Daisy Flutter

May 16, 2017

First thing's first: I'm completely obsessed and in love with my nephew. He is the most perfect little muffin and I swear my heart exploded when I met him. Seeing Sally become a mama has been the most amazing thing...seriously in awe of her and how natural she is in this new role. Love, love so much love.

And here I am in a HATCH dress! Sally and I have touted how HATCH is fantastic because the pieces are designed to be worn before, during and after pregnancy. I am not pregnant (obviously) but I am very into the fact that Sally and I were able to share HATCH dresses and tops while she was in her final trimester and I was just...myself. This Daisy Flutter Dress is a fave of mine because the ruffle neckline can be worn a few different ways and the raw silk is luxe but also slightly casual and super comfortable.

 

So about that neckline. It can be worn up on both shoulders as straps, down and across in an off-the-shoulder style, or with one strap up and the other off for an effortless cold-shoulder look. I’m a fan of wearing it all three ways and even though it does have adjustable shoulder straps, I prefer styling it without  them to keep the flounce nice and clean. The dress also comes in navy but how perfectly does the dusty rose hue go with my Loeffler Randall Layla sandals?!

What else…I’m really loving HATCH’s Summer Plage collection (this caftan in black has my name on it) and can’t stop listening to the new Miley Cirus single, “Malibu.”

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This + That // Sales + Steals

May 12, 2017

Hello, Friday! My air conditioning has been broken since last Sunday so...things have been quite hot around here this week. Wish me luck that it gets fix by the end of the weekend? (read on to get the sales + steals)

This + That:

Some Sales:

  • Ann Taylor: 40% off almost everything with code FORYOU! (One can never have enough great shirt dresses, no?)
  • Anthropologie: 20% off this weekend only with code WOWMOM. (How good is this entire outfit – the cropped tank with the frayed white denim skirt. Heart eyes!)
  • ASOS: Not on sale, but is this not such a stunning dress? And for an insanely good price.
  • Athleta: New and further markdowns – online and in stores. (Generally not drawn to lavender, but would make an exception for this cozy piece.)
  • Banana Republic: Up to 40% off dresses, shorts, polos, and more. (Hard to resist a sweet swiss dot!)
  • BaubleBar: 30% off 3+ items with code SAVE30, 25% off 2 items with code SAVE25, and 20% off 1 item with code SAVE20. (Loving this and these are so fun.)
  • Calypso St. Barth: Online only – 2 day sale: extra 60% off! (Love a good open sweater and this one is no exception!)
  • CB2: Up to 20% off select outdoor furniture.
  • Club Monaco: 25% off all women’s jumpsuits, rompers, and sandals! (The style of this is darling – love the knife pleating along the sleeves and the color combination in the print! These sandals would go with absolutely everything.)
  • Coach: Up to 30% off select items with code MOM! Ends May 15th
  • Crate & Barrel: 15% off accent tables. (This console table with the marble top is stunning!)
  • Gap: Get 40% off ​your purchase till noon today or 35% off from noon to midnight PT! Use code STYLE at checkout! (Love this coverup, and seriously obsessing over these sleep shorts and this sleep cami!)
  • H&M: Get up to 50% off Mother’s Day deals for the whole family​ till May 13th!
  • Intermix:​ Reward yourself…get special reward cards when you spend though May 13th!​ Spend $3,000 and get a $750 reward card, spend $1,000 and get a $250 reward card, spend $500 and get a $100 reward card, spend $250 and get a $50 reward card!
  • J.Crew:​ Get 25% off your purchase and an extra 30% off sale styles with code SHOPNOW through May 15th! (The new arrivals are killing me…especially this and this) ​
  • J.Crew Factory:​ Get up to 50% off select items (as marked) plus an extra 30% off your purchase of $100+ with code HOORAYMAY! (Gimme this cute coverup and this lace-up number)
  • LOFT:​ 30% off everything and 40% off with your LoveLoft card using code LOVEMOM through May 14th! (I’m not always a jumpsuit person but this one looks amazing! Love the happy color of this cami, the ruffle on this skirt, and the jumbo gingham on this dress. P.S. have you seen a cuter cargo jacket?!)
  • Lou & Grey:​ Treat yourself with 20% off “brands we love”!​
  • Lulu & Georgia: Get free shipping on select items!​
  • Neiman Marcus:​ New items added to sale markdowns! Get up to 40% off!​
  • Old Navy:​ 30% off almost everything online with code THANKYOU! (So much goodness in the new arrivals…​the cut of this top is a fave!)
  • SaksSwim sale, up to 30% off! (There are too many great coverups and suits to even try and list favorites!)​ And get up to $100 select home styles with code HOMEBODY​!
  • Serena and Lily:​ Get 20% off all beach towels through May 13th! (​Hello, happy tassels!)
  • Steve Madden:​ Take an extra 30% off sale styes this weekend only! Use code WEEKEND at checkout (​these pearl studded heeled sandals are incredible, I love these simple slides, and I need these wedges in my life ASAP)
  • The Outnet:​ Get up to 30% off future closet classics! (I would live in this striped maxi dress, loving the cut-out sides of this white dress, and so pleased to see Anya Hindmarch pieces like this bold crossbody in the roundup!) ​
  • West Elm:​ It’s the Premier One Day Event! Get 50% off hundreds of items across all the Pottery Barn stores!​
  • Williams Sonoma: Up to 50% off cookware! No code necessary, ends May 15th!​

