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Happy Labor Day weekend! I’m wearing white jeans and my classic J. Crew lobster sweater to celebrate! I can’t believe the summer has come to a close (unofficially). It went by faster than I could have dreamed and I’m disappointed my pineapple pool floatie didn’t get used more! Life just got the better of me this season and I’m absolutely exhausted from starting a new job in late June, freelancing, and trying to blog full time. It really wears you down, you know?
Anyway, on to the good stuff! So many stores are having great sales this weekend and I’m sharing a few of my favorites!
Best Labor Day Sales!
50% off everything at J. Crew Factory
40% off sale items at Anthropologie
30% off select items at Top Shop
30% off sale style at Kate Spade
50% off tees, jeans, and dresses at Old Navy
30% off sale styles at Draper James
$12.50 fall candles plus 25% off entire purchase at Bath and Body Works
Up to 40% off summer items at Nordstrom
25% off sitewide at Mud Pie Market
Extra 30% off sale styles at Sperry
25% off when you spend $50 at L.L. Bean
There were so many other great sales going on when I was looking around for sales to share with you guys! These were just the sales that were my favorite! I live by the motto that “full-price” is the “F-Word” and it has served me well! It’s going to be crazy at the malls and such so good luck braving the chaos!
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Hey everyone! Happy hump day! I wanted to share with you guys a few fun photos from a pool party I went to last weekend! I think summers should be about making memories, getting some sun, and splashing around on a pool floatie. Luckily, that’s what this event was all about!
Dallasites 101 hosted a summer pool party at Le Meridien in Uptown, Dallas and it was a blast! A great pool party has awesome music, pool floaties, and frozen rosé- all of which were in attendance last weekend! The DJ was playing a bit of reggae and some summer hits while everyone climbed onto the giant pool floaties and sipped margaritas and frosé! I wish every day could be like that.
Since David was still in Las Vegas, I went to the pool party alone but I still had a great time. They had complimentary manicures from a local nail salon, flower crown station, complimentary hair braiding, and mini Blush-Ups from Blushington! I pampered myself a little and got my nails done then went for a Blush-Up before getting my hair braided. Is there anything better than feeling like a celebrity even though you’re totally not one?!
They also had some fun vendors there like Bai (they were giving away free drinks!) and McCauley + Luck, which by the way have the cutest earrings ever! I bought a pair and can’t wait to style them in an upcoming photo shoot!
Now that I’ve gone to a fun Dallas pool party this summer, I feel like I can say good bye to summer and hello to fall! I’m already making lists of fall style must-haves to share with you all. You’re going to love it! Have a lovely week!
Hey guys! Happy Monday! I feel like the summer just flew by and I barely had a chance to use my pineapple pool float. Or go to overpriced brunches every Sunday. First world problems, right? Summers in Texas are so different from summer back in Maryland. The heat here just blows me away! I’ve lived in Dallas for just over a year now and I wanted to share a bit about my time here and the struggle to make friends in a new city!
Loneliness of Not Knowing Anyone
I moved with my boyfriend to Dallas in search of better paying jobs and cheaper cost of living. Also, David’s from Texas so that kinda drew us here anyway. My first 6 months here were nothing short of lonely. Sure, I had David but that’s pretty much it. I didn’t know a soul here and it sucked. I’ve spent my entire life on the East Coast and all of my friends are there. It was a big deal to pack up my stuff and leave all that I ever knew. Plus, it’s hard to make friends as an adult. It just is.
Difficulty in Finding Friends
My first job here in Dallas gave me the security of having great coworkers who became friends. They were really open and invited me into their work group. That part made my days easier, but finding friends outside of work proved a bit more challenging. I thought blogging would open up opportunities to get to know other Dallas bloggers and it did to a degree. However, I noticed pretty quickly that these girls already had their groups of friends and weren’t particularly open to outsiders.
Don’t get me wrong, bloggers I met up with at events or knew through Instagram were kind and polite, but that’s different from being friendly and inviting. I was reminded by another blogger that finding friendships within the blogging community is difficult because it’s constant competition between bloggers. And I can definitely see that.
Learning to Find Friends
Eventually, I found a few blogger gal pals that I could get coffee with and bounce ideas off of. A lot of them I found through Style Collective! One of the smartest things I ever did was try out an app called Shapr. Shapr is an app that connects you to other professionals in your city looking for similar opportunities. In my profile, I said I was looking for freelance work and new friends in town. That’s how I met Laila, my fabulous fashion PR friend who puts up with my tiring shopping trips!
I also found that getting out and doing things within the community opens up a whole world of opportunity. The difficult part is just getting out of the house to go do something. Dallas is a fairly transient place and there’s a lot of new people here. The challenge is finding them and getting outside of your comfort zone. Nothing is ever easy though, right?
Hey guys! I was pretty absent from my blog and social media last week but there’s a good reason for it! I was in Denver with David for a little getaway and I’m sharing a few vacation photos with you! I’ve seriously never been so tired from a trip but it was so worth it!
