tank: Old Navy // shorts: vintage Levi’s via Prototype Vintage // shoes: thrifted Converse // brooch: gift jesiiii
photos by Chelsea Laine Francis
This brooch is easily one of the best things that happened to me this summer. After lusting after jesiiii’s whole shop for years, Chelsea surprised me with the love at first slice brooch for my birthday and I just cannot stop wearing it out! I love pizza and brooches and supporting small shops and sisterhood, so really it represents everything I’m about.
Specifically, I’ve been wearing this outfit nearly every weekend this summer. It’s a very typical weekend-in-Austin outfit: favorite vintage finds, tied-up tanks, comfy shoes, and a little statement maker. Typical as it is, I’ve gotten tons of compliments on it!
This outfit is also perfect for a long weekend. I didn’t have big Labor Day plans, and that’s exactly how I like it. On Friday, Dago and I decided to go out to dinner to get our weekend started where we ran into a dear friend from college and her boyfriend and invited them to join us! About the time we finished catching up and enjoying our breakfast for dinner, Chelsea invited me out for margaritas for girls night with Steph and Katie. We stayed out drinking and gabbing until 10 PM and it was so needed.
I woke up early on Saturday morning to start Mr. Robot with Dago after it had been recommended to us a ton throughout the season. Y’ALL. It’s the best show. Seriously. We watched the whole thing in a day. Tune into our podcast this week to hear all about it and how much we loved it, or just start watching yourself (we found it online through USA’s website and it’s also on Hulu Plus!).
I took a little detour after the second episode to go thrifting and Labor Day sales-shopping with Chelsea and Katie and, holy cow, we found some great stuff! Let’s just say Madewell, Anthropologie, and Nordstrom all made an appearance in my thrifted finds. Plus, I grabbed a few more things from Old Navy to get me all set up for fall (seriously so excited about this sweater).
On Sunday, Dago and I went up to my parents’ house for brisket, banana pudding, and horseshoes. I love having my family so close and hanging out over good food and fun games. It’s the nicest thing that Dago and my parents legitimately enjoy each other’s company and we can all just chill out together and laugh.
Today my only plans are to go to the pool, the grocery store, and the couch. Actually, if I have time in that busy schedule, I may try to make an appearance at Nordstrom for a bra fitting — stay tuned!
How did you spend your long weekend?
Also, while I was writing this post, I got this song stuck in my head so I thought I would share!