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

MoMa

So a lot of my outings lately have been to museums. Sorry (not sorry.) I’m now the proud member of three different museums in San Francisco and cannot urge you enough to do something similar near you! In the long run it becomes affordable if you visit often (like I do) and you typically always have a bonus ticket to invite a friend – and what good friends wouldn’t take you up on an offer to visit world class museums for free?!

So when I got the chance to visit the SF MOMA for the first time, I jumped at the opportunity to get a membership. Solely for the fact that it’s also too large to enjoy in one whole day. So now I get to come back as much as I want for a whole year! I feel lucky.

I’ve been trying to figure out where one can wear a bright yellow, wool, mini skirt…and if a museum isn’t perfect, I don’t know where else you’d wear the damn thing?! I still can’t believe I found it at the thrift store! It’s by Sonia Rykiel, who seems to have just passed away (RIP)

Item From Made in… BUY
Uniqlo top Uniqlo.com China HERE
Sonia Rykiel skirt thrifted Hungary HERE
Fjallraven backpack Shopbop.com Vietnam HERE
Spanx opaque tights Nordstrom.com Honduras HERE
Sam Edelman Petty boots Shopbop.com China HERE
vintage RayBan wayfarer thrifted USA HERE
Shashi earrings Shopbop.com USA

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Sonia Rykiel yellow wool skirt

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Sonia Rykiel yellow wool skirt

Summer minimal

I’ve been attracted to wearing solids more and more (even though my heart explodes with wanting to wear patterns and lots of colors!) It just feels me *right* now. I’ll bring the patterns back eventually.

So I’ve also actually been wearing this simple, old skirt quite a bit more now. I’ve had it for a good 4+ years. It’s a skirt made out of three thin layers of mesh, so it’s particularly easy to wear in warm weather – but also easy to dress up or down. Which brings me to this other thing, I’ve turned into that person who wears tennis shoes with skirts and dresses! Sure makes walking up those hills so much easier.

Item From Made in… BUY
Vince top gift from sister Portugal
Elizabeth and James skirt thrifted China HERE
vintage Ray Ban wayfarer thrifted USA HERE
New Balance sneakers DSW.com Vietnam HERE

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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