smiles all around

My weekend in Austin was such a success. Seeing old friends, making new ones and learning a few things along the way. On Saturday evening we had the opportunity to play with several brands and snap a few fun photos throughout the evening. I love these pics courtesy of Bonlook!




Top: Jesse from Jesse Coulter

Middle: Kirsten from Triple Max Tons; Kendi from Kendi Everyday; Megan from Greetings From Texas

Bottom: Emily of Emily Hallman

*my dress was a hit! Get it HERE!

Texas Style Council

Missing Austin so much today! I had a fabulous weekend meeting so many new friends, listening to great speakers and engaging with new brands. I have new-found motivation and feel like I need to take an entire week to get all my thoughts and inspiration together. Here is a glimpse into the fabulous weekend. Big shout out to the women who put on this wonderful event, I am counting down the days till next year. {look for upcoming post featuring some of my favorite items I came across}

Link love: Texas Style CouncilLulu’s Jen Loves KevKendi Everyday 

life lately….

Multiple cities, over a course of many days, mixing work with pleasure and blogging on the side, has truly made me realize that I have so much to be thankful for. Being away has made me grateful for the place I call home, even though my apartment is small and New Orleans can have a bad reputation, the place I call home is mine and is filled with things I love and daily reminders of how fortunate I am. Work is work, but has presented so many amazing opportunities, and has allowed me to fill my home and life with those objects and items I love. And for blogging, well I think it’s what keeps me sane, and is paving the way for me to explore places I may have never gone before.

Over this past weekend I was able to attend Texas Style Council in Austin, and was overwhelmed by the amount of self-driven bloggers and small business owners all with one mission, to find and follow your passion. I leave Austin filled with inspiration, from blog ideas to living life more passionately. So even though I may huff and puff about getting up for work, or experience frustrations with traveling I am truly grateful for the experiences which life has brought my way. Even more thankful for the support of family and friends and those I have met on the journey! So back to New Orleans I go, with many photos and lots of laundry to sort through.

*all photos taken by me