STAYING COOL IN YOUR SUMMER BLACK

07/31/2017
by Jinea Witter

STAYING COOL IN YOUR SUMMER BLACK

Summer Trends | How to wear Black in Summer | Style Tips

Something us fashionistas cannot get away from is rocking those bold blacks during the hot summer months. Yes, it may not fall into the vibrant bright yellows and oranges that are made for this season, but it does make us look fabulously irresistible. The trick is choosing the right fabrics and styles that will keep you feeling comfortably cool and stylish.

Cold Shoulders are one of this season’s favorite trends and it sure does look good in black. But finding the perfect top that can be paired with anything at anytime is a must! Selecting soft and lightweight fabrics is key to keeping away those uncomfortable sweat marks.


Kimonos are so fun and easy to style. Dress it up, dress it down, wear it on a date or to the beach! They are great for any season, but black lace kimonos are one of our faves, especially for the summertime. Try dressing it with a cute pair of jeans and a simple flowy top. It’s the perfect statement piece.


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HOW TO WEAR PASTELS IN SUMMER

06/28/2017
by Jinea Witter

HOW TO WEAR PASTELS IN SUMMER

Summer Colors | Summer Outfits | Pastels in Summer

Summer is officially here! Aren’t you excited? It’s that time to toss out those dark grays and blues and tie some pastels into your wardrobe.

The off-the-shoulder trend is hot this season! Livvy’s and Leslie’s off the shoulder tops are extremely soft and will keep you cool throughout the harsh summer temperatures. These colors are a little more vibrant than your typical pastel shades but they are easy to style! We love pairing these beauties with a pair of white skinnies and comfy slip on sneakers. It’s our way of being cute, casual, and stylish.



Details are essential! It’s great to have minimalism in your style but the extra details are what makes these top even more appealing. Our Teresa’s Tie the Knot top is a shirt we all need in our closet. It’s so fun to wear and can be worn with so many items. The knot tie and the criss-cross back detail will score you so many style points.

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You will forsure dominate this summer with these plump pastel shades!


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​Hair & Shoe Style Pairing for Brunch, Shopping, and Date Night

05/23/2017
by Jinea Witter

Hair & Shoe Style Pairing for Brunch, Shopping, and Date Night

Hairstyles for Brunch | Date Night Hairstyles | Hair and Shoe Styles

From head to toe, we ladies like to perfect every detail before stepping out for the day. We gathered a few effortless hairstyle to pair with any shoe for any occasion.

Wrapped Ponytail and Peeped-Toed Booties

A deep side bang with a ponytail is one of the easiest styles to accomplish. You can dress it down or dress it up with a pair of nude heeled booties.








Braided Half Up & Half Down with Dainty Flats

A half up and half down style with a pair of dainty ballet flats are a classic style for either church or even a job interview. To add more personality to the style, add this flower braid.










Low Bun with a Side Braid and Pointed Heels

For an easy updo, this style is perfect for a last minute date night or even a more formal occasion. Pair this style with this solid black pump.







Beach Waves and Metallic Sneakers

Beach waves are versatile styles that can be worn for any occasion. But paired with these rose gold sneakers will add style points to your casual look for the day.







Two-Braid Half Up & Half Down Style with Sandals

Lastly, we picked another half up and down style. It's always fun to play around with braids. This easy style can be paired with heeled sandals for Saturday outings with the girls.




Best Brunch Spots in Dallas

03/24/2017
by Jinea Witter

Best Brunch Spots in Dallas

Brunch Restaurants | Dallas, TX Restaurants | Sunday Morning Brunch

Saturdays and Sundays are the days reserved for fun, relaxing, and of course brunch. Whether you’re a Dallas resident or just swinging through the neighborhood, here are a few sweet and savory restaurants to suit your brunching needs.


The TheodoreTHE THEODORE

In late 2015, master chef Tim Byres brought to the Northpark Center an exquisite destination for “American Classics with a Twist.” The restaurant was heavily influenced by one of our past president, Theodore Roosevelt and inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel and the Royal Tenenbaums. Walking into The Theodore, you’ll find hardwood floors and a variety of wines and spirits in large cases on the walls. Throughout the restaurant you can find rooms hidden behind doors for guests to sit and dine. Their brunch menu is fairly priced, averaging about $15 a plate. You can find delicious pizza with homemade dough, toffee french toast, and many other appetizing breakfast options. Cocktails are polished with iconic details like a one inch thick champagne foam and red wine iceballs. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm.


Hash House A Go Go

HASH HOUSE A GO GO
From San Diego to Plano, Texas, Hash House A Go Go came to the DFW metroplex just barely one year ago. Founders Johnny Rivera and Craig “Andy” Beardslee are keen on keeping their restaurant’s atmosphere fun and exciting. Please come extremely hungry, portions are enough for 2. Their brunch menu is filled with interesting dishes like waffles & flapjacks, pork tenderloin benedict, specialty sandwiches, and meatloaf hash. One specialty dish that floods their Hash House a Go Go hashtag is the Big O’Sage Fried Chicken & Waffle Tower topped with bacon, maple syrup, fried leeks and eggs. Breakfast and brunch is served all day.






