All posts tagged: Houston

This Is How We Do It

When you think fashion and style Houston doesn’t really come first to mind And that’s quite understandable   We might be a little late to the party compared with sorority sisters the likes of Austin or Portland or New York and San Francisco but we’re certainly making up for lost time, ringing those bells and whistles with absolute vigour.  And with more than a hint of savoir faire. Energy.  Tech. Those are words one would typically associate with Texas and, in a downstream fashion (see what I did there?) with Houston.  True, true.  Yet through the (recently defunct) HFB group, I’ve pleasantly discovered that there’s truly far more than meets the sartorial eye when it comes to stylish women (and men) in the Lone Star State city of Houston. So when HFB ceased operations (sadness), it just seemed the right thing to get a few of us together and collaborate on a theme. Print mix. It seemed like a good idea at the time.  Remember how I pledged that 2016 will be the year of …

The Delicate & Dramatic Peach Blush Goes Out To Lunch

A Southern belle I am not, for sure, but dramatic?  Absolutely.  Delicate?  Outwardly, yes. On Saturday, we had the electricians come in to rework the entire wiring of the house which meant (a) no air conditioning during one of the hottest Winter days ever [darn you, erratic Houston weather] AND (b) no way to cook brekker, lunch nor dinner (yay yay yay).  My wonderful man asked what I wanted to eat for lunch and, truth be told, I had no idea so my reply was that I’d choose my ensemble first and we’d proceed from there. I chose the prettiest top in my entire closet.  It’s a lovely shade of Peach, kinda like sorbet, with delicate, ever so fluttery sleeves.  I wore it with a new thrifted hi-low skirt, it’s silk chiffon and is also Peach-esque but creamier and with an underlying hint of Blush.  Does that make sense? Pardon the cast.  I broke my wrist.  Wait, did I forget to blog about that? The belt is of an amazing snakeskin, so too the multi-wrap …

R Is For The Renaissance Festival (never ever again)

So after three long years, I finally made it to the annual Texas Renaissance Festival.  This is a series of eight themed weekends beginning from October and culminating with a Celtic Christmas 3-day weekend just around Thanksgiving.  It. Is. Massive. Hundreds of costumed performers and close to 400 shops spread across a charming 55-acre village about 1.5 hours from Houston.  The drive itself was uneventful, just me and the husband and Eve and her friend Rachel. We got to meander along shaded cobblestone walkways, browsing little shops overflowing with unique arts and crafts,  and here’s the kicker, I managed to refrain from buying every single thing in sight!!  I limited myself to just two tops, well, one tee and one cardigan.  And to sampling some rather delicious fare. Then there was the entertainment 🙂 well, one part of it anyways.  Like I said, this place is GINORMOUS. Another act we caught snippets of was Clan Tynker ~ a 5 member performing troupe, all family. We then all tried our hand at archery ~ err, not …