Mark D. Sikes

What is the color combination that comes to mind when you think of classic, timeless style?  For me, it has and will always be blue and white.  Whether it is the perfect shirting stripe, ticking stripe or solid linen, the combo of blue and white will forever be my favorite in my closet and in my home.  Mark D. Sikes, an interior and clothing designer has captured the essence of blue and white in his new book Beautiful and his line, MDS Stripes. Lets just say, so long paycheck, hello cute stripes.


Read more


Zara Jeans


We are spending the weekend at home in Dallas and I could not be more excited to sleep in, have breakfast in bed and take the pups for a long walk. While I love traveling, there is something so wonderful about spending a few weekends in a row at home. Since this is the first weekend in a stretch of weekends we will be spending in Dallas, I decided it is the perfect excuse to clean out and organize my closet. While I won’t be switching out my closet to Fall/Winter clothes just yet, it is a great time to go through all of my summer clothes that I haven’t worn all season and say goodbye. With a relaxing weekend comes the comfiest of clothes.  I know I will be wearing these jeans all weekend long when I finally decide to get out of my favorite pj set.

I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of vintage Levi’s for the last year and I still haven’t found “the pair”.  I was at Zara a few weekends ago and found this pair and knew they would be a great alternative until I find the Levi’s of my dreams (ha, jk).


Zara Boyfit Jeans (similar) / Joie Silk Top- old (similar) / Sandals / Choker (c/o) / Dana Rebecca Necklace / Bracelet / Sunglasses / Vintage Clutch (similar)

Read more



I have been on a major interiors kick lately and I am wanting to re-do our entire house.  While I would actually love to do it right this second, I am waiting until we buy our first house to make some real design decisions. There would be nothing worse than investing in furniture to fit this home and then the pieces wouldn’t work in the home we purchase in the next year or so. However, there is one purchase I think that makes sense right now…


Read more


18th and Vine Barbeque

After living in Dallas for the last two and a half years, I decided it was time to start sharing a few of my favorite places in the city I call home.  So, when Draper James asked me to explore my city to create their Dallas City Guide, I could not have been more excited.  First up on their list was the top barbecue spots in town.  Although I am still partial to Kansas City BBQ (oops, don’t tell!), Dallas has been whipping up some of the best barbecue in Texas.  So, after trying endless restaurants on our ever-growing list, I narrowed it down to my top 3.

Read more



Fall Style Details

A silk midi, PJ’s all day and a new super serum.  These are the must-have’s from this week on the web.

shopSilk Dress / PJ Top / Polka Dot Bandana / Gemini Link Bag / Poplin Dress / LOVE sweater / Loafers / Flamingo iPhone Case / Super Pack Serums

Read more


Classic Outfit on A Dash of Details

Somehow I blinked, the weekend is over and we are already past the halfway mark in September.  How did this happen? Anyone else feeling like the weeks are just flying by this year? With the official Fall season kicking off this week, I have been making a bucket list of all the things I want to do this season.


Sleeveless Sweater (on sale!) / Paige Denim Jeans / Black Sweater / Heels / Crossbody / Sunglasses / Bracelet

Read more