Get Game Day Ready with Cleary Handbags

Clearly Handbags

Year after year, the first week of September usually means a few things….the kids have gone back to school, Pumpkin Spice lattes make their seasonal debut, and football season has begun! If you’re from the south, you know that we take this seriously…and I’m not just talking about the lattes! 😉 I shared this look on Instagram over the weekend and so many of you loved it, so I wanted to share all of the details on the item you need this fall to get you game day ready!
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Labor Day Sales

Happy Friday friends! Not only is it Labor Day weekend, but this is our last official weekend before school starts! I’m thinking this is a great time to reward myself for surviving summer with two toddlers! 😉 What better way to do that than to shop some of the amazing sales going on this weekend?
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This is 30!

30th Birthday

Well here we are friends…I am officially 30 today, and I’m not mad about it! 😉 I know a lot of people have aversions to celebrating milestone birthdays. But today, I am feeling extremely grateful for everything that God has blessed me with in my first 30 years of life.  I have the best husband, children (and dogs 😉 ) a girl could ask for! On top of that, I am extremely grateful to all of you who have followed along on this journey with me this last year.  Today I thought it would be fun to share 30 totally random things you may not have known about me!
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The Home Detox Box Review

The Home Detox Box

I am slightly embarrassed to admit that the only subscription box I currently receive every month is a BarkBox (which are awesome by the way!). I may have totally forgotten my dogs’ birthday a while back, but I definitely make up for it every month when the BarkBox arrives on our doorstep.  ðŸ˜‰ I have always loved the idea behind subscription boxes, as it is such a great way to discover and sample new products.  However, over the last eight months, I have really been diligent about reading labels on products before I purchase them, which isn’t exactly possible with subscription boxes as the products are usually a surprise.  So when The Home Detox Box reached out to me about their all natural, non-toxic subscription box, I was so excited!  Today, I’m going to be reviewing what’s inside my July/August box!
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Brooke Wright Designs Fall 2018 Collection

Rebecca Dress

It’s an exciting day today as the Brooke Wright Designs Fall 2018 Collection is finally live! If you’ve been following along for a while, then you know that I am a longtime lover of everything Brooke Wright Designs. I stopped by her adorable studio a few weeks ago and got a sneak peek of everything in the collection. And let me say, once again her playful prints and colorful designs, it did not disappoint!
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Scott + Martin x Ginger Walker

Scott + Martin

If you had to describe your own style in a few words, what would they be? For me, I’d say my style is feminine, classic and colorful. The three don’t coincide in every single look I pull together, but more often than not, one of those elements is present.  And more often than not…that element is color. I am always drawn to pieces that are bright, bold and unique.  Today, I’m excited to introduce you to a brand that showcases just that, Scott + Martin.
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Pieces That Will Make You Feel a Little More Polished

Casual Fall Outfit

Still on cloud nine this morning as I had the best time this weekend celebrating my 30th birthday! Although I found out about the surprise party beforehand, my husband did such a great job pulling it all together.  Since becoming a mom, my nights out are few and far between, so the fact that I got to have so many of my close friends all in one room together, meant the world! As I was chatting with some of my girlfriends last night, we were talking about how we need to get back into a routine before school starts, which means getting everyone ready and out the door on time, including ourselves.  Although I am looking forward to having more time to focus on the blog, I will admit, it has been nice not having to get up and rush the kids to school every morning.  I know I will be reaching for easy pieces this fall that don’t require a lot of effort but still make me look pulled together.  Today I wanted to share a few simple pieces to make you feel a little more polished this fall!
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Ready for Fall

Hinge Peasant Dress

Needing all of the coffee this morning as my sweet little Charlotte decided that 4:00 am was a good time to start the day this morning!  For that reason, today’s post is short and sweet but I wanted to share this look as I have recently started transitioning my wardrobe to fall inspired looks. I’ll admit, August can be a tricky month, style wise. You’re tired of white jeans, and you want to break out the booties, but you feel a little silly since it’s still in the 90s everyday. It’s kind of like when you are at a dinner party and everyone is looking around waiting for someone to take the first bite. So…lucky for you, I have already taken the plunge as I have been wearing these booties non-stop! You’re welcome. 😉
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Lately on Ladera

Green Pleated Dress

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  My posts have been a little sporadic lately, as we are all still anxiously awaiting for school to start! So, I thought today would be a great day to share what has been happening lately on Ladera. But before we do, let’s talk about this outfit, shall we?

