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In an effort to make your future experience as pleasant as possible, I am making some wonderful changes to A Pearl Kind of Girl. Change, especially on the internet, takes a great deal of time. I am very excited to share these new changes with all my readers, but in the meantime there will not be any posts.

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill

Monday Moment: Austin, TX


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Top: Boundary and Co. Faux Leather and Brushed Twill Top (similar) // Jeans: J.Crew Toothpick Jean in Resin Rinse // Earrings: Kendra Scott Skylar Earring in White Pearl // Shoes: Dolce Vita Wedges (similar) // Purse: Kate Spade (similar) // Watch: Michael Kors Mini-Size Madison Three-Hand Glitz Watch, Golden/Silver

To celebrate Father’s Day weekend, my family and I headed down to Austin for the weekend. Most of our trip consisted of eating, but we also paid a visit to Lake Travis and the State Capitol. Despite having been to the State Capitol numerous times throughout my childhood, it never gets old. There is so much pride and history surrounding the center of downtown Austin; I seem to always discover something new!

When packing for this long weekend, I made sure to pack my favorite J.Crew jeans (in three colors). They are comfortable enough to wear during the 4 hour car ride and look great with flats or heels. Since the temperature never passed 95, the cropped J.Crew toothpick jeans were perfect to pair with my Boundary and Co. tank and sandal wedges. This outfit was perfect for a casual afternoon lunch and a tour around the Capitol grounds. Next weekend I will be headed the opposite direction to Wisconsin, and so far the only things I know I will be packing are my cropped J.Crew toothpick jeans! Probably in more than three colors! xoxo

 

Kate Spade Sale Top 10

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1. Road Trip Licenses Plate Clutch // 2. Southport Avenue Jenny // 3. Boarding Call Luggage Tag //  4. Grand Street Neda //  5.  Southport Avenue Cameron // 6. Mikas Pond Passport Holder // 7. Santa Rosalia Scout // 8. Boarding Call Dory // 9. Horseshoe Cove Darek  10. Play Hooky Call To Action Terry

Kate Spade saves the day again! Just as everyone is busy planning a summer get away, Kate Spade has a travel sale with everything including large totes and passport holders. Because I am ten days away from my get away, I have picked my favorite ten items from their sale. I was extra excited to see the Play Hooky Call To Action Terry and Grand Street Neda on sale as I am planning my packing strategy. The past week has been a whirlwind for me, staring a new job and attempting to tackle everything on my to do list. I had not even thought about packing for my trip, until I saw this Kate Spade sale and realized it is only ten days away! I know what I will be doing the rest of the day! Check out the rest of the sale at katespade.com! xoxo

Seeing Black and White

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Dress: Vince Sleeveless Shift Dress // Shoes: Prada Bi-Color Cap-Toe Platform Pump in White/Black // Necklace: Tiffany & Co. Pearl Necklace // Earrings: Tory Burch Large T Logo Stud Earring // Purse: Kate Spade (similar) // Sunglasses: Chanel (similar)

The second I walked into Neiman Marcus I spotted these gorgeous shoes. There is just no comparison to the quality of Prada leather shoes. When I noticed they were on sale, I made a dead sprint for the register. If the devil wears Prada, I guess you can consider me the next Miranda Priestly.

When looking through trend forecasts, I am always thrilled when I see black and white listed as a trend. This is probably because 50% of my closet is black and white and the other 50% is made up of neutral colors. In a world that is constantly throwing new colors at us, I love the simplicity and confidence that comes from a well-fitting black dress and contrasting accessories. I honestly cannot think of a time or place where a tasteful black and white outfit would not be appropriate. This outfit could be worn just about anywhere from the office, to a wedding or a cocktail party. Forget the crazy colors that probably do not complement your skin and stick to black and white when in doubt! xoxo

