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Updated on Mar 14, 2010
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So.. I know it’s supposed to be a “city” but I’m just all over the Bay when it comes down to shopping. Newark is where I currently live, a pretty small town with a run-down mall so I like to explore a bit. (; BTW: that “dress” is actually a big men’s button up. I decided to make it a dress, since it fit me like one. So here’s a list of my favorite stores in my area:

So.. I know it’s supposed to be a “city” but I’m just all over the Bay when it comes down to shopping. Newark is where I currently live, a pretty small town with a run-down mall so I like to explore a bit. (; BTW: that “dress” is actually a big men’s button up. I decided to make it a dress, since it fit me like one. So here’s a list of my favorite stores in my area:1. X Generation in SF: Very different pieces of clothing. Love their dresses. They have alot of those lace/ woven backsides for dresses and tanktops, must haves. I have a couple of belts from there. Plus their stuff is pretty affordable. Ohh, and their accesories are beautiful. Downside is that it counts as much as the clothes.. or the ones I liked did. Haha.
2. Thrift Town in Newark: Very affordable, they always have neat clothing. I feel like every piece of clothing has a story behind it. They have a new selection like.. every Tuesday. They’ve also got some pretty cool items like really old cameras or nic nacs (if you like that kind of stuff).
3. Pink Stripes in San Jose: Super neat, beautiful fun dresses. There are mostly cocktail dresses that would probably empty your wallet, if you’re a student like me, of course. What’s neat about this place is that they also sell desserts, like macaroons and french pasteries. Ohhhh, they also have Mochi (if anyone knows what those are, if not then they’re these balls of ice cream covered in what seems to be a sweet dough? Haha)! Ohh nomnomnom. While you’re already in this area (Santana Row) they have a variety of places to eat. My favorite dessert places that reside in this area include, Pink Berry (best frozen yogurt everrrr) and Karra’s Cupcakes ( super moist cupcakes with soft delcious cream on top). Mouth drooling. (;
4. Mars Mercantile in Berkeley: They have the best vintage pieces, but a bit pricey for me. One of a kind pieces that you probably wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else. Their shoes are pretty neat, bright vintage heels or beautiful designs.

Comments (80)

