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Weekender Wardrobe

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It has been a whirlwind of month full of fun client projects and jam-packed weekends with bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and family get-togethers. As projects wind down and the weather warms up, I’m dreaming about a spontaneous weekend trip to…well, pretty much anywhere! Aaron seems to agree that a brief getaway is definitely order so hopefully one will be in the works soon!

In the meantime, I’ll be mentally packing all of my weekender adventure essentials. I’m not usually one for clothing/fashion posts because I am far from a fashion expert, but I’m feeling so antsy for spring I can’t even handle it. My style is definitely focused on 80% comfort, 20% sass, and this collection of pieces would all be warmly welcomed into my wardrobe.

My Essential Weekender Wardrobe includes:

  • A gingham top—Sure the gingham button-up has received some flack in the past, but it’s a springtime staple! It’s cute and comfy, and makes a perfect replacement for the buffalo check flannel I’ve been pretty much living in since October…oops!
  • Skinny jeans—Assuming you’re weekend adventure is not a pantless one, you should probably pack something to cover your booty. My weapon of choice: skinny jeans.
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  • Sunglasses—I recently bought a pair of sunglasses that look very similar to these Warby Parkers, and I’m absolutely obsessed with them. Big enough to be sassy but not so big that I look like bug :)
  • Sneakers—Sure flats and boots are cute, but when it comes to functionality when adventuring in a new place, I’ll opt for a pair of my favorite sneakers any day. Converse are a classic, but I love my Vans and Keds just as much. Picking which sneakers make the cut is honestly one of the harder decisions I make when packing.
  • The perfect striped t-shirt—Everyone needs a striped tshirt (or 100). There are so many varieties, they look great on just about everyone, and they make it look like you at least sort-of tried to pull yourself together when you got dressed in the morning (even if you didn’t!). I’m particularly loving this one with the neon trim!
  • Leather jacket—Whether you opt for the real deal or a nice faux leather jacket (depending on your values + budget), I think every woman can benefit from a sassy leather jacket. I know I couldn’t live without mine.
  • Flats—When the afternoon adventures subside, I sometimes like to swap out my sneakers for my favorite pair flats (or sandals if it’s warm enough) to class it up. While I don’t have a pair like this yet, I can’t stop drooling over these d’orsay flats…
  • Weekender bag—Unless you want to carry all of your weekend warrior gear in your arms (which seems incredibly impractical), it’s pretty important to have a durable weekend back. This one from Etsy definitely caught my eye, and it just might end up on my birthday wishlist :)

Of course there are tons of other essentials, and if you rummaged through a weekender bag of mine you’d also discover black t-shirts, bright + colorful cardigans, and hot pink or red lipstick. However, the items above are definitely some of my more cherished choices.

Have a great weekend everyone! Go out and have an adventure!

gingham top // skinny jeans // warby parker sunglasses // white chucks // striped top // leather jacket // d’orsay flats // weekender bag

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Wanderlust Revisited

Torchy's Tacos, Austin, TX

The weather this winter has been pretty mild so far, but it certainly has been dark and gloomy for a few days. With 5:00pm sunsets and 20 degree temperatures, it’s hard for me to keep from reminiscing about my time in sunny Austin just a few short months ago. I previously promised to share a few more photos from my Austin adventure so I thought I’d share those sunny times with you today in hopes of brightening up your day.

Uncommon Objects, Austin, TX
Gordough's Donuts, Austin, TX
Granny's Pie + Fat Elvis

I am quite literally start drool over here just remember how incredible those donuts from Gordough’s Donuts were. Where else can you get a donut with  caramel, pecans, graham crackers, and bananas? Seriously, if there is another place, I need to know about it ASAP!

Succulents, Austin, TX
Cacti, Austin, TX
Easy Tiger, Austin, TX

I’m definitely missing that warm sunny and the beauty of all of the cacti and succulents around town.

And as much as I loved Austin, there were definitely some fun times had in San Antonio for the day Aaron and I were there. I’m not sure if this is always the case, but when we went to Austin, we actually flew in and out of San Antonio for about $100 less (per ticket) than we would have if have flown directly to Austin. If you’re ever looking to fly to Austin and plan on rent a car, I definitely recommend researching this as an option!

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Blue Star—San Antonio, TX

Sigh. Texas, I miss you…or at the very least your sunny disposition. Even just shuffling through these photos and thrown me in a fit of wanderlust yet again. I don’t know where my travels will take me next, but I’m already excited for the new places I’ll discover!

For a few more photos of this little adventure of mine, check out my Flickr!

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