Another example of an outfit being a delivery device for an accessory. I saw this scarf and loved it—the photo-print, the windows, the bright pink flowers. A window is a powerful image.
Scarf: Sears; Dress: H&M; Tights: can’t remember; Pumps: 9 West; Stud earrings: Avril Lavigne for Kohl’s; Sunglasses: Greetings in Bloomington.
Photos by Kelsey at Valley Life Sciences Building, 5/17/13.
It’s prom season.
So this satin dress and the satin flats felt right.
Dress: Factory2U in the Mission; Jacket & bangle: F21; Flats: Bandolino from Marshall’s; Faux-Chanel earrings: from Becky; Tights: Welovecolors.com; Sunglasses: Tsering Jewelry on Durant.
Photos by Yousef near California Hall.
Baby, the band’s gettin’ back together.
At The Bicycle Kitchen in Sacramento for a Smokejumpers show.
Right after college, I lived in London for four months. I had never imagined myself “going abroad”—that was for rich kids—but it happened, thanks to my brother, my imagination, my mom’s encouragement, Joan Didion, my friends Debbie and Marie. Anyway, I went to the British Museum, and the Ancient Egyptian collection made a huge impression on me: these gigantic sculptural rocks from the pyramids! Wow! In real life, and possibly because they were contained in room, these big rocks were so much more engaging than all the pictures I’d seen of the pyramids. I think I actually said out loud: I’ve got to go to Egypt!
After graduate school, I worked for Semester at Sea, and went to Egypt. It was awesome.
Leggings: Blackmilkclothing.com; Tunic: Sears; Flats: Bandolino from Marshall’s; Gold necklace: vintage, from Costume Delights in Bloomington, IN; Blue beads: thrfited in St. Louis; Earrings: Charlotte Russe; Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange.
Photos by Gabby at Sather Gate.
Wow! I love this suit. And It was way marked down.
Suit: I.N.C. from Macy’s; Pumps: 9West; Fishnets: Nordstrom; Tee: Bancroft Clothing Co.; Earrings: thrifted long ago in Evansville; Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange
Photos by Sandy at Barker Hall.
I discovered Hilgard Hall.
I mean, I happened upon it and was amazed by its beauty. My photos, of course, don’t capture it, because they’re really about my outfit, and I don’t think my iPhone could do it justice. So please look at the link.
It’s just really nice to work somewhere where there’s lots to discover.
But about my outfit. This dress is super-sheer, and necessitates a slip (for work anyway). But I had someone forgotten about slips. So I asked the helpful young woman at Buffalo Exchange, what do I wear under this? And she was like, umm….a slip? I felt kind of silly not being able to recall this basic wardrobe item, but I blame it on the ‘90’s, when I got used to wearing slips as dresses. I don’t think I’ve worn one under my dress since about 1985. I dug out a leopard-print one that worked perfectly.
Dress: BB Dakota, from Buffalo Exchange; Pumps: Target; Bracelets: 21 For Love; Three necklaces: thrifted, and a gift from Maryanne; Earrings: ABC Trading Co; Sunglasses: Tsering Jewelry.
Photos by Sandy at Hilgard Hall.
I got these shorts a year ago, and have been searching for the right top. It was definitely some heavy lifting to figure this out, but I like what I came up with. A little busy, but I prefer busy to plain.
Shorts: JC Penney; Blouse: Buffalo New York & Co from Buffalo Exchange; Pumps: BCBG from the Excelsior Goodwill; Belt: same place; Bangles: thrifted; Beads: from Becky; Stud earrings: Avril Lavigne for Kohl’s; Sunglasses: Lola Star on Coney Island
Photos by Sandy at Haas Pavilion.
Paisley Pleated Sundress
Oh, summer. Please stay for three months.
I’m thinking I didn’t need that second bangle. Looks a little heavy for such a light dress.
Dress: H&M; Slides: Enzo Angioline, from ThriftTown in the Mission; Bangles: Baker’s Shoes; Beads: Dollar Store; Earrings: from Ann; Sunglasses: Lola Star in Coney Island
Photos by Sonya at Sproul Hall.
Pink/Aqua/Leopard = Miami
And it was 85 degrees! I love the heat!
Dress: H&M; Pumps & necklace: Sears; Eiffel Tower earrings: from Emily; Pearl/Sports charm bracelet: vintage, thrifted from the Evansville Goodwill 23 years ago; Stud bracelet: F21; Gem bracelet: from Rob via Mama Max; Sunglasses: Lola Star on the Coney Island Boardwalk.
Photos by Yousef and Hemisha at Valley Life Sciences Building.
I am so pleased with this outfit. The leggings remind me of a trellis, and the dress pattern reminds me of wild vines.
Dress: Banana Republic, thrifted from the Excelsior Goodwill; Leggings: F21; Pumps: Charlotte Russe; Earrings: Macy’s; Bracelet: Hot Topic; Sunglasses: Venture, 21 yrs ago.
Photos by Sandy at Valley Life Sciences Building.
Last Wednesday I was at lunch at Venus on Shattuck, and saw a woman who I thought was wearing this leopard skirt and sweater set that I have, with a big black sweater over it. At first I thought, wow, she looks so cute, then I thought, wait, I have that outfit.
Her skirt was shorter, and her sweater was more of a trapeze shape, but she was definitely my inspiration.
Skirt & top: Target; Black sweater: Bloom; Patent belt: thrifted from the Excelsior Goodwill; Boots: H&M; Tights: Sears; Earrings: from my friend Bevin, from Kathmandu; Sunglasses: Tsering Jewelry on Durant.
Photos by Mary at Dwinelle Hall.
Last Friday, I took BART to San Bruno, met up with my friend Julie, and we walked to our sons’ baseball game. As we were waiting to cross the street, I saw this woman on the other side wearing a striped skirt and black boots. She was striking. I copied her with this outfit.
Skirt: YesStyle; Top: J.Crew, thrifted from my neighborhood Goodwill; Tights: Sears; Boots: Aldo; Earrings: Macy’s; Bracelets: thrifted; Sunglasses: thrifted from the Bloomington Goodwill.
Photos by Christina on Telegraph Ave.
I got some.
When I was younger I would have looked at that top picture and cringed, unfortunately. Why did I want to be straight up and down? (Just kidding, that’s rhetorical—I know why.)
This outfit is so awesome it kind of makes me feel like Superwoman.
Skirt: thrifted from the St. Louis Goodwill; Top: Limbo Lounge on Telegraph in the 90’s; Sandals: Dillard’s; Cuffs: Macy’s; Earrings: thrifted from the Evansville SA; Gold beads: Community Thrift in the Mission; Green beads: vintage, from an art fair in St. Louis; Sunglasses: Tsering Jewelry.
Photos by Buster at Paul Revere school in Bernal Heights.
I love the design. That huge starburst/flower thing on the bottom half, and the band around my hips.
Dress: TJ Maxx; Shoes: Gee WaWa, 6pm.com; Bangle: Sears; Necklace: JCP; Earrings: from Kate; Sunglasses: A’Gaci.
Photos by Monica at Haas Pavilion.
Saving for a Sunny Day
You know when it’s a cold rainy day in the dead of winter and you find a cute summer top on the markdown rack? And you buy it because it’s a great deal, of course, but also because it’s like a reminder that it’ll be sunny and warm again before you know it, and you’ll get to bust it out and celebrate.
That’s what this outfit was about.
Top: Macy’s; Skirt: F21; Shoes: Payless; Belt: JCP (it came with a dress); Brown bangle: Baker’s; All other jewelry: thrifted; Sunglasses: Tsering Jewelry.
Photos by Nico at Dwinelle Annex.