It’s like some ‘70’s holiday party hostess who wants to bust out of her proscribed social roles.
Velvet skirt: vintage 70’s Lanz, with a Bonwit Teller label, from the Excelsior Goodwill; Sweater, black bangle, cap & black tights: Sears; vintage 80’s boots & pendant: thrifted from the SA in Evansville long ago; Chain necklace & silver spike bracelet: Charlotte Russe; Red fishnets: Hot Topic; Earrings: from my mother-in-law; Rhinestone bracelet: from Anita; Chain bracelet: Community Thrift; Sunglasses: Bloomington Goodwill.
Photos by Laura in downtown Berkeley, 12/5/13, right before the College of Engineering Holiday Party, which was the best UC Berkeley work party I’ve been to in all my 11 years.
Here’s two things I love: a harlequin print and glen plaid. Glen plaid seems a little more special because you don’t see it for women as much. I think there must have been a jacket that went with these pants, and man would I Iove that.
Pants: Rachel Zoe, from Loehman’s; Sweater: vintage 80’s Adrienne Vittadini, thrifted; Pumps: Via Spiga from Loehman’s; T-neck: H&M; Earrings: from Kate; Sunglasses: Lola Star on Coney Island.
Photos by Sharon at McLaughlin Hall, 12/4/13.
I Like the Angles
What can I say, if it’s graphic hot pink and orange I’ll buy it.
Sweater dress: my neighborhood Goodwill (and I know it looks like it’s from the 80’s, but it was new w/tags, and not deadstock. And It had giant shoulder pads that I excised.); Boots: H&M; Earrings: The Icing; Bangles: F21, Macy’s, thrifted; Tights: Sears; Sunglasses: F21.
Photos by Polly at Hearst Mining Building, 12/3/13.
I was a little grumpy and tired on Monday. The red and aqua combo got me through it.
Sweater: F21; Skirt: vintage 60’s Pendleton, from a resale shop in Destin, FL; Creepers: Amazon.com; Earrings: Payless; Tights: Sears.
Photos by Linda near Bechtel Hall, 12/2/13.
Black Friday Spectator
On the day after Thanksgiving, I like to go to the mall in downtown San Francisco, have a snack and watch people. I don’t shop (except for an Auntie Anne’s pretzel with caramel and a couple Diet Cokes); I just the watch the personal style parade. And Daisy visited Santa.
Leggings: blackmilkclothing.com; Sweater: jjill.com; Scarf & Hat: Sears; Boots: Dr. Marten’s store in the Haight; Coat: F21; Bag: Coach duffle, from Dillard’s; Sunglasses: Lola Star in Coney Island.
Photos by Daisy, 11/29/13.
Why do my leopard tights look blue?
They didn’t IRL. Oh well. I still had a lovely Thanksgiving, and 7-year old Stella let me borrow this cute hat for the photo. She looked a little alarmed when I asked to use it, and when I returned it she said “You know that was made for a dog, right?”
Dress: Gap, from the Excelsior Goodwil; Boots: Alloy.com; Tights: The Sock Shop; Necklace: Charlotte Russe; Sunglasses: F21; Bracelet: Avril Lavigne for Kohl’s; Earrings: Joan Rivers for QVC. (Wow, Joan Rivers and Avril Lavigne in one outfit.)
Photos by King, 11/28/13.
I forgot to plan my outfit last night…
so this is what I came up with in the morning. It’s a little disorganized, but I love the textures and colors. Especially the chains on the jacket and all the sparkly fibers.
Jacket: Excelsior Goodwill; Sweater & Sunglasses: F21; Jeans: Alloy.com; Shoes: 9 West; Earrings: SA in Evansville.
Photos by Melbin at Bechtel, 11/27/13.
My outfit elicited several “Twiggy!” exclamations.
It wasn’t intentional on my part; I just came across these shorts in the closet and it was easiest to put all black with them.
Shorts: thrifted from Savers; Sweater: Lauren Ralph Lauren, from the Excelsior Goodwill; Belt: ?; Cap: the Bandolino store; Boots: Nordstrom Rack; Bracelet: Sears; Earrings: Ambiance; Sunglasses: Dollar Store.
