I can’t get enough of this sweater dress. I also recently bought this one and I’m obsessed. You may have already seen this distressed version a few weeks ago on the blog, but this turtleneck sweater dress is one of my favorites. It seems silly to wear a turtleneck dress when the sun is out, but it’s perfect for those in between temps when spring is just around the corner. I prefer shorter sweater dress versions this time of year so I don’t overheat and I tend to pair them with booties to dress it up, or these mules for a laid back look.
If you live in Dallas, you have to check out Bar Belmont. Officially one of my favorite places in the city. The bar, inside the Belmont Hotel, looks straight out of the 70s complete with mid-century lamps and a pink velvet couch. What’s not to love? They also host live music all the time with some really cool bands. Just in case, you’re ever in the Dallas area 😉
And back to reality today…well, technically it was back to reality on Monday just in time for the LIKEtoKNOW.it App launch. This weekend was rough. If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have noticed my grandmother passed last week. So Steven and I immediately hopped on a plane to fly home and be with family. It’s crazy how things like this bring people together. My family from New York/Jersey flew in and I even got to see some California family members that I hadn’t seen in years, if not decades. My grandmother lived in Palm Springs so it was rather strange to be there without her. I love Palm Springs, as well. It’s one of my favorite cities in California. The palm trees, bougainvillea, cactus and never ending sunshine make it heaven on earth. I even took a ride in her golf cart for old times sake. My grandfather actually taught me how to drive on that thing! It was sad to say goodbye and heartbreaking to know I’d never be back at that Palm Springs house again. But it was time.
My grandmother was one hell of a woman. She didn’t take shit from anybody and she always spoke her mind. A woman ahead of her time is what my family always said. She did things her way, and her passing was on her own terms. She was done and she let everyone know it. She ripped off her oxygen mask and said enough was enough. Not much you can argue with that.
Photos by Beckley & Co.