Some Steals:

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A Fresh View for Spring

May 11, 2017

This post is sponsored by Maui Jim and SheKnows Media

The whole "April showers bring May flowers" is definitely true for Dallas. It feels like the past month was one with lots of rain...but May has brought warmer weather and the sun is starting to peek out more often than not, which means the flowers are blooming like crazy. It also means that sporting sunglasses is a daily must-have. Lately, I've been styling three new pairs of Maui Jim sunnies -  each with different lens and frame colors - and I have to say, the lenses are as premium as they come. To give you an idea of what makes the quality so great, I thought I'd do a little show, style and tell with each style!

In case you’re new to the Maui Jim brand, let me tell you that they’re considered the ultimate when it comes to premium sunglass lenses. They don’t just look pretty and feel comfortable…each pair of sunnies has PolarizedPlus2® technology – an essential in so many ways. First of all, your eyes need as much protection as your skin when in the sun and Maui Jim’s polarized technology eliminates 100% of the harmful UV rays while also protecting your eyes from other stresses. When you think “polarized lenses” you probably immediately think “no glare.” This is of course true for PolarizedPlus2 – they wipe out 99.9% of glare – but the patented lens process is the most advanced in the industry, making them even better for taking in color and detail. Speaking of color, Maui Jim offers four lens colors – all of which offer different value for various conditions (I’ll talk more about that below) and none of the lenses “darken the view” – the PolarizedPlus2 allows colors to become even more vibrant with a higher level of contrast and greater depth perception. And finally, Maui Jim has made sunglasses that are of the highest quality and designed to be worn every day. The PolarizedPlus2 lenses make them even more durable.

So now that you know how fantastic Maui Jim is in general, let me take you through the styles I’m wearing and what makes each of the lenses different…

Sunshine  •  Frame: Marsala with Tokyo Tortoise // Lens: HCL® Bronze

  • I love tortoise shell sunglasses…next to aviators, they’re my favorite. The warm, speckled frame seems to look good on pretty much everyone.
  • To compliment the tort frame, the lenses on this Sunshine pair is HCL Bronze, which means it’s “High Contrast Lens.” The warm tint is good for changing conditions (full sun to overcast) and is considered the best to wear for everyday use. I especially love how though the frames are more of an oversized style, they’re super lightweight thanks to the SuperThin Glass used for the lenses.

