Black and White

Do you ever have one of those days where you just have nothing to wear? Today was that kind of day.


High Waisted Black Jeans (under $50!) / White Button Down (on sale!) / Bag / Sandals (almost identical version-under $100)

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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

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Anyone else thanking the lucky stars it is Friday? I am welcoming today with a giant cup of coffee and patiently waiting 5 o’clock.  We are supposed to have a “cold front” aka 80 degrees in Dallas this weekend and I am planning to spend every minute outdoors playing with the pups.

shopTop (on sale!) / Midi Skirt / Sunglasses / Sandals / Bag (Similar) / Bracelet / Necklace 

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This post was the perfect time for an embarrassing story.  Because whether I like it or not, these stories are now a part of my life (especially a topic of conversation in the summer months).

Theory Off the Shoulder Top / J.Crew Shorts / Summer Steinfeld Earrings (similar) / Celine Sunglasses (Similar) / Coordinate Collection Bracelet / Clare V. Clutch / Joie Sandals

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The sun is going down earlier, but still I have been waking up well after the sun comes up.

I have always been a morning person. I like to think it is one of my positive traits, my first boss may disagree ;)   I wake up happy and ready to start the day off on a good foot. I am normally the most productive in the first 2 hours of my day.  Lately my days have been starting significantly later then I would like. Thankfully, since I work at home I have the flexibility to roll out of bed and start my day, but no matter what my work schedule looked like, I used to wake up at 6am on the dot.  Since being sick this Fall, my schedule has completely shifted and I am lucky if I wake up before 8am.  Losing those early morning hours has changed my entire schedule and those quiet morning hours watching the sunrise have been far and few between.

So here’s to getting back to those early mornings and to chat about this simple outfit.  You will find me in this or some variation of this look on a daily basis. Add heels and you are ready for date night or drinks with the girls.  If you are living anywhere in the South, you probably have been sans coat this season.  However, adding this coat would complete this look for those chilly nights.


J.Crew Tippy Sweater / Club Monaco Top (on sale) / J.Brand High Rise Skinnies / Jimmy Choo Heels / Ariel Gordon Heart Lariat (c/o) / Dana Rebecca ‘Lauren Joy’ Necklace / Clare V. Clutch / Essie ‘Russian Roulette’ / Celine Sunglasses

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A big trend this season is fringe. I am normally not one to follow trends since I typically stick to classic colors and silhouettes, but I am loving this fringe trend.  At first when I saw a few pieces in the magazines, I thought it was going to look a little “wild, wild west,” but this SEA dress and Chloe Sandals (should I splurge?) completely changed my perspective.  I love the modern take on this fun texture.  What are your thoughts on this trend for Spring?


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ROUTINE: a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program.

I have always been a routine kind of girl.  Maybe it had something to do with growing up at the Dance Studio with a strict daily schedule, but for my entire life I have always had a routine.  As I get older, I continue to fall into the daily routines.  My morning routine is the same everyday. Wake up around 7am, shower and brush my teeth, make a cup of coffee, and sit down at my computer until the end of the work day; a pretty typical adult routine. After a long weekend  falling back into a good routine is always tough for me. A weekend full of little sleep, lots of eating and drinking, and not having a schedule is always good for the soul, but when Monday creeps up; my mind just wants to fall back into a life with little-to-no plans.  So today, was a two cup of coffee kind of morning to get me back into the swing of things.

When it comes to my closet, I fall into a similar routine in the summer months. Four basic outfits get me through, and everything else in my closet seems to get pushed to the back.  White dresses, grey tees, denim shorts, and a lot of black and white are my go-to’s especially when I struggle to find something new to wear.  You know, those days when you want to get creative with your closet, but nothing seems to work….Black and white is always a good idea.


Zara Top (similar here) / Theory Stretch Cotton Shorts / BaubleBar Necklace (love the earrings too)/ Celine Sunglasses / ‘Stecy’ Heels / Tory Burch Clutch (old / similar here) / Nails: Essie ‘Lollipop’ 

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photography by Merritt Beck