Badman
Badman on August 01
bad!
LIZZZA
LIZZZA on July 22
So cute !
marcyminiano
marcyminiano on May 13
lovely dress! <3
Style_Composer
Style_Composer on May 06
thanks chellelaabelle oh man. for once it is sunny and not windy today. i rly wanna go now. but i'll be soooo tempted to buy their cool stuff.
chellelaabelle
chellelaabelle on May 07
Haha, you're welcome! And you should definitely go out! The weather has been amazing lately!
Style_Composer
Style_Composer on May 05
is that the X Generation on Haight?
chellelaabelle
chellelaabelle on May 06
Yess mam!
Dutzi
Dutzi on March 26
so pretty!
AnhPhuong
AnhPhuong on November 24
nice
citysleek
citysleek on November 24
Love this! The dress is amazing!
jacarlota
jacarlota on October 28
so chic...love the outfit blend with you being a morena...cool!!!
Kesmish
Kesmish on October 03
Perfect
AndreaDev9128
AndreaDev9128 on September 23
luv the style
kennyperry
kennyperry on August 31
sleek and chic!
SuzeV
SuzeV on July 05
I love that you used a men's shirt as a dress, and as a fellow bay area chictopoian, I have to tell you that I love Thrift Town, but I go to the one in San Francisco. Very Chic
Bernadeth
Bernadeth on July 03
chic!
Lindseytweeters
Lindseytweeters on February 20
I love your belts!
omvic
omvic on December 15
so chic! love it!
TynaNguyen
TynaNguyen on December 09
Pantless haha
christinaaa
christinaaa on July 20
Im just LOVING YOUR OUTFITS SO MUCH!
Kodi
Kodi on May 29
I really love your whole look...
alembong
alembong on May 24
super love. :)
Bernadeth
Bernadeth on May 21
you have an amazing style.=)
Shaniqua1071
Shaniqua1071 on May 10
I love love this outfit.....it's so chic!!!
livingforthefashion
LOL! The Newpark Mall is no good. I will have to check out some of the stores you mentioned. I was just at Thrift Town earlier today the one off of grimmer/stevenson. I got some cute stuff! Tmw its 30% off everything b/c of cinco de mayo. & mmmm Kara's Cupcakes are the best I went to the one in SF at Ghiradelli square.
juliaNUDEvintage
juliaNUDEvintage on May 04
great look, and, by the way, I could die for your legs! :) - xoxo
vintagelove
vintagelove on May 04
Great look!
YanaHardy
YanaHardy on May 02
amazing outfit!
shoppher
shoppher on April 29
This is amazing. The blue against the orange-brown belt is such a great contrast. You manage to look put-together and sexy at the same time. Chic vote and favorited.
pandaphilia
pandaphilia on April 29
cute outfit! the blue is so bright and perfect with the belt
solybBy
solybBy on April 26
goodness you got guts ! this is so cute
pyrofina
pyrofina on April 24
love the color of the shirt!
simonaruzer
simonaruzer on April 19
sexy school girl looooooooove it
poppygirl_chinadoll
poppygirl_chinadoll on April 19
you so rock the shirt look! x
SeekingStyle
SeekingStyle on April 14
you look great!
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on April 14
posh
Roseflorie
Roseflorie on April 13
Absolutely hot. I love the colours and belt.
reshooom
reshooom on April 09
so stylish
kaleidoscopicscribe
kaleidoscopicscribe on April 09
lovely
THEsociologist
THEsociologist on April 06
i love your outfits ! they're great !
tanfizzle
tanfizzle on April 02
haha, cute pics around berkeley!!
stylerara
stylerara on April 02
Cute BF top! Love the color :)
nava22
nava22 on April 02
Love this outfit the belt woven looks perfect on you the accessories seal the deal!
avipie
avipie on April 01
I love your outfit! nice!
Smizewithureyes
Smizewithureyes on March 31
sooooo cuteeee!!! my fav
_char
_char on March 30
cute outfit! you pulled it off well!
zeezai
zeezai on March 27
Love this outfit. THat belt is gorgeous!
rachiefied
rachiefied on March 27
i really love that belt!
gleighb
gleighb on March 27
cute! great outfit!
strawberrt
strawberrt on March 23
awesome chic outfit! You make the outfit look effortless
janalovespooh
janalovespooh on March 23
i super love this...nice
walkgingerly
walkgingerly on March 20
so cute!
poketherainbow
poketherainbow on March 20
dangg ur legs are long! lol very cute outfit, CHIC!! :]
strawberymary
strawberymary on March 20
pretty necklaces!
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 20
LOVE your shoes. and your belt. and your necklaces!! (: ps, i'm jealous of your legs! i hope that isn't creepy. hahaha.
chellelaabelle
chellelaabelle on March 20
Hahaha, that's not creepy at all. Don't worry about it. (; A lot of people commented on my legs in this picture. I'm actually made fun of alot in my family for having such long legs. Everyone is short in my family!
LaChicCouture
LaChicCouture on March 19
soo cute
Anastasia_Azuline
Anastasia_Azuline on March 18
Ow I really love that look! Wish I dare to wear that! ^^ chic voted! =D
Anastasia_Azuline
Anastasia_Azuline on March 20
It's a bit scary to wear that where I live... But if I could, I would! ^^
chellelaabelle
chellelaabelle on March 20
I'm sure you'd be able to pull it off well!
ingridbarbie
ingridbarbie on March 17
wow u r adorable!!! i love the creativity..gREAT LEGS!!
HerNameIsMel
HerNameIsMel on March 17
... and you have great legs. <3
HerNameIsMel
HerNameIsMel on March 17
i love the shirt with the belt. <3
kimmaybooo
kimmaybooo on March 17
Loooove how yu dun did thi fit! Really like the belt too :)
jensayshy
jensayshy on March 16
love your outfit.
LA_Chica
LA_Chica on March 16
love the belt and dress <33
ssheylaaa
ssheylaaa on March 16
loved what you did with the boyfriend shirt! CHIC!
lovelieechikk_
lovelieechikk_ on March 16
LOVE THE COLOR OF UR SHIRT
bebs28
bebs28 on March 16
Nice outfit.....<3
grisg
grisg on March 15
gorgeous photo and outfit dear!! love the photo location, mainly because berkeley is close to my heart. mars is such a cool store. :)
chellelaabelle
chellelaabelle on March 16
Ohh, I forgot to put that this was taken on the UC Berkeley campus. Haha, yeahhh.. my boyfriend goes there and the campus is absolutely beautiful, I just had to take pictures! :D
daisymay
daisymay on March 15
Cute outfit!
Fashionwrites
Fashionwrites on March 15
This outfit is truly amazing! The accessories are beautiful and the color of your dress is amazing.
chellelaabelle
chellelaabelle on March 16
Aww, you're way too nice. Thank you thoughh.
highlife
highlife on March 15
finally!...very well put together. This is an excellent dress, and all the accessories are perfect.
chellelaabelle
chellelaabelle on March 16
YES! I finally uploaded. I try to do so every week, but the busy just keep on coming. Haha.
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on March 15
very cute! love this :D
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on March 15
Amazing find on your Dress!! This is just Perfect:D CHIC!
j3nhow
j3nhow on March 15
love that shirt dress!!! u look stunning!
honeycrunch
honeycrunch on March 15
so gorgeous!! I literally love everything about this!
FifthSparrow
FifthSparrow on March 15
you look divine in this! I love the layered necklaces and am drooling over the men's shirt! xx
chellelaabelle
chellelaabelle on March 16
Aw, thank you! I love love love big clothes, since I'm very skinny, it creates the illusion of the curves I don't have. Haha.
miamilover
miamilover on March 15
this is a rlly pretty picturee :) your thrift blue dress is greaat -peace and love
rockjazz
rockjazz on March 15
u look gorgeous!! i really love the shirt dress!
thehotmess
thehotmess on March 15
so pretty! :) eyedrooling! :) great job!
manoletlamina
manoletlamina on March 15
awesome!
BillieByHeart
BillieByHeart on March 15
Loving it.
MickeyVin
MickeyVin on March 15
cute outfit i love the way u styled it
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on March 14
love how you styled this polo shirt.
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