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

Book covers into fashion 6

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

And you’re bound to be new to this series if you’re new to my blog, because I haven’t had a chance to make one of these posts in almost 2 damn years!! What happened?! My sincere apologies, because I definitely haven’t stopped reading!

In this series, instead of creating a collage inspired by the characters of the book like my  Books into Fashion series – I create collages inspired by the covers themselves! I read Mindy Kaling’s book a good while back and always loved that she was the star of her book cover – it really gained steam during the time comedian biographies were gaining popularity.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

And more recently, I finally picked up Chery Strayed’s WILD on a whim to read it after soooo long. I actually loved it, and found it more inspiring than something like Lean In…I find the cover pretty hilarious because the damn boots she wore were such pains throughout the whole story!

Wild

I hope to resurrect all my book series, gotta keep reading as much as I can.

Bay watch: weekend wardrobe

I’m an opposite person, I love to dress up on weekends because I can be so casual on the weekdays sometimes. When I’m casual on the weekends, I feel like I’m on an alternate universe (which I’m realizing is called Earth, and I’M the alien!) My weekends have been full of exploring the Bay (farmers markets! craft shows! ice cream!) and visiting museums in between chilling at the park.

I was pretty bummed coming back from vacation because NYC seemed so alive. San Francisco has been weird lately in case you haven’t heard mentions of skyrocketing rents and the social issues that arise from it (like homelessness and drug use.) I feel very lucky and privileged to enjoy the things I get, I try to enjoy every minute of my life with gratitude! Well, that conversation took an odd turn. And so, here is my bizarro outfit where I fit in with everyone else! I’m loving my new little espadrilles, they walked me all over NYC too! Super comfy. So while this isn’t a typical outfit for me, I was running around all over the city and being casual was essential for the long trek I was on.

Item From Made in… BUY
old Alexander Wang tee Nordstrom.com China
Cheap Monday jeans thrifted Bangladesh
Kaanas espadrilles Shopbop.com Colombia HERE
vintage RayBan Wayfarers thrifted USA HERE

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Franscico style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, San Franscico style

Remix: museum

Funny enough, I’ve done a Remix post about the things I’ve worn to museums. Considering my last few posts were big museum visits, I thought I’d make another Remix post about fashionable museum visits of the past! While not the typical types of posts I like to share here, I am a true and dedicated museum lover. I’m currently a member to three different museums in San Francisco and I hope you share my passion for arts in all forms. I love that art just so happens to be fashion some times!

Per usual with these remix posts, click on the image to see the original post!

Oscar De La Renta at the DeYoung
Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

High Style at the Legion of Honor
High Style at the Legion of Honor San Francisco

Keith Haring at the DeYoung
Keith Haring The Political Line

Magic, Color, Flair of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum
MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum

From one of my earlier visits at the DeYoung after moving there and going to see their Balenciaga exhibit, of which NO pictures were allowed. This would happen to me again a year later with the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit!
De Young Museum @ Golden Gate park

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