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Mary Alexius

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J.Crew Launch at Nordstrom Galleria (Dallas)

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Happy Saturday, everyone!!! I am thrilled to be back home just in time for the J.Crew launch at Nordstrom Galleria at Dallas, today in Point of View. I am loving this striped button-up top. It is lightweight and goes perfectly with any denim, like this skirt I paired it with. We also got in cute accessories that I added to the look. I wanted to go with a pink accent, so I added a large leather pink clutch to get a more fun look.


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  1. Stripe Button Up ($98) // 2. Denim Skirt ($79.50) // 3. Large Leather Zip Pink Clutch ($69.50) // 4. Disc Bracelet ($59.50)

Tuesday + Tie Front Top

It is Tuesday, y’all! Hope everyone is having a great week so far. I am wrapping up summer II finals this week and it has been a crazy four weeks with that and anniversary sale going on. I wanted to share on my blog today this cute Lush tie front top. This is one of the latest trends right now that I am absolutely in love with. It definitely brings a little more fun to an outfit than just a plain blouse.

 

I paired this top with my favorite J Crew floral shorts. They are so easy to throw on with anything, especially casual and dressy, yet comfortable. I was sold once I saw the elastic waistband, haha! I still can’t get enough of these Joie – Delilah’s !!! I looked a few days ago and they were still in stock and now they sold out, ah!

 

Accessories

 

Black Clutch & Ray-Ban Standard Aviator

 


Similar Items

1. BP. Tie Front Blouse // 2. Gibson Cotton Tie Front Top // 3. Leith Suede Clutch // 4. Bauble Bar Rapunzel Earrings

 

Cute Strappy-Back Tank (Workout)

 

Happy Friday Jr., everyone! I wanted to share this workout top with y’all. I love Old Navy because they always have amazing deals. This strappy-back tank is only $10 and it is so comfortable and light weight. It is designed for peak active performance and will keep you dry. I love wearing it when I work out or go for a run.

 

 

1. Strappy-Back Tank $10 // 2. Fitted Crossback Keyhole Tank $12 // 3. Mid-Rise Compression Capris $27 // 4. Mid-Rise Compression Mesh Capris $27

My Favorite Summer Bikini

Happy Thursday, y’all! I hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July. Being in Texas I, of course, lounged by the pool and tried to stay cool while laying on my favorite pineapple float by Big Mouth Inc. They have so many different types of floats, it is awesome! I also just got the white swan so, I am excited about that.

Okay, so it is normally hard for me to find a cute bathing suit that fits my body and this one is my favorite bikini yet. I ordered this high-waisted bikini set on SheIn and it is super affordable and on sale right now. The quality is amazing for the price. For sizing, I do recommend to go up a size because it runs fairly small. I am wearing a Large and I am normally a medium. If you have any questions comment down below.

XOXO, Mary Alexius

Mini Chicago Trip – Travel Guide (Summer)

It is summer y’all and it is travel time! I am trying to get a few trips in before I start my summer II class. A few weekends ago I was in Chicago visiting family and friends. It was my first time and I can’t wait to go back; it was such a beautiful city. I rounded up a few recommendations for a quick getaway in Chicago. What made me fall in love were the roof top bars. That is definitely a must when visiting the windy city.

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Top: Zara – Cactus Print Shirt // Denim: Articles of Society – Sarah Skinny (Nordstrom) // Shoes: Vince – Warren Slip-On

Top Food Recommendations

Portillo’s Hot Dogs – When in the Chi you must try a Chicago style hot dog and an Italian Beef; it is delicious. Also, with your meal order a Coca-Cola, lol. IT IS SO GOOD HERE! Don’t forget their chocolate cake. I missed it the first time and I was told I was missing out so I went back and got it and I have no regrets.

Pizzeria Uno – I definitely recommend this restaurant for a good deep dish pizza.  For an appetizer, you must try their calamari. I got a regular deep dish with bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, and pepperoni. Of course, when in Chicago you have to try their local IPA, Daisy Cutter.

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Public House – This was one of my favorite Restaurant Bars. I went there twice for dinner and then the next day for drinks. To start with we ordered the housemade pretzels served with cheddar beer fondue; it was so yummy. It was a great pair with beer. For my main course, I ordered the Lemon-Grass Ginger Mussels and it was absolutely delicious and flavorful; I would order it again.

Summer House Santa Monica – This spot is for sure on the top of the list for brunch spots. Their Bloody Mary’s were hands down the best. I asked what the waiter recommended because I was so indecisive since everything sounded amazing. I ordered the breakfast tostadas and it was phenomenal. The salsa was amazing and served with a piece of avocado. While you are there check out their pastries; their cookies are delish.

