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?

As with all these remix posts, click on the image to see the original post

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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Night at the museum

I told you I wasn’t done with the museums quite yet – we have a fashion exhibition currently rolling through San Francisco at the Legion of Honor and I HAD to see it! I love seeing these fashion and style exhibitions whenever I can, they are truly inspiring to understand how different generations have dressed (then to see it come full circle in contemporary fashions!). I kept my own fashions simple but fun.

Besides the special show, the Legion of Honor itself has some amazing classic art

Item From Made in… BUY
Orla Kiely dress Uniqlo China in other print here and here
DKNY tights Nordstrom Rack - HERE
Loeffler Randall flats, older style Shopbop.com  Brazil similar version HERE no ankle strap
vintage Bill Blass watch Ebay.com -  -
Revlon Infallible lipstick Walgreens.com -  Charismatic Coral HERE
Madewell purse Shopbop.com China  this season’s version HERE

Legion of Honor San Francisco

Legion of Honor San Francisco

Legion of Honor San Francisco

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Legion of Honor San Francisco

Legion of Honor San Francisco

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Some of you may recognize the Charles James dress that was part of the MET exhibit last year. What a dress!

High Style at the Legion of Honor San Francisco

High Style at the Legion of Honor San Francisco

High Style at the Legion of Honor San Francisco

High Style at the Legion of Honor San Francisco

High Style at the Legion of Honor San Francisco

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Clicking on the museum images should take you to my Flickr account, which has even more photos!

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?

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Spring is officially here – hooray! The funny thing is that we’ve been having these foggy/misty mornings that make my hair turn into a frizzy tornado. Totally defeating the purpose of running a brush through it at all. It’s time like this that I really miss my long hair, where I could lasso it down and not have to worry about it. This is a weekend look for me, where we took out of town guests to the De Young museum here in San Francisco. On a sunny day, the 360 degree tower view is unbeatable. Just not the easiest to take pictures of inside :)

This look ended up a great mix of high & low, just how I like it!

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vintage top Flea market USA -
J Brand jeans Buffalo Exchange USA HERE
Vince flats gift from sister Italy HERE
Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings Shopbop.com China HERE

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