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Fête Set: SMUStyle Fall 2011 Trend Party at CUSP by Neiman Marcus

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 29, 2011

The SMUStyle fall 2011 trend party at CUSP by Neiman Marcus tonight was a huge success! Five SMU fashion bloggers, Carson Eisenhart, Krystal Schlegal, Shelby Foster, Rebecca Marin and I styled mannequins in our favorite fall looks from CUSP. It was a night to see and be seen as fashion photographers Kristi and Scot Redman of D StyleSheet were snapping pictures. Guests enjoyed beats by DJ Zoo and sips and sweets throughout the party. The biggest hit of the night was definitely the photo flipbooks. Stylistas grabbed a friend, dressed up in hats, scarves and glasses and posed in front of a video camera for 7 seconds. A minute later a handheld flipbook was made!

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Special thank you to Apryl Churchill and her team at Neiman Marcus for all of their hard work on this event. 

For more information about the flip books visit

Meg Jones



CUSP Fall Preview

Posted in Uncategorized by SMUstyle on September 27, 2011

Last night, fellow fashion blogger, Carson Eisenhart of Dallas Stylistas, and I went to CUSP by Neiman Marcus to get a sneak peak at the fall trends before our party on Thursday. Here is a little preview of what we found:

Our fav looks! Meg, left and Carson, right

Don’t forget to stop by CUSP this Thursday night from 6 pm to 8 pm to celebrate fall 2011 trends with Carson Eisenhart, Krystal Schlegel, Shelby Foster, Rebecca Marin and myself.

Meg Jones


Fête Set: SMUStyle Launch Party

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 22, 2011

Clear your calendar for next Thursday night, because SMUStyle is throwing a party that you won’t want to miss. In anticipation of the the event, I got together with fashionistas Carson Eisenhart, Krystal Schlegel, Rebecca Marin and Shelby Foster to channel our inner Kate Moss (as Carson would say) for a photo shoot with Kristi and Scot Redman of D Style Sheet.

Photo Credit / Kristi & Scot Redman

Photo Credit / Kristi & Scot Redman

Photo Credit / Kristi & Scot Redman

Photo Credit / Kristi & Scot Redman

 Join us at CUSP by Neiman Marcus on Thursday, September 29th from 6 pm to 8 pm for a night of fashion and fun. More details to come!

Meg Jones


Shop Savvy: Fall Fur

Posted in Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on September 22, 2011
It may be hard to believe, but fall is fast approaching! It’s time to start thinking about your fall wardrobe, and one of the leading trends is fur. With designers like Chanel, Fendi, and Michael Kors including this dynamic trend in their Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear collections, fur is the way to go.

Brandy Lunsford

I recently met up with Neiman Marcus Last Call’s Stylist Brandy Lunsford for some insight about looking chic this fall. The first look combines two trends- layering and fur. This is a great way to transition a comfy daytime look for a night out, by adding these unique booties and trendy fur vest.

Grey shirt: WRLT $55 (regular $96)
Fur Vest: Adrienne Lanau, $290 (regular $450)
Grey Pants: Marc by Marc Jacobs, $179 (regular $248)
Striped Tank: Madigan, $39 (regular $248)
The second look shows how a fur poncho can add edge to a classic tee. What I love about this look is its practicality and flair!
Black Shirt: James Perse, $59 (regular $90)

Stop by Neiman Marcus Last Call at 5550 West Lover’s Lane, Suite 147, for a similar look and great deals. Or shop online.

Ashley Wali

Shop Savvy: Neiman Marcus Last Call

Posted in Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on September 17, 2011
Do you want the hottest designer trends, but don’t want the agony of spending your entire budget just to find out the fad has faded?  I know I do!
That’s why I stopped by Neiman Marcus Last Call yesterday with SMUStyle co-founder Sarah Bray.  With the help of Last Call’s stylist Brandy Lunsford, I tried on some fabulous items for fall! Most of them were 50% off!

I love this Alice+Olivia sequin top for a night out! Add a fur vest and isn’t it bananas?

Fur Vest: Fur Vest: Gorski, $1,395 (regular $2,395)

Top: Sequin Top: Alice + Olivia, $220, (regular $395)

Jeans: Fade to Blue, $59 (regular $98)

These booties are great with skinny jeans or paired  with a mini dress and tights!

Booties: Dolce Vita Moto Boots $138

This isn’t an outfit I would have picked out on my own, but love the idea of layering a sweater over a dress!

Maxi Dress: Alice + Olivia, $289 (regular $440)

Sweater: Ella Moss, $112 (regular $158)

Obviously this fall is all about layering! This daytime look could take you to night easily. Just add some sparkle and you’re set!

Bandage Skirt: BCBG MAXAZRIA, $79 (regular $148)

Tan Sweater: Oonagh, $119 (reg $198)

Want help finding your new fall look? Contact Brandy Lunsford for styling expertise.

You can find all these clothes and amazing discounted others at Neiman Marcus Last Call  (5550 West Lover’s Lane, Suite 147)!

