November 17, 2014

Thetique | New beginnings

I know I've been missing for quite some time, but I promise it's not in vain. I've been thinking about doing this for a while, and now that it's finally happening, it all seems a bit more real. So, instead of keeping you in a weird state of suspense, I'll just come out with it: I've redesigned, renamed and relaunched my site!

From this point forward, you can find me blogging at It was a long and thoughtful process, but I am to the moon with how everything has turned out. I explain a bit more in depth the reason for the transition and name change over on the FAQ page. You can also read about what to expect from this new site on my first post.

So, thank you. For your patience. For your support. For your immense positivity. To be completely honest, you all are a big part of why I've chosen to continue blogging at all. I can't wait to embark on this new chapter with you.

See you over at Thetique!

October 20, 2014

ACL at a glance

Austin City Limits via l'esthetique 

Photos by : Sally Wang 

This year, I finally got to experience Austin City Limits in all of its glory. You guys may remember this post about SXSW, where I questioned being "cool" enough for festivals. However, after experiencing ACL I think I finally gained enough confidence and street cred to roll with the biggest, most hipster dogs of them all. In the end, it was just cool to be able to see TLB up there doing what they do best. I get this huge heap of pride in my heart every time I see them perform. They're just really good people, and it's neat to see what good things come their way because of it.

This post is a big mix of everything - from what I wore each day of the festival to some snapshots of the event via my iPhone. I'm really excited to be able to show you a weekend that will forever be very near to me.

Feel free to browse through my ACL looks here: 

October 13, 2014

22 | a cedar + gold garden party

fp dress | earrings | tattoos via flash tattoo | 22 + XO balloons via drop it modern | photos: lemons & tea

pt. I | I don't know that there's any other word to describe this night but magical. And you want to know what the funny thing is? I wasn't even going to do anything to celebrate turning 22. It wasn't until about a week and a half before my birthday that my dear roommate Sally suggested an outdoor dinner party. I believe she said something along the lines of "you have to have a party - it's your birthday." And that a garden party would "just be so me." I couldn't agree more. 

You guys, this was one of the most special nights. We laughed and danced and ate and sighed from all of the sweetness.  I felt (and still do feel) like one of the luckiest girls in this entire world to be surrounded by people who radiate such light, warmth and beauty. To all of you that were able to be there that night, thank you. Thank you for making my night so special and for being there to celebrate with me. But most importantly, thank you for loving me fiercly. To my sweet roommates, Sally and Grace, thank you for helping me make this night possible. Without you, there would be no celebration. And a big thank you to Kelsey for capturing these beautiful photos. We will forever have these memories because of you!  

And to all of you who took a moment to write me a letter as a part of Sally's sweet surprise to me, thank you so much for filling me to the absolute brim with happiness. I am overflowing with gratitude. xo, t.