After 5

It’s absolutely incredible what you can do with your life when school is over and you’re only working 1 job instead of 2! I forgot what real life was like. I dragged myself happily downtown the other day to the Banana Republic After 5 event. I didn’t get any shots inside the store cause I totally forgot I had my camera with me, but the lovely ladies there did, and you can check out more at Jeanne, Elisabeth and Amber’s blogs.

When I got back home, I got to take some outfit shots before the sun went down. It felt nice to dress up a bit, since I’ve been such a home/work body and I felt very casual all the time. This has been one of my only clothes purchases in the last few months. It’s actually a bit shorter than I like, so I might let the hem down a bit. Good thing I had tights and shorts on under because it’s been so windy in SF! Not trying to pull a Marilyn Monroe one bit.
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Jacket: the Gap, very old. Vest: Neiman Marcus thrifted. Dress: Zara from ebay. Belt: Moschino from ebay. Shoes: Target, quite old as well.
It was an exciting weekend for me because instead of going to work, I finally have days off! (this may sound weird, but after working 7 day workweeks, having just the weekend off seems like such a luxury. It really makes me appreciate things more). On a tip from Natalie, I headed off to Half Moon Bay to check out the tide pools. You have to go during low tide to make sure you get to see as much as possible. It was very cool! You get to see all kinds of creatures and plant species that normally are hidden under water, exposed during low tide. My only qualm was the strange feeling that you were stepping on shells and animals as you went along, it was inevitable but sad at the same time.
The coned off areas were there because sea lions!
Half Moon Bay - Marine Reserve
Hard to capture when you can’t get close, but there are some sea lions here in the distance. Can you spot them?
Half Moon Bay - Marine Reserve
It was just stunning
 Half Moon Bay - Marine Reserve
Half Moon Bay - Marine Reserve
Sea Urchins
Sea Urchins Half Moon Bay - Marine Reserve
Anemones
Anemone Half Moon Bay - Marine Reserve
Anemone Half Moon Bay - Marine Reserve
Starfish
Starfish Half Moon Bay - Marine Reserve
We even saw a very shy octopus
Octopus tentacle Half Moon Bay - Marine Reserve
Strange bulbous plant
Half Moon Bay - Marine Reserve
Half Moon Bay - Marine Reserve
This was nowhere near the end of our day and we then headed over to San Mateo to check out the Maker Faire – a large gathering of DIY enthusiasts (electronics, hand made etc..) it was very interesting but had too much of a steampunk touch for my taste. So many interesting things to see.
Maker Faire
Like a life size moustrap!
Maker Faire - Life size mousetrap
Cutest mouse ever
Maker Faire
Maker Faire
heart shaped gears
Maker Faire
Etsy was there
Maker Faire
Maker Faire
Maker Faire
battery powered insects in a soda bottle?!
Maker Faire
This is nowhere near the tip of the iceberg, there were men riding around in cupcakes if you can imagine for a minute what that may look like!

Just another day in my Bay area chronicles.