Pleated Empire

                                       

  

All items can be found at Pleated Empire

Photos by Emmy Lowe Photo 

I had the most amazing time shooting for the Pleated Empire launch! Everyone involved was so talented & such a joy to work with. & can we talk about the clothes? AMAZING! Ladies, do yourselves a favor & go check them out! Today is also the last day to use the code DESTINY20 for 20% off your purchase! Xoxo 

Pine To My Apple

               
TOP (OLD- SIMILAR HERE, HERE, & HERE) | JEANS (SOLD- SIMILAR HERE & HERE) | HEADBAND C/O LEMONS AND LACE | SHOES | SUNGLASSES | WATCH | BRACELET C/O TAUDREY | GOLD NECKLACE C/O TAUDREY | SILVER NECKLACE | LIPSTICK (CANDY YUM-YUM)

TRUMAN’S OUTFIT: SHIRT | SHORTS | MOCCS C/O SWEET N SWAG 

GUYS- Truman is officially walking! It’s kind of hilarious watching such a little, tiny 10 month old human walk around. He’s still pretty clumsy but he’s getting pretty dang good at it… & fast, really fast. I am constantly chasing him around and picking up after him (we call him Tornado Tru because he literally destroys everything 😂). Even though he is a handful, I couldn’t imagine life without him- he’s my little best friend, the pine to my apple! 

As a mom, comfort is huge! There are so many ways to be comfy AND cute. My style doesn’t have to change just because I’m a mom. I am a big believer that when you get ready and put yourself together, you feel good. An outfit as simple as jeans and flip flops can be made so cute, it just depends on how you wear it (confidence is key) and put it together! Xoxo 

Boho Vest

            

VEST C/O BOHME (USE DESTINY15 FOR 15% OFF) | LEGGINGS (OLD – SIMILAR FOR UNDER $25) | SHOES C/O PLEATED EMPIRE (USE DESTINY20 FOR 20% OFF) | WATCH | NAME PLATE NECKLACE C/O TAUDREY | CIRCLE NECKLACE C/O TRULY CUSTOM | EARRINGS & CUFF C/O ROCKSBOX (USE destinyxoxo FOR YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE) | LIPSTICK (“REBEL”) 

I’m a huge fan of gorgeous details on clothing items, so when I saw this long romantic and unique vest… I had to have it! The crochet bodice, flutter sleeve, & fresh white color are the perfect combo. The vest really does speak for itself. I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit simple, so I paired it with a pair of liquid leggings and an open toe bootie. It’s lightweight, versatile, & I can’t wait to style it with some other looks. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Xoxo 

Simple Smokey Eye & Mauve Lip

MAC Eyeshadow in “All That Glitters”

MAC 287 Duo Fiber Eyeshadow Brush

MAC Eyeshadow in “Print”

MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush

MAC Eyeshadow for highlighting in “Phloof”

219 MAC Pencil Brush

NYC Liquid Eyeliner

Ardell Demi Wispies

DUO Eyelash Adhesive

Urban Decay Mascara

NYX Black Eyeliner Pencil 

NYX Lip Pencil in “Mauve”

NYX Lipstick in “Whipped Caviar”

Me & My Boyfriend… Jeans

              

TOP C/O PLEATED EMPIRE (USE DESTINY20 FOR 20% OFF UNTIL APRIL 30TH)| JEANS C/O BOHME (USE DESTINY15 FOR 15% OFF UNTIL MAY 4TH)| SHOES (LAST YEAR- SIMILAR HERE, HERE, & HERE) | WATCH | SUNGLASSES | PURSE C/O LOLOELLE BOUTIQUE | SMALL NECLACES C/O TAUDREY | LONGER NECKLACE C/O POPPYGEM | BANGLES | BRACELET C/O TAUDREY | LIPSTICK (VEGAS VOLT) | EXTENSIONS 

I absolutely adore these boyfriend jeans! They are perfect for dressing up or down. They give a relaxed look and feel, while this white blouse & bright heels dress them up a bit! They’re super comfy & even perfect for moms who have to chase littles around 😉 especially when wearing heels haha! But seriously- you need some boyfriends in your life! Xoxo 

Honey DIY – Gold Shelves

                  

I’m super excited to be sharing my first “Honey DIY” post! My husband and I will be sharing some fun projects that we have worked on together in hopes of giving you some fun DIY ideas. We have received many requests to share the details on our shelves so here it goes :) 

 When we first moved to Texas, I knew I wanted to change up my decor a bit. Knowing that where we are living at now is just a one year temporary home, we weren’t wanting to spend a lot of money. These shelves were on my list of must-haves after seeing them all over Pinterest! I’m obsessed with the gold color + they look SO nice and are such a statement piece for such an affordable price. All that is needed to achieve this look is the VITTSJÖ shelf from ikea & gold spray paint! We bought two of these shelf units and used three cans of spray paint on each of them. 

