Sustainability with Style

Hi everyone! My oh my, it’s been a while, right? Life has been a little busy, but I wouldn’t change it for a minute. I will say I have truly missed chatting with you fine folks! So, what better what to get back into blogging than sharing a brand that I truly love – prAna!

This day and age, there is a lot of information about the food we eat, the cars the drive, and the clothes we wear. Within all of that info, you will find both positive and negative research and opinions. One subject that is near to my heart is sustainable clothing.

Let me tell you why.

Back in 2005, I was a freshman in college and studying fashion. I was given a topic to write about and it truly changed my life forever. My topic was fur. I’m sure you can guess what gory, mind-blowing photos and articles I quickly stumbled upon once I started my research – To say that I was completely mortified is an understatement. 

What is sustainable clothing?

I’m sure you have heard of the term, right? We hear/see several terms everyday. Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Organic, Vegan…I could go on forever. But seriously, are you familiar with what sustainable clothing is? While I’m still learning about the movement, I have a healthy respect for what it’s about. Working with prAna has been such an eye opening adventure not because of their cute clothes (which, hello, they are!), but because of their powerful mission to encourage sustainable clothing.

prAna’s purpose is to, “Pursue sustainable, traceable, and responsible action to protect our environment and inspire the adventerous spirit.”

Watch this video about the sustainable clothing movement.

It truly was an honor to work with prAna! Keep reading to see how I styled two of their amazing products. Oh, and maybe you will find a discount code!

First up, the Ellis dress. I can not tell you how comfortable this dress is! Have you ever owned a piece of clothing that instantly makes you feel good? Well, this dress does just that. Not to mention, its fabric was properly sourced and provides a source of income for those you grew the crop. It’s funnel neck and kangaroo pouch make it unforgettable! Fashion that makes you feel good, both psychically and emotionally. Total win.


I kept the look simple with sneakers and simple stud earrings. Perfect for a day at the park!


This dress allowed me to move and groove with my two kiddos. Can’t ask for much more!


My next look was more city-chic, versus casual. I paired the Uptown pant with a camp printed tee, denim jacket, suede hat, and peep toe booties. This pants are stretchy, soft, and allow you to dress them up or down. I especially love the high waist band…let’s be real, I eat! HA! 


Love the drawstring detail and cuffed bottom!


prAna’s clothing are stylish, responsibly sourced, and can take you from day to night. Check them out at! Don’t forget to enter the code TMF17VP for 15% off of you total. When you purchase with prAna you’re guaranteeing yourself a quality product that is properly created and positively effects those across the globe! 

What’s your favorite sustainable item in your closet? 





Fall Favorites with WEWOOD Watches


Hey y’all! Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have fun plans with your family and friends. We’re keeping things super low key this year — can’t wait!

Since fall is upon us, that brings events, parties, and christmas cards pictures. So, I thought a little collage of some of my favorite fall pieces would be fun to share.

I don’t know about you, but I always enjoy seeing other outfits put together in magazines, online, or from other fashion bloggers.

First up, let’s talk about the men. I found some fun and versatile pieces at Nordstrom. The olive green twill pants and jeans are both staples in a man’s wardrobe. Also, the chambray and plaid button ups can be layered with a vest, denim jacket, sweater, or the quilted jacket included. Last, the WEWOOD watch. For every watch purchased, a tree is a planted. So neat! By the way, I may or may not have discount code at the bottom of this post!

Next up, items for the kiddos.                                                                                                         Gymboree is a one of my go-to places to grab a few things for my two.

 I found a pair of olive green pants, with a contrasting cuff. So cute! Paired with a moose print button up, a vest, and miniature hiking boots, your little guy will look sharp for your Christmas card photo!

For your daughter, a printed cape will keep her cozy and stylish. Paired them with      fleece-lined leggings (so cozy) and riding boots for a trendy, kid-friendly look. I think a little beanie or bow would be the perfect addition to her ensemble.

Last, but not least, it’s time for the ladies. These items are also found from Nordstrom. Can we talk about the blue coat? Oh my! The oversized collar and tie-waist, makes this coat a show stopper. Pair them with the skinny jeans, OTK boots, and the blue stud earrings for a chic ensemble. Also, I’m totally crushing on this grey sweater dress. How cute would this be with the OTK boots too? Ok, I know, I’m really obsessed with the boots. Ha! Last, I can’t forget to mention the WEWOOD watch for women. With a round face and animal print dial, this watch is trendy and earth-friendly.

Make sure you check out the links I have provided. Everyone is having killer Black Friday sales! Also, as promised, here is a special code for WEWOOD watches. I think these would make great Christmas gifts!

