We often travel to small towns around Austin for weekend adventures, local events, or sometimes just Sunday brunch. A place we’ve passed through many times on our drives is Burnet, TX. We’d only seen or stopped at spots along the highway, so we decided to explore inwards while driving through one Saturday. True to a small town, we didn’t need to drive long before we came upon the historic old downtown.
I grew up in a town where the buildings are old and original and downtown main street is still paved with bricks, so I love finding these gems nearby! Many of the buildings in the square displayed plaques denoting their history. One of those was the Badger Building, which was over 130 years old with beautiful bluebonnet flowers painted on the glass. The structure has housed everything from the original drugstore, to a hardware store, a bank, and even a post office at one time! It’s so interesting reading the history and imagining all the generations of people and businesses that have occupied the space over time.
It was a coincidence that my outfit had a western style vibe that fit right in with the historical Texas town. I’d recently gotten this sherpa coat and denim skirt from Madewell and the weather was just right to wear them both. The day was mild and overcast so a light silk cami was all I needed underneath the coat. I’ve had this black J. Crew cami for years, and I also have it in ivory (worn in this post). It’s one of my closet staples and I love them for when I need a simple top to complement my accessories.
While we were reading plaques and walking around we discovered that Burnet is the bluebonnet capital of Texas! It’s our state flower and grows wild in fields and along highways. It’s a Texas tradition to take bluebonnet photos in the spring when they bloom! We took some a couple years ago in a small field in this post. We’re headed out this weekend to hopefully get more shots in the rolling blue fields; watch my instagram stories tomorrow to follow along!
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