Saturday, August 27, 2011

pools and rooftops

thrifted top, Siwy denim shorts, Karen Walker sunglasses, Coach satchel, Rachel Comey Miner boots

Stopped by the Standard in downtown LA before driving back to SF with some friends. I arrived at the tail end of the party since I'd been hanging out with my family and getting lunch at Boiling Crab in Alhambra. SO FREAKING GOOD. Anyway I knew I wasn't missing much at the Standard other than overpriced drinks so I didn't really care about missing the pool party. I don't really go out much when I'm visiting family in LA anyway. Right now I'm hanging out with my younger brother and cousin who are up visiting from LA and are here for one more night. Sorry for being so M.I.A. this week!


"Le premier bonheur du jour" - Os Mutantes

Saturday, August 20, 2011

looking like a child + gap mag feature

short overalls c/o Denim Refinery, Saint James striped shirt, Karen Walker sunglasses, Rachel Comey Miner boots

I'm down in LA right now for my brother's birthday so this post will be fairly brief, sorry guys! This was actually from earlier in the week and was what I was wearing when I saw the dude from Arcade Fire at Barney's. Of all the things to be wearing when I run into someone cool like that I wear an outfit that makes me look like an 8-year-old kid, oh great. Seems like these overalls aren't such a big hit with the guys... every girlfriend that I've shown them to want a pair but my guy friends always cringe. Ahh well, who do I have to impress?


I also realized that I don't post very many pictures of myself with Brent but that's usually because he's the one taking my photos! This time Mike was with us so he took these, hah. Speaking of Mike, when he saw my feature at Gap Mag he asked me why I didn't submit any photos of him. Pfft. As if a whole post dedicated to him wasn't already enough? So ungrateful!

lol brent

"Bigmouth Strikes Again" - The Smiths

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

hat hair

thrifted sweater, Theory shorts, Pendleton hat via Painted Bird, Karen Walker sunglasses, H&M wool socks, Rachel Comey Bernard platforms, vintage Coach satchel

Hey, I'm wearing a hat! I'd been wanting to order this wool Pendleton hat for a while but always doubted that I'd be able to pull it off so I never got around to it. I don't know, I've always felt weird about wearing hats... I own a floppy hat from American Apparel but that's about it. I must have been on a lucky streak that day since I found this hat at a fraction of the price at Painted Bird right after seeing Win Butler shopping in the mens section at Barney's. Crazy, huh? I was looking at an A.P.C. shirt when I glanced up and saw him right in front of me but couldn't figure out how I knew him so I stared awkwardly at him until I realized, "OH SHIT THAT'S THE GUY FROM ARCADE FIRE RIGHT?" Funny how this ends up happening a few months after I wrote a long heartfelt post about them. I already felt really weird when he noticed that I was staring at him trying to figure out who he was so I didn't want to disrupt his shopping experience and left without saying anything. That would've been way too awkward, I'm content with just running into him.


I wore this to get burgers at Chez Maman in Potrero with my friends Chanel and Trang. Speaking of which, aren't my babies adorable? Since I don't have an "official" blog photographer I usually test my camera settings manually on whomever I happen to be with. So cute!

chanel and trang
pendleton hat

"God Only Knows" - The Beach Boys

Thursday, August 11, 2011

something borrowed

vintage sweatshirt from Painted Bird, Citizens of Humanity jeggings, Gap men's parka, Karen Walker sunglasses, Rachel Comey Miner boots

Someone asked me the other day why I stopped wearing this parka... THIS is why. I remember trying to convince him to add a parka to his wardrobe but he was skeptical about pulling it off and wouldn't listen to me. I found this in the men's section at Gap a few months ago, bought it for myself, and sold the parka I used to have thinking that I'd found a good replacement. Ahh well, it fits him better anyway! I'm still looking for an olive green parka though. I almost bought one from A.P.C. that I blogged about here but it sold out! Bummer. Has anyone seen any good ones out there?


Anyway, I have BIG news to share...

I'm going to New York next month!

Did I ever mention that I've never been to the East Coast? Weird travel phobia, I guess. I've never really cared about going but I figured I'd finally plan a trip out there since a few of my friends are going. I'm not sure how many Fashion Week related activities I'll be participating in but we'll see. I haven't really thought about that, I'm more excited about going on an actual vacation! Is anyone else going? I'll be there September 8th-13th!


"Comment te dire adieu?" - Françoise Hardy

Monday, August 8, 2011

dango dango dango

thrifted cream sweater, Gap gingham shirt, Gap jeggings, H&M socks, Karen Walker sunglasses, Rachel Comey Miner boots, Fjallraven backpack

Here we go you guys, a true San Francisco summer! My friend Emily snapped these photos of me in Japantown after we'd finished getting ramen at Suzu. There's something about these unexpected overcast days that always makes me want to bundle up in the coziest clothes that I own. Comfy jeggings? Check. Oversized pullover sweater? Check. Wool socks? Double check. As for the shoes, what's better than breaking out my new Rachel Comey boots as soon as I received them in the mail from Creatures of Comfort? I don't mean to sound like a walking advertisement but all three pairs that I have are among the comfiest shoes that I own. I even received a sweet note from the girl who packed my order... turns out we've known each other for years through Livejournal!

stuffing my face

After ramen we picked up treats at a kiosk right before it closed. I usually go for the anko (red bean) filled dango while Em got strawberry mochi ice cream. Anyone else find themselves humming the Dango song from Clannad? For the past hour I've been resisting an intense urge to photoshop cutesy faces onto the picture below...

ETA: well that didn't last long.

lower half
rachel comey miner boots

"Kaputt" - Destroyer

Sunday, August 7, 2011

brunch at starbelly in the castro

french fries

Apologies to everyone, these pictures are almost a month old but I kept neglecting to post them. Agh, sorry! A couple weeks ago Brent and I stopped by Starbelly to try their weekend brunch menu. I'd been there once before for dinner and it was pretty good but breakfast/brunch is usually my favorite meal of the day and I'd been itching to go back.

french toast and bacon
almost done

First we shared the french fries with three dipping sauces. Totally unnecessary given the amount of food we were getting but I had them the last time I was there and had been craving them quite a bit before that. Last time I also had a chorizo pizza but since they only serve brunch on weekends I knew I had to try their french toast and it did not disappoint. They even cure their own bacon! Brent got chilaquiles which were also pretty fantastic, overall, it was a great meal and I'd definitely recommend it.

coffee and tea

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

easy breezy

vintage linen shirt, H&M tank, Theory shorts, vintage Coach satchel, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Jil Sander wedges

What I wore to gorge myself at Tartine and shop for groceries in the area. In case you couldn't tell by now my days center around eating... I'm definitely feeling the repercussions right now. I'm starting to question my ability to get away with eating so much as I get older but for now I'll continue to enjoy it, albeit much more moderately. For now...

messy hair

"I'm Feeling You" - capsule