Stylish Comfort With Vionic…

Tee: RP Everyday Shop | Jeans: H&M | Sneakers: Vionic | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bar Necklace: GLDN | Initial Necklace: Kate Spade | Lips: Soar Liner and Snob Lipstick by MAC


Happy Friday! It’s been awhile since I posted, I know, but today I wanted to share something that I’ve been testing out the past few weeks. Can you guess what it is? These super cute Vionic sneakers! Vionic reached out to me and asked me to try out these shoes and share my thoughts. It worked out perfectly too because I was in search of some new summer sneakers and absolutely adore these!

Well guys, here’s the verdict – these are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn! Vionic‘s vision is to not substitute style for comfort and they are not lying. I was scrolling through all their shoes and have about 10 different ones in my cart to try out! They are adorable! And if they are all comfortable like these sneakers, I’m all in. Check out the technology of their comfort here. Another cool feature is they will let you test out a pair of shoes for 30 days and will refund you if you are not satisfied. I promise, you will never shop for another shoe after wearing these! So head over to Vionic and get your today! Share which ones you got below!

xxoo, Rebekah

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Dainty Florals and Happiness…

Dress: My Sister’s Closet Boutique | Wedges: Francesca’s – simliar styles here and here | Hat: Similar styles here and here | Purse: Amazon | Bar Necklace: GLDN | Initial Necklace: Kate Spade | Lips: Marvelous Mauve Lip Stain by Sephora


Hey guys! How is everyone doing? Are you ready for Easter this weekend? Do you have any Easter plans? One of my brothers and his family is coming to Houston so I will head out to my parents house to celebrate and be with family. But that’s about it.

 As I am sitting here looking at these pictures and this gorgeous spring time dress, what comes to mind is happiness. This dress just made me happy when I saw it, when I put it on and when I wear it. If you read my last post, happiness is definitely something I need to keep in my life right now and to constantly work for. I read this quote and it just keeps popping in my head so I must share –

Life isn’t fair. No matter what life throws your way, no matter how unfair it may seem, refuse to play the victim. Refuse to be ruled by fear, pessimism, and negativity. Refuse to quit.

Be a warrior and work through whatever life throws your way with courage, love, and positivity. And continually push forward.

Because you are a survivor of the unfairness of life. You are stronger than you think. And you are capable of achieving far more than you believe.

Isn’t that just beautiful? It really puts a spin on your mindset and how you must find beauty and happiness no matter what comes your way. Do you have an item of clothing that brings out certain emotions? That you can’t help but be in a certain mindset when you wear it? It seems silly, but whatever does the trick, right? It’s the small things in life!

This “happiness” dress is apart of My Sister’s Closet Boutique’s spring collection and there are just so many pieces that I have fallen in love with! If you head over to their site, use the code PINKANDPEARLS to receive 10% off your order before April 12th! I would love for you to share what you buy!

Happy Easter, everyone!

xxoo, Rebekah

 

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Life Lately + A Ruffled Tee…

Tee: RP Everyday Shop | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: SheIn – Similar styles here and here | Glasses: Amazon | Bar Necklace: GLDN | Initial Necklace: Kate Spade | Lips: Marvelous Mauve Lip Stain by Sephora


Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today isn’t my normal day to post but this isn’t a normal post either. Although I am sharing a cute, casual look for spring, I am also sharing a little about my life, what’s going on and why I’ve been so absent from my blog.

So, many of my followers know that I’m dating a German – born and raised – who is only in America for a few years for his job, which is how we met. Sadly, as much as we wished and hoped and tried, his time is up and he has to move back to Germany in May. Let’s talk about a world-wind of emotions going through me on this one. We knew the whole time that this was a possibility – more likely than not. We talked about it before we seriously started dating and talked even more about it throughout our entire relationship. It still doesn’t make it any easier to handle.

