Wednesday, March 21, 2012

TXSC: South Congress Style

 
In This Outfit:
T-Shirt: J.Crew ($10 old)
Jeans: Madewell 
Wedges: Blowfish (old)
Sunglasses: Bought in S. Congress boutique ($14)

I know. I'm deeming jeans and a stretched out t-shirt worthy of a style file? Man, I've really let myself go. But this is real life, and I don't always dress up. In fact, more often than not this is what I feel best in, because jeans and a t-shirt are easy. Maybe not news-worthy, but there are some photos below to make up for it. Why aren't I smiling? There was a car parking next to me. There is no other reasoning behind this outfit other than: my t-shirt was comfortable, and so were the jeans, and these glasses shielded my delicate retinas from that elusive burning orb in the sky (and shielded the public from my massive under-eye half moons). Sleep evaded me during our trip, and it certainly showed by the time we left.

Chris and I woke up and scooted out early Monday morning to take advantage of the Texas sun (the sun!) and what few hours we had until we had to depart for Pittsburgh. This was my third time visiting Austin, and Chris's first, and I was so excited to at least have the chance to show him S. Congress Street, grab a migas at Jo's, and do a little shopping before we left. Austin is one of my all-time-favorite cities, a city that after visiting with Chris, we hope to live for a little while someday. Fun fact: the last time I was in Austin, I stayed at The Austin Motel and my room was painted like a sunset.
We explored Uncommon Objects, I died a little over Feather's selection of 70's vintage (and vintage Playboy's), and Chris got his hands on some classic Levi's at Stag (if you ever find yourself in Austin and in need of some manly goods, I can't recommend Stag enough). All too soon it was time to depart. Due to me being a terrible planner, Chris flew out of San Antonio and I flew out of Houston, and we both almost missed our planes...altogether I drove over 600 miles over the weekend, a drive which we've dubbed "Julie's Tour de Texas". Yeah, I may be many things, but a planner I am not.

33 comments:

Greetings from Texas! said...

I got a picture of the "love" grafitti as well. Good stuff, right? Loved your panel!
www.greetingsfromtx.com

Hannah said...

I have never been to Austin, and I never have really wanted to... until now. I love the photos you took of the city!

Justalazymorning said...

your hair are pretty amazing!!

Orchid Grey said...

Hannah, I can't recommend it enough! The people we met were SO friendly, there's a great outdoors vibe, and TONS of music. Every time I go, it's harder and harder to leave!

rach_t said...

i love jeans and a casual tee, i feel happy and ready for anything when dressed so comfortably. and you totally rock it regardless!
I'm also loving the pink in your hair right now!

erin said...

In all honesty this is my favorite type of outfit! Just a simple white tee and skinny jeans. :) I love that you're growing out your bangs, I am doing the same. Ugh, what a chore. Good job sharing the vulnerabilities in your life without apologizing. Life that's raw and real displayed on a blog is always much more interesting than making your life look like a magazine editorial. Bravo. :))

Kultur und Stil said...

a wonderful outfit! and i love the look of your hair!

xxx Anita

Tori said...

Great pictures! I love the pink in your hair :)

http://www.mythriftychic.com

libby said...

amazing photos! i'm going to austin next month, can't wait!

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Brittany said...

Oh, I love Austin so much. These posts are making me homesick for my dear Texas!

cb said...

you have the most AMAZING hair in all the land! so very jealous!
xo,
cb

Ashley said...

I love your casual look here, and those big glasses are awesome!

Which cut of the Madewell jeans are those, if you don't mind me asking? I have the hardest time with jeans, but those look like they could work on me!

Orchid Grey said...

Ashley: I don't mind at all, they're the Madewell Hiriser and I can't recommend them enough. This is one of two pairs I have, and they're going on two years old. Very much worth the cost, and sometimes you can find them on sale.

Lilli said...

I keep hearing such great things about Austin, it is definitely on my "to visit" list.

miss teacups. said...

Jeans and a tee is my fave. You look SO amazing here Julie. It's funny...there's lots of outfits where you're more dolled up and fancier but this is my favourite. Also, can we just talk about your hair for a moment? It is SO freaking amazing. Actually I changed my mind, I don't want to talk about it, it just makes me angry I have bangs and not a middle part ;)

Orchid Grey said...

Miss Teacups: You can totally rock a center part! I'm growing out my bangs, so I just part them, pin them, spray w/ hairspray, and then cover the pins with more hair.

rebelrousher said...

I just love this 70's inspired look! Your sunglasses and long hair are so pretty :)

xx
Kat
rebelrousher.blogspot.com

Hilary Grace said...

"So close yet so far out." That looks like a fun place! I've never visited Austin, and never really thought about it much until reading your post. Sounds like an exhausting but fun adventure!

Sarah said...

I feel like I'm exactly the same, I've been just so stressed out lately that dressing up isn't my highest priority... but you know... bloggers gotta blog, am I right?

China Lily

Corinne said...

Lovely photos! Those sugar skulls are rad. So is your outfit! Fashion is more than tights and a belt.

<3
brilliantnature.blogspot.com

Gabriella said...

You look a million bucks here! It's superduper!

Laura said...

In the past, I had no desire to visit Austin...but I've been hearing so many wonderful things about it from friends, and now from you, that I think it just earned a spot on my "to visit" list :)

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Michal said...

I lovee those jeans. Are those the Madewell high risers? I've been looking for a good pair of high-waisted jeans and I've had the hardest time finding them. I saw some on Madewell but I've never ordered from them before so I'm hesitant... Anyway yours are grreat! :)

Austin looks like a lot of fun. I've always wanted to go. My brother played at SXSW last year and I wanted to make it so badly but couldn't. Someday!

Caitie said...

Those sunnies are to die for!!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

Chelle Lynn said...

I love seeing what bloggers wear on their days "off" from fashion! Tshirts and jeans are so comfy and can be really comfy.

sweet harvest moon said...

Great post! Love your sunglasses!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i'm literally dying over here. i LOVE this sort of grunge, sort of edgy, but totally YOU look. perfect glasses!!!

xo,
steffy
http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

Cait Emma said...

i'm totally not a jeans girl - but i love the basic-t and jeans style. and ive never been to austin, but ive heard such amazing things!

Lilpixie said...

Sometimes jeans and a worn in tee are the best, comfort always wins out in the end for me!

nicola lynde. said...

Sometimes the basics are the best. Austin looks wonderful, would love to visit someday.

daisymay aka Chantele said...

The colours in your hair are great, And my hubby would die in the vintage camera shop he is lusting after old film cameras at the moment
Daisy Dayz
Cross-Jones-Photography

Jennifer said...

I love t-shirts and jeans and if you have the right accessories (sunglasses, purse, shoes, etc), it's totally worthy of an outfit post. Love it!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Real style is the best. I have been moving away from reading style blogs, because they don't feel real to me anymore. I don't see the women with unique tastes, putting together outfits that look sharp, but built for the real world. I'm sure on the other end of the HTML, you feel like you need to come up with new things to keep the blog interesting. However, I personally LOVE when you wear things that are something you would actually wear on a normal day. That is what inspires me, when I see outfits that are wearable in the real, everyday world, not just in the blogosphere. When I go 'oh, that looks sharp, I would love to wear that,' and I could. So don't say you have let yourself go. You have something simple, but sharp, that looks good in real life, that actually looks built to live in reality. Go with it. Go for it.

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