Daily Archives: July 6, 2011

Dear Austin,

Just wanted to drop a line and thank you for the amazing trip you offered my sister-in-law and me this past weekend.  It was excellent of you to make such a cool downtown, especially South Congress.  The vibe was almost a little too hip for me, but I hung in there, prego and all.  Thank you for the trailer food.  The Mighty Cone adjusted my taste buds in a diabolical way, such that I now think avocados should only be eaten when batter-dipped and fried.  Thanks for the extra 10 pounds.  And Hey Cupcake, you should just know, is one of the best things to ever happen to my digestive juices.

Wearing: Dress-Banana Republic, Top-Gap, Necklace-Vintage, Shoes-Jeffrey Campbell

Somehow, the next morning, we were hungry again.  Thank goodness we stumbled upon Woodland, where skinny-jean and vintage button-up-clad waiters served me Eggs Benedict so delicious I think a spontaneous party in my mouth may have happened right then and there.  Down the block and around the corner, you gave me Prototype Vintage to peruse and make my first brick and mortar vintage purchase.  $22, well-spent on a vintage a-line skirt.

And we mustn’t forget your gorgeous Anthropologie on 6th and Lamar, where I picked up this little stripey number I’m wearing below. The colors were just too interesting to pass up.  I wore it the next day, always a sure sign the price was right and the love at first sight was true.  (I thought it was worthy of partnering up with one of the handmade skirts my amazing friend Maren and I made.  By the way, I lucked out finding this fabric.  I fell in love with it when I saw Stephanie’s handiwork, and though I didn’t win her giveaway….I felt like I had won a major prize when I stumbled upon the fabric while perusing at JoAnn’s!)

 

Wearing: Top-Anthropologie Printed Boy Tee, Skirt-Handmade, Necklace-Anthropologie, Shoes-BC Foowear

Thankfully, your downtown Austin had most of the items on my list I was hoping to try on.  The Wavering Grid was cute, but not on this pregnant chick. Also not worth full price in my opinion.  The Quilted Pastiche was just as gorgeous as the first time I tried it on in my local store.  Waiting for a sale on that one, perhaps even a second cut.  Also revisited the Million Pleats and affirmed my love again.  Also waiting for sale on that one.  But I was slightly disappointed your peeps didn’t have the Lemon Liftoff  yet.  Not like I could zip it up right now anyway. But still…..

So, Austin….next time I come visit you, might I make a request?  Please cool off so I can spend more time outside enjoying all your recreational gems.  K?  Oh yeah, and thanks for being so close to San Marcos so I could pick up a few more lovelies at the J.Crew and Banana Republic outlets on the way home.  That rocked.

Take care, ya big weirdo-

xoxo Molly

 

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