Dating in Dallas

Hello my lovely followers, I want to thank you for sticking with me even though I rarely post these days. Life has been a whirlwind, after getting married, moving, and other life realness blogging got pushed to the back burner.

I have to admit I’ve missed blogging terribly, I’ve missed the routine and creativity and the ability to interact with all of you fine folk. So in an attempt to be more diligent about posting I figured I would start blogging about date days/nights. Since those are my favorite days. Dane and I share quite a love for food and drink, so I have a feeling this blog will pretty much write itself.

To start off the series I figured we’d start with the most important meal of the day: Breakfast! In order to break up routine the hubs and I have decided to try one new restaurant every other date. We decided to do a breakfast date at Yolk.  We’d been eyeballing this place for a while and finally took the plunge today. img_3428img_3427my handsome husband’s second love is coffee and yolk got this snob’s slurp of approval

img_3429I’m boring so it was just water for me. But how cute is that carafe?img_3432img_3430IMG_3437.JPGDane’s meal was The Yolk All Star Combo that he upgraded the pancakes to have the Nutty Monkey Pancakes. The eggs were cooked exactly how Dane likes them, bacon was crisp, the sausage was well seasoned and didnt look like a skimpy dog treat (a common occurrence at many a breakfast joints) the maple syrup had been warmed which is always a nice bonus and the pancakes were fluffy and packed full of peanut butter, banana, and chocolatey goodness. No complaints to be had here.

IMG_3435.JPGThe Yolk’s Chicken and waffles. A bacon waffle, fried chicken, and sausage gravy…Does it get any more southern than this? Well if the chicken had been better yes. Now I thought the waffle was perfect, crispy outside and cloud like fluffiness inside, the sausage gravy was good, but my biggest complaint was against the chicken, the breading wasn’t quite crispy enough to hold up to gravy (a true southern sin) and the seasoning fell a little bit flat. As a Texan I can be bit snooty when it comes to southern staples like fried chicken. All in all I enjoyed my meal, but next time I’d probably just order the waffle sans chicken.

Dane and I certainly enjoyed Yolk, the waitstaff is friendly and attentive, but doesn’t come by your table every two seconds, the interior was fun and hip, and the servings are large so if you wanted to split an entree it could easily be done. I would say Yolk would be an excellent casual breakfast date spot. You don’t feel the need to get too dressed up but if you want to impress your date and wear something a little nicer you absolutely could. The environment isn’t romantic so its very much a no pressure date. Which can be needed sometimes.

So will Dane and I be going back? Yes we will. We enjoyed our time there and the food was pretty good, we’re excited to explore the rest of the menu and see how that stacks up against what we ordered originally.

Again thank you guys for sticking it out and bearing with my dry blogging spell. Let me know if this is a series you’d like to keep seeing. If you’re familiar with the Dallas region be sure to share what recommendations you might have. We’re always looking for more Date night ideas. Cheers!

 

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Fashion Friday Texas Fall Fashion.

Let me clarify that this is a “Texas fall look” we’re not as lucky as you people who are getting to wear tights, cardigans, and the like. It’s still in the 80’s here but after 100+ this feels pretty darn nice. So here’s the look.
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Basically this entire look is from older items in my closet so just assume the links you are getting are not the exact thing.

White Blouse: Cotton On.  http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/entity/229487.uts

Black Undershirt: Stole it from my sister but H&M has inexpensive undershirts http://www.hm.com/us/product/13795?article=13795-E#article=13795-A

Belt: Not sure where I got it. Here are two options one being H&M http://www.hm.com/us/product/14881?article=14881-A or the cheaper alternative Forever 21 http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_belts&ProductID=2020523428&VariantID=

Turquoise bracelet and ring: Bought them both at pow wows. Ring option http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=ACC&ProductID=1045622892&VariantID= bracelet option http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_jewelry-bracelet&ProductID=1060779886&VariantID=

Jeans: JCPenneys I think. Here are some similar jeans for only $20 http://www.jcpenney.com/shops/find-more/juniors-clothing/arizona-bootcut-jeans-/prod.jump?ppId=pp5002701515&cmvc=JCP|dept20000015|cat100250132|RICHREL&grView=&eventRootCatId=&currentTabCatId=&regId=

Boots: Atwoods. If you dont live by an Atwoods there is always Target that has some cute cowboy boots for a great price http://www.target.com/p/women-s-mossimo-supply-co-kaci-western-boot-assorted-colors/-/A-13971594#prodSlot=medium_1_12&term=cowboy+boots

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you have a wonderful weekend.

