Tory Burch Spring Event – Early Preview

Tory Burch

Items are listed left to right:

Thea Woven Tote // Green Bucket Bag  // Thea Pink Slouch Tote // Embroidered T-Block Tote // Coral T-Block Tote // Snake Embosses Miller Sandal (Brown and Coral) // Baby Blue Wallet // Tan Lexington Wedge // Confetti Mini Saddle Bag // Raya Black Wedge

It is finally the Tory Burch Spring Event! This event happens twice a year, usually the end of April and mid-October! I try to purchase most of my Tory Burch items during this time since the discount is AHHHHMAZING! This year, the event is as follows: 20% off of $250, 25% off of $500 and 30% off of 750 with code SPRINGEVENT! So, I would definitely stock up! If you have a consistent salesperson OR received a VIP Access email, you can shop this sale in-store starting TODAY, April 15th until Wednesday, April 20th! The sale will open to the general public on Thursday, April 21st. And that’s not even the best part! Usually, the Miller flats are always excluded from sales and promotions; however, this year they are included! I have three different colors that I ordered. The coral color shown above is TO DIE FOR! The TB event is better than Christmas in this house!  I am IN LOVE with the mini confetti bag! To be honest, I wouldn’t mind having it in multiple colors! And the Lexington Wedge is the most beautiful wedge on! I am a size 9 to 9.5, and not every wedge can be flattering on, but this wedge will probably be a spring staple for YEARS!

What are you most excited to buy from the sale?

On a side note, I turn in my LAST term paper EVER this Friday, which is basically the beginning of the end of the semester! That means I can finally start photographing the looks that I’ve been meaning to shoot for the last month! Even though I purchased a professional camera, I still want to have a professional photographer shoot the looks, so we are trying to work out a permanent schedule for two-three times a month! We have so many ideas and we are both very excited! I am also planning to work with a friend that is now in PR and managing several high fashion accounts.. That’s one plus to living in L.A. and working in fashion, there are so many old coworkers and friends that I can reach out to! For daily updates, follow me on snapchat: heather_726!

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Dallas Fun Guide

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Shreveport is a fun place to live with a lot of culture; it is Louisiana, after all! But, the best part about Shreveport is that it is only 2 ½ hours away from Dallas, Texas! (Sorry mom and dad, I just love Texas!) I am sooooooo grateful to have a partner that loves Dallas just as much as I do because we pack up our weekend bag and drive over about once a month. Though we’ve been to Dallas 13516789865 times and done just about everything there is to do, we always find that three days in Dallas isn’t enough. That’s because we want to see and do everything all over again. And by ‘do’ I mean EAT! I probably haven’t shared with you that my boyfriend is an AMAZING cook! A few weeks ago, our interior decorator came over to go over a new project and Larkin just happened to be cooking dinner. We ended up opening a bottle of wine and inviting her to stay over for dinner. Needless to say, she loved Larkin’s appetizers and entrée so much, a week ago she called him to come over and give her husband a cooking lesson! So it makes sense that he dreams of owning his own restaurant, which is something we are definitely pushing him to take serious. So now that you have a little background on our his love for food, it makes it more understandable that we are the couple that will travel just to try new restaurants and eat good food! We have tried more than our fair share of restaurants, but we have a handful of restaurants that we highly recommend. So today, I thought I would give you a mini travel guide on the things to do and places to eat in Dallas!

STAY

Hotel Zaza: This upscale uptown hotel is definitely a hot spot! When we want a location in driving/uber range of the chic Dallas nightlife, we stay here! Not to mention the ZaSpa is top notch!

The Joule: We’ve stayed at the Joule a few times and really enjoyed the location. It is in the Arts District downtown. I have a slight obsession with the bathroom sinks in this hotel, they were so pretty!

The W: This hotel is next to the American Airlines Center, which makes it perfect if you’re in town for a game or concert! We went to the Mavs game Friday night and should of stayed here, but they booked up super-fast!

The Westin (Galleria): Believe it or not, this once wasn’t my favorite hotel! While it is connected to the Galleria, it is very low-key. But now, I love it for that reason… And other obvious reasons. It is connected to the Galleria, so my early mornings in Dallas are spent running through the mall, buying things I don’t need! And the best part is that Larkin can stay in the room while I do this! Win Win!!!

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(Photo from a previous girls trip to Hotel ZaZa!)

LUNCH

Breadwinners: This is the trendy brunch spot located in NorthPark that everyone has heard about at some point in their life. At any given time, there is quite a wait. And if you like French toast, breakfast potatoes and mimosas, it’s worth it!

Meso Maya: Avocado Margarita. Say no more.

HopDoddy: I love this burger bar! There are so many different burgers, you could literally eat there every day for a month and never eat the same one twice! And don’t forget the milkshakes on cheat day!

The Common Table: Chicken and Waffles, Adult Grilled Cheese and SKITTLE SANGRIA! I want it all…

Babe’s Chicken House: So, I am not a fan of fried chicken, but this… THIS fried chicken is the best fried chicken I have EVER had. I will never turn down a trip to Babe’s.. As a matter of fact, I encourage it. From the buttermilk biscuits to the sweet corn and fried chicken, this place will have you coming back for more! Literally.. Since it is all you can eat!

Side Note: We really loved Patrizio’s in Highland Park Village, but unfortunately, it closed. I will forever dream about their deep dish pizza.

DINNER

My favorite of all…..

Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse: This steakhouse has been a favorite of mine for the past seven years! It is very upscale and I always enjoy getting dolled up and throwing on “the best of the best,” because ladies, you will definitely need to dress to impress here! You also can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Also try Nick & Sam’s Grille for a great lunch alternative!

