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If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some dandelions in your hair…
August 15, 2009, 3:52 am
Filed under: San Francisco, Shopping | Tags: , , , , , , ,

After a long six hour drive of missing important freeway exits, slowing down at the smallest whimper of my radar detector, and obsessively sipping my caramel frappacino, I’m finally back from San Francisco! I had an amazing weekend with my girls! Here are some great pictures of some shopping we did along the way that I’d love to share with you! 

IMG_0401First of all, How amazing are these shoes?! My friend Becca bought them on Haight street. After flipping through Elle Magazine (the September Issue), Becca decided that she needed some purple suede heels as soon as possible. On Haight St. in Ambiance, we found this gorgeous pair. Now they may look expensive, but they were only $38!!! They’re by Anne Michelle. I think they’re just perfect for Fall. With a pair of knee high stockings and a cute mini, they would be adorable! 

Becca pairs her shoes with a cream colored blouse and a black skirt both from H&M

Becca pairs her shoes with a cream colored blouse and a black skirt both from H&M

 

On Haight, I made a few finds of my own. In my favorite store, Wasteland I found a Yves Saint Laurent variation jacket. It’s a really beautiful peacoat with slightly puffy sleeves. When I bought the jacket, the guy who rung me up told me that the variation collection is the funkier/less old lady side of YSL. The variation side is younger and more fun to wear. You can find more YSL variation on Ebay. I especially love the buttons on the jacket. I bought the jacket for $68. 

 

not the best picture

not the best picture

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I also found really great stuff at H&M. Is it me or has the store gotten significantly more expensive? Still cute…but isn’t H&M supposed to be relatively cheap way to sport trends? I bought a great purple velvet shift dress. (An awesome way to rock the velvet trend I have previously blogged about!) I can’t wait to find boots to pair the dress with! 

Later in the week, My friends and I went to Anthropologie. Let’s just say we did some damage this weekend. Heidi and Becca both walked away with really cute finds at Anthro. Becca found this great yellow cropped jacket. Her style is very old-fashioned so this fits her perfectly! 

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Becca in her new jacket!

Becca in her new jacket!

Heidi found a very pretty skirt on sale at Anthro. 

 

Heidi's skirt

Heidi's skirt

 

Becca and Heidi in their new clothes

Becca and Heidi in their new clothes

Photos: taken with my new camera! 

Shopping sites:

http://www.anthropologie.com, http://www.hm.com

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A Preppy Post…

As you should all know, I’m spending this summer in Nantucket.  The vacation destination has a reputation for being pretentiously preppy.  I’ve never really been into seersucker pants, polo shirts or boat shoes.  Living in the city, my style has always gravitated towards the edgy, dark colored, studded look.  Since it’s not really practical to wear black all summer (I’ve debated this many times), I’ve decided to test the preppy waters.  I’m not saying I’m going to be popping my collar any time soon, but there are a few preppy additions I have added to my everyday apparel.  Here are some easy ways to incorporate summer prep into your wardrobe without going by the name Muffy or Chip.

 

Kelly Green See by Chloe oversized cardigan

Kelly Green See by Chloe oversized cardigan

 

Alice and Olivia white pocketed button down (every girl needs a white button down)

Alice and Olivia white pocketed button down (every girl needs a white button down)

Tori Burch Thalie handbag

Tori Burch Thalie handbag

 

blue Jack Purcell Converse sneakers (a classic--also come in white and black)

blue Jack Purcell Converse sneakers (a classic--also come in white and black)

Snoozing twenties chemise from Anthropologie (perfect for a beach coverup)

Snoozing twenties chemise from Anthropologie (perfect for a beach coverup)

 

Pleasure cruise bikini top from Anthropologie

Pleasure cruise bikini top from Anthropologie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: shopbop.com, converse.com, & Anthropologie.com