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STAYALFRED ★ DALLAS, TX

Hey friendssssss!

So a few weeks I got the chance to have a little staycation get away here in Dallas at the StayAlfred location on Jackson Street. I got to meet some of the people who work for StayAlfred and really learn about the company. I have to say I was in amazement at how well the company is run and what they stand for. They were some of THE nicest people ever. They have started this phenomenon of “travel apartments” that are a hotel/apartment all in one. Stay Alfred allows their customers to enjoy upscale travel apartments in the world’s best downtown neighborhoods. The location we stayed at was actually at the Statler hotel. If you are from Dallas, as you know, their rooftop scene has really been the talk of the town lately! It was so fun getting to stay right there with so many amazing things around the area to do. When I travel I seriously can not stand feeling like I am in a “shoe box” as I like to call it.. being cramped and limited on room space because I always over pack and want to bring food into my room! With StayAlfred you literally get an entire kitchen, living room, two bed rooms, bathrooms, and CLOSETS! The biggest closets ever haha!! Stay Alfred provides the reliability of a hotel stay with the space and comforts of a high-end apartment.. I am so excited to stay with them anytime I can now and would recommend this to absolutely ANYONE. Its great for bachelorette parties, bachelor parties, family vacations, weekend getaways, or even work trips. 100/100 recommend. They have the best selection of cities all across the US too.

Here is a list of cities they have travel apartments in:
Atlanta
Austin
Baltimore
Boise
Boston
Chicago
Dallas
Denver
Fort Worth
Houston
Indianapolis
Memphis
Minneapolis
Nashville
New orleans
Philadelphia
Phoenix
San Antonio
San Diego
Savannah
Scottsdale
Seattle
Spokane
Tempe
Washington, D.C.

Now what are you waiting for?!?! Go book your weekend get away ASAP.

Use the code YOURPLACE for 10% off your booking price too!!!

Here are a few pictures of my stay and my two bedroom/two bathroom apartment I had.

Can’t wait to talk soon!

BOOOK HEREEEE

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CYBER MONDAY ★ ASOS

Happy Monday, sister friends.

If you saw some sales from my black Friday post here, then you already know that this cyber weekend has been LIT. Today is the last day for some pretty big sales but my favorite to shop has been the ASOS 30% off sale for “Cyber Monday. It ends tonight at midnight so hurry hurry hurry and get shopping! Here are some of my “wishlist” items if you will.

I am working on some fun things this week and am so excited to be back home after being gone all week for Thanksgiving with my Dad’s side of the family!

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BLACK FRIDAY ☆ SALES

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BLACK FRIDAY IS HERE, PEEPS.

I decided to do a *Black Friday* sale round up for you guys so you can hit the best sales while they last. This is the perfect time to shop Christmas, too so hop on it!

Here is an alphabetical list of the best sales (my favorites) happening right now with discount codes + the sale percent!

ANN TAYLOR // 50% Off Everything

CODE: THANKFUL

ASOS //Take 20% off everything with code WIN20

CODE: WIN20

BEBE // Black Friday Steals! Take 30-50% Off Select Styles

BERGDORF GOODMAN // Save up to 40% off during the Designer Sale @bergdorfs

BOOHOO // Take 50% off everything!

BOWS BOUTIQUE // Get your Christmas party outfit on point this Black Friday with 25% off all products! @bowsboutiques

CHEAP MONDAY // 25% off everything, no code needed. Discount will be applied at the checkout

CHICWISH // Black Friday : Enjoy Extra 15%OFF

CODE: BLK15

E.L.F COSMETICS // Get 50% off sitewide using the code CELEBRATE on orders $30+. Plus, your order ships free for a limited time. Exclusions apply.

CODE: CELEBRATE

ETSY // Save on something created by someone. Shop Now.

ETSY //Get up to 60% off when you shop Etsy for Cyber Week

FRANCESCA’S // Black Friday starts here. Buy one, get one 60% off all clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, home & gifts at francesca’s. Stay tuned for more cyber specials!

