i wasn’t really planning on #BlackFriday shopping this year but after eating such a heavy lunch on thanksgiving and seeing how bad the cowboys were playing, going to poke around with my mom & sister and moving my legs didn’t sound like a bad idea. so would you call that #BlackThursday shopping? i was worried the stores would be insane and the lines would be ridiculous but it wasn’t even crowded. it was actually quite the opposite & in some cases we had full dressing rooms to ourselves. we only waited in line at one store too and it was for 5-10 minutes so not bad at all!

to start with, we went to jc penny’s. i had nothing specific in mind to buy from there, but stumbled upon these jeggings amongst other things. they’re arizona brand with 4% spanx so they fit like a glove and have the perfect amount of stretchiness. they don’t feel stiff or like they’re going to fall down in the back or get loose after a few hours, which i hate. this is not a bragging moment, but since I lost some weight (~20 pounds since may) i’ve had to re-evaluate my closet and figure out my sizing all over again. this was the first time in a long time i’ve bought a pair of jeans in a size 7. i know size is just a number and i vary from store-to-store myself, but i’ve always struggled with my weight and ever since i did the keto diet and majorly cut carbs, i’ve kept the weight off and started to fit in smaller clothes and it made me “eek!” inside when i took a 7, a 9 and an 11 into the dressing room and walked out with the 7. all smiles over here.

next up, kohl’s had $9.99 sweaters as doorbuster deals and this jewel-toned beauty in a polyester chenille blend is one of the things i scored from there. it’s the softest thing i’ve ever put on my body. if you own anything in this material, you know what i’m talking about! i was tempted to wear nothing underneath…or maybe i didn’t, you’ll never know, ha!

last, but not least are these super cute and comfortable booties from target which are under $20 from the clearance rack in-stores. the tan color is so versatile and the heel height was just what i was looking for – a great bootie to wear to work!

another full outfit of #BlackFriday buys coming up tomorrow, be sure to check back!!

JC Penny jeggings, Target booties, Kohls sweater, black friday deals

jeggings- jc penny, sweater- kohl’s, booties- target

Kohls sweater, black friday deals

JC Penny jeggings, Target booties, Kohls sweater, black friday deals

Target booties

reindeer antlers headband from Target

jeggings that make your ass look good



i went with my girlfriends this weekend to nearby cedar creek lake for an overnight getaway to celebrate #friendsgiving. with it only being an hour away, we caravaned it down saturday morning-ish, stopping at cedar creek brewery on the way for a beer and lunch and then on to chels’ lakehouse….where we get together to take our makeup bras off, snack all night and make memories & inside jokes that we will bring up for years to come. we called this trip #GirlsTripPlusTy because some of my friends have kiddos and we were allll girls, plus tyler 🙂  we each brought a dish for a homemade meal and the icing on the cake was literally the best cake i’ve ever had – it’s called yum yum cake and if you like pecans you would die! here is a similar recipe & there is a photo below, get ready to drool.

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my inner bohème came out to play this past weekend.


<dress- buffalo exchange, boots- vintage shop in LA, purse- sister’s (from marshall’s), hat- target, sunnies- forever 21>

dek & i went to a new-to-us coffeeshop called 1418 in downtown plano this past weekend. it was super cute & quaint with mix-matched furniture, decor made from coffee sacks & most importantly….great espresso! dek had his usual “extra hot latte” and i went for a triple shot americano with cream.

for the occasion, i reached for a dress i got at buffalo a few weeks back. it was my first time wearing it & the vibrant green the color and unique pattern are what caught my eye initially when browsing through the many racks at the store.  i wasn’t sure how it was going to fit since there’s  no tag or label with a size, but it worked. and it worked WELL! the length is just right- it hits slightly below the knees, it’s super light & flowy and the deep-v neck compliments my small chest perfectly. paired with a hat & knee-high boots i felt like i nailed it. i got these boots our trip to LA a few months ago, they were the only pair like them in a small vintage shop that we popped into and like a true cinderella story they fit perfectly and they came home with me 🙂  also, they were $20!!!






let’s go cowboyssssss!

it’s sunday & the ‘boys are playing as i type. i’m standing up at my kitchen island and dek’s lounging on the couch with peanut on his chest. we were over at my grandmother’s house grilling burgers with family earlier today & then i went to see my friend’s new kitten, gray. he was the cutest, smallest little creature & he stole my heart. (pic of him below!) my girlfriends were making fun of me for wanting to be home by 3:30 to watch the game, but i’m all about it this season, so naturally, my #ootd was representin’ that navy. plus, it gives me an excuse to sit down and yell and paint my nails at the same time. this little comfy dress is kind of see-through in the daylight and a slip was not working, so i tied one of my grandfather’s flannel shirts around my waist and kept it casual with easy sandals. now, it really is 90 in november…..


<dress- derek heart, flannel shirt- my grandfather’s, shoes- marshall’s, sunnies- uptown chepskate>




and here’s the cute kitten:



i always walk by the size 9 clearance shoe aisle in marshalls just in case they have something new (from the last time i was there, which is like every other week!) that i can’t pass up. my most recent trip there was to pick out a gift for a friend and just upon starting my shopping trip, i passed the above-mentioned clearance size 9 shoe aisle and the only pair of perfect gray slip-on sneakers with a barely-there snakeskin print caught my eye. they were basically calling my name. of course i tried them on and of course it was like a cinderella story where they fit perfectly and were the most comfortable things i’ve ever put my feet into….because hello! they’re dr. scholls! i’ve never even owned a pair of these “comfort shoes” but these guys are stylish and make you feel like you’re walking on a cloud. win, win.


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1. Where does your name Miyan come from? 
It’s a Hebrew name (a quite common one for boys & girls, actually!) and it means a “spring of water.” To say my name in English is a little tricky, since it has the letter ‘ein’ in it so it’s easier for me to pronounce it “My-on,” when it’s really like “màa-yan.”

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this month has been a whirlwind with something going on every weekend and every day in between. its been crazy & crazy fun! i traveled to LA over labor day weekend for a girls adventure with my mom & sister. we love going places together since we enjoy many of the same things and go at a similar pace. (& can be totally blunt and honest with each other without anyone’s feelings getting too hurt) i wanted to document our whereabouts since we had some amazing experiences and some fun things to try. we were all over the place – read on if you’re interested 🙂

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spent 24 hours in vegas this past weekend and it felt like a whirlwind of 4 days. it’s crazy how you can lose your sense of time in the dark, smokey casinos and just being in that city, it’s like time doesn’t matter. i went with my mom, sister, best friend, her mom, her sister & aunt – we’re all like one giant, extended family so it was a really fun group.

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