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Looking Back on 2017

From my first ever solo trip to Seattle (a place I’ve never been to, no less!) to trying to expand and play with my personal style to Hurricane Harvey to the Astros winning the World Series–this year has been a crazy one!

Below are some of my favorite moments and photos from this past year. So thanks to everyone who I got to spend this crazy year, and thank you to Joybird and many other retailers for giving me all the design inspiration that I need for my new place.

Cheers to a new year!

-C

(All photos are my own unless otherwise stated)

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We All Live in A Yellow Submarine

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In Downtown Rosenberg, a small town south west of Houston, there’s antique stores lining the streets that people flock to throughout the year.

This past weekend, I visited this area for the first time in close to five years with a good friend of mine. While going from antique store to antique store we spotted a large amount of street art, including this mural. Being a Beatles fan since practically birth, I just had to get some shots in of it and luckily brought my little camera with me.

After scouring the stores and snapping photos of the murals, we also had a late lunch at a cute place called Another Time Soda Fountain. If you’re ever in the area, go try this place out! The patty melt and cherry limeade was so good and I already know i’ll be getting a milkshake next time I visit.

-C

 

(Outfit: Lou & Grey Sweater; LOFT Boyfriend Jeans; Blondo Ankle Booties in Black; Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses; J Crew Bucket Bag)

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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

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Cityscapes and Campuses

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Rice University is such a gorgeous campus and is also located in the heart of Houston. Close by is the Museum District, Rice Village, and the Medical Center. Either area is great for exploring as they’re all filled with shops and restaurants galore.

It’s always nice to just park nearby and explore the campus and nearby sights.

-C

(Outfit–>Coat: Joseph Ribkoff; Boots: Dr. Martens; Dress:Francesca’s Boutique; Bag: Kimchi Blue)

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#BISCUITPAINTWALL

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Montrose has always been a Houston neighborhood that caters to twenty-somethings and those on the artsier side. What I love most about this eclectic area is how some of it’s aspects are constantly evolving–the art, the restaurants, the shops, and all. The Biscuit Paint Wall is a prime example as it is a mural that has just appeared within the last year and its location was where another mural was previously located.

For those wanting to also explore the Montrose area, some great spots within walking distance of the mural are:
-Cafe Brasil
-Agora
-Taxi Taxi
-Space

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far!
-C

(Outfit–>Dress: Moon; Coat: Joseph Ribkoff; Boots: Dr. Martens; Purse: Deux Lux; Earrings: Target)

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Navy Blues

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Inspired by this song by Washington and the more moodier weather we’ve been experiencing here in Oregon, I decided to pull out an all blue outfit. Luckily, though, it had stopped raining for the good majority this past Sunday in order to catch a baseball game and take some photos in one of my favorite areas in Eugene. The arts section of the university, where the studios are, are mainly situated closest to the river and on the way to the football stadium and baseball park. I have always loved the art on the side of the buildings, the bright colors and the larger than life fruit.

Oh, y’all also can now see the pixie! I’ve tried quite a few short hairstyles ever since cutting off a good majority of my hair a few years ago and to this day the pixie is still my favorite. And I know I was inspiring to attempt to grow it out a bit longer…but I just couldn’t, not only did I not have the patience but it also was starting to not feel like me.

Happy Friday!

P.S. I had to put in the last picture, just to add a little sass 😉

(chambray+navy maxi skirt: American Apparel; bag: Urban Outfitters; green bangle: YaYa; earrings: gift from my grandmother)

photos by Brad Burke and Andrew Murray

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Dots + Chambray

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I’m so happy that the weather is finally getting warmer here in Oregon! The fact that I can wear these polka dot shorts now makes me giddy. I love the flowiness the pleats give as most high waisted shorts tend to get a bit too tight in the thigh area.

Also, I’d love to do more outfit posts. Shooting for it with my friend in front of the new science complex on campus was definitely a-lot of fun. Plus, I do like the way the photos turned out 😉

Y’all have a wonderful Friday–I’m off to see the Dali Lama speak!

-C

(sunglasses: Ray Ban; ring: James Avery; earrings + arm band: got at markets in New Mexico; chambray: LOFT Ann Taylor; shorts: Lush; sandals: Target)

photos taken by Brad Burke