Austin, Fashion/Design

Lovely Austin: Dressing Like Jackie O For Cheap

I’m not a fashionista, but I’ve always liked dressing nicely.

I don’t really care for the frowny-face, pigeon-toed, slumpy-shoulder hot mess look that is popular in fashion these days. I like streamline, sleek, well-made and classy.

Diane Keaton is my fashion icon and spirit animal.

I grew up in a family-owned clothing store, so wearing well-made clothing has always been a priority. Unfortunately, I’m at a point in my life where affording well-made clothing is not an option. I’m poor. And weak.

This is why I fell in love with boutique store, Lovely Austin.

Lovely Austin is a luxury vintage label consignment shop located on South 1st at Monroe in a darling converted 100 year-old home.

The second I walked into the store and spotted a James Coviello tailored ladies vest (which I later bought), I knew I would be spending hours in there. The vest fit me perfectly and it reminded me how wonderful high-end clothing is- they’re made to look good on you!

What makes this store so addictive is the prices. We’re talking $22 for a beautiful vintage linen Calvin Klein dress, $27 for my James Coviello vest (going for $400 on Ebay) and $98 for a pair of perfect Jimmy Choos.

The ladies of Lovely Austin do an excellent job of curating their collection. There is old and new, casual and formal, mild high-end and full-tilt swank.

They also feature locally-made jewelry, clothing and art… and a painting of David Byrne by a homeless man (which sealed the deal on my love for the store).

I’m anxiously awaiting to visit the store again this week!

If you’re into classy vintage labels, this will become your dream place.

I must point out that Scoutmob has a deal running for Lovely Austin this week. Free 50% off deal up to $20 off.

Yes, I wrote the Scoutmob deal, no, this post isn’t a subtle way to get you to reading my other writing. I seriously just fell in love with the store and want to share it with the world!

Just don’t buy up all the clothing I like there, please!!!


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