Monday, October 7, 2013

State Capitol

As part of our little vacation, we visited Austin, TX. I'd been there before but we hadn't seen the Capitol and the Downtown are during the day. Austin is vibrant, hip and full of life! The day was lovely, not too warm and definitely not cold. I wore a crochet top I found in the Market in Charleston, SC a few months ago. Note to self, always wear socks with boots, ouch!

Como parte de nuestras pequeñas vacaciones, fuimos a Austin, TX. Había visitado anteriormente pero nunca había visto el Capitolio ni el Downtown durante el dia. Austin es vibrante, joven y lleno de vida! El día fue hermoso, no hacía mucho calor y nada de frío. Utilizé una blusa tejida que había encontrado el Mercado en la Plaza de Charleston hace varios meses atrás. Nota importante, siempre usa medias con botas, ouch!

Top found in the Market Square in Charleston similar here
Colored denim F21
Boots Shoedazzle (use this link to sign up and get 20% off 1st purchase)
Hat from Target
3.1 Philip Lim for Target Crossbody bag

Friday, October 4, 2013

Remember the Alamo

I've been living in San Antonio for 1 year now, and I visited The Alamo for the first time now that my friends are in town. It's absolutely breathtaking! So full of history and so beautiful, it was a wonderful experience. The weather here in Texas is still pretty warm, so I opted to wear shorts with my favorite Gladiator sandals. The upcoming weeks will have colder weather so this may be the last chance I have to wear them. As a transitional piece I brought out a flannel shirt I've had for like 2 years now and wrapped it around my waist. I'll very likely be wearing it again as the Fall season brings in the chilly weather. For all my island girls, this is the kind of outfit I would wear in the Fall when I lived in Puerto Rico. I loved keeping up with seasonal trends, but had to accommodate to the reality of a year round warm weather. 

He estado viviendo en San Antonio por 1 año y ahora que vinieron mis amistades de visita es que visito El Alamo por vez primera. Es realmente impresionante! Lleno de historia y tan hermoso, que fue una experiencia maravillosa. El clima en Texas aún es cálido, así que opté por usar pantalones cortos durante mi excursión con mis sandalias Gladiadoras. Las próximas semanas se pronostican climas mas fríos, así que puede que sea la última oportunidad que tenga para usarlas. Como pieza de transición me amarré a la cintura una camisa de flannel que tengo en el closet hace 2 años. Seguramente, la use mas a menudo cuando el Otoño traiga días más fríos. Para mis chicas isleñas, este es el tipo de atuendo que yo usaba mientras vivía en Puerto Rico durante el Otoño. Me encantaba mantenerme al tanto de la moda por temporadas, pero me tenía que acomodar a la realidad del clima tropical.

H&M T-shirt similar here
Shorts from Banana Republic
Flannel Shirt from Forever 21
Gladiator Sandals from Go Jane (sold out, similar here)
3.1 Philip Lim for Target Crossbody Bag

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Jalapeño Festival

My Fall season started off with a visit from my future Mother-in-Law and some friends from Puerto Rico. This week will be jam packed with fun activities and plenty of tourism around San Antonio and Austin. We went to the Jalapeño Festival last Saturday in the Historic Market Square (El Mercado) in downtown San Antonio. We had great food, saw tons of Mexican art and danced away the afternoon. I dressed very casual in my fave colored jeans and wedge sneakers. Of course, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to break in my 3.1 Philip Lim for Target bag, tee-hee!

Chambray shirt from H&M similar here
Colored denim from Forever 21 similar
3.1 Philip Lim for Target crossbody bag
Wedge sneakers Glaze from Go Jane
Decree watch from Macy's