Archive for October, 2010

Is My Dream Coming True?

Posted by    |    October 26th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

I usually don’t spread gossip, but this is too good to pass up.  Word on the street is that international retailer H&M may be coming to Big D and opening its doors at Northpark Center or Galleria.  The reasons that it hasn’t already graced us with its presence are somewhat ambiguous, though in this article it sounds like the fact that Dallas doesn’t get all four seaons has something to do with it.  Though we have a few affordable, trendy options in Dallas (has anyone else noticed that Forever 21 is in every mall on the planet now?) we could cetainly use an H&M.  With glossy campaigns and high fashion knock-offs that you can pair with your true high fashion pieces, I’m counting down the days until they make the big announcement that Dallas is their next stop.

 

Clinique and Teen Vogue Fresh Faces Tour This Saturday

Posted by    |    October 21st, 2010 at 2:59 pm

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work on a fashion magazine shoot and have your makeup done by a true pro, then stop by Nordstrom at Northpark Center this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  A Clinique expert will do your makeup and a profesional photographer will snap you with your glamorous new look. There is even a chance to win an internship in New York with Clinique.  Plus, score some free Clinique goodies! Book your appointment by calling (214) 231-3900 ext 1056, or go to www.cliniquefreshfaces.com.

 

 

Mid Week Must-Haves

Posted by    |    October 21st, 2010 at 2:42 am

This week I was inspired by Jeune Marie’s blog to do an overhaul on my closet.  I needed to transport my summer wardrobe upstairs to my seasonal storage closet and bring down the fall and winter wardrobe, so I figured, what better time to do a closet makeover?  After seeing the great work fellow bloggers have done on their closets, I decided to bite the bullet and make a small investment in mine.  My first order of business to was to buy organizational items to get me motivated.  I went to Target, Wal-Mart, and The Container Store for a hanging wardrobe, basic brown storage bins, stacking shelves to organize t-shirts/leggings/work-out attire, and wooden hangers.  Now, I knew replacing my regular wire and plastic hangers would be expensive (especially since I needed around 250 just for the fall and winter wardrobe alone,) so I bought the Canopy mahogany wooden hangers at Wal-Mart. They are more expensive online, but in-store you can buy 20 for $12. Great deal! Four hours and a lot of trash bags of wire hangers later, I am thrilled with my new closet!  I can actually SEE the items that I already have, since wooden hangers can be spaced evenly and hang at the same height.  I’ll admit I have even walked into my closet just to admire my handiwork….my closet has never been this neat and pretty.  So, this week’s must-have is the fairly inexpensive but incredibly pretty and helpful wooden hanger.  You’ll feel like a celebrity stylist has taken over your space, and you can finally see the fabulous wardrobe you own. My closet isn’t quite finished, but I’ll share a few photos so you can see what I’ve done so far. To take on this project, here are my picks:

Wal-Mart Canopy Wooden Hangers

The Container Store Premium Walnut Wooden Hangers

Canopy Hanging Wardrobe, Rich Brown/Fresh Ivory

Container Store Stacking Shelves

Target Whitmore Small Storage Bin

I’d love to see photos of what other people have done on their own closet makeovers-email me: hilary@youplusdallas.com.

Happy Organizing!

 

 

Observations From the Judge’s Table

Posted by    |    October 14th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

It’s finally here-the first home game of the season.  Dallas Stars Home Openers are always amazing, and I’m proud to say that this year I had a hand in helping choose some new faces of the organization. Coordinator Wendy Dutton does a phenomenal job of training a poised, professional, and well-rounded group by Opening Night.  All those little moments from auditions and training camp culminate into a exciting first evening for a Dallas Stars Ice Girls rookie. As promised, here are some insights to my experience as a Dallas Stars Ice Girls judge at try-outs this year and some tips for girls who may give it a try next season.

Observation #1: Just because you’re beautiful and a great skater doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a spot on the squad.  Although being a knock-out certainly tips the scales in your favor, attitude is everything.  When I interviewed Coordinator Wendy Dutton, she stressed that a positive, helpful attitude and respect for those in charge (as well as the fellow Ice Girls), ranked incredibly high on the judge’s criteria. (more…)

Mid Week Must-Haves

Posted by    |    October 5th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Ah, fall.  The time of year when shorts go away and sweaters come out.  I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve been having doing my fall shopping.  While at Saks doing research on this week’s Fashion Update, several new Alice and Olivia dresses caught my eye.  If you aren’t familiar with Alice and Olivia, the line started in 2002 at Barney’s and expanded from great fitting pants to an entire lifestyle collection.  The clothes are whimsical, have a vintage flair, and can be worn by women of all ages.  To say the A+O dress line for this season is desirable is an understatement.  Just look at how cute these mini-dresses are!

While out doing your seasonal spending, stop by the Madewell Denim Roadtrip that will be coming through Dallas this Thursday at Northpark Center.  Lucky editors Elise Loehnen and Jenny Kang will be there to give out expert style advice along with a DJ spinning tunes, delicious snacks, goodie bags, and one-night-only in-store deals. Special thanks to @RealPoshMom for the reminder about this awesome event.  See you there!