For the Love of Leopard

Leopard dresses of all kinds are a staple that will probably always live in my closet. I mean, leopard is a neutral in my book so you can pair it with most anything and it transitions from season to season effortlessly.

Currently, I’m craving all things that are spring! With this crazy Texas weather, it seems that spring is coming sooner rather than later. A fun shift dress and some booties are the perfect pieces for that weird inbetween Texas climate. When it’s cool, you can throw a fab denim jacket over that leopard piece and you’re good to go. Layering is the key! I bought this dress early fall from my favorite boutique. I think she has one left! I’m also linking a few that I love.

My earrings are Kendra Scott and I get questions about them every time I wear them. My mom actually got them for me and she created them on the color bar on the Kendra Scott website. They are the Elle style, crystal clear stone with gold as the metal color. They go with EVERYTHING and I have them on in a lot of my photos on Instagram.

Have a fab week and Keep it Saucy!

Links to outfit pictured above:

Dress: One left at @8twentyone, if you go their Instagram and comment your size or just give them a call they can hook you up with anything in the store. My bag in the photos is also from this boutique and is currently in stock.

I’m also linking a few of my favorites I found: HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Sunglasses: Ray Ban –  HERE
Booties: Merona from Target – HERE

Spicy Pesto Shrimp Pasta

This dish is one of Jacob’s favorites that he requests all the time! I posted the cooking process on my insta story along with my country accent earlier this week. It’s not a healthy recipe but it is damn delicious. Especially if you are a fan of the spicier things in life. Every time I make this, I have leftovers to take to work and the girls are always wanting to know how to make it. I mostly do the chicken version, but this time he requested shrimp. You can choose whatever meat you’re craving.

Ingredients:
1 (16 ounce) package of uncooked farfalle (bowtie) pasta
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon hot chile paste
1 lb of shrimp (peeled and deveined) or 1 lb boneless chicken breast cut into 1 inch squares
6 tablespoons of prepared basil pesto
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place farfalle pasta in the pot and cook for 8-10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Mix in the chile paste and shrimp (or chicken). Cook and stir the shrimp for about 5-6 minutes (10 minutes for chicken, or until juices run clear).
3. Toss the cooked farfalle, pesto, parmesan cheese and cilantro into the skillet and continue cooking until just heated through.

That’s all there is to it! This recipe is super easy, as in, if I can cook it so can you. The first time I made it, I substituted crushed red pepper for the chile paste because I couldn’t find the paste in the store. I don’t recommend that substitution because it was light yo mouth on fire hot! The Sambal Olek gives the dish such a perfect spicy flavor. I found it over next to all the Asian ingredients like soy sauce and whatnot at my local grocer. Happy cooking!

Let me know what you think in the comments! P.S. My super warm pullover is True Grit, one of the best Christmas gifts I got this year from one of my best friends. It is incredibly soft and I wear it ALL THE TIME.

Keep it Saucy!

Recipe credit: LAGIRL for allrecipes.com

Pullover: True Grit – HERE (It’s a men’s pullover, I’m wearing size small)

Date Night Inspiration

It’s the day of Love and hot date nights! This outfit is perfect for a chilly Valentine date night with your hunnie or a Galentine’s with your gal pals. A perfect little burgundy dress and a warm faux fur to finish it off, so chic and fabulous. I can’t get enough fur!

Jacob and I are recreating our first date night, we are even going to wear the same outfits that we had on that night! Yes, I still have it because I’m sentimental like that lol 🙂

I would love to hear what your plans are! Hope your weekend is going fab!

Keep It Saucy!

Links to outfit pictured:

Dress: Old, similar HERE and HERE
Shoes: HERE
Vest: Old, similar HERE and on sale!
Clutch: Available at 8TWENTYONE HERE or HERE
Jewels: Kendra Scott – Necklace HERE and Earrings HERE

Hearts for Hospice Ball

This is my main squeeze, Jacob!

This past weekend, I attended the annual Hearts for Hospice Ball with my boyfriend Jacob and some close friends of ours. This Ball is a fundraiser for Cypress Basin Hospice, a local hospice provider. We enjoyed silent and live auctions, a yummy dinner and drinks and I may have even danced a tink! The weather was less than perfect with the cold and rain but we still had a fab time. I came across this outfit on Lulu’s and I had to have it! It is great quality and very well priced. I do have to mention that the shipping was a bit slow, so if you order it, make sure you have plenty of time to wait on it because I was nervous about the fit and maybe having to do alterations. Lulu’s was great about the delay, they sent me a 20% off coupon for having to wait so long and I ended up ordering a few more items from their site. I’m such a sucker for discounts! Anywho, the shoes I wore were on huge sale at Dillard’s. I have them posted up on the Saucy Steals slider on the right. If you click the picture, it will take you directly to the link. I snagged my jewels on sale as well! I added the snapchat selfie to get a good close up of my jewels. Unfortunately, they are sold out of both the necklace and the earrings but I have the similar earrings linked in the Saucy Steals Slider. I wore these petals and used this tape to make sure the girls stayed in place and we didn’t have a wardrobe malfunction!

Hope your week is going great and remember, Keep it Saucy!

Links to my outfit are listed below:

Jumpsuit: LuLu’s – HERE
Shoes: Dillard’s, on major sale! – HERE
Wristlet: Charming Charlie, sold out, similar – HERE and I almost bought this one as well – HERE
Similar Earrings: Dillard’s – HERE

Keepin’ it Saucy

Hey ya’ll! Welcome to Saucy Blonde! I’m your hostess with the mostess, Marlea. The fluff ball pictured above is my partner in crime, Teddy Bear Doodle. This is a blog all about fashion, beauty, interior design and any other random saucy things I might find along the way. I’ll be sharing all sorts of fab tips and finds with you beautiful ladies.. and maybe even gents 🙂  So, follow along and feel free to comment and let me know what you want to see and even what you don’t. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Visit my About Me page for a little more in depth introduction.

Welcome to my world.. where I like to keep it Saucy!

Here are the links to my outfit pictured above:

Top: Vici – HERE
Leggings: Hue (old) – Similar HERE
Shoes: Naughty Monkey (old) – Found these and I love them! HERE
Hat: Bebe – HERE
Bag: Louis Vuitton – HERE