I’m just under 5ft 4 inches and have a short inseam – no #legsfordays over here!
Finding jeans that not only fit my body shape, are on trend, and that I actually like has always been a challenge for me. For years, I have dreaded going denim shopping because I knew I would try on over 30 pairs and either come out with one pair of jeans or walk out empty-handed. I found myself sticking to the same two pairs of jeans that worked for me, and not exploring any further since there clearly couldn’t be anything out there for me…or so I thought.
This summer I said enough was enough and I wanted to find denim that worked for my petite frame. I came away from the experience with a new favorite brand that I’m so excited to share with you.
I consider myself lucky to be from a city that takes their food seriously – and I mean seriously! Dallas has you covered on the whole food spectrum from fancy steak houses to backyard taco joints. You can have so many different food experiences in one city, and they are not just carbon copies planted next to each other.
This is especially true if you stick to the areas of Lakewood, Downtown, Uptown, Deep Ellum, and Trinity Groves.
I like variety in anything that I do. One day I will be in the mood to go to a chic lounge where they turn the lights down low and you listen to low tempo house music. The next day I just want to be casual and hit up my favorite hole-in-the wall tamale restaurant. Haven’t you heard the saying that variety is the spice of life? In this case, it literally is (you get the food reference, right?).
Come discover one of my favorite casual sushi places in Dallas (where you won’t break the bank), and my favorite Kate Spade collection to date.
Do you ever dream about a mouthwatering street taco or the smell of chicken molé? Is that just me?! I guess when you’re from Texas and living in Switzerland, where this is no concept of proper Mexican food, you find yourself in this predicament often.
Whenever I am back home in Dallas, the first thing I say is that I want to eat so much Mexican food that I can’t eat anymore. Obviously, this never happens because I could eat Mexican food everyday. It is one of my favorite cuisines, and is much more varied than people realize.
Dallas has its fair share of upscale Mexican restaurants. But if you want the good stuff,the authentic stuff, then you have to be willing to step out of the traditional spots to find it.
Dallas is what I call a concrete jungle of the South. Muti-level monstrosities called highways and skyscrapers are commonplace in my sweet hometown.After spending much of my life living between Texas and various countries in Europe, I wouldn’t call Dallas a pretty city with stunning architecture. It’s hard to when you walk around the medieval streets of Prague or see churches nearly a century old in Paris.
However, what Dallas does have is an amazing food scene, and that is why I will always recommend visiting Dallas to any food lover (or shopping addict…but that’s for another post).
As a native to this wonderful city and self-proclaimed foodie, I wanted to share a few of my favorite restaurants that may not be as well known. Along with the help of Kate Spade at NorthPark Center I will bring you along to 3 of my favorite places to eat in Dallas.
If you look around, what is the one clothing item that everyone has in common (no matter how fashion conscious you are) -that would be denim. I never considered myself to be much of a denim lover in the past. There were a few pairs in wardrobe that I would rotate, but I thought of denim as too casual or too basic for me to pay much attention to.
In the last few years, I have found myself gravitating towards denim looks on a regular basis. While this may be considered basic, it is a called wardrobe staple for a reason. Denim goes with any season, any age, and withstands any trend since it’s commercialization in the 1950’s.
Basically, you could say that denim withstands time.
As August comes to an end that means summer will soon fade; depending on where you live. Fashion magazines have begun talking about the upcoming Fall and Winter trends and stores are starting to stock up on those must-have cold weather pieces.
While the weather isn’t quite ready for a full on coat and sweater, soon you will have to start transitioning your wardrobe into key pieces of Fall or Pre-Fall. That in-between weather for any season can be difficult to style. Will I be too hot? Will I be too cold?
In this post, I show you one of my new favorite ways to still use your summer denim shorts and slowly transition your look into Pre-Fall. I plan on doing a few more of these posts with key summer pieces so stayed tuned!