Exploring Dallas with Karen Lao

IT developer by day with a passion for photography—Karen Lao is the epitome of a Fossil tom(girl). We’re swooning over her super hip Instagram photos that include her adorable jindo pup Mika, mouthwatering eats and adventures around Dallas, TX (and every town she visits). Check out how she styles some of our summer pieces and read on to discover her favorite things to do and see in!

Hometown: Garland, Texas

Describe your style in three words: Casual, comfortable, classy

What’s the most curious thing you’ve done in the last month?

I went to a Worldwide Instameet in Dallas, and on our photo walk, we ran into a man dressed from head to toe in blue. He unknowingly matched the color of a wall near him, so we asked him to stand next to it and about six of us were just snapping away while he patiently posed for us!

What's the first Fossil piece you ever owned?

Oh, it was so long ago! I think I got my first Fossil bag my freshman year of high school, and it had a funky earth-toned striped pattern on it.

Best happy hour spot: Uchi

Favorite museum or gallery: Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Go-to restaurant: El Paisano (I could eat street tacos every day for the rest of my life!)

What are some of your go-to food places in Dallas?

Oak Lawn Coffee, Local Press + Brew, Trader Joe's and Tacodeli.

Where do you like photographing or being photographed the most?

Coffee shops. I love the coziness of the spaces, and there's something very pleasing about latte art in photos.

What’s the most unexpected thing about your city (that many people don’t know about)?

The Dallas Arts District is the largest arts district in the nation!

What’s your favorite piece from the Fossil summer collection?

I love the Harper saddle crossbody! It's so sleek and functional, especially because it just flaps open and you don't have to mess with any latches.

For more great shots featuring Karen, make sure to check out our Instagram @Fossil.
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