Monthly archive March, 2012
Beyond the Walls

Beyond the Walls

How often do you really open your eyes to the details of your surroundings? Most days, I’m very aware of what’s around me (except when the house needs cleaning and the laundry is piling up… then I’d rather ignore my environment). Today’s photographs were taken while running around town late last week. Each scene struck...
About Bugs in Bracelets

About Bugs in Bracelets

David and I both agree, I could use a little more edge. It’s not exactly in my personality to be edgy… I’d sooner choose a 50s sun dress over a leather studded handbag. And that’s okay with me! But every once in a while a person feels the need to step out of their shell...
Stepping Pretty...Twice as Nice

Stepping Pretty…Twice as Nice

You may have noticed in yesterday’s ShoeMint introduction that I included a list of “outfit details” towards the end of the post. “What’s that?”, you ask! No worries, I’m here to explain. If you’re a regular fashion blog reader, then skim right over this text because you totally know what I’m talking about already. In...
Stepping Pretty with ShoeMint

Stepping Pretty with ShoeMint

To say I’m simply excited to share today’s post is an understatement. For the past two years, I’ve blogged through this online space purely for the joy of sharing. That hasn’t changed in the least!! However, today I’m thrilled to announce a new development along my blogging path that will hopefully allow me the opportunity...
Vintage Heaven

Vintage Heaven

Last weekend I attended the first ever Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show at the Grapevine Convention Center. (remember THIS post?) For one prone to a short attention span in normal environments, this particular event posed a special challenge… making it through to the end without my mind exploding from vintage overload!! Needless to say,...
On the Fence

On the Fence

When visiting a hip city such as Austin, the idea is usually to dress the part and join in the experience of your surroundings. In Austin, that’s definitely a sort of relaxed cowboy, rock and roll meets Whole Foods meets the great outdoors kind of vibe. Not exactly my signature look. In an honest attempt...
Color Study... Ep. 8

Color Study… Ep. 8

Spring time is well on it’s way to peaking here in Texas! I missed the blooming trees that Tennessee so spectacularly produces but regardless, I’m enjoying the fresh breeze, mild temperatures, and relentlessly chirping birds – they seriously never stop. A few colors that have seemed especially prevalent are the ivory and white-washed hues as...
Behind the Silhouette

Behind the Silhouette

While traveling down the rainy road to Austin last weekend, my travel buddy Erin and I stopped off for a quick studio tour of what is now one of my favorite local clothing designers, Emily McNeely of Emily Hallman. I have the great pleasure of sharing an exclusive preview of Emily’s stunning Spring collection before...
Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Since the last time I spoke with you, dear readers, I feel as though I’ve been on top off the world, downs in the pits, and back again. It’s been a roller coaster ride to say the least!! I hit the road for the Texas Style Council Social Media Conference in Austin with my friend...
Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show in Dallas, TX

Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show in Dallas, TX

Well friends, this is going to be one busy week to say the least!! I’m heading off to Austin this morning with my friend Erin for my first blog conference, the Texas Style Council Social Media Conference. To sum up my excitement… I couldn’t go to sleep last night yet still hopped out of bed...
To the CORE

To the CORE

I’ve kept this project under wraps mostly because I haven’t had the extra time to mention it! But today is different because the launch is now official. CORE Project Chicago is a movement based arts collaborative based in Murfreesboro, TN and Chicago, IL and directed by my good friend and fellow-dancer Erin Rehberg. Erin approached...
The Flowers

The Flowers

Last week I posted about my lovely experience in a floral arranging class at Bows and Arrows in Dallas. Today I’m sharing the product of my efforts as photographed in their final resting place. I relished every last minute that they sat on my dining room table!! I don’t believe a girl ever felt so...
An Evening with Bows and Arrows

An Evening with Bows and Arrows

If you’ve been reading this blog for any time at all, you may have picked up on the fact that I adore flowers!! In all their delicate and temporal beauty, one of the things that I love most about them is the their ability to become something so much more when arranged together. If I...