Sunday, March 18, 2012

Style X

I met a lot of amazing people yesterday at Style X (and on the city bus on the way there).

First I checked out Unstitched Untilities, which creates environmentally friendly shoes out of Tyvek, a recycled material that looks and feels a lot like paper but is very durable (you can read more in the image below) I am a big fan of environmentally conscious brands and absolutely loved these shoes!


Next I checked out Tar and Feather. This company perfectly combines delicate and rough styles to create the ultimate glam-grunge look.

We've all seen bags and pouches made of tabs from cans, but Walleska Ecochicc takes it to a whole new level. Shirts, dresses, bags, coats, you name it. Many recycled products end up looking trashy but these trendy pieces had a certain amount of elegance to them.

American Apparel set up an entire print shop in their space...

 LuLu's brought just a little taste of their abundance of gorgeous clothes that were angled slightly more towards younger audiences. LuLu's provides fun pieces that are affordable and trendy for any event.

Cavortress is the perfect place to find fun, vintage pieces and classic swimwear with a modern twist.

 Julie Wheat,  CEO of Cavortress

 By Samii Ryan had some adorable feather pieces that compliment the perfect boho-chic look.
Samii Ryan

These amazing sunglasses by Lumete eyewear caught my eye as I was passing by. I loved the detail in the temples and flecks of color. Overall, gorgeous

More fashion with a cause! I had seen this line at the Blanton Museum of Art before, but yesterday I got to see even more from this amazing company, Raven and Lily. Their pieces are made with recycled  bullets and crafted by women in war-torn countries.

The lovely panel!

Check out Indiana Adams' (above) blog: Adored Austin

Jessica Amason from Refinery 29

Some of my favorite looks of the day...

Joanna Wilkinson of Keep Austin Stylish

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Floral Skirt

A floral skirt is a must have piece for spring. It can be modified to fit almost any look, from vintage to modern, and comes in many different styles.

Even though the designer floral skirts are gorgeous, there are so many less expensive floral skirt options that can look just as good.
The Look for Less: Floral Skirts

Roberto Cavalli silk mini skirt
$1,910 -

Dolce Gabbana floral skirt
$520 -

Derek Lam floral print skirt
$365 -

Abercrombie Fitch floral print skirt
$25 -

Ankle length skirt
$47 -

Floral print skirt
$45 -

In this floral skirt from day to night look, for day I chose a polo as the top and made the look more preppy, the bag and shoes follow that look and pull from the colors that already exist in the skirt. For the night look I chose pieces that (again) were colors that existed in the skirt: a pink cardigan, blue shoes, and a green bag. Having colors all come together in one piece can really help pull the entire look together.

From Day to Night: Floral Skirt

H m cardigan
£15 -

Abercrombie Fitch ruffle mini skirt
$13 -

Tommy hilfiger
£55 -

Carvela Kurt Geiger heel pumps
£120 -

Wingtip shoes
$64 -

Clutch handbag
$38 -

Travel tote bag
$37 -

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Street Style: South Congress 3.11.12

Today I set off among the abundance of people, both locals and tourists (but mostly tourists), to bring to you a glimpse of the styles that have flooded the streets of Austin.

In front of the rather famous wall at Joe's on South Congress.
What I'm wearing...
 Shirt (courtesy of my mother's closet) is from J. Crew a decade or two ago
Pants are from Urban Outfitters ($10 on sale!)
Shoes are from Converse for Target
Sunglasses are from Target
Feather earrings from Strut

To start the day I visited my favorite South Congress shops...
Feathers is one of my favorite places to find vintage clothes in Austin. Although it is mostly vintage, there are some modern pieces. Despite it's tiny size, Feathers is packed with fantastic finds that will make you want to take the whole store home! I find something I love, then turn around and find something I love even more. You can visit their website here:

 Also be sure to check out Feathers' sister store, Moss, which carries GORGEOUS designer consignment. Check them out here:

Prototype makes me smile. Seriously, an unbelievably large grin spreads across my face each time I enter the store. Prototype carries more casual and less expensive vintage clothing than Feathers, but the pieces are just as fantastic.

New Bohemia offers a wide selection of mens and women's vintage clothes at great prices! The mens section at New Bohemia is much larger than at Feathers or Prototype.

My favorite looks of the day....

I will be bringing you street trends and more from all around Austin all week, so keep coming back for more!

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