Clean your cardis, there’s no more parties! It’s time to eat real food again. Get to bed on time. Dry out a little (if you know what I mean.) Holidays go from ho ho ho to hungover rrreal quick. I have a few local gems to help that were so graciously shared with me after moving back to Big D.
And why listen to me? Valid question, when you look at my nowhere-near-zero inbox. But, as a busy mom with years in the fashion industry1, I know my way around.
Consider me your spirit guide.
P.S. If you see me out and about, say hi! Or DM me on Insta @ttomasihill. Style questions, comments, more finds…I’m open to it all!
After the hectic travel, gingerbread, and champagne, you need Joanna Czech. She’s in high demand, but now you can get her expertise (sans slapping) without an appointment. After two years of research and development, Joanna launched The Kit with seven essential products and it’s a big. freaking. deal. Run, don’t walk, to get yours before The Kardashians buy them all for their friends and you’re up Shitt’s Creek without your serums.
Joanna Czech The Kit
$1320, Joanna Czech
Pro tip! Best combo for the current climate in Dallas is a spritz of The Toner, four drops of The C+ Serum, and The Balm to finish.
Nothing to wear? With these pieces in rotation, getting dressed is a breeze.
B Sides Vintage Lasso Jean
$425, THE YES
Nothing like comfy-but-chic denim and eating holiday leftovers like—wait, stop. We’re moving on from that.
Alexander McQueen Double Belt
$920, THE YES
Good belts are an investment, but worth it for the perfect cinch.
Bottega Veneta Pouch
$890, THE YES
It’s the most practical bag I own, and that’s saying a lot because all my bags are pretty practical.
Machete Suzy Checker Sunglasses
$155, THE YES
Eco-conscious, super cool, well-made, and a price point you can’t beat.
Kule Camo Cardigan
$298, THE YES
I’m never not wearing Kule.
A Mental Reset
For fresh inspiration, head to the recently opened P.A.O. Projects where the impossibly cool curator Peter Augustus Owen is making waves in the art world. The contemporary gallery and project space is housed in a historic storefront in Expo Park and focusing heavily on Japanese art. Peter Agustus Owen, a former associate publisher of ArtAsiaPacific magazine, shares my passion for championing emerging talent. His artist-in-residency program will host Asian Pacific artists in Dallas to create their works locally. I can’t wait to see the energy it brings to the city.
Let’s just say I do not wake up looking like I do on IG. I also don’t have a devoted team or a ton of time. My magic wand is the go-to, tried-and-true Clé de Peau concealer. It’s a beauty icon for a reason and the new year is a great reminder to restock. Pick it up from Justin at Cos Bar. He’s knowledgeable, shares easy beauty tricks, and generous with the samples!
When Disaster Strikes
Pants split? Happens to the best of us. After all the holiday cheer it’s bound to, right? I was recently in the Alexander McQueen store in HPV and Scott (lovely sales associate, by the way) introduced me to Dallas Denim Repair. Javier and Belinda can patch your pieces back to life, as well as zhuzh up denim with chain stitch embroidery.
Clean up Your Act
My SIL introduced me to the game-changing, stain-removing wizard, Sir Charles. (She has three littles and practically fights stains as a lifestyle.) Call or text and that mystery blue mark on the rug (the one no one in the family will cop to) vanishes. Sir Charles Interiors, 214-289-4874.
Khaite Taylor Boots
$920, THE YES
So good, it’s like clicking your ruby slippers three times. There’s no place like (your newly pristine) home.
Phone a Friend
Style rut? Closet chaos? Fashion quandaries? DM the wardrobe specialists at Burgin Walters. As personal stylists and wardrobe specialists, they’re one of the most fashionable duos in Dallas. One of the founders, Lauren Burgin, ran a little store in HPV that donned my initials. The other, Katie Walters, was one of its top loyal clients. match made in TTH heaven.