spring fashion show

Happy Friday! I’m so glad it’s the weekend! I started my weekend a little early with a fun fashion show hosted by Bevello in Dallas! Bevello’s spring fashion show was full of adorable designs highlighting the desert style and Cuban street styles that are trending right now. My absolute favorite design was this darling palm leaf dress pictured above! Keep scrolling for more eye-catching spring styles!

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This fashion show was so cute and I loved the designers and different styles that were showcased! The models were lovely and did such a good job of giving personality to their clothing. As a Dallas fashion blogger, I’m always looking out for new designers to love and share with you, and I found a new one that I’m sharing below!

katie loxton spring collection

I had to share a photo of these gorgeous purses that were on display at Bevello! They’re by London designer Katie Loxton and were only $50. The colors were so beautiful and easily styled with almost everything in your closet.

 

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After the fashion show, they had a delicious little spread of wine, cheese, fruit, nuts, and tiny desserts which were so fun to snack on while everyone did a little shopping. Bevello was kind enough to offer 20% off their store as part of their spring fashion show. Needless to say, everyone snatched up their favorite designs as quickly as they could!

Special thanks to Bevello in Dallas for inviting me to their lovely event! Be sure to check out their store in Snider Plaza if you’re local or go to their website here to take a peak!

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Outfit Details: Dress (under $20!) | Studded SandalsΒ | Tassel Earrings (only $13!) | Purse (old)

Hey gals! I hope your first few days of spring have been beautiful! It’s warming up really fast here in Dallas and I just finished cleaning out my closet and putting all my spring and summer clothing on the hangers. I absolutely love spring time and all the cute clothes that come with it. I recently did a little shopping (surprise, surprise) and found this fantastic “little black dress” to style for the spring. It’s seriously the perfect go-to basic dress for everyday wear. BONUS: It comes in 6 colors and is currently on sale!!! I linked everything I’m wearing above!

J crew Tassel Earrings

Old navy tee shirt dress

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This dress is so comfortable and so easy to style. I found those adorable tassel earrings on sale and decided to wear them with the dress and the rest of the outfit just kinda came together. Gotta admit that tying my chambray shirt around my waist was a total gamble on looking cute in 90’s era styles but I think I pulled it off! Grab a few of these dresses while they’re still in stock and on sale! (Link here). Comment below with your go-to spring styles!

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dallas blogger brunch

Happy first week of spring! I’m so excited that the winter is behind us and we’re able to bring out the patio furniture and start soaking up the sun. Dallas has been warming up in the last few weeks and every good Dallas blogger (including myself!) has been stocking up on spring clothing! Last Saturday morning, I met up with a few other bloggers for brunch and let me just say that the host, Miss Rhonda Jenkins of The Skinny Arm blog, did such an amazing job organizing our brunch! Check out the details below!

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spring table setting

I always love getting together with other bloggers to exchange ideas, tips, and just enjoy the company of other bloggers. The group of girls that came together for brunch at Pie Tap the other day were amazing! They were all so talented and totally inspired me to do more on my blog and get outside of my comfort zone. For example, I’ve been playing around with the idea of getting a photographer to start doing my photos instead of my boyfriend, David. Even though I want my blog to grow, spending money on my style blog isn’t something I’m totally comfortable with. After chatting over brunch and getting a little encouragement from the girls, I think I might just start shopping around for photographers!

Spring table setting details

Let’s talk about how beautiful and tasty our brunch was though. First of all, the table setting was stunning with the floral garland by Elise Woods (check her blog out here) and adorable geode place cards by Scribble Lettering. All of these little touches just make such a huge impact on how the table ends up looking!

Pie Tap Pizza in Uptown

If you’re in the Dallas area, then you need to check out where we had brunch! Pie Tap Pizza Workshop and Bar is all about handcrafted pizzas and delicious, 5-ingredient dough! I got the margherita pizza and oh my word, it was divine. Perfect crispy crust, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves. YUM! We also tried their house made doughnuts with local Texas honey and they were so tasty!

I’m really thankful for the girls at Dallas Blogger Brunch for sharing their stories and successes and being open about the not so glamorous side of blogging you can’t see. It isn’t just brunches and pretty outfits, it’s actual work too!


gold iphone charger

Hey gals! I hope those of you in the north east are staying warm during your blizzard up there. I’m in Dallas so I’m a little bit jealous of your snow storm. If you are stuck at home and can’t get out, now is the perfect time to do a little online shopping through some of the best new shopping apps out there. I recently got to try out Tophatter, it’s a shopping app like eBay but auctions are held live so there’s no waiting around for the auction to end. The items I bid on were a steal and surprisingly high quality!

Best Shopping Apps

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One of the first things I wanted to try from this shopping app was their makeup. While Tophatter isn’t a makeup shopping app, they do live auction name brand makeup. I bid on Bare Minerals Original Foundation Click Lock & Go Sifter and LORAC Limited Edition Pink Champagne palette. Like I said before, I was skeptical of these products when I bought them as they only cost me about $11 each but upon receiving them, I was pleasantly surprised. They arrived quickly and in good condition. As long as the items are authentic, I think Tophatter has the potential to be one of best shopping apps.

