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WHITE ON WHITE

ADOD_White11 ADOD_White2 ADOD_White3 ADOD_White4 ADOD_White7 ADOD_White5 ADOD_White1 ADOD_White8 ADOD_White10Exploring our new city has been fun, but finding our favorite places has started to make it feel more like home.

It has been almost 2 months since we packed up and moved to Dallas and we have been exploring our new city ever since that day.  We have yet to try the same restaurant twice, but there are a few things that are starting to make this city feel like home. Coffee and running outside are two of those things for me.  My favorite coffee shop is right by our house and has the most delicious homemade almond milk latte. Oh, and did I mention it has a perfectly curated selection of some of my favorite brands and coffee table books.  As of late, my morning routine consists of a pit stop for coffee before sitting down to work at my desk. This has made it easier to get up and get dressed in the mornings. One of my favorites recently is an easy white linen tee, white denim and a light weight scarf.  Shawl Smith London has some of my new favorites, like this one and this one.  They are perfect for throwing on over a summer dress or a casual white tee for a pop of color.  Thanks to my friends at Shawl Smith London, they are offering all A Dash of Details readers 25% off your order by using the code: SSL25. Happy Shopping!

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 ShawlSmith London Half Stripe Linen Scarf (c/o) /  J. Crew Toothpick White Denim / Vince White Scoop Neck Tee / Vince Espadrille Sandals / Moscot ‘Miltzen’ Glasses / KC Co Leather Belt (c/o) / Purse: Vintage (you can find similar ones here) / Rumi Sumaq Bracelet (c/o) / David Yurman Heart Bracelet / Catbird Rings / Nail Polish: Essie Ballet Slippers

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TRAVEL DETAILS: SAN DIEGO

While almost every blogger I know is headed down south to my new hometown, I will be jet setting to San Diego for a fun-filled wedding weekend, with my MOH survival kit in tow.  I guess this being my first time as an MOH, I didn’t know what to expect, other than the fact that the bride-to-be is not only family but one of my best friends.  Naturally, a destination wedding called for some major shopping sprees (and thanks to the Shopbop Sale, I scored almost everything I needed for the weekend). I plan on wearing crochet cover ups and cute swimsuits during the day and flowy dresses with my new favorite sandals at night. I am just so giddy thinking about this long weekend.

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Mara Hoffman Travel Bag / Vince Espadrille Sandals / Ray Ban Sunglasses / Flight 101 Beach Set /  Floral Bikini  / Twisted Vine Bikini / Mini Botanical Hipster / Bobby Brown Lip Balm / Gold and Gray Necklace / J.Crew Floppy Hat / Joie Skirt / Silk Cami / Supergoop Mineral Sunscreen 

* You can also shop directly by clicking on the plus signs on each image.  

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#TUCKERNUCKING

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I wish I could come up with a good April Fools for you.

Growing up, my dad always woke me up with the best April Fools Day prank that would have me going all day.  Maybe it is because his birthday is tomorrow, but he is a jokester through and through.  April 1st means spring cleaning and swapping my closet from sweaters to cute tops and dresses.  Whenever the seasons change, I am drawn back to the basics in my closet.  White tops are key for Spring, which probably has something to do with the obscene amount of black that I sport in the winter (maybe its a sign of season depression or something). But really back to this amazing peplum from Tuckernuck, doesn’t it just scream Spring? I paired it with some Paige distressed skinnies for date night to celebrate Patrick and I’s first date anniversary (I guess we are cheesy like that).

Have y’all heard of Tuckernuck? If you haven’t you need to hop on over to their site right now.  It is an online shop that is carefully curated with the top brands that represent the classic lifestyle.  Just think Saint James Tops, Daniel Wellington Watches, and lots of Loren Hope jewels.  As of late, it has been my go-to shop when I am looking for classic pieces to add to my Spring wardrobe.

SHOPTHEPOST.pngLove Lily Eyelet Peplum Top via Tuckernuck (c/o) / Loren Hope Sara Bracelet via Tuckernuck (c/o) / Paige Denim Jimmy Jimmy Skinny Jeans / Zara Heels / J.Crew Scarf (old/ similar here) / Kate Spade Shoulder Bag (old/ similar here) / Paul Smith Churchill Sunglasses (c/o) / David Yurman Heart Bracelet / Essie Lollipop Nailpolish

Stay tuned tomorrow for another classic Tuckernuck look and Happy April Fool’s Day.

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photography by PRS for A Dash of Details

This post was sponsored by Tuckernuck, a brand that I truly l love.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make A Dash of Details possible! 

MARCH MADNESS ON THE EVERYGIRL

MarchMadness9MarchMadness6Ali_3MarchMadness7MarchMadness2Ali_1Yesterday I teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to style our good ol’ college tees. With March right around the corner, I am feeling the basketball fever. To check out the entire feature, head over to The Everygirl.

Happy Friday and Rock Chalk!

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STYLE DETAILS: TRANSITION

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For me, winter could not be over soon enough. I am missing sunshine and heat on my skin.

Being a southern girl at heart, there is nothing better than ditching that parka for a sundress and while this does not seem to be in my near future just yet, I am starting to add some spring prints and colors to brighten up my days.  This Spring is all about light denim, pastels, and rose gold details; and I am a fan.  While it didn’t last long, this past weekend I enjoyed a little taste of what was to come with 60 degree temps and a flood of sunshine.  Hopefully there is a lot more of that to come soon.  Bring on the sunshine and reasons for cute new clothes!

