Thursday, March 21, 2013

SXSW: Good Music & A Handsome Hunk

While Stripes was continuing her spring break in school, I spent the rest of the week at various SXSW events. I missed out on the first two days due to illness, but by Wednesday I was back on my feet. I wasn't going to miss singing along to Thrift Shop with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Unfortantely the sound system continued to go out while Macklemore preformed which caused major frustration from the audience. It was still a fun and free concert. After his performance my friends & I headed to the food trucks, where we ran into Macklemore. He was just as cool as you think he is. 

-singing along to Thrift Shop-

-Ra Ra Riot-

-Vampire Weekend-

Apart from the music scene I had to stop by the films. Zac Efron's At Any Price was premiering at I had to stop to get a glimpse of his gorgeous face. He was only a few feet away, but I was up in the clouds. He was flawless and such a doll! I still can't believe I saw him. 

top: Urban Outfitters / skirt: Dillard's / tights: Target / boots: H&M

I had a lovely SXSW week. Can't wait for next year!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SXSW: Ian Somerhalder & Hanazuki

We began our SXSW adventures at Good By Global at Austin City Hall listening to some inspiring speakers. Good By Global focused on promoting social good through sources such as social media. We spoke with Morra Aarons-Mel of Woman Online about the influence of social media in our society and how we can bring forth good causes through it. We met many fabulous people who were encouraging in the blogger world and who wanted to help others. 

We dressed comfortably and cute for our first day of SXSW. We walked all over town and the weather was absolutely perfect. Thanks Collective Bias for the free food. We had a wonderful day taking in all the festivities and receiving free swag.

dress: DKNY / jacket: Target / bag: Kate Spade / flats: Target

top: The Loft / pants: Forever 21 / purse: Urban Outfitters

Ian Somerhalder mentioned his foundation, Ian Somerhalder Foundation, that focuses on helping impacting the planet through projects and people. His celebrity status helps draw the media in as he positively impacts the world. To find out more information or get involved, click here.

Ian, being a gentleman, gives up his microphone to Sophia Bush because her's stopped working. Sophia Bush of One Tree Hill works closely together with Pencils of Promis. She helps provide education around the world. Find out more about it, here.

We ended our night attending HanaZuki Full of Treasure Party. There we snacked on sweet treats, made cute cloud pillows, and crafted phone cases.

Stripes' new phone case.

Dots' new phone case.

Dots & Stripes

Monday, March 4, 2013

Ladies who lunch

blue jean jacket: Target via thrift / sweater: Forever 21 / dress: Old Navy (old) /purse: Kate Spade (!)

  tee: Hot Topic / collared blouse: Cotton On / skirt: TJMaxx

We're lunchin' ladies! We really feel like we are channeling our two favorite ladies, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, respectively! And love the layers we pulled out for the GORGEOUS weather our area had. Honestly, it was perfect. We chose the best day for a walk around shopping and the yummiest Mexican for lunch!

Take the time to enjoy the little things. Breathe.. It's almost Spring Break!!!!!!

-Dots & Stripes