Sheer Genius


{ Victorias Secret dress; F21 top & headband; Coach wedges; gifted ring and necklace }

I have recently jumped on the sheer trend. One of the reasons it took so long for me to give in to sheer is because you usually have to wear something under it (I'm not cool enough to only wear a bra, haha!), and Texas is so hot that we try to wear the least amount of clothes as possible. That sounds bad. But you get it.

I bought this top in a turquoise color which I wore here on a more chilly day. But now that we're nearing April, I had to find a way to style this top and still keep cool which brings me to my dress. I adore the print of this dress, it's so vibrant & fun! But the chest area is so low cut (it may be hard to tell) that when I breath it's like, Va va voom! Not my thing. So the top actually helped cover it and made me feel more comfortable! Like I said, genius.


Bloopers of 2011


Let's face it, taking outfit shots isn't always as serious as fashion bloggers make it appear, so to prove it, I thought I'd share some of my own not-so-glamorous moments from past outfits I took last year. Each number is linked to the actual blog post! Enjoy my awkwardness!

1. This guy toally photobombed me. Grrrrr.
2. I didn't even notice that little devil behind me! Whoops.
3. Blink much?
4. I freak out when I hear a buzzz by my ear. It could've been a fly for all I know.
5. I was talking in this picture; Trae had to tell me to quit it, ha!
6. Me making fun of the way I pose and possibly trying to suck in my gut.
7. The wind AKA my worst enemy. Curse you!
8. These hats are so in right now.
9. Trae said, "you look pretty," and I responded with this face.
10. I'm not sure what I'm doing. Maybe trying to be a flamingo?


Capitol Couture


{ F21 top, shorts, & belt; Target sandals; thrifted bracelets; gifted sunnies }

This past Sunday, my spirit group and I took a trip down to our Texas Capitol! I can't believe I've lived in this great city for 3 years but have never paid a visit to the capitol! I thought we were going to have to drive there, but it turns out it's only a 5 minute walk from my university! Who knew?

We all got some Chipotle (burritos anyone?) take-out for lunch and ate on the capitol's front lawn. It was such a nice day out; I'm glad I made myself go instead of spending my usual Sunday cooped up in my bed haha. After lunch, we went inside for a formal tour and got to see the Senate room and the House of Representatives room where all state laws are discussed. It was an awesome experience!




{ F21 dress, belt & bracelet; River Island necklace; GoJane wedges }

Trae and I's two year anniversary is tomorrow! Since he has to go back to San Antonio today, we decided to celebrate last night. We went to a seafood restaurant called Perla's and had their oysters, scallops, and swordfish. Yummmm. I was so stuffed! We then got some ice cream and walked around South Congress (a street with tons of restaurants, shops, bars, boutiques, and food trucks). Fun!

Trae got me this dress for Christmas this past year, and I absolutely adore it! I don't have many long-sleeved dresses, so it's nice to wear something different for a change. Is it just me, or do all these colors on one dress make me look like a Picasso painting? Meh. I still dig it.


The Girl on Fire


{ gifted top; F21 skirt, belt & necklace; Target shoes; tights }

I hate how my pictures look indoors, but these were taken at night so I didn't have a choice! So sorry for the horrible lighting. Blehh. But now you have a small glimpse into my tiny apartment haha! The doors behind me and to my right are my two roommates' rooms!

I wore this last night right before going to see The Hunger Games movie! I wanted to wear colors (check the nails!) that enveloped the main character's metaphor as "The Girl On Fire," and I added a feather necklace to represent the Mockingjay bird! I was going to do a side braid like Katniss' hair, but my layers just weren't having it. If you have no idea what I'm talking about (or if you live under a rock), you should definitely read the books!




{ American Eagle top; Francesca's skirt; F21 belt & headband; Target wedges; White House Black Market bag }

Spring has sprung, and one of my favorite things about this season is all the bluebonnets that come out! They are the official flowers of Texas, and they are literally everywhere. In my backyard, near school, on the side of the highway, under my bed, etc. Okay, maybe not that last one, but you get the point.

The bluebonnets inspired my outfit for today! This was the only skirt I found on sale at Francesca's that wasn't a size Large. In the past, I have bought clothes too big for me simply because I loved them so much that I was willing to put up with the discomfort. I always regret it, so now I constantly have to remind myself to only get my size and nothing else. I lucked out with this find!


SXSW 2012


As promised, here is a quick recap of my time at SXSW! Trae and I were planning to see his friend's band (shown in the last picture) who were playing down on 6th street at a place called Key Bar. We arrived downtown a few hours early to enjoy the sights (not so much the smells) and get some grub. Street food is the best kind in Austin!

I used to think you needed tickets to see live music during SXSW, but that only applies to the famous names like The Shins, Counting Crows, etc. But there was music all around us! We had a great time hopping from show to show checking out the local bands. So much talent in one city!


Why Not Both?


{ F21 top, shorts, belt, necklace & sandals; Aldo sunnies; gifted bracelets }

Well, it happened. Against my will, but it happened. I was clinging to my apartment by my teeth and nails, but Trae finally got me to go into downtown Austin during South by Southwest (SXSW). I loathe crowds, especially the sweaty drunk kind that reek of smoke and feet. Shockingly though, I ended up having an awesome time which I will share with ya'll tomorrow!

Before leaving, Trae told me not to wear heels (I wasn't going to anyway, that would be silly) because SXSW "is not a fashion show." Psh, I beg to differ; there was inspiration everywhere! Part of me felt under-dressed. Trae told me to "dress comfortably, not fashionably." I don't think the two have to be mutually exclusive at all, wouldn't you agree?


Patty Cake


{ F21 top; thrifted skirt; Agaci belt; Target wedges; gifted necklace }

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I seriously need to get some more green in my closet because this top was the only thing I could find on such short notice. I bought it for cheap at Forever 21 the day before Halloween last year to go with my Joker costume (it was a pretty last minute decision hence why I look nothing like the character... oh well).

My spring break is coming to a close, so I'm headed back to Austin today. Since SXSW (week long music and film festival held every year) is going on right now, I know traffic is going to be horrific. Oh the joys of living in the live-music capitol of the world! It's a love-hate relationship. Mostly love.


A Ring Thing


{ Target top; F21 skirt & belt; Claires sandals; gifted ring & necklace }

Today my mom and I went out for lunch with my grandma at a local Mexican restaurant down the road (enchiladas for the win). The place we went to uses lots of vibrant colors in their decor, so I thought I would take note from them and do the same. I give credit where credit is due!

I wore this ring specifically because my grandma had given it to me a couple years ago, and I wanted to see if she would take notice. Sure enough her first words upon seeing me were, "Nice ring, did I give it to you?" That woman doesn't miss a thing.


Sunny Side Up


{ F21 dress (worn underneath) & skirt; Target bag & sandals; Aldo sunnies & earrings; Agaci belt; gifted bracelet }

I adore this skirt; it's so comfortable! It feels like I'm wearing a blanket while I'm out and about. The print is meant to be some daisy-like florals, but sometimes when I look at it, all I see are sunny-side-up eggs! No wonder I suddenly become hungry every time I wear it...

My mom saw my outfit for today and immediately said, "I need to borrow that top" to which I responded, "It's a dress." She gave me a look as if my hair had just turned green, haha! It's true though, I love layering under or over dresses. It widens my wardrobe ten-fold! A few examples are here, here, and here. You can see me wearing this dress in it's entirety in my Las Vegas post from last month. Happy Monday! :)


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