2017 year in review: dos and don’ts

True to Type-A form, I love a good list. Grocery lists, to-do lists, idea folders, iPhone notes, yearly planners: I’m into all of it. Growing up, my favorite part of reading Glamour was to turn the magazine over and flip to the back page to read the Dos and Don’ts list first. A mainstay for the publication, the monthly rundown of fashion hits and misses was always what I most looked...

mexico city style notes

My junior year in college I studied in Spain for a semester abroad, and that experience is really what opened my eyes to the world. It was my first real experience outside the U.S., and it changed my life in ways I’m forever grateful for.  Since then, I’ve made travel as big a priority in my life as possible: I’ve been lucky enough to visit several countries and phenomenal places...

please don’t praise me for being thin

So my most recent post seemed to resonate with several of my people, particularly fellow blogger people who understand the FOMO, the ridiculousness, and sometimes the (oft self-imposed) pressure to post/buy/perform/act happy/otherwise be a successful-seeming human while sometimes feel like you’re dying on the inside. With that in mind, I’ve been thinking a lot about expectations, body image and how we discuss these topics as modern, evolved, go-get-’em-and-give-’em-hell-while-you’re-at-it women. Too...

I don’t want to be a style blogger anymore

When I started this blog eight years ago, I had no way of knowing what style blogging would become, and I really don’t think anyone could have predicted it either. All I wanted was an outlet for writing and talking about clothes, and that’s the purpose it’s served over the years. Every several months or so, I think about just shutting this thing down entirely: I’ll get really busy or...

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...