One of my favorite stores has made it to Rice Village & I couldn’t be more excited! Altar’d State has finally touched down in Central Houston and I am so excited to be one of the first to break the news! I fell in love with this brand last Christmas due to the uniqueness of the brand- and it has been on my top list of places to shop ever since!

Altar’d State has basically anything you could need- from super fun tops and dresses to probably some of the best wall art I’ve ever laid eyes one! One thing I really love about the Rice Village location is all of their Houston and Texan stuff! Plus, it doesn’t help that they have some great books too! Being the bookworm that I am, the feeling of picking up a good read while shopping for some fab outfits is the ultimate success!

Another thing I love about this store is that they have a day dedicated to giving back! On Monday’s, also know as “Mission Monday”, where a portion of sales from the day goes to charity! This is one of the things I really love about the brand, in addition to other small touches such as the Prayer Requests in the dressing room, the super cute coffee mugs, and just about everything else!

Altar’d State has been a fav of mine for a while now, and I am certain that now it is closer to me, I will shopping there a lot more often! There’s nothing more rewarding than shopping with a brand that shares the same core values than yourself. Altar’d State is more than a store to me- it’s a blessing for those who don’t know Jesus to get a glimpse of the people who do.

Until Next Time!

-B

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I have officially become that gal who never goes to the mall. I hardly ever (like, EVER) go to the mall anymore & almost all of my purchases comes from boutiques or online. Online because who doesn’t like presents when they get home (LOL!), and boutiques because let’s face it- the options are just better. Better quality, more uniqueness and wayy better items. Hence why I was in Rice Village last week grabbing some spring must haves. Trends change, as they always will- but boutiques carry more than “trendy” items. One of my favorite stores I love to visit in Rice,  Hemline, just got some of their new arrivals in and I am obsessed. I had such a hard time deciding what to get this time, which is pretty common for me anyways!

From dresses to the cutest shorts to the tops- all of the new arrivals are fab! I especially loved all of their new accessories they have currently, including some fun clutches. I’ve never liked clutches much, as I love carrying lots of stuff. This little one I found was the perfect balance of neutral and bright colors & I just had to have it! I also loved the weekender that I found- as again, I love my random pops of color. This one was huge- so perfect for someone on the go, and great for spring.

There’s also lots of fun dresses and some good accessories! I especially loved all of their necklaces as their assortment was really good! I’m normally pretty simple, so I don’t buy lots of jewely, but these were all fab! I really liked the smaller ones- they were perfect for layering! Needless to say,  If you haven’t had a chance to stop by Hemline in the past couple of weeks- I strongly suggest you go soon. You won’t be sorry!

Until Next Time!

-B

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It’s March AKA time to start my spring shopping! I love spring clothing and all of the fun  prints, dresses etc., so I was one happy gal when I came across Mint Julep Boutique. Mint Julep Bouitique is the cutest store that has the most amazing items. The best part is, they have a great assortment online so you don’t even have to leave your house to shop with them! Although I have been compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.

With all of their unique clothing, it’s no wonder that they’re one of the fastest growing women’s retailers in the U.S. I love this zoey top, because it’s just that Unique! A lot of people think that you can only wear an off-the-shoulder top one way (off-the-shoulder), but that’s totes wrong! To switch up your look, you can always add a scarf! Doing so completely changes your outfit and you can add fun pops of color this way too.

Not only is this  top versatile, it’s a steal too- being under $50! I linked some more of their fab items below, and you can also check out their insta for more! All the links are provided, & be sure to sign up their email for $10.00 off your first order. Happy Shopping!

This is the perfect top for brunch with the girls!

Being the shoe lover that I am, I appreciate a pair that is both stylish & comfy! Points to this pair for being both- && being only $35.00!

Between those shoes & that dress, I am sold on this outfit! A must have and another great deal!Needless to say- if you haven’t checked out  The Mint Julep Boutique, you have to soon! Be sure to check out my top too- it’s quickly become one of my favs and is selling out fast! Don’t forget to show how you #ShopTheMint over on insta too- I would love to see how you style your new looks!

Until Next Time!

