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Outfit Post: What I Wore To A Work Holiday Party

I have ADD.  So, I do a couple of things for work.

1) Have my real job as an event planner for a large company
2) My own business as a wardrobe consultant  (see here)
3) And, I sometimes help my friend Liz at the The Nouveau Romantics set up weddings!

Big, fabulous, gorgeous weddingzzzzz (!!).  Sound familiar?  It’s because they did my wedding a few months back..Insert giant grin. Anyway, when I get to work with Liz, I get to work with a large group of super talented, creative, fun, outgoing, hardworking people.  This was a party at her house/studio for 14 of our work friends.  We had lots of amazing food, fun conversation and bottles of wine disguised as fancy punch drinks.  All these folks are great cooks, have fab style and love to have fun.  It was a great time…

This is what I wore:

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Close up of the coat and the dress:

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Dress is a vintage, black and white polka dot, shirt dress that I purchased off of Ebay.  Vintage coat is a 3/4 bell sleeved “carpet” coat that is as soft as a velvet and survived a pipe breaking in the closet of my old apartment.  I am wearing textured (although you can’t see it here) black tights, and Dolce Vida “Pilar” black suede booties from last year.  About the best thing I bought last year – I wear them all the time. I found some on Amazon…Check it.  Don’t wreck it.

Don’t be afraid of buying clothes off of Ebay.  Just get some good measurements of yourself and do it.  Best vintage on there, and I mean, THE BEST.  Here are some tips to shopping on Ebay etc from an older post.

Thanks for following me!XOXOX

Outfit Post – Preppy Military – What I wore out last night

……is that what this outfit is?  Preppy Military?   I don’t know, but at least I have reached outside my yooose (yooouse = usual : for all you non-slang, phonetic device dependent writers) of vintage/preppy/grandmother “go to” theme.

Outfit: Genetic Denim “Shane” bottoms purchased through their website, Gap button down, splater painted scarf from “Something Else” purchased at Intermix Online, Clarks Originals desert boots purchased at Whole Earth Provisions Austin, jacket is vintage and purchased at Protoype here in Austin

Perhaps it’s preppy military.  And, perhaps it is warm enough to wear to an outside party at a local restaurant/bar called Bangers.  And, comfortable enough for one to wear out on an evening when you aren’t sure how much walking one is going to do due to the fact that 9 million F1 racing fans are going to be in town eating, drinking, taking up parking spaces, and spending money in our fair city.  Read: AWESOME.  And, by the way Austin knows how to do big events and big festivals right.  ACL, SXSW, FFF…  If you are reading this and haven’t attended one of the above.  Get here in 2013!

 
So, the details – last night the hubs aka “darlin’ man” and I took the bus downtown to Rainey Street to support Love-A-Bull at a Pints for Pits party at the before mentioned Bangers.  Ate a veggie banger made with beets and goat cheese.  Mmmm.  And, then we took a pedi-cab over to the happenings downtown.  Where we saw some super cool cars, listened to some music – including Tejano – watched some fancy flashing lights from some temporary stages set up for race fans.

Fast, mini Mini cars on a very sophisticated track. Take that Circuit of the Americas!

VROOOOOM

We also tried to sneak past the long line at The W (pshaw!), got busted (embarASSing) doing so…yipes.  So we skulked down the street and took the party elsewhere (someplace without a line, suckas).  We got served along side some gorgeous French ladies a HUGE glass of wine at Malverde by a surly bartender.   (What was his deal?!  Gorgeous French ladies!  What could be so bad?!)  Music was buuumpin’ – DJ Chicken George kicks serious butt-ola..  We were surrounded by people having fun, dancing, and speaking with foreign accents.  It was fun!

Malverde

In other news…Hubs and I decided we want to move to Europe to live before we die or get too old to walk down ancient stairways.  So there.

XOXOX

New, Weird Obsession

I am on the hunt, scouring the interwebs for something.

This sudden overwhelming obsession that sends me into a semi-frantic hunt online is not a strange circumstance.  Every once in a while I get fixated on something – usually TOTALLY random –  and search and search and search until I find it.  It can take me months, days, weeks..hours.  It’s kinda fun for me.  Like some primal hunting and gathering instinct left over from another time and place.

There was the time that I couldn’t do anything until I found a vintage black leather moto jacket.  FOUND!  Then there was the time when I couldn’t get enough gauzy, Indian printed tunics.  FOUND..MANY!  Then, Genetic Denim “Shane” cigarette leg jeans.  FOUND!

Anyway, this time around – I am searching for a vintage, gold (or silver tone) chain mail bib.

Like this…oooo shiney.

 

Or, like this one:

 

 

Not sure where this started…But, I neeeeeed a chain mail bib.  Need. I am seeing it this spring with a white tee, jeans and flats with red lipstick.

Who knows.. Anyway, I will let you know if I find one..

Have a great week!

XOXOX

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