UCHI: This is a relatively new experience for us! We’ve tried numerous times to get reservations here in the past, but they only take a limited amount of reservations a night to allow for walk-ins. So you need to book in advance! When we finally tried it, we were blown away by how much we loved everything on the menu.. Yes, we naturally order everything on the menu. You have to try to fried milk! It gives life a new meaning!

NOBU: The only way to put this is that it is a must! Complete perfection, from the staff, service, food, atmosphere, location.. everything is perfect.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse: While we sometimes feel that this is out of the way, it is worth it. Especially the crab mac and cheese!

Top Knot: Located uptown right above UCHI, this New American style restaurant is also a must!

Other Locations We Recommend: Eddie V’s, Del Friscos (on McKinney), The Theodore, and Ten Rammen

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(Miso Cappuccino at NOBU, best dessert ever!)

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Even though our trips mainly consist of shopping, we really enjoyed the activities below:

Top Golf

The Dallas Zoo

State Fair of Texas: Everything really is bigger and better in Texas!

Mutts Cantina: Even though we haven’t been here, this has been on our ‘Dallas Bucket List’ if we ever come to Dallas with our lab!

Klyde Warren Park

Uptown Dallas: You can find almost anything and everything to do uptown!

I hope you enjoyed this travel post, though it’s a little different! I might start going them for all the cities we start traveling to! 😉

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Spring Cravings + Friends & Family

Spring Cravings

It is my favorite time of the year for multiple reasons. One, summer is near and that means the end of the semester for me! However, I officially graduate in May so this spring/summer is extra special! Second, we are finally exiting the weird phase of the weather being too hot for sweaters but too cold for shorts and tank tops! And last but definitely not least, my favorite retailers feel our struggle and are ready to make it a little easier by offering their bi-annual FRIENDS AND FAMILY discounts! Nothing cures needing a new wardrobe better than saving some money! I try to hold off on  making big purchases during the month of March because April brings soooo many sales! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite spring items above; and the majority of the pieces are currently on sale with Bloomingdales F&F discount (25% off most merchandise with the promo code FRIENDS!) Below are a list of the items I have already purchased or can’t wait to purchase, with the items shown above listed first:

1. MinkPink Dreamwear Swimsuit – I am super obsessed with crochet swimwear, and this Becca one in black is also catching my eye!

2. Mara Hoffman Embroidered Dress – Mara Hoffman defines summer style, so browse through Bloomingdales collection and find something because it will be worth it!

3. ABS Turquoise Double Drops – turquoise is one of my favorite colors year round, but especially during spring/summer! Kendra Scott also has a variety of turquoise to choose from!

4. Tory Burch T-Block Tote – this is the perfect summer tote for those beach trips! It is not on sale at this time, but read below to find out when it will be!

5. Polarized Ray Bans – I love the pink!

6. Stuart Weitzman Fuchsia Flats (Not on sale) – these are not on sale either but they are sooooooo worth it! Lace up sandals + bright colors = the perfect spring sandal!

7. Tory Burch Lexington Wedge – these were so popular last summer so Tory Burch brought the back in two of the three colors! This wedge isn’t currently on sale, but keeping reading to find out details on the Tory Burch Friends & Family sale later this month!

8. WAYF Blue Bouquet Top – I have this top in peach and love it so much, I am debating on purchasing the blue option.. along with the dress version.. I love it THAT much!

9. Mustard Seed White Chambray Top – I ordered THIS one and cannot wait for it to come in! Paired with some amazing earrings such as the ones shown above or these drops!

10. One Teaspoon Bandit Shorts – NEED, NEED, NEED!

11. Bauble Bar Bracelet Set – this is already at an amazing price, but who doesn’t love 25% off?

12. Soludos Candy Stripe Espadrille – also craving these Tory Burch ones!

13. Tracy Reese Watercolor Dress – this dress is going to perfect for a spring wedding or church! I intend to get a lot of wear from this..

14. Rebecca Minkoff Ombre Dress – this dress reminded me of a Halston Heritage one from last summer that I could NEVER get my hands on.. So this purchase was a no brainer!

Here’s the lowdown: Bloomingdales is offering 25% off select regular and sale price items online from April 3 to April 10, 2016, with promo code FRIENDS.

Didn’t find anything that caught your eye? Don’t worry, ShopBop and Tory Burch will be hosting their Friends & Family events this month too. While the dates haven’t been released at this time, ShopBop’s 2015 event began April 8th last year and Tory Burch’s event began on April 24th! These two events normally begin on a Thursday and last through the weekend, but you will want to act fast since items DO sell out rather fast. THIS dress and THIS top are going to perfect for our trip to Hawaii this summer!

I cannot WAIT for the summer. I am hanging on by a thread until May! My current work schedule is Monday-Friday 4:30 A.M to 1:00 P.M. Hospital life is legit. My afternoons and weekends are filled with homework.. So much homework I’m drowning in it! Buttttttt… It will all be worth it once it’s over! Nonetheless, I will be sure to update this post as the F&F events begin! 

UPDATE:

ShopBop’s F&F event has began.. But it ends April 7th at 11:59 P.M. Additionally, things are selling out quickly! But I’m linking additional items that can’t be passed up! ♥

Tularosa Desert Moon Babydoll Dress // Mara Hoffman Leaf Twist One Piece Swimsuit// Elina Pom Pom Flats // Alice & Olivia Y Back Dress // Zac Posen Tote // Carolina Constas Sweatheart Bustier Blouse // Cupcakes & Cashmere Floral Romper // Schutz Neida Lace Up Flats // Vanessa Mooney Tassel Drop Earrings // Clare V Cobalt Blue Foldover Clutch // Sam Edelman Ocidie Pumps (These are a dupe for my Valentino Rockstuds!)

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