Light summer layers

Weird weather (and lack of water) up and down California has left all us dressing in all sorts of different forms. This has been the summer of weird weather. While we’ve gotten no rain in San Francisco – we have gotten just about everything else (other parts of California are randomly getting drenched then getting scorched). So I’m prepared for all elements in this light layered and white/grey outfit.

I’ve had this burnout top for a few years now, and I’ve washed it so much that the fabric has faded even more! It’s like wearing a light gauze, which is actually perfect for really sunny weather as it keeps me cool from the sun and helps me not burn! While I’m enjoying this warm summer in San Francisco (typically it’s more foggy), I’m still hoping for rain any day. I’ll gladly sacrifice fashion for any rain. A few pictures here in my happy place (aka Golden Gate Park where I frequent the gardens and museums almost every weekend!)

Item From Made in… BUY
Vince top thrifted China -
J Brand jeans Buffalo Exchange USA HERE
Vince flats gift Italy HERE

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De Young museum San Francisco, thrift eye, white and grey outfit, style blogger, white denim, vince nina flats

De Young museum San Francisco, thrift eye, white and grey outfit, style blogger, white denim, vince nina flats

Thrift Eye, white and grey outfit, style blogger, white denim, vince nina flats

Oversized casual

I told you guys – my fashion sense got flipped upside down since returning from Japan. I used to feel so safe with my shapes and sizes to make me feel comfortable, funky, but yet feminine in my own way. Until I saw how people in Japan embrace interesting shapes in their clothes that aren’t necessarily form fitting (some silhouettes are huge and billowing!) but also risky and fun as the norm. They don’t take huge risks with colors, but more so with the shapes and construction of their garments, which in the end is where you get quality clothes from!

I always felt like I needed to wear a shape that would accentuate my waist and be ultra feminine (I love dresses). But my wardrobe felt very repetitive, and I wanted to add elements to my existing wardrobe that could make it look very different! I had to get creative – and like the last outfit post with the orange dress, this is where the adventurous thrifting came into play. I had everything in this outfit, except the jacket (a recent thrifting find), but I had never worn them together. The big shape of the jacket goes well with the slim skirt – both in complimenting shapes, but somehow the texture of the blue linen jacket and stretchy mesh of the black skirt just seem to work! The “old” me would have thrown on some black flats or boots. But since the “new” me is trying to be more adventurous, I threw on sneakers (I know that’s not groundbreaking), without worrying that it would break the outfit. The funny thing is that this jacket, of whose size I could not capture in one photo (it’s HUGE), actually is part of a set with matching high-waisted linen pants. The pants are really cool, I’m not sure I’m brave enough to wear the two things together :)

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage linen jacket thrifted no tag Similar
Splendid button up Shopbop.com USA HERE
Elizabeth & James skirt thrifted China HERE
Superga sneakers Shopbop.com Vietnam HERE
vintage Bill Blass watch flea market Japan -

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Thrift Eye, vintage blue linen, style blogger, mixing blue and black, japanese fashion

Thrift Eye, vintage blue linen, style blogger, mixing blue and black, japanese fashion

Thrift Eye, vintage blue linen, style blogger, mixing blue and black, japanese fashion

the Hemp dress

Since returning from Japan, I have actually had a different eye when thrifting – my attention immediately went to looking for natural fabrics that breathe, can be worn oversized, and drape rather than hugging curves. A very different aesthetic than what we’re used to seeing in the West and what I normally would wear.

And with that idea in mind, I then hit the thrifting jackpot recently- it must have been the same woman cleaning out her closet (which I always assume when I find similar taste items within the same visit). I was able to find some very beautiful linen type pieces to fit into my wardrobe seamlessly (ie they’ll be able to mix and match what I already wear in my closet). Plus, these new pieces fit into the San Francisco wardrobe – which forces you to wear layers that you can add or remove on call as the weather changes so frequently throughout the day and through neighborhoods! I leave my house in the morning freezing, and get to work in another neighborhood that has me sweating! PS. Excuse the wrinkles, they’re impossible to get out after sitting.

Item From Made in… BUY
TSD dress thrifted USA -
J Crew sweater thrifted China

DKNY tights Nordstrom.com USA HERE
Loeffler Randall flats Shopbop.com Brazil Similar
Vintage hat flea market -  -
Bill Blass watch Ebay.com Japan Similar

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Thrift Eye, hemp dress, coral colored dress, linen dress, loeffler randall flats, style blogger

Thrift Eye, hemp dress, coral colored dress, linen dress, loeffler randall flats, style blogger

Thrift Eye, hemp dress, coral colored dress, linen dress, loeffler randall flats, style blogger

Thrift Eye, hemp dress, coral colored dress, linen dress, loeffler randall flats, style blogger

I hope I get chance to start wearing and photographing my new outfits to show you guys!

in the garden

Some simple weekend cruising through a garden supply store to look for succulents – but alas, my golden slippers always seem to add a nice touch to any outfit! I’ve been working hard to bring more green into the apartment and needed some inspiration.

Item From Made in… BUY
Three Dots top Shopbop.com USA in white HERE
Gap jeans my sister China HERE and HERE
Loeffler Randall flats Shopbop.com Brazil HERE and HERE in nude
Rayban wayfarer sunglasses thrifted USA HERE
Madewell purse Shopbop.com China HERE

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