Dec 1, 2014


It's that time of year where our Instagram, Twitter & Facebook feeds fill up with holiday gift guides! So of course I had to join in on the fun and bring you some great gift guides that feature items under $100 so you won't break the bank this year.  Oh and I'm also having a giveaway, but that's at the bottom of this post.  Keep reading and you'll get there!

With everyone showing you what to buy for your family or your significant other, I'm bringing you the single ladies edition, so why not start with what to buy for your BFF?  She's probably one of the most important persons in any single ladies life, so why not get her the best.  And not to mention, something you could also borrow from her at any point.  Hey ladies, I will take any item, but mostly the Country Music t-shirt.

Now on to the best part of this post. It's a holiday giveaway courtesy of the fabulous 9th & ElmWhat is 9th & Elm you ask?  Its an amazing fashion site dedicated to handmade & independent fashions and accessories at affordable prices. In fact, see that gift guide up there? Yeah, most of those items can be found at 9th & Elm! Follow the links under the guide or click the 9th & Elm banners to take a look yourself.  Now for the details: 9th & Elm is giving away 2, yes 2 site credits to be used exclusively on the 9th & Elm website! First name drawn will receive a $100 Site Credit & the second name drawn will receive a $50 Site Credit.

Giveaway starts today, December 1st at 11 AM CST and ends Monday, December 8th at 11 AM CST.   So hurry up and enter the giveaway! *Giveaway is for US and Canada residents only*

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*Disclaimer: I was asked by  9th & Elm to participate in this giveaway. If you click and/or make a purchase through certain links on this site or any related social media platforms, I may make a commission from that purchase. Please see full privacy policy  for additional details on my Privacy Policy Tab.

Nov 19, 2014


With the weather finally transitioning from summer to fall (more like winter) here in Dallas, I have been trying to revamp my wardrobe to fit the changing season as quickly as my bank account will let me.  I've been able to add a few pieces, but am still looking for those key transition pieces to round out the wardrobe. Luckily I have found two new online stores, 9th & Elm and RiffRaff to help me in my quest.  Both have amazing pieces for all shapes & sizes.  Oh and did I mention, those of us in Dallas are super lucky because Riff Raff is located in Preston Plaza.  Check them both out online or if you're in the area, make sure to stop by Riff Raff to pick up some of these pieces to add to your closet.

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Nov 17, 2014


Last month the queen herself, Diane von Furstenberg, came to Dallas and Neiman's at Northpark threw a fancy gathering in her honor.  There was wine & champs, macaroons & appetizers, and flowers & fashion.  We caught glimpses of Mrs. Furstenberg a few times, but never got to meet her, or see her for long enough for me to catch a pic of her or her wild hair.  Plus, with Christmas just around the corner, I couldn't part with the $500 you had to spend to meet her.  So we settled for free drinks and amazing people watching.  

Next up is the Tibi meet & greet on Thursday 11/20. 

To shop DVF's famous wrap dress, click here----> DVF

Photos by me

Nov 12, 2014


Lately, I've been obsessing over strong brows.  I know I know, I'm late to the party.  Been there done that, but my sudden post about eyebrows, is like every blogger wearing a THAT plaid blanket scarf from Zara.  May have been a scarf from last winter, but it's everywhere... still.   Just search through Instagram for blanket scarf.  It's insane.  But I digress.  Back to the brows, the real topic for today.

I am obsessed with trying to emulate the master of brows, Cara Delevingne.  This generations Brooke Shields.  My generation was all about pencil thin, almost drawn on brows, and with the resurgence of the 90's, I am so glad the brows were not one of them.  It's time we embraced thick and natural, yet groomed eyebrows.  (Remember, there should be 2!)  I've even begun filling in my brows everyday.  Even if I wear no eye makeup,  I'm still filling in my dirty blonde brows with my favorite pencil from Milani in Natural Taupe.

Are your eyebrows not thick and luscious like any of the ladies above, there's a few helpful links below on how to groom & rock these strong brows.
Allure- How to Groom Your Brows
The Beauty Department- Drawing a Retro Brow
Harper's Bazaar- How-To: Cara Delevingne Brows For the Rest of Us

Nov 11, 2014


Hello? Anyone still there?  I hope y'all are still there, or at least checking back once in a while to see if I'm still breathing.  And I am! I've been a bad blogger. I wish I had some fabulous excuse for why I've been away for so long.  Something as good as I met the man of my dreams,  or I flew off to some exotic country with no wifi or I took a job with a lux fashion house that has me traveling cross country like a crazy person.  But alas, nothing exciting, just that we had lay offs at my current company which means, I am doing the job of 3 people and any extra curricular activities went on the back burner.  

During my absence I had a epiphany.  Why did I give up something I love, for something that's there to pay the bills?  Clearly something had to change and today I make that change.  Moving forward into the fashion future, I promise to dedicate my time to my love, my passion, my creative outlet.  This will be tough, so bear with me while I gain balance between blogging & working.

I'm so glad to be back! Stay tuned......

Shannon B.

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