Every Day Should Be a Fashion Friday.

After our classes ended today, my best friend Megan and I--both fashion students at the Art Institute of Austin--did some damage to our wallets.

We first went shopping at Wet Seal, where I have an Employee Appreciation 50% Off Weekend.

After I bought a denim romper and a green cardigan, I decided we had to hit up Terra Burger off The Drag for some lunch. However, when Megan and I approached The Triangle at Guadalupe and Lamar, I told her we had to make a pitstop at SoLa: "I read something about a sale somewhere..." (Thanks, Amanda!). Everything there is still 50% off, including already marked-down items.

After buying a set of gold octupi earrings and a gorgeous dress that looks fabulous on now and will look even more fab as I continue my journey of weight-loss (I want to lose 19 pounds by my 21st birthday, April 21st), Megan bought a wine-colored romper.

I like to think they're swimming on my coffee table.

This dress has a great gold-colored exposed zipper on the side.

Megan in SoLa!

We merrily made our way down Guadalupe to Terra Burger, a place Megan has never been before. I was so excited to have her try the food there because everything from the soda to the locally-made burger buns is organic. The burgers are half-price on Fridays, so this added to my excitement. Megan absolutely loved the joint! She ordered a hamburger and soda, while I got my usual veggie burger and fries (for the record, I am a vegetarian). When visiting Terra, I alternate between getting fries and getting a chocolate baby-sized shake.

Megan is no longer a virgin to Terra Burger!

Afterward, we made my usual round of the Guadalupe-located stores: Urban Outfitters, c. jane, Wish, Cream Vintage...As always, I fell in love with everything at Cream Vintage, especially a dress their seamstresses and tailors had reworked into their own vision. After trying it on, Megan made the suggestion of getting it taken in in a few places. Lindsey, the seamstress who helped me, was very nice and even let Megan take a photo of her working. I've always loved Cream Vintage since moving back into the Austin area in 2008, and I'm so glad they have in-house seamstresses. Their services are only $7, which isn't too shabby. The cost of the overall purchase was less-than-expected, as everything in the store, excluding sunglasses, was 20% off.

Lindsey and me at the Cream Vintage West Campus store.

I forgot to get a photo of the Betsey Johnson swimsuit cover-up Megan bought for $20 at Buffalo Exchange, but it summed up the crazy, wonderful day. I've decided every day should be a "Fashion Friday"; I just need more of a cash flow first.

End result of the Cream Vintage dress!

The weather was so nice, Megan changed into a blouse she bought at Urban Outfitters.

Special thanks to SoLa for the logo.


  1. awww it looks like you guys had so much fun! i haven't gone shopping like that in so long.
    and those octopus earrings are amazing :)

  2. Looks like so much fun! I hope that you meet your goal! :)

  3. looks like you had a great time! yay for shopping!


  4. Hey sweetheart! So, I found the editorial at livejournal.com, but I only know who is the model, I really Have no Idea who's the photographer! I'm looking for...


  5. Oh sorry, and I'm also looking for the name of the editorial! ;D

  6. I love those days with shopping and fun!

  7. Fun post, darling!
    That first dress is amazing!


  8. Those octopus earrings are amazing -- so whimsical and I'm sure will bring a smile to your face every time you wear them.
    I don't know how I'm not following you already, but I'm adding you to my google reader...now!
    Have a great day!
    - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

  9. There is no question in my mind that you will meet your goal; but even if you don't, you still look absolutely divine! So glad you had a fabulous day full of shopping! :)

  10. sounds like a fun day and i totally agree every day should be fashion friday! the first dress is super cute!

  11. Looks like you tracked down some great finds! Love your lil "swimming" octopus earrings. Last month, I bought a similar octopus charm to make a bracelet. Still haven't yet. Gotta maintain my stellar procrastinating abilities. lol.

    Glad you had such a fun day! :)

  12. Glad you had such an awseome day <3

  13. What a fun and successful shopping trip! The octopus earrings are my favourite!

  14. love your new buys - especially the first dress! amazinggg x

    ♥ Hannah



  15. Adorable photos. It looks like you and your friend had such a blast! I wish I could have gone shopping with you girls. Lol.

    And I really love those octopus earrings. So cute! :)

    I just want to thank you for really being there for me during this rough period in my life. All your comments mean so much to me and honestly, it is wonderful people like you who are helping me stay afloat. I have been so depressed lately!

    I hope you are having a fantastic week!

  16. LOVE the Cream dress, great find. I rarely ever find vintage clothes that fit me though because they always run so small.

    And congrats to your friend on losing her Terraburger virginity. I would eat there every day if I could

    -Kelly, www.wehatenikeshorts.blogspot.com

  17. Fashion Friday? Can this become a real thing??

  18. those are awesome octopus earrings !

    t h a n k s . for your c o m m e n t s
    hugs & kisses from


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