Inclement weather sweater

If the darkness of these photos doesn’t give it away, I can tell you that the clouds were looming and I, being of fashionable preparedness had worn this trench coat ready for the rain. Rain? It hasn’t really rained in the Bay Area for years. YEARS! You better believe that this trench coat that hasn’t seen the light of day for a few years would get taken out to play. I’m glad I wore it (and oh so glad it rained) because I realized that this coat is actually built for another body. I had been wearing it wrong this whole time!

This trench coat came to me second hand after expressing to my roommate that it would be so cool to find Burberry trench coat. They were the rage of the runway when I started my blog in 2006 (blame Kate Moss.) And said roommate and I took a trip to the Las Vegas Buffalo Exchange together and one of the sales associates handed her THIS trench coat, she looked at me and reluctantly gave it over, knowing I had just told her I wanted one! I bought it because I’d figured I’d never find one again (something I learned does not exist in the world of second-hand.)

This trench is made for a petite person. So on me, the sleeves that should come to my wrist, are 3/4. The belted waist, is more like a belt right under my boobs. But when you’ve invested so much thought to keep this one damn thing, it’s hard to get rid of it (FYI, it only cost me $30.) So I realized I have to wear it another way, and the simplest thing I did finally was to just remove the belt! As a loose trench, I don’t have to worry about some of the aforementioned issues. I call this a success story! And you want to hear the cherry-on-the-top part of this story? My buddy was working at a Burberry store up until recently and gave me this rich wine colored lipstick from their makeup line! It’s so good!

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage Burberry trench Buffalo Exchange England  –
TSE sweater thrifted China  –
vintage Levi’s 517 thrifted USA HERE
Sam Edelman Petty boots Shopbop China HERE
Burberry lip velvet in Oxblood Burberry store HERE

Thrift Eye, vintage Burberry trench coat, style blogger, vintage Levi's, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, vintage Burberry trench coat, style blogger, vintage Levi's, San Francisco style

And yes, it did rain. I wear my TSE cashmere sweater when it rains because in the weirdest of coincidences – my dentist taught me it’s waterproof when we accidentally spilled a cup of water on me at an appointment!

Oscar de la Renta at the DeYoung

I’m so lucky to be a member of an amazing organization that brings so much beautiful fashion to San Francisco! If you’re in town, go see the Oscar de la Renta exhibit running through the end of May 2016. I’m feeling so grateful they let me take photos, that I couldn’t wait to share them with you all. Enjoy here or click on any of the images to head on over to my Flickr account to see more.

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Weekend casual gets more casual

I don’t know about you guys, but do you ever have moments when you put on an outfit and think you’re ready to go but then you have a second thought? I put this outfit on, felt good, I’d been wanting to wear these shoes for a while (they were a hand me down from my sister.) Took my photos, got my purse, was ready to head out the door but it just didn’t feel right right. I went back to my closet, changed my shoes, and found a light denim jacket – out came the camera again and this outfit felt SO much better!

Do you ever go back home and change like this?

Item From Made in… BUY
James Perse top thrifted USA HERE
J. Crew pants thrifted Indonesia style HERE
Gap jacket (very old) Gap Hong Kong HERE
vintage Ray Ban Wayfarer thrifted USA
Dolce Vita flats gift from sister China HERE
Vans sneakers thrifted China
Swatch watch flea market Switzerland

Thrift Eye, style blogger, casual outfit, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, casual outfit, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, casual outfit, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, casual outfit, San Francisco style

Following the fountain of youth

I normally don’t apologize for not posting – but I had a series of attacks on my blogs that had me working around the clock to get rid of some bad stuff that was put into the framework of this site. It was really complicated and frustrating because it wasn’t anything visually damaged or broken – the infected bits were hidden and potentially more damaging in the long run. So I spent way too much time behind the scenes fixing some stuff up! We’re all set now, phew!

A few weeks ago on a lazy day off, I got on the bus heading downtown. Two teen girls sitting across from me caught my eye. They were some crazy timewarp for me, reminding me of teen times. They were dressed very similarly, almost like they were fraternal twin sisters – almost identical, but with slight differences. They were so young, and their outfits a nod to the 90’s era they never saw at all! It made me smile. They wore mini dresses with matching sheer black drugstore tights, the kind that look they will run with the softest of touches, but with black clunky boots. And this pairing really stuck with me, I had to try it!

So I was inspired by two teens to wear this new dress with the sheer tights and casual boots. This outfit with any other shoes would be very, very dressed up. But I combined the boots and faux leather jacket to tone this outfit down.

Item From Made in… BUY
Diane von Furstenberg dress thrifted China HERE other color
Topshop jacket thrifted China
Target sheer tights Target.com China HERE
Sam Edelman Petty boots Shopbop.com China HERE
vintage Swatch watch flea market Switzerland

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye

The tights are snagged now, but not running. I think they’ll last one more wear. Sadly. I know I won’t be buying these kind any time again soon. I wish I could have shown you guys the back of this dress, it didn’t photograph well for me. But there is a thick brass zipper running the length of the back, which gives it this really cool look! Can’t wait to wear this dress again, I’m really enjoying the color green again!

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