Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., July 29
Thursday afternoon I met my friend Hope in the Gaslamp for a late lunch. I grumbled over her location choice. I find parking to be a hassle and the whole scene down there a tad cheesy.
"Hillcrest has some great restaurants," I pleaded, but she was persistent.
I gave in, and I'm glad I did. I was pleasantly surprised over the laidback feel of the daytime Gaslamp crowd. Parking was a breeze and I even managed to get a little Christmas shopping done
While walking back to my car on 5th avenue I ran into Gabrielle Pizzarro, whose hat I covet.
"Almost everything I am wearing is from Urban Outfitters or Forever 21. They are my two favorite stores." She told me.
"I'm really into vintage styles. I like anything that is mod and 1960's inspired. My least favorite style is neon. It's not cute," Pizzarro said.
I found Daniela Tripic in front of the Reading Cinema. Tripic is an exchange student from Switzerland. She is studying in the U.S for six months.
Tiffany Lizardi, 29, and Ryan Waugh, 28, are co-workers at H&M. Lizardi wore Zara boots and an H&M jacket. Waugh had on H&M jeans and a Levi's denim vest.
When asked what their biggest fashion pet peeves are, Waugh said, "I don't like Aztec prints,"
"Really?" Lizardi responded, "I do. I don’t like when guys wear white sneakers."