My 5 Picks for the Best Happy Hour in Dallas + a 30 Before 30 Update

My 5 Picks for the Best Happy Hour in Dallas | Best Happy Hour Uptown Dallas via Dallas fashion blogger, Glitter & Spice

After quite the gluttonous weekend, is it really any surprise I’m writing about the best happy hour in Dallas today? I mean, yes, it’s my first day of work… and that’s definitely worth mentioning… but so is the fact that I have 5 awesome spots at which I can grab a post-work cocktail for $5.

Makin’ money and savin’ money. Look at me go.

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What to Buy in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (and What’s on My Wishlist)

What to Buy in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (and What's on My Wishlist) by Dallas fashion blogger, Glitter & Spice

Okay. I’m only 12 hours behind schedule. No big deal.

In case you haven’t been on Instagram at all today, today marks the beginning of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. That’s right, friends: if you’re a Nordstrom cardholder, you can now shop the sale via Early Access. If you’re not a cardholder, don’t fret: you’ll be able to shop the sale starting on July 20th! (just make sure you bookmark this post so you can refer to it later!)

I spent the majority of yesterday shopping the sale early and photographing all of my purchases to share with y’all over the coming weeks. And then today has been filled with me attempting to balance back-to-back appointments with one of the busiest shopping days of the year. To help y’all out, I went through every single page of the sale and saved everything I think you should buy in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (or at least consider) so y’all can shop it on your own time in the coming weeks.

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The Best Day Trips from London + Nordstrom Giveaway

The Best Day Trips from London | How to Get to Stonehenge from London | Best Bus Trips from London

This post is the first of four that I’ll be publishing about London this summer… and the first of [at least] eight that I’ll be publishing about last month’s big European adventure. Including the much-requested travel guides for both London and Paris! Yayyyyyy.

Today, I’m kicking off that aforementioned European series with a post all about the best day trips from London. Because, honestly, those day trips I took from London were some of my favorite days of my trip!

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My Summer Workwear Essentials + a Nordstrom Giveaway

My Summer Workwear Essentials via Dallas fashion blogger Glitter & Spice

I’m back from Europe! I returned to Dallas yesterday afternoon after one full month abroad. I had the most amazing trip. It truly cemented my belief that I could honestly travel 24/7 without a home base and be as happy as a clam. Even though I’m a total homebody at heart.

Sadly, I can’t be an eternal traveler… yet. But bright side: me coming home means I’ll hopefully start posting on the blog with at least some degree of regularity (BTW I swear I tried – I can’t even tell y’all how many times I fell asleep editing photos or writing the past few weeks!).

The reason why I had to return is I’m starting my full-time job (the one I mentioned here) in just 2 short weeks! That means it’s time for me to dig all of my summer workwear essentials out from the shadowy depths of my closet. And to get this girl who wakes up at 11AM used to waking up at 6:30AM. Oomf. So not ready for that one.

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How to Decide if You’re Ready to Get Your MBA + a Giveaway!

How to Decide if You're Ready to Get Your MBA | Ann Taylor Work Dress | Blue Work Dress via Glitter & Spice

I decided to take the last two weeks off. Well, really I decided to take one week off two weeks ago so I could take advantage of the time with my family while traveling Europe. Also, I got a bit sick… and the absolute last thing you want to do when you’re sick and on vacation in Europe is work. So I opted out.

And then I was just crazy busy while in London. I’m talking up and out the door by 8:30AM every day, and returning around 11PM each night. Apparently my social life is more active in London than in Dallas. (Don’t worry – posts will come soon!)

But now we’re good. I’m in Paris with friends, but I believe I can deliver with a degree of normalcy. And I’ve decided to kick off said normalcy with a post which has been long-requested: how to decide if you’re ready to get your MBA. Oh and an amazing $1000 Nordstrom giveaway… just in time for the Nordstrom Sale next month (don’t worry: I’m doing a bunch of these so you’ll have ample chance to win!!).

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