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Culture Map’s StyleMaker Awards


I had an awesome opportunity to be apart of Dallas’ very own Award Show. Oh and in case you’re wondering, my name is Brigette Stanley, and I am a guest contributor to Jasmine’s blog. On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, I was able to attend Culture Map and the Plaza at Preston Center’s first ever Style Maker Awards.

To catch you up on speed, Culture Map is a digital magazine specializing in all things related to local entertainment and events for Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Texas. Their topics cover everything from dining, news, sports, real estate, travel, to art, and fashion. The Plaza at Preston Center, is also known to be one of Dallas’ most desirable destinations for shopping and dining, including yummy stores such as Pockets, LuBlu, and Sprinkles. The two partnered together to celebrate Dallas’ most stylish trendsetters at one and only TOOTSIES.

This by far was one of the best events to ever happen to Dallas; simply because we are constantly smothered by retail powerhouses, making it hard to develop personal style. The Style Awards were unlike any other simply because it promoted self‐expression with Dallas fashion. The six finalists were selected on the nomination of their friends, the voting of the public, and the hand pickings of Dallas’ elite Style Influencers. The ceremony was held at Tootsies, which each finalists were able showcase their looks in a runway segment by styling two models for two occasions: cocktail and Sunday’s Brunch. The night would later unveil the winners for both the editors and reader’s choice awards.

As an attendee, the overall experience was excellent; it was very organized from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. The catering staff was polite and helpful, there was plenty of media coverage, the seating accompanied all guests, all nominees were given a spotlight, the crowd was energetic, and they even allowed us to preview Tootsie’s new collection! Hands down Culture Map, the Plaza at Preston Center, and TOOTSIES did a great job putting this event together, I hope The Style Maker Awards becomes a Dallas tradition and to show everyone that individuality is always worth celebrating!



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David Goltl: Studio Proprietor, Design Within Reach

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Melissa RoundTree: Realtor, Dave Perry‐Miller & Associates (winner of Reader’s Choice )

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Matt Alexander: Founder of

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Maleiah Rogers: Owner of Era Salon (Winner of Editor’s Choice)

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Jenny Kirtland: Partner, Ascot + Hart

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I hope you all enjoyed my take on one of the best Dallas events in 2014. If you would like to learn more about me, and my other random adventures around town, feel free to check out my personal blog at! Thanks again Jasmine


Brigette Stanley

Happy Hour: Social House


Dallas Blogger Collective was treated to an amazing happy hour last night at Social House Uptown. The Social House has two DFW locations, Addison and Uptown. The Social House started in the West Village and moved to Addison in 2011 with a bigger space and menu created by chef Brian Olenjack (Reata, Olenjack’s Grill). Social House’s made-from-scratch dishes focus on southern and Texas flavors. The second location in Uptown opened in 2014 at 2708 Routh St. Inhabiting an old two-story house with fireplaces and two large patios, Social House Uptown is the perfect happy hour spot for any season.

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The Best Of Me Movie Review

I had the opportunity to attend a special screening of “The Best of Me” this past week. Long story shot if you haven’t seen the preview a pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. Why they return to a town neither of them live in is a little off for me at first but of course as the movie goes on you begin to see the purpose of this. Im a sap for love stories so I of course expected the ultimate mushy ending of them being together forever blah blah but that didn’t happen. The ending kind of surprised me actually but nevertheless the movie was amazing and another I will definitely add to my collection that includes similar favorites like “Dear John” and
“The Notebook”. If you haven’t seen the preview for “The Best of Me” yet take a look below and let me know what your thoughts are after you go see the film which is in theaters as of today!

