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Shopping List: Spring Frosé Date

Time for the first Shopping List post in a minute! You guys know I love a good frosé, and The Standard Pour’s happy hour special hit the spot last week. Also, I’ve been dying to go check out the adorable new rewardStyle mural. The outfit I’m featuring today features a bodysuit from Adeline. Yes, a bodysuit. Your summer outfits just got WAY easier.

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This ruffle bodysuit also comes in a variety of colors! I decided to go with my fave (black, neutral).

Bodysuits are seriously bringing me back to my ballet days…I paired this one with a J. Crew skirt and pair of leopard sandals. Throw on a fun pair of earrings like these tassel hoops I picked up at FleaStyle and you’ve got a winning outfit. Check out the other bodysuit colors here.

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Flea Style Dallas Recap

I had the opportunity to attend FLEA STYLE for the very first time last weekend, and it is decidedly not to be missed! Mimosas and a big variety of Texas-based artisans and retailers make for a fabulous time. Hunter and I just purchased our first home, and I’ve realized that moving to a four bedroom ranch style from a tiny (however much loved) downtown apartment requires a lot of new decor.

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Give me all of the Southwestern flair!

I always like to support local companies, and many of these shops also make philanthropy and giving back to the local community a priority. I loved meeting some of the owners and hearing their stories!

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5 Gifts Your Valentine Really Wants

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and I’m taking all of the stress out of finding the perfect giftfor your loved one just in time for the weekend! I can’t speak for everyone, but I know that for me, Valentine’s Day is about all of the chill things.

No need to make a big fuss or an impossible dinner reservation (we’ll be cooking up these scallops with porcini risotto again). The goal is to use this day to relax at home and indulge a little bit (macarons, anyone?) and these five gifts will help you and your significant other do just that!

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Joy Macarons’ Be My Valentine Gift Boxes make the perfect dessert! (photo: @JoyMacarons on Instagram)

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Shopping List: Olive

PSA: olive just might be the new navy, you guys. While I love my neutrals, I’m serious when I say I am really feeling this color for fall. If you’re not so much, don’t worry. Adeline also carries the top I’m featuring in this post in blue! AND it’s under $50. Score!

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Location: Stirr in Deep Ellum.

G and I decided to use Stirr as a backdrop for this installment of Shopping List. Talk about gorgeous views of downtown!

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Shopping List: Poolside Patterns

With Memorial Day Weekend (#MDW) behind us, summer is officially here! Which means you can find me, drink in hand, poolside pretty much every weekend I’m in town.

Undoubtedly one of my favorite parts of this ridiculously hot season is the pool-to-lunch-to-wherever poolside cover up uniform. It’s just SO easy. And comfortable. If you’re lucky, you can even find a cover up that actually doubles as a dress (which makes it that much easier and more socially acceptable to wear your swimsuit and coverup all day, every day) like the one I’m featuring today from Adeline!

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Cute cover ups on deck!

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Shopping List: TX Happy Hour

It’s possible that I’ve found my new favorite Dallas happy hour patio in Rodeo Goat.

So when G and I were discussing the venue for our next Shopping List excursion and photo shoot, Rodeo Goat was a natural fit. The patio is huge, partially covered and equipped with fans – which is oh so important in the Texas heat. It’s the home of the best veggie burger I’ve had in Dallas to-date and the “Dapper Don,” a cocktail made with Deep Eddy Peach Vodka, Cointreau, lime and honey. We had a few.

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Shorts + tank: Adeline.

Also, milkshakes. A very necessary prop. Flavor details included below.

This Shopping List look is perfect for a hot Texas happy hour – wherever you’re sipping!

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Office Refresh: Easy Upgrades Under $100

Let’s face it, leaving your home (and warm bed) for the office can be tough sometimes. That’s why it’s important to invest in office decor that makes you happy! Whether it’s a print, a candle, a pillow, or a wine cooler (a girl can dream!) giving your office space some personality is always worth it. When things get chaotic, just retreat to your zen zone. I recently gave my office a mini upgrade, and did so without breaking the bank. Can you tell I like white? Office chic doesn’t have to mean expensive. It also doesn’t mean you need a ton of space to work with – cubes need love too!

I’ve included some of my favorite new additions below to give you a little office inspo (bonus: all of these items are under $100!)

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  1. Dallas foil-stamped wall art – Minted, $34; Grapefruity Too wall art – Minted,  $24; white frames – Michael’s, $9.99 each

2. Gold plated geometric ceramic table lamp – Target, $33.25; Nate Berkus tabletop file – Target, $12.99

3.  Vario white stacking shelf – The Container Store, $49 each ($98 for two as pictured); Stockholm magazine file – The Container Store, $9.99 each; Stockholm desktop file – The Container Store, $19.99 each

4. Nate Berkus desktop organizer – Target, $14.99; signature ballpoint pins – Poppin, $7 for a set of six; “I did my best” notebook – Ban.do, $10

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New Year, New Gear + Classpass Favorites

“New Year, New You” season is in full swing and gyms everywhere are rejoicing! After partaking in many a holiday indulgence, the masses will flock to fitness studios near and far to get their January workouts on.

In light of this annual tradition, I thought I’d share some of my latest fitness essentials with you. Personally, there are few things that get me pumped up about working out like fresh new gym swag.

I’ll also share the three Classpass classes I’m currently loving…because honestly gyms can and should be avoided at all costs this month, making it the perfect time to try a Classpass membership.

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Last Minute Holiday Stocking Stuffers

I love shopping for any reason, but this time of year allows me to really let my retail prowess shine.

The art of gift giving is multifaceted and includes many steps. To name a few:

  1. Purchase gift perfectly suited to recipient’s tastes and personality. This part is arguably the most enjoyable…feel free to snag a few items for yourself too, especially if you went to the mall because you deserve a reward.
  2. Wrap said gift in your choice of fabulous seasonal paper, ribbon, etc.  (I’m coming for you Container Store Gift Wrap Wonderland.) If your place of residence doesn’t begin to look like Santa’s Workshop during the weeks leading up to Christmas, you’re doing it wrong.
  3. Generate excitement from recipient by bringing up gift as much as possible (obviously you want the recipient to be as excited as you are that you’ve found the perfect gift for their lifestyle.) Hopefully they got you something amazing too but that really isn’t what this is all about.
  4. Pour yourself a glass of mulled wine and watch your friends and family delight at the thought, care and excellent wrapping craftsmanship you’ve put into gift giving this year.

However, when we find ourselves at this point in the holiday season, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to spend at the mall or elsewhere making dreams come true. That’s why I’ve compiled this handy guide of last minute holiday stocking stuffers – or should I say stocking stars…

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