Did you catch yesterday’s Sunday edition post? I have been scouting so many fun new things around the web and IRL that I love sharing with all of you! Between traveling in the early part of the month (best vacay ever) and a busy work schedule before the holiday begins, on Friday my friend, Merritt and I squeezed in a little holiday get-together for tea at the French Room. Talk about the perfect spot to get you in the holiday spirit.
Soft, luxurious, and oh so, cozy–the first things that come to mind when I think of cashmere. Parents and grandparents can be hard to shop for and I’ve found giving cashmere is always a hit! Whether it’s a classic crew, a cashmere wrap, cardigan, or even gloves, this is a gift they will absolutely love. Garnet Hill has the best selection of cashmere and with 25% off and free shipping, holiday shopping is going to be very easy this year!
With holiday parties galore, its can be a little stressful deciding what to wear. This week we had a black-tie holiday party (I wore this dress), my last dinner club of the season and tonight we are going out with Mackenzie and her boyfriend for a festive dinner! Coated denim are one my favorite things to wear this time of year. They are still as comfortable as wearing your favorite pair of denim, but they instantly dress up any outfit. This pair in particular is my favorite because they hug in all the right places (thanks Spanx!). Never in a million years did I think I would need to wear Spanx but they just seem to smooth everything out. ;)
On another topic, are you guys in love with this necklace as much as I am? My dear friend Summer is an incredible jewelry designer based in Dallas and she makes the most amazing hand crafted pieces. A few of you have asked where I got these tassel earrings, well they are from Summer. The best part, those tassels come in just about every color. I spent over 30 minutes picking mine out. After wearing mine for the last couple months, I think I have to get them in black and white too! You can find most of her work here, Blueprint in Dallas or schedule an appointment to her showroom to see all of her amazing work. If you are in still need of a nice gift for your mom, all of Summer’s work would make for a very special gift!
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.
3 Years! I cannot believe ADOD is three years old today! As a special little present to all of you, I am so excited to share the new A Dash of Details. I really did loved my old site, but I knew it was time for a facelift and make the move to WordPress. After 6 months, lots of help from a good friend and a few sleepless nights last week, I want to welcome you to the new A Dash of Details. The new site is much easier to navigate. You can now find all of my social links (and subscribe) at the top right of your screen, these will stay with you when you scroll down the page. Also, be sure to check out the new menu bar at the top. I have updated the ABOUT ME section and now you can search by category, just scroll over CATEGORIES on the bar to find what you are looking for. If you want something more specific, there is a search bar for easy use! Also, you don’t want to miss the SHOP, now you can find all of my favorites in just a click of a button. Since I made the switch from Squarespace to WordPress, make sure to bookmark my page and also re-follow me on Bloglovin’ to make sure ADOD shows up in your reader every morning.
In honor of the new ADOD, I thought it was only fitting to pull out the sequins. The holidays are the perfect excuse too add some sparkle!