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September 18, 2017




Fall weather hits Texas way later than it hits up North. So shopping for Fall can be a little tricky when every store is selling thick sweaters by now, but it's still 95 degrees outside. I've learned that dressing in Fall colors rather than necessarily Fall styles is the way to go. Incorporating those colors provides a great Fall look without having to sacrifice keeping cool. 




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Senior Year Sorority House Desk Tour

September 14, 2017











Any post I do where I get to show you a little bit of my room is really fun for me.  This post kicks off my last round of "tours" for college rooms! It's crazy that it's already gone by that quickly. This year I am living in my sorority house with 40 other girls and so far have been loving it! It's fun to live with so many people and being so close to everything has been great too. Especially since I lived in an apartment last year I like living in house because there's always something going on or people around to hang out with. 

The rest of my room isn't ready for a full room tour just yet, but my desk has come together. It's nothing too fancy and honestly a little cluttered, but perfectly stores everything I need it to! My bed faces my bed this year with a small dividing wall which serves as a nice shelf to keep my bracelets, some books, and washi tape (ha!). 

On my actual desktop I have my earrings on this great earring holder (only $5!) Some of my earrings are just a little too big and take up more than half of the whole holder! When I was first looking for a mirror last year I had trouble finding one that was sort of cute and not silver. This square one is perfect and this year I've stacked it up on a few books to bring it up to the perfect height to do my makeup. 

I recently took off the marble laptop skin I had on my computer for three years and replaced it with this cool blue one that I designed with CaseApp! I have loved playing around on their website because you can take pretty much any picture or pattern you have and make it into your own personalized case for your phone or computer! The palm leaf phone case in a few of these pictures sitting on my desk is also from CaseApp. If you use the code SERENDIPITYDASH20 you can get 20% off all of their cases.



Previous Room Tours: 


Keep an eye out for a full room tour soon! Can't wait to share more of my room in the sorority house with y'all!

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Flatforms

September 13, 2017





My latest footwear obsession is with flatforms! The style is perfect for any casual outfit. For a shoe that gives you a little height, they're very comfortable. I'd choose to walk around in any of these shoes all day rather than the traditional heels I have in my closet.  While wearing these shoes you aren't putting too much pressure on any one area of your foot, which makes it easy to be on your feet in these for long periods of time!

I know that Fall is quickly approaching and the climate in most areas does not allow for sandals anymore, but living here in Texas I couldn't help but include a few pairs of sandals too! I mean, if the temperatures won't be breaking eighty degrees for at least a few months you can bet I'm still wearing my favorites sandals!
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Red Sundress

September 12, 2017







I passed by this dress in so many stores or on people this Summer.  Each time I saw it I fell more and more in love with it.  I'm so happy I ended up buying it because it has easily become one of my favorite dresses in my wardrobe, which says a lot because I have a lot of dresses that I love. 

What drew me to this dress was how versatile it is even though it's such a bright color. Of course this was perfect for the summer, but I can definitely see myself continuing to wear it all throughout the fall especially with a denim jacket when it gets colder. 


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Friday Five 9/8

September 8, 2017


Friday Five for September 8

1. How funny is this video? Fall fashion trends are best when recited from the funniest 7-year-old out there. She's hilarious. Have you seen her videos as "Charlene" on instagram?

2. Shopbop got a little facelift this week and while the changes are pretty minor it's throwing me off! I spend my most time shopping on Shopbop's website because I love how easy it is to navigate. I'm not sure if I like the new look yet or not.

3. Aimee Song is one of my favorite bloggers! Her video about NYFW was so interesting and inspiring to watch.

4. I'm thinking of everyone in the path of Hurricane Irma this weekend! Definitely hoping this takes a turn and heads in a different direction, although that may be a little too hopeful. Either way, stay safe!

5. Preptista's dorm room in her sorority house is so cute!! It's so fun to see what other people's sororities look like and her room is so well put together! I will be showing a peak into my room next week on the blog with a desk tour! For now, I decided to add a picture of my bed to this post! I can't wait to share the rest.

This week's recap: 


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Shiny and Neutral

September 7, 2017






I love how simple this outfit is.  It's perfect for early fall because this linen shirt can keep you cool when the afternoons are still pretty warm. 

When I bought these shoes from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I thought they were fun because they are definitely outside of my comfort zone. They're different from all of my other shoes, but I think the silver is a fun way to spice up a simple outfit like this!



