{ Dallas Shaw x White + Warren Giveaway }

April 27, 2016

GIVEAWAY ALERT!!! Is a custom illustration, or a beautiful cashmere out of your price point? You’re in luck! Enter to win both this original illustration (valued at $1k) and this White + Warren cashmere poncho (valued at $295!




Pop over to my Instagram to FOLLOW both my page and @whiteandwarren‘s page, then  comment on the post telling me how you would wear this cashmere poncho! I will select one lucky winner (a week from today) who will receive the sketch and this amazing piece from White + Warren.


White + Warren is slowly becoming an obsession of mine. I think we can all agree that the clothing is stunning. Also, I’m loving that they are now carrying light cashmere–perfect for warmer seasons. Here are a few of my favorite picks from their site!



{ DS Instagram }  { White+Warren Instagram }

{ DS x Jill Rosenwald Giveaway }

December 17, 2015


Jill Mood

Jill Rosenwald just sent us this gorgeous bed set, and because I’m all about highlighting personal style I decided to show you how to design a room around a comforter.

I started with this navy and white hampton set. Next, I searched for personal items I adore. Pulling your favorite things make for a sentimental connection (as well as right in line with your personal style!) in your new favorite room. I strongly believe in mixing. Since this is a classic pattern, I brought in sparkling elements and textures from target, like this side table and these wall urchins! Target is always a fun place to find beautiful but affordable accents. (ps- nate berkus’s new collection is to die for.) I also grabbed a few favorites from wild habit for a rustic hint!



Feeling inspired? Good, because Jill Rosenwald is giving away one full set to a reader!

{ Entry is simple }
Step 1. follow my instagram
Step 2. follow Jill Rosenwald on instagram
Step 3. comment below!

NOTE: Please include your email for contact upon winning

{ dallas shaw team party & vintage charm giveaway }

November 25, 2015

There are some big changes coming to this little blog space and company this year. It’s not humanly possible for me to do it all myself. In fact, I decided to hire a team to bring all of this year’s beautiful projects to you!

I wanted to thank the team in advance so I brought everyone over for what we decided to call an “early Christmas” for team DS. Mostly because I had a group of gifts for them as a token of my appreciation. (And also, because I’ll take any excuse to decorate the dining room.)

Before they arrived I got up early to prep and decorate. I pulled out some gold and silver and mixed it with these Vintage Charm Inspired by Pyrex bowls (the nostalgia- my entire family used similar bowls growing up). I actually left the bowls right out on display.



Introducing the new DS team: Kylie, Hanna, Emily, Bethany, Danielle, and Ashley- the creative team is from all over the U.S. so having them together under one roof was really special for me and all of us. We spent the morning enjoying mimosa’s and other goodies (cheese) . Getting to know everyone was amazing, and seeing their response to the gifts were even better! The perks of the job are pretty good: personal illustrations, beauty supplies, jewelry, and of course fabulous matching planners – gotta keep them organized in style.






We had so much fun, and even took time to get down to business – because when you put this many workoholics in room we can’t help talking shop. A beautiful day, with a beautiful group of people. So much is happening these days, so keep an eye out for our new projects.

In the spirit of giving, I want to give you some gifts too! A set of the Vintage Charm bowls for yourself. The bowls come in three color-ways and you can choose which you like best. Each set contains three bowls in a variety of patterns including Pyrex classics Rise ‘N Shine, Spot On, Birds of a Feather, Golden Days, Memory Lane and Tickled Pink. The entry is easy. Tell us below how YOU are moved by vintage charm inspired by pyrex and one winner will be chosen and notified on Nov 30th!



{  sponsored by vintage charm, inspired by pyrex  }

{ Dallas Shaw Ray Ban Giveaway }

June 25, 2015

RayBan sunglasses will always be the king of mirrored sunnies. I have a few pair (both green and blue and I think pink is next on my list, even though I was swayed by a few other luxury brands along the way) and so I’ve teamed up with a website called Sunglasses Shop so that we can be mirror-twinning all summer long. We’ll send one reader their favorite frame from the RayBan collection!
even Rocco likes em.

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Here’s how to enter. 3 steps:
1) Like Sunglass Shop on Facebook:
2) follow Sunglass shop on twitter –
3 ) Three Visit sunglasses shop and leave a comment here with your favorite frame from the Rayban collection below!
(leave your email there as well so we can contact the winner!)

{ Lilac Bijoux Giveaway }

April 22, 2015


On my visit to MD I stopped in Lilac Bijoux, a beautiful boutique who commissioned me to do some artwork for the store a few years ago. After visiting the work I took a spin around the store and found a bracelet that I fell in love with. An opal colored hamsa bracelet. The chain is so delicate and the hand so vibrant in color.

I brought one home with me and have been wearing it daily, so I asked Fern (Lilac Bijoux’s owner, and a past client of mine) if we could “please please please” give one away to you!

I chose the opal for myself but it also comes in a pretty, sparkly white that she says is the best selling color. Because this space is all about finding your own personal style, I decided the winner should have your choice of color: opal or white.

Entering is easy as usual! Follow both @dallasshaw & lilac bijoux on instagram to enter!!! That’s it!

