Hello there! My name is Stephanie, welcome to my little corner in the blog world. Join The Cowboy & I as we experience our newly married life together. Moving from Chicago land to the rolling hills of Arkansas, has been a crazy life style change, you won’t want to miss the hilarious things that happen in our day to day life!
Happy Thanksgiving my friends! I hope your day is spent surrounded by people you love, good food, and even better desserts! I am currently on the road headed to Viva Las Vegas, just a tad bit different from my normal Thanksgiving traditions. I’m so excited to be apart of the media team for Miss. Rodeo America, I’ve been working on my wardrobe since January and I think it’s going to rock. (Did you see that sequin dress on Snapchat! 🙌🏼) But somehow I still feel like I didn’t pack everything…
As you know I’m a huge fan of shopping local and I picked up this adorable vest just in time for the holiday season and my Vegas trip. I’ve paired it here with my favorite leather leggings and plaid shirt, cute and comfy. The entire day I felt like an adorable teddy bear. Plus the front pockets are deep, perfect for your phone and lipstick.
What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions? No matter what your Thanksgiving looks like this year remember to make memories that will last a lifetime! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is right around the corner which means family get togethers, friendsgivings, turkey, stuffing, pumpkin everything and of course an extra day to dress to impress! I’ve been playing around with mixing textures, prints, and stepping out of my normal wardrobe rut. I paired this outfit together this passed weekend and completely love it! I honestly can’t wait to wear it again in Vegas! Plus I wanted to give you visual proof I wear more than this comfy sweater that keeps popping up on my Instagram feed… so cozy…
Anyways I love how this sheer dress looks under the sweater. It gives a flowy whimsical dress more of a fitted look basically transforming it. This outfit not only is adorable but extremely comfortable, great for a full day celebrating thanksgiving! This year thanksgiving is going to look a whole lot different for me as I will be in the car on the way to Vegas for work! Stay tuned for all those fun updates, we plan on seeing the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam (I can’t wait to make all those corny dam jokes)
Let’s talk about the boots! One of my favorite pieces to this look. I’m pretty sure I have a sixth sense when it comes to spotting Corral Boots. I’m a baby cowboy boot wearer, but that doesn’t mean I love them any less! C says he loves when I wear these because he can hear my coming, the fringe flings all over the place it’s way too much fun.
Let’s talk about lipstick. Matte lipstick has been all the craze and to be honest I haven’t been a huge fan. My lips are always dry, I’m constantly fighting cracked lips so I don’t really want to add a product that drys them out. But because matte lipstick has gotten so popular of course peer pressure kicked in and I had to give them a try. Over the past few months I’ve tried a few matte lipsticks but I’m here today to introduce you to my favorites!
BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor was just released a few months ago and I haven’t really tried it since recently! But let me just tell you how much I’m in love with this formula and these colors. These matte lipsticks are extremely moisturizing, my lips are singing praises! And the color selection is huge any girls can find her nude lipcolor in this collection. It’s no secret I love BareMinerals so when they released this new line I had to try it. No regrets girls! I also love how this lipstick goes on liquid and drys matte in seconds, it clings less to your lip lines leaving a perfectly finished look.
Mary Kay also just released their brand new line of Gel Semi Matte Lipsticks and oh. my. gosh. Right off the bat I can tell you the wearability of this lipstick is incredible! The first time I put it to the test it lasted a solid 5 hours before I ate and then still lasted a few more hours after that. I know some of you have been searching for lipstick with this wearability, I mean who isn’t? The second reason you should have this new lipstick in your makeup bag is they don’t dry out your lips. Because these lipsticks are gel semi matte they are by far no where near as drying as full matte lipsticks, but they still provide that gorgeous matte finish.
Matte vs. Gloss Finish
In the end it’s all personal preference! As long as your smiling you’re going to look gorgeous 😉
Every once in a while I get into a kick of day dreaming what my ultimate homestead would look like. During these kicks my Pinterest account is flooded with some of the most adorable ideas! In the long run I would just love to build a house. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy watching shows like Fixer Upper but I’m just not sure I would be able to channel my inner Joanna Gaines on that kind of level. Have any of you built a home? I would love to hear about it!
The pink farmhouse door is obviously one of my favorites, I think painting your front door adds that personal touch of “you”. I also really like dark navy front doors too! I can already imagine our homestead with a pretty painted door. Having a great front porch is another must, because without it you can’t have a cute porch swing like this one! Isn’t it awesome how they repurposed this from another furniture piece!? And as someone who is in change of the household laundry I believe every woman deserves a grand laundry room! If I was Oprah I would be like “you get a new laundry room, and you get a new laundry room!” A homestead just wouldn’t be complete without one. And for the record I love how all these blog and Pinterest laundry rooms are always so clean…. because that’s not staged haha!
Another feature I would appreciate in a homestead would be an outdoor porch closed in. This creates such a perfect nook to read your Bible in the morning, drink your coffee and tea, and unwind. Who wouldn’t want this in their home?! Last but not least a kick butt office! When you love your work space your way more productive and creative. It’s important to have a space in your homestead designated for work that is fun!
Wow the end of 2016 feels like it is just going to flying by! So much has happened this year it’s crazy to sit back and think about it. The most insane part is the year isn’t even over yet. One thing I’ve noticed a lot about 2016 is I’m becoming a lot more sentimental… thinking back on events and situations where God was clearly moving. For those of you who don’t know I’ve been in the middle of a transitional season from one job to my new current job.
Change. A word you either hate or love. I like to think I’m always ready for change, but more realistically it depends on what kind of change it is. Fall is my favorite season, and it’s all about change. The leaves change colors and then drift to the ground as they fall off preparing for the coming winter. This is always a sweet reminder that change is a good thing in our life. I’ve been trying very hard the last few months to balance out everything in my life. To find that sweet spot of being productive but also finding time to do things you love!
Anyways other than me blabbering on about life and what not I wanted to brag on this vest! I’ve been on the hunt for a good vest for fall and winter for a whole year now. And finally I found one! If navy isn’t your color that’s ok, they also offer it in pink, cream, and olive green. The material of this vest is perfect it’s not bulky or heavy, it’s great for every day wear or to keep you warm on those chilly fall nights. I apologize in advance if you see this piece over and over again…
Starbucks Tip: for a more nutty flavor try a Chia Latte with Almond Milk 🙂