New Year’s Eve Style Picks

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Hello lovely! I hope your Christmas was wonderful and full of surprises. Mine certainly was! I spent Christmas in San Antonio with my boyfriends family and we had a ball. Of course, I missed my own family in my home state of Maryland, but this was just as nice! It seems like the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is so rushed that I don’t even get time to enjoy the little break or the good sales going on.

Speaking of New Year’s Eve, I’ve been combing my closet for something to wear this weekend and nothing seems to scream “wear me!”. I started browsing a few blogs for inspiration and thought I’d share a few New Year’s Eve outfit ideas with you! I want my life to sparkle and be exciting, and my style should reflect that! Enjoy your New Year’s parties and adventures!

New Year’s Eve Style Guide

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How to Wear Fair Isle Sweaters Stylishly

dressing for the holidays

Happy Wednesday girls! I can’t believe how fast the month of November is going. It feels like yesterday it was Halloween. It’ll be my first thanksgiving away from home this year. Since I live in Texas, going home to Maryland where my family is really isn’t an option. David and I will be spending the holiday with his family in San Antonio. The funny thing about going to someone else’s home for thanksgiving is you have no idea how they do things or how they dress for dinner. A classic thing that everyone wears during the holidays are Fair Isle sweaters. I don’t really think of those as fashion forward but if you wear them right, it can be really classy!

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Classic Thanksgiving Day Outfit

I found my sweater last year at Forever 21 on clearance and I’ve gotten a lot of wear from it! Even though Thanksgiving in Texas is probably going to be rather warm (read: 80 degrees) I still plan on incorporating some traditional, chilly weather elements into my day. While many of us will be wanting to bring along some “fat pants” for the hours after we eat our Thanksgiving feast, we might want to draw some inspiration from the classic, preppy persona that goes hand-in-hand with a Fair Isle sweater but adding some fun elements.

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Let’s start with my floppy felt hat. I bought it last year at Old Navy for $15 and I love how trendy it is but also how affordable it was. I’m not one for spending a lot of money on “trendy” items that will come and go within a year. I prefer to spend big bucks (like I have that) on timeless pieces that will look good year after year. Another trendy piece I featured here are the camel-colored peep-toe mules. I found these at Target and frankly, I think shoes like these could be placed into the “classic” category eventually. They seem to be coming back again and again!

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holiday outfit ideas

how to style floppy hats

So how do you style classic clothing like Fair Isle sweaters? Leave me a comment to give me some ideas for my holiday outfits this year!

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Wearing Lilly Pulitzer This Fall

lilly pulitzer fall It’s hump day! Friday doesn’t seem so far off now, does it? Yesterday, I was going through my wardrobe trying to figure out what to wear for the rest of the week. Even though I have a closet full of clothes I find myself saying “I have nothing to wear”. Before I drug out all of my fall clothes, I wanted to see what in my summer wardrobe I could repurpose for fall. However it came about, I tried on this outfit and thought the blue skirt looked super cute with my floral Lilly Pulitzer top. You can’t go wrong with Lilly!

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Lilly Pulitzer and the fall season don’t seem to go together but in my humble opinion, every season is the perfect season to wear Lilly. The Lilly Pulitzer blouse I’m wearing is from the Lilly for Target collection! I walked into work yesterday wearing the top and carrying a Lilly Pulitzer travel mug and one of my coworkers was like “you’re so cute, you match your mug!” The perks of being a Lilly lover, right?

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If you haven’t seen the fall Lilly Pulitzer prints, then you’re missing out! It’s the cutest thing! I love how vibrant every season’s prints are. I’m the only one in the office that wears Lilly and I’d like to think I bring a little sunshine with me when I walk into work. There’s no point in wearing bright, happy prints if they don’t make you smile.

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Since I live in Dallas, the summer lasts just a little bit longer, which is why I thought one of the last days of October would be perfect to write about wearing Lilly in autumn. Is it a traditional fall outfit? No! But it’s a little slice of summer to savor when the season turns cold and we miss the warm breezes that we took for granted. If you’re in Texas, enjoy the warmth because it won’t last forever!

