The Booties You Should Be Buying This Fall

The Booties You Should Be Buying This Fall

Am I the only one who giggles at the word “booties” in some contexts!? Probably. Oh well. I’ll embrace that I act like I’m 5 some days.

Well howdy, y’all! I have some GREAT news for you today. FALL IN TEXAS IS FINALLY HERE IN FULL FORCE! I’m talking like…I’ve worn a jacket 5 days in a row now (well at least for part of the day). It’s truly a miracle here in the Lone Star State. And since every girl’s favorite season for fashion is upon us, it’s time for me to share ALL THE BOOTIES you should be buying this fall!

The Velvet Bootie

These babies are probably the shoes I’ve gotten the most compliments on this season. I picked them up at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because they were a heck of a steal and super bohemian (aka my favorite), but they go with everything! I love adding them to just a simple jeans & back top outfit for a pop of fun.

Steve Madden Grand Bootie


Vince Camuto Destilly Bootie


The White Leather Bootie

It may be the most outrageous bootie trend this season (and definitely is breaking the “no white after Labor Day rule) but I am seriously loving them. They make every winter outfit pop and I think will be a great transition piece for that weird little fashion hump from winter to spring.

Dolce Vita Ramona Bootie


Jeffrey Campbell Ace Bootie


The Beige Suede Bootie

They are definitely a staple for every wardrobe, but there are a ton of beige booties to be stocking up on this season. Personally, I am diggin’ the higher ankle trend because it makes your legs look longer and spices up any fall outfit.

Sam Edelman Corra Bootie


Marc Fisher Ileesia Ankle Boot


The Black Bootie

Black booties are an absolute NECESSITY for fall & winter work wear. Throw them on with some tights and you can make all your business skirts & dresses work despite the cold weather! (And yes, I will forever be on team “I hate slacks and you should too”.)

Seychelles ‘Dwelling’ Bootie


Hinge ‘Barris’ Block Heel Bootie


The Brown Leather Bootie

They’ve always been (and always will be) a “must have” for every girl because they go with every outfit. The Sam Edelman’s have been my go-to for years and I swear by them! I’ve gone through two pairs already because I wear them so freakin’ much. They are the perfect low heel if you walk around a ton (like me) and comes in a million colors.  I’ve also been eyeing BP booties below for a bit of a higher heel.

Sam Edelman ‘Petty’ Bootie



BP ‘Lance’ Block Heel Bootie


If I had any more room in my shoe closet (yep, it’s a new and revolutionary addition to my life), I’d be snagging every single one of these that I don’t already own. Hopefully, this list can be the answer to your search for the perfect fall bootie! 🙂


The Hottest Spots in Dallas

The Hottest Spots in Dallas

Are you looking for a new restaurant to try? Or maybe something new to do on this weekend?  Or what you should check out while you’re visiting Dallas? Well, your girl Lyd has got you covered! One of my favorite hobbies is scouting out the hottest spots in my city and giving peeps the low down on my experience. Now that I’m back home, I feel like I’m catching up on all the new(ish) places that opened up in Dallas while I was gone in September.

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Vancouver & Victoria, BC Travel Guide

Vancouver & Victoria, BC Travel Guide


Sorry, that was an obnoxious greeting to start this post. 🙂 Hello friends! I’m currently writing from a perfect sunny and 75 degree day in Kirkland, a little suburb outside of Seattle. [Oops, posting this one a little late.] It’s seriously freakin’ beautiful here (pictures to come). This is my little stopover in between my trips to Canada and California. So, I figured no better time to write about Canada (specifically British Columbia) than when it’s fresh on the brain.

I will be honest, I thought Van was pretty “eh” as a city goes, but Victoria was absolutely beauuuuutiful. That being said, there will probably be less recommendations here than you find in my typical travel guides because I will never recommend something if I didn’t even enjoy it myself. 🙂 Read on for the best parts of my trip to BC below!

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Learning to Rest

Learning to Rest

Happy Saturday, people!

I’m currently writing this post from a cute little coffee shop in Vancouver, BC. (The Nutella Latte at Smart Mouth Cafe is on point.) The weather here has been the epitome of the PNW…rainy and dreary and dreamy (not really, anyone who knows me knows I kill for sunny weather).

I’ve been off work for about week now, and still have a week to go. And while this vacation has been much more chill than I anticipated, it’s been much needed.

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Products That Pack A Punch

Products That Pack A Punch

If you’re a girl like me, then let’s have a chat. I used to NEVER wear makeup. Like I’m talking the I-put-on-mascara-in-10-seconds-and-walk-out-the-door type of girl. Lately, I’ve made it a goal to actually get a routine where I look somewhat “put together” in the morning. Amidst packing for one of the more (who am I kidding, probably the most) spontaneous trips in my life (more to come later!), I have realized I actually have products I swear by now! So, I figured I would give y’all the low down on some of the things that will actually make it in my suitcase (since I’m bringing a carry-on for 18 days) because these products pack a punch.

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Why You Don’t Need to Save the World in Your Twenties

Why You Don’t Need to Save the World in Your Twenties

You went to college. You probably did a pretty dang good job while you were there too. You had a good GPA. You had killer extracurriculars. You got an internship or two. Then, you got a job offer. You graduated. You (*potentially*) travelled the world for a bit (because #backpacking). And then you walked into your first job and realized, “what the heck am I doing with my life?!”

The millennial struggle: I got a “great” job, but I’m not saving the world. I go to work and sit in a cubicle (or maybe even a closet) with Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint decks and emails and meetings…and I don’t think I’m changing anything.

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