Monthly Archives: August 2017

Travel Diary: St. Petersburg, Russia

Aaaand finally I have edited these photos (…which also means I got the “happy sads” reliving this portion of our trip…ya know, happy it happened, sad it’s over, etc. 😉 and am super excited to share an in-depth look at our time in Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA! This was definitely the part of our cruise through Scandinavia with Princess Cruises that both Blake and I were really looking forward to…there’s so much history and tons of fascinating museums and palaces to see…so, let’s get to it!

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A big thank you to Princess Cruises for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


Black Pants From Work To Play

I’ve had quite a few requests to style a workwear look, so today is all about THE perfect black trousers you can wear from work to play. When I think of brands that offer beautiful workwear that makes you feel feminine and gorgeous, Banana Republic is at the top of the list. They carry such an array of options, from workwear to casual weekend styles, and always top-notch quality. You can never go wrong reaching for a textured top, go-to black pants (these are SO flattering) and a fabulous pair of strappy heels, so today I am thrilled to partner with Banana Republic and spill the details on this chic, ready-for-the-office look!

Psst…Banana Republic is running a major 40% off sale right now! Yep, that means my entire look is on MAJOR markdown. Use code BRSURPRISE at checkout, yay!

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PANTS (run big, order full size down) / TOP (wearing XS) / SHOES (similar) / HANDBAG (similar, mine is old!)


A big thank you to Banana Republic for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

Eyelet Top & Denim Mini

Hello friends & happy Monday! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written a blog post in the comfort of my own home, sipping coffee on my sofa with music going on the record player…and man, it feels SO good! I forgot how much I love being at home…I tend to go stir crazy and often am super pumped to get out of the house (since I work from home)…but after being gone on and off for over a month, I could not be more content to be back! Blake and I have some fun home renovation projects in the works (…can’t wait to share more with y’all VERY soon, eek!), so in the midst of combatting jetlag, spending time with friends/family and doing mountains of laundry (a 16-day trip = holy crap, so much laundry…ah!), we’ve been wearing our hardhats as we get to work on a special project. (Stay tuned on my Instagram, sharing the news this week!).

Now that we’ve got a brief life update out of the way…! 😉 I’m super excited to share today’s summery look, featuring one of my favorite color combinations: yellow and cognac – such a complimentary duo! Aaand if you’re in Austin, you’ll know it’s been over 100 degrees the majority of the summer, sooo a breezy mini skirt and off shoulder top is a total DO to beat the heat (…and look/feel pretty darn fabulous at the same time!).

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top – MADEWELL / skirt – TOPSHOP (similar, mine sold out – same brand!) / shoes – c.o. FRYE (on sale yayy!) / belt – MADEWELL / handbag – CHLOE / sunglasses – RAY BAN

NSale Must-Have: Free People Knit Sweater

We’re about to pack our bags to head home today, but I wanted to take a minute and share this NSale sweater with y’all because it’s selling quick! Seriously…is this not the perfect cozy sweater for a cooler summer night? (…At the beach or lake…clearly not in the 107 degree Austin weather right now, ha!)… and even more amazing as a go-to fall knit. On sale for $64, regularly priced at $98 – available in more color options, too! I’m wearing size XS for reference. 🙂 Enjoy the sale shopping, ladies!
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sweater – FREE PEOPLE (wearing size XS) / jeans – MADEWELL (order one size down, they run big – I’m normally a 25 and the 24 fit better!) / shoes – NORDSTROM (mine are old) / handbag – MADEWELL / sunglasses – similar TORY BURCH