Going Off The Grid in the Texas Hill Country

SWIMSUITVanilla Beach  Under $40!  //  SUNGLASSES: Tom Ford

Happy Monday!  This past weekend Drew’s parents treated us to a weekend out in the Texas Hill Country, and we had so much fun!  You may remember last year we stayed on the Guadalupe right outside of Hunt, Texas – this year we ventured over to Center Point, Texas and stayed right on the river in the cutest little house.  It was decked out with everything – we had a rope swing, slide, trampoline, canoes, fire pit, floating dock, and a big grassy field to play croquet on.  There were the prettiest Cyprus tress lining the river and I even took a little nap in my hammock out there one afternoon with the wind gently blowing.  It was heavenly!  The weekend was such a blast & these river trips have become a fun tradition that I look forward to all summer long.

Even though I’m not the biggest fan of swimming in the river (although I did take a few rides on that rope swing!), I always love being right on the water and spending time next to it.  There is something so peaceful and relaxing about it – whether it be a river, lake, or ocean.  I just love it!  That on top of not having any cell phone service or Wifi (!) made for a truly relaxing and stress-free weekend.  While I try my best to always be cognizant of when/where I’m on my phone and to not spend too much time on social media, there is no denying that having that instant internet access is something that is part of our culture these days.  Especially with having a blog and trying to grow a social media following across blog networks, Instagram (+InstaStories), Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc., I know I can be guilty of being on my phone way too much sometimes and that I should make a conscious effort to step away a little more often.  Because being “forced” to take a social media/blog/email break this past weekend was actually so relaxing and freeing in a way.  I didn’t feel that constant stress to always be checking in to answer emails or to post on social media or to keep up with what others are posting.  Because I couldn’t check in- even when I wanted to!  It was a nice break.  This probably sounds funny coming from someone who’s entire passion project is internet & social media based, but I think the key to any happy life is to have balance.  Spend a few minutes keeping up with social media, then spend a few minutes reading or taking a walk.  Eat that salad for lunch and then treat yourself to a cookie as a snack.  Work hard on your blog during the week, then step away to take a break from it on the weekends.  Which is something that I think I need to do more of!

PS – this swimsuit has become one of my favorites lately!  It is a one-piece with cutouts to almost make it feel like a two-piece.  The bottom piece is high waisted which kind of gives it a retro-vibe, and it is under $40!

Thanks for sopping by!

Hi There!

Welcome to Fashion Over Fatigue!

Instagram @Fashionoverfatigue

  • trying to get back in the swing of things- life has been a little crazy (in a good way!) lately πŸ€—  today on the blog πŸ‘‰ sharing this fun look from the @elaineturner event i hosted a couple of weeks ago!  this dusty rose color is perfect for transitioning into fall πŸ™Œ shop the look via @liketoknow.it πŸ’— #liketkit http://liketk.it/2sM9b
  • needing all of the β˜•οΈthis  morning!  after packing/moving/unpacking all weekend long, i need another weekend before my monday begins 😝 @liketoknow.it #liketkit http://liketk.it/2sKPh
  • a little sunday morning fuel for another day of unpacking/getting settled in our new home! 🍩 thank you all so much for your well wishes on the move - hope everyone has a great sunday! πŸ€—
  • austin or nowhere ✌️ got the uhaul all loaded up & we are headed southbound 35 for good! πŸ™ŒπŸššπŸ“¦ AH can't believe today is finally here πŸ€— @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2sJia #liketkit
  • fall is my favorite season for so many reasons, and college football is definitely one of them! 🏈 talking all about game day style & sharing the cutest under $50 romper πŸ‘‰ perfect for all of my fellow longhorn ladies! #hookem 🀘see more #ontheblog or shop the look via http://liketk.it/2sIKf ✨ #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • officially unemployed 😳at least until monday! 🀣 had my last day of work yesterday & on today's agenda πŸ‘‰packing, packing, and more packing πŸ“¦before moving to austin tomorrow! 🚚 keeping myself fueled with @starbucks & @thatsit fruit bars - the blueberry + apple is my fave! 🍎#thatsit #starbucks

Follow Me on Instagram

Currently Coveting


Never Miss A Post!

Enter your email address to subscribe to Fashion Over Fatigue and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Categories

Archives