"Unfancy was born in March 2014, out of a desire to simplify my life. It’s a mashup of two of my favorite things: a personal style + minimalism." We can all relate, right? Right! I stumbled upon style blogger + photographer + business coach Caroline Joy Rector’s blog in an Internet haze and never looked back. Un-fancy.com focuses around how @caroline_joy maintains a 37-piece wardrobe - obviously she has style and taste. So you can trust that we’ll be in good hands this week in Austin, Texas.
"we decided ‘Life’s too short - we want to live somewhere we love.’ And just like that, we picked up and moved our lives to our favorite city, Austin."
Cheers! - @campwilson #outwithlocals #localxAustin
Welcome to Austin! @caroline_joy here — SO HAPPY I get to show you around my fav city. First things first on a Monday morning: breakfast and coffee at Elizabeth Street Cafe — a French Vietnamese cafe open breakfast-dinner. I’m having Vietnamese coffee + the fried egg and crispy pork belly with avocado and mint.
Gathering some major home inspiration (and a few gifts) at Spartan @spartanshop this afternoon.
Found: the perfect blankets from Mexico. Right next door to Spartan @spartanshop at JM Dry Goods.
Hi friends! @caroline_joy here again, sharing all my fav spots in Austin. Today: a morning hike at Chapel Dulcinea. This secluded spot in the hill country is so peaceful + really fun to explore. It’s free, just make sure you sign in at the office. It’s also a free wedding chapel so every now and then you’ll stumble upon a tiny ceremony happening in the open air chapel. (Annnnd there are a bunch of wineries to explore nearby too!) @caroline_joy
(at Chapel Dulcinea)
(at La Condesa Austin)
Clarksville is one neighborhood in Austin that you just can’t afford miss. Within a few blocks there’s a handful of quaint + modern restaurants, a small time grocery, the best little plant nursery, and great coffee. Let’s focus in on my favorite spot: Josephine House. Light and airy atmosphere + a pastry counter? YES PLEASE. Their brunch is my fav — just make sure to make a reservation because they fill up quickly. @caroline_joy
(at Josephine House)
(at NO VA Kitchen & Bar)
The Violet Crown theater in downtown Austin is my favorite moviegoing experience. They serve artisan food + craft cocktails in the theater. Plus they have a great lounge/bar. If you need a break from #acl it’s the perfect escape.
(at The Violet Crown)
(at Hillside Farmacy)
@caroline_joy here again! I’ve loved showing you around my home sweet Austin this week. If you’re ever in town, Lambert’s BBQ downtown is a must. Their Sunday brunch (and patio) is hands down my favorite in Austin.
(at Lambert's BBQ)
@caroline_joy signing off! I can’t help but end this tour of Austin with a shout out to Torchy’s “damn good” Tacos @torchystacos. They’ve expanded into other Texas cities now, but they originated in Austin — and they’re legendary. Their chips + queso is da best — about to go stuff my face with some now.
(at Torchy's Tacos)