With New Year's literally just around the corner, everyone is shopping for that perfect New Year's Eve party dress. And like most girls my age, I tend to wait until the last minute, so I have to put up with all the leftovers from the smart women who shopped before the last couple of days of the year. But thankfully for me, my lovely city has a Ross, and that is my all-time favorite store EVER.
And because my mom knows me so well, she got me a gift card to there this Christmas! (You're the real MVP, Mom!) So armed in my skinny jeans, ACL tank, leather jacket and Ross gift card, I ventured out the day after Christmas because, hello! SALES! And among the hundreds of clothes, organized by type then size, I found the perfect NYE party dress! And while it will be a chilly 49 degrees that night, I will probably slip a pair of black tights to complete the look, along with my black coat to keep me warm until I get to the party. Of course, let's be honest here... If I can't accessorize with jewelry, a hat will definitely be on my head.
Dress: Boscov Derek Heart |Shoes: Fioni Night Holly Shimmer Pumps | Hat: Floppy Bow-Band Hat
|Photos by Heather |
|Taken with a Canon T3i|
Welcome y'all to Sweet Tea & Storms! I really wish I could say that this has been in the works for sometime, that a lot of planning and thinking went into it...
But in reality, it was kind of a spur of the moment thing. Something that you're thinking of right as you fall asleep and your brain is like "That's a wonderful idea! You can do it!" and it won't let you sleep until you put the basics down on paper.
I am so excited to actually start it though! I have been thinking of one for sometime, but it's always been in the back of my mind. Once I got started on my photography website and blog, I got all these great ideas that wouldn't quite fit into that one so I decided "What the heck!?" Ideas for posts that involve fashion, food, traveling, and other fun stuff. I wanted a place where I could pass out style tips, my favorite fashion steals, food recipes and restaurants that are huge on my list, and all other sorts of neat stuff.
And that's how 'Sweet Tea & Storms' became a reality.
Now for the name: 'Sweet Tea & Storms', or as my sister likes to dub it, 'STAS'. I definitely have to give some credit to not only my sister, Kelsey, who was my bounce board on several name ideas, but also my mom. Seeing as how this blog was going to reflect me as a sort, I wanted a name that was ME. But also spoke for where I came from.
Seeing as how we are from South Texas (my mom and I; my sister resides in the lovely state of Nevada), sweet tea is a staple in my life. Seriously, I cannot go a day without sweet tea. And I am so picky about how sweet it is. It is a well known fact that if my friends or family go out to eat with me, sweet tea is what my drink order is.
The storms part comes in because they are my favorite nature occurrence. I am not happy unless there are darkening clouds in the sky, which brings on the joke in the family that I must have been born on a stormy day in April. Not all storms are bad. Besides it was a storm that caused Noah to build the Ark, and the Earth to flood so we could begin again.
So as I was sitting in my bedroom, in my sky blue polka dot robe with Pokemon sweatpants and a Forever 21 workout shirt, 'Sweet Tea & Storms' was born!
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing..."