A vintage skirt

Being a collector of clothing (I’m going to start referring to myself as that from now on, heh) I tend to stow things away in one closet, then find them ages later having totally forgotten about them. And the urge to clean and organize comes in HUGE spurts for me. I’ll just go ahead and redo a whole area and clean it up so much, I don’t have to worry about it for months. And then…then in those things hidden, I find something that catches my eye.

Like this skirt, I bought it with the intentions to sell it, because it didn’t fit me. I knew I could find it a loving home in all its vintage glory. And by the time I rediscovered it, I’d gotten into such good shape from running that it fit ME! I love it so much right now.

Item From Made in…
James Perse turtleneck thrifted Peru
Pierre Cardin vintage skirt thrifted France
Sam Edelman Lola shoes Shopbop.com China
gold hoop earrings sister ?
L’oreal infallible 215 lipstick Walgreens USA
Spanx tights Shopbop.com Honduras

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, vintage skirt, Pierre Cardin skirt, Sam Edelman Lola

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, vintage skirt, Pierre Cardin skirt, Sam Edelman Lola

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, vintage skirt, Pierre Cardin skirt, Sam Edelman Lola

On repeat

The coincidence of posting this outfit in it’s almost entire repetition, exactly a year later, is pretty hilarious. But I love that it shows I’m sticking to embracing the commitment to my wardrobe and slow fashion. The same concept as before lies true – I try to make the most of wearing my Summer dresses in the cold weather months (which happens even during the “summer” in San Francisco.) This is always remedied by layering, especially with turtlenecks!

My new little black shoes are also my FAVORITE shoes of the last few months. They just can’t seem to make an appearance here, for the outfits I take photos for, sadly. But I love them so much. I hate that I’ve had to not wear them for several weeks because I don’t want to ruin them in the rain (but I’d rather keep them as nice as possible for as long as possible!) I still love this dress SO much. I need to find another colorful way of wearing it besides paired with black. When I wear it, the colorful stripes make people stop me to say they love this dress. I just honestly love it because it has pockets!!

Item From Made in… BUY
Uniqlo top Uniqlo.com China HERE
Sonia Rykiel dress thrifted Portugal
Spanx tights Nordstrom.com Honduras HERE
Sam Edelman shoes Shopbop.com China HERE
Shashi earrings Shopbop.com USA
Shashi ring Shopbop.com USA  HERE

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Sonia Rykiel striped dress, layering outfit

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Sonia Rykiel striped dress, layering outfit

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

Yin and Yang

I love a balanced outfit – whether it’s through the colors, proportions, fabrics, etc. I feel good when an outfit just seems to balance itself out. And this is exactly how I felt about this particular outfit. I love the proportions, contrasts AND compliments of the black and white, but also the polka dots! Wearing the black tights with the black boots make my legs look so much longer too.

*I will also mention that a few years ago, I pledged to only buy new clothing if it was made in the USA. See original post HERE. And I have to be consciously clear that the top I am wearing in this post is the first piece of new clothing I have purchased that was not made in the USA since that pledge was made. Why? I’m a hard sucker for artist Yayoi Kusama and it was a collaboration with her. Do I feel great about it? No…but I will continue with this challenge. I will also add that this was my first and only new non-USA made purchase of clothing in 3 years! Every other piece of clothing was either second-hand or made in USA when new! My next step is to only purchase shoes made in non-Asian countries, wish me luck.

Item From Made in… BUY
Yayoi Kusama tee Uniqlo.com China HERE
Diane von Furstenberg skirt thrifted missing tag HERE
Spanx tights Nordstrom.com USA HERE
Loeffler Randall boots Crossroads Trading Brazil Similar

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, black and white outfit, Yayoi Kusama tshirt, Yayoi Kusama Uniqlo, Diane von Furstenberg wrap skirt, Loeffler Randall Nanette boots

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, black and white outfit, Yayoi Kusama tshirt, Yayoi Kusama Uniqlo, Diane von Furstenberg wrap skirt, Loeffler Randall Nanette boots

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Francisco style, black and white outfit, Yayoi Kusama tshirt, Yayoi Kusama Uniqlo, Diane von Furstenberg wrap skirt, Loeffler Randall Nanette boots