What you need to know this instant.

FOR:
packing

Summer Packing Guide: Dallas

Whenever I tell people that I'm from Texas, I get a typical barrage of questions: do I live on a farm? Is my preferred mode of transportation a horse instead of a car? Do I know George W. Bush? Was I the one who shot J.R. in the season finale of Dallas back in 1980?

Just for the record, the answer is "no" to all of the above. Dallas is actually a really cosmopolitan city—while it's not as hip as Austin, the city has a great art and music scene, fantastic restaurants and some of the best shopping in the country. If you think life in the Big D is anything like the feathered hair and joutfits on the soap Dallas, switch your DVR to shows like Most Eligible Dallas and GCB for a more accurate look at life here (i.e. we shop A LOT).

I left Texas for New York after graduating high school, but I go back to Dallas whenever I get the chance. Growing up, I didn't like that it was warm all year round (I know, what was wrong with me?) and just wanted some snow, but after experiencing several East Coast winters, I kind of love the blistering hot southern summers. I am going home in mid-August for a few days and I am already mentally planning what I'll wear. Click through to see what's on my must-have list and get shopping, y'all.

Everything is bigger in Texas, but everything is also flashier in Dallas. Big, bright baubles are the norm.

Keep up with the Lucky team on Twitter:

FILED UNDER
packing
KEYWORDS
packing