Even though I recently placed an order for another summer dress (this one in yellow), I’ve been more and more interested in planning my fall wardrobe. That’s not to say I’m going to prematurely feature wool knits and heavy coats here (I hate when bloggers do that), but fall and winter clothes are on the pricier side so it makes sense to take stock of the seasonal selections that will get the most mileage. These kitten heel pumps are topping my list. I just love the bow detail on the back and they’re low enough for all-day wear, which makes them a nice ladylike alternative to my wear-with-everything black flats (a splurge, but the cost per wear is down to pennies). If you’re a size 10 or 11, you can get them here for $230. Otherwise, you’ll need to pony up another $40 to snag them here.
We’re heading off to Austin in two short weeks, which has me scouring the internet for a couple of lightweight dresses to add to my suitcase. While I probably don’t need a new dress or two, we’re celebrating my 35th birthday in the city and I’d love to freshen up my summertime wardrobe for the festivities. I love the red number above, which is a steal at $49, and I actually just ordered this dress to try. (I’ll likely snip off the little strip of fabric that connects the neckline.) If you’ve been to Austin, I’d love to know what you’d recommend that we see and do, and clue me in to any adorable boutiques for housewares. We also have a short trip to Portland coming up in June, so I’m looking for recommendations in Oregon, too! (It’ll primarily be a work trip for Dave. I’m just tagging along to spend a few days meandering, shopping, and enjoying craft beer.)