Busy as a bee.

ATX, Life

Hello lovelies,

I assume you all though I was dead. On the contrary, for the first time this year I was outside for longer than 20 mins. I played more rounds of games than one, and I celebrated a man, my man, and a new niece.

Luckily, I took pictures of most everything that happened. What I didn’t capture was due to the fear that my phone could fall out of the kayak and into the lake.

Here’s some shots from the past week. An obvious favorite being from my sweet, adorable new niece, Bridget.


Friends from the land of Oklahoma!



Celebrations being documented.


Old fashioned cupcakes, seriously had whiskey in the frosting and the batter. Amazing, gluten-free and I modified to be vegan!



The most beautiful animals in the world- stealing the show on St. Patties Day.



So in love.



Brother meeting sister for the first time.



We’re entirely obsessed with our new Aeropress. Best cup of coffee I’ve had in my life- sans exagération. We honestly have saved so much money making our delicious americanos at home.



Finally made it to Gordoughs, with zero disappointment. 


And somehow despite not loosing any weight, and eating that ginormous donut sandwich I appear to be getting a bit more Slim Jim.

And because this post was completely personal, here’s some links to some fashionable minded people.

Adriana from Leopard Martini always shows reasonable fashion for the every day classic styled person.

I love browsing this fellas blog. It frequently prompts me to email to my husby a list what he should be sporting these days.

Love seeing this girls blog for Austin fashion, and much like me, she has a lot of life on her blog too. Love.

I follow @thuglifeforevs on insta and she is a photography genius, her website is equally mesmerizing. 

As I go east, my sweet friend Megan heads west. Read her blog here, and look for her musings on my blog in the future as we share little snippets on how we plan to prepare our wardrobes for costal living.




The Return of the Ever-Loved #fashionfursday

ATX, Women's Fashion

About two years ago I was fortunate enough to nanny for the two most adorable two-year old twin girls.

Every day their little mouskateer voices would squeal in sheer delight over the littlest things.

“Ohhhh miss Macy look at that barrette in your hair! Isn’t that the most beautiful thing you ever saw?!”

Despite being the adult I felt like a princess every time their eyes came my way.

I began dressing for them, and educating myself at the same time.

Thus birthed the hashtag #fashionfursday

Because their perfect little mouths couldn’t all the way pronounce the “th” yet.

For today’s #fashionfursday I’ve gathered some instas of Austin street style, and intent to get my butt downtown to capture some live feed of it.

My friends, what are you wearing today?

@thexoxomm and hashtag #fashionfursday to let me know.

Moms, fashionistas, worker bees. I wanna see them all.


Ze Oscars

Men's Fashion

Who watched the Oscars last night?

Although I did not live stream since I’ve yet to adopt the bunny ears needed to provide basic cable, I was watching everything I could via the internet.

As far as fashion goes, I was a little obsessed with what I saw.

In my opinion, the men below got some awards too:

Jared Leto for Best Combo. Men + Ombre= me gushing. The Black with the white, and the pop of his red bow tie had me doing double takes all night. Also looks as though he’s saying, “Right back atcha…” which is fun.

Bradley Cooper for keeping it classy. I felt like I didn’t know how a tux was supposed to look until I saw it on him. The suit was perfection although his boyish grin could have something to do with my bias.

Michael Strahan for Best Original Outfit. Who knew that we would see burgundy on the carpet? And who the hedoublehockeysticks knew it could look this good? Bravo Michael, I will be glued to you and Kelly this morning to see all the hungover movie starz.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt for stealing my heart. (Again) One word, nine letters: D-R-E-A-M-B-O-A-T.

Bill Murray for being so dang cute. Was I the only one who realized how old he is getting? After flipping though several more photos I became obsessed with finding the material from his suit, perhaps a silk taffeta?! Whatever it is, he looked dashing.

Brad Pitt for looking the most like an actor from the 50’s. I admire Pitt’s fashion. Always have, always will. Other things I admire about Mr. Pitt? His ability to wow women from ages birth to death. Always a fun day when you and your mother swoon over the same fella.


Kevin Spacey for best bold new look. Not only am I obsessed with Kevin Spacey’s spread of talent, I am floored with his confidence in pulling off any and every suit he wears, even if it’s the most untraditional of colors. This steely cobalt suit stole the red carpet last night. As for Kevin Spacey? He’s stolen countless hours of sleep and my desire to be the wife of a politician. (PS- Here’s a fun cocktail and drinking game for House of Cards)

More on women’s fashion coming soon, as for now I’m off to the gym!