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    How to Wear a Tweed Jacket

    How to Wear a Tweed Jacket

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    Happy Tuesday everyone!

    Yesterday I just got back from my vacation, and I can’t wait to share all the details. If you followed along on snapchat then you got the first look on how amazing the resort was. But now I am home with my family, and I wanted to share with you an effortless way to wear a tweed jacket. Since Chanel made it a classic, it is one thing that will never go out of style. This tweed jacket is one of my favorite finds from a very unexpected place (read more here), and I wore it to my intern meeting last week. Check out my tips on how to wear a tweed jacket below.

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    Camo Jacket and OTK Boots for Fall + $100 GIVEAWAY

    Thank you Dick’s Sporting Goods  for sponsoring this post.  As always all thoughts and opinions are mine alone. Thank you for supporting those who support this blog.

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    Woo! What a busy weekend! I feel like I am still playing catch up from our last mini weekend vacation. I have so many collaborations coming up this month, it’s been hard to keep up! This weekend was the opening for Dick’s Sporting Goods in Baybrook and as an ambassador I covered some of their special guest appearances including Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty, and Lance Berkman from the Astros.  You can see more pictures of the grand opening on my Facebook page. Thank goodness for this gorgeous weather we have been having lately because it turned out to be a great grand opening! I’m loving this cooler weather and I’m excited to say I even brought out my scarves this weekend. Below I wanted to share a cute and casual look with my favorite camo jacket and over the knee boots. Plus there is a $100 giveaway!
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    Friday Favorites: Lace-up tops

    Friday Favorites: Lace-up tops

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    Happy Friday everyone! Gosh what a week! I stayed up venting on my Snapchat (view story there) about something that has been heavy on my heart lately. I try to be open minded and positive in my blog, but I also know when I need to stand up for something and use my blog and my voice to help this world be a better place. I will always try to be candid and transparent to all my readers so you can get to know me for me. And to all my loyal readers thank you for your continued love and support. Now back to the subject and to sharing one of my Friday Favorites with you, lace-up tops and why you need them for fall! Continue reading

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    How to Dress up Boyfriend Jeans

    How to Dress up Boyfriend Jeans

    What a busy week it has been. I’ve been a little behind on my post, but it’s because I’ve been distracted watching the Olympics. But hey, it only comes on every four years, and I can’t miss watching some of my favorite athletes perform. My top sports are swimming and gymnastics when it comes to the Olympic games, and lately I cannot get enough of Houston’s own Simone Biles. That girl is in a league of her own. It just amazes me to watch her routines. When I was a little girl I remember watching and dreaming one day of being in the Olympics for gymnastics, and though my time has come and gone for that dream, it still lives on for my future daughter. Lol I was so inspired I was doing cartwheels in my living room, and telling my hubby we need to have another kid soon so I can live vicariously through our future daughter. Hahaha I’m going to be one of those moms. I even looked up mommy and me tumbling classes me and Jayden can join next year. My little man is a little monkey and has non stop energy! We could both benefit from the class. But back to the topic, boyfriend jeans, and how you can dress them up for a fun date night look. Continue reading

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    Swim Cover Ups and The Biggest Swim Sale of the Season 

    Swim Cover Ups and The Biggest Swim Sale of the Season

    What a whirl wind of a week. It’s been so busy with work and vacation. Currently I’m still in Chicago with my hubby. We are trying to catch a plane back home tonight. If you followed me on Snapchat @dawnpwinston you would have seen how amazing the views are, and all the delicious food we have been eating. It is absolutely amazing  Make sure you are subscribe to my YouTube  to catch my latest travel blog on Chicago next week. You won’t want to miss it! In other news, did you know Victoria Secret is canceling their swim line? Only Pink will continue swim next year. When I found out, I went online immediately and stocked up on my favorite swim pieces including this versatile cover up. They are having a huge sale up to 60%. Check out this look and some of my favorite swim pieces from Victoria Secret below!

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    How to Wear a Trench Coat – Dawn P. Darnell

    How to Wear a Trench Coat: Outfit: Closet Staple

    Last weekend I attended a Pinterest workshop with the best Houston Bloggers at City Center. It was really informative, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to increase their traffic. Not only was it very informative but it was tons of fun. For one of our scheduled break we had an exclusive shopping event at Kendra Scott. Thankfully I was wearing my trench coat and my rain boots, because it started to rain so bad when we had to walk across to the party. With all this rain we have been getting this summer, investing in a trench coat is a must. Plus it’s one of the most versatile jackets that you can wear around. Check out how I styled this trench coat from Tobi. Below are tips on how you can wear a trench coat. Continue reading

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    10 Must Have Embroidered Tops for Summer

    10 Must Have Embroidered Tops for Summer

    Have you caught on to the embroidered detail trend this summer? This cold shoulder embroidered blouse is one of my favorite casual on the go blouse for the summer. It has the perfect summer beach vibes and fun feminine details. Today I am sharing my favorite embroidered blouses for summer. Check out how I wore it below.

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    The Perfect Summer Pants for Under $20

    The Perfect Summer Pants for Under $20

    Hey guys! Hope ya’ll are having a fabulous week! What’s up with this crazy Texas weather? I really hope everyone is staying dry and safe from the flooding. It’s been such a crazy busy week for me, so I might sound a little scatter brained.  I’m planning a couple of trips these next two months and my first ever blogger event. So stay tuned on my Snapchat @dawnpwinston for my reveal on what major brand I will be collaborating with. Hint, hint, I wear it all the time! But back to the topic, I wanted to share with you these amazing linen pants I am absolutely in love with. I know with the hotter weather,  finding alternatives to denim jeans is a must, especially when you are in Texas. Well guess what I found the perfect summer pants for under $20, and they come in three different colors. Check out my look below on how I styled the perfect summer pants.

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    White Tassel Off the Shoulder Dress

    White Tassel Off the Shoulder Dress

    Can you believe it’s June already? I can with this rising Texas heat. But that also means time to bring out our summer whites. I found this sexy tassel dress shopping at one of my new favorite online stores Asos. If you’ve never shopped there, they have the cutest and trendiest styles for a great price. And as a momma on a budget that is always a plus. This dress is the best combination of my two favorite summer trends: tassels and off the shoulder. You can’t beat that especially for the price! This dress was on sale for less than $25! It’s really low stock so I linked a similar one here. I bought the XS, because I am really petite, but they also have a XXS available! Check out how I styled this dress below. Continue reading