Blue Door (Lincoln Park) – I stumbled across this cute farm-to-fork restaurant and they were having free food and Rosé samples, I couldn’t turn that offer down. My favorites for the food portion was the kale salad and the grilled cheese. It was game over when I tried their lemon bars, haha! I probably ate five, oops.

Bar Recommendations

Cindy’s Rooftop Bar & Restaurant – This cute spot is located in the heart of Chicago with the best views of Lake Michigan and Millenium Park. I didn’t get to eat at the restaurant because you need to make reservations beforehand. The food looked amazing. For drinks, you must try their Bloody Mary, Grey Garden, Kick in the Daisy, and Western Cape.

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago (Rooftop) // Joy District // Summer House Santa Monica // Public House

Summer Attractions

The Art Insitute of Chicago – I love visiting art museums. I am a huge fan of modern art and getting to see one the 3rd largest collections of art in the country was amazing. Definitely, stop by the cafe they have yummy snacks and espresso.

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Cloud Gate –  Known as, “The Bean” and it is one of the most common attractions in the city.

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Millennium Park

Chicago Lakefront Trail // Lincoln Park // Michigan Ave (shopping)

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I hope I gave you good tips for your getaway to Chicago. I will definitely be back so if you have any suggestions please let me know.

XOXO, Mary Alexius

Distressed Denim + Lace

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend, honoring our fallen heroes. I want to remember and thank all of our brave heroes who served and who still is serving.

I wanted to share this week’s look. I am obsessed with this robe, it is the best to throw over a simple outfit and it comes in three colors. It pairs perfectly with the Leith lace top I have on.

Outfit Details

Top: Lush – Lace Trim Camisole Robe: Chloe & Kate – Satin Robe Bottoms: Topshop – Moto Hayden Super Ripped Boyfriend Jeans Shoes: Sam Edelman – Sheri Sandal

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This pair of Topshop distressed denim is a must have. It is hard to come by a good pair of boyfriend jeans that fit perfectly like these.

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My favorite part, SHOES! I love these Sam Edelman’s. They are the perfect summer sandal because you can either dress it up or down when you don’t want to wear a larger heel. I love that lace up shoes are a trend; it definitely adds a lot to such a simple outfit.

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For ordering, official Nordstrom service, or any questions about the look contact me at (214) 935-2894.

XOXO, Mary Alexius

Let’s Have Brunch // One Shoulder Top

Happy Monday, y’all! It is finally starting to feel like summer. I had a wonderful girls brunch with a good friend of mine, Tiffany. She is also an amazing fashion/ travel blogger. We went to Mexican Sugar and I never get disappointed going there. I am definitely taking advantage of this nice patio weather and drinking mimosas before we hit the triple digits. Blog shooting will get a little tough this summer here in Texas, haha but so worth it.

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Mexican Sugar is one of my favorite restaurants for brunch & dinner. I ordered the mimosa board with barbacoa tacos and Tiffany ordered avocado toast, yum!

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 My Sunday Brunch Outfit:

Top: BP One Shoulder – Top  Bottoms: Articles of Society – Sarah Skinny Jeans

Purse: Chelsea 28 – Dahlia Faux Leather Shoulder Bag  Shoes: Joie – Delilah Espadrille Wedge

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For outfit details and official Nordstrom service text (214) 935-2894.

For more information about TextStyle CLICK HERE

Have a great week!

XOXO, Mary Alexius

The Perfect Floral Romper

I hope everyone had a fabulous Mother’s Day & spoiled their moms with goodies; I know I did. Breakfast in bed with a slice of Susie Cakes. YUM! I even got my mom a pair of the new Halogen sandals, I can’t wait to post them! So, I want to share one of my favorite/ recent buys. This romper is to die for. I love the print and it is so comfortable. It is a perfect summer look. I have never heard of the brand, Trixxi and it is based in LA, California. You should definitely check out their clothing line. It is so cute.

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ROMPER: Trixxi – BORDER WOV ROMPER // SHOES: Steve Madden – IRENEE

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This Chelsea28 shoulder bag was such a steal this weekend! It is on sale for $34.49! It is so cute and it matches all of my summer outfits right now.

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To shop the post or for outfit details text my personal Nordstrom number at (214) 935-2894. For more information about Text to Buy CLICK HERE.

XOXO, Mary Alexius

Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, & Utah in ONE (Travel Guide)

So, I am so excited to finally share my Spring Break with y’all. I have been so busy with school because it is getting close to the end of the semester. This passed break I went on a family road trip and my best friend, Jamie joined us. It was definitely a trip to remember. We decided to drive because there was so much to see; it was for sure an adventure.

Our first stop was “The Big Texan” it is located in Amarillo, Tx.

