Before being known for its ridiculous high price of living, tech snobs, and foodie scene; San Francisco was once known for its prominent place in the hippie movement. Peace, Love, and Music ran rampant through Haight Street during the 60’s and that set a free-spirited tone for the city ever since. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and I was lucky enough to find a vintage floral dress for the occasion. I shot this look in Golden Gate park, due to it being one of the main hubs during that iconic summer and also being home to many of my childhood memories.
I’ve always been a huge fan of 60’s fashion; the bold & bright prints, mini skirts, and classic mod silhouettes. This love runs deep, in college I was obsessed with peter pan collar dresses and Twiggy makeup looks. Its super cheesy, but one of my favorite movies from my childhood is Austin Powers: The Spy that Shagged me (because of the outfits!). My floral dress featured was found at the City Wide Garage Sale in Austin. It was a major steal at only $8 bucks – which confirms my theory that vintage shopping is much better (or at least cheaper!) outside of California.Like everyone else on Instagram :p I’ve been living the flair life with a multitude of enamel pins on my denim jacket. Recently I just got another to deck out with patches. The space themed ones featured are from Big Bud Press and if you’re not familiar with them, they make the most bomb pins, accessories, and clothes. All brightly colored, high quality, and focused on fun fashion. Dress – Vintage found at the Austin City Wide Garage Sale
Denim Jacket- Forever 21
Space Ship Patch- Big Bud Press
Earrings- Vintage from a vendor at A Current Affair