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The best part about moving to a new city: all the new places that you get to explore! I decided to make a new series on my blog called "Exploring Dallas" since you guys were interested in posts on what to do and see in Dallas. I thought the perfect place to start my new series is at Highland Park Village, a place that's a must for anyone visiting Dallas. 

Over the years, I've always heard so many great things about Highland Park Village but it was even better than I had imagined! I know, I know, I must sound ridiculous right now cause technically Highland Park Village is just a place filled with fancy high end stores and fashionable (and I'm assuming rich?) people but I just can't help it! We have nothing like this in Rochester (may I remind you that we don't even have an H&M! It's that bad over there) so it feels surreal to have a fancy place like this right in my own backyard. 

The first thing you'll notice about the place once you arrive is that there's a different feel to it with the gorgeous architecture and the fact that it's an outdoor shopping center filled with gorgeous window displays. Did I mention everything in this place is Instagram-worthy? Including the people! While Dallas is a fashionable city, the people at Highland Park Village take it to another level. No wonder why fashion bloggers come here so often! 


While most of the shops are high-end, there are some more "affordable" shops such as Tory Burch (which is where I spotted those adorable velvet espadrilles that I mentioned in my last post which I still have regret not buying!) and cute boutiques as well. Of course, I still had to go into my favorite store Chanel and at least pretend that I'm a rich socialite that I can afford those things in store. And the parking lot! Since when are parking lots so cute?!



Do these stairs look familiar? All around HP Village, you'll see these gorgeous stairs which is so photo-worthy and I'm pretty sure I've seen bloggers take pictures here before. 


My favorite place that I visited while here was without a doubt, Bird Bakery! If you follow me on Instagram, you would've noticed that I couldn't stop talking about this place. It's an adorable bakery with tons of girly decor, amazing coffee, sandwiches, and of course my personal favorite: cupcakes! (including pumpkin spice cupcakes fyi). 





Hope you guys enjoyed this post! I can't wait to explore new places and find out more about Dallas!



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Happy Friday everyone! Fall is my favorite time of year to do some shopping because there's so many gorgeous things in stores! I decided to round up all of my favorites and share them with you gals below. 



Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings in "Maroon Jade" - I've been investing in more Kendra Scott pieces ever since I moved to Dallas and these maroon jade earrings are gorgeous and dress up an oversized sweater and jeans. 

Fiddler Hat - I love wearing hats during the fall and winter and the fiddler hat is so trendy right now and is the perfect way to hide a bad hair day. 

Tory Burch Velvet Espadrilles - This one's perfect for all my gals that live in a warm climate and don't get to experience fall. I tried them on at the Tory Burch and totally regret not purchasing them. They also come in black but I love all things maroon during the fall and will look perfect during the holidays as well. 

Sole Society Black Calf Hair Clutch - I've been searching everywhere for the perfect clutch to wear on an everyday basis that's large enough to fit all my essentials and this one's perfect! I love the fact that it's not the usual leopard print and works for both day and night.

Glamorous Cold Shoulder Turtleneck Sweater - I love this unique take on the boring turtleneck sweater that shows up everywhere in stores during the fall. It would look perfect for date night!

Sam Edelman "Thora" Suede Boots - For years I've wanted a pair of camel boots but since I have large calves (how does one shrink their calves?!), it's been pretty hard to find but I ordered these Sam Edelman ones and hopefully they'll fit. I love the chunky heel which makes it easy to walk in them and they work perfectly with an all-black outfit. 




What are you loving for fall? I'd love to know!











Top: Forever 21 // Skirt: LOFT // Bag: Burberry // Sunglasses: Dior "Origins" // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Lips: Bobbi Brown Art Stick in "Rich Nude" 


If you asked me a couple of years ago that I would be buying so many classic and simple pieces in neutral colors, I would've never believed you. Just look at my old outfit posts! (just kidding, please don't. They're awful haha). I used to dress so colorful and preppy and didn't really have a sense of style and was just all over the place. One of the things that I'm enjoying about getting older is that my style has evolved and it's so much more easier to shop now. Not only do I wear a lot of neutrals which are easy to mix and match but I buy pieces to wear to multiple places such as this skirt (on sale for 30% off!) which is perfect for work or out for dinner. The same goes for my new bag which I admit was quite the splurge but I know I'll wear this for years to come. Plus it's so roomy and also came with a wristlet so it's almost like 2 bags in one. I swear, Burberry bags are so underrated yet their quality is beautiful and a little more affordable compared to other designer bags. 


What are you loving for the fall? I'd love to know! Feel free to comment down below.





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