The Texas Style Council Conference, for me, kicked off a couple months ago when Grechen and I really started planning it. But for everyone else, it started a week ago, last Friday, March 11th.
One of our incredibly generous underwriters was Swap.com and The Swapaholics. I had been a longtime fan of Swapaholic Amy from Punky Style and The Haberdash, so I was super duper excited that she was one of the first people that I met on Friday.
And do you see who that is on the left? Oh, yes, people, that's Jen from Jen Loves Kev. I was a little star struck, but very happy to meet someone that I truly consider an inspiration and now get to call my friend. I insist that she comes back next year with Kev and Rowan. Kev can hang out with Chris, and Rowan and Jude can fall in love.
The swap was amazing! I have been to a few clothing swaps here in Austin, but this one was top notch. Amy and Melissa have the set-up down to a science. Women dropped their clothes off at the empty store front that was given to us to use for the weekend by the 2nd Street District, and at 7:00 for the next hour and a half, we organized and tagged, while the swappers lined the block outside. By 8:00 there were close to 100 people in line already!
At 8:30, the doors promptly opened, and the swappers blew through the store, gathering new treasures.
Since this was the first event of the Texas Style Council Conference, I wanted to match the poster as best as I could. Our theme for the weekend was "Cowboys and Ballerinas":
dress: Lulu*s | jacket: Langford Market | boots: Steve Madden | watch: TIKKR | tote: Wikifashion