Remix: grey and green day

Another remix post. I’ve often thought about this outfit and how I would never wear it in that incarnation ever again. Too many tight things at the same time. Not to mention that the jeans have gone to denim heaven. I have been looking for a way to wear this skirt, which is very different from most other things I have in my wardrobe. I was able to get a great deal on it (think less than $10), so it kind of had to come home with me. The embossed bamboo print, while beautiful, is kind of difficult to match. So I thought why not with some of the elements of that one outfit. Here is where the remix comes in. The mint green polka dots work better than I expected with the print on the skirt. AND the skirt has pockets, win win.

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Top: Vintage thrifted. Skirt: Marni, from Jeremy’s SF. Boots: Fornarina Las Vegas (closed). Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs Fossil outlet Las Vegas.

It really is incredibly nice to have a blog to catalog all your outfits and how you’ve worn them. It reminds me of Wendy’s posts about how she’s particular to wearing certain outfits on certain days. Maybe I’ll look at myself in another three years and be amazed at how I even wore this outfit. I’m glad to have a blog where I can see my own wardrobe evolution.

Out and about in the city

Since I’ve been on summer vacation, I’ve gotten a chance to explore so many  more nooks and crannies of San Francisco by car, by bus, by foot (in flats and heels!). I spent this day strolling around Union Square, Chinatown, and back downtown in my new dress. I wanted to be summery and casual, but still be bright and not too blah (those damn tourists in their sandals and sweats giving well dressed San Franciscans a bad rap!). I’ve also been waiting for the perfect chance to wear these heart pattered tights again!

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Dress: The Gap thrifted. Tights: Betsey Johson from Marshalls. Shoes: Paul Green from Buffalo Exchange (similar here). Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs white heart watch from Fossil Outlet.

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I like that I’ll be able to transition this dress from warm and hot weather, to chilly and cold temperatures. With sandals and bare legs or with wooly tights and boots.

Jorge and I shot these photos on a whim while I visited him at his office, he was testing out a lens and was actually a block away from me! While he’s only my part time photographer, I always love how his photos come out. When he’s not around, my tripod and remote do the job, but it’s not the same thing as when someone else captures you.

I  know that lots of you are melting in this summer heat! I’ll be joining the club in 2 weeks when I head back to the LA area. How are you beating the heat?!

Stripes and dots

I have a problem. When ever I wear something dotty (or something black and white), I immediately run to put this sweater on . And now, what perfect thing to wear it with! A dotty dress my mom made for me recently after I showed her a dotty dress at Jcrew.

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Sweater: Forever 21, borrowed from sister, never returned. Dress: custom made by my mom. Leggings: Uniqlo. Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent wedges from Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs heart watch from Fossil Outlet Las Vegas. Belt: Vintage from another dress.

Not sure why I added the purple belt. In fact, I had a belt with polka dots to match the dress, but the purple belt just felt better for some reason.

You can also see that I cut my bangs again (myself, with my own scissors). After two weeks, they already had grown over my eyebrows. Is there some sort of magic that makes bangs grow faster than the rest of your head?!

Ps. can you spy Dot  the kitty in the photos? :)

Prairie Woman

I spent the greater part of the summer pretending I was a sailor, this last half of the summer I’ve been so mixed up about how I dress and partially sick of everything in my closet. I’m on a fairly strict self imposed shopping ban so my only outlet right now is remixing the heck out of my clothes.

This outfit came about somewhat unintentionally – I’ve recently moved into another (much better than before) home and I’m rediscovering clothes I haven’t worn in ages. The last time I wore this skirt, I actually wore it as a dress, but for some reason I can now appreciate its awkward long length. When I had first seen it in stores a long time ago, I had let it sit until the sales came by. Then it was magically gone everywhere, until I found it in a thrift store – it was like magic. The blue and white are much like fancy china, and reminded me of the Rodarte runway mixing faux bois textures with this blue/white porcelain. My take on it runs a little bit country.

I’m pretty sure I need at least two more denim shirts in my life right now

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Top: Vintage from Rose Bowl. Skirt: Gap thrifted. Watch: Marc Jacobs from Fossil outlet. Boots: Target.

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The photos are unfortunately more grainy than I ever like them to be – I was shooting with the wrong ISO that was left from the previous time I had used the camera. Sorry about the quality.

What I find funny is that for the longest time I never parted my hair down the middle. As in never ever – I always had it up in a ponytail or with a side part. Didn’t matter which side as long as it was not down the middle. All because of my irrational fear of looking like I belonged on the set of Little House on the Prairie. Thankfully, most of my freckles have disappeared and no longer have to worry about this. How silly of me.

Maybe country will be my look for fall? I blame the cowboy boots! Do you feel yourself swaying towards one look?!