September 27, 2008

My Break.....

I'm sorry I haven't really been as active as I should be. I've been busy the past two weeks or so getting everything together for my move back to San Diego. I'm partly settled here, but I definitely do not have the wardrobe to go with it. I'm hoping to get all my clothes and possessions settled in by next week since I'll be able to go home and grab the rest of my clothes. Until then, I'll try to make an outfit post and check up on what's new in the style scene!

September 13, 2008

Fall Direction

Ah, fall is approaching for us in California. It's still quite some ways away, but the idea of the upcoming fall fashion thrills me. I'm brainstorming what I really want out of my fall fashion ideas, and I'm imagining chunky tights, thigh high socks, dresses and masculine blazers or even chunky cardigans as well. I've also been much more fascinated with rolled up trousers, button up shirts of all varieties....and ahhhh there are just so many directions and options to choose from! I guess it'll depend on my mood for the day? Girly or masculine.....sigh. I sometimes wish I had a more definite signature style, but my own inability to choose a consistent "look" has me more into a shapeshifter than anything else.

Of course, it being California and all, I would have to find cooler alternatives.

Also, as a curious question for you all; What're your plans for fall fashion? Anything you're all looking forward to throwing on or purchasing?

September 11, 2008

Wed & Thu - Sept 10th & 11th

Alright so what I wore today and yesterday are extremely similar. Hat and all. (What can I say, I'm in love with this hat!) So I decided to merge the two posts together, since they're so alike anyways.

Sept. 10th

I was inspired a bit by A Clockwork Orange. Such a riveting movie, and although the influence isn't too....striking, I'd still like to think my mindset can be seen.

Vest - Vintage
Blouse - Vintage
Shorts - Forever 21
Tights - Target
Boots - Vintage
Bowler - Vintage

Sept 11th

This was a more lazy laid-back look for me. Since I was literally spending the entire day by myself, since my sister flew out to Chicago, I decided to get comfy while having a delightful dinner of raw oysters and french fries. (Odd combination, much?)

Tunic - Urban Outfitters
Slip - Urban Outfitters
Vintage Cardi - Lacoste, No Relation Vintage
Belt - Thrifted
Tights - Target
Boots - Vintage

September 9, 2008

Tues Sept 9th - Day 5

I haven't been updating as much lately! Just a little preoccupied and lazy to take photos to be honest.

Nothing's been going on as much. Just relaxing and enjoying my time here. I've been keeping up to date with what's being presented at Fashion Week, although I don't feel the need to post up any musings on it as of right now.

Wearing this was surprisingly comfortable and fun. The boots were a dream to walk in, especially throughout long distances. (Like the song, "These boots were made for walking", indeed!)

Romper - Thrifted
Floral top - Thrifted
Tights - Target
Boots - Vintage

September 6, 2008

Sat Sept 6th - Day 2

Today it rained and rained and rained right onto my parade! Well, to be honest, it was a typical nice day. I was headed towards No Relation Vintage, which was AMAZING by the way. Great selection with reasonable and affordable prices. I got a nice blue Lacoste cardi and a nifty 80's sweater for $25 all together. It was a nice gathering of clothes, although I didn't go as overboard as I wanted to.

I was ready to raid more, but then it started pouring and silly me...forgot to bring an umbrella. I scuttled into a nearby pizzeria and lounged about for a few hours. Although my day ended with that note, I still got my taste of New York vintage shops for this year.

And yes, white and slick-slippery sandals were a bad idea.

Sorry for bad image quality. I don't really know what happened. Probably the wrong camera option without me even being aware of it.

Blouse - Thrifted, de la Renta
Pants - Forever 21
Purse - Thrifted
Tank - Forever 21
Sandals - Forever 21
Hat - Forever 21

September 5, 2008

Fri Sept 5th - Day 1

So today was my first official day of my Manhattan trip! It was....painful? I still don't know how women can do it so easily! Walking around blocks and blocks and blocks in heels must be a nightmare for me, yet it's already a nightmare with just little kitten heels that I previously deemed "My most comfortable heels." So, walking dozens of blocks is just not working out for my shoes, so I have to figure out what to wear with my outfits in the following days. (and with my blisters, ugh.)

So this was the first time I've ever worn this cute vintage number. I got it from Jet Rag Vintage over on Melrose, and it was a dream to wear. The only problem I had was from the zipper. It seemed to have difficulty actually STAYING up.

But for my first day in Manhattan this year, it was enjoyable. Unfortunately, I didn't get to go see any shows for Fashion week. (My sister's friend, who had connections, wasn't able to get me in...although my sister has the luck of attending an after party. Of which designer, I'm not sure yet.) I spent a huge amount of my time wandering around East Village, looking for little vintage and thrift shops to devour. I did indeed find a couple, however they were all closed. For what reason, I'm not was only 11am. But it was still enjoyable. I had too much fun people-watching and eating delectable cupcakes.

By the way, is it just me or does this photo look nothing like me? Curious....

Dress - Jet Rag Vintage
Belt - Thrifted
Shoes - Thrifted

September 2, 2008

Inspiration Before Departure

It's almost time! My Manhattan trip is looming up on Thursday, the 4th of September. I'm thrilled beyond words, although I've already visited last year. As I'm packing, I'm considering all the possibilities and outfits I should and can wear for the streets of NYC. I'm not bringing my tripod due to size reasons, so I'm hoping I can sneak in a couple of outfit shots via makeshift forms of a tripod.

So while I'm packing and brainstorming outfits, I figured I'd get in some pre-trip fashion inspirations from others just like me; simple street walkers!

The slouchy pair of pants, blazers, cardigans.....although I'm not sure, the weather may not be the best for the latter two accessories. But I do look forward to lots of layering and having fun with dresses and pants.

Need I mention that I'm looking forward to NY Fashion Week? I'll have so much fun people-watching the walkers around Bryant Park.