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How to Incorporate Color in Your Outfit this Summer

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Summer is in full swing, and you know what that means! Bring out all the bright colors! And if you know me, any excuse to wear bright colors is always a plus for me. I love color, and tons of it. It just makes me feel confident and happy every time I wear bright colors. I wore this outfit to brunch with my girl friends a couple of weekends back. These hot pink tie front shorts are only $17 and is the perfect summer short to dress up for brunch or even wear as a swim cover up. Check out this full look below and how I incorporated color in my outfit this summer.

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Tips to Transitioning Your Jacket into Summer

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shoes| bag| shorts| earrings| top| jacket ( get 15% off your first order)

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with your family! Unfortunately I was sick for most of it, but I did get to catch with some dear friends, and a whole lot of Netflix shows while I was bed ridden lol. Today I am sharing tips to transitioning your jacket into summer. With summer fast approaching you may not be ready to part ways with your favorite jacket yet, I know I’m not! Plus I get so cold easily so I always have a jacket in handy, just in case. Check out this look below and tips to transitioning your jacket into summer.

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The Biggest Memorial Day Sales Happening Now

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Today I’ve rounded up my favorite Memorial Day sales from my favorite stores and brands! It’s huge! Up to 70%  off at some of my favorite stores, plus a few are also giving up 15% on top of the sale if you are a new guest! I’ve already done my damage, make sure you grab your favorites before it’s all gone. Check out the sales below!

Old Navy

// 50% Off Sale


Flash Sale


// 20% Off Sale

Neiman Marcus

// 40% Off Sale

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5 Tips to Get Your Summer Patio Ready with Pier 1 Imports

Thank you Pier 1 Imports  for sponsoring this post.  As always all thoughts and opinions are mine alone. Thank you for supporting those who support this blog.5 Tips to Get Your Summer Patio Ready with Pier 1 Imports by Houston blogger Dawn P. Darnell

This past weekend my husband and I decided to throw a Mother’s Day Crawfish Boil for our closest friends and family. It was our first time hosting a Crawfish Boil at our house so we wanted to make sure we had everything together including our outdoor summer patio ready for the party. Thankfully we teamed up with Pier 1 Imports  to share our decorating tips we did to make our summer patio block party ready. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, Pier 1 Imports has the perfect decor pieces to refresh your outdoor space. Check out our 5 Tips to Get Your Patio Block Party Ready for Summer with Pier 1 Imports below! You will want to incorporate these tips for your upcoming Memorial Day block party.

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7 Ways to Wear a Bandana

7 ways to Wear a Bandana Tutorial

Happy Fourth of July Weekend! I hope everyone is enjoying there time with their family. I wanted to share with you a fun way to accessorize for this weekend and for the summer with a simple bandana that you can find at the dollar store. I love bandana’s because they are so versatile. They are the scarf for the summer, because there are so many ways to wear them. Check out my video post below of my top seven ways to wear a bandana tutorial.

P.S. I get a little krunk, and my cat joins me for a dance party!

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The Perfect Summer Pants for Under $20

The Perfect Summer Pants for Under $20

Hey guys! Hope ya’ll are having a fabulous week! What’s up with this crazy Texas weather? I really hope everyone is staying dry and safe from the flooding. It’s been such a crazy busy week for me, so I might sound a little scatter brained.  I’m planning a couple of trips these next two months and my first ever blogger event. So stay tuned on my Snapchat @dawnpwinston for my reveal on what major brand I will be collaborating with. Hint, hint, I wear it all the time! But back to the topic, I wanted to share with you these amazing linen pants I am absolutely in love with. I know with the hotter weather,  finding alternatives to denim jeans is a must, especially when you are in Texas. Well guess what I found the perfect summer pants for under $20, and they come in three different colors. Check out my look below on how I styled the perfect summer pants.

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The Best Off the Shoulder Dresses for under $50

Top Off the shoulder dresses for under $50


Who is ready for the weekend? I know I am! I can’t wait to spend some time at the beach with my family this weekend. This past week I’ve been hooked on a new series on Netflix, Switched at Birth.  I found myself one night up till 4 am in the morning watching the series instead of blogging, or even better yet I should be sleeping lol. This weekend I’ve rounded up some of my favorite off the shoulder dresses, including the one below for under $50! I found this one last year online and it has been one of my favorite off the shoulder dresses. I get tons of compliments on it every time I wear it. I wore it the first time for family pictures in this post last fall, and I love how it transitions  so well for summer! This is the perfect summer dress for a trip to the beach, or BBQ with friends this weekend. Check out my full look and my favorite off the shoulder dresses for under $50! Continue reading “The Best Off the Shoulder Dresses for under $50”


The Perfect Floral Skirt for Summer

The Perfect Floral Skirt for Summer

This past weekend I attended my dear friend Brittany from Hello Honey Blog’s one year blog anniversary. She is one of my favorite mommy blogger and one of the most beautiful girls inside and out. At the party I wore this beautiful summer skirt from Forever 21. I love Forever 21 because of the prices, and they always have smaller sizes for petite women like me. Even though I’m several years over 21, it’s still one of my favorite places to find cute fashionable items for less! Check out how I styled this perfect floral skirt for summer.

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Monogrammed Must Haves for Summer

Monogrammed Must Haves for Summer - Dawn P. Darnell

Hey guys, who is excited for pool parties, cold drinks, watermelon, going to the beach, and everything else associated with summer? I know I am! When I use to live in Florida, you would find me at the beach ever chance you got. I lived so close I would run to the beach from my apartment. Now that I live back in Houston and with a little toddler in tow, the neighborhood pool, or a weekend trip to Galveston is where we spend most of our summer. As a momma, I love having my own personalized things at public places, number one, it is less likely to get stolen, and number two it is super stylish, and number three being a sorority girl at heart, anything monogrammed is a must!  Below are some of my monogrammed must haves for the summer, and where you can get your very own too! Continue reading “Monogrammed Must Haves for Summer”


Old Navy Summer Must Haves Under $40

Old Navy Summer Must Haves Under $40

Hey guys,

Saturday Sale Alert! Old Navy is having an extra 30% this week, and if you are a card holder they are offering 40% off your purchase online. I love Old Navy when it comes to comfort casual fashion for every day wear for a great price, and as a mom it’s one of my favorite places to shop for my family too. Plus with an extra 40% off you can’t beat the price! Below are some of my favorite casual summer pieces for under $40 every girl is going to need in her wardrobe.

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