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Sweater Tank

September 5, 2017






This is just about the perfect outfit for fall here in Texas. It's still way too hot so a normal sweater is totally out of the picture, but a sleeveless option like this is just about bearable! I will be wearing this outfit when I have to dress up for class or any event in my sorority. 

This watch that I have been wearing lately is from Daniel Wellington. I've seen their watches before and was excited when they offered to send me this rose gold one! They've been kind enough to pass along a coupon code for 15% off with 'DASHOFSERENDIPITY'. 

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White After Labor Day

September 4, 2017

It's Labor Day and while some people may be packing up their favorite white clothing items for the winter, I am keeping mine at the front of my closet. I thought it would be fun to recap all of the white outfits I wore this past Summer that I am excited to bring into Fall. I can't wait to accessorize all of these staples a little differently to fit seasonally.


Shirt c/o / Pants / Shoes (Similar) / Sunglasses / Clutch / Earrings 








Top / Jeans / Sunglasses / Shoes (Old via French Connection) / Earrings


Top / Jeans / Scarf / Sunglasses / Earrings / Bracelet / Shoes

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Friday Five 9/1

September 1, 2017




Happy Friday!!! Today has been a crazy busy week, so I'm looking forward to having an extra day in the weekend this week.  It's already September, but I have to admit, August has gone by kind of slowly.  I think it's because so much has happened and changed this month.  From going to Martha's Vineyard, finishing my internship, starting school again and getting some things done for my sorority, I've managed to fit a lot into this month.

1. My biggest project this summer was planning and preparing for my sorority's Back to School party! We haven't really done anything like this in the past, but as soon as I took over the position of VP of Public Relations last year I knew this was something I wanted to do. It turned out to be such a fun way to celebrate the start of the school year.  We had a delicious cake from Cade's Cakes (pausing for a second because if you haven't tried Cade's Cakes and your live in Dallas you need to order one for your next occasion! but do it way in advance because she usually books up pretty fast!).  I was so excited to have Smilebooth come with their gif photo booth (shown above).  Overall it was a very fun day and I was excited it all came together!

2. It's almost been a week since Hurricane Harvey disrupted many lives here in Texas. I'm so grateful everyone I know who is from Houston is safe and their families are too. If you are looking for ways to help, this article outlines some great relief efforts to support.

3. I showed these shoes on my Instagram story earlier this week.  I love them, but had trouble wearing them at first because I couldn't find the right outfit. I've finally figured out some good outfits to wear them with and have been living in them the past two days!

4.  I mentioned last week that this Saturday is our first football game of the year! I still have no idea what I want to wear and I'm now kicking for myself for not thinking about this sooner!

5.  I saw this top in Zara last week and thought it was so cool but had absolutely no clue how I'd wear it, so I left it at the store. But I am going to Vegas in about a month and think it could be cute to wear while I'm there! What are your thoughts? It's a little more adventurous than my normal wardrobe, but that might be what Vegas calls for...





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Falling for Red

August 31, 2017







When I was getting ready to shoot this outfit I couldn't find my denim jacket anywhere, which is weird because I wear it just about every other day.  Luckily I found it after tearing apart my room in panic after thinking about what I would do if I had to leave for school without it! 

I'm a sucker for red and thought this top would look great casually with this outfit, or dressed up with a skirt for future game days. I thought the slight ruffling at the hem was sophisticated, yet fun too. 



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Cute Baseball Caps

August 30, 2017


When I wake up a little late or am just not feeling my hair in the morning you can bet I’m throwing on a baseball cap.  I love the versatility of wearing a baseball cap. You can wear it with work out clothes for a sporty look or with something a little dressier like a blouse and jeans.


All of these hats would make great gifts!
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Nautical Stripes

August 29, 2017






This has been my go-to outfit all summer. I usually am not a big fan of wearing t-shirts like this at all. But when I tried on this striped one, I just about changed my mind on wearing them. It's so comfortable and perfect to throw on with jeans all summer long. 

I can't wait to wear this outfit to class because I know how perfect it will be when I'm running out the door. I love finding pieces that are as comfortable as this because it makes them so much more fun to wear!



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My Favorite Places to Shop

August 28, 2017

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I get asked a lot where to find specific items, but it dawned on me that I've never shared where my go-to places are when I'm in search of something or just feel like browsing.  I'm a creature of habit and pretty much only look at the same few places, unless I'm trying really hard to find something specific.

