I’m going to guess that I had the busiest week just like 99 percent of you. Between running around town, meeting up with friends from out of town, friends from in town, dinners/cooking, organizing my eBay store, taking photos, flea markets, BBQ’s, etc. I don’t know how I would have managed any of this if I wasn’t on summer vacation! And I’m always humbled by the people that can juggle so many different things and responsibilities in their lives, they are the real heroes, especially parents!
I started out the week with a quick trip to LA to see my family that lives there and the bf’s family that was visiting from Las Vegas. I got caught up with other things that I forgot to take photos during the day, I only have these shots of me and the ever elusive sister Diana who hasn’t made an appearance here in a while.
I forgot to give her the memo to wear black to this party, which apparently I and ever single other guest did get!
I can’t for the life of me remember what she is wearing but for me-
Dress: thrifted by mom, Anna Sui. Shoes: YSL from Rose Bowl Flea. Bracelet: vintage gift from family.
Then it was a long drive back to SF. It’s funny because the drive between LA and SF is quite peculiar. If you go one way, it is very scenic with oceans and whatnot, but takes forever. The other way is much shorter but is full of hills, windmills, cows, and cow smells.
My goal this week and weekend was to attempt to look as themed as possible. I started out enticed by this outfit by Santina
, I told her I could pretty much copy it, and I think I did pretty good. Although my version was a little more sporty. I wore this to a doctor’s appointment and then to explore the Fillmore area for the first time.
Jacket: Lindex from Swapaholics swap! Top: denim shirt from Rose Bowl Flea. Belt: Jcrew belt from Buffalo Exchange SF. Skirt: Anthropologie from Buffalo Exchange Vegas. Shoes: Cooperative from Jeremy’s SF.
I apologize for looking like a deer in headlights in this photo above.
If you ever come to San Francisco, it is worth the make the jaunt over to the Fillmore district in Pacific Heights. It is really close to Japantown and full of really awesome shops. My main goal was to find the Marc by Marc Jacobs store!
After a trip to Berkeley with Santina the day before, we thought we had found the amazing striped dress from Marc Jacobs at Buffalo Exchange. Only to realize that it is a knockoff dress, and that there were a bunch of them. I found the real dress at the MJ store! Can’t beat 100% silk. But incredibly over and above any sort of my price range. It was sure nice to try it on. Definitely an investment piece worth looking into if it goes on sale. They do have a tunic and poolside onesie in the same print but more affordable prices that may be worth looking into.
The next day I was awed to find out that there would be a Jazz fest in the Fillmore district that goes on every single year! I stayed in my theme again, as you’ll see. I caught a glimpse of how long my hair is looking in the mirror and took a photo. It amazes me how long it’s gotten too!
The Jazz Fest was amazing, with lots of different stages set up with music (unlike the Haight street fest which was just food and vendors, too many people, and people blowing smoke in your direction [yes that kind of smoke]). Every corner I got to see a different kind of music performing.
LOTS of people watching the stages for the larger performances
At the Brooklyn Circus store, they had a DJ set up to also celebrate the 3 year anniversary of their store. People were getting down!
A more traditional jazz band
As I left, I ran into these guys marching along in their brass band while they played When the Saints Go Marching In, and having a large troupe following them. It was amazing.
The walk back led me through Alamo Square, which is always pretty.
My outfit turned out a little more sailor than patriotic though. I did change later on before heading to a BBQ, into something more warm.
Dress: no name, most likely from China via eBay. Sweater: H&m. Shoes: Target from outdoor swapmeet
Sunday, Santina and I went to the Alameda Flea together. But it was so disgustingly hot, neither of us took photos. She later told me it was 105 there! Needless to say, I got sunburnt again. This is what I got at the flea, the guy gave it to me for only $15 because it was so hot and towards the end of their day, that he didn’t want to take it back home with him. I’m going to swap out the legs for some more attractive, but I’m excited to have this!
This is what I wore, but these photos are post flea, after a shower, and after a change of shoes. Still on the same theme. This what at another friends’ BBQ (so many barbecues!!)
On head: bandanna from outdoor swapmeet. Sweater: H&m (same as above). Dress: ASOS from Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa. Shoes: Ash from outdoor swapmeet. Bag: LeSportSac birthday present
I’m not going to bore you with an actual Independence Day outfit, I was so pooped from the week, I just wore jeans and a tshirt. We camped out at Alamo Square to watch fireworks
But this is what our view ended up like, ha. Next year, we know better.
Hope you’re having an amazing week! Shoot me an email or leave me a comment if you have any questions about the eBay items! 🙂