Use WWBF to receive 30% off of your WEWOOD watch purchase and a free link removal tool. How cool is that? I’ve always been so frustrated when I have a brand new watch, but have to wait for a jeweler to remove a link or two. Enjoy!

Happy, happy Thanskgiving! Hug your family, eat some good food, and be thankful!



1 Top / 2 looks with Celizzione

Hey, hey! How is everyone?! Happy Wednesday — Friday is almost here. What are you’re weekend plans? We’re planning a quick family road trip 🙂 Can’t wait!

Today, I have a super fun post with Celizzione. They are one of the cutest online boutiques out there, y’all! Not to mention, their prices are wallet-firendly! I’m styled a lovely black top 2 ways – one daytime look and one evening look. The versatility of this top can’t be beat! Not only is it perfect for layering, but the lace detailing feels chic and unique. 

For my causal look I added a black hat, camo printed jeans, and fringe booties.                            Perfect for lunch with the girls! 


Also, in love with these sweet fresh water pearl studs from Cezillione!


For a dressier look, I added a bold lip (LipSense of course), flared denim, metallic pumps, and gold clutch. I would totally wear this out on a date. Wouldn’t you?


Check out Celizzione to read their Blogger Spotlight. Your’s truly is being featured!                 I’m very thankful for the opportunity! 

What’s your favorite day to night item hanging in your closet? 

Take care and have a fabulous day!

❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎


Legging Love with The Shoe Closet


Hey there! Happy Tuesday, to ya! I hope you’re having a lovely week.

Another great look from the Shoe Closet is on the blog today. First off, let me start off by saying I love leggings. I mean, what’s not to love? They are versatile and so comfy.

That’s why this look from The Shoe Closet is amazing.

The handbag and shoes are designed by Stacy Bendet for Alicia + Olivia. The “Stacy Face” clutch and shoes are playful and easy to wear. The mix of black, white, and red make a statement, yet feel classic at the same time. 

The combination of a tie-neck blouse layered over a long sweater, the Stacy clutch and sneakers is, well, perfection. Comfort meats style — the epitome of what I think fashion should be all about!

Building your own legging look is super easy

What look are you going for? How about a boho legging look? Add a poncho, booties, and a floppy hat. Or, If you’re looking for something on the classic side, add a white button up blouse, cardigan, scarf, and booties. 

With leggings, possibilities are endless! 

What’s your fall go-to look? 

Until next time, y’all! 



$100 Gift Card Giveaway // Poncho Perfection with The Shoe Closet


Hi guys! How are things? I’m so excited for fall! I may have already enjoyed a couple Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but hasn’t everybody? SO yummy! The past two weeks have been somewhat of a whirlwind for us. After a couple weeks of traveling, I’m diving back into the real world and loving on my babies. This momma miss her kiddos! 

As for today, I’m sharing another great look from The Shoe Closet. Also, don’t forget to enter for a chance to enter for a $100 gift card. Details below!

I adore today’s look not only because it’s comfortable, but because it speaks to my inner flower child. A poncho, flares, and platforms? I’ll take that! 

The poncho is made by Kerisma and at a steal of price — $65! The material has a nice weight and doesn’t not feel bulky. In fact, The Shoe Closet just received a new shipment of easy, solid sweaters that will carry through the season.

Paired with Hudson flares, Sam Eldelman platforms, and a fun tasseled Tory Burch bag, this look is perfect for football season. If there is a little chill in the air, layer a long sleeve tee, a white button up blouse, or a scarf to stay warm. 


I also wanted to highlight THE new accessory to wear with any game day look. The Shoe Closet recently started carrying Erimish. Created by two sisters in Missouri, the Erimish bracelets are not only cute, but are perfectly priced. Choose 5 for $35 or $8 a piece. Currently, TSC is selling the Erimish Game Day Collection. Any team, any color, they’ve got it! What a chic way to support your favorite team. Check out The Shoe Closet’s IG account the keep up with their Erimish pieces. 

Ok, we can’t forget about $100 gift card!! 

How to enter? Head to The Shoe Closet! After grabbing something super stylish, mention this post to put your name in the mix. Can’t make into the store? Give The Shoe Closet a call at (940) 322-6300. With purchase, mention The Gal Next Door to be entered to win the $100 gift card. They can help you with sizing or any questions you may have over the phone.

The contest will end Friday, October 7th. Do not miss it! 

I can’t wait to see what lucky reader wins the gift card. With the holidays coming up, a hefty $100 gift card couldn’t come at a better time! 

Y’all take care and I’ll see ya soon.



Why You Need to Shop at BP


Hey, hey! How are things? I’m currently in catch up mode from being away for several days. I had such an amazing time celebrating one of my sweet friend’s engagement. A girl’s trip doesn’t happen very often, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Again, huge thanks to my hubby, mom, and mother in law for helping with the kids.

