I thought I would feel like a Ballerina…

I thought I would feel like a Ballerina…

Happy Tuesday, friends! I meant to get this post out yesterday but I was suffering from a serious case of the Monday’s! Thankfully, today is a new day and I’m pushing through because my sweet hubby booked a spa day for me tomorrow and I am so excited about it! 😍

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Over the weekend my family and I attended the wedding of two of my high school friends and we had a blast. The wedding was in Aubrey, Texas at The Milestone which was so, so beautiful! I absolutely love weddings, they remind me of my own and make me so giddy! I also love cake and an open bar. 😉

So, on Friday before the wedding I was talking with a girlfriend about what I was planning on wearing and trying to pick out something different and she said “oh I know, you’ve got to wear my pink tulle skirt!” I know my mouth must have dropped when she said that because A. It was the total opposite of what I had in mind to wear and B. I didn’t think I could pull off a pink ballerina skirt. I acquiesced and she let me borrow her skirt. Which, by the way, I’ve now ordered in 2 different colors because I’m that obsessed with the look. I loved how it wasn’t the traditional outfit for a wedding guest and that it made me feel so feminine and classic. Advice to all the ladies: go buy yourself a tulle skirt, immediately. Not only are they beautiful and feminine but they are so flattering on any body type.

Below the photos I have linked similar products you can buy directly by clicking the links.

Leather Jacket: Topshop (sold out in white, still available in black), Similar, I love this option under $50 | White Top: Banana Republic, Similar $12 | Tulle Skirt: Similar, Similar, $26, Burgundy, Light Blue | Shoes: Vince Camuto Also, these shoes are my new favorite! I’ve had them for about 2 months now and I am in love with them. The first few times I wore them, they did hurt my feet but after having broken them in they are so comfortable! At the wedding on Saturday night I had a total Mom fail moment and forgot one of my breast pump parts and long story short I had to drive 20 minutes to the nearest target after the ceremony to buy the part I was missing. What I’m getting at here is between all of the walking in Target and back and forth to the car, plus a night full of dancing. These shoes held up so well and my feet did not hurt at all the next day! Bonus is that they come in 20 different colors! You’re welcome.😊

XX

Emily

Breast Cancer Awareness- Pink Friday

Breast Cancer Awareness- Pink Friday

As most everyone knows, October is breast cancer awareness month. According to the U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics on breastcancer.org about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Sadly, this doesn’t surprise me because most of us know someone who has or has had breast cancer. My Nana and Aunt had breast cancer and I think as a woman, developing breast cancer is something that is always in the back of our minds. If you or someone you know is fighting this horrible disease, you’re in my prayers, always! This month at my work we are wearing pink every Friday to raise awareness for breast cancer and I encourage you to do the same! Last Friday I wore my favorite pair of pink heels and a pink purse! Unfortunately they are both from last year and sold out so I will link a few similar options that I also love below the photo!

Purse: Clutch from Target Shoes: Pointed Toe, Sandal w/ High Heel, Sandal w/ Low Heel, Light Pink Under $50

I didn’t have to work this Friday but while I was out shopping I bought this pink velvet bomber jacket from Target and a pink sweater from Nordstrom that is the softest material!

Sweater: Nordstrom under $50 Bomber: Target under $30 Bought this is an XS and it’s still a little big!  

 

Happy Pink Friday and have a great weekend! 

 

XX

Emily

Four Months with Hogan and a Giveaway!

Four Months with Hogan and a Giveaway!

Hogans Jeans: Hudson Kids Hogans Onesie: Under Armour (I buy a lot of these at Nordstrom Rack, Nordstrom and Amazon.)

Hogan Lawrence is 4 months old today and I’m ugly crying!😭 I feel like it was just yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital and we were such newbs with him…well we are still newbs but we’re at least a little more experienced now.

Everyone says it and it really is true, you can’t even blink for a second, they grow so fast! Luke and I can’t remember life before Hogan and we sure can’t imagine life without him. He brings us an insane amount of joy and we love being his mom and dad. His 4 month check up is next Friday and we can’t wait to see how tall he is, how much he weighs and hopefully get the approval to start him on solids. In honor of his 4 month birthday I’m sharing 4 things about Hogan and I’m also doing a giveaway of my favorite mom bag. Read on for details on how to enter the giveaway.

