What I Wore Today

I packed in five minutes, so this is what I ended up with.

We went away for the weekend to a bed & breakfast in Benicia.  It was hot.  I just really felt like wearing fall clothes, though.

Sweater: Bloom; Top: alloy.com; Leggings: Kohl’s; Boots: Clark’s; Bag: coachoutlet.com; Earrings: Walgreen’s; Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange.

Photos by King at The Inn at Benicia, 10/19/14.

Fall Pattern Mixing: Leopard, Plaid, Dead Leaves

Sweater: Express: Skirt: H&M from Savers; Boots: John Fleuvog store; Scarf: Cotton On; Cap: Target: Tights; Sears: Cat-ear Sunglasses: the Katy Perry Collection at Claire’s.

Photos by Kathy at Sutardjai Dai Hall, 10/15/14.

I like this dress because it was so off trend when I bought it (four years ago). It looks like the Renaissance Fair.

Dress: Factory2U; Floral pumps: Aldo; Beads & sunglasses: F21; Earrings: from Bevin from Nepal.

Photos by Chaniqua at Bechtel Engineering Center, 10/13/14.

"Minnesota Nice"
I found out this is a real thing.  I was standing on a corner in Minneapolis, and this couple hanging out nearby complimented me on my skirt.  I asked them if they would take my picture, we started talking, they bought me a drink, and I stayed for an hour.  They have a party the first Friday of every month and invite 175 people.  As I was getting to know them, two more of their friends joined us, and they were also really nice.  The waitress was of course, really nice.  (She was from SoCal, so we had a bonding moment over how amazingly nice Minnesotans are.)
I miss them!
Skirt: vintage Pendleton, from a resale shop in Alabama; Sweater: stylenanda.com; Scarf: Aldo Accessories; Boots: Doc Martens store; Bag: Coach from Dillard’s; Hat: Target; Sunglasses: Hot Topic.
Photo by Carol, 10/12/14, on East Hennepin in NorthEast.

"Minnesota Nice"

I found out this is a real thing.  I was standing on a corner in Minneapolis, and this couple hanging out nearby complimented me on my skirt.  I asked them if they would take my picture, we started talking, they bought me a drink, and I stayed for an hour.  They have a party the first Friday of every month and invite 175 people.  As I was getting to know them, two more of their friends joined us, and they were also really nice.  The waitress was of course, really nice.  (She was from SoCal, so we had a bonding moment over how amazingly nice Minnesotans are.)

I miss them!

Skirt: vintage Pendleton, from a resale shop in Alabama; Sweater: stylenanda.com; Scarf: Aldo Accessories; Boots: Doc Martens store; Bag: Coach from Dillard’s; Hat: Target; Sunglasses: Hot Topic.

Photo by Carol, 10/12/14, on East Hennepin in NorthEast.

Minneapolis

There’s some beautiful art and architecture.

Suit: Hot Topic; Boots: Jon Fleuvog store; Beret & tights: Sears; Earrings: Macy’s.

Photos by Bevin at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, where there was the best rummage sale ever, and at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, 10/10/14.

1989 was a good year for me.
And this dress looks like a Hans Hoffman painting.
Dress: venus.com; Boots: John Fleuvog store; Tights: Sears; Earrings: H&M; Sunglasses: F21.
Photo by Bevin at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 10/9/14.

1989 was a good year for me.

And this dress looks like a Hans Hoffman painting.

Dress: venus.com; Boots: John Fleuvog store; Tights: Sears; Earrings: H&M; Sunglasses: F21.

Photo by Bevin at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 10/9/14.

I’m in Minneapolis!  It’s time for wool clothes!
Coat: Jessica Simpson from Burlington Coat Factory; Beret: Sears; Boots: Doc Marten store; Sunglasses: Stinson Beach Market; Earrings: H&M; Outfit underneath: vintage 60’s from Community Thrift.
Photo by Bevin at the Hilton Minneapolis, 10/8/14.

I’m in Minneapolis!  It’s time for wool clothes!

Coat: Jessica Simpson from Burlington Coat Factory; Beret: Sears; Boots: Doc Marten store; Sunglasses: Stinson Beach Market; Earrings: H&M; Outfit underneath: vintage 60’s from Community Thrift.

Photo by Bevin at the Hilton Minneapolis, 10/8/14.

Why can’t every outfit be like this one?

Top: vintage 50’s, from a vintage store in Bloomington, IN; Skirt: F21; Leggings & Boots: H&M; Bracelet: Evansville Goodwill years ago; Earrings: store on Telegraph; Sunglasses: Hot Topic.

Photos by Jackie at Bechtel Engineering Center, 10/7/14.

Purple and Green
Skirt: H&M; Top: Target; Sandals: Alloy.com (both broke during the day); Belt: Goodwill; Earrings: yard sale; Bangles: from Becky.
Photo by Sharon at Sutardja Dai Hall, 10/6/14.

Purple and Green

Skirt: H&M; Top: Target; Sandals: Alloy.com (both broke during the day); Belt: Goodwill; Earrings: yard sale; Bangles: from Becky.

Photo by Sharon at Sutardja Dai Hall, 10/6/14.

Last Gasps of Summer

My favorite Skirt: vintage Lilly Pulitzer, thrifted long ago in Indiana; Shirt: my son’s, from The Children’s Place; Bag: Coach store; Faux Birkenstocks: Target; Bracelet: Charlotte Russe; Earrings: H&M; Sunglasses: Venture.

Photos by King at the San Mateo Library, 10/4/14.

Shiny
Dress & earrings: H&M; Sandals: Target; Big Bangle: BeBe; Other bangles: New York & Co., The Icing; Sunglasses: Venture, 23 years ago.
Photo by Genie, 10/2/14, at Bechtel Engineering Center.

Shiny

Dress & earrings: H&M; Sandals: Target; Big Bangle: BeBe; Other bangles: New York & Co., The Icing; Sunglasses: Venture, 23 years ago.

Photo by Genie, 10/2/14, at Bechtel Engineering Center.

Bay Area Heat Wave

Oct. 2—finally sandal weather.

This shirt is from around 2001, and I love the fake buttons.  So new wave, so 1982.

Top: Dillard’s; Skirt: Tracy Feith for Target; Faux Birkenstocks: nordstrom.com; Earrings: Joan Rivers for qvc.com; Bracelet:: Avril Lavigne for Kohl’s; Bag: coach.com; Sunglasses: Stinson Beach Market.

Photos by Buster in my neighborhood, 10/2/14.

I like the bold graphics, and how my bangle looks like an extension of that brown pattern around my hips.

Dress: TJ Maxx; Sandals: 9 West from overstock.com; Bangle: Aldo; Earrings: from Kitty; Sunglasses: F21.

Photos by Jackie at Bechtel, 10/1/14.

Plain Jane

I thought I would see how it feels to dress more conservatively than usual. It was OK.  I like the clean lines, but the print is so small!  When I looked at my pic after Kathy took it, I was appalled that the pattern in the shirt didn’t show up.

Shirt & pants: Express; Tassel pumps: Payless; Belt: Gap; Earrings: coachoutlet.com; Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange.

Photos by Kathy at LeConte Hall, 9/30/14.

Drama

Dress: Urban Outfitters; Jacket: St. Vincent de Paul; Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless; Stockings: so long ago I can’t remember; Necklaces and bracelets: thrifted, Charlotte Russe, TJ Maxx, Anita; Earrings: from Bevin from Nepal; Sunglasses: Hot Topic.

Photos by Sharon at Hearst Mining Building, 9/29/14.