Fashion Friday Featuring Onzie

So in my most recent post I had said how yoga clothes are not worth sharing on Fashion Friday…Well the problem wasn’t the fact that they were yoga clothes, the problem was that they weren’t Onzie yoga attire. Seriously I have never seen such pretty activewear before. All of Onzie’s production, that means from knitting to photography, takes place in their Los Angeles facilities. It’s nice to know that there still are 100% USA made companies out there. Onzie was created by 20 year bikram yogi so you can be certain these clothes are just as functional as they are beautiful. You can find out more about this awesome company here http://www.theonzie.com/

6482668364586701this is what happens when you walk barefoot across the street 😉

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6594661265566689652568126806IMG_67616821IMG_6773I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you all go and get yourself some onzie gear.

Everything I am wearing is from Onzie but I will post the links to what particular products I am wearing.

Scoop back tank: http://www.theonzie.com/scoop-back-tank/ I honestly love this top so much I’ll probably wear it round town cause I absolutely adore the back detail.

Criss cross bra: http://www.theonzie.com/criss-cross-bra-top/ just a little side note this is the most comfortable sports bra I’ve ever worn! Its supportive but it doesn’t dig into your shoulders like so many sports bras do! So I would definitely encourage anyone on the hunt for the “perfect” sports bra to get this one.

Sport Short: http://www.theonzie.com/sport-short/ I got the floral print cause it’s so perfectly girly! These are also super comfortable.

Have a happy Friday everyone.

Keith Harkin Concert Pictures

Okay so I am finally posting this blog, sorry for the delay but there were a lot of pictures to go through, story of my life… Anyway I had the pleasure of seeing Keith again on Saturday. Now one might think that after seeing someone a few times it wouldn’t be as fun, exciting, or whatever positive adjective you care to use, but I must say I enjoyed myself just as much maybe even more than previous shows. Not only is Keith an incredible musician but so are the guys he is with, David Bakey is a phenomenal guitar player, and Barry Kerr is quite the jack of all trades, playing wind instruments, vocals, and the mandolin. I could yammer on and on about what a fabulous time I had, but I am sure you would all rather just see the photographs, so here they are.

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-196-692-701-657679Gorgeous McPherson guitar!

-501-231-637-316-659what a smirk!

-361-310-513-495-559-62895To say it was a great concert would be an understatement, on top of getting to hear the guys rock out, I managed to get my picture taken with Keith even though the guys had a long bit of driving to do afterwards, talk about someone who is great to their fans.

715If you have the opportunity to see Keith perform do not hesitate, buy those tickets it may be one of the best purchases you make all year 😉

Here is a link to some of Keith’s tour dates check em out and see if he’s playing near you http://www.keithharkin.com/tour/

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you all have a Happy Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Peek Keith Harkin Concert Pictures.

Well folks as always I took way too many pictures, so just in case I don’t have the blog post up as quick as we all would prefer, I figured I could at least give one shot to hold you over til then 😉

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Fashion Friday It’s Been A While!

I cannot begin to tell all of you how excited I am that the weather here in Dallas seems to be calming down a wee bit. It’s funny how your body will suddenly find 90 degrees rather cool, after a week of 105! Fall is just around the corner, I can feel it, so I since the weather was quite nice I decided to dress up a little, and share my look with you guys. When it’s 105 looks are the last thing on your mind, it’s been lazy ponytails, slouchy tank tops, shorts, and flip flops most of the summer. This is the reason for no fashion Fridays as of late, so hopefully I will now be able to post more regularly now that it’s cooling down quite a bit.

I was going for a 1920’s flapper inspired look. I had pin curled my hair the night before and decided to try my hand at a faux bob, and I must say I quite like it.

My accesories and nail polish.

Dress: Target.

Necklace: It was my Super lazy DIY.

Bracelet: Family Heirloom.

Nail Polish: Zoya in the color Goldie, and Sally Hansen in the color Black Out.

Ring: My mother and my Late Father gave it to me 🙂

I really adore a vintage feel to my style, and try to incorporate a bit of retro whenever possible. What are some of your favorite vintage or vintage inspired pieces? What is your favorite fashion decade? I would love some feedback. As always I hope you enjoyed this post, and that everyone has a Happy Friday and equally happy weekend.

Bucket List!

Hey guys so one of the things on my bucket list is to be in a music video! No I’m no singer, I just want to be somebody in the background you know? Well I may actually get to cross that off my list, but only if this really awesome band Family Force 5 gets enough funding to do this music video…And if you live near Dallas or can travel here you can also be a part of the video, if you pledge enough. Pretty amazing right? Well here’s the link to pledge they only have 8 days left to raise just over $6000 so can we all make this happen?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/975090281/family-force-5-cray-button-music-video