A Tourist in My Own City


Sneakers:c/o Brooks Heritage; Sweater: Nasty Gal (or available in Dallas at Lion & Witch boutique); Jeans: Express; Bag: GiGi New York; Sunglasses: Free People; Scarf: H&M; Watch: Apple


They say that “Everything’s BIGGER in Texas.” And I have to admit, I must agree.

After living in Dallas for 12 years, yes, it can feel like everyone knows everyone at times, but there really is so much city that I still haven’t explored. I spend most of my time in my comfortable 5 mile radius bubble….eating at the same restaurants, shopping at the same boutiques, driving down the same roads, & seeing the same people.

But every now & then, its fun to take an entire day and discover something new……& recently, I spent a Monday afternoon doing just that! A tour of Uptown Dallas was officially on my calendar: The lunch stop was 100% non-neotigable (The Rustic’s Hot Chicken & Cheese Sandwich will probably make you cry a little it’s so good….& wash it down with their Sangria Swirl Margarita that includes a grape sangria popsicle!) & the mode of transportation was gonna make this tour of Dallas a little out of ordinary….we chose to hop aboard the Dallas M-Line Trolley! And since walking through Uptown was also on the agenda, comfortable shoes were a BIG priority!

I knew I wanted to wear a shoe that was casual (so sneakers, yay!) but that also had a little sass (so NOT athletic sneakers!)…& my new navy Brooks Heritage Vanguard sneakers were the perfect solution. Casual enough to hop aboard the trolley? Check. Chic enough for the gal who needs a break from her high heels? Check. Comfortable enough to wear the entire day? I mean, they’re Brooks Heritage….of course they’re gonna be comfortable!

So did I discover anything new or interesting during my day spent touring my own city?!

Yep…Alcohol infused popsicle margaritas & chic, lifestyle sneakers are the PERFECT COMBINATION.

Photos by Danielle Sabol

*Thank you to Brooks Heritage for encouraging me to re-discover why I love this city so much….& for keeping my feet comfortable & chic in the process!