Vintage jacket, mailbag, and shorts, Popkiller tee, PF Flyer sneakers

Took advantage of my neighbor's van being parked behind the fence to replace it with some art from Tokyo Genso. I'm really inspired by dystopian, post-apocalyptic metropolises and landscapes, I'd like to think that my plaid shorts would give my legs the freedom to traverse such places. This outfit has already been great for stumbling around normal cities I've visited this summer like New York and L.A. I didn't take a lot of pictures in New York or do anything blogger worthy, but I had a fantastic time and took these pictures from the top of the Empire state building to show you guys...

I was more than happy to let the bugs steal the show away from the Chrysler building in this shot.

I really wanted to try to capture how the lights shining from the ginormous billboards in Times Square looked gleaming out from the urban chasm.

Bart is the latest to join the clinking bag bunch.



In an act of Undercoverism I thought I'd stitch and scab these jeans into my own ironic vision. I intercepted these, here it comes, Hollister jeans from my cousin who was going to bring these to Goodwill, and you know I need them more than any other denim inclined penny pinching goodwill digger anyway. If I were ever asked to divulge advice in the spirit of "what 5 wardrobe must-haves should one have" I'd say that it is really nice to have a few clothes that you can scrape your knees and spill some brains in (which is why no one asks me for that kind of advice). For me those clothes come to me by way of dollar thrift store finds and whatever wearable garbage I can get my hands on. So why not experiment with some patches on some dumpster denim?

In a failed attempt to repress my collective tendencies, I have gathered a small collection of patches. I figured the perfect marriage of patches would be between some hard rock dinosaurs and some anime kittens. The dog may have chewed the Zeppelin patch before I had the chance to sew it on.



I drew some parallels while digging through my closet between my roaring Godzilla tee and the snarling Givenchy Rottweiler tees that have been hitting the street style blogs. It's great to be able to express myself with a snarling beast through my torso without the Givenchy price tag - plus Godzilla's more my style (or lackthereof).
This post marks the beginning of that awkward dance I do every summer where I try to dress for my surrounding sweltering climate. Admittedly, after being reminded of what East Coast humidity is like I feel like I can handle any dinky heatwave Southern California has to offer, it's just hard to overcome the urge to throw on black gym shorts and a heathered tee and call it a summer day.

I've been slowly amassing a collection of sneakers to wear this summer to take the heat off of my go-to strappy shoes and to deter myself from giving up on getting dressed up in the hot weather. My innate desire for feet leverage in the form of ankle boot heels has given way to practicality, because maybe beatle boots aren't the best footwear for the beach.
Luckily I came across these John Varvatos Converse on Melrose the other day, a great distraction until the more temperate seasons yield me my coveted ankle boots.

Happy fourth everyone! Bloggers: Don't play with dangerous fireworks because if you blow your hands off no one will type your posts for you.