Monday, January 17, 2011

OOTD: My Brother's Closet

Posts have been a bit sporadic lately with interview madness going on, and outfit of the day posts, well, those have been even more sparse.  But in all honestly, my outfits haven't been that exciting, because packing for a two week trip in one tiny suitcase is not my strength.  (Yes baggage fees, I'm giving you the evil eye.)  And when that suitcase has to include 2 interview suits, 2 pairs of boots, a cute bridal shower outfit, and the large arsenal of hair and makeup stuff it takes to get me presentable, there isn't much room left for regular day clothes.  Luckily, I love the oversized men's shirt look and can steal most of my little brother's flannels, button ups, and grandpa cardigans.  So for the past two weeks, its been men's shirts, skinny jeans, brown riding boots, and loads of gold bracelets.

DSCN4351.JPGFlannel: Zara mens
Jeans: J.Crew skinnies
Bracelets: vintage mix
Earrings: Matt's wedding day gift to me
Ring: David Yurman
Sunnies: Bucees

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And the only thing better than flannel shirts and skinny jeans?  New shades from the gas-station-megaplex also known as Bucees (pronounced Buck-ees.)  If you aren't from Texas or haven't taken a roadtrip through my sweet state, you probably don't know what I'm talking about.  And if you're from Texas and don't know what I'm talking about, you should probably get out from under a rock and move out of Texas now.  Bucees is like the Neiman Marcus of gas stations.  Its the roadtrip taker's dream stop.  I know its hard to believe such a thing exists (and that I would get so excited about it) but Bucees is no joke.  They are the size of a small grocery store and carry the best of the best of everything travel, Texas, or roadtrip related.  I literally plan Texas roadtrips around how and when I get make a stop at Bucees.  So far on my interview tour, I've been able to make 3 Bucees stops, and trust me, I wish I could have made more.  I'm that obsessed.

Anyway, when I landed in Houston the week before last, I found my favorite pair of sunnies in pieces at the bottom of my purse.  (Apparently they make those case things for a reason.)  And after a very squinty drive to Austin, I realized I could not spend the next two weeks driving around Texas without a pair of sunglasses.  So when I saw my roadtrip mecca, I knew they'd have my back.  And at $12.99, I was sold.  So behold, my new favorite shades, courtesy of my all time favorite Texas roadtrip spot.  And in addition to shades, I walked out with a package of cherry sours, a large coke icee, a jar of candied jalapenos, a Texas sized marshmallow bar, and a sweet smelling Circle E candle.  Now what other gas station can give you all that? :)

13 comments:

Alivia said...

Umm why doesn't New England have a version of this wonderful gas station!?? You look lovely :)

Linley said...

there's nothing wrong with a man's button-up, skinnies, boots, and bangles - it kind of sounds perfect actually. and looks super adorable on you!

Amber's Notebook said...

looking cute lady!


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Anonymous said...

Love Buc-ee's! Best restrooms on the planet, and you can get Dippin' Dots. The Texas souvenirs are the best--nothing cheesy. Good stuff!

Kinsey Michaels said...

next time i go on a cross country roadtrip, i'm going to remember that helpful pointer - find a Bucees!!!
you totally rock the menswear, doll!

Lindsay said...

I've never heard of that at a gas station! Apparently I'm missing out, big time!

MJ said...

Lovin the gas station shades! I like the flannel and skinnies...

Mel said...

Bucees is only awesome if you don't have family that you like to avoid in Giddings. Then it is kind of like a mean joke that you can't go without also being tortured by the in-laws...

amy kelinda said...

Bucees! I guess since I know allll about the wonders of this place, I am an alright Texan, haha! And I love your look here -- you're lucky to have a brother with such stellar clothes to borrow from! If I borrowed from mine, it'd be nothing but giant t-shirts and basketball shorts, haha!

Reese's Runner said...

I was at a Buc-ee's on Saturday!!! Love your shirt!

Mugdha said...

I love the flannel and boots look. It's so comfy and practical especially after a long day of wearing heels and uncomfortable pantyhose.

Courtney said...

Beaver Nuggets! Seriously, worth going almost all the way to Houston for (since that's the closest Bucees).

Anna Walker said...

I WANT YOUR SUNGLASSES! :)
Seriously! they kind of look like the ones out of Eat,Pray,Love (the movie of course!)

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