Sunday, August 18, 2013

I Hate Everyone

Today was a good day. My friend picked me up in her mustang, and we drove across the city with her top down blasting N*sync and Icona Pop. We ended up going to the LF sale, and I picked up a cute purse and a new pair of Jeffrey Campbell flats!

The weather was nice, and I didn't go over board on the spending. However, I can't speak for my friend! It was a great day that ended with burritos for dinner with my dad, and watching 13 Going On 30 on Netflix.

Homies Beanie - Asos
Jac Vanek I Hate Everyone Vintage Flannel - Dollskill
Veruca Suspender Dress - Nastygal
Y.R.U. Qozmo Hi Platform Sneakers - Shoe Envi

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Currently Vibing: August

The last month of summer vacation: beaches, rad bathing suites, roller skates, cotton candy and ice cream.

1. Roller skates: In every single thrift store I went into this summer I saw at least one pair of roller skates. You don't even know how tempted I was to buy a pair. What kept me from doing that are my memories of trying to learn how when I was younger. Something that still confuses me is, how come roller blading is easier than roller skating? For now I will just whip out my old roller blades and take a few rides around the block.
2. Fun hair accessories: Did some early spring cleaning around the house recently, and found so many great hair clips. Some with bows, some shaped as hearts or guitars. So ready to rock these through out the rest of the summer and for back to school too!
3. Kimonos: How long have I been looking for the perfect kimono.... the never ending search. There are so many great ones out there, just be prepared to pay the price!
4. Tan lines: We still have one month to grab the tanning oils and hit the beach. For those of you who live in places without tanning weather like me, you can either hit the beds or pick up a pack of fake tan. I personally wish I had the perfect summer tan for going back to school, but am facing the facts that it just wont happen for me. Maybe once school starts up again, I'll have a chance to darken up a bit. Don't worry though, light skin is sexy too!
5. Ice cream: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice scream! Nothing screams summer more than I nice cold creamy goodness! If you haven't sat in the sun with your friends licking a cold cone yet, make sure to put it on the top of your to do list before summer ends!
6. Rad bathing suites: Bikini's, tankini's, full or with cut outs: spending the rest of the summer at a beach, water park, pool, or just your fire escape cannot be completed without a bathing suite that will make everyone else look like they shop at walmart! (Don't take me wrong, walmart isn't a bad place to buy a bathing suite, one of mine is from there.)
7. Cotton candy: I went to an amusement park recently, and felt the need to do all stereotypical things you do at amusement parks. That includes walking through the park picking at my giant cotton candy stick! I completely forgot how good it is!!
8. Beaches: Sun bathing, swimming, picnicking, bonfires, being with friends: the best place to do that is at the beach. Unfortunately not all can be done at the beaches here at home. To all the people who travelled to beautiful tropical beaches over the summer: e-mail me your pictures, I'd love the see them! I wish I spent the summer in Ecuador instead of San Francisco...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Puss In Boots

I went thrifting the other day with my cousin and friend, and found both the denim jacket and the boots that I am wearing today. I wanted a new pair of chelsea boots to replace my pair that I waked my sole off, and while looking online for some I decided to get something a bit chunkier. I found some great shoes at Urban Outfitters, and was just waiting to buy them until I started working there again, but these are even better than the ones I wanted to buy! I love the double zippers, and the chunky ness. I also just love the fact that they are Harley Davidson! I've been wanted a new denim jacket because my friend stole mine, which coincidentally had the Harley Davidson logo on the back, which she now has lost. This denim jacket has plaid on the inside, and is extra warm (+heavy!). When I have it on I feel so safe and comfortable, like I could just fall asleep with it on. Which is great for the days I have been having hanging out at Dolores Park all day everyday, which I believe is how the rest of my summer is being spent. Fun, I know, I am definitely ready for school to start again. One more month!

Levis Oversized Denim Jacket - Thrifted
Shoulder Cut Out Sweatshirt Dress - Zara
Lazy Oaf Cat Socks - Asos
Harley Davidson Boots - Thrifted

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

DIY Sticker Clutch

Who wasn't obsessed with Lisa Frank when they were younger? I know that my entire room was covered with stickers/posters/school supplies etc. And since everything 90's is coming back, obviously Lisa Frank did too. Urban Outfitters did some Lisa Frank t-shirts, UNIF did a  design off them, etc. All this reminiscing got me to go on ebay and buy a Lisa Frank sticker pack.

But now what? I have "over 1000" stickers and nothing to do with them. Then I remembered all the different type of pictures I've seen on tumblr featuring stickers, to see if there was anything not completely wasteful to do with  them.

So I decided to do a clutch. I have been wanted a clear clutch anyway, and thought I could personalize mine from all the others with stickers. Make the mainstream item more me. The clutch I ordered from ebay as well. 

