THE GIRLS ARE FRISKY IN OLD 'FRISCO

August 13, 2011

{California Sun by The Rivieras}
thrifted crochet cardigan, thrifted American Apparel corduroy skirt, 
borrowed American Apparel mesh bodysuit, "ring of keys" necklace, 
Dolce Vita harness booties, vintage black bag via Zipped

Just as the title suggests, we are ;), kidding! Totally feeling the vibe of this song as the sun has FINALLY shown its round little yellow face around Berkeley. Better late than never, right? Since everything is starting to come to a slow halt and loose ends are being tied up as summer is finally coming to a conclusion, my friends and I took the opportunity to take in the sun and stroll around Oakland for a little thrifting adventure and I can't wait to show you all the new, or rather old, goodies I found!

So sorry for the lack of outfit posts as of late, working at a daycare with little itty bitty babies does not result in the best outfits, trust me. I practically live in my moccasins, leggings and large denim to get through the day as these little snot-filled cute little goobers are not to be trusted around anything but (but I LOVE them to pieces still!) Despite the poopy diapers, the runny noses, the barf up, the meltdowns, they are secretly adorable, sweet and charming, whatever they say I feel obliged to do. I'm a sucker for them sweet talkers...or sweet babblers since none of them can really talk yet.

With my bra trying to make a slight appearance, this outfit is a little bit on the risqué side, so I tried to balance it out by toning it down with earth tones and simple basics. I'm pretty much a walking American Apparel ad, with the mesh body suit and the brown corduroy skirt, they might as well start paying me an advertising fee! I'll also take free clothes as a payment, just throwing that option out there. I paired the outfit with my new Dolce Vita harness booties that I originally planned on purchasing, at full price in black, but then I found them  40% off in brown, so I cave into my reasonable asian brain and never looked back. If you haven't noticed a familiar color scheme I'm diggin' lately, here it is! Brown, black and tan, that's it. I can't get over the simplicity of these colors and how they remind me of camels, chocolates and everything lovely like that.

44 comments:

Felix Feng said...

I didn't know you had a blog! You look great by the way =]

char said...

your cardigan is so lovely! hehe, i'm the same when it comes to items that are on sale. great outfit :)

maggie said...

Love the outfit! Especially the vest and boots ;) I was in the East Bay today and it's the first time I felt the need to take off my jacket all summer
xx maggie
saltandleather.blogspot.com

Julia_Julia said...

beautiful)
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Lovex3anonymous said...

Is that the vest we got together? Knew you would own it love ;) And I can tell you're loving your shoes so much in these pictures! hahaha I wanna see your new thrift finds ASAP through ghetto ass iphone skype!!!! <3 misssss you

Natalie Leung said...

very cute look! love the biker boots with the crochet cardigan!

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

Peiyinn said...

Such a lovely outfit! <3

Caroline Robianto said...

i love the outerwear ;D


www.carolcoraline.com

JoJo said...

you have great style! love the knitted vest and the shorts!

xx

Oh to Be a Muse said...

the outfit is a little risque, but i think it's such a great risk to take. your style is getting even more amazing--love this entire look. and thanks for putting me under your inspiration blog roll!

Gribouillage said...

I love your shoes ! So cool !

cuteredbow said...

Really nice blog ! Love your style ! Your boots and crochet cardigan are amazing !

http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

Katie said...

super cute! Love your booties and crochet top xo

Kat said...

love this outfit!!! that vest is wonderful :) thats so awesome that you work at a daycare!

katslovefashion.blogspot.com

Pramudita Puspita said...

your knitting vest is so cute and your shoes are awesome!! thx for your comment, I am now following (hope u follow me back ;)

Jacquelyn said...

You look great! Love those boots :) And love the risk you took with the mesh top!


XOXO
styleworthwhile.blogspot.com

vintage process said...

Great pìctures!! I love it!!

Francesca Felix said...

those boots are so adorable!! I have been lusting over those booties forever now!! love how they look on you
xo
francesca

http:/www.frankvinyl.com

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Devin said...

Those shoes are killing me! Love them! Well, love this whole outfit actually...

:)

SABINNA and DAVID said...

great outfit!! especially shoes and knitted vest are awesome!!

xx, Sabinna and David

broken-cookies.blogspot.com

Bree said...

Great outfit!
Like your cardigan very much:)

xx
me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

Eva said...

Just love your style! Ahaa, I want to steal your wardrobe - especially this cardigan :) X

effortlesscool said...

love this look! that oversized vest is just so cute on you!


XO Sahra
EffortlessCool

Lexy @ QUIRKY EXPLOSION said...

WAH HELLO THERE. You look INCREDIBLE!!! You totally send out some Olsen-esque vibes, which I adore.

And gah, I hope you had fun at the daycare. Little kids are the worst. But also the absolute best.

QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

ahaha Anisa, just noticed..if I get those dolce vita boots..i want the ones in black tho..we'll be definite twins, cuz i have the same AA corduroy skirt but in burgundy red. lets match one day! lol. like walk into a BARE Mag meeting, and "pretend" like we accidentally wore the same thing ;).
ps. i LOVE your obsession with the camel/black color palette, needa try out that color combo!

<3, Kathleen.

Emily C. said...

Love the outfit. It's fabby!

Lidiya said...

I adore this outfit - you look so so gorgeous and your shoes are super cool :)
http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

Cylia said...

hey girl:) such a cute outfit. you're smile is too cute!

chantilly said...

wow, those boots are AMAZING. i love the crochet vest as well!

xo

Jess said...

That vest is beautiful and I looove those boots!

Closet Hound said...

I've said this before and I'll say it again - love your legs, Anisa. And you'd make such a hot AA model, for serious. That bodysuit & crochet vest looks stunning on you!

xo Sherrie
Closet Hound

Kel said...

Your posts always crack me up, Anisa. Love that self-deprecating sense of humour that always shines through.

And yes, let your Asian brain prosper I know I would.


Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

being a backstage diva

Flow Disruption said...

I love the way you combine neutral colours and come up with somethin' earthy, but interesting. You definitely have a gift. ;) Love, love, love the boots and necklace. :)

FASHION ICE said...

i really like that skirt! it reminds me of a suede one i saw at f21 i was going to get! stylish as always!!

Sue Lyn said...

wow i love that crochet cardi! and it was thrifteddd? :o good finds (;

paledivision said...

Gorgeous outfit, all your photos are really nicely taken too.
Keep it coming! ^^
xx

http://paledivision.blogspot.com/

Wrinkle In Time Vintage said...

Wow, I love your skirt. Such a great colour :)

-Laura xox
http://wrinkleintimevintage.blogspot.com

Just a lazy morning said...

you have a very pretty blog!!
love it!
and about your outfit...is adorable, the shoes are pretty awesome!!
xoxo

picturem said...

love at first sign! Your blog is amazing!

marianne, your blogs new number 1 fan ;))
pictureme-m.blogspot.com

emily said...

love the mesh bodysuit! you paired it perfectly with the tan skirt and crochet vest.

The PvdH Journal said...

Oh I love the slight risque side hehe ;) I'm all about the little peekaboo black bra right now! (and the translucent fabrics!)

Gorgeous photos as always!

PvdH

www.ThePvdHJournal.com

Closet Hound said...

To answer your question, YEAH I have hardwood floors :D PLEASE LET'S SEE EACHOTHER SOON

xo Sherrie
Closet Hound

Mona M. said...

great blog, my dear<3 bautyfl girl!