Austin is filled with so many beautiful lookout points, and Mount Bonnell is one I hold dear to my heart. It’s a short hike up to jaw-drop stunning views of Lake Austin (…and the mega mansions that surround it!), and on a weekday evening it’s not yet filled with tourists. It was once a hidden gem in town, and thankfully on a random Wednesday night as the sun was setting, we were able to set up camp and practice some poses. The sun sets around 8:30pm these days, so luckily most folks had left the area and were headed home – which gave us plenty of space to stretch freely and soak up the cliffside views, lush greenery and open air.
If there’s one item I can say is 100% a must in my summer wardrobe, it’s hands down a pair of boyfriend shorts. While I love a good pair of high rise, tighter denim shorts, there really is no comparison to the comfort of the effortlessly relaxed boyfriend style. Aaand as if the shorts alone weren’t wonderful enough, add in the softest tee (ever!), a pair of sneakers and an adorable little leather backpack. Hello, cute and oh-so-comfortable summer outfit option! Blake and I spent the entirety of our Saturday running errands around town and we stopped into the cutest local gardening store for some patio plants. Between the Texas heat and heavy plant lifting, let’s just say a breezy tee and denim combo was a very good idea!
Say hello to the straw hat that adds an effortlessly cool, summer vibe to any outfit. Pair with a relaxed button down and denim shorts, or grab your swimmie and hit the pool (…currently daydreaming of a “no worries” kinda day and that combo sounds fab-u-lous!). Brixton continues to bring their A-game when it comes to hats of all shapes and sizes (I styled this fun fisherman’s hat last week), and their selection at Urban Outfitters is simply the best. Y’all know I can’t live without my hat collection (no really…I use them for both decor and fashion, ha!) and I’m excited to share a few more of my faves today…
Austin has officially hit summer temperatures (apparently we’ll get up to 100 degrees within the week, ah!), which means I have neatly tucked away my jeans and traded them for shorts of all styles…cutoffs, high rise, boyfriend and my current favorite: tie front. Insert the praise hands emoji here because these things are SO comfortable and flattering! (…And breezy…which is something to note because when pretty much anything you put on sticks to you in this heat, finding shorts that don’t is a REALLY big deal, ha).
What’s the most flattering (and comfortable) dress silhouette? 100% the wrap dress. When I was getting married and I had bridesmaids of all beautiful shapes and sizes, wrap dresses were the one style that worked for every body type. Wrap dresses are timeless, classy and show off the waistline – something I LOVE when getting dressed! (…Note how I am always wearing high rise jeans haha…there’s a reason for that!). As we make our way into wedding season, company work parties (Blake always has a summer shindig) and date nights spent on the patio…there’s one go-to look that’s certain to make you feel and look your best! read more
We’ve got a new normal around here…and it revolves around this pup! Watson is eight months old and has finally started to turn into a civilized puppers haha. I mean…don’t get me wrong, he still jumps on everything and eats anything that hits the floor…but for the most part we can take him out in public without all the stress that comes with a puppy who has “zero chill.” And lemme tell ya, we are LOVING it! Especially now that the weather is perfect for a day spent outside…that’s exactly where we’re hanging out. This weekend we hit the park at Auditorium Shores and let Watson get out lots of energy (…which means we got out lots of energy too haha…someone has to chase him!).
What I’ve realized about life with a dog: you will definitely be getting in LOTS of steps. It’s been a complete (and welcomed!) lifestyle change for us but it’s no surprise I have been swapping my cute sandals for a solid pair of sneakers on most days. I have been on the wait list for the pair of Nike sneakers I’m wearing in this post and they are FINALLY here (no joke, I have checked their site daily for nearly a month…this style is sold out everywhere! Nike added new color options in this style and basically they sold out asap). They are part of the Nike Flyknit shoes collection with hundreds of amazing reviews online, and I am very pleased to say that those are accurate – they are SO amazing. Comfortable, lightweight and multi-purpose: from a morning run to an evening at the dog park, these are the “do everything” shoes I needed in my life! (Also this color is SO PRETTY! It’s a light cream). read more
A big thank you to Nike for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
Happy Friday, friends! We’re experiencing a torrential downpour in Austin right now and thus, sweatpants and movie watching it is. I was worried Watson would go stir crazy and in turn, cause me to go crazy haha, but alas, he has been THE biggest cuddle-muffin and it’s this version of Watson that makes me say “ahh, so that’s why we got a dog!” Those other times when he is eating our furniture or eating my hands always call our decision into question haha ah! 😉 As I am in full-on cozy mode – I am actually wearing this exact sweatshirt…which goes to show you just how wonderful (and versatile!) it can be. From pajamas to a presentable (…dare I say adorable?) and veeeery comfortable outfit! (Note: my shoes are #1 for comfort…nothin’ like good ‘ol Birkenstocks!) …This full look screams “wear me three days in a row!” and lemme tell ya, this weekend I’ll be putting it to good use. Ps. Don’t act like I’m the only one who wears the same outfit for days on end… 😉 ). Repeat offender and proud of it!
I think my hat racks are officially overflowing…and I am not slowing down anytime soon! 😉 Y’all know I loooove me a good boho fedora hat (this one is my go-to), but I’m pretty darn excited to add the fisherman’s hat trend to my rotation! It’s small, it’s chic, it can feel dressed up or casual…BIG fan over here. I feel like I’ve been pinning this hat for months (Pinterest is my very favorite for outfit inspiration! You can follow me here), and I had some fun styling this look for a fun, funky date night outfit. True story: Blake LOVED this outfit! He isn’t always super vocal about what I wear (…let’s just say I got a flatline when I wore my overalls in Japan, haha!), but he was definitely into this one. Atta way! 😉
So long, cognac shoes! 😉 Hello, burst of red and a little touch of instant happiness to any outfit. But it isn’t just any red, it’s poppy red. It’s extra bright and adds a fun energy I didn’t know my wardrobe needed – until I slipped into these shoes…
Hello, beautiful spring in Austin! We are officially enjoying full-on springtime, which means a little cooler in the morning and warm, sunny skies by the early afternoon. Even as someone who shops constantly (hey, it’s my job! 😉 ), I can definitely get stressed out when figuring out how to transition my wardrobe from season to season. I don’t want to overspend on trendy pieces, but I also want items that are fashion forward yet practical at the same time. This is where my friends over at Trunk Club come to the rescue!