Howdy, Texas

Long Sleeve Denim Mini DressDress,  Asos.  Sunglasses,  Miu Miu.   (Free month of unlimited sunglasses at Ditto.com with code MADAMEOSTRICH)   Bandana,  Social Distortion.  (Similar here.)   Bag,  Henri Bendel.   Shoes,  Public Desire.

As I may have mentioned here before, all of my family on my dad’s side lives in Texas.

Growing up, my family would take a road trip from California to Texas each summer, so the state has always held a special place in my heart. (One of the perks of having teachers as parents is that they have summer vacations, too. We could stay for a month if we wanted!)

Now that my sister and I are grown up, my family still tries to visit as often as possible. Instead of piling up in a minivan, we fly in from different areas of the country—my parents from LA, my sister from Seattle, and myself from NY. However, being there and spending time with family feels just like old times.

 

 

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Where To Get “Those” Shoes

public desire julia heels in nudePublic Desire Julia Heels in Nude.

If you haven’t heard of UK based shoe retailer Public Desire, count today your lucky day! After you read this, your life will change forever. (But seriously…)

The shoes I’m wearing in these photos are the Public Desire Julia Heels in Nude. They’re super comfortable since they have a sturdy block heel, and the lace up style is great for adding extra support for your ankles. The best part is—they’re only $42.81! (You can thank the GBP to USD conversion for that odd 81 cent.)

Ever since I took them out of the box at work, I had co-workers asking “Where did you get those?!” As we all know, it can be difficult to find shoes that are 1. On Trend, 2. Affordable, and 3. Good Quality, but these shoes meet all three!

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Classic White Button Up & Jeans

Classic White Button Up Fashion to FigureShirt and Denim c/o Fashion to Figure.   Bag,  Henri Bendel.   Scarf,  Vintage.   Sunglasses,  Dior.  (Similar here.)

There’s something to be said for the age old adage, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”

The combination of a classic white button up and jeans will always look stylish and put together regardless of which trends are in currently in fashion. Like the LBD, it’s foolproof. It’s perfect for those days when you need to look polished, but don’t want to put in a lot of creative effort.

 

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Stuck In Texas

FINAL2Skirt,  Nasty Gal.   Top,  Asos.   (Similar here.)   Boots,  Stuart Weitzman.

 

As I write this I am sitting in San Antonio International Airport…. stuck.

My family and I went to Texas for the long weekend to spend time with family.  We knew it was supposed to be a rainy weekend, but didn’t mind.  We’re the type of family that much prefers a trip to the museum over a nature hike.

However, we had no idea what were were in store for.

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San Antonio Pt. 1: Dia de los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos en San Antonio

Greetings from San Antonio!

I have been to Texas countless times over my life to visit my family during the summer, but I have never had the chance to go during the Dia de los Muertos celebration.  The city is full of vibrant decorations and beautiful tributes to loved ones who have passed away.  Here are a few photos I took while shopping at El Mercado and eating at Mi Tierra in San Antonio’s Market Square.

Dia De Los Muertos en San Antonio

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