Pretty Simple :: A Beautiful New Year

Martha Lynn here, and I don’t know about you but I just love the start of a new year. A clean slate and an open calendar never fail to put me in a great mood, and I love to take the entire month of January to reflect on the past year and plan for the […]

My Life, Styled :: Style Resolutions

Happy New Year!  I hope your 2013 is off to a fabulous start! I always look forward to this time of year when we get a fresh start. I am a pretty goal-oriented person year round, so this whole new year’s resolution thing just justifies my small obsession with asking people about their five year […]

Pretty Simple :: Lash Blast

I’ll never forget the first time I set eyes on an eyelash curler. I was a pre-teen, already confused by the world of beauty that was rapidly being revealed to me, when my sister intro’ed me to the monstrous metal clamp that looked to be straight out of a horror film. Today most girls I […]

Gift Guide :: Sarah Klassen

While a holiday feast and perfectly trimmed tree go a long way, nothing delivers the magic of Christmas quite like the presence of a child. Just the other day, Camille was saying that Phoebe has already changed everything about the holidays for their family, and it’s hard to believe that in a few short years […]

Gift Guide :: Jane Lilly Warren

It’s no secret around the office that I’m a little obsessed with Matchbook Magazine! If you’ve yet to check out my very favorite preppy publication, you’re sure to enjoy the lovely magazine created by Jane Lilly Warren and Katie Armour. Filled with fun articles on everything from James Stewart trivia to interviews with oh-so-cool people […]

Pretty Simple :: How to Hot Roll

You know that amazingly bouncy look we always see in too-good-to-believe hair commercials? Well, I never thought it’d actually be possible to achieve that on my own, but ever since Martha Lynn showed us how to properly use hot rollers I’ve been singing a slightly different tune. Some of you may already have this styling skill down […]

Gift Guide Kristie Ramirez Hoitsma

Texas Style & Substance was one of the very first blogs I fell in love with and it’s no wonder: As the former Dallas editor of Lucky Magazine and the current style editor of Texas Monthly, Kristie Ramirez Hoitsma knows a thing or two about style. (And seriously, anyone who has a David LaChapelle in […]

Gift Guide :: Holly Thomas

Ever since we spotted Holly’s fashionably rustic home on Apartment Therapy, we haven’t been able to get over her laid-back, cool aesthetic. And as the DC Editor for Refinery29 and co-founder of Butler & Claypool, it’s no wonder she’s got such an incredible eye for style. We had so much fun reading all about Holly’s holiday traditions, […]

Gift Guide :: Elizabeth Spruiell

Fitting that Elizabeth Spruiell included a box set of J. D. Salinger novels in her gift guide — we’re pretty sure she’s descended directly from the Glass family. When she’s not cruising around breaking hearts in her 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser, this sharp oil and gas attorney is busy serving as the photo and music […]

Pretty Simple :: Party Worthy Looks

It’s official: the holidays are in full swing and that means a calendar full of holiday parties. With those fabulous fetes come a handful of opportunities to kick your day-to-day look up a notch and try something new, so today I wanted to share some holiday makeup inspiration along with some do’s and don’t for […]

Gift Guide :: Jenna Bush Hager + Mia Baxter

When we first discovered The Novo Project we were taken by both the site’s artful, free-spirited design and it’s strong sense of humanity. It felt like an experiment we wanted to be a part of. We’ve been reading ever since as founders (and best friends)  Jenna Bush Hager and Mia Baxter share everything from backstage […]

Gift Guide Natalie Davis

We love South Austininte Natalie Davis for her incredible minimalist style, and we can barely keep up with all she’s doing around town these days! When she’s not busy teaching class at Austin’s St. Edward’s University or planning the next event for Feliz, Natalie is creating gorgeous hand-tooled leather objects for her custom leather collection, […]