It’s the little things that can make a look stand out.
Brunello Cucinelli belted cotton utility pants, $1,795; Helmut Lang Little Tee organza crew-neck top, $255; Helmut Lang stadium recycled snap-front logo jacket, $265; Stella McCartney Eclypse clear chunky sneakers, $685; Brunello Cucinelli metallic leather crossbody bag, $1,995, available at Neiman Marcus, 3400 Palm Way, 512.719.1200, neimanmarcus.com.
Iro Poetic high-rise lace-up shorts, $505; Tibi Kaia striped tie-collar long-sleeve shirt, $445, available at Neiman Marcus, 3400 Palm Way, 512.719.1200, neimanmarcus.com.
Cos cropped cotton poplin shirt with open sailor collar, $99; Cos belted cotton skirt, $125; Cos slip-on loafers, $150, available at Cos, 11601 Century Oaks Terrace, 512.362.5585, cosstores.com.
Cos reproportioned cotton twill blazer with adjustable strap, $150; Cos voluminous cotton twill trousers, $125; Cos technical mesh anorak, $175, available at Cos, 11601 Century Oaks Terrace, 512.362.5585, cosstores.com; Balenciaga mesh and leather sneakers, $950, available at Neiman Marcus, 3400 Palm Way, 512.719.1200, neimanmarcus.com.
Helmut Lang half-zip ribbed crew-neck T-shirt, $240; Tibi Anson stretch A-line belted skirt, $385; Vince Flint platform espadrille sandals, $225, available at Neiman Marcus, 3400 Palm Way, 512.719.1200, neimanmarcus.com.
The Carpenter Hotel opened in November 2018 at the site of the original Carpenters Hall Local 1266 next door to Barton Springs in Austin. Zilker is a neighborhood celebrated for its natural beauty and proximity to dining and shopping on South Lamar Boulevard. The hotel has 93 rooms, all with terraces, and is nestled in an old pecan grove. A pool opens to a courtyard and a Quonset hut pavilion. The restaurant, Carpenters Hall, is helmed by Chef Grae Nonas, known for his cooking at Olamaie. With his “new eyes on old Texas,” his menu pays tribute to the culinary influences of the German, Czech and Mexican settlers who shaped what’s considered Texas cuisine today. Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible and dishes are prepared simply to highlight their ingredients. The old union building also houses Hot L Coffee, an easy stop for Merit coffee, kolaches, salads, sandwiches and all kinds of baked goods. carpenterhotel.com