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October 28, 2009

Rainy Day on South Congress

I had a great time in Austin with my aunt and my mom these past two days..we stayed at the San Jose Hotel.


Maybe all of these plants liked the rain we experienced on Monday, but not me. We didn't let the crappy weather ruin our short trip though.

A slice of apple pie at the Woodland Cafe, my favorite food on South Congress. It reminds me of Twin Peaks. As Agent Cooper would say, "This must be where pies go when they die".

Right down the street was Uncommon Objects at 1512 South Congress Ave. You can spend hours in this store..and I think we did.


A trip to Austin isn't complete without a trip to Feathers-I love this store. The owners Emily and Masha are so sweet. It is extremely well edited and they're always getting new stuff! Mom and I came home with some things we love.

Eventually the sun came out, and I was able to debut one of my purchases-a little 70's navajo-style vest I picked up at New Bohemia.

These pants are 'new' too. I got them a week or two ago in New York at What Goes Around Comes Around. I am obsessed with vintage Yves Saint Laurent bloomers and I finally found myself a good pair! I was totally stressed out when I got to New York, but then I found these and the trip was all worth it. I love them. 



These Pradas were the only shoes I brought on the trip-they are from fall 2006. These are some great shoes. Prada Fall 06 was one of my favorite seasons for Prada ever!

Coming up next...my favorite store in Austin! Expect a post soon.


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Photo of Sarah

Beautiful shots as usual! Those bloomers are amazing- you look fantastic! http://mocha-soy-whippy.blogspot.com/

Photo of Rianna Bethany

Ha Ha love the last image, it's fab!!!
Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxxx

Photo of breanne

this has nothing to do with this post, but are on 'the city' next week? the previews showed someone quickly and it looks just like you!

Photo of Chelsea

Glad you liked Feathers! That place is the greatest.

Photo of Dominika

You look awesome as always ^^!
Great photographs!

Photo of juliet

Looks so beautiful!

juliet xxx

Photo of aalh

I have those shoes in tortoise shell! I still wear them ALL the time. I love them!!!!

Photo of mar

I just saw u on T h e C i t y !!!!!
beautiful pitures here!!

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Hey !! I visit your blog everyday and i love iiiitttt,and i think ive seen you in the preview of the city ! im french so i dont really read American Elle's magazine, but did u gave an interview for the magazine? and how is olivia palermo in live? is she that beautiful?


Hi dear, I totally love this, more posts wanted! ^^
Come check out the new posts ;)
With love, MC

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Photo of Angeliska

Wow, these photographs are so lush - fantastic colors!
It's always exciting to see Uncommon Objects
through different people's lenses - it's always changing,
so I love trying to capture the little worlds we create in the
different areas of the shop. We have a flickr group for the shop,
for people to add their images:
Sorry I kept missing you, miss! I have a little goodie for you -
maybe I can send it your way, or just save it until the next time you visit.

Photo of sofiasophie

these shoes are amazing....
the line is perfect!

Photo of gaelle

The hotel is gorgeous. Love your pants


Photo of NLH

Ahhhh can't wait to see you on The City!

Photo of Pattinka

wooooow u're on The City!!! :)))) that's sooo cool^^

Photo of Nata

Gorgeous hotel, it's got character.
And those antique/vintage stores look lovely.

- Nata

Photo of Nata

oh and please visit my blog. (:


Photo of J.

South Congress is a place I never get tired of...too bad I line in North Austin, but getting down there really is a treat!

Photo of thepennycones@btinternet.com

Thank you so much for this post!!
I'm planning my first trip to Austin to see friends soon and I loved seeing photos and hearing of great shops to go to.

Photo of keren

Beautiful, beautiful photos !

Photo of Olivia

TOY JOYYYYY!!! The eraser section is the best!!

Photo of Jae Salinas

you should stay at http://www.hotelsaintcecilia.com/ the next time you're in town. also would love you interview you for the iheartcomix blog the next time you are here. hit me up.

Photo of gleopatra

wow the pictures of the hotel are wonderful. not to mention your outfit.


Photo of x x

OOHH MMYY GOODD! That is the most gorgeous outfit ever!!! Those bloomers are to die for!! And you look amazing!

Photo of TD

Hi Jane,
I live in Austin, and I love Uncommon Objects and Feathers. South Congress is rather fun. Next time you're in Austin, you should try to come to First Thursday: http://www.firstthursday.info/

I really adore your blog. Thanks for sharing. Can I ask what kind of camera you usually use? I've been looking for a great camera. Thanks.

Photo of Eline

Aw, I love the Twin Peaks reference! Every time I see a pie I think of Agent Cooper :D

Photo of jetblackdye.blogspot

that vest is so cute! but i love the pants so much!!!!!


Photo of Michelle

Funny...I was back in my hometown of Austin, wandering down S Congress on that rainy day too...and I bought a navajo print dress at Feathers...glad to see I'm keeping up with the cool kids! Love the blog! and the shoes!

Photo of Michelle

ps - I think we were in Feathers at the same time...did your mom buy that gorgeous full skirt coat??

Photo of joce

i love your outfit!! and the photos taken are all so niceee



Photo of Women's shoes

Those pants are well match with the shoes! You have great taste!

Photo of e

Next time you're in NY you should try Amarcord vintage in Soho- they get lots of great YSL stuff.

Photo of Dithy Rambe

Hello Jane (or Jane afficianados)-

What sort of camera do you (does she) use?


Photo of Becca

I am dying over those bloomers - ridiculously great.
Also, that store looks like such a fun place to browse.

Photo of missghesquiere

love the hotel. stores look amazing. but i think that your vest would look better with longer, "flou" pants. they would set off the shape, graphics and color of the top much more impressively. the personality of the bloomers and their soft but noticeable shape as opposed to the vest's slight element of hardness lessen the impact of your outfit. and the bottom of longer, wide silk pants would balance out the width of the top better.

Photo of fit flop

She is so so gorgeous that she looks beautiful in any dress. And the place is excellent which are in photos. Keep posting such beautiful photographs.

Photo of Wrecked Stellar

Totally adore your outfit, esp. that unique vest!

x ws x

Photo of Therese

I love these shoes, they are the most perfect I've every seen!

Photo of Rosanna

OMG. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the last outfit!!!

Photo of sarah

and to think that 11 years ago the san jose was a giant crack den.

Photo of Annie

I applaud your ability to capture everyday life and make it outstanding. I could taste the apple pie in the Twin Peaks reference - looks like a good time!

Photo of Don't Be A Hero

my GAWD I need to go there now, so epic

love the top too, incredible work there

Photo of Mary

I was in NY this past summer and went to What Goes Around Comes Around and fell in love with those pants...but unfortunatly didn't get them

Photo of Betsey

that is the most beautiful, fabulous hotel ever.

Photo of jd.

your pants are classic!

Photo of New York Hotel

This place looks amazing! I loved!!! the design of the hotel- so authentic and real- you don't get that in new modern over designed hotels! And YEAH the shoes are CRAZY! Prada? WAY TO GO!

Photo of costa rica hotels

this hotels so great!!! i love that pictures!!! i love that close!!! a love all!!! its fantactic :)

Photo of Jordan Flipsyde

Chance to read your blog, I really like your blog, let me learn a lot! I will focus on your blog, refuels!

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