring (here), Earrings (here)

Hope there’s lots of carbs in your future, y’all!

XOXO, Liza

Photos by Caroline Behrens

Fall Florals

Today is November 10th. It’s post-Halloween, but not yet Turkey Day. It’s still somewhat warm in Texas. There’s already Christmas decorations all over Houston.

We are in fashion limbo, y’all.

That being said, I am OBSESSED with the embroidery trend and this top has gotten me compliments everywhere I’ve worn it!

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Shop my look: Top (here), Satin Cami (here and curvy here), Jeans (here), Bracelet (here), Earrings (here), Ring (here), Clutch (here), Shoes (here), Sunnies (here)

Happy Friday, my friends!

Xoxo, Liza

Warm Fuzzies

Ever wear something so soft, so cuddly, it just gives you the warm fuzzies?

This Free People sweater does exactly that!

It’s getting cooler here in Houston and this sweater will get some good wear this season. I also can’t get enough of these Spanx faux-leather leggings. They keep everything tucked in and I AM OBSESSED!

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Shop the look: Sweater (here), Earrings (here), Sunnies (here), Bag (here), Leggings (here), Boots (here)

Have a great weekend! I’m headed to D.C. for a quick visit to see my bestie! Stay tuned for some fun stuff on my Instagram stories!

L Mae

Mad for Plaid

Another happy Monday to you all!

I’m obviously into the off the shoulder trend and gingham, but lo and behold, I’ve also realized that I am mad for plaid!

It also helps that this top is red and blue, for when I’m rooting for my Ole Miss Rebels.

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Shop the look: Earrings (here), Sunnies (here), Top (here), Bracelets (here and here), Jeans (here), Bag (here and here), Shoes (here)

Keep rockin’ and rollin’ people!

Liza