Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ace and Jig Studio dress

Thank goodness for mild Texas winters that allowed me to finally snag this dress on sale and then proceed to wear it 3 weekends in a row when the weather has been above 75 degrees!

Also, my stalking skills paid off and I finally scored this necklace for an early bday present!

Outfit details
Dress: Ace and Jig
Shoes: No.6
Accessories: Annie Costello Brown neclace

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Herff Christiansen

I woke BK up for an early morning picture--so that's why I look like I could use a nap.  Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving weekend with family!  And also score some great deals if you're into that sort of thing ;)

Outfit details
Dress: Lanston
Cardigan: Herff Christiansen
Shoes: No.6
Accessories: Jcrew belt

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

C is for cookie

I'm guest blogging over at the Tess dress blog today!  Sharing a yummy cookie recipe that you need to make this week!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Steven Alan sample sale

These twice yearly sample sales by Steven Alan are my favorite time of the year!  Today's the last day and a few more markdowns and new items have been added, so check it out!  Here are some of the basics I snagged on preview day...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The fisherman sweater

Now that the weather is finally getting cooler, sweaters are back at the top of my wishlist!  I would love a classic fisherman's sweater and my search criteria includes 1. material (would prefer all cotton or non-itchy fabrics), 2. fit (cropped to wear with skirts) and 3. does not make me look like a linebacker (ah the pitfalls of a cable knit).  Not sure if I'll be successful with finding something that fits all three requirements but it'll be fun to try!  In the meantime--inspiration looks...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Goodbye summer

Outfit pictures have been scarce due to daylight savings time--it's now dark out when I get home from work.  So here we have a weekend picture--I've been trying to wear all my favorite summer-y dresses before it gets cooler (which is supposed to be this week!)  Link wants to know why his haircut coincided with colder weather.  Whoops.

Outfit details
Dress: Ace and Jig
Shoes: No.6

Friday, November 2, 2012

Austin weekend shopping guide Nov 2

This upcoming weekend is packed with all sorts of good shopping in town--just in time for the cooler weather or if you're getting a head start on your Christmas list!

Vintage: first of all of course, there's our vintage clothing pop up shop on Saturday at Touch of Sass (5th and Lamar).  We've got a ton of great clothing and accessories to share with you--all at reasonable price points.

Crafts: the Feliz holiday sale looks amazing--lots of hand crafted goods by local artists, perfect for gift giving.  Workshops are on Saturday and the sale is on Sunday at the Palm Door.

Charity: The Settlement Home for Children charity garage sale is a yearly sale event.  This sale totally BLEW my mind.  It is at the Palmer Events center, organized so so well, and yet is simply overwhelming due to the size and amount of stuff under one roof!  This is not for the faint of heart, but there are some great deals to be had!  The volunteers are so wonderful and friendly as well.  $5 on Friday then free on Saturday and Sunday.  There's supposedly an amazing box sale in the afternoon on Sunday that sounds craaaazy!  And guys, this charity is really amazing, taking great care of children, and the proceeds from this weekend event goes to fund their entire years' worth of support services and operating costs.

Charity take 2: if you're not too shopped out yet, this is the last weekend for the Holiday Shopping Card by the American Cancer Society.  Buying this card for $50 (proceeds go straight to the American Cancer Society) will get you 20% off regular priced items at local stores and boutiques.  It's a great deal if you've had your eye on something for a while or can't wait till sale time!  Participating merchants include: Anthropologie, West Elm, By George, Kickpleat, Jonathan Adler and more!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

J.Crew Lucille in navy lace

This happens a lot during the allotted 30 seconds of picture taking each day--before BK gets bored and I get tired of smiling and looking sideways to see if any neighbors/golfers might be watching and judging.  

(ps--don't the pups look so handsome with their new haircuts?)

Outfit details
Dress: J.Crew
Jacket: Banana Republic
Shoes: Camper
Accessories: J.Crew necklace

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

More of the same

Haven't had many outfit pictures to post lately because I've just been wearing the same ol' uniform to work.  One maxi dress/skirt + cropped sweater and some clogs.  The weather has turned a bit cooler though so now I'm feeling a bit more inspired.  Need to go through my fall/winter wardrobe and find some inspiration pictures!  Have you switched over to your winter closet yet?

Outfit details
Dress: T by Alexander Wang
Top: Mara Hoffman
Shoes: No.6
Accessories: Madewell necklace

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Shop Uniqlo online!

I am so excited that we can finally shop Japanese brand Uniqlo online now!  Usually I only get a chance to shop there while abroad or through my generous friends that live in NYC (there's a new store in SF now too!).  Uniqlo is sort of like Japan's Gap, with classic styles in quality fabrics.  They also have some great designer collaborations, most notably with Orla Kiely.  With $7 flat shipping and a $7 return shipping if something doesn't work out, you can only imagine how full my shopping cart was!  Here are some of my favorites--will do a review when they get here!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Rainy Day pullover

This top is a bit voluminous, but the hot air balloon print sold me.  Plus I can smuggle a whole sushi dinner under there.

Outfit details
Top: Anthropologie
Jeans: AG
Shoes: No.6

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Everyday necklaces

I've been looking for a dainty every day necklace lately.  Something a little classic but also modern.  Gold preferred but my wallet could probably handle a silver/gold fill mix better.  These two lovelies are on their way to me right now for a trial run--any other suggestions?

Jane Hollinger


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Ermie Topanga dress take 2

I've been wearing this dress like crazy this summer and will be layering it for fall!  Here's a picture of it worn the other way, with the v-neck in the front.  So versatile!

Outfit details
Dress: Ermie
Shoes: No.6
Accessories: Jcrew belt

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mayle for Club Monaco

The perfect traveling bag.  Unfortunately I don't jet set as much as I'd like.

So I was super excited that the cross body (more useful for every day wear) came in the same green colorway!

The stingray makes my heart melt


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The usual

The mornings have gotten a bit cooler and I'm getting excited about dressing for fall.  Hopefully soon it'll be boot weather!!

Outfit details
Top: thriftedCardigan: J.Crew
Skirt: Anthropologie
Shoes: No.6
Accessories: Anthropologie necklace

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Jcrew chambray top

A big thank you to my lovely friend and thrifting extraordinaire, Sydney who found this top for me. And for not mocking my sister-wife fashion tastes.

Outfit details
Top: Jcrew
Pants: Gap
Shoes: No.6
Accessories: Jcrew necklace

Friday, September 21, 2012

Uzi NYC tops on sale!

(awesome image from Conifer shop)

I've always been a huge fan of Brooklyn based Uzi and their hand screen printed tops.  Madewell just put them on promo and there's an extra 25% off so I hopped to it!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Jcrew paisley blouson dress

I can't pass up a good paisley print and J.Crew undoubtedly makes the best ones.  This little sweater jacket was my first official fall purchase and it's super comfortable with a great shape and awesome leather pocket detail.

Outfit details
Dress: Jcrew
Jacket: Banana Republic
Shoes: Camper
Accessories: Lisa Levine necklace

Saturday, September 15, 2012

California weather

We are in Carmel for the weekend and loving the weather!  I was so happy to pull out some of my favorite fall/winter pieces when packing for this trip.

Outfit details
Top: Lululemon
Pants: Madewell
Shoes: No.6

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Steven Alan Fall 2012 lookbook

Loving these looks from the Steven Alan Fall 2012 lookbook.  C'mon cooler weather!