Brunch Styled.

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, this Sunday is the perfect occasion for champagne, chilaquiles and a dress that feels fun, flirty and bright. I love dresses for the hot weather, because they're breezy and easy, but they're especially ideal for your dressy casual occasions.

Get inspired to throw on your Sunday best and celebrate the weekend with these 3 looks. 

Photography by Natalie Beurskens


Spring White



COLOR RUSH



BOOTS AND BOLD HUES


Rock Your Turtleneck Every Day of The Week

It's finally cold in Austin! While many of us wished for this for so long, now that it's happening, it requires you to put in some energy and thought into creating layered looks you'll love. 

It's time to get comfy, feel cozy and snuggle up to some new styling tools in our wardrobe. One is those tools is the turtleneck. It's classic, but like anything classic, it can easily feel boring. Adding a few modern touches and getting a little creative can make it feel fresh and fashion-forward every day of the week. 

This week I've created three outfits for three situations you may find yourself in. Try them out, give them your personal touch and allow yourself to be adventurous. That's what style is all about: bringing yourself into your wardrobe. 

Photographer: Natalie Beurskens

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Shop Austin: The June Shop

RIO RITZ

This cute little street corner shop is located on Guadalupe next to the new Torchy's Tacos. Originally from Dallas, this boutique was quick to adapt to Austin style when owner, Thais Moses, moved in just a few months ago. It is laid back, boho and very reasonably priced. They also have the cutest little maltipoo mascot, Nala, that greets you at the door (can't beat that)! It's a great place to stop in for easy, breezy weekend wear or casual date night looks. It's a one stop shop boasting jewelry, sunglass, boots, bags and lingerie to finish off your outfit. Just take a look...

Shop Austin: The May Shop

Maya Star

Located on South Congress, this boutique is eclectic, fun and a must-stop-into for playful summer dresses and statement jewelry. This boutique is filled to the brim and will take you some time to search through, but if you're willing to do the work, you're sure to find something irresistible nestled in the racks. 

Short Cut to Style

Last week, I was sitting in my living room next to my huge windows on a gloriously sunny day. I had picturesque plans for the afternoon. I was ready to take on the world. Unfortunately, those plans came to a screeching halt all too quickly. It is basically summer, and I was wearing jeans. I would soon start to melt.

I begrudgingly went to my closet to see what my options for shorts were and realized that I, like many of you, am stuck in what can only be described as shorts purgatory. My options were to wear my Daisy Duke-inspired shorts (I now wonder, “Were those ever appropriate?”), to throw on a pair with paint stains or to stick to my jeans and be miserable in this Texas heat.

I set out on a mission to find the perfect pair with 3 thoughts in mind. 


#1 Comfort is non-negotiable.


My favorite new find was a pair of long stretchy shorts that look extremely tailored. I finished the look with a light weight top and added a sparkly statement necklace.

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Styled Look by Raquel Greer Gordian


#2 Color elevates any look.


Another top find of mine were bright and patterned shorts from J.Crew. Add a graphic tee to keep it cheerful, a striped button-up for a polished look, or a silky blouse for a chic feel. 

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Styled Look by Raquel Greer Gordian


#3 Pick a Pair for your Shape.


I’d venture to say that a lot of shopping frustration stems from not understanding your body type. To find which shorts works for your shape, try on many pairs! I have an hourglass shape, so I wanted to try my luck with a pair of high waisted shorts that would accentuate that shape. I added a summery crop-top and wedges and walked out feeling feisty.

Click the pic to get a closer look.   Styled Look by   Raquel Greer Gordian

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Styled Look by Raquel Greer Gordian

I’m pleased to report back that there are so many stores right now in Austin that have exactly what I was looking for. 

And when you venture out on your shopping trip, don't forget the biggest rule: when you find that pair that makes you look and feel fantastic, buy them! 

3 More options to inspire your next outfit...

 

 


Emily Blanco is a freelance writer based in San Antonio, TX. She has studied creative writing, journalism, and has a degree in English Lit. She loves to blend snarky observations with helpful truths, encouraging people to love reading again! When she isn't being a complete book junkie, she loves to travel with her husband and pup, as well as explore local hidden gems. 

SUN. SWIM. STYLE.

Whether you’ve been scouring the internet for a stunning swimsuit for months, are looking to reimagine a staple one-piece, or have avoided thinking about swimsuits completely, swimsuit season is here in Texas.

