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,...

blogiversary!

Today marks six years since I published my very first blog post. Six years! I can’t think of anything I’ve kept up for six whole years, except candy eating and fashion fiending, natch. I recently took on the project of cleaning up old posts on this thing: I didn’t change any content, but there were lots of aesthetic issues within posts (photo and text alignment, mostly) and it was a...

graduated style

This weekend marked the graduation of a dear friend from Texas State University. The weather was blessedly cooperative, a complete shock given the near-constant rain the area has been experiencing lately. It was such a nice day for all involved and more than a little bit nostalgic for me. As The Boy and I drove south from Austin down to San Marcos for the commencement ceremony, in between checking out...

family vacations

Iโ€™ve always loved a good getaway. Growing up, my family and I went on several vacations together. Every summer, we loaded up our Suburban and drove from Houston to the Georgia coast in one long, arduous stretch, a feat that remains among my fatherโ€™s proudest accomplishments to this day. Most of our other family getaways were variations on this theme: piling into the car, driving for what felt like eons,...