What I Wore

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I bought this dress a couple of months ago, but haven’t worn it until today. It’s from the Victoria Beckham collection at my fave, Target. I loved the silhouette and the mod-ish look so I had to have it (and two others from her collection).

 

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I paired it with black and white bangles and my new bag. A black straw circular purse that I picked up while thrifting in Little Rock, Arkansas last weekend. I’m a sucker for straw/wicker bags and I was happy to add this unique one to my collection.

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Dress- Victoria Beckham for Target Mod Shift Dress(sold out but available on Poshmark)

Purse- Thifted, similar found here

 

I spent last weekend I’m Dallas. I had a great time visiting my dad and other family members and being tourist in my old stomping grounds. I lived in DFW for a total of 10 years so it’s always fun to go back and visit. I usually don’t visit Texas in the summer because Texas, but I made an exception because the Dallas Museum of Art had an exhibit I REALLY wanted to see. México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde featuring Frida Kahlo.

I first came to know Frida’s work through an art appreciation class in college and of course the academy award winning movie Frida. I fell in love with her story and her paintings, specifically “The Two Fridas”. That painting both fascinates and kind of creeps me out, but I looooooove it. When I found out it would be on exhibit I knew I had to plan a trip around the dates it would be on display.

Seeing “The Two Fridas” up close and personal was amazing. I was there right as the museum opened so I had a chance to enjoy it by myself and take it all in. Well, me and  the guard who reprimanded me for getting too close to the rope separating the painting from the guests. Hehe.  It was everything I expected and more. Such a special feeling to see something you’ve loved and learned about for years.

Frida was my main draw but I loved seeing Diego, Orozco and the differing paintings of Nahui Olin (who was apparently everyone’s muse). The entire exhibit was wonderful. And if it weren’t ending today, I would tell you to make sure to see it if you’re in the DFW area.

 

I did a lot of eating on this trip. Whataburger is always a must during my visits to Texas as well as Taco Cabana and In and Out. I also ate at some local places, the stand out being Milk and Cream. They are a desert shop that sells donut ice cream sandwiches. Yep. Ice cream between a donut. The process is pretty simple. First pick your bun type (plain or glazed). Then you pick ice cream flavors and lastly you choose one topping.
I got vanilla between a plain donut  with sliced almonds as a topping and it was delicious. The bun was warm and was the perfect accompaniment to the ice cream. Everything I ate in Dallas was delicious, but when I got back home this week I knew a detox was in order. I’m currently on a diet. Not removing anything from my diet, just making smarter choices and making it a habit to visit the gym more regularly.

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Oh, oh, oh! I went shopping at Daiso also known as a Japanese dollar store!! But that’s a whole other post. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

June- What I’m into

Errrr…what I was into in June. ^_^

Reading

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Hunger by Roxanne Gay. I’ve been looking forward  to reading this book for years. I preordered and forgot about the release date, so it was a lovely surprise to get it in the mail. I thought I’d devour this book in a day, but I couldn’t. It’s such a raw, powerful memoir about Roxane Gay’s relationship with food, self-image and weight. It was so emotional that I couldn’t just speed through it. I had to take breaks and emotionally process the chapters, but I finished it.  It’s a fantastic read and I recommend it to anyone of any size.

Watching

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I’ve ever watched Big Brother or Bachelorette but I’m tuning in for the current seasons and I’m enjoying it. I have a few issues with the shows (a racist contestant for a black bachelorette? The bullying in Big Brother!) but I’m still tuning in every week.

Listening

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The new SZA album CTRL is everything. I love it.
30 for 30 podcast! 

Oot and aboot

June was a busy month. I saw  Wonder Woman TWICE, cookouts every weekend, participated in a pop-up, treated myself to Hello Kitty Cafe treats and fostered  a puppy for Alive Rescue. She was adopted this week!

 

Excited about

Visiting family in Dallas and seeing the Frida exhibit at the Dallas Museum ofArt. I’m so looking forward to seeing the Two Fridas.