Friday, March 16, 2012

New Website!

I have switched to Wordpress!  Please go check out the new and updated site at

And make sure you update your RSS feed or Google Reader to the new site!


Joanna Wilkinson
keep austin stylish

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Upcoming Event: High Tea with Spartan

If you want to get a little away from the SXSW madness, this event next Thursday sponsored by Dripping Springs Vodka at Spartan/Bows + Arrows is a lovely option.

Urban Outfitters Live in Austin

I accidentally stumbled upon this event a couple of years ago when I was out shopping during SXSW.  You can check out what bands are playing at Urban Outfitters this year and the schedule here.

Joanna Wilkinson
keep austin stylish

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Belle Sleeves

Blakesley King
Spotted: Beauty Bar
Favorite Austin spot: Haddington's
Occupaton: Soda jerk at Big Time Candy Shop

Joanna Wilkinson
keep austin stylish

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Upcoming Event: Buy Defintion and Dog & Pony Fever For Spring Sale

Need to do some last minute shopping for SXSW?  Dog & Pony is having a sale this weekend just for you.

More Stylish Free Events During SXSW

Poshmark Presents TxSC Posh Party
Sat. March 10th 7-10pm

  • The physical Posh party is closed and open only to Texas Style Council attendees, but you can shop the closets of the Posh Party attendees (including myself and many other stylish bloggers) via the Posh app for your iPhone- pretty cool!

Warby Parker Citizen's Circus
Mon. March 12th - Wed. March 14th
French Legation Museum (8th St. and Embassy Dr.)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Fashion Freakout 5

There are plenty of fashion shows in Austin (and dare I say a majority?) that are thrown together last minute, lacking good styling, or just simply sad.  But Fashion Freakout is not your typical Austin fashion show.  Fashion Freakout does what other fashion shows don't by capturing the youthful, fun, and stylish fashion scene happening in Austin with its playful models, creative styling of vintage clothing, and time and dedication put in by everyone behind the scenes.  Last night Fashion Freakout 5 lived up to the Fashion Freakout legacy by going above and beyond other shows I have seen in Austin.  Once again the Freakout proves that our town is full of creative people with an eye for fashion who can put on an entertaining show that draws a large lively crowd.

This year Charm School Vintage, the newest store of the bunch, had a very memorable collection with its 1930s inspired show which gave nods to burlesque and old Hollywood glam.  Every Charm School Vintage outfit had a cinematic quality and brought its own character to the show which helped to tell the Charm School story.  The veterans of the group, Prototype Vintage Design, gave us a more modern take on vintage with a collection fit for a young urban partygoer.  The mixture of floral prints and pretty party dresses with spiked punk accessories and pops of neon color combined to make a stylish contradiction.  Buffalo Exchange's first half of the show simply used color (red and black) as a way to tie the collection together.  The second half of the Buffalo Exchange show was more visually interesting than the first.  Buffalo Exchange's second half of the show told a unique story that felt like a modern take on a Greek tragedy by combining white flowy goddess-like dresses and feathers with punk spikes (I spy some Dog and Pony assistance) and goth inspired makeup by Avant Salon and Spa who handled the hair and makeup for the whole show.

Friday, March 2, 2012

SXSW Stylish FREE Events!

Overwhelmed by SXSW events?  Me too!  If you're unsure what to go to and you're looking for some style and fashion focused events, here are my recommendations for you!  These are all free events that don't require a badge, and some don't even require an RSVP.  But make sure you RSVP to the ones that do have an RSVP.  

See ya at SXSW!  And check back as I'll continue updating this list and adding more details...

Texas Style Council Conference

Tickets for the Texas Style Council Conference are already sold out, but that doesn't mean you can't still partake in some of the stylish fun and network with Style Council attendees:

Plain Ivey Jane 2nd Birthday Bash
Saturday March 10th, 2-7pm
Plain Ivey Jane (408 W.2nd)
  • on site custom screen printing by Racecar
  • custom handmade wallets by local designer AnneMarie
  • artwork by Mary Central Studio
  • drinks by Deep Eddy Vodka
  • DJ Mr.Burnz

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spikey in Pink

Everyone knows I like a good juxtaposition, so, hard spikes on a pretty pink jacket?  I'm in love!  I ran straight towards these spiked up jean jackets at the Dog and Pony pop up shop at Beauty Bar last night and had to try on this pink one.  I just can't seem to get enough of Star's DIY denim adventures.  Owner Star Lee and her gang have been hard at work preparing tons of jean jackets and shorts for SXSW.  You can go check out more of the fabulous spiked up denim at Dog and Pony

P.S. I got my hair re-dyed right before this party, so it's lookin a little on fire in this photo!  What do y'all think?

Joanna Wilkinson
keep austin stylish

Fun Fashion Find: Snakeskin Wedge

Just when I thought I would never get into the snakeskin trend, these Jeffrey Campbells have me second guessing the look.  I especially love the hint of blue in these funky wedges.

Kelsey by Jeffrey Campbell, $162
Found at: Stella Says Go

Joanna Wilkinson
keep austin stylish