Texas Winter Vibes

Hai everyone. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend relaxing and indulging in yummy food. I’m always on the hunt for cute European style cafés in Dallas. There’s just something about the ambiance that makes me happy, not to mention it reminds me of being home.

We recently went to Rise No.1 in Dallas. They have such a pretty patio and their chocolate soufflé with chocolate sauce drizzle was divine, the perfect blend for a Sunday date with my husband.

Also, celebrating because I have the opportunity to present my research at a national conference in Hawaii!! I love being able to travel around the country and hopefully we can visit all 50 states before we move to England. Just thinking about our trip to Maroon Bells in Colorado, such a magical place.

Colorado gives me such cosy vibes, snuggled up with hot chocolate in a cabin somewhere in the mountains. I always jump at the opportunity to wear cute, cosy, wintery outfits, which is basically January and February in Texas since the climate outside those months is warm, hot or scorching hot-perfect float the river weather.

Layering is always best in an unpredictable winter and this jacket is ­­perfect for that. I am probably a little late on the teddy coat trend, but I love the colour and cropped length of this jacket. It’s warm and comfortable so I’ll definitely be taking this on my trip home to London in February. I tend to go for more blacks, browns or greys for a winter feel so this rust/brown jacket was perfect for adding the right mix of colour.

Velvet sock boots

Zara ankle boots

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I took full advantage of being able to sleep in during the holidays and am excited to start this year focusing on positives and opportunities for growth.

A recent item that I have been wearing on repeat are these sock boots from Zara. I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of boots like these for a while. It was almost impossible to find an affordable pair of sock boots that were well made and fit really well. These boots are super comfortable, have a low heel height and are versatile so I can wear them with pretty much everything. They’re made from a soft stretch velvet material that literally sculpts your foot and ankle.

Classic black boots are always a closet staple for me. I’ve linked some more of my favourites below.

Zara ankle boots | The Archive greenwich boots | Stuart Weitzman boots | ASOS boots | TOPSHOP boots

Hello world

Welcome to my blog.

Today, I feel inspired to take risks.

It’s five days until Christmas!! This will be my first Christmas in America, even though I’ve lived here for almost 6 years (I always seem to escape to London for the holidays).

I get really excited as winter approaches and can finally break out the jumpers (sweaters) and jackets. It is literally my favourite season. I’m probably the only person that loves cold and rainy days, especially cuddled up on the sofa with the fireplace on and a cup of earl grey tea. Bliss!

This super puffy jacket is keeping me extra snug. Stemming away from my usual neutrals, I chose a red puffer and paired it with skinny black jeans and boots.

River island puffer jacket | Topshop jeans

I absolutely love this time of the year, with all the pretty lights, markets and mulled wine!!! If you have any recommendations for holiday festivities in Dallas-Fort Worth comment below.