29 November 2012

Dallas: Escada & Highland Park Village

Another little love letter to Escada for this amazing navy blue leather jacket. The silhouette? Think Members Only jacket circa 1983 gone chic in buttery leather with laser cut floral designs.
 I brought things from my personal wardrobe to style with Escada's fall and resort collections and based this look around my favorite Manolos, a pair of two-tone suede numbers I bought a few weeks ago that I've worn non-stop.
I have a fun event at Highland Park Village tonight and can't wait to give you a recap of some fun holiday finds tomorrow. Stay tuned. 

28 November 2012

Dallas: Pebble + Pine

Yesterday I had a late lunch at Oddfellows and afterwards I popped in new men's store Pebble + Pine
 Owner and PGA golf pro Nick Griffin recently opened his well-appointed shop where the emphasis is on American-made items.
 There were bow ties, 
 organic cotton shirts by Austin's Criquet, leather and canvas bags by Billykirk,
 handmade bottle openers and pretty silver flasks, 
 and a wall of Baxter of California men's grooming products. 
Along with all the handsome products, Pebble + Pine also offers a golf instruction program for adults and kids. 
 For a great guide to Oak Cliff, be sure to check out my colleague and friend Jordan Breal's December Texas Monthly column, The Wanderer. 

27 November 2012

Dallas: Escada & Highland Park Village

Reader, you know I'm always up for a fashion challenge. So when Highland Park Village recently presented me with an opportunity to find something in Escada and make it my own, I jumped. 
 I've been on the prowl for a white blazer - blazers are a staple in my closet - and when I walked through the store, lo and behold, look what I found. The perfect white blazer. So chic with the Club Monaco skirt and my Isabel Marant boots, no? 
I also picked up this great leather and python clutch to tie into the subtle white and blue stitching on my Isabel boots. I never wanted to take off this outfit. Had me thinking a lot differently about Escada, like I've just discovered a little gem of a boutique in my city. 

26 November 2012

21 November 2012

Houston: Blue Print Modern

Do you know about Blueprint Modern? It's a fantastic little online shop based in Houston that sells great coffee table books, accessories, and gifts. 
 But come this Friday, November 23, owner Katie Dalrymple will bring her online world to life with a one-month pop up shop in Rice Village. 
 Just in time for the holidays, the Blueprint Modern pop up will sell everything they have online, but until December 31 you can peruse the collection in person. 
 With all the fun shopping stuff happening in Houston this month - The next post I'll give you info about the King Ranch pop up shop. I'm in pop up heaven - I'm sure to go down there. 

14 November 2012

Dallas: Number One/Les Jus

Guess where I'll be bright and early this Thursday morning? At Brian Bolke and Dana Card's new lifestyle boutique, Number One / Le Jus in Highland Park Village. 
And not just for a fresh pressed juice - have you done Dana's cleanse? Did it in January. Life changing -  but for Blue Bottle Coffee, organic snacks and other perfectly luxurious and simple things like tees and tanks by The Lady and The Sailor, clothing by Urban Zen by Donna Karan, Heath Ceramics, and a crazy good selection of international magazines that will rival your layover picks at De Gaulle and Menara. If one or both of those places has been stamped on your pretty little passport, then I'm sure I'll be seeing you at Number One, too. 

I'll follow up with pics on Thursday. 

05 November 2012

Everywhere: Club Monaco's Candace Skirt

People, on my way to my office (aka West Village Starbucks) I stopped in Club Monaco to check out their November delivery. This skirt stopped me in my tracks. I immediately tried on. Immediately felt like I had on Alaia. Immediately charged it to my Amex. 
Then I headed to a birthday party tonight with the most well-heeled crowd in Dallas and the hostess said, "Wow, what is that skirt? Alaia?" 
Winner, winner, chicken dinner. 

02 November 2012

Austin: The Rules of Basketball

I've never been a basketball fan. But when I went to my first game a few years ago (Mavs vs Lakers), I kind of flipped out. And then flipped out even more when I realized that what I was witnessing was something that one of my closest friends grew up with. 
Her late father was an NBA coach, as was her brother, and the stories she has about being in locker rooms, living on the road, and performing at half-times shows with Crazy George are downright nuts. Like, double nuts. 
So I'm really looking forward to seeing The Rules of Basketball, the Blanton Museum of Art's exhibition of artist Paul Pfeiffer's photographs that are displayed alongside James Naismith's 1891 document "The Original Rules of Basketball." It's a brilliant combination of what the origins of the game were - two peach baskets and a ball - to what it is today - definitely not two peach baskets and a ball.
 Read more about it here

01 November 2012

Dallas: Dian Malouf

Perfect for today. Dian Malouf's Day of the Dead jewelry.