Photos by Laura in Bechtel Hall, 11/26/13.
I think I might have worn this outfit on a date in high school. The jeans might have been cropped and the pumps might have been pink. But I’m feeling fashion fatigue right now—it’s a short week, and I have the holidays in my sights, so I’ve run out of ideas and am recycling outfits from 1984.
Sweater: vintage 80’s, from the SA in the Mission; Jeans: Target; Pumps: 9 West, from the outlet in Lake of the Ozarks; Bracelets: F21.
Photos by Lea at Bechtel, 11/25/13.
So this past Friday was Movie Night* at our house, and the film for the evening was Freaky Friday. I was so excited by the idea that we were watching Freaky Friday on Friday, so it was kind of like a theme, which means, of course, a special ensemble (I copied the poster). Which was perfect because I was having trouble figuring out what to wear on Friday anyway.
Dress: from a drycleaner’s sidewalk sale; Jacket: Excelsior Goodwill; Boots: Aldo; Necklace & arm warmers: Hot Topic; DIET COKE EARRINGS!!!: Coca Cola store in Las Vegas; Sunglasses: Air & Space Museum gift shop; Tights: Sears.
Photos by Sana at Bechtel and Buster at home, 11/22/13.
*which means the four of us watch a movie together in the family room, eat pizza, and sometimes mix popcorn with M&Ms.
I basically love any kind of patterned suit. It’s the head-to-toe “print” thing that’s really exciting for me.
Suit: Target; Blouse: Banana, thrifted from the Excelsior Goodwill; Pumps: 9 West, also from the Excelsior Goodwill; Sunglasses: Lola Star in Coney Island.
Photos by Linda on Bechtel Terrace, 11/21/13.
Annie Hall/5th Grade Nostalgia
Remember when I dressed as a suffragist on Halloween? As I was putting together that outfit, although it did look kind of 1917, I noticed how with a few changes it also looked late 70’s and Annie Hall, and who can resist that? I also threw in one of my most symbolically-laden handbags—this Aigner thing that was big with the 5th-grade girls in Evansville back in the day, but I couldn’t afford then. I was compelled to buy one recently.
Skirt: thrifted in Evansville; Blazer: Zara, thrifted from the Excelsior Goodwill; Blouse: Rue 21; Shoes: Payless; Beret: Nordstrom; Earrings: from Emily; Sunglasses: F21; Purse: Etsy.
Photos by Sharon at Hearst Mining Circle, 11/20/13.
Bad Mother Outfit
I bought this outfit one Mother’s Day when I didn’t really want to hang out with my family—I just wanted the afternoon to myself. I’ve had it for several years now and never worn it, because every time I looked at it, it seemed too outrageous. I mean it is a magenta leopard satin suit, with brown fake leather trim and huge gold buttons. But really I just think it was guilt at my outrageous idea of not wanting to celebrate Mother’s Day with my husband and kids.
Suit: Burlington Coat Factory; Boots: gift from my bro; Tights: Kmart; Earrings: thrifted from the SA in Evansville; Sunglasses: F21.
Photos by Laura at Bechtel, 11/19/13.
Hey, I found some autumn here in Berkeley.
It’s on the Bechtel Terrace, right next to the chess board.
Jacket (worn as a top): Community Thrift in the Mission; Scarf: Charlotte Russe; Jeans: Express; Pumps: Target; Earrings: Joan Rivers for QVC; Sunglasses: Lola Star on Coney Island.
Photos by Olivia, 11/18/13 on the Bechtel Terrace.
A Versatile Jacket
I would love the skirt that went with this Adolfo jacket I found at the Goodwill, but on it’s own it’s still pretty awesome.
Jacket & Necklace: thrifted from the Excelsior Goodwill; Dress: Alloy.com; Wedges: 9 West in Washington D.C.; Earrings: variety store in the Excelsior; Tights: Sears; Sunglasses: Air & Space Museum gift shop.
Photos by Sharon at Tan Hall, and Buster at home, 11/15/13.