Archive | May, 2014

Press Pen: Father’s Day by LACOSTE

Lacoste L.12.12 POLO (Photo Courtesy of Lacoste)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Father’s Day is right around the corner on June 15th! I have a great relationship with my dad as I have learned so much from him about life and business. I truly believe that it is important to celebrate our fathers on Father’s Day because often times, they are the family […]

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Designer Discussion: Bling Jewelry

Bling Jewelry (Photo Courtesy of Bling Jewelry)

Dear Pennies & Pens, If you love jewelry and great deals, you will love Bling Jewelry! Bling Jewelry was started by Elena Castaneda in 2008 with just 10,000 dollars. Six years later, it’s now a multi-million dollar company. is an online jewelry store that features stylish costume jewelry. The site is always being updated with the […]

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Press Pen: Lincoln Driven to Dine Event at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop

Lincoln MKC (Photo courtesy of Lincoln Motor Company)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Yesterday, on Memorial Day, I attended Lincoln Motor Company’s Lincoln Driven To Dine (#LincolnDriven2Dine) event at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop. Lincoln partnered with Sparrow’s Chef, Monica Pope to produce a culinary event involving Lincoln cars and SUVs. Upon arriving at the event, I had the chance to test drive a 2015 […]

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Designer Discussion: HELM Boots

HELM Boots (Photo Courtesy of HELM Boots)

Dear Pennies & Pens, So this post is especially for my stylish Pens out there. I’d like to take time out today to introduce you to HELM Boots. HELM Boots was started by Joshua Bingaman in 2009. The boots and shoes are designed in Austin, TX and handcrafted in Maine. HELM sources materials in the United States […]

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Press Pen: Cities and Cultural Investment at the Dallas Museum of Art

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Dear Pennies & Pens, This June, the Association of Art Museum Directors, an organization of art museum directors from the leading art institutions in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, is holding their annual conference in Dallas this June, for the first time in over ten years. The Dallas Museum of Art will present the only public event […]

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#Skintyfatgirl: The Best Eats in Dallas

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Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I was in one of my favorite cities ever…. Dallas, TX! (But, shhh…don’t tell my Houston peeps as there is a serious rivalry between the two cities). I stayed with one of my best friends and we spent the weekend hanging out, shopping, and eating. I had an […]

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TENOVERSIX (Photo from TENOVERSIX website)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Through some recent internet browsing, I discovered LA and Dallas based boutique, TENOVERSIX. As a lover of fashion, I knew I had to write about this boutique. TENOVERSIX was launched in the Fall of 2008 in LA. The boutique is owned by Kristen Lee, Brady Cunningham, and Joe Cole. Kristen serves […]

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Wino Wednesdays: Rejuvenate Moscato

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Dear Pennies & Pens, As I previously mentioned, my Instagram account @LoudPen is full of pics of wine or me with wine. Lol! I am a self-proclaimed wino as I mentioned in this post on Sweet & Sassy Moscato by Middle Sister Wines. Therefore, I’ve decided to kick off a new section of de la Pen…All Pen Everything called “Wino Wednesdays”. […]

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Press Pen: Vionic Santiago Sandal Review

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Dear Pennies & Pens, I don’t know if I have ever shared this with you all but I love shoes! Shoes are my everything. Unfortunately, not all shoes are created equal and some can be uncomfortable even if they’re stylish. So what happens when a brand creates stylish AND comfortable shoes? Vionic, of course! So […]

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Press Pen: And the Winner of the SOL REPUBLIC RELAYS Headphones Giveaway is…


Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I have been running a giveaway contest for the past two weeks. The giveaway is for a pair of SOL REPUBLIC RELAYS Headphones. I would like to thank everyone who entered this giveaway! I appreciate every comment and follow. The winner is Quincy Allen! Congratulations to Quincy!  I will […]

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