HUNTER // Shop the Black Friday Sale alongside an exclusive offer up to 40% off a new Hunter product every day.

J CREW //Take 40% off everything

KIEHL’S // $20 Off $65+

LUCKY BRAND //Shop the Lucky Brand Black Friday Sale – Save 50-60% off

MADEWELL

CODE: DONTSTRESS

MATISSE FOOTWEAR // New Styles added to style including Amuse Society Collaboration, up to 70% off. Free shipping on orders over $125

MISSGUIDED // Own the night with the new season party collection from Missguided and get 50% off all dresses (excluding sale and CarliBybel items) using code DRESSYBABE in the US and DRESSLOVE in the UK

SAM EDELMAN //30% off Sitewide + Free Expedited Shipping

CODE: SAMSGIVING

SHOPBOP // Get 20% off orders of $200 + .25% off orders of $500+ and 30% off orders of $800 or more with code MORE17 at Shopbop!

SHUTTERFLY // 50% off Hardcover Photo Books and 40% off Everything Else

TOO FACED // Black Friday is so last season. Shop the Pink Friday Sale for 25% off everything

TOPSHOP //Save up to 50% off + Free Worldwide Shipping

URBAN OUTFITTERS EU // Black Friday weekend – Up to 50% off

WALMART // Find brands you love at prices you’ll adore at Walmart.com. Just in time for the holidays!

Hope you have all had a wonder day today and bless all of you who are actually shopping in store… YOU. ARE. BRAVE.

Talk soon.

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PINK SNEAKS + GRAPHIC TEE SALE

I was about to type out “Happy Wednesday” and then it hit me it’s Tuesday. *hand to face* obviously I am so tired. I was up literally all night last night with my cousin, who I introduced here if you missed it last week. Because we have a little friend who is wanting to live in our house…… like a big little friend. a furry big little friend. Yes, I am sure you can gather it’s a rat. I am so grossed out to say that but since I live in an old converted church they do say church mice are a thing. or rats I guess. SO SO SO SO SO GROSS. Oh, the glamour of life. Anyway, I saw that Urban Outfitters is having a graphic tee deal going on right now so I had to share.

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I am an actual graphic tee freak, like I love them so so much. I hate how some of the cutest ones though are normally so pricey. RIGHT?! Who else can relate??

The sale is 25% off and I am over here trying to buy 25000 different t-shirts, it’s such a struggle.

I am wearing one of my favorite Urban Graphic Tees in this pic, my sweater is just covering it. FAIL.

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MY OUTFIT:

SWEATER: FOREVER 21 | SHOES: ASOS | PURSE: ASOS | TEE: JUNK FOOD 

Here is a little round up of my favorite Urban tee’s that are on sale right now.

Which one is your favorite? ♥♥

I need them all!!!

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Excited to show you guys who I am teaming up with for tomorrows post!!! Think polka dots 🙂

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WEEKEND ☆ SALE ALERT

It’s Friday, Friday!

So here’s the deal… I am a sucker for some really good sales. You are an actual nut if you aren’t. But anyway, I want to start doing a weekend sale round up here and there with some codes to offer you the best steals and deals to shop over the weekend!

☆ (Hover over the store, click, and it will take you to the site to shop!) ☆

 

I am super excited about that Nastygal one and TOPSHOP. YASSS! ☆

I am headed to Oklahoma City this weekend and I could not be more excited!! I have not seen some of my very best friends since BEFORE my jaw surgery so I am going to flip a lid and probably cry some when I finally get to hug their necks! I think we may even be going camping tonight!

Stay tuned and follow along on my Instagram story if you don’t already! ♥

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REFORMATION x DALLAS

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OKAY PEEPS – WHAT. IS. UP.

It has been wayyyy to long since I have written a post because quiet frankly I am coming off the coat tails of the busiest season of life EVER…. EVER.

