Armature Works & Oxford Exchange

If you guys are in the Tampa area and are looking for an affordable and healthy meal, I highly recommend Armature Works. The minute we walked into this building I fell in love with its rustic atmosphere. The only way I can really describe it to you guys is that it’s like a classy food court. The attention to detail is incredible. Even their bathrooms and hand washing stations were cute! I have to say Tampa’s napkin game is on point. Every bathroom we went to had these really soft and fancy hand napkins. Anyhow, when you walk into the building there are about a dozen different food stations, everything from pizza to sushi. I introduced Carla to acai bowls here, and I think its safe to say that she is hooked on them now. Carla also purchased a Horchata Latte which was not only pretty, but delicious. I didn’t actually try the coffee, but I took her word for it. I really miss drinking coffee, but it was giving me heart palpitations and making me jittery so I gave it up!  Anyone else have those side effects when they drink coffee?

I ended up ordering food from Graze and it was so delicious. Did I mention the food here was very affordable? I got their create your own breakfast plate. Those are always my favorite because you can pick exactly what ingredients you want in your dish. Carla and I loved this place so much that we went back a second time and I had my very first sushi burrito. If you have not had one of these they are a must! I think it was my favorite thing I ate in Tampa! Carla ate at the cute Cuban place pictured below, and I tried her yuca fried which are also a must!

After we had brunch, we headed over to check out the Oxford Exchange which is this really cute coffee shop and book store. I wish we would have saved room for more food because they had the cutest little restaurant inside. This place is conveniently located within walking distance from the university. I really wish I had a cool place like this to study when I was in college. I loved the vibe of the place and the decor was so beautiful! It made me want to curl up on one of their many comfy couches with a good book. I ended up getting one of their iced teas which was delicious!

The dress I am wearing is a casual shirt dress from Windsor. What I love about this dress is that you can dress it up with a statement necklace and a pair of heels like I did, or you can keep it casual with sneakers and a jean jacket. A shirt dress it a staple everyone should have in their closet. I will have the exact link for my dress posted below. I hope you guys check out these two locations next time you are in Florida. Thank for reading and have a great weekend!




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