Pop of Pink

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I am so happy that it is finally Friday!!  I feel like this week went by at a snails pace, I find that always happens when I have BIG weekend plans!

Weekend recap on Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Today's post is a quick little weekend recap because it was just too AMAZING to not share, and its filled with good food recommendations!  My BFF drove up from Houston on Friday and after a brief time shopping at my work we ended up on a beautiful Spanish influenced patio for margaritas and queso.  If you are a Mexican food lover you MUST check out Meso Maya.  We went to their down town location because it was the perfect meeting place for the girls, about halfway for all of us!  I am obsessed with their patio, its like you are in a small Spanish courtyard perfect for date night or drinks with the ladies.  All of their cocktails are hand crafted in their kitchen- the swirl and avocado margarita are on my favorites list.  Now, the food is also DELICIOUS, it was so hard for me to choose but I ended up splitting the Mole enchiladas with my girl Kristina for the perfect amount of food.
Can we talk about these margaritas?!

The night was still young after dinner so we grabbed a few drinks on the patio of the Happiest Hour!  If you want a fabulous view of the Dallas skyline head up to the rooftop bar for a refreshing craft beer and a view to blow you away.  But get there early or you might have to fight the crowds.  I love the atmosphere and diversity of the crowed... even if I did feel a little humbly dressed in an off the shoulder gingham midi dress!  The guys even joined us for a drink, and can I say their beer selection is off the chain!
The Happiest Hour really is a Happy Place!  Perfect for selfies.

Saturday morning we took a walk to Rusty Taco for some more tacos, because in Texas no two taco joints are the same!  After that we headed to the craft store for some supplies to make necklaces and hats, I mean what is a girls weekend without some crafts and girl talk?  After an eventful day of crafting we decided to keep with the chill them and grill out.  We watched a few YouTube tutorials on beauty and make up trends.
Hats and Hats

My pink peonies necklace that will be on sale soon!  If you are interested please let me know and I can set up pre-orders!

Best friends

Sunday was time for my bestie to leave, but not without grabbing a little grub from my new favorite brunch spot Chicken Scratch.  I had a Hillbilly Slurpee to wash down my chicken and waffles because any drink that contains "freedom" has to be good right (no actually it doesn't- apparently I do not like Kentucky whiskey)?  If you live in or visit Dallas I urge you to visit, this place will leave you 10 pounds heavier but also with a super happy tummy!  I haven't had a thing there I haven't LOVED.  I strongly recommend the Coconut Chicken and Waffles- SO DANG GOOD!  The atmosphere is also super cute, you almost feel like you are out in the country not Dallas!

Whiskey + Coke + Freedom

Ya'll this is what heaven is made of!

Happy Hump day!

Amelia B.

Time for Change

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Happy Monday!

Well, it has been awhile since I have really posted, but I wanted to have an honest post as to why.  If you have followed me for a while then you know that a few months ago I took a leap of faith and left my corporate job for a position in fashion.  I was so excited to have found my dream job and get to dive head first into my passion that I was willing to risk it all.  Unfortunately turns out it wasn't quite the dream job I thought it was.  After several months with the company it turned out I wasn't a good fit for the company and they weren't a good fit for me.

I will be honest I was really upset and just down on myself because I gave 100% of myself and I sort of felt bad that my talents weren't noticed or able to shine through.  That being said I made some amazing friends and learned a whole HELL of a lot about failure and what it takes to run your own business, don't they always say you learn the most from your failures?  I am thankful for my time there and I will miss my co-workers and the clients who's lives I was able to touch and befriend, if any of you read this feel free to hit me up for advice in fashion or if you still would like to be personally styled I can totally do that on the side for you.  But at the end of the day I know God put that place in my life for a reason and after a few weeks of thinking on it, I am still happy I took the risk even if it didn't pan out like I had hoped- I feel like a stronger and wiser person because of it.

Now Fast forward to today and I am happily working for a super cute online retailer called Liz and Honey.  If you haven't heard of them let me share a little bit, the company was founded by 3 sisters and they aim to offer trendy clothing at affordable prices.  I love the sense of family and community as well as working for a small company that is going places.  Check out their website here to see some of their cute clothes, and if you are in Dallas you can stop in!  In the short time I have been there I have already been able to share my ideas and past experience to hopefully benefit them, and I really feel valued which is probably one of the best feelings.

It's really funny how things can change you, when I first joined the fashion world I started to lose myself and who I was (fashion wise), I felt like I was starting to have an identity crisis.  I got to the point I really didn't want to blog anymore, or even share my fashion with the social world.  I thought that I would really get inspired in the fashion world and would dominate, but the opposite happened.

Now that I have had some time to reflect I think I have found my voice again and I hope to start diving back into the blogging world.  I have some fun new and exciting things for the blog, so I wanted to start with this very open post.  I hope you will stay tuned and remember that you can get through the rough patches, it will past and something even better will await you!

For now I will leave you with some fun pics of clothing from liz and honey.  Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or sign up for their emails to receive notifications of the current trends and inventory!  Use code Amelia10 for 10% off your first order!!

Amelia B.

Did someone say Fiesta?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Living in Texas Cinco De Mayo is a pretty big DEAL-or maybe it's like that everywhere?!  It is a great excuse to consume margaritas and tacos (my two favorite things in life).  In honor of the 5th I

Flirty Floral

Monday, May 2, 2016

Whenever I go shopping I always make it a rule to try at least 1-2 things that are out of my comfort zone.  Whether it's a style I normally wouldn't wear or something else, I always try and push my