Dress Well: Country Strong

All Saints leather jacket, Madewell chambray shirt, J Brand jeans, J. Crew flats, Anthropologie bracelet (old), Clare Vivier clutch, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Aaaaaand...I'm back!

Sorry for the silence last week, friends. It was one of those weeks where writing blog posts was just not going to happen. Thanks for bearing with me.

Now - this outfit. It's one of those combinations that doesn't strike you as rodeo-ready at the outset but, as you analyze the pieces, you realize that it can only be put together by someone from Texas. I mean denim-on-denim + leather + a cowhide clutch? Texas, through and through.

I wore this outfit out to brunch with two of our best friends yesterday morning. The whole morning reminded me so strongly of when I first started this blog - back in the early days, my husband and I would regularly wake up early on Saturday and Sunday mornings, go take outfit photos while the light was best, and then wander over to one of several neighborhood brunch spots right as they opened. We've gotten away from that in the year and half that I've been doing this, so it was nice to re-create that experience for one morning, at least.

Also, one last thing to point out about this outfit - I got new jeans! I know, I know - weren't you bored to death of my Joe's jeans and my Paige ankle-zip jeans? I wore this new J Brand pairΒ allllll weekend and can't wait to wear them many, many, many more times (you'll be tired of them soon, I'm sure).

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DSC_8484Happy Monday, friends. Have a great week.