1. He loves to talk, squeal and scream! This has to be our favorite thing he is doing right now. It can be a little embarrassing when he starts screaming at the top of his lungs in a restaurant but it makes him and usually everyone around us, once they realize he’s doing it to be funny, smile so big. He loves to try to mimic us, it’s so cute, you may have seen the video I posted on my Facebook page of him mimicking me, I couldn’t stop laughing. 2. EVERYTHING goes in his mouth! Our hands, his hands, his blankies, his clothes if he can manage, the dogs nose if she is close enough, just anything and everything possible. I’m not sure if it’s because he is starting to teeth or if it’s just a 4 month old thing. Whatever it is, he has mastered it. 3. The boy likes his beauty rest. He occasionally will sleep for 12 hours straight. His usual run is about 8-10 hours and we normally have to wake him up to eat around 9am if he hasn’t gotten up yet. Once he has his 1st bottle in the morning he goes back to sleep for about 2 hours. Luke and I feel extremely blessed and know that this could stop at anytime so we’re living it up while we can. 4. Hogan likes to be sitting up or standing up. Gone are the days of carrying him around like a baby. He is extremely alert and wants to be involved in whatever we’re doing. The only time he is semi okay with laying back is when he’s watching tv, he LOVES tv. I’m still trying to decide if that’s a good or bad thing but it’s often how I get anything done, like writing this blog post. He prefers watching football or golf but will settle for the Disney channel.

^ I’m carrying my Logan and Lenora purse here.

Leggings: Zella These are my all time favorite leggings, they are high waisted and really suck everything in!

Shoes: Converse I love the color and texture of these Converse. They keep clean much easier than the traditional pair.

Purse: Logan and Lenora

ow, onto the giveaway. I found Logan and Lenora about 2 weeks after I gave birth to Hogan and immediately ordered one because I love their fun prints and they are super affordable. All of their bags are waterproof which I thought was great since we often go to the lake in the summer and I knew I would need something to ensure my breast pump stayed dry. They have a big variety of bag sizes and prints and I personally bought the hobo bag in white with black spots. It became my favorite purse when it was put to the test on day out with Hogan. I was running behind, as usual. I forgot that I needed to stop and get gas before Hogan and I met my mom and sister for dinner. So we pulled into Costco and knowing that Hogan would be hangry as soon as we got to the restaurant I went ahead and started heating up his bottle while we were pumping gas. The hot water cup I use for his bottle doesn’t fit in my car cup holders so I just kind of had it sitting on my console. Forgetting I had it sitting there I finished pumping gas and pulled away quickly. Next thing I know, there is piping hot water all in my front seat and all over my purse. Needless to say I was so thankful I had my Logan and Lenora waterproof bag that day!

To thank my loyal readers and hopefully gain a few new readers I decided to give one of these bags away. This is in no way sponsored by Logan and Lenora nor am I an affilliate of theirs, I just really love this brand and wanted to share it with you all!

I bought the Logan and Lenora Hobo bag in Meow print to give away. This bag would be great for moms or for any lady looking for a fun and versatile bag. I also love this print for fall!

To enter to win this giveaway you can do a1 or all of the following:

  1. Follow this blog, Frankly Fort Worth. – 2 entries (you can follow by clicking on the “Follow” button located on the side of this page if you are on your desktop or at the bottom of this page if you’re on your phone or tablet. Make sure to confirm your subscription on your email!)
  2. Like and or comment on this blog post. – 1 entry

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me, I would love to get a lot of entries so share, share, share!! I will announce the winner on Wednesday, October 11th.

