The weather is EXTREMELY hard to dress for. The other day when I left in the morning for work, it was raining/misting/foggy/overcast, so I wore my Bean boots, a trench coat, and brought my umbrella and a pair of flats to wear while at work. Walking to work I got kinda sweaty… yet it was still chilly and everything on me was damp. When I left work at 4:30, the sun was out and it was bright and hot. I was forced to lug my Bean boots, large purse, and strip off my cloying trench coat because it was so warm. I literally have to carry an entire change of clothes with me everywhere I go!
Craigslist is awesome. I spend most of my time these days trolling around on Craigslist. I’m searching for furniture, for jobs, for you-name-it. There’s tons of people selling tons of awesome stuff for really low prices. We’ve practically bought half our furniture from it for super cheap! A lot of the stuff is brand new or lightly used, with good brands like West Elm, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, and CB2. I’m telling you, Craigslist is where it’s at in SF!
My hair doesn’t know what to do with itself. As a naturally curly-haired girl, I’ve gotten pretty good at taming my hair over the years. However, with the aforementioned drizzly/misty/foggy weather, I am constantly looking like a huge frizzy mess. I haven’t found a hair product yet that can stop me from looking like Ms. Frizzle! If you SF gals have any suggestions, I’m in desperate need. It’s becoming a real problem.
It’s impossible to wear cute shoes. Believe me, I’ve tried, and my feet are now in a sorry state. I will be wearing sneakers with socks from now until forever. I have at least 5 blisters that keep reopening because I’ve been stubbornly wearing non-practical shoes…
The city feels smaller than it is. It honestly feels like a close-knit neighborhood with a cool, hip vibe. In fact, the other day I ran into my co-worker on the sidewalk! The chances of this happening are next to none because I literally know 2 people in the city so far. I feel like it’s the kind of place where you’re on a first name basis with your barista and you sometimes hang out with them on the weekends.
I can’t wait to keep learning about my new city! Life is good and exciting.