3/28/10

GFS Meets Austin, Texas!

This weekend I had to take a day trip to Austin, Texas. I had to take a stupid test to prove how smart I am. Apparently even after one gets a Master's Degree, you are still considered stupid until you take another stupid test. (Can you detect the venom?)
Anyway, thanks to my great blog/twitter friend Kellyssima who also happens to make jewelry in Austin...I got the heads up on a few great vintage stores to check out!
I checked out Blue Velvet Vintage Store and I am so glad that I did! They had fab clothes and truly vintage, not just old people stuff! Some of the stuff was costumey but I was overall beyond satisfied...as in EVERY SINGLE TIME I GO BACK TO AUSTIN, I MUST GO THERE!
The rainbow bright colored hooker boots were a bit much but I'm pretty sure some hooker in Austin is on her way right now to grab them:) No judgement though.
Here is the sweet chick that checked me out. She was very patient as I tried to get discounts off discounts! She told me she was from Houston but moved to Austin when she and her hubby both got accepted the University of Texas. The other smiley lady...just a customer who wanted to take a picture I guess??
Believe it or not, I didn't go crazy. I got three items I loved...A fitted vintage Neiman Marcus blazer, a 70's plaid shirt perfect for Spring....AND............A 70'S CAFTAN THAT EVEN DIANA ROSS WOULD SLAP ME FOR!  Let just put it this way...Nicole Richie is mad that I have the dress and not her! I can't wait to show you! It makes me giggle just thinking about it!!

Oh yeah...I fell on my butt on the way to take that stupid test too...Yes, I fell again!
I'll tell you about that later this week.

Not for nothing...I hiked a little mini mountain in Austin and found this couple sitting on the edge of the cliff singing from what I assume was a hymn book? It was very odd but they were singing their little hearts out. They would sing in unison and then smile and gaze at each other. I was like WTH?? I kept waiting for them to jump together or something! I kept looking around to see if anyone else was phased by this scene but not so much. I had to sneak a picture. They were either singing to God or the Devil, I'm not sure but they were in tune nonetheless!

9 comments:

Emily Kennedy said...

Aside from the stupid test-taking purpose, what a fun trip! Thanks for the review of what looks like a really cool shop!

Karla said...

Next time you go, be sure to stop by the Goodwill on S. Lamar. I always got the best shoes and hats in there.

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I think the little singing couple is sweet. At least as they were not singing their final songs before jumping. I LOVE the store. It sounds fab. Those petticoats were the bestest!

Cheap Shoes said...

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Lesley said...

Oh those skirts are to die for.....LOVE it...too bad I live way too far away from Austin....

Happy SITS day!

Mary P (Barnmaven) said...

Good morning! Yours was the post above mine on SITS today, just popping in to say hello! I have to laugh, I'm not exactly "mom jeans & crocs" but I have a little mini farm, so most weekends I'm pretty close. Cargo shorts and birkenstocks, maybe? I like your sense of humor!

budget chic said...

Looks like a really interesting store. I have a niece who lives in Austin and my older sister lives in Houston. I've only been to visit her twice in over twenty years (we're not close). Last time I went Texas it was hot as Hades and they had the too many bugs and reptiles!

mmk said...

you are hilarious. and you have a lot of guts to put your real life experiences out there(and photos to boot)!

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