So take this as a caveat: don't believe the hype (about Irvine, not Batman--that was good). It's the quieter cities that have the most secrets. When you see someone well-dressed in Irvine, that doesn't necessarily mean they got their clothes there! Sure, Urban Outfitters and Forver 21 have their pluses, but variety is the spice of your wardrobe! So, without further ado, I bring you Katie T's Guide to Almost-Irvine Shopping: Part I.
As you have read, this post is inspired by the city of Tustin. The particular reason I am feeling the love for this city today is that this morning I spotted a sign in Tustin for an Estate Sale. Estate Sale and Garage sale signs are common sights on La Colina, especially on weekend mornings. So I followed the signs, which led to a house that is worthy of lengthy description but hey, you guys are here for the clothes. So here's what I got (click for larger):
Button-up Floral Patterned top by Unknown, $6
Suede Belt by Unknown ("Firenze"...Italy?), $5
High-Waisted Pleated Shorts by Ralph Lauren, $5
Chiffon Top by Unknown (This lady liked to cut off her tags!), $12
Silk Scarf by Oscar de la Renta, $3
Moccasin Loafers by Mootsies Tootsies, $5
What a haul!