Austin’s Graffiti Park

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So many photos and yet it just does not give this place credit!

For years Graffiti Park off of Baylor Road near the Capitol has been a haven for tourists and natives alike, which is true with this Texas native going camera happy.

Graffiti artists are constantly working so there’s always new things so be sure to check it out.

-C

P.S. Make sure you don’t wear sandals or any similar shoes as it does require a little trekking up the hill and the ground isn’t even.

Wednesday Want: Billy Ella Velvet Verlan Heels

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With being someone who would rather wear boots and flats on any given day, I’ve never been too fond of heels. I always thought of them as “hazardous” growing up instead of “sexy” or “empowering”.

However, as I’ve gotten into my twenties, I am starting to see the appeal of heels, especially when I came upon this pair at Anthropolgie. Velvet is such a gorgeous material and paired with an embroidered rose, the result is just absolutely gorgeous.

-C

Alive

Just released last week, Sia’s latest single “Alive” has a bit of history beneath the wonderful vocals.

Originally this song was intended for Adele and then offered to Rihanna. I can honestly say I’m so glad Sia got her hands on it as it fits with the power she brings behind a chorus.

“Alive”, the first single of her album “This Is Acting” (which will be released in the near future) is sure to reach the status that “Chandelier” did.

What are your thoughts?

-C

Suede Up!

Bad pun?

I’ve always loved leather and the sense of empowerment it gives. However, lately I’ve been noticing an understated sensual and empowering quality about suede.

Suede to me just always seemed boho. Now, you can take a suede coat and wrap it up with a belt to create a sexy coat dress look or throw on a suede fringed jacket for edge.

How would you wear suede this upcoming F/W?

-C

(all images via here)

Life Lately–Back in TX

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Nothing says Texas like Whataburger

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Love the little collectible hearts a shop sells in the small town where my parents live

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The Free People dress I’ve been wearing nonstop since I got it a month ago (it has pockets!!)

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Bathroom selfie in the gorgeous bathroom at the Petroleum Club in Houston

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First Marble Slab Creameries cup I had in a while, with my favorite flavor–cinnamon vanilla

Top 5 Lip Shades for F/W

Top 5 Lip Shades for F:W

 

I honestly just love the darker and richer shades that colder weather can bring someone to wear, whether on your lids or lips. A rich rose tint or gold more natural rose gold tint is perfect to pair with a smoky eye. For those who fully want to embrace their daring side, a bold red or berry shade is the perfect way to go.

Here’s to colder weather to come! 

-C

 

(From left to right: Sequence of Love by Lancome; Scarlett Empress by NARS; Perpetual Flame by MAC Cosmetics; Rum Raisin by Bobbi Brown; Lolita by Kat Von D)

Those Ducks Make Me Wanna Shout

A new Nike Football video, featuring the song “Shout”, was just released, which will be the new video played at Autzen Stadium during games. The video is a recreation of the infamous toga party scene from the film “Animal House” that was filmed on location at the University of Oregon, my wonderful alma mater.

In the video we see not only current Oregon players but Oregon alumni such as Ashton Eaton, Marcus Mariota, and Kenny Wheaton to fans like Ty Burrell of “Modern Family”.

Proud to be a duck.<3

-C

Bits and Pieces of Field Camp

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Missing those gorgeous Four Craters sunsets!

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Kayak (who was our official Field Camp mascot) and his beloved soccer ball

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Had to keep the sass alive…to the point where my nickname was Texsass

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Colors of Central Oregon

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Some of those formation boundaries were tough to differentiate

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At one point we were only 5 min. away from Canada…so close!

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Bad Ass Coffee est. Dillon, MT

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My favorite lunch spot near the Crooked River during the last week of Field Camp

Fall’s Budget Buys

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From the left:

H&M Jacquard-weave dress: $49.99

American Eagle V-Neck Pullover Sweater: $39.95

H&M Crepe Jacket: $49.99

Target Women’s Dome Satchel: $34.99

Urban Outfitters Avant Garde Brushed Woven Scarf: $29.00

American Eagle Stretch Heeled Booties: $69.95