Each month, Coast Monthly visits with some of the most charming people on the Texas Coast to talk about style.
Kelsey Osgood is enthralled by loft living in Galveston’s Historic Strand area.
“You can see the Hotel Galvez and so many historical buildings from my windows,” said Osgood, whose parents and uncle also are loft dwellers. “Aside from the great history, Galveston has a small-town feel, is full of friendly people and you can walk everywhere. You can go to the beach or downtown, where there’s always something going on.”
Osgood, 24, is a night-shift pediatric nurse at the University of Texas Medical Branch’s John Sealy Hospital.
When not wearing scrubs, she likes to mix bargain finds with name brands. Her seasonal likes this spring are shorts, rompers, flip-flops and anything easy to throw on, she said.
Here are a few of her favorite things:
1. Cruise ship replica: I love to take cruises, plus it’s so convenient since the cruise lines leave out of Galveston. I go on at least two a year.
2. Painted parrot: I have a collection of parrots. My grandmother gave me this one, and it’s my favorite.
3. Aggie ring and ring dish: I’m a proud Aggie and this is where I keep my ring when I’m not wearing it.
4. Earrings: These are by Brighton that I got at Dorothy May’s on The Strand. I wear them a lot because they go with almost everything.
5. Ball cap: I have a huge collection of ball caps — over 50. I love this pink one that I wear when I go fishing. When I go on vacation, I always bring back a different ball cap.
6. Vintage lures: These belonged to my grandfather, who was a great angler who fished a lot at Surfside. I keep these in my curio cabinet to remind me of him.
7. Tote bag: I love this bag with the flip-flop designs by Thirty-One. I use it for so many things, like grocery shopping or hauling things to work. Everywhere I go, people admire it.
8. Hooded rain jacket: I bought this at Gracie’s on The Strand and had it monogrammed. It came in handy when I was working at the hospital during Hurricane Harvey.
9. Stained glass: When I was an upperclassman at A&M, I was a fish camp counselor. This is from freshman orientation, where I helped new Aggies transition from high school to college life.