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Sidewalk Chic: Perfect Prints on 18th

Name: Nellie Nguyen

Age: 26

Occupation: Artist

Lives in: Duboce Triangle

Wearing: Vintage houndstooth jacket from the NO! store, leggings found in Chinatown, BCBG olive shorts, Horses Santa Fe Bag from Etsy, Tibetan scarf

You couldn't live without: My dog Lola.

Your wardrobe staples: I'm most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt. I'm not sure whether it's because I'm getting older or lazier.

Style icon: Diane Keaton in the '70s.

What are you most excited to wear this spring (if we ever have one)? Sundresses!

The Future of SF Fashion Starts Now

Thursday marks the start of our absolute favorite time of year for emerging San Francisco style: student fashion show season.

And to kick things off on a well-heeled foot, SF State University Apparel Design and Merchandising students are joining forces with the Fashion Network Association and Wee Scotty to showcase their collections at Runway 2010 Nouvelle.

Look of the Week: Coachella Edition

When packing for Coachella, there are a few key things to keep in mind: sweltering heat, cramped quarters (at the hotel, tents and in your suitcase), and of course, effortlessly cool pieces that you can  toss on and head out to the polo field.

And while a perfectly worn-in tank and shorts always make for a totally acceptable festival look, we wanted to go for something a bit more head-turning with a breezy sundress and au courant accessories.

Simply polish your outfit off with an oversized tote (don't forget a fan, water and sunscreen!), and you're sure to be stopped by the flocks of street-style photogs.

When Giving 2 And Taking 1 Is A Good Thing

Despite our hoarding nature, we always get really excited about the idea of spring cleaning. The only problem is, well, we like our stuff and lack motivation.

Enter Give Two Take One, the Academy of Art's first annual clothing swap and drive.

Get Ready. Get Set. Shop Social!

All shopping events are not created equally.

But let's just say that if this was high school, Shop Social would be undoubtedly be the "cool kids" table packed with a mix of impeccably dressed girls that you (somewhat grudgingly) look to for inspiration.

SF Spa Week: Pampering for Cheap

It's safe to say it's officially our favorite time of the year - the days are getting longer, nights are getting warmer and facials are getting cheaper.

Yes that's right, SF Spa Week kicks off today, meaning you can almost score an impressive variety of beauty treatments at spas around the Bay Area for a mere $50.

And since the options can be a bit overwhelming to spa veterans and novices alike, we decided to share some of the offerings we've been ogling:

The Line Starts Here: Nice Collective Sample Sale

There are very few things we can justify waiting in line for.

An iPad? No thanks, we'll hold out for now.

The once-a-year chance to score deeply discounted Nice Collective duds? We'll break out the lawn chairs.

That's right, it's almost time for the coveted local label's annual sample sale. Get ready to tear through countless racks of their updated utilitarian threads and accessories along with one-offs and prototypes you won't find anywhere else, with 50-80% off past collections and 20-30% off the S/S '10 line for both sexes.

But it's not just a sample sale. No, it never is. They're bringing in Blasthaus DJs and local performance artists to make sure you never want to leave.

Look of the Week: Movie Night in the Park

Week after week, we can't seem to shut up about the signs of spring and how unbelievably giddy we get as the weather heats up. Well it's time to add one more to the list: Dolores Park Movie Night is back!

There's just something about packing a picnic (wine and a blanket counts right?) and heading to the park to watch cult classics that you can barely hear, though it doesn't really matter since you probably know the movie well enough to shout out your favorite lines with the rest of the crowd. Well this week is no exception, because it's time to go Back to the Future!

Revolver: (Not So) Hidden Gem in the Haight

Sometimes (okay, most of the time) we just can't seem to find the time or energy to spend the day hunting for unique pieces to spruce up our wardrobe on the cheap.

Well ladies and gentlemen, say hello to your new one-stop shop.

Nestled just far enough off Haight to feel like a secret treasure, Revolver is frighteningly close to what our dream closet would look like. And what our boyfriend's dream closet would look like. In fact, we really wouldn't be opposed to packing up and moving into the rustic boutique-slash-gallery space.

Actual Vintage Hits Urban Outfitters on Powell

Say what you will about the overpriced hipster haven (that you still secretly scour for the latest trends), but Urban Outfitters on Powell is now stocked with real, bonafide designer vintage for a limited time and well, it's surprisingly good.

Head upstairs to find hand-picked racks of ladylike frilled blouses, pretty warm-weather dresses, a colorful array of skinny leather belts, perfectly worn-in shoes and more from the likes of Betsey Johnson, Ralph Lauren, Pendleton and Ferragamo. The best part? The prices are comparable, if not slightly cheaper, that the vintage-inspired wares that fill the rest of the store.

All in all, it's definitely worth checking out if you don't feel like heading to the Haight or Mission for your secondhand fix.

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