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Musings of a hopeful wanderer.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

San Francisco chic #2

The Mission district.

Sigh, it's a wonderful place, if all but gentrified.  There's so much greenery and wonderful food and people with dogs.  And people with tattoos!  Which reminds me--there are shockingly few people with tattoos in San Francisco.  I know I've become accustomed to the tattoo-clad whatwith living in Austin where everyone and their grandparents have tattoos, but sheesh San Francisco, making me feel like a freak.

Anyway, on the Friday of our trip, we spent the morning in Emeryville--a small suburb between Oakland and Berkeley.  Ed's school was entirely online, but the offices are based in Emeryville and they had an open house where we could meet all the instructors and other students and whatnot.  It was very funny watching Ed interact with his former classmates, not only because Ed is a bit shy and so are animators in general, but because they had never met in real life.  I wish I could meet my internet friends, harumph.

After a full morning of schmoozing, we headed to the Mission district to refuel on burritos.  They were good, way better than any burrito you can get here in Texas and nay, dare I say, even better than my beloved Big Ten Burrito (and just as cheap!)

This is what I wore to the event and then into the Mission. I'm standing in front of a mural of cartoon superheroes because if there were to be any place in the world with a mural of such a subject, it would be in the Mission.  Shit has murals all over the place.

Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Pants: Gap, thrifted
Shoes: Toms
Batman: I like to pretend its Christian Bale

Saturday, July 23, 2011

San Francisco chic #1

I've been recovering from many consecutive days of work and school, followed by a week-long vacation in San Francisco.  We went to celebrate many things! Specifically, Ed's graduation from his 2-year character animation program and our 4 year anniversary.  Growing up, these kids.

Packing, and subsequently dressing, for San Francisco is tricky this time of year.  We need it would be foggy and chilly, but we've been in Texas so long we kind of didn't know what that meant.  Which means I brought things that were way too warm (scarves, etc.) or way not warm enough (tank tops).  Layering was the key.

We arrived in San Francisco on a Wednesday and Ed's graduation ceremony was Saturday; I was feeling a bit bummed because Wednesday through Friday had been FREEZING (to Texan standards) and while I had brought tights, I really didn't want to wear them with my graduation dress because it's so damn cute.  Fortunately, Saturday warmed up considerably and I was able to go sans tights (and as the day progressed, sans cardigan). 

I have one hell of a handsome boyfriend, don't I?  Ladies and gentlemen, he's taken.

On me:
Dress: Spotted Moth
Shoes: Steve Madden

On him:
Suit and shoes: thrifted (SERIOUSLY!)
Shirt: Old Navy
Tie: Land's End