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My Experience at Le Garage Sale

When one of my friends asked me last week if I was going to Le Garage Sale, I kind of started at her with confusion for a second wondering why I was just finding out LOL! Best believe I immediate went and signed up on their email list! If you’re not sure what the heck Le Garage Sale is let me fill you in on one of my favorite events in Austin.This isn’t your typical ‘ones man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ garage sale, dozens of local shops and boutiques set up shop and mark down prices insanely cheap making it impossible to say “no” to.

This is my third time attending and after having done a few, I felt the need to really share the inside scoop. I’ll never forget the first time I went, me and one of my good friends got there early and waited in line anticipating what it was going to be like and the very first booth was By George. Women were in there grabbing Givenchy boots for a quarter of the price. Say whaaaat! Every year I go, I try to find one special piece that I know I’ll have in my wardrobe for-ev-er! The first time I bough a $475 angora sweater for $75, and the second time I bought an edgy black romper from on of my favorite boutiques, Southern Hippie for $60! This time however, one of my besties and I hit the jackpot and just so happen to be at the right place at the right time. UAL was having “fill-a-bag” for $10! Anything you could fit in this bag was yours, and let me just tell you I came out on top. I think my favorite grab was a pair of white Current/Elliot jeans. They’re a little snug (and I’m so mad at myself for not grabbing the next size up!) but gives me incentive to start working on this booty, ha! I also grabbed tons of basic tops that can be paired with anything and everything and can we every have enough basics?! Didn’t think so!

Here are 3 pointers for your next Le Garage Sale…

1.) Make a list! The biggest thing for me at events like this is to have a list of everything I want or am looking for so I don’t get distracted (which can be easy to do!).
2.) Think ahead. You might find a lot of cute summer items but with fall just around the corner, make sure you can wear it in the next 6 months. No one wants to look back in a year and wonder why the heck they bought that.
3.) Wear comfy clothes. Some booths have pop-up dressing rooms, but for the ones that don’t you’ll have to try it on where you are. Leave the heels at home, you’re on a mission here!

The next Le Garage Sale is in January so be sure to sign up on their email list so you don’t miss out!!!

Loves! XO

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Blush + White

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Top: Express | Denim: Zara | Heels: Zara | Chambray: Banana Republic | Bracelet: c/o Minted | Sunnies: Aldo

Hi Beauties! Hope you all had a great weekend. Yesterday I went to Le Garage Sale and can’t wait to share all the fun stuff I got with you guys. If you aren’t familiar, stay tuned and I’ll fill you in on all the deets later on this week :). Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite looks-dressy but a little casual with ripped knees and an always reliable chambray. Blush and white is one of my favorite combos and I love the feminine colors which is an easy combo to transition into fall. XO!

Eyecatcher

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Blurry, but necessary…
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Dress: Tularosa c/o COVE | Sandals: Target | Bag: Linea Pelle (also similar) | Sunnies: Fossil | Braclet: Bloom + Grace | Nails: Essie-Topless and Barefoot

Tularosa officially has my heart thanks to COVE, a new local boutique here in Austin inspired by travel, culture and the allure of adventure. I’m all about shopping local and when it comes to a new boutique I am so there. When I laid my eyes on this gorgeous dress I just knew I had to try it on. Love the crochet detail and Spanish vibe: obsessed. The neck of this dress is what really sold me because it comes up high illustrating a couture chicness. Hands-down my favorite dress in my wardrobe and might go a little dressier the next time I wear it with a sleek strappy sandal, hey?!

Let’s just say I was pretty impressed with what COVE has to offer and it’s seriously one of my new favorite boutiques!! They might find me there more often than not, ha! If you’re in Austin, be sure to check out their super adorbs pop-up shop right behind where their permanent building will be off SoCo [108 Gibson St.]. Find more of what COVE has to offer here and be sure to check them out on Insta too as they’re running a contest right now to win a summer outfit. Say whattt!
Loves! XO
In collaboration with Cove

 

Vintage Details

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Jacket: Vintage (similar here, here, and here to DIY) | Top: BCBGMaxazria | Shorts: Vintage Levi’s | Shoes: Target | Sunnies: H&M | Earrings: Old (Similar here) | Belt: Target

I have to be real with you guys…I’m probably one the worst vintage shoppers I know. Never have patience for thrift shopping and honestly, would rather go to a store I know I’ll find something I love. With that being said, I have mad respect for those thrifters out there that find some amazing steals and deals. I’m starting to learn you just have to know where to go! When in California, Melrose Trading Post is the place to go; I talked more about it in this post and found these sweet Levi’s I (now) can’t live without. Recently found out about Uptown Cheapskates from one of my good friends and fell in love…secret’s out!!! I’ve been growing my jacket collection and when I saw this gem, I thought to myself, who would get rid of this?! After collecting my thoughts, and 80 other things in my hands, I suddenly realized why thrifters love thrifting. It’s the finds that only you understand and everyone else loves. My patience might start to grow with thrifting, but still something I have to be in the mood for.

Do you have a favorite thrift spot!!?? Shout out below!! Or if there’s one you can live without, I totally want to know :). XO