The Beauty of Texas Spring
The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland.
— Jack Maguire

Texas has been known to be the state of the beautiful bluebonnets. The time has come for people to go loco over capturing pictures of the flowers with their loved ones and of course a selfie. When I moved here in ATx, I never thought I would fell in love with the bluebonnets. At first I was like, "Uh, I don't know." but I eventually did. I mean, how can you not fall for the beauty of the flowers where they are widely spread across the highway grass and even in country homes.

My husband once told me a story about it. Texas highways have never been more beautiful if not because of Lady Bird Johnson, the first wife of former president Lyndon B. Johnson. Before she left the white house, she helped push for laws to plant flowers along Texas highways such as the bluebonnet. The purpose for the law was for the state highway's beautification. Thanks to her I am enjoying my Texas Spring every year!

We took our time to really enjoy the bluebonnet scene after my doctor's appointment which was the day we shot this. Kuddos to my husband who is very patient and talented in helping me do what I love. He is my photographer, and I do the photoshopping. Perfect combo! (Insert grin)

Anyway, I really prepared for that day. I went through my closet and wore something that would compliment our errands and the fun shoot. A little loose but comfy and chic. In these pictures, I wore a coral red lace blouse which has been a long time running trend of Spring time fashion here in the South. I paired it with a white khaki shorts and of course my favorite Philippine-made Estela sandals in brown. I've always loved wearing hats, so I pulled out my olive green and it goes along with my mini cognac cross-body bag. My outfit all-in-all have only has cost me less than $40. Why? Because I shop during sales, at off-priced retailers, and at outlets and thrift stores. Nuh-uh, never be ashamed of where you shop. 

Outfit Breakdown: Haute Monde Lace Blouse (From Ross Dress for Less) = $7.99 | American Eagle White Khaki Shorts (From Goodwill Outlet) = $.99 | PH Handmade Estela Sandals (From Muy Bien Bonita) = $17.34 | Faded Glory Olive Green Hat (From Walmart) = $10.99 | Forever21 Cognac Cross-body Bag = $6.99

(Disclaimer: A Sensible LifeSTYLE is not sponsored by any store and brands mentioned above.)

Remember, you can still be chic without hurting your pocket.

Xx

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