Mexico City: Casa-Studio Luis Barragán

Friday, March 2, 2018

For Valentine's Day we jetted off to Mexico City to spend a couple days there before venturing out to Cuernavaca {a town south of the city} for my cousin's wedding. First thing on my list was Casa Studio Luis Barragán. 

Barragán is considered a pioneer in modern architecture in Mexico. His custom made home was brilliantly built to satisfy his need for private spaces and pops of color. I made reservations for the tour a couple weeks in advance, it lasted about 1.5 hrs and was very informative. I've been to Mexico City a few times before and have visited the main museums, I have to say this was one of my absolute favorites. 

The house is still maintained by Barragán's original housekeeper. She started working with him when she was in her teens {she is now in her 70's}. She carefully cares for all the plants and fresh flowers inside the house, making sure her arrangements are done according to the late architect's taste. 

Tickets are $400.00 pesos for tourists. If you wish to take pictures then a permit must be purchased for a $500.00 pesos. Make sure to arrive on time for your appointment!

Until next time, 

The Perfect Eyelet Dress

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dress // Slides // Bag {similar} // Sunglasses

This past week I took a few days off from rainy Austin and traveled to Mexico City. My husband had been there all week on business so we decided to celebrate Valentine’s by exploring the city a bit. On the weekend we headed to Cuernavaca for my cousin’s wedding. It was beautiful! We stayed at an old hacienda with incredibly lush grounds…perfect for a shoot! I bought this eyelet dress a couple days before heading out and I absolutely love it. Eyelet lace is one of those materials that never go out of style. I have a top I’ve own for over 5 years and I still pull it out {and get tons of compliments!} every summer. This dress fits TSS and has a midi-length. I wore metallic slides here but I can see myself dressing it up with heels for a fancy date night. I have a busy weekend ahead as I will be attending a blogging conference here in Austin with my dear friend Mary, should be fun!


Why This Is My Favorite Closet Staple

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Trench // Top // Pants // Bag // Heels // Sunglasses 

Trench coats have come and gone in my closet in every size, color and fabric imaginable,  at one point I even purchased a hot pink one {what was I thinking?!} from GAP. Needless to say,  bright colored or printed pieces rarely get utilized as much as simple classics. I had been on the waiting list for Everlane's classic khaki trench for about five months and it finally shipped last month. It is SO CUTE! I have been wearing it non-stop since I took it out of that box. It quickly turned into my favorite layer to throw over my office outfits {such as the one above} or over my leggings on my way to yoga. It has a slightly oversized look. I'm a size 2 and purchased the extra-small; I have worn large thick sweaters under it and they fit quite comfortably. I have also worn it over thin dresses and a tight simple bow on the belt will make it look. The black pants I'm wearing on this outfit are my weekday office go-to's. They are very comfortable and look great with just about any blouse tucked in. 

As as side note, sorry I have been a little MIA on my blog. I'm trying to get more educated on running a website and that has taken up most of my time as of late. But I'm very excited to tell you that I am learning a lot and can't wait to put everything I have discovered into practice. 

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

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