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the perfect date night dress.

Michael and I went to Mercat Bistro in Dallas last night for a date night and I cannot say enough amazing things about it! The food was a 10 on a 10 and the service was amazing. Also, if you haven’t been there, it’s very Parisian-inspired and everything there is just adorable and so romantic. I highly recommend!

I wore this little yellow off-the-shoulder dress for our date night and felt so feminine yet comfortable! I love that this yellow color is bright and summery, but could easily transition into fall as well.

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madewell event: 7.18.15

If I haven’t said it before, I’m saying it now: if I could shop at one store only for the rest of my life, it would hands down be Madewell. Their jeans are incredible quality and I love the fit. The style is effortlessly chic, yet timeless. The clothes are fun & trendy yet quality pieces that will last you season to season. I’m obsessed. Which is why I am so excited to be partnering with the Madewell at Northpark Mall this Saturday for a fun shopping event! Scroll to the bottom of this post for all the details!

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Event details:

  • When: Saturday, July 18th 5-7pm
  • Where: Madewell at Northpark Mall (upstairs, by Nordstrom)
  • What: Sweets, sips, and shopping
  • Extra incentive: 20% off of $125 purchase

Hope to see you all there!

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six:02 – a moment in time

It’s no secret that I love workout clothes. Being an avid runner, I’m always on the hunt for the next best pair of running shorts or a new Nike tank. I also kind of love to live in work out clothes – for errands, casual lunches, walks with friends, etc.

I have recently fallen in love though with the store Six:02, and not only for their amazing fitness apparel. I have fallen in love with & completely jumped on board the entire concept of six:02. Allow me to explain.

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(this look, head to toe is courtesy of six:02. shop it on their website!)
 

Six:02 is a moment in time – it’s “your time”. The store’s name reflects the minutes or hours that each woman should take for herself – to work out and stay fit, to invest in feeling and being her best. Six:02 is the time you wake up to go to the gym. It’s the time you leave work for your spin class. It’s the mileage you aspire to achieve on your next run.

The concept if six:02 is so beautiful because it’s about encouraging women to take time to do whatever it is that makes them feel their best – running, spinning, walking, yoga-ing.

Not only that, but the fitness apparel this store has to offer is unparalleled. They have every brand from Nike to Under Armour, to Reebok, and so much more! They offer fitness apparel for runners, bikers, yoga, pilates, and any active lifestyle! From running shoes to sports bras to patterned fitness tights, this truly is your one stop shop for workout clothes!

Which is why I am so excited to announce that I will be doing an event with Six:02 at their Inwood Village store on Saturday, April 18th! Come to the store at 9am and join us for a free Barre Class, complimentary (and healthy!) refreshments, and of course…shopping for some new amazing fitness apparel! I’ll be there to offer any style or fitness tips and would love to meet each one of you!

What: Six:02 Shopping Event with free Barre Class!
Where: 5550 W Lovers Ln. Dallas, TX 75209
When: Saturday April 18th, 9am-12pm

Hope to see each one of you there!

photos by Lindsey Shea Photography

four seasons staycation

Is anyone else freaking out that March has already come and gone?! March was a big month for me – one of the reasons being, last weekend Michael and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary. We also just closed on a house so going somewhere far wasn’t really the best option for us right now, so we had the privilege of doing a staycation at The Four Seasons last weekend! In case you’ve been curious about The Four Seasons, or are just looking for an amazing place in Dallas to stay, I’m going to give you a little peek into our weekend!

First of all, the resort is absolutely beautiful. It’s on one of the most well-known golf courses in Texas, and truly makes you feel like you’ve escaped Dallas into somewhere far away and beautiful. But everything on the inside of the hotel is equally as stunning – from the beautiful lobby filled with fresh flowers, to the immaculate rooms. We were blown away! (Another bonus about the room – the bed was probably the most comfortable I have ever slept in. And I’m a bit of a bed snob).

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Another thing that really blew me away about this resort was the incredible service. When we checked in, the concierge already knew we were there for our one year anniversary and showed us so much kindness + was super helpful. When we got to our villa, we were surprised with a bottle of champagne & chocolate covered strawberries, with “happy anniversary” spelled out in chocolate!

