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A few weeks ago, I got invited to an social influencer event in Nashville for Erin Condren! That’s actually me next to Erin in the featured picture. There was a chance to check out EC’s line of home products. My favorite was the acrylic trays with swappable inserts to change out the tray design. So functional! I also got to network with some cool Nashville bloggers.
Back to the planners. I used an Erin Condren LifePlanner™ last year when I was transitioning from being unemployed into being a boss babe. I love how the covers are customizable, interchangeable, and durable. You can also choose layouts, color schemes, and so many of the little details. I got a white marble cover with my name in beautiful rose gold foil. They actually sent me mine with a rose gold coil as well! I have to be able to plan out my days hourly, and have a to-do list daily. It helps me stay on top of my 9-to-whenever job and my blogging side-hustle.
Erin Condren is giving a 15% discount to all my followers! WOO! All you have to do is enter code “GETSOCIAL15” at checkout. The code expires 7/31/17 and cannot be combined with other offers.
This post is sponsored by Erin Condren.
Hello Fearless People!
A few weeks ago my husband asked me what I thought of wooden watches. I definitely thought they were cool, but I wasn’t sure if I would rock them.
Fast forward to later that same week, JORD wood watches approached me about doing a collaboration with them. They offered a watch for not me, but the special man in my life. I guess he spoke it out into the universe and made it happen.
He may have gotten the actual watch, but of course I was the one to pick it out for him. I wanted something versatile, while still maintaining a unique style. The Dover watch in Olive and Acacia (here) ended up being the watch I went with. I was surprised with the quality of the watch itself when I received it. Its has beautiful medium-deep links with lighter contrast inserts. The watch face is a light gunmetal with silver numbers and a pop of color with the turquoise second hand. It breaks up the monotone face and adds a little whimsy (an adjective I would not necessarily relate to Mr. FV). My ABSOLUTE favorite part of the watch is that you can see the watch mechanisms on both the front and the back. Clearly the engineer in me loves to see the little gears move.
For styling this look: It’s quite warm here, so we went with a light-weight chambray button down and grey slacks. To add high contrast those textile colors, we matched the belt and shoes to the watch. I would love to pair this with black slacks and a burgundy printed shirt.
Over all, the watch definitely has a more formal feel which is usually Mr. FV’s style anyways!
Take a look at the watch and styling below.
Now, its your turn! I’ve partnered with JORD to give one of my lucky readers $100 towards a watch for themselves! Just pick out your favorite watch (I’m in love with the Frankie in Ebony and Gold myself), click here, and fill out your name and email on the page to enter. Every person who enters will receive a code worth $25 once the contest ends!
The giveaway will close 04/23/2017 at 11:59pm. Both the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on 06/30/2017.
Luxury Wooden Watch
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I’ve neglected my blog for my ever-growing IG account, but no more! I’ll be attempting to maintain it more regularly with weekly posts to start.
I have so many cool collaborations and partnerships that are coming up that I can’t wait to share with you guys.
To kick off this relaunch, I’m hosting a giveaway with some fellow bloggers! You can win an iPhone, a MacBook Air or $900 cash… YOUR CHOICE!
The giveaway opens at 1PM EST 4/9 and closes at 1PM EST on 4/14
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As soon as I saw this vintage satin starter jacket on eBay, I fell in love. I love this jacket almost as much as I love Sam… There aren’t many vintage Texas Tech pieces that I’ve found.
It make me feel edgy, especially with the ankle boots and distressed jeans. I paired it with black sunglasses and a black and white stripe button-down to keep it in the same color family. I wanted the jacket to be the statement piece of the whole look.
What vintage style do you love to wear in a modern and updated way?
Anyone that knows Sam and I, knows that we’re almost opposite in every way. I’m more bubbly and adventurous. He tends to be more reserved and calm. We both value family, hospitality, and details.
When we lived in our apartment for 2 years, we found our common style. Modern, sophisticated, highly-curated. When we found our dream house, we were excited about the new challenge.
We aren’t dining room people. So we decided to do something different, turn our dining room into a social room. The walls were a silvered sage color with cream trim and wainscoting. In short, not anything we would ever pick on our own in a million years.
It took some convincing (mostly me trying to convince Sam) but we ended up going with bold navy (Sherwin Williams Naval) and a soft white trim. I personally think the results are stunning.
Its a definite improvement on the prior shades, and its a refreshing contrast from the various shades of grey that we have everywhere else. Paired with the soft cream sofas and faux coyote fur throw we brought over from the apartment, it’s perfectly us. Still on the hunt for the perfect wall art, and we are planning on slowly upgrading the lighting fixture, lamps, and the dark wood tables to suit our visions, but it still ties nicely with the room updates.
What do you guys think? Is there a bold color you’d try (or have tried) in a room?
The temperatures are falling fast and what better way to bundle up with a sweater? Below are a few versatile options, great for layering or however you want to wear them!
Sorry for not posting on Friday, I was out exploring the gorgeous Palo Duro Canyon in Texas.
I went to the K-State v. Texas Tech game this past Saturday and I had so much fun. It was also Mr.’s first time in Lubbock and his first home game (he never went when he was at his school.), and I also had some friends in town for the game too!
As always the weather in Lubbock is bipolar and as typical for the South, gameday outfits include fashionably wearing team colors. I wore a loose red and dark navy plaid shirt (in my defense it looked black in the store) with black skinny jeans and ankle boots, topped with a medium-taupe short fur vest. I accessorized with a small black crossbody wallet, my Dallas coordinates bar necklace and some antique-gold, art deco stud earrings. I also had my black semi-rimless/clubmaster sunglasses.
Shirt : Romeo & Juliet Couture [Francesca’s] (similar) | Jeans: Wet Seal (similar) | Boots: Aldo (similar) | Vest: Banana Republic (similar) | Sunglasses: J.Crew Factory (similar) | Necklace: BaubleBar (here) | Earrings: Forever 21 (similar) | Crossbody: Kohl’s (similar)
My midterms are finished which explains my weeklong hiatus but, I’m alive and well. Back to blogging!
Here are a few key pieces I added to my closet last month.
Floppy Felt Hat (Banana Republic)
I love this hat but I waited for it to go on sale topped with promo codes and my BR card rewards. I’m so excited to pair it with my grey exploded-plaid blanket scarf.
Basic Turtle-neck Tee (GAP)
It’s the perfect addition for layering and just casually wearing with jeans. I bought it in grey and black, but I’m looking for a striped one to add to my collection.
Chunky Low-Heeled Boot (Charlotte Russe)
I love ankle boots, but all the ones I have are medium-heel, and I wanted something a little more casual. I love this boot, and can’t wait to wear it to a football game this weekend!
A few Saturdays, ago Mr. surprised me with a day trip to Nashville! We were already out getting breakfast, and after eating (WAFFLES. NOM), we rounded up one of our cousins and made the trek westward. I didn’t have time to change, but I really didn’t need to. These boots were comfortable the whole trip, and we did a whole lot of walking! (Insert “made for walking” cliche). Read on to see the outfit and makeup details!
Most people haven’t heard of mother-of-pearl’s first cousin abalone. They both come from the inside lining of sea shells. Unlike mother of pearl’s milky base which reflects pastels, abalone has a deep brown base that shows smokey shades.
Abalone accessories are great for summer with it’s turquoise and island feel but perfect for fall with it’s emerald and deep purple hints. It goes with a variety of different styles and comes in so many different pieces! Take a look at what I’m loving: