TALKIN' 'BOUT THE YOUNG STYLE

September 12, 2011

{ Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John}
thrifted grey oversized sweater, thrifted red suede skirt, black tights, thrifted box bag, 
thrifted oriental necklace, American Apparel mesh bodysuit, Dolce Vita harness booties
{photo links back to photographer aka Kathleen}

While some lucky few are in NYC amidst the Mercedes-Benz NYFW's beautiful madness, most of us are not so fortunate and stuck at home, fashion starved. But fear not, that's where Fashion's Night Out comes into play! While it may not feed our never-ending appetite for fashion week, it does spoon feed us a little appetizer that leaves us feeling slightly satisfied and far less bitter.

The lovely Kathleen was asked to participate in Sak's FNO event and, of course, us Berkeley bloggers had to support one of our own. With everyone's crazy class and work schedule, life made us unfortunately and inevitable more than fashionably late as we arrived six minutes before the event ended! Nevertheless, Sak's Blogger Lounge was buzzing with a ton of people; from bloggers to cuties to parents, it was definitely an event for all! So happy I finally got the chance to meet fellow Berkeley bloggers, Mallory and Whitney from WhitWatWear. Those two are sillier than a couple of the silliest geese! 

The main focus of the event was for local bloggers to style a mannequin based on fall trends that they were most excited about, and in the spirit of competition, the guests would be able to vote for their favorite look. The winner of the whole shinding was Anh from 9to5Chic, with her display that was effortlessly classy and gave off a very vintage 40's "I just stepped out of Casablanca" feel. Kathleen definitely put up a good fight, with her mixture of vampy deep jewel toned sweaters with neutral pieces, it was a very inspirafashion-type of outfit, though we expect nothing less of her.

Again, I was rushing from work and did not have more than 20 minutes to choose an outfit and get dressed thus I went straight for the basics; my trusty Dolce Vita booties and tights. Knowing SF's terrible weather at night, I knew it was necessary to be clothed from head to toe, and so the slouchy sweater and suede skirt just kind of found themselves upon my body. I never realized how much I thrifted until this outfit because everything, minus the DV booties, was thrifted. Only about $13 was spent on the whole outfit. Aw. Yeah. #Winning. Yes I did just hash tag in my blog post, and yes, I know this isn't Twitter.

P.S. Thank you lovelies for ALLL of your support! I cannot believe that my last outfit made it into Chictopia's Style Gallery! It truly, from the bottom of my heart, made my day...actually, it made my week! Thank you all so so soooo so much, you guys are the bestest!

41 comments:

Deanna Wagner said...

i love the pics! such a great event! all us berkeley bloggers should plan a meet up again!

Closet Hound said...

CONGRATS on making it into Chictopia's style galleryyyy girl!! Too happy for you. You are #winning, totally. You should've gotten pizza with us afterwards, and $1 ice cream!

xo Sherrie
Closet Hound

P.S. Give me your bag!!

jamie said...

pssst! pssst! hello!!! i totally met you at FNO!

xx jamie

Lindsay K said...

Yay! I'm so glad you got to enjoy FNO on the west coats. It looks like you had fun.!

NRC♥ said...

What an awesome evening!

NRC ♥

maggie said...

Wish I could have made it to SF's (or even Corte Madera's) FNO! Sounds like you had a lot of fun, even for a short amount of time.

xx maggie
saltandleather.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

You look so happy! I love it!

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Hayley said...

congrats =)

what a collection of beautiful girls in beautiful clothes! love this post =)

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cryskay said...

how fun! i'm so jelly. i love your top - stylish & comfy! and yay for making to chictopia's style gallery! xx

p.s. dont OD on coffee. how does your bladder handle it??

Peiyinn said...

Such a great event! You all so so gorgeous and beautiful. :)

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The PvdH Journal said...

Oh first of all congratulations on making it into the Chictopia style gallery! I opened an account there but only posted a couple of looks aaages ago! (I cannot cope with too many sites!).

It is not surprising though, you have such lovely style! (And I totally know what you mean about not making it to NYFW... bummer). Maybe in six months though!

FASHION ICE said...

oh how fun! great bag!!

Neiry said...

You look so cute, love the red skirt and the little black purse!

And congrats on making it into the Chictopia's Style Gallery!

http://a-little-awkward.blogspot.com/

Oh to Be a Muse said...

kathleen is awesome. it's so great that bloggers got to style mannequins!

Aqeelah Harron said...

sounds like fun! you girls look gorgeous!

http://www.fashionbreed.org

julia.a said...

Wow amazing pictures and blog

Honey said...

looks beautiful!

Kat said...

your outfit is sooo cute! love it!!! congrats on getting into the style gallery!!! i still havent been able to get there :(

katslovefashion.blogspot.com

Michaela Scalisi said...

So lucky :)
Great blog


My blog
xoxo Michaela

The Headless Mannequin said...

Big congrats on the Chictopia coup...it was well deserved :) Sounds like it was a really fun and creative meet-up!

Cee said...

Ah, Fashion Night Out! I've been reading about it everywhere, and I'm oh-so-envious. It looks like you all had an amazing time :) And congratulations on making the Style Gallery, you've definitely earned it!
xox,
Cee

CINDY NGO said...

congrats on making it into chictopia's style gallery!! totally #winning ;)

people & their hashtags, sheesh! hahhaha jk.

love these photos, babygiiirrl. great job editing them! & i'm so jeals that i didn't get to come out on FNO... but that's okay, i'm waiting till we all get to see each other again soon! :)

when you get the chance... come visit & enter my YSL inspired arty ring giveaway HERE :)

xx,
cins - design3rd

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Belle Armed said...

gorgeous pictures. and those shoes you have on, they're great!!

<3

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Amazing. x hivenn

Agora tô pronta said...

Nice place!
Pretty photos.

Lidiya said...

Amazing outfit, I adore your skirt and congrats on your feature in the style gallery! :)
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mestizay said...

Browsing your blog, i really like your style and the way you write! Am your 80th follower. I hope we can be blogger friends!;)

Jules said...

aw congratson making it to chictopia style gallery! awesome!

The event looked amazing! i love Anh and Kathleen!
xx

sincerely
Jules
www.sincerelyjules.com

The Key To Chic said...

Congrats on a very fun and fashionable night! I love the harness boots, they caught my eye right away, being the shoe addict that I am :) best wishes from southern California!

Melissa

Natalie Suarez said...

so cute!! love this :)

xx

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

Kel said...

Seriously you make everything in life look uber fun just by being in it. It's a win win situation really~!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

little lace birdies on the course

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Caroline Robianto said...

you guys look so lovely :D

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Bad Joan said...

What fun pics! Looks like a fun little outing.

GTBB,
http://badjoan.blogspot.com
http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

olivias-pizzaz said...

Looove your outfit!! soo cute! anfd your photos are awesome too!!

Taj Acosta said...

Only 20 minutes? Well you looked fab!! Sounds like so much fun!! xo -Taj

The Desert Fox said...

Looks like you had quite a fab time! Jealous! You look awesome and so classy and can't believe that was 13. We def need to go thrifting when I get back <<3

xx

Miss Independent said...

i've never attended FNO before, since i'm sooooo far away from NY!!! i would love to be a part of it in the future!