What I Wore Today

BRIGHT!

I was giving a presentation and wanted to provide them with a focal point.

Dress: JCP; Shoes: 9 West store; Bangles: Sears; Earrings: from Bevin from Nepal; Bag: Coach Outlet; Sunglasses: F21.

Photos by Sharon at Davis Hall, 6/30/14.

What We Wore to Work on Thursday

(That’s my husband.) There was that soccer game, remember? 

Leggings: blackmilkclothing.com; Sweater: H&M; Beanie: Claire’s; Docs: DSW; Earrings: thrifted; Sunglasses: Hot Topic.

King doesn’t remember where his clothes came from.

Photo of me by Sharon, 6/26/14.

Have I mentioned that my last name is Paris?  So I kind of had to get this dress.

Dress: H&M; Bracelets: F21 and Claire’s; Shoes: 9 West store; Tights: Sears; Sunglasses: Stinson Beach Market.

Photos by Sharon at Hearst Mining Building, 6/25/14.

"Why don’t you wear dark clothes?"

I wore this awesome suit to my son Buster’s fifth grade promotion ceremony.  He’s embarrassed by my flamboyance and wishes I would blend in.

Suit: I.N.C. from Macy’s; Pumps: 9 West store; Tee: Charlotte Russe; Bag: Coach Factory Outlet; Earrings: SA in Evansville long ago; Fishnets: The Icing; Sunglasses: Lola Star in Coney Island.

Photos by Sharon at Hearst Mining Building, and King at Paul Revere, 5/28/14.

Hype Girl
This Thursday our office is having an 80’s party and I’m inspiring people all week.
Dress: vintage 80’s, from a vintage store in the Delmar Loop (STL); Pumps: Charlotte Russe; Safety Pin earrings: MultiKulti in the Mission; Tank: some sporting goods store; Sunglasses: Dollar Store; Bracelets: thrifted in Evansville long ago; Tights: ?.
Photos by Daisy on Mission St. in the Excelsior, 5/20/14.

Hype Girl

This Thursday our office is having an 80’s party and I’m inspiring people all week.

Dress: vintage 80’s, from a vintage store in the Delmar Loop (STL); Pumps: Charlotte Russe; Safety Pin earrings: MultiKulti in the Mission; Tank: some sporting goods store; Sunglasses: Dollar Store; Bracelets: thrifted in Evansville long ago; Tights: ?.

Photos by Daisy on Mission St. in the Excelsior, 5/20/14.

Doppelganger

I was so happy to meet Cynthia today! I’d heard about a student who looked and dressed like me; she’d had confusing interactions where someone would wave at her from far away and then look baffled when they got up close.

We were both at the Resource Fair for new transfer students.  I loved that she had on the button I designed!  And that furry fringy jacket!

Photos by Kia and Tiffany in Dwinelle Plaza, 5/9/14.

Our Gender Equity Center promoted “Wear Denim Day” to educate on sexual violence prevention.

In the afternoon I took the train to UC Davis for an advising conference. They love their bikes there.

Jeans: Target; Tee: Factory2U; Jacket:Goodwill; Boots: Doc Martens store; Earrings: Payless; Sunglasses: Hot Topic.

Photos by Susan at the UC Davis Conference Center, 4/23/14.

Super-Flares and Palm Trees

It’s always fun to wear the extreme flares.  49-inch leg openings!

Jeans & platform sandals: Alloy.com; Top: The Webster for Target; Vintage belt: thrifted in Indiana; Vintage 70’s sunglasses: Evansville Antique Mall;  Choker: Macy’s; Earrings: from Ann; Bangles: Wet Seal.

Photos by Daisy in my neighborhood, 4/16/14.

Spin

I love: the fit of this dress, the exposed zipper, the giant spots.

I never shop at Bloomingdale’s because I figure it’s out of my price range, but the Ladies Room is really awesome.  Somehow I found my way to a half-off-the-sale-price rack, and this was there, waiting for me.