It’s 12:00 pm on a Wednesday and I am still sitting in my bed with my Starbucks and smoothie paying catch up on TONS of looks and posts for you guys. SO get ready the blog is about to be POPPIN’.

Three of my best friends all just got married within two months and it has been the definition of Wedding Season for me. Felt like I was filming a sequel to 27 dresses (minus 24). As hectic as it may have felt at times for me, it really has been such a sweet and special season of life to watch some of my closest friends love stories unfold.

Can’t wait for that season of life for myself!.. Just kidding I can wait.

Anyway, back on topic.

If you follow along on my Instagram stories you may have seen that I recently was at the Reformation opening here in Dallas a few weeks ago!

Let me tell you… I can not say enough good things about this store and just how they run their company in general. I was absolutely blown away!

I asked my cousin/roomate/bestfriend, Sheridan to come with me – along with my best friend/new blogger, Haylie and it was so much fun! You will be seeing lots of them around here on the blog if you haven’t already!

Everyone meet Sheridan….

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Isn’t she purdy?! (linked her instagram HERE!)

And everyone meet Haylie – Here is a link to her BLOG.. (It’s fabulous!!) and her Instagram.

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Evertime I see this picture it makes me giggle and I hear, “okay now get in formation ladies” in my head. HA!

Okay so enough with the small talk, let me tell you about their new store! EEEKKK.

The day before the opening they had me come in for a fitting to pick out a fun little number to wear the next day to the opening. If I was not already blown away with the front door alone.. I mean the gold accent.. I die. When I walked in I was greeted by the sweetest team of girls all matching in the cutest tee and jeans.

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The shopping process is so unique with Reformation because it’s almost like online shopping in the store.

Let me explain:

This is exactly what the racks look like. You see everything that they have in the store but only one size. IMG_6457

Once you find something that you like and want to try on, you head to one of the many touch screens on the wall, find the piece you want to try on, click your size, and add it to your dressing room and keep shopping!

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While you are shopping the cutest gals ever are pulling what you picked on the screen and putting it in your room!IMG_6471

I have truly never seen anything like this and thought it was the best idea. There is nothing worse than loving EVERYTHING in a store and having to carry around 18393938 hangers before you are ready to head to the dressing room.

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HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE REF DRESSES RIGHT NOW:


This Callalilly dress looked so perfect on Sheridan and would be really cute for a floral bridesmaid dress too! I always love a little twist on things and a floral dress would be a nice touch! IMG_6275

I would 12/10 recommend Reformation as a shopping choice and overall experience if you are near a store and are looking for the perfect outfit.

The clothes are all just to die for and I love the feel of the fabric. Over half of their garments are made with stuff like Tencel, Viscose and recycled materials, which use way less resources than conventional cotton, and are less-polluting than oil-based fabrics to produce! (Reformation)

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I If you have a Reformation in your area you have to go! Have to!!! All my Dallas babes, go. to. this. store. You will not be disappointed!

MY LOOK: I picked the Winslow dress in “Henrietta“!

I hope you guys are having a fabulous Wednesday! ♥

Talk tomorrow.

XX.

Victoria

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST #3

HEY HEY HEY!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY.
Let’s just jump right in. In yesterday’s post I talked about all the fun things going on this week – you can read about some of it here – but if you want a Wednesday schedule… one of the things I had going on today was a fitting and preview at the new Reformation store on Knox Henderson, opening tomorrow. I met with the Marketing Director, Amber, on the Reformation team and I can not tell you how precious she was. I felt so stinking cool trying on anything that I wanted and picking a fun look for tomorrow. It’s going to be so fun.

Be sure to follow along via my Instagram Story OR come to the event!!!! It starts at 5 and ends at 7 p.m. – 20% of all the profits made are going to Hurricane Relief!!

Come, I will be there with some of my other blogger besties. 🙂

If you want a sneak peak here is my dress for tomorrow!!!! I am obsessed!!!! *drooling*

I said a few months ago I wanted to a weekly Wednesday Wishlist so here is this weeks! Most of these items would break the bank for me, hence the *wish list* title but all the items are GOOOD!