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rose gold iphone charger

The last thing I bought was this 10 ft. iPhone charging cable in rose gold. My cat Petunia chewed through my old charger and since I didn’t want either of us to be electrocuted, I bought a new one on Tophatter. Most of the time Apple products won’t work with chargers that aren’t made by Apple. This one definitely charges my iPhone though! The cable is durable and came in a really great color too. Hopefully Petunia won’t be chewing through this anytime soon.

If you’d like to give this shopping app a try, use my referral code (link here) and get $10 off your first purchase! It’s a great way to test out the app and save some money on a product you’re interested in. Happy shopping!

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*this is a sponsored post. all opinions are my own


annual holi festivals

Living in Dallas has presented me with so many unique opportunities to experience new things. A week ago I got to attend a Dallas fashion show and just a day ago I attended my first Holi Festival! My little hometown in Maryland didn’t have much opportunity for cultural experiences beyond an annual Celtic festival. Having seen how beautiful the “Festival of Colors” is, I had to experience it for myself. While I didn’t get to travel to India to participate, I did get to enjoy it right here in Dallas! This cross-cultural experience was probably one of my favorite experiences and definitely one that was enriching.

Holi festivals around the world

celebrating holi

My friend Laila and I got tickets to go to Dallas’ annual Holi Festival together. Frankly, I didn’t know what to expect. I don’t know much about Indian culture and certainly didn’t know what Holi even meant or was. After doing a little research though, I learned that Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrating the arrival of spring, end of winter, and traditionally a good harvest. The multi-colored powders used in the celebration are made from crushed flowers and other natural colors. At our celebration, festival attendees threw their brightly colored powders in the air and shouted “Happy Holi!”

indian culture

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m as “white” as the day is long. Attending Holi was not an attempt to “culture appropriate” I believe the term is. It was a fun way to learn about a new culture and appreciate the exciting celebrations that happen around the world. Cross-cultural experiences are important because they allow people of all origins to learn about the customs of others and enjoy them without giving up their own culture. When I got to the festival, I didn’t have any “colors” on my skin or in my hair and several other attendees that were of Indian descent and knew what they were doing came up to me and patted my face with bright pinks and blues and wished me a happy Holi. How kind of them to share their traditions and celebrations with an obvious outsider?

indian food holi

Dancing, eating, and throwing Holi powder in the air were the best parts of the festival. I got to try several Indian dishes including this delicious one pictured above. After eating my weight in Chicken Manchurian, Laila and I made our way back into the crowd to dance off our food. As you can imagine, I don’t know many traditional Indian dances but I tried my best to follow along.

I loved this event and plan to go back next year! Dallas really is a melting pot of people. Enjoying other people’s culture while still appreciating my own is so important to my personal development not only as a Dallas blogger, but also as a person.

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rising star awards

Hey fashion lovers! I’m so excited to share with you the amazing experience I had the other night attending Fashion Group International’s Dallas Rising Star of 2017 event! My good friend Laila invited me to the fashion show and I couldn’t be more thankful! Let me be totally honest here, I had never been to a real fashion show and had no idea what to expect. I’m a wannabe fashion blogger in Dallas with no experience in the fashion industry beyond what I’ve taught myself and learned from other bloggers. This experience reignited my love of fashion blogging and I’m so excited to share my night with you!

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Dallas couture fashion

Ok first of all, I thought I had pretty good taste in clothing and fashion but FGI Rising Star event proved me wrong. When I left my apartment for the evening, I was pretty convinced my Donna Karan 2013 little red dress was the perfect ensemble for the event. Upon walking into the event space in the Dallas Galleria, I was immediately shocked by the couture, high fashion styles worn by other attendees. Dallas fashion is so much more than cowboy boots and jeans! You know when you look at someone and just know that their outfit is worth more than your car? That was pretty much everyone in the room. Except for me. Like I said, Donna Karan 2013 (that I got at an outlet).

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The actual fashion shows were amazing. My favorite Dallas designer’s fashions was hands down EsΓ© AzΓ©nabor’s collection. Everything had structure and clear purpose to it. I found myself about jumping out of my seat to get a good photo of each design that came down the runway. There was so much creative talent in one room it was absolutely wonderful to be apart of it!

Attending this event taught me so much about the fashion world that I didn’t know before. The styles on the runway aren’t necessarily meant to be worn but meant to showcase the art and thought that goes into making an outfit glamorous. So a big thank you to Fashion Group International of Dallas for putting on such a great event!

I honestly have so many more photos to share with you but these were the best ones I could get on my good ol’ iPhone 6. I simply refused to be that person that brings a big Nikon camera with several lenses to get a few good shots. Besides, I don’t want to be black listed from other events! My fashion career would end before it really began. Who wants that when they’ve worked so hard?

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