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Houston Hotspots: Cornelius Nursery

Fashion, Lifestyle, Style, Travel, HoustonCrystal JacksonComment
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If theres’s one thing you do this weekend I recommend heading to pick out pumpkins to decorate the house, your doorstep or just to pick up one for Halloween. I recently found this nursery here in Houston which was surprisingly in the middle of the city! It was HUGE. It had every pumpkin imaginable and tons of plants. Cornelius Nursery was found over 30 years ago is an is a staple for succulents, perennials and evergreens. I loved getting to visit this week and found my favorite pumpkin was the white “Enchanted pumpkin.”

After spending some time exploring the garden, I decided it was time to see what was in the neighborhoods surrounding this area. Cornelius Nursery is located just outside of the Galleria area in Houston where there are lovely town homes. Houston is a strange mix of historical homes, modern architecture and industrial. I found a sweet little street lined with various styles of town homes right across from the nursery. Most of them look like they dated back several decades and had such charm! Their doorstops were decked out in fall wreaths and pumpkins.

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I love walking around neighborhoods when I travel or even just drive into the city. Each one has it’s own character and over the years I’ve found so many adorable spots. I try to take notes of things I would like one day when I finally decide to purchase a home. I’ve been a notorious renter for the past decade and would like to find a quaint place to call my own eventually.

Although our nights have really cooled down and it’s crisp in the morning we are still getting mid-high 80’s degree weather in the middle of the day. I’ve been wearing pants more frequently than I do throughout the Spring and Summer but I’ve had to be sort of creative incorporating Fall into outfits. I wore a poncho earlier in the week which was plaid over a tank top and jeans but for today I decided to grab this lightweight plaid scarf instead of wearing a cardigan.

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Scarves are one of the easiest accessories you can add to your Fall wardrobe and they are not only pretty but practical. You can wear them traditionally or as a shawl. If they are on the smaller side they can be worn in your hair or tied around your purse. They add an element of chic to most looks and can take a basic outfit and make it special.

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I love picking scarves up from vintage shops, street vendors and then also some of my favorite retailers such as Old Navy. I have purchased numerous ones from Old Navy and this one came from there, too! I love the way it’s more on the lightweight side instead of a thick heavy wool one. Makes it perfect for our warm Southern days.

What are your favorite types of Scarves and how do you like to wear them?

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Houston Hotspots: Siphon Coffee and a Cozy Poncho

Fashion, Lifestyle, Photography, Style, TravelCrystal JacksonComment
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Today was fun! I spent the entire day hopping all over Houston preparing this post for you guys. You may remember this poncho I wore two years ago when I was experimenting with back lighting in photography. I bought it after seeing it on Julia’s trip to New England and couldn’t help but run out and get one of my own.

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I wore it all last year and this year I’ve decided to have it reemerge. This time instead of wearing it with moody deep jewel tones like eggplant or dark denim, I pulled out these amazing orange hued jeans! The color couldn’t have turned out better. I still wore it with my favorite leather loafers but added a more modern bag and my floppy brown hat.

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I ran over to a few places today and my first stop was Siphon Coffee. It’s a local place over in Montrose near downtown Houston. The coffee shop has a utilitarian yet hipster feel with clean lines and rustic furniture mixed with brown leather. The patio was really colorful with large bulbs hanging above and lots of greenery.

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I had a flat white with almond milk (no sugar or sweetener) and the hummus with crudites. It was a perfect late breakfast. One of the things I’ve been working on is eliminating most sugar and sweeteners from my regular daily diet. At first it was really tough, but I’m now on week two and found that if I fill my coffee half coffee and half almond milk I don’t need sweetener.

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What are your favorite coffee shops? I love recommendations whether you are in Houston or not!

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Polka Dot Top

Lifestyle, Travel, Houston, Fashion, StyleCrystal JacksonComment
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What a fun but whirlwind of a weekend. It all started friday night and going to Discovery Green to see their moonGarden installation (which you can read more about in this post). It was a blast so Saturday we spent the day at home just catching up on things around the house, exercise and relaxing. Yesterday was filled from brunch to church to having company over! It was a fun day, but very unexpected series of events. My daughter and I ended up going to Tiny No. 5’s Milk and Cookies stand for the first time! I’ve been to Tiny Boxwoods (and you can read this post all about the amazing experience) but never made it over to their Milk and Cookies stand. You can walk right up and order ice cream, coffee, pastries and milk! It’s so much fun for grown ups and adults. Not to mention, their cookies are to die for!

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Afterwards we took a little stroll down what I think is the most beautiful street in Houston called North Boulevard. If you are ever near the Museum or Medical district in Houston take a few minutes and drive or walk down the east side of North Boulevard where it reaches Montrose. The trees grown in a tunnel which makes a huge canopy in the neighborhood shading the streets. It’s just one of the most beautiful places in the city.

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For this Sunday afternoon stroll I wore a simple polka dot top with a necktie (which would look darling with a fluted pencil skirt for work or a pair of white sailor pants come Spring.) I paired it with simple nude flats I’ve been wearing since the beginning of June and a little pop of red. I’ve linked a few of my favorite red lip colors below but this one is by BITE Beauty and stays put! Adding a simple bucket bag and scarf in my hair gave it all an almost retro feel! Plus it was great to take kids to the park later on, grab ice cream at Fat Cat Creamery and run errands.

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