Grace Davis


Fête Set: Blake Mycoskie launches Start Something that Matters

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 12, 2011

Energized entrepreneurs, fashionistas, and innovative minds came together on Friday night at Neiman Marcus NorthPark to support a globally beneficial project. The store’s shoe salon transformed into a unique lounge area with guest Blake Mycoskie, founder of Mustang laundry and TOMS shoes. Mycoskie recently launched a one-for-one eyeware campaign and now the entrepreneur can add author to his resume. Mycoskie introduced his book, titled “Start Something That Matters”, to his native Texas audience as a way to spread the story of TOMS shoes and inspire others to create businesses that can help those in need around the world. He spoke at Neiman Marcus Friday September 9th, answering questions and sharing his experiences before signing copies of his new book. Mycoskie reminisced about the first TOMS shoe article in a small L.A. magazine, where right after TOMS had 2,200 shoe orders, the most they had ever had. After this he realized the importance of advertising and decided to spread the word about TOMS by writing this book, which took him two years to complete. He said though he cannot visit everywhere he is asked to speak to spread the word of TOMS, so he hopes the book will do it for him!

Photo Credit / Meredith Ashworth

Purchase a copy and discover a SMU student’s passionate maze of becoming a thriving entrepreneur and fashion enthusiast while helping a child in need. TOMS “One for One” donates a children’s book for every book purchased and 50% of the book’s proceeds go towards projects that matter.

Julia Egglestson and Meredith Ashworth

Fête Set: Fashion’s Night Out Dallas 2011

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 6, 2011

Are you ready to join Dallas in Fashion’s greatest holiday? Then slide on your stilettos this Thursday for the third annual Fashion’s Night Out! Confused on where to go and who to see? We’ve compiled a list of events and have the inside scoop on where some SMU Stylistas will be celebrating!

Photo Credit / Vogue

Highland Park Village

  • Christian Louboutin will show off their exclusive FNO shoe and have their very own eyelash bar. Falsies anyone?
  • Diane von Furstenberg will let you capture all your fashionable moments with their photo booth.
  • Join our favorite fashion photogs from D StyleSheet  at Jimmy Choo. They will be celebrating the launch of their partnership with D Magazine.
  • Come sample Chanel’s special FNO trio of polishes inspired by denim.
  • View fashion shows outside the Marquee Bar & Grill from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

NorthPark Center

  • Courtney Kerr from Most Eligible Dallas will host Intermix’s FNO bash. Styling tips and sips provided!
  • Small stations throughout NorthPark will host product demos and mini-makeovers.
  • Juicy Couture and BCBG will have testing of their new fragrances.
  • Anthropologie will party with hos d’oeuvres and modeling.
  • All participating stores stay open till 10 p.m.

Neiman Marcus NorthPark

  • Watch outfits styled by fashion bloggers Bradley Agather & Allison Gross of, Amber Venz (SMU alum!) of, and Krystal Schlegel (current SMU student!) of walk the runway on Level 3 at 7 p.m.
  • Design your own Hanky Panky thong to celebrate the company’s 25th  year anniversary.
  • At CUSP, accessorize your hair with feathers and snap pics at their photo booth.
  • TART Bakery will provide complimentary beverages and sweet treats!

Dallas Area Stores

  • The Shak at Stanley Korshak will host designers Sachin and Babi from Sachin+Babi from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Expect a fashion show with cocktails and dancing beats.
  • Tooties will have it’s own party going on with special guests Tara Harper and Drew Ginsburg from Most Eligible Dallas.
  • Vintage phenomenoun Decades will bring its luxurious archive to Forty Five Ten for a three-day pop-up shop.
  • West Village stores will keep their doors open till 11 p.m.. Drop by to get some free PinkBerry!

Galleria Mall

  • Come join the Galleria in hosting the longest runway in North America. Tons of may-jor outfits will walk this may-jor runway!
  • The Fashionistas will have a fashion-forward lounge on Level 1 next to Sephora. Complimentary mini bottles of champagne in FNO colors, need I say more?
  • Saks Fifth Avenue is set to reveal the B Brian Atwood  shoe collection.

Haven’t had enough fashion for one night? Join Gilt City Dallas & FD LUXE at their exclusive After Party! *You Must be 21 to attend* An exclusive after-hours event from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. includes a fashion show styled by designer Abi Ferrin, feather hair extensions, speciality cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Buy tickets for $30 at


Grace Davis


Fête Set: TOMS Book Release at Neiman Marcus NorthPark

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 6, 2011

You’re Invited! Fashion’s Night Out Dallas 2011

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 3, 2011



SMUStyle Launch Party at CUSP by Neiman Marcus

Posted in About by SMUstyle on September 1, 2011

Mark your calendars!

SMUStyle is excited to announce that we are partnering with CUSP by Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center for a Fall 2011 kick-off event on Thursday, September 29th. We don’t want to give away all the surprises at once, but you can expect a fun fashion display by SMU stylistas. Spread the word and be on the look out for more details to come.


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