Friday, July 19, 2013

Down by the Bay Bridge

I love a good chambray button up, and when I spotted one in a green floral print I had to have it.  I knew I could pair it with several other pieces in my closet, which is something I like to keep in mind when shopping for new items.  As much as I love dressing up, utility and comfort are very important, and I do have somewhat of a uniform I wear during the habitually busy semesters at Berkeley.  It usually consists of jeans, boots, a comfortable top and a warm jacket (pretty much what I wore above).  The weather year round is overcast and I hate being cold, so I usually layer up).  

Jaze had the afternoon off, so we headed to the city to spend the day together.  I was expecting it to be a bit foggy around the Bay Bridge as usual, and was surprised with just how sunny it was (which is why we're squinting or looking down in those photos).  After wandering around the marina, we headed to a small record shop in The Mission District, and managed to find a 1940s jazz vinyl.  Lazy summer afternoons are my favorite.

Jacket: Levi's San Francisco, Jeans and Bag: thrifted, Top: Karmaloop, Boots: UO, Hat: E4hats
Jaze- Shirt: Fred Perry, Hat: gift

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Polka-dots in the City

The polka dot print and Peter Pan collar help make this top one of my favorites.  I paired it with the monk strap shoes I thrifted recently.  I just about fell over when I spotted them.  It was one of those rare moments in thrifting when you find exactly what you're looking for, in exactly the right color and in the right size. 

Satchel: Cambridge Satchel Company via Crossroads, Top: Target, Top: Target, Shoes: thrifted, Tights: Modcloth

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Pinafore your thoughts?

             Spent a lovely day in San Francisco with Jaze.  We headed to Haight, one of our favorite neighborhoods in the city.  Haight street is lined with vintage shops and record stores and is full of history.  

             With Bay Area weather being so warm lately, this Southern California girl has been one happy camper.  I finally got to wear my pinafore dress, and get thisI didn't have to layer it with tights and a cardigan as usual. 

Pinafore dress: New Look, Satchel: Cambridge Satchel Company via Crossroads, Oxfords: Modcloth, Hat: Ebay, Top: thrifted

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

At a Crossroads

There is something achingly nostalgic about train tracks, especially old, worn-out routes no longer travelled.  Jaze and I wandered around these tracks near our apartment, which have a surprisingly good view of the San Francisco Bay.  We hung around to watch the sunset.  I was inspired by the vintage handbag I found at a local flea when drawing this outfit together.  I love black and cognac together, and I was beside myself when I found this bag, which is also functional since my laptop and notebook fit perfectly.  Wearing it reminded me that classes begin next month! Can't believe I'll be starting my last semester at Berkeley.  Definitely bittersweet.  

Vintage Dooney & Bourke Handbag: Alemany Flea, Boots: Urban Outfitters, Jeans: thrifted, Top: F21, Hat: Ebay,