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Adventure Time: Biking in Austin

This past weekend was my last weekend in Texas before I moved to Syracuse. I wanted to spend it doing something fun and adventurous. The weekend was awesome and beyond my expectations.

I arrived in Austin on a Megabus with my sister, Ney. The ride cost $12 departing and $12 returning. We chose the bus not just to save gas but because we both hate driving. It was nice to get a nap in while we were on the road.

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I met up with some friends for brunch

We were celebrating the birthday girl, our friend Victoria.

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Happy 24th Birthday, girl!

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Brunch at ZTejas in Austin

After brunch, we went on a bike tour with Austin Bike Tours and Rentals!

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Here’s the whole group. We’ve know each other since undergrad but I didn’t get to spend time with everyone.

The tour was a great bonding experience.

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We took to the streets like a female bike gang. We had a beautiful view of the city.

We stopped a few time along the tour:

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Sweaty and huddled at a local bar at one of our stops

We went to check out Barton Springs. It was many of us’s first time there. We had snow cones and treats in the snack shack.

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We even took a drip into the spring.

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The water was refreshingly cool.

We cycled through a couple more streets and headed back to return the bikes. It was a great experience. Although it was a little on the pricey side, a Groupon helped lessen the cost.

 

DINNER

We went to Cheesecake factory. Here’s my meal:

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Looking at this scrumptious meal, I’m still sad that I left my leftovers in the fridge.

After dinner, Victoria surprised us with gifts. I had never seen a party where the birthday girl has gifts for her guests. I was blown away by the thoughtfulness of the gesture.

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Each of us got a box with “Victoria’s Secrets” inside (heheh). No not underwear, but some items that were some of her beauty secrets like her favorite kind of lipstick, moisturizer, rice paper (to reduce shine), etc. It was a cute idea that I will most definitely steal at some point.

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Us, our gifts, and birthday-girl Victoria (in yellow)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Victoria! May God grant you the kindness, happiness and friendship you have bestowed on us!

Macy’s Trendspotter- Houston Street Style

 

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Yesterday, I went to Macy’s Trendspotter event. Houston Fashion Bloggers let me know about this event. I thought I’d stop by after work.

Looking at my past outfits of the day (OOTDs), I’ve realized I have been a bit tomboyish as of late. I love polka dot print. I was feeling funky today so I wore my black and white polka pants.

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My outfit of the day: Tangerine lace blouse, black v-neck sweater, polka dot pants, gold glitter loafers

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Nikki from http://www.styletoenvy.com styling her Jimi Hendrix tee and print skirt

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Houston’s eclectic style at work!

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Preppy His and Hers outfits

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Suit jackets and jeans

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Chris Huston (of http://www.reverbnation.com/cohmusic) in his bold cobalt suit.

 

 

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Check out these Southern Gents at http://www.s-gents.com

 

I was pleasantly surprised to see Houston’s new style. Houston is quickly becoming a hip place for fashionable young professionals. Thank you to all those who allowed me to capture their style for my blog.

Special thanks to Macy’s and Houston Style Magazine for putting on the event. Check out the talented people on the Trendspotter = host committee:

Keagan Noelle Stylist, Feyi Omodele Stylist, Jon “Cabby” Caballero The Class Room Men's Boutique, Phillip Adesulu JPR Styling, The Houston Fashion Bloggers, Zoe Jackson-Jarra Stylist, Chigozie Anaele Designer Kachi Designs, DJ Fanci, Ahrif Sarmui Writer/Contributor Huffington Post, Chris Huston R&B/Pop artist, SoutherNewyorker Kavachi, Chris Manfredi Futurist & CEO Connect Strategies, Brittany Sweetnam Stylist, Southern Gents’, Shalanda Turner Live Life in Style Blog, Marquis Trill MC/YouTube Personality, Nadia Palacios Lauterbach & Gabriella Aliberti Mon Venin