Happy New Year Y’all! I’m so excited for the opportunities 2017 will bring with hard work. Looking back just a few years ago, 22-year-old me dreamed of competing on the Miss USA stage, reporting and anchoring in a big market and wishing for a big blog following. Well, check, check and check! I’m a firm believer in raw hard work and that’s what allowed me to accomplish my goals so far. Some of my resolutions for this year are to travel more, report on bigger stories, improve as an anchor and for Color & Chic to continue growing!
Going home to Dallas is so inspiring. During my holiday break, I set aside some time to visit my favorite coffee shop Royal Blue Grocery and really think about what I want to accomplish in 2017. Of course, it’s so picturesque, so I snapped some photos of my outfit. This camel turtleneck I bought months ago has gotten so much wear. I am loving the cashmere version as well. There’s also a version with short sleeves, which will be great as temperatures rise.
Royal Blue Grocery never ceases to put a smile on my face. Everything is so beautiful and charming. From the beautiful tile work on the walls and in the bathroom to the way they display groceries. It’s essentially an urban compact market with everything you could need. They carry groceries, grab-and-go items including yummy sandwiches and salads, drinks, florals and of course, coffee. Royal Blue Grocery uses Stumptown beans for their coffee, which is delicious. If you are ever by a location in Dallas or Austin, you must visit!
I am really enjoying these light gray suede boots. They really make such a difference when I’m wearing lighter colors and truly make my outfit. My black ones are a size 5, which feel are a dash tight to me. These are a 5.5 and I love the extra room for a gel insert. Plus, if I ever wear thicker socks to stay warm, I won’t feel too constricted. These are a good dupe for my boots, too. You’ll love wearing these during colder months!
Johnny and I will be rendezvousing in Houston this weekend for my best friend’s wedding! I am so happy for her and cannot wait to be by her side as she marries an incredible man. Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see my bridesmaid adventures!