Trip to Downtown LA Zara

Yay! I just went to Zara. Also I moved to LA! Found this incredible dress. Instead of tying it in a bow I double knotted it so it looks like a choker/scarf. I paired it with my fave black pants that I’ve posted so much about.

I also found this skirt and top. So I was hating on the off-the-shoulder trend for a while cause my thoughts were: how is that livable irl? But I tried it with this top and it works!

Didn’t buy anything because ya girl has a history of fiscal irresponsibility 🤷🏽‍♀️. Next time. Next. Time.

A Current Affair SF Bay Area Review/Mini Haul November 2nd, 2017

I kept hearing about this vintage pop up event and missing it. Finally made it this year. If I remember correctly, A Current Affair is an event that happens multiple times a year at different locations: New York, Bay Area, and Los Angeles. The mission is to make vintage accessible to someone who would buy modern designer clothing. They basically have a bunch of different vintage sellers set up in one warehouse.

I don’t fit that description but from the photos I thought it appeared that they had many one of a kind pieces that I might not see elsewhere. I’m also not really a “vintage” buyer. Though I buy quite a bit of 70s-90s, I don’t go to vintage boutiques too often because I think they charge more for the effort they put into curating an aesthetic and I’d rather just do that myself in a thrift store.

I think the marketplace lived up to its mission. The items were definitely appropriate for what is stylish right now (though there was a decent amount of diversity of style). Anyway, I thought the pop up was really cool. I arrived late and apparently people get there first thing and stay there all day (from 10am to 6pm). For good reason, because there were so many items and each was interesting enough to take a few seconds to think about. However, there were a few regular items you could easily find at a thrift store for much less. The price range was pretty wide, though much more expensive than a thrift store. Items were between about $30-$1200 with quite a bit in the $150-$300 range.

There were a lot of sequined and glittery pieces, lace, quite a bit of vintage designer, but it looked like there was a little something for everyone. Even graphic tees. There were some minimalist sellers as well. Here’s a map of all the sellers at the event in Richmond. Shout out to Richmond also for being the host city.

There were so many colorful items and a lot of bold silhouettes and I had a little crisis about what I even wanted. I decided to stick to my guns and just keep it simple. I lucked out and found this Saks Fifth Avenue Scottish cashmere top from @numberedmarket (Insta handle) for $65. I thought it might have been from the 40s because the neckline reminds me of the bathing suits in the 40s/50s. But it’s actually probably from the 80s. Lol I was just a smidge off.

I have to be honest, I pulled from “savings” which is actually my student loans to buy this and I couldn’t really afford it but bought it anyway.

I should have gotten a picture of the back of it but oh well. I’ll keep y’all guessing. This will have to do: it’s a halter top that ties around the back, leaving the upper back open.

Anyway, had a great time and definitely recommend for splurging on a special item. Maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about though because I don’t think we have too many of these pop ups around the bay (please tell me if I’m wrong!) so I don’t have a sense if there is competition. Anywho, it was really fun to see so many fashionable people who seem to really understand their look. It was like seeing the people in magazines irl and I realized photos don’t do justice.

Thrift Haul October 21, 2017

Yesterday (since it’s in the wee hours of the morning – technically two days ago) I went to Community Thrift in the Mission in SF. This is my second time going. I had a great time and definitely utilized my earphones. They had an incredible selection and I found so many pieces. One major drawback is that they don’t have any changing rooms so there are a couple items that I hated once I got home and a couple others that I’m not sure about yet. Part of this is my fault. If I had planned better and worn some leggings or tight shorts I probably wouldn’t have had this issue. I did not take pictures of the things I’m not sure about and I also have not listed prices but I’m pretty sure everything was in the $6-$7 range.

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I put this look together from a top I got yesterday. The pants are also from my haul. I think the bra top is from Urban Outfitters a few years ago and the heels are from Ross (can’t remember what brand and I don’t actually wear them out the house because they are SO uncomfortable).

Here is an up-close picture of the end of one of the pant legs. The pants have these rosettes all over and then at the bottom there is this mesh. I love these I feel like they’re 90s? Maybe they were more of a punk type of thing before?IMG_0101

I wore them to a concert tonight with an over-sized black sweater that was also a part of the haul. I paired them with a gold bracelet and my Reebok sneakers (purchased from Urban Outfitters a couple years ago) which I think are a throwback to a retro version.

I am trying a new thing with makeup. I did a pretty terrible job lol but wanted to start playing with color a bit more. I’m super inspired by Lupita Nyong’o’s use of primary colors with eyeshadow and lipsticks. I also just watched Nocturnal Animals and loved Amy Adam’s bold eyeshadow and lip colors in the movie so I tried to channel that a bit here. Alas, I do not have an eyeshadow primer but my friend let me borrow her green eyeshadow and I followed up with my pinkish clay lipstick.

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I also got this sweater that I’m sort of meh about in this photo (as you can see with my semi-hostile facial expression lol) b/c idk what to wear it with yet but I love the way it hangs.

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I also hate the pants b/c I got them home and realized they were far too big. I was hoping for them to be super tight like leggings but no so I’ll be bringing them to Crossroads or Goodwill.

Thrift Haul August 15th, 2017

I found these tops at San Francisco’s Goodwill on Haight. This was my first time visiting this location. The first item is a sweater from Theory (gah!) for $9.99. My first time having a clothing item this quality! It’s so warm but doesn’t feel bulky or heavy. The second top is a silk Loft top that was discounted down to $3.00. I’m guessing this is vintage… 90s?? idk.