Sweet Leilani  •  Frame: Mauve Matte Rubber // Lens: Maui Rose®

  • Picking a colored frame was risky business for me but I couldn’t pass up this deep mauve-hue. I had a hunch that though they’re colored, they’d wear like a neutral and I was right.
  • As someone prone to dropping her iPhone, keys, and sunglasses like it’s nobodies business, I’m loving that these frames are a rubber and feel less precious. Lucky for me, the pretty lenses on these are made with the SuperThin Glass – making them the lease susceptible to scratches. And though the glass is a very pretty hue, the Maui Rose tint is just as much about form as it is function…it’s the tint with the highest available contrast and great for fast moving sports. Now, if only eating nachos could be considered a sport…

Coco Palms  •  Frame: Gloss Black // Lens: Neutral Grey

  • I like to joke that sunglasses are a blogger’s security blanket (amIright?!) and as soon as I slipped this style on I felt like I was invisible, but in a good kind of way. They have a modern movie star quality and I love styling with some of my more feminine pieces.
  • I was curious as to see if colors would look more muted while wearing the Neutral Grey lenses (I guess my brain figured a grey tint would lead to a grey-colored world?) but the grey tint actually offers the highest light reduction while maintaining the richest colors and sharpest contrast. The MauiPure® glass isn’t as light weight as the other two pairs I have but they don’t feel heavy on my face (at all) and I love knowing that this glass type is the most shatter resistance.

You can shop all the styles Maui Jim has to offer right here! There are so many styles to choose from (and I should note that each pair I’m wearing comes in additional frame and lenses color options) that I found it easiest to sort by gender and go from there. But, you can also narrow down by frame style and color, lens color and size, fit, and even frame and lens materials. Being the aviator fan that I am, I now have my heart set on the Honomanu style….

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Just Caftaning

May 9, 2017

You feel that? It's caftan season. Getting to host the MIRTH Caftan pop-up trunk show at the Dallas Sabah House last week officially kicked off the back-to-back caftan wearing for me and I celebrated by wearing some of my favorite MIRTH styles on repeat and day after day. Literally, I wore the one you see here last week and then sported this classic style two days in a row (and I'm not mad about it). My favorite part of the trunk show - besides getting to hang with Katie and Erin - was having them explain to a male visitor what a "caftan" is. Sweet guy, he kept calling them "cat-hens" but he was very impressed by the offerings and openly jealous that MIRTH didn't have any mens styles. For anyone else scratching their heads, just know that a caftan (or kaftan) is a style of dress with a robe or tunic feel. Think light, flowy, non-constrictive, and loose. MIRTH puts their own spin on their styles so that they are loose but ultra flattering.

 

The caftan I have on here is called the Zermatt and it was part of the Resort 2017 collection. Sadly it’s sold out in the the handwoven dot on MIRTH’s site but you can still find it online here! And the good news is, the Spring 2017 collection has a Zermatt style in the most beautiful block print (get it here and here).

More good news: MIRTH is offering a great discount in honor of Mother’s Day! Use the code “LOVEMOM20” to get 20% off purchases on their site between now and Friday!

Side note: I’ve been watching Harry Styles perform on The Today Show while typing this post and I’m officially a fan (of him, not the squealing girls in the crowd). “Sign Of The Times” = so good.

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This + That // Sales + Steals

May 5, 2017

Happy Cinco de Mayo and happy Friday, peeps! Texans love to celebrate today...a great excuse to drink margaritas and chow down on queso. Make no mistake, I'll be partaking in both actives. If you're in Dallas and wanting to feel festive I suggest hitting up Mi Golondrina...Cristina is having a fiesta at her showroom complete with mariachis, margs, and some wonderful guests! The party starts at 5:00pm so I'll see ya there!! (read on to get the sales + steals)

This + That:

Some Sales:

