The snow is no longer here, but we had a lot of fun while it lasted. No matter where you are, it's always fun to step out of the house and enjoy the first snowfall. One of the perks of living downtown is that we have so much to look at and walk to right outside our front door. Springtime is right around the corner, and though I've kept this outfit pretty simple, I'm wearing as much wool and tweed as I can before it's too late!
While the cat was away, this mouse roamed Downtown Dallas! While my "His" was on a camping trip, I got to have some much needed girl time by getting my make-up done (*hair flip*) by my trusted make up artist Ashley Young! Also on my to-do list was to take this new white blazer out for a spin. I couldn't have thought of a better way than strolling through the city keeping it casual. Unlike Audrey's character 'Jo', this wasn't non-sense-- it was just another day for "Her" in the city.
Photos by: Sukilynn
Though many of you may not want to hear this, we don't typically celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14. So when the good folks at Hair Revival reached out to us to visit their new space, we couldn't say no. The salon itself is a charming, old converted house that has served as a salon in some form or fashion for the last several years. Blake (stylist and salon owner) and team have done a great job of restoring the space and truly making it their own.
ANGELEE: I love how Blake respected the fact I currently have a go-to hairstylist. He took the time to educate me on my head, scalp, and ultimately my hair. From boar bristle brushes (stimulates your scalp) to an 'energizing' treatment, I really believe every hair on my head was dancing to beat they have never danced to before the treatment. Blake truly delivered what I was lacking in my day to day hair routine: Volume. Thank you for introducing me to Davines Texturizing Dust!
EDDIE: For the last year, I've been growing out my hair and have only let my good friend, Henry Jerome tend to it. Up until now, I would (happily) drive much farther to get a cut, but I'm loving the fact that he and Blake have planted roots so close to home, and in such a great neighborhood. For this appointment, Henry gave me my "usual": long on top, a low fade, and an accentuated part.
Photos courtesy of Joshua Fortuna
As everyone else celebrates the arrival of semi-consistent warm sunshine here in Dallas, I try clinch onto the remaining days of wool layers, and cold morning walks through the city. So even though it's warming up, I still found a way to sneak in some wool via this new puffer vest. I'd been wanting one of these for a while, because when the weather deems appropriate, you can throw this on over almost anything. To complete the look, I paired the outfit with my beloved Red Wings for some added grit.
What do I wanna do in this Texas sunshine? I am going to let mine shine at Main Street Garden Park. I wanted to be playful with my outfit, just as playful as the weather has been with us. Sunglasses for the sun's glare, long-sleeved blouse because it is still February, and hosiery for the cool breeze. I'm sure I am covered for almost all aspects of this crazy weather...almost. Like the saying goes for Texas weather, "if you don't like it, just wait a minute."
Top: H&M | Shorts: Tilson | Boots: BP | Hosiery: Nordstrom | Clutch: Tory Burch | Sunglasses: Wildfox | Necklace: Kate Spade | Rings: Gorjana
Sometimes you just need to aimlessly run around the city in your best duds like it's another decade. We loved strolling through downtown this weekend with our favorite photographer, Sukilynn. I wish I could say we had somewhere special to be, but honestly, we were dressed up for no better reason than to galavant through the city in search of some gelato.
On days when you really don't know what this unpredictable Texas weather is going to bring, I like the idea of putting on a light raincoat to brave the (possible) elements. You can throw it on over virtually any outfit for an added punch, and it's so light that you might even forget you have it on.
Photos courtesy of Joshua Fortuna
How 'bout this January Texas weather? And, what a perfect day to bring out a comfy sweater! This marled cable knit sweater is an easy choice when cruisin' down the streets of Downtown Dallas. Trying to keep your entire ensemble care-free? Throw on a structured hat for an easy hair day and to complete your outfit. It's easy... Easy like Sunday Morning. ; )
All photos courtesy of Joshua Fortuna
For those of you required to wear a shirt & tie, or even a suit to work, a word of advice for transitioning to Happy Hour and beyond:
Top off your office-friendly outfit with a casual blazer. This one from Suitsupply is still perfectly tailored, but its unstructured cotton has a dusty tone to it that immediately makes a stiff work ensemble infinitely cooler.