A vintage skirt

Being a collector of clothing (I’m going to start referring to myself as that from now on, heh) I tend to stow things away in one closet, then find them ages later having totally forgotten about them. And the urge to clean and organize comes in HUGE spurts for me. I’ll just go ahead and redo a whole area and clean it up so much, I don’t have to worry about it for months. And then…then in those things hidden, I find something that catches my eye.

Like this skirt, I bought it with the intentions to sell it, because it didn’t fit me. I knew I could find it a loving home in all its vintage glory. And by the time I rediscovered it, I’d gotten into such good shape from running that it fit ME! I love it so much right now.

Item From Made in…
James Perse turtleneck thrifted Peru
Pierre Cardin vintage skirt thrifted France
Sam Edelman Lola shoes Shopbop.com China
gold hoop earrings sister ?
L’oreal infallible 215 lipstick Walgreens USA
Spanx tights Shopbop.com Honduras

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, vintage skirt, Pierre Cardin skirt, Sam Edelman Lola

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, vintage skirt, Pierre Cardin skirt, Sam Edelman Lola

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, vintage skirt, Pierre Cardin skirt, Sam Edelman Lola

Midnight in a Perfect World

I feel cryptic repeating what I’ve recently read in another book, that there cannot be darkness without light. There needs to be this dichotomy to create¬†balance. I’ve also had THIS song on repeat (I think I’ve referenced it here before!) So the balance of this sunny day and the black outfit works for me.

This ALC dress is also one of the coolest and more unique pieces of clothing I’ve picked up in a while! It’s a little short for my every day tastes, so not something I’m going to wear to work obviously. But an awesome piece to wear on a fun weekend. I love the contrasting pin-stripes!

Item From Made in… BUY
ALC dress thrifted USA
Fjallraven backpack Shopbop.com Vietnam HERE
New Balance sneakers DSW.com Vietnam HERE
vintage Ray Ban wayfarer glasses thrifted USA HERE
Spanx tights Nordstrom.com Honduras HERE

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Black outfit, ALC dress

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Black outfit, ALC dress

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Black outfit, ALC dress

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Black outfit, ALC dress

MoMa

So a lot of my outings lately have been to museums. Sorry (not sorry.) I’m now the proud member of three different museums in San Francisco and cannot urge you enough to do something similar near you! In the long run it becomes affordable if you visit often (like I do) and you typically always have a bonus ticket to invite a friend – and what good friends wouldn’t take you up on an offer to visit world class museums for free?!

So when I got the chance to visit the SF MOMA for the first time, I jumped at the opportunity to get a membership. Solely for the fact that it’s also too large to enjoy in one whole day. So now I get to come back as much as I want for a whole year! I feel lucky.

I’ve been trying to figure out where one can wear a bright yellow, wool, mini skirt…and if a museum isn’t perfect, I don’t know where else you’d wear the damn thing?! I still can’t believe I found it at the thrift store! It’s by Sonia Rykiel, who seems to have just passed away (RIP)

Item From Made in… BUY
Uniqlo top Uniqlo.com China HERE
Sonia Rykiel skirt thrifted Hungary HERE
Fjallraven backpack Shopbop.com Vietnam HERE
Spanx opaque tights Nordstrom.com Honduras HERE
Sam Edelman Petty boots Shopbop.com China HERE
vintage RayBan wayfarer thrifted USA HERE
Shashi earrings Shopbop.com USA

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Sonia Rykiel yellow wool skirt

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Sonia Rykiel yellow wool skirt

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