Valentine’s Day Gifts

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roses are red. violets are blue. valentine’s day is coming. how cute is this shoe?

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Gap Workout PantsUp Band by Jawbone


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GapFit Sportsbra

Black Nike Running ShoesPants: Gap Shirt: Gap Sportsbra: Gap Shoes: Nike Bottle: bkr Sunglasses: Wildfox UP Band: UP24 by Jawbone

 Greetings from Cabo! I’m so excited for a weekend at the beach although the weather in Dallas this past week didn’t disappoint. I loved being able to get outside, enjoy the sun and go for more walks! Do any of you use a fitness tracker? I started wearing this UP24 around Christmas and it has been fascinating. I love being able to track my steps and sleep. It sure has shown me how few steps I take a day unless I make a conscious effort to walk more.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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A Day in Fort Worth

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American Food and Beverage

Smoked Brisket Hash

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Dress: Gap (also in navy) Necklace: Kendra Scott Bag: Gap Shoes: Superga Jacket: old, similar here Sunglasses: Wildfox

This past Saturday I drove to Fort Worth with a few girl friends for an afternoon of exploring. Fort Worth is so close yet somehow I never make time for the trip. After such a great day on Saturday, that won’t be happening again.

We left for the day without a concrete plan so I wanted to be sure that I wore something that could be up for any occasion. This striped dress fit the bill perfectly. I think I’ve found my new weekend staple.

We started with brunch at AF+B which set the tone for the perfect day ahead. Both the service (thanks, Brian!) and the food were impeccable. Highlights included the chorizo scotch eggs, green chili cornbread, hamburger, and smoked brisket hash. I could go on about the food but all I’ll say is that I highly suggest sharing so you can try as much as possible.

We followed brunch with a trip to The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The building, and art it housed, were both incredible. It’s not every day you see a Picasso, and a Rothko, and a Warhol…

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The Big Fake Wedding


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photos by Alyssa Turner Photography

As you all know, I am obsessed with weddings and all things related. That said, when I heard that The Big Fake Wedding was heading to Dallas for the first time, I was more than excited to attend. The Big Fake Wedding is essentially that, a big, fake wedding that’s an alternative to a bridal show. Vendors participate as if they’re providing services for a real wedding and the guests get to participate in a vow renewal, dinner and drinks, and dancing! It was so fun to meet local vendors and I left feeling so inspired. If you or a friend is engaged (or just in love with event planning, like me!) I would highly suggest you attend.



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Dallas // Sissy’s Southern Kitchen

Chicken and Waffles, Fried Chicken, Sissy's Souther Kitchen, Dallas Brunch, Best Brunch in Dallas

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Fried Green Tomatos, Sissy's Southern Kitchen, Dallas Brunch, Best Brunch in Dallas

Dallas Blogger Brunch

 photos via Stephanie Drenka

This past Saturday, I joined a few new friends for brunch at one of my all time favorites: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen. Located in the heart of Knox-Henderson, Sissy’s is truly a southern girl’s dream. We ate on their enclosed patio which is bright, sunny, and the perfect place to catch up.  From the specialty cocktails to dessert, everything is superbly southern. The fried green tomatoes and chicken and waffles are just a few of the dishes you will find and love.


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The Big Fake Wedding // Plus a Giveaway!





images via Anchor and Veil Photoraphy

I’ve officially named 2015 the year of the wedding. And if you know me, you know I am not complaining! With over 10 weddings on the books so far, what better way to kick off the year than with a big fake wedding.

Yep, you read that right.

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an actual ceremony, a tasty dinner and of course, dance-party reception. “Wedding guests” are brides-and-grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action. So fun right?

Well, good news ladies… The Big Fake Wedding is headed to Dallas next Thursday and I am so excited to be a part of the night! Even more exciting, I have two tickets to give away for the event. If this isn’t your man’s kind of party don’t worry, ’cause BFFs, sisters, and moms are also welcome!

To enter to win, all you have to do is comment below! I will be announcing the winner on Monday! I hope to see you on the dance floor! xx

AND THE WINNER IS… Ciara Chanel Wei! Congratulations, Ciara! Please send me an email for ticket information!

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Bon Voyage

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Bon Voyage Sweater / Sunglasses / Lipstick in “Live it Up”

It’s finally time for Christmas Vacation. Hopefully you are all ready for the holidays, but if you are like me and still have a few last minute errands check out these gift ides for your bff, your man, and the hostess with the mostess!

After a quick stop at home, we are headed off the the Bahamas for a little fun in the sun. Make sure to follow along on here, too!

 Last but not least, how cute is this bon voyage sweater from Madewell? Too cute and just the thing I needed to get in full vacation mode! It’s the perfect time to scoop it up since Madewell is currently having 30% off your entire purchase with code WRAPITUP! Go ahead, buy yourself a little something too : )

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I don’t know about you, but I find shopping for the men in my life the hardest! That is why I wanted to round up a few of my favorite gifts for your guy so you don’t have to stress like me!


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 Last year was the first Christmas my family and I did not spend it at home. Instead we packed our bags and headed to the Bahamas. This year, we are headed back to the sun and I could not be more excited! I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a little rest and relaxation and of course, some overdue family time!

Two things I’m loving for the holidays at the beach: dark florals and metallic details. Both are fun ways to get festive!


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