I started by cleaning the surface of the bag, so the stickers stick better. Then I just started putting some of the bigger stickers down at random.

I then added some more big stickers, and words/phrases out of stickers, and surrounded some of them already with smaller stickers.

I kept just putting down smaller stickers around the ones already places, and it created almost islands. I just kept putting down more and more small stickers until there was no spot left. I also had a few even smaller stickers to fill in the awkward gaps. Then it was done!

Here are some close ups.

I was even able to monogram my new clutch! (:

I still need to figure out what kind of top coat I can put over the clutch to ensure that none of my stickers will fall off. I was considering some kind of clear rubber paste type thing or going basic with packaging tape.... I will update this post when it has been figured out!!

Eyelet Cowboy

I bought these eyelet pants almost a year ago on sale at Free People. It was my first time ever in an actual Free People store, because believe it or not, there is none in San Francisco. School was about to start, and my mom was helping me move into the dorms. My official move in date was before my roommates so I got bored in my new dorm room and went shopping. I knew that New York had many Free People stores, so thats where I first head off for. The pants are great, but I never really get around to wearing them. Mostly because I never really get around to wearing pants. For some reason, I hate how pants look on me, even though people tell me otherwise. I just hate them. However, every now and then I give it a try and decide pants don't look THAT bad....

Rose Fringe Tank - Wildfox Couture
Eyelet Pants - Free People
Suede Cut-off Cowboy Boots - DIY(originally MIA)
Leather Cowboy Hat - Free People

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

That's So Fetch

Finally wore my Fetch beanie today. I decided to pair it with color matching socks and cut out shoes (to show off the socks some more). I love pinks with leopard, especially when its a soft baby pink, so I wore my new leopard skater dress that I randomly picked up at Cotton On yesterday. I'm usually not the biggest Cotton On fan, but you can find decent stuff from time to time, and I was in the mall anyway (getting a free Jamba Juice + hitting up the MAC store). I misplaced my sim card somewhere, and went crazy looking for it today.... obviously I didn't find it; hence the shitty iphone pics. Thank you brilliant app creators for the creating my photoshop backups.

Beauty Forever FETCH Beanie - Karmaloop
High Low Sweater - Ambiance SF
Leopard Skater Dress - Cotton On
Jeffrey Campbell Tread Oxfords - Urban Outfitters

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rugrats All Grown Up

Who wasn't a fan of the Rugrats when they were younger? Personally, I've seen every single episode and was then so excited when Rugrats All Grown Up came out! Well thats how I feel today. I wore my new juju jelly sandals for the first time today, and decided to wear it with a children outfit because they are kids shoes in adult sizes. And whats more child-like than overalls? Obviously I am no child though, since I am 5'10, hence the all grown up series of the Rugrats. :P
I spent the day with my cousin. We just wanted to go to the grocery store, but on our walk over it was so nice out we decided to pick up some beers and go to the park. Once we realized we have been there for over 5 hours and that we were both sunburnt, we went to the grocery store and then back home. It was an all around great day, and I got so many compliments on my shoes!

Le Specs Half Moon Magic Shades - Nastygal
UNIF Snapbacks And Cats Too Muscle Tee - Urban Outfitters
Urban Renewal Cutoff Overalls - Urban Outfitters
Blue JuJu Jellies Sandals - Dollskill

Friday, July 12, 2013

Jungle Fever

I had no idea what to wear today, and recreated a look from a picture I found on tumblr:

I would have had those exact same shoes too, if only the majority of my closet wasn't in storage in Manhattan right now! It can get super frustrating, when you have something in particular in mind to wear but you don't own it, or just don't have it with you at the time. Trust me: its been the story of my life since the 10th grade when I first started boarding school.

Black Scarf - Marc Jacobs
Railroad Striped Moto Jacket - Free People
Ruffle High Low Tunic - Free People
Tripp NYC Leopard Slashed Leggings - Karmaloop
Fyre Boots - Thrifted and gifted from my old roommate

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Biker Ballerina

Today I went for a fun look, mixing styles. I decided to wear my baby pink silk circle skirt with my high low cut Harley Davidson tee. What felt obvious to bring this look together were my doc martens. I always wear my docs with dresses and skirts. I actually like them better paired that way than with pants or leggings, which I do do sometimes. I loved how my new sunglasses went so will with the t-shirt because of the orange lenses and orange writing! The second I put them on I was ready to run outside and go for a walk. However, even just going into my back yard to take these photos, I realized I'll need to put on lots of layers before venturing far.... god, sometimes I had San Francisco summers!

Le Specs Half Moon Magic Shades - Nastygal
High Low Cut Harley Davidson T-shirt - Thrifted
In Your Dreams Skirt in Blush - Nastygal
Black Docs - Dr. Martens
Belt - Thrifted