Bonus entry* want to enter a friend? Find this photo on my instagram and tag a friend. They’ll be entered as well. How sweet are you????

Please leave us a comment here after you have done so with your email so we can contact the winner! Contest open for one week! Good luck, I hope you love this one!!!


{ flopz giveaway!!! }

April 16, 2015

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A few months ago, on my Grand Cayman getaway a brought along a pair of new flip flops by Flopz, the green pair in all of the photos here are from that trip. I brought along two pairs of sandals and these- thinking that I’d only wear them on the beach. Wrong. One wear and I was hooked. As if the green glitter straps weren’t enough, the sole of these have little bubble shapes in them (they look like water droplets) and they are SOOOOOOO comfy. I called them to ask if we could share a pair with you and they agreed!

Super simple entry:

1) follow @dallasshaw on instagram then,

2) visit flopz leave a comment below with your color choice and email address to enter. (we just need to email the winner)

Contest is live through April 22. good luck, and that you so much for reading.

{ GIVEAWAY- Mane Message }

March 12, 2015

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Watch my instagram carefully and you’ll notice that there is always a little touch of tie dye on my wrist. I keep a mane message elastic hair tie literally ON me at all times. They are so much prettier than regular pony tail holders and your hair doesn’t have a ponytail crease when you take them out.

I have a pretty large collection of these on display in a glass container because I just like to grab one and go. No time to be digging around my bag for a hair tie. They are too pretty to hide away- I suggest this or keeping them in a pretty bowl by your nightstand.

Since others have asked me about this and mentioned they loved the idea, I called up Olivia at Mane Message and we decided to give a reader their own collection. One reader will receive $50 worth of these babies to wear in your hair (and on your wrist) and enough to keep on display as well if you like my idea. You grab something to house them in and we’ll take care of the goodies!

How to enter: follow @dallasshaw & @manemessage on instagram and then leave us a comment here on this blog to tell us you have followed along with your email address so we can contact the winner!

{ Contest open through March 19th }


{ asking you for a favor }

February 21, 2015

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Hi. Instead of talking about art or fashion, I’m asking you for a favor today.

A few years ago I set out on a mission to become an illustrator. Since then, this job has taken me on an entirely new path in life. I am now equal parts illustrator-blogger/tastmaker-creativedirector-pr rep and photographer. Through it all I have made a decision to remain to myself and to try to bring a little bit of me and my personal style to every project. Staying genuine in the industry has not been easy and now that social media has become such a large part of my job I’m working to to share my story around the clock in hopes to inspire someone else to do what they love.

I’m asking for a favor because so many of you who follow have helped to shape and create my job in more ways than you’ll ever know. Because of the followers I’ve been able to do what I have always dreamed and now I hope that I can inspire someone else to do the same. I’m asking you to share what I do with someone who might like it. It could be the website, or the instagram page you might tell someone about. A tweet or a share or maybe just sending an email to a creative and stylish friend. I have some fun things on the horizon and I’ll need some additional support to keep going. I was only able to begin with your support, and I know that I’ll only be able to grow with your continued support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading, commenting, making me laugh, sending nice notes…everything. I really feel like I have a support system behind me at the drawing board.

I’m heading to nyc today to work for the weekend on a fun oscars project with neutrogena. Feel free to tag along here or here or both. x



{ lash closet giveaway }

January 7, 2015

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GIVEAWAY TIME!  I love false lashes.  If I had it my way I’d have lashes like cindy-lou-who all year round. I have long lashes to begin with, but a few extras can make them look thicker and they are so fun for a special night out.  I get questions about lashes daily so when Lash Closet contacted me about giving some away to you I was all in.

 Lash Closet is a one stop lash shop. They sell all of the tools, adhesives and lashes that you need.   You can even set up a subscription to be delivered weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly…

So today, a lash giveaway!!!

Lash Closet is giving away:

Here’s how to enter:
-Follow Dallas Shaw and Lash Closet on Facebook
-Comment on this blog post with your Facebook name AND your email
The winner will be contacted by email on 1/21, so stay tuned!

{ scentbird giveaway }

November 12, 2014

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Now this one’s a biggie–all of Team Shaw is going bananas (hey Gwen) over this giveaway from Scentbird.  Some of you may be familiar with Scentbird from my post a while back (see it here), if not, let me change your outlook on scents.  Scentbird send you monthly samples of over 300 high end fragrances for you to try.  You can either constantly switch up your scent or renew every month (for only $14.95 a month!).

Are you ready for it?

Scentbird is giving away a 6 month subscription (worth over $90) to the winner.  The winner will receive a monthly purse spray filled with the scent of your choice.  And let me tell you these purse samples last a while.  This is why I love Scentbird, you get to test out scents before you commit to an extremely high priced bottle and find out you hate it (been there, trust).

Here’s how to enter:

-Follow @dallasshaw and @scentbird_perfume on Instagram

-Comment below on this post with your Instagram username AND email address on this blog post

Too good to be true right?  Got a little more for you….

Scentbird is offering discount code to get 15% Off a 3-month subscription: SHARE15

Use it for yourself (or as a holiday gift).

Already picking out your fragrances?  Scentbird has a quiz that can help you (or get picks based on your zodiac sign).

{ Scentbird }

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