Happy clicking + shopping ♥

What things are on your wish list?
Excited for tomorrow!!!!
I will try and be on my Instagram story lots so you can follow along if you can’t come.
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DALLAS TROLLEY

One of the things that I love about Dallas is the TROLLEY. I wish I could ride it more but not everything I do is right along it’s path. My love affair started at a young age for it. My dad is a pastor here in Dallas and when I was little we used to ride the trolley all down by his old office on McKinney Avenue in Uptown.

Fun Fact: I even had my birthday party when I turned 6 on the trolley. Cake, balloons, friends, the whole nine yards.

Anyway, all that to say, I love the trolley. Since the weather is getting to be so nice out it is the perfect little therapeutic sesh when you need a second alone. I told my friend I wish there was wifi on board so I could sit and work on it all day. Blogging full time now, along with other little odd jobs, it really is so nice because I can kind of make my schedule which has it’s perks but has been hard too. Adulting is hard. Ya feel me? Yeah.

This week is a total rollercoaster for me with SO much going on. Life never really likes to space itself out, does it? It likes to hit you all at one time. Right? Tomorrow I have a fitting and store preview with one of my fav new stores opening Thursday, on Knox Henderson called “Reformation”. If you haven’t check out their line then you are missing out. (They sent me the best goodie ever the other day and I can’t wait to show you!) I can’t wait to get a sneak peek and pic out a fun look to wear to their grand opening on Thursday!

As for the weekend, I am so blessed because I was asked to lead worship for our women’s conference that my church is doing this year called “Show Her How”. I can hardly wait to see what the Lord is going to do. Going to be so awesome.

Let’s talk fashion now…

Military jackets, paper boy hats, and glittered sock boots. Can you say extra??

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Can’t stop, won’t stop.

A style trend I am most excited about this season is JACKETS. I don’t think I have ever been so ready for a season change in my life. I love the heat but not when it’s 3939472984298 degrees outside. In the midst of moving I found so many fun vintage jackets that my mom has had since she was a young girl and I am just itching to wear them. I would just rather wait till it isn’t blazing outside but we are getting there.

When I saw this military style jacket coming around the corner I just about died. It is such a fun statement piece that can be dressed up or down. This is a look we are seeing lots of at #NYFW this year and I can’t wait for more people to catch onto the style. There are some subtle looking ones and then some you are just like OKAY YAS QUEEN, SLAY:

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It was only appropriate to wear my paper boy and with this get up because… I mean I am super extra and was on the trolley so why not? #doitforthepic

Here are some super cute paper boy hats I linked (this is also a big accessory for fall, if you are brave enough, I would say!)

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A brand that I have just called in love with is Public Desire. I ordered from them once and then immediately ordered three pairs of shoes in one sitting after I realized what I had been missing.hHere

It was like eating a whole tub of ice cream.. alone… by yourself… and not really feeling bad about it cause it was just that good.

I have a slight shoe addiction. Well clothes too. and purses…. Okay maybe I just have a problem. First step is acknowledging it right??? Ill go with that.

Here are some super fab sock boots for you to throw on this fall and look like a boss:

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Working on so much good stuff for you guys and can’t wait to share so stay tuned!!!!

Also – If you too want to be obsessed with the Trolley then check out more info HERE!

**** POINT OF INTEREST: The Trolley is Free to ride!! ****

Here is a map of it’s route around Dallas.

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Talk soon.

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WILD ABOUT HARRY’S

SHIRT: BDG| GLASSES: SIMILAR HERE | PURSE: ZARA | JEAN SKIRT: H&M

SHOES: RIVER ISLAND

The fact that it is already September is BEYOND me. I was in the Starbucks line this morning, which I desperately need to give up…ha, and they were already serving pumpkin spice everything. I mean geezzeeee I feel like it should still be July?!