-B

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Christmas is a time of giving! It’s a time of laughter, a time with friends & family & most importantly a time to give back. Speaking of giving back, one of my favorite brands, Altar’d State, has made it easy to spread love this year! Although I have been compensated for writing this post, all opinions are my own.

I first heard about the store Altar’d State about 2 years ago, when I was passing a store window that I completely loved! Everything was beautiful and perfectly merchandised, so of course I had to go in. Upon entering, my love for the store grew even more! Everything I saw was not only fashionable & unique, but inspirational as well! It was during my first visit that I learned more about the company & how they have a passion for giving back. Talk about love at first sight! I have been in love with this brand ever since & am so happy to share a special movement they have this holiday season in which others can Stand Out For Good .

This holiday season, Altar’d State has created their  #ASGiveLove lockets to spread love and good cheer around the world to over 500,000 people. The locket set comes with a heart and a key= the heart gets gifted to someone that needs a little love this season and the key is kept as a reminder to tell how the love was shared. I had the chance of receiving 5 of these lockets, all of which I gave away to friends & family! For a few, I gave them to my sorority sisters, each of who had their own ideas of what giving back meant to them.

I asked a few of my sorority sisters what the term “giving” meant to them, & their answers are below:


Adrianna:

“Giving to me isn’t so much about giving someone you care about a material thing, but more of an expression that shows the person you thought about them. You can give someone a physical gift or an emotional gift, but it doesn’t have to be tangible.”



Ilissa:

 “Giving to me means being able to put a smile on the faces of people I love the most. It means being thoughtful & taking time out of my day to make others happy.”



Skylar:

“Giving to me means making others happy in return without expecting anything, you give just to see the smile on someone’s face. I love that around Christmas time, everyone is so much more willing to give without recieving. It makes the holdidays that much better because it literally chages the air everywhere!”


To me, giving means just that- to give. I’ve always loved Christmas, not because of recieving gifts, but because of the opportunity to bless others! Giving means to bless someone else in a way that is unique to them. For example, calling a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while just to see how they’re doing could be a blessing to them & make their day. Or, simply telling someone at a store to have a nice day, when their day was awful & you didn’t even know it! Like my sister Adrianna said, “Giving isn’t about a material thing”, it’s the thought that counts. P.S.- I for sure had to gift a heart to my mama- it’s in the mail (sorry Mom for the spoiler)!

Regardless of what giving back means to you, Christmas is a season of giving. To give doesn’t have to be anything spectacular, sometimes just a simple hug is perfect. These lockets are free with any purchase, so be sure to spread love this holiday season, & think of Altar’d State when you do! P.S- you can check out more of their fab stuff here .

Until Next Time!

-B

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I have never been much of a floral person, but I think that this fall this will be changing! Floral patterns are no longer only in “girly colors”, many floral fits that I have seen this fall are also in neutral colors, from maroon to black. While florals are not new, this color pallet regarding them definitely is! I am super excited to finally be able to incorporate floral into my wardrobe & decided that this dress was the perfect starter piece. Besides it being off the shoulder, a new “trend” this spring, it also has these amazing bell sleeves, which is an upcoming trend for fall. Another trend I kinda love/kinda don’t lie but am trying to (ha) are pleats..more about that here.

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styldgracefloraldress

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Off the shoulders were a trend this summer and are still acceptable here in Texas! Although I openly do wish it was a little colder in Texas already, I am secretly enjoying being able to wear some of my favorite trends from this summer/spring still. I love this dress not only because it is an off-the-shoulder, but also because it is a 1 piece outfit as well! By that I mean that it is bold enough that not much else is needed to complete the outfit. Between the belle sleeves and the bold print, the looks stands out on its own! For my outfit, I choose to incorporate some of my winter shoes and paired it with some leather boots. You can, however, wear many shoes with this dress – from booties to flats- all are acceptable.

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styldgracefloraldress

This fall, I am going to challenge myself to wear more prints. As previously stated, I normally stick to neutrals, and hardly wear color in the colder months.  I have decided to step out on a limb and try clothes outside of my normal “go-to’s”. This dress is for sure a start to a new me! What new trends are you going to try this fall?!

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styldgracefloraldress

Until Next Time!

-B

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