When you live in a city that is as water friendly as Austin, you need to be prepared at a moment’s notice to cool off in style. Swimsuit shopping can be tiresome. We’re always happy to help you shop. For now, let’s focus on the dressing: how to style the outfits that go over those swimsuits.

If you and some friends are headed out to Lake Travis, comfort is key! Chances are your clothes will get soaked, so don’t wearing something that is too delicate. Cut off shorts, a fun graphic tee, strappy sandals, and a pair of mod sunglasses are all you need to look fantastic and carefree before and after you’ve been on the boat.

Emily Blanco displays an outfit styled by Raquel Greer Gordian that is perfect if you are going out on the lake.

Headed to the beach? Keep it light. A kimono and flip flops are easy breezy in the sand.  You’ll be in the sun and wind all day, so don’t underestimate the value of coverage -- grab a hat and your favorite sunnies to make a statement.

Emily Blanco exhibits an outfit styled by Raquel Greer Gordian that is perfect if you are headed to the beach.

If you’re day-tripping with some friends out to Hamilton Pool or in the Greenbelt, choose a sporty, billowy dress that pairs well with light weight sneakers. Since there is a little bit of a hike to get to these spots, this will protect your feet while still staying stylish. Complete the look with a patterned tote and bold beach towel.

Emily Blanco displays an outfit styled by Raquel Greer Gordian that is perfect if you're planning on day-tripping.

Staying poolside for brunch this Sunday? Grab that romper! Keep it playful and sassy with a wedge and huge hoop earrings. Now, enjoy a mimosa knowing that you are rocking that look.


Emily Blanco is a freelance writer based in San Antonio, TX. She has studied creative writing, journalism, and has a degree in English Lit. She loves to blend her snarky observations with helpful truths, encouraging people to love reading again! When she isn't being a complete book junkie, she loves to travel with her husband and pup, as well as explore local hidden gems.

Now I would love to hear from you! Will you be rocking any of these looks on a future spring or summer vacation? Leave a comment below a tell me which were your favorites!

Friday Fashion Fix: Vintage Treasures

It's Casual Friday again! Today's look features my latest vintage dress find from Blue Velvet Vintage in Austin, TX. 

Bring a couple modern touches to a vintage piece to give a fresh view point. For this one, I paired my Frye boots, Anthropologie belt and bold geometric earrings to do exactly that. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Raquel Greer Gordian pairs a vintage summer dress with Frye boots, geometric earrings, and an Anthropologie belt to add a modern touch.

Now I would love to hear from you! How was your Casual Friday? Make sure to leave a comment below and   tell me how you like to style vintage pieces! 

How to Style Your Classic Black Skirt in 5 Ways

There are only a few things that I think you absolutely need in your wardrobe. A black skirt is one of them. No matter your style, body shape, or ideal color palette, a black skirt should live in your wardrobe because of its versatility. It's the perfect piece to pull out when getting dressed but feels like the most daunting task. For those days, here's exactly how to rock it:

 

To the Park

Add: Chambray Shirt + Hat + Graphic Tee + Fashion Sneakers

Raquel Greer Gordian displays an outfit you can wear to the park that uses the staple black skirt.
Raquel Greer Gordian discusses how a black skirt is a must-have staple that can be hard to style sometimes.

TO BRUNCH

ADD: BRIGHT BLAZER + EMBellished tank+Pop of color sandal

Raquel Greer Gordian displays an outfit you can wear to brunch that incorporates a black skirt with other bright garments.
Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits a colorful brunch outfit that adds a bright blazer, embellished tank, and a vibrant sandal to balance out a black skirt.

to the office 

add: silk blouse + waist belt + neutral blazer + professional pumps

Raquel Greer Gordian displays a workwear outfit that utilizes a staple black skirt.
Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits an outfit that combines a silk blouse, waist belt, neutral blazer, and professional pumps with a must-have black skirt.

to the pool

just add: kimono + classic tank + swimsuit+ flip flops

Raquel Greer Gordian displays a fun pool outfit that incorporates a black skirt.
Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits an outfit that combines a kimono, tank, swimsuit, and flip flops with a classic black skirt.

To a dinner date

Just add: pARTY PUMPS + STATEMENT NECKLACE + STATEMENT CLUTCH+PATTERNED TOP

Raquel Greer Gordian displays an outfit incorporating a staple black skirt that you can wear to a dinner date.
Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits an outfit that utilizes party pumps, a statement necklace, statement clutch, and a patterned top with the classic black skirt.

Now I would love to know! Was this guide helpful for the daunting task of styling the staple black skirt? Make sure to leave a comment and tell me which way you wore a black skirt!