Tuesday, March 8, 2011

an old familiar scene

03-07-10
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.

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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
deets

128 comments:

Monique said...

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

Maycie (pending new last name) said...

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

whitney said...

Love this! So simple, but so chic!

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Anonymous said...

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

Closet Hound said...

I loove your jacket!

xo Sherrie

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 said...

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

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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 :)

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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

Emily said...

I LOVE this look!
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marcella said...

I also love wearing those huge white shirts :)

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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.

Ringo, have a banana! said...

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

Style-Pursuit said...

Simply gorgeous!!! :o)

x

Tamera said...

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

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

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Niki said...

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

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Dominika said...

this is so amazing!
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Anonymous said...

love your boots!!

Goesting said...

Nice outfit, simple but yet very classy!

Camilla. said...

that trench is the perfect shape etc..x

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cleo said...

love your look so much:))

Anni said...

You look gorgeous!

floral skirts and teaparties said...

this outfit is lovely, so simple yet classic x

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Love the quality of your pictures!!!
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Simuša said...

cute!
like your shirt ♥

Just a lazy morning said...

so classy!
i love your boots!
xoxo

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i love your hair! great glasses with it.

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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
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Rachel said...

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

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briannelee said...

Love this classic look!!!!

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Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

i love that jacket, and this look is so casual but trendy. it is plain but looks gorgeous all together!!

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SAMANTHA said...

love how you styled this :) awesome boootiesss !


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Elizabeth said...

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

N.K.L said...

God i loooove your outfit !
That shirt is so lovely.

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J said...

you have the perfect proportions for oversized clothing.

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Krissy ~ 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

Hannah said...

I love this whole look! Classic yet contemporary!
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Ambyr said...

Great button up shirt and jeggings!

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Heather said...

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

Kacrates said...

i love it. polished and cool.

The trench coat, crisp white tee at a cool BB discount!, and the jeans with those comeys.

You always keep me coming back for more to see and read.

xox.

Jasmin said...

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

Cinja said...

so simple, classy and beautiful!

Zuzolińska said...

Simplicity is the most powerful thing in fashion for me, that's why I adore your style.

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?

Mon Amie said...

Gorgeous! So simple yet so stunning!!!

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

Olivia said...

Really love this ensemble! simple but chic! :)

PRENA said...

love this outfit a lot! so simple and classy, loving the the whole combination!

Tabitha said...

Claasy!

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Sarah said...

Lovely outfit ♥

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Chicago Streetstyle Scene said...

Love it when girls like you build outfits around a great oxford shirt. They're totally underrated as wardrobe essentials in the trendy fashion blogger wardrobe. I'm glad to see you realize their power.

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!

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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.

Julie said...

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

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Michelle's Style File said...

Great blog. Love your outfit.

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Simple but perfect outfit ! Love your style !

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Emy said...

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

Love your look, so classic and simple!
xx

Cat said...

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

KateLainey said...

Brooks Brothers! Heck yeah what a great find! My fiance drools over there pieces.

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Twins said...

We love ur coat!!!!!!!

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Gilly said...

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 :-)

Anonymous said...

me too i love your trench !

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Emily said...

I LOVE how you utilize your staple pieces in your outfits. Like those Comey boots and that trench!

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Jada C. 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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Gosh you look so amazing!
So classic!


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Meg said...

Love a crisp clean white shirt and a camel trench! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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Amazing trench!! like it so much on you!
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Kara said...

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

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i love it!

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Jessica said...

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

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Natasha said...

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.

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xs 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.

Yahswe Sukuyugi said...

She's very adorable with that photos.

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Lovely outfit, and I agree with your other post of Japan, our deepest condolences from Argentina.

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Fashion Intel 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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I V Y said...

white shirt, skinny jeans, ankles boots. prefect.
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I love your sunglasses,where can i find it?

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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!
just found your blog and it's amazing, following you now :)

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fauns and ferns 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*

La Fille De La Ville said...

nice combo!

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

Love this outfit!

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Love this look. Hot! x

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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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you are soo cute x

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