Watercolor dress

Do you ever have that one item in your closet you tell your “hmmm, I should wear that” but never do? That’s exactly what I do with this dress my mom made for me. I tell myself these sentiments over and over, and before I know it, it’s been YEARS since I wear the damn thing! What the hell :) Oh well. Besides, I’ve already shared I feel guilty about getting rid of any of the clothes my mom makes for me (one day I should share all the early 2000′s things she’s made for me that I have in a box hidden away).

The funny thing is, I’ve never really known how to wear this dress! It’s a little too short for my every day taste – so I wear it when it’s really warm outside. It definitely fit my lifestyle better when I lived in Las Vegas (where you can wear short clothes most of the year because it’s so damn hot). So when we finally got warm in San Francisco (hallelujah!) I knew I couldn’t skip over the dress again!

Item From Made in… BUY
custom dress Mom :) USA -
vintage hat flea market - -
Sam Edelman boots gift China HERE
Bill Blass watch ebay.com Japan -

Thrift Eye, watercolor dress, vintage orange hat, sam edelman petty boots, style blogger

Thrift Eye, watercolor dress, vintage orange hat, sam edelman petty boots, style blogger

Thrift Eye, watercolor dress, vintage orange hat, sam edelman petty boots, style blogger

It helps that my new (vintage) orange hat motivates me to wear more colorful things too!

In Sausalito

Days off are starting to give me this itch – I can’t just stay home! I’m starting to feel a weird anxiety if I do. I blame this on my Tokyo trip back in May, I want to travel more and more now! Lucky for me, there are lots of different places a short drive or ferry ride away. I went to Sausalito just to get away – there isn’t very much to do, and it has become overrun with tourists. There’s a lot of beautiful and classy places to eat, one jam-packed ice cream place, lots of quiet beachy fronts if you want to just read a book or write (like me!), and my favorite, visiting the original Heath Ceramics store and studio (get a free tour of the factory on the weekends!). Or maybe I have it all wrong, tell me if I’m missing something! But it’s a quick ferry ride across from San Francisco – enough to feel like you’re away from the City. I need to take more of these afternoon trips!

Item From Made in… BUY
3.1 Phillip Lim top thrifted China -
Zara pants thrifted Morocco HERE in other color
Loeffler Randall flats Shopbop.com Brazil HERE
vintage Rayban wayfarer thrifted USA HERE

Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in Sausalito, mixing and matching wardrobe

Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in Sausalito, mixing and matching wardrobe

Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in Sausalito, mixing and matching wardrobe

Thrift Eye, style blogger, what to wear in Sausalito, mixing and matching wardrobe

So right after these photos were taken, a huge wave splashed up to the waterfront here – everything below my knees were soaked, ha!

Into the forest

My weekends spent in Golden Gate Park are my favorite weekends. Sometimes I hang out at one end near the Conservatory of Flowers, other times I make it all the way over to the windmill by the beach! But in between, there are so many lovely and beautiful things to do – and for free! SF residents can get into the Botanical Gardens at no cost, and sometimes I just go to read, other times I take a blanket and mini picnic and just rest. This park within the park helps escape the feeling that the city life is consuming you whole.

If you ever visit San Francisco, please do me a favor and visit something, anything in Golden Gate Park. Even better, most Sundays, a long stretch of the road that runs through the parkĀ is closed off to vehicular traffic, and you can ride your bike or walk through without worry about competing with cars!

Item From Made in… BUY
James Perse top thrifted USA HERE
vintage Levi’s 517 thrifted USA HERE
vintage hat flea market - -
Swedish Hasbeen sandals thrifted Sweden HERE
vintage Bill Blass watch Ebay.com Japan HERE

Thrift Eye, golden gate park, vintage levis, vintage hat, style blogger

Thrift Eye, golden gate park, vintage levis, vintage hat, style blogger

Thrift Eye, golden gate park, vintage levis, vintage hat, style blogger

Thrift Eye, golden gate park, vintage levis, vintage hat, style blogger

Thrift Eye, golden gate park, vintage levis, vintage hat, style blogger

No color summer

What’s going on!? I’m noticing the lack of colors here! I honestly now think that, looking back and my previous and comparing my now wardrobes, the lack of vintage clothing has eliminated lots of color from what I wear now. See exhibit A from a recent window shopping trip to Buffalo Exchange. Or maybe the drabness of SF weather has finally gotten to me – that when it does finally get sunny, I don’t know what to do anymore!

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage hat flea market - HERE
Theory dress thrifted China HERE
Marc by Marc Jacobs flats Shopbop.cm China HERE
vintage Ray Ban Wayfarer thrifted USA HERE

Thrift Eye, theory dress, black dress, marc jacobs mouse flats, style blogger

Thrift Eye, theory dress, black dress, marc jacobs mouse flats, style blogger

I’ve been trying to go to Golden Gate Park any outdoor moment I have! And I have had the chance to quite a bit recently and will continue – look for more outdoor pictures soon!

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