Fabric of our Lives

I am so grateful to have so many friendly and encouraging readers and really, friends. I submitted my last final for this semester, and I’m officially on summer vacation (from school not work, it can’t all be play yet). Thank you so much everyone for your patience. It’s been quite a long time that I’ve gone that long without posting, and I apologize.
Recently I have re-evaluating many things in my wardrobe – how and why I acquire clothes mostly. I’ve now decided that I will try to not get anything new until something I don’t wear is pushed out and donated or given away. The reasoning behind this is two-fold. First, the more I read other blogs, the more I realize that I don’t want to get things just for the sake of things ( Read these wonderful and insightful posts about blogging and consumerism by Ashe Mischief here and here). My second point is that I want to get only things I really do consider special, to be part of my closet.
I went through my closet and pulled out many things I’ve considered special for a long (or even little) time. These are things that have color, texture, and patterns – the exact things that catch my eye when shopping and what makes me want to keep something in my closet for a long time. Here are just a few, and I didn’t want to focus on me (we’ve seen plenty of photos of me here, just scroll down), I wanted the focus to be on the fabric. All shot with a 50mm lens.
The nice and smooth leather of a Neiman Marcus vest I found recently while thrifting, also the gold hardware
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A Jcrew top that almost resembles a liberty print, but also the silvery details
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A seersucker skirt that is too short to wear now, but I love this yellow color
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The vibrant colors but also fun jockey print in my favorite Fornarina dress (RIP Fornarina in the US)
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The paisley print and medallions of this deadstock vintage dress I love and recently accidentally ripped
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Green polka dots of a vintage polyester top
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Embroidered fabric swirls on a simple Zara tee (if I’m gonna get any sort of T-shirt it better have something special about it)
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Wacky, almost ready to go to the circus, Chevron stripes from a vintage top I bought at the Rose Bowl Flea Market
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The flecks of yellow and blue in these marled knee-hi socks
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Or a southwest pattern from a Gap sweater Diana gave me
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And last, a knit sweater made out of metallic threads (this photo was my favorite of all!)
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This may just also be a drop in the bucket, I have about three loads of laundry waiting for me since I’ve only been working on finals for the last month. I may have to do this all over again once all that stuff is clean.
Luckily I did get a day off from work during the week a few weeks ago and was able to head on over to the DeYoung Museum to see the Balenciaga Exhibit. It will be gone very soon, if you have a chance to go see it. I’m actually very excited because their next show will be for Pablo Picasso!! Sadly, there were no photos allowed at the Balenciaga wing, wish I would have known this before I brought two cameras! But there is so much in there that you do get to take photos of
What greets you upon entrance
De Young Museum @ Golden Gate park
This may be deceiving, but these fruit are actually really huge
De Young Museum @ Golden Gate park
De Young Museum @ Golden Gate park
De Young Museum @ Golden Gate park
De Young Museum @ Golden Gate park
De Young Museum @ Golden Gate park
The flowers outside the Conservatory of flowers, I hung out there for a while after leaving the museum, having a snack and watching the funny drum circle people
Golden Gate park
Golden Gate park
Golden Gate park
My favorite, Buena Vista Park. It’s really hard to capture because of the angle, but there is a giant peace sign made out of plants there
Buena Vista park
And then a gratuitous cat post. Love our kiki
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How has it already been 5 months of living in San Francisco?! Time flies way too quickly.