Hiking in Colorado
Saturday and Sunday we spent hiking. A lot. My legs still hurt! We drove out to Red Rocks Parks to hike the trails and burn off our biscuits and gravy breakfast from earlier in the morning. Fun fact: Red Rocks is in the town of Morrison, my last name! This place was absolutely stunning and the hike, while it almost killed me (I needed my inhaler), was so worth it! David pulled a sort-of-almost-funny joke on me. He was going down a set of stairs in front of me and then turned around real fast and started to get down on one knee… and then he laughs and goes “just kidding!” NOT a smart idea while on top of a mountain!
Sunday we spent in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Oh my goodness you guys, I could move there in a heart beat! The mountains were gorgeous and the water sports looked even better! But the best part were the chipmunks, they were everywhere! I had one crawl into my hand looking for a tasty morsel and then another crawled onto David’s shoe!
Where to Stay and Play in Denver
David and I wanted to stay in the city because we like being close to all the fun stuff! Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Denver offered me a great rate at their beautiful hotel. On my first night there, they sent up a complimentary cheese plate, Cadbury bars, and my favorite vanilla latte! How nice is that? Every morning they had a nice little coffee bar in the lobby that turned into an evening wine bar for guests. Fun little perks like that made our stay even better!
Thursday night David and I went to a Rockies game to enjoy some downtime together. Whenever I visit a new ballpark, I have to try out the food. I grabbed a hot dog and almost got some nachos too, but luckily David stopped me from that big mistake. Although Coors Field has some great food, nothing beats a crab cake in Oriole Park!
Saturday night David took me on a date night to a local Italian restaurant where we indulged our carb-loving selves. Can I just eat pizza and pasta for the rest of my life? Everything was so tasty! I gotta say, Denver restaurants have some great food! We browsed the 16th Street Mall for tasty little cafes and found quite a few places that will be on my list to visit again! One of the best places we found was a sports bar called Back East. I’ve never had a chicken sandwich on a pretzel bun before but wow!
Anyway guys, Denver was fantastic and it was hard to come home! Comment with your favorite vacation spot so I can get some ideas for my next trip!
So David and I have been dating each other for almost two years and in that time we’ve done so much together! Seeing new places, trying new foods, and experiencing major life events together are some of the best parts of being in a relationship. However, date nights can get stale after awhile and you have to spice them up with new ideas. The Murder Mystery Co. reached out to me and asked if I’d enjoy going to one of their dinner theater shows with David. I jumped at the chance to go and we had a blast!
The theme of the show was “Til’ Death Do Us Part” and you had to figure out who in the wedding party killed the best man. Everyone at your table works together to sort through clues, ask the “suspects” questions, and then submit answers at the end of the night. I honestly didn’t know what to expect with the evening but it definitely didn’t disappoint! It was so much more fun than what I thought it would be.
I really treasure my time with David as we’re both so busy and often don’t get to really sit down, enjoy a meal, and laugh. If you’re looking for a fun date night experience to share with your love, then I definitely recommend doing this. The Murder Mystery Co. also does smaller dinner parties if you’d like to host a murder mystery night at your home with friends! That’s definitely something I’d consider doing once I actually buy a house that’s big enough to host in! Give me 4 or 5 years.
Do you have a favorite date night idea? Do you and your love have a fun tradition you do together on your anniversary? Please share your date night ideas with me in a comment below!
Thanks to the Murder Mystery Co. for sponsoring my date night!
Photo credits: Luisa’s Secret
Hello loves! I’m so excited to share with you a fun blog post all about a Dallas blogger meetup that a few bloggers and I hosted! First of all, a little back story! I’ve been a member of a blogger group called Style Collective for over a year now. It’s a group founded by Annie Spano geared towards blogger education and growing our #girlboss empires! In the last few weeks, my fellow Style Collective sisters and I have been planning a meetup in Dallas!
We’ve spent so much time talking about details and decor, swag bags and photographers that by the time the actual event rolled around, we were all exhausted! Nonetheless, we had a great time hosting and getting to meet other Style Collective sisters. We hosted the event at La Madeleine and we all contributed to the table decorations, swag bags, and other fun little touches! We also had amazing sponsors for the event (see what was in our bags on my Instagram and Instagram stories!)
I’d also love to introduce you to my co-hosts of the evening! I’m including their names and blog links so be sure to check them out! They seriously inspire me to be a better style blogger!
- Cindy- Foreign Fresh Fierce
- Kristin- Styled by Sequins
- Deanna Marie- Miss Deanna Marie
- Jackie- Styled by Jackie Smith
- Vanessa- Vanessa in Dallas
- Amanda- AS Beauty
- Tara- The Daiquiri Diaries
- Niqui- Fash-n-Curious
What I Wore
Since this is a fashion blog, I feel like maybe I should tell you what I’m wearing- except you’re going to have to wait to see a full outfit post until next week! But if you’re looking for a dose of style inspiration, then join me and my fellow #girlbosses on Style Collective (I’m adding my affiliate link here!) Seriously, I’ve grown so much since I joined this group of girls from all over the world. I’ve found friends in Dallas when I had none and girls I can trust to help me grow and that’s what this event was all about! Enjoy the photos and leave me a comment with your blog link!