November 21, 2017

Navy Moto Jacket


It was so fun to spend part of the yesterday in the city. I love getting to head in for lunch and some shopping when I'm home. New York is full of great energy and life, which is really inspiring and empowering. Maybe that's weird, but I know I can't be the only one who feels that way. It's nice to see it again after a few months away.

November 20, 2017

Favorite Cold Weather Accessories


I've been back home in New Jersey for the past two days and I've already realized my "warm" outfits for Dallas just will not cut it when the weather is below fifty degrees. While my favorite outfits are a little warm already, with an additional warm accessory or two they would be perfect for this temperature. 

November 16, 2017

Velvet & Off the Shoulder


You may have thought I finally kicked my off the shoulder addiction for the season, but I stumbled upon this beautiful velvet top that will 100% allow me to keep living my life in off the shoulder tops well into the Holiday season! Haha :)

November 15, 2017

Sephora Sale Picks + Gift Ideas



Sephora is having an amazing sale of up to 20% off all of their products and it ends today! It's rare that you'll find a sale like this at Sephora, so definitely take advantage of the opportunity while you can.

November 14, 2017

Favorite Sunless Tanning Products


Having a tan is something we all cherish during the summer. The healthy glow makes us feel and look our bests, but as the colder weather takes over and it gets harder to find time to spend outdoors, we slowly see our bronzed skin fade away.

November 13, 2017

Blue Sweater


I've said it before and I'll say it again: Fall in Dallas is weird. Scratch that, weather in Dallas is just plain weird. The day I was shooting this outfit was one of the first "cool" days we've really had. It was probably in the mid-sixties. Then just two days later it was in the forties and another day later it was back up in the eighties! After four years of Fall here, I'm starting to crave the weather I grew up loving back in the northeast during this time of year. 

November 8, 2017

Pieces for Killer Thanksgiving Outfits



Thanksgiving is just about two weeks away! I've felt like Thanksgiving should have been just around the corner for a while now. I am so excited for the break from school and to finally see my dog again!! I haven't been home since I left for school in August, which means I've had three months too long without my favorite puppy.


October 13, 2017

L'Occitane x Rifle Paper Co.

Hand Cream (One of the three in the trio!)

I am so excited that two of my favorite brands have collaborated! I have been a huge fan of Rifle Paper Co. for a long time since I am a huge fan of paper goods. I have a recipe box from them that I love for when I find a recipe that needs to stay in my repertoire forever! L'Occitane sells my favorite hand creams. I never thought the two brands would work together since they focus on totally different markets, but I'm so glad they did. The result of the collaboration is beautifully designed products.

October 11, 2017

Off the Shoulder for Fall


I love this fall outfit from Mint Julep! They have such a great selection of affordable pieces that are perfect for this time of year. 

October 9, 2017

Gameday Style


One of my favorite parts about the fall semester is gamedays.  At SMU, tailgating is elevated and referred to as "Boulevarding." It's so much fun and I'll definitely miss it when I graduate. For each Boulevard, finding the right outfit is key, so I thought it would be fun to share some of the outfits I've worn this year since most of them haven't made an appearance on the blog yet.


October 4, 2017

The New Look


Dash of Serendipity got a makeover!!! I am so excited that this new look is finally live! The blog has needed a facelift for a long time and it's hard to believe I started working on this new design with Kelly at Kiki & Co at the start of the summer! I'm hoping that this new design will make things a little easier with the new menu tabs and easier access to old post through the search feature.

Excuse me while I sort out a few kinks and get everything settled, but I hope you are all as excited as I am about this new era of Dash of Serendipity! I can't wait!

Current Skincare Routine

I'll be the first to admit that when it comes to skincare, my routine is kind of all over the place. I'm pretty neglectful when it comes to skincare, and it is something I'm constantly trying to be more mindful of.  Recently, I've done a good job of reminding myself to take off my makeup every night and put on the products I have, and I can say that it's made such a difference in how my skin looks.

I have been really impressed with a few of the products that I have been using and thought it would be fun to share what I've been doing with y'all! If you're looking for a really low key and simple skincare routine, this is for you!

TruSkin Vitamin C Serum

I stumbled upon this serum on Amazon that's only $20 and has over 5,000 pretty positive reviews.  People say that helped them with a multitude of different things, but I personally wanted to see if it would even out my skin tone, reduce acne scars, and overall make my skin look a lot healthier.  It's fun reading the reviews because people rave about it improving their wrinkles, under eye circles and so much more!


September 26, 2017

SHOPBOP Sale!!

My all-time favorite store Shopbop is having an amazing sale right now!! Everything is 20% off, but if you spend over $500 you can get 25% off with the code EOTS17! I've made four collages for my top four categories to shop during this sale: formal dresses, tops, casual dresses, and shoes! 

If you don't have an account with Shopbop I would definitely recommend signing up! You can get 15% off your first purchase and they are starting a rewards program soon! My favorite part about having an account is being able to "like" an item I think is cute throughout the year and then when this bi-annual sale comes around I can easily find the things I love. 







September 25, 2017

Silver Details






After a brief hiatus last week, I'm back! School got a little busy last week and I started running out of pre-scheduled content so ended up taking a small break from posting. This past weekend was my last family weekend at college. It was exciting to see my parents again and also great to spend some time with them taking pictures! They are always great when it comes to taking pictures for the blog for me! 

I've been throwing this dress on so often lately because it is incredibly comfortable and I have been surprised by how many compliments I get on it. I love wearing it with these silver mules too! 

September 18, 2017

Fall Favorites




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. 




September 14, 2017

Senior Year Sorority House Desk Tour











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!

September 13, 2017

Flatforms





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!

September 12, 2017

Red Sundress







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. 


September 8, 2017

Friday Five 9/8


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: 


September 7, 2017

Shiny and Neutral






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!



September 6, 2017

September Playlist 2017


This month's playlist is a looong one, but very good nonetheless! I have been just obsessed with Camila Cabello's song Havana. It's so good. 

I can't decide how I feel about Taylor Swift's new vibe. I love Look What You Made Me Do, but think that ...Ready For It? Kind of just sucks. What are your thoughts? I'm still looking forward to hearing the rest of her new album though. 



September 5, 2017

Sweater Tank






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'. 

September 4, 2017

White After Labor Day

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.


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