Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A little back to school haul

Hello again lovies,
  It has a been a slightly crazy week so far and it's only Tuesday. It's been crazy because I started classes this Monday and had to buy books which, let me tell you, nearly sent me into cardiac arrest. I am a firm believer that college text books are some of the Devil's best work, I HATE buying them but am always way too scared to go without them.

  But anyways...this post is not about textbooks, it is about my what I got when my wonderful mother took my sister and I back to school shopping! I did slightly fail though because I forgot to remember how much everything cost, so I'll do my best to guess for y'all. I feel like I got everything for really reasonable prices, except my wunder uners which were my splurge of the trip. And I did stop at H&M for the very first time and pretty much fell in love. A lot of their stuff was a little too "edgy" for me, and I felt like some of their jewelry was kind of cheap looking. Other than that I thought it was a really great store, and I will be returning! So with that being said here is my "haul"

H&M: $12.99 this is the most perfect slouchy, comfy shirt that I have already paired with my wunder unders, and it was the perfect combo.
LuLu Lemon:$72 (I think) I have heard so many good things about LuLu Lemon and the wunder unders, so I finally got myself a pair and have been happy so far. I think this material is a lot cooler than the other yoga pants I own, and in this Texas heat that is a HUGE plus!


H&M:$35 You can't tell in the pic, but this dress is actually royal blue. I just wore it this weekend for a friend's birthday and really liked it. I paired it with my yellow Kendra Scott earrings and it was such a great color combo. I'll be blogging about that outfit and her b-day later this week.

H&M:$12.99 I think the pic pretty much speaks for itself. This is such a great statement necklace I just couldn't pass it up, and I can't wait to style it. You guys will be seeing it a lot I'm sure.

H&M: I do not remember the price at all, but I know it wasn't too bad. I had to pick this up, because the polka dots are maroon! SO perfect for game day!!


Dick's:$80 I've already blogged about these here, so check out that post to see what I have to say about these pretties!

  So there is my first haul! It was a semi small one, but it is just always so fun to go shop and then share all your great finds with your girlfriends. At least it is for me, so I hope y'all enjoyed it!

Thanks for reading
Love,
Christine

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Fave/Not Fave

  Happy, happy Friday lovies, I hope you have all had a wonderful week. As you know I moved into my first apartment this past weekend. It went very smoothly, and I had the help of my sweet daddy (thank goodness). I have everything pretty much where it needs to go, I'm just waiting to add a few more touches. I still need curtains and throw pillows which I plan on making myself to hopefully save a few extra doll-hairs. Throw pillows are outrageously over priced!! When all of that is done I think I will be ready to blog about my apartment and let y'all see how I've decorated, I'm excited!

Can't wait to see him!

  So my FAVE this week is that my sweet boyfriend, Jake, is coming up from Corpus Christi to visit me and see the apartment for the first time! He just recently moved back to Corpus for school and moved into a house with four of his friends, so I will have to make a trip very soon to go see his house (fun times). Another fave of mine this week is that Saturday is one of my very best friend's 21st birthdays, so Jake and I will be headed to College Station to celebrate which will be super fun. Then Sunday is one of my roommate's 20th birthday, so this weekend is just full of all kinds of celebrations and you will hear no complaints from me!

  My NOT FAVE this week is not seeing my sister, she moved last weekend like I did. She moved to Stephenville to go to Tarleton State University, I'm so excited for her and her new adventure. However, I want her here! Luckily I am going up to Stephenville next weekend to go visit her and see her dorm and take her out with some of my friends. We're both really excited, and I think we will have lots of fun!

  What are y'all up to this weekend? 

Thanks for reading
Love,
Christine

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Fave/Not Fave

  TGIF! Finally it's Friday and I get to move tomorrow, which means I will be spending this Friday doing lots and lots of packing. I hope y'all notice my brand new navigation bar at the top of the page. I don't have all the pages completely set up, but I'm working on it! I hope y'all have had a good week, and have a fun and safe weekend!

