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

Texas Style Denim Dress Savvy Spice

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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Guide to Eating Out in SF with a Baby!?!

Eating In San Francisco with Baby

If you’ve been to San Francisco, you know it’s home to some of the best restaurants in the world. Feel free to name a few of your faves below. You’ve got your appetite, your wallet, your recommendation for the hot new place to try, but what if you have a baby with you? A baby spinach salad with goat cheese and some fancy vinaigrette? Yum. An actual baby by your side? Um, not so fun.

I LOVE San Francisco, but it’s not exactly a baby-friendly city, so here’s my guide to eating out in any city that should help you to avoid eye-rolls, enjoy your meal and not disturb other patrons. We’ve eaten in restaurants countless times with Wilhelmina in Switzerland, Dallas and San Francisco with a 90% success rate. There have been a couple absolute fails, but I have some tips to help new parents looking to sneak out for a quick date night or a romantic lunch with a drooling, giggling, plus one. Here’s 5 Tips from an afternoon lunch with my husband in my boring new mom uniform at one of my favorite restaurants in SOMA – Marlowe… [Read more…]


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5 Cute & Super Affordable Outfit Details

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Ever feel like the best way to describe your week as feeling ‘completely frazzled?’ We were moving  out of our temporary apartment complex in Dallas last week that happened to be filled with SMU college coeds cruising in and out all day. Moving is soo not fun with an 8-month-old bouncing between cardboard boxes, so we decided to take a breakfast break. I ran to the car for Wilhelmina’s blanket, duckie toy, etc etc. With my arms full in a hoodie and yoga pants, I maneuvered through the underground parking lot with my sunglasses nearly sliding off my tired eyes. Suddenly, she appeared. [Read more…]


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