Let’s Celebrate 30 years of Cotton Island!!

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This little treasure on Hillcrest Avenue (and in Plano) has been like a second home and family to me. I worked there after college, and it has been a blessing for reasons beyond what words could describe. Not to mention, the customers become such sweet friends, the moms are darling (there are even some that come in to talk several mornings a week), and the clothes inside are so beautiful. Warning to your bank account: you are bound to always find something adorable!

A spot like this is rare these days, and it reflects the leadership of these precious people: Founder Patty Feinstein and the precious Sheila Harris. They have both been there from the beginning three decades ago, and they still work oh so hard to make this place what it is today. I could never forget to mention Rachel Gutierrez as well, who is such a sweetheart and has invested so much heart into the people here for years!

Go check out the fun things they have going on this month in celebration of 30 wonderful years!!

P.S. One of my favorite things: your purchases will smell like there classic Patchouli scent when you leave!


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i am that flower girl that must always have fresh buds in her house. it adds color, sunshine, and joy to a monday…it brings more life and warmth to a week! i have been finding stunning finds at trader joe’s for a reasonable price point. my new bunch of yellow tulips were under $5 there! p.s. whole foods is having a sale on friday ~ 3 bundles of tulips for 10 dollars…hooray!

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photos: glitterguide and pinterest

scotch & soda.

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hey scotch & soda, your clothes are pretty adorbs. the end.






Trend Alert! Fierce Fedoras

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If you followed our fashion frenzy from New York, you may have noticed that fedoras are a huge item for Fall 2013. This is definitely a must have for the season. I particularly loved the modern trend at Trina Turk’s sleek chic presentation at Lincoln Center and the hats spotted on the runway with a raiding your boyfriend’s closet vibe at Nicole Miller. Okay, are you dying for this accessory? Never fear, we have your back. You can purchase a fierce felt fedora from Topshop here.

photos: Kat Harris of The Refined Woman

leopard swing coat: Free People; boots: Stuart Weitzman; leather leggings: Michael Kors


happy weekend!!

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this 60 degree sunny weather makes me wish that the forecast will never heat up, yet in the same thought, I am pumped for peonies, pastel colors, and chokers that remind me of a trend from middle school made classy and current. here’s a little inspo from this in between season. p.s. i’m addicted to these striped straws (they make drinks so much cuter!) ~ if you can’t resist, purchase them here. XO.







Charlotte Ronson: Rugged Urban

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Charlotte Ronson is known for her “cool-girl” design style, but her urban girl took an explorer turn in her Fall 2013 collection. The collection focused on grass florals in tones of whites and mossy greens with outerwear predominately focusing on heather grey shades. Contrasting textures and patterns were used to kick up the styling to the next level with a unique twist. Although the collection was aiming towards the girl who craves adventure, I could easily see these looks translating well on the city streets.

Shop latest Charlotte Ronson collections here.

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Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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