First of all, Blue Print might be the most darling furniture store in Dallas. It sits on the cutest street that is filled with so much character, and the talent of interior design inside this gem of a spot is on another level. It truly is inspiring and gives me so many design ideas for our own house!
Lauren Sims and I had so much fun hosting this event with two of the precious owners, Cynthia and Leslie. We took a break from mingling with the most lovely ladies and discussed fall fashion trends and for the most fun part – Cynthia and Leslie filled us in on where interior trends are heading. Thank goodness it doesn’t shift as fast as the sartorial world – we would be broke! They also gave us tips on how to design well. The keys: have good foundational pieces and start with a neutral palette (hint hint: white walls allow for fabulous textures and colors in fabric and furniture).
Last night was such a special time! Thanks for everyone who came out to join! xx
I am so thankful to have discovered alo yoga gear. The team there is so kind and generous and recently sent Lo and I each a few pieces to try out. I picked out this top (in white) and these leggings (in black) and am beyond satisfied with both. It is currently the outfit that I keep reaching for when heading out the door to yoga or to the gym. It’s my favorite! I typically do yoga in leggings + a sports bra, but this alo top is the perfect thing to put on when going to and from the studio. The top is also great for running since it’s so light and breathable. The leggings are extremely comfortable, flattering, and the fit is amazing. My biggest pet peeve about leggings is when you have to yank them up during the middle of a workout! Isn’t that the worst? Good news, that is not even a thought with this pair. They stay in place and let you move however you want to move! Amen to that. These two products have definitely caused me to be hooked on alo yoga gear and I am already planning future purchases, like these pants and this bra. Investing in high quality, stylish workout clothes that will last is so worth it to me. Above is a collage of more favorites from Alo (also available at Nordstrom) plus a great gym/studio bag from LeSportsac (c/o) and a cool yoga mat. Links are below!
I must admit that beauty products are my vice, to the point where my girlfriends joke that my bathroom feels like a spa. I am all about healthy skin and hair, and my frequent research fills up my online shopping carts quite quickly. I love trial and error-ing, and with that being said, I am going to walk you through my current skin care regimen that I love and live by:
CLEAN YOUR PORES
Before heading to bed, it is so important to wash your face to cleanse away all of the impurities from the day. This is my favorite facial cleanser. Her products have changed my skin these last few years + they lack harmful ingredients and are incredibly rich in nourishing vitamins and minerals (you know my heart, Rhonda Allison).
I must admit, face masks might be my favorite past time. The Mask of Magnaminty is a dream + the peppermint oil tingles your face a bit – I love when I feel a product working and nourishing! Who’s with me? My other go-to is the Charlotte Tibury Goddess Skin Clay Mask. It gives you dewy skin and boosts collagen! Last but not least, I am obsessed with the Kate Somerville EradiKate Mask. This dissolves impurities without drying out your skin. I love switching between the three throughout the week!
I have learned this the hard way: moisturizing your skin actually reduces unwanted oil because it gives your skin what it needs before it produces its own unhealthy shine. Don’t dry it out!! These are my favorite night-time moisturizers: first I use Nerium Night Cream (it has changed my skin), and then I will use Wexler Intensive Night Repair or coat my face with coconut oil.
Denim. It is such a closet staple and comes in so many different styles, making the material one of the most versatile in the fashion industry. Whether it is crafted in the form of a a denim skirt, a great pair of jeans, a denim vest, a jean jacket, or a chambray shirt– denim is comfortable, cool, casual, stylish, and easy- all at the same time. The different washes and distresses also add to the versatility of the material, making each piece unique in it’s own way. Below are six images from Pinterest that serve as major denim styling inspiration for us, plus 10 items that we are loving as we think about fall wardrobe planning. P.S. Missed parts one and two of our fall fashion series? Click here to read the post on suede and here to read about cashmere.
These white pants instantly caught my eye. They are a statement making trouser and portray a fun, sartorial confidence. I am not the typical girl-who-loves-dresses-kinda-lady. I tend to lean more toward Zara versus Anthro, androgyny versus uber feminine. Dresses are so lovely and necessary, but I enjoy filling my closet with investment staple pieces that can be worn over and over with different tops, different shoes, and different bags. Win win.
On another note, I am a major fan of small businesses. They are a beautiful piece of what makes this sweet career world go round and add such character, ambition, and victory to creating. This look was extra fun to put together because it is filled with lovable small company pieces: Chelsea and Walker pants, the Drifter top, and the Lumillamingus bag.
Lo and I were chatting the other day on the phone about how much we both love listening to music on long car rides. Isn’t it the best? There is something about background music that really sets the tone for the journey and puts you in a happy mindset before arriving to your destination.
Our convo made me think about how much I listen to music and, well, it’s pretty much all of the time. I almost always have tunes playing when I am at my apartment doing chores, reading, cooking, and working on the mag. On top of that, music is always on during yoga class, at the hobo office, at the farm when Ham and I are having a date-night in or having company over, and on the radio when I am driving- always.
It is pretty crazy (and cool) how music starts to become a part of your lifestyle, and yes, a soundtrack to your life. I love how some songs can totally calm and ease you, and others can make you excited and full of energy. Also, can we all agree that songs have the power to remind you of certain times in your life? This happens to me so often! The talent that is out there in the music world is pretty mind-blowing, too. Let us know who some of your favorite artists are in the comments section below-we would love to know.
Since music is such a big part of life, Lo and I thought it would be fun to occasionally share our favorite tunes via a spotify playlist. This first lolo soundtrack is a mix of my current favorites as well as Lo’s. In the future, we will create more specific playlists for things like dinner parties, yoga at home, running, + road trips. Stay tuned! xx