Not So Cool Girl

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This photo was taken 4 hours before the storm that surprised Dallas. I’d be lying if I said I’m a “cool girl”. You know, the girl I tried to be in my younger 20s, the one who doesn’t let shit get to her, the one who can handle anything and handles life like a champ and has not a single worry or negative thought, like ever.

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My 7 Favorite Christmas Party + Season Looks




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Hi babes! December is here and that means there are tons of parties, celebrations, and gatherings popping up on the calendar!

Not sure what outfit to wear or where to start? I’m here for ya boo! You know I love to plan ahead – and that’s exactly what I’m going to help you do!

I’m super excited to share with ya’ll my favorite pieces this season – from sweaters, jeans, the BEST holiday dress, boots and skirts. There are SO many fun items to share in this post!

Today I wanted to share 7 Christmas or Holiday party looks you can wear – ranging from casual to super dressed up! Each outfit I put together is meant to flatter that beautiful hourglass frame. I will explain in each option how we can accomplish this with each look.

Look #1: Leather Pants + Holiday Sweater + Booties

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Best Date Night Restaurants in Dallas

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With so many incredible food options in Dallas, it can be hard to narrow down where to dine on a Friday night! I prefer a restaurant with good energy, good food, and great service.

After working a long week, I cherish the moments I get to sit down and be humbly served a delicious, thoughtfully prepared meal. I typically cook meals Sunday-Thursday evening for my little family. But the weekends are my time to unwind, reward myself and enjoy my loved ones!

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How To Be A Boss Babe & Stay Fit

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For those of you who are new here – my name is Mary and I am the founder of The Candid Millennial. I’m SO excited to have you here and talk ALL things millennial!

Before we get started – I just wanted to make a quick comment on the outfit featured in this post. I am L O V I N G this wide leg pant trend this season. This pair of LEITH pants is SO cute and comes in SO many beautiful colors. Plus, they’re under $100!

Like you and many of my readers, I fill my life with all the things: career, side hustle (blog), charity, family and so much more. My biggest motivator is personal growth and career growth, all while trying to find “balance” in my life.

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Best Fall Brunch Spots in Dallas

One of my favorite things to do during the fall is to go to brunch. For all of my fellow Texans, October presents the most beautiful and perfect weather.

Typically, temperatures reach a high of 80 and a low of 60, allowing us to brunch in around 70° temperature which is not only perfect, but also beautiful!

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How To Take Better Selfies

How To Take Better Selfies

I know, I know, some of you might be thinking “could this post be any more narcissistic?!” I mean yeah, it could be, but who doesn’t want to put their best foot forward and present the world with the best image of themselves?!

If you don’t care, that’s totally cool. Let’s catch up on the next post. But today I wanted to share all the selfie-taking secrets I’ve collected over the years and what I’ve narrowed down to what I call “selfie essentials”.

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How To Make More Money as a Millennial

For my motivated millennials out there – today I wanted to talk about some different ways I’ve been able to leverage my knowledge, talent and skills to make more money and essentially more than triple my income in the past four years.

You might not realize it, but often times there are opportunities every single day that we come across to increase our income. We can choose to ignore these opportunities, or jump right on them! More often than not, we also fail to recognize that most opportunities are created by us!

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The Story Behind The Candid Millennial

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Welcome to The Candid Millennial! For those who are new here, today I wanted to give you a more personal look into my life and tell my story as to why I am building a fashion & lifestyle brand around self-love and awareness for women who have a little bit of a figure. 😉

But first – these pants are SO trendy and happen to be ultra flattering for the hourglass or pear-shaped woman!! They completely accentuate and highlight those BEAUTIFUL curves by hugging that gorgeous waist!

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Fall Haul Round 2 – 50% off Entire Purchase

Labor Day Sale at the Banana Republic

Summer is officially coming to an end – and this weekend there are going to be TONS of crazy sales going on. One of my favorite retailers is the Banana Republic. I mostly shop their clothes during fall and winter because I love their sweaters, blazers, and jeans. The quality is typically really good and I can get some staple pieces at a great price!

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