Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Scene
Up by 5:30 this morning. In San Fran by 8:30 am. Though extremely bleary eyed, I still managed to spy this glorious sight. Right across the street from my hotel!!! I'm home, I thought ;)

Work all day. Booth set up - not brain surgery. Everything goes smoothly. Bodes well for the rest of the tradeshow. I am da bomba.

When I'm done for the day, head straight for - you guessed it - Forever 21. It's ginormous with TWO sets of escalators that look like they reach up to heaven. Unfortunately most of the stock is not heavenly. Loads of crapola.

I buy exactly one multi-chain necklace, two sleeveless wrap sweaters (black and gray) and a BONKERS black jersey harem pant jumper - none of which I've seen in L.A. and all of which are very Erin Wasson does Alex Wang. Who am I?

Then I go exploring around Union Square. I peep the SF Chronicle where I imagine I'd have interned if I'd gone to Berkeley as planned for j-school. Being in Nor Cal always makes me nostalgic for what could have been if I'd been a Golden Bear. Sigh.

Then I discover store after amazing store. Neiman's, Nordstrom, Barney's

Louis Vuitton, Anthropologie, H&M

Even a Goyard store!! All within a four block radius. I've died and gone to heaven. Spend an hour just roaming, window shopping, taking mental notes.

Head back to the hotel, send some work emails and then meet up with Scotty 2 Hotty and his two hottie coworkers for dinner. He's in town packing up the last of his things before moving back to L.A. So excited to have him back soon.

Great first day of the trip!

The Outfit
Forever 21 dress and sweater

The Accessories
Zara belt
Forever 21 necklace
Marc Jacobs pumps
Louis Vuitton Damier tote
Fashion District spike bracelet
Fendi watch

The Grade


The Commentary
Wore the F21 little black dress and gray sweater with London Sole flats on the plane. Comfy for travel. This sweater inevitably gets lots of looks/comments. Today is no exception. It's the perfect lightweight knit for Cali. I think it looks like alot of chic shopbop sweaters that cost five times what I paid for mine.

Added the heels and belt for dinner. LOVE this belt! My mom got it for me this weekend. $30.

Belting this dress wasn't the best idea. The pleating bunches a bit with the cinching. But the sweater did a good job of hiding some of the awkwardness.

Also wore the F21 necklace that I bought today. Adore the tough chic of it.

Very Givenchy. For just $6.

Here are some of my delish LBD inspirations for fall - work, casual and evening

p.s. Guess what I found at Neiman's today. Sold out everywhere in the US, my ass ;)


WeezerMonkey said...

Perfect SF outfit.

Fabulosity said...

You should go back to the lady that told you that and rub them in her face I'm jealous.

Emily said...

*Sigh* I really miss SF. It has great shopping, has been a pre-Christmas shop destination since I was a kid. Union Square has most of the international brands, plus there are all sorts of fun boutiques around the Marina/Pac Heights area. If you have time next time you're up there (assuing you're already home), go wander. And the Marc store is on Fillmore at California :)

Can't wait to see the debut of the tights and especially the jumper...I'll leave it to you to make something involving "harem pants" look good.

lookrichbitch said...

Oooh.. I hope you bought the tights!

Will be in SF in less than 24hrs! Can't wait! I'll go to all the places you went and maybe I'll feel your spirit there and get some shopping mojo.

WendyB said...

Great belt!

*~The World is My Catwalk~* said...

I love your take on the LBD :-) and am drooling over your belt!

I feel happy stumbling upon this cute little blog of yours... and felt fuzzy all over after reading the word LOLA... you know Filipino! YEY!!

Mar5195 said...

I've been to that F21. The size of that place is amazing. I spent at least a good 2 hours there and left with nothing. Their stock is disappointing and it's kind of a clusterfuck in there. Nobody know where the clothes on the manequins are.

I wish I could make a $6 necklace look rich. ON me it's just a $6 necklace. Work it girl!

MissJordyPants said...

wooooooooooooo for tights!

JillFantastic said...

Ok, I cannot wait to see the jumpsuit. Intrigued.
Did you get the tights?!
Love the belt - and only $30!

Diabolina 3.1 said...

i got the tights!!!!!!!!!

my mom talked me through it over the phone. paid too much. but i figure the planet is going to implode soon anyway, i might as well be happy and look purty while I can.

Victoria said...

mazel tov on the tights

grace said...

Found your blog through F&B board, and I love it. Great pics and fun to read too!

amber said...

i'm glad you found your tights! but wait, did you get the ones with the C's or the two tone color-blocking ones?

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

Great you found them! Hope you get to wear them soon.



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