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

Orla Kiely dressed up

I have this strange affinity for anything Orla Kiely. If I could, I would buy anything and everything in an Orla Kiely print. But my wallet disagrees with me. It’s also quite difficult to find in the US. So I’m collecting pieces little by little! (I’m mildly obsessed with this UK based shop’s Instagram because they love & sell Orla Kiely!)

This outfit a little wackier than usual for me, but it’s fun! Stay tuned to see how I flipped this outfit from work, to a more casual affair.

Item From Made in… BUY
Orla Kiely scarf Uniqlo.com China
Orla Kiely top Uniqlo.com China HERE
Maeve Anthropologie skirt thrifted China HERE
DKNY tights Nordstrom.com
Orla Kiely Clarks shoes Ebay.com China

Thrift Eye, style blogger, Orla Kiely outfit, Orla Kiely shoes, mixing prints

Thrift Eye, style blogger, Orla Kiely outfit, Orla Kiely shoes, mixing prints

Thrift Eye, style blogger, Orla Kiely outfit, Orla Kiely shoes, mixing prints

Aqua

I have been on a serious roll at the thrift store! And finding some awesome gems to add to my wardrobe in terms of both quality and adding COLOR!

This is an outfit of pieces I found on the same thrift store visit, in different departments, but just seemed to work well together! I would have never pictured myself adding much more vintage to my wardrobe again. I used to have my closet organized vintage hanging on one side, new on the other, split right down the middle. As I grew older, my vintage slowly disappeared for more vintage “inspired” pieces. Eventually, the vintage half has now become a tiny slice of the closet instead. I think losing weight had a big part of departing with some beloved clothing – it also didn’t inspire me at the same level it once did.

But now…look! I’m finding some more interesting vintage that instead “inspires” modern!

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage Yves Saint Laurent sweater thrifted no label
vintage Kenzo skirt thrifted France
Vince flats gift from sister Italy HERE

Thrift Eye, vintage Yves Saint Laurent Sweater, vintage Kenzo Paris skirt, Vince Nina flats, style blogger

Thrift Eye, vintage Yves Saint Laurent Sweater, vintage Kenzo Paris skirt, Vince Nina flats, style blogger

Thrift Eye, vintage Yves Saint Laurent Sweater, vintage Kenzo Paris skirt, Vince Nina flats, style blogger

A new palette

A few months back while on a thrifting expedition, I came across an interesting selection of items in colors I haven’t been really considering – actual earthy tones. Once I had the things together in the fitting room, I could see they worked cohesively in an interesting palette. The outfit is bright and cheerful, even though the tones are earthy (and not neon bright) that worked well with my hair right how it is here! (it’s now a different shade)

Since I’ve been trying to find more pieces that will easily shift from the workday to the weekend, these will perfectly join the team (in the closet 🙂 )

Item From Made in… BUY
J. Crew knit top thrifted China SIMILAR
Yoana Baraschi skirt thrifted USA HERE
Loeffler Randall flats Shopbop.com Brazil Same color, similar style
Bill Blass watch Ebay.com Japan

Thrift Eye, j. crew roll sleeve sweater, yoana baraschi skirt, style blogger, earth tones outfit

Thrift Eye, j. crew roll sleeve sweater, yoana baraschi skirt, style blogger, earth tones outfit

Thrift Eye, j. crew roll sleeve sweater, yoana baraschi skirt, style blogger, earth tones outfit

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