Friday, August 31, 2012

SEA ya later!

Port A, are you ready for the show?! lol! Cannot wait to lay on the beach and hang out with my girlfriends! Watch out Bernie's here we come! If you would like to see what else I'm up to you can follow me on Instagram at Selena_uh

I would like to thank Hilary from Diaries of Do'ers and Taylor from Covergirl and Converse for guest posting for me this week! They always have some great reads on fashion, DIY and everything in between! Stop by their pages and check them out! To check out their posts on The Heights Life you can read them here and here.  Thanks again ladies!

I finished my work conference yesterday afternoon! I have worked hard and now I'm ready to play hard!  I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday weekend!!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

{Guest Post: CoverGirl + Converse}


Hello there! I'm Taylor from CoverGirl + Converse - a fashion/lifestyle blog. I'm so excited to be guest posting for Selena today!

As summer comes to an end and the cool winds of fall are upon us, my style is drawn to darker hues and more comfy-cozy pieces, like soft sweaters, ankle boots, silky scarves, etc. So I put together a little collage for you all including my favorite pieces that are super trendy, comfy, and most of all - fitting for the fall time!

Fall Obsessions
sweater / jacket / boots / handbag / jewelry / scarf

These items don't necessarily go together, they're just a few little things that I'm crushing over right now. Totally love the Wildfox sweater. And how adorable is that little peacoat? So cute. 

I hope to see you all over at the blog soon! I'd love to have you all join the C+C family.

What are some things you tend to add to your wardrobe as fall approaches?



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

{Guest Post: Diaries of Do'ers}

Hey gals! I'm Hilary and I hold a small piece of this awesome blogosphere over at  Diaries of Do'ers which I started to document me and the hubby's newlywed life and new home adventures. It's turned into a general lifestyle blog involving my love for great deals, decorating successes & failures, furniture flips, and still-newlywed life {ahem, my trial & errors with meal-making}. Please swing by and say hi, I'd love to 'meet' you!

With the arrival of the cooler seasons just around the corner, I thought I'd share some of my favorite Pinterest-inspired items Fall items that keep the season classy
 - it doesn't have to be all orange & black!

For the sources of all below, they can be found on my board here!

Orange is great and all... but it's all about the WHITE pumpkins 
to keep things light and bright. 
And best of all, you can use them into Thanksgiving 
without feeling like you still have HALLOWEEN decorations up.

You can certainly use these as centerpieces - orange just might be too much 
but these keep it classy

Natural decor

And again with the natural elements, are you seeing a pattern? :)
I love to fill my jars with the fillers from target, but you could use
real cones and nuts as well

Moving on to the front porch...

Mums, mums, mums - love the color

Black & White Monogram Pumpkins!

Last but not least, this wreath is my fave. 
And you can always switch up small details (like removing the little pumpkins) 
to use it into other seasons

Of course...if you're dying for some actual COLOR in your home,
you can always resort to the candy corn jar - I do this ever year ;)

I hope you'll stop by over here, and please don't forget to leave me a comment
so I can follow you back!

Selena - thanks so much for having me today!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Beautiful Brides!

This weekend was a blast! Friday I drove to Austin to celebrate my friend Meredith's Bachelorette party on Lake Travis! We had the best time! We went downtown on Friday night for dinner and fun!! I'll let the photos do the talking!
The Bachelorette!!

Gifts from Mer! 

All the ladies!

Mer bear giving us the Baylor bear Grrrrrrrrr!! lol

Mer's soon to be sister in law!

What a beautiful morning on the lake!

Saturday afternoon was one of my sorority sisters wedding! It was a beautiful ceremony at the UT Alumni center! We had a fun night celebrating Stacee and Thomas! Love them! Hope they are enjoying Jamaica! 

Doesn't she look stunning!

Thomas and Greg!

DZ serenading the bride....with in a parked car, lol. Oh how I miss song circles!

What up!

Woke up to this in the morning! 

Bye Bye Austin
Yes, that little pup is in a backpack with pink goggles on! So cute!

I will be headed back to Austin again tomorrow (I know 3 weeks in a row...this is a record) for a work conference. I have been really enjoying my love affair with the ATX! Houston is home, don't get me wrong, but the inner hippie/music buff/free spirit girl inside has been making her debut and I really miss her!! Oh Austin, look what you are doing to me! With that being said I will then be off to Port A again with my gals after my conference! I promise not to leave you for long, I may have a surprise or 2 so be on the look out! 


Friday, August 24, 2012

On my way!!

Happy Friday Friends!! We made it through another week! This weekend is going to be pretty busy, but I'm looking forward to it! I have a bachelorette party and a wedding both in Austin, but for 2 different friends! So there will be lots of CELEBRATING going on!

You get the idea!

Meredith, I cannot wait to celebrate your last weekend as a single lady! We are going to have a blast!!

I'm thinking some of this!!

Stacee and Thomas, I cannot wait to celebrate your big day with you! You are going to be a beautiful bride, Stacee! Looking forward to the festivities!

 They are so cute!!

Happy Birthday to my cousin Adam!! Have a great day!I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pinning Wednesday!!

I'm feeling like fall...sort of. All I keep getting in the mail are clothing magazines! I flip through them and look at the latest sweaters, scarfs, boots and stuff....however here in south Texas we can get our tan on until almost to October! So I have not really bought a lot of fall stuff just yet. I do enjoy the fall colors and the fact that we are getting closer to Christmas!!

Linking up with The Vintage Apple today for Oh , how pinteresting! 

I love picnics!! I'm going to try and recreate this in the back yard! My maple tree is always plentiful! A fun fall dinner would be nice with candles! 

I love using pumpkins for different things! 

Love this! 

Essie fall collection! 
Loving this good as gold color! Can't wait to paint!

Love this boot, even if it's last seasons!

In my dreams!!

Love the color, so cute! 

Love the wrap!

 I like the fall coffees, but I'm a total sucker for the caramel brulee lattes around Christmas! 

What's on your fall list?! 

Something else coming this fall....the iPhone 5! Woohoo! Now watch this hilarious video!

Fall favorite!
GO COOGS GO!!! Counting down the days!