Monday, November 30, 2009

Peyton's Place Fashion Show and Happy Hour

2nd St. District boutique, Peyton's Place, will be featuring their new winter collection at their Fashion Show at Blu Cafe this Thursday at 7 pm.

It's free and there will be music and drinks! Peyton's Place will also be giving away gift bags and gift certificates.

December is a big month for fashion events, so stay tuned for more event info soon.

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Soigne Boutique hosts Sugarluxe Art Opening

Local Austin boutique, Soigne, is the host of the fabulous art opening event of "A La Mode", the new Sugarluxe art series by best-selling artist, Chandra Michaels, this Thursday Dec.3rd from 6-9pm.

Sugarluxe was nominated as Best Designer at Austin's 1st Annual Fashion Awards this year and has been featured in Life Magazine, InStyle, on MTV, Playboy, and more.

This Sugarluxe signing and exhibit will include Sugarluxe Models styled by Soigne and Rae Cosmetics. Food and drinks will be provided by the new Austin hot spot, Apothecary Cafe. Music will be by legendary soul singer Malford Milligan, named Best Vocalist of the Decade by the Austin Chronicle.

To RSVP to this event click here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Local Austin Black Friday Deals

If you are all about the crazy deals of Black Friday, my suggestion is that you shouldn't forget about some of the local stores. Although the big chains that can usually be found in a mall are the stores that probably have the biggest sales, there are a couple local favorites that have some deals to consider. And the major benefit of shopping local on this crazy day is that you probably won't have to punch your way through the crowds, AND you might find some gifts to give that not everyone and their mom will open on Christmas day. Don't be scared by Black Friday.

At Soigne Boutique you can draw a discount out of Santa's hat and receive either 15%, 20%, or 25% off your purchase! This starts Friday, but is also happening Saturday as well.

Adelante has just marked down a bunch of their merchandise. The markdowns range from 30 - 70% off.

And if you want some By George savings, check them out next week. That is when their big holiday sale will start.

If y'all know of any other local Black Friday deals going on, post a comment!

Good luck with your holiday shopping! And have a great turkey day!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Fun Fashion Find

It's time for another fun fashion find. But I really think this one should be titled "Ridiculous Fashion Find."

What's more ridiculous than a dog wearing clothes? A dog wearing a snuggie! Yes, this is a snuggie...for dogs...

And just for the record, I don't consider snuggies to be clothes. Please don't wear these in public, or ever.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

By George Texas Tailgate

If you're not really "one of the boys" then why not embrace it? Before the UT game this Saturday, instead of drinking beer in a parking lot, you can sip a cocktail at By George. By George is having a "stylegate" before the football game this Saturday November 21 from 11am - 4pm. It's the perfect time to get some stylish UT game day wear.

And since the game doesn't start til 7pm then you still have some time to hit up a traditional tailgate with the boys. At least this way you will look cute doing so.

*forgot to mention earlier, this is at their north lamar store*

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sola Fashion Show Sneak Peek!

Here is a small behind the scenes look at the upcoming Sola Fashion Gate show. Several new holiday dresses will be making their debut on the runway this Thursday night, and here is a special preview of 2 of those dresses.

The first one is a personal favorite of mine as it is very elegant but at the same time fashion forward and fun. And check out the very "Where the Wild Things Are" inspired white furry animal ears hat!

I guess cosplay is making it's way into mainstream fashion?... I can't really complain.

If you want to see what outfits the SoLa gals have put together with these pieces, as well as many many more fabulous fashions, make sure you come out to the South Lamar store this Thursday at 8pm.

RSVP here to get in for free, or it is $5 at the door!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fun Fashion Find

Fun Fashion Find of the month is....

Yes, this is a storm trooper hoodie.