  Fave: This week my fave are my new tennis shoes that I got for this semester! I always think to myself that I need to try and buy kids stuff whenever possible, because it's so much cheaper. I usually end up forgetting when I'm actually out shopping. However, this time I remembered! So I bought these kid's free runs for $80 instead of the women's which were $100, who doesn't  love to save $20?! And I think these are cuter than the women's anyway. Do y'all ever buy kids stuff to save some money?

  NOT FAVE: My not fave this week is that I have to find a new job. My summer job has ended, so now I have to go out and find one in San Marcos so I can pay my rent each month. Being an adult kind of sucks. Can I just be a kid again?

As always, thanks for reading!
Love,
Christine

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Coming Up...

Happy Humpday lovies!

  The week is half way over, yay! I am super excited for this week to be over because I am moving on Saturday. I am moving to San Marcos, where I go to school, and I will be moving in with two of my very best friends and one random roommate who seems really nice. I am very excited about having my very own space to decorate and really make mine. I have been buying decorations for about a year now, and am just thrilled to finally be able to put them up! (I have been waiting too long) With all that being said I will definitely be blogging about the move as well as all the decorations, and will be looking for some reader's input too!

  My mom is taking my sister and I back to school shopping, so I am also planning a "haul" post. I'm pretty excited about this, because I always love reading other blogger's hauls, and seeing what they got and from where. I feel like I've learned about so many new stores and from haul blogs/vlogs, so I hope y'all will enjoy mine as much as I enjoy other people's.

 So that's what we have to look forward to on Pearls on a Texas Girl! As always, thank y'all for reading and have a great rest of your week!

Love, 
Christine

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Fave/Not Fave

Happy Friday lovies!

  It's that time of week again! My Friday fave and not fave!

  FAVE: This week I decided to stop by pay less to see if they had any cute summer wedges. Even though summer is almost over, I just really felt like I did not have enough wedges. I have one pair of white wedges, featured here, and one pair of black closed toe wedges that I feel are more wintery than summery. I feel like pay less is really hit or miss, and you never know if you'll find anything good or not. This time I lucked out, I found these cuties for $12.99! Pay less is having they're back to school sale, and they actually have almost everything marked down to unbeatable prices. Unfortunately you just never know what you might find in your size, but I do recommend checking it out!


{Here they are}

  NOT FAVE: My not fave this week is the stresses of moving! I am moving next Saturday into my very first big girl apartment! While I am so excited to move and be on my own, I am also stressed beyond belief. I feel like I still have so much packing and cleaning to do, and then I'll have so much unpacking and cleaning to do. I think I just need like 28 hour days instead of 24 hour days. I could get more done then, right? 

  I hope y'all have a great weekend! Have fun and be safe! 

Thanks for reading
Love, 
Christine


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Kendra Scott

Good Morning lovies!
 
  I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far, it's almost Friday! I don't know about you guys, but I am obsessed with Kendra Scott jewelry! She is based out of Austin, which makes her like ten times cooler to me. Buy local, right? ;)

  I have been lusting over her earrings for so long, but just hadn't wanted to pay the $50-$60 to get a pair, but then last week I finally decided that I really needed a pair and that I would be very glad I spent the money. And I have been, even though I haven't had a chance to wear them yet.

  I decided to get the Elle earrings, because I feel like the Danielle's are a little too big for my head for everyday wear, and I feel like I would get a lot more use out of the  smaller Elles. I went with the bright yellow, and I plan on wearing them for game day and tailgating. My school colors are maroon and gold, so I'm planning on using them as a pop of gold. Hopefully it turns out as good as the idea I have in my head!



