Land of Enchantment

From Texas to New Mexico, one has to wonder how you can go from rolling plains to breathtaking mountains in no time flat. Coming back to the humid concrete jungle makes me miss the scenic views and drinking hot cocoa amidst a snow storm even more.

I basically lived in ski socks and my North Face boots the entire trip. For anyone who's traveling to a wintry climate, I highly recommend purchasing footwear made specifically for icy conditions. They were one of my best purchases for the trip and kept my feet warm, dry, and toasty. (Yes, no frozen toes!)

The ski trip was just the thing I needed both mentally and physically. I got a chance to bond with friends for an entire week, and I challenged my non-athletic self to try something new. I also had my first engagement shoot thanks to my soon-to-be wed friends (congrats Ariel + Jen!). I can't wait to share the photos later once they're ready to be revealed!



// Isabel Marant jacket / Zara scarf / Target henley / Gap snake-print skinnies / Isabel Marant boots / Zara satchel / cuff from Green Dragonfly //

Hello bunny slopes! I'm leaving in the morning for my very first ski trip, and I'm not sure if I should be excited or scared to death. One thing's for sure, it will be nice to get away and hang out with friends on the mountain. I'm hoping to come back with no broken bones and expecting lots of sore muscles, so here's hoping that those squats have paid off!

Note to Instagram: You're such a tease!


Freja Beha on FP

I've been noticing that Free People has been killing it with top models in their catalogs. I loved it when they had Sasha Pivovarova but now Freja?! Who knew she could rock the girly bohemian vibe like no other. Just further proof that this girl has major versatility (and staying) power.

Now cue the obsessive girl crush post I had swept away under the rug...

//photos: caroline's mode, vogue nippon, vogue uk, style by kling, tfs, mr. newton, vogue paris//

The perfect blend of androgyny and femininity.
How quickly she can go from edgy to sweet to very, very 80s still boggles my mind.


Settlement Goods

I recently attended the Settlement Goods boutique and design studio's pre-opening event and found the little oasis that Houston has been missing. The store embraces a concept that seems simple yet hard to find- delivering all American made products in one super stylish space. With brands such as Aesa, Collina Strada, and Samantha Pleet for the gals, and Gitman Bros., Capitol Hill, and Leftfield for the guys, the shop keeps everyone happy. From the outside, the store looks tiny, but once inside, you realize the loft space is the perfect size for an intimate day of hassle-free shopping. The upstairs houses the soon-to-be design studio in a cute mid-century modern palette. The owners, with a background in graphic and interior designing, hope to expand the store's concept beyond just fashion. You can see what all the talk is about when the store officially opens on March 8.

Co-owners, Gene and Jenny
Settlement Goods
3939 Montrose, Suite M
Houston, Tx 77006
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Leopard and Stripes

// jacket from Nasty Gal / LAMade top / Free People jeans / Target boots / Alexander Wang bag //

Just experimenting with some different pattern combos. That is all.

// Wild Moccasins "Psychic China" //



There is no other meal I get more excited about than breakfast. Yes, I even crave it the night before. You would think that with such grand notions, you'd expect something spectacular like eggs, bacon, and possibly even an English muffin. But no, I am filled with the simple joy of a hardy bowl of oatmeal. I always keep the following staples in my home:
Tub of oats and soymilk
Honey, cinnamon, raisins, a variety of nuts

This is what I live on almost every morning, and I'm still not tired of it.

[Not pictured: 1 cup of coffee (various brands- currently, Cafe Du Monde chicory) ]


The Art of Layering

// Costa Blanca tweed blazer / vintage sweater / Faryl Robin boots / Mint by Goorin Bros. hat / Desmo bag / A'gaci scarf //

Ever since I admired THAT girl in high school who had the most amazing sense of layering and knew exactly how to put together the perfect chic outfit, I was hooked. Yes, she was a professional model who occasionally graced the school halls when she wasn't traveling to Europe for a photo shoot. Yes, she was rail thin and had that unique angular face that just screamed high fashion. But it was her way of wearing drapey fabrics just so that really left an impression on me.
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