The New White Denim

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Memorial weekend comes with two great things: sales and white denim! If you are anything like me you are scared to death to wear white denim because you know you will spill on yourself. Joe’s Jeans has solved the problem of the coffee, red wine or even barbecue spill. They have created a line of white denim pants, shorts and skirts that are stain resistant. That means you can toss out that overused Tide To-Go and enjoy your weekend without the worry of an unwanted stain! This stain resistant material is promised to last through 20 washes and the jeans match the quality of all other Joe’s Jeans. Check out this great invention this weekend while everything on the Joe’s Jeans website is 30% off with code: HONOR. While you are at it, enjoy these great discounts from some of my favorite stores! xoxo

Memorial Day Sales

Alice + Olivia: spring sale up to 60% off + gift with purchase over $250

Ann Taylor: 40% off select styles

Anthropologie: summer tanks and tees on sale + sandals under $100

ASOS: 25% off summer + 20% off everything with code: WEBEGRILLIN

BaubleBar: 30% off full priced items with code: MEMORIALDAY

Banana Republic: 40% off entire purchase with code: BRHEAT

BCBG: 30% off everything

Bloomingdale’s: big brow bag sale going on + 20% off sale styles with code: TAKE20

Calypso St. Barth: additional 50% off sale styles excluding home

Charm & Chain: 20% off site wide with code: SHOPSTYLE

C.Wonder: additional 50% sale items

Dolce Vita: extra 25% off all sale items with code: MAY25

DVF: take an additional 30% off sale items with code: SUMMER30

Equipment: extra 20% off sale items with code: MDW20

Furbish: 15% off everything with code: SUMMERTIME

Gap: 40% off regular priced items with code: EVENT

Gorjana & Griffin: extra 40% off sale with code: EXTRA40

J.Crew: extra 30% off sale and 25% off packing picks with code: PACKME

J.Crew Factory: 50% off all men and women styles

Joe’s Jeans: 30% off site wide with code: HONOR

Joie: extra 20% off sale items with code: MDW20

Kate Spade Saturday: extra 25% off sale with code: BYEMAY

Madewell: extra 30% off sale items with code: OHYES

Neiman Marcus: real deal sale up to 40% off

Nordstrom: half-yearly sale going on with savings up to 40%

Pottery Barn: 30% off outdoor furniture

Ralph Lauren: 30% off select styles with code: RLMEM14

Reiss: 30% off select lines

Rebecca Minkoff: new sale styles up to 30% off

Rebecca Taylor: extra 25% off sale with code: SUMMERFUN25

Saks Fifth Avenue: up to 55% off select women’s apparel

Ted Baker: 30% off select lines

Urban Outfitters: 25% off all dress (sale and full price)

Waiting On Martha: 20% off anything red, white or blue with code: MEMORIALDAY

West Elm: spend $100+ get 10% off, spend $250+ get 15% off, spend $500+ get 20% off, spend $1000+ get 25% off with code: SUMMER

Williams-Sonoma: select items up to 60% off + extra 10% off clearance with code: MEMORIALDAY

image via Joe’s Jeans.

Day at the Park

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Top: Equipment Sleeveless Front Tie Top (from Neiman Marcus) // Shorts: Urban Outfitters High Rise Denim Shorts // Sandals: Matt Bernson Tan Sandals (similar) // Earrings: Kendra Scott Skylar Earring in White Pearl // Necklace: Kendra Scott Noelle Necklace in White Pearl // Tote: Kate Spade Alexander Avenue Martine Tote // Sunglasses: Anthropologie (similar)

I am finally back in Dallas! Yesterday my mom and I took a trip downtown to enjoy the beautiful weather at Klyde Warren Park. For a Tuesday morning the park was very busy. There were children there on field trips, new moms working out with their strollers, and younger children playing in the fountains. We explored the food trucks, pavilions, new Southwest Airline porch, and the Dallas Morning News sponsored reading area. After walking all around the expansive park in the center of Woodall Rodgers, we decided to grab lunch at SavorSavor is a unique gastropub on the corner of Woodall Rodgers and North Harwood. The glass restaurant has an expansive patio looking onto the park with the Dallas skyline in the back ground. We enjoyed the Smoked Turkey Sandwich and ended with their mini German Chocolate Cake, mini Lemon Tart and mini Creme Burlee. If you have not had a chance to explore Klyde Warren Park, I recommend you make time! xoxo