Lake Austin Spa Resort

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For more information and bookings check out their website here.
You can also e-mail me with any questions –  mary@sothentheysay.com

**We rode on the amazingly luxurious Vonlane to get to Austin! If you are in Dallas or Houston be sure to catch a ride. For $89 each way you get oversized, reclinable leather chairs, wifi, free food and drinks, and peace of mind knowing you don’t have to deal with Austin traffic 🙂 Seriously, they are changing the game! check them out here


To read other reviews of LASR check out my fellow blogger friends sites:
Ashley // The Teacher Diva
Lynsey // Tomboy KC
Tanya // Tanya Foster
Cathy // The Middle Page
Heather // So Heather

The Find
Whereabouts: Dallas, TX

at home • The Read

Oh my gosh! I just started this book on my last trip and I can’t put it down. The Girl in Cabin 10 is a page turner! Being someone who isn’t a huge reader it is so fun to find a book I enjoy so much. I am only 25% of the way through and can’t put it down. If you are in need of a new read and like thrillers, definitely consider this one. Oh, and be ahead of the game as Reese Witherspoon will soon be turning it into a movie! shop it here

Outfits • Bumble Boost and Me


I was so completely honored when my bestie Alex, Bumble’s marketing guru, asked me to be in a Bumble video. Not only is Bumble the most forward-thinking and legit dating app, they also come up with the most unique and eye-catching marketing concepts. To be a part of anything Bumble is to be a part of something great! The video I was helping with is the newly launched Bumble Boost.

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The concept? Genius. They get it. We are all busy. There aren’t enough hours in the day (you can say that again), and sometimes 24 hours isn’t enough time to make the first move. This is where Bumble Boost comes in. Now you can enhance your Bumble experience and buy more time, so to speak. When you upgrade to Bumble Boost, you can rematch with expired connections (like I did in the video), instantly match with people who have already liked you, and extend an extra 24 hours to give yourself more time to craft the perfect first message on your time! Live your life, Bumble at your leisure.

DESERT STYLE – SEDONA

I can’t say that I have spent much time in the desert but it is a place I always wanted to visit. In college my roommate and best friend was from Arizona. She was studying abroad a semester and needed to bring her car back home. I happily agreed to tag along on the drive from Dallas to Scottsdale. I couldn’t wait to see a different part of the country. I remember thinking how much I loved the landscape. My friend, who grew up with it, was less than impressed. But I loved the wide open spaces, the muted colors, and the random mountain of red rock. Growing up in Houston this was all so new and beautiful to me.  All I could think about were the cowboys and Indians back in the 1800’s and how they would ride their horses on those same exact fields. I know that sounds nuts, but I love making up stories and relating them back to history.

This past weekend my husband surprised me with a trip to Arizona to check off some major bucket list items (more coming on that). To me, desert style means boots, hats, scarves, and minimalist clothing. I know the desert can get cool at night so I tied a denim shirt around my waist in case I might need it. The desert and our trip was so calming and re-centering. I can’t wait to go back!

GET THE LOOK // Blank Denim Saturated Shorts, Modal V-Neck t-shirtJ.Crew Panama Hat, Ankle boots, Ray Ban Aviator, Silk Scarf

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GET THE LOOK // Blank Denim Saturated Shorts, Modal V-Neck t-shirtJ.Crew Panama Hat, Ankle boots, Ray Ban Aviator, Silk Scarf

Outfits • The Gucci Shoe

I love you, I love you not, I love you… Let me count all the ways I love this shoe! Its red vibrance, the heel height, the “wearability” and the classic style! However, I love you not, for your price tag! Even though I know these are out of my price range I find myself googling them every day and dreaming about them at night! They are so gorgeous and would be amazing with cut-off jeans and a t-shirt! A real show stopping shoe! Shop this shoe and see the other colors here

Beauty • Caudalie Beauty Elixer

One of the best things about a girls trip is trying out all their beauty products. And on a recent one I discovered Caudalie Beauty Elixer. Oh my radiance. Basically it is a dull skin, ass kicking, radiance boosting, unicorn because my skin looked and felt amazing! If there is one thing summer time skin needs, it is Caudalie Beauty Elixer! Put it over or under make-up and use it whenever you need a pick-me-up. Life.Changing.

at home • The Apron

Over the weekend I was asked if I had an apron. I was a little embarrassed to say that I didn’t. I mean, isn’t every woman supposed to have an apron? Such an archaic way to think but after that encounter I realized that I actually wanted an apron! I turned to none other than my favorite shop, The Little Market (more to come on them this week) and purchased this cutie for $25!  Oh, did I mention that there is a mini me version for kids and it was made by an artisan in Kolkata. Yup, only $25! shop it here

Cuyana in Dallas

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outfit details // Cuyana Cropped Trench, Cuyana Silk Tee, Ann Mashburn Buckle Shoe
accessory details // Ellie Jay rings, Celine Solo Pouch (similar gently used options here), Rolex Submariner, Diptyque ‘Eau des Sens’ Eau de Toilette

 

Cuyana is everything that I want to be in a brand. It stands for “Love” in Quechua and their philosophy is, the fewer the better.  They believe in style over trends, in quality over quantity, in loving your closet. That fewer, better things lead to a fuller, better life. Very European thinking! This is also what I try to preach on here. About buying items that build a wardrobe and not just add to it! Pieces that have meaning and add value to what is already there. I am not saying that I am perfect at this ideology but if there is ever one place that I go for inspiration and simplicity, it is Cuyana. Every item I have purchased has been a closet staple. For example, their capes make the perfect travel accessory! You can wear them on the airplane and then dress them up for night, like I did here in Charleston. Their pieces are so well-made and worth the investment. You will have, and wear them, for years to come!

Up until now Cuyana has only been online for us Texas shoppers but this Thursday they are coming to Dallas. Myself, along with the sisters of A Piece of Toast and Hannah of Not My Circus, are hosting their pop-up shop at Blue Print from 5-7pm. You can read more about the event here or on the invite I attached below! It is going to  be a really fun evening in a really beautiful location (if you haven’t been to blue print yet you are missing out). Also, if you bring two friends you get $25 towards your in-store purchase! What reason do you have not to pop-in?

For a bit of Cuyana outfit inspiration I created an everyday look with two pieces from their store – the cropped trench and their silk tee. The possibilities for these pieces are endless and the ideal items to add to your “closet of purpose.” See how easy they make it?

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outfit details // Cuyana Cropped Trench, Cuyana Silk Tee, Ann Mashburn Buckle Shoe

accessory details // Ellie Jay rings, Celine Solo Pouch (similar gently used options here), Rolex Submariner, Diptyque ‘Eau des Sens’ Eau de Toilette

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