springtime in austin

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hat: Brixton c/o Shopbop // dress: thrifted // shoes: thrifted Sundance (similar one, similar two, very similar but pricey) // purse: vintage Coach via Pieceology Vintage

photos by Chelsea Laine Francis

Though we'e had a few chilly days in the last couple of weeks, I decided it was officially springtime in Austin as soon as I stumbled upon this dress and shoes combo. I took Chrystina to do a little thrifting while she was visiting Austin before Thrive, and our neighborhood Uptown Cheapskate didn't disappoint. I actually came out of the dressing room with these two items on together and knew it would be an outfit featured on the blog ASAP. 

Since then, I've worn this outfit three times, including once to Chelsea's first-ever photo show at new boutique Kiki Nass! There was no shortage of cool people in cool clothes at that event, but these shoes had me feeling as confident as ever. I've never owned anything like them, but I cannot stop wearing them (read: coming again and again to a blog near you!). They are so comfortable, which I didn't necessarily expect. Plus, Uptown had a little tag on them that said something like "Congrats! This is one of our most stylish items! You should probs sell your clothes here, equally stylish gal." Being complimented by a pair of shoes is my new favorite thing.

Speaking of favorite things, I'm in all kinds of a good mood because of the new season. The sun is out later, meaning I can go play outside after work. I can wear dresses without tights and forget my sweater at home on accident. There has been lots of twirling and patio sitting, and I can't help but notice brightly colored walls everywhere I go, like this one on the side of an insurance building. It may not have gotten cold and dreary enough this year for my SAD to completely kick in, but I'm just as overjoyed about spring as I am every year.

P.S. Don't forget to come see me at francesca's tonight if you're in Austin! Here's the deets again on a super cute flyer they made for me:

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