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    Last week gave me yet another excuse to
    get all dolled up in the middle of the work week.  I attended the
    Fashion Blogger Event at CITY CENTRE, an outdoor shopping mall here in
    Houston, and met a bunch of fabulous Houston blogger ladies.  
    But more on that fun event in tomorrow’s post. 😉
    First,
    I must must must tell you about this floral skirt of mine! I ordered this oh-so-pretty skirt not too long ago from SheInside.  If you haven’t
    shopped at SheInside yet, girl you’re missing out!  This skirt was only
    $20! TWENTY DOLLARS.

    I prefer to invest in staple pieces, but I do love stumbling upon great deals on
    trendier pieces that you know you’re only going to wear a handful of times before they go out of style. 

    I
    know it’s not very “fall” ish, but I figured it being the last week of
    summer and all, I could squeeze this floral skirt in before the seasons really
    changed.  And so I did.  This print could also work well for the
    holidays, maybe with a darker/solid top? … I’m trying to convince
    myself.  
    Fall/Summer/Spring, whatever time of year it is, I think this skirt is worth every single one of those 2,000 pennies that it costs. 🙂
     
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    On another note.  Have you heard about Rocksbox yet? 
    A friend of mine suggested I try it, and now I’m hooked!  I love throwing on jewelry as I’m walking out the door, but I tend to always purchase similar styles and never really branch out of my comfort zone.

    If you’re anything like me, then RocksBox is for you!  You take a fun little style survey then the stylists over at Rocksbox create a cohesive look for you, based on your preferences.

    The box itself is $19 a month.  You “rent” the jewelry but you also get the opportunity to purchase the designer pieces for a very nice discounted price before you have to send them back.  I kind of look at is as an extended “try on” period. If that makes sense. You definitely get to fully “try before you buy”, so you know for sure if the jewelry is worth investing in, and that you’re going to wear it.

    If you’re any bit interested, Rocksbox is offering The Lone Star Looking Glass readers their first month for free: right ova here.

    I got some fabulous goodies in my box this month. Still debating whether I can part with that House of Harlow cuff or not…. decisions decisions! 

    Do you tend to stick to one type of jewelry as opposed to the other? Gold vs Silver? Classic vs Statement?   Let me know, I love hearing from you guys!
    alice

    Daydreaming of my Dream Room

    It’s no secret, I love all things Anthropologie.  Sorry, just can’t get enough!  As much as I adore their clothing, I have an equal obsession with their home decor line.

    So, when their hefty home catalog arrived on my doorstep the other day, I was in home decor heaven.

    After perusing through the pretty pictures a time or two, and dog earring my favorites, I decided to play a little game of …. pretending to be an interior designer / wishful thinking that I could snap my fingers and this all could be mine. 😉

    Silly game…. I know.  But if I won the lottery and was going to start a-fresh and redecorate my living room tomorrow, here is what (in my dreams) it would look like.:


    As much fun as it would be to be able design a space all it once…. it’s also nice to build a room piece by piece. Then each piece of furniture or knick-knack has its own special meaning of where it came from and when & why you bought it. 
    Patrick and I are just renting our little yellow house right now, so I’m afraid to invest in any major pieces at the moment, when I know our permanent home is not too far off in the future.  But you better believe I’ve been planning on how I’m going to decorate that future home of ours for quite a few years now. 😉
    At the moment,  I’ll just have to pass my time by swooning over the oh-so-pretty home inspiration below. 
     

    What are your favorite pieces from Anthropologie’s newly expanded home line?  And do you also have big dreams of redecorating certain spaces in your home?  If so, I’d love to hear!
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    A Mother-Daughter Day

    Last (last) weekend, while my parents were still in town, I was able to sneak away from my dad and my husband to spend some quality mother-daughter girl time.  We weren’t expecting to have this opportunity while she was in town, so we were thrilled! 

    Thank you so very much College Game Day!

    My mom and I visited the boutiques on 19th Street in the Heights, trekked through the Galleria, and even roamed the shops of Highland Village, all followed by a delicious bite to eat at my new favorite restaurant in all of Houston. 
    We had a big time indeed.  
    And naturally, I had to get all dolled up for the occasion. 
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    If this isn’t your first visit to ze blog, you may recognize this outfit in my Charleston post here, but I don’t happen to wear things in my closet just once … and I never really got a proper outfit photo for the blog anyway, so I’m sharing it again. 🙂

    I. Love. This. Pink. Skirt.  That’s all there really is to say about it. 🙂 

    And I have also mentioned a time or two on here about my new found obsession with BaubleBar. Their jewelry is so much fun (as well as pretty affordable) and I can’t get enough of it! My necklace (above) was purchased from Anthro, but it’s made by BaubleBar. 