Green Pleated Dress
Green Pleated Dress
Green Pleated Dress
Green Pleated Dress
Green Pleated Dress
Green Pleated Dress

I snagged this dress and these shoes last month during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I am obsessed with the color of this dress as it is even more vibrant in person than it appeared online.  I love the neckline as well but chose to leave it unbuttoned to showcase my Julie Vos Savannah necklace. This is definitely a piece you can wear now with a cute pair of flats and transition it into the fall and winter months with some suede over-the-knee boots.  I also recently spotted the top version of this dress which I love just as much! 

Dress: Treasure & Bond | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Clutch: Clare V.  
Necklace: Julie Vos | Earrings: Julie Vos

Green Pleated Dress
  • Last week I attended a Modern Calligraphy workshop held by Mint and Maple and Shop Small Fort Worth. I have always wanted to learn calligraphy so I was really excited when I saw that they were offering this workshop! It definitely takes a lot of practice, but I felt like I had already started to pick it up by the end of class. Mint and Maple is based out of Austin, but they have workshops throughout several major cities in Texas.  They are coming back to Fort Worth in the fall for some watercolor workshops which I plan to attend! Come join me!
  • If you are signed up for my newsletter then you should have gotten an email last week about the Beautycounter sale.  I ordered several new things from the sale including their new blush, bronzer and highlighter, which I plan to share later on this month.  I also stocked up on some essentials including their sunscreen, baby balm and kids bath collection. I shared more of my favorites a few weeks ago in this post.  If there is something you’ve been wanting to try, today is the last day to get 20% off your order! Use code LOVE at checkout.
  • We took the kids bowling on Saturday at Clearkfork’s new Pinstripes bowling ally.  We were nervous at first as we didn’t know if they would be old enough to really enjoy it, but they had a blast! It is a very family friendly environment and very accommodating to the littles! I also love that you can make reservations online.  Afterwards, we ate lunch at Pinstripes Bistro restaurant, which was delicious! If you haven’t been yet, definitely check it out. The kids are already asking to go back and do it all over again!
  • I am working on a huge essential oils post on how to use your starter kit, but wanted to tell you about a product we are now obsessed with! We have had a difficult time transitioning Charlotte to her big girl bed, hence my posting frequency.  It seems as though she is taking a lot longer to fall asleep lately.  We used Young Living’s Linen Spray on her pillow case last night and she fell asleep so much faster! It is part of Young Living’s Seedlings line, so it was created for infants and little ones. However, I’m about to add it to our Essential Rewards order as I think we need one in our room too! It is infused with Lavender, Bergamot and Ylang Ylang which creates a really relaxing and soothing environment.  

What have you been up to lately? Thanks for stopping by!

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Photos by Angie Garcia

Mentorship with Sabrina Gebhardt

Mentorship with Sabrina Gebhardt

When you become a parent for the first time, many questions fill your head.  What diapers should I use? What car seat is going to fit the best in my car? What kind of stroller do I want? If I use bottles, what kind of bottles are going to be the best? What if she doesn’t like those, should I have a back up? I’m probably not going to leave the house for 3 months so maybe I should have 3 backups. What about pacis?  You get the picture.  You are uncertain of so many things, or at least I know I was.  But when I found out I was pregnant with Charlotte, the one thing that I was certain of, was that I wanted newborn photos by Sabrina Gebhardt.  
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