Dia Expert Picks: Sara

Dallas-based Dia Stylist Sara sifted through our latest arrivals to find her favorite pieces that fit perfectly into her busy mom lifestyle for fall in the south.

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Dallas based Dia Stylist Sara M loves styling her customers, whether they’ve requested Style or Active Boxes, and also loves styling herself. She’s drawn to bold, bright colors just like her style icon Mindy Kaling and describes her style as preppy and boho with classic and glamorous touches because after all, it’s hard to not be glamorous when you’re wearing a gorgeous dress! Her affinity for autumn comes through in her rich jewel tone ensembles. Read on to discover Sara’s style and shop her picks.

I paired this emerald dress with contrasting pops of bold yellow.

I live in a suburb outside of Dallas, TX. It’s warm here most of the year, even in fall, so I like lightweight pieces that can be easily layered. I’m always out running around with my husband and three kids, so I like to look pulled together but comfortable and for me that often means dresses. It’s so easy to simply add shoes and a bag to the dress and look polished without a lot of effort. I’m originally from the Midwest and love fall, so I also picked pieces in rich, autumnal colors that I’m drawn to.

Here are 5 very me looks I put together Dia’s latest pieces to inspire your own fall wardrobe.


1. Springfield Maxi Dress

I love to wear dresses for any occasion and this maxi dress is perfect for autumn with its deep colors and floral print. I paired the deep green gown with yellow mules and a yellow clutch from a previous Dia Box. When this Dallas weather starts to cool down, the maxi dress will look great when topped off with one of our denim jackets.

This preppy retro style and print is one that my style icon, Mindy Kaling, would be into too!

2. Lyra Belted Dress

I chose this polka dot dress because it has a preppy and retro style that is perfect for a date night. I added a fun pops of pink to this black-and-white ensemble.

3. Karian Perforated Clutch

This super feminine pink clutch adds the perfect touch of soft color and girly flair to my look.

4. Stella Floral Resin Statement Earrings

These bold pink earrings pair perfectly with my pink glasses and coordinating pink heels!

The fall hue of this sweater lets me play with fall fashion, while the short sleeves keep it weather-appropriate for a Dallas October.

5. Sandy Sweater with Bows

The fun bow detail adds a bit of whimsy to this cozy sweater! It also has shorter sleeves, making it ideal for fall in the south. I styled it with destructed skinny jeans and animal print accessories, which allowed me to have fun with several autumn trends at once.

6. Chambers Skinny Jeans

These jeans have a classic dark wash and an on-trend destructed look. The stretch allows me to keep up with my kids and pets while looking stylish. I’ve worn these jeans with sweaters, blouses, and my favorites tees year-round.

Animal prints are trending this fall, and this top is an easy way to incorporate this eye-catching print into my wardrobe.

7. Opal Tunic Blouse with Shoulder Smocking

I love the lightweight material of this blouse and the animal print. I can feel confident in this look, going to an after school event at my kids’ school and dinner after without feeling out of place at either event.

8. Sophia Stick Necklace

I paired this eye-catching printed blouse with destructed skinny jeans, slides, clutch, and our Sophia Stick Necklace for a hint of shimmer. This necklace is so versatile, and I love silver with black and white.

What’s not to love about this twirl-worthy dress?

9. Esme Tie-Waist Dress

I love everything about this dress: the subtle print, the rich burgundy color, and the high-low hemline. Adding stacked heels and a clutch to this dress gives me a glamorous look that is perfect for a warm fall day and I can layer the dress with a cardigan and boots when winter arrives.


10. Dreeland Wood Pendant Necklace

I layered this necklace on over the dress for a hint of metallic shimmer. I love the natural feel of the wood mixed with the metallic gold hardware.

11. Cambridge Clutch

One of my favorite, super versatile handbags is this black and gold clutch. The studs give it an edgy vibe, and the quilted texture is to die for.

Sara M

Dallas based Dia Stylist


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