I am about the last person to do any sort of DIY. I never have been very creative that way, or really inclined to do it. But in getting ready for hunt.gather.style’s fall pop-up shop, I thought I’d play around with some vintage pieces and add bits of leather here and there. It was much more difficult than I thought when I envisioned what I was going to do (which is why I don’t DIY!!) but I’m pleased with how the pieces turned out. I did everything by hand and used recycled leather, so they’re also eco-friendly
Check them out in person at Touch of Sass on Saturday, November 3rd from 12-3 if you’re interested!!
You KNOW I love to shop, but I love getting a deal more, so one of the things I really like about living in Austin is that both Nordstrom Rack and Last Call are only about 10 minutes away (If the James Perse outlet and Off Fifth were also closer, I’d be in heaven). One of the things I don’t love about Austin is that Fall comes so late. The weather is kind of a tease lately with the cool temperatures in the morning warming up to low 90′s during the day, but Fall WILL come, and when it does, I will be ready.
Since Fall is my favorite season, I have TONS of lightweight sweaters and cardigans that carry over from year-to-year, but I do like to add one or two new pieces each year; this year, I’m craving “ethnic” prints and sweaters with interesting details. Luckily, Last Call has plenty of those, and at great prices – especially with their Friends & Family code (FRIEND – expires today) for 30% off:
Dolce cabo SW waterfall cardigan | $76 after the code
MICHAEL Michael Kors sweater | about $60 after the code
Line Intarsia wrap sweater | $209 after the code
If you sign up for their emails, you’ll not only get access to these events to shop in-store, but right now they’re doing a $1,000 gift card giveaway for newsletter sign-ups!
My partners and I at hunt.gather.style are popping up again next Saturday, September 29th for Summer’s last hurrah at Etcetera, Etc! We’ve discounted all of our Summer items; almost everything is under $25. Fall is in the air, but I always wear my Summer stuff here in Austin, especially great layering pieces like sundresses & silk tops.
And if you REALLY want to shop for Fall also, Etcetera, Etc. has some great cooler weather pieces that will go wonderfully with your vintage finds
Fabulous local Austin jewelry designer Jeannie Vianney is having a “Pin it to win it” contest featuring her super-popular lace pieces until September 30th – click here for more details. I’ve seen some of these pieces in person and they are substantial; I love the contrast between the delicate lace-look and the solid metal (the Chelsea cuff is INSANE).
I know, I always speak of MOSS…but since I was there this week and saw some of the pieces Sari pulled for the photo-shoot, and I was very excited about the AllSaints jacket (WHY do we not have an AllSaints in Austin? oh, I know, because it’s not hipster, or hippie enough – too “dark” maybe…we’re getting ready to NOT even have a Saks in Austin anymore. I mean…), I wanted to do another post. Okay? good. Check out some of the new stuff they’re getting in for Fall:
1 | All Saints jacket (so good. It’s a size large, so it was a bit too large for me, or else it would be in my closet right now), Vivienne Westwood skirt, Bottega Veneta boots
2 | Vince Shearling Jacket (this was so awesome, but a little warm for Austin, don’t you think?), Michael Kors Dress, Givenchy Embossed Handbag, Ralph Lauren Boot
3 | Laura Smalls Poly Coated Dress, Gucci Studded, Loeffler Randall Platforms (they’re my size!! on no…)
Visit MOSS’s blog for more details, or stop in to buy anything you see here. Just not the LR platforms.