Shop all of their products at

LoganandLenora.com

As always, thank you for reading my posts!

xx

Emily

Walking into Fall

Walking into Fall

Top: Leith | Pants: Treasure&Bond-old Similar, Similar | Bag: GiGi New York | Shoes: Hinge

Happy first day of Fall! If it hasn’t become extremely obvious yet then, news flash, I’m obsessed with shoes! My husband used to question me on my need to buy more but he knows better now and has stopped. Thank goodness, because after a while of the same excuses I started to feel bad. One should not feel anything but pure bliss while buying shoes! 💁🏻

Now, I’m just waiting patiently for the weather to finally cool off so I can wear my booties that hide the fact that I’m in dire need of a pedicure…am I right? I wanted to go ahead and share these because a lot of my favorites are on sale. Score!

One: Hinge | Two: Steve Madden | Three: Charles David |Four: Lucky Brand | Five: Sam Edelman | Six: Kristin Cavallari | Seven: 1.State | Eight: Vince Camuto

One: (wearing these in the photos above in grey) I bought these during the Nordstrom anniversary sale and I am so glad they’re back on sale now! I went back and forth on wether to buy them in grey or beige at the time and I ended up going with grey because I didn’t have anything similar but now I really want to order them in beige! They are so comfortable and have the perfect heel height! In my opinion these have an edgy/biker/tomboy feel but they are still so feminine at the same time. If you’re looking for a versatile bootie, these are them!

Two: I’ve had my eye on these and finally ordered them in grey because they were selling out so quickly in my size! They’re under $100 and I can’t wait to pair them with a skirt for work!

Three: GIVE ME ALL OF THE LEOPARD! If you read my last post then you know that I’m a sucker for leopard, especially leopard shoes. These are on sale and I might just need to order them the next time I have a Nordstrom Note!

Four: I love that these are perforated and breathable. I picture these being worn to a tailgate with cuffed jeans and your favorite jersey! You can’t beat their $70 price tag!

Five: THESE! I want them in every color but the snake print is my favorite! At $160 they’re a little pricey but would be sure to serve as a staple in your fall wardrobe for years to come!

Six: White leather booties are all the rage this season. I’ve been searching for a pair that I could get on board with and these are them! I love their pointed toe and the white leather mixed with the wooden heel! These are pretty pricey so I’ll likely wait and see if they go on sale!

Seven: I made my mom buy these for my sister for the school year! They’re under $70 and come in three different colors. She wears them with cuffed jeans and dresses and I love them every time!

Eight: I bought these in beige during the Nordstrom anniversary sale and am in love! The heel height is perfect and I love the detail at the top! They’re not on sale anymore but still a great buy, that will work for years to come!

All of my selections are over $50 and I realize not everyone wants to spend that much on shoes. If you have a certain style you’re looking for and wish to stay under a certain amount please let me know and I would be so happy to try to find a few options for you!!

Thanks for reading, I know this was a long one but hopefully it helps you walk into fall! 😉

xx

Emily

Leopard at Work & Our Anniversary

Leopard at Work & Our Anniversary

Sunglasses: Tory Burch 50% off | Top: Almost sold out 50% off, Similar | Pants: Similar $12!!, I want to order these too!, Limited sizes | Shoes: 1.State 50% off limited sizes, Evereve

(Make sure to click the links above in order to shop what I’m wearing) 😊

Happy Hump day! One of my favorite things about working is getting to dress up, it always has been. This may sound crazy but I could never work in a place where a uniform is required. Some people love not having to think about what to wear to work (on some days I don’t blame them!) but planning an outfit is in my top 5 favorite things ever! I try to go beyond the typical 9-5 dress code and these shoes really inspired me! Leopard is by far my absolute favorite print to wear and I especially love wearing it in the fall. While Hogan and I were out shopping last weekend I spotted these leopard heels and I knew they were going home with me!! I was all 😍 and “can I get them in an 8?!” I tried them on with an army green dress in the store (as seen on my Instagram) and loved the look so much that I couldn’t wait to wear them with these green pants of mine! Besides the leopard print my 2nd favorite part of these shoes is their block heel. Ever since being pregnant, walking in a stiletto isn’t as easy as it once was! I’m also more afraid of falling (in heels) while holding Hogan so, any shoe with a stable heel is a new friend of mine! If you love these shoes as much as I do you’re in luck because I found them for 50% off which is $50 less than what I paid for them and they are selling out fast, so hurry! On a side note this button down is the most comfortable one I’ve ever worn! The fabric is so soft and so versatile for all seasons. I am so bummed (but totally understand why) that it is almost sold out at Nordstrom. I’ve linked one that looks very similar and just as comfortable above.

