Whenever I pull together a more conservative outfit, I like to offset it with details that show a little more flair than I would normally employ. I've fallen in love with the cutaway collar on this shirt from Twillory and the functioning sleeve buttons on this Suitsupply blazer. I also decided on a puff fold with my handkerchief to lean less business-casual, and more hashtag-menswear.
As you know, Eddie and I are big advocates for downtown here in Dallas. We live here and most of our photo shoots take place here. However, another neighborhood we're really digging right now is the up-and-coming Design District. We had the pleasure of meeting with the folks at LAB ART to discuss some events on the horizon, and on the way back home, couldn't help but make a pit-stop at this cool little spot.
Tomorrow is officially St. Patrick's Day, but like most of the Dallas population, Angelee and I partook in some early celebrating this weekend that involved Irish Car Bomb shots and my brightest green socks which stood out just enough to prevent from getting pinched.
Eddie and I couldn't wait for an excuse to use our new umbrella. Then...it starting raining! I kept it casual by running errands and strolling through downtown Dallas in a white, comfy v-neck, my Minnie pant, and my trusty b/w coat. I did say I was running errands, right? I couldn't have gotten this accomplished without my Stan Smith sneaks (a necessity for your closet)!
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.