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August 28, 2014

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Day-to-Night in Black & White

Dress – Anthropologie (an oldie but a goodie) // Sandals – Pedro Garcia // Bag – Basil Racuk // Necklace – Lulu Frost // Turquoise rings – vintage // Watch – Michael Kors I had a specific set of challenges for getting dressed today: I had to print stuff out at school, then go to […]

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August 25, 2014

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Graphic Print Gauchos

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Top – J.Crew // Pants – Anthropologie // Shoes – Ancient Greek Sandals // Bag – Latico (suuuuper old, but there are similar ones at Madewell and J.Crew) // Necklace – Lele Sadoughi

In lieu of buying a new bag for school (because that would just be ridiculous), I’m making it a point to shop my closet. It helps that I just unpacked all my bags so I’m newly acquainted with what I already have. Thankfully it looks like I won’t need to bring my laptop to campus, which takes a huge load off (literally).

Today’s weather said 88 degrees. I like these gaucho pants because they’re light, flowy, and look like a skirt. Tomorrow is supposed to be 86, and Wednesday 91! I know I was feeling really good about this a few days ago, but I honestly don’t know if I have any clothes left for this weather!

August 21, 2014

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Initial Thoughts on SF Fashion VS NYC Fashion

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I wasn’t that wild about what I wore today. I squandered my morning, so by the time I started getting ready I didn’t have much time, and just kind of threw this together. I tried something else first but it was too heavy to wear. I put this outfit on but I liked it less and less as the day went on. One problem is that I keep clothes that I’m either ambivalent or hopeful about, and really they’re just distractions – but that’s another topic for another day.

The second problem, and the whole point of this post, is that an outfit like this kind of feels out of place in New York. And this is, so far, is what I understand to be the difference between New York and San Francisco: San Francisco is whimsical, light-hearted, a little bit wild. New York is sober, serious, and very organized. When I first moved to San Francisco the city looked like a hodge-podge box of crayons; I had to get used to all the multi-colored houses. That kind of cityscape seems to lend itself to people also expressing themselves more variably. New York, on the other hand, is pretty homogenous. The city is mostly brick and brownstone, with a smattering of limestone here and there. There’s less deviance in the cityscape, and the spectrum of what people wear seems to be more narrow.

August 19, 2014

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Leather, Neoprene & Nerd Things

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Top – Tibi // Skirt – Clover Canyon // Sandals – Pedro Garcia // Bag – Madewell // Sunglasses – vintage Gucci (deadstock) via Fiat Lux // Watch – Michael Kors // Bracelet – vintage via Sweet & Spark // Turquoise Rings – all vintage, from New Orleans, Stone Pony, & Aggregate Supply

Today was a great day for a nerd like me. We had orientation sessions about archives and the library. I didn’t really know what archives were, but apparently they’re collections of first-hand sources that are NOT books: videos/footage, photographs, press clippings, marketing materials, etc. We looked at a bunch of things from the 60s and 70s and it was fascinating. Plus, the library has so many books on fashion it’s kind of unreal.

I still haven’t unpacked my full-length mirror so any outfit feels like a risk. I love this skirt but it rides up terribly as soon as I start walking. I should get rid of it, but I have a matching jacket so I don’t want to. That’s logical, right? Speaking of things I haven’t unpacked – my camera charger! I saw it in a box and didn’t realize I would need it so soon, and now I don’t know where it is. Oops!

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