Lovely in Lace

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TOP: Target

PANTS: Forever 21

SHOES: Sold out / Similar

JEWELRY: Rocksbox


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I spent most of mine still not feeling very well, as this pregnancy is kicking my butt right now! Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will get my strength and appetite back. I got this top a couple of days ago at Target and I’m absolutely obsessed with it!! The lace detail combined with the color is perfect for the start of spring and Easter, which is right around the corner. I got the cutest dainty Kendra Scott earrings in my Rocksbox that paired perfectly with this top!

If you haven’t already heard from me, Rocksbox is a service which loans you designer jewelry pieces based on our preferences and survey answers. Three pieces are borrowed at a time and your set can be swapped at any time you want. If you decide you can’t  pieces can be purchased at a discounted price! Free prepaid shipping is provided both ways with the return label provided in your package. You can get your first month (& only month if you choose) FREE with promo code ‘sunshinedaydreamblogxoxo’!

Thanks for stopping by! ❤

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Look

 

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CROP TOPCharlotte Russe

SKIRTCharlotte Russe

HEELS: Sold out / Similar

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Happy Friday loves! Valentine’s Day is just 2 days away and I’m sure some of you are celebrating tomorrow night with your guy or gals. This is skirt is so much fun that I decided to pair it with this crop top I saw last minute while shopping in Charlotte Russe. This top adds a little edge to the skirt and even makes it a little sexy. I picked up these items from the Charlotte Russe at the San Marcos Premium Outlets not too long ago, so you should be able to get these in store!  Below I have linked some of Dottie Couture’s new arrivals. They are seriously SO cute. Tomorrow’s post will be a really yummy dinner for 2 with a couple of dessert options, so be sure to check back!

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Cozy Chic Sweaters

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SWEATER: Sold out / Similar linked below

LEGGINGS: Dottie Couture

HAT: Sold out / Similar / Similar

SCARF: H&M

NECKLACE: Kendra Scott

BOOTIES: Sold out / Similar


Who doesn’t LOVE a comfy cute sweater for the cooler seasons?! Nothing gets me more in the holiday spirit than a fabulous sweater. Throw on a pair of leatherette leggings and BAM you have comfy chic outfit that took less than a minute to put together. This sweater I bought a few years back from Forever 21 and absolutely love it. Below are some of my favorite ready to shop sweaters. 🙂

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Also, my FAVORITE boutique has some seriously cute new arrivals today that I must share with y’all!

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»Thanks for stopping by and happy Thursday loves!«

Christmas Decor Inspiration

There are so many different ways to show your holiday spirit this season. I love having our home looking like a winter wonderland. I want to share a few simple cost friendly decorating ideas to help you gear up for the big day! (9 days away)

JOY CANDLE STICKS

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WHAT YOU NEED:

Burlap

3 Wood blocks

White paint

Black paint

Hot glue gun

Candle sticks (got mine from the dollar store)

Wooden candle stick toppers

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STEP 1: Paint all candle stick parts black (I did 2 coats). As that dries sand down the 3 wooden blocks and cut burlap to fit each block.

STEP 2: Paint each block on the burlap letters to spell out the word ‘JOY’ (I did 3 coats). Once dried, glue each block to the glass candle sticks.

STEP 3: Glue on the candle stick tops to the wooden blocks.


LET IT SNOW SIGN

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WHAT YOU NEED:

Large wood plank (or plank you used for ‘give thanks’ project)

White paint

Blue paint

Silver paint pen

Stencil

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STEP 1: Sand board to liking and paint blue. I used the other side of my ‘Give Thanks’ board I made for Thanksgiving. I mixed the blue and white paint to get the exact color I wanted it. (2 coats)

STEP 2: Use stencils to paint ‘let is snow’. Once dried, use small brush to touch up and add 2nd coat.

STEP 3: Paint on snow flakes. I used a small brush and silver paint pen to do this.


XMAS CENTER PIECE 

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This is seriously SO easy and will cost you less than $5! I bought everything I used at the dollar store. All you need is a glass container of your choice, ornaments of your choice, and individual fake plants. The dollar store has plenty of options for all three of these things! Just fill the glass container with ornaments and then stick in 2-3 plants of your liking.


ALL FLAKES WELCOME SIGN

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This is another really easy craft to add to your home this season! I used a piece of scrap wood and painted it green first, then added the white ‘humps’ at the bottom (3 coats). Once they dried I added the eyes, noses, and flakes. Lastly, I painted out ‘ALL FLAKES WELCOME’ with a fine brush. This was my first time not using stencils and I’m actually happy with the outcome. You can hang this on your front door, in your home, or place it on a shelf.


WINE GLASS CANDLE STICKS

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Who would have thought I could find another use for wine glasses besides filling them to the rim with wine lol. I got these from the Dollar Store and they are actually pretty great quality. The candles and ornaments are from the Dollar Store as well, so this project cost me less than $5! Just fill the glasses with ornaments, flip them upside down and put a candle on top. TA-DA! 🙂


Feel free to email me if you have any questions at all and thank you for reading! Happy Holidays 🙂

Shelbysoileau@yahoo.com

10 Things To Do In San Antonio This Holiday Season

This time of year is definitely one of my favorites. There are so many fun holiday events going on, splendid lights everywhere, and christmas music (which I LOVE). I am going to share my bucket list of events I want to go to before the season is over. Comment your favorite event to attend this holiday season! 🙂

1. Santa’s Ranch

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Santa’s Ranch is absolutley amazing and you get to drive through the entire ranch so you never even have to get out of your car! It is in New Braunfels, which isn’t a far drive at all from San Antonio, and totally worth it.

