23 December 2012

Austin: Apiece Apart

One of the most anticipated spring collections for me is from Apiece Apart.
 I discovered the line in the fall of 2008, but for the last year and a half, maybe even two, designers Starr Hout and Laura Cramer took a brief hiatus - babies can do that - from production and design. I stayed in touch with their clean-lined aesthetic through their blog and with random email check-ins ("hi. me again. when will the line be back?")
 I'm happy to report that not only is the line back for Spring 2013 - which will hit stores in January - but it's better than ever. I'm flipping out over the deceptively simple silhouettes, the edited color palettes, and the understated sexiness of it all. 
 Want to flip out over it yourself? Click here for the entire collection and review on Style.com
And do yourself a favor. Bookmark the blog. It's so good. 

20 December 2012

Austin: Stag

Here's the deal: I'm screwed. It's Thursday, I owe someone 500 words, my kids holiday program is today, and there is zero, zilch, nada under the tree addressed to my husband. He is the most difficult person to shop for. Why you may ask? Three things: He's abnormally tall so clothes are always out of the question, he buys whatever he wants throughout the year, and he's in a phase - which I'm hoping to get to - where he wants for nothing. But dammit, he's going to get something from me whether he likes it or not and here's what I'm thinking:
 A handsome Billykirk leather carryall

 A Bill Adler leather belt
 Garrett Light sunglasses
 A Hillside pocket square
And a Bison bottle opener. Now if I can just get Stag to ship everything up to Dallas for Monday delivery that'd be swell. Of course, I wouldn't have that issue if there was a store like this in Dallas. 

16 December 2012

Austin: Camille Styles

A big thanks for everyone at Camille Styles for the lovely gift guide feature. 
Head over to one of my favorite entertaining and style blogs to read about my must-haves for the season as well as all the other gift guides from assorted style scribes. 

15 December 2012

Dallas: Rag & Bone

You know where I'm going today? 
 The new Rag & Bone boutique in Highland Park Village
 This week I watched as they quickly filled the store with merch and put the rag & bone name on the windows. 
 All done with such intent and precision that it went from empty shell to full-on store in a matter of four days.
 And everything I've posted here is on my shopping list. Perfectly subtle, I'm not trying-too-hard pieces that I'll wear over and over until people will think they're the only clothes I own. 
Especially this grey tank. There couldn't possibly be a better topper for all my rag & bone jeans spilling out of my closet. 

04 December 2012

Dallas: Blushington

Just in time for the holidays, Blushington opens Saturday, December 15. Located right next door to the Dry Bar in The Shops at Highland Park, it's the only place in Dallas where you can pop in, have makeup professionally applied by choosing from a catalog of looks, and leave with a mere $40 less in your pocket. 
It's brilliant, really. I mean when's the last time you pined for a look you tore from a magazine only to muck it up trying to DIY, and then quickly and frustratingly reverting back to your old, boring standby so you wouldn't be late to where ever.
Love this idea. And what a perfect location right next door to Dry Bar? Two-stop shop, kid.