Loving Leatherette Leggings

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TOP: Sold out / Similar *on sale*

VEST: Sold out / similar

LEGGINGS: Dottie Couture / Similar

SHOES: Sold Out / Similar Similar

NECKLACE: Kendra Scott

HAT: Charlotte Russe

SCARF: Sold out / Similar


Tunics are probably my favorite fall top. This one is from Express and is incredibly soft and comfy. It also has long sleeves, which I love for the winter to cover my hands. This color is sold out, but they still have 3 other colors. This top is a little sheer, but in a regular setting you can’t see through it. When we took these pictures with my dslr camera, it showed everything lol! So if you are planning to wear this top to a place where professional pictures will be taken, I highly suggest wearing a tank top underneath.

These leather leggings are from Dottie Couture and can dress up any outfit, while being super comfy. These are one of those must have items for your wardrobe; they go with everything! Black booties are another must have. The ones I’m wearing were purchased last year from Dottie, but I have linked some similar ones above. Black booties are always my go-to shoe. Comfort and cuteness; I love it! Dottie has some seriously cute new arrivals today! Here are a few of my favorites; 1 2 , 3 , 4 5.

This post is the start of a new blog series called, “Loving Leatherette Leggings.” This week I will be showing you several different ways you can wear your leatherette leggings! Stay tuned loves 🙂

360 Bridge Hike

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Today is National ‘Take a Hike Day‘ so I thought I would share one of my favorite hikes with y’all! About 2 months ago I lived in Austin, Texas for about 15 months and discovered one of my favorite views. You get a spectacular view of Lake Austin and the Pennybacker Bridge. It is the perfect hike to bring a little picnic. When you get up to the first look-out point there is plenty of room to sit and enjoy the view and have a little snack. You can follow the path to the right and check out some other cool look-out spots or you can turn around after you’ve seen the main view. The address is 5300 N Capital of Texas HWY Austin, Texas 78730.

What is your favorite spot to hike? Comment below! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!


 

Chicken Soup in the Park

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VEST: Similar

LONG SLEEVE: Sold out / Similar

JEANS: H&M

BOOTS: Tory Burch


Yesterday we decided to go on a little family picnic with some chicken noodle soup. My mom has been making this soup for as long as I can remember and it is absolutely amazing! Now that the sun sets so early, we barely made it to the park before dark after I got off of work. The pups had a blast chasing each other, while we ate our soup, and enjoyed each others’ company. Nala tries SO hard to keep up with Layla and sometimes does a couple front rolls when she looses her footing (it’s hard not to laugh lol). Nights like these ones are definitely my favorite. It is almost impossible for us to get a picture with all 4 of us looking and being still, but we managed to get some okay shots. The vest I’m wearing is from the same site I linked, however they are currently sold out of it in brown. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the chicken soup recipe below! Happy Chicken Soup for the Soul Day! 🙂


WHAT YOU NEED:

4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts

3 Whole raw carrots chopped (optional)

12 oz Ribbon egg noodles

4 Cups chicken broth

1 can Cream of celery soup

1/2 Tsp Cayenne pepper / salt / pepper

STEP 1: Boil chicken breasts and carrots in big pot of water (about 20 mins).

STEP 2: Cut boiled chicken into pieces, set aside (leave carrots in pot).

STEP 3: Add 4 cups chicken broth to the water that the chicken was boiled in; cook noodles in that water.

STEP 4: Once noodles are cooked, mix in can of cream of celery soup.

STEP 5: Add cut up chicken, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to taste.

ENJOY! 🙂

Chicken Pasta Bake

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WHAT YOU NEED:

16 ounces of cooked pasta

2 cups of cooked chicken, cubed

1 tsp minced garlic

3 Tbsp butter

3 Tbsp flour

1/2 cup diced green pepper

1/2 cup diced mushroom

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup plain greek yogurt

1 1/2 cups shredded gouda cheese

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1 – 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained

salt and pepper

Tony Chachere’s

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STEP 1: Place onion, green pepper, mushrooms, garlic and butter in a skillet and sautee for 2 mins. Stir in the flour and cook for another 2-3 mins. Whisk in the chicken broth. Stir until the broth thickens.

