Sunday, April 18, 2010

And we are all together.

Last Friday I went to a cool little dive called Jarito's on South First street to see an awesome Beatles cover band play, The Eggmen. Besides the intolerably long wait for our food, the evening was really great. The Eggmen really have their act together. Best of all was seeing all the people, regardless of age, shape, or style dancing in front of the stage. That room was literally filled with radiance and joy. In the same way you can "cut the tension with a knife" in a stressful room, this room was tingling with an awesome buzz of people singing along and moving their bodies to the songs they knew by heart or associated specific memories with. It felt amazing. 

"As we live a life of ease,
Everyone of us has all we need."

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Found in Austin: SOCO

A pup from the pet adoption trailer. I wish dogs could live in the dorms!
This happy hydrant was spotted hanging by a retro hot rod during the car show last Friday

Miguel, Kelsey, and Clara made this yummy sundae at Amy's
A limo I later learned was carrying the glam Gala Darling
A famously phallic SOCO sign.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easter Tuesday.

Here's the outfit I wore to go to Mother's (mmm) with the lovely Katy and also to spend Easter with my family in San Antonio. I played Pokemon cards for the first time in a DECADE. Also, Easter marked the end of my contact celibacy. My mom brought me more contacts so I no longer have to wear outfits that only compliment my very flamboyant purple glasses. YEAH!

  • shirt: Buffalo Exchange $10
  • skirt: Target $12
  • necklace: gift from Dayna
  • shoes: Payless $15
I might just one day migrate from my trusty fire escape stair case. But then again, I don't know. It's cozy. :]

A cute little bird necklace my sister made for me! Plus, a close up of the print on my shirt.

Here are the flats I customized when I was 15 a la Miranda July in "Me & You & Everyone We Know". They survived many years of rain storms, teen angst, and sockless days. Can't you tell?


Q: What are you doing tomorrow between 10 am and 6pm?

A :Um. Going to the Omni Hotel at San Jac & 8th (or at 7th & Brazos if you're confused and disoriented like Kelly and I). 


ATX Auctions bought a barrel load of vintage clothing from the 40s 50s 60s 70s and 80s from a Vintage Store that had to close due to bankruptcy before they even opened. Now they are selling over 4000 PIECES  all for less than ten bucks a pop.

The event was held in a conference room in the hotel. It was a very minimal set-up, lacking hangers, dressing rooms, or any lasting organization. However, I didn't mind too much -- it's all part of the thrill of the hunt! Also, let me say how pleased I was with the lack of catty wedding dress outlet-esque women brawls that one would normalyl expect from such an event. But maybe it's because Kelly and I went an hour before they closed at 10 tonight and all the best finds had already been fought for to the death. Perhaps. Anyhoo, I bought a kimono, a vest, and a dress for $18. SUCCESS.

Today and tomorrow are the only days so GO GO GO and spend to your thrifty and fashionable hearts' desires!

Link to the Facebook event can be found HERE

Find it in Austin @ the Omni Hotel, 700 San Jacinto

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Now with bigger outfit photos!

Now that I have this spiffy new wide three column layout, I have more room to make my outfit photos a little bigger. Woo! 

Here goes it: 
Dress: Thrifttown $10
Tights: American Apparel Flea Market $5
Shoes: Target $17
Belt: Thrifttown $3.50

This is sort of an outdated outfit, back from the last day of SXSW. I'm a naughty blogger! Maybe just busy. Anyway, voila! 

What I've Been Up To/Why this Outfit Post is Ridiculously Late

- Working on applying to internships! One is to work in a contemporary art museum on the interactive program and the second is to edit footage of humanitarian aid testimonials

- SCHOOL. Cliche right? I have two tests this week (government and nutrition) and a paper about Citizen Kane and it's historical influence due 

- Creating my Humanities contract. It's this honors program at UT where you get to create your own degree, but you have to comb the course catalog, write letters of appeal, visit advisers, yadda yadda yadda.  I'm centering mine around art and culture's social and political influence.

- Having office hours/dinner with amazing professors. Laura Dixon is my young, nerdy-cool Film Narrative teacher. She and I had a long conversation about Miranda July and living in NYC and other cool things. Dr. Barbara Harlow was my Humanitarian Aid professor last semester. 2 other students and myself had dinner with Dr. Harlow on Thursday and I'm feeling really inspired to use art and media for social change. 

- Going to wicked concerts. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists and Julia Nunes. Be jealous.

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