Little Red Beret

I made a mistake a few years ago. I stupidly donated my red beret thinking I’d never wear one again. Why?! Don’t even ask me, I can’t remember. But here I am sitting years later, early this month kicking myself because I REALLY needed one again. I should know better than to get rid of wardrobe staples and basics…I’ll eventually want to wear them again.

Then I had to hunt for one all over again and was met with that magic situation where, when you want something, it’s impossible to find! But I was able to find my little hat and I’m a happy camper again. It came in handy for this bitter cold and rainy weather we’ve been having. Especially on days I know the rain and humidity will turn my hair into a big ball of frizz. It’s easy to put on a bright hat and feel more cheerful (even though this weather mixed with the current state of our nation is enough to make me want to stay at home forever!)

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage beret thrifted USA
J. Crew pea coat thrifted China HERE
Uniqlo top uniqlo.com China HERE
J Brand jeans thrifted USA
Miista boots thrifted Spain HERE
L’Oreal Infallible 211 red target.com HERE

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Because my sister wore it

Hi folks!

This month has just been…ugh! I don’t get into politics with others much, if ever, but the elections really had me on edge and just feeling overall saddened by the actions of many people. I had no mind to concentrate on any sort of blogging. This was just the cherry on the top of layers of crazy stuff that has happened to me this year. So I will continue to, and urge you too, to find find comfort with friends and family to spread love.

I was able to visit my family briefly, and between my sisters and my mom, we’ve been able to mutually swap all kinds of things in our wardrobes. It’s quite wonderful. So you sometimes see me referring to things here as “borrowed” from my sister. This dress though…we can just say she left it in the care of my mom for some mending and I helped myself to it! It’s just so beautifully structured!

Item From Made in… BUY
Jason Wu dress borrowed from sister USA HERE
Freda Salvador Shopbop.com Spain similar

Thrift Eye, Jason Wu dress, style blogger

Thrift Eye, Jason Wu dress, style blogger

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

Ay Caramba

I had become a bit obsessed with the weirdest thing a few months ago. I got it into my head that I NEEDED to find a vintage Simpsons sweatshirt. Don’t ask me why, I can’t even remember why. And the problem was that it was hard to find. Mostly because I’m neurotic about buying things online you cannot try on (and return easily.) Half the time, the sweatshirts were too big – mostly because they were for men. Or they were really expensive – because they were rare and funny. Sometimes they were just too worn or weird (aka dingy) looking – not what I was going for…I ended up jumping for something I thought was cute. It did end up a tad bit too small for me (okay, really small.) It fits more like a top than a sweater, but with our mild San Francisco summers, it works.

It’s hard to read what Bart is saying, but it’s the famous “Jingle bells, Batman smells…” line! I’m actually shocked to realize I haven’t shown this skirt more here on the blog – I practically lived in it last year!

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage Bart Simpson sweater ebay.com USA
See by Chloe skirt thrifted Italy
Vince flats gift from sister Italy HERE

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vintage Simpsons sweater, Bart Simpson sweatshirt, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vintage Simpsons sweater, Bart Simpson sweatshirt, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vintage Simpsons sweater, Bart Simpson sweatshirt, San Francisco style