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Pulling outfits together for NYFW can be pretty overwhelming, but I knew I had an ace in the hole with this easy two piece set. I opted to wear this outfit for a day of meetings and shows paired with my most comfortable loafers. I definitely will be wearing this outfit through the fall. What do y’all think of two piece sets?

LEITH pipeline printed blazer and shorts | SAM EDELMAN loafers | GUCCI padlock bag

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Summer Trends Dallas Blogger

I can’t believe that September is already here! My Summer was insanely busy and I feel like it just flew by. I guess that’s what happens when you travel for almost two solid months! From Palm Beach, to Denmark, to Russia, to the Bahamas, to Nashville, to Argentina and more in between, I have been on the go non-stop! I have even more exciting trips planned for the Fall so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for new Travel content and real-time updates on my Instagram.

Marc Fisher Mules

Basket Handbag

Summer Trends Dallas Blogger

Summer Trends Dallas Blogger

Summer Trends Dallas Blogger

Summer Trends Dallas Blogger

Summer Trends Dallas Blogger

One of biggest Summer Trends has been woven basket bags. See more of my favorites here.

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Summer has long time been my favorite season. And I am always more than a little reluctant to let it go. What can I say, I’m just not ready to put down the rose and pick up a pumpkin spiced latte. Luckily I live in Miami. Aka I still have plenty of time to wear my favorite Summer Trends without any repercussions due to changing weather. So for the next few weeks at least, I will keep carrying my basket purse, rocking my blush mules, and donning my breeziest camis.


c/o COTTON ON square neck lace cami | c/o AEO light wash jeans | c/o J. MCLAUGHLIN woven basket purse (also love this one) | c/o MARC FISHER suede mules | c/o GORJANA hoop earrings | KAREN WALKER number one sunglasses | MONICA VINADER fiji bracelet

Photos by Luccia Lowenthal for SideSmile Style

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Upgrade Your Life and Your Lingerie Drawer

I’m someone who is VERY into smells – candlesperfumeroom sprayessential oil diffusers, the works. I feel like the right scent can completely transform your mood, and I’m always trying to create the right ambience in my apartment. So when I came across these scented drawer papers, it was a match made in heaven. I’ve  been using them as liners in my dresser, which I have to say has been life changing. Now when I pull my underwear out of the drawer it’s not just another bra, it’s a bralette, that smells of Madagascar Vanilla. It’s a simple upgrade, that makes getting dressed in the morning that much better.


I’ve also taken to throwing them in my suitcase to ward off the smell of dirty clothes and shoes. There is nothing worse than being on a trip with multiple legs and having your clean clothes start to smell like your used ones! It’s also nice to have the familiar smell of home when I’m on the other side of the world! My favorite scent is probably the fig and honey. It’s subtle but distinct.


I’ve been really into bralettes lately because I think they are so much more comfortable and fun that regular bras!

Here are a few more of my favorite brands and styles:

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Each paper is pretty pungent, so you really only need one per drawer. I usually swap them out for a new one every four to six months.


MISSION GROVE fig & honey, madagascar vanilla, sakura blossom scented drawer papers  | AERIE pink bralette | GOOSEBERRY INTIMATES bra set

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I can’t believe I’ve been hanging out with this kid for three years now! Christian and I met while he was in Dallas for the FSU vs. OSU football game at Cowboys Stadium. We were introduced at a dinner by mutual friends, and there was an instant connection. It’s funny because neither one of us really planned on being there that night. Christian decided at the last minute to go on the trip, and I was in a terrible mood that day and decided last minute to go to the dinner. Funnier still was that neither of us even wanted a relationship. I had never really played the field and was excited to just date around in Dallas, and Christian had just started a new high pressure job with long hours and late nights. It’s a cliche for a reason, we make plans and God laughs, but when it comes to Christian and I’s relationship it couldn’t be more true.

I don’t talk about Christian a ton with y’all, so today I wanted to share three of my favorite things about him. Get it? Three things for three years? I’m so cheesy I could die but what can ya do haha.

He is the perfect combination of silly and smart.

While he has mastered the art of the “dad joke”, he also is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met. I love that I can come to him for advice on pretty much any topic, and be completely goofy and silly with him a moment later. He doesn’t take himself too seriously, which is an amazing quality in my opinion.

He never stops talking.

I am a fairly introverted person. I will never be accused of being outgoing. Christian on the other hand has never met a word he didn’t like. While it can sometimes be challenging for me to be with someone who is so chatty, over time I have realized what a blessing it is. He is constantly challenging me to break out of my shell, while I like to think I help him appreciate the quiet moments. Can’t have the Ying without the Yang.

He is inherently thoughtful.

A while back I wrote a blog post about my new office space and in it I mentioned that I love stealing acquiring cool looking pens from different hotels and restaurants on my various travels. I’ve never specifically mentioned this to him, but now everytime we go to new restaurant with a fancy pen he immediately pockets it for my collection. I find his thievery unbearably adorable haha. It’s a silly example, but it’s the little unexpected things that always mean the most to me.

  • September 2, 2017 - 9:57 pm

    Colleen - ❤️❤️❤️ This puts a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyCancel

  • September 3, 2017 - 9:28 am

    Spencer Rutledge - Beautiful couple. God bless both of you.ReplyCancel

  • September 3, 2017 - 10:40 am

    Spencer Rutledge - What a beautiful story,
    God bless both of you.ReplyCancel

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