A LOVE LETTER TO SPRING

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Oh, Spring. You are by far my favorite season.

Fresh flowers blooming, the perfect temperature to spend all day outdoors (well, if you live in Dallas), and lighter layers and flowy dresses. For these simple reasons, Spring has always been the season I feel refreshed and recharged.

ICYMI, I was on #springbreak last week in Maui– I will be recapping our incredible trip soon, but it honestly was the perfect way to reset the year and come back home feeling inspired and ready to take on the world.

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White Eyelet Top / Wide Leg Ankle Jeans / Heels / Bag / ScarfEarrings from Summer Steinfeld

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THREE BRAS THAT REALLY WORK

I have to admit something kind of embarrassing.

I didn’t own a real bra until a few weeks ago. I know what you all are thinking, but I have always had the worst luck when it comes to bras. I remember those days I would cry to my mom in the dressing room because I couldn’t wear that push up bra all my girlfriends wore in high school. I was blessed with a flat chest (thanks, mom!) and for the most part I am completely okay with it. But since I am almost 30 years old, I decided it was finally time to ditch my bralettes and swap them out for something with a little more support and coverage. When ThirdLove reached out to see if I wanted to test out their Fit Finder, I knew it was going to be a game changer.

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24/7 Tee Shirt Bra / The Perfect Contour Plunge / Classic Wireless Bra

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY + SILK DRESS

I don’t know if it is just Dallas, but the weather has been bipolar this week. One day is 75 and sunny and the next 40 and overcast. It has been causing my mood to be all over the place. I am the type of person who’s mood is completely affected by the weather outside. Maybe it is because I grew up in a place where it was sunny about 300 days out of the year. I find myself waking up in a better mood when the sun is shining through my window.

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Micaela Meyer Bloomsbury Dress (c/o) / Loafers / Vintage Belt (similar)/ Clutch / Necklace  / Ring

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GIVEAWAY: HELEN FICALORA NECKLACE

Ali Schilling in Elizabeth and James

I am all about spoiling yourself on Valentine’s Day! Whether it be treating yourself to a solo cup of coffee (for all you moms out there), a spa day or a little retail therapy; I believe every girl deserves a little extra love at least one day out of the year. So, when Helen Ficalora reached out to give a lucky reader one of my favorite necklaces, I jumped up and down with excitement! Did you see the imprint? XOX, my favorite informal (or anytime) salutation. Because really, who doesn’t love a few extra hugs and kisses? Keep scrolling down to enter the giveaway and read about a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories.

shopHelen Ficalora ‘XOX’ Necklace (ENTER GIVEAWAY BELOW) / Stripe Button Down / ASOS Mom Jeans

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MONDAY MANTRA

This is going to be a great week! Not only did I decide on Friday to wake up with a new outlook on the new year, but my momma is coming to town. Insert: excited cheers! We are super close and while I love living in Dallas, I miss living near my family. I actually haven’t lived in the same state as them since I was eighteen (when I moved away for college) but the older I get the more envious I become of my friends that have parents around the block or at least in driving distance.  The idea of Sunday brunch, pop-ins, and spontaneous mani/pedi appointments sounds magical. While I can dream of all these lovely things, at this point, living close to my parents is out of the cards. For now, I will just enjoy our vacations and keep my fingers crossed for “one day”.

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Everlane Sweater / Over the Knee Boots / White Jeans / Bubble Earrings / Purse / Watch 

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY + TRENCH COAT WEATHER

We have been experiencing some major rainy/gloomy weather in Dallas this week and my mood has taken a major hit. I don’t know if anyone feels this way, but January has been one super long month and I am ready for it to be over.  Not that I want to wish away the days, but I think I always put too much pressure on myself to be perfect and to think I can meet all my goals in just the first 4 weeks of the year.  This month is always a reset, a fresh start but I seem to add too much to my plate and it never ends well.  For the next two weeks, I decided to throw my yearly goals aside and try to focus on what is happening in this moment.

Today, I woke up with a smile on my face and the sun starting to shine through our window. It’s going to be a great Friday!

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J.McLaughlin Trench (c/o) / White Tee / Jeans / Gucci Mules (less expensive version here) / Tote / Daniel Wellington Watch (15% off use the code: DASHOFDETAILS)

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A FEW NOTES

Simple Winter Outfit on Ali Schilling

Maybe it’s the new year or the weather here in Dallas, but lately I am only inspired the classic pieces in my closet. This means, it’s time to do another closet clean out. The idea of purging isn’t necessarily to create room for new items (however this is always a plus), but more about only having things in your closet that make you feel good on the inside and out.  For me, this means finding easy outfits in my favorite quality fabrics and colors.

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Everlane Cashmere / AG Crop Flare Jeans / Gucci Mules / Lindroth Mini Market Tote (c/o) / Daniel Wellington Watch (get 15% off with the code: DASHOFDETAILS) / Bubble Earrings 

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY

We made it home last night for our mountain getaway and I am feeling refreshed (and maybe a little sore). There is something reinvigorating about the crisp mountain air that makes you feel just a little more alive. My mind just opened up while I was cruising down those fresh pillows of snow. For the first time, I finally allowed myself to feel a little out of control. What I realized is something magical happens with you let your guard down a little.

shopLilla P Sweater (c/o) / Vince Coat (old-similar) / Over the Knee Boots / Black Jeans / Céline Bag (similar)

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BACK IN BLACK

Currently,  I am bundled up by the fire in a cozy turtleneck watching the snow fall outside. We are still in Vail and having such a fun time. If I wasn’t missing the pups like crazy, I could really stay here forever. I love the snow filled streets, quaint restaurants and of course, skiing.

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ASOS Petite Dress (c/o) / Faux Fur Scarf (sold out/similar and under $60) / Clutch / Pumps / Lipstick / Bubble Earrings

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY + NAVY JUMPSUIT

ASOS Jumpsuit

We made it to first Friday of 2017 and I think we should all get a gold star :)
Patrick and I are headed to the mountains later this afternoon for our first ski trip of the season. I think the crisp mountain air and some skiing will be just what the doctor ordered.  I have to say, I have been feeling great all week with an abundance of inspiration that has been flooding my brain. Honestly, I can’t seem to shut it off.

shopASOS Petite Jumpsuit (c/o) / Earrings (c/o) / Heels / Clutch / Céline Sunglasses / Lipstick 

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