Thursday, October 31, 2013

the chicest girl at the party

Need a last minute Halloween costume? A lace mask is a great way to be sexy and mysterious. And when someone asks what you're dressed as, just say you're the chicest girl at the party. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ATTN ALL ARTISTS! It's skillshare sign up time!

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{ Super excited to be teaching this class . Sign up starts now - please share- tweet, pin, insta- with your creative friends! See you in class!!! }

inspired by { emerald }

just some midweek inspiration for you in our favorite color of week { seeing a theme? }

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

styling emerald

I bet you've never crushed on emerald quite as much as you are right now. That dress? I know. An emerald green wall? Yes please.

{Satya Rug} {Capri Earring} {Isabel Marant Pleated Dress} {Primadina Malachite Cuff} {Harper Lamp} {Malachite Placemats} {Charlotte Olympia Pandora Clutch} {Proper Hunt}

Monday, October 28, 2013

an emerald eye

with emerald being the 2013 pantone color of the year, we wanted to figure out how to incorporate it into our beauty routine before the year is over. lucky for everyone, we found the most beautiful look for us all to recreate. 

soft and smokey, with strong hues of emerald that don't overwhelm the look. top it off with full lashes and a red lip stain. count us in. 

here's what you'll need to do this for your next night out: 

Friday, October 25, 2013

behind the scenes with DKNY

 Sharing some pretty shots from a shoot with DKNY fragrances...

don't fear the dark

I just posted this over on Gloss Daily but we wanted to share it here too!  It’s October, and while I’ve never been into costumes, I do find that my makeup gets a little bit deeper in color this month. I refuse to hang fake cobwebs or plastic skeletons in my yard, but I am happy to celebrate Halloween in beauty routine with black shadow and pale skin.

To get started, go for the deepest black shadow you can find. In the office, we like make shadow in darkness. Apply in small strokes to create a perfectly imperfect frame around the eyes. Cream shadow like stila’s smudge pots may even be a good pickup for those new to a deep eye color. Top it off with black mascara ( here, armani eyes to kill).

Skin should be kept clean looking so use your regular foundation and skip blush (if you insist with the blush, please keep it as close to natural skin color as possible, but we think foundation with a dash of highlighter do the trick.)

Keep your lip color nude, but not chalky. Matte is fine if it has a pink tinge to it because we aren’t going for ghoul here. Try a shade like this one from lipstick queen, in bare nude.

To keep this looking more chic than scary, coat your nails with a deep navy polish. This one by T. LeClerc is rich and is high on shine. It keeps your look dark but not gothic (two very different things). As a finishing touch, the only web I’ll be spinning this year is this one above from one of my favorite jewelry designers, hirotaka, and I’ll be wearing it all year round. All products are linked below for you!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

thermal nation

My friends over at Free People asked me to be a part of their Thermal Nation series! Ten fashion bloggers, in ten different cities will style the thermal above this week. It arrived on my doorstep at just the right time since the weather has been up and down here in DE. I threw it on as an extra layer with shorts and chambray last weekend.  Hope you like my denim x denim x denim...

You can grab yours here at Free People.

 { p.s. want to follow along? Here are the other bloggers in the thermal nation :   In Honor of Design /Happily Grey // The Daybook // Barefoot Blonde // Kelli Murray // Could I Have That? // Color Me Nana // Promise Tangeman // Charcoal Alley. And follow along on social media with the hashtag #FPThermalNation }

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

a refined lady

isn't a refined ladylike look sometimes just what the day calls for? we think so!

{Suede Ballerina Flats} {Royal Blue Bowfront Coat} {Faux Fur Throw} {Square Cat-eye Glasses} {I Love You Card} {Petit Gold Burst Mirror} {Striped Candle} {Red Coin Purse} {Proper Hunt}

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

the next step: winter inspiration

When my friends at UGG asked me to help launch a really campaign they are doing over on pinterest called #TheNextStep, which is setting out to inspire women everywhere to take the next steps in their lives - wherever that may take them, I was immediately on board. Cool concept, no?

With cold weather right around the corner, it's time to prep your closets for Winter, and while early winter is fun, it's easy to get stuck in a rut with clothes which can make us feel less than great. I like to always dress up, even if I'm just running to meet a friend for coffee or if I'm staying in the office all day. 

My next step? keeping motivated and feeling good in the cold. What's yours? Well, UGG is giving all of you a chance to tell us. By creating your own #TheNextStep pinterest board, you could be one of 25 lucky winners to receive a pair of the UGG footwear that you pin! UGG wants to know what footwear will help you take that next step!

Click here for more details, but definitely don't wait even one second longer to enter- that Next Step is right around the corner, don't miss your chance to take it.

Here's how to enter:
Enter by 10-31-13 for your chance to win.

{ post is in part of a collaboration with UGG Australia }

Monday, October 21, 2013

liner & lashes

who says you can't have it all? we like heavy liner AND defined lashes. thoughts below, please.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

kick game

Loving my Nike Women's Dunk Sky Hi. Perfectly cool in all the right ways.

While I love the all black, I found out they also come in really cool colors. Here are my other favorite options:

Friday, October 18, 2013

an updated look

might have visited my friends at the Frederick Fekkai salon in New York yesterday. might have made some maj. changes to the hair that I can't wait to show you. stay tuned. 

