trending: fruit frenzy

Everywhere you look right now there's one trend that's sure to catch your eye- all the FRUIT in the form of purses, brightly patterned dresses, neck scarves, and pretty much anything else you could think of. It's such a fun trend for summer and I can't get enough! Just this morning I shot several looks featuring a pineapple and watermelon that I can't wait to show you guys soon :). And no, they weren't REAL fruit, of course. Though it was hot enough outside that I would've given a lot of money for a watermelon slice at that moment. And it's not even June...Heaven help us Houstonians and our humidity (my former English teacher Mother will be happy at that alliteration). 

What I love about this craze, aside from the obvious bright colors and fun prints, is that you can score the cutest pieces on the cheap! Most everything linked below is super affordable so you don't feel like you're breaking the bank for a trend that won't be around ten years down the road. However I promise this sweet trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon! 



What are some of your favorite trends for summer? Are you into the fruit trend, too? Maybe you've got an orange crush (pun totally intended)?! I'd love to hear in the comments!

Today is a crazy busy day around the Fullwood house before we leave in the morning to go spend Memorial Day weekend with our families. It also happens to be my sweet mama's birthday this Saturday so we can't wait to celebrate her! 
xo, Britt

francesca's re-opening at champion forest

On the morning of April 29th, I woke up bright and early to meet my girlfriend Shelbi at the grand re-opening of francesca's boutique at Champion Forest Plaza. And grand it was indeed. The store was fabulous before but post-remodel?! It's absolutely stunning! My jaw was on the floor the second I walked through the door- I'm pretty sure Chip and Joanna made a road trip down to Houston for this one. Everything about the new look is fresh, modern, and chic. The wooden floors span throughout the space, even into the dressing rooms which each boast their own accent rug (and plenty of space to try on ALL the clothes!). Francesca's remodeled three of their Houston locations and I can't wait to stop by the others and check out the new design! If they look anything like the Champion Forest Plaza location, which I'm sure they do, I better be prepared for more jaw dropping moments.

Here are a few pictures of the new layout before I show you what I couldn't resist taking home with me!

Those who know me well know that I've long been a fan of francesca's, especially when it comes to gifts. Of course I love to shop for myself too (duh), but if I'm in need of a present for a friend, francesca's is always my go-to. Birthdays, Mother's Day, bride-to-be, graduation- francesca's has the best selection of unique gifts that any girl would love. The day of the Champion Forest store re-opening, I was headed to a birthday lunch for my sweet friend Dawn right after. Being the last minute gifter that I am, I planned on picking up Dawn's gift at the boutique that morning and luckily the selection did not disappoint! In fact, I had trouble narrowing down what to get because I knew Dawn would love pretty much anything in the store. I ended up getting her this necklace because she's Texas born and raised and loves the Rangers. :) 

Of course I couldn't leave without grabbing a few things for myself- I ended up with this cold shoulder top in pink, these jeans that have the comfiest stretch ever, and this Southern Belle tote that makes the perfect shopping and/or beach bag. 

my top | jeans | bag

If you live in the Spring/Woodlands area, you've got to stop by the new Champion Forest Plaza francesca's location soon! You're sure to be impressed and leave with lots of cute new finds!
xo, Britt

A big thank you to francesca's for having me out to the reopening and for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those who support this blog!

spring break wish list

With spring break quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to stock up on all things bright and colorful! I thought tassels and pom pom had their moment last year and would be a thing of the past, but I couldn't have been more wrong. They're back in full force again for spring and summer, and even bigger and better than ever. I'm especially loving tassels and poms paired with classic black for a chic contrast that really makes a statement.

I'm even MORE excited than ever for spring break because next week, I'm headed with one of my girlfriends to Puerto Vallarta! We're so excited and ready for the beach, sunshine, and tacos. Especially tacos. I'll be sure and take a lot of pictures to recap for the blog- I've never been to that part of Mexico so if you have, I'd love to hear your advice/recommendations! I've had (probably way too much) fun putting together outfits for all the activities we don't have planned yet. :)

1. Mar y Sol 'Ibiza' Woven Tote with Tassel Charms- A bit of a splurge, but totally worth it for a beach bag this adorable that you'll carry all summer long. Also comes in navy!
2. BaubleBar Merengue Drop Earrings- Such a fun touch to any outfit! Statement earrings are huge right now (literally) and BaubleBar has the best selection.
3. Black Off the Shoulder Swimsuit- A fun and flirty suit that's modest and flattering on all body types. I will be ordering! 
4. Surf Gypsy Crochet Cover-Up Tunic- Perfect for the beach or afternoon by the pool. Also comes in black!
5. Soludos Lace-Up Espadrille Sandals- These are in my cart currently and I'm SO excited to wear them! I love love love stripes, especially for spring, and can't wait to pair these with both denim shorts and floral print dresses. 
6. Thin Brow Angular Aviator Sunglasses- Only $12 and a great dupe for a similar designer pair. Love the rose gold/pink combo!
7. Seaglass Bib Necklace- I recently ordered this necklace after having my eye on it for months, so expect to see a lot of it in the near future! It comes in five gorgeous colors but I went with turquoise for versatility. 
8. Scallop-hem Denim Shorts- I've seen lots of scallop-hem shorts, but never in denim fabric. And I think these are the most adorable by far!
9. Pom Pom Floppy Hat- The cutest way to protect your skin from the sun. 
10. Ice Cream Sandwich Beach Blanket- For the past several years, foodie pool floats have been all the rage. This year, floats take a backseat to fun, food-inspired beach blankets. And I want every single one of them.

Do you have plans for the middle of March? I feel a bit like a college kid again, being all giddy about spring break. 2017 is going to be a big travel year and I am so excited! I grew up traveling a ton- my parents were both teachers and took us all over the U.S. every summer. I want Bear to experience other places and cultures as much as possible; thankfully Zach enjoys traveling, too, so we have a few plans up our sleeve for this year!

As for now, Bear has t-ball practice in thirty minutes so this mama better hop to it. He has THREE practices AND a game this week- please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks that's a little overkill? I mean, I realize this is their first game so the coach wants them to be as prepared as possible, but c''s t-ball. I definitely don't want to burn Bear out of baseball at four years old, so I'm hoping the practice schedule slows down a bit after this week. It is so much fun watching him play; last week he hit the ball off the tee and when the coach yelled, "Run to first base, Bear!", he ran to the pitcher's mound and stood there. All the parents were just laughing- it's like watching a comedy show at this age. They have no clue what they're doing but it's so cute and funny. I have an all new respect for t-ball team coaches!
xo, Britt