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The Grilled Cheese Gods Have Answered…..

April 27, 2015 by

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Everyone who knows me, knows that my #1 favorite food is grilled cheese. Being the self-proclaimed Grilled Cheese Queen, you could only imagine how stoked I was to hear that Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. (aka grilled cheese heaven where all your grilled cheese dreams will come true) was opening. Located in Bishop Arts, this awesome restaurant serves up a menu packed with many grilled cheese options (duh), grilled cheese inspired starters, and some great cocktail and beer options, like an alcoholic root beer float……. YUM.

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PakPOW

April 20, 2015 by

Sunday afternoon we headed over the the Design District to soak up some sun and chow down on some good eats at Pakpao. Now, when I hear “thai food,” brunch is NOT the first thing I think of . But lemme tell ya, Pakpao will definitely change your prospective, like it did mine. From the refreshing thai iced teas and belly-warming pancakes, you’ll be leaving fully stuffed and happy!

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Coachella Packing List

April 6, 2015 by

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Half the fun of going to Coachella (at least for me) is dressing up in funky festival wear. This epic music festival has transformed itself into a fashion show of its own, attracting fashion’s “it” girls and music worshippers alike. If you’re looking to stick-out in the crowd of 90,000 attendees, stray from the basic high-waisted jean shorts and American Apparel crop tops and go for something more eclectic, but still on trend. coachella outfits1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16

 

Have fun on one of the most insane weekends of the year!

xxSL

Music Monday: Coachella Playlist

April 6, 2015 by

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Whether you’re attending Coachella this year or just dreaming of dancing on the Palm Springs polo fields, here’s the perfect playlist of some of our favorite artists performing this year. Get pumped for the next two weekends’ festivities by listening to this mix of main stage performers and Sahara tent djs. If you aren’t making the trip out to Coachella this year, all of the opening weekend’s shows will be streamed on YouTube for free to help you dream of this magical festival!

 

 

Happy listening!

xxSL

Stuck Here for the Long Weekend?

April 2, 2015 by

If you are, here’s a few activities to make you feel not so stuck and more on the lucky side….

 

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1) Deep Ellum Arts Festival: This 3-day festival (Friday thru Sunday) is featuring more than 200 decorative and visual artists selling and commissioning original works, local food vendors, and over 100 musical performances. On Sunday, there will be a pet parade with a costume contest. All three days of the festival is free to attend!

2) Picnic in the Park: Head over to Klyde Warren Park and munch on meals provided by food trucks or pack your own picnic and head over to White Rock Lake for a relaxing day in the sun.

3) Go to a drive-in movie: Although it may be a slightly longer trek that you would usually make to see a movie, turn your average movie outing into an adventure by heading to one of the drive-in movie theaters (Galaxy Drive-In and Coyote Drive-In are the closest).

4) Easter at the Arboretum: Spend the day at the Dallas Arboretum to view all of the flowers in bloom, including over 500,000 tulips, and Easter themed activities.

5) Spend the Day at The Foundry: Soak up the sun outside at The Foundry enjoying drinks and live music, into the night’s end. Added bonus, eat up on neighboring’ Chicken Scratch’s killer fried chicken.

6) Roadtrip to Marfa: If you’re up for an adventure, take the long drive with your friends and explore Marfa. Check out the town’s booming art scene and tons of funky hotels to camp out in.

7) Take a Brewery Tour: Several breweries (Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Lakewood Brewing Company, Peticolas Brewing Company, Four Corners Brewing, Community Beer Company… to name a few) are offering tours this weekend featuring live music, food trucks, and of course, lots and lots of beer.

8) Eat some Easter Sweets: Chow down on all your favorite Easter sweets, including Emporium Pie‘s special carrot cake pie only available on Friday and Saturday!

9) Pool Hop: One of my favorite activities to do in Dallas is exploring the different hotels and their pools…. Nothing sounds better than laying by the pool with a good book and a good drink…..*fingers crossed the weather stays nice*

 

xxSL

Transform that LBD

February 23, 2015 by

It’s common knowledge that a staple element to every girl’s wardrobe is the classic “LBD”. The little black dress always serves as the constant go-to outfit when you have nothing to wear and its easy to transform into different looks just by a simple change of accessories. For the girls on the go, here’s some ways to transform your favorite LBD… d2nLBDClass: jacket/bra/bag/shoes/sunglasses          Dress          Club: jacket/bra/bag/shoes/necklace

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Work: jacket/bag/shoes/necklace          Dress          Play: jacket/bag/shoes/earrings

 

If you are in need of a new black dress, check out the Dailylook’s selection.

xxSL

We Dem Boys

February 12, 2015 by

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If I were a boy…….

 

Well I don’t exactly want that (here’s looking at you Bruce Jenner), but I do love to borrow from our male counterparts every once in a while. Although I have my fair share of sky-high heels and flirty skirts, I’m a big sucker for androgynous dressing. Not only does it make me feel like a bad-ass, but it’s comfy too… and fashion doesn’t have to be pain all the time, right? Plus, if you’ve been blessed with the midget genes like me and Nati, you too can be lucky enough to score some great finds in the little boys department, since we’re all just ballin’ on a college budget over here.

 

From collared shirts and blazers, to sweatpants and sneakers, and everything in between, if he’s wearing it, so are we.

 

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Now start dressing like a man (but keep thinking like a woman)

 

xx SL + n_bru

Photos by Taylor Lewis

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What to Get Her { xo }

February 4, 2015 by

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Tell your girl “I dig you” with these love-filled gifts that avoid the cheesiness of your typical Valentine’s Day presents. Surprise her with a dainty love-knot ring or mix it up with an instant camera to document your crazy times together. No matter what, just seal it with a kiss, and she’ll love it!

 

xxSL

Lobbin’ All Over the World

January 28, 2015 by

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 10 inches chopped off and I’ve officially been initiated into the “lob” crew. After months of contemplating taking the risky plunge, I divorced my beloved long locks and decided to rock the new hair style of the season. Best. Decision. Ever. Like many other girls, I treasured my long hair, even to the point that I was terrified of getting a trim. Although I can no longer create my braided milk-maid-esque crown (RIP), I’m digging this new lob style. It’s refreshing, edgy, and easy-peasy. And speaking of perks, it’s a socially acceptable way to rock the “I woke up like this” look without actually having to do anything other than waking up.

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xxSL