Derby Day Dresses

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As a Kentucky girl at heart, I know there are very few things more fun then getting dressed up for Derby day.  Whether you are going to the actual event or just a themed party, make sure you look the part in one of these adorable dresses. They are all just too good – I apologize in advance for your inevitable dilemma when picking the one.

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Piperlime Sale // Under $100

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 As sad as I am to see Piperlime close their doors, I am not too upset with these prices. All the pieces above are less than $100 each. Yep, you heard me right. Better get over to the Piperlime Sale while you still can!


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Blue Eyelet

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Dress: Saylor (also love the black!) Shoes: Ivanka Trump Sunglasses: Loft Ring: Loft

I spotted this light blue eyelet Saylor dress a few months ago and bought it within five minutes. I just knew it was a dress I would wear again and again this spring/summer. It was hard, but I waited to wear it until Easter weekend. I thought it was the perfect color for the occasion. It’s also available in black which I think would be so versatile! And better yet, you can get it 25% off right now with Shopbop’s Friends & Family Sale!


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Art Obsession: Dorothy Shain

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Y’all I could not be more excited to introduce you to my good friend Dorothy Shain. She is the amazing, Charleston-based artist behind these stunning pieces above.

These abstracts are from her “Land and Light” series and although I might be a little biased, I am obsessed. You can find her collection here, but she was also kind enough to make four Love You, Mean It exclusives just for y’all! Not only that, she is offering a 15% discount with the code: LOVEYOUMEANIT. Talk about some southern hospitality!

Make sure to check out Dorothy’s site (it’s amazing) and show her some love! If you fancy one of the Love You, Mean It exclusives, just shoot Dorothy an email and she will take good care of you! xx


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Dallas Living

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You’re young, you have a good job, and you’re not quite ready to settle down into responsible adulthood. On the other hand, you’re yearning for a little more space, a better commute, and somewhere that’s not too far from a little nightlife. I’ve teamed up with Sally Slack from Zillow to show you three Dallas neighborhoods to consider if you’re thinking of relocating around town. 

Oak Lawn

Take a good look at Oak Lawn if you like the feel of a trendy, hip community. Homes here sell for just under $300,000, so it might make more sense to hunt for a nice apartment as an alternative. Rents are $1,678, about $400 more than those 15 minutes south in Dallas proper, but the access to chic shops, to-die-for restaurants, and terrific nightlife can’t be beat.

Ready for a good meal? Try TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill. Aside from the market which sells the freshest fish in town, they have a full service restaurant with delicious and healthy options (try the fish tacos!). When you’re ready for some fresh air, head down to Klyde Warren Park to take in the live music, take a jog on the Katy trail, or head to the Rustic for a good drink. You deserve it.

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M Streets (Lower Greenville)

If you would like living in a seriously quaint neighborhood, hunt for houses in this area just south of Southern Methodist University. About five minutes from downtown Dallas, the tree-lined streets alone are enough to give you that peaceful, neighborly feeling for which Dallas is well-known.

Head over to Greenville Avenue for whatever you need beyond your cozy home and yard. Looking for an outdoor bar? The Truck Yard is the best for a good drink and some deliciousness from local food trucks. In the mood for something healthy? HG Supply Co. has you covered. And don’t forget to stop by Steel City Pops for an after dinner treat. The whole community has you covered, really. The median list price for a home is $374,900, but if you prefer to rent, you can find an eye-catching abode for $1,800 a month.

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Lake Highlands

If you’re ready for actual suburbia, go house-hunting in Lake Highlands. Located northeast of Dallas, it’s an established residential area midway between downtown Dallas and Richardson. The area is a great place to purchase a starter home; the median list price for a home in Lake Highlands is $63,000. For those not yet ready to buy a home, affordability extends to monthly rents, too. The average renter in Lake Highlands pays about $1,100 each month.

A lot of young couples stay in Lake Highlands because of the access to White Rock Lake. You can visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, sit on a rock ledge to watch the pelicans, ducks and geese, or get more active and launch your boat from one of several ramps. Don’t have a boat? Rent a kayak and explore this urban oasis! If you’re into experimenting with cultural cuisines, this neighborhood has a variety of Ethiopian, Mexican, Japanese, American foods and more. Live music, sports bars and upscale bars are scattered about as well.

Any one of these neighborhoods will give you the space you need for a comfortable lifestyle along with close proximity to amenities you can’t live without – go ahead! You just might find what you never knew you needed. Check out Zillow for available apartments and for-sale listings in each of these Dallas markets.

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Little White Dress

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Dress: Fevrie Jacket: Madewell Shoe: Rebecca Minkoff (also loving the blue!) Earrings: Anthropologie Sunglasses: Loft

It’s finally feeling like spring here in Dallas, so naturally the first thing I was drawn to in my closet was this little white dress from Fevrie. I will be honest, I love nothing more than a LWD. Especially when paired with a denim jacket and mirrored sunnies. It’s an effortless look that can take you anywhere.

In celebration of spring, Fevrie was nice enough to offer my readers 15% off with the discount code “alihollins” from now until March 30th! Make sure you hop on over to their site and shop!

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Spring In My Step

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LOFT jacket // BANANA REPUBLIC sweater // GAP tote // LOFT sunglasses // J BRAND white jeans

Yesterday was 80 degrees and sunny here in Dallas and I couldn’t help but feel a little lucky. In celebration of the good weather – I decided to break in my new spring steal from LOFT. For real though, I am wearing it today because I love it so much.

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Dallas is having another snow day today and I can’t say I’m sad about it! I bought this jacket on sale and it’s been my life saver these past few weeks! I got a Large and love how it’s over-sized and cozy! Even though we (fingers crossed) only have a few more weeks of this weather, I know it’s a jacket I will wear forever!

Have a great day and stay warm! xx

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Spring Dresses


With wedding season right around the corner, I’ve been on the lookout for some fun spring dresses. I love a good dress, but there is nothing I love more than a dress on sale! Can I get an amen? Luckily all these dresses can be on sale thanks to Shopbop’s The Big Event sale. Click on your favorites above to shop!


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J.Crew Spring Arrivals

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Y’all I think I just died a little bit and went to heaven. I am so obsessed with all of J.Crew’s new spring arrivals! I thought about giving up shopping for lent but then realized what a bad idea that was. Not only are the colors perfection, but they are all currently on SALE! Get 20% off with code SHOPPINGTIME. This mint jacket will be mine.

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