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Clare V. giveaway!

June 23, 2016

Hey guys! We’re continuing this L. Avenue summer giveaway trend {stay tuned for a giveaway every week this summer!} and are beyond excited to share today’s giveaway with y’all! Today, we teamed up with Muse boutique to give one lucky reader a fab new Clare V. clutch. This navy and white clutch is perfect for summertime. I’ve had a Clare V. clutch at the top of my wish list and this goes-with-everything print and color combo would be my first pick. To enter, all you need to do is enter your email address here! For extra entries, find our Insta photo and tag your friends who would love this clutch too! Good luck!



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4th of July style MUSE

June 23, 2016

Chambray top Lyndsey Red Wall Heights - 18
What do you get when you throw on double denim, a matching set and the softest chambray ever?! The perfect summer outfit! I found found this hot weather treasure while shopping at Muse boutique in Houston just before leaving for vacay. When I saw this fab stripped chambray hanging there I crossed my fingers in hopes that it was as comfortable as it looked. And after trying on, it took every ounce of restraint not to ask Lindsey, the owner of this cute River Oaks shop if I could just wear it home. And lo and behold it’s made by Bella Dahl, the king of comfortable, cute, casual wear.
Clare Vivier Lyndsey Red Wall Heights - 2 Bella Dahl Lyndsey Red Wall Heights - 7 Lyndsey Red Wall Heights - 15
Bella Dahl Lyndsey Red Wall Heights - 6
outfit details | Bella Dahl chambray top, 15% off with code LAVENUE here | Bella Dahl striped drawstring shorts, 15% off with code LAVENUE here | necklace | gladiator sandals, also in black here and in white here 60% off! | Roberta Freymann necklace in stores hereClare V. clutch *on sale!

***If you’re a HTX local or crazy enough to visit us in the heat of summer, mention L. Avenue and get 15% off your total purchase at Muse***

photos by Maritere Rice

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What to wear | 4th of July edition

June 22, 2016

America’s birthday is just around the corner so don’t forget your festive frocks this fourth. This is my absolute favorite day to get over-the-top decked out in red, white, and blue and stars and stripes forever!



outfit details | 1. embroidered dress 2. rock stud clutch 3. Clare V. clutch 4. star print denim short 5. red MAC lipstick 6. Illesteva sunglasses 7. bracelet 8. sandals 9. statement earrings $40! 10. striped espadrilles  11. 12. Equipment dress 13. Vince Camuto top 14. off the shoulder gingham top 15. popsicle pool float

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bold shoulder

June 21, 2016

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Hey guys! I’m working remotely this week from sunny Hilton Head Island. Just a slight upgrade from my 2×4, windowless office in sweltering hot H-town. So I’ve been living in this dress lately because it’s so easy to throw on. And it more than covers my baby bump {in case you missed last week’s post, I’ve got some baby news!}  So here’s the deal. I’m pretty anti-maternity clothing. For the most part, I’ve found it to be overpriced for the quality of the clothing that you get. Some brands that I’m super loyal to offer maternity lines and I’m shocked at the fact that a maternity version of a top is more expensive and the quality of materials typically worse. Being pregnant during the summer is a gift in the sense that summer dressing is way easier than winter. Flowy tops, light layers, maxi dresses, and the current rage for off-the-shoulder looks. So you’ll be seeing my summer wardrobe change slightly but not that much really. Of course I’ll be buying bigger sizes, but of clothes that I would want to buy non-pregnant and clothing I tend to wear post-baby. Like today’s dress. I’ve had my eye on it for months and when it finally went on sale I snatched it up. Unless I suddenly find out I’m having twins, this dress will fit throughout the rest of my pregnancy most likely. The material is a little thicker but it’s so roomy it’s totally breathable and I like having a sleeve if I’m baring the shoulders. Plus sleeves are great for indoor air conditioning, since it’s pretty awkward to wear a cardigan over an off-the-shoulder outfit. I’ve worn this dress casually with flats or a small heel but love the idea wearing this dress belted with a high heeled sandal for a night out or a summer wedding.

There’s also a top in this same awesome print, if maybe the dress is a little too much volume for your liking. And it’s 60% off!! I love this top with skinny jeans and wedge sandals. Speaking of sandals, I packed this pair for my trip and have worn them non-stop. They’re on sale here, but are final sale. They do run true to size but in case you aren’t a fan of final sale shopping, I also found them in black and nude here and they aren’t final sale. Side note on the packing front, I’m getting way smarter about packing less shoes Duh, more room for more clothes and accessories that way. So this trip I packed these sandals, these lace up flats and these rad new tennis shoes. I haven’t miss any of my shoes back home either.

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outfit details | Tanya Taylor dress, more sizes here | Tanya Taylor top {same print as dress & 60% off} | sandals *on sale/final sale, run true to size + more sizes + not final sale here}, last seen in stores at Monkees in Houston and also on sale | rattan clutch | earrings, last seen here, also love this pair | sunglasses | stacking bangles black stud enamel here pave crystal hinge here

Shop this post + some of my other favorite summer Tanya Taylor dresses here…

photos by Traci Ling

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Friday Five | Hello Yellow

June 17, 2016

What’s your favorite color? Mine’s evolved over the years, but yellow always maintains a high spot on the list for the happy energy it inspires. Book designers are taking note and publishing their latest covers in this color.

