Why You Should Never Buy Instagram Followers or Likes

Why You Should Never Buy Instagram Followers or Likes

  Earlier this year, I talked about Instagram best practices. What I’m about to talk about in today’s post is quite possibly my biggest pet peeve…

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Christmas Gift Guide: Jetsetter

Christmas Gift Guide: Jetsetter

On an earlier travel post this year, I talked about some essentials for travel. Almost a year later, I wanted to share some gift ideas…

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Transformation Thursday: November 2017

Transformation Thursday: November 2017

And we’re back with Transformation Thursday! This month has gone by quicker than I expected. In a sense, I’m ready for the holidays and in a…

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25 Most Trivial Hills I Would Die On

25 Most Trivial Hills I Would Die On

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This past weekend, my bestie, Sarah asked me what hill on which I was willing to die on. I had no idea what she was…

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Coffee Date No. 11: Holiday Fun

Coffee Date No. 11: Holiday Fun

Happy Saturday, guys!!! The Christmas season is already here!!! I’ve been enjoying these last two weeks so much despite a few negative things. With cooler…

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My 2017 Christmas Wishlist

My 2017 Christmas Wishlist

Happy Black Friday, y’all! To continue my Holiday Gift Guide from earlier this week, today’s fun post is about what’s on my Christmas wishlist! I’m…

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The Massive 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on Your Nice List

The Massive 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on Your Nice List

Happy Thanksgiving, loves!!! I know a lot of you are cooking and getting ready for family and friends to arrive or you’re headed to your…

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Interior Inspiration: White & Neutral Christmas Decor

Interior Inspiration: White & Neutral Christmas Decor

You know what’s NOT fun during the holidays? When the weather doesn’t match the season. The temps in Dallas lately has been in the high…

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Best and Instagrammable Coffee Places in Dallas-Fort Worth

Best and Instagrammable Coffee Places in Dallas-Fort Worth

Happy Friday Eve, loves! Let’s talk coffee today! If you read SSD often, you’d know about our virtual coffee dates. Well, these are the places…

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Wellness Wednesday: Your Home Environment

Wellness Wednesday: Your Home Environment

For some reason, I’ve always been that way. I get all antsy, my stress levels rise a bit, and just want to get out as…

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October 2017 Adventures

October 2017 Adventures

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Happy Friday, guys! I thought I’d share a bit more of my personal life by recapping my October adventures! Today’s post will consist of food,…

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15 Random Facts About Me

15 Random Facts About Me

My friend Jess of Union Shore wrote a random facts about me blog post so I thought I’d respond to her with a blog post…

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Coffee Date No. 10: Fall Happenings

Coffee Date No. 10: Fall Happenings

Fall is finally here in Dallas so that means I get to wear lots of sweaters and boots! Yay! That and I get to light…

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Transformation Thursday: October 2017

Transformation Thursday: October 2017

And we’re back with the Transformation Thursday series! October has whizzed by faster than The Flash! The weather is finally starting to cool down here in Dallas so I’m…

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Coffee Date No. 9: Hellooo Fall!!!

Coffee Date No. 9: Hellooo Fall!!!

Guys, fall is here and I’m so freaking excited! October is one of my favorite months of the year. The weather starts to cool down…

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Transformation Thursday: September 2017

Transformation Thursday: September 2017

Welcome back to my Transformation Thursday series, loves! October is almost here so I’m hoping Mother Nature starts cooperating here in Texas! I WANT cooler and cozy…

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My Top 10 Favorite Movies

My Top 10 Favorite Movies

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Ahhh! Today is the first day of fall you guys!!! Even though the weather here in Texas states otherwise, I’m SO freaking excited!!! I know…

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The Diamond Edit No. 11: Fall Home Decor

The Diamond Edit No. 11: Fall Home Decor

Maybe it’s because I wanted to be an interior designer growing up. Although I nixed that career path very quickly when I found out math…

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Bestie Weekend :: New York City Day 2

Bestie Weekend :: New York City Day 2

Hey guys! I’m back. Sorry for not posting yesterday, I woke up and was not feeling well at all. I ended up staying home from…

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15 Things I Learned This Summer As a Blogger

15 Things I Learned This Summer As a Blogger

If you’re thinking about becoming a blogger or aspiring to be one, I hope my experience this past summer helps give you a behind-the-scenes (BTS)…

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 Kate Spade Dress c/o Clotheshorse Anonymous (similar studded collar dress) | Double Pearl Earrings (old, very similar double pearl earrings) | Black Pumps (old, similar black heels) | Black Sunglasses (bought them for $5!)

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15 Things I’m Looking Forward to in the Fall

15 Things I’m Looking Forward to in the Fall

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Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year. Sometimes I think I’m meant to live in the Carolinas, Virginia or the New England area…

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Coffee Date No. 8: Goodbye Summer!

Coffee Date No. 8: Goodbye Summer!

And just like that, summer is over! Well, almost. Seriously. How is it possible that it’s already September? Forget it. I’m happy, H-A-P-P-Y, happy that…

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Transformation Thursday: August 2017

Transformation Thursday: August 2017

Welcome back to my Transformation Thursday series guys! And just like that, August is basically over. Cooler and cozy weather, scarves, boots, sweaters and candles, here we come! …

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Hurricane Harvey: How to Help

Hurricane Harvey: How to Help

With all that’s been happening in south Texas, I wanted to share with you ways you can help (sans American Red Cross). The information I’m…

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Bestie Weekend :: NYC Day 1

Bestie Weekend :: NYC Day 1

Happy Hump Day, everyone! As promised, here is day one of my NYC trip with my best friends!  Rachel and I got in incredibly late…

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Coffee Date No. 7: Just Because

Coffee Date No. 7: Just Because

Happy August, guys! You know what that means! It’s time for our monthly coffee date again!  For coffee date No. 7, I thought I’d do something different…

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Transformation Thursday: July 2017

Transformation Thursday: July 2017

Welcome back to my Transformation Thursday series guys! August is just around the corner so to me, that means we’re one month closer to fall, ha!  I’m SO…

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Happy Birthday, Daddy!!!

