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September 25, 2014

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Everything Must Go… Is Still Going

I’ve been on a purging binge since the day I got back to San Francisco and realized I had 3 weeks to move to New York. Every time I move (which has been 4 times in the last 9 months) I wonder why and how I have so much stuff. Especially in my closet. I […]

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September 17, 2014

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I Wore A Hat and Legs to Lincoln Center

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Dress – French Connection // Skirt – Free People via Crossroads Trading Co. // Shoes – Diane Von Furstenberg // Hat – Madewell // Bag – Madewell // Earrings – Elizabeth Cole // Ring – Dara Ettinger // Watch – Michael Kors

This outfit is the culmination of so many things I had been looking for, for a while. Well, the culmination of two things. I’ve been talking about buying a hat for 7 years. Yup, since 2007. I didn’t want to wear one when I had short hair, because then it looked like I had no hair. Once my hair got longer I had trouble finding hats that fit over my head! I recently discovered that Madewell gives student discounts, so I finally sprang for one.

I’ve also been wanting a sheer skirt for foreverrrrrr. I found this one at the Crossroads at Market & Castro when I was selling clothes to the store. I usually try not to browse when I sell clothes, so I don’t get tempted to trade instead of getting cash. But I’m glad I looked around that day.

I’m also glad that the weather has cooled down a tad. This outfit (hat, clingy dress) would not have been possible in 85-90 degree heat.

Photos by Juan Pedro Camera and Michelle McVicker

September 15, 2014

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Highlights from J.Crew’s #NYFW Presentation

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1. I love this new oversize and relaxed look! I can’t wait to wear one of these tops over leggings, skinny jeans, or a pencil skirt. I may even try some epic J.Crew layering.

2. It looks like the Sophia Webster shoe collaboration is coming back. It looks like they’re redoing this shoe in navy. I actually liked it better in pink, which works for me because this way I won’t have to feel like I’m missing out when I can’t afford it.

3. I love how egalitarian the presentation was. The fashion elites and us plebians were all in the same room, and it felt like a party. The opposite of this woman who shushed me and a friend at the Lela Rose show. I saw Joanna Coles, Mickey Drexler, and Anna Della Russo!

4. I also appreciated that the models looked at me when I took their photo. That was very nice.

September 4, 2014

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What I Wore to the BCBG #NYFW Show

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Dress – Acne (similar-ish fringed dress) // Sandals – Alexander Wang // Bag – Basil Racuk

With everything going on with moving and starting graduate school, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to make it to any fashion shows this year, but luckily I will. The BCBG Max Azria show today was oddly calming. It was in such a huge room in Lincoln Center with so many people – seats on the runway too! The music they played was so calm, the models walked so slowly, and the colors were mostly pink and white. After rushing to make it to the show on time, it took me down a notch, in a good way.

I was rushing because I woke up early (as I usually do), but wasted the morning not thinking about what I actually needed to do that day (that happens a lot). Thankfully fashion shows never start on time, and even though I was 15 minutes late I still had a few minutes to sit before the show started.

One other thing: I have the sweetest neighbors! Er, photo bombs notwithstanding. These guys were really friendly and stopped to say hello and welcome me to the neighborhood (Windsor Terrace). A handful of people around my block have stopped me and said “oh, you must be the new tenant!” Everybody has been incredibly welcoming (except for one guy who is super possessive of a shared driveway), and it makes me really happy that I found this place.

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