Faux Fall Favorites

I honestly think fur vest in the fall and winter time are my favorite go-to statement piece. Pairing a fur vest with a cute pair of jeans or tights and a cute skirt will change your day! I usually go to the “all black” pieces for the fall and especially winter but I’ve decided I want to add a little flair this season and steer away from the all black phase. You would think picking a piece or two with the perfect amount of color for your wardrobe would be easy..umm no! I have spotted literally 10 faux fur vest especially in local stores here in Dallas that I had to walk away from. 10 FUR VEST? I think that may be a little to much for my closet at one time haha. So maybe purchasing them over time we can make that happen. To help with this process I have chosen my first top 6 choices that I just had to share with you all because they are on MAJOR SALE right now! If you can, jump on the deal while it’s available. Happy Shopping!
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Giveaway: J Crew Herringbone Vest

Even though the temps are still in the 90s here in Texas doesn’t mean we have to ignore the fact that it is the fall season. I’ve teamed up with a few of my fab blogger friends and we are putting you and your wardrobe in the spirit for this fall season. I have been on the lookout for the perfect vest to add to my wardrobe and finding the J Crew vest was perfect.  Although, the vest I wanted has been out of stock every time I try to order doesn’t mean you have to miss out on getting the perfect opportunity to spruce up your wardrobe. How can you do this you ask?  The blogger friends I mentioned, we have all come together to create this fab giveaway for one lucky person to win this fab Herringbone Vest pictured below along with a beautiful statement necklace! Well over $200 of goodies to add to your wardrobe! Ah, can I enter myself? haha find out more details and enter below:


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*Disclaimer: We will do our VERY best to make sure you get this exact vest. However, due to the EXTREME demand, if they run out you can choose another puffer vest from J Crew Factory. 

Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month With The Celebrating Life Foundation

Breast cancer is one of the leading killers of African American women. One out of eight women at some point in their lifetime is likely to get breast cancer. With odds like these, breast cancer is something we all need to be concerned about in our community. Founder of The Celebrating Life Foundation, Sylvia Dunnavant has saved many women’s lives through her breast cancer awareness programs. The foundation’s signature event is its annual Sister to Sister Fitness Festival which will take place for a 13th time October 4th, 2014 at the Cedar Hill Recreation Center. The day starts off with Aerobics preparing participants for the 5k run/walk followed by live entertainment and networking opportunities. Throughout the event The Celebrating Life Foundation will provide culturally relevant information to the community and raise money to continue the work of the foundation. Mammograms for women that do not have insurance will be provided as well.  The event kicks off at 8:30 am.

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Please click here to register.
If you’re interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor for this event please send all emails 

New Home Inspiration // Master Bedroom

Modern Chaise Lounge


I have been waiting so long to start posting on house decor. If you didn’t know, my husband and I are in the process of building our first home together. So exciting might I add. We are almost to the finish line of the building process and I feel like it’s taking forever but also flown by at the same time. Now that it is getting closer and closer to the finish line Pinterest has become my best friend. I’ve literally created a board for almost anything dealing with a house, holiday decor and recipes. I haven’t been a fan of Pinterest in the past but I truly believe it’s the best thing ever, especially when you have a house. Within our year and half of time living in Dallas we have purchased new furniture but of course there’s so much we don’t have.  Ideas I have for literally every room are being planned out and starting with our master bedroom we both want to utilize a space and have a chaise lounge. I was thinking more of chairs and a cute table in the middle but the idea of chaise sounds great also. Readings, mid-day naps, and just relaxing in a quiet place as such sounds amazing as I type. Above, I picked out three different but similar styles of the area that I love. I’ve come across a few really cute pieces at a variety of furniture stores like Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn. Do you have suggestions in the DFW area? I would love to hear.

Fall 2014 Boot Picks

Happy Friday! My favorite time of year is near not only because my birthday is in September (September 8th) but also because the first day of fall comes in on Monday.  I have slacked a little behind on getting my fall wardrobe together this year but I am buckling down and getting some new fun items added. I want to add a number of different styles of boots to my collection this year verses the usual boots I tend to flock to. If you’re having trouble finding this seasons hottest styles take a look below. Love them!

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Day of Relaxation // Massage Envy


So I recently had the opportunity on my birthday last Monday to relax the day away and get a massage. I was able to get a 50 minute massage courtesy of Massage Envy Spa and it was so relaxing and amazing! I literally fell asleep during my session because the environment is so soothing and relaxing. Of course if I am able to experience this awesome opportunity I have to share it with my readers. Therefore, I have partnered with Massage Envy and we are giving away one free 50 minute massage session to one lucky reader.  Enter below! Giveaway ends: September 30,2014.


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