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Amarillo Texas

Durango Boots in Amarillo

Spray Paint

Corn Fields

Texas Landmark

Target Top

| Boots: c/o Durango | Shorts: Express (similar here) | Top: Target (similar here) |

 So sad that this is my last outfit post from my vacation in Texas. Although while editing these photos I could feel the humidity all over again. It was something else. I’ll take my dry California heat any day. I say that as today it was 108 degrees. I was so excited when I found out that we were going through Amarillo, Texas on our way home. You see Cadillac Ranch is there and I have wanted to see it ever since I was a little kid. It was pretty overwhelming when we walked up, as there was an overwhelming smell of spray paint. However it was still a sight to see. From all the pictures in magazines it always looked like it was out in the wide open space. Come to find out it is actually in the middle of a corn field.

I just knew I wanted to wear another pair of cowgirl boots for this post. I mean when in Texas, right? I knew this was the perfect pair. Although I was struggling to find what shirt I wanted to wear with it. Luckily my mom saved the day and let me borrow this top. It was lightweight and flowy, which with that heat, I was all about it. I was so excited to finally be able to check Cadillac Ranch off my bucket list. Although i’ll be honest, I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t more to see in Amarillo. At least we sure couldn’t find anything. But I did get to eat at my first Fuddruckers, so there’s that!

I’m already planning my next trips in the next couple of weeks and I couldn’t be more excited.

Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday! God bless!

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Durango Boots

Cracker Barrel American Scarf


Farmhouse Turlock Shirt

Hico Texas

Texas Humidity is Real

Texas Country Girl

Red Bandana


| Boots: c/o Durango | Scarf: Cracker Barrel (similar here) | Shirt: Farmhouse Turlock (similar here) | Shorts: Express (similar here) |

 Last week I was in the great state of Texas, so what better place to snap a photo of American Country, than there? I have been to Texas quite a few times, but this time it was beyond humid and muggy. Or maybe I was just more aware of it because I am older now. I was dying. I’m used to heat, I live in California after all. However California’s heat is dry and bearable. Texas heat is like 100 degrees with 40% humidity. So when you get out of the car you can barely breathe. Had I known that, I wouldn’t have taken 10 different outfits with me on my trip. I could barely manage shooting two, I tell ya, the heat just sucks the life right out of you.

However, this outfit was a must, so I fought the humidity and snapped a few shots. So glad I did. Have I mentioned what an amazing photographer my mom is? I can’t even tell you how many incredible photos this woman takes. It’s always hard to choose but these turned out to be my favorites. The hot wind was blowing so we took full advantage of it. This was such a great outfit for 4th of July. Durango sent me these boots a few months ago and I knew the red bandana’s would be great for summertime. So glad my mom was up for standing in the heat for 20 minutes while we walked around the town. Also – If you’re ever in Texas near Waco or Dallas, stop into Hico. They have a wonderful ice cream shop with HUGE scoops! 🙂

What do you all think? I personally love it! Hope you all have a great day. God bless!

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** A huge thank you to Durango for providing the boots for the purpose of this post. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Graceful Glamour Girl.

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BaubleBar Necklace

Blue Dress from Kohl's

Tory Burch Robinson Tote

Blue Dress Up Close

Walking Away in Target Wedges

Standing Tall in cute wedges

Gorgeous Statement Necklace

| Dress: Kohls (similar here) | Purse: Tory Burch (here) | Shoes: Target (similar here) | Necklace: BaubleBar (similar here) | Watch: Kate Spade (here) |

Whew, a new post!! YAY! I have to tell you, i’ve been trying to keep my sanity over here lately. While blogging is not my full time job, it does require quite a bit of my time and while I LOVE blogging the last two months I needed a break. So I took it. I am thrilled that I have taken the time I needed and am ready to start back posting on a more regular schedule. So what better way to come back than with quite a few new posts, including this blue dress?! Woohoo! I’m pretty excited about it.

If you’ve been following my blog since the beginning of this year you have seen some awesome posts about my Fit Journey. Well i’ll update you more on that in a few weeks but right now, let’s talk about how stoked I am that I fit into this dress. My mom called me one night while I was volunteering at church and told me to come out to the parking lot. My heart raced, I had no idea what she was doing at church at that moment. I came outside and she was sitting in the car with a bag. This dress was in it. I opened the bag and fell in love immediately but was so sad to see it wasn’t my size. I looked at her and told her, it’s too small. She said, well just try it. So I took it home with me.

That night I tried it on and called my mom in tears. She barely answered the phone before I screamed, “It fits!!!” She laughed and told me that she knew it would. I had no idea I had lost enough weight to fit into it. She found it at Kohls and couldn’t pass it up. I’m so glad she didn’t! It’s my favorite dress!

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday! God bless!

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