travel | Things To Do In Dallas

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Even though I live in Dallas, I still love to experience new things here whenever I have the opportunity. I thought it might be nice to share a blog post about my favorite things to do in Dallas for those of you planning a visit to The Lone Star State.

Sixth Floor Museum

One of the most iconic places in Dallas is the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building, the location where Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy. The Sixth Floor Museum chronicles the assassination of President Kennedy.

Dallas Museum of Art

I have been going to the DMA since I was a kid and love the special exhibitions they have. This is one of the biggest art museums in the country and definitely worth a visit.

Klyde Warren Park

Built over a freeway in Downtown Dallas, Klyde Warren Park is 5.2 acres of urban green space with tons of fun events, food trucks and playground area. There are also a lot of group fitness activities in the park, so be sure to check out the schedule before visiting.

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

One of my favorite things to do as a kid was visit the arboretum a few times a year. They offer several annual events and there are even concerts every Thursday night with a gorgeous view of White Rock Lake.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Growing up, my family and I would go to the symphony to hear Christmas music. It was one of my favorite memories and I still love going almost every year for various events throughout the year. Not only is it always entertaining, but the building is beautiful too!

I’d love to hear your favorite things to do and see in Dallas. I’m always looking for new things to try!

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style saturday | Fall Wedding Guest

I’m attending my first wedding this fall today and I was struggling with what to wear big time! The wedding is outdoors, but with Texas weather, you just never know if it’s going to be hot or cold. Luckily, the temps have started to cool off quite a bit, so it’s finally starting to feel like fall. With that in mind, I knew I wanted something with some coverage for when it gets cooler at night, but also a dress that would breathe during the day. I just happened to be browsing at Target (story of my life) this week and stumbled upon this dress from Who What Wear for Target.

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shop the look

| dress (sold out, but I’ve linked similar style) | clutch | sunglasses | watch | shoes |

I knew immediately this dress was the perfect fit for many reasons. First off, the materials is sheer (it comes with a slip underneath) and breezy. Secondly, maroon is the perfect color for fall. Finally, the length was great for when temperatures start to drop in the evening. Win, win, win!

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I hope this post helps you dress for your next weekend! I’d love to hear your fall wedding guest style tips on the comments section.

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fitness | Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling

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The more I travel, the more important I find it to incorporate workouts into my visits. When I’m in a new city, I don’t like to constrict my workouts to a gym. I mean, I can work out in a gym any time, but it’s not every day I can explore a new city. Below are a few ways I try to fit in workouts when traveling.

tour the city

Whenever I travel, I always pack comfortable shoes so I can get in as many steps as possible. Instead of taking an Uber around the city, I prefer to walk. It’s a great way to get some exercise and sight see all at once!

get outdoors

If I have the opportunity, I love to do outdoor activities, such as kayaking or hiking, when I travel. There is almost always some beautiful nature to explore no matter where you visit and many outdoor activities don’t cost anything!

try a new workout

Whenever I stay somewhere for more than a couple of days, it’s fun to try a new workout facility or group class. Many hotels will offer morning yoga or other fitness classes. You can also usually track down a city running group or fitness center that will let you pay per visit.

travel workout gear

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1 // nike ‘juvenate’ sneakers

2// athleta sugar rush top (on sale!)

3// athleta girl chit chat capri

4// swell marble water bottle

 

travel | Travel Day Essentials

Now that I’ve started traveling quite a bit more, I have gotten down what is needed for travel days. I’ve definitely had to tweak my travel-day supplies over the years, but I’ve learned what works best for me and stick with it most of the time! I hope you all find the list I’ve put together helpful. I’d love to hear any travel day essentials you have!

