When Life Gave Me Lemons, I Made Lemonade


When life gave me lemons, I made lemonade. Since I last blogged, we signed a lease for our new home in the Heights and I got a new job. It’s still crazy to me how in just a matter of a few weeks, my life changed in the best of ways. I got out of a situation that became so toxic that it affected all parts of my life, including my passion project (Nancy Sparkles). Through the madness of whatever that was, I learned the meaning of what loving your job really meant. It means, feeling the residual happiness all the way home, not feeling stuck with the people you work with and where you want to end up as a professional and most importantly, having the opportunity to learn. I can finally say that I now have that and more. I joined an amazing team who really gets how it is and never gets tired of empowering each other to do their best for both themselves and the agency. With that, I’m happy to finally have the energy to put towards Nancy Sparkles, my relationship and what’s going to be our new home in a few weeks! I know I have my loyal readers that keep up with my blog and I want to make this post a quick update on where I’ve been and where I’m going. I couldn’t thank any single one of you enough for sticking around during a really rough time in my life. If it weren’t for you, I would have closed this part of my life without a doubt, but I know that I owe it to you and myself to keep doing what I love. Stay tuned for my Summer Beauty Favorites in the next few days!

Until next time loves ✨

Summer Pops of Pink

Summer Pops of Pink_Nancy Sparkles_6 We’re slowly but surely getting into the hotter degrees of the infamous Texas heat. As the temperature goes up, so do our skirt length in hopes that we can bear with the heat even through the short walk from the parking lot to the front door. Ask anyone, I am literally the worst person when it comes to staying sane in this Houston humidity. The stickiness has always been my biggest pet peeve during these hotter months, so much that I create a very specific work wardrobe that consists of 90% dresses and 10% skirts. My main concern is always comfort; I need to wear fabric that’s breathable and in shorter words: not tight. Today I’m showing you all one of my favorite outfits for when I have a day full of meetings or if I’ll be running around town during the workday. Adding summer pops of pink is the perfect way to give your outfit that sparkle factor.

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Playing With Emeralds This Summer

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As we’re heading into those hot Houston summer days (ignoring the current rainy situation), I’m ready to start busting out my colorful wardrobe. One of my most favorite colors that I love wearing is Emerald. Not only does it complement my skin tone so well, but I find that this color always makes me glow from within. As a confidence and mood booster, this J.Crew Daybreak Dress fits comfortably enough to be dressed up or down for any casual and special event.

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Bringing the Sunshine Back with Original Wear Travels Abroad

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Sunny Days. Remember those Houston? While life has been turning around, the weather unfortunately just doesn’t want to reflect my mood. The irony? It’s literally pouring outside as I’m writing this post. While I love a goodnight’s rest to the sound of rain, I’m not entirely fond of the nasty humidity that dawns on us all day. I guess you can say that I’ve been waiting anxiously for sunshine.

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