For today, I wanted to share one of my favorite places to shop. In fact, while on the trip, the girls and I frequently talked about BP and all of the great pieces they have. Not to mention, killer prices! So, I thought why not round up some of my favorite fall staple items to share with you guys.

First up, let’s talk about fall dresses. You may live somewhere that is cooler already, but here in Texas it’s not quite that cool yet. I’m loving the transitional dresses at BP right now. In fact, I just picked up the off-the-shoulder dress included in this collage. It’s super soft, versatile, and in the perfect shade of green.

Blush Dress                                       Green Dress 

Fall calls for versatile pants and jeans. I don’t know about you, but I’m hooked on dark denim. The dark denim jeans in this collage are only $29! Yes, please! 

Faux Leather Leggings        Denim Skinnies        Olive Leggings 

Sweaters, cardigans, and long sleeve tees are essentials when the weather dips. This oxblood cardigan is on-trend and can add a little kick to any look. 

Oxblood Cardigan           Long Sleeve Top         Knit Sweater 

Ok, I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’ve been scoring killer shade from BP for quite some time. And guess what? They’re $12! A trendy pair of shades can totally elevate your look without killing your budget. 

Blue Tint Shades                            Brown Shades

Layering a look can be easy and affordable. And of course, layers for fall!  BP is the place to pick up a few items to carry you through the season. 

Olive Green Jacket     Black Hat     Leopard Scarf     Tasseled Bag      Booties    Belt 

Click any link above to shop directly! What is your favorite spot to shop for fall? 




Navy Takeover with The Shoe Closet

Hey there! How is everyone? The past weekend was rough, yet sweet for us. My son came down with some a yucky infection this past week. Needless to say, this momma was super worried about her baby chick. All is well now! As a parent, doesn’t it feel like your world stops when your kiddo(s) are sick? On the other hand, my husband and I celebrated out 6th anniversary. Oh, how I love him so much. I think I’ll keep him! 

Today, I’m so excited to be sharing two looks from The Shoe Closet. Like I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I have teamed up with The Shoe Closet to share some of their fall/winter pieces through out September and October. Located in Wichita Falls, Tx, The Shoe Closet is a premier boutique that carries clothing, accessories, and footwear. With brands like Show Me Your Mumu, Parker, and Jeffrey Campbell, The Shoe Closet is the place to shop for the freshest and on-trend pieces.

Make sure you read this entire post. There might be a little surprise waiting for you at the bottom!

Today at TGND, it’s all about navy. I’ve always been such a fan of the color and Fall ’16 is navy’s time to shine. Said to be the color of sophistication, elegance, and power, navy is where it’s at.

Navy is the new black.

First up, let’s talk about the navy dress by Milly. Oh my! I instantly feel in love with the fabric (super soft and stretchy) and detailed sleeves of this Milly dress. Paired with the Stuart Weitzman block heel booties and B. Stellar necklace, this look is on fire!

For me, versatility is always key, and this dress is just that. Add pumps and a clutch or a cardigan and booties, this LND (yes, I’m making a new acronym) is the perfect fall go-to. I’m a curvy girl and I totally felt confident wearing this fitted style. I’m still working on my confidence, but I’m determined to be 100% in love with my body. Why not embrace it?

The B. Stellar necklace is 14k gold choker and chain adorn with a clear quartz. The stone is said to block negative energy and give balance. Oh, and the best part? B. Stellar is located in Dallas. I love nothing more than representing Texas-made products! You can find many more pieces at The Shoe Closet.



Next up, a very sleek and modern jumpsuit by Trina Turk. The asymmetrical fabric is super flattering and add an instantly “cool” factor! This jeweled long necklace gives just the right amount of sparkle. Have an event coming up? I would highly suggest reaching for a jumpsuit. They have a fresh, yet timeless feel that can make any woman feel amazing.


Ok, as promised, I’ll share the surprise. The Shoe Closet is currently offering a chance to win a $100 gift card! Trust me, you want to be in the running for this. Especially with the cooler temps around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about transintioning your closet. A gift card is the perfect jumpstart to your fall wardrobe.

How to enter? Head to The Shoe Closet! After grabbing something super stylish, mention this post to put your name in the mix. Can’t make into the store? Give The Shoe Closet a call at (940) 322-6300. With purchase, mention The Gal Next Door to be entered to win the $100 gift card. They can help you with sizing or any questions you may have over the phone.

The contest will end Friday, October 7th.

Now, hurry and get your name in the running to win! I hope you guys have lovely week! Later this week, I’ll be sharing a sweet moment with one of my favorite people, my sweet momma.