Monday, June 23, 2014

All Lace All The Time

I love lace and gold and glitter and all that fun stuff. But lately I really love lace. This dress I have been eyeing for months. I would show Lyle, he would insist I get it and then I wouldn't. Repeat 100 times. The dress then went out of stock for a while and I waited eagerly until it came back. Right now it's sold out again but you can get the same dress at another website I have listed below although you wont get as good of a steal. It has a zipper in the back and fits great. I love the lace detailing and how pretty and girly it is. Its the perfect dress to transition between seasons and I am already picturing it with leather jackets and blazers. Another great thing is it will give a little bit, since its not super tight. The only thing I will say about the dress is it tends to ride up a little and when you're wearing things under it that is annoying, because you don't want to be pulling on it all night & yet still trying to say modest, if ya catch my drift. But an easy solution would be too just find a longer slip, and the fact that its white is easier too. And these SHOES. As you can tell by my instagram I am a little shoe crazy- I seem to be mapping out my outfits around the shoes and these babies were no different. I want them in every color. They got great reviews and they didn't hurt my feet at all. The gold is perfect to dress up all my outfits and they were pretty cheap too! SCORE. Lulu's has them in tons of colors and I am in love. 
also I would just like to add that in the picture above I look a little like uh voluptuous another Kardashian or something (I really actually love the Kardashians, so this isn't meant to be mean & if this is my fate I will just have to make it hot) & lets just blame it on the angle or the fact I just ate obv feasted...but it was our only date night this week so oh well...but below its better except my part makes me look like I have a bald spot. So cooool. Great photo day...but anyway done with the rambling, now back to the pictures...
In the Details...
Dress: sold out at Lulus but sold here similar at Lulus
They have lots of other ones too if you wanna check- I just went for longer ones
Heels: sold out in gold. similar here & I also like these

Don't forget to check out this weeks next post! The top is way affordable & a pinterest fav!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Few Good Men

How could you not love someone who after HE kills it & sells 3 decides to go out and buy tons of candles and fresh flowers and sparkling cider (you can't even see it all in this picture) for YOU. I was head weighting at work so I came home about midnight and he opens the door to a dark home & I'm all like what the freak is going on and then I just died. Oh and then he made me dinner. Surprises are the best but something was backwards here...
who puts God first. As hard as it is to get up for 8:30 church when they work late & then stay up late he without fail gets up without ever complaining about how tired he is. He never lets it slide, not once does he put one single thing before God and church attendance. How easy would it be to have him convince us sacrament is enough or say he's not feeling well and then go have fun later, esp when we only get one day to see each other? We can go home babe...lets go sleep or do this but no, he stays all 3 hours. I proudly hold his hand & feel so grateful for this worthy priesthood holder in my life. His sweet prayers, desire for others to do whats right & unwavering faith are what makes me fall more in love with him each day. I am so proud of him when he says no to rated R movies & doesn't swear back when I see some of the language others use in texts. I know these are just little things but having a man who tries to do whats right assures me he will be such a good example for our future babes. I know I snagged one of the best. Sorry this was long but it's at the top of my list for importance. Your significant other should help make you a better person... I'm slowly getting to where I need to be with his help. Key word being slowly...

who refers to Murphy as lil B...also known as lil bud in Lyle language or other cute things. And then during a couch cuddling sesh I tell Murphy to give Daddy a kiss & holy cuteness.
who thinks paying for random peoples dinner bills is a good idea

Who insists you keep your foot propped up all night w/ ice because you were attacked by fire ants. He even moved this chair across the room...Normally I wouldnt think this was a big deal except that my ankle started swelling and didnt stop and I could barely walk on it. Lyle panicked a little asking if i was allergic and got me medicine and kept checking on it all night... 
 who lets you eats the center of out of the breads at restaurants because well, its the best part! & when you eat your part he gives you his center (i may or may not have a bread addiction...) 

no but really. he just stares, all.the.time.

 who works his butt off every. single. day. Selling in the morning doesn't mean we are okay with being apart, but it shows a special kind of dedication I admire. He doesn't do well because he's "lucky" as I've heard people say about guys but because he's so positive, he practices his pitch and if he needs to he gives up lunch breaks to work.

Who sends you texts that he knows you think are hilarious when he can sense you're having a rough day. I'm 90% sure I've posted this picture before which is how you know I think its just THAT funny. 
who acts like seeing another chick flick is something he really wants to do & when you are crying at the end he turns to you & makes you laugh by saying "i can't wait for the sequel!" I've heard people say their husbands wont see certain movies & I am so blessed Lyle will

Who not only takes your fashion pictures willingly & shouts out things like "work it girl!" or "oh yeah" to get you to smile but then lets me get some more of if we don't have enough...psh
 who tries to give into your chocolate chip cookie craving at 1:30 am... even if he comes in cookieless because he accidentally put too much salt in them and now they are all in the trash haha Hey, I didn't need to eat that late anyway ;) who hums "my little wifey is so dang sexy" to my little pony which is actually kind of catchy... apparently the lyrics according to lyle are "my little pony skinny and bony..." & if this is the case that is a serious marketing fail on their part...who shows you that he bought "everything has changed" by T.Swift because you both love it so much & i guess he loves it more than you thought...who lets you take super nice one year anniversary pictures since you aren't a chunker anymore & well friends, one year is a big deal! who lets you kiss the soft spot on his face, who proudly smiles and says "Garth Brooks!" as soon as the radio turns on. He knows how much I love country...who picks me up and carries me to bed or pretty much everywhere I wanna go (although I secretly think he's showing off his hot new muscles ;)) who tells you not to eat the chunks of cinnamon roll out of the ice cream but lets you anyway I am so blessed that this man is my future babies daddy.                                                       

