Tuesday, May 8, 2012

what i wore: walking to work!

hi! i hope everyone is getting lots of sunshine! we are getting tons and i am so grateful for the warmth. well, normally i ride my bike everyday but on cinco de mayo i walked! it is much different then riding, makes for a nice time to see all the little things i can't when i wiz by on my bike. it is so nice to change it up a bit. after work, tom and my cousins came and picked me up from work and headed to our friends restaurant which serves some of the best mexican food in sf.
the dress i am wearing i scored while thrifting this weekend. the sewing on it is a little wonky but the colors are perfect. the nice thing about sf is that it tends to be a bit cooler during the summer and since this dress is a wee bit on the short side, tights are necessary.
now, remember last week's outfit post and i wanted a faux leather jacket? well, i found one! i was soooo stocked! the thrifting gods answered my prayers! and on top it, it is a cropped one which i was hoping for. i am not a huge fan of target although, yes i do shop there but i felt a bit better buying it thrifted rather then new. on top of it being exactly what i wanted it also has a hoodie!! which is also detachable!! YES! way to go target!
details:
dress: thrifted
jacket: thrifted but from target
tights: f21
shoes: target
ring: a gift from my boss that came all the way from turkey!

xo,
cb

43 comments:

  1. My oh my that's a pretty dress - the wonky sewing sounds kinda fun! I love the colours :)

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    1. yea i don't mind the sewing, it is minimal and it only cost less then $5 so who cares!

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  2. who's wear short shorts....err short skirts...yeah never mind.

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    1. yea you really f**ked up there amber my dear. i still love you though!

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  3. You look adorable. Love the colours! And awesome thrift find - it's always a happy day when you find exactly what you were looking for!

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    1. yea i try to have an open mind when i go thrifting and whatever i find i find but this was too much! i mean the jacket and then some jeans too! woah.

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  4. Love this! Great colour combo! I also like the photos, great background.. your house looks fun! :)

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    1. thanks, it is a great back drop, i should take more advantage of it!

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  5. you look adorable and I love the colors, especially the tights!

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  6. Cool jacket! That's so great you found one, and the hood looks very cool too! :)

    xo Lisa

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  7. I love that dress! I wish my rust colored tights didn't have lint balls all over them. So cute! Tarjay comes through in a pinch. The jacket was a great find! :)

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    1. yea those tights are sadly not going to last much longer. i want to get another pair but i am sure there are no more of them :( yes i had to admit it but targay does get the job done sometimes. damn them! hehe

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  8. Amazing outfit. Love the stripes!

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  9. Hm yeah. I LOVE that's dress! And with those tights? Killer! Enjoy the sunshine!

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  10. LOVE the colors in that dress! the whole outfit is so fun. also, i love the wall in the back.

    -erin

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    1. thanks erin! hope you are doing well. thinking of you and your family. xo

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  11. love the outfit, what finds, I just love it when you really want something and you find it shortly afterwards, serendipity rocks! I so wish we had some sunshine here (I'm getting S.A.D all over again) & also wish we had cinco de mayo too! xox

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    1. yes, i agree serendipity does rock! i want you to have sunshine too, i don't like knowing that you are getting S.A.D. oh and yes you should come to the states on cinco de mayo day and get mexican food!

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  12. Such a cut outfit...I totally suits you. By the way, the collection of pics you have on your wall is just awesome

    xo

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  13. rad color combo chica. on super hot days, like the one's we've been getting recently, i walk a lot otherwise i overheat on the bike. you gotta share with some of your readers, i.e. ME, your favorite thrift shops.

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    1. yes of course! they are all in hayward, when you get a chance you should come on over! the first one is thrift town and the other is eco thrift, that one is our favorite. there is another one and i think it is just called thrift...i am not really sure but it is on the same street as eco thrift!

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  14. you look so pretty, and i know you love stripes as much as i do! i love dresses witha simple patter like that because they're so fun to layer and wear all year long!

    also, man am i jealous you get to walk to work. since i live on a farm basically in the middle of nowhere, it would be between 20-25 miles before i got to the city limits where anything is at!

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    1. yes thank goodness for simple dresses, makes my life easier for sure!

      oh man if i could walk to work, that would be amazing. i actually walk to the train and then from the train walk to work. i am not sure exactly how far it is but it would take me hours and then i would have to walk on a car only bridge...it would be pretty scary but i do live close to good public transportion making it a lot eaiser. i used to live in the woods in the middle of no where and in a car it would take about 20 minutes to get to civilization so i know how you feel.

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  15. I love that striped dress! :) -Lo

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  16. loveee everything about this! two thumbs way way up!

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  17. The thrifting gods LOVE you for real!! I love that cropped jacket on you and the colours of the dress are just so pretty.

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    1. i want them to shine their love on my all the time! then i would be on hoarders i think... :(

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  18. I love the colors on the dress! So cute, and perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Glad you found a jacket you liked! I love that it has a hood.

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    1. thanks kristi! it felt fun and festive for the day. the hood may be my favorite part too!

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  19. I love the contrast of your dress with your living room!

    I love the pairing of the dress with your tights and your tattoos stand out so much! I love it!

    Did you get to have margaritas for cinco de mayo? Cinco de mayo is one of my absolute favorite moments in Mexican and U.S. history! I always like to think that a margarita is a good way to honor my homeboys for winning that battle at Puebla in 1862.

    My boss just gave me the most amazing coral cardi that she found at a thrift store, and I am thinking it would go well with your beige dress... I am determined to find you a coral cardigan.

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  20. i had a margarita type shot which was super yummy and a couple of bohemia's. i really should not have tequila, it doesn't mix well with. :(

    soo jealous of your coral cardigan! i have been on the look out when i go thrifting but no luck hopefully one day i will find it but hey if you see one i won't turn it down! xoxoxoxxooxxo

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  21. I love that dress! It looks so perfect with the jacket too :)

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  22. you look lovely! i love the coloured tights. Fab. i cant wait for the sun to get here! i want to get my bike out!

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  24. seriously so-so-so CUTE! love the colors on your dress too with the tights and edgy jacket your whole ensemble is total fresh styles. adore Patsy Cline in the background, your wall assortments blow my mind, so good! ♥

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  25. you look absolutely adorable and those colors are fab! And omg, a hoodie and not paying full price? TOTAL SCORE on the jacket! I love when thrifting results in awesome finds like that!
    love this vibrant outfit post!
    Hope you had a fun cinco de mayo!
    xoxo!
    Des.

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  26. Super cute outfit! I love how you mix colors so well, and the jacket is amazing!

    XO

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  27. I LOVE this dress & with the tights it looks like a perfect Cinco de Mayo outfit :) You are so lucky to have thrifted that jacket- I've been wanting one like that, hopefully I will have some of your good fortune!

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  28. great outfit!! you look so pretty :)
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    xx
    Rakel
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  29. I adore your leather jacket! You look amazing! <3

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  30. that ring is amazing, I'd lvoe to see a close up. and of course so nice of your boss! love that dress on you, the colors are so fun & u look amazing in it! I used to have a cropped faux leather jacket I got secondhand from ebay but h&m guess what..... it mysteriously disappeared... ask your thrifting gods to sparkle down some love to me please, the one you got is perfect!
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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb