Watercolor dress

Do you ever have that one item in your closet you tell your “hmmm, I should wear that” but never do? That’s exactly what I do with this dress my mom made for me. I tell myself these sentiments over and over, and before I know it, it’s been YEARS since I wear the damn thing! What the hell :) Oh well. Besides, I’ve already shared I feel guilty about getting rid of any of the clothes my mom makes for me (one day I should share all the early 2000′s things she’s made for me that I have in a box hidden away).

The funny thing is, I’ve never really known how to wear this dress! It’s a little too short for my every day taste – so I wear it when it’s really warm outside. It definitely fit my lifestyle better when I lived in Las Vegas (where you can wear short clothes most of the year because it’s so damn hot). So when we finally got warm in San Francisco (hallelujah!) I knew I couldn’t skip over the dress again!

Item From Made in… BUY
custom dress Mom :) USA -
vintage hat flea market - -
Sam Edelman boots gift China HERE
Bill Blass watch ebay.com Japan -

Thrift Eye, watercolor dress, vintage orange hat, sam edelman petty boots, style blogger

Thrift Eye, watercolor dress, vintage orange hat, sam edelman petty boots, style blogger

Thrift Eye, watercolor dress, vintage orange hat, sam edelman petty boots, style blogger

It helps that my new (vintage) orange hat motivates me to wear more colorful things too!

In Sausalito

Days off are starting to give me this itch – I can’t just stay home! I’m starting to feel a weird anxiety if I do. I blame this on my Tokyo trip back in May, I want to travel more and more now! Lucky for me, there are lots of different places a short drive or ferry ride away. I went to Sausalito just to get away – there isn’t very much to do, and it has become overrun with tourists. There’s a lot of beautiful and classy places to eat, one jam-packed ice cream place, lots of quiet beachy fronts if you want to just read a book or write (like me!), and my favorite, visiting the original Heath Ceramics store and studio (get a free tour of the factory on the weekends!). Or maybe I have it all wrong, tell me if I’m missing something! But it’s a quick ferry ride across from San Francisco – enough to feel like you’re away from the City. I need to take more of these afternoon trips!

Item From Made in… BUY
3.1 Phillip Lim top thrifted China -
Zara pants thrifted Morocco HERE in other color
Loeffler Randall flats Shopbop.com Brazil HERE
vintage Rayban wayfarer thrifted USA HERE

Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in Sausalito, mixing and matching wardrobe

Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in Sausalito, mixing and matching wardrobe

Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in Sausalito, mixing and matching wardrobe

Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in Sausalito, mixing and matching wardrobe

So right after these photos were taken, a huge wave splashed up to the waterfront here – everything below my knees were soaked, ha!

the Hemp dress

Since returning from Japan, I have actually had a different eye when thrifting – my attention immediately went to looking for natural fabrics that breathe, can be worn oversized, and drape rather than hugging curves. A very different aesthetic than what we’re used to seeing in the West and what I normally would wear.

And with that idea in mind, I then hit the thrifting jackpot recently- it must have been the same woman cleaning out her closet (which I always assume when I find similar taste items within the same visit). I was able to find some very beautiful linen type pieces to fit into my wardrobe seamlessly (ie they’ll be able to mix and match what I already wear in my closet). Plus, these new pieces fit into the San Francisco wardrobe – which forces you to wear layers that you can add or remove on call as the weather changes so frequently throughout the day and through neighborhoods! I leave my house in the morning freezing, and get to work in another neighborhood that has me sweating! PS. Excuse the wrinkles, they’re impossible to get out after sitting.

Item From Made in… BUY
TSD dress thrifted USA -
J Crew sweater thrifted China

DKNY tights Nordstrom.com USA HERE
Loeffler Randall flats Shopbop.com Brazil Similar
Vintage hat flea market -  -
Bill Blass watch Ebay.com Japan Similar

Thrift Eye, hemp dress, coral colored dress, linen dress, loeffler randall flats, style blogger

Thrift Eye, hemp dress, coral colored dress, linen dress, loeffler randall flats, style blogger

Thrift Eye, hemp dress, coral colored dress, linen dress, loeffler randall flats, style blogger

Thrift Eye, hemp dress, coral colored dress, linen dress, loeffler randall flats, style blogger

Thrift Eye, hemp dress, coral colored dress, linen dress, loeffler randall flats, style blogger

I hope I get chance to start wearing and photographing my new outfits to show you guys!

The old brand new

My wardrobe is a funny mix. I have a lot of things I call old brand new – old, but new to me. I’ll also keep a few treasures hidden until they come around again, enough so that they’re almost new again! I hate the term shopping your closet, but that’s just what happens sometimes, especially when you love rotating the same things!

While thrifting a while back, I found this awesomely oversized grey sweater and was going to get it for my mom cause it’s more her size. Well, she lives far away and since it’s currently overheated in Southern California, I told her I’d keep it safe in San Francisco until she hits sweater weather in October. But now I’ve fallen in love with this sweater! She keeps telling me over the phone to take care of it by the time she’s ready to wear it :) It’s now made it’s way to Tokyo and back, but this crazy weather we’ve been having is letting me wear it through the summer!

Item From Made in… BUY
J. Crew sweater thrifted China -
Splendid top thrifted USA HERE
Cheap Monday jeans thrifted Bangladesh -
Paul Green boots Buffalo Exchange Austria HERE in blue

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De Young Museum

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De Young Museum

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And here at the DeYoung museum, comfortable never felt so good!

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