I don’t know of any store that is as fun as shopping my closet.
It is stocked with one-of-a-kind vintage pieces and eclectic thrifted items I love.
Shopping My Closet
The starting block for this outfit was my thrifted jungle cats top.
I need to switch over my closet from winter to summer.
We finally have some seasonally appropriate weather after a less than stellar, abnormally cool and rainy spring.
I’m not looking forward to the annual closet switchover. Although it is a great opportunity to reacquaint myself with my summer pieces it is time consuming and exhausting.
I would be switching out this task with one of my girlfriends if they lived closer. Imagine how fun it would be going through your friend’s closet!
One item carefully folded and put away for winter, two items “accidentally” placed into my bag. Woops! How did that happen? ; P
My friends would wind up with a much more spacious closet once I got through. Mind you, that might require me losing about six dress sizes.
We just returned from a little trip to Houston.
It was interesting as I’d never visited before. I’d been to Texas before, just not Houston. I used to visit Dallas regularly for wholesale trade shows when I was a scrapbooking supplies manufacturer.
Houston is in a whole other climate zone from Dallas.
It was 35 – 40 C daily with the humidex. Those temperatures are not outdoor activity friendly. The air was so dense I felt like I was stepping on it. I’d melt when we walked outside. Every time we’d step inside the air conditioning was so high we could almost see our breath. WHY? This environmentally unfriendly practice needs to stop. People shouldn’t be forced to carry coats with them for when they go indoors.
We stayed cool outdoors by eating lots of ice cream.
It was such a sacrifice! My favorite was Sweet Bribery in Houston Heights, artisanal ice cream at its very best.
There were lots of beautiful parks, museums and art galleries to visit.
We enjoyed our hotel, ZaZa which was located in the Museum District and within walking distance from almost all the museums and galleries. This isn’t a sponsored post. I’m just sharing what I liked.
Did you recognize Zoltar from Big?
All clothing I wore had relaxed waists and were either cotton, silk or linen.
I don’t bother with makeup other than lipstick when I’m on vacation. It would have melted off my face immediately anyhow.
If you are a fan of outdoor mural art Houston has loads.
I knew we had to stop by this mural located outside a veterinary office.
Of course Houston is known for The Space Center which didn’t disappoint even if there were thousands of children there. (That is NOT an exaggeration! The school buses were lined up for miles!)
We also visited a very unique store called The Wilde Collection. That is where the freaky skeleton photo above came from.
Thrifting & Vintage In Houston
I tried to thrift in Houston but had very little luck. This may be due to the large number of vintage resellers in the area. Visiting some of the vintage shops was a real treat. It would have been rude to leave empty handed so being the polite Canadian that I am, (ha ha!) I did my part and bought some choice vintage pieces I’ll share with you soon.
Aside from the steamy hot, humid weather the other item of note about Houston is the drivers…who were, um, let’s just say, INSANE!!! Ah, yeah. I’ve seen drivers in Italy, Hong Kong, the UK, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany and in many other states as well as all of Canada and I think that the drivers in Houston may need a special category unto themselves. Not enough space to pass on the freeway? They’ll just move diagonally through the lanes. Did you almost miss your turn off? Never mind…they’ll back up on the freeway. They like to use their horns often, even on pedestrians that are crossing at a crosswalk!
This is what I have to say to the person that was honking while we scurried across the crosswalk…
“Don’t make me get my claws out!”
Have you ever been to Houston?