  I know I'm probably like the last college girl in Texas to get a pair, but I did finally! I love them, so I thought I'd share. Let me know what Kendra Scott jewels y'all have in the comment section below! I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading!
Love, 
Christine

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Outfit of the day: Summer Concert


shirt: TJ Maxx, shorts: banana republic outlet (old)

necklace: local boutique, watch: fossil

shoes: steve madden (old)

 My fave look for a hot summer concert is a flowy top, shorts, sandals, wedges, or boots. What are y'alls go to summer concert looks? Let me know!

  As promised, another doggy cameo! This is my little girl, Bentley "Bebe" Mae Henson, I  love her to pieces she is such a hoot. Anyone that knows me knows that I have an obsession with my dogs, and there is still one more that needs to make her little debut on Pearls on a Texas Girl

Thanks for reading! Have a great week!
Love,
Christine

Monday, August 5, 2013

A very late Friday Fave/Not Fave

Hello again lovies!
 
  I hope you're all having a great Monday! I am, because I have the day off. The main reason I am able to blog today. I hope y'all had fun weekends. This weekend was homecoming in my hometown, so we have a concert and dance on Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday we had Aaron Watson and Saturday was Roger Creager. I was only able to see Aaron Watson, and it was a blast! I'm going to do a separate blog about that, so stay tuned!

  Today, though, I am doing my Friday Fave/Not Fave. Very late, I know, but better late than never! This week my FAVE is this little purse/clutch that I found on clearance at TJ Maxx (go figure) for $10! How can any girl ever pass up a purse marked down to $10?? I think it's next to impossible. I think it's pretty cute, and a little dressier than a lot of my other cross body/satchel type purses. The strap also detaches which is nice, because I can use it as a clutch and I am lacking in the clutch department! I also loved it, because I think it's really reminiscent of Valentino's clutches and purse with the studs. Since a Valentino is extremely out of my little college girl budget I'll take a nice $10 dupe any day! ;)

{Excuse the twisted stap}

  My NOT FAVE this week is cheap purses that break! Don't you hate it when you find a cheap one and you're thinking it'll be good for going out or whatever, but then it breaks?! I bought a hot pink one from Sam Moon a while back and I think I got like two uses out of it before it broke beyond repair. I knew it was cheap, but I didn't think it was quite that cheap...lesson learned. 


Thanks for reading!
Love, 
Christine



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Product Review: John Frieda go blonder spray

  Sooo it's been quite a while since I last posted (oops). I've just been super busy with work, and a couple weekend trips that I'll hopefully get around to blogging about this weekend or next week.

  But for now I'm doing my first product review for all my blonde readers, yay! A good friend of mine told me about this spray, I was telling her how good her hair looked and how it looked like she'd just gotten it done. She said it had been three weeks since she last got her hair highlighted, I was mind blown! She told me that she had just been spraying, John Frieda go blonder, on her hair and it got rid of her roots.

  I decided to go ahead and get it and see how it worked on my hair. So far I have been very pleased with it, I think it definitely has lightened my hair and helped to hide my roots. I spray it on my damp hair after I shower before I blow dry, straighten, or spend time in the sun. Needless to say I use it pretty much every night, because I'm always using some form of heat on my hair (aren't we all?). I was really nervous when I first used it, because it has peroxide in it and I've heard of peroxide doing bad things to your hair. Luckily I haven't had any crazy problems with it. My only issue is that I wish the bottle was bigger, and I wish the sprayer was different. I feel like it's hard to spray it evenly on my hair because it's like a pump sprayer, but when I think I've done a really bad job spraying I just brush through my hair a little.
 
 The bottle says that it can lighten highlights if you only spray it on sections, or your whole head if you spray your whole head. I don't know how this would work because I only spray it on my roots, because that's all I feel like I need to lighten.
 
 Overall I feel like this product has done what it says it will, and has done a really good job of it. I thought it was also pretty reasonably priced too, I think it was about $8. Not too bad for a hair product, but like I said I do wish I was getting more product for my $8. So if you're a blondie and you hate roots, I definitely suggest buying this!

{a pic of the bottle}


Thanks for reading, lovies!

Love,
Christine