When my girl Lilly suggested she guest host a "night out at the arts" theme for What to Wear Where, I thought to myself, "What an awesome idea."
I quickly followed that thought with something like, "Um, but what do *I* know about an arts night out? I can count the number of gallery openings and such I've been to on one hand, if that hand had no fingers."
The thing is, I've yet to unearth the fine arts scene here in Austin, where you can trip over a live music set on your way out the door but have to dig deeper to find other entertainment. I believe it's here somewhere, but it isn't the obvious, thriving scene I grew up with in San Diego (which, yes, mostly has beautiful weather and people but also some decent theater and museums.)
Plus, there's that whole having a kid + finding a sitter + convincing the Anonymous Husband to see a play thing. No small task, that one (three!).
So on the rare occasion when I do get out to see something like a play, something I absolutely love to do, I have fun playing dress up. Austin isn't a decked out sort of city, however, so that dressing up tends towards something with a retro, vintage-y vibe, like this or this:
If you are wondering if I cooked up that entire outfit set to feature a clutch fashioned after one of my favorite books, the answer is - yes. Duh. #nerd
Also, I have my eye on that Target leopard coat but am weighing my desire to wear it vs. the likelihood I'd have to throw a "SETTLE DOWN, PETA - IT'S FAUX FUR" sign over it here in the People's Republic.
Whaddaya think? Any volunteers to show me where the Austin arts scene is and/or to babysit Master P while I check it out?
Now it's your turn - please grab the button below, throw it in your post, and link up over at Lilly's.
If this week isn't your thing, join us next week as Amy hosts the Halloween edition on Tuesday, October 30th!