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When February turns into March, I officially start getting excited for spring! In Dallas, spring temperatures greet us a little earlier than in the rest of the United States, and luckily the spring fashion starts earlier as well. Around this time every year I start hunting down great pieces to add to my spring wardrobe and sharing my finds with you. One thing I’m pretty good at is determining whether or not something is worth splurging on and that’s what this post is about!
Is it a trendy or timeless wardrobe edition?
People have their own unique sense of style and what looks good on them. For me, I prefer to wear the preppy classics that I know will work for me years after I purchase it. In this case, it’s worth splurging if I’ll love it forever. Trendy items tend to come and go so I’m much less likely to splurge on seasonal trends because I know it isn’t the best investment for me. If you live for trends, then by all means splurge a little. If not, save your money!
How often will you wear it?
Some spring accessories and styles popular this year I know I could get a lot of use from. But other pieces will only be worn or used a handful of times because they’re either uncomfortable (stiletto heels, anyone?) or they simply don’t coordinate nicely with much. Fashion must have function for it to be worth a high price.
Wear to buy
Everything seen above is linked below! Leave me a comment with your favorite splurge and save spring styles! Also, shoot me a message if you’re a new blogger in need of some advice or help!
February is (finally) ending and a lot of people are planning little spring break getaways to the beaches. If you’re lucky enough to be in college and have actual money to blow, or if you just need a break from the chilly winter months, then start packing your bags because spring break season is just around the corner! Whether you’re heading to Cancun or down to South Padre Island here in Texas, these spring break style must-haves need to be in your online shopping cart. Having gone to the beach so much growing up and in college, I’m sharing my top 5 must-haves!
Spring Break Essentials
1. Always, always pack some sort of beach cover up. Never leave your hotel room without it. A lot of restaurants near beaches require a bathing suit cover up be worn in the restaurant. You don’t want to be the only one in your group of friends who can’t get into the yummy Mexican place because you’re wearing a dripping wet bikini.
2. Sunscreen for your body and lips is crucial if you’re under a strong sun and down south, the sun is much more intense. I learned this the hard way. Sun poisoning does a number on your skin let me tell you.
3. Bring a plastic, sealable bag for your wet swimsuit. Quite a few times I’ve been at the beach and decided to change into dry clothes and I had no where to put my swimsuit. My least favorite thing ever is when stuff gets damp that shouldn’t be.
4. Comfy sandals like the ones pictured above are the perfect day to night shoe that requires minimal effort but still looks adorable. If you can only take one pair of shoes, ditch the heels because strappy sandals are even better!
5. Don’t forget your pool floatie! I admit, this isn’t a must-have technically. However, for the days that you rather just float in the pool with friends and listen to the poolside DJ, then you need a fabulous pineapple pool float. Flamingo pool floats are also a great option.
Enjoy your spring break! I’ll be staying in Dallas for spring break season but I’m there on the beach with you in spirit! Also, newbie bloggers check out my consulting page if you need free consulting for your blog!
It’s almost spring here in Dallas and I’m really happy about the warmer temperatures we’re having! For a big part of the United States, spring doesn’t really happen until April. Here in Texas, it happens in late February. Some people really hate the year round heat, but for me the Texas heat is where it’s at! As you can imagine this Dallas blogger, was thrilled to break out a spring shift dress and a pair of heels. If no one else has been paying attention to fashion trends for spring, I can tell you that bright floral prints, stripes, and geometric shapes are really in! This dress has all of those things!
I went out for brunch in Downtown Dallas with another blogger friend of mine (check her out here!) and we had a great time shooting some outfits right after brunch. Excuse my food baby if you can see it through my dress, but my french toast was too good! I’ll be writing about what brunch spot we went to in a few days, in the mean time leave me a comment with your favorite brunch spot in Dallas!
Let’s talk about my spring dress here! I have to admit that it’s a few years old and I found it at Old Navy, the gold mine of inexpensive trendy clothing. Like I said, stripes and bold colors like neon pink will be very fashionable this spring! I also paired my dress with a trendy palm leaf necklace from Francesca’s and matching stilettos from Ann Taylor.
I love this look because it’s a great transition outfit from winter to spring, plus who doesn’t look good in a classic shift dress? I’ll be writing more on spring style for 2017 in the next week or so, be on the lookout! Also, for the new bloggers out there, be sure to check out my consulting page for my free services!
