Happy Thursday, loves! I thought I’d share a throwback photo today. #TBT This photo is from one of my first photo-shoots for AnnaGirly. My husband and I decided to take some simple photos in our home, and this was the result. #Growth

At the present I am…

Wearing: Pajamas! Oh yes!

Listening: #1 Spice by Young Cardamon & HAB. My daughter and I really enjoyed this song from Queen of Katwe, so we downloaded it immediately after watching the movie. This song always makes me dance and is thus a part of my morning playlist! Check out their gorgeous YouTube video here.

Reading: Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I’m quite fascinated by this minimalist approach, and keeping my home clutter-free is important. Plus, I love the idea of only having things around me that spark joy. I am here for The KonMari Method!

Watching: Project Runway, Season 15. Duh!

Doing: Planning. I bought the Happy Planner this summer, and I absolutely love it! It helps me to stay organized and productive. I even use it to meal plan and purpose my lunch breaks.

Loving: To try new things! I’ve been waiting for Whole Foods to bring the soups back to the hot bar, and finally, they have! I thought surely my favorite soup from last fall/winter would there. I think it’s called Tomato and Zucchini soup. Lo and behold, the soups were there, but my favorite was not. All of the soups had pasta (which I’m trying to avoid) except one: Pumpkin and Garlic Soup. My first thought: “Okay, y’all nasty.” Second thought: “Your lunchtime is almost over. Get the soup. If it’s nasty, you can beg your coworkers for snacks.” Got the soup and LOVED it! Sooo creamy and good. Y’all just don’t understand. Just try the soup, y’all.

Hating: that the presidential debates are over! That’s the most drama my no-cable life has seen in months. #ImJustSayin

Wishing: For my vacation. Our family will be headed to Mexico in a couple of months! #Leggo

Wanting: to surprise my hubby with a nice gift. 💡 

Fall Florals: Target’s Xhilaration Maxi Dress

Greetings! My favorite season is here, and I’m ready to get my fall fashions rolling. Last week was the first time it felt like fall, and I’m just so here for it! By now, you should know that I absolutely love florals. When I learned that floral would be a major trend this fall, I got so excited! Yeesss! :-)

This trend is everywhere at every price point including…my favorite store, Target! Yes, Target does it again with this dress and so many others. I love it! I received so many compliments when I wore this dress, and they were surprised to hear it was from Target. Don’t sleep on Target, y’all. Currently, they are offering a buy one get one for 50% off sale on clothing. If you are interested in purchasing this look or others from Target, I’ve linked some of my favs below. Hope you enjoy!

Dress: Xhilaration, Shoes: BCBGeneration, Handbag: Coach

Dress: Xhilaration, Shoes: BCBGeneration, Handbag: Coach



The Formation World Tour: Minneapolis 5/23

Hi, peeps! I’m back on the blog with a Throwback Thursday. I’m not sure if this really qualifies as a throwback considering this was a couple of months ago. I was just thinking…. Since this is the last week of Beyonce’s Formation World Tour, this is the perfect time my last opportunity to share my concert photos. I attended her concert at the TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis this past May. The concert was awesome!

While waiting for the concert to start, my eyes canvased the fashion in the audience. I was so intrigued by what people chose to wear. I thought a lot about what I wanted to wear. I wanted a very chic and feminine look that screamed Lemonade. Think black lace and laced pumps. However, since I attended the concert alone in unknown territory, I decided to dress fairly conservative. You know…just in case I had to kick somebody’s butt on the way to my car *insert neck roll. To get my fashion fix, I harassed nicely asked people if I could take their photos for my blog. They complied. :-) Here’s what I got! Hope you enjoy. 😉

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Here are my fan photos! 😀

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Wedding Bows

Hi, loves! I had the privilege of attending a wedding this weekend, and it was just beautiful! Yes, it’s definitely a privilege to witness someone express their love and devotion to another person. 😀 At any age, love and companionship can be found.

Recently, I ran accross an article from an unhappy wife that enumerated the many challenges of marriage. Yea, yea. It can be difficult. Yea, my hubby gets on my nerves, but not nearly as much as I’m sure I get on his. 😉 Despite the challenges, marriage is a beautiful and sacred arrangement. I love being married. I appreciate that it challenges me to give and serve more. There’s beauty in growth especially because of another’s persons love for you and your love for them. I love having a forever teammate.

I say all of that to say that marriage is an honor, and I was happy to witness it. Oh, and this is what I wore. 😆 Hope you enjoy!


Dress: Calvin Klein (similar here), Shoes: Sam Edelman, Purse: Steve Madden (similar here), Sunglasses: Vince Camuto, Bracelets: Forever 21 (similar here)

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