What I Wore: Dallas #rStheCon

From left to right: Me, Sheaffer (Sheaffer Told Me To), Cassie (Hi Sugarplum), and Megan (Honey We’re Home)

Last weekend, I attended a blogger conference (#rStheCon) in Dallas, and I had a delightful time with my roommates. I don’t get to see these ladies very often, and I just love the time I get to spend with them. All three of these ladies are so encouraging, and that’s what I love about them. They are like cheerleaders. I had such a great time!

But I have to be real with you guys, the “inadequacy monster” definitely reared its ugly head this weekend. It was far less than it has been in the past, but it was there. I’m grateful I’ve learned to fight back these feelings, and I can tell them to sit down and be quiet! But let me be real, it wasn’t just once I had to fight back. They popped up over and over again! And let me be clear, this had nothing to do with anybody else and everything to do with me. I wonder if I’ll ever grow enough personally to no longer have inadequate feelings pop up. Maybe I’ll eventually be so set on my own personal goals and so focused on my own lane that I won’t have these feelings. Maybe? Let’s hope -ha!

After the conference, I’m looking forward to making a few changes to C. Style, but only the changes that I want to make and not the ones I feel like I should make. I have to be careful because “shoulds” ruled my life for way too long. I drove myself crazy with “shoulds.” I should do this… I should do that… I never even thought about whether I needed or wanted to do something!

Anyway, that’s just a little bit about what was going on on the inside for me in these pics. Now let’s see what was going on on the outside. That’s way more fun, right?

Here’s what I wore:
Tuckernuck Top

This is what I wore for my travel day in the car. Does it look familiar? Ha! I did change my earring since the last post. This earring is way lighter and was more comfortable for the drive from Houston to Dallas. I’ll save my other red earrings for special occasions!

Outfit Links: Top – Tuckernuck (xs), Jacket – Madewell (small), Jeans – Citizens of Humanity, for similar HERE, Sandals – K. Jacques (tts), Earrings – @luckypeacockdesigns

Dodo Bar Or Maxi Dress

I wore this to the pool party the first night. I’ve never received so many compliments in my life. Fashion bloggers are so generous with compliments. It’s quite endearing.

Outfit Links: Dress – Dodo Bar Or (small), HERE and HERE, Bag – Otaat/Myers, for similar HERE and HERE, Earrings – Tuckernuck, for similar HERE and HERE, Sunglasses – Celine, Lip color – NARS

Ruffle Sleeve Top

The next day, I wore my new $69 top! I told myself I would not buy a cold shoulder top or billowy sleeve top this season because I knew they would go out of style very quickly.  Then I found this top and it was cute, $69, and I felt fantastic in it. I was SOLD!

Outfit Links: Top – J.O.A. (xs), Jeans – J. Crew (24, one size down), Sandals – K. Jacques (tts), Earrings – J. Crew

Ruffle Sleeve TopFirst of all, this pose is a total joke. I was being silly, but it ended up being the best picture of my outfit. Ha! Anyway, I love to transition my outfits from day to night, but I can’t take credit for this look! My friend came over and helped me pack (what a good friend, huh?), and she said, “What about that top tucked into a skirt?” Genius!!! I love the way it turned out. I tried it with my pleated black leather skirt, but the curvy hem of this skirt went better with the curvy lines of my blouse.

OutfitLinks:  Top – J.O.A.(xs), Skirt -similar Cece, Shoes – Sam Edelman (tts), Earrings – Misa, for similar HERE

Distressed Jeans

I wore this outfit all day on Friday. I bought this white top for the conference, and I’m loving it! I love the price point for the statement sleeve trend. Plus, it’s a relaxed fit, which is nice… just sayin’. But, I did sloppy tuck it to define my waistline. It’s funny to me how you can really spice up an outfit with little touches like distressed jeans, a statement sleeve, pretty sandals and a fun earring, because this outfit is basically just a white top and jeans.

Outfit Links: Top – Topshop (4US), Jeans – for similar PaigeHERE and HERE, Sandals – K. Jacques (tts), Earrings – Mercedes Salazar

Donald Robertson Rainbow Tee

This outfit happened accidentally. I brought both tops to wear during down time. Then a cold front came in, and I was freezing the entire day because I was completely unprepared for cold weather. That evening I decided to get creative with layering for warmth! I ended up layering my colorful popover under my t-shirt and my jean jacket on top. It ended up looking really cute!

Outfit Links: Top – J. Crew (2), Rainbow Tee – Junk Food (medium), Jacket – Madewell (small), Jeans – Paige, for similar HERE and HERE, Sneakers – Dolce Vita (tts), and HERE, Earrings – Genie Mack

Painless Water Intake + A Few Favorite Finds

Painless Water Intake and a Couple Favorite Finds

I love Coca-Cola! I used to have a Coke and peanut M&M’s for breakfast. I know, can you believe? I also used to pour Coke into a wine glass when the boys would go down for naps as a little pick me up. Anyway, I can’t drink Coke like I used to. For one thing, diabetes runs in my family, but it also makes my stomach bubble and all the unwanted effects that come with that, and it gives me lumps in my breast. NOOOOOOO!!!!!

About a year ago, I went to see a friend for some health stuff. She asked me how much water I drank, and I was comfortable enough to say, “Water? Oh, I don’t drink water.” That’s when she gave me a big ole sheet about the benefits of drinking water. It was obvious, my days of just drinking Coke were over. So we started buying La Croix by the cases! WAWAWA. I mean, they’re great and all, but I got sick of them. Then I happened upon the best drink ever. I mix a splash of lemonade with sparkling mineral water, and it’s amazing! I think there is something in the mineral water that goes really well with the lemonade and makes it taste so good!  And the best part? I drink a ton of it all throughout the day! I’m getting my water intake, and it’s painless! Another good thing? My boys and friends love it, too! It has become my signature drink! I sound so fancy, like the Barefoot Contessa or something! Ha! Oh, and just in case you are wondering, tequila taste pretty good in it, too. Look, I have a signature cocktail, too!

And here are a few favorite finds from my shopping excursions:
Ballgame Striped TeeTop- Stateside;  Sunglasses- Celine

Yes, I totally wear my sunglasses in the dressing room at all times. Just kidding. Hmmmm, I wonder if I could be onto something with this. Anyway, I digress. I love this t-shirt. In fact, I passed it up because I thought it was just a blue and white striped tee, and I didn’t need it. But I couldn’t stop thinking about it and how I could wear it with so much, so I went back and bought it. Look how cute it looks with black jeans. It would also be super cute with blue distressed jeans, like Diane Kruger is wearing in this pin. It would pretty much go with anything. I’m wearing an xs.

Top- Maeve

I have this thing for pretty white tops. I could probably start an entire blog based solely on pretty white tops! Maybe I’ll start a hashtag instead- #prettywhitetops ha! I They’re easy to love because they go with everything and are so feminine and fresh! I like to feel feminine and fresh. OMG, I am laughing. Anyway, I found this one, and I plan on wearing it a ton. I am wearing an xs.

bobble pullover sweaterTop- Madewell

Have you ever seen a cuter cream sweater? I mean, it’s not just a cream sweater, it’s a cream sweater with pom poms. I’m in. I’m wearing an xs.

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