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Fall Style for the Dallas Farmer’s Market

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Top: Old Navy// Shorts: Abercrombie// Bag: Kate Spade// Scarf: Pacsun//

Aviators: J. Crew// Shoes: DSW

Happy Monday gals! I can’t believe it’s the last Monday of September. I feel like this month has just flown by. Between starting my new job and decorating for my favorite season, I’ve been a busy girl! Honestly, it doesn’t feel like fall in Texas yet. It’s still 90 degrees everyday and you really can’t wear blanket scarves and quilted vests. I’ve had to incorporate fall colors into my wardrobe instead!

pumpkin spice everything

On Saturday, my boyfriend David and I went to the Dallas Farmer’s Market to enjoy the local produce and get a bite to eat. There were a few greeneries there and they had quite a few pumpkins! Pumpkin everything is the fastest way to this girl’s heart! David posted a picture of us together on his Facebook with a caption that read “I have taken way too many pictures in front of pumpkins today”. I laughed so hard. He’s a real-life “Instagram husband”!

dressing for autumn

As I said earlier, it’s too warm in Texas to dress for fall. My closet is full of warm sweaters, denim, scarves, boots, and cute button ups that I can’t wear yet! I get so jealous whenever I see my Instagram followers posting pictures of themselves all bundled up in cute plaid and riding boots up north. Y’all look so cute crunching through the leaves with your pumpkin spice lattes! For the farmer’s market, I wore some cream-colored lace shorts and a military green tank top with a black and white scarf for a touch of fall style.

stylish fall looks

Since quite a few of my readers are from Texas, I’ll just tell you that the easiest way to make the fall seem like fall is to wear seasonal colors! It always makes me feel like I’m not missing out as much. The Dallas Farmer’s Market was the perfect place to sport some pretty green and cream colors without wearing traditional layers and sweltering in the heat! Being away from my home state of Maryland has made me appreciate growing up surrounded by such beauty all of the time. You just take that for granted until you don’t have it anymore!

Hope you enjoyed my look! It’s super simple and easy to wear for an afternoon out. Next time, I might pair the tank with some white denim and boots. I think it would look really cute! Leave a comment with your favorite fall activity!

-Liz

Dallas/Fort Worth Style Collective Meet Up

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Happy Tuesday lovely girls! Today, I’m sharing with you some photos and takeaways from an amazing Style Collective blogger meet up I was apart of last week! In case you haven’t heard of Style Collective, it’s a members only website where style bloggers can share ideas, ask questions, and encourage each other in the pursuit of success with their blogs. For the first time ever, girl bosses from all over the country met in their respective cities for meet ups! Since I’m a Dallas blogger, gals from my city met up for dinner and drinks at the fun downtown hang out, Happiest Hour.

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The girls I got to meet up with were the best! All of them are so talented and sweet! Sharing our blogging stories and why we started blogs was so nice. I’ll be linking their blogs below for you to check out later too! But first, I wanted to share some takeaways from our gathering!

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Success Doesn’t Come Easy

For whatever reason, blogging has a stereotype of a get rich quick scheme. Let me tell you, this couldn’t be farther from the truth! There are certainly a few people who have gotten lucky and been overnight successes, but it’s rare. Commiserating with other bloggers about how difficult it can be to get traffic to your website and the hurdles you have to jump through to get to where you want to be was so fantastic. Often times, you feel like maybe it’s just your blog that isn’t working or is growing slowly. Knowing other people feel the same way sometimes makes you feel so much better!

Happiest Hour Dallas review

Encouraging Another’s Success Never Hurt Your Own

In the past, I’ve asked more experienced and successful bloggers how they got to where they are now. The answers were always vague and totally unhelpful, clearly uninterested in helping anyone else. This was one of the first times I could get together with other bloggers and really share information and the “how-to’s” of blogging. Let me just say how incredible it was! I learned so much from these girls and it felt amazing to share things with them as well. Helping someone else never hurts!

dallas lifestyle blogs

Truly, this was one of the most fun days of my blogging career! Happiest Hour was also a wonderful place to meet up. The atmosphere was fantastic and the rooftop lounge area can’t be beat! If you’re ever in the Dallas area, take an afternoon and go enjoy it!

dallas blogger and boutique owner

Meet Steph of Signing Steph blog! She has the sweetest personality andย is quite the girl boss- She’s a boutique owner and interior designer! Her style is laid back with some boho vibes mixed in. Seriously, can we just talk about her amazing top? I just love her style!

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Say hello to Cindy of Foreign Fresh & Fierce! This girl is one of the most organized ladies I’ve ever met. She put our meet up together and got in touch with the right people to make it happen! She’s definitely the life of the party too! Her style is so chic with her trendy outfits and unique accessories.

Fort Worth bloggers

Last but certainly not least, Jennifer from Sassy Teacher Chic! This lady truly does it all. She’s a mom, blogger, and a teacher! Her husband, Jason, who so graciously spent his evening taking our photos, owns his own photography business as well! Her style is professional and chic. Jennifer always looks put together!

These lovely ladies are some of the kindest people I’ve met here in Dallas and they are so talented too! Our meet up was a great experience and full of laughs- which I certainly needed! Be sure to take a look at their blogs!

-Liz

Photo Credit: J and J Studios