Keeping It Cool 

  
    
 SKIRT | TOP | BEADED NECKLACE | GOLD NECKLACE  | WATCH (USE CODE DTHOMPSY FOR $10 OFF A WATCH) | BANGLES

First things first- how cool is this wall we found in downtown Houston?! We’ve been going exploring around our new town every weekend & find awesome stuff each time. We are starting to really get into our routine here and are loving our little life here. 

Now let’s talk about this skirt + tee combo! Since it’s still SO freaking hot, I love wearing easy, breezy skirts or dresses. I absolutely LOVE this one, especially because you can easily dress it up or down. I paired it with my fav simple white tee(seriously the best and on SALE now so I & just ordered a few others in some different colors)! It was the perfect easy outfit to go out exploring with my family & it kept me cool & put together. I hope you are all having a wonderful and cool week! Xxx

Hair Shots

   
    
    
  
HAIR SHOTS C/O | LULULEMON TANK (SOLD- SIMILAR HERE) | BOMBSHELL EXTENSIONS | TAUDREY “DESTINY” NECKLACE | LIPSTICK (ON SALE NOW!) 

I am a total product junkie & absolutely love to try out new products! I was delighted to be able to try out Hair Shots and guys, guess what?! I absolutely LOVED them! So I’m guessing you’re wondering.. “What are hair shots?!” Hair Shots were created by a woman named Amy Lance who was inspired to create something in which would keep hair smelling good & fresh! Hair Shots are perfume fragrances which are heat activated. This means that as you are active, the scent intensifies. Ummm, hello #GENIUS !!! I am always on the look out for products that keep my hair fresh and clean feeling AND smelling delightful. Not only am I very active, but I also live in Houston where it is hot and suuuuper humid. I’ve tested these out for two weeks now because I really wanted to give my honest opinion on them and see how they worked for me and they are now officially on my list of must-haves! 

Hair Shots come in 9 amazing scents. My personal favorites are cotton candy & coconut mango- they smell SO divine! I also love that I can choose a scent to match my mood. If I’m not feeling fruity or sweet, something like Bamboo or Asian Green are a nice change. After getting out of the shower, I spray in my normal leave in conditioners + three sprays of a Hair Shots scent and then let it air dry. I also spray a few times on my dry hair before the gym or going out. I was so impressed with how well these babies work! The scents are so yummy- not overwhelming, but strong enough to give your locks a fresh delightful scent. Hair Shots are now definitely a staple in my beauty cabinet/gym bag and I’m so extremely happy I was able to test it out and share the great news with you! This product is growing popularity fast and has been featured in many of my favorite magazines like: SHAPE, US WEEKLY, & FITNESS ! I highly recommend that you try this product out, so that you can have delicious smelling hair all the time too! Cheers to Head Shots and amazing smelling hair!! Xoxo

My Day With Tru

  
    
      

   

   
    
   
KIMONO C/O Fash Foward Boutique | JEANS & WEDGES FROM LOLOELLE BOUTIQUE | GOLD “DESTINY” NECKLACE FROM TAUDREY | BROWN NECKLACE ALEXANDRA GIOIA | BOMBSHELL EXTENSIONS 

Days like today make me realize how truly blessed I am! I have the best job in the world- being a mama to the sweetest soul. Truman is the best baby and I could not be luckier! He is always on the go and such a busy boy, but today was different. He is teething and the only thing that made him happy was cuddling with me all day. He literally did not want to leave my side and was totally happy & content just sitting with me, occasionally holding my hand. It was heart melting and I couldn’t help but just feel completely happy. My heart is so full today! I love this boy so much and thank my Heavenly Father every day for sending me the sweetest blessing. When Sid got home from work, we ran a couple of errands & ended the night at the park. Truman loves the park and leaves exhausted, ready for a bath + bed! Sometimes the simplest days make for the best ones… I was able to truly enjoy and take in every moment with my son and it was the best ever. I love you Tru babe! 

