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Elyse Marriott

April 2, 2013 by

EMhilltopSMUstyle caught up with SMU’s Retail Club president and Chi Omega senior, Elyse Marriott.  Elyse and her retail club team are hosting the fashion show at the end of SMU Fashion Week this Friday evening!

1. Most recent purchase:

A Naven cut-out butterfly print dress & a pair of Schutz ‘Gil’ wedges

2. “Go-To” Look:

I’ll pair a high-low Emma & Sam quarter length t-shirt-in either black or creme-with jeans and a belt.  The shirts go with every color or print, so it’s an easy look to put together quickly that’s comfortable but still looks cute.

3. Restaurant Most Frequented:

The restaurant I frequent most would have to be Company Café.  Breakfast is my favorite meal so it’s nice to go somewhere and not feel guilty because everything is organic and the restaurant focuses on local produce.  Plus, there are two locations so I never have to worry about waiting for a table.

4. Three words to describe your style:

Fresh, flirty, and boho-prep

5. Can’t live without:

My brown, quilted Wilfred coat (Wilfred sold at Aritzia)

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March 25, 2013 by

Spring is here! It’s time to spruce up your space and throw some colors on those boring walls.  I’ve been lusting for some of these eye-catching pieces of art and want to share with all of you.

| Gray Malin of Maison Gray |


Bondi Beach

 Cowboy And Mule, Prada Marfa Collection

| Nancy Ramirez of Cozamia |


Love Spill 


Brittle Stars

Made By Girl by Jen Ramos |


Gold Skull Print


LOVE (gold + pink)

Furbish Studio |


Feather Print I

St. Valentine’s Decor

February 12, 2013 by

There’s only a few days left until the either dreaded or dreamt up day of the year, Valentine’s Day.  Whether you have plans or not, it doesn’t hurt to spruce up your place with a little TLC.  Strands of delicate heart garland add a simple touch and can be found at Paper Source.  Feeling crafty and have time in between that senioritis?  Colorful letter blocks are easy on your hands and your pocketbook.  Check out these adorable throw pillows from Alexandra Ferguson, there’s one for every occasion!  Everyone wants a little snuggling on V-day.


It’s the Holiday Season

December 10, 2012 by

Deck the halls and fetch the tree, ’tis Christmas season upon us.  Decorating for the holidays can be one of the most fun parts about it.  Check out these fresh ideas to make your humble abode a comfy, cozy one just in time for our very first snowfall in Dallas.


                             {No one can ever say no to Mistletoe.}      {Find a use for leftover tree trimmings.}

{Cozy up in front of an impromptu fire with candles & these mercury glass votives.}


   {ivory flowers + cranberry filled vase.}       {Center the bar using a wreath chandelier.}

{Use green moss to create a not so traditional wreath.}



Desk Details

November 28, 2012 by

Finals are creeping upon us and what better way to study than make your study space a place you want to be.


Spruce up your dread for studying with some colorful flowers & your favorite candle.

Organize your desktop using old candles or check out The Design Darling’s

adorable monogrammed acrylic desk accessories here.

Create comfort at your space for spending lots of hours there.

Inspiration boards are a must to put all of your creative juices in one place

or to pin important reminders for yourself.

Joey Arsenio

April 7, 2012 by

Joey Arsenio, a junior from San Francisco, California expresses himself with a Ralph Lauren look twisted with a beachy surf style.  He covets the looks of Johnny Depp and follows in his adventurous footsteps by having gone off a bungy jump in Paris, France and also going skydiving.  Joey’s looks keep up with his social calendar around Dallas. For a good time, Joey frequents the Katy Trail Ice House, Nick and Sam’s Grill, Homebar, Rio Room, and Highland Park Village Theater for a more casual night.

Natalie Konstant

April 2, 2012 by

Natalie Konstant describes her style as versatile, edgy, and fun and with Sienna Miller as her fashion icon, she certainly has heads turning.  A sophomore from Chicago, Illinois, Natalie enjoys traveling and will be jetting off to Greece this summer to experience some of her Greek roots.  Around Dallas, Natalie can be found laying out at the Heights pool, shopping at Scoop in Highland Park Village, or grabbing sushi with friends at Steel.