One of my favorite things about where I work is that it’s located right across the street from where my husband works (purely by coincidence!). This is vastly different from when he worked evenings and weekends on the lake and allows us to spend so much more time together in our day-to-day — we carpool and get to share our commute to work and back home, we meet for lunch every day, and if we have any errands or just want to go somewhere after work, we can head straight there without having to meet up at home first.
Last week we went downtown for a quick errand after work and then stopped at Austin Java for a Vietnamese iced coffee. We were right next to Austin City Hall and wandered over to check it out; the plaza in front is actually dedicated to Blake’s grandfather, who was Austin’s city manager for nine years and was instrumental in obtaining the location of the city hall in it’s beautiful spot right across from Lady Bird Lake. We decided on a whim to go in the building and check it out as neither of us had ever been inside and were pleasantly surprised! The ceiling and walls were lined with copper and there was tons of original artwork and sculptures throughout; it definitely exuded Austin’s unique style!
After seeing the interior, we checked out all three of the balconies that gave spectacular views of the lake on one side and downtown skyline on the other, and by that point my feet had done all the walking they could handle so we called it a day and headed home. Since I’d worked earlier I was dressed professionally in my favorite Ann Taylor faux leather skirt (last worn in my Dress for Success post here) and paired a basic striped boatneck tee with a black sleeveless blazer (last styled here). Both the blazer and skirt have become essential pieces for my work-wear outfits and I find myself wearing them over and over in different ways!
P.S. on a different note…have you ever tried a Vietnamese coffee?! This one had six shots of espresso and was a-okay (for sharing haha) ;)
P.P.S. I’ve also added a new feature to the blog! Check out my Visual Archives page to see all of my blog posts and outfits at-a-glance (you can also find a link to it in the sidebar on the home page). I hope this makes it easier to browse outfits for inspiration or simply search for a specific item for ideas on how to style it!
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