Be fancy or frugal at these local shopping/fashion events
It's that time of year again y'all. This week brings us two annual events for those of us who love shopping and fashion. Big bonus: both are local, homegrown events.
One will have you browsing downtown streets in your jammies, the other could spark some ideas for the crafty, DIY-diva. (We're looking at you, Keyonna)
So, without further ado...
For the fancy among us:
If you spot St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman browsing Beach Drive in his slippers on Thursday morning, don't be alarmed. Just kidding. DO be alarmed, because his spokesman specifically told me this week that the mayor wouldn't be in his PJs. But Kriseman will be participating in this year's annual Sunrise Sale, put on at the crack of dawn and sponsored by the Downtown Business Association.
This year's sale starts at 6:43 a.m. and features more than 20 downtown shops (including Deal Divas favorites MisRED Outfitters and Strands of Sunshine in the 600 block of Central Avenue) Most will give you discounts if you show up in your pajamas, though we're sure they'll still take you money if you don't. Organizers are also collecting paper products for the Ronald McDonald House. See a map here to plan your route.
For the frugal:
Maybe, like us, you spent the bulk of your spending money a week ago and are just limping along til payday (#yolo), but still want something fun to do.
In that case, we may see you at ARTpool this weekend, for one of our favorite shows - Trashion Fashion. It's part runway show, part recycling challenge, and it never disappoints. One year I walked away convinced, CONVINCED, I could totally create a business casual tutu made from old newspapers.
This is one of the bigger events of the year at ARTpool, so you may want to get tickets soon. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. Theme is avant-garde.