Yesterday had me missing my own amazing dad & thinking about Lyle as a's not surprising that I picked someone so much like him. They are both easy going, caring men that put others first. They have the same silly sense of humor, can make me laugh when I don't want to & put up with my stubborn Irish self. They both spoil me far too much & I could really blame ya dad for giving me everything I ever wanted, I could have been a brat! (shh I know sometimes I still can be) They both have taught me so much about myself and others around me. I've written an extremely lengthy fathers day post before in honor of my dad (read it: here) but I just thought I would add a couple things from the past year or so... My dad along with many other loved ones couldn't be at our sealing and not once did my dad ask me to postpone the wedding, complain, or ask me to change my choices. He knew the importance of a temple marriage & how I much I wanted it. My dad was the first person both Lyle and I hugged when we came out and I know how hard it was for him not to be there but I knew he was proud of our choices. I love that my dad calls me every week and even though much isn't usually going on we always talk. I love being able to call my dad and ask him questions about snakes & if they are poisonous or not, what to use when I'm attacked by fire ants and listen to him get animated about the things I see down here in Texas. I hope to someday be near my family again because I know how big of an impact my dad is on my nieces & nephew. When they are over, you tell them that pappaw is home and they sprint to the door. They just adore him. My dad is the first man I ever loved & the way he's treated my mom like a queen showed me what to look for and what I deserved. I wrote this 3 years ago for you "There is no way my future husband will be as doting, so this is kinda depressing..." and boy was I wrong!! So Dad, thanks for loving Mom. Because of you I picked a top notch hubby. You will always have a place in my heart that no one else has, a bond that I share with no one else & have been there since day one. So heres to the two best men in my life. I love y'all. Love, Cait

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Top Notch Black Midi Dress.

 Or ya know, the magic dress. I read the reviews on it (50 reviews and all 5 stars!!) and as I kept reading I fell more in love with it...yes I fell in love with a dress...anyway I got it, immediately threw it on and felt the magic. It fit like a gem and now i must order it in red. It was a little immodest for my taste so I paired a black bandeau top with it and there ya go! Don't count a dress out that you can easily fix. Midi dresses are my favorite thing ever. They are long and modest and flippin HOT. Some great places to check some midis out are Lulus, Asos, Windsor, Modcloth, etc.Who said modest isn't hottest? As Lyle was snapping these pics he said that i was the "looking so GQ...or the girl version of that...what is it?" This dress makes a girl feel freakin hot hence my face in picture two...well that and Lyles coaxing. You can type in Midi dress to most websites and a bunch will pop up. Besides the dress fitting perfect, i got these heels and they are amazing. I love metallics or gold and these are statement pieces for sure. Lyle said that girls in heels are the best pieces it changes the way they hold themselves and walk and its "super sexy." There ya go ladies, well unless you're super tall, but i wear heels pretty much every day for that reason. Oh and let me mention, these didnt hurt my feet at ALL. Shocker right?! I am so in love.

I decided to class this outfit up with some gold pieces. The shoes, and the jewelry. Gold and black is my favorite. I doubt gold will ever go out of style and if it did i would still wear it...
Its all in the details:
Midi Dress: Lulus (restock coming June 20th!) 
put your email in so you can hear first if you want it! The stuff here goes fast!)
Heels: Dolce Vita
They have a buy one get one half off sale going now! Code: SOLAR
I assure you you will find something. And i love how they show someone walking in the shoe, I cant tell you how many times I watch those videos while I'm making decisions. And P.S I did NOT spend this much money on these, I got a flippin sweet deal bc I get their emails :)
Earrings: Charming Charlie! like $3?
Pave Bracelet: Similar here what a steal...
Necklace: Forever 21? old Splurge or save
You can probably check out H&M or Forever 21 for ones too, they have great costume jewelry
Check out the midi dress for yourself to see what all the raves about, I bet you'll love it.
xoxo CAIT xoxo

Monday, June 9, 2014

Read the Reviews

Let me just say that you should not be allowed to take fashion pics in Houston. Holy humidity. It normally doesn't bother me but changing in the car and having clothes stick to ya is not fun. 
It's all in the details...
Dress: Lulus
Earrings: Charlottes Russe ($5!! & i always get compliments)
Denim Vest: Abercrombie & Fitch similar here & its ON SALE! 
Necklace: Ebay similar here

I'm gonna rant about Lulus for a minute okay? Good. Every single dress I order is from there lately. I LOVE everything. Let me tell you something though, read the reviews, not just there but everywhere. I have learned the hard way how accurate this is. The dress I'm posting next was amazing and so is this one. They fit perfect and feel so good. The material and length are just perfect. However I ordered another dress where everyone complained about how easily it wrinkles and the material and they were right. I love this dress and the pop of colors in the accessories paired with it. I have been building my shoe collection and these babies are my new love. They aren't even uncomfortable in the slightest but I could wear heels all day every day so maybe I'm not a good judge of that...although I have had a few uncomfy ones. I like this dress because you can dress it up or down and I've already worn it tons. The denim jacket dresses it down but wearing it with a blazer or alone can really dress it up. Seriously though, my new favorite website. Read the reviews everywhere though, I promise it helps. Also Best selection of shoes. I think if you sign up for emails you get a discount too...I was on the website and they said if you order in the next hour you get like 20% which was saweet. Never order things without discounts- i saved over $40! Oh, and when you order from Lulus, they give you a 15% off coupon on your next order and if you're subscribed to their emails they have happy hour sales!
xoxo CAIT xoxo