Spring 2018

Totally Taffeta Obsessed

While the weather in Texas is totally still on the "winter" side of things, I decided I would heavily influence spring into my wardrobe by putting away a huge amount of my winter clothes and replacing it with some of my favorite spring items. So…
Food

Dinner à la Rose Table

Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to dine chez the ever so lovely Katie Rose Watson's home. She runs Therosetable.com: a source for countless delicious homemade recipes she's made, as well as a hub for inspiration in the matters of entertaining, home & gardening, and travel tips. Here I got to meet one of my favorite bloggers in the DFW area, Jessica, the gorgeous mastermind behind Mycurlyadventures.com Her blog is a go to of mine, she's always finding the BEST things to do around the DFW area. So if you live or plan to travel down here, go ahead and bookmark her page now to find all the good stuff happening around town.

Upon being greeted at the door by Katie, who happens to be one of the most charismatic people I've ever met, I was immediately taken in by her very beautiful "french countryside" themed home decor.

I mean, look at this gorgeous china cabinet: We joked that we half expected it to break into song at any given moment-given its very "Beauty and the Beast-esque" details. I can't emphasize enough how much these photos simply do NOT do her home justice.

...and if the Jazz playing in the background wasn't enough to set the mood, her very thoughtful hosting abilities, combined with the mouth watering aroma that filled her home as she began to cook our main course definitely sent my heart in spirals of joy.

For dinner, we got to try her delicious Fideos, a Spanish style pasta served with chorizo and mussels: That we paired with an aged spanish tempranillo wine.

Very few things in life bring more joy to my heart than sharing wine and laughs over delicious food with wonderful women, so I walked out of her home that evening with both my heart and my tummy full.If you're looking for a fun, simple, and extremely delicious meal to share for your next girls night in, this is one recipe you'll want to keep handy.  Here is the link to her recipe once again: Fideos.

The Darling Catalog

The Darling Catalog Vol. 2

Brrrr... it's cold in here! Are you freezing your tail off this winter season? I am and enjoying every minute of it! I'm one of those weirdos who enjoys the cold weather.... mostly because I get to break out all my favorite fair Isle and crew neck knits like this one: This particular one is a vintage knit I found a few years ago at a boutique. I've tried endlessly to look for its designer or something similar to no avail.

However, fret not dear! Below I have outlined some of my favorite sweaters to get you through this winter both keeping warm and looking stylish: [show_boutique_widget id="681763"]

Fall/Winter 2017

How to Wear Pink as a Lady

Over the years, I've taken pride in keeping an independent style- one that is versatile and not placed in any box.  My mood usually dictates who I express myself to the world as that day. Somedays I'm feeling loud, passionate, and bold. My go to color…
Beauty

Ringing in the New Year with Saranghae

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; its up to you to merit the face you have at fifty - Coco Chanel

As the new year begins to roll in, and the panic of setting unrealistic new years resolutions sets in (like shedding the 20 pounds I've gained this holiday season within a two week period), let me introduce you to the easiest and most important new years resolution you can commit to: Skin care.

If you happened to catch my Insta story a few weeks back, you probably caught me unboxing Saranghae's 5 step routine (aka my new favorite line of skincare products) If you've never heard of Saranghae there's a good chance living under a rock, as they are the fastest growing Korean skin care brand in North America. I love their honest philosophy about skin care: "There is no such thing as an overnight miracle", but establishing a nightly routine is crucial to obtain beautiful skin. Saranghae's natural ingredients simply make this process easier.

First, lets start with their beautiful packaging: *I am such a sucker for great packaging and theirs makes you feel loved the moment you open it* Second, their products smell SO GOOD, Its so easy to become addicted to the oil infused citrus smell.

Third: none of these products feel thick to the touch. Which is a HUGE win for me as I can't commit to applying products that feel gloopy on my skin. (Is gloopy even a word?)

In their 5 step anti aging system, you receive:

1. The Saranghae Moisturizing oil + Foam Cleanser (formulated with Truffle extract and GOLD), which both hydrates and nourishes your skin while removing your make up.

2. The Saranghae Deep Radiance Essence+ Serum: Provides nutrients (antioxidants, amino acids, and vitamins) to your skin for healing and regeneration. 3. The Saranghae Firm & Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream: Which helps diminish age spots, decrease redness and visible signs of aging.

4. The Saranghae Focus Renewal Eye Cream: Helps restore vitality, diminish wrinkles, lifts and firms the skin, and brights the appearance of dark circles - you guys, this is my favorite product from their line. It is GODSEND.

5. The Saranghae Elemental Essence Mask: Helps reduce existing pigmentation over time for radiant skin. If you're a newbie when it comes to skin care routines, Saranghae makes it easy to follow their routine as they include pamphlets and tutorials to walk you through: I have adapted my own custom routine with their products as needed for my skin, but definitely starting out using their routine produced to best results. So as I let you go to begin working on your New Year's Resolution list, I hope you'll be inspired to invest in testing out this company's revolutionary skin care products; and remember: "Invest in your skin, as it is going to represent you for a VERY LONG TIME"

Blog

Our NYC Trip: A Recap

If you followed my Instagram page at all this past weekend, I apologize for the ridiculous amounts of videos in my Insta and Snap stories. Kinda. Spending the weekend in NYC with Katia and Beto for Katia's 9th birthday was an absolute dream. I had…