STEP 2: Whisk in the yogurt. Add 1 cup gouda cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese and stir until melted. Stir in the cooked pasta, chicken, and can of tomatoes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and Tony Chachere’s.

STEP 3: Spoon the pasta into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with oregano. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 mins, or until cheese is melted and browning. ENJOY! 🙂


My Grandma has been making this recipe for years and it is seriously delicious! This pasta bake is really filling and provides us with left overs for the entire week. Tyler is not a fan of mushrooms and he still loved it. He didn’t even notice I actually added a little more than the recipe called for! This recipe is perfect for those really busy weeks when you don’t have any time to cook, which happened to be this week for us, so we made it last night. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Sunday on the River Walk

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TUNIC: Dottie Couture / Similar

LEGGINGS: Dottie Couture

SHOES: Dottie Couture


We had a camping trip planned for this past weekend, but unfortunately the weather forced us to cancel our plans. I was so excited to spend a weekend outdoors and to get some mountain biking in. I got my first migraine Saturday morning and it was absolutely one of the worst pains I’ve ever had! Thank goodness Tyler was home to take care of me until it passed. He really is amazing! 🙂

Sunday turned out to be a gorgeous day, so we decided to have a day date on the River Walk. We got a table right along the river; it was perfect! We even made a little duck friend, who was very persistent on having some of our lunch. The weather finally got below 70 degrees, so I wore my favorite leatherette leggings and a distressed tunic. It was so amazing to finally be able to wear long sleeves and pants and not get hot by mid-day. Fall has finally arrived in San Antonio and I am THRILLED! 🙂 This entire outfit is from Dottie Couture because, duh, they’re my favorite. This tunic has sold out once already, so make sure you snag it this time around. I normally wear a size small, but I got a medium to make it would fit more like a dress so I could wear it with or without leggings. The leatherette leggings are amazing quality and seriously look good with everything.

I hope y’all had a fantastic weekend. Thanks for reading! 🙂

Tequila Sunrise

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Yesterday we went on one of our many family hikes at Comanche Lookout Park. I lived in San Antonio for 4 years during college and never even knew of this park until I moved back. Not only is this park a beauty, but it has history! This park has the 4th highest point in Bexar County, which was used by Native Americans for warfare and hunting. One of the lookout posts still remains and is an awesome sight to see.

This park has both paved and non-paved trails, and a good number of benches to sit and enjoy the views. This park is dog friendly, which is a must for us! One of the reasons I hate going to the gym, is the fact that I have to leave our dogs (children) at home. I almost always turn my hikes into a more intense workout, so I can be with the dogs :). Working out with your dogs outside not only makes it more fun, but it makes it feel like less of a work out. Our normal route is to take the non paved path to the right of the main entrance. It is elevated and takes you right up to a pretty cool view with a bench if you need a rest.

A bit farther past the bench is a paved path, off to the right, where I do 50 lunges. I can definitely already feel the burn at this point! As you continue past the lookout post, there are some straight-a-ways that are good for sprinting and racing the pups. Layla is almost 9 months old, so she is a big ball of energy right now. Any chance she gets to run and chase us, she takes it and absolutely loves it. I usually try to do at least 5 20-second sprints each hike.

The highest point at this park has some benches to sit and relax and enjoy the spectacular views. I do 50 more lunges on the route back to the car. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, do your lunges on the non paved paths! Comment your favorite spots to hike in San Antonio! Thanks for reading! 🙂

My Secret Weapon

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DRESS: Similar

SCARF: Etsy

BOOTS: Tory Burch

BOOT SOCKS: sold out/ Similar

HAT: sold out/ Similar


Recently, I discovered one of the coolest apps called, “Poshmark” You can buy/sell/trade shoes, clothes, and accessories from all over and at discounted prices. It is seriously amazing! If you’re needing one last piece to complete an outfit on a budget or looking for a certain designer brand, but don’t want to pay designer price, this is the app for you! The dress I am wearing is Banana Republic and I got it for only $15 (originally $49.99), and it was in perfect condition. I have also made quit a bit of extra money selling old clothes I don’t wear anymore. More money to spend on more clothes while making more room in your closet; its a win win! You can also do even trades so you don’t have to spend a dime! Download and enjoy! 🙂