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Turquoise + White

 

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m going to be spending this Friday in a ridiculously stereotypical manner by making tacos and guacamole. Will also more than likely indulge in a Corona or a Pacifico as well because cheers to the weekend, am I right?

Also, I know I’ve posted about Jude Connally before but I am absolutely OBSESSED with the moisture wicking material she uses for her designs. For those who also live in an area where it gets quite warm and humid during the summer months, I highly recommend you check this line out as it is so breathable and easy to wear. This dress in particular is perfect for summer, with it’s turquoise and white (aka one of my favorite color combinations) and it’s halter-like style.

Have a great weekend!

-C

 

(Dress: Jude Connally; Heels: Donald Pliner (old, similar); Earrings: Knot Just Pearls) 

 

Photo by Amy Barker Richards

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Modern-day LBD | Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn

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“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” -A.H.

When the majority of the world thinks of Audrey Hepburn they picture LBDs and all the movies that she starred in. I do, too; however, I also picture her in the role she played as a mother, mentor, and humanitarian.

Growing up, I first came to recognize her as a role model not because of the grace she carried herself with or her movies but because of all the work she did outside of the film studio. First and foremost, I learned how Audrey Hepburn was such a caring individual with a really big heart who always felt the need to give to and help others.

So as much as I credit a lot of my style choices due to having her as a role model, I’d also like to think that she taught me lessons on how to be a generous and loving soul.

-C

 

Dress: Joseph Ribkoff; Shoes: Donald Pliner (currently on sale!); Clutch: Sondra Roberts

Mid-laugh photo shot by Amy Barker Richards

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One Down, Three to Go

 

I can’t believe a quarter of the year has already passed by! Growing up, I always had older people tell me: “oh just you wait until you’re older…time will start flying by!” I honestly never believed them when they would say that, and yet, here I am, wondering where the time went.

2017 has already treated me so well, though, that I won’t complain about how fast it seems to be going by. I was able to take a trip to Seattle and back to my second home of Oregon, spend time exploring new places in my area, and change up my casual wardrobe to represent a more post-grad life ( Side note: This has also resulted in a few more people now asking which college I recently graduated from instead of asking which high school. #shortpeopleproblems? haha).

Hope 2017 has been good to y’all as well! 

-C

P.S. I’ve started a new Instagram account solely for this blog, so follow me now @shortsweetandlovely to see more content! 

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Feels like Summer (Reader Update)

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Hello lovelies!

I know I’ve been quite hit and miss when it comes to posting since having gotten back from my trip to the Pacific Northwest and I apologize for that. Things have been crazy here, but I am currently trying to get back to some semblance of a normal schedule/routine.

Also, it’s really been feeling like summer here in the Houston area. I’ve already worn my white jeans multiple times and have even been able to get out the bikini as well. Crazy stuff–I know.

One brand I’ve come to love recently is Jude Connally and that is because of the saving grace of the moisture wicking material of many of her pieces (like the dress I am wearing above). If there’s one thing that annoys me, it’s when humidity gets my clothes to attack me and luckily that does not happen when you wear Jude Connally.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, y’all!

-C

 

(Dress: Jude Connally (sold out, similar); Wedges: Donald Pliner; Tote, Necklace, & Earrings: J Barton Clothiers)

Photos by Chelsea Chandler

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Blessington Farms

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I spent this past weekend pretending that Fall actually exists in my area by going out to a pumpkin patch west of Houston with one of my girlfriends, because it’s honestly a bit tough to live near the Gulf Coast and see photos of changing leaves galore all over the internet.

Amazingly enough, though, it actually didn’t start getting warm until about noon (lately it’ll be in the 80s come 9 am), so this little outing ended up being super enjoyable. Also, I picked out a real winner and have already started figuring out what I’m going to carve into her. Hint: it’s going to be a based off of a *magical* series that really impacted my childhood and teen years…and still impacts me today haha

Oh! Also, since having gone out to said pumpkin patch there has been talk of not just one but two cool fronts to come our way down here in the Houston area. Eeeek! I’m so excited for *real* fall weather to come.

Happy Fall! 

-C

 

P.S. Sorry for the iPhone quality photos–I somehow forgot my Nikon at home! :O

 

Outfit Details: Loft Jeans, Teenplo top, Doc Marten Chelsea boots, Target Earrings, Essie Chincilly nail polish and Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses

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Current Weekend Wear Faves

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I never really gave baby doll dresses a thought before I saw this one online and I’m so glad I finally tried one on. They’re honestly one of the most comfortable things you could wear and being a dress, easy to put on. As it’s starting to get sunnier out now all I have to do is throw on my favorite jacket without having to also put tights or leggings on–yay for early spring!

-C

(Dress: American Apparel; Jacket: By Corpus; Purse: H&M; Sunnies: Ray Ban; Nails: Bikini So Teeny by Essie)

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Under Cut

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I took a major risk over this past weekend by telling my hair stylist to put a razor to just about half of my hair while leaving the other portion slightly long. As crazy to some it may look, I feel so amazing having done it. Yes, some do say I’m brave and that I’m lucky to have a face suited for very short hair (compliments like that make me blush like no other). What is the most interesting result from this change has to be the more risks I’ve been willing to take with my outfits and how I’m exuding more confidence than I have been lately.

Listen, I don’t recommend this type of haircut to everybody out there. If you have been thinking of taking a major risk lately, though, I totally encourage you to just jump. You never know what will be the result until you do it.

Also, can I just mention how gorgeous it was this past Saturday? Thank you Oregon for your amazing terrain, it is much appreciated!

-C

(Outfit–> Tartan button up: MINK PINK; Patterned leggings: Target; Boots: Dr. Marten’s; Jacket: By Corpus; Bag: Coach (old); Sunglasses: Ray Ban)