  • Ann Taylor: 30% off full priced dresses, skirts and more with code WEARNOW and extra 40% off sale styles! (Seriously such good stuff…the colors in this color block skirt are amaze, I LOVE these wedges, this black and white off-the-shoulder dress looks so chic, and this stripe flare skirt is perfect for a white tee)
  • Anthropologie: Extra 30% off all sale items! (The price on this sweet lace-trimmed cami is amazing, if you love stripes this shirt dress is for you, and this jacket is a great spring staple)
  • ASOS: Get up to 60% off occasion wear…beautiful selections for all those spring/summer weddings and soirees! (Can’t get over the color and cut of this beauty!)
  • Athleta: Refer a friend and get 20% off!
  • Banana Republic: Get 30% off your purchase! (Amazing new arrivals…loving this tank (great clean structure!) this off the shoulder number and this dress)
  • Barneys New York: Up to 50% off select designer collections for women, men and kids – shop here! (The price on this white skirt is so good!)
  • Bloomingdales: The one day home sale starts tomorrow (Saturday) with the preview up today! Save 20-60% on select items for the home…shop right this way!
  • CB2: Get up to 20% off select outdoor furniture
  • Club Monaco: Get 20% off your next purchase when you refer a friend – details here!
    Crate & Barrel: Outdoor furniture is up to 30% off! Great pieces for all your spring/summer outdoor needs!!
  • CUSP: Get up to 40% off the first sale markdowns of the season! (This comes in two colors and it’s got great proportions, and how fun is this cross body for the warm weather season?)
  • domino: 10% off Mother’s Day Collection! (If you haven’t shopped for mom yet, this is a great spot to find something special…)
  • Gap: 40% off your purchase TODAY only!!! (So many favorites right now – this braided halter tank, this lace-up sleeveless sweater, this dress (stripes!) and this lace detailed peplum top – just to list a few)
  • H&M: Deal of the day – take $5 off over 500 styles! (This $12 off the shoulder is a no-brainer buy)
  • J.Crew: Get 25% off select tees, shorts, swim, sunglasses and more AND get an extra 30% off sale styles! Use code HELLOSUMMER – good till May 7th. (In my cart: this pom pom trimmed tank, this pom pom sweatshirt, and this bodysuit in pale pink)
  • J.Crew Factory: Up to 60% off everything! (Don’t miss out on getting this discount on the new arrivals!! This dress was at J.Crew last season and it’s so good, I love this pom pom tunic for a cover-up, and the color section of this scallop tank are all amazing)
  • LOFT: “Put it all together” 30% off sale of dressescardigans, and accessories! Shop the categories of full-priced items to create the perfect outfit. Plus 50% off all sale items! (This t-shirt dress has my name all over it)
  • Lou & Grey: Take 20% off “brands we love”! (Such good apothecary items and jewelry perfect for Mother’s Day! Sally has this balm and LOVES it and I’m eyeing this scalloped cuff…)
  • The Loveliest: Our fave embroidery and home shop is having a birthday sale! Get 25% off your purchase with code HAPPY till May 7th!
  • Lulu & Georgia: Get free shipping on select items!
  • Neiman Marcus: Friends & Family Sale! Get 25% off any regular priced purchase with code NMFRIEND! (Hurry, this awesome offer ends tomorrow 5/6 at 10pm CST)
  • Nordstrom: Earn tripple points on purchase from now till May 7th! (More details here!)
  • Old Navy: All kids and baby is on sale! And all women’s dresses, tops, and pants are on sale up to 50% off! (This is seriously one of my all-time fave casual dress silhouettes, I love the cut of this dress, and if you’re wanting to try the one-shoulder trend these are a great price!)
  • Saks: The “Sneak Peak Sale” ends 5/7! Get up to 40% off select sale styles… (Too many favorites to list but this white number caught my eye!)
  • Serena and Lily: Get up to 30% off lighting! (Obsessed with the textured “bump” base of this guy)
  • Steve Madden: Free shipping on orders over $50 with code SMFREE50 – and – 20% off orders up $100, ad 30% off orders over $100 with code SUMMER!!!
  • Stuart Weitzman: 30% off summer essentials for a limited time! (These flats are darling)
  • The Outnet: Up to 40% off Iris & Ink pieces (Loving the side-tie detail on this sweater and the color and cut of this silk slip dress!)
  • West Elm: First time ever…get FREE shipping on everyday values (including furniture) with code BIGDEAL! Shop selection here!
  • Williams Sonoma: Semi annual sale, get up to 50% off cookware

Some Steals:

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