New darkness

I’m gravitating towards wearing a lot of black again, drawn to the dark side once more. Even though in my heart I really love to be polar opposites. Sometimes I wear all black and then neon brights, I like to be dressed up and can rock the casual like nobodies business!

This is an outfit I learned to be comfortable with because it was indeed out of my comfort zone of what I typically wear and how I typically wear these said things. It’s a little masculine, it’s a little modern, I don’t know how to frame this outfit! It’s just edgier than I normally wear my clothes!

Item From Made in… BUY
Everlane tank thrifted USA HERE
Issey Miyake pleated pants thrifted Japan
Freda Salvador flats Shopbop.com Spain Similar

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Issey Miyake pants

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Issey Miyake pants

The fact alone that I found these pants at a thrift store still amazes me!

Made in USA Monday

Welcome to Made in USA Monday’s – where I’ll be exploring trends that caught my eye in small doses, but supporting sustainability and Made in USA!

Back when I went to Tokyo in 2015 (which is PS never stop talking about in person, I tell everyone I know to go!) I kept seeing all the gals wearing these (then) kinda funky dresses that had an extra set of sleeves wrapped around the waist to mimic tying a sweater around your hips. It was really cool and I would always look for that trend in the US, but no one really knew what I was talking about! Here we are two years after my trip, and this trend has finally made it’s way over! Now I finally have a tie-front dress of my own (I wear it all the time, but it has yet to make a debut here.) Here are four picks I found extra cute!

Little Blue Dress

So I’ve had this thing lately where I’ve REALLY enjoyed wearing navy blue and black together! And this particular outfit here has been my go-to outfit! I’ve worn this exact outfit so many times in the last few months, it’s not even funny. The scalloped bits of this dress have me in love with it, if I could find and buy it in every color, I would! (what I really want is one of those awesome scalloped bathing suits…but can’t justify the price!)

Item From Made in… BUY
J Crew dress thrifted China HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE!
Spanx tights Nordstrom.com Honduras HERE
Sam Edelman Lola shoes Shopbop.com China HERE

Thrift Eye, J Crew scalloped dress, Sam Edelman Lola pumps, navy blue dress, scalloped dress

Thrift Eye, J Crew scalloped dress, Sam Edelman Lola pumps, navy blue dress, scalloped dres

A perfect dress for throwing not so tiny but cute nephews into the air!

Hippie Modernism at Berkeley Art Museum

It has been a good while since I’ve done a museum post! As a lover of museums, I always love photographing special exhibits (and showing them here), especially when they’re within the fashion realm! The only problem is that…most of the shows I’ve recently seen prohibited photos (grr!) which is good and bad. I love capturing moments, but I do feel like some people get so absorbed taking photos, they don’t even enjoy the exhibits!

So when I had an opportunity to check out the Hippie Modernism exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum, I was fascinated to see there were so many beautiful pieces connected to the hippie, peace & love, freedom of art movements! The best part, is that the museum is nestled in an awesome neighborhood of Berkeley near the University with SO many awesome restaurants nearby! I try to make a big loop around without the camera first, and then go back and take pictures of what caught my eye.

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

Hippie Modernism @ Berkeley Art Museum

And in celebration of the Summer of LOVE – for all of you getting ready for Coachella and the Summer in general, Shopbop is having an awesome sale going on this week!

Because I love all things San Francisco, and to give you a little fashion inspo while you browse around online – click HERE to see what some “hippies” were wearing back then.