Líllé Baby


  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Líllé Baby Carriers | Black Tee (on sale & I bought it in a few different colors- order up a size for oversized look!)| Shorts (Sold- similar here)| Sunglasses | Sandals | Lipstick (Candy Yum Yum) | TAUDREY “Destiny” Necklace ) |Truman’s Hat c/o George Hats | Gold hand chain 

Last weekend we decided to go somewhere we hadn’t been to in Houston! We visited The Biscuit Paint Wall and it was so fun! Truman was LOVING all the colors. He also couldn’t help himself and flirted with all of the girls there taking pictures 😉 it was pretty hilarious!

We also had the chance to try out these Líllé Baby carriers! We had been looking for a better carrier and these are seriously so awesome! Truman was soo comfortable AND so were we. The wide and padded shoulder straps and waist belt help distribute the baby’s weight evenly, making it super comfortable to carry.  I also love the Líllé Baby COMPLETE carrier because it can be used 6 different ways to carry your baby safely and it grows with your baby. These carriers can be used from 7-45 lbs. I am also LOVING their new embossed collection and am obsessed with this  fun citrus color. It’s seriously such a pretty carrier and so easy to use, which is a MUST! I definitely recommend these carriers and wish I would have found them sooner. Also, how attractive are babywearing dads?! I am obsessed.

After exploring and driving around, we decided to try a new place to eat! Niko Niko’s was SO GOOD guys! If you are in the area, definitely try it. It is a new fav of ours for sure! It was even #TrumanApproved :) Hope you are all having a great week. Thanks for reading! Xo

modbod

   
  
  
  
  
    
  
    
 

TOPS C/O MODBOD | ZARA FLORAL JEANS – SOLD (SIMIALR HERE FOR UNDER $40) | FLORAL KIMONO C/O PlEIONE | HAT C/O WINDSOR | J BRAND JEANS – SOLD (SIMILAR HERE)| BLACK SHORTS | SUNGLASSSS C/O ZERO UV | BANGLES | 

Hellllo friends! Okay so today I am SUPER excited to share three different looks that I put together while wearing modbod tops! If you are not familiar with modbod, they are a company that carries tons of different items, but I think they are most known for their amazing basic tops, although they have come a long way from just basic tops!!! Anyways, these tops are a must in my life and have been for quite some time. I love being modest in my day to day wear, but of course still want to look cute and stylish and these tops make me feel extremely feminine without compromising my style and integrity. I wear these tops often in so many different ways. They can easily be worn to layer and just as easily be worn alone! They are super comfy and stretchy and come in so many different styles and colors. I typically go for the modbod signature cap sleeve (like the coral one I’m wearing in the pictures- such a gorg color and perfect for summer, right?!), but decided to also try the basic v tee (the white tee pictured above) and Signature Rev Scoop Neck tee (the blue one pictured above) and loved those tops just as much! I seriously fell IN LOVE with the blue top I am wearing in the pictures! The fit and color were just too good. And the sleeve…absolutely perfect! I’m thrilled that I ventured out and tried out this sleeve length! These modbod tops are so flattering for all body types. They run true to size, so keep this in mind when you go to order, although the v tee runs a little bit big (which is fine for me because I LOVE the slightly oversized look at times, too!). These “basic” tops are not your basic tops at all. They are a MUST staple in my wardrobe that I can style countless ways all year long. What more can a girl ask for?? Happy shopping, loves! 

                                   Xoxo,

                                  Destiny 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Beauty Favorites

As I’m sure most of my readers know, I am a total beauty junky and have a serious passion for taking care of my skin. I absolutely LOVE trying out new products, but I definitely have my favorites that I will ALWAYS use. A few of my beauty favs are actually on sale right now at Nordstrom, so I HAD to share them with you + some items that I ordered and can’t wait to try. I will be sharing my full skin care routine soon, but for now here’s a sneak peak of some of the products I use and recommend:

1. Clarisonic Mia 2: I never go a day without using my Clarisonic! I absolutely love it. My skin always feels so clean and smooth after using it. It is seriously my favorite step when getting ready for bed because I love how amazing it leaves my skin feeling. I honestly feel like it is a MUST have and I could not live without it! PLUS.. this one is floral and SOOO dang cute.