Ready to jumpstart on your Spring wardrobe?  Have you had a chance to look at their new arrivals at the Shopbop Sale? I am pretty obsessed with these espadrilles, this bag, and this OTTE dress. It is the perfect time to buy some of those investment pieces because you are going to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!

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Woven Vertical Scarf (on SHOPBOP sale!) / Joie Lightweight Jacket / Rodin Face Oil / YSL Volume Mascara / Madewell Sunfade Denim / Karen Walker Helter Skelter Sunglasses (on SHOPBOP sale!)/ NARS Wind Dancer Nailpolish / Alexander Wang Bucket Bag (on SHOPBOP sale!) / OTTE Silk T Top / Dana Rebecca Silvie Studs / BaubleBar Initial Bracelet / Saint James Tee 

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BE MINE

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Today is all about showing your love. It might sound cheesy but whether its a quick email to all of your girlfriends, a phone call to your grandparents or a little breakfast in bed for your guy/girl, today is all about telling those people how much you love them. So first and foremost, today is about showing my love to all of you readers! You are the one’s who drive me and the one’s who continue to keep push creative views. I really never thought this little space in the Internet would ever allow me to connect and make lifelong friendships that bring me so much joy everyday.

If you are wondering what yesterday was about….well, remember when I said when I moved to Ohio a few months back and I said we may be moving again soon, well that may now be sooner rather than later.  A lot of things are still up in the air as of today. I really try and keep it real over here. so I wanted you to be the firsts to know. Long story short, everything is going to change again in a big way.  Stay tuned for more details, but for now, today I hope you enjoy lots of pink and red, steal a few kisses or eat a few Hersey ones, buy yourself some flowers if you already haven’t, and share your love with people that matter.

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Big Buddah Clutch (c/o) / J.Crew Red Cashmere Sweater / J.Crew Minnie Twill Pant / J.Crew Camel Coat (old, love this one) / Zara Heels / BaubleBar Maharaja Fringe Strand Necklace / Diamond Inital Necklace / Daniel Wellington Watch

 

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BACK TO BLUE

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Joules7 Joules11Joules15 Joules13Joules14Joules18Whenever I am in a wardrobe slump in the middle of a season, I always gravitate to a certain color palate.  In the beginning of the season, I was all about black on black, but these gloomy, short days have me feeling slightly depressed as of late.

Because we cancelled our trip this past weekend, it meant we had an entire weekend that was plan-free.  So on Saturday, we ventured out for a little shopping trip and picked up some tulips to freshen things up at the house. One of my favorite winter outfits is to layer vests under a jacket. Even after living in the Midwest for 8 years, I am still a complete wimp when it comes to the cold.

Joules Vest in Navy (c/o) / J.Crew Boy Shirt in Blue / J.Crew Denim Jacket (love this vest for Spring)/ Zara Jeans (similar here) / Kate Spade Bag- old (love this one!) / Charles David Booties- old (similar here) / Paul Smith Churchill Sunglasses (c/o) / Catbird Threadbare Rings / NARS ‘Heatwave’ Lips

 

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STYLE DETAILS: RECENT WANTS

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‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.’ – Marilyn Monroe

There is something to be said about the feeling when you get a new pair of shoes or really anything new. It’s a complete feeling of joy and excitement about all of the places those shoes will take me.  I know this may sound extremely superficial and spoiled, but for me clothes have always been a way for me to keep track of memories.  I remember what I wore on the first day of Kindergarten, my first day of my first job, and even when I got my heart broken for the first time. Feeling locked in- doors due to all of this snow is really making me crave sunshine and a good shopping trip to cheer me up!

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BASICS

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Growing up in the South, I didn’t know it was actually possible for temperatures to drop below freezing. Yes, I used to think 32 degrees was as cold as it could get.  So when I looked at my phone this morning, -12 degrees was a bit shocking to say the least. I am slowly learning these cold temperatures are not going away anytime soon, hence trips to warmer weather are already on the books for the next few months. While we are headed to warmer temps on the weekends, I am still stuck in the cold during the week. So to make it a little more bearable, I am slowly filling my closet with a few  cold-weather essentials.  Hats, gloves, snow boots, and my long down coat may not be the most fashionable, but they sure are keeping me warm. I have found that layering and keeping it simple are my best friends.

My winter style has consisted of lots of basics. Since I wear jeans or J.Crew Minnie Pants to work almost everyday, I have been layering up my basic tees and sweaters with a fun statement necklace. If its a good day, I will even change out my snow boots for a cute pair of heels.

Stay tuned for tomorrow, someone special is making a guest appearance on the blog with his cold- weather essentials.  :)

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J.Crew Double-Cloth Lady Day Coat (on sale!) / Zara Jeans (similar here) / Striped Top (Under $20) / Cheetah Heels- old (similar here) / Kate Spade Wink Clutch (old- shop all Kate Spade Clutches here) / Catbird Threadbare Rings / Ray Ban Classic Wayfayer Sunglasses in black / Sorel Caribou Tall Boots (love these ones too!)

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THE NEW ADOD

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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!

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J.Crew Sequin Top / Velvet Ball Skirt (vintage- similar here) / Kate Spade All Hours Winking Clutch (gifted- on sale!) / BaubleBar Winter Glitz Bracelet / Catbird Threadbare Rings and Twisted Rings / Paul Smith Churchill Sunglasses (c/o) / BCBG Booties (old-similar here) / Earrings (vintage) / Nars Heatwave Lipstick / Essie ‘Snap Happy’ Nailpolish

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