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Scouting Home Trends at Dallas Market

Scouting Home Trends at Dallas Market

As you know, I’ve been a busy bee the past several weeks preparing for the launch of Our Style Stories. Now we’re exactly a week out from the launch date (July 1st, in case you didn’t get the email). You know, it hardly seems real. I mean, I’ve been working on it for so long...
t-615 on the Street

t-615 on the Street

I like my fashion like I like my interiors… stylish, comfortable, and slightly unexpected. Good thing t-615 conveniently fulfills everyone of those requirements!   You remember t-615, the fashionable startup of my dear friends Emily Landham and Lauren Carpenter? They have bravely dedicated their business model to aiding victims of human trafficking, which I think...
Dallas Market Blogger Sneak Peek... 2nd Edition

Dallas Market Blogger Sneak Peek… 2nd Edition

You guys are probably falling out of your seats right about now… this is my second post in one week!! What can I say. It’s truly incredible what an extra day of uninterrupted, undistracted work will afford you. Besides, we have a lot of catching up to do! I had no choice. Case in point,...
t-615... Behind the Scenes

t-615… Behind the Scenes

Just this afternoon (yesterday by now), I finished listening to a mind-opening, world changing audio book by author and positive psychology researcher Shawn Achor entitled “The Happiness Advantage“. In a nutshell, Shawn writes about the impact that mindset, and specifically a positive mindset, has on how we perceive and navigate our world, interact with our...
A Ghost Town Called High Point Market

A Ghost Town Called High Point Market

Last week I visited a real, live ghost town. Well, an occupied ghost town. It’s complicated… let me explain. There’s this place in High Point, North Carolina, miles away from any major city or tourist attraction, and twice a year thousands of designers, buyers, and editors descend on it for one of the largest international...
"How to Shop Craigslist" with D Living TV

“How to Shop Craigslist” with D Living TV

I wasn’t sure whether I should publish this post or not… watching yourself on video is incredibly awkward and sharing it with the rest of the “world”… well, it isn’t much easier! But then, of course, this clip has already aired through many a Dallas home by now, not to mention this isn’t exactly the...
Number One Le Jus Teaches Me a Thing or Two

Number One Le Jus Teaches Me a Thing or Two

In the past, I’ve considered myself a fairly healthy eater. Nothing crazy ambitious, you understand. Just good, decent eating habits. I stick to small portions. Fresh, whole foods and low fat meals are appealing to me. I enjoy a big, hearty salad. Heck, many times I even crave them!! I may grab an occasional fast food meal,...
"Shopping" Market

“Shopping” Market

(above photo from Currey & Co. showroom) With all the best intentions of giving you a thorough report on my recent trip to Dallas Market Center, I come to you today with a brief mustering of notes and images. I mean, how exactly does one summarize 50 million sq. feet of design trends and home products? Exactly!...
Closet Spruce-up & Copious Giveaway

Closet Spruce-up & Copious Giveaway

Congratulations Devin!!! You are the winner of this Copious giveaway! I’ll be emailing you shortly with details. This giveaway is now closed.   If the saying goes that we all have skeletons in our closet, then mine are the ugliest kind because what’s inside isn’t pretty! Picture this (or, better yet, look at the photo...
With Cream and Honey, Please

With Cream and Honey, Please

This past weekend was busy (our church hosted it’s annual Greek Festival) and today looks like it will be no different. In short, I’ll probably need a hot one of these by the end of the day to help me unwind and prepare for another whirlwind week!   What about you? How was your weekend?...
Living Vintage by Alt for Living

Living Vintage by Alt for Living

We can probably all agree that complaining is bad. It brings along with it negativity, discontent, and lots of other yucky stuff I’d rather not get roped into. But, today, I have just one teeny-weeny, itsy-bitsy complaint to submit. It’s about an aspect of the industry I work in… interior design. I spend a good...
Layers of Paint & Corrosion