Dress: Bloomingdale’s; Belt: from another dress; Boots: DSW; Bracelet: F21; Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange; Tights: Bancroft Clothing Co.

Photos by Meltem at Bechtel Hall, 4/14/14.

Like a Mod Stewardess

And my purse reminds me of a travel bag.  I love the navy accents on this dress, and wearing mostly cream or white always makes me feel really chic—look, I can keep myself clean all day!

I am so happy I got this bag!  The navy/brown combo looks good with so many more things than I imagined.

Dress, stud bracelet, sunglasses: F21; Bag: Coachfactoryoutlet.com; Pumps: 9West; Stud earrings: Joan Rivers for QVC.com.

Photos by Buster in the Excelsior, 4/11/14.

Tess on Safari

When I found this dress at the Goodwill, it reminded me of Melanie Griffith’s character in Working Girl.  But in these pictures it seemed much more chic, and made me think of YSL and his Safari collection.

Dress: vintage, from the Excelsior Goodwill; Pumps: vintage 60’s Herbert Levine, from Mars on Telegraph; Belt: spiegel.com; Earrings: St. James the Greater flea market in Dogtown (St. Louis); Bracelet: Charlotte Russe; Sunglasses: F21; Tights: Bancroft Clothing Co.

Photos by Sandy at Valley Life Sciences Building, 4/10/14.

Some Art

I like the little house on the back the best.

Dress: dillards.com; Stockings: White House Black Market; Mary Janes: Goodwill; Bangle: Pink in Burlingame; Earrings: from my mother-in-law.

Photos by Sharon at Sutardja Dai Hall, 4/9/14

Hot Topic Adviser

This is kind of like my academic adviser uniform, which I wore because we made a video where I explained the Engineering liberal arts requirement.  And I realized a lot of my outfit was from Hot Topic. I love that store.  Sure, you might take it for granted now, but it was tough back in the early 90’s, trying to shop crazy in middle America.  I was so thankful for Hot Topic.

Pants, belt, bracelet & sunglasses: Hot Topic; Tee: CustomInk.com; Pumps: Shiekh; Earrings: Avril Lavigne for Kohl’s.

Photos by Gian at McLaughlin Hall, 4/8/14.

Summery

Coming back from this vacation was like that Sunday-night-back-to school-dread, but really amplified.  Hawaii was just so lovely! So I was really happy for the beautiful summer weather in Berkeley.

Dress & necklace: Excelsior Goodwill; Sandals: Elizabeth & James from Loehmann’s; Earrings: from Bevin, from Nepal; Bangles: Claire’s.

Photos by Gian at Hearst Mining and Bechtel, 4/7/14.

Pearl Harbor
I had an actual Uncle Sam who was a Pearl Harbor survivor, and I regret not talking with him about it.  He was a farm kid from Petersburg, Indiana who joined the Navy when he was 17, and would tear up just mentioning that time in his life.  This was at odds with my vision of him, my one adventurous uncle who drove a huge Harley from Indiana to Alaska all by himself when he was around 65.
Dress: Excelsior Goodwill; Sandals: 9 West from DSW; Vintage Mt. Rushmore souvenir scarf & charm bracelet: Evansville Goodwill many years ago; Earrings: Lazarus in Evansville.
Photo by King at Pearl Harbor, 4/2/14.

Pearl Harbor

I had an actual Uncle Sam who was a Pearl Harbor survivor, and I regret not talking with him about it.  He was a farm kid from Petersburg, Indiana who joined the Navy when he was 17, and would tear up just mentioning that time in his life.  This was at odds with my vision of him, my one adventurous uncle who drove a huge Harley from Indiana to Alaska all by himself when he was around 65.

Dress: Excelsior Goodwill; Sandals: 9 West from DSW; Vintage Mt. Rushmore souvenir scarf & charm bracelet: Evansville Goodwill many years ago; Earrings: Lazarus in Evansville.

Photo by King at Pearl Harbor, 4/2/14.