Vintage in a Room of Sak's Sale Rack

The weather is warming up in SoCal and my booty shorts are coming out. I wore this saucy little number to an OC Fashion Week event at some fancy-schmancy art gallery in Laguna Beach Saturday afternoon. We stood out like patchouli in a room full of Chanel; only we were wearing vintage in a sea of Sak’s 5th Avenue Sale rack. (You know we secretly love it.) We made the most of it by sipping all the complimentary champagne we could get our pretty little paws on and gossiping about the housewives, OC socialites, and Persian mafia from afar. A perfect Saturday afternoon if you ask me. Apparently, my ensemble is not so culturally sound; as I did have a minor incident with a Vietnamese business person who was concerned at my lack of traditional Vietnamese underpinnings. “You wear with pant,” he explained, “Traditional is white pant.”

“I was goin for a little leg action,” I told him, re-enacting my best Angelina pose. “No, I make you pant,” he said matter-of-factly as he handed me his business card. I would be SO down for some flared kimono print pants a-la Wes Gordon Fall 2013…but somehow I don’t think that’s what he had in mind. Damnit. The show began and I was on a champagne induced campaign to give every model an extra boost of self-confidence. “OMG you’re so gorgeous,” I said out loud to every girl who sashayed past my front row seat. (It was my random act of kindness for the day.) Instead of staying for the after party we opted to go where our eccentric ensembles and fierce fashion sense would be loved and admired by all. Naturally, of course, we ended up at our favorite gay bar and drag dinner show, VLVT where we danced the night away to Brit-Brit, Rhi-Rhi, and Queen Bey.

Vintage kimono. F21 shorts. Vintage pumps. F21 jewelry.

Until next time,



  1. I'm literally grinning to myself in my office (oops) picturing you complimenting each model as she comes down the runway.

    Would make a great snl sketch.

    SO funny about your cultural violation. bahah. Poor guy, he was probably so confused by your magnificence. This is SUCh a unique combo. I can't get over how you guys are really able to think outside the box in this totally incomparable fashion.

    I would NEVER consider half of the pairings here, but they work perfectly once I see them. I get so excited to see what you guys come up with every day:)


  2. Had to giggle a wee bit at this post. You look super fab, and how thrilling that you stood out in a room of Saks sale rack ensembles! I felt a wee bit out of water this past week on a day trip to Monaco - me in my thrifted dress, amid a sea of fur, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes - but somehow I didn't feel as euphoric as you!

    Poor guy, you must have really worried him. But the fashion world appropriates ethnic looks all the time, n'est-ce pas? Xoxo

  3. pink and polka dots are not my personal thing but i like the design of the dress

  4. b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. outfit and pictures :)

    would be nice to see you also on my blog,

  5. You look fabulous. you rock at happy feelings! I would totally have honestly joined you at the bar x

  6. this is an absolute great item!! LOVE how you styled it. You look amazing!!

  7. Such a great outfit combo love!
    I have a competition running on my blog atm, I'm giving away a pair of shorts from a great Australian brand August Street
    Make sure you check it out xx



  8. This is stunning.

  9. hahah, the pants he makes you could be flared. i bet you could dictate how you wanted them...white silk pants would look pretty with it.... but yeh, this is the first time i've seen an ao dai without pants... lol. saucy!

  10. hahah that's so cute that you cheered them on! ah this totally has me wanting to whip out some of my indian clothes, and wear them sans pants ;)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  11. Definitely no pants. Being culturally sound is so...boring.

  12. You look amazing, I would kill for your legs! :)

    Maria xxx

  13. oh suuuhnap! You called them OUT on the Saks sale rack! (I love it too though). I'm with Gaby, imagining you complimenting every model is hilarious. Hopefully you were swinging your champagne glass around and doing it in a really loud voice.

    Also, I am really strongly FOR you letting that Korean guy make you pants. They would be an awesome conversation piece. (Of course you wouldn't wear them with this, and hopefully they would also be bright pink).

  14. That's a great silver cuff!

    Lattes & Lacee

  15. Love your posts! Thank you for taking the time to share this with us!
    I really liked your blog and am looking forward to reading your future posts! I hope you come by my blog when you have time, and maybe follow each other!

    Stay in touch!

  16. and that is why i love you guys......I'm so glad you have your own style......the sak's sale rack gig is getting old if you ask me...and i love that you got acosted for not wearing this right, i think you look down right fierce in it!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

  17. this is definitely not how they're rocking these in vietnam but they should be. too bad all of our blogs are probably banned there. love this look and how great the pink looks on you.


  18. oh gosh this is amazing
    super original look!

    wait 4 u there :)