For me this year was the year for the 70’s vibe, hipster sunglasses and bohemian dresses and I loved every single minute of it. The perfect way to celebrate this was to go exactly where it originated in San Francisco. Of course I also wanted to visit my younger brother but what more reason does a girl need, to visit the heart of 70’s culture. I got my younger brother do as much research as possible but of course he advised that Hath Ashbury was the place to go, like every other brochure and honestly I wasn’t convinced that this was the only option. Luckily for me, I was staying closer to the Mission district in San Fran’ which I discovered was one of the most bizarre and beautiful places I have ever visited. Street art is my hidden love and I have such an admiration for painting but nothing could prepare me for the artwork I was about to see. In my opinion an area so unique had to have something fashionable to offer. I found this beautiful vintage boutique that had me fixed from the minute I glanced at the window. Most vintage boutiques you find around the world have a horrible musky smell with over crowed rails of denim and shearling coats. If that’s what you love then Wallflower is not for you. If you want to take a step back and feel present in an upscale 70’s boutique, then Wallflower ticks every box. I can’t begin to explain how much I loved this boutique, everything inside was every vintage girls dream with a wide selection of beautiful and vibrant pieces from the 60s and 70s era but more importantly in perfect condition.
Growing up in Ireland it is tradition in our house that Santa would treat us to a new outfit to go to mass in. I am always on the look out for something special and found it when I visited ‘Wallflower.’ Although it was the middle of summer, I find it the best time to shop for winter clothes, as either a boutique is trying to sell old stock or even better still you have the first choice for the coming season. Beige is one of my favorite colors to mix and match because you really can never go wrong with it. Deciding on a shoe however is very important, as it is not always guaranteed to match, no matter how fabulous they are. Free People is a store I discovered while living in New York and one I always keep a very close eye on. Boots are always a girl’s best friend and I found these beauties here and I know you ladies will go crazy for. The front part has a snakeskin print but my personal favorite is the blue stitching around the edge of the toe. This vintage inspired ankle boots are really beautiful and will have everybody envious, trust me on this. I decided to style the jacket and boots with a blue jean but a dark denim or leather pant would just be as well suited. The great thing about buying vintage is that you will be the only one to have it but I wouldn’t show you ladies if I didn’t have similar options. Do check out wallflower on Etsy and this is another reason why I love this boutique, you can buy online.