By the time July rolled around, I missed my best friends too much. Anyone post-grad can relate to such a lifestyle switch, missing when we could just flop on our friends’ beds and have stomach-cramping laughter. My wanderlust was also raging, so the week of July 4th I decided to book a plane ticket to see my best friend that weekend in Dallas, Texas! ~spontaneity~
We, being the betches we are, dressed in our Texas betch best and found amazing walls in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas. Here you go, our amateur modeling shoot we call “I Have this Thing for Walls” (not really).
Deep Ellum, Dallas
For such vibrant backgrounds, I was glad I went with graphically contrasting black & white. I borrowed my sister’s white lace overlay skirt (thanks Lily!) and paired it with my knit crop top (similar here). I strutted in my best purchase of the summer (sorry Gigi sunnies): my Zara lace up blush sandals. Wore ’em with almost every outfit. ‘Murica
I love layering gold necklaces *all gold errythang* so this was my Karma circle with my Madewell pendant. My velvety Chanel lipstick in L’Adorée is a pinky purple that is great for blue eyes (or anyone, let’s be real).
The graffiti walls were the best finale to a day full of exploring the Arts District, including the Nasher Sculpture Garden and lunch from the food trucks in the architecturally cool Klyde Warren Park next to the Dallas Museum of Art. All highly recommended to feel *cultured.* So much more gorgeous, funky art in Texas than I ever would have thought!
Her sweet family welcomed me into their celebration in her hometown of Fort Worth. We listened to their orchestra play patriotic songs at “Concerts in the Garden” which reminded me of the Boston Pops, rode a bull at the historic stockyards & rodeo, and made ice cream from scratch for a classic American feast. We also had Eggs Benny brunch at the stunning Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth.
Madewell Coliseum Necklace
Cam’s Nude Hipster Sunnies
Chanel Lipstick in L’Adorée
H&M Knit Crop Top (similar here)
Lily’s Lace Overlay Maxi Skirt