Black Halter

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Top: similar // Jeans: J.Crew // Purse: Kate Spade (similar) // Earrings: Anthropologie // Bracelet: Kendra Scott (similar) // Ring: Kendra Scott

Dallas has had its fair share of spring showers recently, meaning much cooler temperatures than usual. This past weekend I was going to dinner with some friends and I think I tried on everything in my closet in attempt to dress for this cooler weather. I mentioned in my post last week, that I pretty much live in my white jeans, well not much has changed. I am still trying to get the most out of the short time I have to wear them and they have been great for cool nights. I paired my white jeans with a basic black knit halter and heels for a high contrast look.

For those who follow me on Instagram, you know that I have been obsessed with my turquoise Kendra Scott ring and bracelet. I added the ring and bracelet to my high contrast look for a small pop of color on my left hand. To keep things simple and avoid going over the top with the turquoise, I wore my favorite gold hoops and went without a necklace to show off the halter neckline. Hopefully the weather warms up soon so I can pull out my white shorts and move on from jeans! xoxo

Images via Richard Rowe.

Memorial Weekend Sales

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1. BaubleBar Fringe Bib // 2. Kendra Scott Arden Cuff // 3. Sam Edelman Silvia // 4. Tory Burch Robinson Case // 5. Nixon Kensington Watch // 6. Kate Spade Larisa // 7. Dolce Vita Orana // 8. Tory Burch Kempner // 9. Ted Baker London Embla // 10. Kate Spade blooms // 11. Rebecca Taylor // 12. Vince Windowpane Shift // 13. Joie Ouida

This weekend is Memorial weekend, which not only means a three day weekend, but also a hand full of great sales! Nordstrom has their Half Yearly Sale, with a great selection of women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. BaubleBar has 20% off site wide with code: MEMORIAL20 (ends May 25th). Tory Burch added new sale items up to 40% off. ASOS has 20% off full priced items with code: LONGWKND (ends May 26th). Kate Spade New York has a surprise sale with up to 75% off (ends May 21st). Ralph Lauren has an extra 30% off select styles with code: RLMEM15 (ends May 26th). Joie has an extra 20% off sale items with code: MD2015 (ends May 25th). Anthropologie has an extra 20% off their sale items with code: GONEFISHING (ends May 25th). Neiman Marcus takes $100 off every $400 you spend with code: JUST4U (ends May 21st).   Shop my favorites from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale below. Happy shopping and Memorial weekend! xoxo

Monday Moment: Tye Dye

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Shirt: J.Crew // Jeans: J.Crew // Earrings: Anthropologie

I have said goodbye to Oklahoma, and have officially moved back to Dallas! The next month will be spent unpacking and trying to figure out where I put everything. On of the first things I had to find while unpacking, was my white jeans. Since Easter I have been enjoying the short time I have to wear my white jeans, and wearing them almost everyday. On my recent trip to Palm Beach, where I spent more time shopping than I did on the beach, I found this tye dye top at J.Crew. I loved the unique pattern of the dye and light weight of the cotton and linen blended fabric. This top is great because it can be worn with denim or white shorts during the day and jeans when it cools down at night. My favorite look for this effortless top is to pair it with white jeans, tan wedges, and simple jewelry. xoxo

Images via Richard Rowe.

Most Wanted

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1. J.Crew // 2. Gucci at Neiman Marcus // 3. Ray Ban (similar) // 4. Elizabeth and James // 5. Sonix at Nordstrom // 6. Anthropologie // 7. Tom Ford at Nordstrom // 8. Malono Blahnik at Neiman Marcus

xoxo

Tribal Blazer

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Blazer: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent // Tank: J.Crew Cotton Tank // Pants: J.Crew // Shoes: J.Crew (similar) // Purse: Kate Spade (similar) // Earrings: Tory Burch // Pearls: Tiffany and Co.

Graduation has passed, the boxes are packed, and I am moving back to Dallas! If I am being honest, I am not ready to leave college, all my friends, the carefree lifestyle of Norman, and the ability to wear athletic clothes and over sized T-shirts without judgment. Last week I had a girl tell me that I must workout a lot, because every time she sees me I am wearing athletic clothes. Well, while I “try” to workout everyday, we all know it is just easier to throw on Lululemon and a pair of Nikes to go to class or the library. Unfortunately leaving college and entering the “real world” means getting dressed for work, not the gym every morning.

When I realized I needed more than jeans and leggings in my closet I went on the hunt for some corporate attire. My first stop was J.Crew, and they had everything I needed plus a 15% discount for students. I found these dress pants and basic tanks in every color imaginable. I wanted a blazer that stood out with my basic pants and top. I found this Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent blazer at Neiman Marcus and fell in love with the unique cut, pattern and embroidery. This black, creme and gold blazer also pairs well with a  form fitting dress, pencil skirt, or can even be dressed down with dark skinny jeans.

If you are starting the hunt for professional clothes for interviews, internships, or a full time job, I would recommend starting the search at J.Crew. Do not forget to show your student ID at checkout for an extra 15% your purchase (sale items included)! xoxo

Images via Richard Rowe.

Little White Dress

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 Dress: L’Agence Sleeveless Sheath // Shoes: Zara (similar) // Necklace: Tiffany and Co. // Earrings: Tory Burch

Yesterday I took the last test of my 16 years of education, which means graduation must be close! Graduation brings a new and exciting chapter to my life, but it also comes with a scary amount of responsibility. My mom has probably asked me a million times what I plan to wear on this big day, trying to sway me away from yet another black dress. Anyone can tell you that the large majority of my closet is my black dress collection, followed by skirts and tops that can only be described as 50 shades of grey. I finally decided that I should branch out of my black dress and black heel rut to start this new chapter of my life.

Since color is not really my thing, I switched gears from black to white (mainly because my school colors are crimson and cream). I always start my dress hunt at Neiman Marcus and almost always find just what I need right away. I went directly to the Cusp section at Northpark (it is enormous) and tried on every single white dress I could find in my size. Once again the Cusp section of Neiman Marcus pulled through for me. I fell in love with this L’Agance sleeveless sheath the moment I realized it had pockets and knew it would be easy to pair with my favorite Zara heels and of course, my pearls. Not only will this dress be perfect for graduation, but it will also be great for my transition to the working world. xoxo

Images via Richard Rowe.

Mother’s Day x Minted

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 Mother’s day is just around the corner and I always have the hardest time finding gifts for my parents. Occasionally I will think of something my mom needs, then she will go buy it herself in a split second. However I can always count on my mom needing stationery. She writes more hand written notes than anyone I know and she loves personalized stationery. I found a wide range of stationery options at Minted and they were so easy to personalize. I chose the Crisp Color Stationery with the scalloped edge and was able to choose my own fonts and color (red, my mom’s favorite).

While browsing the endless stationery options on Minted, I kept running across their custom print collection. They offer framed prints created by numerous independent contributing artists ranging in medium and subject. While I loved all the artwork created by each contributor, my mom loves pictures, especially of our family. My brother and I recently took a picture with our mom at Easter, and I knew she would love a print for her office. Minted has a collection of foil printed designs to accompany the image or images of your choice. I chose the Gold Foil XO Print with a black frame out of their numerous framing options.

If you are looking for the perfect personalized gift for mom or someone special this spring, be sure to check out everything Minted.com has to offer. They also have great gifts for the upcoming graduation and wedding season. I have teamed up with Minted to give all my readers 10% off your next purchase using code: PEARL10 before May 7th. xoxo