Every now and then I inadvertently create what becomes my wish list for the upcoming season and this, my friends, is the one. Everything from preppy basics like a camel a-line skirt and a black crewneck sweater to updated designs like that transparent mini tote and those sculptural earrings are just what I’m craving to update my closet this fall.
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.)