2. MAC “Look In A Box”: I don’t feel like my look is complete without some lipstick! I absolutely love this MAC set that creates a fuchsia statement lip. “Flat Out Fabulous” is one of my favorite lipstick colors so this set is definitely a #winner. Like seriously, I got SUPER excited when I saw this set!!!

3. PMD: I am a HUGE fan of PMD. It’s a personal microdermabrasion device and it seriously works wonders. I love mine & use it once a week, every week. I love how it exfoliates and removes dead skin, leaving me with bright and healthy skin! I literally feel like my face “glows” after I use it.

4. GLAMGLOW Set: This set includes three different GLAMGLOW products! I’ve only tried the THIRSTYMUD hydrating treatment & I absolutely love it! You can actually leave that one on over night for extra hydration, which I thought was so great. The other two products are YOUTHMUD & BRIGHTMUD and I’m dying to try them both! Have you guys tried them? If so, what did you think of them?!

5. Kate Somerville “Age Arrest” Anti-aging Duo: I’ve been using this stuff for over a year now and I’m totally obsessed. I LOVE Kate Somerville products! I know I am still so young, but I believe it’s never too early to start preventing wrinkles. This anti-wrinkle cream is the best..ever. It is the perfect consistency. It leaves my skin feeling super hydrated, but yet never oily. I only use this cream at night and by the morning my skin feels amazing!

6. NARS Cheek Palette: I really really love NARS blushes and bronzers! I’m dying to get this perfect combination palette in because I love that it includes two gorgeous blushes, a bronzer, and a highlighting blush. The colors look amazing and I can’t wait to play around with it!

7. Voluspa Trio: Who doesn’t love candles?! I LOVE Voluspa candles and have one burning in my room as I type! They always smell so good and fresh. These trio sets are an incredible deal and the perfect opportunity to try these candles out, if you haven’t already. There are a few different yummy scents on sale now so stock up because it’s always a good thing to have extra candles stocked up…and at this price you can’t pass it up! These darling candle sets would also make fab gifts!

So there you have it!!! My favs and must tries ALLLL on sale NOW at Nordstrom for the Early Access card holders and for those who aren’t, mark your calendars and get on it QUICK for when the sale opens to all on July 17th!!!

xoxo
Destiny

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I am SO excited about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale… basically the BEST sale of the year! Although I am sitting inside with the AC blasting in this Texas heat, I can’t help but totally crave fall now. This sale is the best because it’s not just items that have been picked over, but items that are currently on trend! It’s the best time to get great deals on amazing designer pieces, that will have you totally fall ready!

The sale is now open to Nordstrom cardholders to shop until the 16th! If you are not a cardholder, you can shop the sale starting the 17th. I will be sharing some of my favorite picks throughout the next few weeks… but for now, here are some of my MUST HAVE favorites! Let me know what some of your favorite picks from the #NSale are. Happy shopping, babes!

MICHAEL KORS WATCH: HERE | NARS PALETTE: HERE | VEST: HERE (ALSO LOVE THIS ONE: HERE)| PHONE CASE: HERE | KENDRA SCOTT NECKLACE: HERE | LEOPARD HEELS: HERE | QUILTED BLACK BAG: HERE | CLARISONIC: HERE | SUNGLASSES: HERE | RAG & BONE JEANS: HERE

Musana

   
    
    
    
   
I am so excited to share this fun collab with Musana. Musana is a social enterprise brand that sells jewelry made by women in Uganda. I knew I HAD to share about this awesome company. I absolutely love the cause and how they are employing women, so that they can support their families. SO amazing. You can read more about the company here

Their products are made with upcycled cow horn and locally-sourced clay…so cool, right?! They have some gorgeous and fun new pieces for summer that I just adore! I especially fell in love with the pieces I’m wearing in these pictures – the Jinja necklace & Coastal bracelet, both in pink.  They are beautiful pieces that can be paired with so many different looks. I love how they add a simple pop of color to any outfit. I also just have to mention the GORGEOUS packaging that is shown in my first picture… Like I didn’t want to open because it’s THAT pretty. I also really like how Musana attaches a tag with the picture + name of the exact woman who made your piece. It’s such a personal touch and makes me love the piece even more than I already do! You can read their stories online, which was so fun to read about the two women who made my beautiful pieces.  

