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Scott Ellis 5:15 a.m., Aug. 5
Golden Hill resident Lauren Pope is a self-proclaimed bargain shopper. Most of the items that fill her closet are thrift store scores.
Pope is a recent UCSD grad. She is currently looking for a job in her field. She majored in Communications.
The vintage cowboy boots Lauren is sporting in the above photos were a $25 dollar eBay purchase.
“I scored when I found these boots. They are my favorite wardrobe item,” she tells me.
Her dress is from Buffalo Exchange and her lemon-yellow purse is American Apparel.
Lauren moved to Golden Hill just over a year ago. Pope was drawn to the neighborhood’s charming old homes and that everything is a short walking distance away.
“I’m a dog person and this is a very dog friendly neighborhood,” Lauren adds.
Her favorite Golden Hill spots are Influx café on Broadway, Pizzeria Luigi on 25th, and Counterpoint also on 25th.
Lauren’s top is from Banana Republic and her skirt is Forever 21. She purchased her black platform shoes from H&M a few months ago.
“My purse is from Mimi Warehouse. They sell Knock-off purses. It’s supposed to be a Celine lookalike. If I could afford expensive brands I would wear Channel and Marc Jacobs all the time.”
“My style icon is Faye Dunaway in the movie Network. She had all these great 1970’s career wear outfits that were very elegant. I also like the craziness of Gwen Stefani mixed with neutrals. I love Audrey Hepburn and Stevie Nicks.”
The 27-year-old admits that on occasion she’ll splurge on higher price items, for instance her cat eyed anthropology sunglasses and her Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots.
Lauren is wearing Joe's Jeans, an Old Navy V-neck, and a thrifted vintage floral cover-up.