2020 Word of the Year + intentions

I'm very excited to share my word of the year! Read more to see what word I have chosen and what my intentions for 2020 are!

Holiday Sparkle

Christmas is too sparkly. said no one. ever.

I love dressing up for the holidays and I love feeling sparkly too! Here a few pieces to give you that holiday sparkle!

Gift Guide: Cozy & Comfy

Gift Guide: Under $30

Gift Guide: Tech Obsessed

Gift Guide : For the Fashionista

Amazon Fall Fashion Finds

Hey friends! I recently took down my fall/winter clothes from my attic and was surprised that I had very little cold weather clothes. As someone who gets cold easily, you'd think that I'd have a good pile of long sleeves and sweaters but that was not my case. In fact, I only have 4 sweaters and 2 turtlenecks lol, so most definitely I need to add some clothes to my fall/winter wardrobe. But that also is tricky because I'm trying so hard to do no spend November and only purchase spend on items like gas, food, bills, etc. so pretty much the necessities & y'all I'm finding it so hard because I want all the cute fall clothes & accessories lol.

Pandora Jewelry ME Collection

 This post is sponsored by Pandora Jewelry and the InfluenceHer Collective. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lonestar Darling possible!

Hi friends! I've recently partnered up with InfluenceHer Collective & Pandora Jewelry to share Pandora's new ME collection. This collection focuses on being 100% yourself and authentic, and this entire collection is made with the Gen Z-ers in minder! Pandora offers high quality, modern jewelry at an affordable price to women all across the world. Every girl & woman has their own story to tell and their own individual style & Pandora's collection of beautiful jewelry is perfect for every special moment in your life. Every charm in the new ME collection tells a story, a story about you!

Fall Wardrobe

Hey friends! Here are some items that I'm putting on my fall wishlist!

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- Des

My ACL Experience + Tips for a Festival Newbie

Happy Wednesday friends! I'm finally getting back into the groove of things from my long & fun weekend at ACL. For those who don't know about ACL, it's a 3-day music festival in Austin, TX and oh man Austin knows how to throw a music fest!

Currently Loving No.1

Happy October friends!! Isn't it crazy how fast the year is *literally* flying by! I thought I would "resurrect" the blog with a fun post of the things that I've been loving over the past month(s). Since I've been gone, there's been a lot happening with school & life stuff but I'm happy to be back into my regular posting schedule, so be sure to look out for a new post every Monday, Wednesday & Friday! Let's chat about some things I've been loving

Photo Diaries: July Recap

Hey guys! It's been a hot minute since I've sat down and written anything. I took a quick hiatus for the summer, to simply enjoy life. As the summer is quickly ending I thought I'd go ahead and share some snapshots from July.

July was a pretty decent month. I started the month off by exploring Houston's China town & more which was fun since I've never really been there. The rest of the month I either spent outside at the pool or beach or was at work. We also celebrated my little sister's 10th birthday, which was so fun! We went bowling and then ventured to the mall for some light shopping. July was also filled with some fun day adventures such as the Houston Zoo, Houston Museum of Natural Science and road trips to Lockhart, TX and San Antonio, TX.

Summer Ready with Influenceher Collective

Happy Offical First Day of Summer

This post is sponsored by the InfluenceHer Collective. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lonestar Darling possible.

A few days ago I received my InfluenceHer Summer Essentials kit! I can't wait to share all the fun goodies that will be such a lifesaver this summer!

One Pieces you need for Summer

Truth be told, when it comes to swimsuits I prefer one pieces. They're so easy and because they're literally one piece, you don't have to worry about matching separates or any mishaps. And even though one pieces can get "boring" I've hunted down the cutest suits that are perfect for any upcoming beach vacays or pool days.

10 Graphic Tees under $20

Y'all! I have gone through 15 pages on Amazon to find the cutest graphic tees under $20. Considering most of these tees are available through prime shipping, they are pretty darn cute and super inexpensive.

