What I Wore Today

You Can’t Go Home Again

This outfit is a result of my failed attempt to thriftstore-shop at my old haunts in my hometown over the holidays. First I went to St. Vincent de Paul, where I used to get these awesome 60’s suits and hats, and used to think there was someone donating things with me in mind.  But everything was rearranged, and it was just…lacking.  Then I headed for the Salvation Army on 2nd St, and found a big financial services office complex in it’s place.  I tried the Morgan Ave. Salvation Army—gone.  So I gave up and went to the mall.

  • Blouse: Rue 21
  • Skirt: White House Black Market
  • Pumps: Howcool.com
  • Earrings: from Kate
  • Bracelets: thrifted
  • Tights: Sears
  • Sunglasses: Tsering Jewelry on Durant

Photos by King at the St. Louis Courthouse.


This is a coat that I wear as a dress.  The cuff boots are new—I was in a kind of online shopping frenzy on labor day weekend. Oh give me a break, King’s been out of town two weeks in a row, and I was jealous that I don’t work somewhere that sends me on fun trips to Las Vegas.  So I did a little shopping.

  • Coat dress: F21
  • Boots: Vince Camuto from Heels.com
  • Silver bangle: ThriftTown in the Mission
  • Earrings: from Kate
  • Tights: Capezio from SF Dancewear
  • Sunglasses: Tsering Jewelry on Durant

Photos by Sonya at Anthony Hall (Graduate Assembly). I love the mottled red.

Autumn in April

These colors are so fall-like, but I love this blouse—it looks like an oil painting. If you look really closely on the left side, the plum leopard pattern appears to be a startled lion’s head, kind of like a character from Cats.  I didn’t notice this til the photo was taken.  And the sandals, with their surprising wine-cup heel.  Such beauty for 9$!

  • Sandals & blouse: Charlotte Russe
  • Skirt, thrifted Trina Turk, from the Excelsior Goodwill
  • Cream tank underneath & earrings: F21
  • Bangle: Aldo
  • Purple beads: thrifted in Evansville long ago
  • Other beads: church rummage sale in South San Francisco
  • Sunglasses: Mars on Telegraph

Full-length photo by Rich at the Dept. of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies.