breaking down ‘Texas style’

What is ‘Texas style’? Is it defined by any one look or article of clothing? I’m genuinely curious about this: to me, ‘Texas style’ in sartorial terms can connote many different things. When I Googled ‘what is Texas style’ all of the top links returned were about barbecue, so that wasn’t exactly helpful, though it did make me hungry. (Thanks, Google.) A search for ‘Texas-style clothing’ only returns western wear,...

blue velvet, two ways

look 1 blue velvet blazer: Free People (exact, sale!) dress: Hai (last season, sold out) shoes: Coclico (similar) tights: LOFT (exact) glasses: Warby Parker (similar) look 2 same blue velvet blazer overalls: Gap (exact, sale!) t-shirt: Forever 21 (similar) booties: J. Crew (similar) bag: Liebeskind via Antropologie (similar) This blue velvet blazer is my new favorite thing. I picked it up during a trip to Houston last weekend: I’d strategically...

wear to work: dos and don’ts

As a Human Resources professional, I see all kinds of clothing coming in and out of the office every day. As a style enthusiast, sometimes I wish I didn’t. Austin is notoriously laid-back when it comes to, well, a lot of things. In the high-tech/software world and in many offices of other industries, there aren’t any explicit rules when it comes to what to wear (and what not to wear)...

solid in-betweener

dress: ace&jig via Bird Boutique (exact, on sale!) tights: J.Crew (exact, on sale!) booties: J.Crew (exact, on sale!) This geometric dress makes me happy. Mostly because I think it’s a super fun print and a cool shape, but also because I walked into a “normal size” store, picked a size up off the rack, tried it on, and it fit. Though this simple, everyday act may not seem like anything...