Friday, August 6, 2010

Right on the button

Sometimes I'm so lucky that it's mildly upsetting, even to myself. This is one of those times.

A couple days ago, Mike came home hiding something behind his back. "No, you can't see!" he said. "It's a sorpresa!" (Spanglish spoken with a super-white accent is often the language of choice in our household.)

But I wrestled it away from him, and it was a bag from Prototype Vintage, one of Austin's most awesome vintage shops. And in the bag was this painfully adorable dress:

Dear god, the buttons! Can you see the buttons?? When I saw the buttons I let out a squeal so high-pitched it set every dog on the block into a barking frenzy. (Sorry, neighbors!)

To recap:
  • My husband surprised me with a gift, for no special reason.
  • This gift was a DRESS that he picked out all by himself.
  • This dress was vintage! AND it fit perfectly (a difficult feat for a vintage item!)!
  • BUTTONS!
Last night I wore it out to First Thursday on South Congress, and I got tons of compliments from very sweet strangers. I'm sure all of those strangers were sorry they said anything, because I proceeded to enumerate the above points with an off-putting degree of passion. Some people can't take a compliment, but not me. I CAN take a compliment, but instead of just politely accepting it, I will bludgeon you with it until you beg for mercy.

I blame the buttons.

6 comments:

livin wide said...

you are hilarious and your man is super sweet. mine never does such things.

p.s. "Sometimes I'm so lucky that it's mildly upsetting, even to myself." is just a fabulous line.

Arin Ely said...

Awww that is so sweet :) I love the dress! The buttons are amazing!

Texanthropology said...

Awww, thanks for the nice words, guys!

a cat of impossible colour said...

I seriously covet that dress. It's gorgeous. Sorry I didn't get a chance to chat to you last night, but you looked gorgeous and I hope to catch up with you at the next Ladies Who Lunch/Brunch/Happy Hour!

Andrea x

Texanthropology said...

Aw, thanks, Andrea! You're so sweet. Let's definitely chat next time!

austingastronomist.com said...

It was so fun seeing you at Cafe Express this weekend :)