Having a long weekend was super nice but now its back to the real time grind. Since moving to a new house in June I have literally so much to go through, you would think 3 months going by it would be done, but no. I have literally 100’s of hangers with clothes on them to sell, knick knacks to get rid of, and just things I need to declutter. It is such a process but have a hard time staying focused longer than 65 seconds to get it all done. So basically I need 50 labor day weekends in a row and I would be Gucci.

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On Saturday one of my long time best friends, Haylie and I, ran around and just spent some good girl time together. With life always SO busy I am definitely super thankful for the times I get to just sit with a good friend and have a drink or grab ice-cream or even just a long convo over the phone to really make you grateful for the people in your life.

One of my favorite ice-cream places in Dallas is “Wild About Harry’s” I have been going there since I was a little girl and used to take the kids I would nanny there. Aside of the ice-cream being BOMB, I have really sweet memories there. I can’t wait to see what they do with the renovation!

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With Hurricane Harvey hitting Texas so hard I feel like the weather has definitely changed a little in Dallas, not being so viciously hot to just still pretty hot. haha.

I wore this little stripe button up blouse from Urban Outfitters (which is ON SALE!!) and denim skirt duo. This stripe button up it’s probably one of my favorite shirts in my closet right now. They have it in blue and white stripes and think I may just have to get it, considering it is on sale. It’s the perfect top to just throw on and still feel some what put together.

Even though it is a long sleeve the material is perfect for this transitional weather we are about to get because it is really breathable and not too thick.

I purchased this distressed denim skirt a few months ago at H&M and am still totally obsessed with it. I love anything denim and distressed so this is the perfect little cocktail duo for me.

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Over the last few years anything coconut has really just done it for me so naturally I went with Wild About Harry’s coconut ice-cream with fruity pebbles on top in a waffle cone. If you love coconut like me, you have to try this! I think Haylie just got vanilla with rainbow sprinkles, obvi!

I hope everyone had an awesome 4 day weekend and enjoyed their Labor Day!

My heart and prayers truly go out to all of the people who Harvey has impacted. I can not even imagine going through something as tragic as this with my family and loosing everything.

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TALK SOON.

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WEDNESDAY WISHLIST #2

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST IS BACK FRIENDS! I REPEAT, WEDNESDAY WISHLIST IS BACK!

Okay but really, I said forever ago I wanted this to be a reoccuring post and as seen…. I have dropped the ball on it, 1000000%. I am terribly sorry but, here we are new day, new mercies, new beginnings haha. Back to this post —

I wanted to make this a weekly post because I have to admit, I have a slight obsessed with just online “window shopping”. Half the time I never by what I am looking at I just like being inspired by different pieces. When I find something I really like I typically sleep on it and if I am loosing sleep over it then I will decide if I need it in my wardrobe collection. Right now I have really been trying to find tune my closet so my buying as been little to none lately. But don’t you worry I am still online “screen shopping”. ♥

Here are some things that I have had my eye on or things I have had in the past and would love to have again, specifically makeup products!

Products I have used and LOVE:

I have used the “Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance” and LOVED it. It’s actually the only face makeup I wore all through high school! I defintiely recommend this product.

I die over the “Oribe Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray”. First of all, there is nothing better than the smell of it and anything that is anything like a texturized spray I loveeeee. I hate when my hair feels “too soft” so this kind of product is a must for me.

The last thing on this wish list that I have had and love is the “Mac Lipstick in Velvet Teddy”! It’s such a great everyday color on anyone, any shade!

Can I just say as well that I am so HYPED that the Steve Madden Black 90’s slider shoes are BACK!!!!! LIKE OMG OMG OMG.
Hope everyone is having a great week. This week has been super super super BUSY. I feel so much happier when I am busy and have lots going on. So I am one happy Vic! This weekend can’t come soon enough!! I am headed to Austin this weekend and then turning around and leaving for Vegas on Sunday to work Market so I am super excited about that! What are fun things you guys like to do in Austin?
and VEGAS! I have never been to Vegas so I am soo excited ♥ What should I do?
Talk to you guys tomorrow.
XX.V

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