    A few of their newer pretty gems that I’m lusting after:



    Snake Chain Necklace // Wonder Woman Bib // Gold Tassel Necklace // Amalfi Horn Bib

     

    And who doesn’t love a good deal, shop at BaubleBar and use the code FALL20 anytime before Friday, the 19th and get yourself 20% off!

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    After spending all morning, and well into the afternoon, walking around Houston, in and out of the many shops and boutiques scattered across town, my mom and I were famished! I was ready to scarf down fast food at The Galleria food court, just to get something to eat, but my mother insisted that we go someplace fun and (in her words) “Houston-y.”

    Trying to think of someplace outside the box that would also be new for the both of us, I remembered a couple of different people recommending Tiny Boxwoods.   
    I typed the restaurant name into my GPS, and fortunately for us, we were only a few blocks away from what is now my new favorite spot in all of Houston.
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    Tiny Boxwoods Houston, Tiny Boxwoods

     Tiny Boxwoods Houston, Tiny Boxwoods

    The weather was just cool enough to sit outside. Sipping on a cold glass of a white wine mojito cocktail certainly helped to bring down the temps even more.
    We sat back in the comfortable wicker chairs, people watched, and caught up on each others lives while awaiting something delicious to fill our bellies.
    My mom informed me that the plant sitting right in the center of our table was, in fact, a tiny boxwood, after the restaurants namesake.  She explained that these precious plants take forever and ever to grow but once they do, they’re pretty easy to keep alive.  
    I’m thinking I need to get some of these then! Keeping plants alive is not Patrick’s nor my specialty.

    Soon enough, our charcuterie and cheese board arrived and the presentation was almost too nice for us to disturb. 
    Almost….

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    Ta-da! We quickly finished it.

    We thought it was kind of funny that that’s what we decided to share on probably one of the few mother-daughter days we’ll get to have this year.  Due to the fact that when I studied abroad in college my mom and I went to Ireland for the weekend, and for some reason all we ate over there were cheese & charcuterie boards! They were fantastic! We laugh about how unadventurous we were with food choices that weekend.

    But don’t judge us for eating so little…only a few short hours after this snack we dined on loads and loads of Tex-Mex.  Very “houston-y” of us, indeed. 😉

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    Right on the other side of this precious restaurant is a plant nursery, that is a must visit after your meal.

    We got up from our table and walked the few feet over to admire all of the greenery, flowers, and array of tiny boxwoods.

    I didn’t take any tiny boxwoods home with me this time, but you better believe I’m coming back here soon to have a go at the rest of their delicious menu… And maybe I will just have to nab a new plant for the house at the same time. 😉
    It was a perfect afternoon that I am so glad the two of us got to share.  Hopefully we’ll be fortunate enough for some more mother-daughter days together again soon! 
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    Midi Skirt-ing

    Let me preface this post by saying, I’ve jumped on the midi skirt bandwagon and I’m afraid I’m never getting off. 
    This Wednesday, I attended a Happy Hour at CakeWalk Style, a cute boutique here in town, featuring stylist Kendra Smith. It was the perfect excuse to get dressed up and have some fun in the middle of the work week. 
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    I found this gray midi skirt at Nordstrom last weekend and I’m obsessed. It goes with almost anything in my closet, and it’s not too heavy to be bothersome in these warmer temperatures, but it’s also thick enough to be worn in the upcoming cooler months. 


     




    I also love the look of pairing a midi skirt with a crop top, a style of top I know I couldn’t possibly wear with any other bottoms, but they go so well with these skirts.  I do not want this trend to go anywhere any time soon! 


     




    The necklace I’m wearing is from GroopDealz , and I know ya’ll have heard me rave on & on about their oh-so-cheap jewelry, but you can’t beat $10 for a trendy statement piece!  Sadly, the one I’m wearing is sold out, (their inventory changes daily) but here are a few cute ones that are currently in stock: 


     






      
    Finley Smoked Ice & Flowers Statement NecklaceVintage Tortoise Shell & Crystal Pendant Necklace












     


    In other news, I’ve had extreme New York Fashion Week FOMO lately, so shopping CakeWalk with some other stylish ladies was just what I needed.  


     














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    We sipped and snacked & mixed and mingled while browsing the latest in fall fashions.   
    And now I’m lusting after several of the new TIBI pieces that I came across, causing my wish list to grow about a mile longer after tonight!
    What do you have on your fall wish list this year?  I’d love to hear from you! & don’t forget to follow Trendy in Texas on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
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    Green in Galveston

    This past weekend, my parents came to visit us and we packed in quite a bit of sightseeing and restaurant eating. 
    More of the latter though.  (Hey, when in Houston … you go out to eat!)
    One thing we really wanted to do during their visit was head down to Galveston to explore the town and see the ocean.  I’ve heard so many mixed reviews about Galveston, which is why after living here for almost a year now we still had not made the 45 minute journey to the Gulf of Mexico.   
    Having my parents in town was the perfect excuse to make the trip.  
    As well as the perfect excuse to pull out some summery clothes before it’s officially “official” fall.  

