SPONSORED Chico’s No Stain No-Iron Shirt Powered by Stain ShieldTM technology

SPONSORED Chico’s No Stain No-Iron Shirt Powered by Stain ShieldTM technology

I have to confess; I am having a bit of a moment with Chicos right now. My daughter and wardrobe stylist gave me a tip last year that Chico’s was “actually pretty cool” and had been shopping there for years for her clients. As you know, I love a good challenge mixing my highs and my lows or in this case: my Chico’s and my Valentino’s šŸ˜‰ Here I am last week doing JUST that!

 

We are thrilled that Chico’s reached out and asked me to participate in their “No Stain No-Iron Shirt” challenge featuring their new technology of stain-resistant fabrics: Stain ShieldTM.

 

You had us at no ironing needed! This blouse is just as flattering as it is wrinkle-free. A total bonus that the cotton fabric is enhanced with Stain Shieldā„¢ technology that repels oil-based and water-based stains (think ketchup, mayo, soda, WINEā€”you can say goodbye to those mishaps.) “Though it may not repel every single stain you encounter, it’s a fabulous feeling to have protection from some of those everyday oopsies.”

 

I decided to take my new blouse out on a test drive for lunch with a friend at the Oasis on Lake Travis. Here I am, wearing all of my favorite friends: Burberry, Hermes, Valentino and my newest friend Chico’s.

 

No fool here. I put my fancies aside before the test and took a fortifying sip of red wine.

 

Here we go with the test, but I wanted to make sure it was a good and honest spill.

 

And to our surprise, my Pinot Noir wiped right off of this blouse with a tap and some water!

 

Presto success I couldnā€™t believe my eyes. Traveling will be so much easier, and there is nothing like a tailored shirt to take a look up a notch. Just ask Carolina Herrera.

We #lovechicos and am happy to partner with them on this post.Ā 

How to Wear the Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

How to Wear the Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

Each year Pantone, the authority on color and it’s usage throughout branding and marketing, announces what THE color of the year will be. This year, Living Coral will be filling your shopping carts making it a bright and playful year for fashion. Living Coral is bright, eye-catching and bold – everything we plan to be this year as well!

Serena’s PicksĀ 


Start incorporating vibrant Living Coral into your wardrobe today!Ā 

 

Hotel Crescent Court: My luxury stay in Dallas’ premier hotel.

Hotel Crescent Court: My luxury stay in Dallas’ premier hotel.

Old world luxury in a present-day hotel.

 

Have you ever been to a place where you felt that the entire world was all around you? From fantastic 19th century art to modern day amenities. Old world hospitality and international cuisine are waiting for you as you pull up to the iconic Hotel Crescent Court.

 

Walking through the beautiful action packed lobby and hearing different languages dance on the marble floors makes me wonder. Am I really in Dallas? Or am I experiencing Texas luxury at it’s finest?

Whether you are coming to Dallas for the first time or you’re a local looking for a luxury StayCation, the amenities offered by the Hotel Crescent Court are unparalleled. If you are looking to unwind this is the place for you! Scott and I both enjoyed treatments from the spa and relaxed in the whirlpool. I can’t wait to go back this summer to enjoy the pool and beautifully landscaped courtyards. (Hotel Cresent Court offers Spa Day Passes that you can use even if you’re not a hotel guest) From the presidential suite for your wedding or next girls retreat to the fitness center and the private dining club. This hotel just oozes elegance and old world charm.

 

Back in the Great Hall, Beau Nash is the place to meet old and new friends over cocktails and a great casual menu.

Lunch is served at the Conservatory which is excellent if you are craving your Tex-Mex fix (which my husband always is). If you have a taste for sushi Nobu is there to Ā satiate your craving. Still hungry after that Yellowtail? It’s time to join theĀ CrescentĀ Club…

 

 

 

Did you know that private memberships of The Crescent Club and The Spa at The Crescent are available including access to the most prestigious private dining club in Dallas along with a fitness center, complimentary classes and swimming pool?

 

With its beautiful courtyards, expansive views, fine dining, and relaxation, you donā€™t have to go far to get everything you need at the Hotel Cresent Court.

After all Stanley Korshak is right outside the doors!

My spa experience was unrivaled.

I am somewhat suspicious of getting a facial at a hotel. I love and take advantage of all of the spa amenities usually but you know by now how careful I am about my skin! In this case, I was over the moon with Orit, my wonderful esthetician. I immediately felt comfortable with her level of expertise, and I learned a lot from her.
The Spa and workout facilities are exceptional. No wonder people in the area get a membership to work out there.

 

 

The hotel exceeded our expectations. All of the rooms are a fantastic representation of the great design and world-class service that comes from Hotel Crescent Court. The last night I was fortunate enough to stay in The Presidential Suite, what a treat. There is undoubtedly history here… I felt like a queen.

 

There is so much more to show you, Iā€™ll post the videos of my stay on my IGTV and more photos can be found on my Instagram.

 

What a great experience I had in the heart of Dallas at one of the most iconic landmarks in the area.

 

 

 

Thank you Hotel Crescent Court. Your hospitality has no rival. Donā€™t miss this fantastic experience when you are in Dallas.

xS

How I Mix Pink and Red Like A Pro: Valentine’s Day Edition

How I Mix Pink and Red Like A Pro: Valentine’s Day Edition

When you think monochrome, do you think pink and red?


It seemed like a great time to give this trend a try with Valentines literally around the corner. This Chanel-esque cardigan jacket is from Chicos can you believe!? I cropped to fit my short torso and paired it with neutrals (Valentino and Chanel of course!). I think that pink and red is the ultimate color combo and can be worn from up-town to downtown, workday to night out, chic Chico’s to high fashion there are so many ways that you can mix this color combo into your routine. Be bold or pair the combo with neutral base as I did, the choice is yours.

Stylist PicksĀ 


Incorporate these pink and red pieces to freshen up your look this month.Ā 

A Valentines Treat For Your Sweet: The Easiest Cake You’ll Ever Bake!

A Valentines Treat For Your Sweet: The Easiest Cake You’ll Ever Bake!

Hello LOVERS! Valentines Day is right around the corner. No matter what your relationship with this holiday is, be sure to treat your sweet (or yourself and girlfriends) with this simple quick and easy chocolate cake recipe that will blow your mind! It is perfect to quickly whip up at home or wow your friends by bringing these ingredients to you Gal-entines Day soiree.

CakeĀ 

  • 4 oz. butterĀ 
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolateĀ 
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cake flourĀ 

ToppingsĀ 

  • rose petal ice creamĀ 
  • whipped creamĀ 
  • health barĀ 
  • cocoa nibĀ 
  • rainbow spinklesĀ 
  • caramel sauce
  • chocolate sauceĀ 
  • candied rose petalsĀ 
  • rasberries
  • blackberriesĀ 
  • marshmallowsĀ 

directions:Ā 

  • melt butter and chocolate togetherĀ 
  • whisk eggs and sugar together
  • whisk melted chocolate mixture into egg and sugar mixture
  • whisk in cake flourĀ 

Pour cake mixture into the can, bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes until outside of the cake is set and center is still soft. Please note: baking times may vary. Top cake with your choice of toppings while still hot and enjoy!Ā