Layers of Paint & Corrosion

Got to race off to another full day of design work, folks! So this post is going to be brief. It’s Monday and I already feel like I’m running behind… Now, how did that happen? Hope you’re week is off to a more relaxed start.   As usual, here’s a collection of pieces inspired by...
Green Glasses... TAKE TWO

Green Glasses… TAKE TWO

  It’s been a while since I published a “TAKE TWO” post. I’m not even really sure why… I certainly haven’t stopped thrifting!! Regardless, here I am with a brand new episode. And a couple cool sidenotes about the pieces I found. I picked up these green footed glasses at (you guessed it) Berry Good...
Thrift Treasure

Thrift Treasure

Yesterday I made a long overdue return to my favorite Fort Worth thrift store, Berry Good Buys. I’ve experienced a few work related losses and was in need of some cheering up. Nothing does the job quite like thrifting! So, I grabbed my coat, purse, and camera (it’s always with me) and headed out the...
Pastels for Fall

Pastels for Fall

Continuing with last week’s focus on fashion, today’s Color Study highlights the feminine palette of a favorite blouse from my closet. The colors, although mostly pastel, are slightly muted and a tad earthy. Combined with the antiqued bronze buttons and muddy moss green border, it’s a fantastic color combination for this upcoming Fall. Now, I...
Wall Treatment

Wall Treatment

Yesterday, I made a visit to Michelle Nussbaumer’s Ceylon et Cie showroom in Dallas (remember this post about her son?) while assisting my friend Abbe of Studio Ten 25 with a few design projects. I’ve always been a huge fan of Michelle’s culturally curated aesthetic. She has a very distinct eye for bringing together the old and...
Color Study... Ep. 17

Color Study… Ep. 17

Today, my Color Study column gets a bit of a facelift and reimagined direction. Over the past several weeks, I’d lost a lot of interest in the series despite the fact that I still really loved the idea. After some review, though, I decided to simplify things by narrowing my focus down to one photo...
The STOREFRONT

The STOREFRONT

  Last week, I reinstated a plan for managing that nasty little thing called clutter… One piece in, one piece out. It’s a simple system. In the past, I’ve kept this up by donating old and worn items to local thrift stores. But then it occurred to me that some of my “trash” might be just...
Museum Treasure

Museum Treasure

Last week I modeled for a drawing and watercolor class at the world-famous Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. I was working with another member of Contemporary Dance / Fort Worth on abstracted interpretations of specific topics such as escape and conversation. I’ve never modeled for a drawing class before… lesson learned, it’s exhausting to...
The Importance of Art

The Importance of Art

Lofty post title, no? You might think that I’m about to expound on the academic reasoning of the importance of art (because i totally could!) . Ha, not so! No, today I’m just going to share a few reflections from a recent daytrip that made me ponder on the role of art in our lives....
Introducing... The Lovely Hunter

Introducing… The Lovely Hunter

Today, I’d like you all to give a warm, hardy welcome to my second sponsor (you may have noticed her ad in my sidebar for the past couple weeks), The Lovely Hunter! I met Sofia, curator and owner of the vintage shop The Lovely Hunter, while shopping The Dallas Flea with my friend Erin last...
New Pillows - Quick Tip

New Pillows – Quick Tip

I tout the virtues of second-hand shopping more than enough on this blog but I’m afraid you’ll have to endure my praises still. Last week, while scouting for an exciting patio project (keep your eyes open for that one in May), I came across these mustard, camel, and navy velvet pillows. At $1 a pop,...
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,...
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...
Portrait of a Hand-maker... Yokoo

Portrait of a Hand-maker… Yokoo

I don’t normally post on the weekends but this lovely video just couldn’t be passed up! I found it via my friend Sam’s blog from the Etsy Handmade Portraits series. I was immediately transfixed by the calming voice and thoughtful words of the subject, Yokoo Gibraan. Yokoo crafts beautiful scarves and knitwear in the most...