Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

This year has been life changing for me.

Looking fwd to what whatever surprises 2013 holds for me.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Last week in NYC I popped into Tiffany & Co. There is something that I love about the tradition of the little blue box at Christmas time. I don't wear much silver but I do think I might make the exception for these classics.  Something nice and icy about them during the winter months.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Recently I was introduced to Boulevard bags by a stylish friend (thanks Lauren) and since then I haven't taken a single trip without one of their bags in hand. 

want proof?

I love the large Sunday tote...and what I love even more than that? A monogram. A GOLD monogram. Classic.
 I also have this phone caddy in bronze- it makes my phone easy to find in a big bag, but can also be used as a small bag for a fancy occasion. I think you'll love their site. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Pretties.



Monday, December 24, 2012

Makeup Inspiration

It's Christmas Eve. So we know what you want:
Red lips and some sparkle. And we're right there with you.

Here's how we'll get the look:

{ Lancome artliner - I also have this in Ice black and I love it }

Friday, December 21, 2012

waiting on martha

Recently I was introduced to Waiting for Martha.
Katie and I picked some faves- think this place is great for hostess gifts.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I can hardly believe it, but registration for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is open again. I just completed my registration and booked my hotel for Feb (empire. always.), and now I'll be shopping for all things dark and sleek. I rely on deep colors, dark layers, smoky eyes and rich fragrances for Feb Fashion week.

What would you consider your Fashion week must-have?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mai Couture Giveaway

Last week, Ashley and I shared some makeup inspiration with you here, and every day since I have gotten tweets and emails about the mai couture blush papers we featured. "Do they really work? " "What color should I try?" We decided that the best way to answer is to let you test them out yourself.

Mai Couture will send one reader a set of their glow-geous trio!

Two steps to enter :
1) you must follow @dallasshaw and @maicouture on twitter
(yes, it's official I have won back the title of my name on twitter and dropped the '01'! Confetti! If you followed dallasshaw01, you still follow me. Just changed the name.)

2) send us a tweet or leave a note below to enter letting us know what you love at the site

Good luck pretties.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I am spending the week wrapping up artwork instead of gifts. Good news is that some time spent in the office is much needed. I finally got some time to review some really amazing products and brands. Here are a few things I saw today that I thought you might enjoy.

{ Michelle Williams } { gloss } { flats } { photo cred } { poinsettia print } { clutch }

Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday beauty inspiration

I just bought a gold cropped jacket and I think this look will be the perfect compliment to that.
Here's how we'll get the look:

Friday, December 14, 2012

Some seasonal inspiration

Just a little bit of inspiration for you today. Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

bing bang

I want everything at Bing Bang nyc
That's all.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Let us embellish on that...

I've seen embellished sweaters and sweatshirts in every store this season. Of course these are great to wear to a holiday party with a sleek black pant, but I like these even better with denim.
Don't feel like visiting every store to find your favorite? Libby, one of our fashion contributors, and I put together a list of our favorites to make it easy for you.

Happy shopping:

{ Zara - looks comfy too } { Zara- this one is my fave }{ Zara }
{ Zara- embellished AND metallic? Bonus. }
{ Sachin and Babi- I like that this has short sleeves. On my list. }
{ H&M- under $10? And available in two colors? Your welcome. }

Monday, December 10, 2012

Makeup Inspiration

I actually have been buying alot of winter white this year , and I think this look would be really perfect with all of my new cream-colored finds.

Here's how we'll get the look  (and yes, that's blush paper?!)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday inspiration

{ by Chris Warnes, via my ideal home }

 { via dustjacket attic }

Thursday, December 6, 2012

I have one. And by the looks of it so does everyone else. 

You've seen this image above of my subway scroll sign on my instagram page. It's been a fixture in my house for the past 5 years, moving from apartment to apartment with me. I don't think my home would feel the same without this guy.
Today on pinterest I noticed everyone else feels the same:


Photo Cred:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My video debut...

Thank you to Tim Kressen for this behind the scenes video. I had such a fun day with the 31 Bits team, and it was nice to see all of my friends and relive this really amazing day.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mane Message

Here at Dallas we are all about putting the things you use every day on display in a beautiful way. I think I use hair ties more than anyone else in the world. I always have at least one on my wrist. I take my hair up and down a million times a day. I am always reaching for one while I paint, to throw on when I head out for a run... so I decided to make mine more easily accessible. 
Recently I was introduced to Mane Message, so I decided to add a few of their hair ties to my collection (b/c everything looks better in excess) and now they live on my desk. 

I love the idea of taking things we use every day in turning them into part of your home styling. 
How do you do this at home? 
Thanks for making me such a  fan of yours Mane Message.
 I'll keep my collection growing.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Giveaway! $1,000 illustration and the Essie Winter Collection

This is epic. Right now on the blog there are 4 giveaways. FOUR! These glitter Jack Rogers navajos, This shop belina necklace, one limited edition piece from 31 Bits, and now...and original illustration worth $1,000 ALONG WITH Essie's winter collection.