How to Style Flatforms

Flatform sandals have easily become a new favorite of mine and since I recently picked up a pair, what better way to share them with nonother than a how-to style post. I'll be touching down on 4 different ways to style them as well as a few picks that I'm obsessing over.

New at Old Navy

Last week, I walked into my nearest Old Navy and was so thrilled to see so many new arrivals hitting the shelfs. TBH I score the interent for new arrivals probably every weekly, so it was nice to see what I've been seeing online finally in store. There's so many fun and colorful goodies that are perfect for spring and summer.

Spring Ready with InfluenceHer Collective

 I'm officially spring ready thanks to the InfluenceHer Spring Essentials Kit! This kit includes must-haves for the spring season and I cannot wait to get my hands on some of these fun products!

Chilly Spring Days

I love a good sunny, spring day but tbh I'm not a fan of those cold mornings (and eventually days) where it's super pretty & sunny but also freezing at the same time. Those are the worst! You wanna dress all cute but it's too cold for all the darling spring dresses:(.  For these types of days, I try to bring out my spring/summer clothes and layer with a sweater (or in this case, a sweater and turtleneck)! Y'all I swear this "tip" is the best and my personal go-to for confusing weather.

March Bullet Journal

Hello hello! I'm back today with a quick look into my March bullet journal spread! If you haven't kept up with me since I posted my January Bullet Journal, I recently started bullet journaling! I'm combining my two favorite things -being artsy and creative & my love for planning!

Spring Shoes

I live for warm weather months! There's something about wearing a cute dress and some fun shoes whether it be some cute espadrilles, flatforms, some strappy beauties or even some mules!

Happy Spring

Happy Spring y'all!!!!

Austin for the Day

Hey guys! On Saturday me and my sister day tripped to our fave AUSTIN for the day! We mainly went for the SheIn pop up shop and the free SXSW shows around the city. Here's some snaps from the day.

Statement Earrings Under $10

Lately, I've been on such a fun, statement earring kick! It's been such a fun trend & I'm excited to be growing my collection this coming spring and of course summer! I've found some cute pieces for under $10 which is a pretty great price for a fun pair of earrings!

I Got Bangs!

If you follow me on instagram (@thelonestardarling) I mentioned on my stories last week, that I really wanted bangs. TBH I was straight up getting bored with my hair and I'm known for going out on a whim and doing something crazy with my hair. So I did it, I got bangs!

Let's talk hair accessories

I absolutely love a good hair accessory, whether its some fun, trendy clips or the fan favorite scrunchie! I often reach for hair accessories when my outfits are blah and need a little somethin' somethin'.

Huge Spring & Summer Haul + Video!!!

Hiiii!!! So in today's post, I wanted to share a few pieces that I've recently picked up for Spring & Summer! I have a ton of fun goodies, so I filmed a video for y'all!!!! I've been wanting to create video content for the blog for some time now, so please let me know what y'all think!!!

My Favorite Looks from the 2019 Oscars

Hi guys! Much like my post about my fave looks from the 2019 Grammy's, I thought I would share my favorite looks from this past weeks Oscars! I love award season and watching the stars walk the red carpet in their v gorgeous looks is always the best part!

Pink Blazer

I have been OBSESSSSSSSING over pink power suit sand blazer lately! I think there's something so fun and ~of course~ trendy with this look and of course I'm all over it! Here are a few of my favorite pink pieces!

Weekly Rundown

Hi friends! We've survived another week and I'd thought I'd share some stuff that I've been loving! I really am trying to get back into publishing these posts because I really do love sharing fun stuff with y'all! Here's what I've been loving this week!

My Favorite looks from the 2019 Grammys

If you tuned in to watch the 61st annual Grammy awards this Sunday, then you were in for a good show. There were a bunch of great artists nominated and performances and my favorite was, of course, watching the red carpet and seeing everyone looking gorgeous and very dapper. Today on the blog I'm sharing a few of my favorite looks from the night!

