I spent quite a bit of my time in Austin just wondering around its downtown and south side. There is so much to see and do in Austin and I know I just scratched the surface of a great city with beautiful signage, delicious food, deep history, and fun people.
Not pictured, but experienced was a fabulous burlesque show at Maggie Mae’s which also included a screening of Burlesque Assassins, a highly campy film. Check and see if there is a screening come to you soon! Because if you love burlesque, you’ll love it! Portlanders, there is a showing on March 30th in case you’re interested! I won’t be attending though because I’ll still be in Palm Springs.
I really didn’t get too many pictures of myself during the trip, mainly because I was on my own and didn’t have Patrick to be my personal photographer, and when we did get together at the end of the day, were were often busy and it got dark. Also all photos at The Jackalope were heartbreakingly bad. I’m so bummed I didn’t get a good photo on the giant jackalope, because, in case you didn’t know, I freakin’ LOVE jackalopes. But I did buy a t-shirt though. Anyhow, that wraps up the posts on Austin. I may squeeze in a post or two before heading off to Palm Springs next week.
It’s September! Finally! We’re entering into my favorite time of year…autumn. A time for cocoa, pumpkin flavored things, and crisp leaves…oh, and all that farm girl goodness…like my new Freddies of Pinewoods…
They feel sturdy, like good jeans should. They have a perfect indigo color, like perfect dungarees should. And they are just the right length for a good turn-up. I love dresses and crinolines and stockings as much as the next gal, but the cowgirl in me has really been coming out lately, and I can’t get enough of these. I see another pair in my future.
The blouse is one I’ve been dying to wear lately after picking it up at the Alley a few weeks back, but I knew it had to wait until September. Aren’t the little scarecrows darling?
“Made In…” Disclosure
Freddies of Pinewood jeans are made in Turkey.
One thing I truly love about the vintage community is that we look out for each other in the sense that many of us have a niche style and when we see something or have something another gal might be interested in, we offer it up, link to it, or, thanks to the 21st century, snap a picture and send it via text message. Another thing about vintage girls is that we don’t really like to let things go. Even if an item might not fit anymore. We just kind of hoard dresses and such until, one day, you meet someone who you know will love the dress just as much as you did, and you know they’ll fit into it. And recently, this fabulous dress was bestowed upon me due to my love of novelty prints…
Can’t quite tell what’s all over the dress? Take a closer look…
Yes, those a tiny little postmen and itty bitty letters!
I was simply giddy over it. It was just so silly!
And did I mention my grandfather was a mail carrier? My mum’s dad spent the majority of his years after the war delivering mail in Nampa, Idaho. So, I think the dress will hold a pretty special place in my heart. And closet for that matter.
There are a handful of shops in town that I tend to avoid. Either because the customer service is poor, if not downright terrible, or the shop is simply too…difficult (read as: chaotic and has way too much 80s for me to handle). But every now and again I will allow myself to enter into such shops, especially if I’m on the look out for something really specific or I’m with a friend who actually enjoys the shop in question. And recently, the latter happened and what did I find? This…
I love me some circle skirts, especially novelty print. This skirt appears homemade, is quilted and has a fabulous print of stagecoaches all over. Recently The Vintage Traveler blogged about circle skirts, sharing how annoyed she was with the poodle skirt cliche (something I am quite annoyed with as well) and included a wide range of other circle skirts that existed in the 50s – several of which I must either track down or create myself. So, I’d like to throw my circle skirt to the ring as another prime example that not all circle skirts from the 50s had poodles on them!
Headband: Errr…don’t remember.
Blouse: Bohemian Vintage, Portland
Skirt: House of Vintage, Portland
Shoes: The Clothes Horse, Eugene
Knott’s Berry Farm Charm Bracelet: Gift
Earrings: Antique Alley, Portland