10 Dresses to Wear this Easter

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Easter is this Sunday and with that comes the question of what to wear. Or, if you’re like me, the joy of knowing you can have chocolate again–come at me Thin Mints! 😉

However, finding a cute dress to wear on Easter is still definitely something that comes to mind. Lucky for me, I recently got a cute blush cap sleeve dress at a steal that will be perfect to wear once I get it back from the alterations (short people problems, am i right?).

Here’s to finding that perfect outfit!

-C

Lovin’ Right Now: Victoria Beckham for Target Collection

 

The Victoria Beckham for Target collection aims to please and it will surely accomplish do just that when it becomes available on April 9th. I mean, not only are the majority of pieces from the collection under $50 but it also offers fashionable pieces for those who are plus size (which is a rarity all on its own).

I personally am already coveting the collared black dress (it has rabbits on the collar–how cute!), the gingham peplum top, and the oversized daisy print peplum top.

What are some of y’all’s favorites?

-C

 

Images via Target

Multnomah Falls

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Multnomah Falls, located twenty to thirty minutes East of Portland, is definitely something worth seeing if you’re ever in the Portland area. Not only is it a great place for a photo-op but also just a cool place to start your exploration of the Columbia River Gorge.

When I went a few weeks ago, there was still some snow on the ground from the previous snowstorm and it just made it look even more majestic. Unfortunately, though, the snow and ice made it to where we couldn’t really explore on foot as much as I wanted to.

Happy Friday y’all!

-C

Pike Place Market

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To say that my trip up to the Northwest was much needed is an understatement. I am honestly so glad I was able to be up there for close to a week and not only explore Seattle but Portland and Eugene, aka my old stomping grounds, as well.

My first stop was Seattle and almost immediately after arriving I headed to Pike Place Market to check out the area and get some good fish n chips. I knew that this was a place I just had to go to and am glad it was my first place to explore, with being able to see the fishermen throw the fish, scope out all the vendors, and glance at (not touch) the infamous Gum Wall.

I also loved how friendly everyone was! While eating my fish n chips, the server even had me try some fruit from the vendor across the way and it was SOO good!

-C

Wednesday Want: Florence Cable Pullover

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Love love love the arm detailing on the sweater and the shorter length!! Not only does it look great for a shorter statured woman such as myself but I also love the punch of color.

Honestly, I see this being the perfect sweater for a chill night with friends while up in the NW.

-C

 

sweater via Free People

Name For You

 

I’m currently planning a trip back up to my second home–the Northwest–and “Name For You” is by far one of the highlights on the travel playlist that I am making for my trip.

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for The Shins, as they were my first ever concert. Their music is simply feel-good music, and I have truly never been in a bad mood while listening to them. This song echoes that feeling and is also just such a great song to have on while driving.

Needless to say, I honestly cannot wait to see what else they have in store for us and the March release of their new album “HEARTWORMS”.

-C

Lovin’ Right Now: Sweater Details

 

Sweaters like these, with the coolest details, make me wish that mild temperatures were more common where I live.

Honestly, one week it’s in the 30s and the next it’s in the high 70s. If there ever were a state to be known for it’s ridiculous weather, it’d have to be Texas.

-C

 

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Five Rosemary Based Recipes to Try This Weekend

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Rosemary Sea Salt Sweet Potato Rolls

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Rosemary and Garlic Roast Beef

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Lemon Rosemary Chicken

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Rosemary Butter Cookies

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Lemon Rosemary Salmon

Earlier this week I tried a recipe for some pork loin chops that I’ve had in the fridge for a couple of days that involved rosemary and was enthralled by the flavor it had. Now, I want anything and everything with rosemary. Truly.

And seeing as how I do have leftover rosemary, I am thinking that those rosemary butter cookies may just have to be baked this weekend so I can use my leftovers. Purely just so I can use those leftovers, of course. 😉

Happy Friday y’all! 

-C

 

City of Stars

I won’t lie to you–this song has been on repeat for a good while now. It is just such a beautiful, yet simple, piece of music that tends to have an old world feel to it, and I can’t get enough of it.

Though I’ve yet (keyword yet) to see La La Land, I can understand why this song and the movie itself have been nominated (and now received) so many awards.

-C

Lovin’ Right Now: Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

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Fate came in for me recently as right around the moment my favorite it! Cosmetics trio of eyeshadows started to become non-existent, Smashbox came out with their new Cover Shot eye palettes.

I LOVE the soft light and matte palettes. They’re perfect for my more minimalistic makeup approach and can easily be intensified with some fitting eyeliner. I also just prefer a softer eye during this time of year, as Houston weather never knows what it wants to do and ends up just driving my sinuses mad. And no one likes a smoky eye look ruined by watery eyes.

Happy Friday!

-C  

 

(Image via Smashbox website)