Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Me, Kellyann, and The Style Six

As soon as I saw my beautiful friend, Kellyann, wearing this taupe poncho last week, I was inspired to pull off a similar look. I remembered that I had a taupe poncho, too, and I hadn't worn it in a few seasons. 
Poncho + Snake Print Booties + Boho Hat
I was on a mission to find the poncho and pull out my new snake skin booties. So I am beyond happy today to be #twinning with one of my favorite peeps and truest friends. And just so you know, Kellyann showed us her senior picture in her high school yearbook and she had some awesome 80's hair, too! 
I have a confession.  I bought this poncho about four years ago in a gas station and I am not ashamed. If Big Mama, aka. Melanie Shankle can buy a coat from a car wash, then I can certainly buy a poncho (and a Living On A Prayer t-shirt!) from a local gas station!
My poncho is a little different than the one Kellyann featured. It looks a little boxy, but it's really not. Instead, it drapes beautifully on both sides, but it is a little shorter in the middle. Wearing it slightly off the shoulder is my favorite, but of course it would be frowned upon at the Mother Ship.  I normally wear a thin tee under it for work. Such a fun piece to wear wherever, so thank you, Kellyann for reminding me that all I need to do is look in my closet a little more closely. 

A photographer friend is doing some family photos of us this weekend (more on that in another post, but can you believe it??) and she told me that October is the new June for fall weddings. Did you see that there were at least TWO wedding posts on our Style Six linkup last week? My favorite for the week goes to Jill at Stylish At Sixty, who just recently celebrated the wedding of her daughter in London. You MUST hop over and see the beautiful pictures! 
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Be sure to catch my post from Monday where I shared all about our first day in Texas as the Style Six.  So much fun!  And be sure to check out Andrea and Lisa's recap posts of Waco, too.  I had so much fun reading their versions and reliving some special memories with the Girls! 

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Lisa from Coast to Coast

Andrea from Living in Cloud Nine

Shelly from The Queen In Between

Laura from The Horton Family

Kellyann from This Blonde’s Shopping Bag

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Walking in Waco

A few weeks ago, Kellyann, Shelly, Lisa, Andrea, Chrissy, and myself met up in Austin for some MUCH needed girl time. If you're new here, you may not know that last year we all met up for the very first time in Nashville and had so much fun that we absolutely KNEW that we wanted to do it again. AND...we may or may NOT have already decided on a 2020 destination, but I'm not telling. Shhh!

On Friday, we got up early and drove about two hours from Austin to Waco to say, Hello, to the Silos of Magnolia. None of us had been before, except for our fearless chauffeur Shelly, who is a Texas girl herself.
This was one of the very first pictures that we took that day and it's my favorite. Unfortunately, Chrissy wasn't able to join us until the next day and we missed her oh-so much. I would also like to mention that it was rather cool and brisk that morning, but of course, the temps warmed up throughout the day. Just look at that blue Texas sky!
We shopped, oohed and ahhed, ate lunch from food trucks, and were blessed with the shortest line evah to get cupcakes! (I forgot to mention that we actually began our day at Magnolia Table with Joanna's WONDERFUL homemade biscuits with strawberry butter and pumpkin butter. One of us may have eaten the remainder of the pumpkin butter with a knife, but I'll never tell. 

We all felt like the highlight of our day was the Waco Tour with our guides, Ben 
and Dom. They made the tour so interesting and fun! We laughed so hard and I still have the song, "Running Bear" stuck in my head. We met, Jimmy Don, from Fixer Upper, got all the insider info on Chip and Joanna, toured the Baylor campus (Beautiful!), saw several homes that were revealed on the show, and simply fell in love with Waco. All of us highly recommend Waco Tours! 
We headed "home" to Austin, made a stop at Buc-ee's, where a certain person went a little crazy over a BEAVER, of all things! Lots of laughs at the infamous Texas gas station. Next, it was a trip to HEB, another first for me and some of the other girls.  I've heard so many bloggers mention the grocery store, but to finally step into one was fun. We all grabbed our favorite wine and fixings for a charcuterie board back at the cabin. All I can say is that the six of us make a mean charcuterie board! Andrea introduced us to fig preserves with a certain cheese (that for the life of me, I can't remember right now!) and it was absolutely delicious! 

Such an amazing day! Waco, you were wonderful!

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Style Six Goes To Austin

Hello Lovely Friends! 