Palm Beach book

a yellow hardback rests underneath the bright green paper cover on romantic novel, Modern Lovers

I fell for it when I found this book that’s coming to the beach with me, but I’m currently loving what’s inside the pages of this one. In other color news, Australians think this one’s the ugliest. Agree?

I couldn’t resist getting this skort–yes, a skort!–in both prints. It’s so comfortable, and I plan to pull out the navy blue on the Fourth to match the colors of our flag.

Are you getting your tryptophan fix before Thanksgiving? Apparently, you should be in addition to these five nutrients nobody gets enough of. 

I’m a total sucker for a good greeting card; there’s something so glorious about finding the perfect one for that particular person you’re celebrating. I nailed it for my dad and was proud to find it at the drug store. If you’re still without, I’m a fan of these Father’s Day cards and know my dad would be a fan of the fourth.

I’m spending the weekend at a friend’s farm in Brenham and look forward to my family’s beach vacation next weekend. I’ve always weighed the pros and cons of all second home options — a beach, lake, mountain or farm house. See if these popular vacation homes help you determine which is best. 

Happy Father’s Day to all you dedicated dads. You definitely deserve it.

-Molly Bridget of Bridget’s Own Diary


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What to pack | beach vacation

June 16, 2016

I’m beyond excited to meet up with my family for a week at the beach in South Carolina. Here’s what I’m packing….


beach vacation essentials | 1. Juice Beaty SPF 30 sunblock | 2. Mar Y Sol beach bag | 3. Karen Walker sunglasses | 4. Shashi earrings | 5. watermelon print cami | 6. beach towel | 7. Rebecca Taylor shorts *on sale | 8. espadrille sandals | 9. pajamas | 10. swimsuit | 11. beach dress (sold out), also love this and this

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Had me at Flamingo.

June 16, 2016

I’ve never met a flamingo print I didn’t like. Or watermelon or anything pink and festive and summery. If you’re on the fence about such a whimsical print, a nice layering piece over is a great way to ease into the waters. Or opt for a smaller print like this top or this one. And remember these wedges? These guys are my summer shoe treasures, they work with so many outfits and are functional, comfortable and a great price too. I’m stepping up my accessories game this summer thanks to my friend and talented jewelry designer, Mignonne Gavigan. Her bright summer collection is to die for including my tassel earrings which are a fun statement and also super lightweight, which makes them a go-to for adding a festive punch to most of my summer outfits.

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outfit details | flamingo print top long sleeve version here | sleeveless vest | shorts | clutch also love this clutch for less | sunglasses available in-store here | wedge sandals (also cute with this outfit and this outfit) | earrings c/o Mignonne Gavigan

photos by Traci Ling

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GIVEAWAY | Mar Y Sol Tote Bag

June 15, 2016

Mar Y Sol Giveaway

Hey guys! I’m heading to the beach this summer and won’t leave home without my Mar Y Sol bag. Mar Y Sol is my absolute  favorite beach bag line so I want to share it’s awesomeness with y’all today. All you need to do for a chance to win this fab bag is submit your name and email! Click here to enter. It’s that easy.


The winner will be announced on this same blog post this Sunday, July 19th. GOOD LUCK! Click here to enter!

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I’ve got a secret…

June 14, 2016

I’ve been keeping some pretty big news about my life under wraps from the blog for a while now. Y’all have any guesses what it might be?! Why don’t I share a few clues you may or may not have picked up lately to help get you up to speed…

  1. Lots of flowy dresses have appeared on the blog over the past few months {here, here and here for starters}
  2. More food related posts have made their way to the blog and Instagram {here}
  3. Snapchats of ice cream instead of red wine {username: lavenueblog if you want to follow along!}
  4. My roots could really use some highlights
  5. You’ll see very few side shots and profile shots over the past few month
  6. I’ve been organizing like a mad-woman. I literally purged an entire closet last week.
  7. I’m extra tired, grumpy and emotional.
  8. I’m on the wagon. Hence a freezer full of ice cream and a wine fridge full of bottles that won’t be touched until fall.

I bet you’ve guessed by now. If not, a picture might just seal the deal.

Continue Reading…

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Friday Five | Summer Link Lovin’

June 10, 2016
elle decor_camp

photo c/o Elle Decor

It really feels like summer now, quite literally. Being cold natured, I welcome the hot Houston temperatures that come with this time of year. So, today I bring you five things from around the web that I identify with the season and have inspired me to make the most of it:

frozen treats :: Elevate the ultimate poolside treat, popsicles, with your cocktail of choice. Moscow Mule for me!

camping :: Or glamping, rather.

travel :: I love the airport for the people watching, wondering where where people are going and why. This breaks those you pass by into nine categories plus has really pretty watercolors.

leisure time :: Make time for things that you don’t have to do, but maybe just want to.

short shorts :: So long as I am still in my early twenties, I will seize the days that I can wear shorts to beat the sweltering heat. Here’s a dozen that would do my wardrobe right.

Savor the season; do what makes you feel good! See y’all next week.

-Molly Bridget of Bridget’s Own Diary