Draper James Holiday

This weekend was full of holiday cheer! From house guests to friends in town, there was a lot to celebrate! I am feeling so full this holiday season and extra thankful for my amazing family and friends, my health, and the opportunity to wake up and do what I love everyday.

Draper James Top (c/o) / Bag (c/o) / Frame Denim / Over the Knee Boots / Earrings 


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This time of the year can get pretty hectic and with only 10 days left until Christmas, the hustle and bustle in this city is electric.  I have said it before, but I just love this time of year that we decided to start a new tradition. My mom and aunt came to visit Dallas for a weekend full of shopping, wine and a great time! You know the saying, shop until you drop; well that was us.  I think we hit almost every shopping district in this city.  We took a few breaks for bubbly, Diet Cokes and a little fuel to get us through the days.  In addition to checking off everyone on our nice list, we decided it would be fun to find a few things for ourselves along the way.  My mom and aunt found these adorable over the knee boots while I lusted over these classic Stuart Weiztman OTK boots.

Off topic, but do you live in the same town as your parents? Sometimes I wish my parents lived down the street.  It was so fun to have my very special house guests this past week/weekend. If I wasn’t going to see them in less than a week, I think I would be having some major Wednesday Blues (thats a thing, right?).

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I am sure you know it or have it: the one for you, one for me syndrome.

I may need to be sent to rehab when it comes to holiday shopping.  I spend so much time searching my favorite retailers for the the perfect gifts for family and friends, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t pick up a little something for myself along the way.  My wish list just keeps growing this year and I thought all of you may be feeling the same way. What are some of your wishlisted items this season?

This weekend I checked three of my gifts off my family list, so that means… 3 for me, right?

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It officially begins today! The biggest shopping day of the year is here! The best part is you don’t even have to get off the couch for all the great deals (Lucky for me since it is currently freezing rain coming down outside).  Be sure to check the entire GIFT GUIDE, almost all of the products are on sale today!

Here’s to getting everyone checked off your list and happy shopping !

FASHION //  30% off select clothing , shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches using the code: 30BLACKFRI. This would make a great gift for my little brother :)

Anthropologie //  25% off everything use the code: SHOPTOIT. I love this coat!

Design Darling //  20% off by using the code: THANKFUL. Thanks Mackenzie for the great deals! Pretty much everything in the shop would make the perfect gift for the hostess!

J.Crew //  30% your purchase + Extra 40% off sale. Use the code: HOLIDAY

Nordstrom // up to 50% off select styles for all + free shipping and returns

Ann Taylor // 50% off everything use the code: CELEBRATE

Anine Bing Global // up to 60% off on

ASOS //  up to 60% off casual looks for men and women use the code: BLESSED

Athleta // 20% off entire purchase online and in stores restrictions apply. Use the code: WORKIT

Banana Republic // Half off sweaters and 40% off the rest of your purchase restrictions apply. Use the code: BRFRIDAY

Bandier //  25% off sitewide

Camilyn Beth // The more you spend the more you save
spend $50 – $100 and recieve 10% off with code THANKS10
spend $100 – $400 and recieve 20% off with code THANKS20
spend over $400 and recieve 30% off with code THANKS30

Club Monaco // 25% off $150+, 30% off $250+, 35% off $400+

GAP// Early Access 50% off everything restrictions apply. Use the code: EARLY

Kate Spade // Surprise Sale! up to 70% off

Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase. Use the code: CALMDOWN

Neiman Marcus // take 20% off sale items for up to 50% off online

Nike // extra 25% off clearance at

Old Navy US // 60% off hundreds of styles, 50% off even more, 40% off everything else restrictions apply

Ralph Lauren //  Up to 60% Off + take an Extra 20% Off Select Already-Reduced Styles online only

Revolve // up to 50% off women’s dresses and men’s shirts

Shopbop // Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% , S’well and Stuart Weitzman style level exclusions. Use the code: GOBIG15

Vince // extra 25% off. Use code: BFEXTRA25

White and Warren // entire site 25% off for Black Friday

Waiting on Martha // 20% off everything minus fine art

West Elm // Buy More Save More

Furbish // 20% entire site. Use the code: CYBER

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I have said this before, but I love giving + receiving meaningful gifts. I especially love giving gifts that people truly want to receive. So when I heard about Cuyana’s Give A Hint campaign, I thought it would be fun to sneak little hints for Patrick to find all over the house this year.  With the wedding quickly approaching, we decided to only give each other gifts we truly love, or need this year.

As I get older, I find myself constantly cleaning out my closet to make room for fewer quality items that are timeless and classic. When it comes to the holidays, I love finding companies that share the same philosophy.  Cuyana has been my go-to place for an amazing selection of holiday gifts because they focus on spreading the message of fewer, better gifts.  They believe in only using the highest quality products at accessible prices.  The other upside, almost everything on the site can be monogrammed. For me, personalization adds a special touch when it comes to holiday gifts.

My Christmas came a little early this year when a bright orange box arrived on my doorstep.  I may have hinted at the Alpaca Long Classic Cape, which is perfect for traveling during the holidays and our trip to Vail for New Years. Be sure to send your hint here and check out the entire Cuyana Winter Collection.

Cuyana Long Classic Cape (c/o) / Baldwin Denim Ten Skinny Jeans / J.Crew Oversized Turtleneck / J.Crew Cheetah Pumps/ White Clutch (old Kate Spade)/ similar here) / Nars Heatwave Lipstick / Sunglasses (similar here) / Dana Rebecca Joy Necklace (c/o)


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photography by Merritt Beck

*Thank you Cuyana for sponsoring this post


THE BEST OF CYBER MONDAY! You can click directly on the images above to shop!

