My plans for riding my bike all around like last year went down the drain upon seeing the weather forecast for this weekend. Cold and wet.
After work today, I went to Target on a mission - I needed rain boots. Twenty-five years old and I have never owned rain boots. My first two months in Wales were the wettest of the last 10 years, but I never had rain boots. Texas Style Council weekend and South by Southwest week - I NEED rain boots!
Unfortunately it appeared many other people had the same idea, because their supplies were depleted. I had a choice between bright red or zebra print - both $32.99. I had a $25 gift card from my birthday and didn't really want to spend more than that. But this was a necessity. I went wandering around looking looking for a poncho as well, which I didn't find, but I did come across "garden boots" in their outdoor section that were almost the same as the rain boots but only $17.99! Score!
Not the coolest shoes ever, but I needed them for practical reasons rather than fun.
I went home, got changed, put on the wellies, a coat, and threw my handbag in a big plastic trash bag before braving the torrential downpour flooding the downtown area.
I actually did pretty good with staying dry for the walk to the Texas Style Council headquarters.I missed the happy hour kick-off due to work, but arrived at a good time for the clothing swap sponsored by Swap and Lulu*s. Everyone was to bring 2 items to hang up and then you could take two items.
As I was putting my items on hangers I was near one of the clothes racks and there was a girl near me who I was like "oh, I'm sorry, am I in your way trying to get to the rack?" and she said, "no, I want that yellow dress you have and I'm waiting for you to put it on the rack" hahaha. I was like "why wait for it to go on the rack? Here!"
|goodbye, yellow dress!|
I didn't end up with anything from any of the other attendees, but I did get an awesome shirt courtesy of Lulu*s, who had set up a rack of awesome items. I originally tried on a super cute romper, but it didn't fit me and I don't see it on their website :(
Nonetheless, they had all sorts of great colorblocking pieces in bright colors. Perfect for getting into the Spring mood, even if it is raining all weekend.
I saw several of the blogging all stars and one girl who was wearing a dress that I own that I had considered wearing tonight. Oops! Glad I went with something else!
Sorry there are no pics from the event right now, but I didn't want to bring my camera out in the rain. I've got a busy weekend ahead and hopefully more things to share!