Haight-Ashbury Summer '09

I was overjoyed that I was able to return to The Haight, a district in San Francisco rich in counterculture history and home to many great shops (mostly vintage) and restaurants. I decided to do some vintage espionage here with my camera phone. Why I take pictures of the stuff I do is inexplicable, since sometimes I forget to photograph some stuff I really liked. I guess I take more pictures of stuff I haven't made up my mind about.

I met up and went with one of my best friends Mia and her friend Abby, who's now my friend haha.

First off, here's a feeble attempt of mine to capture some street style. This group of kids was walking in front of my friends and I immediately went into jakandjil mode. I loved everything about these kids' looks, take notice of the guy's tail on the far right. I love it when normal people wear outfits that are 10x better than something in a fashion magazine. Power to people! ;-)

Loved this guy's style too, not really sure if he was homeless or not...

We stopped at the Goodwill, and I saw these leather short shorts for 30 bucks. I liked them but what the fuck? 30 bucks at a Goodwill? I'm not havin it.

They had this llama vest there... I kinda stared at it for a bit then decided to take a picture for further analysis. Llamas...on a vest... okay cool.

Saw this jacket in a random vintage store. I love the color, the fringe, I think I need something of this variety in my closet.

This was in a rack of pseudo-band jackets and I think I like it, but it kinda reminds me of this. Wait, that's exactly what that is.

Saw this fur vest, very painful to leave behind because I've been hunting for one for so long. Although it was a tad large and it was 50 bucks. If you're getting rid of your fur vest, call me please?

Loved the texture of these boots but the top was too wide for me.

We walked into a store with cute little shirts like these... I like pancakes. I think they're cute, but you probably hate them. The shirts not pancakes. :|

Pretty cool denim and corduroy shirt. If you're thinking: "Why didn't you get any of these things?", well it's 'cause I'm poor.

I'm pretty sure these boots are trying to be my boots, cept they're not as hot or skinny as mine. ;-) I do0o like the fur but i wish they were in a more slender ankle boot form.

After shopping we stopped off at a cafe for a snack and some shenanigans...

All in all a fantastic day. Oh yeah, my snakeskin ankle boots.

Well I bewilderingly stumbled into Wasteland and came across them sitting in the men's shoe area. Before I knew it they were on my feet and I was excitedly calling my dad to tell him of my find. I mean they're seriously amazing shoes down to the smallest detail. Though there is an issue, they're a bit small. I can walk in them without pain though, I walked from Lombard street down to the Wharf and back without any real discomfort. Anyway, a small sacrifice to make for such perfect shoes, and they were only 45 bucks! The lady working there said they should have been 150, so I really lucked out. I'm gonna do a post with them very soon, I just thought it'd be picture overload to squeeze em both together so keep stopping by!

P.S. In case you wanted to see what I wore to Harry Potter last night, here it is in all it's blurry camera phone glory. What did I think of the movie you ask? I could go on and on forever because my nerdiness is pretty socially crippling, but in short, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will say, though, that if you are someone who wants the movie to be exactly like the book, then stay the hell away from this movie because you're going to leave the theater complaining to anyone in earshot about the replaced scenes and the completely new scenes. But you guys know you love getting off on complaining about that stuff anyways. :p