By Marc Ecko for $98

Found at Macy's men's department.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Go Local Austin

If you aren't already a Go Local cardholder, you need to know about this awesome little piece of plastic. For just $10 you can purchase the card that will get you discounts on some of your favorite local Austin purchases. I made a list of some of the most notably fashionable participants in Go Local:

Cream Vintage
Lovely Austin Boutique
Beyond Tradition
All About Diamonds
Optique Eyewear

To find out more info. and for a full list of participating local Austin businesses which include restaurants, entertainment venues and more, you can go here.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

SoLa Fashion Gate '09

New SoLa fashions are being presented to you in a fabulous runway show next Thursday! Because I have had a behind the scenes look at what will be shown, I can assure you that there is some super cool stuff! Along with a great fashion show to watch, there will be other entertainment as well as free food (I tried it and it was delicious) and drinks!

SoLa Fashion Gate is taking place next Thursday November 19 with doors opening at 8pm at the South Lamar location. The store will have extended hours after the show so that you can purchase anything you see in the show. Yours truly will be there along with the other stylish SoLa chicas helping out, so make sure you come say hi!

Click here to RSVP

And stay tuned as I will be posting a sneak peek of what you will get to see at the show! And make sure to follow keep austin stylish on twitter @austinstylish for even more updates.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Holiday Charity Fashion Show at Soigne

Tomorrow November 12th from 6 -8pm, Soigne Boutique is having a pre-Holiday Fashion Show to benefit The Miracle League of Town and Country. The Miracle Leaugue is a non-profit organization that allows disabled children to play baseball. Soigne will be handing out swag bags to the first 50 people with discounts and goodies from JR Salon, Breath and Body Yoga, Apothecary Cafe, Camp 4 Paws, and more.

20% of all sales that evening will be donated to The Miracle League, as well as donations at the door.

Cocktails and appetizers will be provided by Cover 3 and Sampaios.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Local Costs Less: The Multifunctional Scarf

It's getting cold (sort of), and I have the perfect accessory for the fall/winter season that will keep you feeling warm and looking hot! I introduce to you the "circle" or "infinity" scarf. This little guy suffers from a personality disorder where he doesn't know whether he wants to be a scarf, a wrap, or a hood. I suggest you embrace his quirks and wear him how you please. This type of scarf was featured on the Oprah show on Monday. You can find the one Oprah featured at the Limited for $39.50 or you can get a larger version at American Apparel for $28.
But because I know my Austinites would like to get this look for less, you can keep it local and go to SoLa where they have the "circle scarf" for only $18! It comes in a variety of colors, so you have some options. And just so you know, these scarves are super soft and made of the same material as their more expensive and less local counterparts.

(In case you want to rush out to SoLa to get one of these babies, make sure you go to the SoLa that is in the Triangle at W.47th st. because the SoLa on South Lamar is closed til Sunday for remodeling.)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fashion FAIL of the Month

It's only 3 days into the month of November and I am sad to say that I already have the Fashion Faux Pas of the month: denim on denim. Come on Austin! I know we live in Texas so we have the whole cowboy and jeans look going for us sometimes, but seriously, this is just too much. Pick one or the other: denim on top OR denim on bottom. Preferably denim on bottom! Who wears a denim shirt? This guy does apparently, and it's just not doing it for me...or any other woman on the planet. Friends don't let friends dress like this. If you know someone who tries to commit this crime, don't let it happen. We have to get together and save one another in the fight to keep austin stylish.

Thanks Nick for sending in this photo. If you find a fashion faux pas in Austin and you would like to send it to me, email me at with "fashion faux pas" in the subject line.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Shop 787 Holiday Shopping Event

November is here which means we are all starting to think about the holidays. If you want to get an early start on your holiday shopping then come check out Shop 787 for a one stop holiday shopping event. Shop 787 will feature over 50 local Austin stores and designers with accessories, fashion, home decor, live music, food, drinks and more! For a full list of all the fabulous Austin vendors that will be there click here.

This event will take place at the Mosaic at Mueller this Sunday, November 8th from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.

Click here for $5 advanced tickets. Tickets at the door are $10.