Urban hiking outfit

I didn’t expect to take such a long break between posts – I have been drafting a very long 10 year anniversary post for myself, that’s taking longer than expected. But I’ve also recently re-joined a gym, trying to get some strength on my body. All of a sudden, two weeks went by incredibly quickly.

We have a little inside joke in San Francisco (and some of the Bay Area) where there are so many little parks (and some big parks) dotted around the city, we can consider it urban hiking. You can go from city, to neighborhood, to wilderness pretty quickly. So, you dress accordingly. Another reason I’m so glad I finally got my Converse! My favorite and essential SF dressing tip? Dress in layers – you can go from sunny hot to windy fog pretty quickly.

Item From Made in… BUY
Gap jacket old Gap Hong Kong HERE
vintage Ann Taylor dress thrifted USA
Converse All Star black hi-top DSW.com Vietnam HERE
vintage Ray Ban wayfarer glasses thrifted USA HERE
vintage hat flea market

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, Converse black All Star hitop, vintage striped dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, Converse black All Star hitop, vintage striped dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, Converse black All Star hitop, vintage striped dress

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, Converse black All Star hitop, vintage striped dress

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

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!

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

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