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Study Spaces for When You Need a Break from Fondren

November 30, 2017 by

Well here we are, roughly two weeks left in the semester, aka the time when reality begins to set in, and an overwhelming panic about finals takes over. Whether you’re the type of student who has kept up on all the assignments throughout the semester or you’re the queen of procrastination, everyone needs a quiet place to focus. Before you mentally prepare yourself to live the remainder of the semester in Fondy, I am here to offer you some alternative study spaces around Dallas for a much needed change of scenery.

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The Italian Restaurant We’ve All Been Waiting For

November 28, 2017 by

Has anyone else noticed Dallas’ lack of Italian cuisine? It’s completely unacceptable. While yes, our city does have Lucia and Canne Rosso, there’s hardly anything in between month-long waitlists and uber casual vibes. Let’s face it – Lucia is to die for but has a smaller, more upscale menu and we only go to Canne Rosso for those mouth-watering pizzas. In my opinion, most all other restaurants kind of missed the mark. Maybe I’m picky. Anyways, it’s safe to say these are great options, but they still don’t suffice. So, where can our Italian cravings be satisfied? Sassetta, of course.

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About Alegra Volpe

Proud South Texan that's never met a parmesan truffle fry I didn't like. Harper's Bazaar devotee and lover of rooftops, Sofia Coppola films and anything vintage. A typical daydream includes lounging on a Mexican beach.

(Wishing I) Just Touched Down in London Town

November 21, 2017 by

While amid grueling presentations and exhausting exams, I’ve caught myself reminiscing on my summer travels. With no school and a very-lax intern schedule, I visited one of my favorite cities in the world: London. Here, I ate, drank, and shopped my heart out for five days, while taking in all the city had to offer. With Thanksgiving and Christmas break coming up, I thought I’d share all of London’s best kept secrets!

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About Lexie Hanna

Obsessions include all-things interior design, extravagant charcuterie boards, & the color blush. Always dressed in head-to-toe black, while either planning my next vacation or day-dreaming of dessert.

All Dressed Up to Eat Up

November 20, 2017 by

Thanksgiving is on Thursday and if you have absolutely no idea what on Earth to wear, I’m here to throw you a bone.

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About Clare Grady

SMUStyle's token yankee and die hard pescatarian. I have an infatuation with blue & white, Degas dancers, and golden retrievers which all can't be contained. Usually over-caffeinated, I spend my days in museums and waste time watching Vogue's youtube channel. I would always rather be in Paris, but Dallas will do for now.

Goat Yoga: The Latest Fitness Trend

November 8, 2017 by

Goat Yoga: the latest fitness phenomenon…may not be all that it’s cracked up to be. I don’t think Gwenyth herself would even enjoy this fad. Continue Reading

About Lauren Fisher

A native Texan, MiCo addict and country music lover. I was born and raised in Dallas, so I know the best of the best when in comes to local restaurants, shopping and coffee shops. I have always been a fashion junkie and worked for personal stylist, Bobbi Schwartz, for three years where I learned the good, the bad and the ugly about the fashion industry. I hope to conquer NYC one day and work as an accessories editor at an international magazine....but until then, I'll continue to write about the latest in fashion and the hottest spots in Dallas here on SMU Style. XOXO

Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins

October 25, 2017 by

Dallas has been graced with one of Yayoi Kusama’s signature Infinity Mirror rooms. At the Dallas Museum of Art, the installation is the first mirror pumpkin room created by Kusama since 1991, and the only Infinity Mirror Room of its kind in the North American collection. The room focuses the reflective chamber on a series of acrylic yellow gourds covered in black polka dots, one of Kusama’s frequently used symbols.

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About Gianna Sciortino

A travel junkie, french bulldog owner, the sixth sister of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, and a California native. Odds are you can find me at the beach from the hours of 11 till sunset or in the newest fad workout class.

You Don’t Want to Miss Bar Stellar

September 13, 2017 by

Recognize the name? Bar Stellar is the new and improved former Stellar that sits right off of the expressway on Knox Henderson. If you haven’t been yet, you need to go. Get your cameras ready and head on over.

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About Chase Piper

Brunette and bubbly- you'll always catch me sporting a new pair of sneakers with any outfit. Kendrick Lamar is my idol and if I'm not listening to him then I'm jamming to old school rap and online shopping on I'm from Denver, I'm a victim of OCD and can't go through the week without hitting Sculpt at a CorePower studio nearby. I live for lighting a candle and binge watching Netflix.

Sweet Daze: Where Trendy Meets Dessert

September 8, 2017 by

Soooo I drove 30 minutes out of Dallas into Richardson, Texas on Wednesday to get donuts and froyo… don’t judge me, haters.

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About Caroline hogan

Constantly trying to emulate Carrie Bradshaw. Every day is a beautiful day to eat icing out the can and scroll through VSCO. Raised smack dab in the middle of the US of A, loves the Wizard of Oz, @girls_who_eat and anything having to do with Corgis.

Final Spring Soirée

May 11, 2017 by

Ah the long awaited arrival of summer; the temperature increases, our grades decrease, and we all say our goodbyes before embarking on summer endeavors. This spring has been one to remember, so send it off in style with a celebration and some chic party favors to match!

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About Maggie Borders

Celebrity stuck in a Joe-Shmo body. Loves: High Ceilings, Rose Wednesdays, maximalist accessories. Hates: Crocs, horror movies, when people say the word "nippy." Currently working on my fear of online shopping and waiting for the addition of the disco ball emoji.