The Girls and I are just getting back from Austin after a fabulous long weekend in the great state of Texas! "Everything's bigger in Texas" rings so true because we had a rather LARGE time and I promise to share all the deets in the next few weeks. So many wonderful memories and the pictures to prove it, so as soon as I can pull myself away from the basketball court, I promise to tell you all about it!
So while I'm surviving FIVE days of junior varsity and varsity basketball games this week, AND making plans for the Bama v. LSWho game on Saturday, I hope you'll take the time to visit the girls' blogs and link up with us today. We welcome any beauty or fashion post and would love for you to join us! 

Y'all have a wonderful week! 

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

What's Up Wednesday With The Style Six

Where has October gone? Seriously, POOF! It's one of my favorite months of the year and I look forward to it beginning July 5th! And now?

I promise you're in the right place if you're wanting to link up with the Style Six today!  Just a little recap of what we've been up to this month, also!
What's Up Wednesday Graphic
What We're Eating This Week || I took cheesy chicken spaghetti (not in the crock pot), green beans, garlic bread, and THIS yummy dessert to friends of ours that recently had a baby. It was the first time I had made that version of Oreo Pie and now Wayne and Alise are waiting with bated breath for me to make them one! I made this pumpkin charcuterie board one Saturday to share with friends that came over to watch football. I think the cheetos were gone before the cheese and crackers! Ha! These yummy Lettuce Wraps are on the menu this week!
What I'm Reminiscing About || Smocked dresses and big bows. I cannot lie!
What We've Been Up To|| Homecoming and Basketball. That is all. 
When I watch her on the court, it's so hard to believe this is the same little girl in the picture from ten years ago. Never, ever did I think I would be the mom of a basketball player, who as a freshman, is starting the Varsity team. Her Coach is TOUGH, but Alise encourages her team mates and even after taking a hard L, she gets right back on the court and does it again. If she can just keep her fouling under control! Ha!

What I'm Listening To || I absolutely LOVE listening to this guy's sermons.

What I'm Reading/Watching || Getting caught up on this season of This Is Us. Finished another book, but it was just okay to me. Too hyped. 
This Tender Land: A Novel by [Krueger, William Kent]
What I'm Wearing || My best friend gave me the softest lilac sweatshirt this past weekend and it was the perfect Saturday for it! I absolutely love it! This week for The Style Six, I'm sharing two of my favorite posts so far this fall. You can click on the link under each picture to read about that week's style.
What else is new || There may have been a pumpkin carving party with Alise and her friends a few weekends ago. We left Alise's pumpkin in the house, came home from a basketball game a few days later, and noticed that the pumpkin was molding! Yuck! But the kids had fun so that's all that matters, right?
My pick of the week goes to Karen at Lady in Violet. I had the hardest time trying to save a picture of Karen's look, so you'll just have to visit her blog HERE and check it out for yourself. I'm a sucker for royal blue and I love how she styled it with the gray leather leggings. Thanks for linking up with the Style Six, Karen!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Style Six ~ Mustard Wide Leg Pants

In September, I shared some Fall trends and I included the tie waisted paper bag pants as one of my favorites for the season (I loved them in the Spring, too!). The truth is, I had just bought these wide leg pants from Walmart when I wrote that post and so today I'm showing you how I styled them. And if my old high school friends see my post today, they are going to give me a hard time for wearing our rival's school colors! That was a BIG no-no back in the 80's and 90's. #foreverouachita

So when I decided to wear these to church this past Sunday, Wayne popped off, "So are you wearing French's or Dijon?" I took that as a sarcastic comment that he liked my mustard pants. When I walked through the door of my Life Group, my dear friend and teacher said, "Oh, Laura! Mustard was all the rage overseas! I mean, it was everywhere!" She had just gotten back from a European cruise with her sister. So I am here to share the news that mustard is IN for Fall!
I'll be honest. It's taken me a while to jump on the mustard wagon. It's not a color that I felt was in my color wheel, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new. Now, I am 5'3" so these pants are definitely not cropped on me. They come right to my ankles which is such a fun length for shorter girls like me I think. The ruffles and bow give the cargo a softer look and they do not wrinkle nearly like I thought they would. The gingham blouse is also a Walmart find from this Spring. I guess I'm just a Fall ad for Walmart today!
My pic of the week goes to Ashley at Le Stylo Rouge.  She had the perfect summer to fall transition look with a midi-length slip dress and olive chunky sweater. We're not quite ready for sweaters here in Louisiana, but Ashley has me dreaming about the days to come! 
Layer a Sweater over that Slip Dress. | LSR
Thank you so much for all your comments and emails about my HOCO 2019 post last week. I think I can finally say that I've made a full recovery from all the excitement and running. My girl definitely made some sweet memories that night!

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WELCOME TO OUR WEEKLY 
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Kellyann from This Blonde’s Shopping Bag

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