Last Sunday, Annalise and I went to Cafe Altano in Hayes Valley for brunch and mimosas. We talked about life, future plans, and our dreams of opening a brick and mortar store of our own someday. We started Hummingbird Vintage in 2008. Since our first sale at the Indie Mart many years ago, we've daydreamed of starting a little shop in the Bay Area filled with carefully-curated vintage treasures. It's always been difficult for me to balance my two loves: fashion and my pursuit of a PhD. I am applying to PhD programs this Fall, all of which aren't in California. The realization that I may be moving away from San Francisco indefinitely is rather distressing because it means that I won't be opening a vintage store anytime soon. And it is perhaps this anxiety that has also contributed to a change in my fashion choices. I've always loved whimsical pieces, but recently I find myself drawn towards blacks and textures. I would like to incorporate these looks into my wardrobe on a regular basis.