#franlove

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outfit c/o francesca's

This week I got to achieve my dream of working with one of my favorite brands while also crossing off a 26 before 26 goal. It really doesn't get better than that in my world! After Thrive, Houston-based-boutique-you-love-to-shop francesca's reached out to me about hosting a styling event during SXSW. I couldn't say yes fast enough, and soon enough (no really, SX totally sneaked up on me this year!), the evening of the event was here!

I picked out this perfect eyelet dress with the most subtle cut-outs around my middle and the sweetest scallops along the edges. Paired with an edgy (for me, anyway) mixed-metal necklace and a pair of t-strap huaraches, and I was party ready. Well, not without my bottle of Moonshine lemon iced tea and bag of candy from The Candy Jar!

the candy jar pretty things jewelry

It was so cool of so many of my friends -- new and old -- to come out and shop with me! I got to finally meet some of my favorite online babes who happened to be in town for the festival/spring break, while also introducing lots of my local besties to each other. Plus, the gals behind francesca's are seriously cool, and I felt super special getting to hang out with them for a night.

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speaking of introductions, be sure to check out 2/3 of these ladies over on OUR ATX

Obviously I had to do a little shopping while I was there, because their spring styles are everything I want my closet to be. It looks like the three items I purchased aren't on their site yet, but don't fret, I'll be featuring them here ASAP for y'all to check out.

If you came to visit me on 2nd St on Tuesday night, I was to say the most sincere thank you. I was unreasonably nervous that no one would come and I'd look real silly crying in my pretty white dress all over the candy bar by myself. But really, so many of you showed up and it made me feel like the coolest girl in the world.


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by francesca's, but all opinions are, as always, my own!

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