Ohh the possibilities when it comes to the perfect white blouse. Dress it up, dress it down, wear it to brunch, wear it to the office…without a doubt, it’s a closet must. Though a plain white button down will do the trick, there are so many beautifully detailed additions to a classic white blouse out these days (like eyelet + ruffles) – and I can’t get enough!
Happy weekend, y’all! Blake is sound asleep next to me while I write this post from our hotel room in Tokyo. I woke up early for a conference call with a brand I’ll be working with in May (…4am in Tokyo is 3pm in NYC! …yes, it was brutal, ah!) and I couldn’t fall back to sleep after it was over. Thus, I went downstairs to grab some coffee and figured I’d get in a blog post while I’ve got the time (and energy!). During the call, she let me know that it’s 80 degrees in NYC today (yay for no more snow!) and I’m assuming it’s well over that by now in Austin, haha ah…! Which means time to bust out your cutest tank (this one is just $20!!), a great pair of denim and some gorgeous wedges (that are crazy comfy!). Let’s get to it… 😉
Bonjour, mes amis! Okay okay, I’ll cut it with the french buuut I am feeling oh so inspired by all the beautiful new spring pieces over at my favorite french brand, Sézane! My bff Elissa (flight attendant) just had an overnight in Paris a few days ago and she sent me a video of a giant line pouring out of the Sezane store and into the street, down an entire block! Now, if that doesn’t tell us something about how special this brand is…then all you have to do is take a look at their website (or Instagram…swoon!), to be completely captivated by the whimsical, feminine styles they carry. I’m excited to share a few of their new pieces that have been adding a major pop to my wardrobe lately… read more
Hello and happy Friday! …We made it! 😉 I don’t know about y’all, but nothing says “WEEKEND!” like ultra comfy basics you can wear all year long. If you were to open up the closet in my office, you’ll see lots of pretty blouses to wear out and about (…that mostly get worn when I am taking photos in them, ha!), but if you were to open up the closet in our bedroom, you’d find a row of cotton v-necks in every neutral color imaginable (…I am 100% being serious!). The thing is, I am a jeans and tee girl through and through (…as if y’all didn’t already catch that about me…!) – and as much as I love getting dolled up, when it comes to staple pieces I wear time and time again, a tie-front tee and adorable pair of white cutoffs are no brainers because I know I’ll be wearing these all. the. time. (Ps. I styled this tee a different way on my IG feed, you can check it out here. See what I mean? One tee, so many ways). read more
Hey friends! How’s your week going? I am truckin’ along over here…(true story: the photo above is me in my natural habitat haha). Today I am SO excited to chat about something I am extra passionate about – getting outside and walking throughout the workday! As someone who works on a computer the majority of my day (…it may appear that I am a girl about town, laughing while drinking coffee without a care in the world… 😉 …however I am sorry to break it to you but that’s about 1% of what bloggers do!), it is SO helpful to take a mental and physical break and get some movement outside. read more
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The best way to clear your head and let go of that do-list that won’t stop running through your brain? Get outside! There is nothing more calming than the sound of a flowing stream, the beauty of vibrant nature around you and that exhilarating feeling that breaking a sweat during a hike can bring. This weekend Blake and I ventured down to a spot we’ve been visiting since our high school days (…it was fun to reminisce as we hiked down to the water…so many memories here!) – the Austin Greenbelt. There were some heavy rains last week, which meant hitting one of our favorite swimming holes was a great idea. It was SO beautiful, peaceful and best of all, a pleasant morning date that gave us a wonderful, fresh start to the week ahead.
Raise your hand if you’re ready for the weekend! (…I am currently raising both hands over here…!). This week was started off slow then ended up being quite a doozy. Blake and I leave for Japan in ONE week…and this realization didn’t hit me until last night. Thus, I stayed up late writing out all that I need to get done before we head out – which then resulted in me drinking three glasses of wine to ease the stresses. I don’t recommend that – I am paying for it today haha. Buuut all good, now that my list has been made I’ve divided it up (so as not to get overwhelmed again) and am taking charge and will do what I need to do each day until it’s aaaall completed. This time next week I’ll be a free bird all packed up and so ready for two weeks abroad with my favorite travel partner!
Until then, we’ve got some things to do around the house…like outfit the back patio! As I mentioned earlier this week, our patio renovation is all completed and now we are on the hunt for outdoor furniture and lots of plants to make the space feel extra cozy and inviting. Blake put up the festoon lighting last night and ohh I smiled so big as soon as I stepped outside to see it in action! It really is the patio of our dreams and I can’t wait to share it all with y’all (…that post to come in early late April / early May, stay tuned!). For now though, we ventured to the cutest Sledd Nursery in central Austin for a little plant shopping (…and outfit photos, obvs! 😉 ). read more
Spring weather in Austin means it’s time to bust out the cutest swimmie and cool off with a dip at Barton Springs Pool. I grew up coming to this natural spring-fed pool, and even as Austin has completely transformed from a best kept secret to a giant metropolitan city, this spot forever feels like home to me. read more
Say hello to the most adorable ballet flats for spring! I am a big advocate of shoes that are both fashionable and practical, and these are SO perfect for everyday wear. Minnetonka Moccasin just launched their line of Anna Ballet Flats and let me tell ya, choosing just one color was honestly a challenging task, ha! These leather flats come in seven color and print options (I was torn between blush, leopard and classic black) and they’re made with a padded insole for extra comfort that can last you all day. Minnetonka is known for comfort (if you read the reviews on their products, they have a serious comfortable-shoe-lovers fan club!!) and these are no exception!
(…Heyy Australia tan lines! 😉 ). What to do when it’s 85 and sunny in Austin? Throw on the cutest little eyelet dress and snap some pics! (…I mean, that’s totally “normal,” right? 😉 ). My job is super strange and lots of people stare while I shoot blog photos (*facepalm* – aaand no, it has never not felt award…four years into it!), buuuut no lie, it’s really fun to share such darling clothing with y’all!! I feel like my everyday outfits consist of tees, jeans and cute kicks, so when I find a dress that I really love, it feels extra special! This one (and the others I am linking to at the end of this post) definitely have me excited for these warm spring days…and perhaps some fun date outfits, too! (…Hey Blake, are you reading this? 😉 ).