Happy Wednesday. I’m FINALLY back with my recap post of my weekend in Dallas. I honestly didn’t want to come home, but let’s be honest…I never want to when I’m on a trip. I’ll be honest…I had more trouble on this trip than ever before. I had multiple gate changes, flight delays, etc. BUT that didn’t stop me from having one of the best weekends ever! Here’s a recap of my trip with one of my best friends, Ricci.

Where to Stay:

If you are attending a concert/event at the American Airlines Center (more on this below), you HAVE to stay at the W Dallas Victory. You can literally walk a few feet across the street to the venue. It’s SO close, and you won’t have to pay for extra parking.

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Also, if it’s the middle of summer and you’re looking to cool off, the W has an awesome infinity pool on the 16th floor. It looks out across all of Dallas, and it’s really beautiful! The hotel is very modern and fun with cute decor and really friendly staff. I recommend it!

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Where to Eat:

{BREAKFAST} We met up with our bloggy friend, Becky, at Yolk on Routh Street. YUM is all I can say! They have a very extensive menu with sweet and salty faves. Of course I was all about creating my own omelette, so I chose bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese and topped it with avocado! Becky & Ricci tried the strawberry orange juice, and it looked awesome too! It was so fun to catch up with a fellow Arkansan (now Texas transplant) and talk all things social media. It was in the cutest neighborhood!

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{LUNCH/DINNER} If you’re obsessed with Tex-Mex like me, be sure to visit one of the many Mi Cocina locations. We headed to the West Village on Sunday afternoon for lunch. Seriously give me allllll of the queso! I’ve never had a meal here I didn’t like, but the fajitas should be the first thing you try ;)

How To Have Fun:

{BASEBALL GAME} How about those Rangers? Well hey, at least they tried. Any other Joey Gallo fans out there? ;) That man is gorgeous. We got awesome seats at the recommendation of a couple of friends. I recommend the Lexus Club seats, because you have servers that tend to you during the game! HOW COOL is this?! Now you won’t miss any of those walk-up songs! Speaking of that…what would be your walk-up song? I’m thinking GIRLS by Beyonce ;) Every Friday night is fireworks at the Park, and I’m pretty proud to say that we provided so much entertainment to the guys next to us as we belted out Journey and Garth Brooks during the show! PS: if it’s football season, be sure to catch the Cowboys across the street at AT&T Stadium!

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{CONCERT} If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with Adam Levine. It’s honestly come to the point that it might or might not be a little unhealthy but whatever…HAVE you seen him lately? Or heard him sing? Enough said. This was my third concert seeing Maroon 5, and this was my favorite so far! (See this post for my Vegas recap when we saw them) The concert was at the American Airlines center. We always sit in the nosebleeds in this location, because there’s not a bad seat in the whole place. The stage was in the shape of a “V”, and Adam was totally OWNING that stage. And can we talk about James’s jumpsuit? He just has his own style, and I love it!

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Obviously Dallas is full of life, and there’s so so much to do! It’s hands down my favorite city in the US. We hit up Northpark before coming home and I bought a few pairs of shoes. Can’t wait to share with you on IG!

Be sure to let me know if you’ve seen Maroon 5 in concert! You can read Ricci’s reviews of the weekend here & here. Thanks for reading.

XO,

Rebekah

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Happy June y’all! I can’t believe at the end of this month, we will be halfway through 2018. Where in the world is the time going? If you didn’t know, I have joined Stella & Dot as a stylist. I have been wearing their jewelry for years, so it was a no brainer for me. You will for sure see these stylish accessories making their appearance here on the blog. Here’s what you can expect this June from Stella & Dot!



Spend $50 in June, get 1/2 off an item:

The June incentive is stunning! I wear the Cleopatra studs & Ansley cuff daily!

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from left: Carla Necklace // Ansley Cuff // Cleopatra Studs



DOT Dollars through 6-18-18:

Spend $50, get $25 back in DOT Dollars to spend starting 6-26-18!

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Style Club with FREE welcome gift:

For $29, you can join the S&D Style Club where you will receive a free gift with a $50 purchase at sign-up. For one year, you will also receive FREE shipping on orders of $100+, 10% product credit on every order, and private sales/previews.

**I am giving the first 10 members to sign up with Style Club, $10 back on their purchase!**

Here are the free gift items:

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If you ever have any questions or styling inquiries, email me! Shop this month’s style session here!

XO,

Rebekah

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*This post has been sponsored by Plenty of Fish. All opinions & thoughts are my own.*

Today’s post is going to be so much fun y’all. I wanted to share somewhat of a different post and let you know about Plenty of Fish (POF). For me, online dating was always daunting. But in the back of my mind, there was always the thought of my friends who had success with POF and that was exciting to me. Dating in today’s world is completely different than years ago with our parents ;) If you’re like me, you have your phone in your hand 24/7. That’s why dating via an app makes so much sense! When you’re sitting down for your lunch break or even getting ready for bed, just jump on the app to see what POF has to offer!

So you may be wondering why POF? The app is SO simple to use, as you can see below (If you’re wondering how to get started, POF has you covered with their blog to help you with all things online dating – visit the blog here!). Additionally, more conversations happen on POF than any other dating app. I think a dating app is a great place to get the conversation going. It really helps to break the ice in case you find yourself meeting up with someone you’ve been talking to, and you already have a good foundation.

Once you sign up and start chatting with someone, the icons give you several options like “will respond”, so you can go back and catch up with someone. It’s not jumbled and hard to find what you are looking for. If you find someone you want to talk to, just shoot them a message. Download the app & get started today!

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The challenge: Break the ice!

Did you know that bad grammar is a major turnoff? We can all probably relate to the idea that seeing bad grammar on social media is a total deal breaker! I cannot stand seeing someone use “your” instead of “you’re”. Anyone else like me? And remember, starting the conversation on the app should be just what you need to break the ice and have great conversation in person. Because you will have already covered the initial bases, it will much easier to relax and enjoy the date.

Today I wanted to share a few more ways to break the ice. I wanted to put my own twist on this post, so I’m sharing outfit ideas for these dates as well. Let’s get started!

Date Idea #1: Outdoor Movie

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Outfit details: Tank // Cardigan // Crops // Birkenstocks

With summer just around the corner, get outside! Outdoor movies are such a fun way to experience the warmer temperatures and longer days.

TIP: Get there early. I think it would be fun to get together and talk about your favorite movies. Are you a scary movie person? I’m of course a chick-flick person, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not into other movies as well. Also ask the person about favorite actors!

Date Idea #2: Baseball Game

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Outfit details: Striped tee // Denim // Hat // Tennies

This type of date is a great way to get over the first date nerves. Silence is probably a little nerve-racking on the first date. At a baseball game, silence will be limited and can help take the edge off!

TIP: Get to know each other’s favorite teams beforehand. I’m a diehard fan of several sports teams, and I can definitely handle my own when talking about sports.

Date Idea #3: Coffee or Brunch

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Outfit details: Dress // Denim jacket // Wedges, old (similar) // Earrings

This date is a great time to meet somewhere comfortable. Coffee shops are great locations to be able to have good conversations. First dates can be STRESSFUL, but take the opportunity to get to know each other.

TIP: Branch out! This would be a fun time to try a new coffee or get a couple of different kinds to try together.

Let me know your ideas about first conversation and date ice breakers in the comments below! Thanks for reading.

XO,

Rebekah

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