Loving Lately 4.16.14

Cacti Party Print // So adorable. It's a cacti party, and all of the cutest and most colorful ones are invited.  

Heather Benjamin White Feather Ring // I love this line of earthy, bohemian jewelry. They are unfussy, yet super elegant. Considering the pieces I  r e a l l y  like are in the $500+ range, this feathered ring is a pretty piece that is actually in the budget. 

Aimee Kestenberg 'Alexis II' Crossbody Bag // I just picked up the satchel version of this buttery soft leather bag, and it's garnered quite the slew of compliments. I love the modern, abstract print on the front and how it goes with all the colors in my wardrobe.

Nyx Cosmetics Butter Lipstick in Lollies // Ever since Olivia Wilde hit the red carpet at the Oscars looking like a modern Brigitte Bardot, I have been on the hunt for a light coral lipstick. I found the ones that her makeup artist used, and they were totally yuck in person. So, the hunt continued until I found this moisturizing option that I absolutely LOVE right now.

Metallic Leather Hexagon Coasters // These are freakin' sweet. Pop a cold mint julep on one of these, and you are golden. Or copper. Or silver.

Crown Vintage Firenze Sandal // I love these simple, everyday summer flats. I recently got a metallic pair that looks just like these, and have been wearing them non-stop with my cotton sundresses and slouchy jean cut-offs.  

Conair Infiniti Ombre Pro Spin Air Brush // We've been getting some balmy and humid days, and I am not one to complain about that....so instead, I picked up this little contraption at Ulta to tame the frizzball that is my current hair situation. It works pretty well, though I don't get that volume that they promise when I use it. Maybe my hair is too long, maybe I'm not using it right, who knows. I just know it makes the ends of my hair sleek vs electric chic.



Le Lob.

Now that the polar vortex is history and Austin is spoiling us rotten with this glorious spring weather, I've been in cleaning and makeover mode. With the exception of a dramatic bang job that I got a couple years back, the only changes I've made to my long layered mop have been switching up my part. That's kinda pathetic. And unadventurous. And I'm just over it. My basic cut has been a security blanket of sorts, and it's time to grow up and go short. Now, I'm not going to promise any dramatic Elsa Pataky pixies, even though I literally fantasize about her amazing cut all the freaking time. Baby steps, y'all. I'm thinking the long bob is the perfect compromise to avoid any regretful salon aftermath. Here lies the question though....to add a bang or not?



Weekend Recap: Banh Mi, Macrame and Movies

Instead of the usual sleeping in from yet another exhausting week, I woke up with pep (and poodle hair!), quickly got ready, and zoomed on over to meet Celine at Elizabeth Street Cafe for breakfast on the patio. For those of you not yet acquainted with Celine or her blog, she is a Craigslist ninja, momma to an adorable fur baby named Archie, can whip up a mean donut cocktail on a whim, schools me on essential vocabulary terms like fauxdenza, and always knows about all the coolest events around town.

As we waited for her perfectly flaky croissant with jam and my scrambled egg and sausage banh mi to arrive, we chatted about our fave TV shows, flea markets, and the pregnancy epidemic that is taking over our Facebook feeds. Afterwards, we headed over to Candice and Trilby's macrame workshop at Mockingbird Domestics, where we each wove our own wall hanging. It was actually really therapeutic, knotting the white and indigo strings together into a loose diamond and chainlink pattern. Our stained indigo fingers, which we waved around spirit finger style, were like a badge of honor. We can weave, y'all!! I've got it hanging in our entryway now, and I'm already itching to make another one! 

After the workshop, I picked John up and headed to my parents house where we lounged by the pool, reminisced about the good ol' days while we went through a stack of childhood photos, feasted on caprese salad and salmon, and debated over which movie to watch while I commandeered the remote and clicked from movie to movie like a maniac. We ended up watching Rush (which was the initial plan...it just took an hour to hit play), which we all agreed was a total "saddle up" - code for an exciting two thumb's up film flick in our family.

I have lots to be grateful about - for that perfect, relaxing and sunny Saturday, filled with quality time with family, laughs with friends, and an epic crafternoon session with a group of inspiring creative ladies. Gosh, living in Austin is just the best.

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