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You might have noticed that I haven’t really done any outfit posts since my move to SF. This is due to several reasons. One, I don’t really have much reasons to go out most days, so I get lazy and just lounge around in leggings and t-shirts and sweaters all day if I know I’m going to be in the apartment most of the day. Two, the weather, climate, and geography in SF is really hard to dress for. It can be freezing in July and hot in October. It could be bright and sunny in one neighborhood and foggy and cold in another. It’s nice and warm in the afternoon but windy and chilly at night. And the hills make comfortable shoes really important. Many days I just find myself unable to come up with a reasonable outfit for the day. Other days I end up grabbing another layer or a scarf that doesn’t match the rest of my outfit right before I leave. So I haven’t quite gotten the hang of dressing appropriately for this city yet. I’ll get there someday.
That said, here are a couple of the outfits I have managed to capture on camera. This was on an unseasonably warm day in July:
Vintage top from mom’s closet; silk maxi skirt, belt, and sunglasses thrifted from Goodwill; sandals from Aldo; necklace that’s actually a watch from Disney
This is a more typical summer outfit:
Sweater from my aunt; dress/tunic from store in Canada; leggings from Seductions; Bucco boots; bag thrifted from Goodwill; free sunglasses from college career fair
Now that it’s fall and the weather should stabilize to a certain degree of coolness, I hope I can have an easier time dressing. Fall is actually my favorite season for fashion; I just love boots, jackets and coats, scarves, and sweaters. So hopefully I will be doing more outfit posts soon!
I finally checked out the thrifting scene in SF last weekend. Since we live in Lower Haight, I decided to go down to Haight-Ashbury, where there are a ton of vintage and second-hand stores. I went to Buffalo Exchange first since I’ve been to a couple of their stores in New York, but this location was way too crowded and their stuff was a little overpriced in my opinion. A little disappointed, I headed a couple of stores up the street to Crossroads. The store had more higher-end stuff as well as lots of fast fashion brands. I found this Jason Wu for Target bag for $18.
It was in excellent condition, just a few tiny stains, which I was able to remove with an old toothbrush and laundry detergent. It’s nice and roomy, the perfect bag for work or school.
Next, I headed to Goodwill, which turned out to be full of treasures! I spent a good 3 hours there. The store is pretty organized, which made searching for the gems a lot easier. They also played really awesome music! Always a plus when it comes to a pleasant shopping experience. The only downside was that they only had 2 dressing rooms and a 5-minute time limit (I had to line up twice). Anyway, here’s all the stuff I got at Goodwill.
This gorgeous pair of Steve Madden leather wedges. At first I thought they were really high, but when I tried them on, they were actually not bad. And they were the perfect size for me. Pretty good condition, a few minor scuffs on the edges. But they are so fierce and only $10.49!
Here’s another pair of shoes I got. Brand new Merona pumps! They were size 6.5 and just a little big for me, but with some insoles they fit me just fine. The mid-heel makes them comfortable and easy to walk in.
I also got this mini crossbody bag and brown belt, just because they’re items missing from my closet.
Now onto the clothes. This gorgeous 100% silk maxi skirt was only $5.49!
This top was from Forever 21, but I loved the vibrant color and cute yet work-friendly style, and it was only $2.74.
Next I have 2 dresses. The first one is from Ann Taylor LOFT. I’m pretty sure this LBD is brand new (it still had the “please remove before wearing and washing” tag on). The style is perfect for both formal and casual occasions, and the little ruffles on the collar are so cute.
The second dress is this BCBG number. I love the print and the purple and yellow color combo, as well as the sleeves.
And here I am wearing 2 of my thrifting finds!
I was very happy with my haul this time, and due to the proximity of these stores I think I might make regular trips down there from now on. The great thing about thrift stores is that it’s never the same each time you go!
This past week has been absolutely gorgeous and summery in New York! This is one of my many spring outfits of the week, and almost every piece was thrifted!
Yellow tank top from Ardene, vintage grey pleated skirt from Goodwill, vintage jacket from Buffalo Exchange, black flats by Rocket Dog from Clothing Xchange in Nashville, sunglasses from Payless.
A thrifted winter business casual outfit.
Silk horse print blouse by Club Monaco from Buffalo Exchange, grey pleated skirt from Goodwill, black tights, black flats from Payless, Navy tiered coat by BB Dakota from Modcloth.
So I’ve realized that it’s much harder than I thought to be studying ALL THE TIME, so I’m back for a quick fashion post before the new year! So I want to talk about clothes with bird prints – it’s been a hot trend since summer and I love it. There’s just something so whimsical and cute about it! Even Kate Middleton endorses it – she wore this beautiful black and white Issa bird print dress at least 3 times in public this summer:
So here are some of my favorite picks for clothes with lovely bird prints!
1. Bird Pattern Girls Top from Full Tilt
This is technically a kids sized top, but I know I can fit into Full Tilt girls XL sized tops, so I’m including this because it’s so cute. Too bad it’s out of stock… fingers crossed that it’ll come back!
2. Cap Sleeve Birdie Top from Charlotte Russe
The exposed zipper on the back gives this sweet top a bit of edge.
3. Vera Moda Bird Print Skirt from ASOS
Now get ready for a slew of dresses!
4. You Flight Up My Life Dress from ModCloth
Ruffles, birds, my favorite color green… what’s not to love?
5. Bird Print Ruffle Tank Dress from GoJane
Similar style as the previous dress, but with a bit of a nautical feel.
6. Mac C London Bird Print Dress from ASOS
Love this dress so much. It would be so perfect for a day at the beach!
7. MiMiGirl Bird Print A-line Dress from YesStyle
Love the vintage feel of this dress… great fall dress!
So here you go! Which one(s) do you love? Might just have to get a few of these for myself now…
When I read the e-mail from my internship coordinator saying that the dress code for orientation was business casual, I almost panicked. Did I even pack anything that would be appropriate? I’d left all of my dress pants in New York, and I brought with me mostly casual summer clothing. So I looked through my suitcase and put together 3 outfits that I hope will be okay.
I think this is my favourite. I’m wearing a black cap-sleeve blouse from Delia’s, a black and white floral skirt I got in China, and black heels from Payless.
This one I think is a bit too much on the casual side… white shirt from China, navy and white floral shirt from Banana Republic, and black flats from Payless. I could throw my black blazer on top of it but really I think the weather would be too hot for that.
Pink button-down by Larry Levine, grey pants from Forever 21, and black heels from Payless. I feel iffy about this because the shirt is a bit too big and the pants are almost jeans (and they are skinny), but I think it will work.
I can probably put together a few more outfits with nicer tops + cardigans, but bottoms are still an issue. Anyways, what do you think? And I want to know how you dress business casual for hot weather! I’d love some new ideas!
P.S.: Leaving tomorrow bright and early! Nashville you better get ready for me!
New posts 2 days in a row?! You know it’s midterm season when I start doing things like this to procrastinate.
White lace cami from China, grey sweater from Delia’s gotten from a clothing swap, pleated plaid skirt from a second hand store, black wool tights, black boots from Modcloth, and heart-shaped pocket watch necklace from Disney.
I got these boots from the massive sale at Modcloth a few weeks ago for only like 13 bucks, so worth it!