FilamentFILAMENT
For a sweet southern cuisine, Filament is a great spot to meet your needs. In 2015, Matt McAlister remodeled an old machine shop to create an everyday spot for the people of Dallas to eat, drink, and enjoy. He traveled through different cities like New Orleans, Charleston, and Miami to develop his Southern Style menu. A few items to find on the Brunch menu is the ember roasted onion dip, grits and gravy with eggs, and blackened catfish BLT. One of Filament’s favorite dishes is the scratched donuts available in seasonal flavors. Recently, their pastry chef Maggie Huff crafted glazed chocolate donuts and lemon glazed donuts. Brunch is available Saturdays & Sundays until 2:30 pm with $2 mimosa. YUM!






Americano

AMERICANO
Americano is a casual italian restaurant located at The Joule Hotel in the heart of downtown Dallas. Inspired by the late 50s and 60s italian cinema, Chef Matt Ford created a menu with a variety of pastas, pizzas, wines, and brunch. Every Saturday & Sunday Americano offers delicious fixings like breakfast pizzas, nutella filled donuts, ciabatta french toast, and more. Their happy hour offers their signature breakfast cocktail with Earl Grey gin and Cafe American Irish coffee with cold beer.




Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine

JULIA PEARL SOUTHERN CUISINE
Julia Pearl brings to Plano, Texas classic Southern cuisines crafted from one of the Top Chef All-Stars, Tre Wilcox. A few of Julia Pearl’s dishes on the brunch menu are their brioche bread french toast topped with caramel, bananas, and maple syrup with bacon or sausage. A bunch platter filled with smoked brisket, eggs, toast, and bacon gravy; and seafood gumbo. But beyond these, Julia Pearl is known for their signature chicken & waffles. To top it off they serve a variety of red and white wines, draft beers, and specialty cocktails. Brunch is served Sundays until 3pm.









Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE

This nature-inspired restaurant has made quite an impact on Dallas by their memorable decor, flavorful and fun menu, and extraordinary brunch events. Walking into Cedar Grove the first thing to see are the 24 12-foot tall decorative white wooden trees. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 3 pm they serve dishes like monkey bread with vanilla ice cream, cookie cakes made of oreo pancakes with ice cream, and chicken and waffle sliders. Their drink menu offers a wide range of cocktails, specialty punches, snow cones drinks, wines, and spirits. But every last Sunday of the month is what everyone waits for. Cedar Grove hosts their Drag Sunday with a hand selected 3 course menu, drinks, and even live performances.




Grayson Social

GRAYSON SOCIAL
A social spot for ones “that like to go out, hang out, and make a ruckus on the regular.” This southern stylish restaurant offers a few country favorites like their killer biscuit benedict, country fried steak and eggs, and country fried quail and waffles. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm.

Simply Sweet Cocktails: Margaritas

03/24/2017
by Jinea Witter

SIMPLY SWEET COCKTAILS

MARGARITAS

Margarita Recipes | Tasty Cocktails | Spring Drinks

The sweet sweet taste of margaritas. It’s the perfect drink for almost any occasion whether it’s a Sunday Brunch, a night out on the town, or a day at the beach. A simple margarita is the destination to a perfect vacation. We drafted up a few stylish margarita cocktails for you and your girlfriends to try.


Champagne Pink Lemonade Margaritas

CHAMPAGNE PINK LEMONADE MARGARITA

When prepping for your Saturday soiree, mixing champagne and pink lemonade is a toast that needs toasting. This dazzling treat is a sweet sensation to add a little jazz to your day.


Ingredients:

Tequila

Orange Liqueur or Triple Sec

Pink Lemonade

Champagne

Ice

Lemon Wedges

Salt


Moonlight Margarita

MOONLIGHT MARGARITA

This moonlight margarita is so simple to achieve: Margarita Mix, Blue Curaco, and of course Tequila. Try it on the rocks or frozen. To spice up the drink a little bit, add a pineapple slice.


Ingredients:

Blue Curacao

Tequila

Margarita Mix








Watermelon & Basil Margarita

WATERMELON & BASIL MARGARITA

Watermelon screams summer. Putting it in a drink is almost pure magic, the blend between the watermelon and tequila brings out extraordinary flavors that will get your taste buds jumping.

Ingredients:

Tequila

Lime Juice

Watermelon Juice

Basil Simple Syrup


Coconut Creamsicle Margarita COCONUT CREAMSICLE MARGARITA

Creamsicle and coconut? Could this be any more perfect? It’s like a walk down memory lane, a reminder of running to the ice cream truck to order the yummy creamsicle ice pops.


Ingredients:

Grand Marnier

Orange Juice

Silver Tequila

Lime Juice

Coconut Water

Canned Light Coconut Milk

Simple Syrup

Oranges, Limes, and Toasted Coconut shreds (optional)



Skinny Coconut Margarita

SKINNY COCONUT MARGARITA

For all the ladies who are watching their calories but still want to have a good time, the skinny coconut margarita is a simple twist on the classics.


Ingredients:

Coconut Milk

Tequila Blank

Triple Sec

Coconut Water

Lime Wedges (optional)