Remix floral

I’m definitely a quirky outfit type of gal – I love patterns, but floral patterns don’t make their way too often in my wardrobe. I really had to dig deep through my archives to find some floral examples (besides the dress in my previous post). I think at times, I felt flowers is just too safe and common for my wardrobe – I just haven’t been looking in the right places. In fact, just seeing these photos makes me want to look for some floral vintage dresses (that still have a modern flair). How do you feel about floral patterns? A safe bet or a must have?

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A silk floral dress by Diane Von Furstenberg – available HERE and HERE
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My flower power J Crew pants
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A vintage oversized top that can be worn as a dress (has now been retired because of how short is it).
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Gap skirt worn as a dress! This was shortly after I moved to San Francisco – blue and white HERE, green and white HERE
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Still a forever favorite, this Anna Sui dress, that I haven’t worn in a long time but I’m dying to because it’s just so pretty – one available HERE, but ouch, kinda pricey
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Or how about floral print tights! I loved this outfit then, not sure if I’d be brave enough to wear it now.
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Last but not least, 2008 was a weird time, you could get away with wearing anything. But I still have these American Apparel hotshorts, I just wear them UNDERNEATH my clothes now ;)
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Museum remix

The De Young museum is one of my favorite places of San Francisco, and I have documented it enough to have several other museum outfits to share. I’m so lucky to have it in close proximity from home, and can visit every weekend if I want to (I’m a proud member). When I have seen all the exhibits, I take a guest with me and see it through their eyes. Or sometimes I just take a notebook with me and will sketch or write for a bit before going home (I find the silence of a museum much better than the silence of a library!) I will actually have a whole other museum outfit post coming up, but in the meantime, check out these. Per usual, click on the image to see the original post!

A little more dressed up than other visits.
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For a nice and sunny day at this secret spot in the museum
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And a throwback to long hair!!
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And you know what’s funny? I just noticed that all 3 visits involved some serious hat wearing :)

Have you visited the De Young before?

When I am blue

Navy blue is such a striking color. I wore a navy blue suit to my last job interview a year ago, and the color just commands power in a way that wearing black does not (black is for blending in). It was my go-to color for a few years, and I still love it so much. Wearing the blue dress in my last post really made me want to see all the ways I’ve worn navy throughout this blog – there are too many to list! I’ve rounded up my favorites.

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Black and blue, I wear this dress all the time!
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When I was on the hunt for navy blue shoes, I caved into this pair. Too bad they were very uncomfortable for San Francisco walking.
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This skirt will forever be known as the most perfect skirt.
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I’m sad I had to let this lovely dress go – it was just too big on me.
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A navy trench, when the weather and outfit permits, I wear this hell out of this trench coat.
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One of the first gifts my bf ever gave, I don’t get to wear it in SF. So when I’m somewhere warmer, it comes with me.
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Hmm, I’ve worn this striped outfit so many times! I could still today, I just need to take in the skirt a little bit!
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I loved the paint brush strokes print on this skirt – it became too short for me to feel comfortable wearing it anymore.
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Are you a navy blue lover like me?!

Yves Saint Laurent style

In the last style post, I wore my trusty and amazingly comfortable Yves Saint Laurent wedges I’ve had for 6+ years now. When I got them, I was still living the student/full time worker budget lifestyle and paid what was a lot for me at the time (about $40 from Buffalo Exchange) when I was mainly only budgeting for thrifting and vintage. But these shoes have at least another 15 years or more of life in them, and I’m glad they’re mine! It follows a mantra¬†I have reiterated many times on this blog and if you meet me in person – you can always be stylish on a budget AND buy quality things. I have learned my lesson many a times and will not fall fool again to buying cheap shoes – I’m too old for this blister, pinching, falling apart shoe thing.

You may notice that my wedges are slightly different than the ones you’d find to buy – after I purchased mine, I got a large chunk of the gummy heel stained, and no amount of cleaning would get it back to it’s former condition. So I got creative, and used craft paint to stain the whole wedge part. It actually made the shoes visually¬†better (to me).

The shoes themselves pop-up on eBay often and for good/reasonable prices if you just look (you would pay the same, if not more for a cheaper pair of shoes). Find a pair HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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A little more classy look with a blazer and tuxedo-style pants
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Or with a black pencil skirt
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A bright colored pair of jeans works well! (sadly, both top and bottoms went to wardrobe heaven after separate stain accidents)
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Mixing it up here (as you’ll see, I went through a phase where I loved wearing these stirrup leggings)
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My trench coat look!
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Both the blazer and pants were made of soft cotton – I loved the softness of this outfit and how the wedges completed the look.
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Hello curves! Back in the day, wow 5 years ago! This dress looks a little different on me now, but I’d like to revisit this outfit.
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Another throwback look – but what can I say? I was living in Las Vegas. Different time, different lifestyle. I wouldn’t wear it now, but it worked then.
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It’s fun to do these Remix posts – now that my blog is almost 9 years along, I have so many different posts to dig back through! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)