This dress is completely awesome. Love the colors and the Versace influence. I really miss Gianni Versace!
Here’s how I wore it in 2007.
Dress: vintage 90’s Albert Nippon, thrifted from the Missouri Council for the Blind; Green bracelet: Alloy.com; Multi bracelet: F21; Coin earrings: vintage, thrifted at the SA in Evansville; Pumps: 9West; Tights: Bloch, from SF Dancewear; Sunglasses: ?
Photos by Christina at Durant Hall, 6/19/13.
Floral & Pucci Prep
Skirt: JCrew, from Plato’s Closet in San Mateo; Vintage Pucci Vivara scarf & chain bracelet: thrifted long ago in Evansville; Brown moc-croc pumps: Lauren Ralph Lauren, thrifted from the Excelsior Goodwill; Oxford-cloth: Macy’s Boys; Earrings: Joan Rivers for QVC; Sunglasses: Lola Star on the Coney Island Boardwalk.
Photos by Buster in the Excelsior, 6/17/13.
Home to the Harvey Milk Arts Center and summer camp, where my son performed as a disco lobster.
Dress: Nordstrom Rack; Boots: Alloy.com; Bracelets: Sears, thrifted, Sierra Leone; Earrings: Macy’s; Sunglasses: CVS, 20 yrs ago; Tights: welovecolors.com.
Photo by King, 6/14/13.
I love this movie. I wanna watch it right now.
Pants that Make Me Question Reality
I really liked these pants when I bought them, but I’ve never been quite satisfied with how they look in pictures. (See here, here, and here.) In real life, I like the outfits I come up with, but the pictures always look…bleh to me. It’s an interesting dilemma: I’m not sure whether to trust real life or pictures.
Pants: F21; Top: Banana, thrifted from the Excelsior Goodwill; Espadrille-wedge-booties: Isabel Toledo for Payless; Earrings: The Icing; Pendant: Charlotte Russe.
Photos by Chris at South Hall, 6/13/13, at Summerfest, part of Staff Appreciation Week.
This is one of my favorite vintage dresses, which I’ve had forever, but still refreshes.
Dress: Sears, vintage 60’s, thrifted in Evansville many years ago; Bangles: F21; Earrings: The Icing; Ankle boots: Steve Madden, thrifted from the Excelsior Goodwill; Sunglasses: Venture in Evansville, 21 years ago; Fishnets: can’t remember.
Photos by Roslyn at the Berkeley Art Studio.
Jolt of Color
I love this Prabal Gurung for Target shirt that looks like melted crayons or paint drippings or something, and I love it even more when I wear the matching shoes. I didn’t want to buy the shoes when I saw them at Target, because they seemed to be made out of some cottony cloth fabric, which I find hard to care for, but when I saw them at Goodwill for $4.50 I was all in.
Shirt: Target; Pumps: thrifted from the Fullerton Goodwill; Jacket: H&M; Skirt: Banana; Earrings: Payless; Tights: Capezio from SF Dancewear; Sunglasses: thrifted from the Bloomington Goodwill.
Photos by Florian at Valley Life Sciences Building, 6/11/13
I just wanted to wear these boots today. I think of them as winter boots, but at our commencement, one of the awesome Zellerbach Playhouse staff had a similar pair on with a summer eyelet dress, and she looked great. I’ve been thinking about that for about three weeks now.
Boots: Clark’s; Dress: F21; Tee: H&M; Leopard earrings: from Ann; Bracelets: thrift, Sierra Leone market; Tights: Capezio from SF Dancewear; Sunglasses: Tsering Jewelry on Durant.
Photos by Buster (love how his shadow is in the picture!) in the Excelsior, 6/10/13.
New Wave Friday
In my mind, anyway. The rest of campus did not receive my telepathy.
My mind is a very rich place to be sometimes. My friends’ minds are interesting too. I ran into Kate, who shared my enthusiasm for New Wave Friday, and appreciated my Debbie Harry-inspired outfit. She later sent me this fantastic blogpost, about the importance of “being fabulous in a world determined to tear you down.” I’m trying to look fierce like Debbie, but I think I need her hair and makeup people.
Tunic: INC, thrifted from the Fullerton Goodwill; Leggings: Charlotte Russe; Pumps: 9West, from the outlet at Lake of the Ozarks; Rubber bracelets: Claire’s; Stud earrings: Avril Lavigne for Kohl’s; Sunglasses: thrifted from the Bloomington Goodwill.
Photos by Kate near Sather Gate.
I got these leggings because they remind me of my older brother Andy, who I remember having several Mucha posters in his room. I haven’t seen or talked to him in about 20 years.
Leggings: blackmilkclothing.com; Sweater: Andrea Jovine, thrifted from Savers; Sandals: Alloy.com; Earrings: from Ann; Sunglasses: CVS in South Bend, IN.
Photos by Chris at Sproul Hall, 6/6/13.
Seriously. I was in a mood.
Sweater: F21; Pants: Hot Topic; Pumps: Charlotte Russe; Earrings: from my mother-in-law; Sunglasses: Walgreen’s
Photos by King on our block in the Excelsior, 6/5/13.
I like my shirt way more than I actually like baseball. But it was Bruce Lee Appreciation Night, and my friend Herman organized an outing. I lasted through the fourth inning. The Giants beat the Blue Jays.
Tee: City’s Finest in the Tanforan Mall; Jeans: Alloy.com; Long-sleeve tee: H&M; Beanie: Black & Brown, San Jose; Sunglasses: Lola Star in Coney Island.
Photos by King at AT&T Park, 6/4/2013.
This super-cazh outfit was worn with the idea that I would finally be cleaning my office of the year’s detritus. It didn’t happen.
Dress/top: F21; Jeans: Target; Flats: Bandolino from Marshall’s; Necklace: H&M; Pink earrings: variety store in the Mission; Sunglasses: Tsering Jewelry on Durant.
Photo by Buster on our block in the Excelsior, 6/3/13.
With the Band
I haven’t worn fishnets with a miniskirt and boots in a while. King’s band played again, so that was the impetus. I guess I used to dress like this every weekend in the 90’s. And a couple times through the week too.
Leopard kilt: Hot Topic; Crown tee: YesStyle; Cropped denim: thrifted from the Excelsior Goodwill; Justin boots: a boutique in Marblehead, MA, 21 years ago; Fishnets: Claire’s ?; Earrings: Payless; Bangle: Sears; Sunglasses: thrifted from the Bloomington Goodwill.
Photos by Buster at the 23 Club in Brisbane, 6/1/2013.
Oh My God, Who Let Me Wear This Outfit??
My calves look like giant carrots. If I had just cuffed my pants an inch or two, this could have been much more palatable.
Top: F21; Clamdiggers: thrifted from the Mission Goodwill; Pennyloafers: Bass, from the outlet in Lake of the Ozarks; Earrings: The Icing.
Photos by Tammy at Dwinelle Annex, 5/31/13.