the unique unicorn

Location: The Mission District, San Francisco Photo: My own

Location: The Mission District, San Francisco

Photo: My own

It's officially been a week since I became a, well take a pick of the names I've garnered so far: mermaid, fairy tale character, or unicorn (on the outside!) I have to say life has been different, in the best way possible. It's as if I have freed myself on some perennial higher level by dying my hair lavender - is that normal? Probably not. My "blonde" life is gone, like a scarf out the window of a fast moving car. Can't say I miss it either, as one of my favorite authors stated once, "There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind." Thanks C.S. Lewis. I will say, having to think about clothing colors and if they will "match" my hair is a welcomed challenge. That alone needs it's own post!

Corduroy Dress: Banana Republic (via Goodwill); Sunglasses: Nordstrom; Shoes: Nike; Photos by: Justin Lobo

Corduroy Dress: Banana Republic (via Goodwill); Sunglasses: Nordstrom; Shoes: Nike;

Photos by: Justin Lobo

I've never thought of San Francisco as a "destination city" or somewhere that people would want to visit for a good time. It's as expensive as NYC but nowhere near as interesting. Much to chagrin I will admit that it is quite an artistic city (as clearly evidenced in this post.) Perhaps, being from the Bay Area I never really appreciated it the way others have. I am also a person that yearns for discovery and to constantly be having new experiences, therefore a "hometown" or even a "home state" will not be high on my list of places to be.

Moving right along, What do you think of this dress? I was SO HOT, something that almost never  happens in da city by the bay, that I bought this piece at the Goodwill on Mission St. for $7. Talk about Insta-Fashion!