Weekend in Austin

posted on: 4/22/2014

We headed out this weekend with some friends just to get out of town. Austin is my favorite city for a quick trip because you can do so much even with just a little bit of time. We didn't hit up all of our favorite spots as that is hard to do in 36 hours. I also didn't snap too many photos because, not to name names, but my photographer might have lost his phone. (Side note: if you find an old iPhone with a dead battery, that's his.)

We did stop by a few favorites: Jo's on 2nd street, 24 Diner (aka chicken and waffles) and Lambert's for dinner. We also discovered (well some friends of ours discovered...) a cute hang out off east 6th called Easy Tiger. They had ping pong tables and PBR, you guys. It was hipster paradise; made these almost 30 year olds feel young again.  (As we sat there with our wine and cheese plates.) 

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Thankfully, our 36 hours in Austin went by slowly. We just needed to get away for just a day or so. Sometimes you just need a change of scenery, you know? We are packing up the store this week (Saturday is the last day for bloom! Lots of feels, I'm not going to lie.) and things are looking kind of sad. My posts might be a bit sporadic this week and next, but I promise once things settle down we will get back to our regularly scheduled outfits. 

What about you - have any fun weekend trips planned?

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5 Days with Golden Tote

posted on: 4/18/2014

4.18.14-7 Since it's been so bizarrely busy over here packing up the store and getting ready for an upcoming trip (more on this exciting development later!) I've not really had too much time to shop or think much about outfits. (This is in comparison to the the morning-noon-night timeline that I usually spend thinking about clothes and what I can do with them.) I was thankfully introduced to Golden Tote, an online store that sends you a surprise tote of styles, picked just for you! At it's most basic existence Golden Tote is a friend when you're in need, a stylist in a bag, a game-changer. It's a week's worth of pieces than can easily be turned into a month.

So Golden Tote, is an online boutique that you sign up for and they send you a personalized tote based on your style. You can choose to receive 2-3 items a tote for $49 (a $200 value) or 5-7 items (up to $600 value), for $49 or $149 respectively. You get to chose 1-2 items for your bag and the rest is a surprise! I usually hate surprises but these are the good kind, trust me.

I put together 5 days worth of looks with my tote! Exhbit A-E below:

It's All White

posted on: 4/16/2014

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Sometimes it just feels right to be in all one color, especially if it's black or white. I did have to throw on a jacket because it's somehow cold outside again which kind of ruined my monochromatic look I had going on. But better warm than sorry. I think it's safe to say that the weather this year hates us all. I just have to keep my hopes up that one day it will be spring here -- literally for one day it will be spring and then it will turn to the boiling hot Texas summer that we all know and love. 

Flower Child

posted on: 4/15/2014

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I realized something over the weekend: I may like floral patterns or flowy pieces but I am no flower child. I watched in amazement at all of the women this weekend who effortlessly pulled off boho chic and festival style. There was so much style in one small concentrated area I felt as if I was inside of a living magazine. It was almost as if they all called each other to confirm this year's trends. I congratulate every women who can effortless pull of that type of style. I think that's the key with boho style -- it has to look effortless. When I don't feel 100% with a style or an outfit, I can feel the effort I keep putting into to make an outfit work. By the end of getting dressed, it just looks like effort and I'm not sure that boho is the style that you want to look forced. 

Road to Indio

This weekend I headed out on the open road with sisters Sally and Molly from a Piece of Toast headed to Old Navy Oasis in Indio, CA. They kindly let me drive the Mini Cooper that we rented and now I'm trying to devise a plan to somehow get one for me and B. Completely impractical for us but 100% adorable.


We decided to stop at a few iconic places along the way from LA to Indio. I mean these are Texans who between the three of them had been to California 2.5 times in their lives. Stops were a must.