I have been on the struggle bus the past few months trying to cope with all the information and trying to adjust to where life is now taking us. We originally found out the news when I was in Germany for Christmas. My initial reaction was literally breath taking – in a bad way. I remember sitting at the lunch table with his grandparents when he called to tell me and I had to excuse myself for the rest of the day to try and digest the plot twist I had just heard. And sadly, the next day I was on a plane back to America, by myself, for 10+ hours trying to make of the situation. Those 10+ hours is when I decided to enroll in German lessons as soon as possible and take the bull by the horns, support Dominik and prepare to go with him to Germany.

Okay, so I got really excited and ready to move to Germany with him. I mean, who wouldn’t be excited for an adventure like that right?? And I’ve always wanted to live abroad! I already have some close girlfriends that live there, I could get a job with his company because that is my background as well. I mean, everything seemed to be falling into place for this. Until we decided I wouldn’t be going.

Why did we change our minds? Dominik will be traveling back here to Houston every couple of months for work. I will be traveling to Germany in June and December, so really the longest we are going without seeing each other will be maybe a month and a half tops. If he’s coming back here so much, why would I go there and feel left when he’s back here??

It all makes total sense right? In my head it does but my feelings, no, not at all. Talk about feeling rejected – that sums up how I feel. Going from excitement that we are going together and doing all this together to me staying here alone and him moving alone, not taking me anymore. It’s silly, I know. But it is what it is – I feel the way I feel. After going through that decision making process, we talked about how it would be best for me to get an apartment by myself a little while before he leaves so I can get used to my own place and living alone so it’s not all change at once. Being in my apartment now for two weeks, I see the benefits of doing it but I was not happy about this the slightest bit haha! I’m starting to settle in and get more comfortable with it but it will take a little more time to feel like “home”.

It’s been a roller coaster of emotions to take on and the blog has honestly just taken the back burner to figuring out our next steps and what I am doing. The reason I’m sharing all this with you is just to get on a more personal level I guess, maybe connect with my readers more – if any of you have or about to go through long distance. Thoughts? Advice? I’m still in the “surreal” phase – like some days it’s really hard, I mean, HARD, on me. Then there are other days like yesterday, where I just accept it and live my life with what it offers me (totally easier said than done!). But I feel like I have gone through all the emotions of anger, sadness, fear, frustration, excitement. Did this happen to any of you that are in a similar situation?

I hope I reached out to some of you! Feel free to leave any advice or questions or general thoughts below! I’ll talk to you all soon!

xxoo, Rebekah

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27 Things For 27 Years…

Bodysuit: Asos | Skirt: RP Everyday Shop | Pumps: Sam Edelman | Glasses: Amazon | Bar Necklace: GLDN | Initial Necklace: Kate Spade | Lips: Soar Liner and Snob Lipstick by MAC


It’s Wednesday and it’s my birthday! My 27th birthday at that, which I think is a very strange age. But I decided for my 27th birthday, I would share 27 things about myself that my readers may not know about me. So let’s go:

  1. I was born in Round Rock, TX – a little town outside of Austin
  2. I am the youngest of 4 – I have 3 older brothers
  3. My favorite thing to eat is pickles! Ever since I was little, I could eat a jar of pickles in one sitting and will still do it to this day
  4. I was a college cheerleader for my first semester of college
  5. I have broken 6 bones – the last break was the end of cheerleading
  6. I had a total of 12 piercings – I have let everything close up except my first ear piercing
  7. I have 2 tattoos
  8. I have lived in Texas, California, Arkansas and Missouri
  9. My favorite animal is an elephant and I have a massive elephant collection at my parents’ house
  10. I was vegetarian for 11 years – started when I was 9 then one day randomly craved Chick Fil A and that was the end of it
  11. I will eat chicken and fish now, but still prefer to eat vegetarian
  12. I was vegan for 2 years
  13. I am an avid nail biter – a habit I started when I was 5 or so. That is why my nails are never done
  14. I have competitively played soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, swimming, track, cross country and cheerleading
  15. I drink my coffee from a straw – every single day
  16. I am a HUGE Elvis Presley fan – I also have a massive Elvis collection
  17. Gossip Girl is my absolute favorite show – I have watched it through 5 times
  18. My Ford Explorer is named Harrison Christofford Columbus because Harrison Ford and Christopher Columbus was an explorer
  19. I have had 2 pet parrots – a yellow one named Sunshine and a green one named Kiwi
  20. I played piano for 10 years and took singing lessons that did not pay off haha!
  21. I have been wearing glasses since I was roughly 7 years old
  22. I have an unhealthy obsession with sour, gummy candy and Chipotle. I eat there at least 3 times a week – always the veggie bowl
  23. I am scared of riding bikes. My first broken bone was from falling off my bike
  24. I hate popcorn, donuts and ice cream
  25. I was strict OCD about cleanliness and organization until I moved in with Dominik
  26. I have been sky diving but am afraid of heights and roller coasters
  27. I am planning to live abroad at some point in my life 😉

