Postcards from Texas

I Wish You Were HereTwo weeks ago, I took a quick trip to Texas to visit one of my best friends.  It was the first time that I had ever been to either San Antonio or Austin … so I really had no idea what to expect.

San Antonio River WalkWell surprise!  I loved them both.  San Antonio reminded me a lot of Tucson, except greener, prettier and more hipster (all qualities that I love).  My favorite part: the gorgeous river walk that weaved through the city — it obviously made for the best outfit photo backdrops (#alwaysablogger).  I also fell in love with a coffee shop in Southtown and came back every day for their cold brew.  Love me some hipster coffee!

Austin, TXOn Saturday, we took a day trip to the state capital … actually, is it sad that I had totally forgotten that Austin was the capital of Texas?  Oops.  Shoutout to all my past social studies/geographic teachers!La Barbecue Hot Sausage Sandwich

First on the agenda: EAT BBQ.  Mouthwatering food sold out of a trailer?  I’m there.  Except, little did I know how seriously Austin takes its meat.  We leisurely strolled up to the first barbecue joint around 1:00 PM only to find it completely sold out of food.  The place was completely desolate.  We ended finding a nearby trailer where the only meat they had left was hot sausages.  So sad we missed out on ribs and brisket, but it was still delicious.  Good grief, Texas.  Don’t you know that 11:00 AM is too early for a giant pile of meat?!South Congress in AustinPost-cholesterol spike, we headed down South Congress where the neighborhood was bursting with character.  We passed by this house, where you can write down the one thing you want to do before you die.  I want to travel the world … someone else wants to get asked to prom.  To each their own!Neon Rubber Dinosaur Planters

Flea markets, thrift shops and the iconic (or surprisingly underwhelming?) coffee shop scene — we could’ve probably spent the entire day wandering through the neighborhood.
Bacon Maple Donut from Gordough'sBut alas, our inner foodies led us to another trailer called Gourdough’s — creator of THE BEST donuts I ever ate.  We got the Dirty Berry (hot fudge with grilled strawberries) and the Flying Pig (bacon with maple syrup frosting).  Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and let the food coma commence.
Gem & Initial Letter NecklaceAll in all, I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend in Texas with my best friend / new favorite blog photog (see her work here, here, here and here).  Thanks for an amazing time Em!  I’m sure I’ll be back again!

For more travel photos, check out my Instagram and the hashtag #skirttheglobe!

chambray & chevron.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Banana Republic denim button up shirt; LOFT cranberry chevron skirt; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target yellow satchel bag; Michael Kors tortoise watch; Forever 21 gold geometric bracelet; Diane von Furstenberg DVF leopard calf hair pumpAs you may have noticed on Instagram, I flew back to Arizona over the weekend for a quick, but amazing Homecoming reunion.  It was a short trip (flew in Friday night, flew out on the Sunday red eye), but it was worth reuniting with my law school fam.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Banana Republic denim button up shirt; LOFT cranberry chevron skirt; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target yellow satchel bag; Michael Kors tortoise watch; Forever 21 gold geometric bracelet; Diane von Furstenberg DVF leopard calf hair pumpAnd now it’s back to the grind in NYC, where I’m nursing my Monday-morning vacation hangover with a little more of my favorite college colors (red, navy and leopard).  Missing all of my AZ friends already — can’t wait until next time!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Banana Republic denim button up shirt; LOFT cranberry chevron skirt; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target yellow satchel bag; Michael Kors tortoise watch; Forever 21 gold geometric bracelet; Diane von Furstenberg DVF leopard calf hair pumpSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Banana Republic denim button up shirt; LOFT cranberry chevron skirt; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target yellow satchel bag; Michael Kors tortoise watch; Forever 21 gold geometric bracelet; Diane von Furstenberg DVF leopard calf hair pumpSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Banana Republic denim button up shirt; LOFT cranberry chevron skirt; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target yellow satchel bag; Michael Kors tortoise watch; Forever 21 gold geometric bracelet; Diane von Furstenberg DVF leopard calf hair pumpSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Banana Republic denim button up shirt; LOFT cranberry chevron skirt; C. Wonder tortoise link necklace; 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target yellow satchel bag; Michael Kors tortoise watch; Forever 21 gold geometric bracelet; Diane von Furstenberg DVF leopard calf hair pump

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Top: Banana Republic
Skirt: LOFT
Necklace: C. Wonder
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target
Bracelet: Forever 21
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes: DVF

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college colors.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; how to wear red and navy college colors; Julie Brown red ruffle blouse; J.Crew navy wool peacoat; Express camel pencil skirt; Michael Kors tortoise watch; Forever 21 gold geometric bracelet; Gorjana and Griffin alphabet disc bracelet; C. Wonder leopard skinny cuff; Hello Fab gold sequin glam clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF leopard calf hair pumps

I’m heading back to Arizona today for Homecoming Weekend!  To celebrate, I’m rocking my college colors today: red, navy and leopard (Arizona Wildcats — get it?).  I’m so excited to reunite with my best friends, cheer on my team and eat tons of Mexican food so cheers and bear down!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; how to wear red and navy college colors; Julie Brown red ruffle blouse; J.Crew navy wool peacoat; Express camel pencil skirt; Michael Kors tortoise watch; Forever 21 gold geometric bracelet; Gorjana and Griffin alphabet disc bracelet; C. Wonder leopard skinny cuff; Hello Fab gold sequin glam clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF leopard calf hair pumpsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; how to wear red and navy college colors; Julie Brown red ruffle blouse; J.Crew navy wool peacoat; Express camel pencil skirt; Michael Kors tortoise watch; Forever 21 gold geometric bracelet; Gorjana and Griffin alphabet disc bracelet; C. Wonder leopard skinny cuff; Hello Fab gold sequin glam clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF leopard calf hair pumpsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; how to wear red and navy college colors; Julie Brown red ruffle blouse; J.Crew navy wool peacoat; Express camel pencil skirt; Michael Kors tortoise watch; Forever 21 gold geometric bracelet; Gorjana and Griffin alphabet disc bracelet; C. Wonder leopard skinny cuff; Hello Fab gold sequin glam clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF leopard calf hair pumpsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; how to wear red and navy college colors; Julie Brown red ruffle blouse; J.Crew navy wool peacoat; Express camel pencil skirt; Michael Kors tortoise watch; Forever 21 gold geometric bracelet; Gorjana and Griffin alphabet disc bracelet; C. Wonder leopard skinny cuff; Hello Fab gold sequin glam clutch; Diane von Furstenberg DVF leopard calf hair pumps

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Coat: J.Crew
Top: Julie Brown (c/o)
Skirt: Express
Bag: Hello Fab (c/o)
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: C. WonderForever 21Gorjana & Griffin (c/o),
Shoes: DVF

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