Sep 20, 2017

How to Style a button down shirt & 5 facts about me

You guys, I don't remember the last time I wore a button down, for real. Now that I'm getting older, my sense of style has changed drastically. Don't get me wrong, my go-to style is still comfort; however, I love exploring new options - hence, the button down shirt! It's always fun trying out new trends; nevertheless, I'm all about shopping on a budget. I found this stripe button down shirt at Marshalls and fell in love! Of course, there are so many ways to style it but I went for the denim skirt, it's so comfy and mommy style approved! If you've noticed, my obsession for slip-on mule flats is going strong. Momma's, this is what I call comfort at it's best! And just because, I'm sharing five facts you may not know about me down below!

Five facts to know about me:

1. Pastor's daughter. Yes, you read that right! My parents are pastors. I've been raised in church ALL my life; While I'm not perfect, I try to put God first in all of my life choices.

2. Where I would love to live? If  could, I would LOVE to live in Charleston, SC. When I attended the The Blog Society Conference, I fell in love with the city! It's  hospitality and history is what drew me in. I want to go back ASAP!

3. Death. You guys, even though I'm a believer, I'm afraid of death...I don't know why...But it just terrifies me.

4. Wing-eyeliner. I'm all about the wing-eyeliner. It's my signature look...Cute, simple, and to the point.

5. Afghanistan and Iraq. Yes, I served in the United States Army, and I deployed to both countries. Let's just become grateful for what you have. 

Happy Hump Day!

Sep 18, 2017

Plaid Shirt Dress

Happy Monday, friends! My weekend consists of running errands and spending quality time with my little, Emily. She's 18 months old and I swear, she's already in the "terrible two's." She definitely has the Puerto Rican attitude but momma is trying to keep her in check. My mom keeps reminding me how I was exactly like her...but I guess it's pay back - ha! Any who, the summer weather is slowly creeping away and I can start feeling the cool breeze. However, I do live in San Diego, so I can still pull-off easy breezy looks. I love pairing this plaid shift dress with my new slip-on mule flats. A simple look for the mom on-the-go! Y'all, I'm obsess with black and white but I love how this plaid shift dress comes in three different color options, which are perfect for fall. Just pair them with a pair of booties and you are set!

Sep 13, 2017

Three Ways To Decorate For Fall

Have you ever felt like you needed a change in your life? You are content but somehow feel like something else is missing? It's time for change, y'all! Home decor that is. Although my love for shabby chic remains close to my heart, I have to embrace change. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I'm head over heels for farmhouse style. I'm all about the rustic, weathered, vintage, antique, chippy, goodness; hence, the frame, ha! It brings me back to the good ol' country days when I lived in Tennessee while serving in the Army. So now that fall is just around the corner, I decided, "You know what? Why not start incorporating this new style, right?" Of course, one room at a time, because you know #girlonabudget, so if you're in the same boat as I am...I thought I'd share three ways to decorate for fall without breaking the bank. 
1. Pumpkins! How much more fall can it get?! You can never go wrong with a pumpkin. Super affordable. I wanted to keep things neutral so I went with ivory colored pumpkins as decor. It gives it the perfect farmhouse/vintage fall style touch. 
2. Flowers or plants. I'm loving the cotton floral stems and green plants. If you have vases lying around, just get yourself a couple stems or plants, and voilà! Done deal. I love pairing the cotton floral stem vase next to a pumpkin.
3. Wreaths. They are so affordable and make such a difference. I bought the ivory pumpkin wreath at home goods and hung it over our chalkboard in the kitchen. I also have  this one and I'm planning on hanging it on our entry way or the entrance door. 

All-in-all, any of these three options will definitely get your ready for fall. I shared similar items you may be interested down below, go check them out!  

Have any of you started decorating for fall? Please, do share! Thank you for stopping by! 

Sep 11, 2017

Sole Society Cammila

Because I'm a mom on-the-go, having a good pair of shoes is a MUST! I've noticed investing on a good pair can make such a big difference. First, I'm all about comfort, which is a plus in my book! Second, it gives me the option to play with different looks depending on the season. Last but not least, these pair of shoes are the definition of versatile! They come in different colors/styles for your liking. For my mommy's who work full-time, they definitely work for the office. So, if you're looking for "THE" pair of shoes, I highly recommend these Sole Society Pointy Loafers. Side note, I sized up for extra room and comfort. 

Sep 6, 2017

Football Season

Football season is here, y'all (first game tomorrow)! I mentioned on Twitter a few weeks ago I wanted to do another team look this season since the last time I did one was three years ago. So hear you have it! Of course, for me, comfort is a must but the key is to wear your team colors at the end of the day, am I right? I  don't know about you but I'm excited for all the screaming and delicious BBQ meals I want to try this season. If you've followed along, you may know my household is a HUGE Patriots fan - Go PATS! So cheers to my red, gray and blue!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Hump Day! 

Sep 4, 2017

How to Transition from Summer to Fall

So I guess Cali weather didn't get the memo and we're here sweating bullets like cray-cray. But all is good, friends,! Now that September is officially here, we can began to transition from summer to fall. As for now, I'll enjoy wearing fall colors until the temperatures drop just a tad bit but my east coast friends, you go on ahead with them boots and jackets! (I'll live vicariously through you, haha!). This beautiful blouse is the perfect transition piece - breezy, yet fall inspired. I purchased it from Marshalls and love how I can wear it with a pair of jeans or with a cute skirt for work; either way, it's a classic staple to have. Happy Labor Day! 

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