Also, yesterday Luke and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary! I am so blessed and thankful to be his wife and am grateful for the time he takes every day to make sure that I know I am beautiful and so loved. It’s amazing how becoming a parent changes your views on what’s important in life and words can’t explain how thankful I am that he is so helpful with all of the “nitty gritty” parts of parenthood. He’s the one that packs the diaper bag everyday, he cleans all of the baby bottles and my pump parts everyday and organizes all of it in our baby cabinets. Every morning Luke brings me a cup of coffee in bed while I pump and I’m most thankful for the one on one time he gets with Hogan while I’m at work. Hogan sure loves his daddy!

Last year for our anniversary we celebrated in Chicago and it was so much fun! Little did we know, baby Hogan was in my tummy! This year has been a little different with a new baby, we had a quick lunch date since we both had to work! I love that even with all of the new changes that every year of marriage brings we continue to try to be better for each other everyday and keep focused on the reason we first fell in love 7 years ago. I love you, Luke! Thanks for reading!

Emily

Transition to Fall

Transition to Fall

Happy Monday friends! Labor Day has passed and I’m still wearing white. 💁🏻 #noshame I’m not going to stop wearing my white jeans until we have a string of at least 5 days in the 70’s or below. However, I have started mixing in warmer colors like this forest green tank from Target which is currently on sale 2 for $14! I also love brown leather in the fall and these designer dupe sandals are only $25! Shop my full look below.Top: here, also purchased the one in leopard  Jeans: Gap-nearly 8 years old but found a similar pair under $50, under $100, and $100+   Shoes: Slide Sandals I really love these!  Bag: Madewell I also really want this one!ke and I were both off today so we took advantage of the beautiful weather at Press Cafe for lunch. It has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants in Fort Worth with a low-key vibe and beautiful patio right off the Trinity river which is great for people watching! They also have a really good brunch on the weekends and free iced coffee refills! 😍

Also, a quick PSA, Bath and Body Works has their 3-wick candles on sale for $12.50 when you buy 2 or more and the sale ends today! I stocked up on all my fall favorites this weekend.  What are your favorite fall candles?

Thanks for reading!

xx

Emily

Welcome!

Welcome!

Top: Loft-old Similar, Similar | Jeans: Treasure&Bond-old Similar | Boots: Old West | Watch: Michele | Bracelet: Kendra Scott | Earrings: old BaubleBar | Sunglasses: Tory Burch on sale!!

First of all, thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blog! Frankly Fort Worth has been in my mind for a few years now, though it’s taken a big life event for me to actually put it into play. I wanted to start this blog while my husband, Luke, (I’ll talk about this guy a lot!) and I lived in California (2014-2015) but how was I supposed to live my Frankly Fort Worth life 1,200 miles away from home? I put my aspirations to blog on hold while our life was in transition to move back home to Fort Worth and settle down after our marriage in September 2015. Life changed tremendously on June 6, 2017 when Luke and I welcomed into the world our precious son, Hogan (I’ll talk about this boy a lot, too!). Ever since that day our life seems like it has been flying by and we just fall more and more in love with our boy everyday-how is that even possible?! So as my final days of maternity leave were upon us Luke and I sat down to discuss the new changes we would face with me going back to work. After hours of heart to heart discussion (you know, not continuously of course, because we have an infant who’s already interrupting us) we decided that the best decision for our family was for me to go back part-time. So, with each day passing quicker than the day before and a little more time on my hands at home I decided to follow through with my dreams and activate Frankly Fort Worth where I will write about our daily life, my style, food, fitness, home decor and of course all of the things I love about Fort Worth, Texas! Hope you enjoy!
Emily

Bedding: Pottery Barn | Headboard: One Kings Lane

photo by: Chasitie Watson Photography