Tucked away twenty exits north of Austin sits a town called Round Rock, TX. When I was twelve my parents relocated us to this formerly small town, that has now caught up to the hustle and bustle of the state capital just down I-35. Downtown Round Rock is host to various small businesses, yet holds all the small town charm you would expect from a place like this. So naturally, I wanted to explore my former hometown for our next location before our impromptu SXSW trip. Patricio has never ventured on the other side of FM 620, and while the small town was eye opening, we took off on foot to scout out the cutest spots in this itty, bitty city.
Sometimes the best part of going home is the discovery of everything you missed while you were there. We found vintage tiled floors and staircases that wrapped around the sides of buildings. Round Rock, TX is famous for a few things – that we are named after a literal round rock in the middle of a creek, and most importantly for all donut-fanatics, the critically acclaimed, Food Network- famous Round Rock Donuts. Here you can find the Texas-sized yellow-donut and a myriad of other Central Texas delicacies. Round Rock is the anthesis of Austin – it’s quiet and still pretty traditional, but with that southern charm that comes with any other Texas city. I spent half of my life here, and was glad to share a glimpse with Patricio.
While we shot mid-March, it was definitely one of those Texas days that does a 180 on the weather spectrum and reminds us that we’re fully not into spring mode. In one last attempt to hold on to our favorite pattern, we threw our famed J.Crew Buffalo Check on before the point of no return aka 80 degrees. Buffalo check is one of our favorite patterns, and we wish we could wear it year round – but this chilly day was the perfect time to get one last round in before throwing it in the winter closet. Buffalo check can literally be worn with anything. It’s one of those versatile patterns that immediately takes your everyday outfit to one where everyone’s asking where you got that shirt at. We did two different takes – dressed up and a little more casual. We’re a fan of a pop of red against the blue and white hues, and despite the occasional wind gusts enjoyed the scenery of this tiny little town. While everyone likes to Keep It Weird in Austin, the citizens of Round Rock like to Keep it Quiet – and after walking down Main Street you’ll realize why.