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Coffee in Camel :: Royal Blue Grocery in Dallas

Blogger Hoang-Kim sips coffee at Royal Blue Grocery in Dallas wearing a soft sweater. over the knee boots and Prada Cuir handbag.
Turtleneck sweater (love this short sleeve version too), White leggings, SW boots (dupe), Prada handbag, Wisewear smart bracelet, Kendra Scott earrings

Happy New Year Y’all! I’m so excited for the opportunities 2017 will bring with hard work. Looking back just a few years ago, 22-year-old me dreamed of competing on the Miss USA stage, reporting and anchoring in a big market and wishing for a big blog following. Well, check, check and check! I’m a firm believer in raw hard work and that’s what allowed me to accomplish my goals so far. Some of my resolutions for this year are to travel more, report on bigger stories, improve as an anchor and for Color & Chic to continue growing!

Going home to Dallas is so inspiring. During my holiday break, I set aside some time to visit my favorite coffee shop Royal Blue Grocery and really think about what I want to accomplish in 2017. Of course, it’s so picturesque, so I snapped some photos of my outfit. This camel turtleneck I bought months ago has gotten so much wear. I am loving the cashmere version as well. There’s also a version with short sleeves, which will be great as temperatures rise. 

Blogger Hoang-Kim sips coffee at Royal Blue Grocery in Dallas wearing a soft sweater. over the knee boots and Prada Cuir handbag.
Blogger Hoang-Kim of Color & Chic visits her favorite spot in Dallas, Royal Blue Grocery

Royal Blue Grocery never ceases to put a smile on my face. Everything is so beautiful and charming. From the beautiful tile work on the walls and in the bathroom to the way they display groceries. It’s essentially an urban compact market with everything you could need. They carry groceries, grab-and-go items including yummy sandwiches and salads, drinks, florals and of course, coffee. Royal Blue Grocery uses Stumptown beans for their coffee, which is delicious. If you are ever by a location in Dallas or Austin, you must visit!

Blogger Hoang-Kim of Color & Chic visits her favorite spot in Dallas, Royal Blue GroceryBlogger Hoang-Kim of Color & Chic visits her favorite spot in Dallas, Royal Blue GroceryBlogger Hoang-Kim sips coffee at Royal Blue Grocery in Dallas wearing a soft sweater. over the knee boots and Prada Cuir handbag.Blogger Hoang-Kim sips coffee at Royal Blue Grocery in Dallas wearing a soft sweater. over the knee boots and Prada Cuir handbag.

I am really enjoying these light gray suede boots. They really make such a difference when I’m wearing lighter colors and truly make my outfit. My black ones are a size 5, which feel are a dash tight to me. These are a 5.5 and I love the extra room for a gel insert. Plus, if I ever wear thicker socks to stay warm, I won’t feel too constricted. These are a good dupe for my boots, too. You’ll love wearing these during colder months!

Johnny and I will be rendezvousing in Houston this weekend for my best friend’s wedding! I am so happy for her and cannot wait to be by her side as she marries an incredible man. Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see my bridesmaid adventures!

Winter Classics with a Reversible Scarf + Bird Bakery (Giveaway Alert!)

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Dallas is an ever-changing city. I love its fast pace and whenever I come home to visit, things are always different. Even if I leave for two months! Bird Bakery, owned by Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer, opened a Dallas location November. I’ve heard incredible things about it, so it was on my list of places to visit. Nestled in Highland Park Village, it’s next to my coffee shop which is also where Johnny works out of while his office space is being completed in Downtown Dallas. More on Bird Bakery below. Also, I am giving away something very special, so be sure to read all the way through!

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When I think of winter classics, the colors red and gray instantly come to mind. Red is so festive and is a favorite to wear, even once Christmas is over. I usually stick to cashmere and wool during winter, but this gray dress is made of an extremely soft knit plush jersey. This dress is currently on sale for less than $30 and is surprisingly warm. I adore the mock neck because I can layer this dress over my favorite cashmere shells. Many of my winter dresses are gray, so if you’re looking for a dress that’ll make it to your winter classics wardrobe, this gray one will definitely be one you love for years to come.

Plus, another aspect I love is how the sleeves come with thumbholes! Talk about a game changer during winter when you’re putting on coats or your wrists get cold. My Mom tells me the wrists are super important to staying warm. Large arteries pass close to the skin at your wrists, so if you keep them warm, you will be warm too. Who knew?

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My scarf collection is steadily growing. I enjoy adding one or two to my collection each winter. Of course, I purge and give away or sell the ones I no longer wear. I think it’s important to only keep what you love. This reversible scarf caught my eye because the two patterns are such winter classics. Red buffalo check and a smaller black and white plaid go so well together. You could wear this scarf as one or the other, but I love the dimensional look when you can see both. This scarf would be great over any neutral, including white/cream, gray, black or even red. Not to mention, it’s uber cozy, qualifying it for my list of winter classics.
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Without a doubt, Bird Bakery is one of the cutest bakeries ever. Marble countertops, lush and colorful cakes on display, and a huge neon ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ sign are part of the posh decor. When I visited during the lunch rush, the place was packed. They serve quiches, a wide selection of breads (hello Nutella bread!) and yummy pastries. For lunch, they are known for their delicious sandwiches. The cupcakes come in 16 flavors. Pictured above from top left to right, I got fresh coconut, fresh strawberry, BIRD blue vanilla, luscious lemon, black and white and the sixth item is actually raspberry pecan muffin.

You may have noticed the gold bracelet I have been sporting lately. It is actually a smart bracelet designed to keep you safe, healthy and connected to your phone via bluetooth. I absolutely love my apple watch, but it does not match everything I wear and sadly, I can’t imagine wearing it with a cocktail dress. That’s where WiseWear comes in. This is a beautiful piece of jewelry but also serves as a safety device because of its unique distress messaging feature. It can send out a distress message with a drop pin to your GPS location to people you choose in case of an emergency. It will also vibrate when you get texts, phone calls or more. I’m teaming up with WiseWear. Plus, it tracks your daily and weekly activity so you can set goals and monitor your progress.

I’m teaming up with WiseWear to give away a Kingston smart bracelet to one lucky reader! These retail for $295 and are made in America. It’s truly a beautiful piece of smart jewelry and would be great for all women. To enter:

  1. Follow both me (@HKCung) and @WiseWear on Instagram
  2. Comment on the photo of this look with an emoji describing this bracelet and tag two friends.

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