March 10th, 2015

Austin, TX

Bats and barbecue, rockin’ rockabilly and swinging country – Austin revels in its nightlife. After a weekend getaway trip to the music capital of the world, I could see why over 200 people move there daily. The city exceeded my expectations and left us with some great memories and experiences.  I’ve listed a few things to do/restaurants to check out in case you should be in the area some time soon!

Things to Do:

  • Lady Bird Lake (Bike, Paddle Board, Canoe)
  • Zilker Park
  • Rainey Street (Street full of historic houses turned into bars – a favorite spot of ours)
  • Dirty 6th Street (not my scene, but worth the experience)

Restaurants/Food Trucks:

  • Gordough’s Donut Truck
  • Torchy’s Tacos (Austin staple)
  • La Condesa (tapas style Mexican)
  • Mighty Cone Food Truck
  • La BBQ (expect over an hour wait. It was GOOD, but not sure I would ever wait again!)

You can see more photos from our trip on my Instagram feed!

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Vest: Madewell (old, similar here) l Tank Top: Chaser l Jeans: Paige Denim’ Fiona Flare’ (also here) l Purse: Rebecca Minkoff l Wedges: Vince Camuto (similar here) l Bracelets: Free People, Alex + Ani &  Lucky Brand l Necklace: Lucky Brand






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February 12th, 2015

Leather Moto

A leather moto jacket, ripped skinny jeans and a silk blouse blouse makes for the perfect combination as the weekend is drawing near. I’ve been on the road traveling for work with back to back client meetings each day. Sometimes it’s feels so nice to come home and step out of my more professional work clothes and slip into something more casual with an edgy vibe. Here’s to a fun weekend ahead and this soft,buttery leather moto jacket!

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Jacket: Zara (similar above) l Jeans: J.Brand l Blouse: Joie l Heels: Nicholas (old, similar here)






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February 11th, 2015

Classic Trench Coat

A classic trench coat is a wardrobe staple because it never goes out of style and you can wear it just in about any season. If you stick to a classic trench coat, it will last you for years. I’ve listed some pointers below if you’re still looking for the perfect trench!

Choose a style and length that gives you the look you want - Because I’m on the petite side, it took me a little longer to find one that wasn’t too short nor was drowning me. I also wanted one with a belt that would allow me to accentuate my waistline in contrast to my shoulders and the overall volume of the coat itself.

Make sure the coat fits in the shoulders – A must when purchasing any coat.

Choose a staple color - Trench coats come in all sorts of colors, however, in my eyes I think the ‘light beige’ is the most classic color. Whether your investment is small or large, try to stick to a color that you can wear for years to come.

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Trench: Zara (similar above) l Sweater: J.Crew l Jeans: Paige Denim l Loafers: J.Crew (via Net-A-Porter – also available in gold) l Clutch: Nordstrom (under $50)

 






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February 9th, 2015

Currently Craving: Valentine’s Edition

Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. My husband and I created a Valentine’s tradition a few years ago when we were dating. Each year he makes me the same special dinner and we celebrate by spending the night in and drinking champagne! It’s something I always look forward to.

Here are a few things that are on my Valentine’s wish list this year…

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The Big Book of Chic ($57) // Butter London Nail Polish ($15) // Kate Spade ‘Kiss Me You Fool’ Beaded Clutch ($198) // ‘Shhh Sleep Mask’ ($15) // Reversible Vegan Leather Tote ($48) // Wildfox Lace Robe ($138) // Rosafolla Candle ($65) // Lace Free People Bra ($38)






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January 19th, 2015

Easy Weekends

Twenty fifteen has been off to a good start. It’s been filled with busy weeks and plans for the coming months. It’s crazy to think that we’re already starting to fill up our summer months with travel plans, a baby shower, weddings, birthday parties…you name it. With all the planning, it’s easy to feel a little brain dead after a long work week. To make life easy on the weekends, I’ve been reaching for simple, comfortable pieces that don’t take too much thinking. Now is a great time to add some more sweaters and jackets to your closet after all the holiday sales.

PS. This rag & bone hat has become a life saver, especially for those days when I don’t feel like doing much styling (or washing). The husband likes to call it my ‘Indiana Jones’ hat, but I beg to differ.

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Sweater: Hinge (on sale and under $50) l Hat: rag & bone l Jeans: J.brand l Booties: Sam Edelman l Purse: Free People (very similar)






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