Of course, we had to stop at this famous restaurant that is known for their 72oz steak challenge. I mean they could be known for their 8oz steak itself because it was amazing. You must try one of their signature items, fried mushrooms with ranch! So good! I had to order two appetizers because everything looked amazing. I also got Smothered Barbeque Steak Fries… I know I am guilty. I actually ate that one quick that I didn’t get to get a picture, oops! I wanted to try a piece of their chocolate or carrot cake but I was way too full and had a long drive ahead of me. This place is so cute and super southern inspired. They have a gift shop inside and a bar full of craft beers.

Next Stop was Utah!!!

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I never thought I would find myself in Utah. I loved everything about Utah! If you are going to visit here you have to go see the arches in Moab! It is quite the hike but definitely worth the workout. Salt Lake City was absolutely beautiful. The city is right in the middle of the mountains and I got to learn about a different culture. Nothing surprising that I went to go visit their Nordstrom, haha!

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We stayed at Moab Valley RV Resort & Campground and we loved the cute little cabin we stayed in! The environment here is awesome and it was definitely clean. I loved waking up and seeing the mountains in every direction, very relaxing. There is life size chess, swimming pool, and a playground for the kids on site.  I rate this place five stars for sure.

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Pictures do not do this place justice. It is literally the most beautiful place I’ve seen yet. It is about a 5-6 mile hike to the arch in Moab, it was breathtaking. I want to go back! If you ever do this hike make sure you go prepared. I did not bring enough water when I went but luckily I made it. I would say it took us about 45 minutes to finally get to the top.

Our first night in Moab, Utah we went to this delicious Italian restaurant, Pasta Jay’s. It was a late night after our hike and everything closes early and Pasta Jay’s happened to be open. We checked it out and we found ourselves back there again. Their food tasted fresh and very filling. I got the Ravioli and Minestrone soup.

Next morning, we brunched it up at Peace Tree Juice Cafe. It was the perfect brunch spot to have a latte or mimosa with your meal. I started my day with an Acai Bowl. My mom had the green eggs and ham and Greg got a chicken sandwich. If you are looking for an energy boosting meal you need to come here.

Next stop, Park City, Utah!!!

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Yay, so this is Jamie, she was featured in one of my previous blogs. She arrived a few days later after the trip in Salt Lake City, Utah. We stayed at the Newpark Resort and Hotel in Park City, Utah. We were surrounded by a bunch of shops and restaurants.

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Meet Tina, my beautiful mother. We were like The Three Musketeers the whole trip.

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Top things to do in Park City is skiing, ride the Alpine Slide (make sure you follow instructions on the slide because I did not, haha), the art galleries, and the horse sleigh ride. Also, visit Salt Lake City… the outside mall is amazing.

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Ok, I am obsessed with ramen I had to try it in Park City. Jamie and I went to Sushi Blue for a late night dinner after an all-day adventure. We also got a spicy tuna roll and it was amazing and made right in front of us. I recommend this place for sure. They have a very exotic sushi menu, which is why I love this place.

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If you happen to be in Park City you have to go to Atticus Coffee, Books & Tea House on Main St. They have the best lavender latte I have ever tried. I had a yummy quiche on the side. I loved it because I was a bookstore/ hole in the wall coffee shop. It definitely had that urban feel.

Our next destination, Durango, Colorado!!!

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On Main Ave in Durango, there were the cutest little boutiques. There is so much to do and so many restaurants to choose from. One of my favorite stores on the strip was The Urban Market. They literally have everything and I found the best hand cream there.

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An employee at The Urban Market recommended The Bookcase and Barber to us for a casual girls night out. It is a speakeasy that is a barbershop during the day. In order to get in you must know the password (they will let you in any way). The password that night was, “where can you find a blind pig?”. Clever, huh? They had the best Raspberry infused vodka drink with sprinkled chocolate on top. It was a specialty drink that was not on the menu that the bartender recommended.

Off to New Mexico we go!!!

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White Sands National Park is gorgeous. It is located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. This stop made this whole trip worth driving since it was on our way back to Dallas. Funny Story, the first picture of me and Jamie where Jamie is throwing the sand in the air was the only shot we took because all of the sand ended up on my face after it was thrown in the air and that was not a great feeling, haha good times.

Finally, back in Texas!!!

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I’ve always wanted to visit the Prada Marfa in Valentine, Tx. It was a little out of our way but worth the experience. The Prada Marfa is a sculpture and was created in 2005 by artists, Elmgreen and Dragset. If you visit Valentine, Tx bring a lock with you to leave a memory on the fence behind the sculpture.

This road trip was none stop adventures and I loved every bit of it. I was having so much fun putting all of my photos together for this blog I decided to make a vlog as well (on my Instagram). If you ever go to Colorado or Utah I hope I helped with a few destinations along the way if you are up for the drive. I had a blast! I can’t wait to share my next trip with y’all.

xoxo, Mary Alexius

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