Spring Style and Lifestyle Guide with Beehive Babe Gracie McClure

We’re back to talk all things Spring style and ATX happenings with one of our fave Austin blogger bees Gracie McClureShe’s one of those rare unicorns, who actually grew up here, so she knows what truly makes this city magical. She also has an effortless style that’s so Austin and #SoBeehive. Austin truly sparkles in the spring and Gracie is back (with her adorable new puppy!) sharing her fave season trends and spots around town.

It’s Spring in Austin (yay!), how do you take advantage of the perfect weather?

I love going outside to Auditorium Shores with my new pupper! Its such a fun and amazing place to enjoy Austin scenery. Since I was born and raised in Austin, I have some spots that remind me of high school/childhood. Auditorium Shores is definitely one of them!

Favorite patio to soak up the sun…and a cocktail?

Hotel Ella, Hillside Farmacy for brunch and Nightcap for Happy Hour!

Any new restaurants we need to check out?

Hanks looks like it is going to be AMAZING. My favorite interior designer Claire Zinnecker has been posting about it and it looks like it’ll be so cute!

Its getting to be beach weather! How do you keep in shape?

I am the worst with this. I will say that I have a smoothie as a meal replacement once a day so I think that helps some. But I can truly say I am the worst at sticking to a workout. I get this question a lot and kind of come up empty. I did pom (dance team) in college and had to work out early EARLY in the morning and I hated it.

Shoes make an outfit, what are your favorite go to’s this season?

Obsessing over espadrille flats! I wear mine all the time!

Trends you are currently loving?

I love the shorts-suit situation happening. I am obsessed with this look for Easter! I’m also loving all of the little knot front dresses, such a cute girly look with a bit of edge.

 

Gracie is wearing our blush dress available in store, online find a similar here

Any style icons or Instagram accounts nailing the Spring look for you?

Salty Blonde, always! Sivan Ayla Richards has the most perfect refined beachy style – totally what I’m into! Stacy Yallen – reminds me of a younger Salty Blonde. So cute! Gracie Hodge is such a fashionable editorial model. And my ALL TIME favorite Saasha Burns! She travels and has the most beautiful images.

Describe your style in 3 words.

Beachy, simple, flowy!

 Favorite colors / prints this season?

Gingham, palms leaf ANYTHING, and also loving small floral prints.

 

Gracie is wearing our 3 piece palm set, a blogger FAVE!


What is your favorite style update for Spring?

More white! I love my neutrals and normally stick to the black and white basics (with the addition of some fun floral dresses and a few brightly colored tops). But I am definitely trying to buy more whites rather than blacks. White immediately gets me in the warm weather mood and, another plus, makes me feel way tanner than I really am. A huge trend that I LOVE is sticking around: gingham. That is the easiest trend for a basic bee like me to get on board with. A good black and white gingham top with black jeans is perfect for work. I am also loving that print as a two piece. (But I like any print on a two piece set tbh.)

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Some faves include: white criss cross flutter sleeve top, the lace dress (in-store only), our white button skirt top and set, and our white polka dot button dress

What is your favorite color combo?

To look at, pink and orange. I love it when girls rock this. I am more simple though and love my neutrals! Although I will add, teal and mustard combo is also rocking my world.

Let’s talk about Beehive for a sec. We gotta ask, what keeps you coming back?

The Topo Chico, the sweet shop girls, the clothes (obviously), and the vibes. Talk about a beach bum’s paradise. 😛

What are your most recent Beehive purchases?

A leather fanny pack. Seriously. Y’all have everything. I also recently walked away with this wrap dress. I love wearing styles that are super cute but still comfortable. I love how you look so put together with just one item.

As a thank you to all of our customers, Gracie has put together an insanely good GIVEAWAY on her Instagram @gracie_mcclure.

We have:

🌈@beehiveboutique $100 gift card (so you can buy a cutie dress like hers!)

🌈 @shopkellywynne Gameday Mingle Mingle Mini in clear moon + a Privacy Pouch in Prismatic Pink

🌈@wildfoxboutique Sunnies + Free Swimmie of your choice (voucher included)

🌈@outdoorvoices $150 gift card

🌈@glossier 2 new Lidstar shades!

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Here’s how you enter:
Step 1!   Follow all of the accounts above! Step 2!   Tag your best chick 🐣Step 3!   Wait for the announcement on ~Easter Sunday~ to see if you won!

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 Gracie sporting all that giveaway swag, including our new striped desconstructed dress, in-stores only.
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