Modest Monday: Pink in the City

Monday, June 10, 2013

 Just joining the Modest Monday party? Here's the original post. Each Monday, I post a modest, stylish outfit. 

Why? Because I believe you don't have to sacrifice fashion and style for purity. 
 Modesty does not equal frumpy. This is my way of showing that modesty can be fashionable and pretty. I'm a girl determined to live a life of 
and plenty of style. 

I've always loved Houston - the urban downtown feel and sleek architecture, and of course, all the shopping in the Galleria. 

So when two friends of mine suggested a day trip to the city, I couldn't resist!

 Cameron Durham, a fabulous photographer and art student based out of Houston, his brother Adrian (an  extremely talented ballet student), and I to managed hit the Texas streets in style. 

Started the day with breakfast at Whole Foods: iced raspberry mocha, fritatta + cinnamon rolls. Perfection. 

 We caught the bus downtown.

Talk about colorful commuters...

Adrian and I, mid-shopping. It was a complete accident that our bags matched our respective outfits.

Nordstrom scarves.

Navy + white polka dot vintage shirt//thrifted
Fuchsia velvet skirt//thrifted
Jewelry// The Icing

The beautiful photography was shot by Cameron  (except for the Instagram pics, which are mine).  So delighted to have him participate in a Modest Monday shoot!

I found this skirt at Goodwill ($4-$5) and fell head over heels with the color and texture. It was a bit loose, but I knew a belt would fix that in a pinch. The color and lush look reminds me of Grace Kelly, so I wanted to carry over the vintage feel with the polka dots. 

And I couldn't go to Houston and not do some damage! Kate Spade has my heart...I even matched the bag (and the entire store, in all honesty - I adore the brand's bright vibrant colors). <3 p="">

We worked up quite an appetite shopping, so we headed to Ruggles Green, a delicious cozy little place featuring vegetarian and organic food. Cameron and I split their fantastic veggie burger with sea salt-sprinkled sweet potato fries as well as a gloriously mouthwatering feta + pesto veggie pizza with arugula. We came close to burying our faces in it. It was that good. Adrian ordered a onion and Swiss panini that was excellent as well. 

Instagraming the goodness. 

 Dessert, even though we were stuffed: luscious carrot cake + vanilla bean ice cream.

All in all, it was the perfect end to a lovely trip with the Durham brothers...always love hanging out with those two. They're fellow vegetarian and art enthusiasts. We laughed more than we should have, ate a ridiculous amount of good food, and held our own, style-wise in the city.

What's your favorite outfit to wear when you travel? Do you keep it casual or dress up in bigger cities? 

Your turn! Show me your Modest Monday. Link up your outfit (it can be as casual or gussied up as you want).

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  1. What an incredible outfit! :) It looks like you guys had a blast.

    1. Thanks, Amanda - I need to add the link to your outfit post!

  2. I'm in love with your shirt!

    1. Thanks, Grace (heh, nice to meet another one)! I'm a huge polka dot fan. :)

  3. How cute! Love this look on you! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! I'm your newest follower <3 Alex

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words and the follow, Alex! Love your blog and am following it! <3

  4. I keep wanting to link up with you and I am determined it will happen soon! :) I am also delighted to learn you are a fellow vegetarian!!! I love the outfit as always. I' so glad your back for the summer. :)