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A Flowery Undertaking for Dallas-ites: DIRT Does Classes

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Calling all floral-adorers, hobby-seekers, or those of you seeking out something new, indulge in the Big D’s coolest botanical design classes, taught by the one-and-only owner of DIRT, Sonya Eudaley, a mastermind in the plant world.

From fun and funky easy courses to bridal bouquet lessons, these flower design classes will add an ounce of happiness to your skill set. So let your talents blossom alongside light hors d’oeuvres and wine, a laid back group of people, and garnish your adobe with your very own take-home arrangement. Read on for details, and sign up here!

Flat “Espadrilles”: A Lasting Trend

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Flat espadrilles continue to reign in the shoe world. They come in a variety of solid colors, unique patterns and even glittery translations. Finding them in neutrals and pastels as well as rich jewel shades makes them appealing to all. Some of our favorites are by TOMS, Madewell and Soludos. Don’t be hesitant to have more than one pair; the trend is not dissolving anytime soon.

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Ropey Soles Simple Espadrilles, Madewell, $48; Dali Pink, Soludos, $26; Red Canvas Classic, TOMS,  $44; Dali Black, Soludos, $26; Navy Canvas Classic, TOMS, $44

 

Rock On With These Tees!

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Rocker tees can be mixed in well with your wardrobe no matter what the current season. They are perfect with cut off shorts, brightly colored pants, your favorite jeans and of course maxi skirts. Pile on some chunky bracelets or a few necklaces to add more character to your look.  One of my favorite brands of vintage inspired rock tees is Junk Food. Try out a Beatles shirt, AC/DC, The Who or Pink Floyd to name a few. Wildfox has tees fit for any rock star and they have been spotted on many celebs such as Beyonce and Katy Perry! Chaser is another brand that designs these comfy rocker tees. The look is relaxed, yet fun! I recommend owning several.

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Your purchasing guide to rock on! Journey Tee100 Things Tee, Pink Floyd Tee, Love is Everything Tee

 

The Mean Green

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Why this works: 

The opposing yet complimenting greens add extreme interest.

This versatile white shirt is structured and professional. It incorporates the sheer trend flawlessly, and it can be paired with jeans for a casual look or a fitted skirt for a polished look. The options are endless.

Balance is key here. When a top is buttoned to the neck, it is important to proportion it with a shorter hemline. This skirt hits her leg at the perfect spot.

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Accessories: Notice a statement ring is all it took to make this outfit a knock-out. No earrings. No necklace. No bracelets. Many times, less is more. Tip: use your nail color as an accessory.

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Gary Pepper Vintage is a go-to source of outfit inspirations. (Yeojin Bae ShirtDesordre Leather Skirt, Zara Coat/Heels, Alexander Wang Bag)

This Has Really Happened: TOMS+The Row

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Just when TOMS has once again topped the yearly charts of awesome in its own right, the wise decision to add some Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen flair immediately escalated its coolness level even higher on the ranks. So, it’s official. The TOMS+The Row exclusive collaboration has launched. This unexpected partnership marries The Row’s always-respectful nod to bespoke tradition and desire for modern clean lines with TOMS’ classic silhouette. The result is unlike any TOMS that have come before.

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Details:  Italian-sourced wool and cashmere blends join together for luxurious comfort and natural beauty, and unique fabrics custom-sourced at the highest material standards rest alongside irresistible premium details, all leading to superior wear-ability. Order your new pair here!

 

Stellar Showroom: Interning with Betsey Johnson

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Looking for the perfect internship while in college can be stressful, but hard work and persistence surely pays off. Brittany Short was in this position just a few months ago before landing a rockin’ internship at the Betsey Johnson showroom in New York City.

Being an apparel student at the University of Arkansas, she knew the requirements to complete an internship in order to graduate. Applying for many, Brittany kept her eye out for anything that crossed her path. One day she went online and applied to the production department at Betsey Johnson. “I literally followed up, sending my resume over and over once a week, persisting that I was extremely interested in the intership.” After hearing back, she responded to an e-interview, and a few weeks later was offered the position!

I am sure you are all wondering what it must be like to work in the fabulous showroom. “By no means is my day as an intern here typical!” Covering many tasks during the day, Brittany drops off and picks up samples from contractors and patterns for production, orders trims and fabric for all the domestic Betsey styles, sits in on fittings of all the garments, and helps the production team at the showroom. Doing mostly hands-on work, she assists the employees. But her responsibilities do not end here! Invoicing and filing paperwork, Brittany helps make life a little easier for the busy staff at the showroom. “It’s really fast-paced but a blast!”

Did I mention that Betsey is in the showroom all the time? “She is truly inspirational, funny and quirky. She pays respect to everyone in the showroom. She is a very loving gal, just as you would expect her to be.”

After working here for the summer so far, Brittany has learned that the fashion industry is not always as glamorous as you would think. “There is so much more to fashion production then one can even imagine.” The industry is hectic and full of deadlines that you cannot let slip your mind, which can at times feel overwhelming. Being an extremely organized girl, Brittany has had to adjust to the frenzy. “All the craziness is worth it when you get to experience a glimpse of the glamor.”

When her internship is completed at the end of the summer, Brittany will be attending SCAD for their fashion graduate program. She would love to one day start her own label in New York City, and grad school will definitely help her in the right direction. “Working in the Betsey Johnson showroom has been a dream; I have had one heck of an experience being an intern here.”

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