Oh the gloom

So our June gloom also turned into July gloom. Didn’t I just post an outfit in a dress?! A light jacket is a must during these times when the gloom finally decides to burn away (but it’s like the Terminator, it always comes back). But the gloom makes walking through Golden Gate Park real nice some times – you don’t even break a sweat!

What’s really cool about this outfit, is that my hat, jacket, shirt, and pants are all made in the USA! I want more of my outfits to look like this eventually!

Jacket: Splendid. Top: James Perse. Pants: J Brand sateen pants. Shoes: Matt Bernson. Glasses: Ray Ban. Hat: Vintage. Nail polish: Sally Hansen White On. Bag: Marimekko.

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, Matt Bernson flats, what to wear in san francisco in the summer

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, Matt Bernson flats, what to wear in san francisco in the summer

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, Matt Bernson flats, what to wear in san francisco in the summer

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, Matt Bernson flats, what to wear in san francisco in the summer

Playing in the shadows

Do you have a place that you frequent quite a bit over and over? For me that’s Golden Gate Park – I love everything about it! I came across this secret spot and it bewildered me that a location I visit just about every weekend still had something for me to find for the first time! So I guess it is true, you really can learn something new every day.

I’m also in love with this top – I caved in and bought something new that wasn’t made in the USA. This Ace & Jig blouse, which is made in India, was too great of a deal to not get. It’s super versatile, and I can’t wait to wear it in more ways.

Top: Ace & Jig. Pants: Jbrand sateen. Shoes: Matt Bernson flats. Watch and hat: vintage.

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Photos by Jorge Novoa

Hope those of you that have a long weekend get to enjoy it well! Happy Independence Day!

Summer Solstice Stripes

Nothing quite says Summer like putting on something short to enjoy a warm day at the park! Don’t worry, I wore shorts underneath :) this striped tunic is one of my favorite summery things to wear on weekends, pairing it with these old boots was an unexpected look I quite liked!

Tunic: Rag and Bone (here’s a link to a similar Rag & Bone striped tee). Boots: Target, very old. Backpack: Fjallraven. Lipstick: Revlon Matte Colorburst in Showy

Thrift Eye, rag and bone striped tunic, revlon matte showy, pink fjallraven backpack

Thrift Eye, rag and bone striped tunic, revlon matte showy, pink fjallraven backpack

Thrift Eye, rag and bone striped tunic, revlon matte showy, pink fjallraven backpack

Also, I have been having issues lately with resizing my photos – of which, I don’t know if it’s Flickr or my theme. And all of which, I also cannot tell how it will look until it is published. So I’m gonna try these larger photos for a bit. I hope you don’t mind as I figure things out. Please let me know if you see anything funky going on.

The Vintage Graphics

Why I’ll forever love thrifting? Because you’ll never know when you’ll flip through something you never expected to fall in love with. And maybe just sometimes, amidst the sea of Banana Republic, Kohl’s, and Walmart clothes that has flooded the racks, you’ll still come across some gems.

I never thought I’d fall in love with this cute little, vintage top. But I did. And the old timey bicycle graphics on it are only amazing.

Top: vintage, thrifted. Jeans: J Brand. Flats: Report Signature. Watch: vintage Bill Blass from flea market. Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Necklace: Tai.

thrift eye, bicycle print, vintage top

thrift eye, bicycle print, vintage top

thrift eye, bicycle print, vintage top

thrift eye, bicycle print, vintage top

I guess it was meant to be, as our bus system here recently went on strike and I had to ride my bike to work! I may consider doing it again, after I find a helmet that doesn’t turn me into a sweaty mess!