Show…and Tell, SXSW Tips & Faves

SX(SW) has descended upon Austin; what other city takes over two weeks off of “life” to celebrate technology, music and movies-none that I can think of!  This annual event happens to occur during an awkward, transitional time in seasons.  So what do you wear to SX?  Here are some tips as you head out the door as well as fave items and looks for this year.

Peel Away the Layers: It can be cool in sessions and the evenings, but nice during an afternoon show outside, layering will allow you to change with the temperature without having to stop the fun to change clothes.

This cute and casual outfit is courtesy of fab'rik Austin, make sure to have a jacket with you for night time!

This cute and casual outfit is courtesy of fab’rik Austin, make sure to have a jacket with you for night time!


These magenta denim pants from fab'rik spice up any outfit!

These magenta denim pants from fab’rik spice up any outfit!

Striped denim from fab’rik.


Mixed Media Moto Jacket from Nordstrom.

Scarves are a great way to add warmth and style when needed; they can be tied to your bag when they are no longer needed.

ASTR Perforated Faux Suede Moto Jacket from Nordstrom.


Afoot: Of course make sure your shoes are comfortable!  If you insist on a heel, make sure you take flats to change into.  If you are going to be in really crowded places, open toe shoes may not be the way to go. Booties and moccasins  are a great options for comfort and all temperatures during SX.

DV by Dolce Vita ‘Jentry’ Boot from Nordstrom.

Hinge ‘Jody’ Bootie from Nordstrom


Light up the night! Minnetonka ‘Kilty’ Suede Moccasin (Nordstrom Exclusive Color).

Halogen® ‘Lindy’ Oxford from Nordstrom.


Hinge ‘Kress’ Two Tone Oxford from Nordstrom.

Cutout Peeptoe Booties from Forever21


Acc-press yourself: After all, SXSW is an event for people to express themselves, so make sure you are doing that with your accessories!

Great carry alls from fab’rik, I love the green!

Neiman Marcus iPad Crossbody Case, Navy/Kelly Green

Kate Spade phone case.


Tom Ford FT0185 Sunglasses, Brown/Purple


MARC BY MARC JACOBS Retro Sunglasses from Nordstrom


Rachel Zoe fedora

Don’t miss an event with one of these thin, leather bracelet, Michael Kors watches!

Make it up: You may be out all day, so wear colors that go from day to night and wear a primer to keep your make-up on all day and night!


M·A·C ‘Prep + Prime’ Natural Radiance Base

M·A·C ‘Office Hours’ Pro Longwear Blush















Line n’ Shine from Rae Cosmetics. High-shine dynamic duo. Coordinating lip pencil and gloss in one convenient package. Swivel-up lipliner in one end; a non-sticky, high-lacquer gloss with it’s own brush in the other.

What are your go to items for SXSW?




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