July 27, 2014

Ms. Independent 4th Anniversery

So I know I have mentioned this social group many times, but here it is again in brief: In 2012, when I relocated to Texas, I joined a women's social group called Ms. Independent on MeetUp.com.  The group consists of positive women who want to meet and network with other similar women.  Since being part of the group, I've met some great ladies and have become really good friends with the founder.  On Saturday, June 26, was the 4th anniversary of this group.  The party was held at Water2Wine which is a very quaint place to sip and purchase wine.

Dress: Forever21 circa 2007 (some things I don't ever throw away)
Shoes: A Gift

Above is the look I was originally going for, but do you ever get in the car after you've spent hours figuring out what to wear, how to do your hair, and which heels to slip into.......and then change your image at the last minute?  See below....

Yup, I ended up switching to sandals and covering my perfectly waved-over-the-eye hair with a hat.

The appetizers were awesome and perfect for the wine.

As part of the main feature of this party, we were able to bottle our own wine with the group's signature label.  I got a red chocolate raspberry port.....mmmmmm.

This is the woman who founded Ms. Independent, Erin Creeks.

Everyone received gift bags and there were raffle prizes as well.  I donated a gift bag full of fashion accessories from my own business.

The RL Style giveaway bag consisted of a make-up brush set, clutch purse, fashion watch with bracelets, designer "H" bracelet, and Blinged bracelets. 

But, of course the night didn't end at Water2Wine; after the party was over, we drove to West Ave and had dinner at Del Frisco's Grille.  I ordered the Ahi Tuna Tacos with a side of Grits with Cajun Lobster Sauce.  The tacos were delicious, but I could not finish the grits.  The ladies and I ate drank and talked.  About what?  Oh, the usual, tv shows, movies, books, kids, fitness, food, dating, and men.  Ladies if you are in Houston, you should join us!

July 26, 2014

Casual + Mixed

Top: Ross
Skirt: Old Navy
Necklace: Target
Purse: Sam Moon
Sandals: Kohl's

We did our Saturday mornings routine, tooke the kids out for some books and ice cream.  Since I take pride in how I present myself to the public, I want my kids to make the same gestures.  Of course with my son still being very young, his choice of clothing is simple, but my daughter is coming to a stage where she wants to match Mommy.

Gabriel's Look: Kohl's
Vanessa's Look: Target