After a long Winter, the hubby and I set out seeking adventure. It sure is hard to return to reality after having a blast at the South By South West Music Festival in Austin, Texas! I love music festivals, but I had never been to anything like SXSW! Music filled the entire city as every bar, bench, sidewalk, & street filled with artists from all over the world! Music was EVERYWHERE! The local Austin acts like Alejandro Escovedo, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, and Toni Price were my favorites. As you journey through Austin, it is impossible not to notice, and be consumed by, the eccentric “bohemian-hipster-meets-the-Southwest” fashion of the city.
Individuality and comfort rule the scene at SXSW, so I was thrilled that I had brought my SXSW Short Skirt from SoulFlower along! SXSW was party after party and endless free music and margaritas! South Congress and 6th Street were buzzing with average joe’s seeking thrills, laid back Austin musicians promoting their music, and celebrities seeking refuge from their fame by rocking attire as unique as the city of Austin itself! I found it ironic that the more unique one dressed, the more they blended in!
We were lucky to have family in Austin to guide us to the secret venues and give us insider information as to the best food and music in the city. Most of the venues we frequented were outdoors, and my SXSW Short Skirt was the perfect item for me to grab and go! Afterall, I didn’t want to waste a moment thinking about my attire when there was so much music to be seen and heard!
The SXSW skirt was comfy and kept me cool in the 80 degree Texas sun. On the cooler days, I rocked the skirt with some black leggings and my sweet new boots that my husband bought me in Austin for my birthday. The SXSW Short Skirt was the centerpiece of my ensemble every day. From Zilker Park, to Barton Springs, to Antone’s and the famous Continental Club, the tiers of brilliant colors in the skirt made me feel as vibrant as the city!
Have I also mentioned that my Not All Who Wander Organic Hoody came in quite handy during the festival as well!? The unpredictable weather of Spring in Austin can make it difficult for festival nomads to dress accordingly. As we were staying with family just outside of the festival zone, we hauled our gear in a backpack everyday & left the house in the early AM, not returning until late at night. It was great to have my hoody just in case the cool temperatures crept in during the evening. My hoody was soft, warm, and crucial during the fireworks show that followed the free Strokes concert in the chilly breezes wafting off of Town Lake at Auditorium Shores!
This was one of our greatest adventures yet, and I can’t wait for Philadelphia to warm up a bit so that I can wear my SXSW Short Skirt again and relive all of our great SXSW Music Festival memories!