Shop Local | Ruthie Grace Boutique

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Dress Ruthie Grace HERE (called the Alexis dress wearing size small) | Shoes Jeffrey Campbell (my favorite) HERE and more colors HERE | Bag Cuyana HERE | Sunnies Diff HERE | Earrings Panacea HERE

   I will be doing a “Shop Local” post every couple of weeks to feature local business around the North Houston area.  I am a big ‘shop local’ person and like to support local  shops and boutiques.  They are what drives our local communities and I love the special touch and warm welcomes most local business have.

Ruthie Grace is a boutique that my college friend, Tara, started several years back.  Tara is hilarious and kind hearted with an eye for fashion and style.  It has been awesome watching her business grow and grow into one of the major boutiques in the area.  She now has an online store in addition to her brick and mortar located in Montgomery, TX.  She has such a good variety of cute stuff for great prices and they are launching a bunch of new summer styles tomorrow!  Follow her instagram here

 Love you Tara~

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Something Navy

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Dress Old Navy HERE Wearing size XS | Sunnies on sale Ray Ban HERE| Bag Cuyana (I LOVE this bag!) HERE and smaller version HERE | Sandals Tory Burch on sale HERE also love THESE

We squeezed in a little dinner in Georgetown just outside of DC this day and I absolutely loved this place.  It felt like a European version of Charleston and had amazing shopping!  One of my favorite stores is called Tuckernuck, primarily an online retailer.  They are very much Americana, classy, fun, and feminine.  They have their one and only flagship store right in Georgetown so I made a second trip here later in the week to see their store and look around. If you are ever in the area, it is worth a visit!  Very unique things at all price points!

This dress is so soft and easy to throw on and go.  It has a lining it it (which I love a good lined dress!) and it is so comfortable.  I would size down a bit so it isn’t too long.  I’m 5ft 7in.  if that gives you an idea on length.  It is still $20 for Memorial Day sale.

Have a happy Tuesday!

Memorial Day | Our DC trip!

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Dress Old Navy HERE should be restocked soon!  Wearing size XS | Sunnies HERE | Earrings HERE | Shoes Tory Burch on sale! HERE

My husband had a congressional meeting last week in DC.  He is a financial advisor and attended a meeting about financial regulations.  He is so amazing at what he does and I am so proud of him for being an influencer in his industry.

We were able to get about half a day to explore the city and we wanted to see as many monuments as we could.  We were going to rent a segway but we just started walking and never stopped.  It was really sunny and pretty hot but we were able to see several sights that day.  Of course we had to attend a baseball game and were able to get amazing seats for $9 each…. I seriously think that was Ben’s favorite part of the whole trip.  Cheap seats at a baseball game, a hot dog, and he is one happy camper.  Go Nats!

I love my kids more than anything, but getting away for a few days to spend some time with Ben makes me so happy.   Our kids are 2 and 4 and life is so busy right now…good, but busy.  This trip was a breath of fresh air.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day and soaking up some of that summer sun!

 

 

The Eastern Pine | Coral Hues with Tuckernuck

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Top Tuckernuck HERE wearing size XS| Earrings Tuckernuck HERE | Clutch Sole Society HERE | Jeans  Gap HERE | Nail polish color Petal Pusher HERE | Lips Nars HERE |Shoes Steve Madden old similar HERE

We went to DC this week for a work trip for Ben and to then Austin to visit family after that.  It was a blast but I’m glad to be back home. DC was amazing!  We spent some time in Georgetown and then in Downtown DC seeing the al the amazing monuments. I will post some next week about our trip and the sights we saw.

The Woodlands Blogger | Makeup

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Here are my favorite makeup products.  These are the ones I use everyday.  I’m just starting out blogging so there are no sponsorships in this post.  I have fine tuned my makeup routine over the years and this one has worked for me for a while.

Let me start by saying my skin is not oily or dry.  I get spray tans every now and then and these products do a good job when I’m pale or tan.

SERUM: I just started using a serum about 6 months ago when I wanted more of a fresh look. This serum is by REN and it is AMAZING.  I use it once every other day and it has helped my skin stay smooth and I’ve even noticed my fine lines smoothing out as well.  They don’t use any toxic ingredients, only naturally derived hi tech bio-actives that help the skin help itself!  Oh and it doesn’t break the bank either!  They have other serums too, and I have tried a couple, but this one is the best I think.

BASE:  I love Mac face and body.  I use the color C2 and love the tone.  It blends with my skin tone so well and never looks cakey.  I will add, I always use my hands to apply my foundation.  I will sometimes apply a coat, wait a few minutes and add another when I want more coverage.  I have tried similar products to this one (Armani Silk, more expensive) but this one is better.  I use my concealer under my eyes after my foundation and blend with my beauty blender.  I love it so much!  It is one of my favorite products and blends everything so well.

CHEEKS:  I love a classic feminine look and you will probably never see me do any contouring on my face.  I like a fresh, dewy, semi coverage look with a little bronzer under my cheekbones and a pop of pink on the apples of my cheeks.  Lovely!

EYES:  I start with my eyeliner and do somewhat of a winged look and then blend it a little with a matte brown shadow and then apply a little shimmery shadow on my eyelids with my crease brush.

LIPS:  I have never been much for lipsticks either or even lip liner.  I like to keep it natural and feminine.  I like a little tinted gloss or a slight pop of a natural tone.  I love this gloss and have used the color for years.

FINISH: I top it all off with a little MAC Skinfinish Powder and then spray a little setting spray on and I am out the door.

Have a wonderful Thursday!