     
      


    This green embroidered and sequined sun dress came home with me from Anthropologie at the beginning of the summer and I’ve been able to wear it on so many different occasions since I bought it.  From beach trips to rehearsal dinners, this sundress has been incredibly easy to dress up and down.   
    It’s sold out unfortunately, but Asos has a few green sundresses that are somewhat similar that I thought I’d share. Also, these Rebels sandals are now on major sale at Nordstrom Rack. They are ridiculously comfortable and easy to throw on with about anything in my closet. 
    But enough fashion for now……back to our day trip to Galveston.  
    One of the things we quickly discovered as newly Texans, was everyone here’s obsession with Shipleys.   
    How could a donut shack be that delicious that people seem to talk about it all the time?
    Well you’re just going to have to try it for yourself.  Because it IS that delicious.  So therefore, we were pretty much required to stop at Shipleys for our morning meal before we headed out.

    Road trips usually do not feature the most healthy of eating…. 
    Several bags full of donuts and kolaches later ….. (and a pit stop at Buc-ees) … we arrived to our destination: The Strand in Galveston.
    The Strand is Galveston’s historic district and it’s dotted with Victorian buildings dating back to the late 1800s.  Today this well preserved street is filled with touristy beach shops that cater to the passengers of the cruise ships docked less than a mile away.  
    Not about to embark on a cruise ourselves, the vacation-ware boutiques didn’t really entice us too much. 

    But we did turn a corner and found probably the most amazing antique shop I’ve ever been in to.

    In my life.

    Nautical Antiques and Tropical Decor, anyone?

    Can you imagine the things you could do in a beach house with these treasures?  The shop sold remnants from many old ships, cruise lines & fishing boats, among plenty of other nautical things.
    Little nick-nacks filled the aisles such as glass fishing buoys, maps, flags and mis-matched cruise ship china sets.  

    The shop was also filled with many mermaid related paraphernalia … and I have a not so secret obsession with mermaids.  Oh how I would love to take this statue home with me…but where on earth would I put it?  

    If I can’t take a mermaid statue home, then at least a nautical flag?
    And then Patrick found just the right souvenir, a very small and indistinguishable mermaid figurine that could easily be hidden somewhere in our home. 

    After having our fill of strange and unusual nautical keepsakes, we skipped back to The Strand in search of more unique shops and hidden gems. 

    I had so much fun chit chatting with my Mom along the way!  We soaked in every moment together, not knowing if we’d be lucky enough to have another family visit before the holidays.

    We certainly were over the touristy beach shops so when we visited La King’s Confectionery, it felt like a breath of fresh air, literally. (AC was pumping!) 
    This old-fashioned soda fountain looked like it hadn’t changed too much since the 1920s, when it was established. 
    We ooohed and ached over the chocolates, ice creams, and treats lining the walls. 
    As I was about to place my order, I was kindly reminded that lunch was in the next thirty minutes or so.  Did I really want to spoil my appetite?
    Yes. Yes, I did.

    But I gave into peer pressure and was dragged out of the shop in search of more distinguishable food.

    A friend recommended Jimmy’s on the Pier, for its scenic views of the ocean.  And away we went.

    The food wasn’t what we expected, to be polite, but their view was certainly worth the visit.
    We sat for a long while looking out onto the ocean, catching up on each others lives, and discussing what Galveston must have been like in its glory days back of the late 1800s.
    It was then time to scuttle away back to Houston for a relaxing evening at home before our next day of family adventuring.   

    Sorry for the bit of radio silence on the blog latley! I’ve been entertaining these guys ^^^ 🙂 
    But I’m working on a lot of new things for Trendy in Texas at the moment and I’m really excited to share it with you all soon!   
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    Fall Favorites

    Fall in Houston feels more like what a chilly summer’s evening does in the rest of the 
    country (or so I’ve heard).  So, this fall I’m looking into lightweight layers, transitional 
    pieces that will go with more than one or two items in my closet, and fun 
    accessories to tie everything together.
    And who says you can’t wear white after labor day?  Rules are meant to be broken 
    and I absolutely love this white midi skirt paired with this navy crop top.  I may just have to
     wear white all year long…
    & Asos Navy Crop Top (On Sale!) //  Zara City Bag // Bauble Bar: Mirrored Geo Stretch Bracelet 
    // Splendid Roland Ankle Booties  // Bauble Bar: Monochrome Galactic Drops  //  
    Rifle Paper Co Paris iPhone Case // Boden Stripe Top (On Sale & 20% off with code: HD125027) // 
    Seychelles Prowl Heels //  ModCloth Felt Hat  

    What are you looking forward to most about fall fashion? 
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