Tuesday, March 8, 2011

an old familiar scene

A.P.C. trench, thrifted Brooks Brothers shirt, Gap jeggings, Rachel Comey boots

Wore this out to brunch at Tartine with Megan after attending the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise show in Oakland the night before. I can't even begin to describe how awesome the show was, everything felt so surreal. Definitely one of the best nights of my life. Afterward I met up with Brent to pick up bulk granola and oats at a local market and later made dinner.

When people ask me for tips on how to shop at thrift stores I always maintain that patience is the number one thing. Sometimes I'll spend an hour and a half in a thrift store only to find five things that I really like. I usually go alone and go through every single rack instead of just skimming them... it's a painstaking process but I've found so many awesome things like my duffle coat. Another good piece of advice is to check the mens section: I randomly stopped by a thrift store and found this oversized Brooks Brothers shirt for $2.50.


Also, a big thank you to Vogue Girl Korea for asking me to contribute to their 9th anniversary issue! I just got my issue in the mail but I don't have a scanner so a camera photo will have to suffice.

men's shirt


Monique said...

Love the classic look you have going on lady. Congrats on contributing to Vogue Korea.

Maycie After Five said...

You prove that less is more. Love your effortless style.

whitney said...

Love this! So simple, but so chic!


Anonymous said...

usually love your style, but the shirt looks a little weird here...

Anonymous said...

I loove your jacket!

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Flower Cake said...

So cute and I love thrift stores too

Clara said...

Very nice look! I wish the weather would allow us to wear these kind of clothes, but in Canada it's still way too cold and snowy!

Brooke Brown said...

as everyone else has said -- classy and perfect and timeless and perfect!


Chantelle said...

loooooveesss it! I am digging your trench right now. And I concur with the comment above, I want this Canadian weather to warm up so we can dress like you! GAH!

Natalie Suarez said...

LOVE this! the trench is so awesome. simple and perfect. and yes, congrats on vogue girl!! i just received the issue and saw u in it and was like "aaah she's my fave!!!!!!!!" LOL :)


LUU H. said...

i love thrifting, and your advices will sure help me more!

Megan said...

that coat is to-die-for!

MM said...

love this! x

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I LOVE this look!


marcela said...

I also love wearing those huge white shirts :)


Kat said...

Ughhh I wish I could pull a trench off as casually as you! Normally I look way too dressed up when wearing a trench, especially since I'm short (5'5" :[). I feel inspired after seeing this post though so maybe I'll try again, haha.

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Eeeep you are beyond adorable in the Vogue Girl Korea thing, seriously, HAND OVER THE CUTENESS PLEASE.

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Simply gorgeous!!! :o)


Tamera said...

Great coat! I love thrift store shopping too :)
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MELISSA Z. said...

amazing pics, love the combo between that trench and that white shirt, so chic! <3


Niki said...

i'm so in love with your shirt! :)


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love your boots!!

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Nice outfit, simple but yet very classy!

Camilla said...

that trench is the perfect shape etc..x


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love your look so much:))

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Simone said...

like your shirt ♥

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Jessie said...

i love your hair! great glasses with it.


Emily said...

So simple, timeless, and chic!! Love the look - and congrats on the find! I love finding things in thrift shops like that!
xoxo Emily

Rachel said...

Great outfit! You make all the neutrals look so exciting!

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love how you styled this :) awesome boootiesss !


Elizabeth said...

I love how you styled that top. Such a classic look, but completely you and modern.

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joann kim said...

you have the perfect proportions for oversized clothing.


Krissy ~ style san san said...

cute outfit!
i work in a chairty shop...which i assume is like a thrift store(?) but i tend to go through every rack too whilst im working and check out the items in the back before they're put out in store hehe!
Krissy xoxo

Endlessly Chic said...

I love this whole look! Classic yet contemporary!

Ambyr said...

Great button up shirt and jeggings!


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OMG cute outfit! I love the oversized men's shirt with the skinny jeans look! And trenchcoats are so hot right now! :)

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Jasmin said...

looking lovely as always :) i like how you've incorporated classic pieces. that trench is a gorgeous find. x

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K said...

Looks so relaxed! The shoes are perfect, though

K xx

Deanna said...

Gosh, how can you make something so simple look so chic?

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Behind the Lashes said...

Super jealous of your find. I still my bf's brooks brothers shirts all the time. Gotta love non-wrinkle. haha

Ps. You've inspired my outfit for tomorrow. xoxo

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Really love this ensemble! simple but chic! :)

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Lovely outfit ♥


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I have over 30 oxford shirts in a rainbow of different colors. I love to work them into edgier looks like you did here with the fierce ankle boots and great jeans. Bravo!


Macy said...

congrats on Vogue Korea. Love the trench coat, perfect!

Aliquot and Amble said...

Vogue Korea? That's so awesome, congrats. :)

I totally agree with you about thrifting and patience. As much as I love it, it is surprisingly time consuming (especially for someone as indecisive and picky as me).

Loving your trench by the way - I am still in search of the perfect one for myself.

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Love the jacket! Your bangs make me want mine again!!


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Love this classic look but I really like your boots! Really nice!


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Cat said...

Fab casual look! Love the ease of the khaki trench...you are too cute! Congrats on the feature...exciting!

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We love ur coat!!!!!!!


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I love your trench! I have been looking for one like that for aaages, all the ones I've seen in the shops are too dark. Great blog by the way, I'm a new subscriber :-)

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Anonymous said...

I LOVE getting button down work shirts at thrift stores. Something so classy about them...and Brooks Brothers? What a steal! I don't think I could spend a short period of a time at a thrift store. I would get way too lost in there :)


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Cute! This is such a classic and timeless look.. I love your boots!

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gosh, i want your rachel comey boots SO bad. you look fabulous, as always.


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I love this outfit, really classic and sweet. And I saw your post about the tsunami. I donated a couple of pounds to the Red Cross as sadly that was all that was left in my bank account but it's a terrible tragedy. xxx

Roxanne said...

Simple yet so chic, I love it.


paanie said...

I have those shoes! I mean not those same ones you're wearing, but another pair of the same kind. really dig dig digging it.

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She's very adorable with that photos.

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Natalie (NJ in L.A.) said...

Yup, patience. If you don't have it, you might as well go home. I've been going ever since I was 2 years old (with my grandma) so thrifting is a breeze by now.

jenny liu said...

I love those boots! Very classic and clean. Congrats on Vogue!


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♥ Honey on top ♥ said...

Love the simplicity and coolness of your outfit!! Awesome!! :*

Liana said...

graet casual outfit, very classic and love the trench! i love thrifting, its so satisfying to find a treasure among tons of junk...that's awesome you only paid $2.50 for that shirt!
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Anonymous said...

I'm just kicking myself for not getting those Rachel Comey boots when they were on sale! Sold out now, of course. They look great on you and this is my favorite outfit*

Anonymous said...

nice combo!

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Simple and chic... I love how you pull it all together!!

Anonymous said...

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i love this outfit, casual and clssy ! perfect !!!

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Simple, classic and chic. You wear it so well!

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Love the boots !



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