I'm that Kinda Girl

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                                                                                                 Jeans // Current/Elliot
                                                                                                 Sneakers // Converse Chucks
                                                                                                 Bag // Issey Miyake Bao Bao

Sometimes all you need is a tee, jeans, and sneakers.


Inside the Chicken Ranch

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For all you fried chicken fanatics, there's a new contender in town and it's named after the "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."  Yes, you heard me right.  With menu items named Little Brothel and Big Brothel and a large portrait of Marvin Zindler, who helped facilitate the closing of the namesake, this establishment will make you want to read up on your Texas history even before trying out the food.  Conveniently, the Ranch, as I will lovingly call it now, is only 5 blocks away from me.  I invited some friends out for a Sunday chowdown at their Soft Opening, which will allow the restaurant to iron out the kinks before their early November opening.  

With the best fried chicken being my mother-in-law's, this is the closest you can get to homemade.  The batter is crispy, not overly seasoned so you can actually taste the chicken, and the chicken itself was quite juicy.  I had the creamed corn and collard greens for sides.  The creamed corn was sweet and buttery and the collard greens were flavorful.  The only gripe I have is with the biscuit which was dry and doughy but everything else received my stamp of approval. Poor Bryan had to work during my Chicken brunch, so he'll be in for a treat once the kitchen is back in business. 

The Chicken Ranch
6500 N. Main St.
Houston, TX 77009
Opening Soon...


Back at the Fest

I am not ashamed to say I have gone to the Renaissance Festival more times in my adult years than as a kid.  What's that you say? You don't like drinking mead while dancing to fairies playing the lute?  Well then, you are truly missing out.  Just grab an open-minded group of friends who like to people watch, be entertained, and eat (turkey legs are gluten free) and meet me in Plantersville.

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Cute / Modern / Nom

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CUTE // I'm pretty sure seeing this bowl every morning would put a smile on my face even without my cuppa coffee. 

MODERN // It's oversized, in the perfect shade of light grey, and the price is right.  Need I say more?

NOM // Tried Coltivare for the first time this weekend, and I was quite impressed.  A charming, modern rustic atmosphere with delicious gourmet pizzas and wonderful small plates.  This charred octopus and local melon dish was almost too pretty to eat.  Almost.


Mixed Space

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                                                                                          Jacket // Madewell
                                                                                          Top // Zara
                                                                                          Black Denim // JOE's Jeans
                                                                                          Boots // Woman by Common Projects
                                                                                          Bag // Dimoni


Cute / Modern / Nom

A new roundup for your midweek pick-me-up!
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CUTE // For those moments when you wondered what it'd be like to have a bunch of tiny parrots on your head.

MODERN // These sleek loafers are on my Wishlist.  Looks like they're on everybody else's too.  : /

NOM // This is the result of Bryan accidentally defrosting all of our catfish- a delicious and easy etoufee-like dish!  To save some bucks, I bought frozen salad shrimp and just defrosted the bag.  Bon appetit!



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                                                                                  Tee // Madewell Universal tee
                                                                                  Shorts // Serfontaine
                                                                                  Bag // Leah Goren Girls tote
                                                                                  Boots //Won Hundred Stone boots
                                                                                  Cuff // Young Frankk Match cuff
                                                                                  Rings // [L to R] vintage and Pamela Love
It's still hot here in Houston despite the random cold front teasing its way through once every two weeks.  So most of my outfits have been soft tees and shorts.  I know boots aren't really summer wear but for me, they're a year-round staple. Lesson learned with white boots: they're fab but scuff up almost immediately.  
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