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 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

Oh my Darlin’

Happy Monday, friends!

It’s still warm here, but Fall is on its way and floppy hats are part of that equation. This floppy hat from Draper James just makes me happy and I knew I had to have it. Add in some polka dots and you’ve got a fun outfit!

Scroll through to see the whole look (which I’ve also linked for you)!

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Shop my look: Hat (here), Top (here), Earrings (here), Sunnies (here), Bag (here), Bracelet (here), Jeans (here), Shoes (here)

Hope it’s cooling off wherever you are!

Xoxo, Liza

If I Could Turn Back Time…

Happy Humpday, beautifuls!

It is the first week of October and I am so UNBELIEVABLY ready for some cooler weather. How about you?

I decided to spruce up the front steps of the house with some instagrammable mums and I love how they turned out. Now to add a Fall wreath and some pumpkins!

On a different note, I am coming to y’all with some awesome news. My collaboration with Jord Watches went great this past Summer, so I am back with another opportunity for you to win $100 from them for your OWN wooden watch. Very simple and easy to win! Enter the contest here! What’s great about this giveaway is that even if you don’t win, you are guaranteed $25 just for entering.

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Jord Watches has recently introduced engraving to their watches and their boxes. How cool is my blog name engraved on my wooden box?! I am OBSESSED. You can even have your watch engraved, too! This would make a gift even more personalized. Check out the engraving options here!

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A Jord watch is an addition to my Fall wardrobe that I am super excited about! As I start to wear darker tones this season, this watch will be the perfect transitional timepiece to add to my wrist party. I love the ebony wood with the metal hardware. Talk about naturally chic (insert all the hearteye emojis).

BTW, the contest will close on October 22nd! Make sure you hurry up and enter (scroll up  for the contest link)!

To Fall, to pumpkin spice and everything nice, and to chic wood watches, cheers to a great season, y’all!

Xoxo, Liza Mae


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