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Dallas, We Love Ya!

A continuation of: Weekend Recap: Our Trip to Dallas

The night we arrived in Dallas we swung back to Hotel Zaza {where we stayed this time last year} to sit on their black + white striped pool furniture and enjoy salads. Ok, cucumber martinis. Same thing. Hotel-Zaza-Pool-Dallas

On Friday morning we were off to The Joule, a boutique hotel in downtown Dallas boasting “a tasteful union of old world quality and contemporary design.”  TheJoule-Dallas


The-Joule-Hotel-Dallas This fluffy cloud bed doubled as my office.


After 2 full days of meetings and seminars, we got dolled up to celebrate The Outnet‘s 5th Birthday with RewardStyle on Saturday night.

It was so great to hang out with Desiree of Chic Coastal Living again! We meet her last year at the same conference. She looked stunning in a J.Crew Silk Cami + Curator Pant.

Southfork-Ranch-Dallas On Sunday we were treated to a True Texas Experience – brunch at Southfork Ranch!

Yes, it was delicious.

Then we took our mimosas outside to enjoy the sun.


We also made some new friends
Southfork-Ranch-Horses Southfork-Ranch-Texas And that’s a wrap! We’ll gladly go back to Dallas the next chance we get.

Jocelyn & Martha TheJCRGirls-Blog This photo is from lunch at Neiman Marcus [the original store is adjacent to The Joule].
We picked up a vintage-inspired John Derian Tray. You probably need one. 

Weekend Recap: Our Trip to Dallas for rStheCon!

Howdy Y’all! We just got back from Dallas and figured we’d share a few snaps from our trip – full post to come later this week! Dallas-Cafe-Drinks We kicked off night #1 with cocktails at Savor in Klyde Warren Park. It was so great to sit outside and catch up on the year so far (we haven’t seen each other since Christmas)!

The rS conference kicked off Friday morning at The Joule. It was one busy day, but we did manage to sneak away for 10 mins to soak up some sun at the rooftop pool.

Then we hopped across the street to The Eye where Kate Spade hosted a sparkly soiree.
And let me tell you – Kate sure knows how to throw a party!
Kate-Spade-Cocktail There was plenty of champagne.

Kate-Spade-Garden-Party  Adorable props – eye see you!

Flowers. Glitter. Neon pink fortune cookies.

<<<P.S. I’m wearing Live Colorfully Perfume right now and I’m obsessed with it!>>>

And, of course, a cute-as-can-be photo booth.
But not just any ol’ photo booth. This one had a magic power: the ability to text hilarious GIFs! KSNY
Everything is bigger in Texas. Including the chicken drummies. EAT IT!!!

We also got to rock out with these fabulous bloggers – Desiree, Hallie, Megan, & Jennifer.

So yeah, we had an excellent time in Dallas for #rSthecon!
Stay tuned to see more snaps + stories from our trip coming later this week!



The JCR Girls Do Dallas (#rSthecon here we come!)

Hey Y’all! We’re SO EXCITED to be heading back to Dallas this week. [For reference, see what fun we had on last years’ Dallas Trip!]

Jocelyn will be leaving the Big Apple and I’ll be leaving the Minnie Apple to meet up in Dallas on Thursday to prep for #rSthecon. We haven’t even seen each other yet this year, so it’s highly likely that a run hug will be happening.


One of us has started attempting to pack…
So far I’m thinking neon pink + sparkly things + lace = good idea.

Also drawn to black + gold (per usual). rsthecon-dallas-4

And somehow I managed to narrow my shoe selection down to 3 pairs of heels


Must not forget the essentials:

And I may or may not have packed a dozen dresses. To see what we actually end up wearing, follow us on Instagram: @JCrewReview, @MissMarthaMae, @JDorszynski.

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Throwback Thursday: The JCR Girls do Dallas

Last April we met up in Dallas – our very first trip to this delightful city! We had so much fun meeting bloggers, exploring Uptown and enjoying the perks of Hotel Zaza. We’re extremely excited to return in a few short weeks! So as a Throwback Thursday, we felt it appropriate to revisit Dallas Trip #1 and mentally prepare ourselves for Trip #2 later this month.

First of all, Hotel Zaza is absolutely amazeballs. I mean, how cute is their backyard pool? And decor? And every aspect of this trendy boutique hotel?


Parties are fun, too.


Especially when they’re hosted by Tieks and include champagne and candy.

*It’s not a peace sign, it’s a 2 – I had to text Krueges3 a Happy 2-Year Anniversary!

We had a delicious brunch at Villa-O. Not gonna lie, the service was terrible. We got ignored and for some reason cycled thru like three waiters, but the location was adorable and once we finally received them, we didn’t complain about the bottomless Sfuzzis.

The weather is what really made us happy. Seeing as winter extends thru May in the Midwest, we were happy to soak up the sun. Even though it wasn’t bikini weather, we still managed to enjoy the poolside sunshine. {Note: That’s the Fast Company issue featuring Jenna Lyons that included a shout-out to The JCR Girls! We about died when we saw it in print – picked up a copy at the airport en route to Dallas last year!}


Suggestions for what we should see and do in Dallas this year? Comment below, or tweet us @TheJCRGirls

Speaking of Dallas, have you tried Dallas by Benefit? We’re Obsessed!