Since living in Dallas, I’ve made it a tradition to visit the infamous State Fair of Texas every year. Unlike most states, the state of Texas actually grants a day to its students to attend the fair. Instead of labeling this day, Columbus Day, they call it, Fair Day.
The Dallas State fair is more than your average fair. It’s a bit more unique and has been ranked as one of the top five in the nation. The number one reason why it’s one of the greatest… It’s massive size! After all, everything is indeed bigger in Texas! It’s also known for its colossal 212 foot Texas Star Ferris Wheel that sets a record of being the tallest in North America. And what about the famous Tex? Tex is the friendly and gigantic inflatable man that towers the heart of the fair. In his southern accent, he makes announcements and greets each guest with open arms. Finally, the best part of all– the fried food. The variety of food is almost sickening–they’ve got everything from fried butter (my personal fav) to chicken fried lobster.
If you ever stop in Dallas in the fall, please make sure you visit the fair! Wear your best walking shoes, be prepared for the breathtaking view, and make some room in your stomach because it’s going to get full quick!
I love these colorful umbrellas! Selfie with the hubs towering 212 feet above ground! If you look closely, you can see the city behind us. The hubs chowing down on fried cookie dough. Fried Reeces Peanut Butter Cup with ice cream. The 2013 award winning Golden Fried Millionaire Pie! It was amazing by the way. A little wine… Taytee Bear rockin’ her stripes and Gingham! Enjoying the scenery.Wearing my jacket across my chest like seen here, see similar distressed jacket here. Enjoying wine on a patio covered by beautiful umbrellas.
Hoping you found your inner child by being judgmental free… Yes, it’s tough, but you feel so much better about yourself at the end of the day.
This week we are going to try something that I’ve already been practicing with my middle school students, and it’s amazing. We’ve been reading a book called, The Positive Dog, written by Jon Gordon. One of Gordon’s philosophies is to turn your complaints into gratitude–and let me tell you now, this is so powerful. Simply take something you’re complaining about, and find a way to turn it into being thankful. For example, I often complain about choreographing–it’s literally something that I dread, but often have to do. I then stop my complaining, and think to myself just how fortunate I am to even have my limbs, or even a brain that is capable of creating. So this week’s challenge is that simple; take your complaints and turn them into gratitude.
They’ve made appearances all over my social media, and I’ve been anticipating their arrival for quite sometime now—they are the infamous J. Crew exclusive gold New Balance tennis shoes. This iconic 620 tennis shoe was at first only available in Japan, and for men! Recently it’s been sized down and offered by J Crew in different color combos. This mesh, mixed with suede, gold combo is perfection!
I’m honestly loving this whole tennis shoe equals high fashion trend. And to the person who started this whole thing, thank you so much! I’m also guessing you’re a mom???
Tennis shoes are literally changing the game… they call it street fashion. With street wear—it seems like anything goes really. You can mix dressy pieces with casual wear, and totally make a statement. With this look, you can definitely prioritize comfort; and as a mom, I am definitely all about being comfortable and stylish.
Today, I’m all about that gold. Gold for my new kicks and oversized women’s watch, gold’ish for the knit sweater, and golden, for the best accessory yet–my golden retriever Charlee. Earlier this week I featured my fringe cardigan with my twinsie Bella. Charlee got a bit jealous, so I just had to let this handsome model shine.
Today’s #ootd is super chic, comfy, and street. As you can see, I’m rockin’ an ankle length black pencil skirt–who’d ever think you can wear this with tennis shoes? I’m also trying to change the game a bit with my jean jacket. Rather than wrapping my jacket around my waist, I’ve tied it across my chest (diagonally) for a slight twist of style. As for my second look, I’ve taken a yellow sheer oxford button up and paired it with the same look. Either way, it’s street chic and best of all, it’s super comfy.
Take a risk with your look this fall! And when you try it out, tag me, @snafierce on IG or Twitter.
No, I promise I’m not into the whole Kim Kardashian bootie trend–I’m talkin’ ankle boots! I have always been obsessed with boots–which is why fall and winter are my favorite seasons. I’m not sure what it is about them, but I honestly feel just a little bit more comfortable and chic in a full covered boot.
I have finally found my one stop shoe shop–Lulu*s. Lulus.com is an affiliate of mine that has such an amazing collection of shoes. I used to hate shopping for shoes because I had to look everywhere to get the look I wanted. Now I have one source that is guaranteed to have everything I need. I can literally find shoes for every occasion and at every price range.
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Believe it or not, I found this super glamorous cardigan at my ultimate favorite store, Forever 21. When I found this fringed knit open cardigan, I immediately thought of my precious puppy Bella. Bella, like myself, is in desperate need of a haircut. I absolutely adore her rounded out and fluffy little body so much that I just can’t bring myself to get her groomed. When she’s groomed, I barely recognize her–therefore, I often procrastinate.
Today, Bella and I are stepping out in our wildest of coats–completely ungroomed. Today, I’m fringing with my twinsie!
To really show off this gorgeous cardigan, I pulled back my hair. It would almost be like
wearing fringe on fringe if I wore my hair down. Next, I wore a simple beige tank top beneath the cardigan so I wouldn’t take away or distract from the cardigan. To continue with the glamour theme, I paired these tops with a simple pair of leather shorts. I then slipped on simple nude heels to give an overall clean look. Finally, I made a bold statement with a simple choker necklace, also from Forever 21.
For a more toned down look, I replaced my leather shorts for my all time favorite denim– my bleached and distressed Paper Denim Cloth jeans. I’ve had these bad boys since my junior year in college–and they wont be going anywhere anytime soon.
Let me know what you think about my look… And oh yeah, happy fringing!