My 10 Favorite Rom-Coms on Netflix

Are you staying in for Valentine's day this year??! Spending the day with the girls are celebrating Galentine's day?!? Whatever it is you've got planned, here's my complete list of the best rom-coms on Netflix! Get the popcorn and snacks ready!

The Lonestar Darling turns 3!!!

OH, HAPPY DAY!!! The Lonestar Darling officially turns 3 today!!!

cue the confetti and Taylor Swift

I remember in high school, one of my guy friends told me that I would have a career in fashion and do something fun with my life. Well fast forward to today and I'm still as obsessed with the fashion world. Fashion has been such a big part of my life and I'd be crazy not to do something about it.

V-Day Outfits I'd actually wear

There's something so fun about V-Day, whether it's about spending the day with your loved ones or wearing a fun, totally festive outfit! There are so many options whether it's dressing up or rocking a super casual look, like the two outfits I'm sharing today! These are super cute outfits that I would totally wear any day of the year!

Weekly Rundown

Hi guys! So it turns out that when I say I'm gonna start doing a certain type of series post, I never actually do it :( remember when I said that I was excited to bring back weekly rundown posts? ha! well I only ever did one since I said that. But that changing real quick, because I finally gathered all my thoughts and I'm finally writing this.

January Bullet Jounal

In 2018 I really got into Bullet Journaling. I was constantly checking out the #bujo on Instagram and watching tons of YT videos.  I have such a creative soul, that I constantly have to be "making" something. My notebooks are filled with doodles and I casually take up new hobbies such as hand lettering and hand embroidery. I also love to plan and keep organized, so why not combine my creative/artsy side with my obsession with planning?!?

Semester Goals

Today I'm taking some time to reflect on past semesters and try to set some goals to have the best possible semester. Whether you want to get a certain grade in your class or to join an organization, it's always nice to set some goals for the semester.

Top Picks from Madewell Sale

I seriously love Madewell and I like to think that my style somewhat correlates with all the vibes and aesthetics that Madewell it throwing out into the universe. I woke up to check my emails and saw that Madewell was having a pretty generous sale, an extra 40% off (with code DOUBLEYAY) sale items which is basically 70% the original prices. TBH Madewell can get a little pricey for me, so the sale rack is where it's at for me!

My favorite Sweater

You know when you have that one item in your closet that you just re-wear and wear because you absolutely love it?! Well, this post is dedicated to my favorite sweater & item that I currently have in my closet right now.

Teddy Bear Trend

I think eveyone's obsessed with the teddy bear fur trend and yes I know I'm late to join the trend but whatevs, it's still cute! In today's post i'm sharing a few of my favorite picks and for the girl on a budget, I gotchu!

Thrift Haul

Last week I got the sudden urge to deep clean my entire room and closet. Now I'm not the type of person who enjoys cleaning...in fact, I typically will start cleaning and then take about a hundred breaks to avoid it. I know, it's a terrible thing to do and I'm working on it. So I spent the entire days after Christmas deep cleaning like my life at stake.

It also happened that I had been thinking of my word of the year and re-evaluating the past year. So I got to cleaning and pretty much cleaned until everything was dust free (especially those baseboards that I usually ignore) and had 3 huge trash bags of clothes, shoes, and other things to be donated!

Weekly Rundown

Hey y'all! I'm super excited to be bringing back probably one of my favorite "series" on my blog:


Every Friday last year, I shared a few things that I was loving from that previous week. Whether it was a super awesome sale going on or something totally random that I was loving. I abruptly stopped posting these but I'm happy to bring it back.

2019 Word of the Year

This year I'm starting something new. I'm starting a Word of the Year, which is one word that you focus on for the year. It's kinda like a new year's resolution but instead of focusing on different resolutions, you focus on a single word and try to live the year based on it.

My word for 2019 is... Drumroll, please...