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Trying something new: What I wore #TXSC13

8.14.2013

What you are about to see is something new...something I haven't really ever, ever done on my blog. You know it; I know it: I am not a fashion blogger. BUT, I want to be honest. I adore, look up to, and really appreciate a good style blog. I love clothes (helloooo, I AM female), and I love to dress up. Lately, I've become really good friends with a handful of stylists and so it's just been naturally a new little interest of mine. In NO way, shape or form do I ever plan on being a stylist, or a style blogger, BUT - I do believe in trying new things, and stepping outside of your comfort zone. I want to start sharing a few style posts here and there just because well...it's fun! :) At the beginning of the year, I did make it a New Year's Resolution to get more in touch with my style this year. I suppose I need to do something about that, right?

Unfortunately, with our house situation pretty much being sucktastic and breaking our bank, the last thing I have budgeted for is clothes. Insert a major, "WHOMP! WHOMP!" right here. Home decor, bills, and renovations pretty much have karate kicked any hopes of new fashion gracing the rods of my closet. Usually when I go shopping, it's for a certain occasion, so that whole 'leisurely shopping' thing most girls do...well, it hasn't been able to happen for me as much. I try to stay away from stores, malls, and online shopping (constant battle) and most of my closet is made up of clothes from high school (yes, high school), and college. I've been fortunate enough to add a few new items here and there, but like I said, buying new clothes and keeping up with trends has been on the back-burner for me. I even find myself getting buyers remorse when I DO go shopping.

I've also noticed that working from home has well...made my wardrobe pretty much consist of basketball shorts and a t-shirt. Sexy stuff right there. The other day I actually showered, blow dried and straightened my hair, applied some make-up, AND put on a normal "cute" outfit. I realize this is something I used to do every single day when I was in the corporate world, but now, it's hard to get motivated to do so. When I greeted Drew at the door when he got home from work the other day, the boy did a double take. "MY WIFE!" he said. I knew right then and there I needed some type of "accountability" to make me actually look like a decent human being during the week. How sad right? Haha. I also want my husband to actually WANT to come home to me muhahahaw. I'm sure he doesn't like walking in and seeing something out of The Walking Dead. ;)

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is there might be a few styled posts around here from time to time. I will still be sharing my silly life, full of ups and downs, my randomness, and my photography because that's where my heart is. My blog will be the same...just with a little more style I suppose.

Now you can imagine my excitement when I received an e-mail from the sweet girls at Lulu's asking if I'd like to wear some of their items at #TXSC13. I was giddy as all get out and totally geeking out with hearts in my eyes as I browsed their online catalog. (A special shout out goes to my love Jenni for introducing me to such an awesome store and such a credible company) As you know, I haven't done a lot of sponsored posts on this blog in the past but I do believe in sharing good products when I run across them. I've decided that it's OKAY to want to share the things I am diggin' yaknowwhatimean? Lulus definitely being one of them.

This chartreuse dress is comfortable and so fun to wear. My closet is luh-ving it! :)



Dress: Lulu's
Necklace: Borrowed from Amanda - She bought it here.
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes: ROSS from 3 years ago. Told you I am not "up-to-date" ;)

I also got to wear this dress. Pretty much one of my new favorites.


Get the dress here. (It's on SALE right now too! JUST sayin'. ;))
Booties are from Target. 

Have an amazing humpday friends! 


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  1. You are so adorable! Your joy just shines through you! Such an inspiration!

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  2. Girl!!! You are a natural!! More!! More!!!

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  3. I love your style, and that green dress is amazing!

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  4. Love those dresses!! Am definitely going to have to check Lulu's out!! :)

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  5. I'm right there with you! all my clothes are either from high school or SHSU shirts (I've only been there one year and I have 12 orange shirts!) And even if you aren't a style blogger, persay, you've still go your cute, crazy, awesome style that matches you!

    Love those dresses!

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  6. OMG! You look so cute in both dresses! :)

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  7. Love both these dresses! I especially love the yellow one, you look adorable! That's great you're working with LuLu's, good for you! Looking forward to your outfit posts.

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  8. These dresses are adorable!! Love both looks! Thanks for sharing about this new store. :)

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  9. Looooove the yellow dress on you!!! Gorgeous!

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  10. You look gorgeous! You should do these more often, especially if you can get free stuff out of it! I completely understand about getting out of your comfort zone and trying something new! I try to think I have my own style, but it's really just basics since I am still in school. I can't wait to see more of your style. :D

    Always,
    Mostly Lisa

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  11. Girllllll, you rocked this style post!! You are beautiful inside and out and this outfit post only brings that out more! :) love you friend!

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  12. You are gorgeous! Keep the fashion posts comin' :)

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  13. First of all, your hair is perfect. I've seen some bad ombre's, but i love love love yours! And second, I feel like not many of us can rock that shade of neon yellow. But you look amazing in it! So gorgeous. Love your first style post ;)

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  14. You look awesome in both dresses but that chartreuse one looks so amazing on you!

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  15. This makes my heart happy! I love you and style soooo clearly im ok with this!

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  16. LOVE these photos of you, Shay! You're a total natural and easily blend in with the ranks of top fashion bloggers!

    That first dress is really pretty...the color looks great on you!

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  17. I don't know how it's possible for someone to be this sweet and this gorgeous in real life. Love, love, love that yellow dress! And those shoes! OMG.

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  18. You look gorgeous and I LOVE seeing style posts on this blog. Get it girl!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  19. I love you, Shalyn. Seriously. You're so real and genuine, and I hope that you stay that way on your blog!

    I am soo diggin that chartreuse dress. It is so fab on you! And even though the shoes are 3 years old, they seem so current. You obviously shopped smart in the past(;

    Looking forward to more style posts!!

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  20. I can definitely see you as a Style blogger girl. I love these outfits!

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  21. Gorgeous! Love your style! Looking forward to your style posts :)

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  22. Your gorgeous.. Was your honey taking these pics..

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  23. Girlfriend you are ROCKING both of those dresses! You are not alone in the whole shopping not at the top of the budget/priority list though! & I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one that does feel a little guilt when I do go out and buy something, even if it is for a special occasion! I bought new heels the other day (b/c I've been job hunting & needed for an interview) and I felt guilty about that! What the what!? Embarrassing & frustrating! LOL! P to the S... I'm just now catching up on your blog post b/c some reason they aren't showing up in my blog roll!! GRR!

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