People I talk to are often surprised when I say that I 100% prefer online shopping to shopping in person.  I find it so much easier to sort through things online than in a cluttered store.  It's also so nice to be able to sort through a store by price, size, or color!

So my favorite places to shop you ask?

SHOPBOP / Oh boy, if I could only purchase clothing from one store for the rest of my life it would be from Shopbop.  I find the online department store so easy to navigate. They also have a great sale section that is rich with good finds.  The best part about Shopbop though is that they're owned by Amazon so if you're a prime member you can get 2-day or next day shipping for a super low price.

ZARA / Zara is my favorite store when I want to find something trendy, but inexpensive. There's always a plethora of cute ready to wear options and they get new stock in their stores and online very frequently.

J.CREW / I've always been a fan of J.Crew, but honestly fell out of love with the brand until recently. I've really loved some of their new arrivals and especially love all of their jewelry! But pro tip: always wait until there's a sale to purchase anything. There's always a sale going on, so if you don't see one wait a few days!

Fashion BNKR / I love BNKR when I'm looking to find something unique. The Australian store has a great selection of pieces that tend to be simple, yet sophisticated.


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Friday Five 8/25

August 25, 2017



I'm already one week into my senior year! So far so good.  The first week of class is always nice because there's not too much work yet, but the classes tend to lean on the boring side. I don't think I could sit through another lecture where we go over a syllabus, so I'm glad that's done with.  This semester I am taking my last two advertising classes before I'm finished with my major. It makes me sad because I have loved those classes so much and don't want to think about completing the university requirements I stupidly saved for my last semester. If you're a freshman or sophomore somewhere, take my advice: finish your required classes as soon as possible!

Here's what has been on my mind this week!

1. As I've said in previous posts, I moved into my sorority house last week! I am loving it! So much more than I thought I would. It has been so much fun to be surrounded by so many people all the time and have so much space throughout the house that I don't have to worry about cleaning! Of course I pick up after myself, but not having to do dishes or vacuum is so nice.

2. Our first football game is next week and everyone wears white to celebrate the start of the season. I will probably end up wearing something already in my closet, but I would really like to try this dress!

3. I love this outfit on Isabella! The pop of blue is perfect.

4. My new favorite blog is Collage Vintage! It's so fun to read through her blog because a lot of the posts are only in Spanish. I always took Spanish in school so I love getting to use it. Beyond that though, all of her pictures are gorgeous.  She definitely pushes the boundaries of typical blog photography, which makes her posts interesting to read through.

5. Giving myself a little pat on the back because this is the second week in a row that there's been a post up everyday! I've been pushing myself lately to stay consistent and so far so good! I've been getting really organized and even have all of my posts through the end of September planned! I hope you all have been enjoying them.  Let me know if there's anything you would like to see on here!

Did you catch this week's posts?


















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Pink Wrap Skirt

August 24, 2017





Top / Skirt / Shoes / Jacket / Sunglasses / Cable Bracelet / White Bracelet 

I'm back in Dallas to start my senior year! I love being here because there are so many great areas to take pictures for the blog! Bear with me over the next few weeks because I still have a few posts from taken at home going up, but I couldn't help but share this outfit first! How cute is this pink wrap skirt? 

I was surprised that this skirt is a true wrap style. For some reason I was expecting it to be sewn together at some point, but it completely unwraps, which is nice because you can adjust it to perfectly fit your body.  This was a great casual outfit to wear while running errands during move in weekend.  I shot these pictures after brunch at Dolce Riviera with my family before they left town. 


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What the Clutch!?

August 23, 2017





Clutches can be a great way to make an outfit stand out. One of my favorite ways to wear my statement clutches are with simple, single toned outfit. For example, a lot of these clutches would look great against an all white, or all black, outfit. Did you catch this all white outfit from a few weeks ago? This clutch would look great paired with the simple white look.


A big deciding factor when considering purchasing a specific clutch is how much I can hold in it.  As phones are getting bigger and bigger it’s getting harder to fit everything you need in the small handbags. I know I’ll have to scale back on the number of items I can bring with me in a clutch, so usually set of goal of being able to fit my phone, a few cards (like my driver’s license and credit card) and maybe a lipstick or mascara.
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