Welcome to our blog, which is devoted to all things vintage and thrifty in Austin. You can expect to find reviews and profiles of local vintage stores, suggestions on how to incorporate your vintage pieces into everyday style, and weekly tips.


Destinee Hodge

Style is something I have always been interested in. I was always the girl who used scarves as belts, who wore bold print leggings and who donned heels when it was entirely inappropriate. For me, it was just a fun way to express myself.

Growing up in the British Virgin Islands, I would definitely say that the atmosphere -and specifically- the vibrant colors of everyday life influenced how I learned to put things together. It’s okay to be bold, and okay to be seen.

I think that doing this blog will give me an opportunity to explore a world that I haven’t tapped into very much before.  We all wear something that’s vintage every now and then- I mean, I’m wearing a fedora in this picture. But really delving into the world of vintage stores and culture is an entirely different story. I’m glad you’re here for the journey and we’re definitely going to learn a lot together!

Email: destinee.hodge@gmail.com
Website: The Style Scribe
Twitter: @deejhodge

Natalie Garza

Before I moved to Austin in 2007, I had no sense of style. I grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, which isn’t a very fashionable place. In my opinion, the best form of inspiration is seeing it in everyday life. Austin is filled with great style, so I’m always getting great outfit ideas from regular people, rather than from the runways or magazines.

One of the best things I’ve learned from living in Austin is that the mall isn’t the only place to shop. I’ve fallen in love with thrifting and shopping at vintage stores because they are the best places for one-of-a-kind, yet still affordable, clothing. Austin has a ton of thrift stores and vintage shops that I’ve yet to visit, but with this blog, I plan to get to know them all.

Email: nataliebgarza@gmail.com
Website: The Closet de Natalie
Twitter: @nataliebgarza

Pauline Lee

Growing up as a military brat, I was never into style or dressing up. I would wear whatever my mom used to get me as a child. Living in an Asian country, most of the girls were ‘smaller’ than me and I was always insecure about my body. Giving up, I wore baggy pants and oversized t-shirts. 

Yet, moving to Austin changed everything. No matter what style you wear in, no one would say anything about it. It’s not about what everyone else is wearing. It’s about who you are and how you express yourself through styling. On my spare time, I enjoy shopping at local stores in Austin and I would like to share my experience with people through this blog!

E-mail: txcalilee@gmail.com
Twitter: @pauline_lee

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