Once a year, San Francisco gets a reprieve from the fog and gloom and experiences several weeks of full-blown summer weather. The dense gray blanket that usually envelops the city rolls back over the bay to reveal blissful, 75-85 degree days and people wear t-shirts at night. It's NUTS.
I included some summer pieces in my Fall Roundup post for this specific reason, and friends, this weekend they finally got some wear. After a wonderful couple of days with my parents, Ryan and I wrapped up the weekend by popping into several open houses in the neighborhood (nothing like checking out million dollar roof top decks) before coming back to our own little teensy abode for some margaritas in the garden. It was pretty perfect, and it was also perhaps my only opportunity to take my new-to-me raw hem denim skirt out for a spin.
I spotted the denim skirt below at a local thrift store, and was immediately taken by it's asymmetric front seam. I'm sure that there is a specific name for when the seam on the front of a denim skirt doesn't line up perfectly, but I have no idea what it is. Let's just call it an asymmetrical font seam. In any case, I brought it home, snipped off the hem, threw it in the wash, and voila - a perfect raw hem denim mini. Pairing it with Everlane's linen shirt, a vintage woven bag and some neutral mules felt like an appropriately summer 'fit. There are only so many days in SF that allow for bare legs, and I am not one to squander opportunity.
Three of the four pieces of this outfit were picked up secondhand. As I mentioned, the skirt was thrifted, the bag was purchased from Na Nin Vintage on Instagram (!) and the mules were an eBay find. To be honest, the jury is still out on the mules. I love the velvet and the block heel, but the shape is maybe a bit too pointy for my liking. I think they make my size 9 feet look very, very long, and I am trying to decide if they are good-ugly or just regularly old ugly, ugly.
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