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The first morning we woke up, we enjoyed an amazing breakfast at Cafe on the Green. Everything on the menu looked amazing, but we decided to try out the breakfast buffet because it just looked WAY to good to pass up! The buffet seriously had everything your heart could desire- from fresh fruit, to coconut quinoa, to freshly made breads and croissants. There was also someone there to make a custom-made omelet or any type of eggs. My husband also enjoyed their “juice of the day” which was some type of blend of banana, pineapple, and strawberry juice! So fresh and so yummy.

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After enjoying the facilities for a while, our massage therapists came and got us for our 50-minute couples massage. Hands down, the best massage I have ever had! I don’t think I’ve ever felt so relaxed in my life.

That evening, we enjoyed such a special & romantic dinner at Cafe on the Green. The restaurant itself is beautiful and has a wonderful view of the golf course. But, the food is equally amazing. Upon being seated, our waitress brought us complimentary champagne to say “Happy Anniversary” from the hotel, which was so yummy! Next we ordered the salumi plate, which was the perfect appetizer to snack on while we enjoyed our champagne. We both ordered the filet for dinner and cleaned our plates. If you come here for dinner, I beg you, do not skip out on dessert! I got the banana pudding tower for dessert and Michael got a molten cake that was filled with nutella and topped with ice cream. We were in dessert heaven!

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We truly had such a beautiful weekend at Four Seasons and I highly recommend this resort for anyone looking for a romantic getaway, or even a fun girls weekend! The staff is so friendly and treats you so well. Our room alone was absolutely perfect. The pool feels like you’re in a tropical oasis and the spa is one of the most relaxing experiences you’ll ever have!

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Thank you to the Four Seasons for making our weekend so special!

 

Athleta Event! 2.26.15

To all of our Dallas followers/readers out there, I have such an exciting announcement for you today! I’ve teamed up with the new Athleta store off Oak Lawn in hosting a spring fling shopping event! Come by the store on Thursday, February 26th from 6-8pm for complimentary sips & snacks and to shop their adorable new spring arrivals! (See the photos below for one of my favorite new looks from them!)
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I will be at the event and would LOVE to meet you all, if we haven’t met face to face already! Feel free to bring your girlfriends, co-workers, or moms for a fun night of shopping, snacks, and socializing!

Recap: Thursday, February 26th | 6-8pm | Athleta on Oak Lawn (3848 Oaklawn Avenue Dallas, TX 75219)

I so hope to see each one of you there! xx

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Why I run

Nothing defines a “love/hate relationship” like running does, for me. There are days when the thought of going for a run literally makes me want to cry, and there are days when a good run makes me feel like I can conquer the world. So, what makes me keep consistently running when there are days that I absolutely hate it?

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I recently signed up for my first half marathon (The Dallas Marathon – December 14th), so I’ve been in training for a few weeks now. Today I did a 9 mile run, which is the farthest I’ve run in years now. Up until mile 8, it really wasn’t that bad, but I was definitely dying between 8 and 9. Once I made it to mile 9 though, I got that “runners high” and suddenly it became clear to me why I love running, and in general, why I run.

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I have been told on more than one occasion that I’m very “wound up”. Like most girls, my mind tends to race and race about anything and everything. I discovered today that running “unwinds me”. Especially on these long runs, I go through my list of things that my mind races about, and bring each one of those things specifically to the Lord – my family, work, insecurities, fears, friends, etc. It’s a time specifically set aside that I have with just me, the pavement, and the Lord. And I unwind.

Cast all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

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Also like most girls, I struggle with insecurities about my body fairly often and consistently find flaws or things I wish were different. When I run though, I’m thankful for my body. Thankful that it is strong, it is carrying me, it is healthy. Running reminds me that the Lord has blessed me with a healthy body and I need to praise Him for that…not constantly complain about its shortcomings.

I praise you, for I am fearfully & wonderfully made.” – Psalm 139:14

So, maybe you’re one of those people that running makes you want to cry. But, let me challenge you to lace up your tennis shoes, and try it. Maybe it’s just a mile the first time, or running for 5 minutes. But finding time to take care of our bodies, be outside in this beautiful Fall weather, and connect with our Maker truly enriches life tremendously. And I hope each one of you find that enrichment whether it be in running, or something that is equally inspiring and freeing to you.