2. Pearl Holiday Gift Market

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The entire Pearl Brewery area is a real treat during the holidays and it is truly magical! If you’re looking to shop local and get unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, look no further! There is also tons of amazing food options so come hungry!

3. San Antonio River Walk

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The River Walk is a winter wonderland during the holiday season. It is perfect for a date night or a night downtown with friends. Right across from the River Walk, directly in front of the Alamo, is a giant beautifully lit Christmas tree!

4. Holiday in the Park

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If you live in San Antonio, owning a season pass to Fiesta Texas should be a must! The season pass costs slightly more than a single visit and comes with TONS of perks. If you do not own one, they are having a special right now where a 2016 season pass for Holiday in the Park is free! Tyler and I bought ours last year and have gotten so much use out of it. This event makes for a perfect date night!

5. Christmas at the Caverns

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If y0u haven’t visited the Natural Bridge Caverns yet, you must! It is truly an amazing site to see. During the holidays, the park is lit up all over with lights along with underground christmas shows! They also have a ton of above ground holiday attractions.

6. A Wonderland Christmas

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This event will be a new one for us this season. We have passed by this theme park so many times since we moved to the outskirts of San Antonio (Live Oak). I honestly never even knew of this park until a couple months ago. While doing some online research, I found that it’s a very popular holiday event for the park! Check out all of the activities they have to offer by clicking the link above the picture.

7. Holidays in Bloom

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This is the PERFECT place to take holiday pictures. You will be blown away by all of the amazing colors during this season’s bloom. They have giant checkers, tons of christmas lights, and much more. 38 acres of true beauty!

8.Holiday Arts and Craft Show

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This event is also on the amazing River Walk and is taking place this weekend only! There will be TONS of vendors selling unique gifts to share this holiday season!

9.Don Strange Ranch

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This will be another first for us this holiday season and I’ve heard amazing reviews about this place. The ranch is about 40 minutes from downtown San Antonio. It’s main holiday attraction is a scenic route with thousands of lights that stretches 2 miles long; truly a winter wonderland.

10. Light up Downtown

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This is San Antonio’s 5th annual Light Up Downtown event. It is a contest for all buildings downtown, big and small, to compete with each other for the best and brightest holiday display. You are able to vote which building is your favorite and the building with the most votes is declared winner. This event makes for a PERFECT date night. Make some homemade hot coco or pick up your favorite latte from your local coffee shop and drive around downtown picking out your favorite buildings.

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Loving Leatherette Leggings Pt. 2

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SWEATER: Forever 21 *on sale for less than $10!*

LEGGINGS: Sold out / Similar

HAT: Charlotte Russe

NECKLACE: Kendra Scott

SCARF: H&M

BOOTIES: Sold out / Similar


For Part 2 of “Loving Leatherette Leggings,” I paired them with a sweater from Forever 21 that is currently on sale for less than $10! If you want your sweater to fit loose like mine, make sure you order 2 sizes up. These leggings are perfect to add a little sass to the sweater. You can also add a scarf for the really chilly nights. This is outfit is super easy to put together and extremely comfy.

I got the other pair of shoes I’m wearing from Bakers Shoes 3 years ago. They don’t sell them anymore, but I linked all of their dress booties that they are currently selling. Bakers can be a little more on the pricey side, but the quality is amazing and they will last for years. Make sure to check back tomorrow for the next part of “Loving Leatherette Leggings!” If you missed part 1 either keep scrolling or click here! 🙂

Have a happy Thursday!

Rib Knit Dress with Pockets

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DRESS: Dottie Couture

FRINGE BOOTIES: Sold out / Similar

NECKLACE: Kendra Scott

BLACK BOOTS: Charlotte Russe

TAUPE BOOTS: Sold out / Similar / Similar


We celebrated my brother’s birthday last night and I wore one of my new dresses from Dottie Couture. This dress is SO comfy and has one of my most favorite things… pockets! I absolutely love anything with pockets. I pictured 3 different ways you can wear this dress. Last night I wore it last with black boots and my black leather jacket because it was a little chilly! The taupe boots are from Charlotte Russe and I got them in-store not too long ago. I can’t find them on their website, but a store near you might still have them! 🙂

I’ve mentioned Dottie Couture in a couple of other posts, but seriously, this boutique is so awesome and I have to mention them again! I pretty much do the majority of my online shopping with them and have never once had a single hiccup. I even put the wrong shipping address on an order and they had it fixed within 5 minutes with a simple phone call. The girl on the phone was really sweet and super helpful too! I have moved a lot throughout the years so my shipping address is always changing. I have put the wrong address on a couple of different orders from other online stores and it was a HUGE hassle to track down and get my packages. It was nearly impossible to get in contact with some of these stores and the only point of contact was by email. Not a fun experience to say the least. Also, Dottie always has fast and free shipping within the U.S. and they always send tracking updates.

Here are a few of my favorite new arrivals from Dottie:

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Happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by! 🙂