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed 27 Things as much as I did trying to come up with this list for you! As for my plans to celebrate – I don’t really have anything extravagant planned. Just dinner tonight and having some friends over this weekend at my NEW apartment! I will keep you posted on that later. Hope you all have a great Wednesday! Shop this look and other of my favorite polka dots below!

xxoo, Rebekah

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My Half Marathons…

As many of you know from my Instagram, Dominik and I just got back from Washington D.C. for a mini vacation. I wanted to run another half marathon in a different city and neither of us had been to Washington D.C. so I registered for that one! It was a part of the Rock n Roll Marathon Series, which is really cool! About every mile to mile and a half there is a live band playing music. I didn’t listen to them because I had my music in, but it was still really neat! Since this was my second half marathon and I’m running my third in May, I thought I would answer some questions about my training and my gear! And if any of you are able to drive to Waco, you should run the Silos District Half Marathon with me, hosted by Chip and Joanna Gaines!

Why am I running so many half marathons?

I have always been a runner for as long as I remember. I have competed in track since I was about 13 years old all the way up through high school and even ran cross country my senior year of high school. Running has always been an outlet to me. When I am stressed, frustrated, confused, emotional – anything – I will go for a run to clear my head. I did, however, go through a phase in college and after I graduated college, to where I did not enjoy running as much. I just needed some time off. Earlier in 2017, I was going through some personal things and decided to pick back up on running and fell back in love. You can read about how I got back into it here and the program I used. That just lead into wanting to challenge myself and do something I have never done before – half marathons. Once again, I am going through a lot of big life changes (which I will share soon) and I’ve turned to my healthy hobby as my outlet. Why not put all my training into something good?

What shoes do I like to run in?

It was about a year ago when I started getting back into running. I wasn’t sure how far I would take it at that point so I didn’t invest in too much in my shoes or gear. I initially bought these pink shoes and fell in love with running in them. So then I bought them in black. I also pair them with these socks to run in. The right socks are just as important!

Music – How and what do I listen to?

Let’s start with how – I use my Apple Watch and these earbuds (super inexpensive but great)! However, even though I run with my Apple Watch, I still keep my phone on me and this is the armband I normally use.

So you will think I am crazy, but the only thing I have been running to is Taylor Swift’s new Reputation album. You would think I would be sick of it by now but I’m not haha! I like to run to things I can sing to rather than a specific tempo/beat but that album does have a good tempo for me!

What program do I use for training?

I started using the Nike+ Run Club app. It’s for free and you can download it on your phone and Apple Watch. I love using Nike+ because the plan adjusts to your runs. For example, if you skip a few days of running, the app will ask if you would like to adjust the remaining workouts to better prepare you. Also, the first few weeks, you will run a variety of tempo, pace and speed runs to help the app customize your plan. It’s very simple to use and I love it!

Advice?

If I were to give you any advice, just relax and have fun with it! Don’t try to go over the top with training and definitely don’t put yourself through this for anyone but yourself! And also, you do not have to run the whole time. That was my goal during my first race and I ended up disappointing myself. Just run what you can and enjoy the process 🙂

Leave a comment below if you have any other questions!

xxoo, Rebekah