Now came the decorating part… I was convinced that I needed to go out and buy all new things to decorate my new, pretty, gold shelves with. My mom, who is AMAZING at all things design, was in town and totally styled my shelves for under $20 & mostly using things that I already had! I was amazed watching her put it all together. We used some of my pretty serveware, a couple of ikea plants, picture frames, books, Chatbooks (use code dthom607 to get your first book free when you subscribe), vases, a special Shinola watch box that Sid received when he got his new job, the poem my husband wrote when he proposed framed, a yummy candle, a few HomeGoods knick knacks, & called it good! 

I absolutely love how they turned out! I love that I can change it up and switch things in and out to create different looks. The best part about it was that I didn’t have to spend a lot at all to create two beautiful statement pieces for our temporary home. I hope this post was helpful in showing that you can totally use things you already have, mixed in with some new things, to make your space perfect! 


Pool Side With My Loves

 

                 FREE PEOPLE DRESS C/O D’ANNATA BOUTIQUE| SUNGLASSES | WEDGES (LAST YEAR- SIMILAR HERE, HERE, & HERE) | HAT (LAST YEAR- SIMILAR HERE, HERE, & HERE) | PHONE CASE

TRUMAN: SWIMSUIT C/O SWIMZIP

SID: SWIMSUIT | SUNGLASSES (ON SALE!) | HAT (LAST YEAR- SIMILAR)

 

The sun has finally come out & Houston weather has been ahhhmazing! We took full advantage of the weather & spent our FHE right… by the pool. If you follow me on Instagram {@dthompsy} & Snapchat{destinythompson} then I’m sure you saw! I had the best time with my little family. Truman is already a water babe & he could not get enough of it! We love watching him explore & learn new things everyday. He is seriously the most amazing blessing I could ever imagine! I’m incredibly thankful for my little family and shed a few grateful tears as I documented our fun filled evening tonight! I’m looking forward to many more of the same and wishing you all warmer weather & happy pool days ahead! XOXO

Rock On

            

SHIRT C/O SALT AND PEPPER TEES (USE CODE DT15 FOR 15% OFF) | SKIRT C/O WINDSOR (SIMILAR HERE AND HERE) | SHOES (SOLD OUT-SIMILAR HERE) |DAINTY NECLACES C/O TAUDREY | TURQUOISE NECKLACE (SIMILAR) | BANGLES | WATCH | BOMBSHELL EXTENSIONS

Happy Monday! So sad the weekend is over, but ready to get back to the grind. Hope you all had a fab weekend, we definitely did! P.S. Can you tell how much I love dressing up a simple t-shirt?! They are just SO easy to throw on and work with. I love this Salt and Pepper tee paired with this Windsor skirt (s0ld out, similar linked above) or even a pair of my fav jeans (here) and a tennis shoe (favs here & here). Seriously so versatile- I’m obsessed!

*Photos by Emily Peterson @e.m.peterson

Boho Vibes

            TOP C/O WINDSOR (SIMILAR HERE & HERE) | JEANS C/O WINDSOR (SIMILAR HERE & HERE) | WEDGES C/O LOLOELLE BOUTIQUE | LIPSTICK IN RUSSIAN RED | WATCH | BANGLES 

I am absolutely loving anything & everything boho right now- especially for festival season! This gorgeous top makes such a statement all in itself & can be styled so many fun ways. I styled it with my light washed jeans (similar here), my fav Ally wedges, a red lippy, & messy bun + called it a day! I love how effortless this look is, but yet SO eye catching. I received tons of compliments on this top so thought I’d better share the look! Unfortunately, this particular top is sold out, BUT I found this one and this one that are super similar and seriously, you can’t beat these prices!  I hope you all have an amazing weekend!! XOXO  

Ready Set Go Makeup Tutorial

This is my quick “Ready Set Go” makeup routine. It’s perfect for those days that you don’t have tons of time to get ready or just want to look natural, pretty, & put together! xoxo

Garnier B.B. Cream

MAC eyeshadow for brows in “Cork” 

NYX HD Concealer in “beige” 

MAC Studio Fix

N.Y.C. Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder, 724A All Over Bronze Glow

Maybelline Colossal Mascara

Baby Lips Lip Balm Hot Pink