I love this company- everything they stand for, their cause, & their products! If you have the chance, definitely check them out. You won’t regret it :) Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone! Xo 

Truman Turns Wild One

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GOLD MOCCS C/O SWEET N SWAG | TRUNKS C/O SWIMZIP | GOLD BALLOONS C/O NORTH STAR BALLOON | BANNERS & TASSELS C/O THE BANNER SHOPPE | CAKE – GET CAKED TEXAS | INVITATIONS & THANK YOU STICKERS C/O PRETTY LITTLE PAPER CO | CAKE TOPPER | GOLD CROWNS – FREE FROM BURGER KING & THEN SPRAY PAINTED | WILD ONE STAMP – ETSY | PHOTOS BY LAUREN J PHOTOGRAPHY 

When planning Truman’s 1st birthday party, I wanted to find something that fit him perfectly! He is so full of personality and fun- and seriously WILD. So we thought “Truman Turns Wild One” would be perfect! I immediately hit up pinterest and found this party from Style Me Pretty. It was so incredibly cute, I immediately fell in love! I used their idea as the base of the party and then of course added things to make it our own! 

I was able to work with a few awesome vendors that I LOVED working with! First up- Pretty Little Paper Co did the invites and “Thank You” stickers. If you need invites or anything of that sort… Use her! Seriously. She did an amazing job and was so fun and easy to work with. She totally took the idea and theme I wanted to go with and surpassed my expectations. Our invites were beautiful and simple and I absolutely loved them!

Next, The Banner Shoppe did the “Truman” and “Wild One” banners & the little felt balls and tassel garland! They were seriously the cutest. They tied everything in together perfectly! She was also so incredibly helpful and went above and beyond to make sure they were perfect and here in time for Tru’s party. I can’t say enough good things about this darling shop!! 

For all of my Houston peeps- Get Caked TX did Truman’s cake and it was SO PERFECT! I seriously think it made the party and was the perfect center piece. And the flavors were AMAZING! The bottom layer was double fudge cake with chocolate mousse and strawberry fillings, the middle layer was chocolate with peanut butter filling, and then the top layer was white chocolate cake with raspberry and lemon buttercream fillings. SO beautifully delicious!!!

We wanted to incorporate some natural and wild elements so the cake topper and wooden stumps/cake stands were perfect. I found a few of them at Home Goods, one at Hobby Lobby, and I borrowed a couple from a friend as well! I think they were a great touch. We kept the food simple- just burgers and hot dogs(Truman’s favs!) I served the chips in individual brown bags with a “wild one” stamp I had made from Etsy. The veggies were served in little fruit cartons that I bought from Ebay… They were one of my favorite details from the party. 

And a gigantic THANK YOU to my sweet and dear and uber talented friend, Lauren, who took most of these darling pictures! I’m sure you can tell which ones are hers 😂 She is so talented, sweet, and easy to work with! Check out her website here – we love these pictures and will forever treasure them!! 

It was so fun to plan this party and see it come together! I have to give a shoutout to my amazing mama who is seriously beyond amazing in all things design. She helped me so much and I couldn’t have done it without her. The party was the perfect way to celebrate our sweetest babe & pride and joy! He loved the party and had such a great time. We feel so thankful to have had so many loved ones there to help celebrate our sweet boy. It will definitely be a day to remember and I couldn’t have been happier with the results & great time spent with the best of friends and family. Thank you to all (from the very bottom of our hearts) who helped make Truman’s “Wild One” party so special- we LOVE you all! Xoxo

The After Party

I love these sweet shots my mom got of Tru opening his presents. We love this little babe so much!  

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