Today was like waking up to Christmas Morning, not quite..but all of these amazing sales really got me in the present-finding mood.  I have been searching high and low this year for unique and meaningful presents for my family and today was the perfect day to buy. There are so many great deals on the web but most end today, so start shopping!  Here are a few of my favorites

Anthropologie //  free shipping and 20% off sale using the CODE: EXTRAJOLLY

ASOS (US) // 30% off use the CODE: ILOVEMONDAYS

BHLDN //  additional 25% off sale (excludes gowns)

Bloomingales //  25% off a selection of regular and sale price items

Club Monaco //  check for their biggest sale of the year

C.Wonder // 40% off sitewide

Design Darling -// 20% off use the CODE: MANYTHANKS

Emerson Fry // 20% off all full-priced merchandise use the CODE: EFMONDAY14

Equipment // 25% off sitewide use the code CODE: THANKS

French Connection // 40% off sitewide use the CODE: FC40BF

J. Crew //  30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no minimum use the CODE: MONDAY

Joie // 25% off sitewide use the CODE: THANKS

Kate Spade // 30% off sitewide use the CODE: CYBER30

Kate Spade Saturday //  30% off sitewide use the CODE: OHWOW

Les Nouvelles //  additional 25% off first fall markdowns use the CODE: TURKEYTROT

Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase use the CODE: GIFTON

Mr. Porter // 30% off select products

Nordstrom // up to 40% off select product

Otte New York // 20% off sitewide

Piperlime //  30% off sitewide + 40% off markdowns, use the CODE: CYBERSALE

Shopbop // Tiered promotion: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 use the CODE: GOBIG14

Tuckernuck //15% off sitewide with code SHOP15, 20% off orders over $150 with code SHOP20, 25 % off orders over $500 with code SHOP25, 30 % off orders over $1,000 with code SHOP30

One Kings Lane // Free shipping on orders $100+

Pottery Barn Kids // save up to 60%, save up to 20% off select products

Rebecca Atwood // 25% off use the CODE: 2014CYBERMONDAY25

Waiting on Martha // 20% off orders of $200+

West Elm // Buy more, save more — up to 25% off use the CODE: SUPERSALE

BaubleBar // 20% off use the CODE: CYBER20

Be sure to check out my entire GIFT GUIDE here!

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Hope everyone had a fabulous Turkey Day yesterday filled with family and friends.  We celebrated in Kansas City this year with my other half’s side of the family. It was so fun to see how other families celebrate the holiday! Today we are spending time watching football, eating leftovers and maybe doing a little Black Friday Shopping!

Here is a list of some of my favorite Black Friday deals to get shopping online and staying away from the crowds! Almost all of the items found in my GIFT GUIDE use these sales! HAPPY SHOPPING

Ann Taylor : 50% off BLACK FRIDAY

Anthropologie: 25% off entire side use the CODE: HOLIDAY25

ASOS (US) 30% off use the CODE: TGIBF

Athleta: 20% off use the CODE: FIT20

Banana Republic (US) 50% off 1 full-priced item use the CODE: BRFIFTY and 40% off sitewide use CODE: BRFORTY

BHLDN: new markdowns in every category

Club Monaco: 30% off cashmere styles

Equipment: 25% off sitewide use the CODE: THANKS

Forever 21: deals under $5, $10, $20 and extra 30% off clearance

French Connection: 30% off sitewide use the CODE 30FCBF

Gap (US)50% off sitewide use the CODE: BLKFRIDAY

J. Crew 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum use the CODE: HOLIDAY

Joie: 25% off sitewide use the CODE: THANKS

Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase use the CODE: GIFTON

Nordstromup to 40% off select product

Old Navyentire store will be 50% off

Otte New Yorkextra 40% off all sale merchandise use the CODE: BLACKFRIDAYEA

Piperlime:  25% off sitewide + be entered to win a trip for 2 to NYC fashion week, use the CODE: IHEARTNYC

Shopbop: Tiered promotion: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 use the CODE: GOBIG14

The Dreslyn20% off sitewide use CODE: BLACKFRIDAY

Topshop (US): 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items

West ElmBuy more, save more — up to 25% off


Design Darling: 20% off use the code MANYTHANKS

Plum Pretty Sugar: spend $100, recieve 10% refund, spend $200, recieve 15% refund, spend $300, recieve 20% refund use the CODE: PRETTYFRIDAY

The Zhush25% off all purchases use the CODE: BFRIDAY25

Lulu & Georgia:  Black Friday spend $250, get 20% off use the CODE: PUMPKINPIE20, Spend $500, get 25% off use the CODE: PUMPKINPIE25, Spend $1000, get 30% off use the CODE: PUMPKINPIE30

Rebecca Atwood 25% off

Waiting on Martha: Free Shipping

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Santa’s workshop has been very busy around A Dash of Details this year! I have been working so hard to find the best presents and I am so excited to announce the new and improved A Dash of Details 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.  There are presents for everyone in your life, and to make it even better, they are all in one place! After you take a peek, all you have to do is hover over your favorite products and click the link to take you straight to the website.  Almost everything in the Gift Guide is shopable, so be sure to take your time to find your favorite things. It is really as easy as 1-2-3! Nothing better than making your holiday shopping simple during the busiest time of the year.
Since this is a little different format than year’s past, I would love to hear your thoughts and if you have any questions at all be sure to let me know! :)

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