We all love heading to South Congress during the weekend. Foodies, locals and tourists have come to this spot since 2009 to spend time shopping, while getting a quick bite to eat at the ever-famous food trailers. Four years ago after, the company who houses C3 Presents (the organizer for ACL), plans to build a hotel failed, trailers took over to rent space on the property; however, two weeks ago, the dreaded notification finally came that come March, the owners must pack up their trailers in order to make way for a new hotel.
With the rising number of people moving to Austin in the past few decades, will making way for these new hotels change the vibe of Austin from “weird locals” to a more business corporate crowd? While growth of hotels are needed in order for Austin to be more successful, the food trailers are a local iconic spot and have become a well known spot for tourists in Austin. They can only hope customers will follow wherever they move to… wherever that will be.
I can’t seem to help myself when I walk past a boutique. How they really get you is when there are sales and you think to yourself, “Oh, I’m just going to spend $30”, but in reality you end up spending $30 at 5 different places; so, you really don’t save yourself any money… story of my life.
Living with two other girls, especially ones you like, is really awesome. I mean it’s pretty much like I acquired two more closets, not like mine wasn’t big enough to begin with. Honestly, though, whenever I feel like I have nothing to wear, or want a change in my style, I know I can rely on my roommates’ closets to never let me down. What’s even better, though, is when one has the same foot size as me. * winning *. It really just benefits all parties. I get a new look, I don’t go shopping… which I already have a problem with… and my parents don’t lose money. It’s really just a win win situation in my opinion.
However, when it comes to shopping for Halloween costumes, it is always an exciting but hectic experience for me. I mean there are just so many options to choose from, not to mention stressing out about coming up with an eccentric costume so that 50 other people wont have the same one as you… no fun.
Now that Halloween is just around the corner, I can’t seem to think of a better place to shop for a costume than Lucy In Disguise. Originally starting out in 1984 as two stores located next to each other on South Congress, you can find anything you need while trying not to get lost within their 8,000 sq. foot labyrinth. Whether you want to buy a costume or simply rent one, Lucy In Disguise’s extensive variety of costumes and accessories are sure to help you construct whatever you need to express your idiosyncratic individuality… plus, their prices are great!