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STYLE DETAILS: WHAT I WANT NOW

The definite weather shift in Dallas has caused me to scramble for those sweaters in the back of my closet.  I am craving all things plaid, oversized and comfy while still staying chic.  I turn into a total homebody when the temperature drops which normally has me craving some interior updates, new holiday decor and yummy fall recipes.

Here are a few items that I want right now

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New Balance 620 for J.Crew (on sale with the code GETWARM)/ Textured Slouchy Sweater / Big Top Balloon Bookend / Clare Vivier Flat Clutch / Kai Hand Cream / Keep Going Print / La Superbe Sweatshirt / Knotted Tassle Earrings (under $50) / Chelsea Rain Boots / Mon Amour Matches / Found My Animal Leash / Checkered Coat / Camille Styles Entertaining Book / Gorjana Mave Ring / Oui Ring / Shimmer Bar Ring 

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SHOPBOP SALE

It’s like Christmas! Well, not really but it is the 3 day only- Friends and Family Shopbop Sale. This is my favorite time of year to stock up on investment pieces like these boots,  a new winter coat, and this necklace I have been eyeing ever since I saw my Aunt-to-be wearing it last month.

I was like a kid in a candy store browsing the site, and I am sure you will be too!

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Big Book of Chic / The Trench Book / Chanel Bag / 50/50 Boots / Club Monaco Vest / Darby Sweater Vest / Vince Vest / Equipment Brett Blouse / Newbury Booties (an absolute favorite of mine) / Vince Blair Slip Ons / Diamond Lariat Necklace / Sanibel Two Piece Dress / Wild Time Dress

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A few must-have essentials on my list to get through those hot summer months.

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J.Crew Cover Up (on sale: HiSummer!)/ Joie A La Plage Sandals / Ancient Greek Sandals / Mikoh Bikini Top and Bottom / TOMS Tortoise Sunglasses / FujiFilm Instamax Mini Camera / Eberjey Romper / Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray / Bamboo Beach Leave-in-Conditioner / Supergoop Continuous Mist Sunscreen / Seafolly Beach Towel / Mar Y Sol Tote 

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I’M BACK / SUMMER STAPLES

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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”- Socrates

It has now been three months since we moved to Dallas, and to say I am not completely head over heels with this city would be a lie. Shopping, great food, and amazing friends have left me feeling full. I found myself focusing most of my time off of my phone and computer  (minus, the countless hours of work) without reason.

For the last two weeks, I went back and fourth about calling it quits, but every time the thought came into my mind I had a sinking feeling in my stomach. I still felt like there was something missing.  The more I sat on the idea, the more I came to the realization that A Dash of Details is my passion. It is something I wake up in the morning for, and it is something I could spend countless hours on (even if only 2 people are reading my letters everyday).  Never in a million years did I think this blog would give me so much joy and an outlet for all of the things I love.  The funny thing is I was never much of a writer growing up, but sitting down at my computer screen everyday, thoughts just spill out onto the pages.  This space has always been about what I love, who I am and all the little details in between.

While I don’t know where I am going just yet, I am focusing on building the new rather than focusing my energy on where I was.   So, in case you missed me, I am back and ready to spill my heart out onto these pages again.

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Celestina Top / Band of Outsiders Stripe Shorts (on sale!) / Vince Espadrilles / Paul Smith Churchill Sunglasses (c/0) / Kate Spade Bag (old) (similar here) /  Initial Necklace / Catbird Ring and Ring/ Essie Ballet Slippers / YSL ‘Rouge Volupte Shine’ Lipstick 


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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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TRAVEL DETAILS: WEDDING PLANNING

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And we’re off…again…

This time we are headed to sunny Scottsdale for a quick trip with a major wedding to-do list in front of us.  Hopefully we will be checking some of the big things off our list, like setting a date! Our hopes are to sprinkle in a little golf, hiking, and of course some quality family time.

I honestly do not know what I am more excited for, A. starting the wedding planning process or B. getting out of this horribly cold weather.  I am definitely packing some shorts for this trip to 75 degrees and sunny (jealous yet?)

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