February 07, 2013

Sea of Shoes Guide to Austin

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Best Austin Vintage Shopping:

Feathers Vintage
1700 S Congress Ave 
Austin, TX 78704

I've been a loyal Feathers customer for years and years. Masha and Emily have an amazing eye for buying. Their store is highly edited and I think that is what sets it apart from a lot of other Austin vintage stores. I found amazing stuff on this trip!

Laced With Romance
1601 S First St
Austin, TX 78704

I've shopped from Laced with Romance's Ebay for a long time so I was really excited when they opened up a physical location! Very Austin, lots of witchy cloaks and velvet.

Prototype Vintage Design
1700 S Congress Ave 
Austin, TX 78704

It's right by Feathers and definitely worth a trip in. Great t-shirts.

Moss Vintage
705 B S Lamar
Austin, TX 78704

I've heard wonderful things about it but regrettably have never been in myself. Apparently it is not to be missed, do stop in if you can!

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Record shopping:

Friends of Sound
1704 S Congress Ave 
Austin, TX 78704

End of An Ear Records
2209 S 1st St 
Austin, TX 78704

Waterloo Records
600A N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703

Waterloo and End of an Ear are pricey but good.

 

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My Favorite Places to Eat:

Blue Dahlia Bistro
1115 E 11th St 
Austin, TX 78702

Blue Dahlia is my favorite place. The tartines are all to die for. I love the atmosphere and the patio, very laid back and cozy. I wish I got to Austin all the time just to eat here!

Uchi
801 S Lamar Blvd 
Austin, TX 78704

This one is super famous and super obvious, I have to put it on here. People say it's the best sushi in the U.S.

Kome
4917 Airport Blvd 
Austin, TX 78751

This is also sushi. My boyfriend and I went here several times last summer and loved it every time! I wish I could remember some of the things we ordered, but rest assured, everything is delicious and you will enjoy yourself.

Justine's
4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702

I personally have not been to Justine's, but I'm told I have to include it in this guide. French food with a cult following.

Parkside
301 E 6th St 
Austin, TX 78701
Love this place, the restaurant itself is beautiful, the pizza is delicious, but the sides are the best part! Another place that makes me wish I got to Austin more often.

Thanks to the Austin friends who helped me put this guide together! I can't wait to get back!

TAGS: Travel

February 06, 2013

EAST AUSTIN SUCCULENTS

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We made a point to stop by East Austin Succulents at the recommendation of a friend, and I am so glad we did! The greenhouses and grounds were beautiful. They had a juice bar, a vintage store, and a mysterious botanical potion place in trailers. Definitely worth a trip to work out your green thumb, grab a juice and check out Elphas Maximus Vintage. They also make AMAZING breakfast tacos at the juice bar. I walked away stuffed.

Wearing a random tunic and petticoat from a trip to Japan, a fleece poncho (similar here), plaid scarf, wool thigh high socks from Free People, and vintage ankle boots.

TAGS: Outfits Travel

February 04, 2013

PARTY AT CO-STAR

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The Paige denim party hosted at Austin's Co-Star boutique on Thursday was such a blast. Such a fun crowd and a great turnout! Thank you to everyone who took the time to come say hi. You can see from the photos that we had some very cute dogs stop in too!

There are so many photos of the rest of my trip to post. I can't wait to share! Austin is one of my very favorite places to visit, eat, and shop.

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TAGS: Press Travel

January 31, 2013

DOG DAYS

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Above: wearing We Are Handsome leggings (c/o), and an Equipment cashmere v-neck

If you've been following my blog for a while you might be familiar with my dog crew (Melanie and Jimmy) and my mom's dogs (Kim, Shelly, Miss Figgerbubbles, Townsend, and Staci). Life feels very dog-centric these days. We've just arrived in Austin with Miss Figgerbubbles and Jimmy (pictured above) in tow. The rest are safe with their respective babysitters. We love to stay at the W because they are so dog friendly!

I have to show you Shelly's pretty new haircut below. My mom loves to get her groomed like a princess as it is such a hilarious contrast to her tomboy personality.

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Wearing an H&M skirt (similar here and here), red sweater, and the shoes I designed for Schutz.

January 29, 2013

MEET ME IN AUSTIN

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I'm getting so excited to head down to Austin for an event with Paige Denim at the very cool Co-Star boutique on Thursday. I'm staying after for a few days to reconnect with old friends and hang out at a few of my favorite spots. Austin is one of my very favorite places to visit!

Wearing Paige jeans, a MONROW tissue tank, vintage vest, Chan Luu scarf, and the beautiful new boots gifted to me by Emy Mack (have worn them every day since they got here)

I'm already head over heels for this pair of white boyfriend jeans Paige sent over. Can't wait to see what they have in stock at Co-Star! I can't wait to meet some readers, if you're in town and free between 6 and 8, drop by, I would love to meet you!

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TAGS: Outfits

January 28, 2013

KATE THE GREAT

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Fur coat: Givenchy

Black tote: Tory Burch

Jeans: Frame Denim

Boots: Cesare Paciotti

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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Blazer: Topshop

Striped tee: J. Crew

Jeans: Frame Denim

Scarf: Kate Spade

Belt: Proenza Schouler

Boots: Gianvito Rossi

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

 

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Jacket: J. Crew

Shirt: Saint Laurent

Jeans: J Brand

Boots: Balenciaga

Scarf: Fendi

Sunglasses: Balmain

Belt: Isabel Marant

 

Love Kate's style. It's so simple that it makes you think "Why didn't I think of that?". Of course, on Kate it's transformed into something special. She always has the best jeans too.

January 26, 2013

WALK THIS WAY

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This Aerosmith tee has been passed from my mom to my sister to me a million times and back again. No one ever knows where it is, but somehow it ended up at my house. It's so soft and thin and comfy.

Worn with J Brand Vera jeans, a Daniel Wellington mens watch, Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses, a vintage Carlos Falchi clutch, fox fur collar, and Dries Van Noten slingbacks from seven years ago.

To those who have asked, yes, these jeans do run true to size :)

TAGS: Outfits

January 24, 2013

HAIR AT EMPORIO ARMANI

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I loved every part of the Emporio Armani spring 2013 show. Flipping through the detail shots, the leather hair closures caught my eye. How very cool!

TAGS: Beauty

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