Our Highland Park Village Engagement Photos

You guys I’ve been so excited to share these pictures with you! David and I took our engagement photos a few weekends ago and I’m over the moon with how they turned out! Our photographer Luisa is amazing and she and her husband have such an eye for capturing these special moments. We went to Highland Park Village to take some photos along the tree lined shopping areas and overgrown ivy walls. It was so pretty and just how I wanted it. Then we made our way over to Flippen Park to take some shots in the gazebo there and by the fountain.

I wanted our engagement photos to be really classic and something that reflected us. I knew taking photos in a grassy field outside the city was way not our style, so we chose to stay in the city. Highland Park Village is where Dallas’ top 1% go to shop. It’s a really lovely place and so much fun to stroll around with a cup of coffee. Lord knows I can’t afford to shop there yet!

David is wearing a suit from Brooks Brothers and I’m wearing a Ralph Lauren gown. I actually found my dress on eBay for $50 and got tons of compliments on it! Anyway, I can’t wait to show you the photo we choose for our save the dates we’re sending out in January! Hint: It isn’t a photo in this blog post!

flippen park engagement

Fall Style Classic: Flannel at the Dallas Arboretum

dallas arboretum pumpkin village

arboretum pumpkin village

Hey everyone! It really feels like fall right now in Dallas and I just got around to visiting the Dallas Arboretum’s Pumpkin Village! Its been raining a ton here and there were a few hours of sunshine Sunday morning so David surprised me with tickets! Last Christmas, he surprised me with tickets to their 12 Days of Christmas light display and that was lovely. The Pumpkin Village may have topped it though!

dallas arboretum

cinderella pumpkins

dallas arboretum photos

So everything was soaked when we walked through there but that didn’t stop me from wearing my favorite leather boots and sitting on damp pumpkins! David followed me around taking photos as requested and made sure to get a cute one of me in the pumpkin patch wearing this adorable Lauren James flannel boyfriend shirt. I bought it last March during one of their sales and I kid you not it was on clearance for $8! I should have bought two and could smack myself for not. Here’s a similar one, although not on sale.

I definitely recommend investing in some flannel for fall and winter. Its always been a staple in any wardrobe and I can’t fathom it going away in the future. My favorite times of the year to buy flannel shirts, dresses, and even blankets are in late winter or early spring. Brands like L.L. Bean, Kiel James Patrick, and J. Crew put a lot of their winter basics on sale or clearance right around then so its the perfect time to stock up! As for now, watch for Christmas sales from these brands because they do a lot of gift-giving promotions and things like flannel scarves are popular sale items! Happy shopping!

 

 

Fall Style Wish List for 2018

fall style wish list

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve been counting down to the weekend for a million reasons but largely because my paycheck hits my bank account and I can do a little retail therapy! Wahoo! The temperatures have been dropping a little recently and I’ve been breaking out a sweater here and there but my closet would definitely appreciate a few more hanging inside. That and some new boots!

I’ve always had a hard time figuring out what my style is when it comes to fall fashion. I love classic cable knit sweaters and duck boots but I’m also a big fan of the slouchy, off the shoulder sweaters and over the knee boots everyone wears. A bit of preppy, a bit of on trend! I think that’s the best part of personal style, you can do it all or none of it if you want to!

Shop the Post: Pumpkin Spice Mug | Pumpkin Spice Hat | Orange Dooney & Bourke Bag | Pumpkin Spice Tee | Tartan Skirt | Sperry Duck Boots | Levi’s Skinny Jeans | Yellow Knit Sweater | Blue Sweater | Green Sweater | Orange Sweater | Leather Boots | Over the Knee Boots | Blanket Scarf

Cute Fall Shoes on a Budget

Hey everyone! Even though its still 95 degrees every single day here in Dallas, I’ve been getting so excited about fall that I couldn’t resist buying a thing or two for my fall wardrobe! After work the other day, I made my way to the shoe aisle in Target and saw they had quite a few shoes marked down. I know some of them were supposed to be for their summer shoe collection, but I think they can make their way into the fall season without anyone knowing the difference!

Target Shoe Finds

I’m always on the hunt for a good deal (full price is the F-word!) so I’m really excited to share these quick fall shoe finds with you! To grab these deals, you might have to go in-store to find them as it appears online that they haven’t been marked down or they’re out of stock.

The purple velvet shoes were on sale for $6.99!

The black pointed-toe shoes were on sale for $8!

The Universal Thread pumps were on sale for $8!

I may or may not have done a happy dance and then called my mom to brag about the good deal I got. Ok I totally did. I was so excited. It’s the little things, right? These shoes are going to be super cute for work or a night out with David. I’ll be sharing how I style them soon!

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Preppy Girl

Happy hump day, gals! Hopefully you’ve recovered after yesterday’s election and all of the stress that comes along with it. Honestly, I sat in my room and ate chocolate and pizza while watching Hallmark Christmas movies. Can you blame me? I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who did this! I wanted to start off a new day with a fun Christmas gift guide to lift our spirits! I’m a pretty preppy person in terms of style and even home decor to a degree, so some of my favorite Christmas gifts have been classic, stylish items. Last year, my boyfriend David got me a Tiffany charm necklace! Talk about classic!

holiday gift guide 2016

So let’s chat about a few of these super cute gifts! Probably my favorite one on here are those L.L. Bean classic duck boots. I have a pair of my mom’s from the 1980s and they’re still going strong. You can’t go wrong with these! I also love a monogrammed baseball hat to go with my duck boots (I wore a similar combo to work yesterday). Baseball hats are so classic and represent a wonderful American past time. My mom got me a monogrammed hat for my birthday and I wear it at least once a week!

Because I love Jackie Kennedy so much, I had to include a few of her style favorites! Pearls are probably my number one go-to item when I’m throwing on something to wear to work in the morning. I think JKO thought the same thing. You’ll also never see me without a pair of sunglasses, particularly cat-eye. They’re part of my signature look and make a great Christmas gift!

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I linked everything in this post in the widget above! As I always say, wait for sales and find discount codes before purchasing. That’s how I get all of my deals! Enjoy your Christmas shopping and celebrate this wonderful season! I have more gift guides to come so keep your eye out!