I have always been an essie girl- you know this from my instagram. This season, I have been living in their winter collection and think you will love it too. So, this week only, Essie and I have teamed up for a giveaway unlike any other. One winner will take home this original framed illustration inspired by the collection and also get to try essie's full winter collection!
Merry Christmas?!?!

 The illustration is an original prismacolor/ watercolor. She'll come signed, framed and matted in all white at 12x15. ($1,000 Value. No online usage rights).
 Essie's winter collection includes six colors:

And we are going to send both one reader who enters!!
 To enter:
 1) You must follow @dallasshaw01 and @essie on twitter
 and 2) tweet us your go-to essie color this season.
(you can tweet us the name, or if you are wearing it show us a photo!)

You can leave a comment below for extra entries.

Good Luck!

This photo of Emma is just so beautiful. Kind of a nice mix between natural and festive- 
and perfect to test out this week. Right?
Here's how we will get the look:

Friday, November 30, 2012


This morning during my pinning spree, lots of pretty new things from Boticca ended up in my jewelry file, and on my list.
Here are a few of our faves from Boticca (you can see more at the pinterest page) !

{ Boticca }

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Carolina Herrera

Last week, I was invited to Neiman Marcus to attend a very exclusive Fashion Show by the iconic Carolina Herrera.  I was amazed at the details that went into this event (I shouldn't have been b/c it was Neiman's ). We were treated like gold. We hung out with the models, stayed for lunch and saw the new collection both backstage and on the runway. 

The highlight of my day was when the pr team invited me to come and meet Ms. Herrera herself. We chatted about work, about why I live in DE, and had one of those conversations you have with your girlfriends "You look beautiful." "no YOU look beautiful." "No, you ..."  I was pleased to have such a sweet conversation with such a major fashion icon. 

Cannot believe that this is my job.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

31 Bits, Born and Original Launch- and giveaway!!!

Today, is a big day.
I'm actually a little bit nervous and excited to share this with you. Months ago I was invited to CA to be a part of the new 31 Bits "Born an Original" campaign, and today it's live!! I have been having such a  nice month sharing all of these projects with all of you- so I hope you'll check it out today at 31 !

Below a little sneak peek. An illustration I did inspired by the shoot, and some photos featuring some limited edition pieces from the collection.

During this project I not only got to play in beautiful handmade jewelry, but I also got to meet some of the sweetest people I have ever worked with. I included all of their links below b/c I love them all so much- and I think you will too.

 (photos by @treverhoehne- I think I'm his biggest fan these days.)

 some info for you:
'The 31 Bits "Born an Original" collection includes handmade, eye-catching accessories, including the very first 31 Bits clutch. Each piece contains paper beads and trinkets embroidered into exquisite patterns. Like these intricate accessories, there are all kinds of bits and pieces that make us who we are. Whether you are a jewelry-maker, a mom, an artist, or a rocket scientist, all women have been given a unique set of skills and talents, an authenticity that can’t be replaced. 31 Bits partnered with fashion illustrator, Dallas Shaw, to help bring this campaign to life. Dallas demonstrates her originality through her incredible illustrations, astounding artistic ability, fashion expertise, and desire to love every person she meets. Learn more at"

I can't wait to share more with you about this project in the next week. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one!

 You can see more today at  I'll be looking fwd to hearing from you- really hope you like it! Eep! As a thank you for going through all of these adventures with me, I wanted to give you a chance to take one of the limited edition pieces home. One of these beauties, (the Lavalliere- retailing at $74.00)  is going home with a stylish reader.
To enter  follow @dallasshaw01 on twitter, and @31Bits 
(and / or on instagram @dallasshaw / @31Bits)
and send us a note with the hashtag #bornanoriginal.

Good Luck- and thank you again for joining in these adventures with me.

Photographer: Trever Hoehne
Styling: Summer Watkins
Hair and Make-Up: Melina Ruiz
Production: Jessie Simonson
Graphic Designer: Kayla Adams
Video: Tim Kressin of Join the Lights.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shop Belina Giveaway

We all love a statement necklace. But we like them even more during the colder months.
 This one above is up for grabs this week, from Shop Belina

Check out shop and leave a comment below to win, letting us know your favorite piece.

(extra entries if you like shop belina on FB, or follow @dallasshaw01 on twitter! 
Just leave an additional comment if you like and/or follow) 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Makeup Inspiration

How we'll get the look:

Friday, November 23, 2012

Style Guru

 Another one of this weeks highlights was being featured on Serena and Lily. I want to thank Serena and Lily for not only including me on their website as one of their featured Stye Guru's, but giving me the opportunity to be on the same page as so many of my favorite people in this industry. I think they are most likely some of your favorites to- so I hope you'll check it out.
The feature is here.

Feeling pretty amazed that these fun side projects are now a part of my job.  
And I hope you are not getting too sick of me yet...