Yin and Yang

I love a balanced outfit – whether it’s through the colors, proportions, fabrics, etc. I feel good when an outfit just seems to balance itself out. And this is exactly how I felt about this particular outfit. I love the proportions, contrasts AND compliments of the black and white, but also the polka dots! Wearing the black tights with the black boots make my legs look so much longer too.

*I will also mention that a few years ago, I pledged to only buy new clothing if it was made in the USA. See original post HERE. And I have to be consciously clear that the top I am wearing in this post is the first piece of new clothing I have purchased that was not made in the USA since that pledge was made. Why? I’m a hard sucker for artist Yayoi Kusama and it was a collaboration with her. Do I feel great about it? No…but I will continue with this challenge. I will also add that this was my first and only new non-USA made purchase of clothing in 3 years! Every other piece of clothing was either second-hand or made in USA when new! My next step is to only purchase shoes made in non-Asian countries, wish me luck.

Item From Made in… BUY
Yayoi Kusama tee Uniqlo.com China HERE
Diane von Furstenberg skirt thrifted missing tag HERE
Spanx tights Nordstrom.com USA HERE
Loeffler Randall boots Crossroads Trading Brazil Similar

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, black and white outfit, Yayoi Kusama tshirt, Yayoi Kusama Uniqlo, Diane von Furstenberg wrap skirt, Loeffler Randall Nanette boots

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, black and white outfit, Yayoi Kusama tshirt, Yayoi Kusama Uniqlo, Diane von Furstenberg wrap skirt, Loeffler Randall Nanette boots

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, black and white outfit, Yayoi Kusama tshirt, Yayoi Kusama Uniqlo, Diane von Furstenberg wrap skirt, Loeffler Randall Nanette boots

A Wrinkle in Time (or, a wrinkle in my dress)

You ever feel really good about an outfit? We’re not that different from each other – except once in a while I take pictures of my outfits (and hey, maybe you do too!) I felt great about this outfit all day long and then I take the pictures and see them…SO many wrinkles! I have this love/hate relationship with linen fabrics…

This dress wasn’t that badly wrinkled last time I wore it on here. I think I had been sitting on the bus back home before taking this picture. Note to self, take more pictures before going to work.

Anyhow, I’d recently been inspired by casual cool outfits of people wearing black hi-top converse over so many years. They’re just classic shoes. I own a low-top pair in grey that I wear off and on. I should have just bought the black ones a long time ago. I’ve been wearing them to work (cause I like to be comfy) and I even get little kids who tell me “COOL SHOES!”

Item From Made in… BUY
TSD dress thrifted USA
Vince turtleneck gift Peru HERE
Spanx black tights Nordstrom.com USA HERE
Converse All Star hi-top DSW Vietnam HERE

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, hemp dress, coral colored dress, Converse black all star

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, hemp dress, coral colored dress, Converse black all star

More turtleneck layering

So the realization that I should wear turtleneck tops under my dresses has been the best wardrobe changeĀ for me since moving to San Francisco – where we live in perma-fall. And in this off and on rainy month, being warm has been a must! When I lived in Las Vegas, I had an endless array of dresses, many of which were too skimpy to wear in San Francisco. I got rid of so many because of their style (and because I lost weight) so I still miss some pieces I wish I could have figured out how to wear better, instead of giving up!

This dress is a fairly recent purchase, I was initially going to give it to my sister! But I decided to keep it for myself šŸ™‚ The small design elements are so pretty. I DON’T want to wait until Summer to wear it though! So I had to bust out the thick tights and turtleneck! Winter ready in an instant! And then I look at this photos after and notice, OOPS, part of the hem fell (gotta fix that soon.)

Item From Made in… BUY
Kate Spade dress thrifted China
Vince turtleneck gift from sister Peru HERE
Loeffler Randall boots Crossroads Trading Brazil HERE

Thrift Eye, kate spade dress, loeffler randall boots, style blogger, layering turtlenecks

Thrift Eye, kate spade dress, loeffler randall boots, style blogger, layering turtlenecks

Thrift Eye, kate spade dress, loeffler randall boots, style blogger, layering turtlenecks

Thrift Eye, kate spade dress, loeffler randall boots, style blogger, layering turtlenecks

Spring transition

There’s something awesome but frustrating about dressing for this season – you’re just stuck! Not really Winter or Spring. So you just go with the flow. I recently found this electric blue dress that’s really adding a pop of color to my everyday wardrobe. So this weather called for this scarf shawl thing that’s almost like wearing a blanket! Because when that wind hits sometimes, it chills you to the bone and you wish you could teleport yourself back home.

This isn’t a typical outfit for me – so I’m using new colors and shapes to experiment for a new year!

Item From Made in… BUY
Amour Vert dress thrifted USA
J. Crew jacket thrifted China
Vince flats gift from sister Italy HERE
vintage Swatch Watch flea market Switzerland
shawl scarf thrifted no tag

Thrift Eye, style blogger

Thrift Eye, style blogger

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