Oh the gloom

So our June gloom also turned into July gloom. Didn’t I just post an outfit in a dress?! A light jacket is a must during these times when the gloom finally decides to burn away (but it’s like the Terminator, it always comes back). But the gloom makes walking through Golden Gate Park real nice some times – you don’t even break a sweat!

What’s really cool about this outfit, is that my hat, jacket, shirt, and pants are all made in the USA! I want more of my outfits to look like this eventually!

Jacket: Splendid. Top: James Perse. Pants: J Brand sateen pants. Shoes: Matt Bernson. Glasses: Ray Ban. Hat: Vintage. Nail polish: Sally Hansen White On. Bag: Marimekko.

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Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, Matt Bernson flats, what to wear in san francisco in the summer

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, Matt Bernson flats, what to wear in san francisco in the summer

Thrift Eye, fashion blogger, Matt Bernson flats, what to wear in san francisco in the summer

My new striped dress

I’ve had a certain striped dress at the back of my mind these last few years – I was (and still am!) completely enamored by a certain Marc Jacobs striped silk dress (I even tried it on). But the price tag? Ouch, was several hundred dollars out of my budget. I’ll keep the story short, but I found this fabric with my mom and we immediately thought of THE dress and she agreed to make me an inspired version. How lucky am I to have such a talented mother!

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I’m still laughing at this silly pose, but we had been watching a new Bettie Page documentary on Netflix the night before – apparently she had a knack for the weirdest poses, I on the other hand, do not :)

Book covers into fashion 5

If you’re new to this covers into fashion series, you can catch up with the others HERE.

It’s been almost two months since my last Covers into Fashion series! I thought this installment I’d turn some recent and past favorites (and blockbusters) into sets!

I read The Fault In Our Stars a few years ago – I didn’t imagine it would turn into this crazy cinematic phenomenon! I have to tell patrons at the library every day that if they want to read the book, they’ll have to wait in a line of 300+ others waiting too! Yikes. This version turned into a home decor set!

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Kaleen flat weave area rug / Sheepskin area rug / Urban Outfitters cotton bath mat / CB2 pouf

The Great Gatsby cover is just iconic from the moment it was conceptualized, it’s part of the story. There really isn’t much to say, except that I’m going to re-read it soon.

The Great Gatsby
Drop me a line if you have any suggestions for the next covers!

Playing in the shadows

Do you have a place that you frequent quite a bit over and over? For me that’s Golden Gate Park – I love everything about it! I came across this secret spot and it bewildered me that a location I visit just about every weekend still had something for me to find for the first time! So I guess it is true, you really can learn something new every day.

I’m also in love with this top – I caved in and bought something new that wasn’t made in the USA. This Ace & Jig blouse, which is made in India, was too great of a deal to not get. It’s super versatile, and I can’t wait to wear it in more ways.

Top: Ace & Jig. Pants: Jbrand sateen. Shoes: Matt Bernson flats. Watch and hat: vintage.

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Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Photos by Jorge Novoa

Hope those of you that have a long weekend get to enjoy it well! Happy Independence Day!

A collection of striped outfits

It’s no secret, I’m a huge stripes lover. Stripes are classic, but also add a little bit of fun to your wardrobe. When in doubt, wear stripes! So as you saw in my last post, I’ve now rounded up some of my favorite striped outfits from outfits of the past!

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Grey on grey Alexander Wang stripes
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A striped Saint James top
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Or a horizontal and vertical striped Anthropologie skirt
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Striped top and sexy skirt
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Black and blue stripes
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Stripes up top and below
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More boater stripes (I’m sad I only got to wear this Jean Paul Gaultier top a handful of times before it got stained and had to be thrown away).
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And finally as a super throwback, cartoony vintage stripes
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How do you wear your stripes?

ps. I’m still playing around with adjusting the images here. If you see them looking funky, please let me know! Thanks.