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Lust List

Memorial Day

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So Memorial Day is upon us and I’m totally stoked for the long weekend. With the move, my parents visiting, and getting settled at work – we haven’t yet had the chance to enjoy our new home and city. This weekend, I’m excited about sitting by the pool with an ice-cold drink, exploring the city, and shooting some new content for you lovely readers! Oh, and some shopping is on my list too. The Georgia heat is real y’all, and I need some new summer essentials!

 

Just in time for the holiday, I’ve rounded up my latest picks for the weekend and for some Summer fun. New season, new home, new lust list- and everything is coming up rosé!

 

1. J. Crew One=Piece Scoop Back Swimsuit – The silhouette of this swimsuit stands the test of time. I’ve been so into one-pieces recently, so I love this classic take in a variety of gorgeous hues. Just what we’d come to expect from J.Crew.

 

2. Wölffer No. 139 Dry Rosé Cider – The crispest and most refreshing cider in the game! I love that it’s actually a rosé, and not to mention the bottle is gorgeous! I actually did a wine tasting with Wolffer at my old ad agency, and visited the vineyard in the Hamptons with Rachel this summer. It’s definitely one of my favorites, and if you haven’t given it a try – then I suggest you grab a bottle…or 3. No judgment.

 

3. Everything, Everything – Don’t forget to throw a good book in your beach bag this weekend! Everytime I see the preview for the new movie Everything, Everyhing – I get a little misty. I’m not crying; you’re crying! Besides the cutest co-stars (Rue from the Hunger Games, and older brother from Jurassic World), the story about falling for the boy next door, and making the most of life – seems like perfect summer read before it hits the box office.

 

4. Nannacay Baby Pom-Pom Raffia Straw Tote – The cutest little straw tote with ombré pink poms to make it even more special. I love the shape and size! It’s perfect for throwing in some sunnies, a good book, lip balm, and a yummy coconut water!

 

5. Chanel UV Essentiel Sunscreen – I can’t say it enough – protect your skin! The older I get, the more concerned I’ve become about treating my skin right. Sunscreen is such an important part of self-care, especially in the Summer! This pick from Chanel is lightweight, not oily, and will keep you looking flawless!

 

6. Gucci Square Colorblock Sunglasses – I don’t know…I just love these. I feel like they remind me of neopolitan icecream. They might be a little out of the box, but I think they’d be gorgeous with a white jumpsuit or an black sundress. OR just go bold and wear it with some color like a hot pink or bright emerald green. I’m headin to Saks to try these on immediately!

 

7. Sea Pink Tie-Front Cutout Sundress – Love this color and the peekaboo cutouts.  Plus, give me a bow any day!  I love that it show a flash of skin, without being too much.

Lust List

Neckerchiefs

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So this Spring a big trend that has popped um seemingly overnight is that of the neckerchief! It could be a silk scarf, it could be a bandana, it could be a variety of shapes and worn in different ways. Now I’m a huge silk scarf fan, but the ones I have are a bit larger than some on the market recently.

 

So, I picked up a new silk, square scarf from J.Crew (seen below) and I’ve been tying it as a bandana, as a choker, and even around my purse for a pop of color. The opportunities are endless for ways to tie – and if you’re like me (kinda clueless on how to tie a scarf), then there are some great videos and gifs online giving you step by step instructions!

 

So I already mentioned that I got the below from J.Crew, but I’ve also rounded up my favorite picks in a variety of colors, shapes and prices.

 

Have you dolls already hopped on the neckerchief trend this Spring?

 

1. Ann Taylor Calla Lily Silk (on sale for $29.99!)
2. Club Monaco Sandrella
3. Chanel Silk Twill
4. J.Crew Silk Foulard Print (under $50!)
5. Hermes Balade en Berline

Outfits

The Doll In Dallas

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So I recently had a fun little weekend getaway with Jason to Dallas, Texas! Why Dallas? Why not?! I’ve always heard that it’s such a fun and beautiful city, and I wanted to experience this Southern hub for myself. It was my first trip there, and only my second time to Texas (the first was Austin for my bachelorette).

 

While every city has it’s own distinct feel and culture – if I had to describe Dallas, it would be to combine Nashville with Buckhead, Atlanta.  The people were kind and lovely, the city was bright and clean, and the Southern accents made me feel right at home.  My favorite part?  The margaritas, guac, and incredible steak.  For anyone who visits, the Ritz-Carlton actually has a nightly guac and margarita tasting in the lobby.  I was in heaven! I actually liked it so much the chef printed out a copy of the recipe for me! What incredible service, kind staff, and attention to detail.  If you’re looking for a place to stay in Dallas, I definitely recommend the Ritz!

 

Besides gorging myself on Tex-Mex food, Jason and I enjoyed admiring the architecture of the city, and of course…some shopping! We visited the Neiman Marcus flagship store downtown, the incredibly beautiful and fashion-forward Forty-Five Ten, and the luxurious Stanley Korshak.  While out on the town, Jase and I took advantage of the lighting and snapped some photos at The Crescent. I love this outfit, because it makes me feel like I’m returning to my love of colorful and flirty looks. The top (from Zara) is so on-trend with its dramatic sleeves, and looks high-end without breaking the bank! And if you can believe it, I actually bought these earrings and skirt separately.  They just go so well together! While the skirt looks great with a crisp white shirt, it would also be so cute with a black T and a leather jacket thrown over it for some edge.  The earrings are such a deep and gorgeous blue – but they also come in so many other fun colors! My other personal favorite is the hot pink.  Wear it with a white collared shirt and a pair of jeans to dress up your casual Friday outfit for work! With my flirty fringed sandals and ruffled sleeves, I feel like this doll is ready for a fiesta! Who am I kidding… I just want an excuse to make that guacamole!

 

Poplin Shirt with Pleated Sleeves: Zara. Midi Skirt in Fringe Dot: J.Crew. Crispin Drop Earrings: BaubleBar. Wild Thing Fringe Sandals: Aquazzura. Italian Silk Scarf: J.Crew (under $50!).  Bag: Chanel.