Wahoo! The weekend is almost here and I’m already planning out what Dallas events and restaurants I’m going to Saturday and Sunday. Of course, any great weekend starts with a great outfit! I tend to re-wear things a million times and mix n match different items to optimize the amount of wear I get out of it. So in short, yes you’ve seen this Marley Lilly monogram baseball hat and yeah, you’re probably going to see it again!
Weekend Plans in Dallas
This weekend is the Super Bowl and I’ll be finding myself surrounded by crazy football fans (including David). Besides the craziness of the weekend festivities, I plan on making my weekly shopping trip to Trader Joe’s and Target followed by finding a new restaurant to try here in Dallas. I have my eye on a Dallas Middle Eastern restaurant! I have a secret love affair with kabobs and saffron rice. I’m hoping this place called Nora on Greenville Ave has the best of both!
Luckily, this city is fairly casual so I’ll be able to wear this outfit (again) and go from errand running to enjoying a lunch or brunch with friends. Thanks to the Texas weather, I’ve been able to go back and forth between wearing strappy sandals (link to Valentino Rockstud dupes here) and Sperrys. It’s so nice to live in a place where snow boots aren’t needed! If you were following me last winter, I lived in Kansas City and believe me this outfit wasn’t possible to wear until late April. The saying “everything’s bigger in Dallas” applies to the temperature as well.
Comment with your favorite things to wear during the weekend and any must-haves I should buy for my wardrobe!
Outfit of the Day Details
Since having moved to Dallas from the Washington, DC area, I’ve noticed an obvious lack of professional style amongst my peers. Don’t get me wrong, there are some snazzy dressers in this city! And frankly, I don’t always look like a stunner either. However, a professional wardrobe is so important to a young professional’s career. Dallas fashion is much more laid back than that of the DC area, and frankly, I really like that. But I’m never giving up my chic, professional wardrobe.
Personally, my ideal office style is pretty much every outfit worn in the The Devil Wears Prada. I think my “outfit of the day” I’m sharing with you definitely channels the styles featured in the movie. To be honest though, if I had to pick a style to stick with for the rest of my life, it wouldn’t be corporate chic. I’d much rather live out my life in the classic Jackie Kennedy style. Not only was she the First Lady, but she’s just as iconic as her husband was. I’d like to be remembered not only for my style but for the subtle power I had as a lady. And for me, style is power.
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Since I was a teenager, I had always liked the classic, preppy style. It wasn’t until recently that I fell head over heels for the rainy day staple every preppy lover has in her closet- Hunter Boots. They cost, of course, a pretty penny (which my boyfriend, David, was sweet enough to pay). You could say this Dallas girl is spoiled! Since they are pricey, I wasn’t going to buy them for myself and luckily I didn’t have to. However, I’ve found a few ways to get Hunter Boots for a discounted price and I wanted to share them with you!
Since Christmas, I’ve worn my boots quite a bit and get lots of compliments on them! It’s always bittersweet though because most people say “love your rain boots!” and I’m like “oh thanks so much!” and secretly am dying inside because they aren’t just rain boots, they’re Hunter Boots! Duh!
So getting cheap Hunter Boots isn’t as hard as you might think. Are they going to be thrift store cheap? Probably not, but they’ll be much less expensive than buying them brand new.
Tradesy and Poshmark
Both of these selling platforms are similar. They sell mostly designer goods at previously worn prices. Hunter Boots being sold on these websites range in colors and sizes but you’ll definitely be able to find something that suits your fancy. Both sites have buyer protection guarantees and are easy to shop!
Stores like TJ Maxx are always great places to go to find higher-end items without breaking the bank. Speaking from experience, not everyone has access to a TJ Maxx nearby. 6pm.com is a great online store that offers the same shopping experience but without the hassle of driving somewhere. Their Hunter Boots range in prices and and styles. You’ll find mostly short rain boots here.
While this probably doesn’t come as a shock to you, it’s still a great place to find boots at discount. The Nordstrom Rack near my apartment doesn’t often have them, but their website always has great deals on these beloved preppy classics.
My Hunter Boots are in “bright coral” and are the tall, high gloss style (link here!) Best part is, they’re on sale in every single color for $105! Get them before they’re gone because any hot ticket item like this goes fast! Happy shopping!