My Kia, My Summer :: Roadtrip to Austin



Hi friends! I just got back from a girls' weekend in Austin, Texas! We seriously painted the town red. Holy cow.


My darling little Kia Soul has made the journey many times - it's big enough to carry all of my luggage but small enough that I still get killer gas mileage - and duh, it's adorable. I freaking love this thing. We're all packed up and ready to go! Here are a couple of highlights me & Red hit up this weekend.

Delicious chili cheese dog from Bangers and hula hooping at Lustre Pearl

Toobin' down the Comal in San Marcos - a true Texas experience not to be missed!

Dancing the night away on a rooftop on west 6th.

Brunch on South Congress followed by general malarky.

Pedicab after a long night!

Austin, I love you so much. Almost as much as I love my little red Kia.



I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Look at these Warby Parker glasses

First things first - I'm totally blind. I've been wearing glasses since first grade and my vision has gotten steadily worse with age. I went to the eye doctor recently to upgrade my prescription and look into getting new glasses...I think the smart dork look would really suit me. I've been thinking about ordering a try on box from Warby Parker to see if I could find something, so when they contacted me and asked for my help to launch their new Ocean Avenue collection I was like, Okay, cool.

LOOK AT THESE PRETTY PEOPLE WEARING GLASSES. Just casually hanging out on the boardwalk, looking at something, except that one girl who is totally Jim Halperting the camera. I was going to take the time to photoshop some of the glasses on my face, but I got distracted and put them on a picture of my dog instead.

Isn't she adorable? Those are the Winston shades in ginger lemonade. I'm thinking poolside, retro bathing suit, and a beach cocktail. I love the yellow color...it's unique and not TOO yellow, you know?


I KNOW I was supposed to be picking out prescription frames, but I got distracted by the sunglasses. It's summer and I'm on the beach, so I have kind of a one-track mind right now (even though I really don't even get to go outside). I like these:

I love the funky dalmatian/cow/tortoise print they've got going on there. They're technically men's, (Preston) but whatever, I'm super quirky like Zooey Deschanel and I do what I want. Oh, just kidding. They're women's too. Just found the link. Ding!

Speaking of links, check this one out. It has the whole Ocean Avenue collection and if you need me, I'll be there shopping and trying to decide which pair I want.

AJ Wears :: A sailboat skirt

I love a full skirt - a fitted, higher waist in proportion with a nice full bottom just makes the prettiest shape. It's classic without being dated, and this silhouette from a range of several decades continues to work today. Plus, hey, I think they look great on me.

When this skirt first arrived from eShakti I could not WAIT to wear it, but thanks to cold weather and dreary days, it didn't feel quite right until this week. I can see myself wearing it this summer with a white tank and a fun straw hat, but for now I layered it over a J.Crew dress for a little extra warmth on a windy day. Look at the sailboats. LOOK AT THEM. They're so cute. I'm in love. I can confidently say I'm addicted to eShakti skirts - I had this one customized to hit above the knee and I love the length!

 I already have another one or two skirts in my cart, so even though they bribed me with a skirt to win my affection, I can confidently say I will shop here again in the future, especially since I can customize the skirts to my height (which is kind of short). If they've won you over too, you can use coupon code "JWERSCLTHE" to get 20% off until March 20th. Boom.

PS - it's hard to tell with the lighting - but notice anything different about my hair? I've got a fun vlog coming your way soon!

Dress as a top, J.Crew.
Skirt, c/o eShakti.
Shoes, Gianni Bini.