4 Tips to Dress Like a Dallas Fashionista

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Did you dress up for Halloween? My weekends of jam-packed Halloween festivities and candy corn binges ended when I moved to Switzerland. But it will always be a special day for me as I met my husband on October 31st exactly four years ago.

Although, we didn’t dress up for Halloween this year in Dallas, the past few months I’ve been paying special attention to fashion in DFW. There is more leather, fringe, tassel, leopard print, gold and bright colors than I’ve seen in years and I love it. My wardrobe turned to black in Europe with the occasional neutral and grey accents, so this is a welcome change.  Here’s my top 4 tips (so far) to capture the style and vibe of Dallas (if you’re local, let me know your thoughts and what I’m missing)…

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The Scene – One of the cutest coffee shops in Dallas tucked away in the Harwood District called Magnolias – Sous Le Pont. From the marble tables, adorable decor, coffee, and outdoor setting; if you’re a fashion blogger, Magnolias is pure instagram-gold.

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1. Nails, nails, nails… It is so nice to be around affordable nail spas again. In Texas, beauty is BIG business, and women have great nails. I carry a mini OPI nail polish around in my purse in case my nails aren’t done before meetings. I’ve been to Posh Nails in Uptown so far where I got this mani (OPI Black Cherry Chutney).

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2. Accessorized in Kendra Scott – My rose gold bracelet is the Bianca Cuff in rose gold by Kendra Scott. I’d never heard of Kendra Scott before moving to Dallas, but now I’m convinced that if you live in Texas, you must have at least 1 piece (okay, maybe 15 pieces) of Kendra Scott jewelry. (Bay Area Sidenote) Kendra Scott opened a location in Santana Row if you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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3. Fringe or Leather Booties – They go with skirts, jeans, dresses and yep – denim shorts for a warm evening out at the Katy Trail Ice House. I see leather and faux leather booties everywhere (especially in brown natural tones.)

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4. Dallas Hair &  Handbags! – There are SO many LV handbags in Dallas (mainly brown neutral tones) especially this tote. Now let’s talk Dallas hair! I can’t even keep up with the gorgeous hair here. It seems there are high-end hair salons on every corner and I see women who look like they walked out of a Pantene Pro-V commercial daily.

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<DETAILS by Dale> jeans & top (last summer) – Zara (I can’t wait for Zara coming to Dallas this winter at the Northpark Mall) / shoes – Report  / handbag – Louis Vuitton (first seen here) / lipstick (Rebel by Mac) / Bianca cuff in rose gold – Kendra Scott

Hope you’re having a great week! If you live in the DFW area, what are some of your favorite trends this Fall?


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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…]


Sweater Weather in Spain

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Hola! Throughout the past year I’ve visited a few different countries in Europe and so far, my favorite is Spain. Maybe it’s the familiar language I heard so often growing up in California or maybe it’s the laid-back friendly atmosphere, affordable shopping and delicious tapas, but I love it.

Last weekend we celebrated my husband’s birthday in Barcelona. While it’s very touristy toward the city center, we explored and the mild weather was a welcome treat to run around in just a sweater, skinny jeans and sneakers. Here’s a little tour through Barcelona accessorized with my strawberry Cornetta Soft Serve ice-cream I ordered daily from the street vendors… [Read more…]


European Sebamed + Savvy Sleepers $108 GIVEAWAY


I‘m excited to announce a Giveaway with one of my favorite brands I discovered in Europe recently which is now sold in the US! Sebamed has won awards in Europe for years and is a line of skincare products like cleansers, lotions and a scalp activating shampoo that is dermatologist recommended, paraben free, hypoallergenic, PH Balanced and smells so fresh and so clean!

If you have sensitive skin, a sensitive scalp or just want to try these European winning producs for men, women and babies, Sebamed USA has generously donated 4 products below to 5 Lucky Winners. (Those are mine above I bought in Germany, but your’s will be in English.) 

Sebamed + Savvy Sleepers GIVEAWAY

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5 WINNERS! Each winner will receive a FULL Size Sebamed Scalp Activating Shampoo, Intensive Night Cream, Liquid Face and Body Wash, and Moisturizing Body Lotion + choose a Savvy Sleeper Satin Pillow Case ($36 value) to protect your skin while you sleep from our Luxe Collection!

Total Giveaway Value is $108 Each. There will be 5 Winners total. We will cover all shipping. US Only. Ends Oct. 16th, 2014 Midnight. Good luck to everyone!


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I’ve also had Eczema for the past few years when I’m really stressed out and the cleanser and lotion help because it’s specifically made to be gentle, but it still washes off my make up too. Unlike Cetaphil which I wanted to love, but it always felt like it left a greasy film on my skin. PS – October is Eczema Awareness Month in case you get it too. Sebamed is now available in the US and sold at Walgreens, Duane Reade, CVS, Rite Aid and SebamedUSA.com.

See you Friday! 

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High Altitude Style in Switzerland

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I regrettably missed the Golden Globes Sunday, but as we reached 10,000 ft in Zermatt, Switzerland my face was a frozen as some of Hollywood’s leading ladies. And I kinda liked it. Of course, then you take a ‘snowfie’ (a ‘selfie’ on fresh powder) and look like a puffy Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with a bad Ray-Ban tan. Delete. 

The highlight of the weekend was having fondue for the first time in the adorable Swiss village of Zermatt and seeing The Matterhorn. Formerly known as one of my favorite rides at Disneyland; I couldn’t believe how big it is in ‘real life.’ I bundled up in a shapeless ivory sweater, skinny jeans and added some sub-zero accessories because comfort is king in the Swiss Alps. And this winter I’ve been re-introduced to some furry little friends that haven’t seen the inside of my closet in nearly a decade… [Read more…]


Stockholm Style in Zurich

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The other day I thought the city of Istanbul was spelled ‘Instanbul.’ ‘Uh, it’s not spelled like ‘instagram,’ my husband said. ‘Ya, I know how to spell the capital of Turkey,’ I replied. And let’s just stop right there.* I won’t even get started on my other geographical and historical errors since living in Europe. These days, I pay a lot more attention to world news beyond the Today Show to prevent embarrassing myself in circles of expat smarties. (*The capital of Turkey is Ankara in case you’re in the same boat as me.)

I’m also expanding my style regions. Over the weekend I came across a Stockholm, Sweden winter feature in a German fashion mag. The trends are best described as bundled up chic in the city. I’ve never been to Sweden, but decided to give it a shot over the weekend and layer up in leather. Here’s 4 trends I wore to achieve my ‘American fashion blogger does Stockholm street style in Zurich’ look… [Read more…]


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