The Huntington

I recently was able to visit the Huntington Museum and Gardens for the first time in my life. I was blown away by the beauty of its grounds and exhibitions. As a dedicated museum lover, it made me wish it was the kind of place I was closer to. Part garden, part museum – it’s really the best of both my favorite worlds!

The other part of me was a “what was I thinking” moment when I dragged my sister and her baby out there in 100 degree heat! I think living in San Francisco so long, gave me amnesia of how hot the rest of the world gets. We were melting! I save all the strappy things I don’t wear in SF for my trips out of town, like this one. I got the chance to wear one of my old favorites! This weird tangly top dress I borrowed (but never gave back) from my other sister.

Item From Made in… BUY
no name dress my sister probably China
Ilano sandals West Coast Craft fair Mexico HERE

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vacation style, black dress in the summer

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vacation style, black dress in the summer

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vacation style, black dress in the summer

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum, lotus flower

Huntington Gardens & Museum, lotus flower

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum

Huntington Gardens & Museum

The plunge

Do you dare the deep V?
Do you dare to go bra-less?

This has been the Summer of dares and firsts. I’ve had this Sportmax dress for a while, but never dared to wear it in the daytime. I’m very self-conscious about people staring at my chest and this was just asking for people’s’ eyes to pop out of their heads. Surprisingly, there were no Poltergeists. Because I’ve been going to the gym, I feel a shape and strength to my body that I never have EVER before. The old me would have been afraid to wear this because I felt really out of shape, the now me is worried about boobs. I wanted to be daring, and I want to celebrate my body. These photos are a little old, I loved this outfit so much I dared the plunge again when I went to NYC. There, a deep V wasn’t such a big deal!

This won’t be a typical daytime dress for me, I’m actually looking forward to wear it again at night because it can look very classy with black heels. What I don’t do a good job of showing is the matching V in the back!

Item From Made in… BUY
Sportmax dress thrifted Italy
Kaanas espadrilles Shopbop.com Colombia
vintage Swatch watch flea market Switzerland
Shashi ring Shopbop.com USA HERE

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, how to wear a black dress, little black dress, deep v dress, Sportmax dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, how to wear a black dress, little black dress, deep v dress, Sportmax dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, how to wear a black dress, little black dress, deep v dress, Sportmax dress

Marimekko style

I’m not sure how long ago it took me to realize this, it must have been after what felt like the 100th BIG BOX STORE and SMALL BRAND collaboration. I quickly realized I could find the real deal much cheaper most of the time. I’m fairly certain it was right after the Missoni x Target collaboration happened and people went crazy in the stores. So when I saw that Marimmeko was collaborating with Target…I told myself again, I’ll be able to thrift the real deal. And I did!! The same week it came out. I had several kiddos at work (in the library) tell me my dress was fun and bright! (it’s always sweet when a little kid compliments you on your outfit!)

Item From Made in… BUY
Marimekko tunic thrifted Estonia Similar
Gap velvet blazer old gift from sister Thailand HERE
Spanx leggings new gift from sister Romania
J. Crew boots flea market Italy HERE
Ray Ban wayfarer glasses thrifted USA HERE

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Marimekko, Marimekko dress, style blogger

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Marimekko, Marimekko dress, style blogger

Urban hiking outfit

I didn’t expect to take such a long break between posts – I have been drafting a very long 10 year anniversary post for myself, that’s taking longer than expected. But I’ve also recently re-joined a gym, trying to get some strength on my body. All of a sudden, two weeks went by incredibly quickly.

We have a little inside joke in San Francisco (and some of the Bay Area) where there are so many little parks (and some big parks) dotted around the city, we can consider┬áit urban hiking. You can go from city, to neighborhood, to wilderness pretty quickly. So, you dress accordingly. Another reason I’m so glad I finally got my Converse! My favorite and essential SF dressing tip? Dress in layers – you can go from sunny hot to windy fog pretty quickly.

Item From Made in… BUY
Gap jacket old Gap Hong Kong HERE
vintage Ann Taylor dress thrifted USA
Converse All Star black hi-top DSW.com Vietnam HERE
vintage Ray Ban wayfarer glasses thrifted USA HERE
vintage hat flea market

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, Converse black All Star hitop, vintage striped dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, Converse black All Star hitop, vintage striped dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, Converse black All Star hitop, vintage striped dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, Converse black All Star hitop, vintage striped dress

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