Happy Birthday, Daddy!!!

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  Today is my daddy‘s 65th birthday. Instead of an outfit post today, I wanted to celebrate his life and who he was with y’all:…

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Liebster Award

Liebster Award

I’m kicking off this Monday on a high note! My sweet blogger BBF, Mayling of Loubis & Leggings (check out her blog!) tagged me with the…

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Fashion Blogger Language I Hate

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As I immerse myself deeper and deeper into the fashion blogging world, there are some things I’m noticing from bloggers. Not only do most of…

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12 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self

12 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self

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Have you ever looked back and wish that some of the lessons you have learned as an adult were given to you as advice when…

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Blogging Lessons: What to Do When Things Seem Too Hard

Blogging Lessons: What to Do When Things Seem Too Hard

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In my previous blog post about lessons I’ve learned about blogging, I talked about how I navigated the blogosphere after starting over again. Yesterday, I…

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Coffee Date No. 6: Summer Fun

Coffee Date No. 6: Summer Fun

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I am so thrilled it’s July, guys! It means two things: 1) A month of mosquito bites is behind us (yay!) and 2) It’s time…

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Transformation Thursday: June 2017

Transformation Thursday: June 2017

Wow, we’re at half a dozen posts as of today for the Transformation Thursday series! 2017 is wooshing by my friends! Welp, mosquito season is also here….

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My Favorite Bloggers

My Favorite Bloggers

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Aside from their style, I wanted to talk about a few bloggers and their leadership skills they possess along with why I follow and look…

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The Need for Approval & Acceptance

The Need for Approval & Acceptance

Stamp of (Self) Approval necklace c/o Metal Mingle First of all, I want to give credit where credit is due. Brighton‘s recent post about her current…

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Father’s Day: Lessons From Daddy

Father’s Day: Lessons From Daddy

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To end this week, I wanted to talk about lessons my daddy taught me since Father’s Day is this weekend. No gift guides or anything….

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The Diamond Edit No. 7 :: Home Refresh

The Diamond Edit No. 7 :: Home Refresh

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I went back to my Pinterest boards to find a common theme and found that I gravitate towards everything white and grey. Since I’m working…

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Coffee Date No. 5: Hello Summer!

Coffee Date No. 5: Hello Summer!

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Seriously. How is it possible that it’s June? How?! It’s time for our monthly coffee date again and quite frankly, I’m in shock that summer is here!…

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Transformation Thursday: May 2017

Transformation Thursday: May 2017

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And I’m back! Look at me posting consistently. Pigs must be flying somewhere. Anyway, today, we’re going into the fifth post of SSD’s Transformation Thursday series! Say whaaaat??? Crazy,…

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Mother’s Day: Moments With Mom

Mother’s Day: Moments With Mom

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Today’s post is in honor of moms, mamas, mommies, mothers who have gone on and mom figures around the world. With Mother’s Day coming up,…

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Coffee Date No. 4: Patio Season

Coffee Date No. 4: Patio Season

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Guys, I CANNOT believe it’s time for our monthly coffee date again! Spring is in full swing! I went to the nursery two weekends ago and everything was…

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Transformation Thursday: April 2017

Transformation Thursday: April 2017

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Choose whichever format you resonate with most and let’s keep growing together! Article (2 Minute Read) How to Lose Weight, Based on Your Personality Type Hallie Gould of Byrdie – When I…

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How to Cope With the Loss of a Loved One

How to Cope With the Loss of a Loved One

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Instead of mourning, I want to celebrate daddy’s life by helping someone today. I’ve had a lot of friends lose their family members recently and…

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Blogging Lessons: What I’ve Learned Since My Blog Relaunch

Blogging Lessons: What I’ve Learned Since My Blog Relaunch

It’s been a little over 90 days since I completely rebranded and relaunched my blog. I worked on this baby for about a year (with…

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Social Media: Instagram Dos and Don’ts

Social Media: Instagram Dos and Don’ts

I’m a huge fan of Instagram. So much that I have two accounts (a fashion one for this blog and a personal account) and am about…

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Coffee Date No. 3: Spring Happenings

Coffee Date No. 3: Spring Happenings

Happy April, y’all! I can’t believe it’s time for our monthly coffee date again! Spring is here and I can’t wait until grocery stores and flower shops…

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Transformation Thursday: March 2017

Transformation Thursday: March 2017

Welcome to the third installment of Transformation Thursday! If you’re new here, Transformation Thursday series is a monthly edit of resources I share. You can listen to,…

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Self-Love: How to Love Yourself Without Feeling Guilty

Self-Love: How to Love Yourself Without Feeling Guilty

Self-love is one thing we as humans have a difficult time doing. When you put yourself first, a sense of guilt starts to take over, am…

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Transformation Thursday: February 2017

Transformation Thursday: February 2017

Welcome to the second installment of Transformation Thursday! I’m always looking for resources to listen to, read or watch to improve my life in every area. If…

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