April Favorites

May is here, and I can’t believe it. On one hand, I’m super excited, because the semester is almost over. On the other hand, finals, presentations, and project due dates are approaching, and times like these make me wish I was a senior already! School aside, I am so grateful for the amazing opportunities I had in the month of April. I haven’t mentioned it here before, but I’ve had the amazing opportunity of interning with OH! Fox Creative, a home decor and lounge wear design company, this last month. It’s been a blast being a part of the behind-the-scenes work and using this internship as a creative outlet, something I look forward to every week. Since I’ll only be in Austin for a few more weeks before moving back to Houston for the summer, I will definitely miss my time during my internship and being in this creative city. As for now, here are some things I loved this month:

I love you so much wall in Austin, TX SoCo | www.thebellainsider.com
{early morning coffee date at Jo’s with the famous “ILYSM” wall}
Meeting Janna Doan | www.thebellainsider.com
{meeting other local bloggers like sweet Janna from www.jannadoan.com at the #atxbloggermixer}
Mt. Bonnell, Jack Rogers, Essie Lilacism | www.thebellainsider.com
{enjoying the view on top of Mt. Bonnell in my favorite Jack Rogers sandals + Essie Lilacism polish}
OH! Fox Creative robes | www.thebellainsider.com
{taking photos of beautiful boss lady Candice of OH! Fox Creative. If you’re in the Austin area, she’s selling these gorgeous robes at Hotel San Jose this Saturday!}
paddleboarding in Austin | www.thebellainsider.com
{weekend Austin views while paddleboarding on the Colorado River}

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  1. 5.2.16

    Great round up of photos! Love Jack Rogers :-)

  2. 5.2.16
    Sarah said:

    Hi, Samantha! Thank you! Hope to see you back here on the blog again soon! XO, Sarah

  3. 5.3.16
    Hanna Lei said:

    Love the roundup thats for sharing! –Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: Review: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

  4. 5.3.16
    Unknown said:

    Such a great roundup and loved the Mt. Bonnell picture…gorgeous!


  5. 5.3.16
    Sarah said:

    Thank you for reading, Hanna! I'm heading over to your latest blog post now! XO, Sarah

  6. 5.3.16
    Sarah said:

    Mt. Bonnell is one of Austin's gems! Highly recommend it if you're ever in town. Thanks for stopping by, Kendall! XO, Sarah

  7. 5.3.16

    I used to live in Austin and absolutely LOVE it there. Seeing your pics give me a major sense of nostalgia esp the Colorado River and Mt. Bonnell.

    Thanks for sharing!


  8. 5.3.16

    you took a great photo of Candice, Bella!

    – Seyra x

  9. 5.3.16
    Rumela said:

    Such a nice post and love your pictures.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

  10. 5.3.16

    Wow, your blog is amazing! I love it! xx
    Would you like to follow each other? If yes, please follow me on the both of my blogs and let me know in the comments of my newest posts so I can follow you ASAP.
    Have a great weekend!

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

  11. 5.3.16
    Katie said:

    I completely love the photography here, you've captured everything beautifully. I'm a new reader but I love the design of your blog & overall aesthetic, it's gorgeous! :) So glad I've found it :).
    Katie | Words By Katie

  12. 5.3.16

    Love the sandals, so good for spring! Xx


  13. 5.3.16
    Sarah said:

    Hi, Pear! Austin really stays with us, huh? I feel so grateful I get to live here, even if it's just going to be for a couple more years. Thanks for stopping by on the blog. Hope to see you again soon! XO, Sarah

  14. 5.3.16
    Sarah said:

    Thank you so much, Seyra! It's been a treat working with her! See you again soon. XO, Sarah

  15. 5.3.16
    Sarah said:

    Thank you for your sweet comment, Rumela! Hope to see you here again soon. XO, Sarah

  16. 5.3.16
    Sarah said:

    Hey, Vildana! Thank you for your sweet comment! I'm checking out your blogs right now. I hope to see you back here again soon! XO, Sarah

  17. 5.3.16
    Sarah said:

    Thanks so much, Katie! I'm super glad to hear you like it. XO, Sarah

  18. 5.3.16
    Sarah said:

    Hi, y'all! Thank you for the comment! These sandals are definitely one of my favorites. XO, Sarah

  19. 5.3.16

    Love the pic of you and Janna, you both are gorgeous and I'm so glad I met you ladies at the mixer! Also those robes, swooooon. I hope I can make it to Hotel San Jose to buy one — but I'm glad to see they're sold in a few shops around Austin if I don't. I had to pin it to my secret 'shopping' board so I don't forget about them. I need something to replace my 4 year old satin "Bride" robe that I've been wearing since my wedding lol!

  20. 5.3.16
    Sarah said:

    Tristan, thank you for your sweet comment! I am so glad I met you at the mixer as well. Totally love that the blogging community in Austin is so open to meeting new people! And oh my goodness, yes. This robe is so gorgeous in person. I definitely have to follow you on Pinterest, too! The details for the pop up shop can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BE8lj-UmW5M/?taken-by=ohfoxcreative See you soon, Tristan! XO, Sarah

  21. 5.4.16

    so, cute…love your jacks too!

  22. 5.4.16
  23. 5.5.16
    Sarah said:

    Thanks so much, Katelyn! They get some really good wear! XO, Sarah

  24. 5.5.16
    Sarah said:

    Thank you so much, Yujung! XO, Sarah

  25. 5.16.16
    Unknown said:

    sarah–hey chickadee. i am so behind on all blogs and oh my you get em published girl!! lol, finally stopping by to read some posts. but sounds like a great internship, i'm so glad you got to experience it. and girl, don't be sad, houston is like 2 hours away! it's so funny when i was going to UT (this was like decades ago) all my friends were from Houston so they would disappear in the summer too. :) that pict of us!! you are so gorgeous! note to self: do not wear work clothes to a fashion blogging event. LOL i didn't see the one of you and Tristan. i prob took it all nervous.. a blogger asked me to take a photo of them. LOL. sorry it was prob all blurry!! also, mt. bonell, let's just say i haven't even been… GASP. i know i need to get my butt out there ASAP. it's like a crime i live in austin and haven't even been.. but that is btwn you and i and whoever else reads this comment lol. and PS–that is some awesome photography for Candice! you go girl, loved this post! xoxo,

    janna | http://www.jannadoan.com

  26. 5.17.16
    Sarah said:

    Janna, thank you so much for taking the time to write such thoughtful comments on my posts. I really appreciate them, and I look forward to commenting back! Working with Candice and OH! Fox has been such a blessing, because she really defines what a #girlboss should be! Thank you for your awesome encouragement about school. And you must be out of your mind! I think you looked great!!! Also, you need to get to Mt. Bonnell ASAP. Seriously, it's the one spot I always take visitors, and it seems to wow every single person I take. There's free parking, it's a short climb up, and the views are unbeatable! Win! XO, Sarah