Love comes to me.

Where to start? There is nowhere to start. I just have to do it.

It's an insanely beautiful day. The last few weeks here in Austin have been stunning. Crisp air, shimmery leaves in easy wind, unaggressive sunshine... I love this weather. I love wearing tights, I love keeping the windows open and actually feeling the air move around my house, and I love having a good reason to get a toffee nut latte (whole milk AND whip cream thanks) in the afternoon. Avery will take a hot chocolate please! and sshhhh!! I say to the barista, please only enough chocolate to make the milk brown-ish, you know how it is. Indulgence is better when measured out for the sake of your mothers nerves, eh?

You should know!


My cousin got married. I wore a vintage leather trench, fur collar.


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Congrats to Susan and Ky!

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Avery is training to be my personal photographer. We're working on "focus."

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I finishes all 60 MILES (!!!) of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk for Breast Cancer

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Amazing experience!...


And, I won the most amazing boots on ebay.

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Not only are these amazing boots but they have an amazing story! They were originally for sale over at Meat Market Vintage when I feel in love with them. I was so enamored I showed them to my husband who, seeing the longing in my eyes and knowing how happy boots make me, immediately offered to pay for half of them so I could bid with confidence!. What a catch, I know. So I watched vigilantly on the final night of bidding and was prepared to go knee deep to get them, so to speak. I had to leave my post for just a few moments to be a mommy... As you suspect, when I returned I was heartbroken to find that my boots belonged to someone else. LIVID! I was. Anyhow, I did something I haven't actually ever done before, which is to say I emailed the seller and pleaded that if anything should go wrong with the sale, would they come to me next? I made sure they knew I was willing to pay and that I believed the boots were rightfully mine, haha. It was a desperate little gesture, and being a seller myself, I knew it was a long shot. But if you can believe it, a few weeks later I got an email from the seller letting me know that the winning bidder had not paid!! They offered me the final bid price and a week later the boots were on my doorstep. Smooth suede, lots of fringe, and leopard print detailing. A grin from ear to ear... I really, really do love boots.

Other highlights include...

  1. Coming soon to a retailer near you, my very first styling credit in a NATIONAL publication! I am pretty excited and as soon as it hits news stands I will be going EEEEEEP LOOOOOK!! All over the internet.

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  2. My good friend and amazing photographer Tommy Chung has tapped me to be fashion editor for his newest project, an online lifestyle magazine "for the rest of us." The focus will be on attainable style, real-life luxuries for those of us without ocean view lofts and VIP memberships (ie the target audience for most lifestyle magazines.) I am super excited about it, and while it won't launch until Spring 2010, there will be several ways to keep up with the progress. I feel the need to reiterate IT IS SO WEIRD THAT I GET TO DO THIS NONSENSE! This Thanksgiving I will be extra grateful that I spend every day doing something I enjoy.
  3. I have my fingers crossed about an opportunity to work with the photographer Alan Foreman who lives right here in Austin and his portfolio gives me seizures. So much good. Austin isn't exactly a mecca of insane fashion photography and I kind of launched myself at the guy when I saw his work... It wasn't exactly begging but there was a lot of pllleaaaase I would looooove to style for you oh pleaaaase.
  4. I should probably keep this under wraps for a little bit longer, but I can't help myself. Keep your eyes ad ears open here and over at The Austin Eavesdropper. There is a little event being cooked up between the two of us, set to happen in late January. I won't tell you everything but I will drop you the hints Beauty Bar and FREE clothes. Get excited.

Avery and I like to drive this little road by our house, a kind of connector between two highways that passes up several farms, a cemetery, a horseback riding camp, and at least a few hundred beautiful trees! At about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, it is as beautiful a scene as I have known... I may have to go out there for an impromptu photo shoot soon. I'd hate for the Texas winter-ish season to pass unappreciated.

In the meantime, I've been occasionally snapping up little bits and pieces of worn before treasures for my own personal collection...

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Lace dress- vintage (er, 90's), thrifted
vintage tunic- vintage, ebay
bad ass boots- thrifted

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vintage dress on left- thrifted (they put it in the "costume" section at Goodwill for a price increase! I called shenanigans to the manager and he have it to me at a discount :) ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE.)

vintage dress on the right- Feathers Vintage. Has a wonky hemline that needs sewing. Any volunteers?

Last but never, ever least.

There is some great vintage over in the Magnolia Family Vintage shop RIGHT NOW.

SEQUINS!

Picnik collage

JACKETS!

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MINIS!

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Alot of items END TONIGHT.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Thoughts in order of occurrence:

a. Yes, the weather here is gawwwwgeous right now. Matt & I keep marvelling over it and saying how happy we are that we're here right now, and not in Missouri!

b. Holy crap, that jacket is LOVELY. I'm jealous.

c. Big YAY and congrats for completing the race! :D

d. Another yay for auction coincidences!

e. Your friend's magazine sounds awesome, and I can't wait to see more about it!

f. I'm now super excited about whatever this mysteriousevent is. Free clothes = definitely one of my favorite things.

And have a happy Thanksgiving, dear!! :)

xoxo
Michelle (wicked-whimsy.com)

sewthriftycollection said...

i can't even imagine how you made it all 60 miles, i am massively impressed, your jacket is amazing as well as all your styles .. and if I were closer i'd sew all the things you needed. so if your ever in northern cali bring you rips and loose threads and ill mend away! glad your still enjoying the fashion life, and when youre famous remember i knew you when you wore( which is totally cool and artsy now, probably because of you!) * winter

sewthriftycollection said...

-two different shoes to school
this should have been myu comment before the ( )

THE DIVINITUS said...

Love your vivid hair!

Crusheleptic said...

WOW! i LOVE HOW YOU STYLE EVERYTHING- CAN I MODEL FOR YOU?!!! : ) HEE-HEE