A Night Out on SoCo

I had some friends come in town this weekend, so I decided that we should spend the evening exploring the South Congress district! I had heard a lot about SoCo but never actually been, so I figured this was the perfect opportunity.

We started out the night at Home Slice Pizza. The NY style pizza was just what I needed to get the evening started, it was quick, and really good, too!

After dinner, we decided to start wandering around and explore a little bit. SoCo is a super funky district with a lot of interesting stores, so I really liked seeing all of what the boutiques had to offer. My favorite part was probably this sign I found outside one of the stores we went into. (Sorry, Hannah B!)

As we continued exploring and window shopping, we found the flagship Kendra Scott store! I didn’t want to submit my two guy friends to the torture of watching me browse an expensive jewelry store, so I didn’t go inside. But now that I know where it is, I’ll definitely be coming back!

Despite being around 8 p.m., it was still sweltering hot. When I found a little food truck that sold ice cream pops, I bought one ASAP. I had to eat it real quick before it melted, but luckily the hot weather put me in the mood and I didn’t mind the brain freeze. (Side note: I think that was my first time trying strawberry ice cream, and it was really good!)

We finished up the night at Güero’s Taco Bar. Since I paid for parking, I got each of the boys to buy me a drink (I definitely profited, I think.) I’m a sucker for a frozen margarita (or really, frozen alcoholic beverages in general) so I really enjoyed these! There was fun live music for us to listen to as we sat out on the back patio.

Such a fun night! I’ll definitely be coming back to browse more stores and do a little more than just window shopping. Can’t wait to keep exploring more fun neighborhoods in Austin this summer!

-K

P.S. Like my #OOTD? You can find the details here!

Life’s a Picnic

When I was home in Frisco this weekend, I went on a shopping spree at Uptown Cheapskate to refresh my spring wardrobe! I needed some new spring clothes, and Uptown is my favorite place. I love clothes but not spending a lot on them, so I always feel very satisfied when I can leave Uptown with 5 things for about $50.

It’s supposed to rain for the next 2 weeks (I am so sad!) so I knew I needed to wear this outfit today while the weather was still nice! The pink gingham reminds me of a picnic, perfect for a beautiful spring day. This is actually one of the preppier pieces I own, especially paired with the Kendra Scott earrings.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Earrings: Elle Drop Earrings – Kendra Scott
Top: Sophie Peplum Tank Top – Lauren James
Jeans: Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans – Old Navy
Shoes: Gold Wedge Sandals (similar)

I hope it doesn’t actually rain for the next 2 weeks. It’s dead week/finals week and I have some cute spring #OOTDs to share! But sandals and rain don’t mix…

-K

MLITB

Today’s #OOTD is more formal than normal!

I’m in a sorority called Tau Beta Sigma, and today is the day of second degree, the third of three initiation ceremonies that membership candidates go through to become official. Black is not required, but my family decided we all wanted to coordinate today!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Earrings: Sophia Drop Earrings – Kendra Scott
Dress: Halter Top Black Dress (similar)
Heels: Nude Heels – DSW

Thankfully, the weather in Norman has been nice since I got back from my beach vacation. I was worried I would have to jump back into sweaters and coats, but I think I’ll be fine with just my dress on today. I’m so excited! I got a lot of new clothes on my trip and I can’t wait to start incorporating them into my spring wardrobe.

-K