After Dan and I arrived in Austin post-plane nap, we immediately hit up a few thrift shops. You see…I intentionally packed quite light.
The only change of clothes I had was a little black dress. So, unless I wanted to look like a bedraggled Audrey Hepburn all weekend, I needed to get some not-so-new duds!
I found a couple of terrific frocks at Treasure City Thrift!
Then, Dan and I stumbled upon the BIGGEST thrift store I’ve ever seen!
Apparently, everything really IS bigger in Texas, as this place is flippin’ HUGE!!!!
I highly recommend giving Texas Thrift Store and its sister stores a visit.
While I was looking through the endless racks, Dan ran up to me with this!
We made a friendly wager. If this pic could get 10 likes on facebook, I would invest the $3 for this fine creature.
He won. :/
We got back to our Airbnb home, where I washed and dried the day’s finds!
I thought that zebra number on the left would be just the thing for a dinner with friends in the 100+degree heat!
I couldn’t resist taking a second “before” pic with our hosts’ chickens in the background. 🙂
I retreated from heat to the comfort of our air-conditioned room and got to work on my new thrifted dress!
First, I pinned that collar down on the inside. I didn’t want to completely get rid of it, as I think I might occasionally like it (just not tonight). 🙂
Then, I made a few chops!
I added a hem to the bottom of my new dress.
I stitched my new hem down…
…then pinned those cut-off sleeves and sewed ’em up!
Now…I always tell you guys to press your hems, but there I was…stuck without an iron! :/
…Or was I?
I pressed my hems with the curling iron, and it worked just fine!
I turned that bottom scrap into a sash, and was ready for fun evening in this terrific city!
Of course, Dan talked me into bringing my new accessory with me. 😉
If you’re ever in Austin, I can’t recommend Takoba enough! They have delicious cocktails and fabulous food!
Stay tuned for MORE Austin adventures! 🙂