White Denim & Tweed in Dallas

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Has anyone ever said to you, ‘bless your heart?’ Thanks to Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live and The Real Housewives of Dallas, I learned there are quirky Southern sayings way beyond, ‘Y’all.’ I always thought, ‘bless your heart,’ was a endearing, but according to hottytoddy.com, ‘the phrase has little to do with religion and more to do with a passive-aggressive way to call you an idiot. Depending on your inflection, saying “bless your heart” can sting worse than any insult.’  Did you know that and is this really true?!? I still think it sounds sweet.

Thanks to this month’s ‘D’ Magazine the newcomer edition – it’s been perfect to get the scoop on how to live in Dallas. They spill the beans on everything from ‘BIG’ hair, what-to-wear to Texas galas,  and why locals don’t use the phrase ‘Tex-Mex.’ I’m still adapting my wardrobe to Texas, and with a little white-denim inspiration from Kim at Northern California Style and a Chanel look-for-less tweed top, I was ready for date-night last weekend… [Read more…]


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Marimekko for Target + Savvy Sleepers Giveaway!

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Can you believe summer is just around the corner? From what I’ve heard from Texas locals, it’s best to be prepared and make sure the AC is running non-stop. Yesterday’s Marimekko for Target collection put me in the mood for sunshine and I snagged the iconic navy and white print beach towel.

I’m hosting a mini pre-summer giveaway with this limited edition towel pictured above + our classic White Russian Savvy Sleeper in the size of your choice. Perfect for a night after hot-tubbing or detoxing from Coachella. Jk!

Giveaway Below…

Marimekko Beach Towel

The beach towel was on many of the ‘Must-Have‘ lists of the collection. It’s super soft and high quality cotton with the iconic pattern below from 1961.

Marimekko for Target beach towel

The back story of the Lokki towel above. It was cute how each piece had the story printed about how the Finnish design came to life. Now for the giveaway. Simple Entry Below. Open Internationally and I’ll cover Shipping & Handling

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Why Was The Marimekko for Target Launch So Low Key ?

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Have you heard about the latest designer collaboration with Target? The Nordic brand from Finland called Marrimekko officially launched today. Were you there? Judging from the turnout I saw in Dallas, my guess is ‘no’ after I was able to snap this pic of a fully stocked shelf nearly an hour after doors opened. Not typical in past Target collaborations I’ve seen.

I first heard about Marimekko for Target a few days ago and immediately set my alarm clock for Sunday at 6:45 am. Marimekko was new to me, but after checking out the Target lookbook I thought the prints were bright, fun. And the truth is, I really missed Target and how convenient it is while living in Switzerland. Not to get off topic, but if I wanted buy raspberries, Aspirin, a greeting card, and a television in Zürich, I would literally need to go to three different stores (only open Mon-Sat) and a pharmacy just to buy those items.

Anyway, back to my shopping trip to Marimekko for Target today after arriving at 7:45 am… [Read more…]


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Matchy-Matchy in Cherry Red

Matchy Red dress Orange County

There’s nothing like Southern California on a holiday weekend. In case you haven’t been to LA lately and want to know the feeling, just go sit in your car. Don’t drive, just sit. Freeways are like a virtual parking lot on good days in LA, but add in the Easter holiday weekend with a cranky 9-month-old, and let’s just say it was a loooonnng drive to Laguna Beach where we were meeting family last week.

I’ve always loved visiting So-Cal (especially back in the day whether it was for a bachelorette party or a Venice Beach roadtrip from SF). Plus, the shopping never disappoints. As we popped into the first Nordstrom Rack I spotted in the OC, I found a seriously budget friendly cherry-red shift dress and a matching bright red cardigan. From Spring style inspiration to a new nail polish I’m loving, here’s a few must-haves I recommend this April (after-all, it’s tax refund season)

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The Scene – Orange County cocktail hour at sunset

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Monochromatic Crush – I found this matching combo on sale at Nordstrom Rack! I felt a bit like a politicians wife styling a matching cardigan and basic dress, but it was perfect for Easter brunch. When in doubt, wear a super-simple dress with a pair of crazy heels.

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Nail Polish Alert – Yes, Sinful Colors chip in less than 48 hours, but they are so easy to pick up when I’m running through Walgreens and just want a fun color. This shade, Alfresco by Sinful Colors SinfulShine (which I think is their version of a gel nail polish), is so close to the Pantone color of the year, Serenity, I had to have it!

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<DETAILS by Dale> red cardigan – Susina / red dress – Muse (Nordstrom Rack) / heels – Louboutin (last seen here) / shades – Chloé / beaded striped clutch (old) – TJMAXX / watch – vintage Rolex / nail polish – SinfulShine Alfresco (bought at Walmart) / hair extensions (new) – Amazon (Shop some of my fave cherry red items below)

~xo,

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The Denim Shirt Dress

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When I first moved to Dallas, I noticed women in denim shirt dresses styled with short boots, perfect blow outs and LV monogram handbags. I decided to hop on the trend when I spotted this appropriately titled ‘Iconic Western Dress‘ at Levi’s a few weeks ago. It’s super-soft denim and Wilhelmina and I were both in a ‘Messy Hair Don’t Care‘ mood after flying back from SF —> Dallas, so we soaked up the Texas sunshine on a perfect Saturday afternoon… [Read more…]


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Slumber Party Perks! Sour Patch Bunnies

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This Spring marks the 10-year anniversary since Jelly Belly discontinued one of my favorite-ever candies – a seasonal sour Easter Bunny. I’ve always been a candy-lover (especially sour). I thought I’d outgrow it in my 20’s, but it didn’t happen.
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