my Texas Valentine

Jacket: Madewell [similar] patch on jacket: River Social Supply [currently unavailable] top: Just Female [similar] jeans: Madewell [similar] boots: Tecovas [gray sold out; exact in sand suede] bolo necklace: Hey Murphy [exact] Growing up in Houston, I remember the classroom parties for holidays in elementary school as being my absolute most favorite days ever, possibly even more than Christmas Day. I loved Book Character Day, getting to dress up and...

play clothes

dress: Study NY [exact] shoes: Miista [exact] bolo necklace: Hey Murphy [exact] Earlier this week I posted a photo of my new favorite thing on Instagram. I declared them to be my β€œSaturday night boots” because they feel so special and unique that I’m only trotting them out for big nights out. Austin stylist and all-around babe Laurel Kinney commented that I should make them my Monday morning boots too...

blog nostalgia

Since the beautiful refresh that Amanda at Studio Guerassio gave this blog a couple weeks ago, I’ve been cleaning up some old posts and recategorizing some things so that I can archive under three main themes moving forward: style, humor, and life. Y’all, going through some of those old posts nearly brought me to tears. I can remember feeling so incredibly sad and worthless, living in Boise in 2010. I...

the orange dress

See this dress? There’s nothing terribly ground-breaking about this piece at first glance, but it has a good story. This dress has seen some stuff, lived some life and been through countless laundry cycles to make it back into regular rotation.Β It’s a survivor. I bought this dress in March of 2008 at an H&M in Manhattan while on a trip to visit a college friend in Brooklyn. Despite its provenance...

throwback trends: are there rules?

A couple weeks ago I was out and about at Barton Springs, a local swimming pool that Austinites gravitate towards when temperatures climb. I was making my way to a sweet spot to steal the sun and burn a few hours when I spotted these two girls walking around the pool area in front of me, clad in high-waisted denim shorts: First thought: These gals couldn’t have been more than...