On Saturday, Michael and I walked to Golden Gate Park. I didn't feel quite so much like a tool requesting photos of my outfit since the place was swarming with tourists. This was taken after we sat on the steps watching countless DSLR-wielding visitors stop to pose with a nearby bonsai tree on a pedestal.
These fools in blue were on their way to the little tree statuette to get their vacation pose on. I think they add some nice contrast to this shot.
Looking back, this outfit seems to be about bringing together lovely colors with hideous names. I bought these vintage mauve gaucho pants in Berkeley last weekend. The peachy-beige silk top is from a vintage shop in St. Paul, MN. See by Chloe plastic sandals also used, also from Minnesota.
The look and feel of a skirt, only... pants.
Other pant option...
Fun with shadows...
And just because the gentleman behind the camera doesn't want to be seen, doesn't mean the world shouldn't know about these kicks. Vintage "Vanosaurs" complete any casual look.
"In 1856, while trying to synthesize artificial quinine, 18-year-old chemistry student William Perkin instead produced a murky residue. Fifty years later, he described the event: he "was about to throw a certain residue away when I thought it might be interesting. The solution of it resulted in a strangely beautiful color." Perkin had stumbled across the world's first aniline dye, a color that became known as mauve" (emphasis mine).
-From the hyperbolically titled Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color that Changed the World, a top ranking book from the category "Should Have Just Been a Wikipedia Page."