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Mary Alexius

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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.

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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

Perfect Day Outfit

Oh my goodness, how cute is this Free People Dress? This flowy floral print dress is hot and trending right now. It is the perfect fit for brunching or even a day party and it comes in FOUR other colors. It is so comfy and the material is so soft. I paired this Free People dress with my favorite strappy sandal right now, the Vince-Macey. It comes in black and cognac as well. They are unbelievably comfortable and go with so many outfits along with this woven tote (summer is coming). My favorite, Bauble Bar is like the cherry on top to a sundae I love adding a pair of dangle earrings to my outfit.

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Meet my co-worker/ friend, Josael. He is totally spring/ summer ready in his Bonobos plaid sports shirt with the chino seven-inch shorts (they come in EIGHT more colors). Every guy needs a pair of drivers in their wardrobe. 1901 is actually my favorite male shoe brand. They are so nice and affordable. The shoes that Josael has on come in two different colors and they are $100, what a steal.

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To shop the post or get more details directly from Nordstrom text “Perfect Day Look” to (214)935-2894. To learn more about TextStyle click here.

xoxo, Mary Alexius

Street-Chic

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It is finally Spring, y’all! This year is flying by so quickly I cannot keep up! There are so many cute clothes/ shoes this season, I want it all. Only if my wallet would allow me to buy everything; I know I would, haha!

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I am loving this Tan duster coat for spring. It is so light weight and flowy. This duster ends in sheer pleats and so flattering. You can wear it with a colorful top or even trousers. It runs true to size and I am wearing a medium. I am pairing it with a pair of Top Shop Boutique denim.

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Everyone needs a pair of light-wash denim. I’ve had my eye on these Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans for awhile; they are so street chic. They are definitely a relaxed fit and I am wearing a size 8. I love how these pants give that Peter Pan look. They pair well with the AGL’s I have on.

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Let’s talk comfort, these Attilio Giusti Leombruni’s ‘Cork Platform Sandals’ are the best shoes for walking, yet stylish. The two tone in the cork platform is so cute, I love it. I am all about platform because your foot is not concentrated to the ground and it gives more support and cussion. AGL is also known for their softness and comfortable fit. I am wearing a 39 1/2.

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Bauble Bar has the cutest jewelry. Tassle earrings go a long way when it comes to dressing up an outfit. It makes a perfect accessory.

To shop the post or have any questions about an item text “Street Chic” to (214)935-2894 

XOXO, Mary Alexius

Best of Houston – Food

A few weekends ago I went on a spontaneous road trip to Houston and all I did was eat because there were so many great restaurants, dessert, and coffee places. If you know me I am a huge foodie and always looking for yummy places to eat.

You can never go wrong with Italian food. Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar it was for a late night dinner. I started with a cup of gumbo and rice. It was delicious but unfortunately, I had to miss out on the sausage because of lent (no meat Fridays). My main course was the Lobster Bolognese. For a lobster dish in Texas, it tasted very delicious and fresh. I definitely recommend this one! A lot of people raved about The lobster Mac & Cheese on Yelp and it looked just as good.

Dish Society is a cute/ urban restaurant. It is a casual farm to table that offers local ingredients, definitely my type of place. In the picture, we have a Southwest Scramble with a shot of espresso and a house omelet with skillet potatoes and freshly squeezed orange juice.

Siphon Coffee is a great place to get some work done or study. That is what I did on my Saturday morning in Houston. I ordered the Siphon and it is a method that utilizes halogen burners to create a precise cup that puts the tasting notes of some of their favorite beans at the forefront. The coffee was delicious and tasted fresh.

JINYA Ramen Bar is a must! The environment on a Saturday night is perfect, especially for a late night dinner! They have a bar and amazing food! It is an authentic Ramen joint right in the city. I got the Spicy Chicken Ramen and ordered corn on the side to add into my ramen. If you have never tried a pork belly bun before you must try it here. On the menu, they call it the ‘JINYA Bun’. They add a cucumber and their specialty sauce and it tastes phenomenal.

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Y’all lets talk about Crawfish! A lot of people look forward to this time of year, well I know I do. Who would ever think of a hole in the wall Pho restaurant serving the best crawfish in town? LA Crawfish definitely made the list for Houston. I ordered four pounds with corn, sausage, and potatoes. The seasoning was just perfect and very flavorful.

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My favorite, dessert!!! Crave Cupcakes is my new favorite cupcake spot. It is located right in the heart of Houston in a beautiful shopping center in Uptown. My favorite flavor is the Banana cupcake. It is not too sweet; it is just the perfect dessert.

It is so hard to narrow down my food picks because they were all so good but these were definitely my top picks. What are some of your favorite restaurants? I will be back soon to visit and I need more recommendations. I love anything that as to do with food.

Can’t wait!

XOXO, Mary Alexius

Favorite Spring Look

Here in Texas we started spring early and get to enjoy the nice weather before most. I am traveling to Utah next week where it is not so springy. It is still snowing there and it is 80 degrees here. Meanwhile, I cannot stop shopping for spring clothes when I should be shopping for winter clothes for my trip.  I am so excited for spring I picked out one of my favorite looks.

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This is one of my favorite dresses in Top Shop right now. It is so cute and it literally yells spring. It fits perfectly and slim. I normally do not like wearing printed tops or dresses because they make me look weird but this one is so cute and flattering. The silhouette is gorgeous. I have it paired up with a super cute brown Sole Society bag.

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Panacea always has the cutest jewelry. I love the colors on these earrings. I noticed this year’s spring color trends are baby blue and pink, how cute?

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These Donald J Pliner Metallic Cork Wedges are to die for. They are unbelievably comfortable and go with almost anything. They also have the extra memory foam for support and you can last in them all day.


 To shop the post or have any questions about an item text “Spring Trends” to

(214) 935 – 2894 or comment below 

XOXO, Mary Alexius

Celebrating Love/ Wedding-Guest Look

Love is in the air for the Smith’s. My aunt, Daisy married the man of her dreams this weekend. Everything was so beautiful and magical; exactly what a fairytale wedding would look like. The family is so excited to have a new addition; welcome to the family Scott. Right now they are soaking up the sun in Bora Bora. What better way to spend your honeymoon? Congratulations love birds.

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The bride requested for our immediate family to wear black gowns and everyone looked stunning. I wanted to share my look with y’all today.

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I am wearing a dress from Lulu’s and it fits perfectly all around. It was very light and comfortable. The mesh in the front definitely added to it and that is what made me fall in love with the dress. Ladies, prom season is upon us and the price for these dresses are unbelievable.

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Okay, so these Vanessa Mooney ‘Charlize Tassel Drop Earrings’ are to die for! I wore them to the wedding and wore them again with a casual outfit. They make a perfect statement earring. There are plenty to order (they come in two colors) & they are 50% off right now!!! That is a steal!

Vanessa Mooney – Charlize Tassel Drop Earrings

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This Sole Society  ‘Mona Beaded Flap Clutch’ is one of my favorite crossbody bags and I also love wearing it as a clutch. It dresses up and down very well and matches with a ton of outfits I own. I thought it was the perfect accessory to this black Lulu’s dress I wore for the wedding.

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The Halogen ‘Iris Lace-Up Orsay Pump’ was my latest buy and I put them to the test. I wore them for an eight-hour shift and all day at the wedding… I must say not only are they adorable; they are very comfortable.

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Halogen – Iris Lace-Up Orsay Pump

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Lip Color: MAC ‘Helmut Newton Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color’

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XOXO, Mary Alexius

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