{ picture via instagram }

Thursday, October 17, 2013

a pop of red

there is no accent color quite like red to add a punch of color to your look. a red bag, red lips or maybe even charlotte olympia red velvet kitty wedges if you're ever so lucky, but either way, we could not support a pop of red more than we do. what do you think? are you in?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

beauty blender

just a heads up, if you aren't using this on a daily basis, then your makeup isn't as good as it could be. this is a must have on the dallas shaw team and we wanted to make sure you're using it as well. oh, a tip, don't waste your time with anything but the original- it blends better, lasts longer and feels better on the skin. or, as we call it, magic.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

mini dresses and bordeaux lips

studded mini dresses, bordeaux lips and gold accessories, oh my! don't you just feel Fall (and maybe even a little bit Holiday!) with this board? we're so sold on that Coach bag. just saying. 

{Studded Mini Dress} {Dots & Stripes Notecard Set} {Tortoise Mirror} {Kivita Coasters} {Swarovski Crystal Dot Earrings} {Glass Tealight Holder} {Scoppio Wall Decor} {Legacy Crossbody in Haircalf} {Classic Gold Link Watch} {Tom Ford Bruised Plum Lipcolor} {Proper Hunt}

Monday, October 14, 2013

halloween lashes

why bother with a full costume when sometimes all you need is out-of-this-world eye makeup? we, for one, vote yes to this being every chic beauty girl's Halloween choice. we're totally inspired!

we found some really beautiful options from Shu Uemura,  Flutter, and this beautiful company called Paperself that makes fake, beautiful lashes out of paper (insane). Also, below are some really gorgeous options from Napoleon Perdis. 

who knew playing with lashes could be this much fun?

Friday, October 11, 2013

the one that got away

Moda Operandi, one of my favorites, just launched a super cute campaign called The One That Got Away, where they asked fashion industry insiders to describe that moment when they fell in love with that one piece of clothing and let it, unfortunately, slip through their hands. Devastating, I know.

{ view each video here. so worth it, promise. Karlie Kloss / Poppy Delevingne / Anna Dello Russo / Giovanna Battaglia / Caroline Issa / Leandra Medine }

For me, my piece that got away was this insanely gorgeous yellow halter dress from the Nina Ricci 2014 Resort Collection. I knew the second I saw it that my closet would never be the same without it, but somehow I let it pass me by. Heartbreakingly, it's no longer available anywhere. { ps if you ever find it, tweet me- I need this dress! }

Moda is having a Nina Ricci trunkshow right now (only for two more days- until October 13!), so I went through and picked out the other items that I don't think any of us should let get away. My number one? This insanely beautiful printed skirt. 

The Nina Ricci collection So feminine, but still so strong and bold. I love that each piece makes such a statement.

So what's your piece that got away? Let's all comfort each other in the comments below, it's best to just let it out--

Thursday, October 10, 2013

baublebar aztec bib

this little sparkler came in the mail from bauble bar this week. dressing up all of my early fall looks with it already. stunning, right?

styled graphic tees

we can't get enough of styled graphic tees. how great do they look dressed up with a pair of high-wasted silk pants, while also looking just as great dressed down with your favorite jeans and a blazer? a great graphic tee (or tees!) is one of the most versatile items you have in your closet, and I bet you never even thought about that. 

here are some of our favorites:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

giveaway: Samantha Wills

Major giveaway today. I can't even begin to explain how we feel about this one. Let's start by giving you a sneak peak.

Yup, that's right. The incredible Samantha Wills is giving away one of her insanely beautiful pieces. Which one? Oh just the stunning "Like The Wild Ones" collar necklace from her new Dawns Dusk collection. 

 Can you believe it? We can't. 

How to enter:

Leave a comment below with your e-mail address, letting us know that you've followed DallasShaw on twitter and instagram, and also that you follow Samantha Wills on twitter and instagram. That easy. 

Extra entries for pinning the last image using the hashtag #SamanthaWillsDallasShawGiveaway { leave a second comment letting us know that you've shared the pin, with the link to the pin!}

-winner will be randomly selected on 10/16-

open only to u.s. residents

{ Samantha Wills- available at Revolve Clothing }

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

collected feminine glam


we fell in love with this silk floral tulip dress and immediately began imagining what the chic woman wearing it would have in her home. we landed on a somewhat collected (eclectic), feminine look and with a hint of glam. perfect. 

{Silk Floral Tulip Dress} {Crystal Deco Wide Bracelet} {Petal Scribble Border Rug} {Single Barrel Baguette Ring} {Square Tablecloth - Fiji} {Bronze Bamboo Spoons} {Brooch Lacquer Box} {Swiss Dot Bread Tray} {You're Pretty Card} {Antler Melody Knob} {Ankle Tie Sandals} {Proper Hunt}

Monday, October 7, 2013

matte black

a little dark, a little heavy and just the right amount of chic. we are loving this matte black nail polish look right now- here's what you'll need to achieve this:

Friday, October 4, 2013

inspired by grey

isn't there something so calming, yet chic, about grey? We never get tired of it.

{ images via pinterest }

Thursday, October 3, 2013

otte nyc for fall

adoring Otte's new lookbook for fall. 

{ shop the entire collection here! }

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

bold liner

this look is everything, you can't even deny how daring and glam this is.  try it at for your next night out, you'll never look back. promise.

here are our favorites to get this bold liner look:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

livening up your etagere


wanted to show you some really beautiful pieces that you can add to your bookcase or etagere to make it look more interesting than just your piles of stacked books. mixed metals, textures and a golden pig bank will certainly liven up the space.

chic, no?

{Elephant Bookends} {Floral Petite Jar} {Nate Berkus Oversized Nut} {White and Black Lacquer Boxes} {Natural Frame} {Ceramic Gold Books} {Floral Pattern Change Tray} {The Things That Matter} {Large Geode with White Druzy} {Tom Dixon Candle} {Golden Pig Bank} {Jacques Etagere} {Proper Hunt}