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shop my essentials

| suede baseball cap | similar ipad case | cole haan sneakers | botanics toning spritz  | cole haan sunglasses | large longchamp tote |

style saturday | Earn Your Stripes

Let me start by saying that, despite the fact that I work full-time in fashion, I’ve always preferred comfortable clothes. With that being said, I still like to look cute and stay on trend whenever I can. Since this is a lifestyle blog, I thought it might be fun to incorporate one post a week to talk about style. You should note that I said style, not fashion. While most of the looks I’ll post will (hopefully) be on trend, they will also be everyday looks that you can wear to lunch on the weekends or to a coffee date after work. I hope these posts help inspire you in some way or at the very least give me some consistent content to post. 😉

For fall, I love light layers. I almost always have a sweater or jacket with me because I tend to get cold easy. This denim jacket pairs perfectly with everything! I also love having black jeans that I can wear with sneakers. I’ve been on a huge sneaker kick (pun intended) lately and have no intentions of stopping any time soon!

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shop the look

| similar striped crewneck top | black destructed jeans | sunglasses | denim jacket  (on sale!)| shoes | watch | similar camera | bag |

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shop similar styles

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1// j. crew striped drop sleeve top

2// topshop striped contrast top (on sale!)

3// loft striped peplum top

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travel | Where To Stay In Charleston

When staying in Charleston, I knew I wanted to be close to downtown (preferably within walking distance), but still some place affordable. The Restoration was the perfect place for me. Located right off King Street, this hotel was so convenient, with a gorgeous interior and amazing service. There was also a coffee shop (with great coffee) and delicious roof-top restaurant attached to the hotel, so there was really nothing missing!

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As soon as I checked in, I felt pampered immediately. Someone helped me with my bags right away and made sure I knew exactly how to get to my room. Once in my room, I was so impressed with the decor and layout. Seriously roomy and so cute!

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There was also a menu available for breakfast. All you have to do is check what you want, slide it under the door and voila, breakfast will be served in the morning!

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One of my favorite things about the room was the spacious bathroom. The shower was fantastic and there was so much room to move around!

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I also loved that The Restoration stocks their bathroom with high-quality products. It made showering so much more enjoyable. 🙂

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If you’re looking for someplace to stay the next time you’re in Charleston, I highly recommend The Restoration. It had everything I was looking for and made my trip super convenient.

In case The Restoration is unavailable on your trip, I’ve also heard great things about The Mills House.

travel | Things To Experience In Charleston

I hope you all enjoyed my first post about Charleston in which I shared the best places I ate while visiting. For part two of my Charleston blog posts, I wanted to share my favorite things to see and do in the beautiful city.

Sunset Cruise

One of my favorite things I did in Charleston was the Schooner Pride sunset cruise. I’d read several great reviews about this cruise and knew I had to experience it for myself. The cruise took off at 5:30 pm not far from downtown and ended at exactly 7:30 pm.

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There were about 50 people on the sailboat, so it was slightly crowded. If you plan to get drinks (soda, beer and wine), bring cash! I also recommend getting there 15 minutes before the sail begins to snag the best seat.

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King Street

I was very lucky to stay right off King Street at The Restoration (blog post coming on my stay soon!), so I would walk up and down the street several times throughout the day. As a shopping pro, I loved being so close to so many great shops.

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One of my favorite places to shop was Hampden Clothing. My coworker told me this place was a must-visit and she did not lie!

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There were so many fun streets to venture off onto as well. I loved stumbling upon this colorful bicycle on Market St.

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Rainbow Row

One of the most iconic spots in Charleston is Rainbow Row. A series of pastel-colored homes (14 to be exact) create a striking street that is both beautiful and extremely photogenic. I took so many photos here my camera almost died!

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White Point Garden

The first place I stopped in Charleston was White Point Garden. This park offers stunning ocean-front views and incredible homes that I could stare at all day long!

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I loved walking up and down the sidewalks outside White Point Garden.

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I even made a dolphin buddy that just hung out by the park for quite awhile.

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Historic Downtown

Exploring historic downtown Charleston was such a blast. It was so fun to learn about the town’s history and to see the old buildings.

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St. Philip’s Church was so fun to see too, especially when I found out it leans 3 degrees because of an old earthquake.

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So many fun and colorful buildings to see.

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I would love to hear about your Charleston experiences. I definitely hope to go back soon and would love to hear if there’s anything I missed! Stay tuned for more fun Charleston posts.