Finally we have a little cool weather.  With the last remnants of summer comes the urge to update your wardrobe for fall.  This can always be a little daunting.  You can envision yourself wandering around the mall for hours on end, not to mention that fall clothes cost at least four times more than spring/summer clothes.  One nice piece can blow your entire clothing budget. I spent ten days hitting two different thrift stores in Dallas close to my home, and one crazy estate sale.  I came up with five easy to find pieces that will completely update your fall …


A big thanks to Valentino for sending me a pair of their beautiful red rock studs shoes.  I am a huge fan of Valentino shoes, and honored to have a pair of these limited edition beauties.  I am helping Valentino kick off the new Valentino Shoe Room.  You can see more of it here. Thank you Valentino!!!  


Hi Everyone!  Sorry for my absence of late.  Jane’s blog had a few projects that kept us quite busy, so I’ve been more of a behind the scenes blogger the last couple of weeks, so it’s nice to finally get a post out and at least say hello. I’m going to try out a few new recipes this week-so I will see you all soon!


Photos snapped by Jane on the most insanely hot day of the year with my iPhone–you can tell by the look on my face and lack of proper shoes. Sunglasses were a gift from Toms, and my absolute favorite.  Zara jacket, Rich and Skinny jeans. Putting the Alexander Wang sandals SS/13 on my wish list for sure!  I loved the entire collection.


Manny Rodriguez snapped this photo of my bedroom for the Rue Magazine shoot. Needless to say, we didn’t use it. A little bit sad, right?  Just not working at all.  The lamps aren’t right, and there is a huge void on either side of the sofa–kind of depressing.  This half of my room needed a makeover–stat!  My room is huge, and filling up the space has proven to be a challenge.  I am not a minimalist! What do you think now?  I found some great vintage bookcases to fill the void, and they also allowed me to unpack all of …


I had a wonderfully mundane weekend of reading, watching “No Reservations,” and catching up on laundry–perfect!  Wearing some old and new favorites.  Distressed boyfriend jeans from Ralph Lauren, sweatshirt from the thrift store, and my favorite old Dries van Noten sandals from years back. Jane and I found this cool lion fountain around our neighborhood and couldn’t resist turning the photos to black and white.      


Hi Everyone!  I have no excuse for my blogging absence, other than I was having some blogging paralysis.  Every time I would sit down to blog, I was overcome with anxiety.  I think it had to do with Carol heading back to the UK, but I finally heard from her, so no more excuses, and I have been having a great time on Instagram. Carol went camping her first week back with her classmates, and learned to make a wood burning oven from clay they scooped from the river.  Her dad and I kind of laugh about this, thinking this …


I finally have more pictures of my new home in Dallas!  Thanks to Rue Magazine for featuring both Jane and me in their first ever all Texas issue!! For more, click here. All Photos Manny rodriguez. I hope you all enjoyed the photos–I wanted to wait until I had a really great photographer.  Thanks Manny! Carol just arrived back at her school in Wales, and Jane is in Brazil for the week.  This is the first time on my own in a while, and I’m trying my best to adapt–I’m feeling a little sad without them. If you are in …


Here is the famous Parroquial in the main square of San Miguel.  My photo was almost really good–too bad I didn’t notice the giant hedge in the corner of my view finder.  Curse my bad eyesight!  Anyway, it’s magnificent and always takes my breath away. On this trip to San Miguel, Jane and I had the pleasure of visiting the cutest boutique hotel I’ve ever seen.  It’s called L’Otel.  Imagine an old colonial mexican home converted into an amazingly luxurious hotel with only four rooms.   If you were traveling to San Miguel with a group of friends or family, …


One of our favorite new places to eat in San Miguel is Cafe Rama.  A small tapas cafe near the Instituto de Arte.  Here are a few pictures from our evening there–but honestly, you can find so many cute little cafes now in San Miguel.  You would need a couple of weeks to have time to try them all. This was a wonderful polenta dish. Butternut squash pasta. I’m always fascinated by repetition. Graffiti. This is the picture of the grounds of a very old and grand hacienda that has been turned into a bed and breakfast. This bed and …