Monday, January 23, 2012

Has It Been 5 Weeks Already?

Outfit--Skirt: Wilfred, Denim Shirt: Thrifted, Flats: H&M, Belt: Wilfred
On my final day in San Francisco after my 5 week winter break (don't be too jealous of that huge chunk of time, for a lot of it I was just going crazy with boredom), I went to get breakfast with my friend Rebecca. I was hoping to go to my favorite breakfast spot Zazie, which is down the hill from me in Cole Valley and has some of the best poached eggs and benedicts in the world. But seeing as it was a beautiful saturday morning, Zazie had a giant mass of people waiting outside of its doors by 10:45. Therefore, we headed off to Hayes Valley to my other favorite breakfast spot, Stacks'. 
The best way to describe Stacks' is that its an over-the-top diner. This means that all the food could be found in a diner--corn beef hash, pancakes, classic coffee, even chicken and waffles. But Stacks' just does it all better, especially those pancakes. They are pure fluffy, buttery goodness. Honestly, I don't understand how they manage to make pancakes so much better than normal. The diner on steroids also means that the decor is decked out in ridiculously large fake floral arrangements and tacky paintings of the roman period, very Vegas-y. This decor would normally turn me off but the food is so good that I, along with the huge crowd outside of Stacks' keep coming back for more. 
While we were waiting for a table, we wandered into the park area of Hayes Valley--really its just some green space where they occasionally install art and a crazy gym structure. While we were wandering about, enjoying the sun (but shivering in the cold that reminded us that despite the blue skies it was indeed winter), a student from FIDM approached us. She asked to take our picture and asked us about trends, brands, the internet, etc. I of course blabbered on and on. She also asked us about our outfits [perfect segue]. 
I was wearing my brand new Wilfred skirt from Aritzia. I'm trying to play with some new cuts (especially in skirts where I tend to stick with the short bandeau skirt) and patterns. With it, I'm wearing a basic thrifted denim shirt. I decided to wear this outfit, despite the potential rain and the bitter cold, because it was probably my last chance in a long time to wear a skirt. I wish I could wear skirts all year round but alas it is far too cold and snowy where I go to school for that to be possible. 
But back to the FIDM student [not so perfect segue], the best question she asked was what is your favorite food. My response to this was, I live in San Francisco, I eat everything. If you live here, you love everything that's good, if its a burger or burmese food. San Francisco isn't that great at fashion (most go with the 'I'm an outdoorsy person and often go hiking in Yosemite' look), our museums are nice but nothing particularly special, we've got a pretty famous bridge, but we've definitely got some good food. So that's probably what I'm going to miss most when I'm back at college this semester. I will miss all the amazing food adventures! So here's to 5 months straight of dorm food, and until then, I'll be writing down a list of all the things in San Francisco I must eat while I'm there. If you happen to live in the Bay Area (or a place I might visit) don't hesitate to drop me a yummy dining spot or dish!
While you're waiting, Stacks' provides complimentary coffee and tea
oh hey there hobo




18 comments:

  1. I love your skirt! Super cute color and print!

    xo Jennifer

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  2. Great skirt!

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  3. Really great look ! Love the denim shirt !

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  4. Great outfit :)

    XOXF.
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  5. lovely and inspiring post.

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  6. Your outfit is so cute and summery! I loved San Francisco when I went there 2 years ago but it was really cold! I went to a really amazing breakfast restaurant that was inside a house but I forget the name of the place. I just remember that the pancakes were huge and my eggs benedict was really good! Hope you enjoyed your visit too!

    welivedourlivesinstyle

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  7. absolutely love the soft pattern of your skirt and the muted caramel hue.... gorgeous!

    back to the school grind.....

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  8. LOVEE this look! the skirt is perfect!
    oh and about your comment on my post.. you should definetly try to go to the Dominican Rep. at least sometime in the future! i know you would have a marvelous time!
    xx

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  9. Thanks for your comment! Yes i'm from SF, except I don't live there right now :(
    Hope you love it there-- you look adorable

    xx

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  10. cute!!!

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  11. Lovely daytime outfit!! love the denim button-up with a peachy pink chic skirt..great combo! :)
    Thx for the comment on my blog btw! Yes, the jacket is from Aritzia! hehe. Good eye!!

    xoxo, Ally
    pinsandroses.blogspot.com

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  12. this is a fantastic post!

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  13. Love this look. I t really suits you.

    Also I want to present you Kreativ blogger award because I want to thank you for supporting my blog COF

    Lots of Love
    Maya

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  14. Such a classy and casual outfit, lovely!

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  15. This is so cute! Such a cute look to go out and about in. The skirt is soo gorgeous! Love it :)

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  16. THAT SKIRT LOOKS SO GOOD ON YOU. k, love you xo

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