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Halloween Birthday

My birthday is the day before Halloween.

I am well versed in all things “haunted”, black cat, zombie and miniature chocolate candy.  All things orange.  All things black.  All things jack-0-lantern.

In fact, I just got back from a panicked run to CVS to get 9 million pieces of candy for my neighborhood kids.  Am hoping for a big turn out this year…  9 million in fact.

To celebrate my birthday this year, my friends joined me for dinner at one of my favorite new restaurants in Austin, Papi Tino’s.  The weather was mild enough that we could sit outside underneath their huge trees and amongst their little candles, lanterns and white twinkly lights.  What fun!  What nice friends I have.  One even came all the way from California!






Lobster Enchiladas were a popular dish at our table. YUM


Happy Halloween!  Mwahahahahahahaaaahaa!



A screening and a mob scene….

Got to attend a screening for one of our friends movies – Jeff, Who Lives at Home – at the VERY impressive Paramount Theater here in the ATX.  It was showing as part of the Austin Film Festival that is going on until the 27th.  The movie was so good, I even cried a little!  Go see it when it comes your way.  And, holy cow, Susan Sarandon is the most beautiful woman on earth. She plays the mom to two loveable, but naive brothers played by Jason Segel and Ed Helms.  It was funny as hell, entertaining and totally relate-able.

After the screening and drinks on the Stephen F Austin bar balcony, we went by the Continental Club on Congress.  We didn’t go in because there was a MOB of people outside.  Come to find out that the plethora of peeps was because Johnny Depp was playing with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) inside. WTF!

Pissed we missed that!  I need to see Johnny Depp in person… I am not one of those freaks about him.  Yes, he is handsome.  Yes, he is REALLY talented, but I wouldn’t hang his poster on my wall.  You know what I mean?  I just need to see him in person so I can confirm he is an actual human.  AmIRight? IAmTotallyRight.

Wore this (below) vintage, paisley jumpsuit I got on Ebay and vintage, girly, puff sleeve blazer I got for less than $5 dollars at a thrift store in LA.  I think the total cost for both pieces is about 17 dollars.  I also got the bracelet from Ebay.   Man, is Ebay the BEST or what?  I mentioned some of my favorite stores and some tips in this post.

Earrings and shoes from JCrew.  Vintage gold and stone rings from my mom’s jewelry box.  (Shhh)

PS if I look like I am smelling something is because I am.  What waaaaaaaaaaasssss that funky smell on my driveway!  Today it smelled like garlic.  Better, but still totally weird.

Have a great week!


Vintage and thrifted, humidity, food and drinks with old friends

Stiff Micheladas on the beautiful porch a the new east side restaurant Papi Tino’s.  Salt-ily good dinner at Love Balls in the East Side Trailer Park.  Doggies in tow, good friends, a little humidity and lots of laughs.

Perfect Austin evening!

Embroidered vintage button down, thrifted pants from Buffalo Exchange, thrifted Sandals, V-neck undershirt from Old Navy

Closer look at the embroidery on the shirt.

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