Austin Fashion Week 2017
Fun fact: When I was in high school I wanted to be a fashion designer. Didn't a lot of girls want to do that back then though? I guess that fact dawned on me when I started watching The Hills and I saw Lauren go through the whole fashion internship...but whatever, I thought up some great outfit ideas for a 16-18 year old. Maybe if I'd done it I would have a line in Kohl's too! Or at least Wal-Mart...
I would go through piles and piles of magazines that I had been hoarding, cut out pictures that inspired me and then I would literally sketch a bunch of different outfit ideas and store them somewhere in a box. I even looked at some FIDM majors online to try and grasp what aspect of fashion I wanted to be apart of.
AND THEN...it came time to actually go to college and I really had no idea what I wanted to do! There's a more elaborate explanation of my college years, but the point is that I didn't go into fashion and nowadays I enjoy getting dressed up but I rarely have an occasion to do so! And as you may have noticed from my Instagram stories, I actually do spend most days in the same pair of zip off magellan shorts because I LOVE them - they are the epitome of comfort, they allow room for my stomach to expand when I'm eating (maybe also because they're a size too big) and they have so much pocket space!
Anyway, I was SO excited to finally have a reason to dress up this past weekend for Austin Fashion Week! I'd been wanting to go for a few years now and it was everything I imagined it would be - fun fashion, upbeat music, beautiful people, sips and mingling. It was soo out of my normal comfort zone, but it was so much fun! This I've learned - nothing fun or good comes from staying inside your comfort zone. Except for maybe avoiding stress acne...but I'll deal.
Take a look at the amazing designer collections from the Thursday, Friday & Saturday Runway Shows! Among my favorites were: May Designs, Lee Merritt Swimwear, Miles David, Boudoir Queen, NOMZEE DESIGNS (ABSOLUTE FAVORITE), and Big Bertha's Paradise (second favorite).