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I never wear the same thing twice

What they wore in Little Italy.

Lien Nguyen
Lien Nguyen
Professional Ballerina Allyson Barkdull purchased flowers from the Little Italy Farmer's Market

In Little Italy, Lien Nguyen held her fluffy Maltipoo, Kali, close as she made her way through the crowded Saturday morning Mercato on Cedar Street. Nguyen was on her way to brunch with her husband. The 29-year-old pharmacist looked polished. She paired expensive accessories with lower priced wardrobe items.

The classic Flap Chanel bag slung across her shoulder retails for $5,500. Her Gucci sunglasses set her back around $350. She also wore a gold Michael Kors watch ($200+). Her simple white tank and floral shorts are from Forever 21.

‘I don’t wear expensive outfits. I don’t like to wear the same thing twice. I wear it once and then get rid of it,” Nguyen explained.

Down the street, professional ballerina Allyson Barkdull (accompanied by cocker spaniel, Tot) stunned in an elegant full-length floral frock (from a Del Mar boutique) and perfectly blown out hair.

Sarah and Cora Suhonen

Barkdull is a ballerina for the California Ballet Company. She regularly performs at the San Diego Civic Theatre. The 29-year-old began ballet lessons as a child at the New West Ballet School in San Marcos. She rehearses with her company everyday starting at 10 a.m. Barkdull says the biggest challenge in her career is staying injury-free. Her go-to wardrobe items are dresses and cowboy boots.

Lastly, I found mother-daughter pair, Sarah and Cora Suhonen, shopping for fresh produce. The twosome looked like they just stepped out of a family magazine photo with their casual-cool California frocks. Sarah, a voice and piano teacher from Del Cerro, wore a Banana Republic hat and a Bohemian-print H&M dress.

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Professional Ballerina Allyson Barkdull purchased flowers from the Little Italy Farmer's Market

In Little Italy, Lien Nguyen held her fluffy Maltipoo, Kali, close as she made her way through the crowded Saturday morning Mercato on Cedar Street. Nguyen was on her way to brunch with her husband. The 29-year-old pharmacist looked polished. She paired expensive accessories with lower priced wardrobe items.

The classic Flap Chanel bag slung across her shoulder retails for $5,500. Her Gucci sunglasses set her back around $350. She also wore a gold Michael Kors watch ($200+). Her simple white tank and floral shorts are from Forever 21.

‘I don’t wear expensive outfits. I don’t like to wear the same thing twice. I wear it once and then get rid of it,” Nguyen explained.

Down the street, professional ballerina Allyson Barkdull (accompanied by cocker spaniel, Tot) stunned in an elegant full-length floral frock (from a Del Mar boutique) and perfectly blown out hair.

Sarah and Cora Suhonen

Barkdull is a ballerina for the California Ballet Company. She regularly performs at the San Diego Civic Theatre. The 29-year-old began ballet lessons as a child at the New West Ballet School in San Marcos. She rehearses with her company everyday starting at 10 a.m. Barkdull says the biggest challenge in her career is staying injury-free. Her go-to wardrobe items are dresses and cowboy boots.

Lastly, I found mother-daughter pair, Sarah and Cora Suhonen, shopping for fresh produce. The twosome looked like they just stepped out of a family magazine photo with their casual-cool California frocks. Sarah, a voice and piano teacher from Del Cerro, wore a Banana Republic hat and a Bohemian-print H&M dress.

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This story was very hard to read - absolutely no substance - and unfortunately left the reader wondering if Ms. Nguyen understood how her comments would be received. Surely she is not defined by her 'stuff', surely there is depth under ALL OF THAT 'stuff'.

Sept. 22, 2014

Even Jack Reacher wears the same clothes for a few days before dumping them and buying new!

Sept. 22, 2014

Nice to see such fashionable ladies around. Far too many seem to think "casual" and "sloppy" mean the same exact thing.

Sept. 22, 2014

I wear it once and get rid of it? Good grief! Are there really women out there this dumb? And how is it that the women with the most money end up with the least brains? Siobhan, I'm not sure you are doing anyone any favors by reminding us San Diego has its share of bimbos.

Sept. 23, 2014

Kate Huebler, I upload a variety of pictures for these articles. I don't decide which ones are used. You can always click on my name to see the ones that didn't make the cut. Below is a photo that includes the purse in question.

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Sept. 23, 2014

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