This past Saturday I had to take a trip down to the Mission for a volunteer orientation at 826 Valencia. For those of you who don't live in San Francisco, the Mission is probably just like the most recently-gentrified neighborhood in your town. The Mission is where you can find the best food, the oddest crowd, and, of course, the biggest group of hipsters. At 826 Valencia, you can multiply the Mission's hipster effect by about 4 - it's a nonprofit tutoring center run by writers, so you know the people there love their thrift-shop accessories and baggy sweaters. All of this is to say that the last time I went to 826 Valencia I was wearing business casual, and I felt like the world's biggest sore thumb. So I decided I should step up the hipster-ness for this second visit. Clearly, I failed.
For me, the most hipster thing I could muster from my 75% J. Crew closet was throwing on boots with a skirt. Oh, and a long cardigan. Yes, I know, so daring. Luckily, the crowd ended up being not too hipster-y, so I think I blended in okay.
To be honest, I debated for awhile on whether or not this outfit was blog-worthy. There isn't really anything edgy (or even printed) to it, so I thought it might just be too boring. But then I realized: this is how I dress. I probably wore this shirt and skirt together at least once a week every week for the last two years I lived in Houston. And now that I'm in San Francisco, I whip this outfit back out any time that it gets above 65 degrees. If I want to stay honest with you guys (and I do!) then this outfit deserves a spot on this blog. I hope y'all agree.
Have a great Presidents' Day!