an Austin engagement

all photos by Chelsea Francis It’s been eight months since we got engaged, and time continue to fly by at a pace much faster than I’m able to keep track of! From an Austin engagement to an Austin wedding, pulling together all these pieces and parts has been somewhat time-consuming, but it’s honestly been a fun process. A common thread that runs through everything we choose is wanting the event to...

a new me at Petticoat Fair

If you’re anything like me, you love shopping for new things with three notable exceptions: jeans, swimsuits, and bras. Undergarments have always been a fashion blind spot for me in that I don’t particularly enjoy shopping for new bras and other underthings, and I don’t have an innate sense for what might work for my body. Thankfully, Austin has a local gem that can solve such clothing conundrums. Enter: Petticoat...

spotlight on: Loretta Leong

I was recently approached by the Austin School of Fashion Design to interview one of their new instructors, Loretta Leong, for a teacher bio on their website. I was absolutely blown away by this woman’s charisma and life/work experiences: she was so interesting to speak with and her passion for what she does really comes through when she talks about it. This is the piece I wrote on her: I’m...

(buffalo) check it out

I’d posted a snippet of an outfit I wore earlier this week to Instagram, and my illustrious co-worker Sarah snapped a few shots of the whole look outside of our office. I’ve mixed some recent purchases together for this look, using mass-market items and local finds together. dress: Twelve (actual) tights: J. Crew (actual) booties: J. Crew (actual) cape: J. Crew (similar, big-time splurge!) tote: Hatton Henry (similar) glasses: Warby...